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Building Communities in a Global Society

The primary purpose of the Indiana University Southeast Common Experience Program is to develop a common dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and members of the local communities. The theme or dialogue of this year’s program is “Building Communities in a Global Society.” Community can be defined as developing an authentic relationship between people or a group of two or more people who, regardless of their backgrounds, have been able to accept or transcend their differences, enabling them to communicate openly and effectively, and to work together toward common goals, while having a sense of unusual safety with one another. Over the course of this year we will discuss how to build communities in the face of tremendous obstacles such as poverty, economic inequality, race, language, culture, and power structures.

There are many ways to participate in this program. One may attend some or all of our numerous programs and events scheduled over the course of the academic year. These programs are designed to allow you to “see the world through the eyes on another.” One may also read our common reading Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John (2009) and engage in book discussions in either the fall or spring semesters. Students can register in almost 40 courses that have assigned the common reading as part of the class. Faculty members, staff members, and members of the community are invited and encouraged to purchase the book, read it, and participate in one of the book discussions. All are welcome and encouraged to come and participate in our on-going dialogue “Building Communities in a Global Society.”

Campus News

IU Southeast to hold full-scale active shooter exercise on July 26

IU Southeast to hold full-scale active shooter exercise on July 26

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Bernadette Jessie and Lisa Russell are newest FACET inductees from IU Southeast

Bernadette Jessie and Lisa Russell are newest FACET inductees from IU Southeast

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IU Southeast receives grant to microfilm, digitize issues of student newspaper

IU Southeast receives grant to microfilm, digitize issues of student newspaper

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Kirk Randolph honoree in this year’s Forty Under 40

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Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project

Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project

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Dean Joe Wert elected co-chair of IU University Faculty Council

Dean Joe Wert elected co-chair of IU University Faculty Council

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IU Southeast a supportive presence at inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

IU Southeast a supportive presence at inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

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IU Southeast to sponsor, participate in inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

IU Southeast to sponsor, participate in inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival

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Champions Dinner

August 6th, 2016

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Summer Session II Classes End

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New Student Induction Day

August 19th, 2016

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