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D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships14th July 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson have been awarded American Advertising Federation (AAF) Louisville Education Foundation scholarships. Cunningham, a senior from Louisville majoring in strategic communication, has received the Louisville Advertising Federation’s annual Diversity Scholarship, a $2500 gift dedicated to minority students. Henderson, a senior majoring in strategic communication, received the …

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Race in the classroom: Faculty to focus course content on the current moment10th July 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast faculty are strengthening their classroom focus on race for Fall 2020. Reflecting the immediacy and urgency of events and conversations transforming life in Kentuckiana and the United States, a number of instructors have committed to devoting one-third or more of their course content to race. In some cases, …

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“That’s the Title IX guy!”–A conversation with Dr. James Wilkerson15th June 2020

This spring, Dr. James Joseph “Joey” Wilkerson joined IU Southeast as the new Director of Staff Equity and Diversity and Title IX Deputy, succeeding Dr. Darlene Posey Young. His arrival coincided with the closure of campus due to Covid-19, so he did not enjoy the full campus welcome. But the IU Southeast community soon came …

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Jennifer Ortiz to lead new grant-funded re-entry project in Louisville21st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Of every 100 incarcerated people released into the community in Kentucky, 32 will return to jail within three years. Of those on parole or probation, the number is over 50. This high rate of recidivism is not inevitable. It is often the consequence of social environment, a person’s pre-arrest circumstances, …

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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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Ashley Lopez wins Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship29th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Ashley Lopez, a senior majoring in political science and currently interning in the Indiana General Assembly, has received a $3,000 scholarship from Verizon Communications. She is one of only four students in the state to be honored, and the first from IU Southeast. The Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship is open …

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Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lights up campus with awareness, advocacy and artistry23rd March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 21st annual Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lit up campus on Saturday, February 29 with a full slate of workshops, presentations and activities to build Latinx self-awareness and empowerment. This was the first time the conference was held at IU Southeast–or south of Bloomington, for that matter–and faculty advisors Veronica …

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Freshman Noah Barnes wins Voices of Change speech contest31st January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Noah Barnes, a freshman from Sellersburg, Ind. majoring in chemistry, has won the 2020 Voices of Change speech contest, earning a scholarship valued at $250. The subject of his speech was, “Procrastination Doesn’t Pay: The Benefits of Investing Early.” Barnes urged listeners to consider the true costs of retirement, and …

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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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