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Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin1st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—John-Robert Curtin, adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice, is from New England. Gentle in his delivery, yet he doesn’t mince words: The first assignment his students receive in CJ 313: Peace, Conflict and Social Justice is to write their own obituaries. As a way for an instructor to hammer …

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Greg Kordsmeier recognized for distinguished contributions to teaching in sociology26th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Greg Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been awarded the 2020 John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA). The award recognizes excellence in some activity enhancing the teaching of sociology either for the NCSA or within the North Central region. “It is …

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Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells19th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Not many courses conclude with the students voting to exile the instructor. Not many instructors would be happy about it. But Jeremy Wells, associate professor of English, isn’t just any instructor. Wearing a zombie mask and communicating only in grunts, Wells humbly accepted banishment at the end of his literature …

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World 101: Global Literacy Series continues at Social Sciences on Tap with a focus on Spain10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Will Spain pull apart? That question is the subject of the next Social Sciences On Tap, Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops in New Albany. The talk, “The Fraying Ties That Bind,” is presented by Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and …

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Southern Indiana School Counseling Conference brings experts and practitioners to campus for day of intensive sharing10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The inaugural Southern Indiana School Counseling Conference brought experts and practitioners to campus for a day of intensive sharing in a critical area of education. School counselors generally acquire professional development by attending teachers’ conferences, which are not geared to their needs. So the IU Southeast School of Education worked …

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Omar Attum wins Fulbright Specialist Award6th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has won a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over two weeks in the summer of 2020, Attum will complete a project at the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan that aims to exchange knowledge …

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Sumreen Asim honored by Hoosier Association of Science Teachers24th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, has received the 2020 Distinguished Award for Innovative College Science Teaching from the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI). According to Asim, the award recognizes the innovative work of integrating technology in science methods coursework for IU Southeast’s …

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Social Sciences team takes “Top Prof” prize at Spring Teaching Symposium20th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Imagine trying to teach students how to count to ten in Klingon. Or to commit the perfect murder, using poison. Or identifying Fibonacci sequences in nature. Those were some of the challenges given to teams of IU Southeast faculty members during the “Top Prof” teaching competition, held during the 24th …

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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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