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Indiana University Front Page News

July 31, 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.


Five IU faculty members named American Leadership Program fellows
Applications being accepted until Aug. 31 for 2007 IU Entrepreneurial Awards of Distinction
Biracial sisterhood laid groundwork for Civil Rights Movement
This week on Sound Medicine
New book is first comprehensive guide to improving quality of life for adults with disabilities
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Five IU faculty members named American Leadership Program fellows -- American Leadership Program Fellows for the 2007-08 academic year include Matt Auer, professor and director of undergraduate programs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Barbara Bichelmeyer, associate professor, Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, and associate dean of the faculties; Hannah Buxbaum, professor, School of Law, and associate dean for research; Tom Gieryn, department chair and Rudy Professor of Sociology; and Genevieve Manset Williamson, associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and associate dean for teacher education, School of Education. Read the complete story.

Applications being accepted until Aug. 31 for 2007 IU Entrepreneurial Awards of Distinction -- Applications are being accepted until Aug. 31 for the 2007 Indiana University Entrepreneurial Awards of Distinction, presented by the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IU's Kelley School of Business. This is the third year for the awards, which recognize outstanding emerging and established companies within the state of Indiana for their achievements in growth, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Read the complete story.

Biracial sisterhood laid groundwork for Civil Rights Movement -- A new book by Nancy Marie Robertson of the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores how the Young Women's Christian Association -- the nation's major national biracial women's organization -- provided a unique venue for women to respond to American race relations during the first half of the twentieth century and laid the groundwork for the subsequent civil rights movement. Read the complete story.

This week on Sound Medicine: Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer; Can Measles Kill Cancer in Bone Marrow; Cattle Antibiotics; Camp Calcium; and Advanced Medical Directives -- July 28 and 29, Sound Medicine looked at the symptoms of ovarian cancer in which only one in five tumors are caught in the early stage. Recently, a consensus list of ovarian cancer symptoms was released with the hope of more detection in the early phase. Sound Medicine's host Barbara Lewis speaks with Katherine Look, M.D., an oncologist and ovarian cancer researcher at Eli Lilly and Company, about the whispered warnings of this so-called "silent killer." Read the complete story.

New book is first comprehensive guide to improving quality of life for adults with disabilities -- A new book by Indiana University education professor Patricia Rogan and Pamela Walker of Syracuse University offers an in-depth guide to promoting active, rewarding and meaningful lifestyles for adults with disabilities. Tackling such issues as employment, transition from school to adult life, postsecondary education and social relationships, Make the Day Matter!: Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities (Brookes, 2007) compiles the most current best practices into a guidebook for supporting fulfilling lives for all adults. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

The Hoosiers will resume action in August. Keep track of upcoming games at the Indiana University Athletics Web site:

Action begins:

Women's Soccer: Aug. 21, Missouri, 7 p.m., Columbia, Mo.

Women's Volleyball: Aug. 24,Western Kentucky, 5 p.m., DeKalb, Ill.

Men's Soccer: Aug. 25, New Mexico, TBA, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Football: Sept. 1, Indiana State, 8 p.m., Bloomington


IU in the news

Shooter training prepares IUPD cadets
Indiana Daily Student, July 30 -- As IU Police Department cadets cautiously walked up the stairs of the old Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, guns drawn, Sgt. Mick Williams yelled, "Scenario in play!" The phrase echoed throughout each room as cadets relayed the message to other cadets. The scenarios were part of IUPD's active shooter training held last Friday, during which cadets practiced with paintball guns the techniques they would use if someone began shooting in a building or other public area. Read the complete story.

Programs, parental guidance help children get off the couch
Orlando Sentinel, July 30 -- It's summertime, and the living is easy -- especially for kids who have nothing better to do than hang around, snack on junk food and watch TV. But there's a downside: Children's weight climbs when school is out. "Schools have been getting a bad rap," said Indiana University professor Brian Powell, whose team looked at the BMIs of 5,000 kindergartners and first-graders. "During the summer some kids have a lot of structured activities, but a lot of kids do not." Read the complete story.

Nelms ends term, bids farewell to University; Former VP urges IU not to forget about diversity issues
Indiana Daily Student, July 30 -- Just because Charlie Nelms is leaving IU does not mean his energy and passion for equality will be forgotten. "I want to challenge you to make sure that the appointments you make reflect a commitment in equity and excellence through all our dimensions of our University and community," said Nelms, the former vice president of institutional development and student affairs. Read the complete story.

IU police academy trains students
Associated Press, July 29 -- About 30 cadets will become part-time police officers for Indiana University next month after completing training that certifies IU students as law enforcement officers as they earn their college degrees. The Indiana University Police Department Police Academy offers a 14-week summer certification program, where cadets start each weekday at 6 a.m., running a few miles and getting in some aerobic training before heading to classes by 8 a.m. Read the complete story.


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