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Namibia is latest adventure for Field Biology24th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Giraffes. Cobras. Rhinos. Scorpions. No Wi-Fi. Worms for dinner. Welcome to Namibia! This past spring, Field Biology students joined Drs. Omar Attum, associate professor of biology and Beth Rueschhoff, assistant professor of biology, on a journey to this nation of natural wonders in southwestern Africa. Namibia is situated between South …

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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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Study abroad team to share experiences of earthquake relief, rural education in Ecuador11th November 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—This summer 18 students, teachers and volunteers embarked on the annual Summer in Ecuador service learning and study abroad trip. In their luggage: 42 water purification units from Louisville, Ky.-based nonprofit WaterStep, destined for refugee camps in areas hard hit by the April 16 earthquake. Now they are back, and …

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Paranormal psychology course probes haunted sites in England and Scotland31st October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Sherlock meets Fringe meets Penny Dreadful in P477, a short-term study abroad program in history and research in paranormal psychology taking place during the upcoming winter term. The 14 students bold and curious enough to have embarked on this journey will spend two weeks visiting purportedly “haunted” destinations in England …

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Morgan Szabo ’14 brings core principles of Muhammad Ali to youth in Kazakhstan21st September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The city of Kostanay, in the Central Asian republic of Kazhakstan, is a long way from New Albany—5,882 miles as the jet flies. But Morgan Szabo ’14 can trace a line from her first international studies class at IU Southeast to the first day she spent in Kostanay, teaching young …

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Study Abroad: Laura Duncan remembers science, adventure and magic in Jordan1st September 2016

Laura Duncan ’13 B.A. in International Studies Biography Laura Duncan of Louisville, Ky. graduated from IU Southeast in 2013 with a B.A. in International Studies. As an undergraduate, she took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in the middle-eastern kingdom of Jordan, joining an IU Southeast class engaged in field biology research in the …

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IU Southeast community responds to Ecuadorian quake2nd June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When 14 IU Southeast students and faculty board an American Airlines flight to Quito for the annual Summer in Ecuador program this Saturday, their luggage will contain some unusual gifts: water purifiers and chlorine makers. The devices are destined for quake-stricken regions of the South American nation, where they will …

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Study abroad: IU Southeast students go back to the future in Wales21st October 2015

By Steven Krolak Sometimes, you have to go back to move forward. That’s the basic idea behind P454 Field Research in International Psychology. The course, taught by psychology professor Dr. Lucinda Woodward, addressed the question: What can one do as an individual to make a difference in the crisis facing our global ecology? To find …

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