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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 10, 2008

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Father's Day in Indiana by the numbers
IUAA awards Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarships
Indiana University's School of HPER strengthens ties with China through agreements
IU Informatics student team selected as finalist in prestigious Imagine Cup competition
IU's Kelley School hopes to attract more women into business careers, create new role models
Alumni volunteers to be honored at IU's Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend June 13-15
National organization honors Indiana University with its Innovation Award
Kelley students explore Web 2.0 in virtual classroom with cohorts at NC State's Jenkins Grad School
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Father's Day in Indiana by the numbers -- Just in time for Father's Day this Sunday (June 15), the Indiana Business Research Center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has offered some interesting statistics, based on the most current data. Read the complete story.

IUAA awards Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarships -- The Indiana University Alumni Association will award the 2008-09 Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarships to Matthew Weinheimer of Sullivan, Ind., and Jason Higginbotham of Valparaiso, Ind. Both attend IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Indiana University's School of HPER strengthens ties with China through agreements -- The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) at Indiana University has signed or renewed international agreements with six universities in China, including Peking University School of Public Health, Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong, Beijing Sport University and Shanghai Sports University. The School of HPER also renewed an agreement with Taiwan National Sports University. Read the complete story.

IU Informatics student team selected as finalist in prestigious Imagine Cup competition -- Two Indiana University School of Informatics graduate students are headed to Paris to compete in the sixth annual Imagine Cup, an international competition sponsored by Microsoft Corp. David Roedl and Will Odom, both students in the informatics human-computer interaction design program, developed the idea and subsequent Web site for the recent "IU Energy Challenge," which pitted dormitories across campus against one another to achieve a significant reduction in electricity and water consumption. Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School hopes to attract more women into business careers, create new role models -- Twenty years ago, Diana Caldwell saw fewer female role models in corporate America and fewer women in the classroom when she arrived at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as a student. "In terms of the percent of the student population, females were the minority," she recalled. "In terms of who came to recruit on campus and who came to give speeches from industry, it was male dominated as well." Read the complete story.

Alumni volunteers to be honored at IU's Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend June 13-15 -- Indiana University alumni from around the world will be on the IU Bloomington campus this weekend (June 13-15) for the annual Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend. Activities will include meetings of the IU Alumni Association Executive Council, a barbecue luncheon, the annual Chapter Leaders Conference and induction into the Emeritus Club for alumni who graduated 50 years ago. There will be two awards banquets and breakfasts hosted by IU schools and reunions for the classes of 1953 and 1958. Read the complete story.

National organization honors Indiana University with its Innovation Award -- The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is presenting Indiana University with the association's 2008 Innovation Award. The NACUBO Awards program identifies and encourages individual excellence and innovation in the management of college and university business and financial affairs. Nominations are accepted year-round, with the selection process held annually in the spring. Read the complete story.

Kelley students explore Web 2.0 in virtual classroom with cohorts at NC State's Jenkins Grad School -- Students from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business worked in synch -- virtually -- with cohorts at North Carolina State University's Jenkins Graduate School of Management this past spring to learn about service innovation without ever leaving their campuses. They communicated using a collection of Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis and the 3D virtual world Second Life to hold meetings and collaborate on team projects. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Thursday-Saturday, June 12-14:
Men's and Women's Track: NCAA Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, Iowa

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IU in the news

Worship geared to special-needs kids; Churches find ways to include kids who don't always fit in
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, June 9 -- One of the first things Lisa and Andrew Gottfried did when they moved to Fort Wayne from the Detroit area last summer was look for a church - but not just any church. "We were looking for a special-needs ministry for Noah," Lisa Gottfried said. Their son, Noah, 7, has autism and taking him to church was often a huge hassle. "My husband and I were going at separate times so someone could be with Noah." They had found a church in Michigan that embraced their family, which also includes Sophia, 5. But just as they settled in, Andrew's job transferred him to Fort Wayne. According to the Indiana Department of Education, one in 113 Hoosier children has autism. "It's so important for families to have someplace to go where they are accepted," said Cathy Pratt, director of the Indiana Resource Center on Autism at Indiana University Bloomington. "The church community should be an obvious place of understanding and acceptance." A case that drew headlines in Minnesota, where a 13-year-old boy with autism was banned from attending a Catholic church, saddened Pratt. Full story.

Heavy rain makes Hoosiers field unplayable
Chicago Tribune, June 6 -- Indiana University's Memorial Stadium football field turf was severely damaged by heavy rain and strong winds this week and has been ruled unplayable. Now it's a mad dash to get it fixed before Indiana's season-opener Aug. 30 against Western Kentucky. "We're bringing in some turf specialists to see if it can be salvaged or whether it's totaled," Indiana athletic director Greenspan told The Associated Press on Friday. "We have to do this in about six or seven weeks, and it very well might be totaled. I've never seen anything like it." Full story.

Frugal yardman's gift helps IU garden grow; Surprising $650K bequest will aid summer youth program at nature center
Indianapolis Star, June 7 -- George Everett Archer was a yardman. He didn't have a crew working for him, didn't do landscaping. He was an old-time yardman with a push mower. He cut lawns, trimmed hedges -- at old-time rates: He'd mow two-thirds of an acre for $13. But because his working life was uncommonly long, spanning about 80 years, and because he was uncommonly frugal -- he wore old clothes, lived in a dilapidated trailer and ate rice and beans -- Archer was rich when he died in August at the age of 100. His $650,000 gift this week to Indiana University's Hilltop Garden and Nature Center stunned most who knew him. Full story.

Pulled Pork: A closer look at Federal Earmarks impact on Southern Indiana
News and Tribune, June 8 -- In a laboratory at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany sits a computerized plastic man who will attempt to die at least 150 deaths over the next semester. Each time he does, it'll be up to the students at the University's School of Nursing to bring him back from the brink. One day, students will treat his breathing trouble. The next day, they'll have the opportunity to treat his mortal wounds. But more importantly, said Mimi McKay, the school's dean, they'll get the opportunity to learn clinical nursing in a laboratory setting. Full story.

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