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One People One Sky

One People One Sky

April is Global Astronomy Month, sponsored by Astronomers Without Borders, a group dedicated to strengthening the bonds between nations by looking outward together. Their motto is “One People, One Sky”, and they focus on practical astronomy that you can participate with in your back yard over more esoteric theories. Astronomy is one of the most viscerally compelling of the sciences, because any child can understand its scope and grandeur just by looking up at the night sky; of getting excited at being able to identify a constellation like the Big Dipper. Perhaps you were inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Maria Mitchell, or Stephen Hawking. Perhaps you took an astronomy class thinking it would be an easy grade, and were unexpectedly … Continued
Sexual Assault Prevention

Sexual Assault Prevention

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to rededicate ourselves to protecting all members of our community. This year, the focus is on the ways individuals and communities can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality. IU East is holding events all month – programs include the Clothesline Project from 11-1 each day this week, where students are encouraged to write a message regarding sexual assault awareness. Also this week, on Wednesday from 12-4, Operation Street Smart will provide information on narcotics, including trends, terminology, concealment techniques, and their physiological effects. Later in the month, IU East will offer many events such as Step Up Training and self-defense classes, as well as a Take Back the Night vigil … Continued
Legislature in Action

Legislature in Action

On April 4, IU East is hosting two retired members of the U.S. House for the Congress to Campus event. David Minge, (D) Minnesota (1993-2001) and Steven T. Kuykendall, (R) California (1999-2001), will visit classrooms and talk with students interested in the democratic process. There will also be a reception from 5-6 pm in the Whitewater Hall lobby, and a Town Hall meeting directly following in the Community Room entitled “Election 2016: The Changing Nature of Political Campaigns.” Both the reception and Town Hall are open to the public. This is a great opportunity to hear inside perspectives on electioneering, what working in Congress is like, and the importance of the political system. With 2016 being an election year, there … Continued
Red Wolves Read and Celebrate IU Day!

Red Wolves Read and Celebrate IU Day!

Red Wolves Read is a “community read out” on April 12. The goal is for Indiana University East students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans to celebrate IU Day by promoting reading and the importance of education in a fun way. You can read anything, anywhere, anytime that day…while wearing your special edition “Red Wolves Read” t-shirt! We want to see you in action reading! You can post photos on social media, with #IUday or email to liblearn@iue.edu Where can you read? Anywhere! Schools, parks, day care, clubs, events, senior centers, clubs, work etc. Where will YOU read?!? Register your read and get your free Red Wolves Read t-shirt: http://iue.libsurveys.com/IU-Day-Community-Read-Out Our goal was 196 readers, for each year since IU began, but we … Continued
Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

As a diverse and inclusive campus, Indiana University East is dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriching environment for all its students. We also want to support students involved in educational events that present new information in interesting and engaging ways. IU East is fortunate to have an Alliance student organization that is hosting a variety of activities March 21-24: March 21 discussion boards in all buildings March 22 3:00 pm panel discussion in Vivian, preceded by reception at 2:30 in Meijer Artway March 23 8:00-11:00 pm DJ & pizza for Gender Bender dance, in the Graf March 24 8:00 pm – Annual Drag Show, Vivian auditorium   The LGBTQS Alliance helps create awareness on campus about lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continued