Fall 2010University Updates

Physics & Earth-Space Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing

Would that require a chert chart?

Chris Moore presented two papers during the spring semester: one at the annual Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeological conference and another at the Indiana Archaeology Council spring workshop. He also published “A Geoarchaeological Investigation of Chert Resources along the Wildcat Creek, Carroll County, Indiana” in Michigan Archaeologist. In May he worked with the student organization ARCHAIC to organize a public archaeology day in Flora, Ind., highlighting UIndy’s research in Carroll County over the past nine years.

Finance: the bottom line

Dr. Rachel Smith served as editor on a test bank to accompany Finance Applications and Theory, published in 2009. She also had two articles published in the Indianapolis Star: “Listen to the People” in January and “The Bottom Line on Finance Reform” in May.

Promoting professional development

In March Dr. Nancy Steffel presented “PDS: Providing Distinctive Service to our Candidates as They Become Teachers of Tomorrow” at the 2010 Professional Development School conference in Orlando. Steffel and Libby Turner also presented “The University of Indianapolis’s Story: Creating, Collaborating, and Communicating,” at the International Reading Association conference in Chicago in April.

In late November, Colleen Sheehy, Sue Blackwell, and Dr. Jennifer Drake will present results of a literacy study with one of the Woodrow Wilson Fellows, Keith Manring (1400, 2010), at the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference in Orlando, Fla.

Sue Blackwell also is coediting the 2010 issue of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education Journal, focusing on teacher education and equity issues. An article she and Addie Smiley have written, “Equity and Teacher Education,” will be the lead article in the issue. Blackwell also was elected to the Board of Directors for Young Audiences of Indiana, a nonprofit that supports the arts in schools.

In February Drs. Angelia Ridgway and Gordon Mendenhall collaborated with colleagues from Grace College and Anderson University in presenting “Essential Questions for the Journey to International Placements: Three Universities Share Their Stories” at the Association of Teacher Educators national convention.

Drs. Ridgway, Mendenhhall, and Terrence Harewood and Master of Arts in Teaching candidates Ethan Kuhn and Delcia Mendez presented “Teaching and Learning Across Cultural Differences with Adult Career Changers: Strategies, Challenges, and Outcomes” at the Association for Teacher Educators convention in Urbana, Ill. These presenters also coauthored an article, “Beyond Culture: Speaking the Same Language,” in the spring issue of Teachers of Color.

Fostering feedback

Dr. Janice Cise spent her sabbatical studying and training for certification in neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) and had a six-month internship with Dr. Elsa Baehr, a Chicago clinical psychologist and researcher in neurofeedback for depression. In June Dr. Cise presented “Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: Creating a Healing Internal Environment for Women with Fibromyalgia” at the American Holistic Nurses Association conference in Colorado Springs.

In June Kathy Hetzler and Becca Cartledge ’06 presented “Incorporating Simulation Throughout the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum” during the national Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Education Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University in partnership with Sigma Theta Tau International and Nurses Christian Fellowship.

Cartledge and Hetzler took 11 UIndy students to Ecuador for a spring term service-learning trip. While there they provided a health care clinic with along with alumni nurse Megan McClure ’08, three doctors, and a dentist for 450 patients. The students triaged patients, performed procedures such as ear irrigations and lab tests, assisted the physicians, worked in the pharmacy, and played with the children. The students also provided health education in two local schools.

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