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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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Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Educators program welcomes new participants21st December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–STEM education has a bright future in Indiana. That is the inescapable impression from the Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Educators Today (GTST) Virtual Fall Teacher Institute convened by IU Southeast’s School of Education. The event, co-chaired by Drs. Alan Zollman, Sumreen Asim and Lisa Hoffman, all of the School of Education, …

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Faculty innovator: Steffany Comfort Maher14th December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Sometimes your calling is right where you thought it would be. Sometimes you stumble across it by accident. Sometimes it arises out of the ashes of what you thought your calling was. That last scenario describes the way it was for Steffany Comfort Maher, assistant professor of English education. Maher …

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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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Campus community recognizes recipients of 2020 Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards9th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–As part of the annual State of the Campus ceremony, IU Southeast executive leaders presented the 2020 Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards. Recipients were introduced by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Kelly Ryan, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Amanda Stonecipher and Vice Chancellor for Administrative …

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Faculty Innovator: Cathy Johnson6th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For Cathy Johnson, associate professor of education, social studies is all about connection. It’s about the connection of person to person, person to the world, past to present–and to future. The teaching of social studies is the art of opening minds and hearts to these connections. It’s about translating material …

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Sumreen Asim recognized as a SITE Emerging Leader for 202017th September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, has been named an Emerging Leader for 2020 by the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). She is one of only two scholars nationally to be so recognized by the organization, which will hold its annual National …

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Dr. Sumreen Asim is the 2019-20 ILTE faculty innovator of the year19th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, is the 2019-20 Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE) faculty innovator of the year. The award, announced at the ILTE Mini-Conference, recognizes Asim’s drive to cultivate a mindset of continuous innovation not only in her own classroom, but …

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Scott Wade ’07 is a finalist for Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year3rd August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott Wade ’07 remembers the day his teaching career began. It was in late September, 2001. Wade, an award-winning journalist, was writing a story for the Courier Journal about ESL programs in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and stopped in at Atherton High School to observe a class in session. …

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