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Faculty Innovators: Sumreen Asim and John Ross11th October 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For a student, the academic year can sometimes feel like a roller coaster at a theme park, with its highs, lows and ecstatic relief at having survived. And wobbly knees. But what if classrooms really were theme parks? Better still: What if theme parks were classrooms? Absurd, right? Not when …

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ICHE grant expands support for STEM education undergrads27th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)– IU Southeast has received a $325,000 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) for Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Teachers (GTST) for 2021-2023. The grant will allow the program to offer, for the first time, full-time tuition and fees to undergraduate students to become science and mathematics teachers in Indiana. Since …

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IU Southeast hosts second annual Southern Indiana Regional School Counseling Conference24th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The second annual Southern Indiana Regional School Counseling Conference drew over 70 practitioners from across the region to IU Southeast for an exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices. Top-shelf speakers invited discussion on topics ranging from classroom management to public policy, and from career readiness to mental health, providing …

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School of Education hosts National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey24th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Juliana Urtubey, recognized as National Teacher of the Year (NTOY), delivered an impassioned keynote via Zoom to School of Education students and faculty, in an event sponsored by the school, New Neighbors Education Center, and the Campus Activities Board. Urtubey teaches at Kermit R. Booker, Sr. Innovative Elementary School in …

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Dr. Donna Albrecht named Director of Graduate Education Programs17th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Donna Albrecht, associate professor of education, has been named the new Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Education. She succeeds Dr. Lisa Hoffman, who has assumed the role of IU Southeast’s Dean of Research and Graduate Programs. Albrecht, most recently recognized as Faculty Innovator of the Year …

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Community impact: Dr. Alan Zollman inducted into FCHS Hall of Fame9th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In 1963, Alan Zollman was one of only eight students in the graduating class of Lanesville Elementary School. So it was with a sense of wonder–along with awe and no small amount of terror–that he walked through the doors of the imposing new Floyd Central High School, where his class …

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Dr. Donna Albrecht is ILTE faculty innovator of the year25th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Donna Albrecht, professor of education in the ENL program and director of the New Neighbors Center, has received the Faculty Innovator of the Year Award from the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). Albrecht topped the field of eight nominees from across the academic disciplines, drawing recognition for …

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IU Southeast alumni and teacher candidates propel Northaven Elementary to community partnership award1st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Northaven Elementary School of Jeffersonville, Indiana has been recognized as an Outstanding Community Partner by the Indiana Campus Compact. Formed in 1993, Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership of college and university presidents and chancellors who have committed themselves and their institutions to their communities through mutually beneficial and meaningful …

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Faculty Innovator: Donna Albrecht18th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Donna Albrecht joined IU Southeast at a pivotal moment in campus history. Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, for over two decades the guiding light of the English as a New Language (ENL) program and the force behind the New Neighbors Education Center and the School of Education’s unique partnership with schools in …

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Doyin Coker-Kolo receives Carnegie Fellowship to boost the role of women in educational leadership8th January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, professor of education, has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. As part of the fellowship, Coker-Kolo will travel to Uganda to work with faculty and students at the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University. The purpose of the fellowship is to engage in …

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