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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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Melissa Fry co-authors article on coronavirus’ impact on most vulnerable27th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Melissa Fry, IU Southeast associate professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research Education Center (AREC), has co-authored an article detailing how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals: those with substance use disorders. The article, in the online issue of …

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Subhranil De: Impressions of spring in Southern Indiana26th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For most of his students, Subhranil De is the associate professor of physics who teaches quantum mechanics and researches the statics and dynamics of classical mechanical systems. But in his photographs and personal blogs, he reveals another side: an aesthetic sensibility and a writer’s gift for expression. In a recent …

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Suzie Curts ’18: frontline nursing on the Pine Ridge Reservation18th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Suzie Curts ’18 is literally living her dream. The standout nursing graduate is an outpatient clinic nurse in the Kyle Health Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. That dream was hatched during her junior and senior years in the IU Southeast School of Nursing, when she …

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Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville27th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts and her partner, Rudy Salgado, are blending art, reminiscence and a sense of place to boost morale in Louisville, Kentucky. Crum and Salgado are reproducing and distributing a found artifact: pledge badges from the Great Flood of 1937. Printed on camvas and pinned …

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School of Education bestows awards for excellence23rd April 2020

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast School of Education has bestowed awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. In recognizing outstanding students, administrators and partners, Dr. Faye Camahalan, dean of the School of Education, reflected on the unusual circumstances with which all students have had to contend, and the on the ways the challenge of our time …

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Jennifer Ortiz to lead new grant-funded re-entry project in Louisville21st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Of every 100 incarcerated people released into the community in Kentucky, 32 will return to jail within three years. Of those on parole or probation, the number is over 50. This high rate of recidivism is not inevitable. It is often the consequence of social environment, a person’s pre-arrest circumstances, …

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Dr. Lisa Hoffman and Parkwood Elementary receive Community Engagement Awards17th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast Community Engagement Council has awarded the 2020 Community Engagement Awards. Supported by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Community Engagement Award recognizes individuals and partners that have expanded opportunities for service-learning in the community. The awards are normally presented to recipients at the Campus Commitment to Student …

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Voice student Jareth Gaddis helps to celebrate rebirth and renewal through music16th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a haunting and memorable ceremony, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz led the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to the ever-expanding spread of COVID-19 and state restrictions on public gatherings, the expansive Cathedral was empty except for a handful of readers and celebrants. But it …

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