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State of Campus 2020: Pride and resilience amid uncertainty13th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Amid once-in-a-lifetime unrest and uncertainty, Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace and an expanded roster of IU Southeast leaders delivered a sober but celebratory virtual 2020 State of the Campus address. While acknowledging the overwhelming challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, including an unprecedented campus shutdown, leaders focused on a year of …

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Campus community recognizes recipients of 2020 Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards9th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–As part of the annual State of the Campus ceremony, IU Southeast executive leaders presented the 2020 Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards. Recipients were introduced by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Kelly Ryan, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Amanda Stonecipher and Vice Chancellor for Administrative …

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Sustainability student Kaycee Ranney helps solve Florida mystery7th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A tuft of fur. A wooden hand-rail, clawed and splintered. A request for help in identifying a mysterious predator. Sounds like a reboot of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” but in fact these are the pieces of a real-life puzzle solved by Kaycee Ranney, a senior from Louisville majoring in …

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Faculty Innovator: Cathy Johnson6th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For Cathy Johnson, associate professor of education, social studies is all about connection. It’s about the connection of person to person, person to the world, past to present–and to future. The teaching of social studies is the art of opening minds and hearts to these connections. It’s about translating material …

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Assessment Day: Leveraging data for a culture of continuous improvement5th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast faculty members and staff are always looking for ways to improve the student experience. At the first-ever Assessment Day workshop, organized by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), they learned new ways to use data to better understand their own performance, and to raise their own level of …

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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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Math department recalculates for fall success22nd September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–How has the mathematics department adapted to the pandemic? Let us count the ways. The math lab, run by Senior Lecturer Cindy Light, has gone virtual, with free online tutoring via Zoom–extra equipment was purchased to enable student tutors to help their peers without leaving their safe spaces. Instructors Mildred …

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Sumreen Asim recognized as a SITE Emerging Leader for 202017th September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, has been named an Emerging Leader for 2020 by the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). She is one of only two scholars nationally to be so recognized by the organization, which will hold its annual National …

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Faculty Innovator: Anne Allen1st September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For Anne Allen, professor of fine arts, learning begins with unlearning. Through classroom strategies involving exploration, creativity and play, she helps students shed the constrictions of traditional education and become independent lifelong learners and global citizens. A distinguished record Allen joined the IU Southeast faculty as the institution’s first art …

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