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IU Southeast

Fall 2014 7

Bob Lane, executive director of the NAHA, and staff, present Chancellor Ray Wallace and members of

the School of Nursing with a national merit award.

Renowned historian and author keynotes Greek Life conference

Lawrence C. Ross, author of “The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities,” delivered the

keynote speech at IU Southeast’s Greek life conference in August.

Ross has presented at more than 400 colleges and universities across the nation about the dynamics of college fraternities

and sororities, and hazing. At the Greek life conference, Ross spoke about the importance of unity among all Greek divisions.

In addition to his speaking engagements, Ross is known as a screenwriter, journalist, influential writer of African-American

history, author of five books, consumer trend expert and social media fanatic. He has worked as both a columnist and

reporter, whose stories have appeared in more than 200 newspapers.

Members of all eight IU Southeast Greek chapters were in attendance at the Aug. 16 conference.

Nursing students awarded for community involvement

IU Southeast nursing students, in

partnership with the New Albany

Housing Authority (NAHA), received a

national merit award for their work with

NAHA residents.

Students performed home visits for the

elderly, and people with chronic mental

illness, who could not otherwise leave

their home for care. They also designed

healthy workshops and created events

to educate and support those in need.

Combined, IU Southeast students

were able to reach nearly 300 NAHA

residents, filling a critical healthcare

gap.

The mutually beneficial relationship

began three years ago as a trial

semester, and has evolved to become a

permanent fixture in the public health

nursing curriculum.

Student Veterans Organization hosted American Legion

Charter Ceremony

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) at Indiana University Southeast sponsored the charter of an American Legion

post on campus, Ashton L.M. Goodman Post 109.

The institution of the Post is historic for a number of reasons. Ashton L.M. Goodman Post 109 is the first American Legion

Post in Indiana to be named after a female fallen soldier, and one of the only Posts in the state with women in command. It

is also the only American Legion Post sponsored by IU Southeast.