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Research connects two worlds

Research connects two worlds

Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of sociology, did not plan for his life to lean toward academics and research.  Born and raised in a rural village with 12 families in Guyana in the 1950s, he was a rice farmer before he chose to pursue academics. He decided to go to college at the University of Guyana where he earned his Diploma in Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Communications.

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Court of Appeals to visit IU East for public court session

Court of Appeals to visit IU East for public court session

The Indiana University East Criminal Justice program is hosting the Court of Appeals of Indiana on campus Wednesday, April 7. The court will hold oral arguments at 12:15 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The court session is open and free to the public.

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Fulbright Scholar to share experiences of Vietnam

Fulbright Scholar to share experiences of Vietnam

Joanne Passet, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history, will give an illustrated presentation and share stories about her experiences in Vietnam and her travels in Cambodia and China. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room.

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IU East to offer first master’s degree in southeastern Indiana

IU East to offer first master’s degree in southeastern Indiana

This summer, Indiana University East will offer its first graduate degree program at its Ivy Tech Community College site in Lawrenceburg. On Friday, March 12, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the Master of Science in Education degree program for the Lawrenceburg campus.

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IU East is a first-choice college for Presidential Scholar

IU East is a first-choice college for Presidential Scholar

Victoria Hicks graduated from Randolph Southern High School last spring, a school best known for its decades-long domination at state academic super bowl competitions.

Hicks’ academic record puts her former school’s success into perspective. She finished fourth out of 43 students, despite amassing a 4.5 grade point average, a product of a weighted grading scale.

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IU East announces Presidential Scholar award

IU East announces Presidential Scholar award

Victoria Hicks of Richmond, Ind., is Indiana University East’s recipient of the Indiana University Presidential Scholar award for this academic year. IU awards the Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars award to incoming students at each campus. Hicks, IU East’s fifth Presidential Scholar, attended Randolph Southern High School in Lynn, Ind.

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Scholarship luncheon pays tribute to donors, features nationally recognized speaker

Scholarship luncheon pays tribute to donors, features nationally recognized speaker

Indiana University East is hosting its 2009 Scholarship Luncheon to honor those who have donated to support scholarships at IU East and to recognize the recipients. The scholarship luncheon will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at Forest Hills Country Club, 2169 S. 23rd St. in Richmond.

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IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

Nursing lecturer receives IU nursing award
Tonya Breymier, lecturer in nursing, has received the Karen Cobb Creative Teaching in Nursing Education Award. This award is given annually to a full-time Indiana University School of Nursing faculty member to recognize innovative and creative teaching. Recipients are recognized for the development of a creative and innovative teaching strategy that incorporates the Seven Principles of Good Education, produces documented learning outcomes, is recognized by students as contributing to their learning, and contributes to the scholarship of teaching.

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