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Nursing students visited Indiana Legislature for Health Policy and Advocacy Day24th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s common for political science students to visit legislators at the state capital. Nursing students? Not so much. Until now. Thanks to the initiative of Rosalind Scott Williams, clinical assistant professor of nursing, 25 students from CLASS traveled to Indianapolis earlier this year for a Health Policy and Advocacy Day. …

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Resolving Conflicts workshop: building civility one relationship at a time20th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Conflict is inevitable. But it can actually be a positive thing if we learn to deal with it correctly. Likewise, negative behaviors such as bullying, harassment and violence are learned, and can be prevented, corrected and reversed with proper training and tools. This was the theme of the one-day workshop, …

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World 101: Global Literacy Series continues at Social Sciences on Tap with a focus on Spain10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Will Spain pull apart? That question is the subject of the next Social Sciences On Tap, Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops in New Albany. The talk, “The Fraying Ties That Bind,” is presented by Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and …

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School of Social Sciences joins Jeffersonville Township Public Library to revisit the past, address the present14th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What if we could sit down with the people who founded New Albany, Jeffersonville and Clarksville, compare notes on social issues in our communities, and discuss how to address them? That’s the idea behind a collaboration between the IU Southeast School of Social Sciences and the Jeffersonville Township Public Library. …

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Conflict management workshop aims to help us get along29th January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Be it ever so successful, every organization in America deals with conflict. A lot of conflict. In fact, by some estimates, up to 40 percent of managers’ time is devoted to addressing interpersonal conflict in the workplace. Conflict also runs rampant in our individual, domestic and civic relationships. And on …

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IU Southeast hosts internship event for people with disabilities21st January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For the first time, IU Southeast will host an internship event for people with physical disabilities, including students who are blind or visually impaired, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and students who use wheelchairs. All internships are paid and include living arrangements. Housing and transportation assistance is …

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IU Southeast PR students partner with EMPOWER youth coalition to prevent drug use in Scott County14th January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott County, Indiana, has one of the highest per capita rates of opioid addiction in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rank it as the 32nd most vulnerable county in America–out of a total of 3,142–placing it in the top one percent. For one group of committed …

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IU Southeast student-athletes partner with Rotary Club of New Albany to bring Christmas cheer to needy kids, families20th December 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Christmas will be a bit more festive for 15 needy New Albany kids, thanks to IU Southeast student-athletes. The 20 Grenadiers, organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), responded to a call for volunteers from the Rotary Club of New Albany, which had donated $750 for gifts, to be distributed …

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Donna Albrecht elected to represent higher education on Indiana TESOL board21st November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Donna Albrecht, associate professor of education and director of the IU Southeast New Neighbors Education Center, has been elected as Higher Education Representative to the board of the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL). Albrecht will serve in the role for the next two years. Besides …

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International delegation visits IU Southeast on eve of elections20th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–On the eve of last week’s elections, IU Southeast welcomed an international delegation to campus for a conversation about democracy, American style. The multi-disciplinary group included Hrvoye Kresic, a TV reporter from Croatia; Swaraj Shekhar Shetty, digital specialist from India; Roni Elon Frajnd, senior advisor to the President of Israel; …

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