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Jennifer Ortiz to join New Albany Human Rights Commission18th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice will join New Albany’s Human Rights Commission. First established in the early 1970s, the HRC is a forum whose mission is “to uphold equal opportunity for education, employment and housing for all New Albany residents while also weighing all general human …

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School of Social Sciences celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month20th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to present a series of conversations illuminating the Latinx experience in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Designated in 1968, the observation runs from Sept. 15—the independence day for a number of Latin American countries—to Oct. 15 to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of …

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IU Southeast students present research at American Society of Criminology conference30th November 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast criminal justice majors Le’Roy Ford and Hayley Jackey presented research papers at the annual American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joining them was Dr. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice. Founded in 1941, the ASC is an international organization whose members pursue …

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Bernadette Jessie receives inaugural Faculty Innovation Award24th May 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Bernadette Jessie, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology, is the recipient of the inaugural Faculty Innovation Award given by the IU Southeast Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). The ILTE Advisory Board selected Jessie from among a total of eight nominated colleagues, each working to shake up the …

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Human Trafficking Awareness Conference to highlight progress, challenges12th April 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)— Last year, human trafficking made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined. This statistic, from the website of Free2Hope, a Louisville organization that educates and equips the general public to combat trafficking, brings home the scope and the urgency of a global problem with distinctly local impacts. Amid …

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Faculty Innovators: Bernadette Jessie27th October 2016

Bernadette Jessie Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice School of Social Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A birthday cake from Kroger sits on the high kitchen table in an apartment in Orchard Lodge, with “Happy 21st Hannah” written in pink frosting. Around the table, two of …

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Internship Focus: Leah Holsclaw at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner13th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Leah Holsclaw, a junior majoring in criminal justice, has interned as a forensic autopsy technician’s assistant in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in Louisville, Ky. The internship provided Holsclaw with a sometimes jolting yet always fascinating introduction to the real world of forensic …

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Student Research Focus: Kirsten Black and Christian French bring multidisciplinary view to human trafficking study25th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kirsten Black and Christian French, graduating Honors seniors at IU Southeast, were four years old when they first met, in a preschool in Sellerburg, Ind. At that age, some of the people they study have already become victims of human trafficking. Black and French, under the supervision of Dr. Sara …

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