The Horizon

Professors participate in 2016 election panel

Ron Allman, professor of journalism, speaks to the crowd about the media and if they need to change the way they cover politics.

Connor Edrington, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2016

The third floor of the IUS Library was recently home to a discussion about politics and whether or not Americans have created politicians’ characteristics. On Wednesday, April 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., students gathered in the library to listen to a panel of IUS professors speak about how the country...

Mental Health and Wellness Series event tackles issues of homelessness and mental illness

Melissa Fry, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research and Education Center at IU Southeast, tells a story about one of her clients who lost everything as Annell Lough, outreach advisor for the Center for Women and Families, and another attendee listen.

Samuel Voyles, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2016

Homelessness and mental health are issues that can affect communities. March’s Mental Health and Wellness Series event focused on those issues. The event, called “Disenfranchisement in the U.S.,” took place on Wednesday, March 9 in University Center North, room 127. The event consisted of a...

IUS professor discusses King’s idea of building a better community

Melissa Fry, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research and Education Center at IU Southeast, discusses the relationship between applied community sociology and Martin Luther King Jr. The graph represented the percentage of minorities in Clark and Floyd County elementary schools.

Tony Pacheco, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of building a better community for all people, but his notion of the beloved community is an idea that sociologists are still pursuing today. Melissa Fry, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research and Education Center at IU Southeast,...

Sociology Club collects snacks for the homeless

Aimee Kelmel, sociology senior, and Aubrey Garman, psychology and sociology senior, collect individually wrapped snacks Thursday, Jan. 14 in The Commons for the Sociology Club. The snacks will be added to care packages that will be distributed to the homeless during the Point in Time count on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Autumn Hockenbury, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2016

Aimee Kelmel, sociology senior, had an experience that showed her the importance of supporting organizations that help those who experience homelessness. In 2013, her home was destroyed by a fire. Everything was incinerated except for her video games and a few clothes, but her family and animals made...

The Other Side of Homelessness

The Other Side of Homelessness

Aprile Rickert, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2015

Victoria Bennett had a plan. In 2010, realizing that she needed to follow her dream of graduating with an IU degree, Bennett, then a political science student at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, sold her house, gathered up her savings and prepared to move. "One day I realized I’ve got an em...