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Spirit of liberation fuels Human Trafficking Awareness Conference25th April 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When trafficking survivor and activist Jessa Dillow Crisp placed a pair of her running shoes on the lectern at the beginning of her keynote speech to the third annual Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Awareness Conference earlier this month, it was to symbolize the rekindled life force that has brought a …

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AREC Director Melissa Fry honored for substance abuse work with local nonprofit Our Place3rd May 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Melissa Fry, director of the IU Southeast Applied Research and Education Center (AREC), has received the Jamey Aebersold Spirit of the Red Ribbon Award from Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services, Inc., honoring her contribution toward the prevention of substance abuse in the New Albany community. The awards …

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IU Regional Grand Challenges grant awarded to IU Southeast-based team for food justice project1st May 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–At this time next year, each IU regional campus could be supporting a vibrant network of Fresh Stop Markets that connect families and others experiencing food insecurity, including students, to locally grown organic produce, at prices they can actually afford. That’s the vision of Melanie Hughes, associate librarian at the …

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