• 06/29/2016 5:42 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce a new award that has been created to build recognition for APRA-IN members within their own organizations, cultivate prestige amongst their APRA peers, and to develop credibility for advancement in their career. The award will recognize a member who has successfully lead a project within their organization in collaboration with other departments or organizations.

    The application process will require that you describe the problem or situation that you were facing within your organization. An explanation of how the problem or situation was resolved or improved, and the impact it had on the organization or the field of research is required. You should describe any collaboration that was done with other departments or organizations and the lessons learned from the project.

    This is a chance to share your success with other researchers faced with similar challenges. We hope you will consider nominating yourself or a peer who has lead a project. The winner will receive a certificate for display and free attendance to an APRA-IN function in 2016. The application can be found on the APRA-IN website under the "Members Only" tab (look for "Project Award Application") or click here.  Please submit your application to Cathy Spieth, APRA-IN awards committee chair, at cathy.spieth@uwci.org.  You may also call Cathy Spieth at 317-921-1346 if you have any questions.     

    To view the application click here

  • 06/29/2016 1:59 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    APRA-IN would like to recognize former president Vicky Martin on her retirement. After nearly three decades of service to the Indiana University Foundation, Vicky is ready to start an exciting new chapter filled with family, travel, and gardening. Vicky served on the APRA-IN board for a number of years and later made the leap from researcher to front-line fundraiser. She continued to serve APRA-IN by sharing her experience and insight as a speaker at chapter conferences. Congratulations on your retirement, Vicky! We wish you the very best!

  • 06/21/2016 2:00 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about Neal, our mentorship chair! 

    Neal Quandt 

    Indiana Tech – Advancement Services Manager

    ·         What book are you currently reading? The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein and a textbook for my current MBA class.

    ·         Favorite vacation spot? My wife and I own a mobile home on a lake in Southern Michigan.  We spend many of our weekends during the warmer part of the year there.

    ·         Hobbies - I enjoy reading, watching movies, working out and live music (my father and I try to attend two or three concerts every year).  My guilty pleasure is a good cigar.

    ·         An unusual/fun fact about you - I have never purchased a product from Starbucks for my own consumption

  • 06/21/2016 1:57 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about

     Susan, our programming chair! 

    Susan Fetscher

    University of Southern Indiana Foundation – Grant and Research Coordinator

    ·         What book are you currently reading? I am currently reading Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner and The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. JK Rowling)

    ·         Favorite vacation spot? Ormond Beach, Florida, but I love exploring new places.

    ·         Hobbies – I enjoy fitness, reading, cooking, binge-watching Netflix, and my 6-year-old is teaching me to play Minecraft.

    ·         An unusual/fun fact about you – I prepare and lead a weekly trivia night at Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville. If you are ever in town, you should stop by!

  • 05/23/2016 4:39 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    We would be most grateful to have your participation in this brief survey to help us better understand our members' interests in volunteering with APRA Indiana. Volunteering is a great way to become involved and network with your peers!

    To complete the survey, simply follow the link below:

    APRA-IN Survey for Volunteer Service

  • 05/09/2016 9:58 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Matt Georgi currently serves as the owner and creative director at Caldwell VanRiper. For more than 20 years, Matt has been developing the creative skills that make a difference for clients. From community colleges to NBA teams to quick-service restaurants, and of course the Indiana State Fair, his resume is as diverse as his hat collection. But no matter what client, Matt and his team believe the best creative is built on the best ideas. To that end, he believes ideas can come from anywhere and at any time, so he’s always thinking. And unlike some creative folks, Matt has spent time as a director of advertising, so he has a unique understanding of the client side. So go ahead, talk budgets, timelines and audiences. He can speak marketing. 

    Come hear Matt discuss "IT Factor – Why Initiative Takers Succeed" at 11am during the APRA-IN Spring Conference at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 10. 

  • 05/06/2016 10:05 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Since May, 2012, Marilyn has served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). As the COO, Marilyn is responsible for all day-to-day internal operations and process improvement, and supervises and oversees the human resources, marketing, technology, facilities and special events areas.

    Prior to this position, Marilyn served for 9 years as the Senior Consultant in Training and Organization Development with the Human Resources Administration office at IUPUI.  She consulted with offices and departments to plan, develop, implement and evaluate training services, employee development initiatives and organization development interventions.

    Her facilitation expertise areas are strategic planning, process improvement, and team building, and she serves as a coach for staff, in short and long-term coaching relationships. She has experience in faith-based, social services and higher education non-profit organizations.

    Come hear Marilyn discuss "Time Management and Goal Setting" at 1pm during the APRA-IN Spring Conference at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 10. 

  • 05/06/2016 10:01 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Leigh Anne Johnson is currently an Indiana Division Librarian at the Indiana State Library.  Her specialization is Indiana Newspapers.  She is the curator of ISL’s historic newspapers and current subscriptions, as well as the microfilmed newspapers.  She has been in this role for almost 3 years.  Formerly, Leigh Anne was a librarian in the Genealogy Division at the State Library for 5 years. 

    She received her Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University at Indianapolis in 2009.  She also holds another master’s degree in Violin Performance from Northern Arizona University, and majored in music at Butler University, where she received her undergraduate degree.  

    Come hear Leigh Anne discuss "Resources Available to Researchers through the Indiana State Library" at 2pm during the APRA-IN Spring Conference at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 10. 

  • 03/24/2016 2:43 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about Jennifer, our communications chair! 

    Jennifer Book

    Riley Children’s Foundation – Research Analyst 

    ·         What book are you currently reading? Land of Stories, The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer (book two in a series my daughter started reading at
    school and "made" me read, turns out, they're entertaining)

    ·         Favorite vacation spot? British Virgin Islands

    ·         Hobbies - Photography, running and watching my daughter’s gymnastics competitions

    ·         An unusual/fun fact about you - I played Rugby in college

  • 03/24/2016 11:46 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)
    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about Abby, our secretary. 

    Abigail (Abby) Christensen 

    National FFA Foundation - Donor/Prospect Research Manager

    ·         What book are you currently reading? I’m just about to start reading The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

    ·         Favorite vacation spot? Right now anywhere warm and tropical would be nice.

    ·         Hobbies - I love baking and trying new recipes. I also practice yoga on a weekly basis.

    ·         An unusual/fun fact about you - When I was little, I wanted to be a ballerina. When I was 11 years old, I got to perform in the Nutcracker with the Indianapolis Ballet Theater. It was just a small part but very exciting for me at the time.

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