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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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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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