IUN duo want to set up senior scholarship
By Emily Banas Indiana University Northwest November 29, 2012 3:26PM
Updated: January 1, 2013 6:18AM
Between scholarships, authors and a new program in public and environmental affairs, the opportunities to contribute and learn something new abound at Indiana University Northwest.
IUN seniors intend to create permanent scholarship: IUN seniors Kaleigh Fetcko and Miracle Anokwute are rallying their fellow students and the entire campus community to get behind their effort to create a permanent scholarship for senior students, courtesy of the Class of 2013.
Pre-med students Fetcko and Anokwute want to give back a little of what they’ve received, while fostering a culture of philanthropy. The scholarship would only be available to seniors because, traditionally, there are fewer scholarships available for upperclassmen.
The Class of 2013 is aiming to reach its $10,000 goal by the end of the academic year. Once enough money has been raised to support the ongoing scholarship, $500 would be awarded to one senior each year from any discipline with at least a 3.2 grade-point average. To be considered, each applicant also would need to submit a 250-word essay reflecting on his or her experiences at IUN.
For more information about supporting the Class of 2013 scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEA meet and greet reception: IUN’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs will host a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Savannah Center lobby. The event will give undergraduate and graduate SPEA students the chance to showcase their research.
The reception also will provide attendees with information about the new Master of Public Affairs nonprofit management curriculum that SPEA will start offering during the fall 2013 semester, plus all graduate certificate and concentration opportunities in the MPA. Attendees can learn about the MPA program, curriculum and application process, and the structure of the cohort admission process.
The MPA degree program is an interdisciplinary, professional program that helps students succeed in various roles within the changing public and nonprofit sectors.
There are four concentrations: criminal justice management-administration, health services administration, nonprofit management, and public management. Each concentration helps prepare students with the knowledge, skills and values to assume managerial and leadership roles.
Parking fees will be suspended for this event. For more information, contact Barbara Peat at email@example.com or call 981-5645.
Pop-Up Art at Lake Street Gallery features IUN authors: The IUN Alumni Association invites the public to meet eight local authors with IUN ties.
“Pop-Up Art,” organized with the Lake Street Gallery, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Miller gallery, 613 S. Lake St., Gary.
The IUN Alumni Association sponsors a “Lifelong Learning” series on various topics to encourage continuous learning. This month’s event goes on the road to bring the authors together with the public.
The authors and their books include Kenneth Schoon, professor emeritus of science education, “Calumet Beginnings” and “City Trees;” James Lane, professor emeritus of history, “Gary’s First Hundred Years; Ronald Cohen, professor emeritus of history, “Woody Guthrie: Writing America’s Songs;” Jennifer Greenburg, assistant professor of fine arts, “Rockabillies;” Stephen McShane, archivist and curator, Calumet Regional Archives, and Gary Wilk, professor emeritus of fine arts, “Steel Giants;” Donna Rae Rendina, IUN alumna, “The Golden Leaf;” Roy Dominguez, attorney, former Lake County sheriff and IUN alumnus, “Valor: The American Odyssey of Roy Dominguez.”
Attendees will enjoy wine and cheese. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call 980-6769.