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Jeramy Nichols reveals secrets of sight-singing in published article11th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Close your eyes and listen to a piece of choral music. As a listener, you revel in pure sound. But for the performers, all that pristine audio is the product of a lot of visual training that starts with sight-singing, what you might call “reading music cold.” The ways and …

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“Artaxis Conversations” bring together ceramic artists from around the world8th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The concept: 24 artists from 16 countries will “gather” via live-stream video over a 12-hour span on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to answer questions from fans, fellow artists and friends of ceramics. The event is called “Artaxis Conversations,” and it’s the brainchild of Artaxis, the arts organization founded by Brian Harper, …

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Latino culture, history and politics in focus for National Hispanic Heritage Month26th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to present a series of conversations illuminating the Latino experience in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Designated in 1968, the observation runs from Sept. 15—the independence day for a number of Latin American countries—to Oct. 15 to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of …

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Veterans mural enshrines service, memory and community25th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast has a new monument. The Veterans for Peace mural currently hangs in the University Center South, and will be officially celebrated on Tues., Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. The large-scale, original artwork combines veterans’ portraits and keepsake photos with images of iconic monuments and events to honor the …

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Multimedia artist Rosanna Raymond brings strong Pacific currents to campus15th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast welcomes trailblazing multimedia artist, performer and thinker Rosanna Raymond to campus for a workshop and two public lectures exploring her complex and dynamic vision uniting traditional elements of the Samoan world-view with forms from the creative edge. Better buckle up. Raymond’s presentations are unpredictable, provocative, powerful. They combine …

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Ready to launch: SpaceLab propels student artists5th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The SpaceLab is “Go!” IU Southeast’s diminutive display space for student art has blasted off for another voyage through the academic calendar. As described tongue-in-cheek on its website, the SpaceLab is a “reusable laboratory that allows artists to perform experiments in standard gravity in Earth orbit.” It is located in Knobview …

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Math and Writing Boot Camps prep freshmen for success8th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Fall in! Basic training is taking place this week at IU Southeast. Instead of pull-ups, sit-ups, climbing walls, obstacle courses and mud, these “boot camps” are focused on math and writing. Incoming freshmen from across the disciplines are taking part in workshops designed to test their command of basic skills …

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International recognition for Mildred Kemp, pioneering trombonist and IU Southeast adjunct instructor17th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In the mid-1950s, Mildred Kemp discovered the trombone at Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky. Within a decade, the Prospect native was playing the instrument in the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City under famed conductor Leopold Stokowski, moonlighting in other orchestras and on Broadway, and giving lessons at …

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IU Southeast faculty members receive IU Trustees Teaching Awards for classroom excellence2nd June 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Seven IU Southeast faculty have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2016 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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