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Elementary education degree transfer agreement reached between IU and Ivy Tech
How great teachers make top students
IU Jacobs School of Music offers more than 50 events during ArtsWeek 2009
When texting, eligible women express themselves better
Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference meeting at IU on Feb. 13-15
IU ArtsWeek offers sneak preview of documentary film 'The People Speak'
Oscar Wilde's 'An Ideal Husband' to play at IU during ArtsWeek 2009
One-man shows in the spotlight during IU's Artsweek 2009
Prioritizing Health Care Reform Components
2009 Academy of Law Alumni Fellows announced
African American Dance Workshop to be at IU Bloomington Feb. 27-28
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Elementary education degree transfer agreement reached between IU and Ivy Tech -- Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College Feb. 10 announced that they are easing the pathway to a teaching career through articulation agreements that will allow Ivy Tech education students to transfer credits toward an IU degree. These transfer agreements make it possible for students who complete an approved Associate of Science in Elementary Education degree at any Ivy Tech campus to transfer earned credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree offered at all Indiana University campuses. Read the complete story.

How great teachers make top students -- A new book by a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Education suggests that great teachers who turn out great students across disciplines share some common traits. Robert Arnove's Talent Abounds: Profiles of Master Teachers and Peak Performers, features interviews with some of the leading figures in various fields, from music to mathematics to culinary arts. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music offers more than 50 events during ArtsWeek 2009 -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music celebrates ArtsWeek 2009 (Feb. 19 through March 1) with a rich variety of events that includes an international panel discussion; a conversation about the influence of politics on the music of the Beatles; and Handel's high-intrigue, politically charged opera Guilio Cesare. A host of orchestral, chamber, solo and ensemble performances by a wide array of guests, faculty members and students completes the schedule during Bloomington's 11-day arts immersion extravaganza. Read the complete story.

When texting, eligible women express themselves better -- The book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and its gender stereotypes on how the sexes communicate remains fodder for debate, but two Indiana University researchers have confirmed one thing: When men and women talk through technology, it's the women who are more expressive. Read the complete story.

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference meeting at IU on Feb. 13-15 -- The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) will hold its 17th annual conference Friday through Sunday (Feb. 13-15) at Indiana University Bloomington. Bloomington, home of the world-renowned Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, recently was ranked by The Advocate as the nation's No. 1 gay-friendly small town vacation destination. IU was included in The Advocate's top 20 list of schools for LGBT students nationwide. Read the complete story.

IU ArtsWeek offers sneak preview of documentary film 'The People Speak' -- At one of the signature events of Indiana University's ArtsWeek 2009, Bloomington audiences will have the opportunity to view scenes from a compelling, not-yet-released documentary film, The People Speak, Feb. 24, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Read the complete story.

Oscar Wilde's 'An Ideal Husband' to play at IU during ArtsWeek 2009 -- Insider trading. Blackmail. A marriage on the rocks. It was originally published in 1895, but the themes of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband are as relevant today as when Wilde originally wrote about them. An Ideal Husband is staged by Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama as part of IU's 25th annual ArtsWeek celebration. Read the complete story.

One-man shows in the spotlight during IU's Artsweek 2009 -- Three one-man shows are on the bill during Indiana University's annual ArtsWeek (Feb. 19-March 1). Each show is distinct, but ArtsWeek coordinator Sheryl Knighton-Schwandt says all are examples of the excellence on display during ArtsWeek. Read the complete story.

Prioritizing Health Care Reform Components -- Faced with a barrage of pressing issues, the Obama administration has placed health-care reform high on its agenda. The timing bodes well for change, according to Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., director of the Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism, associate professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children. Read the complete story.

2009 Academy of Law Alumni Fellows announced -- Six Indiana University Maurer School of Law alumni will be inducted this April into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor the law school bestows upon its graduates. The awards go to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers through personal achievements and dedication to the highest standards of the profession. Previous honorees include U.S. senators, federal judges and managing partners of national law firms. Read the complete story.

African American Dance Workshop to be at IU Bloomington Feb. 27-28 -- Indiana University's African American Arts Institute, African American Dance Company will present its 12th Annual Dance Workshop on Feb. 27-28 at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Feb. 6:
Softball: The Cal Poly Mustangs got two home runs from Krysten Cary on their way to defeating the Indiana Hoosiers, 6-0, in the season opener for both teams. Read the game notes.
Women's Tennis: The #30 Indiana University women's tennis team (6-1) suffered their first setback of the season on Friday, dropping a 7-0 decision to #9 Duke (4-0). The Hoosiers had begun the season by sweeping each of the first three home doubleheaders. Read the match notes.
Wrestling: The Indiana-Purdue rivalry hit the wrestling mats Friday night inside University Gym where the Hoosiers (14-4-1) came out on top with a 21-12 victory over the Boilermakers (11-3-1). Indiana won six of 10 individual bouts on the night. Read the match notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Indiana track and field teams began competition in the Meyo Invitational on the campus of Notre Dame on Friday. The meet marks the first time the Hoosiers have competed away from Bloomington this season. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Saturday, Feb. 7:
Women's Water Polo: The Hoosiers lost both matches in Palo Alto. Read the USC match notes. Read the US Junior National Team match notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana fell in the opening match of a Saturday doubleheader at the IU Varsity Tennis Center against the Nebraska Huskers but pulled off a victory against Georgia State later in the day. Read the Nebraska match notes. Read the Georgia State match notes.
Men's Swimming: In a back-and-forth affair between two of the top teams in the Big Ten, the seventh-ranked Indiana men's swimming and diving team came away with a 156-144 dual meet victory over Purdue Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. Read the day's notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team notched a 4-3 win over the Princeton Tigers Saturday afternoon down in Durham, N.C. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: The Michigan State Spartans took a 75-47 win Saturday over the Indiana Hoosiers. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Hoosiers suffered two loses at UCLA. Read the University of the Pacific game notes. Read the UCLA game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Indiana recorded two new provisional qualifying marks on day two of the Meyo Invitational. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 8:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 18 Indiana women's water polo team got off to a quick start against the US Junior National team, but it was not enough as Team USA controlled the game in the second half to defeat the Hoosiers, 6-5. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team fell to Illinois, 66-59, on National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.
Softball: In their final game of the weekend, once again the weather would play a role as rain force the Hoosiers' game at Cal State Fullerton to be called after five innings. Because the teams had played at least five innings, it was an official game the Titans (1-0) were credited with the 9-2 victory. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: Junior Laura Nochta's even-par 72 currently puts her in a tie for first place, highlighting the Hoosier women's golf team's first day of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Coco Beach Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Read the day's notes.

Results from Tuesday, Feb. 10:
Women's Golf: The Hoosiers finished 14th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Coco Beach Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Basketball: The Minnesota Gophers defeated the Hoosiers 62-54 on the road. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 12:
Women's Basketball: Michigan State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Despite decrease in endowment value, IU moves up in ratings
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 9 -- IU saw its endowment value decrease 0.7 percent between June 30, 2007, and June 30, 2008. But while the University had a less than stellar year, it was better than many universities. Despite the drop, IU moved up in the national public ranking of endowment value from No. 14 to No. 12. The turn of profits from university endowments nationwide have heavily decreased due to the downfall of the stock market, but donations made to IU have helped make up for some of the loss. IU received contributions from more than 110,000 donors last year, said Barbara Coffman of the IU Foundation. Full story.

IU, Ivy Tech reach education credit transfer deal
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10 -- Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College have agreed on a new credit transfer program for education students. Ivy Tech students who earn an associate's degree in elementary education will be able to transfer credits toward elementary education degrees offered at Indiana University campuses. Students could save money by attending Ivy Tech for two years before transferring to an IU campus. Ivy Tech tuition runs about $3,000 a year, compared to about $8,000 a year for in-state students attending IU. Students could also attend an Ivy Tech campus near their home, saving money on room and board. Full story.

Medical Myths
WKRG News 5, Feb. 9 -- We've all heard that we should drink eight glasses of water a day, but there's not much truth in some common advice. You aren't alone if you strive for 8 glasses of water a day. But did you know you're guzzling a medical myth? The amount was supposed to include hydration from everything like food and drink...not just water. "You didn't need eight glasses extra of pure water, you just needed that amount of hydration," said Indiana University School of Medicine Researcher Dr. Aaron Carroll. Full story.

IU ballet Professor Violette Verdy will receive France's Legion of Honor; IU professor to receive highest honor bestowed by her native France
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 8 -- For once in her life, Violette Verdy was unsteady on her feet. It was early January, and Verdy was waiting at home in Bloomington for a ride to the airport. The famed ballet dancer and distinguished professor at Indiana University was expecting her limousine when she received a call from Paris, informing her that she had been named a Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Legion of Honor -- France's highest decoration, and one awarded by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Full story.

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