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Senior Spotlight – Fiona Vonderheide2nd May 2024

Fiona Vonderheide Hometown: Huntingburg  Major and Minor: Psychology Bachelor of Science, Sociology minor Activities/Organizations: Psychology Club Co-President, Sociology Club Chair, member, U Bring Change 2 Mind Social Media Coordinator  Why did you choose IU Southeast? It has a tight knit community. How has IUS helped you to succeed in obtaining your degree? The teachers in the …

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Faculty Innovator: Christine Adams1st November 2022

Preventing “Zoom Out” in Synchronous Online Classroom  One of the biggest challenges with teaching in a synchronous online course is figuring out how to keep the students engaged during Zoom sessions. Visiting assistant professor of psychology, Christine Adams, Ph.D., took the traditional Think-Pair-Share class activity and adapted it to fit the online environment. “Zoom classes …

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Faculty Innovator: Daniel Hoffman16th March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—As a boy growing up in rural Virginia, Daniel Hoffman wondered how stuff worked. He dreamed of figuring out machines, before ultimately devoting his life to figuring out the organisms that create them. “I thought I wanted to build mechanical things,” Hoffman said. “But my academic area is more aimed …

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Emily Kuprianczyk ’16: Helping the community cope with crisis10th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a time of extreme social disruption, students across the country are working hard to complete their academic year. For some IU Southeast students, the Covid-19 pandemic is both a disruption and an opportunity to respond to the needs of others in the community. Emily Kuprianczyk ‘16 is working towards …

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Social Sciences Forum to discuss transgender issues15th October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Transgender issues are the focus of the first Social Sciences Forum of the academic year. Dr. Meghan Kahn, associate professor of psychology; clinical staff from Mandala House, an outpatient mental health center in Louisville; and members of the local Trans community will discuss the difference between sex and gender, social …

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IU Southeast/Kyrgyz study focuses on cross-cultural emotional intelligence13th January 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What are the keys to success in life? Birth order? Class? Education? Professional skills? Luck? Not doubt all these play a role. But an increasing body of evidence suggests that our ability to use emotional information–known as emotional intelligence–is also an important factor in determining an individual’s ability to succeed. …

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Vikings and cinnamon buns: Swedish guests bring culture and connection to IU Southeast3rd December 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast recently played host to two visitors from Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden. Dr. Linda Johansson, director of the Institute for Gerontology and Ms. Susanne Johannesson, director for international exchanges, shared insights about healthcare—and cinnamon buns—in Sweden. The two were guests of Dr. Deborah Finkel, professor of psychology and …

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