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Omar Attum finds endangered species thriving in the ruins of ancient empires18th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology, has made a name for himself in the field of conservation biology through his publications and photographs. Through his teaching and leadership of field biology trips, he has also opened the eyes of IU Southeast students to the wonders of regions not normally …

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IU Southeast freshmen receive full-ride scholarships for new baccaclaureate/doctor of medicine degree program17th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Incoming freshmen Taylor Ingle of Aurora, Ind. and Maura Van Deventer of Columbus, Ind., have been awarded scholarships for the new IU baccalaureate/doctor of medicine program. For the next four years, their tuition and residence expenses at IU Southeast are fully funded, and if they meet the high standards of …

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Geosciences students explore prehistory on England’s “Jurassic Coast”21st August 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—This summer, a regional field geology class from IU Southeast traveled to the birthplace of modern paleontology: Dorset, England. It was here, in the picturesque seaside village of Lyme Regis, that the sharp-eyed fossil-hunting exploits of Mary Anning (1799-1847) transformed our understanding of time, and our place in the universe. …

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IU Southeast faculty shine at FACET Academy Awards29th May 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Three IU Southeast faculty members are among five recipients of the second annual Academy Awards for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). They are Sridhar Ramachandran, associate professor of informatics; Lisa Russell, associate professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship; and Rhonda Wrzenski, associate …

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Ten IU Southeast instructors honored with IU Trustees Teaching Award2nd May 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Ten IU Southeast faculty members have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2017 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 …

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Student Conference: Everyone’s a winner25th April 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The 2018 IU Southeast Student Conference concluded on Friday, April 20 with a luncheon and awards ceremony to recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate research across all academic disciplines. This year, the conference boasted a record number of students displaying 114 posters and presenting 110 papers and performances. There were 62 …

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IU Southeast chemistry program earns prestigious ACS re-approval16th March 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast’s chemistry program has earned re-approval by the American Chemistry Society (ACS). The approval, considered the gold-standard of chemistry education, ensures that a program is not only scientifically rigorous but also aligned with best professional practices and real-world needs. Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the …

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Faculty Innovator: Gretchen Kirchner23rd January 2018

Gretchen Kirchner Professor of Biology School of Natural Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It was 1990. George H.W. Bush was president. Madonna’s “Vogue” was climbing the charts. The New England Patriots were still awful. In the genetics lab of Gretchen Kirchner, now professor of biology, students were …

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High Impact Practices: AASCU grant winners named4th January 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Ten IU Southeast faculty members have each received a $1,000 stipend to support the use of high impact practices (HIPs) in their courses during the Spring 2018 semester. The awards allocate a grant from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to fund development and implementation of HIPs …

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