IU Southeast
Spring 2013 3
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Erica Walsh
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Dear Readers,
Our single-minded goal at IU Southeast is to educate. We want our
students to swing for the fences and leave campus with a powerful degree
that will take them places.
But one of our responsibilities is also to provide educational opportunities
to our community. The Southern Indiana region is a fantastic teammate,
and we want to provide its residents with valuable opportunities to expand
their horizons.
To that end, one of our best-kept secrets is the annual Sanders Speaker
Series. This series, generously funded by Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders,
brings world-class speakers to our campus to share their insights with our
community. Previous speakers have included politicos Dana Perino and
Donna Brazile, economist Arthur Laffer, and ice cream entrepreneur Jerry
We hit it out of the park with this year’s series, which brought Billy Beane,
the Oakland A’s general manager and inspiration for the movie
If you saw
Beane was played by Brad Pitt. (I suggested to the
series organizers that we bring Brad Pitt to campus, too, but apparently
he’s a little out of our budget. Sigh.)
philosophy stretches much further than the baseball
field, as our attendees found out. You can read more about Beane and his visit to IU Southeast on page 24 of this issue.
For a little on-the-field action closer to home, you can also read about the record-breaking IU Southeast softball team on
page 10. With a new coach in place and coming off a stellar 2012 season, these Grenadier student-athletes are making IU
Southeast proud.
And, just to work in one more baseball cliché before I close this letter, let me remind you about the next big event on deck this
spring – Commencement. Our annual ceremony is May 6, so get ready to welcome a new group of alumni to the club.
As always, thanks for reading.
Oh, and MLB Opening Night is March 31. Batter up! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist sliding one more cliché in there.)
Erica Walsh
IU Southeast