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IU Southeast ceramic artists go all-in at Southern Crossings Pottery Festival

IU Southeast ceramic artists go all-in at Southern Crossings Pottery Festival

March 11, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast ceramics faculty and students were a big presence at this year’s Southern Crossings Pottery Festival. The Festival raised over $5,000 to combat childhood hunger in Kentucky through a gallery show and workshop featuring leading ceramics artists from around the country, as well as an “empty bowl” event at ...

A foot in the door: theatre students in the spotlight at Derby Dinner Playhouse

A foot in the door: theatre students in the spotlight at Derby Dinner Playhouse

February 5, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Two IU Southeast theatre students, Matthew Street and Megan Johnson, are wowing audiences in “Love, Sex and the IRS,” an uproarious comedy now running at the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, Ind. Street and Johnson play Leslie and Connie, a young couple caught up in a madcap whirl of passion, ...

Faculty Innovator: Yunmi Choi

Faculty Innovator: Yunmi Choi

November 21, 2018

Yunmi Choi Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication School of Arts and Letters               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Yunmi Choi, assistant professor of strategic communication, can explain why classic rock is used in beer and truck commercials during football games. It’s because of the reminiscence bump, an advertising term ...

International Education Week returns

International Education Week returns

November 7, 2018

By Steven Krolak (New Albany, Ind.)–The IU Southeast Office of International Programs invites the campus community to join in celebrating International Education Week, Nov. 12-16. International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promoting programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and ...

Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition celebrates spirit of experimentation

Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition celebrates spirit of experimentation

October 22, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 2018 Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition puts the spotlight on a dozen instructors, with works in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and mixed media. The exhibition runs until October 31 in the Barr Gallery, during normal opening hours. Like their students, art instructors are constantly experimenting ...

Susanna Crum to lead Mid-America Print Council

Susanna Crum to lead Mid-America Print Council

October 12, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts (printmaking), has been elected board president of the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) for 2018-2020. Crum becomes the second IU Southeast printmaking faculty member to lead the organization. Brian Jones, emeritus professor of fine arts, was president in 2000-2002. “I’m excited to maintain the ...

How a speech class at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda

How a speech class at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda

October 4, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month, a class assignment at IU Southeast fed a village in Uganda. The class is SPCH-S 324, Persuasive Speaking. The village is Jinja, on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the Nile. For their first class assignment, each student is required to donate one ...

Ten IU Southeast instructors honored with IU Trustees Teaching Award

Ten IU Southeast instructors honored with IU Trustees Teaching Award

May 2, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Ten IU Southeast faculty members have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2017 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 ...

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