Indiana University East students who take 12 or more credit hours and complete the semester with a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale are named to the Indiana University East Chancellor’s List. The following is the fall 2008 Chancellor’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.
Over 75 students, alumni and staff from Indiana University East will attend Indiana University’s 18th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit on Tuesday, February 17. This year Purdue University will join IU as part of Innovation Alliance Day.
IU East is taking its largest group ever to discuss higher education and the campus’ request for a Health and Wellness Center with state senators and representatives. IU has included $17.5 million for construction of the center in its 2009-11 capital appropriations request submitted to the General Assembly this year.
With the Presidents of Indiana University and Ivy Tech recently signing of a state-wide articulation agreement in elementary education, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond have further solidified a relationship that will allow greater opportunities for education students to become teachers.
The Indiana University East Alumni Association would like to invite members of the community and other interested individuals to submit nominations for the Indiana University East Distinguished Alumni Award.
The IU East Distinguished Alumni Award provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding Indiana University East alumni who have distinguished themselves through personal and professional accomplishments, community service, involvement with the university, and involvement with the Alumni Association.
Indiana University East’s spring enrollment has reached an all-time high this semester. For the second consecutive semester, the campus has experienced substantial overall growth in its enrollment and the largest growth among all IU campuses.
The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization at Indiana University East have developed a “Build-A-Rock” program on entrepreneurship and established a curriculum for high school educators. SIFE has taken the program into classrooms locally and nationwide, teaching young students about entrepreneurship. The organization plans to further the program by taking it internationally to classrooms around the globe.
The Environmental Club at Indiana University East is joining the National Teach-in on Global Warming from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5 in the Whitewater Hall Lobby. This national event encompassing colleges and universities is a grassroots movement for solutions during the first 100 days of President Barack Obama’s administration.
The presentation will include a national webcast, Solutions for the First 100 Days, detailing how to jumpstart environmental reform at 12:30 p.m., followed by a round table discussion with Richmond community leaders. The round table will include Steve Saum and Harry Phillips from Richmond Power & Light; Mayor Sally Hutton; Scott Zimmerman, City of Richmond; Bob Hansen, Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County; and Bruce Wissel, Richmond Common Council.The causes and repercussions associated with global warming and learning how to help preserve the planet for future generations will be discussed throughout the day. IU East faculty will discuss issues on global warming including the nature of global warming changes, changing consumers’ behaviors, politics and water, the social movement of clean energy, and solving global climate change.
The National Teach-In is the project of a non-profit organization, Education for Global Warming Solutions (EdSolv), in Portland, Oregon.
Indiana University East has improved in several areas based on the input of 223 randomly selected first-year and senior students who completed the National Survey of Student Engagement and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in spring 2008. Results were recently released to IU East.
Indiana University East will feature a group of artists, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, in the Meijer Artway. The exhibit, “From Women’s Hands the works of Plein Air Painters,” begins January 20 and continues through March 13.
Indiana University East will be showcasing “The Works of Kathy L. McGhee,” in The Gallery beginning January 26 through March 18.
“Indirectly through the use of stories and images, people can see and observe themselves in a new light. We have been exposed to fables, parables, myths, and stories with hidden meanings and depth all of our lives,” McGhee said. “This ability to assimilate ourselves into a story of image and to discover hidden meaning is something with which I have been experimenting for some time. The significance of this and what it means in regard to how we think, perceive ourselves, and how we interact with others is of great interest to me.”