Ten IU East faculty were recently promoted in rank, in recognition of past achievements and as a sign of confidence that they are capable of greater responsibilities and accomplishments. These faculty promotions were approved by President Michael McRobbie and the Indiana University Board of Trustees and are effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.
For Indiana University East the past year has brought many celebrations, accomplishments and memorable moments. As the new year begins, IU East reflects on 2017.
Memorable Moments, Events and Celebrations
IU East continues to be an innovative leader in online education. In June, a book collaboratively written by 42 faculty members, across 25 disciplines, was released to share the wealth of experience and knowledge IU East faculty have gained in designing and instructing online courses. The book, “Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning across Academic Disciplines,” was released in August. The book continues to gain attention. This November, Inside Higher Ed published a book review on the text.
Nine student members of the IU East chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, attended the organization’s 2017 International Convention in Louisville from March 29-April 1.
Students attended presentations, readings, workshops, open mics, and other events at the convention. Most of these events offered a display of outstanding student research and creativity from around the United States and abroad, but famous authors such as science fiction writer Jeff Vandermeer were also featured. The very first SigmaCon event was a hit with IU East students who donned costumes as pirates, vampires, and other assorted characters.
Those who watched the popular TV show “Friends” might remember Phoebe’s boyfriend, David, who left America to spend years in Minsk on a research grant.
Although an IU East professor also has received a grant to travel to the capital of Belarus, his experience will differ in several ways from the TV show plot.
Faculty and Friends: Music Faculty of IU East and Earlham College in Concert
Music faculty from Indiana University East and Earlham College will perform in concert from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, at IU East’s Room 912, located at 912 E. Main Street in Richmond.
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 next Community Engagement Series will be presented by School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, Professor of English Alisa Clapp-Itnyre and Assistant Professor of English Steven Petersheim. The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 19, at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N. 6th St. in Richmond.