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Members of Alpha Phi and Pi Kappa Alpha volunteer at move-in day.

NEWS AND NOTES

Meriwether named in 20 People to Know in education

IU Southeast Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Jason

L. Meriwether, was named to Louisville Business First’s new monthly feature, People to

Know.

Each month, the publication selects a different industry to profile, the goal being to

connect readers with key players in the business world—a virtual networking of sorts.

August, when most schools are back in session, was selected as the month to profile

education.

Meriwether has 14 years experience in the education industry, but being a higher-

education administrator was not always his plan.

“I didn’t select this field as much as I am certain that education chose me,” Meriwether

said. “My original goal was to be a sports broadcaster. When I was in undergrad at the

University of Louisville, so many people invested in me, and I was active on campus as a

member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. I know this is my calling.”

Faculty award winners announced

The Improvement of Learning Committee selected Dr. Victor Waingeh, School of Natural Sciences (full-time), and Mary

Ann Fitzharris, School of Arts & Letters (part-time), for the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award, given in recognition of

outstanding work and student-centered focus in the classroom.

The Research & Grants Committee selected Dr. Victor Waingeh, School of Natural Sciences (junior faculty), and Dr. Deborah

Finkel, School of Social Sciences (senior faculty), for the 2014 Distinguished Research & Creativity Award. Dr. Waingeh

was selected for his outstanding work and commitment to undergraduate research at IU Southeast, and Dr. Finkel for her

outstanding work in the fields of behavioral genetics and developmental psychology.

A formal presentation of these awards occured at the State of the Campus address on Sept. 11, 2014, in the Richard K. Stem

Concert Hall, Ogle Center.

Greek organizations volunteer more than 3,500 hours in community

IU Southeast’s eight Greek chapters

doubled volunteer efforts this year,

contributing a combined total of

3,643 hours of community service in

the 2013-14 academic year.

While accumulating more than

3,500 hours of service to the

community, IU Southeast Greek

women were able to achieve a grade

point average higher than that of

the female student body, while

Greek men maintained a grade point

average comparable to their non-

Greek counterparts.

Jason L. Meriwether