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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 14, 2011

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Two gifts establish $1 million School of Education Dean's Fellowship Fund
Regional economic impact workshops offered at eight locations across state
IU welcomes new advanced manufacturing center in Columbus
Kuali Mobility Enterprise launched by Indiana University, Cornell University, University of Cambridge
IU hopes for help from donors in quest to replace lost trees
IU journalism students earned top two places at Hearst National Writing Championship
James R. Hodge elected to IU Foundation Board of Directors
Music educator Peter Miksza appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
IU President Michael McRobbie expresses concern for missing IU student, Lauren Spierer
Student, faculty, staff, and visitor safety while visiting the Indiana University Bloomington campus
Two gifts establish $1 million School of Education Dean's Fellowship Fund
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Two gifts establish $1 million School of Education Dean's Fellowship Fund
The Indiana University School of Education will benefit from two gifts from the estates of noted Indiana artist and teacher Lavon Whitmire (BA '29) and education leader Dorothy Prince Barnett (EdD '62). Both gifts were designated for general support of the School of Education and will be used to establish a $1 million Dean's Fellowship Fund to recruit and support top graduate students. Read the complete story.

Regional economic impact workshops offered at eight locations across state
Budgets are tight. Good decisions are critical. A series of regional workshops designed to provide tools and techniques to measure economic impact can help community leaders determine the best investments for their communities' economic future. Conducted at locations across Indiana this summer, the series' next workshop will take place in New Albany. Read the complete story.

IU welcomes new advanced manufacturing center in Columbus
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie joined a host of university and community leaders today (June 10) in formally dedicating Columbus' new Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art, 43,000-square-foot facility that will house a combination of education, workforce and business development programs aimed at strengthening the productivity and competiveness of the manufacturing sector in southeastern Indiana. Read the complete story.

Kuali Mobility Enterprise launched by Indiana University, Cornell University, University of Cambridge
The Kuali Foundation announced the launch of Kuali Mobility Enterprise as a next generation set of tools to connect mobile devices to a variety of campus systems. "Students, faculty and staff expect to be able to use their smartphones and tablets to get information and do their work," said Brad Wheeler, Kuali Foundation Chairman and vice president of Information Technology and CIO at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

IU hopes for help from donors in quest to replace lost trees
Indiana University Bloomington has begun the process of replacing some 300 trees lost during the severe storms that swept through the campus late last month, and a familiar face is contributing to speeding up the tree-restoration effort. Read the complete story.

IU journalism students earned top two places at Hearst National Writing Championship
Two journalism students at Indiana University earned first and second place in the Hearst National Writing Championship in San Francisco on Thursday. Read the complete story.

James R. Hodge elected to IU Foundation Board of Directors
James R. Hodge, president of Permal Asset Management Inc. in New York, has been elected to the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors. The Indiana University Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that oversees fundraising for all campuses of the university, provides administrative and development services for donors and for IU, and manages the university's endowment of more than $1 billion. Read the complete story.

Music educator Peter Miksza appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that Peter Miksza will be joining its Music Education Department as associate professor of music in the fall of 2011. Read the complete story.

IU President Michael McRobbie expresses concern for missing IU student, Lauren Spierer
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has issued a statement expressing concern for missing IU student, Lauren Spierer. "The entire Indiana University community is deeply concerned over the disappearance of Lauren Spierer. We will continue to cooperate in every way possible with the Bloomington police and others who are conducting an intensive investigation and search for Lauren. Read the complete story.

Student, faculty, staff, and visitor safety while visiting the Indiana University Bloomington campus
While we are all very concerned about the fate of missing IU student Lauren Spierer, it is important to know that there is no elevated risk to the general public or to the IU Bloomington campus community as a result of her disappearance and the ongoing investigation. Read the complete story.

Two gifts establish $1 million School of Education Dean's Fellowship Fund
The Indiana University School of Education will benefit from two gifts from the estates of noted Indiana artist and teacher Lavon Whitmire (BA '29) and education leader Dorothy Prince Barnett (EdD '62). Both gifts were designated for general support of the School of Education and will be used to establish a $1 million Dean's Fellowship Fund to recruit and support top graduate students. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for June 10:
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana's stellar national meet continued on Friday, with four Hoosiers earning All-America laurels with top-eight finishes. Andrew Poore headlined the day for IU with third place in the 3,000m steeplechase, and De'Sean Turner was also in the points, taking sixth. In the women's pole vault, Vera Neuenswander capped her collegiate career with fourth place, and sophomore Kelsie Ahbe climbed the awards stand for the first time in sixth. Read the meet notes.

Results for June 11:
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana finished action at the NCAA Championships on Saturday, getting a fourth-place finish out of Faith Sherrill in the women's shot put. IU also got an All-America finish in the 4x100m relay, taking seventh. IU finishes the meet with nine All-Americans and a total of nine top-10 finishes in events throughout the meet. Read the meet notes.

Nothing further is scheduled until June 22

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IU in the news

IU Health Orthopedics Names VP
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, June 14 -- Indiana University Health Orthopedic Services has appointed a new vice president. Lisa Brandt most recently served as senior vice president at Strategic Healthcare Group. She has also held leadership roles at St. Vincent Health and Northwestern University Oral Health Center. Full story.

IU student wins highest college journalism award
Indiana Daily Student, June 13 -- For the first time in 51 years, an IU student has won the Hearst National Writing Championship -- an award IU School of Journalism Dean Brad Hamm has called the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. Senior Danielle Paquette won the contest, earning a $5,000 prize and a medallion. Caitlin Johnston, a recent IU graduate, won second place and Caitlin Keating, another IU graduate, also competed. Full story.

Indiana University Northwest strives to be a regional leader
Nwi.com, June 14 -- Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Ken Coopwood has a vision for the campus diversity plan at Indiana University Northwest that reaches beyond the minimum requirements of the program. "We want to be the champions of diversity in Northwest Indiana," Coopwood said. "We want to be the leaders that others aspire to follow." Full story.

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