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AREC presents Forward Together revitalization recommendations for Scott County9th November 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast’s Applied Research Education Center (AREC) has presented “Forward Together,” a report that establishes baseline data to guide future community and economic development efforts in Scott County, Indiana. The report, commissioned by the Scott County Community Foundation and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., draws upon exhaustive surveys of …

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IU Southeast to host first virtual economic outlook panel9th November 2020

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – IU Southeast will host the first virtual Indiana Business Outlook Panel on Monday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Following the presentation, a public question-and-answer session will take place. Esteemed IU faculty panelists, among the leading economic leaders in the state, will share their economic predictions for the upcoming year …

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Coming Together: Post-election forum aims to bridge partisan divides1st November 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What will happen on November 3? Nobody knows. But regardless of the outcome of this year’s election, which may or may not be immediately clear, people of all political orientations will resume their lives on November 4. For most, that means working, shopping, learning and living alongside those with differing …

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International Education Week rolls out virtual events30th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 2020 International Education Week kicks off on Monday, November 16, with a series of virtual events designed to nurture curiosity, expand cultural literacy and keep alive the globetrotting spirit in all of us. The IU Southeast’s Office of Study Abroad and Global Awareness (SAGA) has designed a prelude program …

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Jennifer Ortiz and James Wilkerson help drive diversity and empowerment in NuLu29th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–This year’s protests against racial and social injustice in Louisville were a full-throated demand for change. But how, specifically, can that energy and vision truly transform the community? To help answer that question, IU Southeast’s Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and James Wilkerson recently lent their expertise to the NuLu Business Association’s …

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Sustainability grad Brandi Roads ’20 helps put Clarksville in the shade21st October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Clarksville is hot. With its preponderance of built-up areas, including shopping malls, streets, interstate freeways and parking lots, the city is 4.8 degrees F hotter in the summer than it should be–a textbook heat island. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heat islands are defined as areas where …

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Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural20th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Cumberland dragon has been spotted in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg! Over fifty feet long, with purple scales and syrupy yellow eyes, it has been seen moving among the wild mushrooms and mountain laurel, while in the woods beyond, a flying saucer has been seen abducting a pickup …

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State of Campus 2020: Pride and resilience amid uncertainty13th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Amid once-in-a-lifetime unrest and uncertainty, Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace and an expanded roster of IU Southeast leaders delivered a sober but celebratory virtual 2020 State of the Campus address. While acknowledging the overwhelming challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, including an unprecedented campus shutdown, leaders focused on a year of …

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IU Southeast delivers $219.9 million impact on region, high return on investment for students and society13th October 2020

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – According to the results of a recent economic impact study, IU Southeast added $219.9 million in income to the region’s economy in FY 2018-19. This is equal to the sum of the operations and construction spending impacts, the visitor and student spending impacts and the alumni impact. Expressed in terms of …

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