Indiana University inducted new members to its Presidents Circle during a special ceremony held October 19 in Bloomington. This year’s inductees include Indiana University East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe and Eugene Cruz-Uribe; retired senior lecture of anthropology Rob Tolley and his wife, Nancy; and Jane and Wayne Vincent.
For Indiana University East the past year has brought many celebrations, accomplishments and memorable moments. As the new year begins, IU East reflects on 2017.
Memorable Moments, Events and Celebrations
IU East continues to be an innovative leader in online education. In June, a book collaboratively written by 42 faculty members, across 25 disciplines, was released to share the wealth of experience and knowledge IU East faculty have gained in designing and instructing online courses. The book, “Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning across Academic Disciplines,” was released in August. The book continues to gain attention. This November, Inside Higher Ed published a book review on the text.
Anne Szopa was instrumental in developing the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology programs at Indiana University East. In recognition of her contributions and to encourage others to expand opportunities for students to study in this field, Rob and Nancy Tolley have endowed $30,000 to establish the Anne Szopa Scholarship.