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Faculty Innovator: Jean Abshire1st September 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—“Wow!” That’s what Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and international studies said, when she learned that her teaching practice had not been attempted before. Abshire wanted to transform a simulation designed for face-to-face classroom instruction into an asynchronous learning experience for her online Latin American Politics course, …

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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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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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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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World 101: Global Literacy Series continues at Social Sciences on Tap with a focus on Spain10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Will Spain pull apart? That question is the subject of the next Social Sciences On Tap, Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops in New Albany. The talk, “The Fraying Ties That Bind,” is presented by Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and …

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Exiled Turkish journalist shares experiences of Erdogan’s rise and the importance of press freedom21st October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Abdulhamit Bilici, a leading Turkish journalist now living in exile in the U.S., visited IU Southeast last week, giving students and the community a rare insight into events in his homeland, at a time of heightened relevance and interest for Americans. Bilici spoke to international studies students in an Introduction …

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Roger Howard ’18 meets with Vice President of Taiwan12th July 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last month, Roger Howard ’18 sat down to discuss international affairs with someone who knows a lot about the subject: Vice President Dr. Chen Chien-jen of Taiwan. Howard, who majored in political science and minored in international studies, was in Taiwan as a recipient of a Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship, part …

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Dr. Jean Abshire selected as IU Mosaic Fellow23rd May 2019

Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and international studies, has been selected as an Indiana University Mosaic Fellow. The Mosaic Initiative supports innovative classroom design, research and active learning in all IU classrooms. The goals of the Mosaic Initiative are to prepare faculty to teach in active learning classrooms, build a community of …

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