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Mark Your Calendars: October Events

Posted by isulib on September 29, 2014

More information will be posted on many of these events but thought you might like a list now, before your calendars fill up!

10/15/2014 – Stop the Madness (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Description to follow; an event to help students cope with stress

10/22/2014 – Fall Exposium – (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Day 1 of a 2 Day showcase of student research

10/23/2014 – Fall Exposium – (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Day 2 of a 2 Day showcase of student research

10/24/2014 – Carl Wilkens speaking about Genocide (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm) Library Events Area

10/27/2014 – Work/Life Conference 2014 (TBD) in the Library Events Area

Day 1 of a 2 day conference which is part of the University strategic plan.

10/28/2014 – Work/Life Conference 2014 (TBD) in the Library Events Area

Day 2 of a 2 day conference which is part of the University strategic plan.

10/30/2014 – Fall Fundraiser (11:00 – 1:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Library’s Semi-Annual fundraiser

10/31/2014 – Classics Fest (8:00 am – 3:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

Honors Classics classes will have presentations throughout the day.  See the Events Kiosk for the schedule of the day.


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ISU Legacy Award Family Members Visit Library

Posted by isulib on September 28, 2014

During yesterday’s ISU Family Day, members of the Alumni Association’s 2014 Legacy Award family made a special visit to the ISU Library. One of the family members had a career as a librarian and also published five books, several of which were on display.

As ISU Today reported in its story dated August 6: The Hood family’s legacy of three generations of Sycamores spanning all four institutional name changes earned the Hoods the 2014 Legacy Award. A full story about the Millender sisters (and others) appears in the August 1, 2014 STATE Magazine.

Dolly (Hood) Millender (’41)and several other family members met with Dean Robin Crumrin, Reference/Instruction Librarian Edith Campbell, and Library Events Coordinator, Dara Middleton, escorted by Hilary Duncan (ISU Foundation), as they toured the Library and viewed the display of Ms. Millender’s books.


Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family


Legacy Award: Hood Family

Legacy Award: Hood Family

Photos provided by Edith Campbell

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Sept. 25 & Oct. 1: Open educational resources workshops

Posted by isulib on September 25, 2014

Learn how to incorporate free open educational resources into your courses. Stipends are available for faculty who want to explore this exciting opportunity. Workshops are open to all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included.

Learn. Adapt. Create. OER.

Interested in earning some extra money, and help your students succeed? Open Educational Resources (OER) may be what you are looking for. Attend one of our workshops, and learn how you can transform your course using freely available OERs. Workshops are open for all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included. Light refreshments will be served.

September 25, 2014 – 3:30 p.m. @HMSU 407

October 1, 2014 – 3:30 p.m. @ HMSU 321

When: September 25, 2014 or October 1, 2014

Starts at: 3:30 pm    Ends at: 4:30 pm

Where: For 9/25 – HMSU 407; for 10/1 – HMSU 321

Heather Rayl, Emerging Technology Librarian – 812-237-2150



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English Department’s 26th Schick Lecture series starts Sept. 25

Posted by isulib on September 22, 2014

ISU Library holdings have been added to this ISU Communications & Marketing story.

Twenty-six years after emeritus professor Joseph S. Schick endowed the Department of English at Indiana State University with the most generous gift from a former faculty member, the Schick Lectures series is as strong as ever and has an enlightening program planned this year.

In accordance with the endowment, the Schick series invites scholars from the United States and United Kingdom to lecture on literature and language topics before 1900. This year’s lineup starts with a talk on English poet John Milton and Italian scientist Galileo.

All lectures, which are free and open to the public, begin at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A264:

Sept. 25: Barbara Keifer Lewalski, Harvard University: “Milton, Galileo, and the Opening of Science.” Lewalski is the author of “The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography,” [ISU LIBRARY: PR3581 .L45 2000] “Milton’s Brief Epic: The Genre, Meaning, and Art of Paradise Regained,” [PR3565 .L48 1966] “Writing Women in Jacobean England” [PR113 .L53 1993] and other works.

Oct. 9: Susan Griffin, University of Louisville. Griffin is the author of “Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Literature,”[ PS374.R47 G75 2004] “All a Novelist Needs: Colin Tóibín on Henry James,” “Henry James Goes to the Movies,” [PS2127.F55 H45 2002] “The Painter’s Eye: Notes and Essays on the Pictorial Arts,” “The Men Who Knew Too Much: Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock” [PS2124 .M46 2012] and other works.

Nov. 13: Cheryl Glenn, Pennsylvania State University: “Rhetoric, Writing, and Possibility.” Glenn is the author of “Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism: 1973-2000,” “Rhetorical Education in America,” [ISU E-BOOK, SEVERAL EDITIONS] “Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence, Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts,” [BJ1499.S5 G54 2004] “Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity through the Renaissance,” ISU E-BOOK] “Making Sense: A Real-World Rhetorical Reader” [PE1417 .G55 2002] and other works.

Feb. 5: William Rossi, University of Oregon. Rossi is the editor of “Thoreau’s Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings,” “Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays,”[ QH81 .T6124 2002 & ISU E-BOOK] “Journal 6: 1853,” “Walden and Resistance to Civil Government,” “Journal 3: 1848-1851” and other works.

March 5: Ralph Hanna, University of Oxford. Hanna is the author of “London Literature, 1300-1380,” “Pursuing History: Middle English Manuscripts and Their Texts,” [PR 275 .T45 H36 1996] “William Langland” and other works.

Schick taught at Indiana State, 1946-1976, and bequeathed $860,000 of his estate with his passing in 1988. The endowment is now valued at more than $1 million.

While Professor Schick’s gift to the ISU Foundation to establish a lecture series was huge, his greater gift to Indiana State University was as a teacher, campus leader and scholar for 30 years,” said Ronald Baker, professor emeritus of English and Schick’s biographer. “As a teacher of Chaucer, the English language, research and bibliography and American literature, Schick always maintained high standards in the classroom and received several honors for his teaching.

With this lecture series, Schick continues to enrich young minds. Each lecturer spends at least a day on campus — and as many as three days in Terre Haute — so students get the opportunity to interact with these eminent academics from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Brown and beyond.

During a recent visit by Pulitzer-Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, a graduate student who was studying Muldoon sat next to him at dinner — and benefitted from the interview of a lifetime, said Robert Perrin, English professor and department chair. Other students may meet a lecturer and then decide to conduct future graduate classwork at the lecturer’s university.

The English department also buys a copy of the in-print books written or edited by each author, who autographs them during his or her visit. The collection, now up to 1,200 books, is kept in the Schick Library for use by students and faculty.

Reprinted from

Contact: Robert Perrin, professor and department chair of English, 812-237-3160 or

Writer: Libby Roerig, media relations assistant director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or

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Library Extravaganza: claiming your prizes

Posted by isulib on September 22, 2014

Did you win a prize during Extravaganza?

Your prize may be picked up during regular hours (8:00am to 4:30pm) by enquiring at the desk on the first floor.  You will be required to show ID before you can claim your prize.  You will have until October 10th to pick up your prize, or it will be used for next year’s Extravaganza.

Check here for a list of prize-winners.


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September 29: Echoes from Mengeles’ Lab, Speaker: Eva Kor

Posted by isulib on September 19, 2014

Monday, September 29 from 2-3:15 pm at ISU Library Events area

Eva Kor, founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and holocaust survivor will give a presentation entitled “Echoes from Mengeles’ Lab”.

Sponsored by the ISU Dept. of Philosophy, ISU Center for Genomic Advocacy, the ISU College of Arts and Sciences, and the ISU Cunningham Library.

Open to the general public, free.

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Library one of several sites for campus Wellness Screenings

Posted by isulib on September 15, 2014

9/23/2014 – 9/26/2014 – Human Resources Wellness Screenings (6:45am-11:00am) – Library Events Area

9/30/2014 – Human Resources Wellness Screenings (6:45am-11:00am) – Library Events Area

For more information:



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Librarian Receives Grant to Explore Librarians’ Role in Disaster Management

Posted by isulib on September 15, 2014

Brian Bunnett (Chair, Public Services Department) has received a grant of $23,666 from the National Library of Medicine to examine the role of librarians in disaster management and emergency response. Brian will serve as the Principal Investigator of the grant and Dr. Dorene Hojnicki, Director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, will act as the Investigator.

Brian has already begun attending meetings of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 7 Task Force and ISU’s Emergency Response Team, and will soon join other local cognate groups. At these meetings he will conduct surveys, focus groups, selective interviews, and critical incident analyses to determine the information and training needs of disaster management and emergency response personnel. Training sessions highlighting various National Library of Medicine resources are expected to follow.

The grant allocates $9,000 for the purchase of disaster management monographs and other resources that will be added to the collection of the CML and $3,000 for travel to the 2015 Preparedness, Emergency Response, and Recovery Consortium and Exhibition in Orlando most notably.

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Save the Date: Film about 9/11 on 9/11

Posted by isulib on September 2, 2014

9/11/2014 102 Minutes that Changed America (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

The American Democracy Project will be hosting a showing the film 102 Minutes that Changed America

For 102 minutes on September 11, 2001, the world looked on in horror as terrorists flew hijacked passenger planes into New York City’s mighty twin towers, destroying the iconic buildings and killing more than 2,700 people. Watch unfiltered videos from nine New Yorkers who witnessed the day that changed America.

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2014 Library Staff Recognized at ISU Service Awards Event

Posted by isulib on September 2, 2014

The library has eight staff members who will be honored for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 35 years of service this year. They will all be honored at a special brunch hosted by the President on September 4. As it was last year, this celebration event is by invitation only.

Please be sure to congratulate all these hardworking library employees who will be recognized for their dedication to Indiana State University!


Erin Harmon Admin – PR 5
Alisha Moorhead Admin – Dean’s Office 5
Katherine Black Public Services – Circulation 10
Holli Moseman Technical Services – ILL 10
Brenda Swisher Technical Services – Acquisitions 15
Cheryl Bealmear Systems – E-Resources 20
Christi Reinig Admin – Dean’s Office 20
Ginger Garvey Systems 35

Robin Crumrin, Dean of Library Services

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