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Biology program receives IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council grant for undergraduate research initiative24th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast biology program has received a grant from the IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council to support its initiative, “Science is for Everyone: Broadening Access to Undergraduate Research.” This innovative project enables introductory biology undergraduates to participate in a year-long, in-class, authentic research project to identify and characterize novel …

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Lisa Wise ’20 is first IU Southeast student to be RHIA-certified14th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Lisa Wise ’20 has become the first IU Southeast student to earn certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). “It is an absolutely wonderful feeling,” said Wise, currently a health information management supervisor at a local behavioral health facility. The certification …

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Health Information Management program earns CAHIIM accreditation6th September 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast’s health information management (HIM) program has earned initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). With nearly a century of developing record-keeping best practices in its DNA, CAHIIM accredits degree programs in health informatics and health information management. “CAHIIM accreditation is …

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Cicadas: Dr. Randy Hunt explores the science behind the Brood X buzz3rd June 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Buzzy, squirty and occasionally crunchy underfoot–the periodical cicadas of Brood X have begun to emerge in what will be Biblical bazillions for their once-every-seventeen-years frolic of mating, egg-laying and hatching. Like the bugs themselves, human reactions to them are all over the map, ranging from “Cool!” to “Gross!” to “SHUT …

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Faculty innovator: Sandra Johnson22nd January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Sandra Johnson remembers playing teacher as a child, in a classroom of make-believe students. “Gaining knowledge, and sharing it, were my ultimate goals,” she said. Today, as senior lecturer in the areas of allied health and health information management, she prepares real live students to enter a career that didn’t …

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IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences receives $1 million gift to create new scholarship13th January 2021

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – IU Southeast received a generous gift to the School of Natural Sciences by Mark Holloway in honor of his late wife and IU Southeast alumna Teresa Blessinger. The $1 million gift will create the Teresa Blessinger Memorial Scholarship for IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences students. “We are very grateful for …

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IU Southeast biology students to participate in SEA PHAGES program7th December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast biology students will now benefit from membership in a national research community. That community is called SEA-PHAGES, which is short for Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science. It is jointly administered by a research team at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical …

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Math department recalculates for fall success22nd September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–How has the mathematics department adapted to the pandemic? Let us count the ways. The math lab, run by Senior Lecturer Cindy Light, has gone virtual, with free online tutoring via Zoom–extra equipment was purchased to enable student tutors to help their peers without leaving their safe spaces. Instructors Mildred …

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From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe23rd June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last October, Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor and coordinator of secondary education, presented two papers and led a vigorous discussion on e-learning at the 48th Annual Conference of Chemistry Teachers with International Participation in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the time, Bulgarian educators were seeking new ideas for reform amid demographic contraction in rural …

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Subhranil De: Impressions of spring in Southern Indiana26th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For most of his students, Subhranil De is the associate professor of physics who teaches quantum mechanics and researches the statics and dynamics of classical mechanical systems. But in his photographs and personal blogs, he reveals another side: an aesthetic sensibility and a writer’s gift for expression. In a recent …

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