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Kristin Gilbert ’12 brings the smiles in adaptive theatre production13th May 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into lockdown, Kristen Gilbert ’12 had an idea to overcome the isolation: a virtual stage play that would allow socially distanced performers to share in a common effort. The result is “A Smile Is Never Far Away,” a musical variety show written and …

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Necessity fuels creativity in “I Care!” mask design contest3rd May 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Necessity is the mother of invention. And there’s no bigger necessity than social distancing during a pandemic. Hence the “I Care!” mask design contest, a collaboration involving the graphic design program, Campus Life and student support offices that awarded scholarships to winning student creations. Contestants were able to enter up …

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Pinnacle Honor Society recognizes IU Southeast’s non-traditional students30th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Seventeen IU Southeast non-traditional students have been inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society. Founded in 1989, the Pinnacle Honor Society is now a national organization of over 150 member institutions (including IU Bloomington and IU Southeast) that recognizes the academic and personal achievements of non-traditional students who have had to …

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IU Southeast welcomes IU President-elect Dr. Pamela Whitten29th April 2021

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Pamela Whitten, Indiana University president-elect, made her first visit to IU Southeast on Tuesday. She was greeted warmly by Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace, before touring the campus and meeting with the Cabinet, Faculty Senate and deans, as well as local journalists and reporters from The Horizon. Dr. Whitten succeeds President Michael A. …

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New ILTE Academic Media Production Space expands horizons for faculty and students26th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Don’t be surprised if the videos, online classes and other presentations by IU Southeast faculty start to look more polished, tech-savvy, and . . . well . . . cool. That’s because IU Southeast now has its own Dreamworks: the Academic Media and Production (AMP) Space at the Institute for …

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6th annual Digital Marketing Conference brings cutting edge to campus26th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The countdown to the 6th Annual Digital Marketing Conference has begun. This year’s “DigiMarCon”, in a Zoom webinar format, is scheduled for Thursday, April 29 (to register, visit the webpage here). As in years past, the conference brings together professionals and students to learn about the ongoing trends in digital …

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Dr. Donna Albrecht is ILTE faculty innovator of the year25th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Donna Albrecht, professor of education in the ENL program and director of the New Neighbors Center, has received the Faculty Innovator of the Year Award from the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). Albrecht topped the field of eight nominees from across the academic disciplines, drawing recognition for …

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Glitter, Beehives and Plagues: 17th Student Conference pushes the envelope of inquiry23rd April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–With awards for presentations ranging from Leonard Bernstein to beneficial beehives to ancient plagues, the 17th annual IU Southeast Student Conference concluded two days of inspired and impassioned inquiry. Some 170 presenters, from freshmen to graduate students, and supported by 40 faculty members, brought forth 130 presentations in a virtual …

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Student Conference to showcase research and resilience20th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–If the IU Southeast Student Conference were a movie, it could be titled “Unbroken” or maybe even “Unbreakable.” Alas those titles are already taken. Still, the backstory of this year’s conference, to be held virtually on April 22 and 23, is one of resilience and resolve. Due to the restrictions …

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