Sydney Schumacher and Jordan Pugh, juniors at Indiana University East and friends since high school, took the trip of a lifetime over the 2015-2016 winter break. The two accompanied Egyptologist and IU East Professor of History Eugene Cruz-Uribe to Egypt to study ancient Egyptian burial practices first-hand. The trip was a requirement for their Undergraduate Readings in History Independent Studies class.
Senior Capstone Art Exhibition opens at Room 912
Richmond, Ind. – The Senior Capstone Art Exhibition, which includes works by nine Indiana University East seniors, will be on display in the Room 912 Gallery, located at 912 E. Main Street in Richmond. An opening reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. May 2 at Room 912.
This year, the university will confer 532 baccalaureate degrees and 28 master’s degrees. The awarding of the degrees is a significant increase for IU East and this year marks the most awarded in the school’s history. In 2012, IU East awarded 445 baccalaureate degrees and 16 master’s degrees. Additionally, the first cohort of students in the Master of Science in Management will have degrees conferred during the ceremony.
Indiana University East will welcome Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven H. David to campus at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, in Tom Raper Hall, room 124. The event is a part of the Constitution Week Celebration at IU East. The event is free and open to the public.
The Indiana University East community today mourns the loss of Frederick A. Grohsmeyer, the university’s first director from 1971-1975. Previously, Grohsmeyer was the director of the Eastern Indiana Center of Earlham College 1969 to 1971.
The Campus Library exhibition the “Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience” will be on display through October 14. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Indiana University East will offer a Bachelor of Arts in History beginning this fall. Currently, students interested in majoring in history are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in history.
Indiana University East has achieved a record high in total credit hours taught, surpassing the previous mark set in 2003.
The campus has increased the number of credit hours taught by 8.6 percent compared to the same period last year. There are 2,447 students enrolled for the fall semester, representing an increase of 8 percent. Enrollment has grown in all of IU East’s academic schools.
The Indiana University East Campus Library and Morrisson-Reeves Library are sponsoring a traveling exhibit 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The exhibit will be located at IU East in the Whitewater Hall parking lot.
Indiana University East will host the premiere of the documentary film, 1:47, on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. The black tie optional event will start with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Whitewater Lobby. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by contacting the IU East Office of External Affairs at (765) 973-8419.