The Horizon

IUS prepares to host 2020 Latinx Leadership Conference

From left to right: ILLC co-chair Ashley Lopez, Veronica Medina, and Jennifer Ortiz.

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

Community and cultural awareness will take center stage on Feb. 29, 2020 when IU Southeast hosts the Latinx Leadership Conference for the first time in its 20-year history. The ILLC (Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference) committee is planning the conference alongside the planning board of IU Bloomington. In...

Comedian Joe Deuce visits IUS, conjures chuckles in the Commons

“You know you are out of shape when you put on a wrinkled shirt and it looks fine,” Deuce said. “Who needs washboard abs when you have a wrinkle-releasing stomach?”

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

No one in the audience was off limits for comedian Joe Deuce, who visited IU Southeast last Wednesday in an event sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The event was part of IU Southeast’s 2019 Homecoming week.  Deuce, on his third trip to IU Southeast, is a comedian from Kentucky who has be...

Two professional photographers captured IU Southeast’s attention at the Ogle Center

Tamara Gooch (right) answers a question while Jess Lee listens. Photo by Sydney Randall.

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Renowned professional photographers Jess Lee and Tamara Gooch came to IU Southeast to speak about their experiences and share the beauty of nature and wildlife within their images at the Ogle Center Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is part of the 11th annual Louisville Photo Biennial, which is a photo...

IUS releases annual Clery Act statistics

IUS releases annual Clery Act statistics

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

One rape incident, four dating violence incidents, two stalking incidents and one fondling incident were reported on the IUS campus in 2018, according to the Clery Act data released earlier this month.  Indiana University released its 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Oct. 1. The report cons...

SGA executive board installs student senators, elects student senate officers and discusses hazing

SGA President Grant Hill shares his officer report at the SGA's weekly meeting.

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Student Government Association President Grant Hill used an executive order to allow three of the four new probationary senators to be installed as student senators at the SGA’s Friday, Oct. 11 meeting. The probationary senators had to be in attendance at the Oct. 11 meeting to become student senators....

Fat Heads Rescue takes on Harvest Homecoming

Joanna Smith holds a boxer puppy brought to Harvest Homecoming by Fat Heads Rescue.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

A local non-profit animal shelter hosted a booth at Harvest Homecoming this year, letting visitors spend time with its wet-nosed puppies for a small fee. Fat Heads Rescue had a booth at the annual New Albany festival for the first time. Harvest Homecoming hosted craft and booth days from Thursday, Oct. 10 to Sun...

IUS commemorates Lyda Radford, the first Grenadier

IUS Chancellor Ray Wallace (left) and IU President Michael McRobbie (right) pose in front of Lyda Radford's historical marker.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

IU President Michael McRobbie unveiled a historical marker on Wednesday, Oct. 9 commemorating Lyda Radford, the first student to ever enroll at IU Southeast. The marker is on display right outside the entrance to University Center North. “I’m pleased to be here today to unveil the first historical...

Judy Shepard visits IU Southeast, speaks about human rights

Judy Shepard (left) gestures as she answers a question from an audience member.

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Judy Shepard spoke about equality, tragedy and inclusivity during her visit to IU Southeast’s Ogle Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event was presented by the IU Southeast Common Experience program. Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man who was beaten, tortured, tied to a...

IU Southeast hosts annual Volunteer fair

Robin Pitmann, communications and outreach coordinator for Harbor House of Louisville, sits at her organization's table at the annual IUS Volunteer Fair.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Over 20 local organizations visited IU Southeast’s campus on Monday, Oct. 7 to inform students on volunteer opportunities happening in the community. The mission of each organization is to get students involved through giving back to the community while making new experiences. A variety of organizations...

New SGA president appoints vice president, associate justice and probationary senators

SGA Vice President Christian Thomas shares his goals as VP at the SGA’s October 4 meeting. Thomas is among six new members of the SGA.

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2019

The IU Southeast Student Government Association discussed the appointment of new members, recruitment and budget proposals at their meetings on Friday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Oct. 4. The meetings were the first ones to be opened to the public since the resignation of SGA’s executive board. Grant Hill...

IUS Police Department hosts women’s self-defense class

Monica Burnell-Wise leads off exercises to get students warmed up for the physical portion of the women’s self-defense class.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2019

Students and faculty practiced their heel palm strikes and elbow strikes at a Women’s Self Defense Class on Thursday, September 26. Patrol Officer Monica Burnell-Wise led the event, held in University Center North. Students and staff filled UC 127 as Burnell-Wise discussed statistics, awareness...

Personal Counseling Services hosts screening of “The ‘S’ Word” to spark discussion about mental health

Michael Day, the head of personal counseling at IU Southeast, leads a discussion about suicide prevention.

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

In honor of IU Southeast’s fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Week, 19 students and five faculty and staff attended a showing and discussion of “The “S” Word” in the IUS library on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The showing and discussion were a part of the Mental Health and Wellness Series. IU...