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Hello, new Grenadiers. I'm Amanda Stonecipher, Vice Chancellor of enrollment Management and Student Affairs at IU Southeast. And it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 20-20 new student induction ceremony. Today's induction ceremony is the official welcome to your academic journey. And we're excited to welcome you to the IU Southeast family. During our time today, you will hear from Chancellor Wallace, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, Kelly Ryan, and from one of our superstar students, Hannah's Shaffer. So now I would like to welcome you again and introduce you to our chancellor, Dr. Ray Wallace. Good afternoon, granted airs. I am Dr. Ray Wallace, Chancellor of IU Southeast. And it is my pleasure to welcome you to our new student induction ceremony today. And in the coming days, you'll hear all sorts of anecdotes and advice from students who were once in your shoes. Or you'll hear from faculty who know what it takes to succeed here. But I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize the people who have helped you get to where you are today. I want to take a moment to recognize any parents, family, and friends that are joining us today. Many of them being part of your learning journey since the very beginning, encouraging your efforts and inspiring your dreams. So how about a big round of applause for your parents and loved ones? I know this year has been unique and challenging for everyone. But our faculty and staff are working hard to ensure that you have a positive and productive learning experience. Now, I'd like to introduce to you our Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kelly Ryan. Good afternoon and welcome to Indiana University Southeast. On behalf of faculty, students and administration. I want to let you know that we are so happy you're here, I'm so happy you have chosen to make this next step in your journey. And so happy. We had the honor of helping you learn and grow. These are truly challenging times. Things that seemed like no-brainers just six months ago or suddenly so complicated things we thought we knew about the world had changed, including college. Your first year here is not going to be like the one that went before or the one that comes next. In the midst of all this uncertainty, we want you to know that we are here to help you deal with whatever challenges you may encounter. As a university, we naturally want to help you thrive academically. But in these times, it's important to feel safe and to trust the people around you. You and your parents should know that the faculty and staff have done everything possible to provide you with the education you expect and safety you require. We have set up for levels of covert testing. Rearranged dorms and classrooms produce Mass, put up signs and modified the way we teach. Among other things, our campus community has been retrained to follow coded prevention guidelines. We have changed and we expect to continue to change with the situation. We always want to be able to guarantee your well being. That's important because to do well in your courses, to get where you want to be academically, you need to be grounded. You need to feel secure. We are committed to your academic success. Your professors have worked through the spring and summer to redesign some of their courses to adapt to the new reality of cobalt. Of course, our faculty who've been teaching online for over a decade. And they know how to create top quality courses in any mode of instruction. The students success center is ready to help you. You can find free tutoring and supplemental instruction and to help you keep pace and do your best. The same goes for the writing center and the many services of the library. Learning also happens outside of the classroom, and you'll be happy to know a career center and canvass like are eager to help you connect with your peers and pursue your interests. Take a look at our campus calendar. You, I'm surprised to see how much you can do virtually or otherwise in the coming weeks. And don't miss out. Don't regret or not taking part in her campus your first year or any year. One of the things that makes learning here so unique is the personal attention that students receive are instructors. That is as true today as it ever was. Our campus is small, which may be one of the reasons why you chose IU Southeast. Our community is very close-knit. It's a first name basis kinda place is you'll quickly find out with these connections in mind. I'd like to introduce you to our academic deans are eager to see you be successful. The Dean of Arts and Letters is Mr. James puzzlement. Dr. David Apollyon is the dean at the School of Business. The Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Fay kinda Holland. Dr. wait, how is the dean of the School of Natural Sciences? The Dean of the School of Nursing is dr. donna Bowles. Dr. Craig Craig records Meyer is the dean of the School of Social Sciences. The Dean of Student Life instructor set to loop on. We're looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and you should make time to introduce yourself and all of your instructors. Office hours exist for you, whether you're online or in person. Check out your Canvas site. I'll tell you a little secret. Your professor can tell how much you look at it. Check your email, make that connection with your crush professor. Given are unusual circumstances, you need to turn to your professor. And your professor needs to be someone who understands you and your needs. So shoot them an email and let them know why you're here and what you want to learn. In a recent survey of our alumni, IU Southeast ranked 33% higher than any of our peer institutions for finding students internships, and jobs. Your connections with faculty literally pay off. We already know you are a unique group of individuals. And I know that you are going to succeed because you are investing in yourself and focusing on your future. I'm working over these next four years to get your degree. Many of you are just starting your college educations, while others are joining us from another institution. Your class ranges in age from 16 to 56, and about 32% of your class is made up of first-generation students. College students, like so many of our faculty who were the first in their families to obtain a college degree. Your class and students include students from 11 states in 18 different countries. You're a group of extraordinary people. Extraordinary time. Among other things, colleges and universities are places where people put their heads together and end up finding solutions to the biggest challenges facing humanity. You're worked here, whether it's in science or psychology or business, is going to contribute to that collective effort and knowledge. Strive to grow, learn more about yourself and others and be compassionate to yourself and others as we struggled through this year and find ways to thrive in the face of obstacles. Now, more than ever, we are grateful for the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity that you are bringing to campus. Together. We will accomplish great things. It's now my pleasure to welcome Hannah Shaffer, your fellow student. And another of our extraordinary students who is not going to let the pandemic stop her dreams of obtaining a college degree. Hanna is a senior studying business with concentrations and human resources management and a minor in incoming. She's been involved in the IU Southeast Honors Program, crimson crew peer mentoring program, and Student Human Resources club. Hannah is also a Chancellor's medallion scholar. Please welcome. Ms. Hanna Schafer. Hello everyone. My name is Hannah and I'm a senior here at i0 southeast. I want to start off by congratulating you for being where you are today. You have already accomplished so much, and now you're ready to move on into this next exciting chapter of your life. Tomorrow you'll start your first day of classes. Take a second to give yourself a pat on the back and to thank those who have helped you get to where you are right now. Your support system will be the backbone of your success in college and in life. So be sure to show how grateful you are for everything they do. Some of you might have been planning for college since your first day of kindergarten. Others of you might not have made this decision until a few months ago, regardless of what you had planned, none of us could have possibly anticipate it being in the place we are now due to the pandemic. Many of you are probably wondering how your first year is going to turn out with all the uncertainty that curve it has presented. Here's what I have to say. Rise to this challenge. No other class of students have dealt with a situation like this before. But the best part is you're in exactly the right place to thrive despite the obstacles that may feel a little overwhelming at times. Iu Southeast that core values are integrity and nurturing environment, connectedness, and holistic learning. In a time like this, these values could not be more important to uphold. With that being said, you have to demonstrate, you have to do your part to demonstrate these values as an IU Southeast didn't show integrity in your academic endeavors. I can promise you that taking the easy way out is never going to lead to success. So set the spark notes aside and use your own brain to finish that English Lit assignment. Provide yourself with an environment that is conducive to learning. Especially if you're taking mostly online classes this semester. Don't be fooled into thinking that the best place to study isn't bed, because you'll inevitably end up falling asleep making those flash cards for your upcoming biology exam. I may or may not be speaking from experience. Stay connected with your classmates, whether virtually or in person with observing proper social distancing. Of course, IU Southeast has over 100 clubs and organizations to choose from. So I encourage you to explore and join at least one of these during your first year. Learning extends beyond the classroom at IU Southeast. So use your first year to venture out of your comfort zone. Attendant Week of Welcome event or enroll in a virtual begins class. Hop on a Zoom meeting with the Asian pop-culture club. Gaming is you're paying, joined the gamers society. If you have a passion for volunteering, consider joining a fraternity or sorority. Finding your place on campus might seem really hard with a lot of plate things taking place virtually. But you have all the tools you need to succeed at IU Southeast. You play such an important role on campus as the newest class of Grenada years, you'd have an exciting four years ahead of you. I can't believe I'm already in my senior year, but I'm confident when I say that I made the most out of my experience here IU Southeast. I attended professors office hours to ensure I got the most out of the material. I also participated in study groups to further solidify the concepts of the class. These are great ways to grow academically and ensure your success during your college career. Aside from academics, I was also involved in Honors Program, Greek life comes and grew and the peer mentoring program. These are great examples of how to get involved on campus. Being a part of these organizations helped me develop leadership and organizational skills which are so important to grow during your time in college. There's no set path for success that taking these steps can help you be ready for what comes after graduation. Welcome to the credit of your family. I am so excited for you as you take these next steps to become the best version of yourself possible. I encourage you to take advantage of everything IU Southeast has to offer to help you reach your goals and pursue your dreams. I know you can do it. Thank you so much. Hi. I'm Executive Vice Chancellor Kelly Ryan, and I'd like to begin the information and pinning ceremony. I'd like to invite the entering class of 2020 to recite with me the IU Southeast affirmation, which isn't back the new student induction day postcard and received in the mail or below along on the screen. As a member of Indiana University Southeast, I will support a caring community that honors diversity, innovation, loyalty, teamwork, mutual respect, and fair play. I will strive for academic excellence and help support all students to reach our full potential. I will be ethical and responsible in my decision-making and behavior. I will engage, support, and serve wherever possible within the community to which I belong. To my knowledge, talents and resources. In association. We are IU Southeast. My actions. I am IU Southeast. As your executive vice chancellor, I am very pleased to officially welcome you to IU Southeast Campus Community. Please note the IU lapel pin that he received in the mail which is a token of your acceptance into this community that are you lapel pin symbolizes your commitment to this institution and to the success you will achieve here. You dedicate yourself to lifelong learning and maximizing your own potential. Students. Please take a moment to carefully affix your IU pen. This symbol marks your entrance into our IU family and into the IU Southeast community of scholars. We're committed to helping you achieve your academic dreams. We all wish you every success as you venture into this new stage in your lives, truly, the future is in your hands. Make sure you grasp it and don't let go. Please welcome one of your greatest advocates and fans chancer very Wallace, back to the screen to provide us with some closing remarks. Thank you, Dr. Ryan. As we conclude, my parting thoughts to you today are simple. They're based on 40 years in higher education. And if you will allow your old Chancellor parting comment, I want to offer you a little more encouragement. You see your days here on this beautiful campus will be the most important of your lives. You will make new friends. You will study more diligently than you've ever done before. And you will stretch your intellectual muscles in ways that you never thought possible. Our goal for you is that you graduate a well-rounded intellectual who not only demonstrates intellectual prowess, but also exhibits the abilities to work well with others. Shows the capacities to develop well-reasoned and supportable arguments, reveals a propensity towards promptness. I'm punctuality and displays more than a passing interest in outside events, whether artistic, athletic, or current events. In short, this university helps great students become greater citizenry. By acquiring lifelong learning strategies and philosophies. You are now an IU student. Your experience on this fine campus, if you're smart enough to lead, it, will change your life. From here. With hard work, you can become any one you want to be. Do not slack off. Do not listen to naysayers. And do not forget to continue to dream. Big. Stick with it. Work hard. Have fun. In a socially distanced manner that is, be proud that you are. And I used to tell the world urine IU students and plan for your future. Remember, your overall goal attending IU Southeast is to graduate. Everyone on campus is here to assist you on your journey to degree completion. Be sure to advocate for yourself. If you need help. Tell someone. So I want you to take a photo to immortalize this moment. It may not seem significant, not, but when you look back on your college career four years from now, I want you to remember today is the day you started this exciting and challenging new adventure. I believe they're called selfies. Take a selfie from wherever you are on, post this photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. And tag at IU Southeast for a chance to be featured on the university Page. Thank you so much for taking part in this event today. Good luck to you on your journey to a better you. And I look forward to talking to you in person as the semester proceeds. Thank you all so much.