University UpdatesWinter 2013

Winter 2013: English; History & Political Sciences; Institutional Research & Grants; Kinesiology; Physical Therapy; Music; Philosophy & Religion; Physics & Earth-Space Sciences

English: Writing for the global market

Michael Milam and Dean JiXian Pang of the Foreign Language School at China’s Ningbo Institute of Technology (with which the University enjoys an accredited partnership) recently published Business Writing for the Global Market with the Higher Education Press, Beijing.

History & Political Science: Indiana’s hidden history

In September A. James Fuller presented his paper “‘Indiana shows signs of prosperity and power she never knew before:’ The Growth of Capitalism and Government in Civil War Indiana,” at the Fifth Annual Symposium of the Civil War Study Group at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill. In June he presented his paper “‘The State Was Honeycombed with Secret Societies:’ Governor Oliver P. Morton, Resistance, and Treason in Civil War Indiana,” at the biennial meeting of the Society of Civil War Historians, in Lexington, Ky. Fuller also chaired and commented for a session on “Establishing Authority and Pursuing Power in the Early Republic” at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, in Baltimore, Md., in July. He also published four book reviews in scholarly journals between May and September 2012.

Institutional Research & Grants: Where soul meets body

Greg E. Manship earned re-certification as an Institutional Review Board Professional by completing over 30 hours of continuing education in human research protections. The credential is awarded by the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals, in association with the professional organization Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, and is valid for three years. Manship also recently assumed the role of Human Protections Administrator. The HPA is a component of UIndy’s Federalwide Assurance with the federal Department of Health and Human Services, whereby UIndy agrees to conduct in accord with federal regulations all research involving human subjects. On September 19, Manship presented “Living with Faith, Dealing with Loss: Nursing and Spirituality & Religion at the End of Life” at the annual Community Health Network Nursing Research Symposium.

Kinesiology: Practicing what they preach

Lisa Hicks, Heidi Hancher-Rauch, and student Kaitlin Casselman published “Using Partnerships to Promote Health and Physical Education” in the September issue of Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance.

Mindy Hartman-Mayol published the second edition of her book Wellness: The Total Package.

In May Matthew Beekley, Hartman-Mayol, and student Renee Zeltwanger ’12 presented their poster “Do Kinesiology Majors Practice What They Preach?” at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif.

Krannert School of Physical Therapy: Success in the real world

In July Kathy Martin ’90 ’03 participated in the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics’ first Education Summit. This was a select group of pediatric PT faculty and clinicians with a task of identifying best practices (content and pedagogy) for teaching pediatric physical therapy. She presented the recommendations of this group at the annual Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., in September.

In August Stephanie Combs ’99 presented “Scapulo-humeral Kinematics in Individuals with Upper Extremity Impairment from Chronic Stroke” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in Gainesville, Fla. Along with Margaret Finley and several other authors, she published “A Comparison of ‘Less Affected Limb’ Reaching Kinematics in Individuals with Chronic Stroke and Healthy Age-Matched Controls” in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. She and Finley also published “User perceptions of gaming interventions for improving upper extremity motor function in persons with chronic stroke” in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.

Clyde Killian and Karl Knapp (School of Business) presented their research “A Predictive Model of College Graduate Success” at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in November. This research establishes a model that identifies the key environmental elements at universities that lead to greater financial success of graduates.

Music: Music to her ears

Senior music education major Abby Means received the Indiana Society for General Music/Indiana Music Education Association Gary S. Meek General Music Scholarship at their fall workshop in October. This Honorary Scholarship is awarded annually to a music education major planning to teach elementary or junior high/middle school general music who exhibits high scholastic and musical ability.

Philosophy & Religion: Rekindling hope

In October Peter Murphy presented “Teaching Ethics to the Righteous Mind” at the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum at Grand Valley State University and “Justified Belief from Unjustified Belief” at the Society for Exact Philosophy at Ohio State University.

Lang Brownlee received a Teacher Scholarship, awarded by the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Ind., enabling him to travel to Poland in July. The week-long travel experience was based in Krakow and included trips to the Auschwitz I and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps for interpretative tours, led by Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor. The group also visited the Plaszow camp and the Oskar Schindler factory in the Krakow area. Brownlee will employ these experiences in the upcoming Spring Term course Holocaust and Hope: Jewish and Christian Responses.

Physics & Earth-Space Sciences: Trash to treasure

Last spring Chris Moore ’04 coauthored “A Preliminary Assessment of Using a White Light Confocal Imaging Profiler for Cut Mark Analysis” with Christopher Schmidt (Anthropology) and Randall Leifheit. Over the summer Moore took two graduate students and three undergrads to Sapelo Island, Ga., to continue Mission period investigations there. The group investigated a Guale Indian trash pile and found a group of nearly complete (reconstructable) Guale pots. In October Moore attended an invited workshop on Fort Ancient culture research held at the SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park in Dayton, Ohio.

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