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Faculty Innovator: Jean Abshire

Faculty Innovator: Jean Abshire

January 17, 2019

Jean AbshireAssociate Professor of Political Science & International StudiesSchool of Social Sciences By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–There was always something on the wind for Jean Abshire. Something that called her to distant shores, peoples, languages, ways of thought. She responded to that call, visiting more than three dozen countries and devoting her career to ...

Students seek consensus over conflict at Model United Nations

Students seek consensus over conflict at Model United Nations

November 20, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The world keeps dishing up conflict, and the Model United Nations keeps finding paths to consensus. This year’s Model UN at IU Southeast, Nov. 14-16, welcomed students from IU Southeast, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, and the University of Louisville. IU Southeast students Ryan Houchin and Dylan Grant represented ...

Social Sciences Forum tackles representations of diversity in politics, pop culture and media

Social Sciences Forum tackles representations of diversity in politics, pop culture and media

October 19, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The Social Sciences Forum will present a panel discussion on representation and diversity in politics, popular culture and the media. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Library’s third-floor study area. “Unfinished Business:  Representation and Diversity in Politics, Pop Culture, and the Media” ...

Jennifer Ortiz to join New Albany Human Rights Commission

Jennifer Ortiz to join New Albany Human Rights Commission

October 18, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice will join New Albany’s Human Rights Commission. First established in the early 1970s, the HRC is a forum whose mission is “to uphold equal opportunity for education, employment and housing for all New Albany residents while also weighing all general human ...

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton to speak at IU Southeast

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton to speak at IU Southeast

October 10, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Lee Hamilton, who represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 30 years, will speak at IU Southeast on October 12, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. as keynote at the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences annual meeting. The topic of Hamilton’s speech is: “Why Should We Believe In ...

IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting

IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting

October 8, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to host the 89th annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS) on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Founded in 1929, the IASS is a unique community of scholars that promoted the value of the social sciences to Indiana and the world, and has ...

Roger Howard ’18 awarded Governor’s Fellowship

Roger Howard ’18 awarded Governor’s Fellowship

May 31, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast standout Roger Howard ’18 of Sellersburg, Ind. has been awarded a Governor’s Fellowship for 2018-2019. The Fellowship will allow Howard to serve 12 months in the office of the Governor of Indiana and various other state agencies. Governor’s Fellows participate in the the daily activities of state government, ...

Faculty Innovator: Margot Morgan

Faculty Innovator: Margot Morgan

December 5, 2017

Margot Morgan Assistant Professor of Political Science School of Social Sciences             By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Watershed. Turning point. Crucible. Point of no return. Such are the confident clichés of historical interpretation that students are obliged to apply to moments in time. But what would history be like if ...

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