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Oscar Wilde Symposium with Special Speaker: Merlin Holland, Wilde’s Grandson

Posted by isulib on October 31, 2013

Oscar Wilde Symposium 2013

Oscar Wilde Symposium 2013

Merlin Holland

Merlin Holland

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Food Drive in Library Lobby

Posted by isulib on October 31, 2013

A group of students in a section of Communication 261 is conducting a Food Drive as part of their group project.  They will have a bin, in the lobby, from October 28th to November 15th.  The food will be donated to the Lighthouse Mission.

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November 1: Keynote Speaker Betsy Damon, Sustainability Conference

Posted by isulib on October 30, 2013

Living Larimer with Betsy Damon

Living Larimer with Betsy Damon

Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability (OGVA) is having their annual Sustainability Conference on Oct 31-Nov 1 (Thursday and Friday).  This is the continuation of the Green Town conference that we held in 2011 and the other OGVA conferences since then.  It brings together government officials, private industry, and higher education to talk about sustainability solutions for our community.  Please logon to http://www.ourgreenvalley.org/ to register for the conference.

This is always a great conference to learn about sustainability initiatives in our community and to get energized about how we can move forward and make the Wabash Valley a more sustainable place and to improve quality of life.  This year, we have Eco-Artist Betsy Damon (http://www.greenmuseum.org/content/artist_index/artist_id-62.html) as a keynote speaker and we will be bringing in Year of the River themes into the conference.  We have made great strides since our Green Town Conference in 2011 but we still have much that we can do.  Come and join us to share in this conversation!

Our Green Valley

Our Green Valley

James H. Speer, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute for Community Sustainability

Professor of Geography and Geology, Department of Earth and Environmental Systems

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809

812-237-2257

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October 30: Classics Fest!

Posted by isulib on October 30, 2013

Classics Fest

Classics Fest

Classics Fest

Classics Fest

 

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Film showing Oct. 30 & 31st: Miss Representation

Posted by isulib on October 29, 2013

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

[ http://film.missrepresentation.org/synopsis  ]

 

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Books for Boys by New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire

Posted by isulib on October 25, 2013

New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire discusses his Jewish roots and two children’s books, “STAT: Home Court” and “STAT: Double Team.”

Daily Show Appearance

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Film showings: Miss Representation

Posted by isulib on October 24, 2013

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

10/30/2013 – Miss Representation showing and discussion (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

10/31/2013 – Miss Representation (12:30 pm – 2:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

A woman’s place is in the House, and the Senate. So why are so few of our elected leaders, and corporate leaders, women? Are there connections between sexualized advertising and the small number of women mayors? Do dangerously thin models affect the number of women in decision making positions in entertainment and the news? Miss Representation analyzes how media content and the structure of the media industry shape women’s political power and participation in the United States today.

Join Women’s Studies, Feminist Majority (newly formed student organization), and the Cunningham Memorial Library to examine the connection between the public representation of women and women’s civic roles and opportunities.

For more information, visit Miss Representation website (www.missrepresentation.org) or Facebook or follow Miss Representation on Twitter (@RepresentPledge)

Miss Representation film awards

Miss Representation film awards

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Student Bake Sales and Food Drives in Lobby

Posted by isulib on October 24, 2013

Two bake sales will occur in the lobby in the next 2 weeks.  The first one, October 22 & 23 (4 pm – 9pm) is for the ISU Honors Council.  The proceeds will be used to support the council’s activities.  The second, October 29 & 30 (10 am – 2 pm) is for the ISU National Student Speech-Hearing-Language-Association (NSSHLA) and they are raising funds for a Spring Break trip to the Indianapolis School for the Deaf.

A group of students in a section of Communication 261 is conducting a Food Drive as part of their group project.  They will have a bin, in the lobby, from October 28th to November 15th The food will be donated to the Lighthouse Mission. 

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Librarian’s Project Funded via McCarthy Endowment

Posted by isulib on October 24, 2013

Edith Campbell (Reference/Instruction > Public Services) has had a project funded through the Dr. William G. and Susan Gans McCarthy Endowment. The McCarthys’ intent is to increase the literacy of children and/or to reduce poverty anywhere in the world by encouraging and assisting faculty or administrators to innovate.  Edi’s project stems from her participation in the Young Adult Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adult selection committee. A year’s worth of reading will help the YALSA have a BFYA award list. Through both a passionate commitment to young adult literacy and innovative practices, the books acquired from participating in this program will be distributed throughout the state of Indiana to enhance public high school libraries.

Public and charter high schools who have librarians in their school library/media center will be able to apply for a mini-grant that will place 40 new books in their library. This proposal is for funding to ship the books to the schools.

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Library’s Silent Auction Charity Fundraiser Oct. 24 – Oct. 25

Posted by isulib on October 22, 2013

The Library’s annual silent auction will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Library Silent Auction

Library Silent Auction

each day in the Library’s Events Area. This year’s fundraiser will benefit the Ryves Hall Youth Center. As usual, many items will be available for bids, including a 3-in-1 Activity Table- Foosball, Table Tennis and Hockey, a very nice, large Drafting Table, Single-serve coffee pot, Christmas décor, several board games including Trivial Pursuit (several editions), Operation, The Babysitter’s Club, Clue.

All bids will be final at 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 25. All items have to be picked up by 11/1/13 (one week after the auction closes). Checks are to be made out to Ryves Hall Youth Center.

Additional information about this event (including the auction rules) and other Library annual events can be found at http://libguides.indstate.edu/AnnualEvents and the Library’s Facebook page. For more information, call 237-2560 or email Dara.Middleton@indstate.edu.

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