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Model United Nations wrestles with momentous challenges, and abides1st December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–There was a chance that the high school and collegiate Model United Nations, two mainstays of the IU Southeast academic year, would join the long list of events scratched in the wake of, well, 2020. Although deprived of its traditional in-person venue as well as long-serving leadership, with the retirement …

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AREC presents Forward Together revitalization recommendations for Scott County9th November 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast’s Applied Research Education Center (AREC) has presented “Forward Together,” a report that establishes baseline data to guide future community and economic development efforts in Scott County, Indiana. The report, commissioned by the Scott County Community Foundation and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., draws upon exhaustive surveys of …

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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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International Education Week rolls out virtual events30th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 2020 International Education Week kicks off on Monday, November 16, with a series of virtual events designed to nurture curiosity, expand cultural literacy and keep alive the globetrotting spirit in all of us. The IU Southeast’s Office of Study Abroad and Global Awareness (SAGA) has designed a prelude program …

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Jennifer Ortiz and James Wilkerson help drive diversity and empowerment in NuLu29th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–This year’s protests against racial and social injustice in Louisville were a full-throated demand for change. But how, specifically, can that energy and vision truly transform the community? To help answer that question, IU Southeast’s Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and James Wilkerson recently lent their expertise to the NuLu Business Association’s …

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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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Why Voting Matters to Me: Civility rules as students speak up in panel discussion30th September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast students voiced their hopes, concerns and intentions in the first Why Voting Matters to Me forum on Monday evening. Organized and facilitated by Dr. Margot Morgan, assistant professor of political science, the event featured opinions from across the current political spectrum, offering strongly felt and intensely personal perspectives …

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Campus Summit drives global civic literacy25th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–“What happens abroad doesn’t stay abroad.” That was the message of keynote speaker Charles Hopkins, director of education and learning at the Council on Foreign Relations, delivered earlier this week at the first Campus Summit on Global Civic Literacy. Hopkins addressed over 65 faculty and staff members keen to share …

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Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier is Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences24th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. He succeeds Dr. Kelly Ryan, now Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA). Dr. Kordsmeier has taught the Sociology of Health and Medicine, Social Problems, Social Theory, …

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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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