Edwina L. Helton, professor of English, at Indiana University East received the Frederick Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for distinguished teaching. The award was presented by Indiana University at the Founders Day ceremony held March 29 in Bloomington.
The Veil – Visible & Invisible Spaces art exhibit to be on display
Indiana University East will host the Indiana University 21st Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference on Friday, April 3.
The IU East Alumni Association and the IU East Office of Multicultural Affairs will present Sonnets for my Sistahs: The game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 in Vivian Auditorium.
Indiana University East will host visiting author, poet Denise Duhamel, for a public reading at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in Whitewater Hall, room 132.
Duhamel’s work includes Two and Two, Mille et un sentiments and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems. She is also the author of The Star-Spangled Banner, a work that was the recipient of the Crab Orchard Award, and Kinky.
Indiana University East is hosting the Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2009 Conference from April 17-19. The conference is open to faculty, students and the public.
Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, IU East associate professor of English, is serving as the local coordinator for the conference. She said having the conference at a regional campus is a first-time event for the MVSA.
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IU East Spring Lecture Series
The Spring Faculty Lecture Series continues with Julien Simon, assistant professor of Spanish and French, and his presentation, “An Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies.” The lecture is at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Whitewater Hall, room 132.
Indiana University East faculty present papers at national and international conferences throughout the year, sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise with several colleagues and students.
School of Nursing
Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing, Paulette Humphries, lecturer in nursing, and Diana Stanforth, clinical assistant professor, recently had an article published in the January edition of the Nurse Educator. The article is “Teaching undergraduate nursing research: A collaborative approach.”
The IU East Center for Service-Learning is continuing to grow and establish new relationships with the campus and community.
In the past year, the service-learning program has initiated an on-campus office to engage faculty and students in a higher level of service learning. Ange Cooksey, senior lecturer in English, works with students involved in the program to coordinate orientation, training and resources for faculty and students who want to become involved in service-learning projects. A faculty fellows program has been established to provide learning and retooling opportunities for faculty who would like to engage their students in service-learning.
Indiana University East has been named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, its third straight year for the honor by The Corporation for National and Community Service for exemplary service efforts and service to communities.
Indiana University East students who take 12 or more credit hours and complete the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale are named to the Indiana University East Dean’s List. The following is the fall 2008 Dean’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.