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Notes of Distinction: July 2014

Friday Jun 27, 2014


Whether it’s a published article or book, a prestigious award, or speaking engagement, members of Indiana University Northwest’s faculty and staff continue to show their wealth of expertise. Here are the most recent top achievers that have made a name for themselves, and IU Northwest:

Tanice Foltz and Monica Solinas-Saunders received a grant from the IU Women’s Philanthropy Council to support their efforts to create awareness about violence and its prevention. Through a Student Victimization Survey, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program, and campus and community events, the Women’s Center will develop gender violence awareness and prevention strategies in the IU Northwest community. The award will fund the data collection, data cleaning, and completion of the victimization survey, and the equipment needed for the RAD gear and instructor training. The awards from the IU Foundation support projects that foster international service, sexual assault prevention and awareness, sustainability, public health, education, and diversity at the IU campuses.

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Alicia Wright, Lecturer in the Department of Communication, has been recognized with the Inaugural Award for Excellence in Online Design and Delivery, awarded by the Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CISTL).  The award is a testament the work the faculty is doing in the area of online teaching.

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Margaret Skurka, Director of Health Information Management, will be featured in a promotional video developed by the American Health Information Management Association to promote the profession. The video, which will reside on the AHIMA’s web site, features Margaret talking about the importance of coding, staying updated in the field and more.

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Susan Schaefer, Director of Account Services, recently completed the Fiscal Officer Development Series (FODS).  FODS is an IU-created business officer development program.  Upon completions of the series, individuals will have technical tools (policy and procedure knowledge), organizational and cultural tools (an understanding of the unique and diverse operational environments found at IU), and knowledge of the resources and other tools (courses and other opportunities) for building and improving personal and management skills.  FODS attendees commit to attending eight monthly one- or two-day sessions. 

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Congrats and best of luck to IU Northwest’s most recent group of retirees: Jackie Coven, Dorothy Grier, Carolyn Hartley, Faye Howard, Thandabantu Iverson, Lou Ann Karabel, Elaine Morrone, Henrietta Moore, Bob Mucci, Diane Robinson, Juanita Robinson, Richard Sheffer, Angie Stojanovic, David Strpeck and Kay Washington.

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Congratulations to IUPD-NW’s Brandon Campbell and Ricardo Garcia, who were both promoted to the rank of sergeant. Also to recognize some great work by two IUPD-NW officers – two felonies in a week.  Melvin Blakely and his heroin stop and Sam Parker with felony resisting. 

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