Dr. Jean Abshire selected as IU Mosaic Fellow23rd May 2019

Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and international studies, has been selected as an Indiana University Mosaic Fellow. The Mosaic Initiative supports innovative classroom design, research and active learning in all IU classrooms. The goals of the Mosaic Initiative are to prepare faculty to teach in active learning classrooms, build a community of …


Japan experts talk peace, prosperity and partnership on International Power Hour12th March 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Two esteemed international experts were special guests on Horizon Radio’s International Power Hour, sharing their experience with and knowledge of Japanese-American relations with hosts Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and international studies, and Dr. Cliff Staten, professor of political science and international studies.. The high-profile visitors were …


Faculty Innovator: Jean Abshire17th January 2019

Jean AbshireAssociate Professor of Political Science & International StudiesSchool of Social Sciences By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–There was always something on the wind for Jean Abshire. Something that called her to distant shores, peoples, languages, ways of thought. She responded to that call, visiting more than three dozen countries and devoting her career to …


Students seek consensus over conflict at Model United Nations20th November 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The world keeps dishing up conflict, and the Model United Nations keeps finding paths to consensus. This year’s Model UN at IU Southeast, Nov. 14-16, welcomed students from IU Southeast, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, and the University of Louisville. IU Southeast students Ryan Houchin and Dylan Grant represented …


Social Sciences Forum tackles representations of diversity in politics, pop culture and media19th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The Social Sciences Forum will present a panel discussion on representation and diversity in politics, popular culture and the media. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Library’s third-floor study area. “Unfinished Business:  Representation and Diversity in Politics, Pop Culture, and the Media” …

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Jennifer Ortiz to join New Albany Human Rights Commission18th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice will join New Albany’s Human Rights Commission. First established in the early 1970s, the HRC is a forum whose mission is “to uphold equal opportunity for education, employment and housing for all New Albany residents while also weighing all general human …

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Former Rep. Lee Hamilton to speak at IU Southeast10th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Lee Hamilton, who represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 30 years, will speak at IU Southeast on October 12, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. as keynote at the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences annual meeting. The topic of Hamilton’s speech is: “Why Should We Believe In …

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IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting8th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to host the 89th annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS) on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Founded in 1929, the IASS is a unique community of scholars that promoted the value of the social sciences to Indiana and the world, and has …

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Roger Howard ’18 awarded Governor’s Fellowship31st May 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast standout Roger Howard ’18 of Sellersburg, Ind. has been awarded a Governor’s Fellowship for 2018-2019. The Fellowship will allow Howard to serve 12 months in the office of the Governor of Indiana and various other state agencies. Governor’s Fellows participate in the the daily activities of state government, …

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