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Robert Rennie is Faculty Innovator of the Year21st April 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind)–Dr. Robert Rennie, assistant professor of history, has been recognized as Faculty Innovator of the Year by the board of directors of the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). The award recognizes the effort put forth by faculty who have redesigned their courses or introduced new courses with innovative, …

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Seven IU Southeast faculty members receive IU Trustees Teaching Awards11th April 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Seven IU Southeast faculty members have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2021 calendar year. The IU Trustees Teaching Awards were first awarded in 2000-2001 to recognize and enhance excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. The awards are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time …

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International Festival returns7th April 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast International Festival returns with a standout lineup of entertainment and cuisine, bringing the world to the New Albany campus. This year’s festival will take place on Monday, April 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County Amphitheater, behind the Ogle Center. Sponsored …

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Faculty Innovator: Ken Stammerman1st April 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The year was 1987. Iran and Iraq were at war, and had begun to target one another’s oil-production infrastructure, menacing tankers and giving the conflict a global dimension. Nestled between the warring parties was Kuwait, a tiny emirate shipping its oil to clients abroad. To protect these shipments, the U.S. launched …

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Two IU Southeast students are Fulbright semifinalists18th March 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Teagan Sage ’20 and Rebekah Smith were recognized as Fulbright semifinalists. Sage was shortlisted for a research grant in Austria. Smith is one step closer to a teaching assistantship in Bahrain. “A Fulbright fellowship is one of the highest academic honors a college graduate can receive,” said Dr. Lisa Hoffman, …

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Faculty Innovator: Robert Rennie3rd March 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last week Russia invaded Ukraine, unleashing a global firestorm with unforeseeable consequences. All because of one man’s interpretation of history. Dr. Robert Rennie, assistant professor of history and resident European specialist, tossed his prepared syllabi to focus his students’ attention on the roots and realities of the war. His method …

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Faculty Innovator: Quinn Dauer9th December 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Yes or no: Was Argentine populist Juan Perón a fascist? Was the 1910 Mexican Revolution a Communist revolution? Did the CIA try to assassinate Fidel Castro? These questions are samples from an innovative class assignment given by Dr. Quinn Dauer, associate professor of history and international studies. The assignment challenges …

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IU Southeast selected to participate in Global Civic Literacy project22nd October 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast has been accepted into Global Civic Literacy (GLC), a one-year initiative designed to help students increase their knowledge of global society and understand how global issues influence the lives of everyday citizens. GLC is a partnership involving the American Democracy Project of the American Association of State Colleges …

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IU Southeast ranked among best colleges for student voting30th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast students have earned the institution a place on Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll. The annual list recognizes institutions that are “doing the most to turn their students into citizens,” per the publication’s website, acknowledging the efforts of administrators to expand the culture of citizenship on …

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AREC-produced report assesses community priorities in Floyd, Clark counties5th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has released its latest assessment of priorities for Clark and Floyd Counties. The assessment, Priorities for Progress: Assets and Aspirations in Southern Indiana 2021, was prepared for the Foundation by the IU Southeast Applied Research and Education Center (AREC). Dr. Melissa Fry, AREC director, …

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