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Posted by isulib on April 11, 2014

The library’s spring fundraiser will be a loaded baked potato bar luncheon on April 17, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Library Events Area. For $5 you’ll get a potato with a huge fixings bar, a dessert and tea or lemonade. Proceeds will go to Hear Indiana ( This organization provides advocacy and leadership to families with children with hearing loss as well as individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Advanced tickets are recommended. Contact Christi Reinig (X2564 or in the library administration office.

Library Spring Fundraiser

Library Spring Fundraiser




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Educators from Thailand Visit ISU

Posted by isulib on April 10, 2014

The Bayh College of Education is hosting a delegation from Thailand. They’re spending two weeks in the library researching material for their PhDs.

The delegation is made up of school superintendents, principals and teachers who are attend Roi Et Rajabhat University. The group is headed by Dr. Kriangsak Srisombut, Dean of the College of Education.

Librarian Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction; Public Services) conducted an instruction session for them.

Thai Educators and Librarian Edith Campbell

Thai Educators and Librarian Edith Campbell


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April 9: Women of Buddhism: Awakening in a Female Form” with Florence Caplow

Posted by isulib on April 9, 2014

Florence Caplow will present Thursday April 10, in room 028 of the Cunningham Memorial Library. Her topic is “Women of Buddhism: Awakening in a Female Form.” She will share the stories and teachings of Buddhist women, many previously unknown, from her new book, The Hidden Lamp, stories from twenty five centuries of awakened women.

Any questions please contact Jean Kristeller at or contact Toni Bolinger in the psychology department, X2456.

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Monday – Thursday, April 7-11: Student Research “Exposium”

Posted by isulib on April 7, 2014



More information in Exposium and the Center for Student Research and Creativity (ISU’s incubator for student research and creativity)

2014 Exposium - Monday schedule

2014 Exposium – Monday schedule

2014 Exposium - Tuesday schedule

2014 Exposium – Tuesday schedule


2014-Exposium - Wednesday schedule - all at Landini

2014-Exposium – Wednesday schedule – all at Landini


2014 Exposium Schedule - Thursday

2014 Exposium Schedule – Thursday

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April 21: Panel Discussion: Developments in Ukraine

Posted by isulib on April 3, 2014

UPDATE APRIL 12: ADDITIONAL PANELIST ADDED: Sophia Wilson ~ Department of Political Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville AND another co-sponsor: the Center for Global Engagement

Ukraine Panel

Ukraine Panel



Ukraine Panel

Ukraine Panel

The geographical (and historical?) divisions underlying Ukraine’s political strife

History of Crimea –

The Russian annexation of the Crimea, 1772-1783. Fisher, Alan W. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1970. (DK511 .C7F5 1970)

Beyond memory : the Crimean Tatars’ deportation and return. Greta Lynn Uehling. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 (DK508.9.K78 U35 2004)

Ukraine at a crossroads : what’s at stake for the U.S. and Europe? : hearing before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, February 1, 2012 ISU Gov Docs U.S. – Microforms (Lower Level) (Y 4.F 76/2:S.Hrg.112-471)

The convolutions of historical politics . Edited by Alexei Miller and Maria Lipman New York : Central European University Press, c2012. Available as e-book

Forging rights in a new democracy : Ukrainian students between freedom and justice. Fournier, Anna, 1973- Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012. Available as e-book

Crafting State-Nations : India and other multinational democracies. Alfred Stepan, Juan J. Linz, and Yogendra Yadav. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2011. Chapter: Ukraine : state-nation policies in a unitary state

Ozhiganov, Edward. The Crimean Republic: Rivalries for Control in Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union: Russian and American Perspectives (MIT Press. 1997). pp. 83-137. [title not held by ISU]

Ukraine: Lords of the Ring, Fighting for Reform / ABC International. New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012. 1 streaming video file (27 min.) Boxing champions Vitali and Vladimir Klitschko used to let their fists and footwork do the talking-but now the brothers are ready to talk about the plight of their beloved homeland, Ukraine, and their plans to wrest it back from nefarious political forces. This program offers a ringside seat to their efforts-not just to Vladimir’s bone-crushing heavyweight bout in Switzerland but also to Vitali’s campaign for a seat in the Ukrainian parliament. Both fighters are smart, charismatic, university educated, and driven to change their nation’s direction. But it won’t be easy. Ukraine is at the top of Transparency International’s list of corrupt European governments, and its political landscape is littered with contenders who’ve been bruised, battered, and beaten-figuratively, by Machiavellian power brokers, and literally, by government goons. On second thought, the Klitschko brothers may have found their true calling.




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April 22: Digitizing the Valley – celebrate 10 years

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

10th Anniversary of  Wabash Valley Visions and Voices

Speakers: Mayor Duke Bennett and Mike McCormick, Vigo County Historian
Vigo County Main Library, Lobby
Tuesday, April 22 · 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate a symphony of voices from our past preserved for all the generations to come. There will be representatives from all over the Valley who share and contribute to this wonderful project.


[from VCPL April Newsletter]

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March 26, 31, or April 16: Operation Beautiful: The Body Book Discussion

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

We will be discussing The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz. This event is part of Indiana State University’s “Operation Beautiful.”

Attend one of the following sessions:
•Wednesday, March 26th at 7 p.m. in Library 028 [Lower Level]
•Monday, March 31st at noon in Library 028
•Wednesday, April 16th at 7 p.m. in Library 028

Sponsored by Division of Student Affairs Programming Council

Twitter: @ISUOpBeautiful

For more information contact the Dean of Students Office: 812-237-3829

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March 26 & 28: Diversity Survey in Library Lobby

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

The Council on Diversity in conjunction with the Office of Diversity will be in the lobby to conduct a University sanctioned survey about diversity.

March 26 from 11 – noon
March 28 from – approximately the same time


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March 26: Title IX ‘Community Semester’ Program

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

Community Semester events set for Wednesday and Thursday

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Semester series has two events planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Programs include discussions related to the impact of Title IX on women’s sports and the lives of Nigerian traders in China.

On March 26, the Women’s Studies Program will present “Title IX: Crossroads in Women’s Sports at ISU” from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Library Events Area.

Professors Jolynn Kuhlman and Mildred Lemen witnessed the revolution in women’s high school and collegiate athletics over the course of their careers as athletes, coaches, teachers, and administrators before and after Title IX. Part local history and personal reminiscence, part cultural analysis and part clarion call, this lively presentation-rich in stories and photographs from university archives-will not only recount the story of how Title IX played out at Indiana State and beyond, but also as a reminder to what is at stake in safeguarding its ongoing protections.

MS FB posting 2013

MS FB posting 2013

A program examining the work and lives of Nigerian traders in Guanghou, China is the topic of a Community Semester program March 27 in Root Hall room A-264 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Wendy Thompson Taiwo of the department of African and African-American studies will focus on a small bustling commercial hub in southern China powered by Nigerian traders. With jobs scarce at home, a sizeable Nigerian population has resettled in the bustling port city of Guangzhou, China. Many survive as middlemen, offering services as cargo shippers, personal shoppers, or shopkeepers. This presentation will explore the lived reality of men and women engaged in low-end globalization, paying special attention to the ways Nigerian traders use social networks, play, and interracial relationships to negotiate business, leisure, and daily survival. This event is co-sponsored by the Richard Landini Lectures.

These events are free and open to the public. A complete list and description of the Community Semester’s activities may be found at: .


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March 25: American Democracy Project Tackles Human Trafficking

Posted by isulib on March 24, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25 at 7pm in the Cunningham Memorial Library, the American Democracy Project will be hosting: END IT! -Take a Role in Fighting for Human Rights. This informative and interactive presentation about Human Trafficking will allow students to discuss the causes and occurrences of human trafficking around the world and in the U.S., and also explore how they can play a part in helping fight against it.

Here is a bibliography of Human Trafficking Resources created for the 2010 Human Rights Day – with sections on

  • Organizations
  • Books in Wabash Valley
  • Libraries {non-fiction and fiction}
  • Finding Recent Articles
  • Forthcoming Books

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