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Tony Gregory
Tony Gregory

Gregory appointed to national surveying leadership position

Professor and Head of the Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Tony Gregory has been appointed the National Society of Professional Surveyors’ Governor/Director for the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. In this position, he will represent professional surveyors statewide and at the national level.

Students figure to benefit from the appointment as Professor Gregory will be able to provide insight to them about legal and technological matters affecting the land surveying profession.  

Lorna Hecker
Lorna Hecker

Hecker, Meier to receive Purdue ‘Walk the Talk’ Award

Marriage and Family Therapy Center Director Lorna Hecker and student Matt Meier are among six recipients of Purdue University’s 2014 Walk the Talk Awards, being presented Monday (4/21) at West Lafayette.

Presented to individuals across the Purdue system, the award signifies commitment to personal integrity and ethical practices at Purdue. The award was established to recognize those who exhibit characteristics prescribed in Purdue’s Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct. 

HIPAA certification for Hecker

Director Hecker also has gained Certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) through the American Health Information Management Association. This association is considered a world leader for health information management education and accreditation, professional credentialing, standards-setting, policy-making and issue advocacy.

With healthcare providers, including those in mental health care, now being audited for HIPAA compliance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Office of Civil Rights, “being on the cutting edge of this information is important for our field,” Dr. Hecker said.

Chenn Zhou
Chenn Zhou

Zhou, Wu present at AIST Midwest Chapter meeting

Professor, CIVS Director and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies Chenn Zhou, Research Engineer Bin Wu and U.S. Steel engineer Jamie Lash discussed, “Process Optimization and Cost Savings for U.S. Steel Provided by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation,” at last week’s meeting of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Midwest Member Chapter.

Bin Wu
Bin Wu

The presentation provided an overview of how CIVS is helping industry address their challenges and how advanced simulation and visualization are essential to meet future needs. According to Lash, “This collaborative research will provide economic benefits to the company, from increasing yield and improved approaches to inspections to improved training and education.”

 

Ryan Parsons-Rozycki
Ryan Parsons-Rozycki

Parsons-Rozycki discusses teen suicide

Counselor Ryan Parsons-Rozycki of the university’s Counseling Center presented about teen suicide at Friday’s (4/11) Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council program. The focus of the program was “Prevent Suicide: What Your School or After-School Program Can Do to Assist Youth at Risk.”