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Gallup-Indiana Survey shows IU Southeast alumni are some of the most satisfied

Gallup-Indiana Survey shows IU Southeast alumni are some of the most satisfied

January 6, 2021

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – According to the results of a 2020 Gallup-Indiana Graduate Satisfaction Survey, Indiana University Southeast produces some of the most satisfied alumni, with 92 percent indicating that they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with the education they received. According to the survey, 76 percent of IU Southeast alumni agree or strongly agree ...

Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural

Amie Villiger Harris ’13 conjures Appalachian magic in Whitesburg mural

October 20, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The Cumberland dragon has been spotted in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg! Over fifty feet long, with purple scales and syrupy yellow eyes, it has been seen moving among the wild mushrooms and mountain laurel, while in the woods beyond, a flying saucer has been seen abducting a pickup ...

Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company

Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company

August 17, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Matt Street ’19 has been selected to join the Professional Training Company (PTC) at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The apprenticeship program gives 39 members in all areas of performance, production and management the opportunity to produce a full season of shows focused on new works and emerging artists. Street is ...

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 ...

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