IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

IU East students lead sessions on Women in Art at the RAM
Indiana University East fine arts students will lead talks at the Richmond Art Museum during “Women in Art.” The first session is today (June 12) from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in McGuire Memorial Hall Auditorium. The sessions are free and open to the public.

The students are enrolled in the summer course, “Women in Art,” instructed by Assistant Professor of Art Ann Kim.

Today’s session is on “Representation of Women in Western Art.” This session will discuss the tradition of the female nude, specifically “Venus paintings,” for the “male gaze,” artists that challenge this archetype – including the Guerilla girls – women as creators versus women as subject matter, and the representation of women in contemporary media.

Session two will be held from 12:45-1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in McGuire Memorial Hall Auditorium. The session will focus on 19th century artist Susan Valadon, who first worked as a nude model for artists such as Degas before she became a notable artist in her own right. Valadon was one of the first female artists to actually work in the artistic convention of the female nude, deflecting and ultimately rejecting the “male gaze.” This discussion will also include how Valadon’s low-class background helped her artistic production by liberating her from the responsibility of keeping up with “bourgeois femininity.”

School of Business and Economics Dean appointed to national Board of ExaminersDavidFrantz
David Frantz, dean of the IU East School of Business and Economics, has been appointed by the United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, to serve as an Examiner on the 2013 Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

The Baldrige Program oversees the only Presidential award for performance excellence in organizations. The Baldrige criteria are oriented around improving processes and results in educational, healthcare and general business organizations. The Baldrige criteria are built around seven criteria. More information is available online.

Frantz said he “regards this as a great honor and privilege to serve as an examiner in the Baldrige program. This is one of the most rigorous quality award programs in the country. Organizations who apply to become Baldrige winners have invested significant time and resources in ensuring that their core business processes represent best practices. It is also an opportunity to be of service to the country at a national level.”

One of the major goals of the Baldrige program is to enhance the competitiveness of American companies.

Frantz said that the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the professional accreditation maintained by the IU East School of Business and Economics, is based on the Baldrige process. It is one of the ways we seek to continually improve our own student learning outcomes.

“Being on the Board of Examiners will provide further opportunities to see how we can provide a better experience for our own students,” Frantz said.

For more information about the IU East School of Business and Economics, call (765) 973-8337 or email dfrantz@iue.edu.

Business professor to serve on Study Abroad paneltimscales
Tim Scales, lecturer of business and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, has been selected to serve on the Study Abroad: Strategies for Success panel to present at the 2013 Marketing Management Association Fall Educator’s Conference to be held September 18-20 in New Orleans.

Scales will work with Pam Mickelson, Morningside College, Linda Mullin, Georgia Southern University, and Newell Wright, North Dakota State University, on the panel. The panel has the opportunity to submit a position paper for publication prior to the presentation at the conference.

Enactus student receives scholarship
Nick Miller received an Enactus Student Leader Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to five of the top applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarships were awarded following the US National Expo held in Kansas City in May.

Tim Scales, lecturer of business, is the team’s advisor. He said with nearly 60,000 students registered with Enactus and over 1,600 schools, he is very excited to have an IU East student selected for this honor.

“Nick is a solid leader and he was now being recognized for his leadership in front of 3,500 students from around the United States in Kansas City. Nick is an example of the quality leadership from Indiana University East students,” Scales said.

Three IU East faculty selected for new FACET classPaulaBaumann
Indiana University has selected the new class members of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), an interdisciplinary organization composed of more than 500 of IU’s best teachers.

IU East faculty selected for FACET include Paula Baumann, assistant professor of nursing; Tonya Breymier, associate dean for Nursing Graduate Programs and lecturer of nursing; and Elvinet Piard, assistant professor of communication studies.ElvinetPiard

Nominated by a fellow faculty member or administrator, FACET members must have a minimum of four years of service at IU, demonstrate dedication to the excellence of teaching, be committed to their own continued growth and reflection and serve the greater university community by supporting and developing their colleagues’ professional growth.TonyaBreymier

Established in 1989, FACET advocates for pedagogical innovation and advances faculty development through activities such as the Leadership Institute, FACET’s Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers Conference, or FALCON, and the Future Faculty Teaching Fellows Summer Institute. Across IU campuses, FACET engages in peer review activities to recognize and develop teaching excellence.




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