Indiana University East students who take 12 or more credit hours and complete the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale are named to the Indiana University East Dean’s List. The following is the fall 2015 Dean’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.
Indiana University East will have a new executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs beginning July 1, 2016. Michelle Malott, Ph.D., has been named to the position and will serve as the chief academic and student affairs officer as well as the institution’s senior administrative officer.
Indiana University East will host “Discovering Central Asia: An Evening of Food and Entertainment” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.
The event is open to the community. Free tickets are available beginning Monday, January 11, in the Office of the Bursar, located in Whitewater Hall Room 102.
Indiana University East’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The day will feature keynote speaker Rev. C. E. McLain at 3 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.
Indiana University East and Morrisson-Reeves Library welcome the public to “Chocolate in Mesoamerica” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, at the library, located at 80 North 6th Street in Richmond. The event is free.
In early June, the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs launched a university-wide diversity assessment. To ensure an objective and comprehensive valuation, outside consultants Halualani and Associates are conducting the assessment of IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Southeast, IU South Bend, IU Northwest and the office itself.
Liz Ferris, Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator at Indiana University East, has been nominated for the Career Development Professional of the Year Award from Indiana INTERN.net. The award recipient will be announced during the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon on February 3, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Indiana University East’s School of Nursing is now the School of Nursing and Health Services.
According to Dean Karen Clark, “This name change reflects the school’s desire and vision to positively impact the quality of life of citizens in our service area. The change is the first step in expanding our strategic direction related to the addition of health science programming.”
Indiana University East received a $100,000 gift from the estate of Donald C. “Danny” and Patty Danielson on December 8 to the Danielson Learning Center in New Castle, Ind.
Indiana University East mourns the loss of former Chancellor Glenn Goerke. He passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 84. Goerke was IU East’s second chancellor and led the campus from 1981-1986.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, three children and seven grandchildren. Goerke was a resident of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and Houston, Texas.