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Faculty Innovator: Mildred Vernia1st April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Racing heart, clammy hands, light-headedness, upset stomach. No, this isn’t a “Twilight” marathon. These are all symptoms of numerophobia, also known as math anxiety. The trait is experienced by people all over the world. In one key 2012 study of 15- to 16-year-old students in 34 countries, nearly 60 percent …

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International Festival celebrates Kentuckiana’s growing cultural diversity31st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Say “Kentuckiana,” and Zimbabwean marimba is not what leaps to mind. But like Indian classical dance, Ethiopian cuisine and Scottish bagpipes, the sound of Zimbabwean marimba has become as distinctive a part of the region as riverboats, Lenten fish frys and horse racing. To bring the burgeoning cultural diversity of …

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Faculty Innovator: Daniel Hoffman16th March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—As a boy growing up in rural Virginia, Daniel Hoffman wondered how stuff worked. He dreamed of figuring out machines, before ultimately devoting his life to figuring out the organisms that create them. “I thought I wanted to build mechanical things,” Hoffman said. “But my academic area is more aimed …

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IU Southeast CFA team rallies for second place in annual competition1st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast finance students Danny Recktenwald, Jordan Pope-Studstill and Reynaldo Sierra-Escobedo claimed second place in this year’s Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, held virtually. The IU Southeast team was in third place after the paper round, but rebounded to place first in the presentation, good enough for second …

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IU Southeast alumni and teacher candidates propel Northaven Elementary to community partnership award1st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Northaven Elementary School of Jeffersonville, Indiana has been recognized as an Outstanding Community Partner by the Indiana Campus Compact. Formed in 1993, Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership of college and university presidents and chancellors who have committed themselves and their institutions to their communities through mutually beneficial and meaningful …

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Faculty Innovator: Donna Albrecht18th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Donna Albrecht joined IU Southeast at a pivotal moment in campus history. Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, for over two decades the guiding light of the English as a New Language (ENL) program and the force behind the New Neighbors Education Center and the School of Education’s unique partnership with schools in …

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Dr. Omar Attum and student Wade Lahue are co-authors of article on urban forest ecology10th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A new study on the impact of roads and trails on the ecology of urban forests has appeared in the journal, Urban Ecosystems. Joining lead author Dr. Alaaeldin Soultan of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences are Dr. Omar Attum and his student, Wade Lahue, both of IU Southeast. The …

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SARC series presents another slate of faculty research conversations9th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Back in 2007, then Dean of Research Dr. Deborah Finkel had an idea. Inspired by the IU Southeast Student Conference, she invited faculty members to present snapshots of their work in progress. The Summer Achievements in Research and Creativity (SARC) series caught on, and has since became an IU Southeast …

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IU Southeast employees complete Green Dot training for campus safety8th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last month a group of 11 IU Southeast employees completed Green Dot bystander intervention instructor training to help make IU Southeast a safer community. The four-day training was one of several actions funded by a 2018 grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to aid in …

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