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IU Southeast
Summer 2012 7
The audience watches a Children’s Series performance at the Ogle Cultural Center.
IU Southeast student
wins singing competition
Geoffrey Hutton, a voice performance
major, won the senior men’s category of
the National Association for Teachers of
Singing (NATS) Kentucky Competition.
Hutton is a senior from New Albany.
The National Association of Teachers
of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest
professional association of teachers of
singing in the world with more than
7,000 members in the United States,
Canada, and more than 25 other
countries.
University reorganizes
campus advising to
boost persistence rate
Student advising at Indiana University
Southeast has a new look.
In an effort to increase student
persistence to graduation and to better
connect students with the faculty and
staff in their academic schools, IU
Southeast is overhauling the advising
process. In addition, a new Advising
Center for Exploratory Students (ACES)
opened in March.
Under the new advising system,
students who have selected a major or
those who are leaning toward a field of
study without yet declaring their final
major will be advised in their individual
academic schools such as the School of
Business or the School of Education.
Undecided individuals will now be
advised in ACES.
The recommendation to restructure
academic advising at IU Southeast was
proposed after a seven-month study
in 2010 by the Student Success and
Persistence Task Force. That group was
convened in May 2010 by Chancellor
Sandra Patterson-Randles to look into
initiatives to improve student success
and persistence to graduation.
To handle their influx of new advisees,
each of IU Southeast’s six academic
schools has hired at least one additional
advisor.
The Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at IU Southeast has given away
more than $1 million in free tickets for local school children.
The Ogle’s Children’s Series allows kids across IU Southeast’s 13-county service
region to attend live performing arts events free of charge. Now celebrating its
15th year, the series has hosted more than 143,000 children.
The first Children’s Series performance was a Stage One production of “Green
Eggs and Ham” on May 14, 1997.  In the first year of its existence, about 1,800
children took part in the program. During the 2011-12 school year, nearly 21,000
children attended shows. 
Sponsors of the Children’s Series over the years have included Chase Bank, Clark
Memorial Hospital, Community Foundation of Harrison County, Community
Foundation of Southern Indiana, Duke Energy, Holiday Inn Lakeview, Horseshoe
Foundation of Floyd County, Indiana Arts Commission, Louisville Public Media,
National Endowment of the Arts, Ogle Foundation, and Washington Community
Foundation.
Beginning July 1, Indiana University Southeast will phase out its Noncredit
Programs.
The department of Noncredit Programs was part of IU Southeast’s Continuing
Studies Division and has allowed the University to serve the community by
offering not-for-credit business and industry training, general interest programs,
and children’s classes.
The closure will not affect the bachelor’s degree in general studies that is currently
housed in Continuing Studies.
IU Southeast will continue to offer the very successful Project AHEAD, a noncredit
children’s program. Project AHEAD will now be part of the School of Education.
Also, each of the academic schools at IU Southeast will have the option to offer
noncredit programming that they deem appropriate to their missions.
In addition, IU Southeast will continue to offer all academic degree programs,
including the bachelor’s degree in general studies, which was previously part of
the School of Continuing Studies. That degree, which is targeted to non-traditional
students, will be offered through a new unit at IU Southeast.
IU Southeast says goodbye to Noncredit Programs
Ogle Center gives $1 million in free shows for children