The Horizon

Anniversary excels to Gold Award

IUS Horizon December 2, 2012
Earlier this year, IU Southeast received the Gold Award in the Pride of CASE V Awards for Excellence in Specials Events, Series of Events. CASE stands for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and this award honored the many 70th Anniversary celebrations that were held both on and off campus last year. Brady Miller, special projects manager, completed the award application for IU Southeast and was also in charge of many of the major events on campus.

Crime report brews alcohol improvement

IUS Horizon November 25, 2012
The Annual Campus Security Act and Fire Safety Report for 2011 was released on Oct. 1, showing a significant decrease in the number of crimes and arrests that took place on campus from 2009 and 2010. This report showcases information regarding campus crime statistics and procedures for fire safety, as well as statistics showing drug and alcohol violations on campus for the last three years. Charlie Edelen, IUS Police chief, said this report can be very useful for students who want to find out how safe the IUS campus is.

Groups celebrate election with large turnout

IUS Horizon November 11, 2012
As President Barack Obama won re-election for 2012, IU Southeast brought Election Day to a local level by hosting an Election Watch Party on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in University Center North. More than 30 students attended the event, which included members of the College Democrats and College Republicans and faculty members. Election coverage was shown on projection screens, and several students brought their own laptops to keep up- to-date with the incoming results.

TKE supports charity with toys

IUS Horizon November 11, 2012
Holding a Barbie doll or a couple of Hot Wheels cars is not normally how one would picture standing in line to get into a party hosted by Tau Kappa Epsilon. However, this was the scene at TKE’s Halloween Bash 2012 held on Oct. 25 at The Grand theatre in New Albany. Daniel Matthews, business marketing and management junior and chapter president of TKE, said The Grand was chosen because the building is so large and the capacity would not fill up easily. TKE hosts many parties throughout the school year, but members said the real reason behind these parties can be unknown. Matthews said not many students on campus realize TKE is a non-profit organization.

Crimson Crew: A key player for new students

IUS Horizon October 28, 2012
Crimson Crew members, also known as orientation leaders, help new students transition into college life in the IUS community. Orientation leaders help incoming students become acquainted with the IUS campus and let students know about the different resources the campus has to offer. Casey Parker, nursing sophomore, has been a member of the Crimson Crew for three years and said she joined the Crimson Crew to getinvolved with campus because she did not know a lot of people.

LGBT advocate discusses life with same-sex parents

IUS Horizon October 21, 2012
Close your eyes and think about the images that come to mind when you hear the word marriage. Common images could be a wedding with heartfelt vows, the wedding cake, a reception with funny toasts or having a little too much champagne by the end of the night. Now imagine going through the whole marriage process, only to find out your marriage is not legally recognized because of your sexual orientation.

Grenadiers kill Mountaineers, improve skills

IUS Horizon October 14, 2012
IU Southeast came away victorious in the 70-minute game against Berea College, held Oct. 2 in the Activities Building. The Grenadiers swiftly held off the Mountaineers throughout each set to come away with the win in three sets; 25-15, 25-17, 25-15. This fast-paced game was dominated by attacks from both teams. IU Southeast ended the game with 38 total kills to the Mountaineers 16.

Grenadiers shut out Spalding

IUS Horizon October 7, 2012
IU Southeast came off their two game losing streak with a hard fought victory over Spalding University, Sept. 27 in the Activities Building. The Grenadiers battled to hold their lead throughout each set and eventually came away victorious, winning in three sets; 27-25, 25-22, 27-25. The Grenadiers dominated the game with kills, spikes and blocks. Coral Maybrier, freshman outside hitter, and Jade Troutman, junior middle blocker, completed the night with a combined 29 of the Grenadiers’ 47 kills — Troutman with 15 and Maybrier with 14. Every member of the team ended the night with at least three spikes apiece. Meaghen Tompkins, sophomore setter, had a match-high with 33 assists for the Grenadiers.

Grenadiers fall to Lindsey Wilson despite effort

IUS Horizon September 30, 2012
Lindsey Wilson College continued its seven-game winning streak with its win against IU Southeast Sept. 20 in the Activities Building. The Grenadiers kept it close but lost in four sets, 3-1, to the Blue Raiders. This loss ended the team’s two-game winning streak. “I am very, very, very proud of my team tonight,” Lesley Drury-Prather, IUS volleyball head coach, said. “This is the first time that they have showed heart and fight and fire, which we have been preaching all year, and so it’s really great to see it.”

Adviser inspired by past, looks forward to future

IUS Horizon September 23, 2012
Quirky. Random. Talkative. Hard-working. Loyal. Helpful. These are just a few adjectives that describe Misti Whitaker, newest academic adviser for the School of Social Sciences. “I think one of the things that makes me so unique is my sense of humor,” Whitaker said. She said her sense of humor runs in the family. Each one of her three sisters, as well as her mother and stepfather, have a similar sense of humor.

Admissions counselor devoted to student success

IUS Horizon September 16, 2012
Lindsey Goss, new counselor of Admissions for High School and International Recruitment, said she is dedicated to her new job at IU Southeast. “It is very important for me to do a good job,” Goss said. Goss said she discovered her love for admissions while waiting in her college admissions office, and it grew from there.

Hardships inspire new president to prosper

IUS Horizon September 9, 2012
Christopher Cole, general studies senior and president of the Multi-cultural Student Union, has made it through several turning points in his life to get him to where he is today. “I’ve been going to school for eight years now,” Cole said. “I had to work full time and pay my bills. Life does happen. Don’t pursue something that you don’t like.” Cole said school has always been very important to him.
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