The Horizon

15 ways to avoid the freshman 15

Samantha Frazier

August 28, 2013

We have all heard of it: the dreaded Freshman 15. We’ve probably all seen it happen, too. And it’s not just to freshmen. So why does it happen? Patrick Hardy, bachelor of science in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science, says lifestyle plays a large role. “We’ve...

California vacation offers life changing advice

Samantha Frazier

August 26, 2013

This summer, I thought I would change. I went on a trip a fortune teller predicted would be spiritual. She said it would give me the answers I’d been looking for, and I couldn’t have been more excited, because that was precisely why I was going. But it didn’t happen exactly like that. In...

Student quits school, comes back ready to collect bet

IUS Horizon

December 3, 2012

Laura Caruso, communication senior, has had a long, winding journey through college. However, she said this is not due to a lack of motivation, but rather to a plan for the future. Caruso first attended IU Southeast straight out of high school in 2005, took a break after 2008 to put her husband Mich...

Grade inflation questionable at IUS

IUS Horizon

December 3, 2012

Grade inflation — the trend of colleges rewarding students with higher grades than in the past — is a phenomenon affecting many of the nation’s institutes of higher education. But is it happening at IU Southeast? The answer is hard to tell. “I don’t know if there is any evidence that...

Omelet cook gets batty in different states during summer

IUS Horizon

December 3, 2012

  To a lot of IUS students, Brian Dennis, biology sophomore, said he is known as "the guy who cooks the omelets." Dennis has been working the morning shift in the Food Court all semester, but this is merely a break from his other “batty” job. During summer breaks, Dennis trades his...

Farmer’s daughter influenced by life’s travels

IUS Horizon

November 26, 2012

Most students think of two things when it comes to the first day of classes: syllabuses and self-introductions. For many, reading the syllabus is the easy part, and coming up with something interesting to say is not. For lack of better alternatives, most end up just blurting out that they have a...

Students collaborate work with new hub

IUS Horizon

October 22, 2012

The IT Department added two new collaboration hub tables on the second floor lounge of Hillside Hall. Finished just a week before fall classes began, this technology allows students to share individual work from their laptops on a big screen TV. “This is brand new for this campus,” Tom Saw...

IUS organizations harvest fun for local children

IUS Horizon

October 15, 2012

Amid inflatables, roasted corn stands, several strollers and attendees dressed in sweatshirts and jeans, there was a princess walking around IU Southeast’s Fall Festival on Oct. 7. Little did she know her validity was about to be tested by an inquisitive young girl. “Are you a real princess?” th...

Students experience Asian culture

IUS Horizon

October 8, 2012

Recently a group of IUS students was able to visit Asia by simply riding a bus. Valerie Scott, senior lecturer in psychology, took her Psychology 451 class to the Crane House in Louisville, where they immersed themselves in Asian culture. Also known as the Asia Institute, the Crane House provi...

Ukulele player entertains IUS students

IUS Horizon

October 1, 2012

Smells of meatballs rose and filled the air in The Commons. Sounds of chatter joined in. Students scrambled to get that last piece of homework done while scarfing down whatever they could of their salads and baked potatoes. Then it came. An unfamiliar sound had entered the mix. It was the s...

IUS Sports Network goes viral with live feed

IUS Horizon

September 24, 2012

Grenadier sports fans now have another reason to cheer. The IUS Athletics Department has launched an online network, which allows fans to stream live games. The Grenadier Sports Network is the brainchild of Joe Glover, athletic director, and Stephen Utz, sports information director. Glover and...

Tennis player recognized for academics

IUS Horizon

September 10, 2012

Evan Biesterveld does not play hooky. He plays tennis. Biesterveld, criminal justice senior, said he has never skipped a single class in his college career. He has only missed to compete in tennis matches. That dedication has not gone unnoticed. Biesterveld was recently named one of the 2...