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April 30 & May 1: Honors Students Present Poster Sessions

Posted by isulib on April 29, 2015

University Honors Program students will present their General Honors 401 senior theses in poster sessions on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in the in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area. Posters of student research will be displayed and discussed in morning (10 AM to 12 PM) and afternoon (1 PM to 3 PM) sessions each day. A complete schedule of titles and presenters is located below.

Session 1: Thursday, April 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

  • Taryn Ash: TBA
  • Mallory Barger: Childhood trauma and psychosis
  • Kara Couwenhoven: The influential internet: Impact of social media on business, news, and education
  • Daniel Ferguson: The global fraud epidemic – a multi-trillion dollar industry
  • Amber Forrestall: TBA
  • Meghan Francis: Loving the unlovable
  • Ashley Furtek: Determining which physical ability test best prepares police officers for duty: An analysis of crime, arrest, and death rates
  • Heather Keltz: The Deluge and the Black Sea Hypothesis: Does the ancient mythology support the current research?
  • Katherine Matthias: Miyazaki mania: Why Hayao Miyazaki’s films are so popular
  • Rachel Mullinnix: Modern day sexism
  • Megan Riffe: The mentally ill in the criminal justice system: Incarceration, treatment, and training
  • Evan Rush: Incentivizing and catalyzing the creation of healthier life styles in the United States
  • Makenzie Utterback: The effects of fragmentation on native and migratory songbirds with an emphasis on the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

Session 2: Thursday, April 30, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

  • Bethany Alkire: The role of nonprofits on healthcare
  • Tyler Biggs: A survey of denominations in Christianity and why they occur
  • Luke Carr: Horror films and why they work (when they work)
  • Gary Cauley: TBA
  • Emily Cuffle: Heritability of mutation in Game of Thrones
  • Landon Curry: Show me the money: Are professional athletes worth their compensation?
  • Drew Feutz: (A lack) of financial literacy in America
  • Baylor Gardner: Coo, coup, coop: Middle English’s Pidgin Theory reserves no right to nest in English history
  • Jacquelyn Gary: The evolution of supply chain and predictions for its future
  • Ciara Hall: The efficiency of ice in reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) as a result of eccentric exercise in an athletic population
  • Shannon Hamilton: Relationship between setting and exertional heat illness: A systematic review
  • Hallie Harbison: No one should be called a great woman composer: An inquiry on the treatment of women composers of classical music
  • Faith Haugh: The role of social media marketing in the fashion industry
  • Nathaniel Lee: How effective are short-term missions in underdeveloped countries?
  • David Meissel: Type 1 diabetes and medical advancements improving quality of life for patients
  • Molly Mishler: Contrast therapy models in phonological intervention
  • Jordan O’Connor: Napping on the nightshift: Saying goodnight to sleep-deprived nursing care
  • Samantha Smith: What determines human sexual orientation and its social impacts?
  • Ellery Steele: Does it pay to be a sugar baby?
  • Katelyn Walters: Safety and the 1500 hour rule for pilots
  • Brianna Walker: The essentials of communication through language for deaf and hard of hearing children

Session 3: Friday, May 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

  • Lindsay Baggerly: TBA
  • Sam Barnes: TBA
  • Kristin Belter: Pediatric oncology nursing
  • Ashley Borhart: National cultural values on users’ perception of dining experience – a meta-analysis
  • Shelby Coleman: Emergency nursing
  • Shelby Cope: Standardized testing: A standardized problem
  • Kathryn Downey: Genius and madness: The intriguing affair
  • Marvin Elmore: Eating babies, respecting authoritah, and killing dictators: Social criticisms of satire and offensive humor
  • Dylan Gentilcore: The function of theatre in American society: Broadway blues and Shakespeare shakes
  • Julie Goodwin: Creating the best program possible on a college campus based off of Vincent Tinto’s Interactionist Theory of Retention
  • Richard Hansen: Creating temporary homes: An evaluation of study abroad housing situations
  • Simone Hill: A chain reaction: An analysis of the relationship between ineffective supply chain management and the rising cost of healthcare
  • Michael Hirschy: A love affair with death: The use of capital punishment in the United States
  • Jami Moore: Spina Bifida: Etiology, epidemiology, treatment and parenting
  • Kenneth Ndife: Is it because you’re black? Racial health disparities in the U.S.
  • Annie Newkirk: The attested power of art therapy relies heavily on clientele base
  • Alex Stower: Pitfalls of integration
  • Brooke Truax: The Book Battle: Print books versus E-books
  • Sara Umphries: Multicultural education: How do we do that?
  • Jonathan Wachala: The use of humor and drama in advertising

Session 4: Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

  • Emily Barrett: Disordered eating within collegiate athletics
  • Kira Clouse: Modern implications for the Mayan people of the Spanish colonization in the Yucatán
  • Cassie Cox: The effects of using alternative and augmentative communication with nonverbal children on the autism spectrum
  • Sonja Cox: Psychological cues of yawning: How reading affects the phenomenon
  • Jillian Dixon: Examination of a caregiver’s role and career strain: Compassion fatigue, burnout, and the nursing shortage
  • Nicholas Gallina: A review of quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Staphylococccus aureus
  • Ashley Haack: They screwed up, they’re not screw-ups: The role of positive mentors on juvenile delinquents
  • Meghan Hoskins: Neoliberalism, consumer culture and climate change
  • Jacob Howe: Prison industrial complex: Institutional problems within the United States prison system
  • Nicole Keeling: The best practices for treatment and diagnosis of feeding disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Erika Lomax: TBA
  • Katie Lugar: Sexism on college campuses
  • Becca Muick: Making decisions in the food industry: What do you offer and how
  • Zachery Nickerson: Assessing bats’ use of swimming pools as an alternative water source in the United States
  • Allison Rademacher: Learning and the brain: Sensory integration and boosting brain power
  • Jonathan Ritch: Zombie fever: The rise of the undead in popular culture
  • Brittany Roberts: Pura Vida: How it embodies the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica
  • Lauren Rollings: TBA

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April 21: 8th Annual Earth Day: “The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous knowledge and conservation”

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2015


Creating a partnership between traditional cultures and scientific innovation is possible and beneficial to the planet, says an environmental biologist who will speak at Indiana State University in observance of Earth Day.

Robin Kimmerer, professor of environmental biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, is the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, which aims to create programs drawing on the wisdom of both indigenous populations and scientific knowledge for shared goals of sustainability.

 “I believe that environmental science and traditional knowledge can be symbiotic in nature, where the strengths and limitations of each knowledge system are balanced by the other,” Kimmerer said. “For example, the scientific method necessarily separates the observer and the observed, attempts to be strictly objective, rational and reductionist. Science engages the human powers of intellect, but explicitly excludes the other ways that humans have of understanding the world.

“Many of the questions of sustainability that we face involve the intersection between human culture and values and the natural world,” she added. “So relying on a single knowledge system, which excludes human values, is inadequate to address the challenges we face. Traditional knowledge is more holistic and includes values, ethics and responsibilities … so makes a good partner to balance scientific ways of knowing.”

Source: Tribune-Star – read entire article

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April 16: Scholarly son of ISU Librarian presents at next Landini Lecture

Posted by isulib on April 16, 2015

The next Richard Landini Lecturer will be Walton Muyumba (son of Librarian, Valentine Muyumba) of Indiana University-Bloomington, who will speak on “‘I Was A Lover Before This War’: Black Artistry in the Age of Terrorism,” this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264.

Walton Muyumba is the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009). Muyumba is an associate professor of African American and American literature in the Department of English at Indiana University-Bloomington. He has published criticism and scholarship in many venues, including The Cambridge History of American Poetry, The Chicago Tribune, The Crisis, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisational Studies, and Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice.

The Landini Series is in memory of Richard Landini, former president of the Indiana State University and long-time member of the English Department.

The Shadow and the Act is available in the ISU Library as both an e-book in multiple formats (link to one format) and print [PS153.N5 M89 2009]

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April in Library Events – Multiple events coming up – Mark Your Calendars

Posted by isulib on April 15, 2015

  • 4/21/2015 – Earth Day Speaker (7:00 – 9:00 pm) in the Library Events Area
  • 4/22/2015 – Fresh Pro-Dos Market (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Events Area
  • 4/22/2015 – NAMI program (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm) Events Area
  • 4/29/2015 – Art Show, Gender Studies 200 and 301 (time TBA) – Art display by students from Gender Studies 200 and 301 classes -Events Area
  • 4/30/2015 – University Honors Program Thesis Conference (8 – 5pm) Events

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Library Student Assistant Awards and Scholarships 2015

Posted by isulib on April 15, 2015

The Student Assistant Recognition review committee has completed its deliberations and the recipients of this year’s Student Assistant Recognition Awards (S.A.R.A.), the Swearingen Family Award, and the Myrl O. Wilkinson Scholarship have been selected. The 2015 honorees will soon be recognized and presented with their honors at a brief ceremony. (Time and date for the student appreciation reception and award ceremony will be finalized shortly.)

 Congratulations to all these exceptional student assistants and their supervisors, and many thanks to the committee for their fine work.

 2015 Student Assistant Recognition Award recipients

  • Ariel McQuade, Public Services (Paula Huey, supervisor)
  • Brittany Irwin, Technical Services (Vickie Magill, supervisor)

 2015 Swearingen Family Award recipients

  • Mason Bolton, Public Services (Paula Huey, supervisor)
  • Jenny Pitts, Public Services (Paula Huey, supervisor)

 2015 Myrl O. Wilkinson Scholarship recipients

  • Kayleigh Decker, Technical Services (Deb Taylor, supervisor)
  • Cheyanne Jenkins, Technical Services (Vickie Magill, supervisor)

 Not only will this year’s honorees be recognized and receive awards from the Dean, all our student assistants who will be degree recipients in 2015 will be recognized individually by the Dean and presented with a certificate of appreciation and a nice gift as well.

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April 15 event: Know Your IX: Title IX Panel and Discussion (sexual assault)

Posted by isulib on April 15, 2015

7:00-8:30pm in the Library Events Area

Put your Title IX knowledge to the test! This interactive event will feature a panel of university staff members who deal directly with Title IX sexual assault cases on campus. The panel members will share their part in the reporting process and answer questions throughout the event. This event is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Cunningham Memorial Library, and there will be cookies and punch provided.

Info?  (812) 237-3832

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April 14: Lobby Bake Sale 12:15-3

Posted by isulib on April 14, 2015

Feminist Majority is holding their wage equality bake sale in the library on April 14th from 11-3. Proceeds go to the Women of ISU Scholarship for non-traditional women students. Please stop in the library and support their efforts.

 Pay Equity Day:

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April 13: “An Economist’s View of Taxation”

Posted by isulib on April 13, 2015


Debra Israel (Department of Economics) will discuss TAXES! – 1 p.m. April 13 at Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area

From marriage taxes to sin taxes to capital gains and property taxes … fun and fascinating facts to better understand how our local, state and federal governments are funded.

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April 13-17: Library CELEBRATES National Library Week with an AWESOME QUILT

Posted by isulib on April 13, 2015

ISU Library Celebrates National Library Week

ISU Library Celebrates National Library Week

Come in and take a closer look!

Come in and take a closer look!

The ISU Library is celebrating National Library Week, April 12-18. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. The national theme is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.” The Awesome Quilt project continues its second week; if you haven’t stopped by yet to add your awesome comment, be sure to do so. Also, be sure to look for the Library Consortium of Vigo County’s billboard as you head south on 3rd street, just south of Hulman Street. Additional information about National Library Week can be found at


Visit the table next to the big blue wall.

Visit the table next to the big blue wall.

Drop your "The Library is Awesome Because" quilt block into the box

Drop your “The Library is Awesome Because” quilt block into the box

Events Coordinator, Dara Middleton, assembles the quilt blocks the Library received last week.

Events Coordinator, Dara Middleton, assembles the quilt blocks the Library received last week.


A great start to an AWESOME National Library Week Quilt

A great start to an AWESOME National Library Week Quilt

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April 13: European Literature Night

Posted by isulib on April 8, 2015


Language students from French, German, and Spanish will be reading excerpts from key European texts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. Readings will be in the original language, and each reading will feature an introduction to the author, work, and the time period in English, and will include a translation in English of the text read.

Information: Contact Professor Keri Yousif

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