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Local historian to speak on Floyd County’s African American history16th February 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Contrary to popular belief, the Underground Railroad in Floyd County was not led by white abolitionists. It was driven mainly by a vibrant, rooted and well-connected African American community in New Albany, Louisville and Floyds Knobs, with the assistance of anti-slavery whites, including people of faith and German immigrants, many …

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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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Psychology Prof. Bernie Carducci to uncork secrets of successful small talk at Social Sciences on Tap10th January 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The holiday season is an incredibly social time, and that makes it a busy time for Prof. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci, whose research focuses on the psychological and social mechanisms of shyness—and ways to deal effectively with it in order to live a more socially engaged life. The professor of psychology …

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International Photography Contest winners named19th December 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The winners of the 2016 IU Southeast International Photography Contest have been announced, in a selection showcasing wit, compassion and a sense of wonder. This year’s submissions included 62 images from 25 countries, with the winners representing not only cultural diversity but also a wide range of photographic genres and …

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High School Press Day brings student journalists to IU Southeast for workshops with media pros, awards11th November 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—“High school journalists are real journalists,” said Adam Maksl, assistant professor of journalism at IU Southeast. “They just happen to be students.” This truth was vividly on display on Oct. 28 at the annual IU Southeast High School Press Day. The event brought more than 400 high school students from …

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Art, film and panel discussion to consider body experience, image and shaming31st October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Three interrelated events spanning academic disciplines will explore issues of body experience, body images and body shaming as part of the Mental Health and Wellness Seminar series produced by Personal Counseling Services with the support of The Common Experience and the participation of the fine arts department. “Embedded and Embodied: …

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Paranormal psychology course probes haunted sites in England and Scotland31st October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Sherlock meets Fringe meets Penny Dreadful in P477, a short-term study abroad program in history and research in paranormal psychology taking place during the upcoming winter term. The 14 students bold and curious enough to have embarked on this journey will spend two weeks visiting purportedly “haunted” destinations in England …

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