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Abigail Dester shares top award at regional honors conference18th April 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kudos to Abby Dester! The junior psychology/Spanish major and honors program student shared top prize for her poster on the academic effects of math anxiety on elementary school students at the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) annual conference at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., April 7-9. With a membership including …

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International Festival brings multicultural flair, flavor, philosophy19th March 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Flamenco dancers, Celtic bagpipers and food from around the world highlight a rich and varied program for this year’s International Festival at IU Southeast. The Festival takes place Tuesday, March 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Hoosier Room. A fixture of the academic calendar, the International Festival is …

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Faculty Innovator: Meghan Kahn1st March 2017

Meghan Kahn Associate Professor of Psychology School of Social Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Not long ago, Meghan Kahn, associate professor of psychology, was helping her three-and-a-half year old son put on his shoes. There was a first attempt. It didn’t go well. He looked to her …

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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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