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Available Computers and Student Printers

Posted by isulib on May 22, 2015

Student Printers: 1st floor [Main], Lower Level and Basement

Due to the campus LEAP program taking over space on the 2nd floor which was previously a computer room, here is the list of available computers and where you can find them:

  • 24 computers on 3rd floor [quiet floor]
  • 24 computers in the Basement [quiet floor]
  • 18 computers on Lower Level
  • 5 computers in the Commuter Lounge on 2nd floor
  • 1st floor remains the same

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Library People Take Part in Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence’s “Mornings in May”

Posted by isulib on May 18, 2015

On Friday, May 15, Kayla Siddell (Data Curation Librarian) and Katie Sutrina-Haney (University Archivist) joined several other ISU staff to present Thinking Outside the Box – Unique and creative ways to engage students in deep learning of course content.

Presenting on Special Collections generally to a full room, everyone then went on a field trip to the Library’s Special Collections area, where materials were on display, and where we were joined by Permanent Art Collection Curator, Jason Krueger. Librarians Brian Bunnett and Marsha Miller attended the session; Miller had the fun opportunity to introduce several people to the stereopticon (the original 3-D experience).










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Library Dean’s Administrative Assistant Beverly Grubb is Award Winner

Posted by isulib on May 14, 2015

Beverly Grubb honored with the 2015 ISU Sycamore Staff Award!

The Sycamore Staff Award recognizes a staff member who contributes to the overall mission and success of Indiana State University.  There were 19 nominees this year and Bev was the top choice of the staff awards committee.


The selection criteria is as follows:

  1. Attitude-demonstrates an outstanding personal and professional interaction with co-workers, faculty, students, and visitors of Indiana State University.
  2. Service-provides a continual demonstration of outstanding service in all their activities and responsibilities within their department, within the University community, and the community at large.
  3. Engagement-provides outstanding resourcefulness, innovation, and creativity in all their activities and responsibilities within their department, within the University community, and the Community at large.
  4. Contribution-contributes to and supports the Council by their attitude, service, and engagement. (But does NOT have to be on the Council).

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May 18 – 20: Look out for technical services librarians – it’s OVGTSL time

Posted by isulib on May 12, 2015

From the Call for Proposals: Library technologies evolve at a rapid rate, and require continual assessment and adaptation of services. Yet, technical services librarians meet these challenges and develop innovative ways to recreate services for the information needs of library users. You are cordially invited to come and share with others how you are using emerging technologies to reinvent services at your library.

More than 100 librarians will be attending the 2015 Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services LibrariansOVGTSL-2015-LOGOThe Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGSTL) was founded in 1924 and draws its members from the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The annual conference rotates among these three states on a regular basis. Membership is open to anyone interested in library technical services.

Program Committee

  • Chair: Caroline Gilson, DePauw University
  • Debbie Considine, Indiana State University
  • Kathryn Lybarger, University of Kentucky
  • Valentine Muyumba, Indiana State University
  • Carrie Preston, Ohio University
  • Heather Rayl, Indiana State University
  • Diana Reid, University of Louisville
  • Natalie Bulick, Indiana State University

Technology Committee

  • Chair: Stephen Patton, Indiana State University
  • Paul Asay, Indiana State University
  • Ginger Garvey, Indiana State University

Fundraising Committee

  • Chair: Natalie Bulick, Indiana State University
  • Deb Taylor, Indiana State University
  • Libby Walker, Vigo County Public Library


  • Chair: Heather Rayl, Indiana State University
  • Cheryl Bealmear, Indiana State University

Local Arrangements Committee

  • Chair: Dara Middleton, Indiana State University
  • Sheila Greg, Indiana State University
  • Ginger Garvey, Indiana State University

Publicity/Publications Committee

  • Chair: Dara Middleton, Indiana State University
  • Erin Harmon, Indiana State University

Scholarship Committee

  • Chair: Cheryl Blevens, Indiana State University
  • Valentine Muyumba, Indiana State University
  • Peter Whiting, University of Southern Indiana

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Special Collections Exhibit: “Hooray for the Summertime”

Posted by isulib on May 12, 2015

Special Collections [3rd floor] presents its new exhibit, “Hooray for the Summertime”, curated by Dennis Vetrovec and Josh Stabler. The exhibit celebrates the arrival of warm weather and illustrates the concepts of play, work, adventure, and music through the use of materials from the Rare Books and Manuscripts collections and University Archives. The exhibit will run through the end of July, so put on your sunglasses, grab a cool drink, and come up to see what the season has to offer.


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May 11-17: Library Hours

Posted by isulib on May 10, 2015


May 11-15, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 16-17, Saturday-Sunday, CLOSED
May 18, Monday, Summer Hours Begin

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New Indiana State art curator takes Stella painting to France

Posted by isulib on May 6, 2015

Only a few of weeks into the job, the new curator of the Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection is preparing one of its most valuable pieces for a bon voyage. Jason Krueger, a 2013 Master of Fine Arts graduate, departed Monday for Marseille, France, with “Smoke Stacks,” a 1935-era oil on canvas by Joseph Stella.

Packaged in a special waterproof crate, the Stella piece — valued as much as $1.5 million — will be accompanied by Krueger through the backdoors of customs areas and have its own trucks for transportation. Krueger will additionally be carrying white gloves in case customs wants to check the painting.smokestacks

“At first, it sounded like I was going to have to sleep in the warehouse with the painting, but they have security and staff for it (at night),” he said. “I still have to get up early and stay late to make sure it’s handled and hung properly.”

The packaging crate is so specific that the manufacturer was concerned the painting wouldn’t fit after learning Krueger intended to wrap it in protective paper. “So, the thickness of the paper on two sides mattered. It just fit in the box,” he said, adding that it took two hours to get it packaged.

On the plane, “Smoke Stacks” will be held in a climate-controlled, pressurized portion of the cargo hold. “If we crash in the middle of the ocean, ostensibly, the black boxes and the Stella will survive and nothing else. You won’t be able to find it, because it won’t have a beeper on it. But it’ll be there,” he said.

“Smoke Stacks” is part of the “FUTURS: De la Ville aux Étoiles” exhibit, running May through October, that explores the impact of science, industry and technology on the inspiration of modern artists leading to works that are poetic, futuristic and/or portray utopias. Stella’s works will be displayed in the room of a Roman-era building with recessed windows that project same shape of light that Stella portrayed in his paintings.

“It’s going to be this connection between the world-changing Roman Empire and Stella’s portrayal of the world-changing industrialization,” Krueger said. “The same pattern of light is going to be both in the space and the paintings.”

The Stella piece has been previously loaned for exhibitions in New York, Belgium and Athens, Ga. While Krueger is unsure how the most recent exhibitors learned of Indiana State’s painting, the exposure only increases its value. “We’re known as a good lender from when we lent to Belgium a couple of years ago,” Krueger said. “I’d like it to go to Italy some day. That’s where Joseph Stella was born.”

“Smoke Stacks” has travelled so much that when it returns in the fall, it’ll go into storage to “rest,” rather than being returned to the office of John Murray, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

“Light isn’t good for any of us, but a lot of people don’t think about artwork being living things. So, they’re out and about all of the time. If we were out and about and didn’t tuck in or take a vacation, we’d get damaged, too,” Krueger said. “These pieces are going to out-live us, and I’d like for it to out-live us for a long time.”

After Krueger, who started work in early April, returns from France, he’ll have his work cut out for him managing the rest of the Permanent Art Collection, which recently went under control of the university’s Cunningham Memorial Library’s special collections department. “Cunningham Memorial Library is delighted to have responsibility for the Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection,” said Robin Crumrin, dean of the library. “The international demand for Stella’s ‘Smoke Stacks’ is only one indication of the significance of the entire collection. The library is uniquely positioned to provide ongoing access and preservation of the entire collection for the future.”

As with any transition, there’s the usual untangling of websites and files, and Krueger has been researching software specifications to determine what’s best for managing the collection — keeping it both safe and accessible. “Part of my job is going to be putting up the rest of the great work that we have so that people can find it in an online catalog,” Krueger said.

The library’s stewardship gives the collection and curator more day-to-day support. The library, too, could become a model building for the collection. “The library deals with rare and unique materials all of the time in its special collections department, so it was a good fit to have the Permanent Art Collection as part of special collections because of its emphasis on conservation and access to primary source materials,” said Cinda May, chair of special collections. “People on the library staff are very excited about it and are looking forward to new opportunities to combine art with what we do with other information sources.”

Sorting out what should be in the Permanent Art Collection, which includes two-dimensional art, as well as ceramics and sculptures, is another challenge for Krueger, as the collection has a “long and varied history” of how pieces were introduced. Some pieces were gifts from individuals or institutions, while others were purchased by a department or the university. “What I’m going to enjoy the most is seeing the collection grow and develop into something that reflects the strengths on campus and shares that with the campus and broader collection,” Krueger said.

Pieces in the Permanent Art Collection can be loaned to university offices through an application process. As in the Stella piece, “there are instances when it’s important for the collection or scholarship for us to break those loan agreements. I hope it happens a lot, but I hope not to the point where people feel it’s disruptive,” he said. Krueger would like to start a conservation cycle of the collection’s key pieces, with “Smoke Stacks” taking priority. “It’s in really good shape, but I’m sure there are things we can do to make sure that it continues to be in great shape,” he said.


Photos: — Jason Krueger, curator of the Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection, poses for a portrait in the storage area. — Jason Krueger, curator of the Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection, poses for a portrait in the storage area. — “Smoke Stacks” by Joseph Stella (Italian-American, 1877-1946), oil on canvas, 36×30 inches, c. 1935.

Contact: Cinda May, special collections chair at Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library, 812-237-2534 or

Writer: Libby Roerig, media relations assistant director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or


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April 30 & May 1: Honors Students Present Poster Sessions

Posted by isulib on April 29, 2015

University Honors Program students will present their General Honors 401 senior theses in poster sessions on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in the in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area. Posters of student research will be displayed and discussed in morning (10 AM to 12 PM) and afternoon (1 PM to 3 PM) sessions each day. A complete schedule of titles and presenters is located below.

Session 1: Thursday, April 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

  • Taryn Ash: TBA
  • Mallory Barger: Childhood trauma and psychosis
  • Kara Couwenhoven: The influential internet: Impact of social media on business, news, and education
  • Daniel Ferguson: The global fraud epidemic – a multi-trillion dollar industry
  • Amber Forrestall: TBA
  • Meghan Francis: Loving the unlovable
  • Ashley Furtek: Determining which physical ability test best prepares police officers for duty: An analysis of crime, arrest, and death rates
  • Heather Keltz: The Deluge and the Black Sea Hypothesis: Does the ancient mythology support the current research?
  • Katherine Matthias: Miyazaki mania: Why Hayao Miyazaki’s films are so popular
  • Rachel Mullinnix: Modern day sexism
  • Megan Riffe: The mentally ill in the criminal justice system: Incarceration, treatment, and training
  • Evan Rush: Incentivizing and catalyzing the creation of healthier life styles in the United States
  • Makenzie Utterback: The effects of fragmentation on native and migratory songbirds with an emphasis on the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

Session 2: Thursday, April 30, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

  • Bethany Alkire: The role of nonprofits on healthcare
  • Tyler Biggs: A survey of denominations in Christianity and why they occur
  • Luke Carr: Horror films and why they work (when they work)
  • Gary Cauley: TBA
  • Emily Cuffle: Heritability of mutation in Game of Thrones
  • Landon Curry: Show me the money: Are professional athletes worth their compensation?
  • Drew Feutz: (A lack) of financial literacy in America
  • Baylor Gardner: Coo, coup, coop: Middle English’s Pidgin Theory reserves no right to nest in English history
  • Jacquelyn Gary: The evolution of supply chain and predictions for its future
  • Ciara Hall: The efficiency of ice in reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) as a result of eccentric exercise in an athletic population
  • Shannon Hamilton: Relationship between setting and exertional heat illness: A systematic review
  • Hallie Harbison: No one should be called a great woman composer: An inquiry on the treatment of women composers of classical music
  • Faith Haugh: The role of social media marketing in the fashion industry
  • Nathaniel Lee: How effective are short-term missions in underdeveloped countries?
  • David Meissel: Type 1 diabetes and medical advancements improving quality of life for patients
  • Molly Mishler: Contrast therapy models in phonological intervention
  • Jordan O’Connor: Napping on the nightshift: Saying goodnight to sleep-deprived nursing care
  • Samantha Smith: What determines human sexual orientation and its social impacts?
  • Ellery Steele: Does it pay to be a sugar baby?
  • Katelyn Walters: Safety and the 1500 hour rule for pilots
  • Brianna Walker: The essentials of communication through language for deaf and hard of hearing children

Session 3: Friday, May 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

  • Lindsay Baggerly: TBA
  • Sam Barnes: TBA
  • Kristin Belter: Pediatric oncology nursing
  • Ashley Borhart: National cultural values on users’ perception of dining experience – a meta-analysis
  • Shelby Coleman: Emergency nursing
  • Shelby Cope: Standardized testing: A standardized problem
  • Kathryn Downey: Genius and madness: The intriguing affair
  • Marvin Elmore: Eating babies, respecting authoritah, and killing dictators: Social criticisms of satire and offensive humor
  • Dylan Gentilcore: The function of theatre in American society: Broadway blues and Shakespeare shakes
  • Julie Goodwin: Creating the best program possible on a college campus based off of Vincent Tinto’s Interactionist Theory of Retention
  • Richard Hansen: Creating temporary homes: An evaluation of study abroad housing situations
  • Simone Hill: A chain reaction: An analysis of the relationship between ineffective supply chain management and the rising cost of healthcare
  • Michael Hirschy: A love affair with death: The use of capital punishment in the United States
  • Jami Moore: Spina Bifida: Etiology, epidemiology, treatment and parenting
  • Kenneth Ndife: Is it because you’re black? Racial health disparities in the U.S.
  • Annie Newkirk: The attested power of art therapy relies heavily on clientele base
  • Alex Stower: Pitfalls of integration
  • Brooke Truax: The Book Battle: Print books versus E-books
  • Sara Umphries: Multicultural education: How do we do that?
  • Jonathan Wachala: The use of humor and drama in advertising

Session 4: Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

  • Emily Barrett: Disordered eating within collegiate athletics
  • Kira Clouse: Modern implications for the Mayan people of the Spanish colonization in the Yucatán
  • Cassie Cox: The effects of using alternative and augmentative communication with nonverbal children on the autism spectrum
  • Sonja Cox: Psychological cues of yawning: How reading affects the phenomenon
  • Jillian Dixon: Examination of a caregiver’s role and career strain: Compassion fatigue, burnout, and the nursing shortage
  • Nicholas Gallina: A review of quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Staphylococccus aureus
  • Ashley Haack: They screwed up, they’re not screw-ups: The role of positive mentors on juvenile delinquents
  • Meghan Hoskins: Neoliberalism, consumer culture and climate change
  • Jacob Howe: Prison industrial complex: Institutional problems within the United States prison system
  • Nicole Keeling: The best practices for treatment and diagnosis of feeding disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Erika Lomax: TBA
  • Katie Lugar: Sexism on college campuses
  • Becca Muick: Making decisions in the food industry: What do you offer and how
  • Zachery Nickerson: Assessing bats’ use of swimming pools as an alternative water source in the United States
  • Allison Rademacher: Learning and the brain: Sensory integration and boosting brain power
  • Jonathan Ritch: Zombie fever: The rise of the undead in popular culture
  • Brittany Roberts: Pura Vida: How it embodies the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica
  • Lauren Rollings: TBA

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April 21: 8th Annual Earth Day: “The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous knowledge and conservation”

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2015


Creating a partnership between traditional cultures and scientific innovation is possible and beneficial to the planet, says an environmental biologist who will speak at Indiana State University in observance of Earth Day.

Robin Kimmerer, professor of environmental biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, is the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, which aims to create programs drawing on the wisdom of both indigenous populations and scientific knowledge for shared goals of sustainability.

 “I believe that environmental science and traditional knowledge can be symbiotic in nature, where the strengths and limitations of each knowledge system are balanced by the other,” Kimmerer said. “For example, the scientific method necessarily separates the observer and the observed, attempts to be strictly objective, rational and reductionist. Science engages the human powers of intellect, but explicitly excludes the other ways that humans have of understanding the world.

“Many of the questions of sustainability that we face involve the intersection between human culture and values and the natural world,” she added. “So relying on a single knowledge system, which excludes human values, is inadequate to address the challenges we face. Traditional knowledge is more holistic and includes values, ethics and responsibilities … so makes a good partner to balance scientific ways of knowing.”

Source: Tribune-Star – read entire article

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April 16: Scholarly son of ISU Librarian presents at next Landini Lecture

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2015

The next Richard Landini Lecturer will be Walton Muyumba (son of Librarian, Valentine Muyumba) of Indiana University-Bloomington, who will speak on “‘I Was A Lover Before This War': Black Artistry in the Age of Terrorism,” this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264.

Walton Muyumba is the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009). Muyumba is an associate professor of African American and American literature in the Department of English at Indiana University-Bloomington. He has published criticism and scholarship in many venues, including The Cambridge History of American Poetry, The Chicago Tribune, The Crisis, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisational Studies, and Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice.

The Landini Series is in memory of Richard Landini, former president of the Indiana State University and long-time member of the English Department.

The Shadow and the Act is available in the ISU Library as both an e-book in multiple formats (link to one format) and print [PS153.N5 M89 2009]

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