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Model United Nations wrestles with momentous challenges, and abides

Model United Nations wrestles with momentous challenges, and abides

December 1, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–There was a chance that the high school and collegiate Model United Nations, two mainstays of the IU Southeast academic year, would join the long list of events scratched in the wake of, well, 2020. Although deprived of its traditional in-person venue as well as long-serving leadership, with the retirement ...

Why Voting Matters to Me: Civility rules as students speak up in panel discussion

Why Voting Matters to Me: Civility rules as students speak up in panel discussion

September 30, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast students voiced their hopes, concerns and intentions in the first Why Voting Matters to Me forum on Monday evening. Organized and facilitated by Dr. Margot Morgan, assistant professor of political science, the event featured opinions from across the current political spectrum, offering strongly felt and intensely personal perspectives ...

Chase Howard receives IU Regional Law Scholar award

Chase Howard receives IU Regional Law Scholar award

April 29, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Chase Howard, a graduating senior from Sellersburg, Indiana majoring in political science, has been selected to receive the IU Regional Law Scholar award for the 2020-2021 academic year. He is one of just three students from across the entire IU regional system to be so honored this year, and the ...

Ashley Lopez wins Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship

Ashley Lopez wins Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship

March 30, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Ashley Lopez, a senior majoring in political science and currently interning in the Indiana General Assembly, has received a $3,000 scholarship from Verizon Communications. She is one of only four students in the state to be honored, and the first from IU Southeast. The Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship is open ...

International delegation visits IU Southeast on eve of elections

International delegation visits IU Southeast on eve of elections

November 20, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–On the eve of last week’s elections, IU Southeast welcomed an international delegation to campus for a conversation about democracy, American style. The multi-disciplinary group included Hrvoye Kresic, a TV reporter from Croatia; Swaraj Shekhar Shetty, digital specialist from India; Roni Elon Frajnd, senior advisor to the President of Israel; ...

Dr. Tom Wolf, emeritus professor of political science, remembered

Dr. Tom Wolf, emeritus professor of political science, remembered

November 13, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast community mourns the passing of Dr. Thomas Philip “Tom” Wolf, professor emeritus of political science and former dean of the School of Social Sciences. A passionate educator and scholar, Wolf is remembered as a consummate intellectual, driven by the pursuit of knowledge and a love for ideas, ...

Roger Howard ’18 meets with Vice President of Taiwan

Roger Howard ’18 meets with Vice President of Taiwan

July 12, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last month, Roger Howard ’18 sat down to discuss international affairs with someone who knows a lot about the subject: Vice President Dr. Chen Chien-jen of Taiwan. Howard, who majored in political science and minored in international studies, was in Taiwan as a recipient of a Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship, part ...

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