Welcome to our International
Students and International Studies
edition of Transformations. All of the
articles in this issue were written by
students in English W364: Editing
for Publication. I am grateful for their
research and their contributions, and
I am also pleased to be able to provide
publication opportunities for these
Coordinator of Diversity
for Academic Affairs
In this issue, readers will be given the opportunity to meet some of the
international students at IU Southeast. Their backgrounds and interests are
fascinating and diverse. They bring new perspectives to our IU Southeast
classrooms, serving to enrich everyone’s educational experiences. We also
explore the International Studies major and its relevance in our global
economy. Dr. Jean Abshire has dedicated much to the development of our
International Studies major.
Finally, the college Model UN is highlighted. Dr. Cliff Staten has done
exceptional service for our campus and our communities by hosting both
the high school Model UN and the college Model UN. IU Southeast has
participated in the college Model UN for 37 years and Dr. Staten has
advised our participants in the college-level Model UN for 26 of those years.
Plus, he has hosted the high school model UN on our campus for 25 years.
Thank you, Cliff, for your dedication to this outstanding program.
Our inside cover photos are the Critic’s Choice winners from the fall 2014
International Photography contest. These photographs add a colorful
dimension to our publication. IU Southeast student, Brian Dennis, won the
Critic’s Award for “Places” with his photograph titled “Kudu’s Gaze.” The
Critic’s Award winner in the “People” category was Chancellor Ray Wallace
with his photograph titled “Japanese Bookstore Dreams.” The People’s
Choice winners for the International Photography contest will be featured in
the spring 2015 edition of
May you enjoy the articles in this edition and benefit from the information
and perspectives they provide.
From the Editor