The Indiana University East Campus Library is hosting two events open to the public this April. The annual Edible Book Festival, a food competition, and Murder in the Stacks, a murder mystery, is open to the public for participation.
Jean Harper, associate professor of English, was recently awarded a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Harper will reside at the artists’ colony for six weeks, beginning in August into September.
The public is invited to attend an evening of musical entertainment featuring the works of Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in the Lingle Auditorium at Reid Hospital & Health Care Services.
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.
Indiana University East will host master pianist Tamara Karetkina Orlovsky at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. Orlovsky is a former professor of piano at the University of Indianapolis.
Indiana University East will feature artist Sara Hanlon in the upcoming exhibit in The Gallery. “The Works of Sara Hanlon” will be on display March 29 through May 7. She is also scheduled for workshops with IU East art students in the studios.
This summer, Indiana University East will offer its first graduate degree program at its Ivy Tech Community College site in Lawrenceburg. On Friday, March 12, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the Master of Science in Education degree program for the Lawrenceburg campus.
IU East raised $674 for Howl for Haiti!
Howl for Haiti was a fundraising drive held Feb. 1-5 to benefit victims of the recent earthquakes in Haiti. Donations were provided to the American Red Cross.
Humanities and Social Sciences professors publish works
Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, associate professor of English, will have an article published by the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. The article, “Nineteenth-Century British Children’s Hymnody: Re-Tuning the History of Childhood with Chords and Verses,” focuses on her research of children’s hymnodies. Clapp-Itnyre received a New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant for 2010 from Indiana University to research “Nineteenth-Century British Hymns for Children: A Lost Genre of Victorian Childhood.”