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Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin1st April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—John-Robert Curtin, adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice, is from New England. Gentle in his delivery, yet he doesn’t mince words: The first assignment his students receive in CJ 313: Peace, Conflict and Social Justice is to write their own obituaries. As a way for an instructor to hammer …

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Ashley Lopez wins Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship29th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Ashley Lopez, a senior majoring in political science and currently interning in the Indiana General Assembly, has received a $3,000 scholarship from Verizon Communications. She is one of only four students in the state to be honored, and the first from IU Southeast. The Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship is open …

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Greg Kordsmeier recognized for distinguished contributions to teaching in sociology26th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Greg Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been awarded the 2020 John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award by the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA). The award recognizes excellence in some activity enhancing the teaching of sociology either for the NCSA or within the North Central region. “It is …

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Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lights up campus with awareness, advocacy and artistry23rd March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 21st annual Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference lit up campus on Saturday, February 29 with a full slate of workshops, presentations and activities to build Latinx self-awareness and empowerment. This was the first time the conference was held at IU Southeast–or south of Bloomington, for that matter–and faculty advisors Veronica …

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Resolving Conflicts workshop: building civility one relationship at a time20th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Conflict is inevitable. But it can actually be a positive thing if we learn to deal with it correctly. Likewise, negative behaviors such as bullying, harassment and violence are learned, and can be prevented, corrected and reversed with proper training and tools. This was the theme of the one-day workshop, …

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World 101: Global Literacy Series continues at Social Sciences on Tap with a focus on Spain10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Will Spain pull apart? That question is the subject of the next Social Sciences On Tap, Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops in New Albany. The talk, “The Fraying Ties That Bind,” is presented by Dr. Jean Abshire, associate professor of political science and …

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School of Social Sciences joins Jeffersonville Township Public Library to revisit the past, address the present14th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What if we could sit down with the people who founded New Albany, Jeffersonville and Clarksville, compare notes on social issues in our communities, and discuss how to address them? That’s the idea behind a collaboration between the IU Southeast School of Social Sciences and the Jeffersonville Township Public Library. …

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Conflict management workshop aims to help us get along29th January 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Be it ever so successful, every organization in America deals with conflict. A lot of conflict. In fact, by some estimates, up to 40 percent of managers’ time is devoted to addressing interpersonal conflict in the workplace. Conflict also runs rampant in our individual, domestic and civic relationships. And on …

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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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