IU East News and Notes

November 19, 2014 |

IU East welcomes new professional staff

Richmond, Ind. — The Indiana University East welcomes new professional staff to campus this fall.

Office of Admissions
Hubie Branstetter, assistant director of admissions, primarily recruits and works with prospective students who are applying for admission to IU East, as well as assists parents and high school guidance counselors with the admissions process.

Branstetter is a 2014 graduate of IU East. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. He gained experience working in the Office of Admissions while working for admissions as a student worker and as a Student Ambassador and New Student Orientation leader. While at IU East, Branstetter was a member of the Red Wolves men’s golf team and a teaching assistant in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Logan Halley, advisor, provides provides academic advising and counseling for students as well as assistance to find information on courses, programs and services for students in and coming into the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Halley received his Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. and his Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind. Previously, Halley was an academic specialist at Azusa Pacific University. He also gained experience working with students as a First-Year Experience Programs coordinator at Concordia University-Irvine, Irvine, Calif. and as a coordinator for Student Development and Program Support at Azusa Pacific.

University College
Michael Scott, student coach counselor, assists first-year students with the transition to college in order to foster student success and retention. He also works with the Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator to assist students with career services related concerns.

Scott received his Master of Arts in Student Development Counseling and Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marian, Ind. and his Bachelor of Arts in Family Science from Anderson University in Anderson, Ind.

Before joining IU East, Scott was the Campus Career Outreach coordinator at Anderson University.

Faculty conference presentations, publications, and board appointments
Trudi Weyermann, dean of Distance Education and associate vice chancellor for Teaching and Learning, was invited to present a breakout session with John Gosney, Faculty Liaison UITS, at IUPUI’s Plater Institute on the Future of Learning conference “Excellence in Higher Education: The Role of Online Learning.” The conference was October 23. Her presentation, “How to Get Started,” will discuss getting started and lessons learned in online teaching.

The William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning is IUPUI’s annual opportunity to focus on topics important to the future of higher education.

Tim Scales, senior lecturer in the school of business and economics, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Economic Education has received the 10 Years of Service Award from Delta Mu Delta, the International Honor Society in Business. Scales became a member of the society in 2000 and has served as an advisor from 2004-2014.

The IU East chapter has seen significant growth in membership and community involvement and received the awarded top recognition as a Star Chapter on two occasions. Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership.

Scales has joined two boards. He will serve on the local board of directors for Lemonade Day, which is scheduled for May 3, 2015. Lemonade Day is empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

Also, he will begin a three-year term as a member of the board of directors for the Academy of Business Research (ABR) in January 2015. The ABR is an international society of scholars and practitioners who exchange ideas and collaborate in a conference setting. In the last decade, ABR has had participants from all 50 states and 49 different countries. The ABR publishes four academic journals. Each journal is listed in Cabells and articles are double blind, peer reviewed.

Additionally, Scales served as the keynote speaker October 16 for the ABR fall conference. His presentation was “Technology, Innovation and Money” and he demonstrated the use of the 3D printer. The printer was housed in Hayes Hall Room 127 and demonstrated on a large screen with a projector from 2,000 miles away via a cell phone app. Scales could control the 3D printer with the app, monitoring, pausing and restarting the machine to make a 10-hour print job.

Carla R. Messer, lecturer in the School of Business and Economics, presented “Six Factors to Consider Before Selecting an Assessment” at the Miami Valley Human Resources Association held November 13 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Messer discussed various forms of validity in behavioral assessments for hiring and promotion and highlighted the importance of a correlation between assessment results and specific job performance.