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IU Southeast/Kyrgyz study focuses on cross-cultural emotional intelligence13th January 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What are the keys to success in life? Birth order? Class? Education? Professional skills? Luck? Not doubt all these play a role. But an increasing body of evidence suggests that our ability to use emotional information–known as emotional intelligence–is also an important factor in determining an individual’s ability to succeed. …

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Faculty Innovator: Gary Pinkston12th December 2018

Gary Pinkston Associate Professor of Education School of Education               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Gary Pinkston, associate professor of education and educational technology instructor, asked a volunteer to grip his arm, as the class looked on. The volunteer gripped hard. Pinkston tried to free himself by pulling back, …

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Vikings and cinnamon buns: Swedish guests bring culture and connection to IU Southeast3rd December 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast recently played host to two visitors from Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden. Dr. Linda Johansson, director of the Institute for Gerontology and Ms. Susanne Johannesson, director for international exchanges, shared insights about healthcare—and cinnamon buns—in Sweden. The two were guests of Dr. Deborah Finkel, professor of psychology and …

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Faculty Innovator: Yunmi Choi21st November 2018

Yunmi Choi Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication School of Arts and Letters               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Yunmi Choi, assistant professor of strategic communication, can explain why classic rock is used in beer and truck commercials during football games. It’s because of the reminiscence bump, an advertising term …

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Lisa Russell wins global recognition for innovative use of technology2nd November 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Lisa Russell, associate professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship in the School of Business, has won honorable mention at the Turnitin Global Innovation Awards. The awards recognize students, educators, administrators and institutions worldwide with a passion for academic integrity. Through the use of Turnitin tools, award-winners support student learning by, …

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Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition celebrates spirit of experimentation22nd October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 2018 Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition puts the spotlight on a dozen instructors, with works in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and mixed media. The exhibition runs until October 31 in the Barr Gallery, during normal opening hours. Like their students, art instructors are constantly experimenting …

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Susanna Crum to lead Mid-America Print Council12th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts (printmaking), has been elected board president of the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) for 2018-2020. Crum becomes the second IU Southeast printmaking faculty member to lead the organization. Brian Jones, emeritus professor of fine arts, was president in 2000-2002. “I’m excited to maintain the …

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Lisa Book and Jeff Byrne win honors from MidAmerican Business Deans Association9th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Lisa Book and Jeff Byrne, lecturers in accounting, have won third place honors in the 2018 MidAmerican Business Deans Association (MABDA) Innovation in Business Education Award Program. The awards seek to “encourage innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education by recognizing creative and unique strategies or programs that …

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