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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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Meeta Cesler-Maloney and Angela Sabo finish 1-2 at IU Undergraduate Research Conference20th November 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast Natural Sciences students Meeta Cesler-Maloney and Angela Sabo won top honors at the 2017 IU Undergraduate Research Conference (IUURC) in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday, Nov. 17. Cesler-Maloney won first-place honors for Best Undergraduate Research Project for her work, “Quantifying the relationship between ozone and meteorology during the Arctic spring.” …

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Two IU Southeast students are finalists for upcoming IU Undergraduate Research Conference15th November 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Meeta Cesler-Maloney and Angela Sabo of IU Southeast are finalists for the Best Undergraduate Research Project Award to be given at the upcoming IU Undergraduate Research Conference (IUURC) in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday, Nov. 17. The IUURC, established in 1994, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity …

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David Taylor helps local first responders recognize plants to avoid8th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Whether chasing a suspect or rescuing a hiker with a broken leg, first responders from law enforcement and other agencies frequently find themselves off the beaten track, in woods, marshes, swamps and other unpaved ecosystems. It occurred to Anna Ries that they might need to know what plants are out …

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