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Fine Arts

  • Dirt Bags Art Club

    The Dirt Bags Art Club intends to bring awareness of the arts to the IU Southeast campus and the community. Our initiatives include bringing visiting artists and lecturers to campus, organizing group activities for students to enhance their education in the arts, providing support for studio equipment for the IU Southeast Fine Art Program, and promoting outreach about the arts to local schools. Members of the group benefit from a more in depth education in the arts, as well as a better sense of camaraderie within the IU Southeast art community and more experience gaining teamwork and communication skills.



Modern Languages

  • French Club
    If you are learning French or would like to maintain your French skills or learn more about the Francophone world, you should consider participating in the French Club. It is a great opportunity to explore the language and cultures where French is spoken, ranging from France to Canada to the Caribbean and Africa. For information about the French Club, contact Dr. Charles Pooser.
  • Spanish Club
    Students of Spanish and those interested in practicing, improving, or maintaining their Spanish-language skills are invited to join the Spanish Club. The club engages in a variety of social activities, including dining at some of the restaurants in the area that feature cuisine from the Spanish-speaking world. For information on how to become involved with the Spanish Club, contact Dr. Tim Ambrose.
  • International Student Organization
    All students at IU Southeast - those with an international background, but also any internationally-interested students are invited to participate in the International Student Organization. It is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures through social interaction with people from other countries or maybe have studied or worked in another country or those who are merely interested in mutually learning about other cultures. The ISO participates each year in the International Festival and other campus events in order to inform the campus community about the international diversity on our campus. The ISO also has international movie nights, pizza parties, and international potluck/pitch-in dinners. If you are international or internationally interested, come and join the fun!


Music

  • IU Southeast Concert Band

    The Concert Band performs the highest quality literature, from band classics to the latest international contemporary works. Versatility and variety mark the tradition of the Concert Band.

    Rehearsals: Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160
    Directors: Philip Thomas and Donald McMahel

    To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Concert Band, contact Don McMahel.

  • IU Southeast Orchestra

    The Orchestra explores the riches of the symphonic repertoire. Along with symphonies, orchestral literature in all styles and from all stylistic periods is performed, including concertos, operatic repertoire and major choral/orchestral works.

    Rehersals: Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160
    Director: Dr. Joanna Goldstein

    To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Orchestra, contact Dr. Joanna Goldstein via email or by phone at (812) 941-2345.

  • Commonwealh Brass Band

    The Commonwealth Brass Band - an Ensemble In Residence at IU Southeast - is based on the English style of Brass Bands. Repertoire is selected to highlight this tradition. The Brass Band takes part in National Brass Band Competitions.

    Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160
    Director: J. Jerome Amend
    Associate Director: Anita Cocker Hunt

    To inquire about joining the Commonwealth Brass Band, contact J. Jerome Amend.

  • IU Southeast Guitar Ensemble

    Rehearsals: Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., OG 160
    Director: Andrew Rhinehart

    To inquire about joining the Guitar Ensemble, contact the Andrew Rhinehart.

  • IU Southeast Percussion Ensemble

    Rehearsals: Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., OG 160
    Director: Mark Tate

    To inquire about joining the Percussion Ensemble, contact the .

  • Chamber Ensembles

    IUS Chamber ensembles offer small ensemble work and performance in small ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, and various piano and instrumental combinations. Assignments to and supervision of these ensembles will be made through the coordination of the private instructors involved. (IU Southeast students only.)

  • IU Southeast Concert Choir

    The Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the University, consisting primarily of music majors and students with previous singing experience. The ensemble performs outstanding and highly varied choral literature drawn from all styles and historical periods, with an emphasis on traditional college repertoire and major choral works. The Concert Choir presents four to five concerts on campus each year, as well as some off-campus performances. Audition is required.

    Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Recital Hall
    Director: Dr. Joanna Goldstein

    To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Concert Choir, contact Dr. Joanna Goldstein via email or by phone at (812) 941-2345.

  • IU Southeast Community Chorus

    The Community Chorus is open to IUS students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Mainly composed of community members, the group performs a variety of literature, including major works, and often combines with the Concert Choir. The Community Chorus presents four to five concerts on campus each year, as well as some off-campus performances. The group also participates in IUS’s popular Holiday Pops Concert every year. Although formal auditions are not required, participants must schedule an appointment with the director for placement in the ensemble.

    Participation is free of charge and the music is provided.

    Rehearsals: Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160
    Director: Dr. Joanna Goldstein

    To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Community Chorus, contact Dr. Joanna Goldstein via email or by phone at (812) 941-2345.

  • Southern Indiana Women's Choral Festival

    The idea of creating the Southern Indiana Women’s Choral Festival began twelve years ago, when a group of motivated local high school choral directors joined forces to offer talented students from the area the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the female voice. Linda DeRungs, Angela Hampton, and Leslie Rajchel created this festival involving dedicated students, from freshmen to seniors, who learn varied literature for treble voices for a day of choral singing. For years, the various participating schools took their students to different venues to work under different directors. In 2010, IUS was invited to host the festival and over two hundred students came to our campus to work on challenging literature. The festival was a success and our campus was chosen to serve as the home for this wonderful event. IUS is proud to inherit such a great tradition and looks forward to making the Southern Indiana Women’s Choral Festival a part of our own choral tradition.

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    Director: Dr. Joanna Goldstein

    To inquire about participating in the Southern Indiana Women’s Choral Festival, contact Dr. Joanna Goldstein via email or by phone at (812) 941-2345.



Philosophy

  • Philosophy Club

    For the latest news about Philosophy Club meetings and discussion, please join the Philosophy Club Listserv. The Listserv email address is: philclub@lists.ius.edu.

    Philosophy Club typically meets on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. Sometimes we will meet in the ILTE Conference Room (Room #221) in the Library, and sometimes we'll meet at Rich O's Public House (3312 Plaza Drive, near Kroger on Grant Line Rd).

    For questions about Philosophy Club, please contact Simon McKim.



Theatre

  • Drama/Theatre

    The Theatre Department produces two to three mainstage productions each year, including plays and musicals, in addition to smaller student-run productions. Auditions for our productions are open to all IU Southeast students, regardless of their major. Audition announcements will be posted on the Theatre Department's webpage. For more information, contact the Theatre Department.



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