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Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin1st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—John-Robert Curtin, adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice, is from New England. Gentle in his delivery, yet he doesn’t mince words: The first assignment his students receive in CJ 313: Peace, Conflict and Social Justice is to write their own obituaries. As a way for an instructor to hammer …

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Ashley Lopez wins Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship29th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Ashley Lopez, a senior majoring in political science and currently interning in the Indiana General Assembly, has received a $3,000 scholarship from Verizon Communications. She is one of only four students in the state to be honored, and the first from IU Southeast. The Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship is open …

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Greg Kordsmeier recognized for distinguished contributions to teaching in sociology26th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Greg Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been awarded the 2020 John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA). The award recognizes excellence in some activity enhancing the teaching of sociology either for the NCSA or within the North Central region. “It is …

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Nursing students visited Indiana Legislature for Health Policy and Advocacy Day24th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s common for political science students to visit legislators at the state capital. Nursing students? Not so much. Until now. Thanks to the initiative of Rosalind Scott Williams, clinical assistant professor of nursing, 25 students from CLASS traveled to Indianapolis earlier this year for a Health Policy and Advocacy Day. …

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Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lights up campus with awareness, advocacy and artistry23rd March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 21st annual Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lit up campus on Saturday, February 29 with a full slate of workshops, presentations and activities to build Latinx self-awareness and empowerment. This was the first time the conference was held at IU Southeast–or south of Bloomington, for that matter–and faculty advisors Veronica …

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IU Southeast to waive standardized test score requirements for the summer, fall 2020 semesters23rd March 2020

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Students who want to attend IU Southeast will not be required to submit test scores for the summer and fall 2020 semesters. Due to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, many prospective students were negatively impacted by canceled spring SAT and ACT administration dates. Therefore, applicants can still add their …

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Resolving Conflicts workshop: building civility one relationship at a time20th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Conflict is inevitable. But it can actually be a positive thing if we learn to deal with it correctly. Likewise, negative behaviors such as bullying, harassment and violence are learned, and can be prevented, corrected and reversed with proper training and tools. This was the theme of the one-day workshop, …

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Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells19th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Not many courses conclude with the students voting to exile the instructor. Not many instructors would be happy about it. But Jeremy Wells, associate professor of English, isn’t just any instructor. Wearing a zombie mask and communicating only in grunts, Wells humbly accepted banishment at the end of his literature …

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World 101: Global Literacy Series continues at Social Sciences on Tap with a focus on Spain10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Will Spain pull apart? That question is the subject of the next Social Sciences On Tap, Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops in New Albany. The talk, “The Fraying Ties That Bind,” is presented by Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and …

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Southern Indiana School Counseling Conference brings experts and practitioners to campus for day of intensive sharing10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The inaugural Southern Indiana School Counseling Conference brought experts and practitioners to campus for a day of intensive sharing in a critical area of education. School counselors generally acquire professional development by attending teachers’ conferences, which are not geared to their needs. So the IU Southeast School of Education worked …

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