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Notes of Distinction: November 2017


Wednesday Nov 08, 2017


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

HelenMarie Harmon, assistant director and participating faculty for the School of Business and Economics, recently presented at two conferences during the month of October, including the 24th National Conference on Students in Transition, held in Costa Mesa, Calif., with her session: “Polishing Professional Presentations:  Connecting Senior-Year Students with Local Employers.”    

The other was a poster presentation titled, “From Day One to Day Done!:  Sharing Student Stories for Support Throughout the Journey, at the 2017 National Mentoring Symposium in Indianapolis.  Three business student mentors (Alyssa Hart, Brandon Gale, and Chase Lowden) from the STARS Peer Mentor Program accompanied Harmon to this symposium where they won for best overall poster presentation.

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Linda Galocy, clinical associate professor and program director for Health Information Management, has earned fellowship designation with the American Health Information Management Association, (FAHIMA). This designation is awarded to HIM professionals who have provided significant and sustained contribution to the field of Health Information Management, and who demonstrate excellence in service, professional practice, HIM education and work to advance the HIM profession.

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Jennifer Greenburg, associate professor of fine arts, recently announced that the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson has acquired two of her pieces for their permanent collection. According to jdc fine art, the gallery that represents Greenburg’s work, “both prints are from the artist’s ongoing series Revising History,” described as a “study on vernacular photography and an investigation into the cultural tropes they reinforce.”

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Tierra Jackson, administrative assistant for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, recently earned her master’s in business administration (MBA) degree from the University of Phoenix in early October.

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Tin-Chun Lin, professor of economics, had his paper, “Modeling Consumer Intention to Revisit the Same Restaurant and a Simple Algorithm of Coupon Discount Rate,” recently published in Theoretical Economics Letters, a refereed journal indexed by the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL/EconLit).

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Naomi Palagi, academic advisor and administrator for the College of Arts and Sciences, recently published a book of poetry entitled “Stone.” The book was based on her thesis from IU Northwest’s master’s in liberal studies program.

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