Indiana University East was named as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Increase marks 16th straight term of growth
Summer enrollment at Indiana University East has increased relative to the same time last year. IU East enrolled 1,749 students for summer 2013, an increase of 8 percent compared to a 1,620 headcount in summer 2012. Credit hours increased 2.6 percent from last summer. During the two summer sessions held this year, students completed 10,625 credit hours compared to 10,359 in 2012.
Indiana University East awarded five scholarships for the 2013 Summer Research Scholar Program. Undergraduate students receive $2,000 to conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Funding for the program is provided by the Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research and is matched by funds from IU East. The competitive program has expanded from the first single award given to now include up to six students each summer.
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 spring 2013 Chancellor’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.
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 spring 2013 Dean’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.
IU East Student Showcase
Indiana University East and Purdue University College of Technology in Richmond students now have their work on display in the Meijer Artway through Friday, May 10. Students exhibiting work were in fine arts classes at IU East during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
Ange Cooksey, senior lecturer in humanities, is this year’s recipient of the Helen Lees Award, established in 1991. Professor Emeritus Lees passed away in 1992, but her spirit continues in this annual award to honor a full-time faculty member who has taught at least 10 semesters at IU East.
The pinning ceremony for Indiana University East nursing graduates on Friday, May 10, begins at 2 p.m. with a slide show followed by the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. The annual ceremony for nursing students will be held at the Ligthhouse Assembly of God, located at 2339 West Cart Road in Richmond.
Indiana University East hosted its Annual High School Speech Tournament on December 1. Warren Central High School was the team sweepstakes champion, the second year in a row for the team to win the overall competition at IU East. Warren Central was followed by Cathedral in second; Noblesville in third; Southport in fourth; and Connersville in fifth. There were 249 students from 14 Indiana regional high schools that competed in 14 speech events and one Congress debate event.
The Indiana University East Honors Program inducted 66 students, its largest group to date, during the annual Honors Induction and Pinning Ceremony held November 15 in Vivian Auditorium. The Honors Program is an academic program that provides an intellectually enriched curriculum for highly-motivated students.