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Trustees Teaching Awards honor IU Southeast faculty19th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Five IU Southeast faculty have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2019 calendar year. The IU Trustees Teaching Awards were first awarded in 2000-2001 to recognize and enhance excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. The awards are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time lecturers …

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Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville27th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts and her partner, Rudy Salgado, are blending art, reminiscence and a sense of place to boost morale in Louisville, Kentucky. Crum and Salgado are reproducing and distributing a found artifact: pledge badges from the Great Flood of 1937. Printed on camvas and pinned …

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Voice student Jareth Gaddis helps to celebrate rebirth and renewal through music16th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a haunting and memorable ceremony, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz led the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to the ever-expanding spread of COVID-19 and state restrictions on public gatherings, the expansive Cathedral was empty except for a handful of readers and celebrants. But it …

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Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis6th April 2020

During this time of widespread disruption, with lives turned upside-down and inside-out, IU Southeast educators are making adjustments to deliver high-quality learning experiences for students. Assisted by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE), they are shifting their courses online, overcoming challenges and making some discoveries along the way. These are their stories. Dr. …

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Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells19th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Not many courses conclude with the students voting to exile the instructor. Not many instructors would be happy about it. But Jeremy Wells, associate professor of English, isn’t just any instructor. Wearing a zombie mask and communicating only in grunts, Wells humbly accepted banishment at the end of his literature …

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Freshman Noah Barnes wins Voices of Change speech contest31st January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Noah Barnes, a freshman from Sellersburg, Ind. majoring in chemistry, has won the 2020 Voices of Change speech contest, earning a scholarship valued at $250. The subject of his speech was, “Procrastination Doesn’t Pay: The Benefits of Investing Early.” Barnes urged listeners to consider the true costs of retirement, and …

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IU Southeast Concert Choir invited to sing at Indiana Music Education Association conference13th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For the first time in its history, the IU Southeast Concert Choir has been invited to perform at a state conference. In January, the choir will sing at the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) conference, to be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. To win the invitation, the choir was selected …

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Music by David Neville, IU Southeast composition student, receives world premiere31st October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–On November 15, the IU Southeast Concert Band will perform a new piece that tells the story of the 96th U.S. Infantry Division, a celebrated Army unit that served in such crucial Second World War battles as Leyte Gulf and the invasion of Okinawa. The work, “Remember the Deadeyes,” by …

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IU Bicentennial grant helps IU Southeast students learn high art of stained glass23rd October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Ooohs and ahhs filled the Ogle Center lobby as Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace unveiled a unique stained-glass artwork created by IU Southeast students and faculty. The artwork, which was funded by a grant from the Office of the IU Bicentennial, is the result of a unique partnership between IU Southeast …

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From India by design: guest experts lead workshops for students and the public11th October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What is design? Believe it or not, this question has not easy answer, even for designers. This week, two design experts from India are visiting IU Southeast, and sharing theory and practice from the forefront of the field with IU Southeast students and the public. They will hold workshops with …

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