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Indiana University Front Page News

June 11, 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.

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Joint IU-Purdue study on rural economic development receives national award
Seventh International Harp Competition begins at IUB on July 4
Nelms selected as chancellor at North Carolina Central University
IU East interim chancellor named
IU School of Medicine and Regenstrief Researcher Receives Top Psychiatry Award
Foley Selected As Director of Admissions at IUPUI
Zorn appointed Interim Dean of IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Twelve-university consortium joins Google digitization project
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Joint IU-Purdue study on rural economic development receives national award -- A federally funded study focusing on how rural areas can stimulate economic development, done collaboratively by Indiana and Purdue universities, has received a national award from the Council for Community and Economic Research. Research by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business, the Purdue Center for Regional Development and the Strategic Development Group Inc. led to a report, "Unlocking Rural Competitiveness: The Role of Regional Clusters." Read the complete story.

Seventh International Harp Competition begins at IUB on July 4 -- Virtuosic harp music once again will ring through recital halls on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, as the Seventh USA International Harp Competition takes place from July 4-14. Founded in 1989 by renowned harpist and IU Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Professor of Music Susann McDonald, the USA International Harp Competition is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the world. Held every three years, the competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 16 and 32 and has consistently attracted some of the finest young talents from throughout the world. Since the first USA International Harp Competition in 1989, more than 270 harpists from 17 countries have come to Indiana to compete. Read the complete story.

Nelms selected as chancellor at North Carolina Central University -- Charlie Nelms, Indiana University's vice president for institutional development and student affairs, will leave IU to become chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. His appointment begins Aug. 1. The University of North Carolina system Board of Governors approved his appointment Friday. Read the complete story.

IU East interim chancellor named -- Indiana University President Adam W. Herbert announced Friday the appointment of an interim successor for Indiana University East Chancellor David Fulton, who is retiring June 30. Herbert said that pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees during its June 22 meeting, Nasser H. Paydar, vice chancellor and dean of Indiana University Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), will take over management of IU East as interim chancellor. Jay Howard, professor of sociology and head of the IUPUC Division of Liberal Arts, will become interim vice chancellor of IUPUC. Read the complete story.

IU School of Medicine and Regenstrief Researcher Receives Top Psychiatry Award -- Hugh Hendrie, M.B., Ch.B., D.Sc., has been honored with the prestigious Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. He received the award at the 2007 APA National Meeting in San Diego on May 21. Read the complete story.

Foley Selected As Director of Admissions at IUPUI -- Christopher J. Foley will become director of admissions at IUPUI, succeeding Michael Donahue, who is retiring. Foley, who will begin his new duties July 16, 2007, is chief of operations and director of international admissions at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Zorn appointed Interim Dean of IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Chancellor Charles R. Bantz today announced the appointment of an interim successor for Astrid E. Merget, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Bantz said Kurt Zorn, professor and associate dean of Academic Affairs of SPEA, will serve as interim dean while a search for Merget's successor is conducted. Merget is leaving Indiana University to become the executive vice chancellor and provost of Louisiana State University. Her appointment at LSU begins Aug. 1. Read the complete story.

Twelve-university consortium joins Google digitization project; Will create shared digital repository for public domain works -- The national 12-university consortium called the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) announced a collective agreement today to digitize the most distinctive collections across all its libraries, up to 10 million volumes, as part of the Google Book Search project. The CIC is a consortium of 12 research universities including University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday, June 11: No varsity teams in action

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IU in the news

IU media director had 'passion' for job
Associated Press, June 9 -- Indiana University Student Media Director David Adams was remembered as a caring mentor who worked tirelessly on behalf of scholastic journalism. Indiana University staff, faculty, students and alumni were among family and friends who gathered Friday at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth for a memorial service for Adams, who drowned June 2 at his home. He was 59. Adams showed a "fire and passion" that he used to build the Indiana Daily Student into a "wonderful, world-class newspaper" since his arrival in 1989, said Michael Zennie, who worked with Adams for four years as a student, including as editor-in-chief. Read the complete story.

Nelms to leave IU for chancellory position Aug. 1
Indiana Daily Student, June 11 -- Charlie Nelms, IU's vice president for institutional development and student affairs, will leave the University to become chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. On June 8, the University of North Carolina system approved Nelms' appointment, a position he will assume Aug. 1, according to a press release. Nelms will replace James Ammons, who will leave NCCU to become president of Florida A&M University. Read the complete story.

Outgoing, incoming presidents say IU will step up minority recruiting
Associated Press, June 9 -- The Indiana University president and president elect said they will take steps to increase diversity on the school's campuses by recruiting more minority students, faculty and staff and increase business with minority- and women-owned vendors. IU president Adam Herbert, who will step down July 1 after four years at the helm, and incoming president and interim provost Michael McRobbie called on campus leaders to develop plans to ramp up the school's commitment to diversity. Read the complete story.

Dakich in noncoaching job at Indiana University
Toledo Blade, June 9 -- Dan Dakich is headed back to Indiana. Dakich, the former Bowling Green State University men's basketball coach and Indiana University coach and player, has accepted the role of director of basketball operations at his alma mater. Dakich resigned from BGSU in March after 10 tumultuous seasons. He replaces Jerry Green, who retired earlier this spring, on coach Kelvin Sampson's staff. Read the complete story.

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