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Madison Wolf ’20 creates externship program for Waggoner High School students11th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Students at Waggoner High School in Louisville considering a career in healthcare can thank Madison Wolf ’20 for giving them a head start. As a workforce development intern for Trilogy Health Services last year, the organizational communication major helped to create an externship program that gives Waggoner students experience in …

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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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IU First-Destination Survey: 99% of IU Southeast respondents are employed or continuing their education one year after graduation16th July 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–According to a new IU survey of graduate outcomes, 99 percent of IU Southeast respondents are either employed or continuing their education one year after graduation. The IU First Destination Survey explores the outcomes of IU undergraduate students in their first year after graduation. The project was a collaborative effort …

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D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships14th July 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson have been awarded American Advertising Federation (AAF) Louisville Education Foundation scholarships. Cunningham, a senior from Louisville majoring in strategic communication, has received the Louisville Advertising Federation’s annual Diversity Scholarship, a $2500 gift dedicated to minority students. Henderson, a senior majoring in strategic communication, received the …

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Race in the classroom: Faculty to focus course content on the current moment10th July 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast faculty are strengthening their classroom focus on race for Fall 2020. Reflecting the immediacy and urgency of events and conversations transforming life in Kentuckiana and the United States, a number of instructors have committed to devoting one-third or more of their course content to race. In some cases, …

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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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Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier is Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences24th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. He succeeds Dr. Kelly Ryan, now Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA). Dr. Kordsmeier has taught the Sociology of Health and Medicine, Social Problems, Social Theory, …

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From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe23rd June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last October, Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor and coordinator of secondary education, presented two papers and led a vigorous discussion on e-learning at the 48th Annual Conference of Chemistry Teachers with International Participation in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the time, Bulgarian educators were seeking new ideas for reform amid demographic contraction in rural …

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“That’s the Title IX guy!”–A conversation with Dr. James Wilkerson15th June 2020

This spring, Dr. James Joseph “Joey” Wilkerson joined IU Southeast as the new Director of Staff Equity and Diversity and Title IX Deputy, succeeding Dr. Darlene Posey Young. His arrival coincided with the closure of campus due to Covid-19, so he did not enjoy the full campus welcome. But the IU Southeast community soon came …

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