The music department at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., announces three new part-time faculty.
Indiana State University music education major Sean Carey will teach private violin and string lessons this fall. Carey has already accomplished much in his career, notably spearheading an after-school strings program for underprivileged students at Deming Elementary School in Terre Haute. He is concertmaster of the ISU Symphony Orchestra and spent part of last summer in Europe performing in a festival orchestra.
Teresa Hoecherl joins the piano faculty after teaching more than 30 years in Illinois public schools. Most of those years, she was responsible for the entire K-12 music curriculum. She has taught piano for more than 20 years and has a bachelor’s in music education from Eastern Illinois University. Currently, Hoecherl serves as a musician at Christ the King Church in Greenup, Ill., and at St. Mary’s Church in Marshall, Ill., where she is also the accompanist for the church choir.
New percussion instructor Kent Ingrum is retired from Red Hill High School where he spent 34 years teaching band and chorus. He has taught in his private studio for 30 years and worked with drum lines in Illinois and Indiana. Ingrum has a bachelor’s in music education from the University of Evansville and master’s degree in music from Indiana State University. He has been a member of the Evansville Symphonic Band for 27 years and has also been a freelance percussionist with big bands, jazz combos and pit orchestras.
Award-winning higher education web development expert Julie Tuttle Davis has joined the communications and marketing team at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as senior director of interactive marketing.
Tuttle Davis has 14 years of web development and marketing experience at Ball State University, Anderson University and Ivy Tech State College. At Rose-Hulman, Tuttle Davis will lead the integrated development of the institute’s strategic interactive marketing efforts, which includes web, social media and interactive communications.
Tuttle Davis served Ball State by managing the relaunch of a 220+ web environment. She was promoted to the role of associate director of web development (2009-13) from web managing editor (2006-09). In addition, she helped research, develop and implement web, social media and marketing communication strategies to meet the university’s strategic and enrollment goals.
Ball State earned Sitecore’s North American collegiate Website of the Year Award in 2008, and her innovative student blogging initiative and university social media policy are now models for many universities. Several other web initiatives have been recognized by the American Advertising Federation, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Webby Awards and Smashing Magazine.
Tuttle Davis was online managing editor and webmaster at Anderson University (2000-06), being the project leader on two redesigns of the institution’s website, founded the campus’ web committee and created campus-wide web policies. Her work on the university website earn national recognition and awards from several organizations, including the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the National Admissions Advertising Awards. She was named Anderson University’s Employee of the Year (2004).
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Ball State in 1994 and a master’s of business administration degree from Anderson in 2007. She is a member of NASA’s citizen journalist program, providing social media coverage at the 2011 Space Shuttle launch. She also has certificates in web development and web analytics.
Old National Bank has promoted Jennie Garwood to assistant vice president, Community Marketing manager. In her role, she works to enhance community awareness and branding in Old National’s Central Region through outreach efforts and coordination of special events and implementation of marketing campaigns. The Central Region includes 84 banking centers throughout Indiana, Illinois and Southwest Michigan.
Garwood joined Old National in 2000 and has served in various positions including teller, Human Resources assistant, executive assistant and marketing assistant. She earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Indiana State University.
In the community, Garwood is a past board member and volunteer for the March of Dimes-Wabash Valley Division and Catholic Charities Terre Haute.
Ella L. Ingram, Ph.D., associate professor of applied biology, has started a two-year term as director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
CPSE is a unique university teaching/learning center that nurtures and inspires individuals engaged in teaching and research about education practice. It helps faculty members achieve their full potential in the classroom and maximizes Rose-Hulman’s impact on the education of science, engineering and mathematics students.
Ingram has been a member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 2004, currently serves as faculty representative to the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee and is the former chairwoman of the institute’s Quality of Education Committee. She has advised award-winning student project teams, had a yearlong sabbatical at the North American Bear Center in Minnesota, made presentations at national and regional conferences, and taught workshops for college, high school and middle school science educators.
Already this fall, Ingram has established an exchange program between Rose-Hulman and Virginia Tech, with graduate student Rachel McCord assisting in campus discussion groups and faculty-directed educational research projects. Ingram also hosted orientation activities for 2013-14 new faculty members. CPSE is currently surveying Rose-Hulman faculty this year about their professional and personal development needs at different stages in their careers. Upcoming activities include two book clubs, a teaching observation program and a two-day workshop on creating online courses.
“I relish undertaking challenging activities, and see the CPSE director position as a role that will utilize my best abilities,” Ingram said.
Ingram earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and mathematics at Augustana College and doctorate in ecology and evolution from Indiana University. She has been a College Board AP course evaluation consultant and a content producer for McGraw-Hill’s e-publishing division. For more information on CPSE visit www.rose-hulman.edu/cpse.
The Wabash Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has chosen Wanda Gardner as the new disaster program manager. Gardner has worked in disaster services with the Red Cross since 1994.
With Gardner’s leadership, the Red Cross will continue its mission to provide relief to those faced with disaster and help people to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
“I am deeply honored to expand my role with the American Red Cross. I look forward to continuing the success of the Wabash Valley Chapter,” Gardner said. “I plan to reinforce the preparedness, volunteerism, resiliency and community partnerships within our communities to enhance the vital work the Red Cross does each and every day.”
“Wanda has incredible enthusiasm for the mission of the American Red Cross. We are truly honored to have her join our team, and we are very excited about the knowledge and experience she brings to the Disaster Services Program at the Wabash Valley Chapter,” said Nikki Wessley, chapter executive.
The music department at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., announces three new part-time faculty.
Meet and greet March 7 at Tater & Joe’s Coffee Grounds
An informal meet and greet at the new Tater & Joe’s Coffee Grounds ,423 Wabash Ave., begins at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Sony DADC halting local distribution operation, cutting 34 jobs
Sony DADC, a major electronics and digital equipment maker, confirmed today it is closing a distribution operation at its Terre Haute plant.
Advisers make students apply theory to practice
Master’s students in a strategic management class at Indiana State University received professional advice and insights from local companies during a semester-long project.
Social Security: In Iditarod and retirement, prep is key
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which started Saturday in Alaska, is one of the harshest, most challenging races known to man — or dog. Mushers embark on a nine- to 15-day race from Anchorage to Nome.
Contestants bear sub-zero temperatures with gale-force winds that can cause wind chills as low as negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes endurance, preparation and careful planning to make it from start to finish. The same can be said for your race toward retirement and Social Security.
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Biz prof outlines management practices
A strong dollar backed by the gold standard and perceived to be “as good as gold” has boosted America’s credibility with trading partners worldwide and facilitated rich exchanges of goods and services that allow the U.S. economy to grow and prosper.
FIO director to be keynote at D.C. summit
On the heels of his report to Congress proposing changes in insurance regulation, Michael McRaith, director of the Federal Insurance Office, will be the keynote speaker for Networks Financial Institute’s 10th anniversary Insurance Public Policy Summit.
Produce program taking applications
Melon Acres, north of Vincennes on U.S. 41, is preparing for another season of providing families with access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Oaktown farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program will begin the week of May 18. The 18-week season will run through September and shareholder registrations are now being accepted.
Students sought to paint houses during summer
While most college students will be spending the summer by the pool or relaxing with friends, James Welch will be running his own exterior painting business through an organization called Student Painters.
Best Places to Work in Indiana companies named
Union Hospital has been selected for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce “Best Places to Work” award for the sixth consecutive year.
ASAP makes 2 business degrees possible in 3 years
Motivated students interested in a career in business can jumpstart their futures with Ivy Tech Community College’s new Associate Accelerated Program.
IPL to host second class of principals
The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education is accepting applications until March 15, which has been extended because of winter storms and school cancellations.
- Briefly: March 2, 2014
Downtown coffee shop reopens under new ownership
A popular coffeehouse, with roots in downtown Terre Haute’s revival, has returned after a six-month absence.
Indiana Limestone Co. closing shop, idling 166
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An 88-year-old Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings is going out of business and laying off its 166 workers.
Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with breakfast
NEW YORK (AP) — Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.
Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald’s offers its Egg McMuffins.
YOUNG LEADERS: Young Leaders assist future professionals with attire
In this month’s installment of keeping our community involved in the works and great things happening through Terre Haute Young Leaders, we again thank the Tribune-Star for providing us with the opportunity. Despite a frigid and blustery January and February, our attendance and member involvement has remained strong with near capacity turnouts.
BUSINESS CENTS: Synergetic marketing needs infrastructure
Recently, I attended the annual Groundhog Day Economic Forecast, and the keynote speaker with our Indiana Secretary of Commerce, Victor Smith. During his speech, one of the important items he touched on was “hunters.”
NEWSMAKERS: Feb. 23, 2014
David Boeglin, broker associate with Remax Real Estate Associates in Terre Haute, was recently recognized by Remax of Indiana at their 2013 awards banquet.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Your spouse could be covered by benefits
If you have a spouse who does not earn an income or who earns less than you do, your spouse may be entitled to Social Security spouses’ benefits based on your record.
New management, new shot at success
The Golden Corral restaurant is riding back into Terre Haute after an absence of nearly three years.
EYE ON THE PIE: Outlining Congressional districts, Hoosier demographics
Readers of this column are likely to know the name of their representative in Congress. However, even these involved citizens are not likely to know the number of their congressional district.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Are your Social Security benefits taxable?
If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season if Social Security benefits are taxable?
E-file to avoid common tax season errors
With the tax season under way, many taxpayers are filing electronically. This year, the Department of Revenue is offering qualified taxpayers free, online federal and state tax filing through Indiana Freefile (INfreefile).
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Heart group names fit-friendly companies
The American Heart Association has recognized 47 Indiana companies as “Fit-Friendly Companies” for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace, including 22 recognized for the first time. Nationally, the association recognized 1,802 companies during this application cycle.
Education Ministries to host Lunch with Lawyer
Senior Education Ministries, Inc., is hosting a Lunch with a Lawyer event with featured speaker Lakshmi (Lucky) Reddy on Monday.
Confidential expands shredding services to Terre Haute
Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding, a subsidiary of Midwest Fiber Recycling, has announced that it will expand into Terre Haute.
EYE ON THE PIE: Wage gap of Hoosiers to overall Americans widens
Sometimes it seems our political leaders know only four letter words like jobs. They often precede this with another four letter word: good.
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