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Multicultural Student Graduation Celebration honors achievements of diverse students3rd June 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Never give up! That was the message at this year’s Multicultural Student Graduation Celebration. IU Trustee Jeremy Morris delivered the keynote, urging students to tap into their unique experience for inspiration, persistence and guidance. “As students from diverse backgrounds, you may have an extra hill to climb, but that also …

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Library unveils Social Justice and Diversity Collection10th February 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a ceremony by turns solemn and uplifting, interim Chancellor Dr. Kathryn Girten cut the ribbon to officially open the new Social Justice and Diversity Collection in the IU Southeast Library. The collection is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old EMT nurse from Louisville killed …

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Campus community recognizes recipients of 2021 distinguished teaching and service awards5th October 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–As part of the 2021 State of the Campus ceremony, the first traditional faculty-staff event to be held on campus since the reopening, IU Southeast executive leaders presented the 2021 Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards. Recipients were introduced by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Kelly Ryan, Vice Chancellor …

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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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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: Donna Albrecht18th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Donna Albrecht joined IU Southeast at a pivotal moment in campus history. Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, for over two decades the guiding light of the English as a New Language (ENL) program and the force behind the New Neighbors Education Center and the School of Education’s unique partnership with schools in …

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IU Southeast partners with the Indiana Latino Institute to offer scholarships for Indiana Latino students11th February 2021

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) recently announced enhanced partnerships with IU Southeast and other Indiana higher education institutions to increase postsecondary education attainment in the Latino community through the Indiana Latino Institute Higher Education Consortium. In addition, IU Southeast has committed to funding scholarships for academically gifted, low-income Latino youth over the next five years. …

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Doyin Coker-Kolo receives Carnegie Fellowship to boost the role of women in educational leadership8th January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, professor of education, has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. As part of the fellowship, Coker-Kolo will travel to Uganda to work with faculty and students at the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University. The purpose of the fellowship is to engage in …

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