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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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Coming Together: Post-election forum aims to bridge partisan divides1st November 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What will happen on November 3? Nobody knows. But regardless of the outcome of this year’s election, which may or may not be immediately clear, people of all political orientations will resume their lives on November 4. For most, that means working, shopping, learning and living alongside those with differing …

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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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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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Madison Wolf ’20 creates externship program for Waggoner High School students11th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Students at Waggoner High School in Louisville considering a career in healthcare can thank Madison Wolf ’20 for giving them a head start. As a workforce development intern for Trilogy Health Services last year, the organizational communication major helped to create an externship program that gives Waggoner students experience in …

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D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships14th July 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson have been awarded American Advertising Federation (AAF) Louisville Education Foundation scholarships. Cunningham, a senior from Louisville majoring in strategic communication, has received the Louisville Advertising Federation’s annual Diversity Scholarship, a $2500 gift dedicated to minority students. Henderson, a senior majoring in strategic communication, received the …

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