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IU East School of Business and Economics offers Family Business Symposium

IU East School of Business and Economics offers Family Business Symposium

The Indiana University East School of Business and Economics through its Center for Leadership Development is hosting a Family Business Symposium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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SIFE team kicks off “Who Are YOUtube” video contest with Richmond business owners

SIFE team kicks off “Who Are YOUtube” video contest with Richmond business owners

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Indiana University East recently received a Sam’s Club Step Up for Small Business grant that will help students work with businesses in the Richmond Depot District and Center City Development Corporation to produce YouTube videos. The team was one of 50 recipients nationwide for the $1,500 Sam’s Club award.

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Master of Science in Management to host information sessions for first cohort

Master of Science in Management to host information sessions for first cohort

Indiana University East received approval from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges for its Master of Science in Management.

The first Master of Science in Management cohort will begin in January 2012 with the second to begin in August 2012. Students will complete three courses each semester for a total of four semesters. The degree is designed to be accomplished in fifteen months.

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IU East to offer two new master’s degree programs

IU East to offer two new master’s degree programs

The Master of Science in Management and the Master of Science in Nursing degrees will soon be offered at the IU East campus in Richmond. Having received final official approval from the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission, IU East’s regional accreditor, these programs will attract students who wish to advance their education to the next step beyond the bachelor’s degree. These programs will bring to four the number of master’s programs offered by IU East, joining the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Social Work degrees.

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Master of Science in Management earns approval from ICHE

Master of Science in Management earns approval from ICHE

Indiana University East received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for its Master of Science in Management. The graduate program will now move on to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges for its approval. Upon final approval, the new graduate degree could be offered at IU East as early as the fall 2011.

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IU Business Outlook Panel in Richmond on Nov. 9

IU Business Outlook Panel in Richmond on Nov. 9

Area business leaders and guests are invited to attend the annual Indiana University Business Outlook Panel presented by the IU East Alumni Association and the IU East School of Business and Economics. The breakfast is sponsored by Reid Hospital & Health Care Services and the Eastern Indiana Chapter of the IU Alumni Association.

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IU East Faculty News and Notes

IU East Faculty News and Notes

NSM faculty collaborate to publish findings for use of phylogenic species identification
School of Natural Science and Mathematics faculty members Markus Pomper, Dale Beach and Mike Foos (emeritus); IU East B.S. in Biology graduate and former laboratory coordinator, Nickie May; and co-authors Don Ruch, from Ball State University, and Kathy Sheehan, from the University of Colorado, received notification that their paper, “Phylogeny of Pilobolaceae,” has been accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming issue of Mycologia. This paper re-describes a family of fungi and proposes the use of phylogenic species identification to distinguish among isolates of the genus Pilobolus more accurately. This publication represents the culmination of a multi-year collaboration utilizing the laboratory facilities at IU East.

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IU East pursuing approval for master’s program in business

IU East pursuing approval for master’s program in business

At its June 11 meeting, the Indiana University Board of Trustees gave its approval for Indiana University East to pursue further approvals for its third master’s degree program.

The Master of Science in Management will now move on to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association for their approvals. Upon approval of these two commissions, the new graduate degree could be offered at IU East as early as the fall 2011.

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SIFE Team wins Regional Competition

SIFE Team wins Regional Competition

The Indiana University East Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won first place in its league during the SIFE United States Regional Competition Exposition held April 8 in Chicago.

IU East students on the team are James Healton of Centerville, Ind., Morgan Imhoff of Richmond, Ind., Cathleen Loy of Lewisburg, Ohio, Chelsy Ozbun of Lynn, Ind., and Blake Pieratt of Eaton, Ohio. Tim Scales, lecturer of business and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, is the team’s advisor. The team has been working throughout the year on various projects related to teaching financial literacy concepts in the community.

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