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Notes of Distinction: December 2014

Wednesday Nov 26, 2014

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

Subir Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Marketing, has been named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Since 2012, Bandyopadhyay has played a key role in the school’s organization of workshops aimed at helping local nonprofit organizations improve their communication strategies. Sessions conducted by Bandyopadhyay examined how to develop cost-effective branding strategies, how to make cost-effective use of social media, and how to develop marketing plans tailored for specific businesses or industries.

He also supervised student projects to provide marketing analyses for selected small businesses, headed a student project to build a marketing campaign for Mike Anderson Chevrolet, which serves several Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland cities, and assists the city of Gary in evaluating economic development proposals.

“It is a special honor because it recognizes my contribution, however small it may be, to the success of small businesses in Northwest Indiana, a region that has been economically challenged for many years,” Bandyopadhyay said. “It also reflects the commitment of IU and IU Northwest to the economic development of Northwest Indiana.”

Bandyopadhyay has taught at IU Northwest’s School of Business and Economics since August 2001. He earned his doctorate in marketing in 1994 from the University of Cincinnati and taught at McGill University and the University of Ottawa before arriving at IU Northwest as an associate professor. He became a full professor in July 2005.

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Elena Mrozinske, visiting lecturer in the School of Social Work, recently joined the Board of Directors for Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI). LNI is a leadership development experience and a network that is more than 1,000 members strong.

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Anne Koehler, Library System Services, Interlibrary Loan, was recently installed as the Vice President of the Portage Community Historical Society. Her primary duty in that role is to secure speakers for the society’s four meetings in 2015. Among them are Emeritus Professors Kenneth Schoon and James Lane and alumna Pat Wisniewski.

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Michelle Stokely, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, recently published a research article examining Kiowa history. It is titled “Black Bear’s Calendar: Picturing Southern Plains History,” and appears in Great Plains Quarterly 34(4):341-363 (2014).

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