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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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Freshman Noah Barnes wins Voices of Change speech contest31st January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Noah Barnes, a freshman from Sellersburg, Ind. majoring in chemistry, has won the 2020 Voices of Change speech contest, earning a scholarship valued at $250. The subject of his speech was, “Procrastination Doesn’t Pay: The Benefits of Investing Early.” Barnes urged listeners to consider the true costs of retirement, and …

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Children’s book by communications student Jolisha Hines is a labor of love, memory, hope11th February 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s pretty common for the IU Southeast Library to buy books by faculty members. It’s definitely less common for it to buy books by current students. Then again, The Magic ABC House, by Jolisha Hines, a communications major at IU Southeast, is an uncommon book. It’s a children’s alphabet book …

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Faculty Innovator: Yunmi Choi21st November 2018

Yunmi Choi Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication School of Arts and Letters               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Yunmi Choi, assistant professor of strategic communication, can explain why classic rock is used in beer and truck commercials during football games. It’s because of the reminiscence bump, an advertising term …

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How a speech class at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda4th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month, a class assignment at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda. The class is SPCH-S 324, Persuasive Speaking. The village is Jinja, on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the Nile. For their first class assignment, each student is required to donate one …

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StratComm Expo gets real about a career in strategic communication26th April 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—What’s so great about a career in strategic communication? A lot, as students found out at the inaugural StratComm Expo this month. A panel of insightful and encouraging professionals and an information/networking fair with representatives from nearly a dozen local and regional businesses provided perspective on this dynamic field. They …

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Voices of Change speech contest a shout-out for peaceful progress19th January 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Bone-chilling temperatures were no match for the energy radiating from the sixth annual Voices of Change speech contest, held Wednesday evening in University Center North before an audience of faculty, staff, students, families and friends. Emily Cain, a sophomore French major with a minor in education from Lanesville, Ind., claimed …

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