IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

Visiting artist to provide lecture
The Fine Arts Program at Indiana University East will host visiting artist Erin Holscher Almazan for a lecture at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, April 18. The lecture will be held at IU East’s Room 912, located at at 912 E. Main Street, in Richmond, Ind.

Almazan will lecture about her evolution as an artist and her creative process. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Almazan is an associate professor of printmaking and drawing at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.  She is a native of North Dakota. Almazan received her B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York.

Business senior lecturer receives Best Paper awards
Tim Scales, senior lecturer and director of the Centers for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, recently presented a paper titled “Build A Rock” to the International Society of Social Science and Behavioral Research Academic Conference. The paper received the Best Paper Award.

Additionally, Scales presented a paper, “Coaching, Athletics and Academics” to the Clute Institute International Academic Conference. This paper also received the Best Paper Award.

Scales also received a Best Paper Award for “Marketing Your Success,” which he recently presented at the Academy of Business Research Academic Conference.

Also during the conference, Scales and Honors Program students Timothy Ryan Tootle, Alexandra Estes, Spencer Milligan, Logan Ullery, Ashlynn Roth and Jorge Perez-Orduno received a Best Paper Student-ABR-groupAward for “World Class.”

The group presented the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in the International Academic Journal. The IU East Undergraduate Student Research Fund provided the funds for attendance to the conference for the students.

Students present at conferences
Six IU East students presented their research or creative work at the 26th Annual Indiana University Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference, which was held at IU South Bend April 4. IU East faculty members Denise Bullock, Ann Kim, Laverne Nishihara, and Stephanie Whitehead served as faculty advisors and chaired sessions at the conference.

The students presenting and their topics were:
Jonathan Ratchford, Richmond, Ind.:”Feminism and Patriarchal Symbolism in Wuthering Heights”

Kaylyn Flora, Richmond, Ind.: “Eugenicism and Birth Control: The Modern Discussion on Coercion and Free-Will”

Davis Himes, Connersville, Ind.: “Body Form”

Dani Standley, Connersville, Ind.: “Gender Collision”

Sarah Miller, Connersville, Ind.: “The Female Nude”

Chanda Hunt, Union City, Ohio: “Exploration of the Shock Value and Pressures in Art”

Three IU East graduate students presented their scholarly projects at the Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, on April 4.

Jessica Cooper, Richmond, Ind., BSN, RN, and Sabrina Retherford, Hagerstown, Ind., BSN, RN presented “Administration and Education Joining Forces to Improve Preceptor Experiences: Innovative Use of MSN Scholarly Project.” This innovative MSN scholarly project emphasized and encompassed the importance of education and practice collaborating and joining forces to enhance a better clinical education experience from pre-licensure through the first year as a new graduate nurse. The resultant preceptor development program can be utilized in all levels of education within schools of nursing and multiple areas of practice including hospitals, extended care facilities, homecare and community based practice arenas.

Annette Schuerman, Lawrenceburg, Ind., BSN, RN presented “Turn Fantasy Into Reality: Work the Magic of Graduate Students and Their Scholarly Projects for Your Simulation Program.” The IOM report elicited a movement in nursing education that prompted attention toward nursing education reform. Additionally, nursing education is influenced by movements such as the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Health Information Technology and the meaningful use for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), as well as increasing awareness of the benefits of simulation for nursing clinical education. Simulation has been used as a vehicle for the integration of QSEN standards as well as application, practice, and implementation of EHRs. This presentation demonstrated how one simulation program was resourceful and utilized a graduate student’s scholarly project to advance the goals of the simulation program by integrating EHRs into simulation that included faculty development.

IU East Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for the School of Nursing graduate program Tonya Breymier served as the student’s scholarly project mentor.

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