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Poverty simulation at IU Southeast receives grant from Community Foundation of Southern Indiana26th January 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—How do you apply for food stamps? Can you open a bank account when you live in your car? How do you prepare for a job interview when you have no place to bathe? If you are a teenager in a family of three, living with a single parent who …

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Third World Studies conference celebrates global scholarship13th December 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month, scholars from around the world gathered at IU Southeast for the 34th annual meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS). Chaired by Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, dean of the School of Education and president-elect of the ATWS, the conference unfolded as a lively blend of academic presentations …

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Association of Third World Studies conference brings global scholarship to IU Southeast14th November 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast will host the 34th annual meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Sun. Nov. 20 through Tues., Nov. 22. This international and multidisciplinary conference will bring scholars from around the world to present research on current issues pertaining to countries in regions including Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin …

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Study abroad team to share experiences of earthquake relief, rural education in Ecuador11th November 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—This summer 18 students, teachers and volunteers embarked on the annual Summer in Ecuador service learning and study abroad trip. In their luggage: 42 water purification units from Louisville, Ky.-based nonprofit WaterStep, destined for refugee camps in areas hard hit by the April 16 earthquake. Now they are back, and …

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Diversity Research Symposium drives climate change–in a good way18th October 2016

—By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to host the eighth annual Diversity Research Symposium on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. Founded in 2009, the Diversity Research Symposium is a collaboration between diversity offices and staff at Ball State University, Indiana State University and Indiana University Southeast, with the institutions taking turns …

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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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Kentucky Refugee Ministries college prep event returns to IU Southeast28th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For the second straight year, Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) brought high school, middle school and even some adult students from refugee backgrounds to the IU Southeast campus last Saturday, Sept. 24 for a special college preparatory event. The Super Saturday College and Career Readiness Program introduces future collegians to academic …

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New pinning ceremony celebrates the teaching profession8th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A new ceremony in the School of Education marks a milestone in the academic journey of teacher candidates. The “pinning” ceremony recognized incoming Block 1 students—those who are moving from teacher education students to teacher candidates, including undergraduates and Transition to Teaching students. They have passed CASA, ACT or SAT …

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Breaking eggs for STEM and ENL teacher training25th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Learning the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is hard enough for K-12 students. Now imagine trying to do it in a language you barely understand. Yet this is precisely what’s happening in schools across the country, as teachers cope with demands to provide STEM skills …

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Diversity education graduate students gain perspective through summer service learning immersion11th August 2016

By Steven Krolak This summer, Alice Markiewicz, a graduate student in the School of Education at IU Southeast, found herself at the Iroquois Library in Louisville, discussing the taste of camel meat with a 22-year old refugee from Somalia. “I asked her what her favorite food was,” said Markiewicz. “She said it was camel, and …

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