IU McKinney Wrongful Conviction Clinic client Darryl Pinkins wins release from prison

INDIANAPOLIS — Darryl Pinkins, a client of the IU McKinney Wrongful Conviction Clinic, was released Pinkins and Legal Team Imagefrom prison on April 25, free of his 1991 Lake County, Indiana, convictions for rape, sexual deviate conduct and robbery.

The Wrongful Conviction Clinic at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has been involved in the representation of co-defendants Darryl Pinkins and Roosevelt Glenn since receiving the case on a referral from the Innocence Project.

In 2015, Pinkins was given permission by the Indiana Court of Appeals to seek a new trial based on TrueAllele Casework System DNA genotyping. A hearing was scheduled for April 25 on the petition. Dr. Mark Perlin, Cybergenetics founder and chief executive, and Greg Hampikian of the Idaho Innocence Project and a professor at Boise State University were scheduled to testify in support of the claim that Pinkins was exonerated by the new DNA technique, which identified genotypes of the five assailants who committed the crimes.

Instead of the hearing, Pinkins was able to walk free after the Lake County prosecutor, Bernard Carter, filed a motion on April 22 to vacate the conviction based on the new evidence, with no intent to retry. Instead of a hearing with expert testimony, Pinkins was greeted by family, friends and his legal team upon his release from prison.

Professor Fran Watson, who teaches in the law school’s Wrongful Conviction Clinic, acknowledged the work of students and volunteers over the many years of this complex litigation, as well as the countless pro bono hours of Perlin and Hampikian.

“Of course, I think the fact that ’48 Hours’ was on scene, interested in the story of this new science solving old wrongs, was invaluable,” Watson said of the television news program’s interest.

“It is a horror story that these men were convicted in the first place,” Hampikian said. “The DNA tests ordered by the state in 1990 should have ended it before their trials. These men were excluded by science from the very beginning. I’m glad the state finally came around, but that it took this long is inexcusable. These families have suffered terribly because the state has ignored clear DNA evidence over and over, until this day. Frances Watson and her students are heroes.”

The Wrongful Conviction Clinic will now work to vacate Glenn’s conviction as well. Glenn was released in 2009, after serving his sentence. He has written a book about the experience.

Tina Baich of University Library receives honor for national and international work

INDIANAPOLIS — Tina Baich, associate librarian at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue Tina Baich ImageUniversity Indianapolis, is the recipient of this year’s Virginia Boucher-Online Computer Library Center Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award. Baich is head of resource sharing and delivery services, as well as bibliographic and metadata services, at the IUPUI library.

The Online Computer Library Center award recognizes a degreed librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through recent publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. Recipients of the annual award receive $2,000 and a citation.

In its release about the award, the American Library Association cited Baich’s “outstanding and sustained contributions to the resource-sharing community both nationally and internationally, her leadership on the Indiana Shared Print Project, her willingness to share her expertise with colleagues through a strong publication record, and an impressive array of conference presentations and online courses.” The award announcement also acknowledges Baich’s “unflagging commitment to enhancing the teaching and learning mission of academic libraries throughout the State of Indiana.”

Baich has been with University Library since 2007. She is a valuable collaborator and a leader, both within the library and in the profession, distinguishing herself in the areas of professional development and scholarship as well as service to the profession. She has made particularly important contributions in Indiana, including her work with the Indiana Shared Print Project.

She is extremely active in professional organizations pertinent to her daily work and research and has held leadership positions on a number of committees engaged in important statewide and national resource-sharing initiatives. She is a fellow of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

University Library’s Willie Miller receives prestigious ‘Mover & Shaker’ award from Library Journal

INDIANAPOLIS — The national publication Library Journal has named Willie Miller, assistant librarian Willie Miller Imageof University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry.

Miller was among 54 individuals the journal honored as outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. The IUPUI administrator was named in the “Innovators” category because of his innovative methods of assessing needs and identifying improvements for University Library.

In addition to serving as an assistant librarian, Miller is also the liaison to the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and the Department of Journalism and Public Relations in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Library Journal honored Miller because of his work with the library’s Campus Outreach Group. As head of COG, which is composed of about 10 librarians and staff who promote the library’s services and resources, Miller launched the “I Heart UL” campaign in 2011, less than a year after joining University Library. The COG sets up boards in the library lobby, and students put up Post-it notes describing their likes or dislikes about the library. In the past five years, COG has collected and analyzed nearly 4,500 Post-its. Miller calls this campaign “guerilla assessment” because it is innovative, unconventional and low-cost, much like guerrilla marketing. The campaign is a “quick, dirty and cheap” way to find out what students really want and need, Miller said.

“Acting on their feedback, we have added more scanners to computer clusters; changed our printer defaults to two-sided; added more computers to public spaces; bought new microwaves; created three new study rooms; improved our online study room reservation system; and created the Pop Shop, a new space for a popular reading collection,” he said.

Next, Miller wants to use guerrilla assessment tactics to create an ethnographic study of student use of the library. “Examining how they are using it and what expectations they have for our collections, services and spaces can help us create the future of libraries,” he said. “For me, there is no more exciting project than that.”

“This year’s class of 54 joins a group of talented professionals who are committed, passionate and invigorated — each alone and all together transforming the library world and the communities it impacts for the better,” said Rebecca T. Miller, editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal.

“Mr. Miller possesses two important attributes that contribute to his success and, ultimately, to the success of the library,” said Bill Orme, associate dean for educational services at University Library. “First, he has a heartfelt concern for and connection with students. Second, Mr. Miller is an adept leader who elicits positive contributions from the members of any group he leads. He has the ability to listen, but also to welcome the ideas and perspectives of others and carry them forward with only one end in mind, improving library services and helping ensure that the library continues to be a vital part of campus life.”

As a “Mover & Shaker,” Miller joins fellow IUPUI librarian Kristi Palmer, who was a 2009 honoree.

The Movers & Shakers are selected by the editors of Library Journal, the library profession’s leading trade magazine. The M&S Class of 2016 will be celebrated at a special reception in June during the American Library Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Each of the 54 was prominently featured in the March 15 issue of Library Journal. The print feature’s companion website is sponsored by OCLC.

Award | New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grants go to 39 IU faculty

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program IU Vice President of Research Fred Cate Imageenters its second decade with the announcement that 39 Indiana University faculty members from six IU campuses will receive grants for 33 projects in 2015-16.

As one of the country’s largest internally funded university arts and humanities grant programs, New Frontiers has awarded more than $10 million to 483 faculty members since the first awards were distributed in 2005.

The Creativity and Scholarship Awards allocate as much as $50,000 to each recipient, while New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowships provide up to $15,000 each.

“The New Frontiers grant program continues to foster innovation, scholarship and diverse creative activity across many disciplines,” said Fred H. Cate, Indiana University’s vice president for research. “New Frontiers has enabled nearly 500 faculty members to broaden the scope and depth of their research. The program is a cornerstone of Indiana University’s continuing commitment to excellence in the arts and humanities.”

The continuation of the New Frontiers grant program is a key element of the Bicentennial Strategic Plan, which was announced by Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie in December 2014.

New Frontiers demonstrates the university’s continued commitment to excellence in the arts and humanities by investing in promising research, scholarship and creative activity. The program falls within the Bicentennial Priority of “Catalyzing Research,” which also mentions investing in the facilities and IT infrastructure that make the best scholarly activity possible.

In addition to its major grants, New Frontiers supports scholarly symposia through the New Currents program and faculty travel for research through the Exploratory Travel Fellowship program.

Recipients of 2015-16 New Frontiers grants are:

New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship

  • Terry Allison, Office of the Chancellor; James Bowyer, Department of Music; and Jason Resler, Raclin School of the Arts, IU South Bend, “MEGA!” collaborative project to create a new musical play.
  • Jeff Batis, Department of Psychology, and Wayne Madsen and Erik Deerly, New Media Art and Technology, IU Kokomo, “The Healing Arts: Using Art to Increase Resilience Against Addiction,” exhibitions.
  • Emily Beckman, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, “Voices From Central State,” performance, exhibition and scholarly article.
  • Beth Anne Buggenhagen, Department of Anthropology, IU Bloomington, “Portrait Photography in Senegal,” book.
  • Michel Chaouli, Department of Germanic Studies, IU Bloomington, “Self-Exposure: Doing Criticism Poetically,” book.
  • William Scott Deal, Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI, “Computer Acoustic Collection,” working title for multimedia musical collection.
  • Margaret Dolinsky, School of Fine Arts-Studio, IU Bloomington, “Translocative Realities,” virtual reality artwork.
  • David Dzubay, Jacobs School of Music-Composition, IU Bloomington, CD recordings of recent chamber music.
  • Jacob Emery, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, IU Bloomington, “Art in the Clone Age,” scholarly project.
  • Neil Goodman, Department of Fine Arts, IU Northwest, new monumental sculpture.
  • Margaret Graves, School of Fine Arts-History, IU Bloomington, “Arts of Fire: An Unpublished Collection of Islamic Ceramics in the Indiana University Art Museum,” scientific analysis and journal articles.
  • Scott Herring, Department of English, IU Bloomington, “Elderly Moderns,” book-length study.
  • Bessie House-Soremekun, Department of Africana Studies, IUPUI, “African American Entrepreneurship: Philanthropic Giving, Self-Help and the Struggle for Economic Empowerment,” book.
  • Sarah Imhoff, Department of Religious Studies, IU Bloomington, “Jessie Sampter: How a Disabled Queer Woman Became the Voice of American Zionism,” book.
  • Edward Lazzerini, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, IU Bloomington, “No Laughing Matter? The Satirical Cartoons From the Azerbaijani Periodical Molla Nesreddin, 1906-1918,” database, lectures, conference, essays, monograph and documentary.
  • Anja Matwijkiw, Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies, IU Northwest, “Activist Jurisprudence: The Case of Jus Cogens Norms and Post-Conflict Justice at the National and International Levels,” scholarly project.
  • Michelle Moyd, Department of History, IU Bloomington, “Soldiering On: Race, Labor and Armies of Empire in Africa and the United States, 1850-1918,” scholarly project and talk.
  • Martha Nyikos, Department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education, IU Bloomington, “Saturday Exploration of Language Through Art,” educational research.
  • Jon Simons, The Media School, IU Bloomington, “Picturing Peace,” scholarly project about peace activism.
  • Kyoko Takanashi, Department of English, IU South Bend, “Traveling Through the Pages: Reading Realisms in the Age of Transport Revolutions,” scholarly project.
  • Diana Winters, McKinney School of Law, IUPUI, “The Food Court: How Food Litigation Will Change How We Eat (and How We Sue),” book project.
  • Jiangmei Wu, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, IU Bloomington, “Ruga Interior Skin (RIS): An Origami-Inspired Large-Scale Art Installation.”

New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowships

  • Jeffrey A. Anderson, Center for Education Evaluation and Policy, IU Bloomington, “The Nation’s Report Card and Improving Academics for Children With Mental Illness,” educational study.
    Selene Carter, Nyama McCarthy-Brown; Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance; IU Bloomington, “Undoing Racism: Reverberations Through a Campus,” original choreography.
  • Sheena Choi, Department of Educational Studies, IPFW, “Elite North Korean Defectors in South Korea: Their Lives, Defections, Identities and Roles in Two Koreas,” scholarly study.
  • George Reagan Furqueron, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, “Combining Digital and Handmade Fabrication Methods,” application of auto-making technology to art-making.
  • Jennifer Goodlander, Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, IU Bloomington, “Unity in Diversity: Economics, Security and the Arts for the One ASEAN Community,” puppetry and regional identity in Southeast Asia.
  • Randy Long, School of Fine Arts-Studio, IU Bloomington, “Ten Experimental Large Drawings of Flowers in Vases,” exploration in different medium, exhibition.
  • Stefan Petranek, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI; and Mahua Dey, Department of Neurosurgery, Indiana University School of Medicine; “Bridging the Gap: Using Video Art to Document the Human Face of Disease and Predict Quality of Life Assessments in Brain Tumor Patients,” collaborative portrait project.
  • Karen Roesch, Department of World Languages and Cultures, IUPUI, “Indiana German Dialect Project,” research, documentation and digital archive.
  • Gregory Schrempp, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, IU Bloomington, “Science the Second Time Around — Phase Two,” science re-education initiative.
  • April Sievert, Department of Anthropology, IU Bloomington, “Experimenting With an American Indian Resources and Services Portal,” Internet portal project.
  • Ellen Wu, Department of History, IU Bloomington, “Chinese Hoosiers,” short documentary film.

Documentary Screening and Conference | The Story of 1915 in Armenian Documents

You are invited to the documentary screening at IUPUI titled “The Story of 1915 in Armenian The Story of 1915 Image.pngDocuments” on April 25, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center Room 307. The director, Serdar Koc, and Turkish historian Mehmet Perincek will talk about the groundbreaking 2015 EHRC Grand Chamber Decision.

“1915 in Armenian Documents” is a documentary which reveals the history of 1915, when the Ottoman Empire was struggling for its very existence and foes were pressing on all sides. “1915,” documents the inhumanity of war and suffering, armed rebellion and the demise of an empire during World War I. Serkan Koc, who directed the documentary, says “1915” is a factual recounting of events by witness testimony. It is a product of extensive archival research that sheds light on a dark time in history.

Chancellor’s Professor award is highlight of Honors Convocation

School of Liberal Arts Professor Philip Goff will be honored as this year’s Chancellor’s Professor Nasser H. Paydar ImageApril 21 during the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, part of IUPUI’s annual recognition for achievements by faculty, staff and students.

Goff is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and a professor of religious studies and American studies.

Chancellor Nasser Paydar will host this year’s annual event recognizing top achievements by IUPUI faculty, staff and students. The convocation will run from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hine Hall Auditorium.

The convocation honors achievements in all areas of IUPUI’s missions:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity
  • Excellence in civic engagement
  • Excellence in diversity, collaboration and best practices

This year’s convocation will include a new award category, the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship Awards.

Liberal Arts faculty members Paul Mullins and Susan Hyatt will share a $50,000 award from the Bantz Community Fellowship, based on their proposal titled “Invisible Indianapolis: Race, Heritage and Community Memory in the Circle City.” School of Informatics and Computing faculty member Richard Holden will receive a $25,000 Community Scholar award for his proposal, “B-PHIT Indy: A Community Partnership for Brain Health-Promoting Information Technology.”

Following are this year’s Academic Honors Convocation awards and the recipients:

Chancellor’s Professor

Philip K. Goff, School of Liberal Arts

Bantz-Petronio Translating Research Into Practice Faculty Award

Patricia J. Scott, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Robert E. Elliott, School of Engineering and Technology

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement (faculty)

Todd Saxton, Kelley School of Business

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement (community)

Burmese Center for Community Education

Chancellor’s Diversity Scholar Award

Jomo Mutegi, School of Education

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching

Jonathan P. Rossing, School of Liberal Arts

Alvin S. Bynum Award for Excellence in Academic Mentoring

Crystal H. Morton, School of Education

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D., Research Scholar Award

Anila Agha, Herron School of Art and Design

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D., Experience Excellence Award

John M. Hassell, Kelley School of Business

Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

Jenna Tyler, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Chancellor’s Scholars

James Reiss Lucken, Fairbanks School of Public Health; Debaleena Chattopadhyay, Graduate School, Doctoral Program; Andrew L. Beardsley, Graduate School, Master’s Program; Taylor Nicole Townsell, Herron School of Art and Design; Weston Bradley Wright, Honors College; Courtney Seiwert, IUPU Columbus; Rebecca K. Hite, Kelley School of Business; John A. Ferguson, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; Elizabeth Marie Little, McKinney School of Law; Laila Al Dehailan, School of Dentistry; Jena P. David, School of Education; Nhan Hieu Do, School of Engineering and Technology; Jamah L. Wilkerson, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Wendy Krogg, School of Informatics and Computing; Isaiah Horne, School of Liberal Arts; Whitney Stierwalt, School of Medicine-Health Professions Program; Woody Han, School of Medicine-M.D. Program; Hailey Ahlers, School of Nursing; Ben Vickery, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management; Lauren Marianna Kenney, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Sarah Danyelle Burris, School of Science; Stephanie Christine Chapel, School of Social Work; Jenna Gunn, University College.

Sherry Queener Graduate Student Excellence Award

Ruth Firmin, School of Science, and Nhan Hieu Do, School of Engineering and Technology

Three awards categories were recognized during the convocation and will be listed on the Academic Affairs website:

  • Prestigious External Award Recognition, or PEAR
  • Recognizing External Achievement, or REA
  • Trustees Teaching Award

IU McKinney to host free Summer Law and Leadership Academy for current undergraduate students

NDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host its Summer IU Robert McKinney School Of Law Summer Law and Leadership Academy Participants ImageLaw and Leadership Academy June 13 to 18 at Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus. The academy is designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to law school and the career opportunities available with a law degree.

Students who attend will be introduced to courses they will take in law school, meet attorneys working in various positions in the legal and business communities, take law-related field trips, and participate in a mock trial.

“Overall, this program is a wonderful opportunity to help students better understand the process of learning to ‘think like a lawyer’ and gain more knowledge about life in law school and beyond,” said Assistant Dean Chasity Thompson, of the law school’s Office of Professional Development. Thompson and McKinney professor Shawn Boyne are the program organizers.

The academy is open to current undergraduate students who have completed at least 50 credit hours and have a GPA of at least 2.7. Students chosen for the program must be able to attend all sessions. There is no charge for attending the program, and lunch is provided each day.

Applications are due by April 25 and must include a letter of recommendation from a college professor or advisor.

An online application and additional information are available on the IU McKinney website.

This is the second year for the program. Twenty students took part in the inaugural class in summer 2015.

Call for Proposals 2016-17 | Indiana University – Freie Universität Berlin Joint Research Workshops and Short-term Research Stays

With the goal of facilitating research cooperation, Freie Universität Berlin and Indiana University Seal of Freie Universitat of Berlinhave established a joint funding program to support annual joint research workshops and short-term research stays for the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18. Each university will contribute € 30,000 / US$ 33,000 each year and commit to encouraging faculty and academic staff to seek support for joint projects from this fund.

FUB-IU joint research workshops and short-term research stays allow researchers to identify complementary research strengths and are intended to facilitate joint research collaborations. Proposals should have a clearly defined research focus and serve as a catalyst for the development of new research projects. The project format and duration is not pre-defined and workshops and research stays can take place in Berlin or in Indiana. Workshop participants should include both senior and junior researchers. Researchers can participate in more than one project provided that the projects are not submitted in the same cycle.

The scientific motivation for holding the workshop or planning a short-term research stay should be clearly explained, including how the involved FUB and IU institutes or departments can profit long term from this cooperation and what synergies will arise. Inclusion of German non-university research institutions such as Max Planck Institutes, Helmholtz Centers, and others, inSeal of Indiana University the projects is encouraged; however, any additional costs must be covered by those partners themselves. The call is not limited to a specific academic field; projects can be either focused on one discipline or be of interdisciplinary character.

Submission of proposals

Proposals can only be submitted by permanent/tenured professors of Freie Universität Berlin and tenured or tenure-track faculty members of Indiana University. It is required that workshops involve at least two tenure-stream faculty members, as well as at least two junior researchers (PhD students or post-docs), at each university. Total project costs shall not exceed € 10,000 for short-term research stays and € 15,000 for joint workshops (including travel), of which FUB and IU will each cover 50% under this call.

Selection criteria

Funding for joint research workshops and short-term research stays is provided on a competitive basis. Projects will be selected by a joint IU-FUB committee, giving particular attention to the following criteria:
• Clearly formulated goals of the project
• Information on envisaged synergies
• Level of concreteness of future joint research, including timeframe and information on plans for seeking extramural funding and steps for developing a joint proposal
• Compatibility with the FUB/IU research profiles (e.g. nature, excellence of project leaders, wide scope of the different fields/labs represented in the proposed project).

Submission and deadlines

Proposals for FUB-IU research workshops and short-term research stays should be submitted in English. They should not exceed 4 pages and have the following information attached:
• Timeframe/Date for the project (projects should be completed within 12 months of award)
• Budget calculation and budget justification
• Written statement of support from respective FUB/IU faculty/department.
• Information on project leaders on both sides and list of other FUB/IU participants

In 2016, joint proposals can be submitted at the following dates:
15 May, 2016
15 September, 2016

Researchers should submit their joint proposal simultaneously in Berlin and in Indiana. Proposals should be sent electronically to the following addresses:

Freie Universität Berlin:
Center for International Cooperation
Judith Winkler
Freie Universität Berlin
Tel: +49 30 838 73949
Email: judith.winkler@fu-berlin.de

Indiana University:
Shawn Reynolds
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Indiana University
Tel: +1 812 856 9024
Email: shreynol@iu.edu
For further information please contact the above listed staff.

IUPUI names Top 100, outstanding students for 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Emily Storkman, a School of Nursing senior, and Ayodamola Otun, a School of Emily Storkman-Ayodamola Otun ImageScience junior, were named the most outstanding female and male student, respectively, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for 2016.

Their selection as IUPUI outstanding students was announced at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner.

More than 2,000 students were nominated. From the top 100 students, the top 10 female and top 10 male students were chosen by a panel of alumni, faculty and staff. From this select group, the most outstanding female and male student were selected.

The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations sponsor the event.

Students are selected in recognition of their scholastic achievement, co-curricular activities on campus, and civic and community service.

To be named a top student, students had to meet several criteria, including being a degree-seeking junior or senior at IUPUI, completing a minimum of 56 credit hours applicable to her/his degree program, and achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

The top 20 students, including the top female and male students, are:

Elizabeth Alexander, School of Liberal Arts, senior, Walkerton, Ind.

Zachary Bennett, School of Science, senior, Aurora, Ill.

Joseph Bondi, School of Science, senior, Whiting, Ind.

Mark Daiuto, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the School of Science, junior, Greenwood, Ind.

Lisa Edgington, School of Nursing, senior, Indianapolis

Wiaam Elkhatib, School of Engineering and Technology, senior, Indianapolis

Jeffery Joll, School of Engineering and Technology, senior, Valparaiso, Ind.

Faisal Khan, School of Science, senior, New York, N.Y.

Riley Mineart, School of Informatics and Computing, senior, Lafayette, Ind.

Kelly Moors, School of Science and the School of Liberal Arts, junior, Evansville, Ind.

Ayodamola Otun, School of Science, junior, Nigeria

Greg Rothchild, School of Science, senior, Griffith, Ind.

Jessica Sauer, School of Liberal Arts, junior, Lawrence, Ind.

Melanie Scheive, School of Science, junior, Schererville, Ind.

Hadyatoullaye Sow, School of Liberal Arts, junior, Indianapolis

Emily Storkman, School of Nursing, senior, Columbus, Ind.

Sydney Teal, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, senior, Harrodsburg, Ky.

Ben Vickery, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, senior, Indianapolis

Bryce Wray-Nelson, School of Science, senior, Indianapolis

Dana Yenko, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the School of Science, senior, Bremerton, Wash.

A complete list of Top 100 students and photos from the event can be found online.

Walter Knabe collaboration with Herron students results in limited-edition print; debuts April 22

INDIANAPOLIS — Artist Walter Knabe specializes in fine art and in making fine art functional. His Walter Knabe Herron Printwork, including handprinted wall coverings and fabrics, is in demand with high-profile clients and interior design firms and can be found in permanent collections all over the world — from Harrods in London to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Faculty and students in the Herron School of Art and Design’s printmaking program recently hosted Knabe, who shared his expertise in the classroom and at his studio. In addition to an examination of the professional practices of a successful career artist, his week long visit resulted in a limited-edition Knabe screen print, produced in conjunction with Herron printmakers.

Titled “The House Within,” the edition of 45 prints will make its public debut at a reception celebrating Knabe’s week at Herron. The public event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at Knabe’s Indianapolis studio, 1134 E. 54th St. A percentage of the proceeds from each print sold will support Herron’s printmaking department.

“Over the years, we’ve had interns and employees from Herron work in the studio,” said Knabe. “It has been a great experience for both the students and us. We thought it was important to give back to the place that has given us valuable help, so having the opportunity to create a limited-edition print with the Herron graduate students was quite special. I was very impressed with everyone’s work ethic and level of professionalism.”

Andrew Winship, director of graduate fine art at Herron, facilitated the visit. “Indianapolis is lucky to be home to an artist of Walter’s caliber and experience,” Winship said. “In his studio, he has shared his talent with Herron students and alumni, so it seemed only fitting to bring Walter’s generous spirit and creative talents to our graduate students so that they could study the framework of his real-world knowledge with hands-on learning. We all had a wonderful time. We all learned something new, and students walked away knowing the type of dedication and unwavering focus required by professional success in this field.”