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New degree = new journey for veteran Brian Cole ’1725th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Promise High School in Madison, Ind. is not a typical secondary institution. It serves the inmate population of the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility, Indiana’s only maximum-security prison for adolescent females. This summer, the school hired a new social studies teacher:  IU Southeast graduate Brian Cole, ’17. For Cole, a U.S. …

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Namibia is latest adventure for Field Biology24th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Giraffes. Cobras. Rhinos. Scorpions. No Wi-Fi. Worms for dinner. Welcome to Namibia! This past spring, Field Biology students joined Drs. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology and Beth Rueschhoff, assistant professor of biology, on a journey to this nation of natural wonders in southwestern Africa. Namibia is situated between South …

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What’s on our summer reading list?20th July 2017

As July temperatures swelter into the 90s, beat the heat by grabbing an ice tea, a patch of shade and a good book. Need some recommendations? Here’s what IU Southeast faculty and staff are reading this summer: Looking for… …award-winning historical fiction? The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. …

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International recognition for Mildred Kemp, pioneering trombonist and IU Southeast adjunct instructor17th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In the mid-1950s, Mildred Kemp discovered the trombone at Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky. Within a decade, the Prospect native was playing the instrument in the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City under famed conductor Leopold Stokowski, moonlighting in other orchestras and on Broadway, and giving lessons at …

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Kyle Forinash applies physics to environmental issues in new book13th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The timing couldn’t be better for the appearance of Physics and the Environment, the new book by Kyle Forinash III, professor of physics at IU Southeast. While humanity suffers through another hottest year on record, glacial and polar melt accelerates, biodiversity craters and storms increase in number and ferocity, policymakers …

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Doug Barney earns certification for outstanding online course design10th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Doug Barney, professor of accounting in the School of Business, has been recognized by Quality Matters for having met the organization’s criteria during a review of his online course, Intermediate Accounting I (A311). Barney’s course is only the second in the IU system to earn certification for outstanding online …

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The Horizon wins big at Metro Journalism Awards7th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Horizon, IU Southeast’s student news organization, won big at the Society of Professional Journalists (Louisville Pro Chapter) Metro Journalism Awards on June 29. Student journalists received awards across a variety of categories, from writing to design, photography to graphics, reflecting the breadth of talent and the range of expertise …

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Graduate Research Journal editors recount labor of love5th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—If you’re searching for a good beach read this summer, you couldn’t do much better than the IU Southeast Graduate Research Journal (GRJ). Seriously. The latest installment of the journal, showcasing the scholarship of grad students in 2016, features a dozen papers on topics ranging from the ecology of Caperton …

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