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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer to give presentation

Posted by isulib on September 27, 2013

 

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has documented Latinos’ experiences in the U.S. for more than four decades will give a presentation at Indiana State University.

José Galvez will present “Shine” on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in University Hall Theater. Galvez will discuss his time documenting Latinos’ experiences living in the United States, incorporating his own life starting as a young boy with a shoeshine box to working his way up to becoming a photographer for the Los Angeles Times, where in 1984 he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California. Through the years, he continued documenting Latinos’ experiences in the U.S. Galvez’s presentation is free and open to the public.

“He has chronicled many aspects of Latino life in the USA for more than 40 years, and he showcases everything from the heights and inspirational aspects of Latino culture, to challenges and struggles that Latinos have faced,” said Theresa Ortega, advisor to the Hispanic Student Association at Indiana State who also is helping to organize the visit. “He has gone from a shoeshine boy to a Pulitzer Prize-winner. In many ways, his own experience reflects the American Dream.”

Galvez will spend the day meeting with different groups of Indiana State students, providing insights from his personal and professional experiences to teach them. He also will have a collection of some of his photography on display as part of the visit, Ortega said.

“His presentation is as inspiring as it is educational,” Ortega said. “He has witnessed and documented a lot in his career, and he will share some of the most insightful and inspirational moments with the public. People also will have an opportunity to view some of Jose Galvez’s most memorable photographs.”

Galvez’s visit to Indiana State is sponsored by the Hispanic Student Association and the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advocacy.

Contact: Theresa Ortega, advisor, Hispanic Student Association, Indiana State University, 812-237-8096  or theresa.ortega@indstate.edu

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or austin.arceo-negrich@indstate.edu

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ISU LIBRARY HOLDINGS:

Beloved land : an oral history of Mexican Americans in southern Arizona / collected and edited by Patricia Preciado Martin ; with photographs by José Galvez

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Banned Books Week Events: Photos

Posted by isulib on September 25, 2013

Morning Read Out Loud with Communication Learning Community Students

Group Photo

Group Photo

Darlene Hantzis

Darlene Hantzis

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

In the Night Kitchen

In the Night Kitchen

Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls

Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston

 

Afternoon Read Out Loud with Women’s Studies Students

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Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series Established

Posted by isulib on September 24, 2013

Alumni to return as part of visiting writer series

By: Jennifer Sicking, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
September 18, 2013

A new program at Indiana State University is bringing two alumni back to campus.

Indiana State’s English department has established the Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series and for the first two years alumni will read from their published works and sign their books.

“This is a venue for their works,” said Mark Lewandowski, associate professor of English. “There are quite a few who are publishing.”

Josh Green, a 2003 graduate who majored in journalism and minored in creative writing, will kick off the series with his collection of short stories titled “Dirtyville Rhapsodies.” Green’s reading, signing and reception will start at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Schick Lecture Room of Root Hall (A-264). It is free and open to the public.

Released in May, “Dirtyville Rhapsodies” received praise from critics and landed on Men’s Health Magazine’s “Best Books for the Beach” shortlist, alongside works from Stephen King and Dan Brown.

Green said he was eager to return to Indiana State.

“What I learned in the English department was invaluable,” he said. “It directly informs my work on a day-to-day basis, all these years later.” Green said he set some of his stories in Indiana locales – including a Terre Haute factory – although, most of the stories grew from life in Atlanta, where Green has lived since 2007.

The book jacket describes the stories within as a “darkly comic short story collection [that] focuses on ordinary people caught in all manner of conundrums, fiascoes and legal dilemmas, much of it their own stinking fault. Set mostly in Atlanta (capital of the “Dirty South”), ‘Dirtyville Rhapsodies’ features everyday folks who overcome vice and personal tragedy, scoundrels so foul they attract news headlines and the wayward souls who find salvation in society’s crevasses. Some of them will weave meaning from pratfalls, devastating loss and downright stupidity. And some won’t.”

Dave Malone will be the second Indiana State graduate in the series when he returns to read from his latest work on Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Schick Lecture Room of Root Hall (A-264). Malone, who graduated in 1994 with his master’s degree in English – creative writing, will be reading from his poetry collection titled, “View from the North Ten: Poems after Mark Rothko’s No. 15.”

His book is described as, “Inspired by the primary colors of Mark Rothko’s vibrant No. 15 painting, these poems give life to the canvas of the rural Ozarks. Chiefly love poems, the book explores the rugged Ozark and Rothko landscape, as well as romantic yearnings, relationship, despair and togetherness.”

Malone described it as a pleasure to return to Indiana State and to Terre Haute.

“The mentoring relationships with several professors have blossomed into genuine friendships over the years, so that makes the journey back to the Haute even sweeter,” he said. “The campus has changed a bit since my graduate school days in the early 90s, and it’s exciting to see those exciting changes.”

Malone was born in Rolla, Mo., and grew up in both Missouri and Kansas. He attended Ottawa University before studying creative writing at Indiana State. Malone is the author of four previous collections: “Seasons in Love,” “Under the Sycamore,” “23 Sonnets,” and “Poems to Love and the Body.” In addition to his involvement in several small business ventures, Malone teaches film courses at Missouri State University- West Plains.

Contact: Mark Lewandowski, Indiana State University, associate professor of English, at mark.lewandowski@indstate.edu or 812-237-8552

Writer: Jennifer Sicking, Indiana State University, associate director of media relations, at jennifer.sicking@indstate.edu or 812-237-7972

[posting repeated from ISU Today http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=3690%5D

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Workshop on using Open Educational Resources in the classroom

Posted by isulib on September 24, 2013

Please join us for a workshop on how faculty members at ISU are earning extra money by converting their classes to use free open educational resources instead of high-cost textbooks. Discover how students are reacting to the material, and hear from your colleagues their experiences in using these materials in the classroom. Two identical sessions will be held: Tuesday, Sept. 24, noon-1 p.m. at HMSU 321 and Wednesday, Sept. 25, noon to 1 p.m. at HMSU 421. You can get more information and download a flyer at http://libguides.indstate.edu/OpenAccess, or contact Heather Rayl, Emerging Technology Librarian, x2150, Heather.Rayl@indstate.edu.

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Banned Books Week Programming

Posted by isulib on September 23, 2013

Banned Books Out-Loud event (9:00 am – Noon) in

The Library Events Area

Banned Books Week Programming

Cunningham Memorial Library will be the site of several events for this year’s Banned Books Week (September 22-28, sponsored annually by the American Library Association). Celebrating the Freedom to Read, the traditional “Banned Books Out Loud” will take place on Wed. Sept. 25, from 9am-noon. Everyone on campus is invited to stop by the Library Events Area, sit and listen to people reading out loud from books that have been challenged or banned from libraries, and select from available books to do some reading of their own. People are welcome to bring books that they know have been challenged.

You can identify, and be surprised by, some of those titles by visiting the Banned Books Week LibGuide at http://libguides.indstate.edu/BannedBooksWeek. View a video of library staff, doing this year’s Banned Books Week Proclamation.

Students from Darlene Hantzis’ courses will be featured: between 9 and 11am Learning Community for Communication Majors will be reading out loud.

From 2pm – 3:15 pm Dr. Hantzis will lead a discussion on books that have challenged the dominant views of women, with students in the Communication Student Activism and Introduction to Women’s Studies classes. Both events are sponsored by the Library, the Communication Department and the Women’s Studies Program.

A kiosk featuring challenged/banned books will be on display throughout the week and people are invited to pick up a booklet with a bibliography of challenged/banned titles as well as books dealing with censorship issues. Consider tweeting your thoughts on the freedom to read via #isulib.

Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week 2013

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Open Educational Resources Workshops: Librarian Presenting

Posted by isulib on September 23, 2013

Heather Rayl (Emerging Technology Librarian, Systems) will be presenting two workshops on the Open Educational Resources Strategic Plan Initiative this week. Although the information being presented is geared toward teaching faculty, all are welcome to attend to find out more about OERs, and how they are being implemented on campus. Both the workshops will have the same information.

  • Tuesday, Sept 24, Noon, HMSU 321
  • Wednesday, Sept 25, Noon, HMSU 421

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MySam Training: October

Posted by isulib on September 23, 2013

MySAM Training

Sarah Edwardson from OIT has scheduled MySAM training workshops (for campus staff) in room 230 on the following dates and times.

  • Friday, October 18 = 9AM –10:30AM
  • Tuesday, October 22 = 3-4:30PM
  • Monday, October 28 = 12 – 1:30PM

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Student Health Promotions: Film on Suicide [Sept. 18]

Posted by isulib on September 16, 2013

9/18/2013 – The Truth about Suicide (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Program from the Student Health Promotion / Student Counseling Center staff about the signs of suicide and how to help a friend.

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Constitution Day [September 17] Events

Posted by isulib on September 16, 2013

All events in Library Events Area; all open to the public

9/17/2013 – Constitution Day – Dr. Lori Henson, Communication Department, Freedom of Speech 2013 (9:30 am – 10:45 am):  As part of our annual teach-in observance of Constitution Day, join the Communication Law class in a discussion of the status of the first amendment.

9/17/2013 – American Democracy Project Event: Constitution Day – Bob Van Sickel’s Supreme Court Preview (Noon – 1:00 pm): Dr. Bob Van Sickel will share his insight into what will most likely be heard by the Supreme Court when it opens in October.

9/17/2013 – Constitution Day – What Does Citizenship Have to Do With It? (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm): Join the Political Communication and Honors’ Seminar classes in a discussion of citizenship as imagined by the Constitution.  Moderated by Dr. Darlene Hantzis, Communication Department

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Library Staff Years of Service Awards

Posted by isulib on September 11, 2013

Congratulations to our Service Awardees:

10 years:   Vickie L. Magill [Acquisitions – Technical Services]

20 years:   Barbara D. Austin {Instruction Scheduler – Reference/Instruction – Public Services]

20 years:   Carol L. Vanatti  [Digital Initatives – Special Collections]

25 years:    Sheila Gregg  [Government Documents – Technical Services]

35 years:    Debra S. Taylor [Cataloging – Technical Services]

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