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Notes of Distinction: February 2017


Monday Feb 06, 2017


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

Kathy Arfken, associate professor of theatre, recently had her scenic design work included in the world premiere production of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander, produced by Stage Left Theatre at Theatre Wit in Chicago this past fall.  Her recent design credits with Stage Left also include A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (2014) (with a subsequent summer remount by the Chicago Park District at Theatre on the Lake), The Coward (2014), and Mutt (2016), all at Theatre Wit.  Arfken became an ensemble member of Stage Left in 2014. 

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Tanice Foltz, professor of sociology and director of Women's and Gender Studies, presented a paper, entitled, "Serving the Circle: Drum circle facilitators and the global movement to spread ‘Rhythm Evangelism,’" at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference in Atlanta during October.

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Michael Griffin, adjunct faculty member, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, as well as an IU Northwest alumnus (MPA, 1995), serves as the Town of Highland’s appointment to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). Griffin was elected as the group’s chair at the January meeting. He will serve a one-year term in this role.

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Iztok Hozo, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, published five co-authored refereed articles in 2016. Two of them were on the topic of Regret Theory and published in the European Journal of Cancer. He also published a continuation of his research on Decision Curve Analysis in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice; a modeling simulation paper in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation and a meta-analysis on bladder cancer in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

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Maureen Rutherford, assistant professor of psychology, recently learned that her proposal, “Long-term neuroendocrine and behavioral effects of prepubertal Prozac® (fluoxetine) exposure in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)," was awarded with a one-year equipment loan from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN). Rutherford will be using Ethovision XT (by Noldus Information Technology), a tracking software, in her work with zebrafish.

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