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Service Recognition Reception honors sustained dedication to IU Southeast20th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace and campus leaders acknowledged the contributions of faculty and staff at this year’s service recognition reception. In his opening remarks, Chancellor Wallace noted that the group of employees ranging in age from 34 to 77 had devoted a total of 1,015 years of service to the …

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IU Southeast Phoenix soars to victory in public art contest18th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Call it symbolic or just plain fun: the Phoenix constructed by IU Southeast Fine Arts students soared to top honors at the recent “#IAmPublicArt” event in New Albany, Ind. hosted by the Carnegie Center for Art & History. The mobile structure bested competing pop-up installations from Bellarmine University and Kentucky …

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“Hillbilly Elegy” prompts Common Experience conversation on Appalachia’s past, present, future15th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In 2015 venture capitalist and Ohio native J.D. Vance published “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” recalling the hardscrabble milieu of his youth and the values and attitudes that shaped and, in many ways continue to shape society in Appalachia. The book became an instant …

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Lilly Endowment Inc. grant to boost IU Southeast School Counseling program and improve outcomes for K-12 students12th October 2017

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Indiana University Foundation has received a $200,000 implementation grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. on behalf of Indiana University Southeast. The grant will allow IU Southeast to enhance its School Counseling program, provide services to area schools and facilitate school-community partnerships, all with a larger goal of improving academic, college, career …

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Jeramy Nichols reveals secrets of sight-singing in published article11th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Close your eyes and listen to a piece of choral music. As a listener, you revel in pure sound. But for the performers, all that pristine audio is the product of a lot of visual training that starts with sight-singing, what you might call “reading music cold.” The ways and …

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New scholarship for student-athletes is first of its kind at IU Southeast9th October 2017

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Two longtime advocates of Indiana University Southeast athletics have endowed a one-of-a-kind scholarship to support Grenadier student-athletes. Dot and Denny Ott, founders and owners of Clarksville construction company Dennis Ott & Co. Inc., have committed $50,000 to create the D. Ott Family Scholarship at IU Southeast. The Otts’ scholarship will support …

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“Artaxis Conversations” bring together ceramic artists from around the world8th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The concept: 24 artists from 16 countries will “gather” via live-stream video over a 12-hour span on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to answer questions from fans, fellow artists and friends of ceramics. The event is called “Artaxis Conversations,” and it’s the brainchild of Artaxis, the arts organization founded by Brian Harper, …

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Inaugural Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference a first for region3rd October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Educators from IU Southeast, Bellarmine University, Spalding University, Ivy Tech, and Jefferson Community and Technical College gathered on Friday for the inaugural Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) conference, the first of its kind in the region. Employing the same methods of inquiry as other fields in order to study …

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