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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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IU Southeast accounting students receive KyCPA scholarships18th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Five IU Southeast accounting students will receive a total of $7,000 in scholarships from the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA). The students are: Casie Adams, Amanda Brandstetter, Troy Nally, Jacob Schmidt, and Hannah Wilbert. This marks the first time the KyCPA, which this year will award 43 students …

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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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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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