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IUS Chancellor Ray Wallace discusses plans to slow declining student population at annual State of the Campus Address

IUS Chancellor Ray Wallace discusses plans to slow declining student population at annual State of the Campus Address

John Clere and Bryce Shreve

September 13, 2019

IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace addressed the campus Friday, Sept. 13, at his annual State of the Campus Address.  In his speech, Wallace reflected on his first five years as IUS chancellor, discussed the campus’ declining student population, and emphasized the event’s most-used buzzword: r...

“The Laramie Project” sparks discussion about tolerance and human rights

Kim Pelle, holding a physical copy of

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

30 students and community members gathered in University Center North on Thursday, Sept. 12 for a special viewing of the movie “The Laramie Project.” The Common Experience Office and the Adult Student Center co-hosted the event. Kim Pelle, coordinator of non-traditional student programs at IU Southeast,...

Something Dramatic This Way Comes

The “Hope’s Harbor” sculpture sits in front of Knobview Hall and the Ogle Center. File photo by Bryce Shreve.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

The IU Southeast Theater Department is hosting two shows at the Ogle Center this semester, including one serious piece and one not-so-serious piece. These shows will have different directors — including one new director who is visiting IU Southeast from 2019-2020 named Barrett Cooper. The first...

Open mic in the coffee shop

Jacob Howard, a freshman who is an English Education Major, sings “Michael” by Red House Painters while playing his guitar. “My parents started getting me guitar lessons and I hated it but once I started listening to music, I was like, ‘oh, this might be worthwhile.’  I like performing...and I love that song too.”

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

In coffee shops across the nation, patrons are faced with a slew of different caffeine-filled options. Some prefer their coffee black, while others load up with cream and sugar. Avid coffee lovers at IU Southeast on Thursday, September 5, ordered their beloved caffeinated beverages with the soothing...

On-air, online, on campus

Station Manager Matt McClellan mans the sound board inside Horizon Radio’s broadcast room.  McClellan has led the station for three semesters. “I enjoy hearing stories and talking to people and hearing what they have to say or play,” he said.

Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor

July 10, 2019

As students wander the halls of University Center South, sounds of American Football’s “Never Meant” may emanate from a peculiar room with a glowing red “on-air” sign. Inside, there is a strong possibility one may find Matt McClellan, senior traditional communications major and station manager...

Meet the new SGA leaders

Meet the new SGA leaders

John Clere, Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2019

After winning a contentious campaign in the spring of 2019, the new IU Southeast Student Government Association President, Rachel Ronau, and Vice President, Mitchell Henry, seek to increase participation in student government and make their organization more transparent during their term. Ronau, a biology...

We stand against the SGA senator’s bathroom proposal – you should, too.

Illustration by Shelby Pennington

The Horizon Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

The bathroom legislation proposed by a member of the IUS Student Senate is at best thinly veiled bigotry and is at worst a poor attempt to disenfranchise some of our most marginalized students. The Horizon believes that any action short of complete condemnation of this proposal would be an affront...

Proposal sparks SGA public forum

The vote took place in room 104 of Hillside Hall. The meeting was moved after the SGA realized an above-average number of people wanted to come to the meeting. Pictured above, professor Greg Phipps speaks to the SGA.

Kat Lynn, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

The IU Southeast Student Government Association voted 7-1 Friday, April 12 against student senator Joseph Bortka’s “Recommendation on the Present Gender Discourse.” IU Southeast has four all-gender restrooms on campus. One in Knobview, one in University Center and two in Crestview. On April...

Lyda Radford, the first Grenadier

Correspondence sent from Lyda Radford to Floyd McMurray, founder of the Falls City Area Center, confirming she was the first student enrolled at what would become IU Southeast.

Kat Lynn and Jayla Rose

April 15, 2019

Over 68 years ago, Lyda Radford was denied access to schools in her residing state, leading to her travel across the river to gain a higher education and pursue her passion. “It is important to remember Ms. Lyda Radford because the documented story about her as the first student at IU Southeast...

Stand for applause

Juniors Cory Byers, Bradley Cross, Amanda Goodridge and Adam Beasley wait offstage to receive their awards.

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

On April 6, the 2019 IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner was held at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, IN. The Chancellor's Medallion is a prestigious scholarship presented by the Chancellor of IU Southeast. To date, 51 awards have been presented. Hundreds of Southern Indiana's and greater...

From part-time work study to full-time career

Kim Robertson poses at her desk in the Graduate Studies and Research office in the University Center. Photo by Tessa Arnold.

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

In the fall of 1979, Kim Roberson was seeking a part-time student job to pay for tuition and books. She went into the Bursar’s office after hearing they were looking for a student employee, but she had no luck. The next day, Oct. 9, her birthday, they called her and said “We can give you two ...

New artist resident brings new ideas to IUS ceramics program

Ewerth discusses the composition of some clay with students in class. Photo by Shelby Pennington.

Shelby Pennington, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

Tucked in a small room adjacent to the ceramics classroom, clay, vinyl and plastic twist together in bright colors and bold forms. The walls are plastered with drawings, neon paint, tape and material samples; all inspiration to the studio’s occupant, artist resident Sydney Ewerth. Artist Reside...