Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of sociology, did not plan for his life to lean toward academics and research. Born and raised in a rural village with 12 families in Guyana in the 1950s, he was a rice farmer before he chose to pursue academics. He decided to go to college at the University of Guyana where he earned his Diploma in Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Ed Thornburg, director of the Art Gallery and lecturer of fine arts, works in close proximity to nature by recycling discarded items into art.
“Now, I’m really interested in found art. It’s yours to do something really original but you have to find it first,” Thornburg said.
Tim Scales has been awarded the 2010 Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Teaching Excellence Award for Region 4. He is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and lecturer of business administration at Indiana University East.
Indiana University East recognized several faculty and staff with awards for their service to the university during the Honors Convocation ceremony held April 15.
Chancellor Nasser Paydar and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards presented the following IU East faculty with awards during the program.
It’s not often students can directly see the impact spending habits at home can have on communities outside of the United States.
A group of Indiana University East students traveled to Costa Rica as part of their class on Fair Trade versus Free Trade and the Effects of Globalization on Central America taught by Teresa Henderson, lecturer of World Languages and Cultures. While there, the class studied free and fair trade as well as the effects international corporations have on environmental systems.
Diana Stanforth, clinical assistant professor of nursing at Indiana University East, has been selected to receive the 2010 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award. As an award recipient, Stanforth joins a distinguished group of faculty selected among IU and its regional campuses.
“Ms. Stanforth is indeed a master teacher who demonstrates excellence on a daily basis,” said Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing. “Receipt of this award acknowledges her outstanding contributions to the School of Nursing and her students.”
Indiana University East celebrated the accomplishments of its students during the annual Honors Convocation held April 15. Chancellor Nasser Paydar presided over the convocation.
“The Honors Convocation is a celebration of excellence. The academic accomplishments of these outstanding students demonstrate their singular commitment to intellectual exploration and hard work,” Paydar said. “It is certain that they will carry their academic achievements and ambition into the future and to everything that they pursue.”
The Environmental Club at IU East is one of the sponsors of the Family Earth Day Celebration at IU East on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Whitewater Hall.
The Indiana University East Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won first place in its league during the SIFE United States Regional Competition Exposition held April 8 in Chicago.
IU East students on the team are James Healton of Centerville, Ind., Morgan Imhoff of Richmond, Ind., Cathleen Loy of Lewisburg, Ohio, Chelsy Ozbun of Lynn, Ind., and Blake Pieratt of Eaton, Ohio. Tim Scales, lecturer of business and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, is the team’s advisor. The team has been working throughout the year on various projects related to teaching financial literacy concepts in the community.
The Indiana University East Criminal Justice program is hosting the Court of Appeals of Indiana on campus Wednesday, April 7. The court will hold oral arguments at 12:15 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The court session is open and free to the public.