Expect A Difference Award

IU Southeast recognized for above and beyond community service. Receives River Valley Financial "Expect a Difference Award"!

Pictured Left to right: Dr. Ray Wallace, Chancellor of Indiana University Southeast and Bob Kleehamer, Senior Vice President of River Valley Financial Bank.

IU SoutheastDr. Ray Wallace, Chancellor of Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana recently accepted the River Valley Financial Bank “Expect a Difference” Award given to individuals and organizations that exemplify above and beyond community service.

IU Southeast has been a long time member of Southern Indiana in providing economic and educational growth to the area. In addition to providing an excellent educational environment, IU Southeast and its faculty have increased their role in the community as a whole, especially since Dr. Wallace’s arrival on campus.

“Our campus and our students need to know and see the importance of living in a vibrant community,” says Dr. Wallace. “They can best experience that by seeing us, the faculty, setting the stage and examples of being an active component by the investment of our time and money.”

IU Southeast is an important element of the Indiana University network with the approximate enrollment of over 2,000 students coming from nine regional counties.

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Americana is contemporary music with an ‘old spirit.’ It’s new music that relies heavily on traditional country, roots-rock, folk, and bluegrass. Join me Saturday nights from 10 to Midnight to hear today’s best singer-songwriters, folk acts, and string bands.

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For me, one of the greatest joys in the world is hearing a great new song for the first time. That started when I got my first portable radio for Christmas at age eight. That radio and I couldn’t be separated.

I spent hours emulating the disc jockeys I heard on St. Louis radio stations. The cassette deck allowed me to record myself introducing songs and interviewing imaginary guests. Some of those embarrassing tapes are still in my garage. In college, I finally had a chance to work ‘on air’ for real, and it was a blast!

Today, I love music as much as ever. And, while radio is not a full time career for me, I’m thrilled to host my very own show, playing music that I love – Americana.