Indiana University East Fine Arts program will host its second national juried exhibition themed “Art + Science,” with the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations. The exhibit will be open from March 28 to May 13 in the Tom Thomas Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall.
Indiana University East will sponsor a forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, to focus on police relationships with the growing local Latino population. But the event also will explore a lot more involving the sense of community and the common good.
That is the recipe for another great Empty Bowls event that will take place from 5-7 p.m. March 31 in Whitewater Hall.
It’s a special time to “dine together and raise awareness for hunger relief in the area,” said coordinator Carrie Longley, assistant professor and chair of the fine arts department at IU East.
The Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) will present the Regional Writers Series: An Evening with Poet Amy Pickworth, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in Tom Raper Hall, Room 124. The event is free and open to the public.
Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish degree beginning fall 2016. Courses in the degree program will be offered on campus and online.
The “Let’s Talk” series returns with discussions focused on current topics and concerns in health including bullying, addictions, and Native American Health. “Let’s Talk” will be broadcast live on WETV Channel 20.
Creative writing faculty from the Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a series of writing workshops from 2-3:30 p.m. at IU East’s Room 912, located at 912 E. Main St. in Richmond. The workshops are free and open to the public.
The anthropology program at Indiana University East is providing students with new hands-on opportunities to enhance their educational experience.
This semester, students have traveled to West Virginia and Pennsylvania to visit historic sites including Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Park and Meadowcroft Rockshelter. In the classroom, students now have access to bone casts of human and animal species to study. Through the forensics course, a pig skeleton was buried on campus so that students could practice excavation and document findings.
Indiana University East has renamed The Gallery in Whitewater Hall in remembrance of Tom Thomas, artist, associate professor of fine arts and founder of the Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC).
Thomas (1945-2009) taught fine arts to under-graduate students for over 30 years at IU East. He had an immense impact on his students and the campus, helping to develop the fine arts program and the WVAC, an annual art competition that attracts hundreds of artists for the unique experience of being juried by a nationally-known artist or curator who openly critiques all submitted entries before choosing the top works for the exhibit.
The next Community Engagement Series, “Making Sense of Madness: Campaigns and Elections in the Modern Era,” will be presented by School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ross Alexander and Assistant Professor of Political Science Chera LaForge. The presentation will be held on Thursday, October 8, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room.