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Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company17th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Matt Street ’19 has been selected to join the Professional Training Company (PTC) at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The apprenticeship program gives 39 members in all areas of performance, production and management the opportunity to produce a full season of shows focused on new works and emerging artists. Street is …

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Madison Wolf ’20 creates externship program for Waggoner High School students11th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Students at Waggoner High School in Louisville considering a career in healthcare can thank Madison Wolf ’20 for giving them a head start. As a workforce development intern for Trilogy Health Services last year, the organizational communication major helped to create an externship program that gives Waggoner students experience in …

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Scott Wade ’07 is a finalist for Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year3rd August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott Wade ’07 remembers the day his teaching career began. It was in late September, 2001. Wade, an award-winning journalist, was writing a story for the Courier Journal about ESL programs in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and stopped in at Atherton High School to observe a class in session. …

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Jennifer Ortiz and Kimberly Wrigley ’19: Community supervision inhibits successful re-entry8th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In an article in Corrections, the journal of the Corrections Division of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and her former student, Kimberly Wrigley ’19 write that community supervision inhibits successful re-entry. Community supervision consists of a system of probation and parole, bolstered by monitoring and …

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Suzie Curts ’18: frontline nursing on the Pine Ridge Reservation18th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Suzie Curts ’18 is literally living her dream. The standout nursing graduate is an outpatient clinic nurse in the Kyle Health Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. That dream was hatched during her junior and senior years in the IU Southeast School of Nursing, when she …

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Emily Kuprianczyk ’16: Helping the community cope with crisis10th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a time of extreme social disruption, students across the country are working hard to complete their academic year. For some IU Southeast students, the Covid-19 pandemic is both a disruption and an opportunity to respond to the needs of others in the community. Emily Kuprianczyk ‘16 is working towards …

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Craig Smith ’15, math teacher and viral TikTok sensation, meets students where they are4th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s a rare middle school math teacher who dances his way to social media stardom. Craig Smith ’15, a math teacher at Oldham County Middle School in LaGrange, Kentucky, is rare. Smith’s TikTok dance videos, intended to engage his students at Oldham Middle School, have gone viral, gaining over one …

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Dr. Tom Wolf, emeritus professor of political science, remembered13th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast community mourns the passing of Dr. Thomas Philip “Tom” Wolf, professor emeritus of political science and former dean of the School of Social Sciences. A passionate educator and scholar, Wolf is remembered as a consummate intellectual, driven by the pursuit of knowledge and a love for ideas, …

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