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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 10, 2007

'Front Page News at IU' delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.


Kelley School's life science workshop series to conclude with event on May 18 in Warsaw
Old National Bank continues as title sponsor of IU Circle of Life's mini marathon
Ruling could restrict home-schooled students
Changing careers, impacting students; Transition to Teaching's continued success at IU
IU students win kitchen and bath design competition
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Kelley School's life science workshop series to conclude with event on May 18 in Warsaw -- The final program in the Indiana LifeSC Initiative, a workshop series designed by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business to assist Indiana's healthcare and life science companies, is scheduled for May 18 (Friday) in Warsaw, Ind. It will focus on how firms can manage the process of research and development. The conference, from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., will take place at the Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College in Warsaw. Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a Warsaw-based leader in the orthopaedics industry, is a sponsor along with the Evening MBA Program of the Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis. Read the full story.

Old National Bank continues as title sponsor of IU Circle of Life's mini marathon; Student-led effort creating scholarships for cancer survivors -- IU Circle of Life, an Indiana University student philanthropic organization which organizes a mini marathon on the Bloomington campus, announced May 10 that Evansville-based Old National Bank will continue as the event's title sponsor. The race, the Circle of Life IU Mini Marathon presented by Old National Bank, will take place on Sept. 8. The event was launched last fall to raise money to create the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors. The scholarship, named for a Kelley School of Business faculty member who died in 2005 from cancer, will enable a cancer survivor to attend one of IU's eight campuses once enough money is raised to endow it. Last year's race netted $60,000. Read the full story.

Ruling could restrict home-schooled students; IU researcher studying home schooling nationwide says Indiana court decision could have 'unfortunate' result -- A state appeals court ruling that leaves discretion to individual districts regarding part-time students could have a negative impact on home-schooled students, according to Robert Kunzman, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the Indiana University School of Education. Kunzman also said that last week's Indiana Court of Appeals decision reflects the policies of many states around the nation. The court decided in favor of the Brownsburg School Corporation in the corporation's challenge to the Indiana Department of Education. The DOE had maintained every public school corporation must admit any student who requests "dual enrollment," such as a home-schooled student requesting to take classes part-time in the public school. The presiding judge wrote, however, that an Indiana school has "the authority to regulate and control the enrollment of students in its course offerings under its policy." Read the full story.

Changing careers, impacting students; Transition to Teaching's continued success at IU -- More school teachers from a variety of backgrounds are prepared for the workforce after the conclusion of the latest Indiana University School of Education's "Transition to Teaching" or "T2T" program. The program is an alternative, quicker path to training and licensure for college graduates who want to teach, but do not have an education degree. Recent grads can enter T2T -- which includes both elementary and secondary education sequences -- but often enrollees are leaving an already-established career path. The secondary T2T program just graduated its fifth class of students and is preparing for another group who will begin classes next month. A new group of students will begin the elementary program in the fall. Up to 24 students can enroll in the elementary sequence, and around 30 spots are open in the secondary program each year. Jesse Goodman, professor of curriculum and instruction, co-founded the elementary program at IU 14 years ago as the Elementary Certification Graduate Program (ECGP). Read the full story.

IU students win kitchen and bath design competition -- Three Indiana University Bloomington students were Indiana State Chapter award recipients in the 2007 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Student Design Competition. The students, all of whom recently completed their junior year in the IU Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design (AMID), were recently honored at an awards ceremony in Indianapolis. The IU interior design students receiving awards were Elizabeth Schaefer, Elizabeth Sutton and Julia Hamilton, who won first, second and third place, respectively, in their competition categories. Further, Schaefer was recognized for having the competition's best overall project, marking the second consecutive year an IU interior design student won that award. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Thursday, May 10 --

Softball -- Big Ten Tournament, TBA

Results from Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9

Baseball -- The Hoosiers lost 16-3 to Louisville at home on Tuesday, but defeated U of L 6-5 Wednesday in Louisville. Read Tuesday's story. Read Wednesday's story.


IU in the News

Hoeppner releases public statement on health condition: Coach says he 'remains inspired to return to coaching'
Indiana Daily Student, May 10 -- IU football coach Terry Hoeppner issued a statement Wednesday through IU media relations addressing the leave of absence he took before the start of spring practice. "We want to thank the many fans and friends who have sent their best wishes and thoughts to us over the past several weeks," Hoeppner said in the statement. "I continue to receive medical treatment and remain inspired to return to coaching when my health permits." Read the full story.

Faculty members win awards, honors: Professors share distinctions in respective fields
Indiana Daily Student, May 10 -- Joining the ranks of Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, presidents, authors and other influential thinkers is IU's very own Linda Smith, the chair of the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences and a noted early childhood development expert. Smith was recently announced as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Plant biologist Mark Estelle shares similar honors and recognition, having been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Estelle has made contributions to the understanding of how plant growth is regulated. Read the full story.

Taiwanese educators study IU
Bloomington Herald-Times, May 10 -- National Taiwan University is the leading university in Taiwan. But that's not good enough for the Taiwanese government, or for the school's administrators. They want it to be one of the top 100 universities in the world. And to reach that goal, officials say, the 32,000-student institution in Taipei needs to improve the quality of its teaching and learning. Read the full story.

Hall of Fame to welcome Thompson; Ex-IU great, Irish's Zorich selected for college football shrine
Indianapolis Star, May 10 -- Learning a week ago he had been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame was the easy part for Anthony Thompson. Keeping it a secret until the official announcement Wednesday was something he called "a major challenge." The Indiana University two-time All-American said he told only a few people about the honor. Included were his wife, his children, his secretary and former IU football coach Bill Mallory. Thompson left word of his Hall of Fame award on Mallory's answering machine at his winter home in Florida. Read the full story.


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