Spring 2011University Updates

English, Kinesiology, KSPT, Music, Philosophy & Religion

Vampire Weekend

Dr. Jen Camden and graduate student Sara Wright presented papers as part of a panel on “Vampire Narratives” that they organized for the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, November 4–7 in Chicago.

Michael Milam traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, with Dr. Kyoko Amano’s Hiroshima Peace Study 2010 group in May. He published “Hiroshima and Nagasaki—Sixty-Five Years Later” in the July/August issue of Humanist.

In October Dr. Toni Morris presented her paper “Four Adaptations by Atom Egoyan” at the conference “Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe,” sponsored by the Centre for British Studies in Berlin, Germany. In November she presented “Jazz Weaves the Spell: Music in Five Films” at the 2010 Film and History Conference in Milwaukee.

Educators of the year

Two members of UIndy’s Kinesiology faculty have been honored by the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Mindy Mayol received the IAHPERD Recreation Professional/Leisure Educator of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding and creative leadership in the recreation profession or as an innovative leisure educator at the college/university level. She is an instructor and author of the textbook Wellness: The Total Package.

Jennifer VanSickle was named Sport Management Educator of the Year, which recognizes excellence in sport management education at the college/university level. She is an assistant professor and coordinator of UIndy’s Sport Management program.

Dr. Lisa L. Hicks (chair) and John Higgins ’08 ’10 published “Exergaming: Syncing Physical Activity and Learning” in Strategies. Hicks, Heidi Hancher-Rauch, and Jennifer VanSickle published “A Responsibility We All Share: Advocating to Achieve Healthy Change” in Indiana AHPERD Journal.

Dr. Matthew Beekley, along with several other authors, published “Increase in Maximal Oxygen Uptake Following Two-Week Walk Training with Blood Flow Occlusion in Athletes” in the European Journal of Applied Physiology in July.

KSPT alumni earn honors

At the 2010 awards presentation of the Indiana chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Linda Biggers ’09 was honored with the Frances C. Ekstam Award, which acknowledges a member of the Indiana chapter of the APTA for outstanding contributions to physical therapy.

Valerie Strunk ’96 ’98 received the Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential while serving in initial roles within the Indiana chapter of the APTA.

Triple major earns scholarship

In September Joanna Nunley, a senior majoring in Music Education, Theory/Composition, and Spanish, received the Gary Meek Honorary Scholarship from the Indiana Music Education Association and the Society for General Music. The scholarship is given to a fourth- or fifth-year senior who is a full-time music education major at an Indiana college or university, exhibits high scholastic and musical ability, and plans to teach elementary or junior high/middle school general music.

New edition: early Gospels

Dr. Perry Kea was a contributor to the new fourth edition of The Complete Gospels, a contemporary English translation of all of the early Christian gospels, canonical and non-canonical. Kea was a member of the team that oversaw the revisions for the canonical Gospels.

In October Dr. Peter Murphy presented “Epistemic Descent Principles” at the Central States Philosophical Association and in November at the joint meetings of the Indiana Philosophical Association and the Illinois Philosophical Association.

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