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How a speech class at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda4th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month, a class assignment at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda. The class is SPCH-S 324, Persuasive Speaking. The village is Jinja, on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the Nile. For their first class assignment, each student is required to donate one …

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Horizon is a finalist for Pacemaker Award–again3rd October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind)–The Horizon is a finalist for a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press, for its work during the 2017-18 academic year. The Pacemaker is considered the highest accolade in college journalism. This year’s Pacemaker will be awarded at the upcoming National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 25-28. The …

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference presents leading-edge research2nd October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The second annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference at IU Southeast convened last week with recognizable signs of success: more people and more sessions. Launched by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE) last year, the gathering has doubled its attendance to 115 instructors, drawing participants from …

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State of the Campus: Strong27th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace delivered this year’s State of the Campus address, sounding a positive note. “The IU Southeast campus is, after a necessary fiscal realignment, in a very robust position with durable advances in all areas,” Wallace said. Detailing the many steps taken across all campus units …

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Star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” Willie Robertson to discuss entrepreneurship at IU Southeast25th September 2018

NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – The CEO of Duck Commander on A&E’s reality television series, “Duck Dynasty,” will serve as this year’s speaker for the First Savings Bank Business Speaker Series at Indiana University Southeast. Willie Robertson, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, speaker and author will discuss his unique insights into the world of entrepreneurship at 7 p.m. …

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School of Social Sciences celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month20th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to present a series of conversations illuminating the Latinx experience in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Designated in 1968, the observation runs from Sept. 15—the independence day for a number of Latin American countries—to Oct. 15 to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of …

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IU Southeast to host nationally recognized events to support ending suicide20th September 2018

On average, about 45,000 people lose their lives to suicide per year in the United States, making it the tenth leading cause of death in America. For Cory Byers, a junior, psychology major and Medallion Scholar at IU Southeast, this statistic hits very close to home. In July of 2016, Byers’ stepmother took her life …

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ILTE Teaching Mini-Conference focuses on the practical19th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Just prior to the beginning of term, over 90 IU Southeast instructors gathered for the 9th annual Teaching Mini-Conference with a focus on practical teaching. By now, the impacts of the workshops and discussions at this event are being felt in classrooms across campus. Launched by the Institute for Excellence …

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Omar Attum finds endangered species thriving in the ruins of ancient empires18th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has made a name for himself in the field of conservation biology through his publications and photographs. Through his teaching and leadership of field biology trips, he has also opened the eyes of IU Southeast students to the wonders of regions not normally …

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