Indiana University East will celebrate “Homecoming 2011: Wild Night” the week of November 12-18. The campus is celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall, and Homecoming features several events that have an early 1970s influence. The theme is based on the song written and released by Van Morrison in 1971 and more recently covered by John Mellancamp.
Elliott McKinley, assistant professor of music and music program coordinator, knows that his work as a composer will ultimately enhance the learning experience of his students in the classroom. Active as a professional composer, he has composed music that has been performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Indiana University East Bachelor of Science in Nursing students traveled to Washington, D.C., to provide care and educational programming for low income residents. The group of 20 senior community nursing students left October 9 and returned October 15. Curtis Bow, lecturer in nursing, and Paula Baumann, assistant professor of nursing accompanied the students.
A group of Indiana University East students will leave on a trip Friday, October 7, to explore the American West. The 11 students, along with two faculty members, will depart from campus that morning to travel to southeastern Utah for a one-week excursion.
Indiana University East will host events throughout College GO! Week today through September 30. The weeklong event offers high school students the opportunity to explore IU East and its academic programs.
Indiana University East will host the 2011 Scholarship Luncheon to recognize scholarship donors and student recipients and to celebrate philanthropy in our region. The “Invest in People” Scholarship Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 4, 2011, at the Forest Hills Country Club.
Indiana University East’s continued growth has resulted in another semester of record-breaking enrollment. Student enrollment (3,725) has increased by 10.7 percent this fall semester, while student credit hours (36,590.5) increased 9.5 percent over last fall. Both figures are new record highs for the campus, breaking marks set last fall.
Indiana University East will celebrate the start of the fall semester with new and returning students during the annual Back with the Pack August 30 to September 1.The three-day event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Life.
Indiana University East will be open on Saturday, August 27, to help students enroll or register for classes for the fall semester.
“Saturday is a great time for students to access campus services before classes begin on Monday. Advisors will be working to help new and continuing students develop or adjust schedules for the fall semester,” Dean of Students Mary Blakefield said. “This is also an opportune time for students to meet with staff in financial aid, student accounts and other areas to tie up any loose ends before the semester begins.”
Indiana University East will welcome the Class of 2015 on Tuesday, August 23, to celebrate the start of the academic year.
New students to IU East are enrolled in First-Year Seminar, a University College course for first-year students to help them succeed in college.