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Retired professor pledges 94 acres towards IU Southeast research, sustainability efforts1st May 2017

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — A retired professor of educational psychology has committed his farm and home for future use at IU Southeast. The university will use Dr. Carl deGraaf’s 94 acres in Elizabeth, Indiana, for academic research, sustainability efforts, recreation and natural resource and habitat preservation. DeGraaf’s home on the property will be used for …

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IU Southeast herbarium an important player in fight against invasive species3rd April 2017

By Steven Krolak Tucked away behind an unassuming door in a hallway of the Life Sciences building is the IU Southeast herbarium, a collection of nearly 8,500 dried plant specimens from the university’s five-county service region. The collection is eclectic. It was begun in the early 1970s by Dr. Richard Maxwell when IU Southeast was …

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Faculty Innovators: David Taylor28th November 2016

David Taylor Professor of Biology School of Natural Sciences                 By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Back in the spring of 1996, a post-doctoral candidate in plant development named Doug Darnowski found himself marooned in a departure lounge at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, waiting for a thunderstorm to pass …

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IU Southeast grads view academic futures18th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast graduates from all disciplines are moving on. Many are finding their way into careers, while others are poised to pursue graduate degrees. And some of these students have already been accepted to academic programs, including those at IU Southeast. We are proud to share news of some of …

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IU Southeast faculty honored with IU Trustees Teaching Awards28th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Seven IU Southeast faculty have received 2016 IU Trustees Teaching Awards. The Trustees Teaching Awards were first awarded in 2000-2001 to recognize and enhance excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. The awards are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time lecturers and clinical faculty primarily involved …

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Student Research Focus: Morgan Heldt-Davis investigates population genetics and natural selection in moths18th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Morgan Heldt-Davis, a senior Honors student in biology from Francisco, Ind., can pinpoint the day her academic journey began. “I was the kind of kid who would run around outside and pick up things,” she recalled. “My grandfather was a coal miner, and one day I told him that I …

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Student Research Focus: Drew Gukeisen discovers and visualizes new virus24th February 2016

By Steven Krolak—NEW ALBANY, Ind. Everyone is driven by something. Drew Gukeisen is driven by the desire to discover something new to science. And he has done just that. Gukeisen has identified a virus named OHR. OHR is a bacteriophage (“phage” for short), a type of virus that invades bacteria, in this case a bacteria …

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Medical coding program anchors IU Southeast partnership with Norton Healthcare11th February 2016

By Steven Krolak Medical coding is booming. And with it, the demand for expert coders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the projected growth rate of this occupation above all others, at 22% through 2020. With the rapid expansion of the health care industry and the implementation of new coding protocols, systematic training has become …

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Medical coding anchors IU Southeast partnership with Norton Healthcare8th February 2016

By Steven Krolak Medical coding is booming. And with it, the demand for expert coders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the projected growth rate of this occupation above all others, at 22% through 2020. With the rapid expansion of the health care industry and the implementation of new coding protocols, systematic training has become …

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Five IU Southeast faculty awarded grants totaling $308,00025th August 2015

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The Indiana University Southeast First Year Retention-Student Transition (FYRST) program received a $245,000 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. IU Southeast’s Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs was among five recipients of grants totaling $308,000 for proposals submitted during the 2014-15 academic year. The awards ranged from $1,000 t0 $245,000. Rodney Roosevelt, visiting …

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