David Frantz, dean of the IU East School of Business and Economics, represented IU East at the first meeting of the Council on Regional Engagement and Economic Development in Indianapolis, Friday, March 5. The Council, headed by Bill Stephan, Indiana University’s vice president for engagement, was formed to address how IU can bring its resources to bear to enhance statewide economic development.
Indiana University East has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, its fourth straight year for the honor by The Corporation for National and Community Service for exemplary service efforts and service to communities.
Indiana University East received several ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation, East Central Indiana Chapter during the annual dinner held Feb. 27 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie.
American Advertising Federation is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. According to the American Advertising Federation, the organization protects and promotes the well-being of advertising through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.
Preliminary retention rates for Indiana University East show an increase in the number and percent of beginning students continuing their enrollment from the fall to the spring semester. IU East now has the highest retention rate for beginning students of all the Indiana University regional campuses.
Indiana University East has received several awards from the 25th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The national competition recognizes the fields of admissions marketing and advertising.
Indiana University East will host Blog Indiana: Richmond beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, in the Graf Center, located in Springwood Hall.
Blog Indiana hosts an annual summer conference in Indianapolis aimed at promoting social media and blogging education, innovation, and collaboration. Richmond is among the first communities in the state to host a Blog Indiana regional event.
Indiana University East congratulates Danny Danielson on his 2010 induction to the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Danielson received the honor February 19 in Indianapolis. The Hall of Fame honors prestigious business leaders who have made a lasting impression in their corporations and community.
The Indiana University East Alumni Association would like to invite members of the community and other interested individuals to submit nominations for the 2010 Indiana University East Distinguished Alumni Award.
The IU East Distinguished Alumni Award provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding Indiana University East alumni who have distinguished themselves through personal and professional accomplishments, community service, involvement with the university, and involvement with the Alumni Association.
Victoria Hicks graduated from Randolph Southern High School last spring, a school best known for its decades-long domination at state academic super bowl competitions.
Hicks’ academic record puts her former school’s success into perspective. She finished fourth out of 43 students, despite amassing a 4.5 grade point average, a product of a weighted grading scale.
Indiana University East is planning a fundraising drive to benefit victims of the recent earthquakes in Haiti.
The fundraising effort will kick off during the IU East men’s basketball home game against Berea College on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center.