news and notes
IU Southeast is one of the most affordable options for higher
education in our region, and this summer students can save
even more. IU is offering several programs to help make
attending the University more cost-efficient for students.
One of these programs is the summer tuition discount. Every
IU undergraduate is eligible to save up to 25 percent on
summer tuition. Classes for the second summer session at IU
Southeast begin June 24.
Paying for college is one of the top concerns on our students’
minds. An IU degree is more than just powerful, it’s
The Indiana University Southeast Children’s Center is now a
The Children’s Center applied for a state license early last fall
and the provisional license was granted to the facility at the
beginning of March.
Becoming a state-licensed facility will allow the Children’s
Center to be used by the University as a state observation and
practicum site for students and classes, as well as to apply for
additional state and federal funding.
Parents who use the center can now sign up to participate
in the Child and Adult Food Program for free or reduced
Indiana University Southeast received a half-million dollar
gift to the School of Nursing in March from Judge Carlton
B.S. ’72) and Sue (B.S. ’81) Sanders.
The generous gift will create The Judge Carlton and Sue
Sanders Laboratory for Nursing Education. The current
eight-bed nursing lab will undergo renovations and expand
into two separate spaces: a skills lab with 16 beds where
students learn basic nursing techniques, and a two-room
simulation lab that will house the school’s robotic, simulated
Save 25 percent on summer classes; Summer 2 begins June 24
affordable – especially at IU Southeast. In addition to the
summer discount, IU Southeast offers grants, loans, and
scholarships to help students keep their college costs as low
Beginning with the fall 2013 semester, IU Southeast juniors
and seniors who are on track to graduate in four years are
eligible for a Finish in Four financial award that offsets any
increase in tuition and fees for their final two years.
For more information on the summer discount and the Finish
in Four award, please visit affordability.iu.edu.
IU Southeast Children’s Center receives state license
rate lunches and may be eligible to receive additional state
and federal funding to subsidize daycare. As a state-licensed
facility, the Children’s Center will provide all meals for every
child rather than asking parents to supply breakfast, lunch,
IU Southeast is the only university in the Southern Indiana/
Greater Louisville region offering on-site child care. The
Children’s Center provides a safe environment, trained staff,
and structured learning activities for potty trained children
ages 3 through 13. Rates and hours can be found at
Nursing lab at IU Southeast gets a $500,000 shot in the arm from local donors
The total space will more than double in size, but the lab will
retain its hospital-like setting to provide students with real-
world practice while still in school.
The Sanders are both IU Southeast alumni and recipients
of the IU Southeast Alumni Award of Excellence. They
have been gracious benefactors to IU Southeast for several
years, most notably in the School of Business where they
have established the Sanders Chair, the Sanders Financial
Markets Lab, and the Sanders Speaker Series.
In choosing the School of Nursing, the couple wanted to
provide support to a program that has long maintained a
strong presence in the University. The Sanders attended an
open house at the school where they got a small glimpse into
the program and saw the potential benefits of their gift.
I talked to a lot of people in the community, and everyone
indicated this is the best school around as far as nursing
programs go,” Judge Carlton Sanders said. “Sue and I felt
that if we could improve it, we should. It was our desire to
make the best even better.”
The lab is expected to be complete in time for the fall 2014
From center left, Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles, Judge Carlton
Sanders, and Interim Dean of Nursing Jacquelyn Reid are surrounded by
nursing students after the Sanders presented the school with a check for
$500,000 to renovate the nursing lab.