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Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin1st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—John-Robert Curtin, adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice, is from New England. Gentle in his delivery, yet he doesn’t mince words: The first assignment his students receive in CJ 313: Peace, Conflict and Social Justice is to write their own obituaries. As a way for an instructor to hammer …

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Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lights up campus with awareness, advocacy and artistry23rd March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 21st annual Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lit up campus on Saturday, February 29 with a full slate of workshops, presentations and activities to build Latinx self-awareness and empowerment. This was the first time the conference was held at IU Southeast–or south of Bloomington, for that matter–and faculty advisors Veronica …

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Resolving Conflicts workshop: building civility one relationship at a time20th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Conflict is inevitable. But it can actually be a positive thing if we learn to deal with it correctly. Likewise, negative behaviors such as bullying, harassment and violence are learned, and can be prevented, corrected and reversed with proper training and tools. This was the theme of the one-day workshop, …

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Dr. Jennifer Ortiz named one of Southern Indiana “Top 20 under 40”11th July 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, has been selected as one of the leading professionals under 40 years old in Southern Indiana by Southern Indiana Business Magazine, a publication of the News and Tribune. The “Top 20 under 40” distinction recognizes professional accomplishments and volunteerism in …

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IU Southeast students source inspiration at Indiana Latino Leadership Conference26th February 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Fourteen students attended the 2019 Indiana Latino Leadership Conference (ILLC) at IU Bloomington, accompanied by faculty members Dr. Veronica Medina and Dr. Jennifer Ortiz. The conference, now in its 20th year, cultivates the exchange of ideas, values and beliefs in order to promote scholarship, leadership, cultural awareness and community. The …

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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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