The Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences will bring award-winning author ZZ Packer to speak as part of the Regional Writers Series. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.
Indiana University East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project this year focuses on the selected book, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, by Mohja Kahf.
Indiana University East’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration events are planned now through November 1.
Hispanic Heritage Month will have several events and activities offered by the World Languages and Cultures department and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit now has six new sculptures in place throughout the Indiana University East campus.
The sculptures are part of a juried exhibit. The jurors for the exhibit are IU East faculty Ann Kim, associate professor of fine arts, Carrie Longley, assistant professor of fine arts, and Ed Thornburg, art director.
Justin M. Carroll has been passionate about history since he was a child.
That certainly shows in his enthusiasm for teaching at IU East.
Nine student members of the IU East chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, attended the organization’s 2017 International Convention in Louisville from March 29-April 1.
Students attended presentations, readings, workshops, open mics, and other events at the convention. Most of these events offered a display of outstanding student research and creativity from around the United States and abroad, but famous authors such as science fiction writer Jeff Vandermeer were also featured. The very first SigmaCon event was a hit with IU East students who donned costumes as pirates, vampires, and other assorted characters.
Indiana University East is accepting art entries for the 39th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC). The submission process will be electronic at callforentry.org.
Originating in 1978, the WVAC was founded by Tom Thomas, late associate professor fine of fine arts. Thomas taught fine arts at IU East for over 30 years. The WVAC has a history of open judging, allowing the public to be on site when the exhibit entries are excluded or included for the exhibit. In this spirit, digital images of entered works will be projected in an auditorium on the campus of IU East and will be juried by a three-judge panel electronically.
Anne Szopa was instrumental in developing the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology programs at Indiana University East. In recognition of her contributions and to encourage others to expand opportunities for students to study in this field, Rob and Nancy Tolley have endowed $30,000 to establish the Anne Szopa Scholarship.
Indiana University East awarded five scholarships for the 2017 Summer Research Scholar Program. Graduate and undergraduate students receive $2,000 to conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ross Alexander has been named as the vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of North Alabama (UNA) in Florence, Ala. He begins his new role at UNA July 1, 2017.