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New students receive traditional campus welcome on Induction Day20th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Over 800 students, along with their families and friends, packed the IU Southeast Activities Center on Friday, August 19 for the traditional Induction Day ceremony. Induction, also known as convocation, is the first bookend of a new student’s college career, which ends at the other bookend, graduation. Induction can be …

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Helping hands and big smiles mark Move-In Day at IU Southeast19th August 2016

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Mild weather, big smiles and a sea of helping hands greeted incoming residents for Move-In Day at IU Southeast on Thurs., August 18. Over 100 volunteers—joined by Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace—were ready to assist the new arrivals, who numbered around 320, according to Amanda Stonecipher, assistant vice chancellor for retention and student services. …

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Diversity education graduate students gain perspective through summer service learning immersion11th August 2016

By Steven Krolak This summer, Alice Markiewicz, a graduate student in the School of Education at IU Southeast, found herself at the Iroquois Library in Louisville, discussing the taste of camel meat with a 22-year old refugee from Somalia. “I asked her what her favorite food was,” said Markiewicz. “She said it was camel, and …

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Brian Harper is awarded grants to lecture at international ceramics conference3rd August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Brian Harper, associate professor of fine art in ceramics, has won two grants that will enable him to lecture and present his work at the ScanCeram conference, from Oct. 20-23 in Aalborg, Denmark. The first is an Overseas Conference Grant from IU Worldwide, which provides support for IU faculty to …

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Summer Academy at Parkwood Elementary benefits Education graduate students, community1st August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For the past five years, Parkwood Elementary School in Clarksville, Ind. has been the site of a unique partnership with IU Southeast’s graduate program in teacher education: the Summer Academy. This year the Summer Academy brought IU Southeast faculty and 24 graduate students—including 11 students enrolled in the transition-to-teaching licensure …

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Bernadette Jessie and Lisa Russell are newest FACET inductees from IU Southeast14th July 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Bernadette Jessie, associate professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice, and Dr. Lisa Russell, assistant professor of management, are the latest IU Southeast faculty to be welcomed into the ranks of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). The induction took place at the annual FACET …

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Education faculty Lisa Hoffman leads workshop on adult literacy for World Refugee Day Summit20th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For a refugee, learning the language of the host community is essential to becoming integrated and leading a full and productive life. If the refugee is coming to the United States, and is already educated in her own tongue, she still needs to learn to speak and read English. It …

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Psychology faculty Lucinda Woodward debunks black dog syndrome in Getty web forum15th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Are black dogs unadoptable? That’s the question addressed by Lucinda Woodward, professor of psychology and co-director of the international studies program at IU Southeast in an essay published on Zocalo Public Square, a web forum based at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Woodward was invited to contribute the essay …

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Revived Project Ahead benefits local middle-schoolers and graduate students in education14th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A girl fashions a waste stream sorter from paper towel tubes. A boy makes a car from plastic bottles and yogurt containers. In another room, two middle-schoolers devise a board game that tests the player’s knowledge of World War Two. In yet another group effort, a roller coaster design emerges, …

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