The public is supportive of service-learning courses for Hoosier college students according to a recently published report by Indiana Campus Compact. The report was written by Ange Cooksey, an Indiana University East humanities lecturer, for the ICC and shows the support Indiana institutions for higher education have from the public in service learning opportunities for their students.
Indiana University East received two awards from The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V during its annual conference in Chicago. On December 11, IU East received the Gold Award and the Silver Award for the campus’ work on the Campaign for Community in 2005-2006. The successful $2.1 million campaign supported nursing and science laboratories, provided scholarships, established an Entrepreneurship Center, and created The Gallery in Whitewater Hall, among other achievements.
Indiana University East alum Greg Chamness will receive the Indiana University Alumni Association President’s Award this Friday at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Chamness is one of eight IU alumni being honored with the award in recognition of their volunteer service to IU and to their communities.
Indiana University East Entrepreneurship Center will host economic educators from Romania today throughDecember 8. The National Council on Economic Education approved a proposal by Tim Scales, Entrepreneurship Center director, and director of the Center for Economic Education to participate as a host for the Study Tour on Economic Education in the United States.
Indiana University East is on the search for a new mascot.
Interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar accepted a recommendation last week from a steering committee of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to change the mascot name from the Pioneers.
Indiana University East distributed $2.6 million in scholarships today to area high school guidance counselors from Indiana and Ohio during its annual Counselors’ Breakfast held Wednesday, November 7.
“We are collaborating with high school counselors to increase the level of attainment in the communities we serve together,” said interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar. “By providing counselors with this tool, we are investing in the future of individual students and our region.”
Indiana University East announced the winners of the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition Wednesday, October 31 during a reception for the artists. David Russick, former director/curator of the Herron Galleries at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and currently works for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, publicly juried the competition held on October 6 at IU East.
The competition accepts entries from artists throughout a 300-mile radius around Richmond.
Accepted entries will be on exhibit in Whitewater Hall now until December 21 in The Gallery at IU East. For more information on the show, please call Ed Thornburg, curator, at (765) 973-8605.
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Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, will visit Indiana University East on Wednesday, November 28. The public is welcome to attend a free reading at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.
In a major move forward for Indiana University East, the university has begun one of its largest searches with plans to hire 13 faculty members for fall 2008. This group of recruits will join 84 full-time faculty who excel in teaching and scholarly activity.
Indiana University East Interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar has appointed Rob Zinkan to fill a newly created position as the executive director for External Affairs and Marketing. Zinkan joined the Richmond campus October 1.