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Kristin Gilbert ’12 brings the smiles in adaptive theatre production13th May 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into lockdown, Kristen Gilbert ’12 had an idea to overcome the isolation: a virtual stage play that would allow socially distanced performers to share in a common effort. The result is “A Smile Is Never Far Away,” a musical variety show written and …

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Necessity fuels creativity in “I Care!” mask design contest3rd May 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Necessity is the mother of invention. And there’s no bigger necessity than social distancing during a pandemic. Hence the “I Care!” mask design contest, a collaboration involving the graphic design program, Campus Life and student support offices that awarded scholarships to winning student creations. Contestants were able to enter up …

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Phil Thomas named 2020 Middle School Educator of the Year by Indiana Music Educator’s Association31st January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Phil Thomas, longtime director of the IU Southeast concert band and adjunct instructor in the music education program, has been named Middle School Educator of the Year by the Indiana Music Educator’s Association (IMEA). Aside from his duties at IU Southeast, Thomas teaches band at Highland Hills Middle School, and …

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Romeo and Juliet — theatre for a star-crossed year15th January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The show must go on. Those words cannot be attributed to Shakespeare. But they encompass the persistence and passion that have combined to bring his tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to the stage at IU Southeast, in this most star-crossed of years. In this production, Daniel Hill has re-crafted Shakespeare’s …

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Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural20th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Cumberland dragon has been spotted in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg! Over fifty feet long, with purple scales and syrupy yellow eyes, it has been seen moving among the wild mushrooms and mountain laurel, while in the woods beyond, a flying saucer has been seen abducting a pickup …

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Faculty Innovator: Anne Allen1st September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For Anne Allen, professor of fine arts, learning begins with unlearning. Through classroom strategies involving exploration, creativity and play, she helps students shed the constrictions of traditional education and become independent lifelong learners and global citizens. A distinguished record Allen joined the IU Southeast faculty as the institution’s first art …

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Virtual concert to celebrate women composers and Ars Femina Digital Library24th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A virtual concert of works by women composers will shine a light on their creative prowess while unveiling a new feature of the IU Southeast Library. The virtual concert is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, to coincide with the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women …

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Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company17th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Matt Street ’19 has been selected to join the Professional Training Company (PTC) at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The apprenticeship program gives 39 members in all areas of performance, production and management the opportunity to produce a full season of shows focused on new works and emerging artists. Street is …

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Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic30th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Kentuckiana, Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts for printmaking, and her partner, artist and educator Rudy Salgado, were forced to close their Louisville printmaking studio, Calliope Arts. “We found ourselves alone with a fully-equipped studio for the first time,” Crum said. It didn’t …

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