Indiana University East will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, in the Whitewater Hall Lobby. The event will feature speaker Phyllis Boanes, professor of history and past director of the African and African American Studies Program at Earlham College.
Indiana University East’s annual Moving On program for area youth will be held from Sunday, July 27 to Friday, August 8. Moving On is in its 18th year of providing a two-week summer academic and personal enrichment camp for Richmond youth.
Mardi Bergen, Indiana University East communication and theatre senior lecturer, received the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural and Diversity Enhancement Award Thursday, January 17. Bergen received the award during the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at IU East.
Lillian Casillas, the director of La Casa located on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, will visit Indiana University East on Monday, September 24 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Casillas will speak with area Latino youth and their parents on diversity in the Latino/a culture as well as the importance of a college education. The event is in partnership with Amigos, the Richmond Latino center.