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Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project29th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kelly Gallagher, noted literacy educator, headlined the 2016 IU Southeast Writing Project (IUSWP) annual conference, bringing a wealth of insight and experience to a workshop that attracted over 135 teachers from the Kentuckiana region to the IU Southeast campus. The event capping the project’s 14th year also marked the passing …

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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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MIS director Deborah Finkel elected president of Behavior Genetics Association27th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Deborah Finkel, professor of psychology and director of the graduate Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program at IU Southeast, has been elected president of the Behavior Genetics Association (BGA). Founded in 1970, the BGA is an international organization of leading scholars that promotes the scientific study of the interrelationship of …

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IU Southeast grads view academic futures18th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast graduates from all disciplines are moving on. Many are finding their way into careers, while others are poised to pursue graduate degrees. And some of these students have already been accepted to academic programs, including those at IU Southeast. We are proud to share news of some of …

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Student Conference awards recognize excellence in research26th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The 2016 IU Southeast Student Conference concluded on Friday, April 22 with an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding research in a wide variety of areas. The winners are listed below. Graduate Session Award Winner Title of Presentation Faculty Advisor Chancellor’s Award for Creative Achievement Tuesday Guernsey “Ecological Analysis of Rio …

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IU Southeast team wins CFA Institute Research Challenge for third time25th February 2016

By Steven Krolak — NEW ALBANY, Ind. —  For the third time, the IU Southeast team took top honors at the eighth annual local CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC) sponsored by CFA Society Louisville. The competition took place on Wed., Feb. 24 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville. The victorious IU Southeast team was composed of …

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Education faculty Lisa Hoffman to present cultural proficiency research at national conference22nd February 2016

By Steven Krolak Elementary and secondary school classrooms across the country are becoming more ethnically diverse. Yet diversity is actually declining within the teaching profession itself. This can lead to disconnects between increasingly white, middle-class teachers and their culturally varied students. Teacher education programs strive to prepare their students to succeed in this environment. But …

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Closing gaps: School counseling graduate students making a difference30th November 2015

By Steven Krolak NEW ALBANY, Ind. – In the race to improve student achievement in kindergarten through grade 12, the focus is generally on teachers. But school counselors also have an important role to play, as they deal with issues that can inhibit student success. Two of these issues are attendance and behavior. These are …

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Interdisciplinary studies director leads international organization24th November 2015

By Steven Krolak Dr. Deborah Finkel, professor of psychology and director of the interdisciplinary studies graduate program (MIS) at IU Southeast has just completed her first year as president of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs or AGLSP. It’s kind of a big deal. The AGLSP is a professional organization devoted to the range of interdisciplinary …

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