Students and the community have an opportunity to learn more about the democratic process from two retired members of the U.S. House of Representatives at the upcoming Congress to Campus event at Indiana University East, April 4-5.
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.
Professor of Journalism and author Robert Jensen will speak at Indiana University East on “Power and Politics in the Age of Obama: Is the United States Post-Racial?” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The lecture and activities are part of the university’s fall diversity project.
Paul Kriese is committed to showing his students that being a part of democracy is more than learning about politics in class. It’s also about being actively engaged in the community.
Over 75 students, alumni and staff from Indiana University East will attend Indiana University’s 18th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit on Tuesday, February 17. This year Purdue University will join IU as part of Innovation Alliance Day.
IU East is taking its largest group ever to discuss higher education and the campus’ request for a Health and Wellness Center with state senators and representatives. IU has included $17.5 million for construction of the center in its 2009-11 capital appropriations request submitted to the General Assembly this year.
The ArtsWeek project from Indiana University Bloomington “Writing on the Wall” is at IU East now through Friday, October 24. The project theme is Politics in the Arts and asks viewers “What is Democracy?” and “What does Democracy Look Like?” The project was initiated by Joe LaMantia, a Bloomington artist and art educator who first conceived of the graffiti project as part of IU’s Moveable Feast of the Arts for 2008-2009.
IU East hires Admissions Assistant Director
Indiana University East recently appointed Kara Newman as the assistant director in the Office of Admissions. Her official start date was December 17, 2007.
Newman will recruit students to enroll at IU East, provide assistance to incoming students during the admissions process, lead campus tours and plan events for the Office of Admissions. She will also work with the Admission Ambassadors, a group of students that shares their IU East experience and pride with potential students.