IU East News and Notes

Faculty and Friends: Music Faculty of IU East and Earlham College in Concert
Music faculty from Indiana University East and Earlham College will perform in concert from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, at IU East’s Room 912, located at 912 E. Main Street in Richmond.

The concert is free and open to the public.
Performances will be provided by:
Rich Begel, trombone (IU East/Earlham College)
Bill Culverhouse, baritone (Earlham College)
Evan Fiehrer, guitar (IU East)
Rachel Miller, harp (guest)
Kevin Nordstrom, viola (IU East/Earlham College)
Jessica Raposo, flute (IU East)
Carter Rice, electronics and magic (IU East)
Chris Rogan, piano (IU East/Earlham College)
Danielle Steele, soprano (Earlham College)

Sigma Tau Delta Reading Marathon open to the public
Sigma Tau Delta will host a 24-hour Reading Marathon of Moby Dick beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, at Roscoe’s Coffee Bar, located at 185 Fort Wayne Avenue in Richmond. Sigma Tau Delta is the English Honors Society at IU East.

The event is free and open to the community.

Guests are invited to attend as they are available. Sign-ups are available for those interested in reading during the marathon by emailing Steven Petersheim, assistant professor of English, at spetersh@iue.edu.

Petersheim said the event is expected to continue through 5 p.m. Friday, February 24.

“We’re very excited about this event and the potential to build the literary and artistic community of Richmond while showing them what IU East has to offer,” Petersheim said. “Mayor Dave Snow and members of the faculty at IU East will participate in the kick-off ceremony, and Roscoe’s has enthusiastically agreed to stay open around the clock for this reading. Several hardy souls have already decided to try to stay for the entire reading. This is an exciting way to get to know a classic of American literature in the company of good readers, great food and drink, and an involved community.”

Purposeful parenting workshops begin March 2
Indiana University East Assistant Professor of Psychology Beth Trammell has organized a workshop for parents and caregivers to set up preventative strategies to bring out positive behavior from the children under their care.

The workshop offers participants the ability to learn essential skills to being a more purposeful and effective parent. The workshop will be held March 2, March 30 and April 27. Participants must attend all three, two-hour sessions. The workshops are available to the community at no cost.

Each session offers hands-on training, coaching and feedback for parents of children ages 18 months through 10 years of age. Borrowing many ideas from evidenced-based interaction therapy, the goals of the workshop are to increase parent’s knowledge and skills on effective communication and behavior modification, as well as to give parents the skills necessary to gain compliance with their child.

Trammell is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice working with families outside of her job at IU East. During the workshop, she assists participants to set up preventative strategies including creating schedules, behavior plans, and to develop effective communication skills. Food and childcare will be provided during the sessions.

Registration is required by Monday, February 20. Space is limited. Please register online at iue.edu/purposefulparenting or contact Beth Trammell at 765-973-8362 or batramme@iue.edu.

Upcoming Community Creative Writing Workshops focus on nature writing and poetic form
Creative writing faculty from the Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a series of writing workshops from 2-3:30 p.m. at IU East’s Room 912, located at 912 E. Main St. in Richmond. Workshops will be held March 4 and April 1.

The March 4 workshop will be instructed by Steven Petersheim, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, on the topic of “Nature Writing.”

Then April 1, the instructor is Brian Brodeur, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. He will lead a workshop on “All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing: The Advantages of Poetic Form.”

The workshops are free and open to the public. All writers are welcome to attend; no previous experience is necessary. Topics change each month, and all materials are provided.

For more information, contact Tanya Perkins, lecturer of English, at talperk@iue.edu.