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D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships

D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson receive American Advertising Federation scholarships

July 14, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–D’Coryia Cunningham and Kaitlin Henderson have been awarded American Advertising Federation (AAF) Louisville Education Foundation scholarships. Cunningham, a senior from Louisville majoring in strategic communication, has received the Louisville Advertising Federation’s annual Diversity Scholarship, a $2500 gift dedicated to minority students. Henderson, a senior majoring in strategic communication, received the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Trustees Teaching Awards honor IU Southeast faculty

May 19, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Five IU Southeast faculty have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2019 calendar year. The IU Trustees Teaching Awards were first awarded in 2000-2001 to recognize and enhance excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. The awards are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time lecturers ...

Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville

Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville

April 27, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts and her partner, Rudy Salgado, are blending art, reminiscence and a sense of place to boost morale in Louisville, Kentucky. Crum and Salgado are reproducing and distributing a found artifact: pledge badges from the Great Flood of 1937. Printed on camvas and pinned ...

Voice student Jareth Gaddis helps to celebrate rebirth and renewal through music

Voice student Jareth Gaddis helps to celebrate rebirth and renewal through music

April 16, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a haunting and memorable ceremony, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz led the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to the ever-expanding spread of COVID-19 and state restrictions on public gatherings, the expansive Cathedral was empty except for a handful of readers and celebrants. But it ...

Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis

Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis

April 6, 2020

During this time of widespread disruption, with lives turned upside-down and inside-out, IU Southeast educators are making adjustments to deliver high-quality learning experiences for students. Assisted by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE), they are shifting their courses online, overcoming challenges and making some discoveries along the way. These are their stories. Dr. ...

Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells

Faculty Innovator: Jeremy Wells

March 19, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Not many courses conclude with the students voting to exile the instructor. Not many instructors would be happy about it. But Jeremy Wells, associate professor of English, isn’t just any instructor. Wearing a zombie mask and communicating only in grunts, Wells humbly accepted banishment at the end of his literature ...

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