Spring 2011University Updates

School for Adult Learning, School of Business, School of Nursing, School of OT

This topic again

In September Dr. John Dale presented a paper, “Epistemic Evaluation of Religous Truth Claims in Public Schools: A Response to Suzanne Rosenblith,” at the Ohio Valley Philosophers of Education Society conference.

Award finalists

Dr. Kay Poston and Dr. Rachel Smith presented an Effective Learning Strategies poster session titled “An Expanded VITA Program—Moving Beyond Tax Preparation” at the Ohio Region American Accounting Association in Columbus, Ohio, this past May and at the Annual American Accounting Association in San Francisco this past August. Dr. Poston also presented another ELS poster session at the same two meetings, titled, “A Painless Approach to Adding SOX to the First (or Any) Accounting Course.” At the annual meeting, Poston and Smith’s presentation was selected as a finalist for the Grant Thornton/AAA Innovation in Junior- and Senior-Level Teaching Award, while Dr.Poston’s presentation was selected as a finalist for the Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award.

In September Stanley J. Osweiler chaired two sessions at the national fall educator’s conference for the Marketing Management Association in Indianapolis. The first, a panel session, was titled, “Innovations in Teaching Entrepreneurship”; the second, a position paper session, dealt with engaging students in service/learning initiatives.

In June Dr. Terry Schindler ’84 presented “Leading Organizational Change” to the CEO Impact Group in Indianapolis. He presented “Managing Expectations: Patients, Physicians, and Professional Team Members” to the Indiana Society of Sleep Professionals at the Educational Summit in August. In September Dr. Schindler presented “Leading Change Within Your Business” to both the CEO Impact Group and the Executive Impact Group in Indianapolis.

Dr. Jeffrey Woods published a book review of Innovation and Inequality: How Does Technical Progress Affect Workers? in the Journal of Economics.

Simulation innovations

Kathy Hetzler and Becca Cartledge ’06 presented “Incorporating Simulation Throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum” at the Innovations in Nursing Education Conference sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau and Nursing Christian Fellowship.

Carolyn J. Kirkendall was accepted in the spring into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Dr. Cheryl Shore and J. M. Buelow’s article “Management Challenges in Children with Both Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability” is being published in Clinical Nurse Specialist.

In October Dr. Connie Wilson was a panelist at the Indiana League for Nursing program that focused on “Transformation in Nursing Education.” Dr. Wilson was elected chair of the National League for Nursing’s Constituent Organization Advisory Council for 2010–12.

Blue-chip blueprint

The Blueprint for Entry-Level Education of occupational therapy students was published in the January/February 2010 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Committee members involved in the development of the Blueprint included UIndy’s Lucinda Dale and Mary Moore.

In October at the Midwestern Conference on Health Games in Indianapolis, Beth Ann Walker ’01 presented the results of her study “Development of a Rehabilitation Protocol for Replication in a Virtual Environment.” She also presented “Do the Costs Outweigh the Benefits? Using a Resource-Oriented Perspective to Evaluate Mobile Phone Apps” at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, taking place in New Orleans in November.

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