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IU exhibit to include specimens from Southeast zoological collection

IU exhibit to include specimens from Southeast zoological collection

May 17, 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When it comes to teeth, those of the short nose gar are among the smallest you are likely to see with the naked eye—just one millimeter in length. Despite its diminutive size, one set of gar chompers has a big role to play as part of an upcoming exhibit on ...

 

Seven IU Southeast faculty members receive IU Trustees Teaching Awards

April 11, 2022

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Seven IU Southeast faculty members have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2021 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 ...

Biology program receives IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council grant for undergraduate research initiative

Biology program receives IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council grant for undergraduate research initiative

September 24, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast biology program has received a grant from the IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council to support its initiative, “Science is for Everyone: Broadening Access to Undergraduate Research.” This innovative project enables introductory biology undergraduates to participate in a year-long, in-class, authentic research project to identify and characterize novel ...

Lisa Wise ’20 is first IU Southeast student to be RHIA-certified

Lisa Wise ’20 is first IU Southeast student to be RHIA-certified

September 14, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Lisa Wise ’20 has become the first IU Southeast student to earn certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). “It is an absolutely wonderful feeling,” said Wise, currently a health information management supervisor at a local behavioral health facility. The certification ...

Health Information Management program earns CAHIIM accreditation

Health Information Management program earns CAHIIM accreditation

September 6, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast’s health information management (HIM) program has earned initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). With nearly a century of developing record-keeping best practices in its DNA, CAHIIM accredits degree programs in health informatics and health information management. “CAHIIM accreditation is ...

Cicadas: Dr. Randy Hunt explores the science behind the Brood X buzz

Cicadas: Dr. Randy Hunt explores the science behind the Brood X buzz

June 3, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Buzzy, squirty and occasionally crunchy underfoot–the periodical cicadas of Brood X have begun to emerge in what will be Biblical bazillions for their once-every-seventeen-years frolic of mating, egg-laying and hatching. Like the bugs themselves, human reactions to them are all over the map, ranging from “Cool!” to “Gross!” to “SHUT ...

Faculty innovator: Sandra Johnson

Faculty innovator: Sandra Johnson

January 22, 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Sandra Johnson remembers playing teacher as a child, in a classroom of make-believe students. “Gaining knowledge, and sharing it, were my ultimate goals,” she said. Today, as senior lecturer in the areas of allied health and health information management, she prepares real live students to enter a career that didn’t ...

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