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“The Laramie Project” is a raw and emotional theatrical take on a real-life tragedy

Photo provided by Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks.
IU Southeast Theater Department’s latest production is a dramatic play written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
December 17, 2019

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, was murdered by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The events surrounding the tragedy were later written about in “The...

Judy Shepard visits IU Southeast, speaks about human rights

Judy Shepard (left) gestures as she answers a question from an audience member.
The Common Experience program’s guest speaker shared her story in the Ogle Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8
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...

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

Kim Pelle, holding a physical copy of
The Common Experience Movie Night for “The Laramie Project” was both heart-wrenching and moving
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...

Diversity advocate Brian Sims speaks in Ogle Center

Brian Sims was the keynote speaker in the Common Experience event “Decision Making and Diversity: Getting Things Done and Bringing People With You.
March 20, 2016

Before Brian Sims was a diversity advocate or a Pennsylvania state representative, he had to come to terms with others knowing about his sexuality. While Sims was a captain of his football team during...

How One Game Can Start Something World Changing

Fugees Family coach Luma Mufleh responds to a question posed by Deputy Director of Athletics Denny Williams.
September 27, 2015

The IU Southeast Common Experience hosted a special guest on campus last week for their "Building Communities in a Global Society" series. On Sept. 22, Luma Mufleh gave two speeches while on the...

Volunteers voice honest accounts of Africa

April 1, 2012

The Common Experience event “Volunteerism in Africa” focused on two individuals who volunteered in Africa and their involvement in educating youth. The speakers were introduced by Maria Accardi,...

Nursing professor imparts advice for healthy lifestyle

January 22, 2012

Jacquelyn Reid, professor of nursing, spoke to students about healthy lifestyles on Jan. 18.  The lecture was part of the Common Experience series. Reid has taught at IU Southeast for more than...

Common Experience: Students characterize social cycles

December 4, 2011

The graduate students of the Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies class put on a show on Nov. 30 called “Metheopressed or Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Change,” which was a reenactment...

‘Nightmare’ on Grant Line Road

January 28, 2009

The Common Experience Movie Night Jan. 13 could have been a nightmare in more than one way. The movie “Darwin’s Nightmare” was to be shown in Meadow Lodge at 7:30 p.m.; however, due to scheduling...

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