Indiana University East was selected to participate in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to interfaith cooperation and community service programming on campus. The initiative is to build understanding among diverse communities and contribute to the common good.
Five students from Indiana University East will be able to participate in the Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) Service Engagement AmeriCorps program during the upcoming 2011-2012 year. The program engages 150 Indiana college student volunteers in AmeriCorps service each year.
Indiana University East will kick off its 40th anniversary celebration with the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13. The campus will continue the celebration throughout the fall, concluding with Homecoming Week in November.
Indiana University East is bringing the production Swamp Gravy to Vivian Auditorium on November 7, 2009. The play, the official folk play of the state of Georgia, is a collection of personal stories from the community shared on stage.
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.
Indiana University East and the Wayne County Foundation have partnered with the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business to compile a report on community and economic benchmarks, which has just been completed and is now being released. The report compares the Richmond area to both a national and a statewide set of peers on a wide range of indicators, ranging from per capita personal income, to industry concentrations to area demographics.
The Environmental Club at Indiana University East is sponsoring a Sustainable Living Fair on Tuesday, October 20, from 2-8 p.m. in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. The fair will include discussions, movies, lobby displays, and giveaways.
Indiana University East is continuing to post updated information and recommendations on the H1N1 flu virus. The university has established an H1N1 Preparedness Web site at www.iue.edu/H1N1 with campus specific information, tips for prevention, symptoms, and frequently asked questions. Faculty, staff, students and their parents, as well as campus visitors, are encouraged to review this information on a continued basis for newly posted information.
Paul Kriese is committed to showing his students that being a part of democracy is more than learning about politics in class. It’s also about being actively engaged in the community.
Indiana University East Chancellor Nasser Paydar announced today (Aug. 27) the naming of IU East’s Middlefork Hall in honor of former Richmond businessman Tom Raper.
The building will be renamed Tom Raper Hall in recognition of Raper’s commitment of $2.17 million to support the campus. The gift is the largest in IU East’s history.