Summer 2010University Updates

Scholarly Pursiuts – Music to Business

Music

Molto Piano in Pennsylvania

Molto Piano, featuring (left to right) Jacklyn Chan, Sharon Parr, and Rebecca Sorley

The ensemble “Molto Piano,” comprising UIndy piano faculty Jacklyn Chan ’99, Sharon Parr, and Dr. Rebecca Sorley, traveled to the Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University in Pennsylvania in March to present a lecture performance. The presentation, “The Tradition Continues: Music by Women Composers for One, Two, and Three Pianists,” featured music by Emma Lou Diemer, Zita Bruzaite, Judith Zaimont, and Chen Yi.

Dr. Kathleen Hacker was invited to Shanghai Normal University to present a series of recitals. She performed with Weng Yi, a pianist/scholar from the Shanghai Normal faculty, who came to the University of Indianapolis in the fall of 2008 as a Visiting Scholar supported by UIndy’s Asian Programs. In addition to her performances in China, Dr. Hacker was a guest soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a collaboration of artistic efforts presented by the University Music Department, the University Chorus under the direction of Dr. Paul Krasnovsky, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kirk Trevor.

Dr. Hacker gave a presentation for the National Association of Schools of Music on behalf of the Eastman School of Music Institute for Music Leadership and supported by the Kauffman Foundation. Her presentation, “Incorporating an entrepreneurial intentionality into the curriculum of an undergraduate music degree program,” included participation by music student Elena Merkel, who won her invitation by submitting an essay on the entrepreneurial enterprises she has already pursued toward defining her career aspirations.

Office of Institutional Research & Grants

Status upgrade

Greg E. Manship, Institutional Review Board coordinator, earned Certified IRB Professional status from the Council for the Certification of IRB Professionals. The credential signifies advanced knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines and research ethics as they inform foundations,
concepts, and policies for IRB practices and personnel.

Philosophy & Religion

‘Renewal of the Heart’

Dr. Gregory Clapper’s book The Renewal of the Heart is the Mission of the Church: Wesley’s Heart Religion in the Twenty-First Century was published recently by Cascade Books.

Dr. Kevin Corn has written a chapter for the upcoming book True Blood and Philosophy, being published by Open Court Publishing Company as part of its Popular Culture and Philosophy Series. His chapter is tentatively titled, “Let the Good Times Roll: Maryann the Maenad, Scapegoats, and Bon Temps’ Economy of Blame.” The book is edited by George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel.

Jeremiah Gibbs presented a paper titled “Spirit Baptism and the Ordo Diaconia: An Ecumenical Apologia for the Pentecostal Doctrine of ‘Subsequence’” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies meeting in Minneapolis in March. He also has several entries on Pentecostal subjects in the Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, being published later this year by Baker Academic.

Physics & Earth-Space Sciences

Early archaic organic technologies

Dr. Christopher Schmidt (Anthropology) and Chris Moore published the article “Paleoindian and Early Archaic Organic Technologies: A Review and Analysis” last spring in the peerreviewed journal North American Archaeologist. The article provides a summary of current knowledge pertaining to the
earliest bone, antler, and ivory artifacts found throughout North America and describes a bone tool found during a UIndy summer field school course in Carroll County, Ind.

Last fall, Moore published “Paleoamerican Utilization of the Green River Shell Middens: The Chiggerville Site (15OH 1), Kentucky” in the peer-reviewed Current Research in the Pleistocene. The article describes 12,000-year-old stone implements discovered in the 1930s at an archaeological site in Kentucky that had not been reported before.

School for Adult Learning

Supervisory Institute is back

The Institute for Leadership and Professional Development, a division of the School for Adult Learning, offered the first Supervisory Institute for 2010 on March 22 and 23. UIndy has been serving Indiana businesses and individuals for almost 60 years by providing a variety of continuing education experiences.

Dr. Judy Apple-VanAlstine was elected to the board of directors of the Commission for Accelerated Programs. In 2008 she was one of three teachers to receive the Teacher of the Year award from CAP . She will chair the selection process for the 2010 Teacher of the Year awards.

In November Laurie Daeger attended the Learning Resources Network National Conference in Georgia and represented SAL as a nominee for the annual LE RN award for Achievement in Marketing.

Lylanne Musselman ’06 has been promoting her new poetry chapbook, A Charm Bracelet for Cruising, published by Winged City Press. In January she was a featured reader at the Writers’ Center in Indianapolis for the series “An Evening With the Muse.” She was guest poet at Poetry on Brick Street
in Zionsville in February. She also helped coordinate the Poetry in Paint Exhibition at the Garfield Park Arts Center that opened March 13. She will be part of a poetry reading at the Arts Center on April 18 in honor of National Poetry Month and will be a featured reader at the Artsgarden on April 26. She will present poems at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Conference in Michigan in May.

School of Business

‘Indiana (In)decision’

Mark Akers recently published his Indiana (In)decision, Hoosiers at an Economic Crossroads through the University of Indianapolis Press. The book discusses the rapid changes occurring in the global economy and the challenges they create for Indiana.

Frederick C. Bagg ’94 was named chair-elect of the PRSA College of Fellows at the Public Relations Society of America 2009 International Conference. The College of Fellows is an honorary organization within PRSA comprising more than 400 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the profession.

David Brokaw was a coauthor of “GDP Source as an Indicator of Economic Health” in Review of Business Research.

Dr. Kathy Bohley ’91 ’93 ’94 presented leading-edge Web 2.0 technologies through two papers titled “NetVibe Me!” and “It’s Del.icio.us!” for both the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc., and the Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies Track of the Academy of Business Disciplines. Dr. Bohley delivered a similar presentation, “Vibing My Course,” at the Association for Global Business and facilitated a webinar titled “Net Vibes and Social Tagging in International Business” for EduCause.

Dr. Darrell Bowman hosted the Marion County High School Technology Fair on the University of Indianapolis campus. Eight high schools competed in technology events such as computer repair, web design, digital media, Visual Basic programming, and software engineering.

Dr. Larry DeGaris coedited a special issue about motorsports marketing and management for the International Journal of Sport Marketing and Management and published two papers in the issue: “The benefits grid: Translating motorsports sponsorship features into sponsor benefits,” and “What have you done for me lately? Performance and brand identification in NASCAR.”

Dr. Jodie Ferise and Dr. Terry Schindler ’84 designed customized training that was delivered at the inaugural Dolan Leadership Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. The goal of the Institute is to teach a group of high-achievers the difference between management and leadership and give them practical application tools to assist them in growing as managers and leaders within Dolan Media Company.

Dr. Schindler provides facilitation and training support for Saint-Gobain Containers’ Leadership Education and Development program. The LEAD program consists of three sequential and interrelated workshops focused on concepts of human behavior, planned change, organizational culture, and contemporary leadership designed to build a foundational knowledge base of key principles and practices.

In conjunction with the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance, Dr. Jerry Flatto has developed a case competition being run in universities across the U.S. this semester. The competition will put student teams in the role of consultants evaluating and making recommendations related to an international company whose current information systems are insufficient to maintaining the company’s competitive position. The goal of the Alliance is to provide students at more than 1,200 member institutions worldwide with hands-on experience in a variety of business software used by roughly 300,000 companies.

Dr. Steve Maple ’66 writes a biweekly legal advice column for the Indianapolis Southside Times.

Dr. Rachel Smith’s article “Finance Professors’ Use of the Case Method at Harvard and Darden MBA Programs: Ensuring Students’ Technical Knowledge in Finance Courses Using the Case Method” was accepted for publication recently in the Journal of Economics and Finance Education.

Dr. Sheela Yadav was named dean of the School of Business last December. An expert in supply chain management, Dr. Yadav previously served as director of the University’s Undergraduate Business Programs.

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