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3D imaging project to expand access to region’s history9th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A surveyor’s chain that was used to plot out the township of New Albany in 1813 belongs to the most significant holdings of the Padgett Museum, where it is on display. Professional historians may handle it on a limited basis but it is off-limits to history buffs and other visitors. …

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What’s on our summer reading list?20th July 2017

As July temperatures swelter into the 90s, beat the heat by grabbing an ice tea, a patch of shade and a good book. Need some recommendations? Here’s what IU Southeast faculty and staff are reading this summer: Looking for… …award-winning historical fiction? The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. …

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Lewis and Clark handshake bronze donated to IU Southeast in festive ceremony5th October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Meriwether Lewis and William Clark shook hands on Sunday, Oct. 2 at IU Southeast. Or rather, re-enactors Jan Donaldson and Peyton “Bud” Clark (great-great-great grandson of the explorer), playing the roles of Lewis and Clark, performed the handshake. With that symbolic act, the two men honored the donation to IU …

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IU Southeast Library to receive statue immortalizing the Lewis & Clark Expedition26th September 2016

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — One of the most significant moments in U.S. history was marked by a handshake. It happened when Meriwether Lewis met with William Clark in Louisville in 1803. When they shook hands at the Falls of the Ohio, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began. In commemoration of that moment, the Indiana University Southeast Center for Cultural Resources …

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IU Southeast receives grant to microfilm, digitize issues of student newspaper12th July 2016

By Rachel Terlep NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Reliving the most significant moments in IU Southeast history will soon be a click away. The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County recently awarded IU Southeast an $8,000 grant to create the Indiana University Southeast Student Newspaper Digital Archive. The archive will provide public access to student-created newspapers from 1947 to …

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IU Southeast librarian Courtney Block wins spot at prestigious Institute for Research Design in Librarianship1st June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Courtney Block, the instruction, reference and user engagement librarian at IU Southeast, has won a spot at the 2016 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). Block is one of only 21 applicants accepted into this year’s institute, which received hundreds of applications from 37 states. The institute takes place …

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Indiana bicentennial book by retired IU Southeast professors named finalist for Book of the Year1st April 2016

By Rachel Terlep NEW ALBANY, Ind. — A book planned, organized and edited by two retired IU Southeast professors has been named a regional finalist for the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. As part of the Indiana Historical Society’s recognition of the state of Indiana’s bicentennial, professors emeriti Jim St. Clair and …

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INDIGO honors IU Southeast librarian with posthumous distinguished service award16th February 2016

By Rachel Terlep A late IU Southeast librarian’s legacy will live on as part of a distinguished service award given out by Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO). In honor of her associate librarian Jackie Johnson’s passion for and devotion to access to government information and information literacy, INDIGO announced the creation …

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Artists, authors to showcase work at IU Southeast Library16th November 2015

By Rachel Terlep NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Interested in seeing light displays that illuminate entire buildings? Hearing a musical montage that tells America’s story? Exploring a mobile app that records real, live data for science experiments? The IU Southeast Library, along with the IU Southeast Research and Grants Committee, is sponsoring the annual Authors & …

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IU Southeast librarian brings information literacy to library instruction9th October 2015

What is a library? Is it merely a static building that contains books, journals and other research materials organized by subject, author and title? Until recently, that definition might have been the prevailing wisdom, especially in non-academic settings. Today, not so much. Today’s academic library increasingly understands itself as an active participant in the teaching …

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