Indiana University East has a name for the Red Wolves mascot. “Rufus the Red Wolf” debuted in person during the IU East/Holiday Inn Richmond Homecoming Classic basketball tournament held in November. After seeking nominations from the community for a name, the university received 162 suggestions.
Indiana University East now has a Red Wolf on the prowl.
The university debuted its new mascot during the IU East/Holiday Inn Richmond Homecoming Classic basketball tournament on November 8.
And now the university is asking for the campus and the community to name the Red Wolves mascot. Nominations will be accepted online at www.iue.edu/mascot until Monday, December 1. The winning name will be announced during the home basketball game on Saturday, December 6.
Derrick Stump, of Pitsburg, Ohio, and Carri Pyle, of Richmond, are now homecoming royalty. The IU East
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students were named the 2008 Homecoming King and Queen during the bonfire Thursday, November 6 after the nominees had been narrowed to three lords and three ladies. The Homecoming Royalty was also introduced during the IU East/Holiday Inn Richmond Classic men’s basketball homecoming tournament November 8.
Indiana University East is now the Red Wolves. The new mascot was unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday at IU East.
Indiana University East will unveil its new mascot at 11:30 a.m. in the Whitewater Hall lobby on Wednesday, April 30. The event is open to the community and will be broadcast live by WCTV.
Indiana University East will add men’s cross country, women’s cross country, and women’s golf to its intercollegiate athletics program for the 2008-09 academic year.
Interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar said the move is consistent with IU East’s overall growth.
Indiana University East is one step closer to naming a new mascot. The IU East mascot steering committee has narrowed the 165 different nominations to five finalists.
The university is now inviting the public to vote for a favorite finalist.
For a complete listing of events for “IU East Athletics Day,” please visit http://www.iue.edu/mediarelations/?p=26.
Richmond, Ind. – Today the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that it officially accepted IU East as a member of its association at its national meeting in Kansas. IU East will now pursue conference membership in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.