Fall 2012University Updates

Fall 2012: Music, Office of Institutional Research & Grants, Physics & Earth-Space Science, School of Business

Music: The select few

Junior Music Education majors Andrew Moran and Allison Ritzline were two of only 30 students from across the United States to receive the Professional Achievement Recognition Award from the National Association for Music Education. The award is given to students who have served their chapters in an exemplary manner.

Pianist Rebecca Sorley performed on a live two-hour radio broadcast on June 18 on WFMT, Chicago, with her daughter, Allegra. Sorley also directed the 18th annual UIndy Summer Piano Camp for elementary students and co-directed the 11th Chamber Music Institute with her husband, Darin.

Office of Institutional Research & Grants: Exploring ethics

Greg E. Manship participated as a panelist in the May 15 “Life Sciences Lunch Series” presented by Life Science Practice Group of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP and Indiana Health Industry Forum. Addressing the theme “Increasing Complexities of Clinical Research,” Manship spoke on the topic of “Technology Pushing the Boundaries of Bioethics,” exploring the ethical issues of clinical research involving various technologies and methodologies, such as nanotechnology, human-machine  interface/integration, organ “recycling,” and community-based participatory research.

Physics & Earth-Space Science: History beneath us

In June an article coauthored by Chris Moore ’04, “Animism and Green River Persistent Places: A Dwelling Perspective of the Shell Mound Archaic,” was published in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Social Archaeology. Moore also wrote, along with lead author Anne Moore and student Zachary Gross, “History Beneath Us: Public Archaeology at the Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville,” which appeared in the DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology newsletter Eavesdropping.

At the Indiana Archaeology Council Spring Workshop, Moore, Gross, and students Ethan Bean and Andrew Earle ’10 presented additional papers. In April, Moore helped organize a symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, “The Material Culture of a Multiethnic Community: New Discoveries in Spanish La Florida,” regarding Spanish Mission period archaeology. Moore also presented two papers at the symposium.

School of Business: Presentations, publications, and accreditation

The School of Business successfully earned its reaffirmation of ACBSP accreditation, with the next site visit to occur in 2021.

Katherine Bohley ’92 ’94 was granted a sabbatical that provided her with an opportunity to research best practices in the area of intermodal transportation and assemble a step-by-step guide to support area businesses. She also presented two sessions at the 2011 Academy of Business Disciplines Conference, “VoiceThread: Hindsight is 20/20” and “Just Ship It!”

In May Darrell Bowman received the Presentation Excellence Award for his presentation of “A Comparison of Electronic Data Interchange and Web-Based Extranets” at the Academic Business World International Conference in Nashville, Tenn. He also published “Measuring the Effectiveness of a New Career” in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Larry DeGaris published the “Additive Effects of Involvement and IMC Components on Outcomes of Consumer-Focused Sponsorship-Linked Marketing” in the Journal of Business Research. He also published a paper on the sponsorship activation on major soft drink sales in the Journal of Brand Strategy. DeGaris and Deidre Pettinga published “Sponsorship Decision-Making: Exploring the Value of Different Sponsorship Levels” in the International Journal  of Motorsport Management.

Jodie Ferise presented “Ghana: Precious Words” at the AAUW Quarterly Meeting as well as “The Beauty of Mission-Driven Business” to the MENSA Society of Indiana. She was also invited to speak to the Lions Club of Indianapolis about “Overcoming Fear.”

Karl Knapp presented “The Factors That Matter to College Graduate Salary: A Statistical Analysis of College Ranking Systems and Performance of Graduates” at the UIndy Faculty Colloquium research seminar.

Stan Osweiler presented “A Student-Hands-On Approach to Developing and Executing Real World Strategic and Tacti-cal Marketing Projects” at a Marketing Management Association Conference.

Deidre Pettinga earned her PhD in Media Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She also published “A Comparative Analysis: Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Legal Services Advertising in General and Specifically Plaintiff’s Attorney Television Advertising” in the Journal of Advertising Research. She published “Personality Variables and Litigation: Exploring the Relationship between Plaintiff Attorney Advertising and Attitudes Toward Personal Injury Lawsuits” in Psychology and Marketing. At the 32nd Annual Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Pettinga presented “Assessing Students’ Impressions of the Effectiveness of Business Program Curriculum Components on their Career Preparedness,” which she co-authored with Rachel Smith and School of Business dean Sheela Yadav.

In addition to multiple news interviews and speaking engagements, Smith published an “Economic Outlook for 2012” in the Bottom Line column featured in the Indianapolis Star.

Terry Schindler ’84 facilitated a day-long strategic planning session for the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care Board of Directors Meeting and Retreat. He also delivered the presentation “Sleep Medicine Is Changing: Are You?” at the 7th Annual Indiana Society of Sleep Professionals Education Summit.

Matt Will made multiple presentations to a variety of audiences. These include “Derivative Securities” for One America Corporation; “Catholic Confusion Over Health Care Reform” at the Catholic Business Exchange; “Indiana’s International Economy” at the Lugar Symposium; and “The Path to Economic Prosperity” for Blue & Company as well as Greenwood Rotary Club.

Vivian Xiang presented “Effective Accounting Lectures in a Cohort Business Program” at the American Accounting Association 2011 annual meeting and “Introducing IFRS into Advanced Accounting” at the American Accounting Association 2011 Midwest region meeting. Her article “Effective Accounting Lectures in a Cohort Business Program” was published in the Business Education Innovation Journal.

Sheela Yadav spearheaded a study for the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, which helped to define the capabilities and challenges in entrepreneurial growth and economic expansion for the county.

In April the School of Business Computer Information Systems Team participated in a Technology Project and Case Competition hosted by Ball State University. The team finished second runner-up in the case competition out of 12 teams. The ream developed an Android phone application for UIndy as an entry in the project competition. The team coach and advisor is Darrell Bowman and the team members are Eric Holobyn, Kenny Albee ’12, Emilee Arnold, Nathan Scott ’96 ’03, and Daventry Burroughs.

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