IU East Student News and Notes

December 4, 2014 |

IU East students to perform with Choral Concert, Student Recital
Richmond, Ind. — The public is invited to attend the annual Indiana University East Chorale Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday December 8, at Central United Methodist Church, located at 1425 E. Main Street.

The Chorale Concert will feature IU East students and faculty performing favorite holiday songs in both traditional and modern arrangements. The choir is conducted by Robert Williams. Free and open to the public.

The community is also invited to the Student Recital on Tuesday, December 9. Student vocalists, pianists, and other instrumentalists will perform a variety of works including pieces by Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, and Rogers and Hammerstein. The recital begins at 7 p.m. and will be in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. Free and open to the public.

IU East students’ work featured by Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society
Two Indiana University East student’s creative writing work was chosen to be featured on the Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society website following the 2014 Convention. Emily O’Brien, of Richmond, Ind., and Chase Eversole, of Connersville, are members of Sigma Tau Delta at IU East and have been active student leaders with the student organization since it was revived on campus in 2012.

O’Brien’s poem, “Saved by Savannah: A Sestina for the Sigma Tau Delta Convention,” was selected as a winning entry for the 2014 Convention Stories Contest. She is an English and history major.

Eversole has been invited to read his poem, “Rustbelt,” which focuses on the Midwestern region, at the upcoming convention. The poem has been accepted to be published online in the Sigma Tau Rectangle. The 2015 International Convention will be held March 18-21 in Albuquerque, N.M. Eversole is an English major. Members of IU East’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter and faculty advisor, Assistant Professor of English Steven Petersheim, will attend the conference.

IU East student receives Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Midwest Regional Award
Kaleigh Miller, of Richmond, received the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Institutional Regional Award for demonstrating leadership at IU East. Miller is junior communications major. She is a member of the Student Activity Advisory Team (SAAT), a student organization that advises and assists with planning and presenting entertainment and programs primarily for the student body of IU East.

Miller was nominated for the award by Rebeckah Hester, director of Campus Life. Hester said Miller was nominated because of her dedication to SAAT and having a passion about seeing events be successful; she has attended three student activities conferences; and she has chaired several student events held on campus such as PJs & DJs, hypnotist Chris Jones, and Six Appeal.

The regional award honors students who are part of a programming organization at APCA member institutions are eligible for the Student of the Year. One student from each of the APCA regions is selected. Those selected from the individual regions are then a finalist for the National Student of the Year. The National Conference will be held March 18-22.