Indiana University East’s sixth chancellor began her first days on campus listening to students, faculty, staff and those in the community to develop a shared vision for the university. Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe officially started in her position Monday, July 1.
Indiana University East will take possession of 912 E. Main, located in downtown Richmond, on July 1, 2013. The space will house an art gallery, individual studios for faculty and students, and a classroom. It is slated to open to the public late fall semester 2013.
Indiana University East will host Family Move Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Whitewater Hall Lobby. Courtney Crozier and Marci Crozier, former competitors on the Biggest Loser Season 11, will speak on nutrition and exercise at 6:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium.
This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Honor Roll list is available online.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced the selection of Kathryn Cruz-Uribe as the new chancellor of the IU East campus, subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees. Cruz-Uribe has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Monterey Bay.
Education reformist and award-winning author Jonathan Kozol will visit Indiana University East April 3 at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. Kozol will present a lecture titled “Children and Teachers Under Siege: Race, Poverty, and the Public Schools.”
Interim Chancellor Larry Richards will present “The State of Public Higher Education and its Implications for IU East.” Richards, whose academic background is in engineering, business management and operations research, has been Interim Chancellor since June 2012. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Management and Informatics at IU East since 2004.
The next Indiana University East Alumni Association legislative forum will be held from 8-9 a.m. on Friday, February 22, in the Springwood Hall Graf Center. The forums are an opportunity for the community to have an in-person discussion with Senator Allen Paul and Representatives Tom Saunders and Dick Hamm.
The Positive Place Initiative presents “Chew on This,” a series of small group discussions focused on issues and action items collected from the 300 voices at the BOOST—Building On Our Strengths Together—event held at the end of January.
An original art piece by India Cruse-Griffin will be unveiled during the Positive Place Initiative’s upcoming event, BOOST (Building On Our Strengths Together), on Thursday, January 31, at noon in Lingle Hall, Reid Hospital & Health Care Services. The artwork grew out of the county’s Positive Place Initiative and IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project.