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Artwork showcased at the event by Riegger. They describe this piece as ​This installation is a body narrative piece of a burdened back with knots, tightness, and a history of labor-intensive activity.

Uncommonly Honest

Kara Wright and Chelsey Elswick October 31, 2022

Growing up in Michigan, Carly Riegger battled constant pain in their weak muscles and aching joints.   “I was trying to be as able-bodied as possible and it was killing me,” Riegger said, recounting...

Photo provided by Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks.

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

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...

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

Judy Shepard visits IU Southeast, speaks about human rights

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...

Kim Pelle, holding a physical copy of The Laramie Project, leads a discussion following the showing of the film.

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

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...

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

Diversity advocate Brian Sims speaks in Ogle Center

Kristin Kennedy and Autumn Hockenbury 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...

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

How One Game Can Start Something World Changing

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...

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 together with the common theme of liberty and justice. The two women, Karen Kaye, adjunct instructor of English, and Jill Erwin, instructor of English at Elizabethtown Community College, both volunteered in different parts in Africa.

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 felt like I could put a presentation together that would relate to a cross section of students,” Reid said. The speech intended to educate students about health and wellness and to present several Internet resources for continuing education.

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 book were told by four students acting as the characters and capturing the character’s personality. The book highlighted the lives of the characters and told stories of their struggles with low-paying jobs and the cycle of families on welfare. A panel of five students answered the questions, complaints and concerns of the characters about their economic problems and social failures. The panel gave educated answers to the characters’ concerns about current economic and social problems.

‘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.
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