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Archive for March, 2014

April 22: Digitizing the Valley – celebrate 10 years

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

10th Anniversary of  Wabash Valley Visions and Voices

Speakers: Mayor Duke Bennett and Mike McCormick, Vigo County Historian
Vigo County Main Library, Lobby
Tuesday, April 22 · 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate a symphony of voices from our past preserved for all the generations to come. There will be representatives from all over the Valley who share and contribute to this wonderful project.


[from VCPL April Newsletter]

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March 26, 31, or April 16: Operation Beautiful: The Body Book Discussion

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

We will be discussing The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz. This event is part of Indiana State University’s “Operation Beautiful.”

Attend one of the following sessions:
•Wednesday, March 26th at 7 p.m. in Library 028 [Lower Level]
•Monday, March 31st at noon in Library 028
•Wednesday, April 16th at 7 p.m. in Library 028

Sponsored by Division of Student Affairs Programming Council

Twitter: @ISUOpBeautiful

For more information contact the Dean of Students Office: 812-237-3829

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March 26 & 28: Diversity Survey in Library Lobby

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

The Council on Diversity in conjunction with the Office of Diversity will be in the lobby to conduct a University sanctioned survey about diversity.

March 26 from 11 – noon
March 28 from – approximately the same time


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March 26: Title IX ‘Community Semester’ Program

Posted by isulib on March 26, 2014

Community Semester events set for Wednesday and Thursday

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Semester series has two events planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Programs include discussions related to the impact of Title IX on women’s sports and the lives of Nigerian traders in China.

On March 26, the Women’s Studies Program will present “Title IX: Crossroads in Women’s Sports at ISU” from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Library Events Area.

Professors Jolynn Kuhlman and Mildred Lemen witnessed the revolution in women’s high school and collegiate athletics over the course of their careers as athletes, coaches, teachers, and administrators before and after Title IX. Part local history and personal reminiscence, part cultural analysis and part clarion call, this lively presentation-rich in stories and photographs from university archives-will not only recount the story of how Title IX played out at Indiana State and beyond, but also as a reminder to what is at stake in safeguarding its ongoing protections.

MS FB posting 2013

MS FB posting 2013

A program examining the work and lives of Nigerian traders in Guanghou, China is the topic of a Community Semester program March 27 in Root Hall room A-264 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Wendy Thompson Taiwo of the department of African and African-American studies will focus on a small bustling commercial hub in southern China powered by Nigerian traders. With jobs scarce at home, a sizeable Nigerian population has resettled in the bustling port city of Guangzhou, China. Many survive as middlemen, offering services as cargo shippers, personal shoppers, or shopkeepers. This presentation will explore the lived reality of men and women engaged in low-end globalization, paying special attention to the ways Nigerian traders use social networks, play, and interracial relationships to negotiate business, leisure, and daily survival. This event is co-sponsored by the Richard Landini Lectures.

These events are free and open to the public. A complete list and description of the Community Semester’s activities may be found at: .


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March 25: American Democracy Project Tackles Human Trafficking

Posted by isulib on March 24, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25 at 7pm in the Cunningham Memorial Library, the American Democracy Project will be hosting: END IT! -Take a Role in Fighting for Human Rights. This informative and interactive presentation about Human Trafficking will allow students to discuss the causes and occurrences of human trafficking around the world and in the U.S., and also explore how they can play a part in helping fight against it.

Here is a bibliography of Human Trafficking Resources created for the 2010 Human Rights Day – with sections on

  • Organizations
  • Books in Wabash Valley
  • Libraries {non-fiction and fiction}
  • Finding Recent Articles
  • Forthcoming Books

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March 21: Brown Bag and Farewell to Lincoln Exhibit

Posted by isulib on March 21, 2014

Lincoln Exhibit Brown Bag (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War

Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War

Brown bag discussion led by the History Department focused on the Exhibit. This is also the last day for the exhibit.

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March 19: National Borders, Human Rights and Scholar Activism (Dr. Lee Ann De Reus)

Posted by isulib on March 19, 2014

Library Events, 1-2pm, Wed. March 19

Women Under Siege Project – link to blog entry

Lee Ann De Reus

Lee Ann De Reus


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SycaMORE Research now available at library

Posted by isulib on March 19, 2014

SycaMORE Research is a new customized searching experience that allows you to search most of the library’s electronic resources, including its catalog, simultaneously. SycaMORE Research provides full text access to many of these resources, ranks your search results by relevancy, and includes availability information for items in the library catalog.

SycaMORE Research can simplify your research and provide easier access to the resources you need most. To try it out, go to and click on the “SycaMORE Research” tab. For more information about SycaMORE Research contact the Cunningham Memorial Library at 237-2580

Home Page

Homepage access

Homepage access

SycaMOREResearch-ERportalElectronic Resources portal

Electronic Resources portal access

Electronic Resources portal access

Search Results Example

Search Results example

Search Results example

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March 26: Panel on Interdisciplinarity includes Interim Dean Greg Youngen

Posted by isulib on March 19, 2014

Afternoon Tea and Discussion

Wed. Mar. 26 from 4-5:30 pm ~ University Hall Whitaker Room

RSVP: 237-2713 or

Breaking down Silos: Interdisciplinarity for the Future

 Panelists include:

  • Greg Youngen, Interim Dean of Library Services
  • Ethan Strigas, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Graduate Sport Management Program Coordinator, SENCER co-director
  • Tom Steiger, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Student Research and Creativity
  • Namita Goswami, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Debra Israel, Associate Professor of Economics, Interim Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, Interim Chair of Philosophy

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Cunningham Memorial Library, International Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, SENCER, Center for Student Research and Creativity, and Women’s Studies.

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Women’s History Month Events in Library and Elsewhere

Posted by isulib on March 17, 2014

Women's History Month Events

Women’s History Month Events

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