Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of sociology, did not plan for his life to lean toward academics and research. Born and raised in a rural village with 12 families in Guyana in the 1950s, he was a rice farmer before he chose to pursue academics. He decided to go to college at the University of Guyana where he earned his Diploma in Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
The Indiana University East Criminal Justice program is hosting the Court of Appeals of Indiana on campus Wednesday, April 7. The court will hold oral arguments at 12:15 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The court session is open and free to the public.
Scott Russell Sanders will visit IU East on Thursday, April 8, for a reading from his most recent book, A Conservationist Manifesto. The reading starts at 6:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.
Joanne Passet, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history, will give an illustrated presentation and share stories about her experiences in Vietnam and her travels in Cambodia and China. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room.
IU East will host two musicians for several events on Friday, November 13, including a world-premiere performance of a new work by Elliot Miles McKinley, assistant professor of music and informatics director of music studies, for violin and marimba. Featured musicians are Andrew Martin, musicologist and percussionist, and Minnesota violinist Ginna Watson.
Indiana University East will host a presentation by Earlham College alumnus Jim Cason, association secretary for Campaign for Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL). The event includes the presentation and dialogue on FCNL’s work to secure Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and other issues.
Read Passet’s blog at www.iue.edu/blogs/archives/joanne
Joanne Passet went to Vietnam this year on scholarship to learn about the nation while teaching American culture and literature at Nha Trang University.
Edwina L. Helton, professor of English, at Indiana University East received the Frederick Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for distinguished teaching. The award was presented by Indiana University at the Founders Day ceremony held March 29 in Bloomington.
Several IU East faculty to present papers at International Lilly Conference
Indiana University East will have four of its faculty presenting their papers during the 28th International Lilly Conference on College Teaching to be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The conference is scheduled for November 20-23, 2008.
Jean Harper, assistant professor of English, has received the Goldfarb Family Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writers from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, located in Mt. San Angelo, Va. The fellowship was established by former board member Ronald Goldfarb, an author and literary agent.