Indiana, Our Indiana
A casual collection of news and notices that remind us what an amazing place IU is.
Archaeology in Indy?
Yes, the Ransom Place Archaeology Project is led by IUPUI archaeology professor Paul Mullins. Its focus is the city’s near west side, which has been the home to an African American community since the 19th century. In partnership with the neighborhood association, IUPUI researchers and students are looking at the complex confluence of African American culture, business and consumption, and race and racism. The National Park Service touts the partnership as a model of how archaeology and civic engagement can work hand in hand.
This Diving Coach Goes to 11
You’ll probably hear that around the locker room of the IU Hoosiers diving team. That’s because, for the 11th time, Indiana University Bloomington’s head diving coach Jeff Huber has received the Mike Peppe Award from USA Diving. The award honors Huber’s work as an outstanding coach in 2011, the same year in which the Hoosiers won the team title at the AT&T National Diving Championships. Huber also represented Team U.S.A at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
Open Wider at IUSB
Part of the renovation of IU South Bend’s Education and Arts Building is a dental suite that is equipped with current dental technology and digital equipment. The Dental Education Wing is the academic setting for students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. Currently, students and faculty are using 15-year-old equipment, so this project will further IUSB’s commitment to provide relevant training for its students. The campus is more than halfway to its fundraising goal of $1 million, and doors are expected to open in the fall of 2013. Want to be part of this critical effort? Contact Dina Harris, IUSB’s director of development, at 574-520-4131 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes, Donors Have Zero Impact
That’s the case of with E-House, the new home of the IU Office of Sustainability in Bloomington. Private donors and the Duke Energy Foundation gave funds to create the net-zero-energy facility. The E-House is powered by sunlight through a 4-kilowatt photovoltaic system. The 1930s building also has geothermal heating and cooling and features storm windows, insulation, and LED lamps to help the building be more energy-efficient. Buildings with this lack of energy impact may someday make all the difference in the world.
Extra, Extra: We’re That Good
Bloomington’s IU student media earned a trio of high honors for newspaper, yearbook, and magazine at the 2011 National College Media Convention. All three earned Pacemaker awards, which recognize excellence in content, writing, editing, design, and visuals. For the record, the publications in question are the Indiana Daily Student, the Arbutus yearbook, and Inside magazine. and each one is worth checking out.