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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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Latino culture, history and politics in focus for National Hispanic Heritage Month26th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to present a series of conversations illuminating the Latino experience in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Designated in 1968, the observation runs from Sept. 15—the independence day for a number of Latin American countries—to Oct. 15 to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of …

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Opioid epidemic is focus of campus events sponsored by The Common Experience13th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Common Experience is sponsoring and co-sponsoring a series of events to educate the public about the ongoing opioid epidemic, and to highlight the urgent need for action on this national addiction crisis that is particularly acute in Appalachia and the Ohio Valley. As part of its 2017 program, The …

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Adam Maksl wins Teacher of the Year award24th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Adam Maksl, assistant professor of journalism, has won the “Ginger Rudeseal Carter Miller Teacher of the Year” award from the Small Programs Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He received the award at the AEJMC convention in Chicago on August 11. Maksl was selected for …

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New grant awards support initiatives across campus11th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind,)—IU Southeast scholars continue to attract grant funding for innovative and impactful projects. Four new awards highlight a diversity of initiatives that will translate into exciting learning experiences for IU Southeast students and broad benefits to local and larger communities. Supporting community health on the Pine Ridge Reservation Pine Ridge …

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Adam Maksl wins College Media Association advising award7th August 2017

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Adam Maksl, assistant professor of journalism and faculty adviser for The Horizon, has received the Honor Roll Newspaper Adviser Award from the College Media Association (CMA). The award recognizes the outstanding contributions that faculty advisers make to the success of their students and programs in media fields. Maksl and other recipients will be …

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What’s New: Graduate Certificate in Modern World History28th July 2017

What’s new at IU Southeast? The graduate certificate in Modern World History is a career-focused program that provides advanced training in the methods and skills of historians, helping high school teachers satisfy new state guidelines for instruction in dual-credit programs, and giving other admitted graduate students insights into world history  from a broad, comparative perspective. …

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The Horizon wins big at Metro Journalism Awards7th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Horizon, IU Southeast’s student news organization, won big at the Society of Professional Journalists (Louisville Pro Chapter) Metro Journalism Awards on June 29. Student journalists received awards across a variety of categories, from writing to design, photography to graphics, reflecting the breadth of talent and the range of expertise …

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Bernadette Jessie receives inaugural Faculty Innovation Award24th May 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Bernadette Jessie, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology, is the recipient of the inaugural Faculty Innovation Award given by the IU Southeast Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). The ILTE Advisory Board selected Jessie from among a total of eight nominated colleagues, each working to shake up the …

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