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Record 87 student-athletes named to Fall 2020 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

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A record 87 IU Southeast student-athletes were named to the Fall 2020 Athletic Director's Honor Roll. Sixty-six percent of Grenadier student-athletes made the honor roll this fall. To earn recognition, student-athletes must achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average during the semester. Below is an index of each student-athlete who is earning Athletic Director's Honor Roll recognition this semester. Five IU Southeast athletic teams recorded grade-point averages of 3.0 or better. The women's basketball team led the way with a 3.73 GPA, followed by softball at 3.42, women's tennis at 3.40, volleyball at 3.19 and baseball at 3.04. IU Southeast Athletics recorded a 3.1 GPA for the semester. "This has been another difficult semester for everyone, but I am very proud of how our student-athletes have met the challenges head on," Director of Athletics Joe Glover said. "Our student-athletes continue to place an emphasis on academic success and are adapting well to an ever-changing environment. All their hard work resulted in another successful semester academically for our department."

Princeton Review: IU Southeast among Best Business Schools

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Princeton Review, a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company, has named IU Southeast’s School of Business as one of its 244 Best Business Schools for 2021 in the category of on-campus MBA programs.

The program has been so honored every year since 2006.

“We recommend IU Southeast as an excellent choice for an aspiring MBA,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.

Franek notes that the company chose the schools for its 2021 list based on data from the company’s surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2019-20 academic year. The administrator survey, which numbered more than 200 questions, covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about currently enrolled students as well as graduates’ employment.

“What makes our Best Business Schools list unique is that we factor in data from our surveys of students attending the schools about their campus and classroom experiences,” Franek said. “For our 2021 list we tallied surveys of more than 17,800 students at 244 business schools.”

The Princeton Review’s 80-question student survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys were conducted during the 2019-20, 2018–19, and 2017–18 academic years.

“Our program is the intelligent choice for students seeking an MBA due to several factors, including AACSB accreditation at a fraction of the cost of other similarly accredited programs, as well as flexibility in scheduling and modality,” said Sharon Allen, assistant dean of the School of Business and director of graduate business programs.

SOS donates a semester worth of medical supplies to IU Southeast’s School of Nursing

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Supplies Overseas (SOS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving global health and the environment through recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies, has donated a semester’s worth of medical supplies (including gloves, masks, gowns, catheters, syringes, IV tubing dressings, IV fluids, saline and more) to Indiana University Southeast’s School of Nursing.

The donation (over 1,400 pounds) was just shy of beating SOS’s record for the largest local donation in a single day. The supplies will be used to improve hands-on education for hundreds of nursing students using the school’s state-of-the-art simulation labs.

Since the partnership began in 2017, SOS has provided approximately 9,190 pounds of medical supplies worth more than $100,000 to the IU Southeast School of Nursing.

“We are very grateful to Supplies Overseas for donating medical supplies to our School of Nursing,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace. “These supplies will help our nursing students get the hands-on experience they need to become accomplished medical professionals.”

SOS focuses on mitigating health disparities in underserved communities by providing critically needed medical supplies and health resources. SOS recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from over 100 hospital partners and redistributes them to address the urgent need for help, whether that be to those affected by disasters, to medically impoverished communities across the globe or to protect and improve lives in Louisville.

“The simulation program and Skills Lab at IU Southeast School of Nursing is beyond grateful for the vast amount of donations given to us by Supplies Overseas,” said Donna Bowles, dean of the School of Nursing. “The faculty make every effort to provide authentic learning scenarios for our students. Donated equipment makes this possible to allow students to refrain from using a syringe or other items repeatedly during a semester, as this would not occur in actual nursing practice.”

IU Southeast students score high in CPA exams

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With a first-time pass rate of 80 percent on the CPA exam, IU Southeast is even with IU Bloomington at the top of all IU campuses.

The Certified Public Accountant examination, administered nationwide on a rolling basis by state boards of accountancy, is composed of four sections: auditing and attestation (AUD), financial accounting and reporting (FAR), regulation (REG), and business environment and concepts (BEC). The first-time pass rate nationwide is about 50 percent.

Nine IU Southeast alumni took a combined total of 15 sections. They passed 80 percent of those sections, with an average overall score of 80.5 percent.

There is no secret recipe for success. But it may help that instructors at IU Southeast, with industry experience, take a big-picture approach to student success rather than limiting learning to isolated aspects of the subject, in the eyes of Lisa Book, lecturer in accounting.

“Our intention isn’t to just ‘teach to the exam,’ but to recognize that professional bodies like the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) are already on the pulse of the subject matter that accounting and finance professionals need to be able to demonstrate, and they test those competencies on their certification exams,” said Book. “Certifications like the CPA exam are well-respected by employers and for many accounting roles, a necessity to move beyond more entry-level positions.”

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