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Fine Arts Adjunct, Pam Bliss has created a mural for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Bliss was commissioned by the Arts Council to create the mural for the Superbowl. Read the full article here: Super Bowl’s a good excuse for public art
Duane Lundy, assistant professor of psychology, recently had his manuscript entitled “Critiquing the Critics: Statistical Analysis of Music Critics’ Rating Distributions as a Measure of Individual Refinement” selected for publication in Empirical Studies of the Arts, expected to be published in 2012. In the manuscript, Lundy evaluates rating behavior among modern music critics, using a previously compiled database that randomly sampled 352 different critics’ ratings of more than 15,000 albums. He used potential quantitative markers of rating refinement by analyzing frequency distributions of album ratings. Lundy found critics’ ratings as a group to be roughly normally distributed, but individual critics varied widely in rating behavior, as evidenced by both visual inspection of histograms and related statistics, such as skewness, kurtosis, … Continued
Indiana University East hosted its Annual High School Speech Tournament on December 10 in Whitewater Hall. Warren Central High School was the team sweepstakes champion. Over 200 students from 14 Indiana regional high schools competed in 14 events. High schools competing in the speech tournament included: • Anderson High School • Ben Davis High School • Burris Laboratory School • Centerville High School • Connersville High School • Greensburg High School • Lakeland High School • New Castle High School • Perry Meridian High School • Richmond High School • South Side High School • Southport High School • Tri Junior-Senior High School • Warren Central/Walker Career Center High School Warren Central High School was awarded the first place trophy … Continued
Jean Harper, associate professor of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing (prose). The fellowship will support work on her book, Horses and Divorces. The fellowship is designed to give writers the time and freedom to pursue their work; the creative writing fellowships are the NEA’s most direct investment in America’s artists. Harper is the only person in Indiana to receive the fellowship in literature for this year. “Receiving a NEA Fellowship is a huge honor, and I’m incredibly thrilled to receive this,” Harper said. “ I am very grateful to Indiana University East for all the support I’ve been given over the years to do the work of writing that enabled me to earn … Continued