News from around IU
Nov. 9, 2016
New FERPA website helps educate students and employees
IU has launched a new website to help educate students and employees about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA . It is important for everyone at the university to have a basic understanding of FERPA, even if they do not directly manage student records on a daily basis.
The site provides useful information regarding faculty and staff responsibilities and safeguarding student data. The site also covers some hot topics like handling student information during a crisis, procedures for releasing student information to third parties, and the basic student rights granted by FERPA.
The website also includes a new FERPA tutorial and quiz that are a training requirement for any employee who has access to student information. Employees must pass with an 80 percent or better to receive access to sensitive student data in administrative systems. All employees with current access to student data are also required to renew their FERPA training and complete the new tutorial by Nov. 30, 2016.
For general FERPA questions related to student privacy and the protection of student data, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Golden Book website launches just in time for Veterans Day
A brand new website highlighting the Golden Book and IU’s military history launched just in time for Veterans Day. The website contains insight into IU’s military history with records of military service by those affiliated with the university. It also serves as an online, digital expansion of the actual Golden Book, which is housed in the Memorial Room in the Indiana Memorial Union on IU Bloomington's campus.
The goal of the new website is to make these records available to everyone campus-wide and to expand upon them. The physical copy of the Golden Book only contains records from the War of 1812 through WWII, but the website will also include records from WWII to the present. Visitors to the site will also have the ability to submit service records for themselves or family members, if they aren't already included. See the website for yourself.
IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline
IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar is leading a $4.8 million initiative to significantly increase the number of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other historically underrepresented minorities in Indiana receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to IUPUI as the lead institution of the Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which was formed to achieve that goal.
IU South Bend plans Sustainability Showcase
Continuing its leadership in sustainability in the area, IU South Bend has announced plans for a Sustainability Showcase on campus.
The one-block site will be dedicated to teaching, learning and demonstrating best practices in sustainability. Located between the Franklin D. Schurz Library and Esther Street, the Sustainability Showcase will include gardens, learning spaces, walkways, outdoor learning labs, beehives, composting, native plantings and more.
IU South Bend is interested in input and ideas from the campus, neighborhood and community. A schedule of campus meetings is available online.
IU East named to 2015 President’s Honor Roll
IU East was named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and was recognized for its community outreach programs. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Don’t forget to set up two-step login for security
A two-step login is now required for all IU employees by the end of the year to protect your personal information. To help get your device set up before the deadline, UITS has launched a Two-Step Login website.
The website includes step-by-step instructions, an explanation of what devices will work for a two-step login, an instructional video and information about why the new login system is necessary to keep personal and financial data safe. Employees are encouraged to enroll in the Two-Step Login for all CAS logins as soon as possible. More information about the new way of logging in to CAS is available online.
IU Print now offers Managed Print Services across campuses
IU Print Managed Print Services is a subscription service that keeps printers running smoothly, connects them to other printers all over campus and delivers toner. It also connects printers in other locations with yours, allowing for flexibility in printing and pick-up, card-swipe print release stations for added security and printing from any device that can send an email.
Department finance officers can easily track exactly how much money their departments are actually spending on print. That number was elusive and, at best, nebulous before Managed Print Services. Because you have to swipe your card to print from a print release station, forgotten print-outs are reduced, saving an estimated 25 to 30 percent in toner and paper costs.
Managed Print Services maintains a variety of printers.
Philosopher Dennett to lecture at IU Bloomington
Daniel Dennett, who has been called "one of our most important living philosophers," will present two lectures this week at IU Bloomington. Both lectures are sponsored by the Department of Philosophy as the inaugural event in its distinguished honored speaker series.
Dennett will speak Nov. 10 on "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds" and Nov. 11 on "A Magician's View of Consciousness." Both lectures will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium of the IMU. They are free and open to the public.
Dennett, known for his writings on free will, the philosophy of mind, Darwin and atheism, is co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, where he is also University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of "Breaking the Spell," "Freedom Evolves," "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" and other books. He co-edited "The Mind's I," published in 1981, with IU Distinguished Professor Douglas Hofstadter.
IU Northwest names Heridia head men’s basketball coach
Just in time for homecoming, IU Northwest announced the appointment of Javier Heridia to head coach of the men’s NAIA Division II RedHawks basketball team.
Heridia will assume the role of head coach from Executive Athletic Director Kristofer Schnatz, who will leave IU Northwest to become the director of athletics at the State University of New York Maritime College, his alma mater.
Kolbe named dean of Leighton School at IU South Bend
Richard Kolbe has been named the new dean of the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend. The announcement was made by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jann Joseph.
Kolbe replaces Rob Ducoffe, who left IU South Bend last year to be provost and vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Kolbe will start his responsibilities with the Leighton School on Jan. 1.
Inside IU wants fall photos from your campus
There’s still time to enter Inside IU’s fall photo contest. University faculty and staff are invited to submit photos of on-campus fall scenery. The best six to eight photo submissions will be published in an upcoming issue of Inside IU.
Photos should be horizontally (landscape) oriented without any filters applied. To make your submission, please email photos to email@example.com by Friday, Nov. 11.
To be considered for publication, email submissions should include your name, the department you work for and the campus and location where the photo was taken.
Trollinger honored with IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Distinguished Alumni Award
Richard Trollinger has been named the second annual recipient of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Distinguished Alumni Award . The vice president for college relations at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, Trollinger is one of the nation's top experts in educational fundraising.
Trollinger earned a Master of Arts in philanthropic studies from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2002. He also earned a bachelor's degree at Emory and Henry College, a Master of Education in higher education administration from Vanderbilt and a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Kentucky.
IU School of Dentistry developing mobile app to improve dental care
Have a dental emergency? Your smartphone may be able to help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the hospital.
A team mentored by Thankam Thyvalikakath, now of the IU University School of Dentistry and the Regenstrief Institute, has developed and tested a novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth, along with details on the dental emergency, to provide the information dentists need to make a decision on what -- and how urgently -- care is needed.
Liechty is new IU Kokomo alumni director
IU Kokomo welcomed Benjamin Liechty as the new director of alumni relations and campus ceremonies. Liechty earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts, with an emphasis on public relations, from IU Kokomo. He also graduated magna cum laude from Argosy University, earning a Master of Science in organizational leadership. He previously was freshman counselor and scholarship coordinator in IU Kokomo’s Office of Financial Aid.
IU Southeast offering ‘Crimson Advantage’ transfer agreement
IU Southeast has signed a transfer agreement with Jefferson Community and Technical College, highlighting a new program called “Crimson Advantage.”
With Crimson Advantage, students who earn an associate’s degree from JCTC automatically apply all 60 to 64 credits meeting the program’s grade minimum toward a bachelor’s degree from IU Southeast.
IUPUI honored for outstanding achievement in student engagement
IUPUI earned two awards at the 2016 National Association for Campus Activities Mid America Conference. The Student Activities Programming Board was honored as the programming organization of the year, and senior Kendal Lang was named outstanding undergraduate student leader.
The IUPUI Student Activities Programming Board was recognized in part for its success with its new 29-point plan designed to transform itself and the landscape of student programming at IUPUI. Lang received the award as the Student Activities Programming Board's vice president of membership.
IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences presents nursing excellence awards
The IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences honored four individuals and the Lighthouse Assembly of God with Nursing Excellence Awards during its gala “Excellence Beyond Borders.” The nursing gala was held at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond.
The Nursing Excellence Awards honored Toni Reinke, recipient of the Lifetime in Nursing Award; Dr. Patricia O’Malley and Joyce Darnell, recipients of the Nursing Excellence Award; Ryan Williams, Outstanding Alumni Award; and the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, recipient of the Friend to Nursing Award.