The Horizon

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

Photo provided by Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks.

Sydney Randall, News Editor

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 Laramie Project.” IU Southeast’s Theater Department hosted a production of Moisés Kaufma...

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...

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

Kim Pelle, holding a physical copy of

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

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 Center co-hosted the event. Kim Pelle, coordinator of non-traditional student programs at IU Southeast,...

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.

Parker Henes and Ty Simpson

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 IUS campus to students about her involvement in helping refugees live successfully in America throug...

Volunteers voice honest accounts of Africa

IUS Horizon

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, assistant  librarian and co-chair of the Common Experience Program, who said the purpose of the Common Experience for the 2011-12 school year is to join people to...

Nursing professor imparts advice for healthy lifestyle

IUS Horizon

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 10 years and said she accepted the opportunity to speak to students outside of her program. “I ...

Common Experience: Students characterize social cycles

IUS Horizon

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 of the Common Experience book “The Working Poor” by David K. Shipler. Stories from the b...

‘Nightmare’ on Grant Line Road

IUS Horizon

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 errors it was moved to Woodland Lodge at 7:40 p.m. “Darwin’s Nightmare” is a documentary written and directed by Hube...