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Campus “Take Back the Night” includes program in Library

Posted by isulib on November 11, 2011

Take Back the Night rally set for Nov. 15

Take Back the Night, a rally and march to bring awareness about gendered violence, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15.

4-5 p.m., Library Events Area–Cunningham Memorial Library, Joshua Philips, 1800 Miles Striving to End Sexual Violence One Step at a Time http://www.joshuadanielphillips.com/

5:30-6 p.m., DEDE I, Resource and Information Fair (African American Cultural Center, Counseling Center (Bystander Intervention), Counsel on the Domestic Abuse, Men Can Stop Rape, Office of Affirmative Action, Office of Diversity, Student Democrats, Student Republicans, Vagina Monologues, and Women’s Studies Programs)

6-6:30 p.m., DEDE I, Rally-Theme: “Fight like a Girl, Love like a Boy”

6:30-7:15 p.m.- March

On the day of the event, we ask students, faculty, and staff to wear purple–our version of a “purple out.”

Also, we invite Take Back the Night participants to bring donations to DEDE I to support the Council on Domestic Abuse (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Council-On-Domestic-Abuse-Inc/216478275056813):

toilet paper,
paper towels,
laundry detergent,
dishwashing soap,
socks,
sweat pants,
sweat shirts,
rolls of stamps,
and bus passes.

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Veterans Day Activities In and Near Library

Posted by isulib on November 10, 2011

Indiana State University has joined a nationwide effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.

2011 Veterans Day Wreath, Library Events Area

2011 Veterans Day Wreath, Library Events Area

On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at Indiana State will join more than 170 schools in all 50 states and the District and Columbia in reading the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn.

Following opening remarks, campus and community representatives will read the names of the fallen from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Cunningham Memorial Library. The reading of the names will take nearly eight hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order. A simultaneous nationwide minute of silence will be observed at 2 p.m.

Other campus activities include a remembrance walk for Hoosiers on the lawn outside the library and a wreath laying ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. in the Library Events Area. Military personnel will be honored later in the day during a basketball doubleheader, beginning at 5 p.m. in Hulman Center.

The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
ISU Veteran’s Day activities

All Day Remembrance Walk for Hoosiers -Lawn outside the Library

8 a.m. Opening Remarks ISU Library Entrance

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Reading of Names ISU Library Entrance

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans Appreciation Day – ISU Library Events Area

11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony – ISU Library Events Area

2 p.m. National Moment of Silence

5 p.m. Military Day Basketball Doubleheader – Hulman Center

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Writing Center: working with ESL students

Posted by isulib on November 4, 2011

The Writing Center is holding a training on how to effectively work with ESL students on Monday, November 7, at 5 in the Library, Room 028. Susan Jakaitis, who works with adult learners at the public library, will be our guest speaker. She plans to cover cultural sensitivity, as well as practical tips for working with international students. While her focus will be on helping these students with writing, some of the more general information on cultural differences may be helpful for everyone.

Writing Center Neon sign

When the light is on, we are open for business!

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Writing Center – October statistics

Posted by isulib on November 4, 2011

We saw 425 appointments (178 more than we saw in September), 54 walk-in consultations, and 156 students via class visits. Total, the Writing Center served 603 students.

Nicole Bailey, WC Director

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Instructional Statistics July – October, 2011

Posted by isulib on November 1, 2011

Online work is primarily Blackboard or LibGuides. We are up to 70 LibGuides.

Month

Sessions

Patrons

Instruct.

Online work

DL

U

G

F

S

O

I

July

28

172

43:30

25:30

0

21

1

2

0

4

5

Aug.

30

415

34:30

10:55

0

23

3

0

0

3

0

Sept.

50

950

57:39

8:29

0

42

4

2

0

2

3

Oct.

23

362

34:55

6:35

0

18

2

1

0

3

2

TOTALS

131

1,899

170:34

51:29

0

104

10

5

0

12

10

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