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Horizon Radio launch is a celebration of community19th February 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast’s Horizon Radio was officially launched on Thursday at the station’s highly visible suite in University Center. A standing-room-only crowd of faculty, staff, alumni and community friends of IU Southeast filled the suite and spilled out into the hallway. The launch marked the fulfillment of dreams and the end …

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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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School of Social Sciences donation drive brings holiday cheer to Kentucky Refugee Ministries24th December 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The holidays have been a little more cheerful for members of Kentuckiana’s refugee community thanks to goods gathered by the IU Southeast School of Social Sciences and donated to Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM). Each year, the School commits itself to a local charity. This year, the School “adopted” KRM, and …

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IU Southeast students present research at American Society of Criminology conference30th November 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast criminal justice majors Le’Roy Ford and Hayley Jackey presented research papers at the annual American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joining them was Dr. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice. Founded in 1941, the ASC is an international organization whose members pursue …

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Model UN brings global debates to IU Southeast campus13th November 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last week, the IU Southeast Library was the scene of high-stakes deliberations as the Model United Nations took on the war in Syria, the deepening stand-off over the North Korean nuclear program, the Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the West Bank, the crisis in Yemen, and climate change as …

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Media pros share skills and insights with emerging journalists at annual High School Press Day1st November 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Energy, passion, optimism and purpose—the key ingredients of a rewarding journalism career were on display at High School Press Day at IU Southeast. The annual event brought more than 400 high school students from over 16 different schools together with professional journalists, IU and IU Southeast faculty and staff, and …

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Social Sciences Forum weighs plight of undocumented children23rd October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In 2012, an executive order of then-President Obama delayed immigration enforcement for undocumented minors. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order, children of undocumented immigrants who met certain requirements were not immediately deported. A two-year buffer was created that allowed them to stay in the country, attend school …

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“Hillbilly Elegy” prompts Common Experience conversation on Appalachia’s past, present, future15th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In 2015 venture capitalist and Ohio native J.D. Vance published “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” recalling the hardscrabble milieu of his youth and the values and attitudes that shaped and, in many ways continue to shape society in Appalachia. The book became an instant …

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