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Race in the classroom: Faculty to focus course content on the current moment

Race in the classroom: Faculty to focus course content on the current moment

July 10, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast faculty are strengthening their classroom focus on race for Fall 2020. Reflecting the immediacy and urgency of events and conversations transforming life in Kentuckiana and the United States, a number of instructors have committed to devoting one-third or more of their course content to race. In some cases, ...

Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic

Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic

June 30, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Kentuckiana, Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts for printmaking, and her partner, artist and educator Rudy Salgado, were forced to close their Louisville printmaking studio, Calliope Arts. “We found ourselves alone with a fully-equipped studio for the first time,” Crum said. It didn’t ...

Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier is Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences

Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier is Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences

June 24, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. He succeeds Dr. Kelly Ryan, now Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA). Dr. Kordsmeier has taught the Sociology of Health and Medicine, Social Problems, Social Theory, ...

From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe

From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe

June 23, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last October, Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor and coordinator of secondary education, presented two papers and led a vigorous discussion on e-learning at the 48th Annual Conference of Chemistry Teachers with International Participation in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the time, Bulgarian educators were seeking new ideas for reform amid demographic contraction in rural ...

Nate Wheatley ’07: Bringing opera into the 21st century

Nate Wheatley ’07: Bringing opera into the 21st century

June 19, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In the 12-minute opera Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens, Paula Deen makes her signature Lady’s Brunch Burger in her stage kitchen, takes a bite, chokes, dies, and is transported to the gates of heaven, where she is greeted by two angels who implore her to repent of her overuse of ...

“That’s the Title IX guy!”–A conversation with Dr. James Wilkerson

“That’s the Title IX guy!”–A conversation with Dr. James Wilkerson

June 15, 2020

This spring, Dr. James Joseph “Joey” Wilkerson joined IU Southeast as the new Director of Staff Equity and Diversity and Title IX Deputy, succeeding Dr. Darlene Posey Young. His arrival coincided with the closure of campus due to Covid-19, so he did not enjoy the full campus welcome. But the IU Southeast community soon came ...

Faculty promotions boost academic culture

Faculty promotions boost academic culture

June 11, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to recognize the following faculty members who have received promotions. Faculty Member School Title Terri Beard Education Senior Lecturer Todd Grote Natural Sciences Associate Professor Bernadette Jessie Social Sciences Full Professor Cathy Johnson Education Associate Professor Barbara Kutis Arts and Letters Associate Professor Alysa Lambert Business ...

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