Research finds link between reduction in firearm suicides and “red flag” gun laws

INDIANAPOLIS – A new study by Aaron Kivisto, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Indianapolis, provides evidence that risk-based gun seizure laws are saving lives. The study, “Effects of Risk-Based Firearm Seizure Laws in Connecticut and Indiana on Suicide Rates, 1981-2015,” appears in the June 2018 issue of Psychiatric Services. Peter Phalen ’18 (Psy.D. in clinical psychology) was co-author.

Risk-based firearm seizure laws – also known as “red flag,” risk warrant, gun violence restraining order, or extreme risk protection order laws – provide ways for law enforcement to seize guns from individuals considered to pose an imminent risk of serious harm to themselves or others. Nearly 23,000 Americans died in suicide incidents involving a firearm in 2016, the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The study, which utilizes CDC data for the 50 states, covers a 34-year period and focuses on Connecticut and Indiana, respectively the first two states to enact risk-based gun seizure laws. Researchers compared the number of firearm-related suicides before and after risk-based firearm seizure laws were enacted.

The study finds a 7.5-percent decrease in firearm suicides in Indiana in the 10 years following enactment of the law relative to expected rates, an effect larger than that seen in any comparison state by chance alone. Enactment of Connecticut’s law was associated with a 1.6-percent reduction in firearm suicides immediately after its passage relative to expected rates, and a 13.7-percent reduction in the post-Virginia Tech period when there was a substantial increase in enforcement.

With more than 20 “red flag” gun bills pending in state legislatures across the country, Kivisto said risk-based gun seizure laws have emerged as a prominent policy option for reducing gun violence. In the wake of the Parkland mass shooting, Florida recently became the sixth state in the country to pass a “red flag” gun law, joining California, Connecticut, Indiana, Oregon and Washington.

“Policy makers working to reduce gun violence benefit from data in helping them weigh the balance between individual risks and rights,” Kivisto said. “Red flag” laws, which may vary from state to state, share several important commonalities, particularly in providing a way of removing guns from individuals who are considered dangerous and already own guns, according to Kivisto.

“All states include judicial oversight of all gun seizures made by law enforcement and provide due process protections,” Kivisto explained. “These laws aren’t designed to permanently prohibit individuals from owning guns, but rather to remove them, often for several months, until the individual is no longer in crisis and posing a risk to themselves or others,” he added.

University of Indianapolis School of Education Earns National Accreditation

Teaching_Interview_28202INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis School of Education recently received full accreditation for the next seven years, at the initial-licensure level with no areas for improvement, through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States. This accreditation status is effective Spring 2018 through Spring 2025, with the next site visit taking place in Fall 2024.

CAEP determined that graduates from the University’s School of Education initial preparation programs are competent and caring educators, and that the school’s faculty and staff have created a culture of evidence to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs offered.

“These results reaffirm the continued hard work, dedication and commitment of our students, faculty and staff,” Executive Vice President and Provost Stephen Kolison said. “The leadership shown by Interim Dean Colleen Mulholland and excellent work of our dedicated faculty and staff positively reflects the overall caliber of the School of Education and of our graduates who are becoming excellent educators themselves.”

The University’s School of Education is known for leading-edge programs and supportive, experienced faculty who have strong relationships with central Indiana schools. All undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize applied learning from the very start, so students are well prepared to be successful teachers and principals upon graduation.

The CAEP Standards, adopted in 2013, reflect the voice of the education field on what makes a quality teacher. CAEP accreditation ensures that (1) there is solid evidence that a provider’s graduates are competent and caring, and (2) that there is solid evidence a provider’s staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence to be used for continuous improvement.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private, liberal arts university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top Midwest Universities by the U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of more than 5,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 109 undergraduate degrees, more than 37 master’s degree programs and six doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs also in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.”  

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (www.CAEPnet.org) advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

 

University of Indianapolis Etchings Press announces 2018 Book Prize authors

INDIANAPOLIS – Etchings Press, the University of Indianapolis student-run publisher, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Book Prizes.

Since 2013, the Etchings Press Book Prize has solicited submissions of unpublished poetry and prose, chapbooks and novellas to compete for publication. To choose the 2018 winners, the University’s Department of English 479 class reviewed 56 submissions and narrowed them down to one book in each of the three categories. Winners receive a cash prize and 15 author copies of their published book.

“I admire the student editors’ professionalism,” said Liz Whiteacre, Etchings Press advisor and assistant professor of English. “Production teams worked tenaciously to turn the winning manuscripts into the beautiful books people can now purchase on Amazon. As an undergraduate, the opportunity to gain such valuable hands-on experience in publishing is special.”  

Recipients of the Etchings Press 2018 Book Prizes are as follows:

Chad Broughman

Chad Broughman

Chad V. Broughman is the 2018 Etching Press Chapbook Prize in Prose winner for his collection of short stories entitled the forsaken… Broughman expertly strings together four stories of broken people surviving events that leave them with deep emotional scars. Through trauma, family, societal ideals of strength and masculinity, and mental health issues, Broughman’s characters and their stories evoke visceral heartbreak and empathy in readers.

Broughman won the 2016 Rusty Scythe Prize Book Award and has been published in numerous reviews and journals nationwide. He also won the 2017 Adobe Cottage Writers Retreat in New Mexico and recently was named a finalist in the William Faulkner: William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Broughman holds an MFA from Spalding University.

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell’s In the Herald of Improbable Misfortunes earned the Etchings Press 2018 Chapbook Prize in Poetry. Robert Campbell’s poetry collection In the Herald of Improbable Misfortunes revolves around dreams, dreamers, and otherworldly happenings. The speaker navigates a dream world, one in which the speaker engages with the wilderness and wild, leaving readers with a sense of wonder and connectedness.

Campbell’s works have appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, The Collagist, Columbia Poetry Review, and other journals. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, short-listed for the 2015 Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest, and previous winner of the Flo Gault Poetry Prize, Campbell holds an MFA in Poetry from Murray State University and an MS in Library Science from the University of Kentucky.

James Gapinski

James Gapinski

James R. Gapinski’s Edge of the Known Bus Line is the winner of the Etchings Press 2018 Novella Prize. Edge of the Known Bus Line is a piece of slipstream fiction about an unnamed protagonist entering the world of Out of Service, a slum where people unfortunate to get on certain buses get left behind in a desolate, polluted wasteland where everyone fights for scraps that come off the buses.

Gapinski’s collection of linked flashes, Messiah Tortoise, is available from Red Bird Chapbooks. His work has also appeared in The Collapsar, F(r)iction, Juked, Monkeybicycle, Paper Darts, Psychopomp, and other publications. Gapinski is managing editor of The Conium Review, associate faculty at Ashford University, and an instructional specialist at Chemeketa Community College.

All publications are available for purchase here. To arrange an interview with an author, contact Liz Whiteacre at whiteacree@uindy.edu or 317-622-0308.

About Etchings Press

Etchings Press is a student-run publisher at the University of Indianapolis. Each spring, students select, edit, design, and publish chapbooks and a novella from submitted manuscripts. Interested authors should review guidelines and submit chapbook and novella manuscripts at etchings.submittable.com. Submission deadlines fall in January each year. For more information, please visit Etchings Press or email uindyetchings@gmail.com. Publications are made possible by funding provided by the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department of the University of Indianapolis.

University of Indianapolis Commencement honors Class of 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1,600 graduates received degrees from the University of Indianapolis at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony, which also served to highlight the impact of the institution’s students, alumni and faculty across the state and world.

The University recognized Rev. Rob Fuquay, senior pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and 16-time Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck, with honorary degrees. Rev. Fuquay delivered the Commencement address to graduates and Fleck performed on the banjo in his signature improvisational style.

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“Commencement is designed to celebrate and recognize the hard work at improving lives and enhancing communities,” said University President Robert L. Manuel. “Both of these recipients have spent their careers carving new paths and inspiring others with their craft.”

President Manuel highlighted the community impact of the University’s service-learning initiatives and praised graduates for their commitment to those programs. In keeping with the University’s motto, “Education for Service,” Rev. Fuquay encouraged graduates to view their academic advancement as a springboard for giving back.

“A degree is not just for us to have a happier or more successful life. It’s about ‘what difference are we going to make in the world?’” Rev. Fuquay said.

Levi Mielke, assistant professor of chemistry in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences, received the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award, which honors a faculty member who has demonstrated a distinguished record of excellence and impact on student learning.

Three students were honored with the I. Lynd Esch Award, which is given each year to students with the highest scholarly achievement during their University of Indianapolis career. The award, named for a former president of the University, recognizes persistence, consistency, and dedication to academic excellence. The 2018 recipients are Annika Haynes (finance), Julie Larson (exercise science and pre-occupational therapy) and Brett Ortman (chemistry and pre-occupational therapy).

The total number of University of Indianapolis graduates for May 2018 stands at 1,650 students from 21 countries, with 1,084 undergraduates, 566 graduate and doctoral students, including 100 graduates at international partner sites.

UIndy 2018 Commencement by the numbers:

  • 1,084 undergraduates
  • 566 master’s and doctoral candidates
  • 34 states and 21 nations represented
  • 1,550 graduates from home campus
  • 100 graduates at UIndy’s international partner sites
  • Total: 1,650 graduates

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private, liberal arts university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top Midwest Universities by the U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of more than 5,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 109 undergraduate degrees, more than 37 master’s degree programs and six doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs also in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.”  

 

University of Indianapolis Commencement Ceremony set for May 5, 2018

The University of Indianapolis will hold its 110th Commencement Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Key Stadium, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis.

Watch a live stream of the Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., May 5, 2018 on uindy.edu.

Honorary degree recipients include Rev. Rob Fuquay, senior pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, one of Indianapolis’ largest congregations with more than 6,000 members. The University also will honor Béla Fleck, a 16-time Grammy Award winner commonly described as the world’s best banjo player. Rev. Fuquay will provide the commencement address and Béla Fleck will perform a selection from his extensive repertoire during the ceremony.

Rev. Fuquay, who has called Indianapolis home since 2011, formerly served as the senior pastor of Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville, NC. He is the fifth senior pastor appointed at St. Luke’s. As the author of several books and course guides on religious topics, Fuquay is considered a thought leader on innovative subjects designed to bring religion and inspiration to the entire community, not just his congregation. Throughout his career, Fuquay has served various congregations with his gifts of strong preaching, leadership development and visioning.

Béla Fleck has been nominated in more Grammy categories than any other musician. He is best known for his eclectic musical pursuits and introducing the banjo to all genres of improvisational music. He is lauded internationally as a solo artist as well as from his work with successful groups such as New Grass Revival and Béela Fleck and the Flecktones. Through collaborations with artists such as Sam Bush, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Victor Wooten, Dave Matthews and many others, Fleck has reinvented the image and sound of the banjo.

President Manuel will preside over Saturday’s ceremony, which includes a full academic procession and musical performances by University faculty and students.

Annie DeRolf ’18 (doctorate of occupational therapy) of St. John, Ind., will serve as the graduate student speaker, and Kaitlyn Kendall ’18 (communications), of Indianapolis, will speak on behalf of the undergraduate student body. Isabella (Ivy) Bott ’18 (music) of Whiteland, Ind., will perform the National Anthem and Samantha Burkey ’18 (music education) of Wolcottville, Ind., will perform the Alma Mater.

The total number of University of Indianapolis graduates for 2018 stands at 1,650 students from 21 countries, with 1,084 undergraduates, 566 graduate and doctoral students, and 100 graduates at international partner sites.

UIndy 2018 Commencement by the numbers:

  • 1,084 undergraduates
  • 566 master’s and doctoral candidates
  • 34 states and 21 nations represented
  • 1,550 graduates from home campus
  • 100 additional graduates at UIndy’s international partner sites
  • Total: 1,650 graduates

About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private, liberal arts university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top Midwest Universities by the U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of more than 5,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 109 undergraduate degrees, more than 37 master’s degree programs and six doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs also in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.”  

University of Indianapolis announces new dean to lead the School of Education

KuykendallThe University of Indianapolis announced Friday that John A. Kuykendall, III, Ph.D., has been appointed as the next Dean of the School of Education effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Kuykendall most recently served as a tenured associate professor of education and as the director for the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In his administrative role at Little Rock, he oversaw 27 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in teacher education and educational leadership. Before arriving at Little Rock, he was a faculty member at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he oversaw the College of Student Affairs Program and taught graduate courses in higher education.

“The University of Indianapolis School of Education has a history of dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs that emphasize experiential learning taught by supportive and experienced faculty. Our tradition of strong relationships with central Indiana schools will be enhanced by Dr. Kuykendall. His appointment will further enhance our high standards and record of innovation,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Stephen Kolison, Jr.

One such example Dr. Kolison cited is the University’s Department of Teacher Education, which has been nationally recognized for partnerships with local K-12 schools through the 2013 Model of Excellence Award in the Partnerships category from the national Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.

I look forward to leading the University of Indianapolis School of Education. As Dean, I will provide forward-thinking leadership that will help equip teachers and administrators for the challenges and demands of an ever-changing educational landscape. I hope to serve our future educators tirelessly, and I am excited to be working with an outstanding, transformative faculty,” Dr. Kuykendall.

Recent grants have helped to place the University of Indianapolis School of Education at the forefront of innovative teaching methods. School of Education faculty have pioneered breakthrough programs such as Teach Today: Transform Tomorrow, which focuses on the recruitment of talented high school students who show an interest in STEM. The program received a grant from the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund in 2017 to work with students as early as the 10th grade to develop the mindset around becoming a teacher. The Teach (STEM)³ Program, funded through the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, focuses on preparing secondary-level (middle/high school) STEM educators. The program meets a growing local and national need by bringing professionals from STEM-related fields to pursue a teaching career.

Dr.  Kuykendall’s research areas address several of the most pressing concerns in higher education today: achieving college readiness for first-generation students, developing new models for college recruitment and retention, and how social class structures impact children’s abilities to attend and be prepared for higher education. Dr. Kuykendall plans to continue these lines of scholarly inquiry and to seek external funding to support these important projects. He has numerous peer-reviewed research and scholarly paper presentations, published articles and chapters within books, including the 2017 publication, “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell.”

A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Dr. Kuykendall began his baccalaureate studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology education. His master’s studies took him to Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, where he earned a Master of Science in educational leadership. For his doctorate, John earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University in higher education administration.

 

New off-campus housing partnership between University of Indianapolis and Strategic Capital Partners impacts neighborhood renaissance on southside

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis joined city and community leaders Tuesday to celebrate construction of the University Lofts apartments, the University’s next off-campus student housing development in partnership with Indianapolis-headquartered Strategic Capital Partners. The $20.5 million investment marks the University’s catalyst role in the renaissance taking place on the Indianapolis southside.

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University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel said the project is the latest example of the University’s Vision 2030 plan in action that shows a neighborhood on the rise. Vision 2030 defines a strategy for University and community growth that includes more than $50 million in capital investment for the campus and surrounding area. Recent projects include Greyhound Village, a student apartment complex that opened in 2016 and also was a joint venture between the University and Strategic Capital Partners, and the Books & Brews Used Bookstore and Taproom project, a partnership between the University and Indianapolis-based developer OakBridge Properties to update the former Shelby Bowl building, with an opening slated for 2018.

“University Lofts is an important part of our University’s strategic plan to enhance the student experience and elevate the quality of life for our neighbors in the surrounding neighborhoods,” Manuel said. “Every time the University of Indianapolis grows, it radiates a wave of positive impact by extending our reach to deliver important City needs with programs and facilities. By connecting communities, it serves to more fully connect the University with the City of Indianapolis.”

The complex, which is located a short walking distance away from IndyGo’s planned rapid transit bus Red Line, showcases the University’s tradition of working with community and business partners to strengthen and connect the city’s neighborhoods and improve quality of life for all residents. The Red Line will connect the University to the Indianapolis downtown, north side and popular entertainment districts.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the project further elevates the southside’s quality of life, as well as reinforces the University’s role in strengthening Indianapolis’ reputation as a destination for higher education.  

“University Lofts is a yet another testament to the exciting growth of Indianapolis’ southside, as it provides an ideal space for our city’s students to live, learn, and grow together,” said Mayor Hogsett. “Strong schools and neighborhoods are what define a world-class city – and thanks to the visionary efforts underway at University of Indianapolis and in the surrounding area, our city will continue to thrive for generations to come.”

The 118-unit, 300-bed complex, located at 1340 National Ave., opens January 2019 in time for the second semester of the 2018/2019 academic year. University Lofts and Greyhound Village are joint ventures of the University and Strategic Capital Partners. CSO Architects is the architect and Compass Commercial Construction Group is the general contractor.

“It is exciting and gratifying to be a part of a public-private partnership that is leading to the renaissance of the Indianapolis southside,” said Will Zink, Strategic Capital Partners, senior vice-president for construction and development. “With University Lofts, Greyhound Village apartments and the many other creative developments near campus, these will make the southside a major destination.”


About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private, liberal arts university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. UIndy is ranked among the top Midwest Universities by the U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of more than 5,500 undergraduates, 1,300 graduate students and 400 continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100 undergraduate degrees, more than 35 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. With strong programs in the health sciences, engineering, business and education, UIndy impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” www.uindy.edu.

 

About Strategic Capital Partners

Strategic Capital Partners LLC is an Indianapolis-based commercial real estate investment and development firm. Formed in January 2005, it was the general partner of SPVEF, a $250 million discretionary real estate fund and now develops, owns and operates properties in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Raleigh/Durham, Northern Virginia, Nashville and Charlotte. The company’s strategy focuses on value-add and opportunistic investments in top-tier industrial and office submarkets in its target cities. SCP is the general partner in more than $610 million of office, industrial and student housing properties which encompasses nearly 5 million square feet.


Its managing partners have conducted business together for 30 years:  Gene Zink and Richard Horn were senior executives at Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE), leading the REIT’s growth over a 10-year period from $700 million to $10 billion in market cap value. The SCP team includes real estate professionals with many years of industry experience and knowledge in private equity, development, banking, property management and brokerage. www.strategiccapitalpartners.com

The Indianapolis Quartet To Perform A Program Of “Firsts” April 20

The Indianapolis Quartet

The Indianapolis Quartet

Quartet-in-Residence at University of Indianapolis appears at Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

The Indianapolis Quartet will perform at the University of Indianapolis’ Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018. Fresh from their Chicago debut in March, the Quartet’s program includes Beethoven’s F major quartet, Op. 18, No. 1; Shostakovich’s C major quartet No. 1, Op. 49; and Debussy’s only contribution to the genre written in 1893. The concert will take place in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. See details here.

Watch the Quartet perform live in studio on Indy Style (April 17)

The University of Indianapolis is home to The Indianapolis Quartet (TIQ), an elite ensemble of widely acclaimed musicians whose global reputations and history of performance successes have established the ensemble as a quintessential example of musical excellence in the Midwest. Founded in 2016 through a collaboration between esteemed university faculty and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, TIQ has since performed to capacity crowds and continued the tradition of artistic and cultural significance at the University of Indianapolis. Jay Harvey writing for “Upstage” praised the ensemble: the “Indianapolis Quartet sounds supremely well-established.”

The talents of TIQ’s members are impressive in their own right. Known for his virtuosic, high-energy performances, violinist Zachary De Pue successfully balances his roles as Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician, and fiddler. Bulgarian native Joana Genova has an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher, and soloist. She formerly served as concertmaster of the Amsterdam Bach Consort and was a member of Amsterdam Sinfonietta before establishing herself in the United States. Violist Michael Isaac Strauss performs around the world as a solo, chamber, and symphonic musician, and was formerly principal violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. He now serves on the faculties of Youngstown State University and the University of Indianapolis. Award-winning cellist Austin Huntington made his solo orchestral debut at the age of ten and at twenty he was appointed principal cello of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, currently making him one of the youngest principal musicians in a major American orchestra.

TIQ has performed with highly acclaimed guest artists on their University of Indianapolis series during the past two concert seasons. Among them are pianist Orli Shaham in the Brahms piano quintet, cellist Mark Kowsower in the Schubert string quintet, and clarinetist Todd Palmer in the Mozart clarinet quintet.

The 2017-18 season has seen the Quartet expand its scope to regional and national audiences including an appearance at the Taconic Music Summer Festival in Manchester, Vermont July 13 and 14. A future collaboration planned for 2019 with composer Robert Paterson will allow the quartet to expand its repertoire and reach new audiences through its unique emotional performing style.

CONCERT DETAILS:

The Indianapolis Quartet

Zachary De Pue and Joana Genova, violin
Michael Isaac Strauss, viola
Austin Huntington, cello

Friday, April 20
7:30 p.m.

Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center—Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

FREE ADMISSION
Reservations suggested. Event Ticketing Center: 317-788-3251

The Indianapolis Quartet performs a program of “Firsts”—Beethoven’s first published string quartet written in 1799 (Op. 18, No. 1); Shostakovich’s first quartet written in 1938 (Op. 49); and Debussy’s only quartet written in 1893.

University of Indianapolis meets growing national need with Addictions Counseling masters and certificate programs

Featured speakers at the press conference included (from left) President Robert L. Manuel; Paul Babcock, Director of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety; Rachel Halleck, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services at Volunteers of America; State Senator James Merritt; Anita Thomas, Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Norma Hall, dean of the School of Nursing. Photo:  D. Todd Moore.

Featured speakers at the press conference included (from left) President Robert L. Manuel; Paul Babcock, Director of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety; Rachel Halleck, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services at Volunteers of America; State Senator James Merritt; Anita Thomas, Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Norma Hall, dean of the School of Nursing. Photo: D. Todd Moore.

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis is supporting the nationwide fight against addiction with the introduction of two new graduate programs in Addictions Counseling.

The Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling and the Interprofessional Certificate in Addictions fill a growing need locally and nationally to combat the addiction crisis. According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs adds up to more than $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare.*

“The University of Indianapolis recognizes the urgent need to address addiction and the toll it takes on communities in Indiana and throughout the nation. These programs offer students the opportunity to develop the professional skills necessary to reverse the effects of addictions and to help patients lead healthy, fulfilling lives,” said University of Indianapolis President Rob L. Manuel.

The Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling at the University of Indianapolis provides an interdisciplinary focus that blends psychology, social work, and counseling into a complete behavioral healthcare curriculum. The Interprofessional Certificate in Addictions provides unique training in addictions and highlights a holistic approach that emphasizes interprofessionalism.

“Medical providers have the opportunity to learn about counseling, and social workers and counselors can learn about medical and drug management. The curriculum is designed to help all students view their work with patients holistically,” said Norma Hall, School of Nursing dean.

“The curriculum for the certificate was built following research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse which shows greater improvement when health and behavioral health approaches are combined with employment and family components,” said Anita Thomas, College of Applied Behavioral Sciences dean.

The University of Indianapolis Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling will prepare individuals interested in working with clients diagnosed with substance abuse. No specific prerequisites are needed, and graduates become eligible for an addictions counselor license.

Learn more about the program.

*NIDA Trends & Statistics, 2018

About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private, liberal arts university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. UIndy is ranked among the top Midwest Universities by the U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of more than 5,500 undergraduates, 1,300 graduate students and 400 continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100 undergraduate degrees, more than 35 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. With strong programs in the health sciences, engineering, business and education, UIndy impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” www.uindy.edu.

 

Porter County Career and Technical Center, Homestead High School earn top honors in 2018 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards

Porter County Career and Tech Center: 2018 Television School of the Year

Porter County Career and Tech Center: 2018 Television School of the Year

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Porter County Career and Technical Center won Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2018 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Awards Monday at the University of Indianapolis.

Homestead earned the honor for the second consecutive year, with two Homestead students, Cory Balkenbusch and Sydney Scholl, taking first and second place for Best Radio News Anchor. Students Tyree Jakes and Haynen Johnson from Porter County Career and Technical Center earned the top two spots in videography.

Nearly 900 students and instructors from 35 Indiana high schools and career centers attended the 15th annual IASB conference. Students participated in the IASB High School Broadcasting Competition and attended nearly 20 workshops that addressed topics including multimedia journalism, editing techniques, social media and sports broadcasting.

The top six radio air personalities and news anchors competed live on WICR-FM, and their television counterparts competed in the UIndy TV studio.

Brownsburg High School students

Brownsburg High School students

“Every year it becomes more difficult to judge this competition, not just because we continue to have a record number of entries from an increasing number of schools and career centers, but because the quality of the student work is incredible. There’s no doubt that the future of broadcasting is very bright when you see what the next generation of broadcast professionals is already doing. Congratulations to the students and their instructors for their amazing work,” said Scott Uecker, IASB President and Executive Director and University of Indianapolis Communication instructor.

Complete list of 2018 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Award winners:

Student Multimedia Website

1.) Mila Vernon, Emily Huddleston, JHS Interactive Media Class, Jasper High School

2.) WHJE Staff, Carmel High School

3.) WCYT The Point 91, Homestead High School

Radio Interview

1.) Grant Covey, Ben Davis High School

2.) Michael Fulton and Xavier Freni, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

3.) Luke Rasberry, Ben Davis High School

Radio Sportscast

1.) Andrew Mamone and Michael Shetler, Wawasee High School

2.) Cory Balkenbusch, Homestead High School

3.) Garrett Willis, Homestead High School

Radio Spot Production

1.) Dumissa Dube, J. Everett Light Career Center

2.) Joe Swymeler, Cameron Kruger, Evan Cole, Homestead High School

3.) Michael Dewar, J. Everett Light Career Center

Radio Imaging

1.) 93.7 FM The Mix, Wawasee High School

2.) Radio/TV 2 Class, Jasper High School

3.) Kaelie Waggoner and Emma Peterson, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Radio In-Depth

1.) Morgan Hackler, Franklin Central High School

2.) Abigail Boylan, Homestead High School

3.) Sydney Scholl, Homestead High School

Radio Drama

1.) Madi Yoquelet and PJ Yoquelet, Homestead High School

2.) David Gowan, Franklin Central High School

3.) Morgan Ashman, Franklin Central High School

Radio Play-by-Play

1.) Matt Schreck, Homestead High School

2.) Garrett Willis, Homestead High School

3.) Grant Covey, Ben Davis High School

Radio Sporting Event Broadcast

1.) Griffin Gonzalez, Ben McDonald, Sam Weixler, Ethan D’Eramo, Carmel High School

2.) Matt Schreck, Garrett Willis, Donnie Harmon, Homestead High School

3.) Grant Covey and Luke Rasberry, Ben Davis High School

Radio Talk Show

1.) Abigail Crothers and River Rice, South Bend Community School Corporation

2.) Jessica Walter and Ellie Davis, Homestead High School

3.) Dylan Rolfsen, Franklin Central High School

Radio Copywriting

1.) Olivia Smith, Franklin Central High School

2.) Drake Brooks, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

3.) Kyle Jeanor, Franklin Central High School

Radio News Anchor

1.) Cory Balkenbusch, Homestead High School

2.) Sydney Scholl, Homestead High School

3.) John Griffin, Carmel High School

Radio Air Personality

1.) Olivia Smith, Franklin Central High School

2.) Thomas Gismondi, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

3.) Makenna McLeod, Carmel High School

Radio School of the Year

Winner – Homestead High School

First Runner-Up – Franklin Central High School

Second Runner-Up – Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Television Spot Production

1.) Avery Bowman and Camron Ciampa, Whiteland Community High School

2.) Victoria Petriskey, Whiteland Community High School

3.) Alexis Creviston, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Music Video

1.) Meagan Brown, Lochlin Peters, Victoria Petriskey, Whiteland Community High School

2.) Eva Baez, J. Everett Light Career Center

3.) Karissa Wampler, Martinsville High School

Video Magazine

1.) Hannah Christy, Producer, Porter County Career and Technical Center

2.) RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School

3.) PHTV Crew, Prairie Heights High School

Television Package

1.) Tyree Jakes, Porter County Career and Technical Center

2.) Evan Holland and Ben Land, Crown Point High School

3.) Demi Wilhelm and Drew Wiltberger, Carroll High School

Television School Newscast

1.) Staff of CPTV, Crown Point High School

2.) RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School

3.) RTV2 Classes, Carroll High School

Video In-Depth

1.) Mitchell Moss, A K Smith Area Career Center

2.) Haynen Johnson, Porter County Career and Technical Center

3.) Armando Bracco, Crown Point High School

Live Event Broadcast

1.) BHS-TV and Extended Play Studios, Brownsburg High School

2.) Kollin Brunes and Sam Wilkinson, Western Boone Junior-Senior High School

3.) Payton Ball and Hannah Christy, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Corporate Video

1.) Evan Holland, Hannah Ragsdale, Mitch Bolda, Drew Zimmerman, Crown Point High School

2.) Kane Elkins, Prairie Heights High School

3.) Max Otto, Nolan Harmon, Caroline Theil, Jasper High School

Short Film

1.) Michael Ames, Kokomo Area Career Center

2.) Abigail Crothers and Luis Alverez, South Bend Community School Corporation

3.) Ted Piha, Morgen Ludwig, Sam Burkhard, Carmel High School

Video Show Open/Close

1.) Weston Pinnick and Dacotah Kuehne, Brownsburg High School

2.) Sylvia Badea, Porter County Career and Technical Center

3.) Jubilee Topps, Merrillville High School

Television Copywriting

1.) Hayden Phipps, Kokomo Area Career Center

2.) Sydney Scholl, Homestead High School

3.) Jason Gladney, Porter County Career and Technical Center

Videography

1.) Tyree Jakes, Porter County Career and Technical Center

2.) Haynen Johnson, Porter County Career and Technical Center

3.) Nicholas Holmes, Martinsville High School

Cinematography

1.) Carlos Perez, Wawasee High School

2.) Nick Morgan, Crown Point High School

3.) Hailey Kramer, Hammond Area Career Center

Sound Design

1.) Lauren Ritter and Dan McGannon, Lowell High School

2.) Cheyanne Montozzi, Porter County Career and Technical Center

3.) RTV 2 Class, Martinsville High School

Animation

1.) Grace Eckert, J. Everett Light Career Center

2.) Lochlin Peters, Whiteland Community High School

3.) Ellen Madinger, Carmel High School

Television News Anchor

1.) Mikaili Azziz, Walker Career Center

2.) Laura Ryle, Avon High School

3.) Stephen Abshire, Carmel High School

Television School of the Year

Winner – Porter County Career and Technical Center

First Runner-Up – Crown Point High School

Second Runner-Up – Whiteland Community High School

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