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School of Social Sciences joins Jeffersonville Township Public Library to revisit the past, address the present14th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What if we could sit down with the people who founded New Albany, Jeffersonville and Clarksville, compare notes on social issues in our communities, and discuss how to address them? That’s the idea behind a collaboration between the IU Southeast School of Social Sciences and the Jeffersonville Township Public Library. …

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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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Conflict management workshop aims to help us get along29th January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Be it ever so successful, every organization in America deals with conflict. A lot of conflict. In fact, by some estimates, up to 40 percent of managers’ time is devoted to addressing interpersonal conflict in the workplace. Conflict also runs rampant in our individual, domestic and civic relationships. And on …

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IU Southeast hosts internship event for people with disabilities21st January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For the first time, IU Southeast will host an internship event for people with physical disabilities, including students who are blind or visually impaired, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and students who use wheelchairs. All internships are paid and include living arrangements. Housing and transportation assistance is …

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IU Southeast PR students partner with EMPOWER youth coalition to prevent drug use in Scott County14th January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott County, Indiana, has one of the highest per capita rates of opioid addiction in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rank it as the 32nd most vulnerable county in America–out of a total of 3,142–placing it in the top one percent. For one group of committed …

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IU Southeast student-athletes partner with Rotary Club of New Albany to bring Christmas cheer to needy kids, families20th December 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Christmas will be a bit more festive for 15 needy New Albany kids, thanks to IU Southeast student-athletes. The 20 Grenadiers, organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), responded to a call for volunteers from the Rotary Club of New Albany, which had donated $750 for gifts, to be distributed …

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Sustainability Council Chair Robin Frederick presents research at national conference2nd December 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Fresh from wrapping up a successful inaugural Sustainability Month at IU Southeast, Robin Frederick has taken the campus’s green commitment to another level. Frederick, an Honors Program student and chair of the IU Southeast sustainability council, presented the results of her research at the recent national conference of the Association …

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International delegation visits IU Southeast on eve of elections20th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–On the eve of last week’s elections, IU Southeast welcomed an international delegation to campus for a conversation about democracy, American style. The multi-disciplinary group included Hrvoye Kresic, a TV reporter from Croatia; Swaraj Shekhar Shetty, digital specialist from India; Roni Elon Frajnd, senior advisor to the President of Israel; …

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