Yearly Archives: 2011

Yearly Archives: 2011

IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

Duane Lundy, assistant professor of psychology, recently had his manuscript entitled “Critiquing the Critics: Statistical Analysis of Music Critics’ Rating Distributions as a Measure of Individual Refinement” selected for publication in Empirical Studies of the Arts, expected to be published in 2012. In the manuscript, Lundy evaluates rating behavior among modern music critics, using a previously compiled database that randomly sampled 352 different critics’ ratings of more than 15,000 albums. He used potential quantitative markers of rating refinement by analyzing frequency distributions of album ratings. Lundy found critics’ ratings as a group to be roughly normally distributed, but individual critics varied widely in rating behavior, as evidenced by both visual inspection of histograms and related statistics, such as skewness, kurtosis, … Continued
IU East announces High School Speech Tournament Results

IU East announces High School Speech Tournament Results

Indiana University East hosted its Annual High School Speech Tournament on December 10 in Whitewater Hall. Warren Central High School was the team sweepstakes champion. Over 200 students from 14 Indiana regional high schools competed in 14 events. High schools competing in the speech tournament included: •    Anderson High School •    Ben Davis High School •    Burris Laboratory School •    Centerville High School •    Connersville High School •    Greensburg High School •    Lakeland High School •    New Castle High School •    Perry Meridian High School •    Richmond High School •    South Side High School •    Southport High School •    Tri Junior-Senior High School •    Warren Central/Walker Career Center High School Warren Central High School was awarded the first place trophy … Continued
Associate professor of English receives National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

Associate professor of English receives National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

Jean Harper, associate professor of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing (prose). The fellowship will support work on her book, Horses and Divorces. The fellowship is designed to give writers the time and freedom to pursue their work; the creative writing fellowships are the NEA’s most direct investment in America’s artists. Harper is the only person in Indiana to receive the fellowship in literature for this year. “Receiving a NEA Fellowship is a huge honor, and I’m incredibly thrilled to receive this,” Harper said. “ I am very grateful to Indiana University East for all the support I’ve been given over the years to do the work of writing that enabled me to earn … Continued
IU East WVAAC announces Top Eleven, Purchase awards recipients

IU East WVAAC announces Top Eleven, Purchase awards recipients

Indiana University East announced the Top Eleven Award and Purchase Award recipients during the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition reception held October 26. This year’s competition was juried by Katherine Sherwood, a professor at UC Berkeley in the art department and the Disability Studies Program. The competition accepts entries from artists throughout a 300-mile radius around Richmond. The Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition exhibit in The Gallery and Meijer Artway, located in Whitewater Hall, is open now through December 9. A full list of entrants to the exhibit is available on the IU East Media Relations website. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed … Continued
Assistant Professor Releases New CD, Uses Work as Composer to Teach Students

Assistant Professor Releases New CD, Uses Work as Composer to Teach Students

Elliott McKinley, assistant professor of music and music program coordinator, knows that his work as a composer will ultimately enhance the learning experience of his students in the classroom. Active as a professional composer, he has composed music that has been performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. “My experiences as a composer and a musician come back to the classroom directly, giving students an idea of what it is like to work as a professional in the field,” McKinley said. McKinley recently released a new CD recording, “String Quartets,” through Navona Records and distributed by Naxos. The CD features three string quartets composed over a 10-year period by McKinley. The Martinů String Quartet of Prague commissioned and premiered … Continued