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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:02 pm: Edit Post

Clear Creek Park Playground Opening Scheduled for October 22nd
Supplied Flyer: Playground Opening
You are invited to a Playground Opening at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22nd.

Five college students and one dream equals a Playground with a Purpose! A playground for all abilities, a playground that is safe with an enclosed fence, a playground that will promote development, a playground you have to see for yourself!

October 22, 2107 at 3:00 p.m.
Clear Creek Park
1201 West Main
Richmond, IN 47374


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 03:38 pm: Edit Post

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County Announces the Smart Futures Dinner Online Auction
Supplied Graphic: Hand Imprints with #CharacterCounts
Our Smart Futures Dinner Online Auction has started! Place your bids for auction items in the comment section on our pinned Facebook post. The link for each item is also listed below the photos in this email. Please log into your personal Facebook account before placing bids.

Please view the description of each item, along with opening the bid amount and values by clicking on each item picture. When placing a bid, please list the item # and your bid amount. Auction will close on Friday, October 20th at 5:00 pm and the highest bidder at that time will be the winner. No bids will be accepted after 5:00 pm.

See something that you think a friend might be interested in? Please tag them on our Facebook post and share to help us spread the word! Thank you for supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 05:10 pm: Edit Post

InConcert Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Supplied Flyer: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
InConcert presents The Ball State University "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Shadow Cast on October 21st at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the Depot District Market, 923 N E St, Richmond, Indiana. Tickets are $15, props will be available at the door!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 03:13 pm: Edit Post

U.S. 35 Closing North of I-70 This Weekend For Full-Depth Pavement Replacement
Supplied Graphic: Map of U.S. 35 at I-70
U.S. 35 will close between Interstate 70 and State Road 38 this weekend for full-depth pavement replacement starting Friday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 a.m. All northbound and southbound access will be restricted between I-70 and Salisbury Road while a section of pavement is replaced and strengthened.

I-70 East and West Exits 149B to U.S. 35 North will be closed. I-70 East and West Exits 149A to Williamsburg Pike/Tom Raper Way (South) will remain open.

Northbound traffic on Williamsburg Pike will have access to I-70 East and West entrance ramps but will not be able to continue on U.S. 35 North. Northbound traffic should take U.S. 27 North to U.S. 36 West to return to U.S. 35.

Southbound traffic on U.S. 35 will not have access past Salisbury Road or to I-70. Local access will remain available from State Road 38 to Salisbury Road. Southbound traffic should take State Road 1 South to Interstate 70 East to Williamsburg Pike/Tom Raper Way Exit 149A or continue following I-70 East to U.S. 35 South.

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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 05:22 pm: Edit Post

Veteran Resource Fair Scheduled for Friday, October 20th
Supplied Flyer: Veteran Resource Fair
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, a Veteran Resource Fair will be held at the Tom Raper Center on the Wayne County Fairgrounds at 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond, IN. Doors will close at 1:00 p.m.

Veterans can choose to receive:

For more information, contact Brian Rea at 765.962.8591.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:24 pm: Edit Post

FANGtastic Fall Festival
Supplied Flyer: FANGtastic Fall Festival
Come into Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond, with your kids dressed in costume on October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Trick or treat through the library and get candy prizes and play games. G101.3's G Crew and First Bank Richmond will be co-hosting this events. FREE!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 05:22 pm: Edit Post

Tickets for T-Pain, Flipp Dinero Concert at Earlham College Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the T-Pain concert at Earlham College as part of this year’s Homecoming Weekend festivities.

The two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Druley Performance Gymnasium in the Athletics and Wellness Center. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.

T-Pain is the stage name of Faheem Rashad Najm, who established Nappy Boy Entertainment in 2005, and has 60 hit songs as a solo artist or collaborator on his resume. He is best known for using and popularizing the creative use of Auto-Tune pitch correction to create distinctive vocal sounds.

His hits include “Bartender” featuring Akon and “Buy U A Drank” with Yung Joc. He is also featured on the song “I’m On A Boat” by The Lonely Island, and “Low,” by Flo Rida.
Brooklyn, N.Y., rapper Flipp Dinero is the opening act. Dinero’s latest release, The Guala Way, features the single “On Some.”

General admission tickets are $20 can be reserved by calling the Runyan Center Box Office at 765-983-1474, or online via EarlhamEollegeEvents.Eventbrite.com.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 03:49 pm: Edit Post

Starr-Gennett Presents "Music at the Club"
Supplied Flyer: Music at the Club
Starr-Gennett Foundation and Forest Hills Country Club will be hosting “Music at the Club” on Friday, October 20. Forest Hills Country Club is located at 2169 South 23rd Street in Richmond, IN.

Frank DeVito and friends will play jazz, country, classic rock and your requests. The cost is $10 per person. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for cash bar and food. The band will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and enjoy a great evening of music on October 20.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, October 09, 2017 - 07:12 pm: Edit Post

IU East Regional Writer's Series presents ZZ Packer
The Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences will bring award-winning author ZZ Packer to speak as part of the Regional Writers Series. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.

Supplied Photo: ZZ Packer
ZZ Packer

The presentation and book signing is free and open to the public. Packer will also read from a selection of her work.

Packer is an award-winning author whose bestselling fiction collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and a New York Times Notable Book. Packer won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was named one of American’s Best Young Novelists by Granta, as well as one of Smithsonian Magazine′s Young Innovators in October 2007.

Packer was born in Chicago. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky. A talented young writer, Packer was first published at age 19 in Seventeen. Packer received her bachelor's degree from Yale University and her master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. She also has an Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has been named a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.

ZZ Packer will also teach a fiction class at 3 p.m. in the Student Events Center classroom for IU East students only.

For more information, contact Tanya Perkins, assistant professor of English, at talperk@iue.edu.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:42 pm: Edit Post

Model T Ford Club of America to Dedicate World-Class Library and Research Center in Richmond, Indiana
Supplied Flyer: Model T Ford Club Library Open House
On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., the Model T Ford Club of America (MTFCA) will hold a special dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting to open the new Bruce McCalley Memorial Library and Research Center at the Model T Museum, 309 North 8th Street, Richmond, Indiana.

Since 2007, when the MTFCA established the Model T Museum, the Club has assembled an impressive library of Model T related books and literature. The collection has grown to around 200 volumes
donated by Club members and museum visitors.

In the fall of 2016 the Museum was given the opportunity to instantly quadruple the number of volumes in its library and to add some very rare publications and one-of-a-kind documents. Ron Patterson, a longtime member and supporter of the MTFCA, was seeking a permanent home for his personal collection of over 600 books, pamphlets, catalogs, and ephemera. “I was speechless when Mr. Patterson informed the MTFCA Board that he had selected the Model T Museum to receive this gift,”
said Susan Yaeger, Executive Director for the MTFCA. “It is an incredible honor for us,” she added. The Museum’s central U.S. location, ample visiting hours six days a week, and a regular stream of visiting Model T and Ford enthusiasts meant the donated material would be readily accessible.

Patterson had one special request; he asked that the facility and collection be named in honor of one of the original founders of the MTFCA, Bruce McCalley. Known worldwide as the “preeminent historian of the Model T,” McCalley had a true passion for discovering and preserving knowledge about the automobile. He constantly visited bookstores and combed swap meets in hopes of locating a new book or resource to add to his collection. McCalley was editor of the MTFCA’s Vintage Ford magazine from 1966 to 1991 and was a tireless researcher. He spent countless hours gathering information at the Benson Ford Research Center in Dearborn, Michigan. In addition to publishing his research in the club magazine, he made it his lifelong mission to share as much information as he could with others. He authored the Model T Ford Encyclopedia; Model T Ford: The Car that Changed the World; and an extensive series of technical manuals. He also co-authored From Here to Obscurity with Ray Miller. McCalley continued
researching and writing through retirement and until shortly before his death in 2012.

The opening of this significant collection of Model T and Henry Ford related information offers scholars, researchers, and Model T enthusiasts access to some extremely unusual and unique items. Ford became a legend in his own time. In 1924 his supporters launched a “Ford for President” campaign. His candidacy never happened, but a piece of surviving memorabilia from the grassroots campaign is now among the Library’s collection.

A tremendous number of books were written about Ford – including some that were rather uncomplimentary. It was rumored that Ford took action to reduce the availability of such titles. It has never been proven, but among the new donations are two books so rare that only a few actual copies have ever been seen: J8 – a chronicle of the neglected truth about Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company published in 1931 by Walter M. Cunningham and A Ford Dealer’s 20 Year Ride – the story of
a Ford dealer’s joy ride, sleigh ride and rough ride by William P. Young published in 1932.

According to Susan Yaeger, “The addition of this outstanding donation of books and documents, may well place the Bruce McCalley Memorial Library and Research Center among the top five publicly accessible collections of Model T and Ford related documents in the world.” Lee and Bill Baker also contributed several pieces of unique furniture to the library; the pieces had been in Lee Baker’s family for many years.

David McCalley from Pasadena, California, Bruce McCalley’s son, will be among the honored guests at the dedication. The public is invited to an Open House from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with an opportunity to tour both Museum buildings as well as the new Library.

The Model T Ford Club of America is the largest Model T Club in the world with over 160 local chapters and members from every state in the U.S., Canada, and 20 other countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. The Model T Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 309 N. 8th Street, Richmond, Indiana in the Historic Depot District. The Museum features an impressive collection of vehicles including one of the first Ts and one of the last, a Pietenpol airplane, a Vintage Garage, T-related memorabilia, an extensive gift shop, and the Bruce McCalley Memorial Library and Research Center. For more information call the Model T Museum at 765-488-0026.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:52 pm: Edit Post

Morrisson-Reeves Library Fall Book Sale - November 2-4
Supplied Flyer: November MRL Book Sale
Open to the Public!
8,000 items for sale!
Thursday, November 2nd: 3-7 p.m.
Friday, November 3rd: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4th: 10a.m. to 2p.m.

At the MRL Friends of the Library Book Sale, you'll find picture books and books for elementary, intermediate and high school readers too Also look for books for teachers and parents. Adults will find all areas of reading materials, movies, music and entertainment. Books are replenished though out the sale.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 02:56 pm: Edit Post

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to be held at IU East on October 24

Indiana University East in partnership with Earlham College and Genesis of Richmond will join together to host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes from 11 a.m. to 12:30 on Tuesday, October 24, on the IU East quad. Registration is open at 10 a.m. This event is sponsored by Whitewater Broadcasting station, G101.3, and Brewer Broadcasting stations, Kicks96 and 101.7 The Point.

The event is free, but donations will be collected at the event to support Genesis of Richmond. A pledge sheet is available online at iue.edu/walkamile. Participants should bring their pledge sheets and donations to the Genesis of Richmond table at registration on the day of the event.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an effort to raise awareness of sexualized violence toward women. Intended to be a fun way to bring awareness to the serious topic, the event asks men to literally walk a mile in women’s heels. As a result, organizers hope the walk encourages a conversation about issues surrounding sexual violence and ways to create positive change.

Tracy Amyx, deputy Title IX coordinator/director of Affirmative Action/EEOC officer at IU East, said of the campus event:

“It’s imperative to mention that although this particular organization brings awareness of sexualized violence against women, we recognize that sexual assault is blind and that any person can be a victim of this crime, regardless of gender, race, color or sexual orientation,” Amyx said. “That being said, this event allows men to get involved, have a voice and to be a part of the culture of change.”

Men will walk approximately one mile around the IU East campus wearing women's high-heeled shoes. Women are welcome and encouraged to participate as well.

Heels will not be provided at the event. Participants should consider purchasing their heels at the local Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Heels are also available on the official Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Store at ledame.com/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes.

Awards will be given for fastest male walker, male with best heels, community member with the most pledges, and team/organization with the most pledges.

For more information about Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at IU East, contact Tracy Amyx, deputy Title IX coordinator/director of Affirmative Action/EEOC officer, at 765-973-8402 or trramyx@iue.edu or visit iue.edu/walkamile.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 05:16 pm: Edit Post

IU East mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus George Blakey

The Indiana University East community is remembering George T. Blakey, Jr., Ph.D., who passed away October 9, 2017. The Professor Emeritus of History will be long remembered as an outstanding educator.

Supplied Photo: George T. Blakey, Jr., Ph.D.
George T. Blakey, Jr., Ph.D.

Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said, “The IU East community is very saddened by this news. Dr. Blakey was one of the campus’ original faculty members and leaves behind a tremendous legacy through his academic work, classroom instruction and community engagement. We extend our condolences to his family and friends, former colleagues and students. He will be missed.”

Blakey was granted tenure with IU East when the campus was established in July 1971. Previously, he taught American History at the Eastern Indiana Center of Earlham College and for Indiana University in 1967. He was the first faculty member at IU East to reach the rank of full professor.

Blakey was a guest lecturer, published book reviews, articles, and books as well as commissioned works on Richmond and Wayne County history. Along with the late IU East Chancellor Emeritus David Fulton, Blakey helped to draft the first faculty constitution for the faculty senate. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Campus Library archive collection.

As a testament to his teaching, Blakey was the first recipient of the IU East Alumni Association Award in 1977 and the first IU East faculty member to earn an IU system-wide award, the IU Distinguished Teaching Award in 1981.

He received the 1978 and 1988 IU East Summer Faculty Fellowship and the Lilly Endowment Faculty Fellowship in 1975-76.

Students too honored his work. The IU East Student Senate presented him with the Exceptional Service to Students Award in 1987 and the Outstanding Service Award by the Student Life Committee.

In return, Blakey fondly remembered his students, saying many of those he instructed went on to be successful members of the community as mayors, teachers, police officers, lawyers and doctors.

In retirement, Blakey continued to support student scholarships, research and service-learning at IU East. He supported two scholarships for IU East students. The George Blakey Library Research Award for Presentation and Oral Presentation Winners is an award presented on Student Research Day. The George T. Blakey U.S. History Essay Prize for undergraduate students; the essays are on any topic related to the history of the United States.

Most recently in October 2016, Blakey was inducted into the Indiana University Presidents Circle. The Presidents Circle honors Indiana University’s most generous donors. Members are presented with a personalized medallion cast with a portion of the original carillon bells that once rang in the IU Bloomington Student Building and their names are added to the honor wall in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Blakey was also active in the Richmond and Wayne County community including the Richmond Civic Theatre (RCT). He helped to write the first installment of Richmond Civic Theatre’s history and chaired the organization’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Blakey also served on the RCT board of directors in the 1970s and was part of the decision to present Man of La Mancha, which helped revitalize the theatre program after a difficult financial period. Blakey was also a longtime patron and philanthropist of the organization, including a major gift to RCT’s last major capital campaign in 2014. For his service to RCT, Blakey was recognized with the Civic Theatre Silbiger Award for Distinguished Service in 1980.

The Richmond Art Museum (RAM) also benefited from Blakey’s leadership and generosity. He served as a RAM trustee for several years and was instrumental in creating the organization’s permanent collection policy. Blakey remained an avid supporter and patron of RAM after his service on the board.

In addition, he served as an instructor for Leadership Wayne County, an advisor to the Wayne County Historical Museum, a volunteer at Morrison-Reeves Library and as a philanthropist to Hayes Arboretum. Blakey was a previous member of the Art Association of Richmond and Wayne County Historical Society. He was instrumental in the conception and coordination of the community celebration for the U.S. Bicentennial. In recognition of his community service, Blakey received the Lion’s Club Outstanding Citizen Award in 1976 and the Rotary Club Outstanding Educator Award in 1977.

After teaching for 33 years, Blakey retired in May 2001. He opened a bookstore in downtown Richmond, The Old Book Shoppe, in an effort to help provide books to the community and serve as a promoter of literary works.

Blakey received his Bachelor of Art in History and Political Science from Berea College, Kentucky, and his Masters of Art in History and Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. in History and Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington. He was born and raised in Beattyville, Kentucky.

Blakey was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Carolyn Smith Blakey, who passed away in 2003, as well as his parents, George T. and Eulela Lyons Blakey, and sister, Sally Capobianco. He is survived by his sister, ByGee Gutierrez of Cincinnati, OH, and brother-in-law, James Capobianco, of New Jersey, as well as many friends, colleagues and former students who remember him fondly.

A memorial service will be held for George T. Blakey, Jr. on November 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall on the IU East campus.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 06:58 pm: Edit Post

RAM on the Road: Art Open House at MRL

The Richmond Art Museum continues to illuminate the vibrant art culture while the museum undergoes a major renovation. RAM on the Road: Bringing Art to Public Spaces is an opportunity to display selections from the permanent collection in a variety of public buildings throughout Wayne County.

RAM has sprinkled over 70 fine art pieces throughout Morrisson-Reeves Library. The community is invited to an open house at the library on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:00 - 6:30pm with comments from RAM executive director, Shaun Dingwerth at 5:30pm.

Enjoy music and refreshments as you tour through the newly renovated library spaces and enjoy the RAM paintings, ceramics and textiles. This event is free and open to the public.

RAM on the Road will be on display through early 2018.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, October 16, 2017 - 06:40 pm: Edit Post

IU East School of Education Announces New Faculty Member

Indiana University East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member to the School of Education.

Amber Hall is a visiting lecturer in reading and language arts education. She received her Master of Science in Education and completed her Alternative Routes to Certification from Indiana University East. While at IU East, Hall was a Teaching American History Fellow in Richmond Community Schools. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Previously, she was an adjunct instructor for the IU East School of Education. She was also a teacher at Charles Elementary in Richmond. Formerly, she was a child and family case manager for the Dunn Center in Winchester.

Her research interest includes the integration of whole brain teaching in an elementary classroom.

Hall has presented at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI) conferences and Indiana STEM Education Conference. She is a member of International Literacy Association and HASTI.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:20 pm: Edit Post

Social Business Networking on the First and Third Wednesdays of the Month
New Networking referral Group in Richmond
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We are a new industry exclusive business builder group and we meet at the MCL Cafeteria the first and third Wednesday of each month.

We meet at 12:45 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and we need you!

We already have the following industires: insurance; real estate; artist; banking; janitorial cleaning service catering; investments; medical supplies; an Juice Plus Healthy Living.

Call Pat James or Donna Backmeyer and let them know you want in!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 05:19 pm: Edit Post

Natco Community Empowerment Center Celebration
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The Natco Community Empowerment Center invites the community to their annual dinner on November 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lingle Hall at Reid Health, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond. Tickets are $25/person. For tickets or more information, call 765.983.4766.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 03:45 pm: Edit Post

Tickets Available to See This Year's One Book, Many Voices Author Mohja Kahf

Indiana University East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project this year focuses on the selected book, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, by Mohja Kahf.

Kahf will give a talk via Zoom on Wednesday, November 15. The live video lecture will be shown at 5:30 p.m. in Vivian Hall, located in Whitewater Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required and can be completed online at onebook2017.eventbrite.com.

Supplied Photo: Mohja Kahf
Photo of Mohja Kahf by Russel Cothren courtesy of University of Arkansas Relations.

A previously recorded interview with Kahf will also be shown in Vivian Auditorium from 2:30-4 p.m. This event is open to the community as well.

This is the sixth annual year for IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project. The project’s mission is to foster a campus and community discussion about themes and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.

Kahf is a Syrian-American author. In addition to her prose novels, she is also a well-regarded poet, with two acclaimed books of poetry.
Emails from Scheherazad was a finalist for the 2004 Paterson Poetry Prize, while
Hagar Poems was released in 2016 to positive reviews. From 2004 to 2007, she wrote a regular column on sexuality for the now-defunct website MuslimWakeup! and authored the nonfiction work Western Representation of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque. She is currently professor of Comparative Literature in the Religious Studies department of the University of Arkansas.

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf is about Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy, who is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana.
Throughout the day on Nov. 15, IU East will host events and activities throughout the day focused on the “One Book, Many Voices” project and Kahf’s book.

The campus and community is invited to attend the events in Whitewater Hall. The day will begin with the annual Empty Bowls Lunch at 11 a.m. in the lobby. Proceeds this year will benefit Exodus Refugee Immigration, a humanitarian program that provides protection and opportunity to refugees fleeing persecution and war.

Copies of The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf are available in the Campus Library, located in Hayes Hall.

For more information, visit iue.edu.onebook. Additionally, the Campus Library has developed a Libguide with information about the author and the book, a glossary of terms and other resources for readers. The Libguide is available at iue.libguides.com.

“One Book, Many Voices” Schedule Events on November 15
Empty Bowls Lunch

11-12:30 p.m., Whitewater Hall Lobby
IU East ceramics students and community potters create handcrafted bowls. In exchange for a cash donation to benefit Exodus Refugee Immigration, guests select a bowl which will be filled with their choice of delicious soup. Cost is $10. Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Poetry Session
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Whitewater Hall, Community Room
Poetry Workshop and Performance with Syed Umar Warsi.

Poster Session
2:30-4 p.m.
Whitewater Hall, Vivian Auditorium
Snacks and recorded author video with Mohja Kahf.

Mohja Kahf Live Video Lecture and Discussion
5:30 p.m.
Whitewater Hall, Vivian Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at onebook2017.eventbrite.com

(Message edited by Admin on October 05, 2017)


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:21 pm: Edit Post

Growing Up Hoosier – The Wonder Years
Local Author Writes About Richmond and Returns to Share His Story
Supplied Graphic: Book Cover
Morrisson-Reeves Library will host a book reading and signing led by local author, Dr. Gary R. Shiplett on Friday, October 20th at 2PM. In his latest book, “Growing Up Hoosier,” Shiplett shares his fond memories of growing up a Hoosier with a number of stories recalled from his childhood in Richmond during the 1940s and 50s. To him, his life seemed almost magical, lyrical, and enchanting with his favorite adventures in Glen Miller Park.

This event is free and open to the public.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 09:40 pm: Edit Post

Digital Fix - Get 1 on 1 Tech Help!
Flyer: Digital Fix Classes
Digital Fix classes are one hour, one on one sessions taught by a computer professional to resolve your digital questions. Examples of digital fix issues include using a smart phone, installing software, buying a digital device, organizing photos, using Facebook, downloading a book onto an e-reader, and backing up a hard drive.

To sign up, contact Nikita Martina at The Innovation Center (765.962.8151 or email mycentercity@gmail.com) to schedule your free Digital Fix session at any of the three locations.

Organizations hosting the free sessions are:

The Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond
Friday, August 25, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Music City Place, at the Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond
Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond
Friday, August 25, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 15, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 02:46 pm: Edit Post

IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives ACEN Accreditation

The Indiana East School of Nursing and Health Sciences has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through spring 2025 for its baccalaureate programs.

The ACEN visited the campus for its site review on February 8, 2017. At its meeting this summer, the ACEN Board of Commissioners determined that the school is in compliance with all accreditation standards.

The school’s updated mission is to create a community of learning that addresses society’s need for knowledgeable, competent, and caring nursing, advance practice nursing, and health care professionals while nurturing students, faculty, and staff.

Currently, the School of Nursing and Health Services offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing on campus and an R.N. to B.S.N. Mobility Option available to students at IU East and off-campus sites in Madison, Lawrenceburg, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. A consortium agreement with other IU Schools of Nursing also provides an online option for the completion of the R.N. to B.S.N. Mobility Option. The most recent degree, the online Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences, began this fall. The online degree is in collaboration with IU regional campuses and IU Online.

The school also offers a Master of Science in Nursing program with three track options: family nurse practitioner, nursing education and nursing administration. The graduate program is also accredited by the ACEN.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, October 09, 2017 - 07:08 pm: Edit Post

IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences Named One of State's Most Affordable by CollegeChoice

The Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences has been named as one of the “Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Indiana” by College Choice. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is the second ranked school on the top 10 list.
Supplied Photo: Nursing Students Practice on medical dummy
IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences was named one of the "Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Indiana" by CollegeChoice.
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The list is available online at collegechoice.net/rankings.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN Mobility Option, Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science and a Master of Science in Nursing programs. The RN to BSN program is available on campus or online while the B.S. in Applied Health Science is one of IU East’s 13 online degree completion programs.

The school is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and was recently granted continuing accreditation through spring 2025.

IU East has previously appeared on CollegeChoice as a top 50 pick for online RN to BSN nursing programs, as well as lists published by U.S. News & World Report for the most connected campus and on the Victory Media Military Friendly School list.

The NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) database indicates 26 schools in Indiana offered a bachelor’s nursing program in the past academic year. CollegeChoice ranked the schools for the most affordable by in-state tuition.

CollegeChoice ranked the IU East BSN program on its ability to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills for career roles in nursing. Traditional track students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. RN track students build on existing nursing skills and get transfer credit for previously completed work.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, October 09, 2017 - 07:19 pm: Edit Post

Hayes Arboretum Recognizes Reid Health Community Benefit with Award

Reid Health’s Community Benefit program was recognized for its donations to Hayes Arboretum at the Arboretum’s annual dinner. The Ronald L. McDaniel Charitable Giving award was established in 2016 to recognize special donors.

The Reid Health Community Benefit recognition is the result of grant approvals to support the Arboretum’s Outdoor Playscape, a family-friendly space with areas to explore, play and connect with nature. The program qualified for Community Benefit funding because of its impact on promoting exercise and health.

“Reid Health is truly a pillar of our community. Reid Health Community Benefit does so much good for so many people,” said Steve Hayes Sr., President. “Through this award, we’re expressing the greatest of gratitude to Reid Health Community Benefit for their substantial funding of our Playscape.

Billie Kester, Reid Health Vice President of Continuum of Care, said Reid “is honored to receive the Ronald L. McDaniel Award for Charitable Giving. The natural Playscape provides another opportunity to interest the community in physical activity and outdoor recreation, which is an important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
Supplied Photo:  From left: Steve Hayes Jr., Ronald McDaniel, Reid Health Vice President Billie Kester, Community Benefit Specialist Angela Cline and Steve Hayes Sr.
From left: Steve Hayes Jr., Ronald McDaniel, Reid Health Vice President Billie Kester,
Community Benefit Specialist Angela Cline and Steve Hayes Sr.


The award is presented by Mr. McDaniel at the Annual Dinner for Hayes Arboretum, the primary project of the Stanley W. Hayes Research Foundation. The dinner has become an event to acknowledge the people and organizations tied most closely to the success of the Arboretum.

Mr. McDaniel, a Richmond native, has invested nearly 60 years of his life in involvement with the Hayes Family, spanning four generations starting with employment at Hayes Track Appliance Company in 1957. He formed his own foundation in 1995 in the Chicago area with a goal to support charitable causes that improve the quality of life for thousands of people.

He has served on the Board of Stanley W. Hayes Research Foundation since 1998 and has held the position of Treasurer for over 10 years. He gives generously of his time, talents and financial support.

Reid Health Community Benefit grants, along with specific outreach and other requirements to meet the system’s not-for-profit status have put more than $146 million back into the community in the last five years. A committee of Reid Health’s governing board reviews grant requests, which are awarded twice a year as part of the health system’s efforts as a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization.

Community benefit is the basis of the tax-exempt status of not-for-profit hospitals. Community benefit is defined as programs or activities that improve access to health services, enhance public health, advance increased general knowledge, and/or relieve the burden of government to improve health

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is conducted every three years and identifies critical needs in the communities Reid serves. The 2017-2019 CHNA is focused on three areas: Substance Abuse & Mental Health, Access to Health Services, and Exercise, Nutrition and Weight.

The first Arboretum McDaniel award in 2016 was given to the Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation for continued support that included providing substantial funding to build a tunnel under the property in an ecologically sound manner so the east side could be more open and accessible to the public.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 04:05 pm: Edit Post

Greenhouse Coding Academy Open to Area 9th Graders

The Innovation Center and AT&T Indiana are offering a free computer coding class to local 9th Graders. The Greenhouse Coding Academy is part of the Center and AT&T’s goal of introducing computer coding as a career option.

The class meets Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m., October 23-December 4 in Richmond’s Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street. The class is limited to the first fourteen 9th graders. Registration is available at www.richmondinnovates.com

Classes are taught by retired Earlham computer science professor John Howell and community computer coder volunteers. The course is taught using the programing language Scratch. Students learn problem solving skills using Scratch to write their own computer game. The course ends with a presentation of their project to family and local business leaders.

“The goal of the Greenhouse is to grow awareness of computer science skills and particularly computer coding as a career option,” said Scott Zimmerman, program director for The Greenhouse Computer Academy.

In addition to one-on-one course instruction, the students meet local computer coding professionals who share what inspired their coding career choice. The course opens with a career fair featuring local higher education institutions. Career fair demonstrations include 3D printer, graphic designing, and robotics activities.

Zimmerman said, “There are local jobs available in Richmond when students complete computer training. GreenFiling, Doxpop and ScanPower are several local tech startups which chose to stay in Richmond. ”

The Greenhouse Computer Academy is funded by a 2015 AT&T Aspire grant, the company’s signature education initiative that focuses on high school success and workforce readiness. More than one million students have been impacted by the program since it began in 2008.

For more information, contact mycentercity@gmail.com.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:08 pm: Edit Post

IU East School of Business and Economics Introduces New Faculty

Indiana University East is pleased to welcome new faculty members to the School of Business and Economics.
Supplied Photo: Mohammad Abdel-Rahman
Mohammad Abdel-Rahman

Mohammad Abdel-Rahman, assistant professor of informatics and computer information systems, received his Doctor of Science in Information Systems and his Master of Science in Information Systems from Dakota State University. He received a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Yarmouk University in Jordan.

Previously, he was a graduate teaching assistant at Dakota State University. He has also been an instructor in the MIS Department at Yarmouk University. He has published research articles in the Journal of Information Science and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.

Abdel-Rahman has presented most recently at the Twenty-second Americas Conference on Information Systems and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

He is a member of the Association for Information Systems.

Feler Bose, associate professor of economics and finance, received his Ph.D. in Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from George Mason University. He received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Engineering Physics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
Supplied Photo: Feler Bose
Feler Bose

His research interests include applied microeconomics, political economy, law and economics, and economics of religion. He completed field work in India to investigate the role belief systems play in Economic Development in India.

Previously, Bose was an associate professor of economics and business at Anderson University. He has also previously taught as an adjunct faculty of economics for Regent University Online and he was an assistant professor of economics at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He has also been assistant engineer at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech and an analytical chemist for Parke-Davis.

Bose has published papers in journals including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Constitutional Political Economy and Public Choice. He has co-written book chapters including for the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion.

Bose is a member of several professional organizations including the American Economic Association, the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Southern Economic Association, Public Choice, Mises Institute, and the Association of Private Enterprise Education.
Supplied Photo: Arkadiusz Mironko
Arkadiusz Mironko

Arkadiusz Mironko, assistant professor of management, received his Ph.D. in International Business and his Master of Science in Global Affairs with a Concentration in Economy from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Management and Marketing with a Concentration in Organization Development from Felician College in Rutherford, New Jersey. His Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Education was completed at the Christian Academy of Theology in Warsaw, Poland.

Mironko’s research interests include international business strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate knowledge flows, innovation, and economies in transition, foreign direct investment, research methods, economic globalization and quantitative methods.

Previously, he was a visiting professor at Rutgers University. He has also been a lecturer for the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University and an adjunct professor for Felician College. Formerly, he was the executive director for the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California Riverside in Riverside, California.

His most recent publication is a book titled, Determinants of FDI Flows within Emerging Economies: A Case Study of Poland. He has published articles in Press Enterprise and his recent works are forthcoming. He is an invited book reviewer for the Business, Economics, and Finance at Palgrave Macmillan.

Mironko has also presented at several conferences, the most recent at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference.

He is a member of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, the European Foundation for Management Development, National Association of Securities Dealers, and Foreign Policy Association.
Supplied Photo: Jaynne Rivas
Jaynne Rivas

Jaynne Rivas, assistant professor of management, received her Ph.D. in Business Administration and her Master of Science in Management from Tulane University. She has a Master of Science in Public Policies from IESA Business School in Caracas, Venezuela, and her Bachelor of Science in Agronomic Engineering from the Central University of Venezuela.

Her research interests include institutional theory, partnership approaches, business strategy, international business, and teaching methodologies.

Previously, Rivas was a visiting professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma, she served as a business advisor for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Formerly, she was an assistant professor and an invited professor at the IESA Business School.

She has published articles, most recently in the Journal of Management and Economics for Iberoamerica. She has presented at conferences including the Strategic Management Latin America Conference and Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference.

Rivas is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management Divisions in Business Policy and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and International Business.
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Sondra Smith

Sondra Smith, assistant professor of accounting, received her Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. She received her Master of Professional Accounting and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of West Georgia.

Previously, Smith was a lecturer in accounting for the University of North Georgia and Mercer University.

Formerly she was a lecturer in accounting at Kennesaw State University, an assistant professor at Shorter University and a lecturer an adjunct faculty member at the University of West Georgia. She has also been an instructor at West Georgia Technical College.

She has published articles in Review of Business Research and the Journal of College Teaching and Learning. She co-authored a textbook, College Accounting.

Smith has presented at academic conferences for the International Academy of Business and Education, the Clute Institute for Academic Research and the American Academy of Accounting and Finance.

She is a member of American Accounting Association, Georgia Association of Accounting Educators, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountant, Georgia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 06:46 pm: Edit Post

Singles Interaction Newsletter for October 2017
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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:12 pm: Edit Post

BOSS Program at IU East Draws National Acclaim

A program designed to whet the business appetite of high school students in Wayne County and beyond has brought national honors to the BOSS program at Indiana University East.

The BOSS program – Business Opportunities for Self-Starters – finished in the top three Tuesday night (October 3) in the Innovation+Talent category of the University Economic Development Association’s 2017 Awards of Excellence. IU East was one of only 24 finalists nationally in six categories, and the only one this year from Indiana.
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Tim Scales

The awards are given at UEDA's annual conference for innovative programs that help develop economic prosperity in a university’s community. BOSS founder Tim Scales said on Wednesday that he is thrilled by the honor, and by sharing ideas and attending the conference and ceremony at Long Beach, California.

“It’s not about being No. 1. It’s about being recognized,” said Scales, director of IU East’s Center for Entrepreneurship. “It tells me our quality is really, really good – but we are not finished.”

He has been networking and gaining new ideas for BOSS, which has reached 3,500 students in nine counties in the 10 years since it started in Scales’ first year at the university. The program has even reached into South Africa.

“It’s fun creating innovative programs,” Scales said. “The goal at that time was to have 160 trained in a two-year period.”

BOSS offers a 54-hour curriculum that preaches creativity and teaches high school students how to develop business plans. They are taught by instructors who have undergone a three-day training program with IU East staff.

During the program, students visit with community leaders in government and business fields. Besides classrooms, BOSS also has been taught in summer, afterschool and weekend programs.

Scales said he was asked early this summer to apply for the UEDA honor. After doing so, he was invited to make a presentation during the conference.

He previously was unaware of the competition because it focused primarily on economic development.

The awards are designed to help accelerate these programs by recognizing cutting edge initiatives, and to promote their adoption by other universities and communities, according to literature from the UEDA. Finalists were chosen by a committee of university and economic-development professionals.

“I am very proud of the BOSS program,” Scales said. “This solidifies our quality. The impact is amazing.”

Future impacts could be amazing, too, he believes. This week’s award and visit to California will lead to more of a focus for BOSS on community and economic development.

“I have probably interacted with 125 or so people out here. I’ve talked to a couple about grants. I’ve talked to many about collaboration, maybe bringing BOSS to other communities.”

He spent a day visiting a library that has created “an amazing worker space,” one that offers possibilities for IU East. “It’s just supporting and appreciating other ideas,” he said. “Some of those could lead to ways to grow the BOSS program.”

Scales has kept in contact with his classes while attending the conference and another one this weekend in Las Vegas. “Classes are meeting with me online this week,” he said. “I have them working on projects.”


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:45 pm: Edit Post

IU East School of Business and Economics presents Fall 2017 Speaker Series

Indiana University East’s School of Business and Economics will offer a new speaker series this fall.

Three experts – Steven Horwitz, P. J. Hill and Zachary Gochenour – will visit campus and share their perspectives on topics ranging from being poor in America to property rights and a look at U.S. immigration about 100 years ago.

They have taught at various schools around the nation, including Ball State and James Madison universities and Wheaton College.

Programs are planned on the afternoons of September 28, October 10 and October 30. All talks begin at 4 p.m. The series is free and open to the public.

“The speaker series will enable us to offer our students and the local community top-flight presentations from first-rate scholars on various topics of interest,” said Feler Bose, associate professor of Economics and Finance at IU East. “We were interested in speakers who can speak on relevant topics tied to what students might learn in the classroom, speakers who can talk from an economic perspective on topics that deal directly or indirectly with current issues, or topics where market-based solutions are offered to difficult problems. We also hope that the topics presented would stir a healthy conversation on campus.”

The series is sponsored by the Charles Koch Foundation and co-sponsored by Delta Mu Delta, the IU East Business and Economic Research Center and the IU East Center for Economic Education.

Supplied Photo:  Steven Horwitz
Steven Horwitz

Steven Horwitz, John H. Schnatter Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University
Topic: “Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America”
4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
Whitewater Hall Room 132

“Inequality is a topic that is always in the news and discussed widely; however, the issue of mobility is generally not given much light of day,” Bose said. “However, both topics are linked and need to be studied together.”

Horwitz is the John H. Schnatter Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He is also an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, Va., and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute of Canada.

He is the author of three books, including most recently Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions. He has written extensively on Hayek and Austrian economics, monetary theory and history, and American economic history, and is a frequent guest on radio and cable TV programs.

Supplied Photo: 	P.J. Hill
P.J. Hill

P. J. Hill, Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wheaton College
Topic: “The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier”
4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10
Whitewater Hall Room 132

Bose said many believe the West was lawless because the state was weak, based on what they’ve seen in movies. However, he notes there was much cooperation in the Wild West.

Hill is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., and a Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, where he currently resides.

He is the co-author, with Terry L. Anderson and Douglass North, of Growth and Welfare in the American Past. He and Anderson also wrote The Birth of a Transfer Society, and The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier. He has written numerous articles on the theory of property rights and institutional change and has edited six books on environmental economics. His undergraduate degree is from Montana State and his Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago.

Hill grew up on a cattle ranch in eastern Montana, which he operated with his family until 1992, when he sold the ranch and bought a smaller ranch in western Montana that he operated until 2012.

Supplied Photo: 	Zachary Gochenour
Zachary Gochenour

Zachary Gochenour, Lecturer of Economics at James Madison University
Topic: “Political Economic History of American Immigration from the Civil War to the Immigration Act of 1924”
4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30
Tom Raper 124

Changes in immigration policy have been among the most socially and economically significant changes in America's past. Gochenour will explore the economic and political pressures contributing to the development of this policy in history and continuing to shape the discussion today. The talk will focus on the period between the end of the Civil War and the passing of the Immigration Act of 1924, which established strict quotas for immigration.

Bose notes that while Gochnour uses American history to analyze the issue of immigration, the topic is in the news regularly and is relevant for current policy debates.

The immigration talk complements IU East’s Diversity Committee plans for this semester.

Gochenour grew up in Virginia and earned his bachelor degrees in Economics and Mathematics from George Mason University. He was a systems engineer in Baltimore, Maryland, before earning his Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason. He worked at Western Carolina University and now is a lecturer of economics at James Madison University. His research interests are in political economy and economic history.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

For more information on the speaker series, contact Feler Bose, associate professor of Economics and Finance at bosef@iu.edu; or Bob Mulligan, dean of the School of Business and Economics, at rfmullig@iu.edu.

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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 06:36 pm: Edit Post

New Dermatologist Comes Home to Reid and to Reid Health

Reid can be a “real handful” according to Leigh Stone, M.D., dermatologist.
Supplied Photo: Leigh Stone, M.D.
Leigh Stone, M.D.

In this case, she’s referring to her toddler, not her employer. “All puns are encouraged,” she says when noting that her one-and-a-half-year-old son happens to bear the name of the physician network she joined this summer.

Family played a role in her decision to come to Reid Health Physician Associates, though not because of the name she and husband, Sam Savage, chose for their son. “I really clicked with Reid Health on my interview day,” she said, noting the team was “welcoming, warm and inviting.” She was also ready to be closer to her family in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas after spending three years in Chicago. “I also think that the values that drew me to Reid – the friendliness, for example – are endemic to this region and I missed that a great deal.”

Dr. Stone is originally from Beavercreek, Ohio. She received her Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2013 and her bachelor’s in biology from Denison University in 2005. She came to RHPA from her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Dermatology.

She has been a teacher, including of English for a year in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She taught 8th grade science in rural Virginia for a year. “I definitely find myself slipping into teacher mode frequently, especially when I am explaining a new diagnosis to a patient.”

Her interest in medicine came easy, she said, because of her love for science. She also loves talking to people and problem solving – “so it was a natural fit.” She enjoyed a variety of medical school rotations and admits it was a struggle to narrow her focus to dermatology, which she did in her last year of medical school while working up a rash in an emergency department. “I decided that dermatology offered a great breadth of pathology, patient types and procedures.”

She is surprised sometimes how the specialty is misunderstood. “Some people don’t realize that dermatology is a specialty within medicine, and that I’m a physician.”

Dr. Stone is seeing patients at Reid Dermatology, 1434 Chester Boulevard in the Reid ENT building. The office can be reached at (765) 966-1600.


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