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Harper is guest on radio show to discuss 1968 explosion following Indianapolis tragedy

http://www.iue.edu/people/img/jeharper.jpgJean Harper, associate professor of English, will be a guest on the "Afternoon Show" on WIBC 93.1 FM in Indianapolis. Harper will talk about the 1968 Richmond explosion in relation to the gas explosion in this past weekend on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. The "Afternoon Show" is on the air from 4-7 p.m.

Additionally, Harper was recently awarded The Florida Review Editors Award for her essay, "Colic." The essay is a chapter from her book manuscript, Horses and Divorces. Harper's essay will be published in the Winter 2012 issue of The Florida Review, making this the third chapter from the book to have been accepted for publication in 2012. The Florida Review is a literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida.

Harper has received support for the book including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Indiana Arts Commission grant, and an Indiana University East Faculty Fellowship.

Scales receives Distinguished Alumni Award

http://www.iue.edu/people/img/tiscales.jpgTim Scales, lecturer in business administration, received a Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur Award from his alma matter, Anderson University Falls School of Business.

The award was presented by the M.B.A. alumni chapter. The award recognizes alumni for outstanding professional achievement, continued dedication, and being an exemplary role model.

Music assistant professor receives positive review from Gramophone

http://www.iue.edu/people/img/elmmckin.jpgAssistant Professor of Music Elliott McKinley's latest CD is reviewed in Gramophone, a global magazine that has positioned itself as the leading authority on classical music.

The review is on McKinley's "String Quartets" with music played by The Martinů Quartet of Prague. The CD, released by Novana Records, features three string quartets composed by McKinley.

The review is available online.

English professor receives NEA fellowship

http://www.iue.edu/people/img/jeharper.jpgJean Harper, 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 for this year.

Associate professor of English receives teaching award from ICEA

Jean Harper

Jean Harper, associate professor of English, received the Teacher/Scholar of the Year award for 2011 bythe Indiana College English Association (ICEA). She received the award during the annual conference held October 7, at Anderson University, in Anderson, Ind.This competitive award is given annually and recipients are selected by the Board of Directors of ICEA.

Also, IU East students Zack Bishop, Hillary Cameron, and Christina Persson presented during the conference. Bishop’s presentation, "Road Not Maintained, and Persson’s presentation, "Human Recreation and its Effect on the Environment," were based on their 2011 Summer Research Scholars projects. Cameron’s presentation, "Judged, Beaten, and Loved," is a part of his Honors Program thesis.

The Indiana College English Association is a professional organization equally dedicated to scholarship and to teaching. One of 20 regional affiliates of the College English Association, the ICEA welcomes faculty, students, independent scholars and creative writers who are interested in contributing to scholarship, teaching, and literary culture.

Anthropology lecturer delivers historical artifacts to the Lyon County Historical Society

Rob Tolley

Rob Tolley, senior lecturer of anthropology and sociology, recently donated several items belonging to Charles Anderson to the Lyon County Historical Society. Tolley, a close friend of Bartley and Rose Skinner who are descendants of Anderson, was entrusted with historical family belongings. Anderson was the founder of Kuttawa, Ky., and the 27th governor of Ohio during the Civil War era.

Through Tolley's friendship with the Skinners, in 2006 Tolley uncovered Anderson's unpublished manuscript of his oratory given at the Consecration of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, the same ceremony in which Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

Dean of Nursing appointed to steering committee on professional education; practices in Indiana

Karen Clark

Dean of the School of Nursing Karen Clark has been appointed to the Indiana Action Coalition Steering Committee. The Indiana Action Coalition is one of 15 state action coalitions selected to address the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Responding to the mounting nationwide awareness of healthcare workforce issues, the Action Coalitions have been assembled to advance crucial topics at all levels, from local to national.

The Campaign for Action (CFA) is a collaboration created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP Foundation to prepare health professionals to lead change that will improve the healthcare system. It aims to maximize contributions to collaborative, interdisciplinary teams across the spectrum, enlisting support from government, business, academic and philanthropy leaders. The Indiana Action Coalition plans to concentrate on patient safety, nursing practice models, nursing education, and the advancement of inter-professional education and practice across the state.

Nursing assistant professor named as a certified nurse educator

Mary Folkerth

Mary Folkerth, clinical assistant professor, has earned the designation certified nurse educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

The NLN promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health.

Associate dean of nursing named as a certified nurse educator

Tonya Breymier

Tonya Breymier, associate dean and lecturer for nursing graduate programs, has earned the designation certified nurse educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

The NLN promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health.