Larry and Jane Richards have donated $25,000 to endow a scholarship for an Indiana University East tennis player, the proceeds of which will be matched annually by Indiana University to create a $2,250 annual scholarship. The scholarship will be named after distinguished IU East alumna and accomplished professional tennis player Venus Williams and will help support a participant in IU East’s intercollegiate tennis program for up to four years.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana will hear oral argument at Indiana University East at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.
Indiana University East’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences Regional Writers Series will present author Melissa Fraterrigo for an evening reading and book signing. Fraterrigo’s reading is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Whitewater Hall First Bank Richmond Community Room. She will sign books prior to the reading.
Indiana University East presented several faculty and staff with awards during the Faculty and Staff Recognition ceremony held March 29.
Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, professor of English, is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. This award recognizes distinguished service—campus, community or professional, either one-time or sustained, by a full-time faculty member above and beyond the standard expectations of any compensation or release time provided for the service.
Tall Paul, a Native American Hip-Hop artist, will visit Indiana University East at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. He will share his music and insight on Native American issues.
Ayanna Thompson, Ph.D., will present on “Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don’t Know” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in Whitewater Hall Room 132.
The Legislative Forum scheduled for Friday, March 23, has been cancelled.
The Legislative Forums will return next spring, and are typically held in January, February and March. The Legislative Forums provide an opportunity for the community to have an in-person discussion with Senator Jeff Raatz and Representatives Tom Saunders and Dick Hamm.
The family of Indiana University East mourns the recent passing of Eugene Cruz-Uribe, retired professor of History. Cruz-Uribe died unexpectedly March 12, 2018. He was born on December 22, 1952, and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The IU East Diversity Events Committee and the School of Social Work will host “An Evening with Reanae McNeal: Celebrating Native American History and Women’s History Month” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in Vivian Auditorium.
Wayne Bank and Indiana University East are pleased to announce the annual ATHENA Leadership Award® Dinner to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Forest Hills Country Club, located at 2169 South 23rd St. in Richmond, Ind.