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
Communication Studies faculty are proud to announce that two of their most recent graduates Bruce Morgan, and 2011 Chancellor’s Scholar, Kimbra Shoop were recently accepted into competitive graduate programs in Communication. Bruce Morgan graduated with a BA in Communication Studies in May 2011 and was recently accepted into the Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communication program at West Virginia University to begin January 2012. Kimbra Shoop who also earned her BA in Communication Studies in May 2011 was accepted and has already begun pursuing graduate studies in health communication since August 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both students were strongly supported by letters of recommendation from Communication faculty Elvinet Piard, Natalia Rybas and Jerome Mahaffey.