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Hispanic Heritage Month events at IU East

Hispanic Heritage Month events at IU East

Indiana University East’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration includes several events and activities offered by the World Languages and Cultures department and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The annual Day of the Dead Altar Building Competition will be held on October 2. Spanish classes at IU East create the altars and speak about the Day of the Dead.

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IU East students hope to implement lessons learned at NCORE

IU East students hope to implement lessons learned at NCORE

This summer two students are learning more about diversity, social activism and how they could enhance opportunities at Indiana University East for students.

IU East students Taylor Webster and Mary Webster, sisters from Richmond, Indiana, attended the 31st Annual National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) held in New Orleans, May 28 to June 2. They were joined at the conference by Latishea Varnesdeel, special assistant to the chancellor and chief diversity officer, Sheila Armstead, director of field/clinical assistant professor for the School of Social Work, and Cal Simpson, lecturer for the School of Business and Economics and advisor to the Multicultural Affairs Club.

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Campus and community asked to share initiatives for IU diversity assessment

Campus and community asked to share initiatives for IU diversity assessment

In early June, the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs launched a university-wide diversity assessment. To ensure an objective and comprehensive valuation, outside consultants Halualani and Associates are conducting the assessment of IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Southeast, IU South Bend, IU Northwest and the office itself.

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Acclaimed author Michelle Alexander to address IU campuses Jan. 27

Acclaimed author Michelle Alexander to address IU campuses Jan. 27

Her book, The New Jim Crow, focuses on status of African-American males since the Civil Rights Movement

Indiana University East invites the campus and community to a lecture by Michelle Alexander, a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and legal scholar, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, at 3:30 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

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IU East MLK Jr. Celebration, Women in Leadership featured speaker is Gloria Burgess

IU East MLK Jr. Celebration, Women in Leadership featured speaker is Gloria Burgess

Indiana University East will feature Gloria J. Burgess as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration speaker at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. Burgess will present “Martin Luther King Jr.: Legacy for Life in the 21st Century.”GloriaBurgess

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Jennifer Finney Boylan to speak at IU East’s Spring Diversity Event

Jennifer Finney Boylan to speak at IU East’s Spring Diversity Event

Jennifer Finney Boylan, a professor of English at Colby College and board member of the Indiana University Kinsey Institute, will visit Indiana University East at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, to discuss “Transgendered Identity and the American Ideal of Equality Under the Law.” The discussion will be held in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.

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