April 15, 2022

The Report

IU president gets up-close view of vital role of IU's regional campuses

Indiana University continues to seek creative ways to engage students and faculty in innovative research and other activities that improve the economic vitality, health and well-being of Hoosiers across the state.

To help advance this mission, IU President Pamela Whitten recently toured the university's five regional campuses, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast, where she received an up-close look at cooperative academic initiatives, high-impact campus practices and service-learning projects that are preparing students for success, while also addressing various challenges, such as food insecurity, talent development and access to quality health care, in the communities IU serves. Whitten, who visited IU East yesterday, also toured all of the regional campuses this past summer.

In a blog about her most recent campus visits, Whitten underscored the vital role IU's regional campuses play -- through enriching scholarship, research and creative activity -- in serving the people of Indiana. Serving more than one-third of the IU student body, IU's regional campuses are, at their core, learner-focused and community-engaged. As first-choice institutions for many Hoosier students who seek baccalaureate or selected master's degrees, they provide programs and experiences in a setting close to home and that afford both flexibility and the resources of a major public university. They also serve as cultural and economic hubs to help build and sustain thriving Hoosier communities.

Whitten also spotlighted the recent appointment of Susan Sciame-Giesecke as IU's vice president for regional campuses and online education. In this newly formed role, Sciame-Giesecke, who currently serves as chancellor of IU Kokomo, will provide focused strategic leadership for IU's regional campuses and the university's pioneering and successful online programs.

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Upcoming Events

Indiana University Rural Conference

IU’s Center for Rural Engagement will hold its annual two-day Rural Conference focused on the opportunities and challenges facing rural Indiana on May 12-13 in French Lick, Indiana.  The conference will convene community leaders from across Indiana, Indiana University researchers, and colleagues from a variety of fields to share perspectives and insight on the issues of greatest importance to Indiana’s rural communities.

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IU Founders and Funders Network – Venture Summit

The IU Founders and Funders Network develops and cultivates IU’s global venture network. The network’s entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and other attendees from across the country and globe will convene in Bloomington on May 12-13 to connect, build, and learn while advancing IU’s role and impact in the venture ecosystem.

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Indiana Global Economic Summit

Indiana University is proud to sponsor the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit. The summit will showcase leading-edge thinking from Indiana, and the world, with a focus on sparking new ideas and shared solutions.

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IU News

President Whitten appoints new Academic Tuition and Fees Task Force

At the direction of President Pamela Whitten, Indiana University has established an Academic Tuition and Fees Task Force. This committee will be tasked with developing recommendations to simplify the biennial process of setting undergraduate tuition and fees, ensuring more transparency for students around the rates, and finding ways to minimize overall costs of attendance for students.

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Renovations approved to create nursing simulation center at IU South Bend

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a renovation project to create a new Nursing Simulation and Health Sciences Education Center on the IU South Bend campus. This center will provide consolidated and cohesive health sciences education in nursing and radiography while also accommodating future growth to meet regional demand for highly trained health care professionals.

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