Campus awards and accolades
IU Northwest receives tree campus recognition
The Office of Sustainability shared the news that IU Northwest earned 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for efforts to promote healthy trees and engage students and staff in the spirit of conservation. This national distinction is granted to colleges and universities that meet the following core standards for sustainable campus forestry:
- Establishment of a tree advisory committee
- Evidence of a campus tree care plan
- Dedicated annual expenditures for a campus tree program
- An Arbor Day observance
Garin Cycholl’s newest novel, Rx, earning positive reviews
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of the Writing Center Garin Cycholl recently published his eighth book, "Rx.
Set in a small Minnesota town, the book explores "an anxious, harried United States through the eyes of a narrator who has taken on his dead father’s identity and is practicing medicine without a license."
Called "elegiac, original and compelling," by "Severance" author Ling Ma, "Rx" is available on the Barnes & Noble website and other online bookstores.
Hulsebos-Spofford’s Floating Museum receives major revitalization grant
The Floating Museum, a Chicago arts collective co-founded by Assistant Professor of Sculpture Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, was recently awarded a $250k grant. The award was allocated by the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund initiative, a City of Chicago program aimed at revitalizing neighborhood commercial corridors.
The grant will be used to renovate the Floating Museum studio space, which is located in the Greater Grand Crossing on the south side of the city.
Anja Matwijkiw cited for her international scholarship
In 2016, Professor of Ethics & Human Rights for the Philosophy Program Anja Matwijkiw, was recognized as a "distinguished scholar" by Oxford University Press. Since then, she has accomplished an extraordinary record on the Editorial Board for the "Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence."
Some of Matwijkiw’s contributions include her interdisciplinary research and scholarship which is now increasingly viewed as a game-changer. In the yearbook’s 20th Anniversary edition in 2021, the founder and general editor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo highlights several of Matwijkiw’s co-authored articles, including "The Unapologetic Integration of Ethics: Stakeholder Realignments in the Light of Global Law and Shared Governance Doctrine" (2016) and "Bahrain Anno 2017: Peace or Regime Change? The Ongoing Human Rights Dilemma and the Ethics Pillar as a Measurement" (2018).
In addition, Matwijkiw and Dr. Bronik Matwijkiw are recognized for their joint and special contributions to the successful introduction of "Legal Philosophy and Ethics" as a category for the yearbook in 2017. Concerning ethics, the decision to begin to highlight this was a consequence of its impact on global law, global constitutionalism, and global governance.
Reflecting on how her work pushes the boundaries for human rights in international criminal law, she noted that her interdisciplinary research and scholarship, is "all for the sake of humanity and a better future."
Harold Olivey is named to the FACET Class of 2022
Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology and Department Chair Harold Olivey has been selected by a statewide committee to join the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), a dynamic, collaborative community of distinguished faculty.
He was lauded for his "consequential contributions to students" and for "demonstrated promise in further enhancing the effectiveness of our teaching and learning missions."
Since its founding in 1989, FACET has served as a model for faculty development, helping shape teaching and learning at Indiana University and beyond.
Lauren M. Pacheco lends her expertise to the MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation "supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world." An important part of its work is listening to and seeking guidance from local advisors, including Lauren M. Pacheco, director of Arts Programming & Engagement in the School of the Arts.
External advisors are individuals representing different fields and areas of experience who advise the foundation on strategy and implementation. Pacheco has been an advisor to the foundation's Culture, Equity, and the Arts program since 2019. However, the roster of external advisors is only periodically released.