Summer 2013 3
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For the past six years, this Louisville native has journeyed across the Ohio each workday to come
to work in Southern Indiana. The Hoosier state has grown on me, admittedly, but there are some
Kentucky characteristics that I just can’t let go.
Two of those inherent Kentucky traits are a natural love for bourbon and horse racing. So when
I first heard of some of the stories in this issue of IU Southeast, I knew we had to share these
Southern Indiana connections to the most Kentucky of
institutions: Derby season.
First, read about alumnus Calvin Carter and his five-year
winning streak choosing champion thoroughbreds on
page 18. As the co-author of a book on horse profiling,
Carter uses a horse’s pedigree and personality to choose
the winners of Triple Crown races for his horse racing
blog. It’s too bad that this issue came out after the race, or
we may have had some big winners among our readers.
Psst…Calvin is also posting his picks for the Belmont
Stakes, so make sure you check out his blog after reading
And what goes better with betting than some bourbon?
IU Southeast biology lecturer Susan Reigler is an
expert on many things, and one of them is Kentucky’s
favorite spirit. Check out an excerpt from her guide,
Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
on page 9 to discover a
favorite drink from fellow IU Southeast professor Joanna
All the excitement isn’t just happening on the Kentucky
side of the river, though. IU Southeast took another
regional favorite – basketball – and made some history of
our own. This season the Grenadier men’s basketball teammade it to the University’s first-ever
NAIA Final Four. Take a look at their run through the national tournament on page 24.
As you can see, spring was an exciting season at IU Southeast and in the Kentuckiana region.
Now that we’re heading into summer, hopefully you have time to relax a bit. Take this issue, grab
a beverage (I know where you can get a good bourbon recipe), and settle in for some great stories.
As always, thanks for reading.