Academic News: Respiratory Care, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts

Respiratory Care

The program received the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Jennifer Purdue, program chair, received the award at the Summer Forum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Purdue has also been elected to be the statewide curriculum chair for Ivy Tech’s Respiratory Care program.

Liberal Arts and Sciences – Life and Physical Sciences

The Chemistry 105 and 106 classes taught by professors Arnold, McComas, and Miller conducted a service learning activity with the Monroe County Library system. Students prepared demonstrations and hands-on science activities for elementary schools to do at the libraries. The event was held one evening at the Ellettsville Branch and at the Bloomington Branch on another evening. Approximately 90 children attended each evening. This is the second year we have done this event and we plan to continue it in the future.

School of Fine Arts and Design

Professor Brier has two commissions lined up for the coming year, both are in collaboration with another artist/carver, Sharon Fullingim. One is for the Arden Place neighborhood of Bloomington, and the other is for the Fall Creek Greenway in Indianapolis, Millersville neighborhood.

The 12 students in ARTS 211 (Sculpture 1) have started carving multiple sculptures for inclusion in this semester’s fall student exhibit.