40th Anniversity

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    Indiana University President Herman B. Wells and Earlham College President Thomas C. Jones create the Earlham College – Indiana University Extension Center in Richmond

    Indiana University President Herman B. Wells and Earlham College President Thomas C. Jones create the Earlham College – Indiana University Extension Center in Richmond. The center was housed in Carpenter Hall. Thirteen students enroll.
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    The Earlham College – Indiana University Extension Center in Richmond is renamed the Eastern Indiana Center at Earlham

    The Earlham College – Indiana University Extension Center in Richmond is renamed the Eastern Indiana Center at Earlham. E. Orville Johnson is named the director.
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    Eastern Indiana Community College, Inc. Forms with the Purpose to Raise Funds for a Community College

    Eastern Indiana Community College, Inc. forms with the purpose to raise funds for a community college. The group is chaired by F. Wayne Stidham.
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    Fredereck Grohsmeyer, Earlham College President Landrum Bolling, and community leader Brice Hayes propose to the Indiana University Board of Trustees the idea of a regional campus in Richmond

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    Fredereck Grohsmeyer is named the director of the Eastern Indiana Center at Earlham

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    The Stanley W. Hayes Foundation contributed two separate gifts of $150,000. The “challenge pledges” were in an effort to give the campaign a good start and to challenge others in the community to pledge

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    The Eastern Indiana Community College, Indiana Vocational College, Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ball State University all cooperate in the fundraising effort

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    The Eastern Indiana Community College fund drive raises 25 percent of its goal of $1.25 million before the official kick off

  • The Trustees of Indiana University establish IU East as one of seven regional campuses. With funds raised by area citizens, the trustees purchase 225 acres of land in Richmond, Indiana

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    IU Board of Trustees approve the architect’s drawings of the campus’ first building, Whitewater Hall. The estimated cost to build is $2.7 million

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    633 students enroll for the fall semester. 90 sections are offered

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    Whitewater Hall, the first campus building, officially opens to students in the winter. This same year, the university receives accreditation from the North Central Accreditation Association of Schools and Colleges

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    Fall semester brings a 30 percent increase in enrollment to 820 students

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    Alexander Schilt named the director Eastern Indiana Center

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    Alexander Schilt is named the first chancellor of IU East

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    Glenn Goerke is named IU East's second chancellor. Goerke explores the possibility of baccalaureate degrees

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    The North Central Association (NCA) reaccredits IU East for 10 years

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    Authur M. Vivian receives Honorary Degree

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    IU Board of Trustees approve baccalaureate admission

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    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approves four-year programs at IU East

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    Charlie Nelms is named third chancellor of IU East

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    The IU East Alumni Association is chartered with Greg E. Chamness serving as its founding president

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    Student enrollment increases to nearly 2,200, a more than 50 percent increase over 1985 enrollment

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    Baccalaureate degrees are offered in behavioral sciences, biology, business, nursing

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    Chancellor’s Medallion is awarded to Paul W. Lingle; Authur M. Vivian; State Sen. Allen Paul; and State Rep. Richard Bodiker

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    The North Central Association (NCA) reaccredits IU East for 10 years

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    Brice E. Hayes Hall is dedicated

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    David Fulton becomes IU East's fourth chancellor

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    Seventeen classes are offered in New Castle in the fall

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    Whitewater Hall is renovated in the spring

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    Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) has a facility on campus and offers courses through the IHETS Network. Channels 11 and 21 are available

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    Middlefork Hall is dedicated, and the Indiana General Assembly gives preliminary approval to a fourth campus building to focus on student activities

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    Middlefork Hall receives an American School and University Award. As an award recipient, IU East is featured in the November 1996 edition of Architectural Portfolio

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    IU East offers the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Information Management

  • The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the approved Classroom/Student Activities Building is held on the lawn of Mikesell Plaza

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    The Henry County Danielson Center, IU East's second off-campus instruction site, opens. This same year, Springwood Hall is dedicated as the fourth building on the Richmond campus

  • IU East’s fourth building, the Classroom/Student Activities Building, is dedicated as Springwood Hall. The Graf Recreation Center is also dedicated at the ceremony for John and Corinne Graf

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    Danny and Patty Danielson and M. Faye Price receive the Chancellor’s Medallion

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    IU East celebrates 30 years as an IU campus

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    The Tuition Reciprocity Agreement begins in the fall, allowing Ohio students in Butler, Darke, Mercer, Preble, Shelby and Van Wert counties to attend IU East at in-state tuition rates

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    The Campaign for Community concludes with $2.5 million raised. The campaign funds the establishment of the Center for Entrepreneurship and construction of the Art Gallery and Meijer Artway

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    The Art Gallery opens in Whitewater Hall. More than 2,000 people visit the gallery during the first six months

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    The Master of Science in Education established with its first cohort class

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    Nasser H. Paydar is appointed Interim Chancellor

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    The Quigg Family Foundation Nursing Laboratory and the Reid Hospital & Health Care Services Simulation Lab are dedicated

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    IU East launches intercollegiate athletics in women's volleyball, men's basketball, and men's golf and joins the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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    IU East officially becomes the Red Wolves, changing its mascot from the Pioneers

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    Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College announce a new partnership between IU East and Ivy Tech Community College Richmond to enhance learning opportunities for residents of east central Indiana and west central Ohio

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    As part of its new mission as east central Indiana's leader in baccalaureate education, IU East no longer admits students into associate degree programs

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    The Master of Social Work is approved and becomes IU East's second graduate program

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    Three new sports begin intercollegiate competition: men's cross-country, women's cross-country, and women's golf