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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 24, 2011

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Peter Thoresen appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty to coordinate Project Jumpstart
IU trustees approve additional on-campus housing at IU Southeast
IU Mobile goes open source
IU researchers discuss wage gap, violence, public assistance and more at ASA meeting
IU Auditorium to waive $10 online handling fee for one day on individual ticket on-sales
Media Advisory: Move-In Day and Freshman Induction at IU Bloomington
Historical marker to be unveiled at original site of Indiana University
IU expert available to discuss developments in Libya and possible aftermath
IU President Michael A. McRobbie to visit India
Good360, IU collaborate to measure impact of 'product philanthropy'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Peter Thoresen appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty to coordinate Project Jumpstart
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (Aug. 22) that Peter Thoresen will join its faculty as a visiting academic specialist and interim coordinator of student career development program Project Jumpstart this fall.
Author and nationally recognized career specialist Angela Beeching, who launched Project Jumpstart, will continue in a mentoring role. Read the complete story.

IU trustees approve additional on-campus housing at IU Southeast
The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the request for an additional lodge to be built at IU Southeast. The board voted to approve the building at a meeting Friday (Aug. 19) in Indianapolis. It will become the sixth lodge on the New Albany campus. Read the complete story.

IU Mobile goes open source
Indiana University has replaced the software that provides its information services to mobile devices, moving to open source Kuali software that was created by a consortium of universities and companies. IU Mobile is live on all IU campuses and ready for students to arrive this fall. Each campus can tailor its information channels to meet its needs, and all previous IU Mobile services -- including athletics scores, class schedules, course content and bus routes -- will be accessible through the new service. Read the complete story.

IU researchers discuss wage gap, violence, public assistance and more at ASA meeting
Below is a sampling of Indiana University research that was discussed at the American Sociological Association's 2011 Annual Meeting on Aug. 20-23 in Las Vegas. Read the complete story.

IU Auditorium to waive $10 online handling fee for one day on individual ticket on-sales
IU Auditorium will kick off individual ticket sales on Friday, Sept. 2, by waiving the usual $10 online handling fee. The savings opportunity will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and will continue through 11:59 p.m. that evening; tickets for all season shows may be purchased at that time. Read the complete story.

Media Advisory: Move-In Day and Freshman Induction at IU Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington residence halls will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 24) for Move-In Day, marking the beginning of Welcome Week 2011. IU President Michael A. McRobbie meets with Residential Programs and Services members during a past Move-In Day. With more than 11,000 beds available for the 2011-12 academic year, officials in IU Residential Programs and Services expect to be operating at full capacity. Read the complete story.

Historical marker to be unveiled at original site of Indiana University
Indiana University and the City of Bloomington will unveil and dedicate a state historical marker this Friday (Aug. 26) at Seminary Square Park, the original site of IU. IU Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson and Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan will host the dedication ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. in the city park at the intersection of Second Street and College Avenue. The public is invited. Read the complete story.

IU expert available to discuss developments in Libya and possible aftermath
Libyan rebels continue to battle to gain control of the capitol, Tripoli, while longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi and two of his sons continue to express that they won't relinquish their authority. An expert from Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences can offer his perspectives and is available to speak with reporters. Read the complete story.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie to visit India
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret and Professor Sumit Ganguly, the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations, will visit India for an 11-day trip beginning Aug. 27. Read the complete story.

Good360, IU collaborate to measure impact of 'product philanthropy'
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, have completed the first year of a unique, ongoing collaboration designed to measure the impacts of corporate gifts-in-kind to non-profit organizations. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for August 19:
Women's Soccer: The Indiana Hoosiers (0-0-1) got the 2011 season underway in style on Friday night at Armstrong Stadium with a couple of first half goals but the Evansville Purple Aces (0-0-1) battled back in the second half to tie the game and leave with a 2-2 draw. Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: The 17th-ranked Indiana men's soccer team kicked off its 2011 campaign with a 1-1 tie against No. 23 Duke in an exhibition match at the ShindigZ National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. Read the match notes.

Results for August 20:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team beat Ball State, 11-2, in its preseason finale at the IU Field Hockey Complex in Bloomington. Read the game notes.

Results for August 21:
Men's Soccer: A late goal from the Xavier Musketeers was the only tally of the day in a 1-0 victory over Indiana on the final day of the ShindigZ National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: Sophomore midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy's Hat Trick Propels Hoosiers to 6-1 Win Over Butler. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for August 26:
Field Hockey: Miami Oh, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Volleyball: High Point, 4 p.m., Blacksburg, Va.
Women's Soccer: USF, 7:30 p.m., Tampa, Fla.

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IU in the news
In global era, cuts don't translate well
By Michael McRobbie
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 19 -- Before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, not a single university in the United States regularly taught courses in Pashto, a language widely spoken in Afghanistan. Today, as result of a commitment by the federal government to increase support for foreign language and culture studies over the past decade, especially in regions of strategic interest to the United States, six universities teach Pashto. I'm proud to say that Indiana University is among those that offer courses in Pashto, as well as in many other less commonly taught languages and cultures that are becoming increasingly important as the world shrinks. IU offers courses in more than 80 foreign languages -- among the most in the nation. Full story.

Business Schools Plan Leap Into Data
Wall Street Journal, Aug. 4 -- Faced with an increasing stream of data from the Web and other electronic sources, many companies are seeking managers who can make sense of the numbers through the growing practice of data analytics, also known as business intelligence. Finding qualified candidates has proven difficult, but business schools hope to fill the talent gap. This fall several schools, including Fordham University's Graduate School of Business and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, are unveiling analytics electives, certificates and degree programs; other courses and programs were launched in the previous school year. Full story.

IU Makes New Software Investment
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Aug. 22 -- Indiana University has replaced the software that provides information services to mobile devices. The school is now using Kuali Mobility Enterprise created by a consortium of universities. IU Mobile is live on all IU campuses and includes athletics scores, class schedules and bus routes. Full story.

IU Health Enters Into Affiliation With CVS' MinuteClinic
Beckershospitalreview.com, Aug. 11 -- Under the agreement, IU Health physicians will serve as medical directors for 19 MinuteClinic locations, including 17 in the Indianapolis area, one in Bloomington and one in West Lafayette. MinuteClinic and IU Health will also collaborate on patient education and disease management initiatives and will inform patients of the services each offers. Full story.
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