IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

Harper is guest on radio show to discuss 1968 explosion following Indianapolis tragedy
Jean Harper, associate professor of English, was a guest on the “Afternoon Show” on WIBC 93.1 FM in Indianapolis. Harper talked about the 1968 Richmond explosion in relation to the gas explosion on the Southeast side of Indianapolis.

Additionally, Harper was recently awarded The Florida Review Editors Award for her essay, “Colic.” The essay is a chapter from her book manuscript, Horses and Divorces. Harper’s essay will be published in the Winter 2012 issue of The Florida Review, making this the third chapter from the book to have been accepted for publication in 2012. The Florida Review is a literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida.

Harper has received support for the book including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Indiana Arts Commission grant, and an Indiana University East Faculty Fellowship.

Business associate professor presents on how to help leaders retool for the future
Fredricka Joyner, associate professor of business administration and organization behavior, presented at the International Leadership Association Conference held in Denver October 24-27. Her presentation was “Bridging Past Perspectives into a New Future as 21st Century Leaders.” The conference is an international conference attended by individuals from 35 countries.

Earlier in October, Joyner also presented at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning held October 11 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. She presented “Models and metaphors: Developing critical thinking in asynchronous threaded discussions.”

Joyner also recently had an article, “Storymining: Eliciting stories and mining their content for cultural levers,” published in Human Resource Development International.

Scales receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Tim Scales, lecturer in business administration, received a Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur Award from his alma matter, Anderson University Falls School of Business.

The award was presented by the M.B.A. alumni chapter. The award recognizes alumni for outstanding professional achievement, continued dedication, and being an exemplary role model.

External Affairs administrators present on IU East’s successful campus campaigns at CASE Indiana
Rob Zinkan, vice chancellor for External Affairs, and John Oak Dalton, director of Communications and Marketing, presented at the CASE Indiana Fall Conference at Franklin College November 2.

The presentation, “We Are Family: Maximizing Your Faculty/Staff Campaign,” outlined strategies for significantly increasing participation for an institution’s annual faculty/staff fundraising campaign.  The presentation shared the story of the tremendous support that faculty and staff provide each year to the Campus Campaign, with an 85 percent participation rate in giving each year.

IU East’s Campus Campaign has been recognized twice by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) with Pride of CASE V awards. The successful annual campaign has not only generated important funds, but it has also created a buzz, built internal pride, and set the tone for external fundraising efforts.

On November 7, Zinkan presented “Lifetime Relationships and Engagement in Higher Education” with Fran Zablocki, mStoner strategist.  The webinar was provided by mStoner, a national higher education marketing firm.

The presentation discussed the one-to-one, lifelong relationship between the university and an individual, not a many-to-one relationship between different departments of a university and a prospect, student, alumnus or donor.



Registrar presents on FERPA at IACRAO conference
Dennis Hicks, registrar, recently attended the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRAO) in Bloomington October 22-23.

During the conference, Hicks presented “FERPA Unplugged: An overview and update on the FERPA regulations, followed by a Q&A on all-things FERPA.”  Hicks was a contributing editor to the AACRAO 2010 FERPA Guide.

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