Ten IU East faculty were recently promoted in rank, in recognition of past achievements and as a sign of confidence that they are capable of greater responsibilities and accomplishments. These faculty promotions were approved by President Michael McRobbie and the Indiana University Board of Trustees and are effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.
This summer two students are learning more about diversity, social activism and how they could enhance opportunities at Indiana University East for students.
IU East students Taylor Webster and Mary Webster, sisters from Richmond, Indiana, attended the 31st Annual National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) held in New Orleans, May 28 to June 2. They were joined at the conference by Latishea Varnesdeel, special assistant to the chancellor and chief diversity officer, Sheila Armstead, director of field/clinical assistant professor for the School of Social Work, and Cal Simpson, lecturer for the School of Business and Economics and advisor to the Multicultural Affairs Club.
Indiana University East will offer a lecture series in celebration of Black History Month. Events are free and open to the public.
The first lecture will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, in the Nasser Paydar Classroom located in the Student Events Center. Cal Simpson, faculty in marketing and lecturer in management for the IU East School of Business and Economics, will present, “Blackenomics: Entrepreneurship in the Black Community.”