IU East News and Notes

August 27th, 2008

Alumni Board appoints new members

Seven new members have joined the Indiana University East Alumni Association Board of Directors. The board serves to advocate for IU East and assists with events and programs that connect IU East alumni with one other and their alma mater.

New board members are:

  • Abby Clapp of Eaton, Ohio (Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Fine Arts, 2008)
  • Kimberly Grimes of Richmond, Ind. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2008)
  • Adam Oda of New Madison, Ohio, (Student Representative)
  • Kate Vu of Connersville, Ind. (Bachelor of Science in Education, 2008)
  • Amy Schrage of Eaton, Ohio (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2008)
  • Trisha Renner of Lewisburg, Ohio (Bachelor of Science in Natural Science and Mathematics, 2008)
  • Trevor Jones of New Castle, Ind. (Bachelor of Social Work, 2008)

Mathematics professor reviews content for two national publications

Mort Seddighin, professor of mathematics, has recently been invited to be a part of two national mathematics publications. He will be a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews (MR) and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Mathematical Sciences.

All papers published in mathematics throughout the world in any journal and in any language are reviewed by MR after they are published. MR reviewers are top research mathematicians who have the final word on the scholarly work of other research mathematicians. The Journal of Mathematical Sciences is a journal of international scope which publishes refereed papers in mathematical sciences.

In addition to the editorial commitments, Seddighin presented a paper at the 15th meeting of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) which was held in Cancun, Mexico June 16-20.

History professor invited to present paper at national conference

Joanne Passet, professor of history, served as an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the American Library Association, in Anaheim, California, on June 30. Her topic, given before the Library History Research Forum, was “The History of American Libraries and Librarianship in the West.”

Business lecturer, student present paper at international conference

Tim Scales, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and business lecturer, and business major Chris Luken, of Richmond, traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to the Academy of World Business Marketing and Management Development Conference. The conference was held July 14-17. Scales and Luken presented their paper, “A Booming Economy” which theorizes the economic impact Baby Boomers have on the Echo Boomer (generation following the Baby Boomers) has on the succession of business.

Stratford trip provides premiere theater experience for students

A group of 20 students and faculty traveled to Stratford, Ontario in Canada over the summer for the Shakespeare’s Festival. Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, associate professor of English, organized the trip and Robert Ramsey, assistant professor of criminal justice, and Duane Lundy, assistant professor of psychology, also attended.

While in Stratford, the students visited Avon Theatre, Festival Theatre and Tom Petterson Theatre for performances and toured the town. Stratford has earned the reputation as North America’s leading classical theatre. Clapp-Itnyre said the goal of the trip was to provide the opportunity for students to experience the theater, to visit another country and to develop friendships with peers.

This was the fourth biannual trip for IU East students to the festival.

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