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IU Southeast ranked among best colleges for student voting30th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast students have earned the institution a place on Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll. The annual list recognizes institutions that are “doing the most to turn their students into citizens,” per the publication’s website, acknowledging the efforts of administrators to expand the culture of citizenship on …

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ICHE grant expands support for STEM education undergrads27th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)– IU Southeast has received a $325,000 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) for Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Teachers (GTST) for 2021-2023. The grant will allow the program to offer, for the first time, full-time tuition and fees to undergraduate students to become science and mathematics teachers in Indiana. Since …

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School of Education hosts National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey24th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Juliana Urtubey, recognized as National Teacher of the Year (NTOY), delivered an impassioned keynote via Zoom to School of Education students and faculty, in an event sponsored by the school, New Neighbors Education Center, and the Campus Activities Board. Urtubey teaches at Kermit R. Booker, Sr. Innovative Elementary School in …

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Dr. Donna Albrecht named Director of Graduate Education Programs17th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Donna Albrecht, associate professor of education, has been named the new Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Education. She succeeds Dr. Lisa Hoffman, who has assumed the role of IU Southeast’s Dean of Research and Graduate Programs. Albrecht, most recently recognized as Faculty Innovator of the Year …

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Community impact: Dr. Alan Zollman inducted into FCHS Hall of Fame9th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In 1963, Alan Zollman was one of only eight students in the graduating class of Lanesville Elementary School. So it was with a sense of wonder–along with awe and no small amount of terror–that he walked through the doors of the imposing new Floyd Central High School, where his class …

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AREC-produced report assesses community priorities in Floyd, Clark counties5th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has released its latest assessment of priorities for Clark and Floyd Counties. The assessment, Priorities for Progress: Assets and Aspirations in Southern Indiana 2021, was prepared for the Foundation by the IU Southeast Applied Research and Education Center (AREC). Dr. Melissa Fry, AREC director, …

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Dr. Margot Morgan receives John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement15th June 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Margot Morgan, assistant professor of political science, has received the 2021 ADP John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The national award, granted to one nominee each year since 2011, recognizes exemplary early-career leaders who are advancing …

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Necessity fuels creativity in “I Care!” mask design contest3rd May 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Necessity is the mother of invention. And there’s no bigger necessity than social distancing during a pandemic. Hence the “I Care!” mask design contest, a collaboration involving the graphic design program, Campus Life and student support offices that awarded scholarships to winning student creations. Contestants were able to enter up …

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Dr. Donna Albrecht is ILTE faculty innovator of the year25th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Donna Albrecht, professor of education in the ENL program and director of the New Neighbors Center, has received the Faculty Innovator of the Year Award from the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). Albrecht topped the field of eight nominees from across the academic disciplines, drawing recognition for …

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