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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 ...

Jennifer Ortiz and Kimberly Wrigley ’19: Community supervision inhibits successful re-entry

Jennifer Ortiz and Kimberly Wrigley ’19: Community supervision inhibits successful re-entry

June 8, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In an article in Corrections, the journal of the Corrections Division of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and her former student, Kimberly Wrigley ’19 write that community supervision inhibits successful re-entry. Community supervision consists of a system of probation and parole, bolstered by monitoring and ...

Melissa Fry co-authors article on coronavirus’ impact on most vulnerable

Melissa Fry co-authors article on coronavirus’ impact on most vulnerable

May 27, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Melissa Fry, IU Southeast associate professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research Education Center (AREC), has co-authored an article detailing how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals: those with substance use disorders. The article, in the online issue of ...

Suzie Curts ’18: frontline nursing on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Suzie Curts ’18: frontline nursing on the Pine Ridge Reservation

May 18, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Suzie Curts ’18 is literally living her dream. The standout nursing graduate is an outpatient clinic nurse in the Kyle Health Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. That dream was hatched during her junior and senior years in the IU Southeast School of Nursing, when she ...

Jeannine Barr ’20 awarded certificate of special achievement by Botanical Society of America

Jeannine Barr ’20 awarded certificate of special achievement by Botanical Society of America

May 12, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jeannine Barr, a graduating senior from Lanesville, Indiana majoring in biology with minors in plant science and chemistry, has received a Young Botanist Award, Certificate of Special Achievement from the Botanical Society of America (BSA). Barr is one of 16 students nationally and the first from IU Southeast to receive ...

Craig Smith ’15, math teacher and viral TikTok sensation, meets students where they are

Craig Smith ’15, math teacher and viral TikTok sensation, meets students where they are

February 4, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s a rare middle school math teacher who dances his way to social media stardom. Craig Smith ’15, a math teacher at Oldham County Middle School in LaGrange, Kentucky, is rare. Smith’s TikTok dance videos, intended to engage his students at Oldham Middle School, have gone viral, gaining over one ...

Matt McClellan looks back on incredible journey at Horizon Radio

Matt McClellan looks back on incredible journey at Horizon Radio

January 2, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Matt McClellan remembers the moment he became aware of Horizon Radio. “I was walking down the hallway, and saw the old credit union space being remodeled into a radio studio,” McClellan said. “I went straight to Dr. Maksl [Adam Maksl, associate professor of journalism and then faculty advisor for Horizon ...

J. Robert Shine commits gift to extend scholarship for decades

J. Robert Shine commits gift to extend scholarship for decades

November 22, 2019

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.) – At the start of her education, Cicely Caliling, an IU Southeast senior from New Albany, wasn’t sure that she would be good at accounting or that it was the right field for her. Once she received the Monroe Shine Scholarship at IU Southeast, she was motivated to pursue accounting as a ...

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