Dorothy Thorman

Dorothy Thorman

IU East Year in Review

IU East Year in Review

For Indiana University East the past year has brought many celebrations, accomplishments and memorable moments.  As the new year begins, IU East reflects on 2017.

Memorable Moments, Events and Celebrations
IU East continues to be an innovative leader in online education. In June, a book collaboratively written by 42 faculty members, across 25 disciplines, was released to share the wealth of experience and knowledge IU East faculty have gained in designing and instructing online courses. The book, “Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning across Academic Disciplines,” was released in August. The book continues to gain attention. This November, Inside Higher Ed published a book review on the text.

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IU East remembers donor who established Graf Center, professorship

IU East remembers donor who established Graf Center, professorship

Indiana University East is remembering Dorothy Thorman, a longtime supporter of Wayne County youth and higher education. Thorman passed away August 24, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community.

Thorman established the Graf Recreation Center in Springwood Hall in remembrance of her parents, John and Corinne Graf, and the John and Corrine Graf Professorship at IU East. Her contributions to IU East were in honor of her parent’s active support of local youth and she felt that education was the best memorial.

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IU East professor appointed Graf Professorship

IU East professor appointed Graf Professorship

Rosalie Aldrich, a faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed to the John and Corrine Graf Professorship at Indiana University East.

Michelle Malott, executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, said the three-year, renewable professorship recognizes Aldrich’s excellence in scholarly achievement and teaching.

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