IU East News and Notes

November 17th, 2008

ADA conferences being held at IU East
IU East is one of seven state-wide sites to host all 12 sessions of the ADA Audio conference this year. The conferences will be held the third Tuesday of each month in Whitewater Hall, room 119. The November Audio Conference, “Everything You Need to Know about the Enforcement of the ADA but Were Afraid to Ask,” will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18.

The year-long series provides in-depth information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This program is designed to enhance an individual’s existing knowledge base or facilitate continued learning regarding regulations and trends under the ADA. Last year, the conferences had over 200 participants.

Guest speakers will review the enforcement options available to individuals. They will also explain the various methods for pursuing a complaint under the various titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service providers, disability advocates, individuals with disabilities, and other interested community members are encouraged to attend.

For additional information or to request an accommodation, contact Pamela Whitt by phone at (765) 973-8308, or email pbwhitt@indiana.edu. The audio conference series is co-sponsored by ADA-Indiana, the Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities, and the DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center. For more information about this or any other ADA training event, please visit the ADA-Indiana website at www.adaindiana.org.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
The World Languages and Culture Club is hosting the annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 20. Events will be held in the Whitewater Hall Lobby and Vivian Auditorium.

The celebration includes a free authentic Mexican buffet followed by a film screening at 4 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. Guest speakers are Terrie Mello from Richmond High School, Dinora Uvalle-Vazquez, from Amigos the Richmond Latino Center, and Eva Jimenez, a student at Earlham College who works with Amigos, will speak during the buffet.

The celebration is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Julien Simon, assistant professor of Foreign Language, at (765) 973-8622.

IU East faculty presentations at conferences
Mortega Seddighin, professor of mathematics, was invited to present, “Antieigenvalues and Operator Inequalities,” by the Mathematics Department at IUPUI during the Operator Theory Seminar on November 12.

Tim Scales, business lecturer, presented “International Opportunities for Education” during the Annual Conference held October 9-14 in Biloxi, Miss.

Nursing faculty including Tonya Breymier, Kelly Dempsey, Diana Stanforth and Diane Baker presented at the Clinical Education Redesign: Simulations, Innovations, and Partnerships conference at IUPUI held November 7-8.  Their topic was “Lost in Space: From Lift-Off to Landing.”

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