Spring 2013University Updates

Spring 2013: Athletic Training; Center for Aging & Community;

Athletic Training: Researching rehabilitation

In October Christine Lauber presented “Evidence-Based Electrical Stimulation for Pain Management” at the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting in Indianapolis. She also received the President’s Award from the IATA. At the same meeting, Scott Lawrance ’03 ’10, along with Clyde Killian, Peter Rundquist (Krannert School of Physical Therapy), and a colleague from East Carolina presented “Development and Reliability of the Knee Symmetry Evaluation—Implications for Knee Rehabilitation.” Lawrance served as the moderator and panelist for the interdisciplinary panel discussion “What’s New in the World of Concussions in Indiana.” Lawrance also presented the following platform and poster case studies with athletic training students: “Postoperative Rehabilitation of Femoroacetabular Impingement in a Women’s Soccer Player” with Greg Taylor; “Wrestling Fear and Stress: The Psychological Considerations of Returning to Play after a Lateral Ankle Sprain” with Kaitlyn Sly; “Using Clinical Experiences to Expand the Undergraduate Athletic Training Student’s ‘Toolbox’” with Anni Mooreland; “Concurrent Anterior Knee Pain and Plantar Fasciitis in a Construction Worker: A Case Report” with Sierra Garber; and “Bilateral Talocalcaneal Coalition Excision in a College Basketball Player” with Derek Beeler.

Center for Aging & Community: Putting aging in the spotlight

The Center for Aging & Community continues to work to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges that many of us will face as we get older. In November 2012 CAC hosted two Spirit & Place Festival events. The first, Playful Painting, with partners Joy’s House and Ceramic Dreams, was an intergenerational, hands-on activity aimed at creating conversation about forms of play long ago and today. The second, in partnership with the Baxter YMCA and Fitness & More for Seniors, was a screening of the documentary Age of Champions, which follows five contenders for gold in the National Senior Olympics.

The Center has been selected, with WFYI-TV in Indianapolis, to produce a national documentary on challenges to the economic security of older Americans. The documentary is funded and will be distributed by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. CAC will provide content expertise and input on the creative process, which will be handled by WFYI.

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning: Statewide workshops on education

On January 25, CELL hosted more than 200 education and business leaders from across the state at the inaugural Education and Workforce Innovation Network summit. Indiana Governor Mike Pence gave the opening address, followed by remarks from Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. With funding from a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant and the Joyce Foundation, CELL
and the Indiana Education Roundtable established the Education and Workforce Innovation Network to align educational goals with economic and workforce development.

The 2013 PBL Institute takes place June 24–27, 2013, at the Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center in Indianapolis. The annual event, hosted by CELL, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, and the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, invites hundreds of educators from around the state to engage in hands-on workshops focusing on the implementation of project-based learning in the classroom. Registration is now open; please visit PBLinstitute.com for more information.

CELL’s Early College High School work has led to increased postsecondary opportunities for many students across Indiana. Recently, a number of schools have taken an interest in this model because of the heightened emphasis on dual credit options among Indiana schools. In February CELL hosted an informational meeting to prospective Early College High Schools with more than 50 school representatives in attendance. CELL will also host a workshop in April to help guide new Early College schools in the implementation process.

English: Documenting the documentarian

In May 2012 Toni Morris presented “Performing Early English Ballads in the Liberal Arts Classroom” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies. In October she attended the Literature/Film Association conference in York, Penn., and presented “Michael Moore: The Man Who Changed the Genre.” She also presented “The Films of Michael Moore” at a Faculty Forum session at UIndy.
Her reference article on the fourteenth-century mystic Walter Hilton appeared in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Vol. 141.

History & Political Science: Meeting of the historical minds

The History and Political Science Department hosted the 2013 Meeting of the Indiana Association of Historians at the University of Indianapolis on March 2. A. James Fuller and Edward O. Frantz served as co-chairs for local arrangements. Fuller, Frantz, and James Williams presented papers at the conference, while Chad Martin and Lawrence Sondhaus chaired panels and commented on papers.

Institutional Research: Being truthful in research

Greg Manship co-facilitated the workshop “Incomplete Disclosures and Outright Deceptions” during the December 2012 “Advancing Ethical Research” conference produced by the professional organization Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research. Manship’s co-facilitators included Dr. Michael Cheng-tek Tai of Chungshan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, and Dr. Jacqueline Wall (School of Psychological Science). The workshop examined practices, principles, problems, and policies relating to the use and misuse of deception, incomplete disclosure, and debriefing in human subjects research. At the conference, Manship served as a co-facilitator for the Small Institutions Affinity group. The affinity group fostered support and networking among representatives of institutions with human research protections programs that are small in comparison with large research and medical institutions. Manship has received a $2,500 Community and Global Steward Fellowship award from the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago. The fellowship is in conjunction with his ongoing pursuit of the doctor of bioethics degree from Loyola University.

Kinesiology: Faculty and students represent well

In October Lisa Hicks was part of an invited keynote presentation on Advocacy and Policy Change at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education: Physical Education Teacher Education conference in Las Vegas, Nev. In November Hicks and Mindy Mayol, along with UIndy students A. J. Barcome ’12, Darian Castetter, and Terrence Johnson, presented “‘Kinect®’ing students to Physical Activity: A Motivating Experience!” at the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Regional Conference in West Lafayette, Ind. Hicks, Mayol, and students Kasey Land, Tyler Norton, Hayley Nothnagel, and Molly Shannon also presented “Band Camp: Orchestrating the Use of Resistance Bands for Your Students & Participants.” Heidi Hancher Rauch and community health education majors Samantha Forester, Michelle Kruse, and Gabriel Zavala presented “Best Practices in Guest Speakers: Before and After Teaching Activities to Help Students Get the Most from an Educational Opportunity.” Rauch and students Tamara George, Hayley Nothnagel, Molly Shannon, and Kelsey Wainman presented “Six Secrets for Instilling Advocacy in Your Students and
Future Professionals.”

In November Mayol, Matt Beekley, and Lee Everett, and UIndy students Jacqueline Filip, Audrey Ernst, and Erin Long presented their posters “The Effect of an 8-Week Wellness Course on Cardiovascular and Muscular Fitness in Collegiate Females” and “The Effect of an 8-Week Wellness Course on Body Composition, Flexibility and Muscular Strength in Collegiate Males” at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting in Oregon, Ohio. Everett, Beekley, and exercise science majors Chelsi Kitchen and Kristin Howdyshell ’12 presented
“The Relationship Between Body Composition, Upper Body Strength, Vertical Jump, Kick and Swim Performance in Division II Collegiate Swimmers.”

Beekley and Everett and Kitchen presented “Seasonal Changes in Body Composition and Flexibility in Division II Collegiate Female Swimmers” and Beekley, Everett, Kitchen and Aaron Fleagle ’12 presented “Seasonal Changes in Muscular Strength, Power, and Sprint Performance Among Division II Male Collegiate Swimmers.”

Michael Diacin had his manuscript “Female Represen-tation within Intercollegiate Athletics Departments: Examining the Impact of Social Roles, Role Congruity, and Informal Networks Upon Position Fulfillment” posted in the online publication Sport Journal 2012, Volume 15.

Sport management students Tricia Hensley and James Kersting presented posters at the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Sport Management Conference Scholarship Showcase. The poster, “NFL Club Season Ticketholders’ Satisfaction with Services Rendered,” authored by Hensley and co-authored by Jennifer VanSickle, earned first place and described the results of research conducted at an Indianapolis Colts home game. Kersting’s poster, “Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Partnership” earned second place and detailed a project in which students provided programming and marketing ideas for the new rock-climbing wall at the Hendricks Regional Health Y in Avon, Ind.

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