Orange County

28projects

450+students

Projects

Art, Architecture, and Design

The Black Vulture Project will collaborate with the School of Art, Architecture, and Design to develop interior and exterior designs for an art shop, studio, gallery, and retail space while striving to incorporate elements of the local community into their designs.

Community Partner
Tim Schmidt, Black Vulture Project

IU Instructor
Jeeyea Kim, School of Art, Architecture, and Design

Project Course
SOAD-D 374 Advanced Interior Architectural Design Studio: Global Context, fall 2018

HandUp OC is a nonprofit serving Orange County to encourage citizens to create better lives for themselves through improving personal and community health, connections with one another, and life skills. They will work with the School of Art, Architecture, and Design to establish a brand identity to more effectively engage with the community.

Community Partner
Dessica Albertson, HandUp OC

IU Instructor
Jenny El-Shamy, School of Art, Architecture, and Design

Project Course
SOAD-S 452 BFA Graphic Design, fall 2018

The Black Vulture Project will collaborate with the School of Art, Architecture, and Design to develop low-cost, innovative, and sustainable architectural designs as well as budgeting and fundraising plans.

Community Partner
Tim Schmidt, Black Vulture Project

IU Instructor
Jon Racek, School of Art, Architecture, and Design

Project Course
SOAD-C 381 Topical Issues in Collaborative Design, spring 2019

As the sole recycling service in Orange County, the Orange County Recycling Co-Op partnered with a graphic design student to create a new brand with the goal of more effectively engaging community members.

Community Partner
Tim Schmidt, Orange County Recycling Co-Op

IU Instructor
Jenny El-Shamy, School of Art, Architecture + Design

Project Course
BFA Graphic Design Seminar, fall 2018

With a need for an inclusive recreational space that fosters community connection while providing an attraction for visitors, HandUp OC will partner with the School of Art, Architecture, and Design to develop plans and assist with securing resources for the construction of an accessible playground as well as develop promotional materials to increase awareness about disability needs in the community.

Community Partner
Dessica Albertson, HandUp OC

IU Instructor
Jon Racek, School of Art, Architecture, and Design

Project Course
SOAD-C 280 Introduction to Comprehensive Design, fall 2018

Arts and Sciences

Celebrating a diverse cultural history, the Media School and the Political and Civic Engagement Program will engage long-term Orange County residents to develop a timeline of the county, attending to trends in population and economics, to examine locally-held artifacts, and encourage community participation in mapping a history of the region’s rural development.

Community Partner
Roger Moon, resident

IU Instructor
Lisa-Marie Napoli, Political and Civic Engagement

Project Course
PACE-C 100 Introduction to Theories of Leadership, fall 2018

This project will partner Southern Indiana Health Care with the Department of Sociology to analyze data collected from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) metric and offer key findings from data analysis to improve health care services.

Community Partner
Doris Weaver, Southern Indiana Community Health Care

IU Instructor
Syndee Knight, Liberal Arts and Management Program

Project Course
LAMP-L 316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving, spring 2019

Biology

Members of the project will work with community health entities, small clinics, and physicians to develop outreach strategies which increase health education and awareness, particularly around chronic disease management and prevention.

Community Partner
Katarina Koch, Southern Indiana Community Health Care

IU Instructor
Whitney Schlegel, Department of Biology
Jeanne Johnston, School of Public Health

Project Course
BIOL-P 451 Physical Activity and Health, spring 2019

Business

After securing space for an artist residency, studio, gallery, and coffee shop, the leaders of the Black Vulture Project will work with students in the Kelley School of Business to identify benchmarks for similar organizations, with the goal of laying the foundations for a sustainable business plan.

Community Partner
Sherry Schmidt, Black Vulture Project

IU Instructor
Steven Kreft, Kelley School of Business

Project Course
Sustainable Enterprise, spring 2019

As the sole recycling service in Orange County, the Orange County Recycling Co-Op partnered with entrepreneurship students in the Kelley School of Business to brainstorm strategies for generating revenue, improving workflow efficiency, and increasing community education.

Community Partner
John Maier, Orange County Recycling Co-Op

IU Instructor
Marty Pieratt, Kelley School of Business

Project Course
Venture Ideas and Models, fall 2018

In partnership with community residents, accounting students in the Kelley School of Business will develop business and organization plans to help provide affordable solar power to homes in Orange County.

Community Partner
Samuel Kinsey, resident

IU Instructor
Bree Josefy, Kelley School of Business

Project Course
BUS-A 569 Field Consulting, fall 2018

Geography

The 4H Fairgrounds are an important community gathering space, but its current location has some accessibility barriers. Students will conduct a location analysis using Census data and Google Maps to inform selection of a relocation site.

Community Partner
Dessica Albertson, HandUp OC

IU Instructor
Dan Knudsen, Department of Geography

Project Course
Advanced Economic Geography, spring 2019

Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

With many small local groups working to build a better arts environment, the Community Arts Communications Network project seeks to create connections and improve communications within the community through a comprehensive web-based information hub.

Community Partner
Andrew Gerber, Black Vulture Project

IU Instructor
Matt Hottell, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Project Course
Serve IT, fall 2018/spring 2019

Southern Indiana Community Health Care will work with the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering’s Serve IT team to develop the IT needs assessment, automate and streamline clinical processes, and train clinic staff on new information technology tools.

Community Partner
Doris Weaver, Southern Indiana Community Health Care

IU Instructor
Matt Hottell, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Project Course
Serve IT, spring 2019

Working toward improving the overall health of the community, the Healing Arts Center of Southern Indiana seeks to create a website and information hub to match residents and providers of health and wellness services in Orange County.

Community Partner
Emily Loveland, Healing Arts Center of Southern IN

IU Instructor
Matt Hottell, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Project Course
Serve IT, fall 2018/spring 2019

As the sole recycling service in Orange County, the Orange County Recycling Co-Op will work with students to create a website with the goal of more effectively engaging community members.

Community Partner
Tim Schmidt, Orange County Recycling Co-Op

IU Instructor
Matt Hottell, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Project Course
Serve IT, spring 2019

To increase the number of visitors and their enjoyment of the forest, the Hoosier National Forest is pursuing Dark Sky designation for parts of the forest within Orange County. Light sensors—developed by IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Professor Bryce Himebaugh—will be deployed in the fall semester to generate data needed to identify accessible locations with low enough light pollution to qualify for designation.

Community Partner
Sarah Hess, Hoosier National Forest

IU Instructor
Bryce Himebaugh, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Project Course
ENGR-E 321 Advanced Cyber-Physical Systems, spring 2019

Media

Orange County is home to a strong local foods economy and a thriving tourism industry. Purdue Extension is partnering with students in the Media School to conduct surveys and interviews that will shed light on the community’s readiness for partnerships in agritourism and the best strategies for promoting agritourism in the future.

Community Partner
Abby Heidenreich, Purdue Extension

IU Instructor
Esi Thompson, Media School

Project Course
Public Relations Planning and Research, spring 2019

To encourage bicycling as a mode of transportation and outdoor recreation, community residents are considering plans for a bike path system that would safely connect the towns of Paoli, Orleans, and French Lick. The Media school would support this planning through a community stakeholder survey process.

Community Partner
Kara Schmidt, Orange County resident

IU Instructor
Minjeong Kang, Media School

Project Course
MSCH-R 348 Public Relations Campaigns,  fall 2018

Habitat for Humanity has a history of helping families find affordable housing in Orange County. To build on this past success, students studying public relations will conduct a survey and series of interviews to better understand how to reach qualified applicants and engage volunteers and donors.

Community Partner
Phil Mininger, Habitat for Humanity

IU Instructor
Esi Thompson, Media School

Project Course
Public Relations Planning and Research, spring 2019

 

The Media School will support the Lost River Market and Deli Co-op in developing a public relations plan aimed towards expanding the customer and membership base of the co-op market.

Community Partner
Debbie Turner, Lost River Market and Deli Co-op

IU Instructor
Minjeong Kang, Media School

Project Course
MSCH-R 429 Public Relations Campaigns, fall 2018

Students practicing public relations writing will craft features of the formerly untold stories of Orange County, showcasing the community’s unique history and character.

Community Partner
Roger Moon, Resident of Orange County

IU Instructor
Chuck Carney, Media School

Project Course
Public Relations Writing, spring 2019

To prepare communities in Orange County for the 2024 solar eclipse, Visit French Lick West Baden will collaborate with the Media School to create public relations materials and produce a feature story with information and local opportunities.

Community Partner
Kristal Painter, Visit French Lick West Baden

IU Instructor
Elaine Monaghan, Media School

Project Course
MSCH-R 349 Public Relations Writing, fall 2018

 

Nursing

Supporting patients with chronic illnesses, Southern Indiana Community Health Care is implementing chronic care management procedures and staffing to provide follow-up and intermittent care for patients. They will join forces with the School of Nursing to conduct home visits for chronic illness management.

Community Partner
Donna Charles, Southern Indiana Community Health Care

IU Instructor
Greg Carter, School of Nursing

Project Course
NURS-B 334 Transitional Care of Families and Populations, fall 2018/spring 2019

Public and Environmental Affairs

Students will help HandUp OC design assessments and evaluations, prepare for grants, conduct stakeholder analysis, and build internal capacity.

Community Partner
Dessica Albertson, HandUp OC

IU Instructor
Trent Engbers, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Project Course
SPEA Connect Week, Summer 2019

As a growing clinic, Southern Indiana Community Health Care needs to assess its compliance with human resource policies and best practices. Students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs will analyze existing policies and practices and recommend updates.

Community Partner
Katarina Koch, Southern Indiana Community Health Care

IU Instructor
Laura Littlepage, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Project Course
SPEA-N 552 Human Resoure Management in Nonprofit Organizations, spring 2019

As a growing clinic, Southern Indiana Community Health Care needs to assess its compliance with human resource policies and best practices. Students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs will analyze existing policies and practices and recommend updates.

Community Partner
Katarina Koch, Southern Indiana Community Health Care

IU Instructor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Public Health

The Orange County Community Garden has the potential to be an active site for youth recreation and education. Students studying youth development will propose youth programming for the Community Garden to implement.

Community Partner
Dessica Albertson, HandUp OC

IU Instructor
Deb Getz, School of Public Health

Project Course
Survey of Practice with Youth and Families, spring 2019

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