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Dr. Jennifer Ortiz lends expertise to PBS NewsHour story on reentry funding14th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The title says it all: “The U.S. spends billions to lock people up, but very little to help them once they’re released. That story, by journalist Casey Kuhn, appeared last week as a feature on the website of the PBS NewsHour, where Kuhn works as an associate producer. To get …

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MarketingPalooza! channels rock stars of marketing to IU Southeast12th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast School of Business is partnering with One Southern Indiana to present MarketingPalooza!, a three-part series of free presentations featuring nationally-known marketing experts. The event, made possible by a grant from the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, takes place via Zoom on April 15, April 22 and April …

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James Wilkerson to address toxic masculinity at TEDxBloomington event7th April 2021

James Wilkerson, director of staff equity and diversity and Title IX deputy at IU Southeast, will discuss toxic masculinity for a livestreamed TedxBloomington event at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Wilkerson’s talk examines the “MasculiniTree,” a unique concept derived from a legal doctrine called the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree that states if a …

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Faculty Innovator: Mildred Vernia1st April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Racing heart, clammy hands, light-headedness, upset stomach. No, this isn’t a “Twilight” marathon. These are all symptoms of numerophobia, also known as math anxiety. The trait is experienced by people all over the world. In one key 2012 study of 15- to 16-year-old students in 34 countries, nearly 60 percent …

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International Festival celebrates Kentuckiana’s growing cultural diversity31st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Say “Kentuckiana,” and Zimbabwean marimba is not what leaps to mind. But like Indian classical dance, Ethiopian cuisine and Scottish bagpipes, the sound of Zimbabwean marimba has become as distinctive a part of the region as riverboats, Lenten fish frys and horse racing. To bring the burgeoning cultural diversity of …

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Faculty Innovator: Daniel Hoffman16th March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—As a boy growing up in rural Virginia, Daniel Hoffman wondered how stuff worked. He dreamed of figuring out machines, before ultimately devoting his life to figuring out the organisms that create them. “I thought I wanted to build mechanical things,” Hoffman said. “But my academic area is more aimed …

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IU Southeast CFA team rallies for second place in annual competition1st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast finance students Danny Recktenwald, Jordan Pope-Studstill and Reynaldo Sierra-Escobedo claimed second place in this year’s Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, held virtually. The IU Southeast team was in third place after the paper round, but rebounded to place first in the presentation, good enough for second …

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IU Southeast alumni and teacher candidates propel Northaven Elementary to community partnership award1st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Northaven Elementary School of Jeffersonville, Indiana has been recognized as an Outstanding Community Partner by the Indiana Campus Compact. Formed in 1993, Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership of college and university presidents and chancellors who have committed themselves and their institutions to their communities through mutually beneficial and meaningful …

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