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Diversity education graduate students gain perspective through summer service learning immersion11th August 2016

By Steven Krolak This summer, Alice Markiewicz, a graduate student in the School of Education at IU Southeast, found herself at the Iroquois Library in Louisville, discussing the taste of camel meat with a 22-year old refugee from Somalia. “I asked her what her favorite food was,” said Markiewicz. “She said it was camel, and …

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Summer Academy at Parkwood Elementary benefits Education graduate students, community1st August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For the past five years, Parkwood Elementary School in Clarksville, Ind. has been the site of a unique partnership with IU Southeast’s graduate program in teacher education: the Summer Academy. This year the Summer Academy brought IU Southeast faculty and 24 graduate students—including 11 students enrolled in the transition-to-teaching licensure …

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FAST Break is a slam dunk for student success25th July 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—This month, two dozen incoming freshmen from the class of 2020 are getting a head start on university. The freshmen are taking part in FAST Break, short for Freshman Academic Support and Transition, an academic learning and social experience designed to give incoming students a taste of college-level academic expectations …

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Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project29th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kelly Gallagher, noted literacy educator, headlined the 2016 IU Southeast Writing Project (IUSWP) annual conference, bringing a wealth of insight and experience to a workshop that attracted over 135 teachers from the Kentuckiana region to the IU Southeast campus. The event capping the project’s 14th year also marked the passing …

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Education faculty Lisa Hoffman leads workshop on adult literacy for World Refugee Day Summit20th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For a refugee, learning the language of the host community is essential to becoming integrated and leading a full and productive life. If the refugee is coming to the United States, and is already educated in her own tongue, she still needs to learn to speak and read English. It …

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Revived Project Ahead benefits local middle-schoolers and graduate students in education14th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A girl fashions a waste stream sorter from paper towel tubes. A boy makes a car from plastic bottles and yogurt containers. In another room, two middle-schoolers devise a board game that tests the player’s knowledge of World War Two. In yet another group effort, a roller coaster design emerges, …

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Lewis and Clark Expedition Commission meets at IU Southeast for the first time9th June 2016

By Steven Krolak “When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark expedition began.” These words, by historian Stephen Ambrose, are inscribed on a bronze statue of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark near the spot where the two men met in the fall of 1803. The statue is not in St. Louis, Mo., long celebrated …

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Center for Cultural Resources kits showcased at Charlestown High School’s World Fest7th June 2016

By Kristin Kennedy Charlestown High School was turned into a cultural hub earlier this spring. Kimonos, sombreros and artifacts were displayed in the library, prompting several students to ask, “What do they use this for?” Parents and students listened to and read stories in Spanish, ate food from cultures around the world and participated in …

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Dean of Education gives insight to Indiana State Board of Education2nd June 2016

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — School of Education Dean Doyin Coker-Kolo shared insights on how to improve classrooms and administrators to the State Board of Education at Indiana University Southeast on Wednesday, June 1. Following a presentation on Promising Practices in Education by Coker-Kolo and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Uric Dufrene, board member Vince Bertram …

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IU Southeast community responds to Ecuadorian quake2nd June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When 14 IU Southeast students and faculty board an American Airlines flight to Quito for the annual Summer in Ecuador program this Saturday, their luggage will contain some unusual gifts: water purifiers and chlorine makers. The devices are destined for quake-stricken regions of the South American nation, where they will …

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