Elliott McKinley, assistant professor of music and music program coordinator, knows that his work as a composer will ultimately enhance the learning experience of his students in the classroom. Active as a professional composer, he has composed music that has been performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Mindful Explorations presents IU East Music Research Day on Wednesday, November 3, in Springwood Hall Room 217. The day features four scholars in the fields of music theory and musicology and their paper presentations.
RICHMOND, Ind. – Seven Indiana University East students studied abroad throughout Europe as part of a broad-based culture and non-linear music history and composition courses. The students visited two main city epicenters of music – Venice and Vienna – while they traveled. Students left for Europe on May 24 and returned June 7.
Humanities and Social Sciences professors publish works
Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, associate professor of English, will have an article published by the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. The article, “Nineteenth-Century British Children’s Hymnody: Re-Tuning the History of Childhood with Chords and Verses,” focuses on her research of children’s hymnodies. Clapp-Itnyre received a New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant for 2010 from Indiana University to research “Nineteenth-Century British Hymns for Children: A Lost Genre of Victorian Childhood.”
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IU East Spring Lecture Series
The Spring Faculty Lecture Series continues with Julien Simon, assistant professor of Spanish and French, and his presentation, “An Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies.” The lecture is at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Whitewater Hall, room 132.
Indiana University East has several new faculty members on staff this fall.
In October 2007, the university launched its largest national search for faculty to join the campus. As a result there are 11 new full-time faculty members that have joined IU East and who excel in teaching and scholarly activity. The additional faculty will support the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution.