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Adjunct physics faculty Laura Swessel is part of historic T. rex excavation team9th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil in Montana made headlines around the world. Laura Swessel, adjunct lecturer in physics at IU Southeast, had advance notice—she helped to excavate it. Now DIG this Swessel was one of 30 educators selected this year to take part in the Discoveries …

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New pinning ceremony celebrates the teaching profession8th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A new ceremony in the School of Education marks a milestone in the academic journey of teacher candidates. The “pinning” ceremony recognized incoming Block 1 students—those who are moving from teacher education students to teacher candidates, including undergraduates and Transition to Teaching students. They have passed CASA, ACT or SAT …

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Study Abroad: Laura Duncan remembers science, adventure and magic in Jordan1st September 2016

Laura Duncan ’13 B.A. in International Studies Biography Laura Duncan of Louisville, Ky. graduated from IU Southeast in 2013 with a B.A. in International Studies. As an undergraduate, she took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in the middle-eastern kingdom of Jordan, joining an IU Southeast class engaged in field biology research in the …

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Ceramics students earn national recognition30th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kudos to Sam Chumley and Dallas Wooten, IU Southeast fine arts students in ceramics. The impressive artwork of the two undergraduates has been accepted into two national exhibitions. “I’m thrilled that artwork from the ceramics program is being recognized at the national level,” said Brian Harper, associate professor of fine …

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Innovations boost student success and graduation rates in psychology29th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Every year at Commencement, Dr. Diane Wille, dean of research and professor of psychology, counts the number of psychology students walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. Lately the numbers have been ticking upwards, and by significant increments. The B.S. in psychology program has gone from zero to 54 …

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What’s New: Graduate Certificate in Program Leadership and Evaluation26th August 2016

What’s New at IU Southeast? Our new graduate certificate in program leadership and evaluation gives interested students the opportunity to continue their education and expand their skills in preparation for successful careers in psychology-related fields. When is it offered? Beginning fall 2016 What does it look like? The certificate requires that students take five graduate-level …

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Breaking eggs for STEM and ENL teacher training25th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Learning the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is hard enough for K-12 students. Now imagine trying to do it in a language you barely understand. Yet this is precisely what’s happening in schools across the country, as teachers cope with demands to provide STEM skills …

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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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