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Baseball Baseball: April 16

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2012

Dr. Burgos Talk (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Library Events)
On Monday, April 16th, the day after Jackie Robinson Day (April 15th), we will host Dr. Adrian Burgos, a Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and baseball historian.  His research is about Afro-Latino baseball players in the Negro Leagues and the MLB.

Dr. Burgos is author of Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line [available to ISU users as ebook] and Cuban Star: How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball [print GV865.P66 B87 2011]

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Novelist Margaret McMullan Book Reading: April 19 – POSTPONED/TO BE RESCHEDULED

Posted by isulib on April 10, 2012

Indiana State University will host novelist Margaret McMullan as a visiting writer on Thursday, April 19. She will present a book reading at 3:30 p.m. in Heritage Lounge, followed by an autograph session.

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APRIL 18 FROM ISU TODAY: Novelist Margaret McMullen has had to cancel her planned reading for Thursday afternoon. The reading will be rescheduled at a later date.

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Another Big Read/Fahrenheit 451 Program on April 12 with Jake Jakaitis

Posted by isulib on April 10, 2012

Join the last discussion of the Wabash Valley Big Read on Thursday, April 12, at 6pm in the Library Events Area. Jake Jakaitis, Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at ISU, will give a presentation: Adapting Fahrenheit 451. This will include Tim Hamilton’s authorized graphic novel and Francois Truffaut’s film (with film excerpts) adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel. Light refreshments.

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Next year’s Big Read will be Tom Sawyer.

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Schick Lectures present discussion on American literature: April 12

Posted by isulib on April 9, 2012

The Indiana State University Schick Lecture Series on Language, Literature and Lexicography will host Charles Johanningsmeier of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m.

Johanningsmeier will discuss, “Realism, Naturalism and American Public Libraries, 1870-1900.” The lecture will take place in Root Hall A-264 with a reception following in A-269-270.

Johanningsmeier serves dual roles as an English professor and the Jefferis Endowed Chair of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He received his Ph.D. in English and American studies from Indiana University and has taught at the University of Leipzig in Germany and State University of New York-Cortland.

He is the author of “Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace” and is currently completing “Reconfiguring Region, Race, Gender and Class,” a study of the readership of regionalist writing of late 19th century America. He has also written numerous articles on the role of newspapers and popular periodicals in American literary culture.

Johanningsmeier has lectured at universities in France and Germany and has received grants and fellowships from Fulbright, the Kaltenborn Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bibliographical Society of America and the Bibliographical Society of England. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Willa Cather Foundation.

The Schick Lecture Series in Language, Literature and Lexicography began in 1988 and is made possible through a bequest from Joseph S. Schick, professor emeritus of English.

Contact: Keith Byerman, professor of English, department of English, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3208 or keith.byerman@indstate.edu

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April 5, 2012

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English Department’s Schick Lecture: “A Life with Emily Dickinson: Surprise and Memory”

Posted by isulib on April 4, 2012

The Schick Lecture Series on Language, Literature and Lexicography at Indiana State University will host Suzanne Juhasz, distinguished professor of English at the University of Colorado-Boulder, on Thursday, April 5 at 3:30 p.m.

Juhasz’s presentation is titled “A Life with Emily Dickinson: Surprise and Memory” and will take place in Root Hall A-264 with a reception following in A-269-270.

Juhasz earned her Ph. D. at the University of California-Berkeley and has previously taught at the University of Otago in New Zealand, Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University.

The founding editor of “The Emily Dickinson Journal,” Juhasz has authored or edited nine books on Dickinson, modern poetry and women and language. Her works include “Metaphor and the Poetry of Williams, Pound and Stevens” and “Naked and Fiery Forms: Modern American Poetry by Women,” among other titles. Juhasz has also written more than 50 articles.

Joseph S. Schick, professor emeritus of English, began the Schick Lecture Series in Language, Literature and Lexicography through a bequest in 1988.

Contact: Keith Byerman, professor of English, department of English, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3208 or keith.byerman@indstate.edu

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Fear of the Idea: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 – April 4

Posted by isulib on April 4, 2012

Fear of the Idea: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: a librarian-led discussion of the book and movie in the context of libraries, censorship, reading the classics, growth of graphic novels, and the everyday role of communication & critical thinking, led by Marsha Miller. This program is part of the Wabash Valley Big Read 2012 project and takes place today, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Library Events Area. Refreshments will be served.

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