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Faculty innovator: Sandra Johnson22nd January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Sandra Johnson remembers playing teacher as a child, in a classroom of make-believe students. “Gaining knowledge, and sharing it, were my ultimate goals,” she said. Today, as senior lecturer in the areas of allied health and health information management, she prepares real live students to enter a career that didn’t …

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IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences receives $1 million gift to create new scholarship13th January 2021

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – IU Southeast received a generous gift to the School of Natural Sciences by Mark Holloway in honor of his late wife and IU Southeast alumna Teresa Blessinger. The $1 million gift will create the Teresa Blessinger Memorial Scholarship for IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences students. “We are very grateful for …

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IU Southeast biology students to participate in SEA PHAGES program7th December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast biology students will now benefit from membership in a national research community. That community is called SEA-PHAGES, which is short for Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science. It is jointly administered by a research team at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical …

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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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Sustainability grad Brandi Roads ’20 helps put Clarksville in the shade21st October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Clarksville is hot. With its preponderance of built-up areas, including shopping malls, streets, interstate freeways and parking lots, the city is 4.8 degrees F hotter in the summer than it should be–a textbook heat island. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heat islands are defined as areas where …

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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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Sustainability student Kaycee Ranney helps solve Florida mystery7th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A tuft of fur. A wooden hand-rail, clawed and splintered. A request for help in identifying a mysterious predator. Sounds like a reboot of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” but in fact these are the pieces of a real-life puzzle solved by Kaycee Ranney, a senior from Louisville majoring in …

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Math department recalculates for fall success22nd September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–How has the mathematics department adapted to the pandemic? Let us count the ways. The math lab, run by Senior Lecturer Cindy Light, has gone virtual, with free online tutoring via Zoom–extra equipment was purchased to enable student tutors to help their peers without leaving their safe spaces. Instructors Mildred …

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From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe23rd June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last October, Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor and coordinator of secondary education, presented two papers and led a vigorous discussion on e-learning at the 48th Annual Conference of Chemistry Teachers with International Participation in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the time, Bulgarian educators were seeking new ideas for reform amid demographic contraction in rural …

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Faculty promotions boost academic culture11th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to recognize the following faculty members who have received promotions. Faculty Member School Title Terri Beard Education Senior Lecturer Todd Grote Natural Sciences Associate Professor Bernadette Jessie Social Sciences Full Professor Cathy Johnson Education Associate Professor Barbara Kutis Arts and Letters Associate Professor Alysa Lambert Business …

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