Spring 2011University Updates

English, History, International Relations & Political Science, Institutional Research, Kinesiology, Krannert School of Physical Therapy

English: Presenting on a penny dreadful

Jen Camden and graduate student Sara Wright ’09 organized a panel on vampire narratives for the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Chicago. Wright presented a paper on vampirism in Jane Eyre, Jane Slayre (a retelling of the classic with vampires and vampire slayers), and Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys’s retelling of the classic from the perspective of Bertha, Rochester’s insane first wife). Camden presented a paper on the little-known Victorian penny dreadful, Varney the Vampire, or The Feast of Blood.

In May Udo Nattermann will attend the American Literature Association conference in Boston to present “Exceptionalist Ideology in N. P. Willis’s Paul Fane” for the panel “American Writers Abroad.”

History, International Relations & Political Science: Institute hosts Civil War group

In September the University’s Institute for the Study of War and Diplomacy hosted the third annual Symposium of the Civil War Study Group. Scholars from around the Midwest gathered for the meeting, which focused on the election of 1860. A. James Fuller organized the conference and delivered a paper, “Oliver P. Morton and the Election of 1860 in Indiana.” In August Fuller was a plenary speaker at the “Baptists and the Cross” symposium, hosted by the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies in Louisville, Ky. His paper, “‘Lo! How He Died’: Nineteenth-Century Southern Baptists and the Cross,” focused on the role of honor in Southern Baptist theology of the cross. In September Fuller also published an article, “Are the Federalist-Jeffersonian Debates Relevant Today?” for Enduring Questions in American History, published by ABC-Clio.

Cambridge University Press has published Larry Sondhaus’s latest book, World War I: The Global Revolution.

Institutional Research: No hiding from encryption

Greg Manship received the credential Certified IRB Manager after passing the certification exam in November 2010. Manship is one of only a dozen individuals in the state who hold this Institutional Review Board credential. He is also credentialed as a Certified IRB Professional, meaning he is a member of a small group holding both certifications.

In December the organization Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research selected Manship as a faculty panelist for its annual “Advancing Ethical Research” conference in San Diego. Also in December, he became a member of the National Association of IRB Leaders and gave a presentation, “No Hiding from Encryption: A Review of State and Federal Laws and Guidance on Protected Health Information in Human Subject Research” for a clinical research networking event sponsored by Pearl IRB, which is Indianapolis’s first commercial Institutional Review Board.

Kinesiology: Health, phys ed meet technology

Heidi Hancher-Rauch and Lisa Hicks presented “Fun and Practical Ways to Engage Health and Physical Education Students with Technology” at the state meeting of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Students within the Community Health Education and Health and Physical Education Teaching programs served as co-presenters with Hancher-Rauch for “New and Dangerous Risk Behavior Practiced by Today’s Adolescents and Young Adults.”

Michael Diacin presented “The Influence Situational and Member Characteristics Have Upon Leadership Style in a Community-Based Sport and Recreation Operation” at the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance conference in November.

Hancher-Rauch and Azure Smiley (School of Education) presented “Quick and Effective Strategies for Classroom Management” with Community Health Education and Health and Physical Education students.

Hicks was elected secretary of the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.

Krannert School of Physical Therapy: Boxing and Parkinson’s

Stephanie Combs ’99, Dyer Diehl, and Bill Staples ’05 ’10, along with Lindsay Conn ’10, Kendra Davis ’10, Nicole Lewis ’10, and Katie Schaneman ’10, published “Boxing Training for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Series” in Physical Therapy.

Jim Bellew published an article on “Facilitating Activation of the Peroneus Longus” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He also presented “Interferential and Burst-Modulated Biphasic Pulsed Currents Yield Greater Torque than Russian Current” at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Combs, Miranda Passmore ’06 ’09, Cara Riesner ’09, Dana Whipker ’06 ’09, and Elizabeth Yingling ’07 ’09 published “Balance, Confidence, and Quality of Life in Persons with Chronic Stroke After Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Training” in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Drs. Diehl, Combs, and Staples and DPT students Casey Chrzastowski ’08, Nora Didrick, Brittany McCoin, Nick Mox ’08, and Jessica Wayman presented “Effects of Two Different Modes of Group Exercise on Balance and Mobility Outcomes in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Preliminary Analysis” at the Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA in New Orleans. At the same meeting, Combs and Margaret Finley, along with DPT students Maggie Henss, Stacy Himmler, Kelly Lapota ’09, and Danielle Stillwell ’09 presented “Effects of a Novel Gaming Device on Upper Extremity Impairment and Function in Persons with Chronic Stroke: A Case Series.”

Anne Mejia-Downs coauthored the chapter “Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Heart, Heart-Lung, and Lung” in the third edition of Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Mejia-Downs also contributed an article, “Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Update,” for the January 2011 Issues In Indiana, the official publication of the Indiana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. The issue also featured contributions from KSPT faculty members Stacie Fruth ’94 ’06 (recently promoted to associate professor), Combs, and DPT student Laurie Gribschaw.

Julie Gahimer ’85 copresented three posters at the Exercise and Physical Activity and Aging Conference: “Outcomes of a Physical Activity Service Learning Program Involving Students and Older Adults in a Technical College Setting,” “Fitness Following Stroke: Parameters and Outcomes of Model Programs that Promote Physical Activity and Increase Quality of Life,” and “A Health and Wellness Program for Community-Dwelling Individuals with Neurological Conditions, Conducted by Doctoral Physical Therapy Students.” In addition, Gahimer presented a poster, “The Outcome of a Short-Term Service-Learning Clinical Experience on the Development of Professional Behaviors of Student Physical Therapists,” at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement conference. Along with Peter Rundquist and student Victoria Pardo ’03 ’10, Gahimer worked on the study “A Comparison of Gait and Functional Mobility with Custom-Molded and Prefabricated Hinged Ankle-foot Orthoses in Adults with Hemiplegia.” She presented the results of their work at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in February.

In October Kathy Martin ’90 ’03 presented “Pediatric Orthotics” at the Section on Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Practice course in Boise. She also presented a continuing education session on “Diagnosis Dialog for the Pediatric Physical Therapist” at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans in February.

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