IU East, Starr Gennett Foundation to present Warren Vaché Sextette in concert

November 1st, 2013

Indiana University East and Starr Gennett Foundation will present the well-known jazz group Warren Vaché Sextette in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The group features Warren Vaché, John Allred and Andy Brown.

Tickets for the public cost $15 and are available at the Starr Gennett Foundation, located at 33 South 7th Street in Richmond. Tickets for IU East faculty, staff and students are free and available in the Office of Campus Life, located in Springwood Hall room 103.

The event is sponsored by Mindful Explorations, courtesy of the William H. and Jean R. Reller Endowment.

Vaché plays the cornet but in his early years, started playing the piano in third grade before switching to the trumpet to play in his school’s fourth grade band.  He shared a passion for music with his father, bassist Warren Vaché, who played professionally, wrote about jazz and was one of the founders of the New Jersey Jazz Society. Vaché played events with his father’s bands while growing up. He continued to play professionally as a student in high school and while attending Montclair State College including with polka bands, Dixieland bands, big dance bands, Broadway pit bands, small jazz groups and large free- wheeling combos.

He earned his degree in music education from Montclair State College and studied with trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin, a well-known performer during the swing era, who soon became his mentor.

Vaché has played with professional musicians including Billy Maxted and the Benny Goodman band. He recorded with Concord Records and appeared in the 1984 film The Gig. He has composed and played on film soundtrack for The Luckiest Man in the World. He continues today to record and to play at worldwide festivals, Broadway shows and club dates.

Statement from Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe

October 31st, 2013

Indiana University East and Indiana University are currently reviewing recent concerns raised by former members of the IU East volleyball team regarding the head coach, who is on administrative leave.

I am personally taking this matter very seriously.  There is absolutely nothing more important to me in my role as chancellor than our students and their individual well-being. I want our students to know that those here – faculty, staff and administrators – care deeply about their experience whether in the classroom or through extracurricular activities. We pride ourselves on a student-centered culture at IU East, and any time there are concerns raised by students, we take them seriously and review them carefully.

It is also my responsibility to assure that this review process is fair, comprehensive, complete, and expeditious.  The process, which began earlier this week on Monday, is led by the IU Office of Affirmative Action and the IU East Offices of Affirmative Action and Human Resources.  Professional staff from these offices are meeting individually with all players and coaches this week.  Once the review process concludes, the university will comment further as appropriate.

Please continue to support our student-athletes.  We are all proud of Interim Coach Abby Niekamp and the members of the volleyball team, and we wish them the best in their upcoming matches.

Kathryn Cruz-Uribe
Chancellor

Cruz-Uribe installed as IU East’s sixth chancellor

October 25th, 2013

Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe during today’s Installation Ceremony outlined three main themes the campus will focus on to plan for its future. The themes encompass change that is grounded in values, including academic excellence and innovation; dedication to student success; and serving as a steward of place.KathrynCruz-Uribe

Held in the Historic Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, the installation – themed “A Steward of Place” – symbolized the university’s deep commitment to the community and region it serves. The installation ceremony serves as the formal charging of a new chancellor by the president of Indiana University and the board of trustees. It is significant moment in the life of the university, connecting longstanding traditions and symbols to the promises of a bright and inspiring future.

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said the Historic Pennsylvania Railroad Depot was a fitting location for the event as it celebrates the close ties that have always existed between IU East and the broader community.

“This depot was, for many years, a hub of community life, and our celebration today in this magnificently restored building serves as a reminder of the spirit of collaboration that has long been a hallmark of the city of Richmond and IU East,” McRobbie said.

McRobbie said Chancellor Cruz-Uribe will continue the exceptional growth the campus has continued since fall 2007; IU East’s headcount enrollment has grown 96.6 percent. A record-breaking 4,456 students enrolled for classes this fall, marking the university’s 17th consecutive term of enrollment growth.

“Like the countless individuals who have contributed to the growth of this campus, Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe is building towards a future of continuing partnership between eastern Indiana and IU East. This is a partnership based on shared aspirations and dreams, and it is a partnership of which all of us can be proud,” McRobbie said.

Cruz-Uribe acknowledged the leadership of Frederick Grohsmeyer, IU East’s first director, and past Chancellors Alexander Schilt, Glenn Goerke, Charlie Nelms, David Fulton, and Nasser Paydar.

“Each chancellor has led the campus into different stages of development. Now, I see us as poised to fully develop as a national model for regional public universities providing an accessible, affordable and high quality education for increasing numbers of graduates who will, in turn, shape and lead our region,” Cruz-Uribe said. “As I have spent my first few months on campus and in our communities, I have heard several themes echoed consistently.”

In her installation speech, Cruz-Uribe addressed the three themes that will guide the campus.

“Contrary to popular belief, higher education does change, and IU East is an example of the capabilities of an institution to change. But no matter how we have changed at IU East, we have remained grounded in our core mission to ‘challenge students to grow intellectually and personally in a supportive and scholarly environment.’ Intellectual growth is what excites me about education. As educators, our ultimate goal is to instill a love and passion for learning that lasts a lifetime,” Cruz-Uribe said.

While IU East embraces change through innovation including serving students through online education, enable students to access educational opportunities in ways that fit their particular circumstances, and continue to grow the on-campus experience through tradition and a vibrant campus life, the university will remain dedicated to student success.

“Many people, including faculty, staff and most importantly, students, have told me that that IU East is like a family and we are rightly very proud of that. The personal attention and support we give our students is one of our greatest assets,” Cruz-Uribe said. “As we have grown, we have continued to foster student success, and the evidence of our success is clear. In 2013, we conferred almost 550 bachelor’s degrees, compared to 150 in 2005. And I challenge us to continue to improve student persistence and completion rates in the future.”

IU East was established in July 1971 out of the request of the community to provide higher education opportunities for the residents of the region. Cruz-Uribe said that connection to the community will continue.

“As stewards of place, our faculty, staff and students are committed to furthering community initiatives, programs, and growth,” Cruz-Uribe said. “IU East works with communities all over our service region. Campus and community learn from each other, to the benefit of everyone.”

The railroad depot was chosen because it is symbolic of the institution’s roots in the region and the university’s commitment to research and service that advance the economic and cultural development of the region.

“Daniel Burnham, as a pioneer in city and urban planning, understood that physical structures were a means of community connectedness, and he exemplified the importance of fostering a deep sense of community through his work,” Cruz-Uribe said. “That is why we are here today, in this Daniel Burnham landmark, in the heart of our community, taking a piece of history and giving it new life. This is what an IU East education does for a community. It connects our community from today to tomorrow. It builds hope, opportunity, and livelihoods. This is what we celebrate today.”

About Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe
Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, who started in her role on July 1, 2013, is IU East’s sixth chancellor since the university was established in 1971. Before joining IU East, Cruz-Uribe was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University (CSU), Monterey Bay, from 2007 to 2013, where she was responsible for leading the academic programs of the university, including four colleges and the university library. Before joining CSU, she was at Northern Arizona University from 1989 to 2007, serving four years as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

An archaeologist, Cruz-Uribe graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with two majors, art history and anthropology, and received an A.M. and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her area of expertise is the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites, and she conducted field and laboratory research in South Africa for more than 20 years. She has received numerous grants for both teaching and research, and has co-authored a book and more than 40 articles and chapters pertaining to her research.

She and her husband, Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe, an Egyptologist and member of the IU East faculty, have two daughters.

IU East Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition inclusions, top ten announced

October 24th, 2013

Indiana University East Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition (WVAAC) Top Ten Award and Purchase Award recipients have their work on display now through December 6 in The Gallery and Community Room, located in Whitewater Hall.

This year’s competition was juried by Buzz Spector, currently the dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University. The competition accepts entries from artists throughout a 300-mile radius around Richmond.

The WVAAC is made possible thanks to the generous support of the following donors:
Dr. Bradford and Mary Barrett
Dr. David and Marilyn Fulton
Dr. Cory and Ginger Gray
Tom and Christina Hilkert
Patrick and Jane Martin
Dr. Robert and Anne Pennington
Richmond Art Museum
Richmond Podiatry (Dr. Deb Wehman)
Dave Rodgers (Whitewater Broadcasting)
SignGrafX (Peggy North)

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at (765) 973-8605 or visit iue.edu/gallery.

Top Ten Merit Awards
Megan C. Chandler, Carmel, Ind.:“Helpmeat” Mixed Media (Accordion Book)
Andrew P. Davis, Indianapolis, Ind.: “Bunny Boy” Ceramic with Terra Sigillata, Glaze and Stain
Sara Fleenor, Eaton, Ohio: “Dinner Epilogue” Oil on Canvas
Jody Jones, Richmond, Ind.: “Untitled” Ceramic, Acrylic and Oil
Jack Phelps, Richmond, Ind.: “Coons in Belfry” Aquatint
Kelsey Rubright, Richmond, Ind.: “Zelda Leading the People” Charcoal/Graphite on Paper
Summer Sleight, Richmond, Ind.: “Hexagonal Neck Piece” Felt
Nancy Taylor, Richmond, Ind.: “Summer 2011” Hand-dyed Wool and Beads
Jerry Thompson, Richmond, Ind.: “Lofty Par” Acrylic on Panel
Mark Van Buskirk, Richmond, Ind.: “Black Cows, Blue Sky” Oil on Linen

Purchase Awards
Jack Phelps, Richmond, Ind.: “Coons in Belfry”
Sara Fleenor, Eaton, Ohio: “Dinner Epilogue”
Kelly Joslin, Dayton, Ohio: “Charles”

2013 Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition Inclusions
Scott Anderson, Hartford City, Ind.: “Gates of Purgatory” Acrylic on Paper and “Fruit of Flattery” Acrylic on Canvas
Andrew Armantrout, Muncie, Ind.: “Moving Landscape” Mixed, on Paper
Walt Bistline, Richmond, Ind.: “Marketplace” Photography and “What Remains” Photography
Rachel Bleil, Indianapolis, Ind.: “Cloud Guardians” Coil-built and Thrown Stoneware with sgraffito & inlayed surface
Bridgette Bogle, Dayton, Ohio: “Barriers” Oil on Canvas
Megan C. Chandler, Carmel, Ind.: “Grow” Mixed Media on Panel, “Cleverest Girl” Mixed Media (Accordion Book) and “Helpmeat” Mixed Media (Accordion Book)
Joe Clapp, Richmond, Ind.: “Blow” Mixed Frame, Collage and Oil
Andrew P. Davis, Indianapolis, Ind.: “Bunny Boy” Ceramic with Terra Sigillata, Glaze and Stain
Braydee Euliss, Muncie, Ind.: “25 Years” Photograms exposed at .01 second intervals, “April 2011, #1” and “April 2011, #2” Ball Jars, Hosiery, Encaustic, Fabric Dye from the “Failures” Series
Sara Fleenor, Eaton, Ohio: “Outlet” Oil on Canvas and “Dinner Epilogue” Oil on Canvas
Jody Jones, Richmond, Ind.: “Untitled” Ceramic, Acrylic and Oil
Kelly Joslin, Dayton, Ohio: “Charles” Giclee Print
Kevin Longley, Brookville, Ohio: “Assemblage #C-1”     Colored Pencil on Ceramic
Laura Miller, Richmond, Ind.: “Buttocks” Gelatin Silver Print
Nalara Park, Richmond, Ind.: “Hidden Knife Brooches” Metal and Mixed Media
Hector Perez, Connersville, Ind.: “Recalculating” Permanent Marker on Paper
Jack Phelps, Richmond, Ind.: “Coons in Belfry” Aquatint
Kelsey Rubright, Richmond, Ind.: “Zelda Leading the People” Charcoal/Graphite on Paper
Suzi Shapiro, Richmond, Ind.: “Princess Banquet” Oil and Thread on Canvas
Summer Sleight, Richmond, Ind.: “Hyperbolic Space Crochet” Copper and “Hexagonal Neck Piece” Felt
Nancy Taylor, Richmond, Ind.: “Summer 2011” Hand-dyed Wool and Beads
Jerry Thompson, Richmond, Ind.: “Lofty Par” Acrylic on Panel
Mark Thompson, Centerville, Ind.: “Untitled” Fused Glass
Mark Van Buskirk, Richmond, Ind.: “Black Cows, Blue Sky” Oil on Linen
David Walker, Jr., Richmond, Ind.: “Untitled” Black and White Photography

Parade, Chancellor Installation, block party highlight Homecoming activities in Depot District

October 21st, 2013

Indiana University East is planning several events in Richmond’s Historic Depot District during its 2013 Homecoming week, October 21-26.HomecomingDepot

“Everyone is really looking forward to all the great Homecoming events and activities on and off campus,” said Director of Gift Development Stephanie Hays-Mussoni. “The events in the Depot will be a great way to include the community in IU East Homecoming traditions. Students, faculty and staff are also excited to spend more time in the Depot District which is quickly becoming a regular gathering place for IU East students. The Depot merchants have been tremendous partners in all of these activities and we look forward to many more opportunities to bring community and campus together.”

Throughout the week, Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe will host students at different Depot District restaurants for lunch.

The community is invited to join IU East for its homecoming parade on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:15 p.m. The parade route is along Fort Wayne Ave.  It will feature student organizations, Rufus the Red Wolf and Junior Red Wolves (IU East kids’ club) members, the Homecoming Court, student-athletes, and community groups and organizations.

Following the parade, the Red Wolves volleyball team will play Asbury University at 7 p.m. The home match is at the Seton Catholic High School Gymnasium, located at 233 South Fifth Street in Richmond. The match is also Senior Night. General admission is $5 and all students, grades K-12 and college, are admitted free.

After the match, IU East will host a post-match party at Joe’s Pizza for IU East students.

The Installation Ceremony of Chancellor Cruz-Uribe, IU East’s sixth chancellor, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, in the Historic Pennsylvania Railroad Depot. The installation, themed “A Steward of Place,” symbolizing the university’s deep commitment to the community and region it serves.

Following the installation, IU East will host a block party in the Depot District beginning at 6 p.m. The event and activities are free and open to the public. Activities include a zip line above Fort Wayne Avenue, rock wall, face painting, photo booth, Richmond Furniture Gallery inflatable, and street performer Wacky Chad.

At 6:30 p.m. IU East will host Rufus the Red Wolf’s Birthday Party in the Depot.

To culminate the week, IU East will participate in national “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, October 26, for faculty, staff and students to volunteer a day of service in the Depot District.

IU East’s Homecoming 2013 begins October 21

October 21st, 2013

Indiana University East will host “Homecoming 2013: This Moment We Own It” October 21-26. Alumni, friends and the campus community are invited to participate in the activities and events throughout the week. Homecoming events are sponsored by the Alumni Association, Office of Campus Life, Student Activities Advisory Team, Student Government Association, and Students Today Alumni Tomorrow.Homecoming2013poster

Homecoming 2013 begins at 11:30 a.m. on October 21 with Monday Madness. Students will pick up their Homecoming t-shirts, enjoy free food and the Homecoming Court will be announced in the Springwood Hall Graf Center.

Students can also participate in one of the most attended and popular events of Homecoming Week: The Nearly Naked Mile. The fifth annual Nearly Naked Mile is at 1 p.m. with registration at 12:30 at the Springwood Hall patio.

Sponsored by the IU East Alumni Association, the student event raises donations for those in need, so a registration “fee” of one or more gently used items of clothing (such as coats, hats, or gloves) is required. A free Nearly Naked Mile t-shirt for the first 200 registrants will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for top Male and Female Finisher and also Best Costume.

On Tuesday, students are invited to hear Comedian Jay Black at 8 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. The event is for those ages 18 and over.

Homecoming 2013 events will move to the Historic Richmond Depot District with a parade at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23. The parade will travel Fort Wayne Avenue and feature organizations from the campus and community as well as the Homecoming Court.

Following the parade, the IU East Red Wolves Volleyball team will play Asbury University at 7 p.m. at Seton Catholic High School, located at 233 South Fifth Street in Richmond. The match is also Senior Night. A post-match party at Joe’s Pizza will follow at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The Homecoming Talent Show and bonfire will be held on Thursday. The Talent Show begins at 5:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium and will feature student acts. The bonfire will follow at 7:30 p.m., near the Hayes Hall patio. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the bonfire.

Homecoming 2013 will continue with events in the Depot District on Friday, October 25. The Installation Ceremony, themed “A Steward of Place,” for Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe is at 3:30 p.m. in the Historic Pennsylvania Railroad Depot.

The public is invited to the Block Party on Friday, 6-9 p.m., to celebrate the installation with a zip-line over Fort Wayne Avenue, rock wall, face painting, inflatable, street performer Wacky Chad and Rufus’ Birthday Party.

To culminate Homecoming Week, IU East will participate in national “Make a Difference Day” at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Depot District. Faculty, staff and students will volunteer for a day of service, completing service projects throughout the Depot.

For more information about homecoming, visit iue.edu/homecoming.

Calendar of Events

Monday, October 21
•    Monday Madness, 11:30 a.m., Springwood Hall Graf Center
•    Nearly Naked Mile, 1 p.m., Springwood Hall Patio and Quad
•    Homecoming Court Announcement

Tuesday, October 22
•    Comedian Jay Black, 8 p.m., Vivian Auditorium

Wednesday, October 23
•    Homecoming Parade, 6:15 p.m., Depot District
•    Volleyball vs. Asbury University, 7 p.m., Seton Catholic High School Gym
•    Post-match Party at Joe’s Pizza, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 24
•    Student Talent Show, 5:30 p.m., Vivian Auditorium
•    Annual Homecoming Bonfire, 7:30 p.m. behind Hayes Hall
•    Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the bonfire

Friday, October 25
•    Chancellor Installation Ceremony, 3:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
•    Block Party, 6-9 p.m., Depot District, Fort Wayne Avenue (includes music, zip-line, rock wall, street performer, and Rufus’ birthday party)

Saturday, October 26
•    “Make a Difference Day,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Depot District

IU East Center for Leadership Development offers workshop on Money Management October 22

October 16th, 2013

The IU East Center for Leadership Development is hosting a Career Advantage Series workshop on Money Management from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room.MarcyJance

Each one and one-half hour session in this series focuses on a specific aspect of professional development and career skill building. Participants will leave with new tools and skills.

During the Money Management workshop, participants will discuss money saving tips and how to use tools such as a personal balance sheet, a personal income statement, and a personal budget. Attendees will walk away with a tool they learned how to use through the session and a list of other money saving tips that they can use right away. This session will be most valuable for individuals who are in the early stages of thinking about money management.

Registration is required and is available online at iue.edu/leadership. There is no charge for the Career Advantage Series sessions; they are being underwritten by the School of Business and Economics. A box lunch will be provided.

The workshop will be presented by Marcy Jance, assistant  professor of business administration at Indiana University East. Jance earned her Ph.D. in Management Science from Illinois  Institute  of Technology in Chicago. Jance primarily teaches courses in statistics, introduction to business, and decision modeling.

Visit iue.edu/leadership for more information.

Cruz-Uribe to be installed as IU East’s sixth chancellor at historic depot

October 16th, 2013

The installation ceremony for Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe will be held in the historic Richmond Depot District at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, at the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot.  The theme of the ceremony will highlight Indiana University East as “A Steward of Place,” symbolizing the university’s deep commitment to the community and region it serves.KathrynCruz-Uribe

“It is meaningful for us to hold this special event in the community because our institution is rooted in our region, and I have used the term ‘Steward of Place’ to describe this,” said Cruz-Uribe. “We have a commitment to a student-centered culture, to serving traditionally underserved populations, and to research and service that advance the economic and cultural development of our region.”

The event will mark the first time in the nearly 200-year history of Indiana University that the inauguration of a president or installation of a chancellor has not been held on a campus.

“I am particularly excited about this wonderful venue because of my personal interest in architecture and historic preservation,” said Cruz-Uribe.  “In fact, I studied Daniel Burnham, the Depot building’s architect, when I was in college.”

Thirteen U.S. presidents have traveled through the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, which was designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1902.  The depot building is the focal point of Richmond’s Historic Depot District, an area that has become a popular destination among IU East’s growing student population.  Depot District establishments will cater the installation event to showcase multiple businesses from the area.

“We are grateful to (building owner) Roger Richert and to Barnhizer & Associates for making this special event possible,” said IU East Vice Chancellor for External Affairs Rob Zinkan.  “The building looks incredible thanks to Barnhizer’s work, and we can’t wait for the community to see it and celebrate the installation of Chancellor Cruz-Uribe with us.”

Cruz-Uribe, who started in her role on July 1, 2013, is IU East’s sixth chancellor since the university was established in 1971. Before joining IU East, Cruz-Uribe was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University (CSU), Monterey Bay, from 2007 to 2013, where she was responsible for leading the academic programs of the university, including four colleges and the university library.  Before joining CSU, she was at Northern Arizona University from 1989 to 2007, serving four years as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

An archaeologist, Cruz-Uribe graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with two majors, art history and anthropology, and received an A.M. and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her area of expertise is the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites, and she conducted field and laboratory research in South Africa for more than 20 years. She has received numerous grants for both teaching and research, and has co-authored a book and more than 40 articles and chapters pertaining to her research.

The installation ceremony serves as the formal charging of a new chancellor by the president of Indiana University and the board of trustees. It is significant moment in the life of the university, connecting longstanding traditions and symbols to the promises of a bright and inspiring future.

Due to space limitations, the ceremony is an invitation-only event, but IU East is hosting a variety of events in the Depot District that are free and open to the public as part of its homecoming week, including a parade on October 23 at 6:15 p.m. and a block party on October 25 from 6-9 p.m.

IU East Center for Leadership Development taking reservations for Management Series workshop on Managing Conflict

October 9th, 2013

The IU East Center for Leadership Development is hosting a Management Series workshop on Managing Conflict from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. Registration is available online at iue.edu/business/leadership.

Each three-hour course in this series focuses on key concepts, theories, models, tools, and their applications for effective workplace management. These sessions offer local, affordable, in-depth development of critical management and leadership skills.

It is estimated that as much as 40 percent of a manager’s time is spent dealing with conflict. Conflict is costly to organizations in other ways as well. For example, poorly managed conflict often increases turnover, with replacement costs between 75 percent and 150 percent of the annual salary for each position. This course offers techniques and approaches to enhance conflict management skills and lower the cost of conflict for individuals and organizations.

Managing Conflict is an overview course that introduces methods to proactively and effectively manage the disagreements encountered in manager/leadership positions. It emphasizes proactive approaches and building long-term positive relationships.  Participants will leave with a beginning set of practical strategies and tactics that can be immediately applied to the disagreements that arise in their daily work lives.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

•    Explain the business and personal case for effective conflict management.
•    Identify the main factors in a situation that are contributing to the conflict.
•    Use the EDGE model to plan appropriate approaches for managing conflict.
•    Leverage self awareness of their preferred approaches to conflict toward improving relationships with others and achieving results.
•    Incorporate effective conflict management skills into their management practice.
•    Identify opportunities for personal development to support the business imperative for effective conflict management skills.

The costs for the workshop is $75 per workshop, per person, or $50 a workshop for a group of at least three people from the same organization or business.

Visit iue.edu/leadership for more information on content, special pricing and certificate options, and to register for these sessions.

The workshop will be presented by Fredricka Joyner, associate professor and director of the IU East Center for Leadership Development and the Master’s in Management program. Joyner has over FredrickaJoynerthree decades of business experience, providing leadership, organization, and community development consulting services to a diverse client list that  includes manufacturing and service organizations, professional practices, health and education coalitions, non-profits, government departments, and social service agencies.

Over the past five years, Joyner has provided training and consulting services related to managing across the generations. She has also designed and delivered a four-day leadership development curriculum to almost 2000 managers in a global Fortune 500 company. Most recently, she has been providing intensive executive coaching to high potential managers who have been tasked with expanding into international markets.

Joyner has been with Indiana University for the past 10 years. In addition to the center, Joyner directs the IU East Master’s in Management program. She has won a number of awards for her teaching and is an active researcher with numerous publications. She is the lead author of Engineering as a Social Activity: Preparing Engineers to Thrive in the Changing World of Work, which was recently published in the American Journal of Engineering Education – Spring 2012 edition.

Joyner earned her Master’s in Organization Management from Antioch University and her Ph.D. in Community Formation from the Union Institute.

IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” event to feature award-winning children’s book author, illustrator for Hispanic Heritage Month

October 8th, 2013

Duncan Tonatiuh, a children’s book author and artist, will visit Indiana University East as part of Hispanic Heritage Month and the “One Book, Many Voices” project on Tuesday, October 15, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. Tonatiuh’s visit is made possible by the hard work of Amigos and numerous partnerships throughout the community.DuncanTonatiuh

The event is free and open to the public.

Tonatiuh received the 2012 Tomas Rivera National Award and the Pure Belpré Award for Best Latino Children’s Book Illustrator Depicting the Mexican American Experience for his book, Diego Rivera; His World and Ours published in 2011 by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

At IU East, Tonatiuh will present “Contemporary Codices: Using Ancient Art to Address Today’s World,” and discuss how he creates his artwork, his culture and how it influences his writing and drawing, and share the story of his transition from art student to professional artist and writer.

Dianne Moneypenny, Spanish lecturer at IU East, said, “In graduate school I was lucky to have a course on pre-colonial Latin American imagery. So, when I opened Tonatiuh’s books I gasped.  It’s genius. He uses a traditional system of hieroglyphics combined with contemporary Hispanic themes,” Moneypenny said.

She said these hieroglyphs are important because when Europeans arrived in Latin America, they considered the indigenous populations illiterate and barbaric.

“The Europeans thought their job was to convert the natives. So, in their minds, part of that job included destroying these ‘pagan’ codices. Thousands were burned and a huge piece of cultural knowledge on medicines, history, and mathematics, was lost. Tonatiuh resuscitates his heritage via this hieroglyphic language and therefore changes the rhetoric of oppression,” Moneypenny said.

While in Richmond, Tonatiuh will visit Fairview Elementary, Elizabeth Starr Academy, Vaile Elementary, Test Middle School, Corazón Latino Youth and Earlham College.

Tonatiuh received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Integrated Design from the Parsons New School of Design and his Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Eugene Lang College, both in New York. In addition to Diego Rivera; His World and Ours, Tonatiuh is the author and illustrator of Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin. His short graphic novel, Journey of a Mixteco, received the 2010 Regional Art Festival’s grand prize for the best project in Tbilisi, Georgia.

In 2011, Tonatiuh received the Américas Award Commended Title for Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin and his book was placed on the Notable Book for a Global Society list. Previously in 2010, he received Honorable Mention from the Pura Belpré Award co-sponsored by the American Library Association and REFORMA, as well as the 2010 Notable Children’s Book by Association of Library Service to Children and was placed on the Best of the Best Books list by the Chicago Public Library and the Best of 2010 list by Kirkus Reviews.