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LIBRARY HOLDING A SILENT AUCTION TODAY (TUESDAY) AND WEDNESDAY

Posted by isulib on October 30, 2012

October 30 2012

Silent Auction in the LibraryThe Library’s Annual Silent Auction will be held today, Oct. 30 and Wednesday Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library Events Area. This year the funds will be donated to the Terre Haute Habitat for Humanity ISU house construction project.

Items available for bid range from furniture to art to electronics, Christmas decorations and workout programs. Services such as individual knitting lessons, tarot card readings and learning to make your own yarn as well as homemade goodies such as noodles, cookies and pinwheels will be available for bids. Come out and support the fundraising effort, and pick up awesome items.

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Day of the Dead celebration

Posted by isulib on October 30, 2012

Join the Hispanic Students Association for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration, and learn how the Mexican culture honors their dead on this day. While many cultures fear death, the Mexicans have learned to react equally with mourning, as well as happiness and a bit of levity. Things such as having the children play “funeral” with toys made to represent coffins and undertakers, and reciting popular sayings and poems mocking death add to the special celebration, as well as setting up altars and offerings of food for the dearly departed. Join us to see what a visit to the cemetery might be like in Mexico on this day.
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 1
TIME: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Outside Cunningham Memorial Library (grassy area)

Refreshments will be provided.
Before or after the event, take a look at the showcase for the Day of the Dead in the Lower Level of Cunningham Memorial Library. You can:
• Read information about Jose Guadalupe Posada and La Catrina
• Read information about altars in general, and the altar in honor of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
The display will be up until Nov. 12.
Questions? Contact Daniela at dbaez@sycamores.indstate.edu or Alejandra at mmedranosilva@sycamores.indstate.edu

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Fall Classics Fest ~ FridayOctober 26

Posted by isulib on October 26, 2012

ISU”s Gamma Alpha chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national classics honor society, cordially invites all members of the university and Terre Haute communities to the eighth annual Fall Classics Fest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 26) in the events area of Cunningham Memorial Library.

This celebration of classical studies at ISU features presentations by students of Latin and ancient Greek, educational games, information about classical language majors and minors, fun, and good fellowship.

Light refreshments will be served. Free! Come for all or part of the Fest. For more information, contact Marilyn Bisch: marilyn.bisch@indstate.edu, LLL Dept., 812 237 8272.

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2nd Work-Life Conference Integration Conference – Oct. 24 & 25

Posted by isulib on October 22, 2012

2nd Work-Life Integration Conference Program

 Oct. 24 & 25 in the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area

Sessions are open to students, staff, faculty and community members. For further information please contact Dr. Debra Israel (debra.israel@indstate.edu) or Dr. Barbara Eversole (barbara.eversole@indstate.edu).

~~~~WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24~~~~

8:30 am Opening Ceremony: Welcome to Conference

  • President Dan Bradley
  • Dean Linda MauleDean Linda Maule

9:00 am  Academic Mothering

  • Dr. Barbara A.W. Eversole, Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies
  • Dr. Mandy Reid, English

 10:00 am Work/Life Research by ISU scholars

  • Perceptions of Retention Indicators in Athletic Training.” Laura Juzeszyn (presenting author), Dr. Lindsey Eberman, Dr. Leamor Kahanov,  Athletic Training
  • Work-life program allowance decisions: Perspectives of managers.” Dr. Barbara A.W. Eversole,  Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies

 11:00 am Panel Discussion:  Resources for Work-Life

  • Elizabeth Lorenzen, M.L.S., Library, Library resources for work-life – BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RESOURCE GUIDE
  • Dr. Rick Lotspeich, Economics, AAUP policies on work-life
  • Liz Metzger, Office of Sponsored Programs, work-life initiative funding
  • Marsha Miller, A.M.L.S., Library, AAUW resources for work-life
  • Erin Milliken, ISU Human Resources wellness coordinator
  • Monique Mosely, ISU Office of Diversity

 Noon Brown Bag session:   Stress reduction workshop*

  • Erin Milliken, ISU Human Resources wellness coordinator

1:00 pm  Panel : Panel on Family-Friendly Policies in the Workplace – panelists from local employers

2:00 pm  Stories of the Balancing Act in the Ivory Tower

  • Dr. Mark Minster, English, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Mandy Reid, English, ISU
  • Dr. Nathan Schaumleffel, Kinesiology,  Recreation and  Sport, ISU
  • Dr. Steve Stofferahn, History, ISU
  • Dr. Luanne Tilstra, Director, Center for Diversity, Professor of Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Amber Wannemacher, ISU graduate student in Biology

3:00 pm What is ISU doing? Panel Presentation on Work-Life Policies at ISU

  • Dean Linda Maule, chairperson, ISU Strategic Plan “Quality of Life” initiative
  • Wil Downs, SPHR, Associate Vice President, ISU Human Resources
  • Dr. Kevin Bolinger, Faculty Senate
  • Kelly Hall, ISU Staff Council

4:00 – 5:30 pm   Having it All? A discussion of Slaughter’s Atlantic article

  • Facilitated by Dr. Darlene Hantzis, Communication and Women’s Studies

~~~~THURSDAY OCTOBER 25~~~~

9:30-10:45 am Panel Discussion on STEM & Career-Life

  • Bev Bitzegaio, ISU College of Technology
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Associate Dean ISU College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics
  •  Liz Metzger, ISU Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Dr. Tina Hudson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Jen Latimer, Geology, ISU
  • Dr. Elaina Tuttle, Biology, ISU

11:00-12 :00 am Work/Life Research by ISU scholars

  • “Emergency Maternity and Infant Care: The American Experience with Family Friendly Military Policy in WWI.” Ruth Fairbanks, History and Women’s Studies.

Noon Brown Bag Discussion*: Family Responsibilities Discrimination

  • Facilitated by Dr. Darlene Hantzis, Communication and Women’s Studies

* Bring your own brown bag or reserve a box lunch through Barb McNeill (Barbara.mcneill@indstate.edu)          

2:00-3:15 pm Film and Discussion: Motherhood Manifesto

3:30-5:20 pm –  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Director of the Center for Families at Purdue University: Healthy Work, Healthy Workers, and Healthy Families?”

The conference is made possible through funding from ISU’s Strategic Plan Goal 6, Initiative #1:  “Enhance the quality of life for faculty and staff.” Co-sponsors of the conference include Cunningham Memorial Library, Department of Economics, Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies, the Women’s Studies Program, and Interdisciplinary Programs.

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Oct. 17: Photojournalist to present work on Colombia

Posted by isulib on October 17, 2012

October 15 2012

Stephen Ferry, the author of Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (Umbrage, 2012), will be giving a public lecture on the Colombian conflict Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area. Ferry’s work combines documentary photography with archival images and text to explore the conflict, human rights, and civilian efforts to resist violence in Colombia.

The lecture is sponsored by Interdisciplinary Programs and the Departments of History and Communication. The program is free and open to the public.

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Visions for the Future of the ISU Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality

Posted by isulib on October 16, 2012

New center director to speak at lecture series event Thursday

Visions for the Future of the ISU Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality
Third Thursday Mind, Body and Spirit Lecture Series
Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. – Events Area, Cunningham Memorial Library

Come and meet the new Director of the ISU Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality and learn about Center activities and initiatives that have been made possible by ISU’s Unbounded Possibilities program. Upcoming events include a national conference on Health, Religion, and Spirituality, workshops for health care providers and practitioners, a faculty fellows program, and events for the community focusing on promoting health and wellness and fostering interfaith dialog and action. The program is open to everyone in the local and ISU communities.

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Japanese cultural club sponsors musical evening

Posted by isulib on October 15, 2012

On Friday, October 12, Yoshiko Cockerham, one of ISU’s instructors of Japanese in our Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, organized an evening of music played on the shamisen. The performance was accompanied by an informational PowerPoint and a question/answer session. More than 70 people attended.

Japanese Shamisen Performance

Japanese Shamisen Performance

 

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Student Panel and Vice-Presidential Debate

Posted by isulib on October 14, 2012

More than 200 students attended the panel of students who discussed their experiences attending the Democratic National Convention, which was followed by the telecast of the Vice-Presidential Debates.

Audience at Vice-Presidential Debates

Audience at Vice-Presidential Debates

Audience at Vice-Presidential Debates

Audience at Vice-Presidential Debates

Audience at Vice-Presidential Debates

Audience at Vice-Presidential Debates

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Pizza and Politics begins tonight (Oct. 11) with VP debate

Posted by isulib on October 11, 2012

The American Democracy Project will kick-off its three- part Pizza and Politics series on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Library Events Area. Following a panel of the student attendees to the Democratic National Convention, ISU faculty, staff, and students will watch the Vice Presidential Debate. Pizza will be served at 8 with the panel and debate watch to follow.

Please be sure to join us for the remainder of the Pizza and Politics series:

Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Library Events Area: Expert panel discusses issues of the 2012 campaign and a debate watch of the final Presidential Debate

Tuesday, Nov. 6 (Election Day!) at 8 p.m. Library Events Area: Dr. Carl Klarner presents his election forecasts and a watch of the election returns

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Writing Center Study Group Meets Mondays

Posted by isulib on October 10, 2012

The Writing Center’s study group will meet every Monday this semester at 5pm in Library 230.  This is the perfect setting for students to get in-depth grammar and writing help from a qualified graduate assistant. If you know a student who struggles with grammar, please consider referring him or her to this study group. Proof of attendance is available upon request.

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