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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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Lewis and Clark Expedition Commission meets at IU Southeast for the first time9th June 2016

By Steven Krolak “When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark expedition began.” These words, by historian Stephen Ambrose, are inscribed on a bronze statue of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark near the spot where the two men met in the fall of 1803. The statue is not in St. Louis, Mo., long celebrated …

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Staged reading of new play by alumna Christie Baugher to be performed off-Broadway6th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—”The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul,” a new musical by IU Southeast writing alumna Christie Baugher, will be performed as a staged reading at York Theatre Company in New York, N.Y. on June 10. Billed as “part memory play, part gin-soaked vaudeville,” the work is a fictionalized imagining of the lives …

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IU Southeast community responds to Ecuadorian quake2nd June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When 14 IU Southeast students and faculty board an American Airlines flight to Quito for the annual Summer in Ecuador program this Saturday, their luggage will contain some unusual gifts: water purifiers and chlorine makers. The devices are destined for quake-stricken regions of the South American nation, where they will …

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IU Southeast librarian Courtney Block wins spot at prestigious Institute for Research Design in Librarianship1st June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Courtney Block, the instruction, reference and user engagement librarian at IU Southeast, has won a spot at the 2016 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). Block is one of only 21 applicants accepted into this year’s institute, which received hundreds of applications from 37 states. The institute takes place …

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Internship at GE Appliances leads to full-time position for business grad Hien Nguyen23rd May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When Hien Nguyen walked across the Commencement stage to receive her diploma at Freedom Hall on May 9, it was the culmination of an already eventful day. Just a few hours prior, the business major with a concentration in accounting had been hired to fill the position of intercompany controller …

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