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IUS hosts Mock Iowa Caucus, voting drama ensues

Joe Wert, IUS professor of political science, tries to rally support for Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar would go on to finish with the third most voters in the IUS Mock Caucus, which awarded her one delegate.

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

IUS students and faculty took over the Hoosier Room on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to participate in IU Southeast’s first ever Mock Iowa Caucus. The goal was to educate those involved and also have a decisive winner, unlike 2020’s controversial Iowa caucus, which featured a questionable vote-counting app. The...

IUS, Faculty Senate to vote on test-optional admissions policy

Braden Schroeder, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

On Dec. 6, 2019, the IU Board of Trustees approved a policy change allowing IU campuses the option to approve a test-optional admissions policy that would go into effect for incoming students during the fall 2021 semester. With the test-optional policy passed by IU-Bloomington going into effect on Aug. 1,...

Chris Singleton talks faith, family and forgiveness during IUS visit

Chris Singleton explains how he was able to forgive his mother’s killer through his relationship with God.

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Chris Singleton spoke about his mother’s death and how religion changed his life in the Ogle Center on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event, presented by the IU Southeast Office of Campus Life and Campus Activities Board, was held in the Stem Concert Hall.  Singleton is a former professional baseball player who played in...

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2020

Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s Rehab Addict, gave a speech on campus Tuesday describing her ascent into the home restoration business. The event was part of the 2020 First Savings Bank Business Speaker Series, which aims to encourage students and improve education in Indiana. The presentation began w...

IUS hosts portrait dedication, speech contest

IU Southeast Chancellor Wallace speaks behind a lecturn during the Neal-Marshall Portrait Dedication.

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

The IUS Office of Alumni Engagement held a dedication ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23 for portraits of Marcellus Neal and Frances Marshall, the first male and female African-Americans to graduate from Indiana University. Following this, the eighth annual Voices of Change Speech Contest was held, where...

Professor Gloria Murray shares service-learning ideas during IUS Joy of Teaching series

Professor Gloria Murray explained the importance of service-learning to fellow IU Southeast faculty members in the IUS Library on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Faculty and students were invited to hear Professor Gloria Murray give a presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 21 for IU Southeast’s Joy of Teaching brown bag series. The Joy of Teaching series is an opportunity for faculty to meet, chat and share their joys of teaching with one another over lunch. Murray...

Students navigate campus with flashlights during multi-week light outage

The walking paths behind Crestview remain unlit.

Braden Schroeder, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2020

Students and faculty returned to IUS last week to find the campus a little darker than it was before. Eight lamp posts surrounding Crestview and the Life Sciences building have remained unlit for the past two weeks, leaving a high-traffic area of campus unlit at night. “I don’t like that I can’t see where I...

Campus Life hosts spring Student Involvement Fair

Cari Edwards represents Campus Life at its table during the Student Involvement Fair.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

The Hoosier Room was filled with IUS student organizations during the Student Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The event, hosted by Campus Life, aimed to familiarize students with organizations that are found on campus. Cari Edwards has been a faculty member of IU Southeast for 15 years and is...

New laser projectors save IUS students and faculty time and money

Danny Clements holds an assisted hearing device, which is one of the updated classroom technologies that has been implemented in the past few years thanks to the classroom budget.

Sydney Randall, News Editor

January 11, 2020

While IUS students were relaxing over winter break, the IT department installed new laser projectors in multiple classrooms around campus.  The Sony VPL-PHZ10 laser projectors will help IU Southeast save money and time compared to the older Panasonic bulb projectors that had been in use before the...

ACES celebrates record number of students declaring majors

Photo provided by Shane Thomas.

Bryce Shreve, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2020

The IU Southeast Advising Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) helped 157 students declare their major in 2019, breaking the previous record of 141 set in 2018. Founded in 2012, ACES exists to help students find a major that matches their goals, passions and interests. All students can consult wi...

IUS students remember Katie Morris, raise funds to support family

Katie Morris met with Madison Reed Friday, Dec 20, 2019, where this photo was taken. Photo provided by Madison Reed.

John Clere, Editor-in-Chief

December 27, 2019

IU Southeast art therapy major Katie Morris died Monday, Dec. 23, at age 20. She will be missed by her friends at IUS, where she was a proud member of sorority Alpha Phi. Morris underwent a heart transplant at age 14 after a restrictive cardiomyopathy diagnosis. But even during subsequent health struggles,...