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AREC presents Forward Together revitalization recommendations for Scott County9th November 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast’s Applied Research Education Center (AREC) has presented “Forward Together,” a report that establishes baseline data to guide future community and economic development efforts in Scott County, Indiana. The report, commissioned by the Scott County Community Foundation and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., draws upon exhaustive surveys of …

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Jennifer Ortiz and James Wilkerson help drive diversity and empowerment in NuLu29th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–This year’s protests against racial and social injustice in Louisville were a full-throated demand for change. But how, specifically, can that energy and vision truly transform the community? To help answer that question, IU Southeast’s Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and James Wilkerson recently lent their expertise to the NuLu Business Association’s …

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Sustainability grad Brandi Roads ’20 helps put Clarksville in the shade21st October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Clarksville is hot. With its preponderance of built-up areas, including shopping malls, streets, interstate freeways and parking lots, the city is 4.8 degrees F hotter in the summer than it should be–a textbook heat island. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heat islands are defined as areas where …

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Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural20th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Cumberland dragon has been spotted in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg! Over fifty feet long, with purple scales and syrupy yellow eyes, it has been seen moving among the wild mushrooms and mountain laurel, while in the woods beyond, a flying saucer has been seen abducting a pickup …

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Environmental justice at the forefront in The Common Experience virtual town hall5th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–“Spirited” may be the best word to describe the virtual town hall hosted by The Common Experience and featuring Dr. Dianne Glave, an environmental historian and author of Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage. Spirited as in lively. Spirited as in feisty. Spirited as in uplifting. …

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Why Voting Matters to Me: Civility rules as students speak up in panel discussion30th September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast students voiced their hopes, concerns and intentions in the first Why Voting Matters to Me forum on Monday evening. Organized and facilitated by Dr. Margot Morgan, assistant professor of political science, the event featured opinions from across the current political spectrum, offering strongly felt and intensely personal perspectives …

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Virtual concert to celebrate women composers and Ars Femina Digital Library24th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A virtual concert of works by women composers will shine a light on their creative prowess while unveiling a new feature of the IU Southeast Library. The virtual concert is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, to coincide with the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women …

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Scott Wade ’07 is a finalist for Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year3rd August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott Wade ’07 remembers the day his teaching career began. It was in late September, 2001. Wade, an award-winning journalist, was writing a story for the Courier Journal about ESL programs in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and stopped in at Atherton High School to observe a class in session. …

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Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic30th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Kentuckiana, Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts for printmaking, and her partner, artist and educator Rudy Salgado, were forced to close their Louisville printmaking studio, Calliope Arts. “We found ourselves alone with a fully-equipped studio for the first time,” Crum said. It didn’t …

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Jennifer Ortiz and Kimberly Wrigley ’19: Community supervision inhibits successful re-entry8th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In an article in Corrections, the journal of the Corrections Division of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and her former student, Kimberly Wrigley ’19 write that community supervision inhibits successful re-entry. Community supervision consists of a system of probation and parole, bolstered by monitoring and …

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