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IUS Implements Fall Break This Semester

IUS Implements Fall Break This Semester

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

IU Southeast has been one of the few local universities to not recognize a fall break. Students will now receive Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16 off. The idea of IU Southeast having a fall break was brought on in 2016 by Mark Jallayu during his first term as Student Body President. After Jall...

Problems with mandatory courses

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Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Nearly one in three students end up dropping out of college completely, according to a report published by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) in 2017. The overall completion rate for students attending college in the United States is 57 percent, according to the NSC. It also found that the typical...

Creating a degree: The approval process simplified

Photo courtesy of Aspen Kirchgessner

Ryan McCracken, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Creating a new degree at IU Southeast might take a few years, and the new degrees being offered this semester were first proposed months ago. This process is often extensive and must be passed through multiple committees before students can enroll in a new program. On-Campus Approval “The approv...

The Origins of the Grenadier

Photo courtesy of IU Southeast Athletics

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

In the United States, only one college has a grenadier as its mascot — IU Southeast. But what is a grenadier? To answer the question, a grenadier is an “elite Revolutionary War soldier, much like the contemporary green berets,” according to a 1973 issue of IU southeast’s former newspaper, The Stud...

New Graduate Programs Start This Fall

Infographic by Louis Herlihy

Ryan McCracken, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

It does not matter what undergraduate degree you are completing, IU Southeast now offers a graduate opportunity for you. As the campus continues to see increased enrollment in graduate programs, more degrees are being added to increase student opportunities. Master of Arts in Mental Health Counsel...

Sellersburg joins the expanding Coffee Crossing community

Alexis Mattingly, Coffee Crossing employee, laughs while steaming milk for a customer. Photo by Josie Garwood

Josie Garwood, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

The high-pitched squeals of milk steaming muffled by the chatter of students, coworkers, and friends fill the Grant Line location of Coffee Crossing. The baristas bustle behind the bar, practicing their craft of specialty coffee. They work from dawn until dusk, striving to provide the warmest atmosphere...

The evolution of learning environments

Kiko Dixon, international studies and public relations junior, completes an online assignment. Photo by Dante Mills

Dante Mills, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

If you’re a student who works full time, is raising a child or has other responsibilities, it may be difficult to fit a three-hour class into your schedule. But maybe you also find it difficult to learn math outside of the traditional classroom. IU Southeast offers a variety of ways for students to receive their ...

Note-Taking Techniques

Katie McKoy, General Studies Major and junior, completes an online assignment. Photo by Bryce Shreve

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Casual banter trails off as the professor enters the room. A hush falls over the class as the dreaded Chapter One slideshow appears on the board. Students — well, most students — quickly reach for their notebooks. But in the digital age, not all notebooks are made from dead trees. Although there...

A virtual walk in the park

A virtual walk in the park

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

A life-size, remote controlled R2-D2 greeted students in the cafeteria on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as a part of IU Southeast’s “Game On.” Each semester, the University Information Technology Services puts on “Game On” to introduce students to different technology resources on campus. They h...

IU Southeast commemorates 9/11 anniversary

IUS students and faculty gathered at McCullough Plaza at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday to remember the attacks on Sept 11, 17 years ago.

Dustin Kiefer, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

A cool morning air gently flows over McCullough Plaza carried on by a peaceful morning breeze. At 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 17 years ago, the first plane, Flight 11, crashed into the the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Today, at the same time of the attacks, Chancellor Ray Wallace and a small group o...

Students Weigh in on when Spring Break will be

Students Weigh in on when Spring Break will be

Sarah Magin, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

The IU Southeast Faculty Senate has proposed to move spring break two weeks earlier in the semester. This would align spring break with all Indiana University campuses. Previously, IU Southeast’s spring break had aligned with several of the local K-12 school districts' spring breaks.   The Academ...

A Passion for the Stars

Dr. Gerald Ruth and his wife Ellen in front of 
the IUS observatory. Photo by John Clere

John Clere, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018

At age 14, IUS professor Gerald Ruth, emeritus of geosciences, grinded a handmade mirror for his first telescope. He grinded it to the exact precision as the mirror originally used in the Hubble Space Telescope. Ruth developed his passion for astronomy early in his youth. “I’ve had a passion for astronomy ...