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IU Southeast PR students partner with EMPOWER youth coalition to prevent drug use in Scott County14th January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott County, Indiana, has one of the highest per capita rates of opioid addiction in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rank it as the 32nd most vulnerable county in America–out of a total of 3,142–placing it in the top one percent. For one group of committed …

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International delegation visits IU Southeast on eve of elections20th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–On the eve of last week’s elections, IU Southeast welcomed an international delegation to campus for a conversation about democracy, American style. The multi-disciplinary group included Hrvoye Kresic, a TV reporter from Croatia; Swaraj Shekhar Shetty, digital specialist from India; Roni Elon Frajnd, senior advisor to the President of Israel; …

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Dr. Tom Wolf, emeritus professor of political science, remembered13th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast community mourns the passing of Dr. Thomas Philip “Tom” Wolf, professor emeritus of political science and former dean of the School of Social Sciences. A passionate educator and scholar, Wolf is remembered as a consummate intellectual, driven by the pursuit of knowledge and a love for ideas, …

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Exiled Turkish journalist shares experiences of Erdogan’s rise and the importance of press freedom21st October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Abdulhamit Bilici, a leading Turkish journalist now living in exile in the U.S., visited IU Southeast last week, giving students and the community a rare insight into events in his homeland, at a time of heightened relevance and interest for Americans. Bilici spoke to international studies students in an Introduction …

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IU Southeast selected to participate in Global Civic Literacy initiative15th October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is one of ten institutions selected to participate in the Global Civic Literacy initiative. The initiative is designed to help students increase their knowledge of our global society and understand how global issues influence the lives of everyday citizens. The project is a collaboration of the American Association …

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Social Sciences Forum to discuss transgender issues15th October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Transgender issues are the focus of the first Social Sciences Forum of the academic year. Dr. Meghan Kahn, associate professor of psychology; clinical staff from Mandala House, an outpatient mental health center in Louisville; and members of the local Trans community will discuss the difference between sex and gender, social …

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Roger Howard ’18 meets with Vice President of Taiwan12th July 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last month, Roger Howard ’18 sat down to discuss international affairs with someone who knows a lot about the subject: Vice President Dr. Chen Chien-jen of Taiwan. Howard, who majored in political science and minored in international studies, was in Taiwan as a recipient of a Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship, part …

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Dr. Jennifer Ortiz named one of Southern Indiana “Top 20 under 40”11th July 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, has been selected as one of the leading professionals under 40 years old in Southern Indiana by Southern Indiana Business Magazine, a publication of the News and Tribune. The “Top 20 under 40” distinction recognizes professional accomplishments and volunteerism in …

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Dr. Jean Abshire selected as IU Mosaic Fellow23rd May 2019

Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and international studies, has been selected as an Indiana University Mosaic Fellow. The Mosaic Initiative supports innovative classroom design, research and active learning in all IU classrooms. The goals of the Mosaic Initiative are to prepare faculty to teach in active learning classrooms, build a community of …

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