Indiana University

Skip to:

  1. Search
  2. Breadcrumb Navigation
  3. Content
  4. Browse by Topic
  5. Services & Resources
  6. Additional Resources
  7. Multimedia News

Front Page News at Indiana University

March 28, 2008

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Six grad schools at IU ranked as Top 20 by 'U.S. News,' including three in the Top 10
School of Education's serious game designers get an edge with Vicious Cycle software
IU offers workshop to help educators teach about timely events, manage difficult situations
Janette Fishell and Todd Wilson to join Jacobs School Organ Department
IU economics Ph.D. Bullard to head Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Little 500 tradition pedals ahead at IU Bloomington on April 11-12
School of Nursing Researchers Featured at 2008 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference
The IU Soul Revue to present its spring concert on April 12
Climate Change is Focus of National Public Health Week Conference
Lithuanian education leaders here to study civic education best practices
IUPUI Sets April 9 as Official Dedication Day for New Campus Center
IU to host open house discussions on campus master plan
Student action, global health the focus of free weekend conference at IU
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Six grad schools at IU ranked as Top 20 by 'U.S. News,' including three in the Top 10 -- U.S. News and World Report magazine has chosen three programs at Indiana University -- including its School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) -- as top 10 among their peers. Three others, including its School of Education and Kelley School of Business, are among the magazine's top 20. SPEA and the Kelley School of Business each showed progress in the rankings, which will appear in the new edition of U.S. News' annual survey of "America's Best Graduate Schools." Read the complete story.

School of Education's serious game designers get an edge with Vicious Cycle software -- The Indiana University School of Education has signed a contract with Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Vicious Cycle Software Inc. to provide access to its game design software solution, called Vicious Engine, for students working on computer game design. Vicious Engine is a middleware solution, which allows designers to tie together software components and applications to develop games. Read the complete story.

IU offers workshop to help educators teach about timely events, manage difficult situations -- Upsetting and sometimes tragic events that occur locally, nationally and internationally can leave educators at all levels to cope not only with their own emotions, but also those of their students. A workshop to help them prepare for managing the emotional aftermath of such events, when day-to-day teaching and learning is put aside, is being offered at IU Bloomington Wednesday (April 2), from noon to 1 p.m. in the Persimmon Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

Janette Fishell and Todd Wilson to join Jacobs School Organ Department -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced March 27 that it has appointed not one but two internationally prominent performer-teachers to its ranks. Organists Janette Fishell and Todd Wilson will begin their tenure as professors of music in the fall of 2008. Read the complete story.

IU economics Ph.D. Bullard to head Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis -- James B. Bullard, who holds a doctorate in economics from Indiana University Bloomington, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis by the bank's board of directors. Bullard will assume his new position on Tuesday, April 1. He succeeds William Poole, who will retire as president on March 31 after serving in the position for 10 years. Read the complete story.

Little 500 tradition pedals ahead at IU Bloomington on April 11-12 -- Every April since 1951, the Little 500 at Indiana University has marked the beginning of spring and the coming end of another academic year. This year is no different. The men's and women's bicycle races are scheduled for April 11-12 on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

School of Nursing Researchers Featured at 2008 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference -- Indiana University School of Nursing researchers present key findings on behavioral research, or the individual's response to disease and chronic illness, at the 2008 MNRS Research Conference - Nursing Research: At the Crossroads of Global Health hosted jointly by the Indiana and Purdue University School's of Nursing. Close to 1,000 nurses will convene at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 28 - 31. Read the complete story.

The IU Soul Revue to present its spring concert on April 12 -- The IU Soul Revue of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington. The show's theme is "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing." Read the complete story.

Climate Change is Focus of National Public Health Week Conference -- Climate change and its impact on public health will be the focus of the 1st Annual National Public Health Week Conference to be presented by Department of Public Health at IUPUI and the Indiana Mid-America Public Health Training Center. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 8, 2008, at the Sheraton City Center in Indianapolis. It will feature a special track on environmental issues in celebration of this year's national theme, "Climate Change: Our Health in Balance." Read the complete story.

Lithuanian education leaders here to study civic education best practices -- A three-member delegation from the Republic of Lithuania is spending this week visiting Indiana classrooms, the Indiana Statehouse and other places dealing with government and legal matters to learn more about civic education in the U.S. The visit is part of a continuing exchange between the Indiana University School of Education and the state of Indiana with Lithuania as part of the Civitas International Civic Education Exchange Program. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Sets April 9 as Official Dedication Day for New Campus Center -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will host an official dedication ceremony for the new IUPUI Campus Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the center, 420 University Blvd. John Gardner, an international expert on the first-year college experience, will deliver the keynote address following greetings from Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz. Indiana University Trustee Stephen L. Ferguson will present the building to IU President Michael McRobbie, who will preside over the dedication and naming of the Campus Center. Read the complete story.

IU to host open house discussions on campus master plan -- Indiana University will host openhouse sessions next week at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and on the IU Bloomington campus to give the university community an opportunity to engage in the early stages of creating a comprehensive Campus Master Plan to guide future campus growth and development on its two largest campuses. Read the complete story.

Student action, global health the focus of free weekend conference at IU -- This weekend Indiana University Bloomington will host the Washington, D.C.-based Americans for Informed Democracy's first Midwest conference focusing on student action and global health. The conference, held Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, is titled "Mobilizing and Engaging Communities for Global Health" and is co-sponsored by the IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Global Change. Read the complete story.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, March 26:
Baseball: Kipp Schutz had four hits and Josh Phegley's bases-clearing double broke the game open in the fifth inning as the Indiana baseball team toppled Xavier 10-4 on Wednesday. Read the game notes.
Softball: Redshirt Senior Tory Yamaguchi made her 35th career home run a memorable one on Wednesday against the University of Evansville Purple Aces, drilling a grand slam to the opposite field in the fourth inning to break open a tie game and propel the Hoosiers on to a 7-4 win. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, March 28:
Women's Tennis: Michigan State, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: Michigan, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Soccer: Illinois-Chicago, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Sectionals, Indianapolis, Ind.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Championships, Federal Way, Wash.
Men's and Women's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Schedule for Saturday, March 29:
Women's Water Polo: Wagner, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Michigan State, 12 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Softball: Michigan, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Minnesota, 2 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Sectionals, Indianapolis, Ind.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Championships, Federal Way, Wash.
Women's Rowing: Dayton & Eastern Michigan, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Men's Golf: Adidas Hoosier Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, March 30:
Softball: Penn State, 10:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Notre Dame, 12 p.m., South Bend, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: Santa Clara, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Minnesota, 1 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Sectionals, Indianapolis, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Alabama Relays, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Men's Golf: Adidas Hoosier Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Mountain View Invitational, Tucson, Ariz.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Traveling to Bloomington? Check the weather in the vicinity by calling Weatherline at 812-334-1515. Or, go to the Bloomington Herald-Times' weather page at: http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/weather/.

For more information on Bloomington, Indiana, where to stay, where to eat and what to do, go to: http://www.visitbloomington.com/.

For more information on Indiana University, to arrange a tour or get a map, go to: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuvis/.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Get more news from IU at the following frequently-visited university Web sites:

-- For all news releases from University Communications, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/.

-- Find the Indiana University Gateway page with links to all IU campuses at: http://www.indiana.edu/.

-- To subscribe or unsubscribe to e-newsletters from IU, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/subscribe/.

-- To subscribe to University Communications RSS news feeds, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/2106.html.

-- For IU Bloomington athletics news, go to: http://iuhoosiers.collegesports.com/.

-- For IUPUI athletics news, go to: http://www.iupuijags.com/.

-- For audio and video clips of IU events, go to: http://broadcast.iu.edu/.

-- For an IU Calendar of Events, go to: http://events.iu.edu/.

-- For faculty and staff news at IU, go to: http://www.homepages.indiana.edu.

-- Find people and e-mail addresses at any IU campus at: http://www.iub.edu/people/address.shtml.