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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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Staged reading of new play by alumna Christie Baugher to be performed off-Broadway6th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—”The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul,” a new musical by IU Southeast writing alumna Christie Baugher, will be performed as a staged reading at York Theatre Company in New York, N.Y. on June 10. Billed as “part memory play, part gin-soaked vaudeville,” the work is a fictionalized imagining of the lives …

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Communication studies grad Liz Rozengard wins scholarship to Worldwide Radio Summit19th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—So you’re a communication studies major taking a selfie with radio legend Larry King. What’s going through your mind? “I was definitely hyped,” said Liz Rozengard, who met King last month during the Worldwide Radio Summit at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Rozengard, a 2016 graduate in …

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