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High in the Sky: Pi Kappa Phi

Posted by isulib on August 31, 2015

IMG_3939The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity will be holding their “No Boundaries” events in front of the library, this week.

Beginning today the members of Pi Kappa Phi will be sitting on top of the scaffold.  This will be done, continuously, until Friday midday.

In addition to the scaffold, they will be riding stationary bikes beginning on Wednesday (on the ground, not on the scaffold) and on Thursday, will hold a “pie” throwing booth on the grass behind the cement wall.

All proceeds will go to the Pi Kappa Phi philanthropy, which benefits “differently abled” people.


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Visions to help digitize fragile document

Posted by isulib on August 30, 2015

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A trove of rare, fragile documents dating to Indiana’s pre-statehood days will soon be digitized and posted online for use by researchers, genealogists and historians. A team affiliated with Indiana State University will scan in the Vincennes, Knox County and Vincennes University records for the project that’s being financed by a nearly $10,000 federal grant. Those records include early minutes of the board of trustees of Vincennes University, which was founded in 1806 and is Indiana’s oldest college.

Knox County tax records from between 1814 and 1823 will also be digitized, as will paperwork related to Vincennes’ early French influence that includes correspondence from Vincennes’ first Land Registrar dating to the 1780s. The historic Wabash River city was founded by the French around 1732.

reposted from Tribune-Star – see similar story from WTHI

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2015 Library Extravaganza = September 10

Posted by isulib on August 27, 2015



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August 26: A full day of programming to commemorate 95th Women’s Equality Day

Posted by isulib on August 25, 2015

From early morning to later in the evening, you’re bound to find some great information and some fascinating activities.

Women's Equality Day Schedule

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – Graduate Student Open House (2:30-4:00 pm) Events Area

Posted by isulib on August 17, 2015

Cunningham Memorial Library is hosting a Graduate Student Open House in the Library Events area on August 19th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. 

Please encourage your graduate students to stop by and meet the librarian for their discipline.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about the research tools available to them, including Interlibrary Loan, graduate carrels, scheduling research appointments with a librarian, setting alerts in databases, library workshops, document delivery service, recalling items, placing books on hold, and much more.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Cunningham Memorial Library.

Grad Student Open House

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August 26: Women’s Equality Day Programming in the Library

Posted by isulib on August 14, 2015

Celebrating 95 years under the 19th Amendment!

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


8/26/2015 – Women’s Equality Day (8:00 am – 11:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

8:55 am – Iron Jawed Angels (movie showing)

11:00 am – Student Panel on National Conference on College Women Student Leaders & Women Leaders

12:00 pm – International Women’s Rights –  Lynn Mauer, speaker

1:00 pm – Women & the 2016 Presidential Election – Carly Schmitt, speaker

2:00 pm – Women in African Politics – Andrea Arrington, speaker

6:00 pm – Iron Jawed Angels (movie showing)

8:30 pm – Iron Jawed Angels (movie showing)

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Librarian Article on Graduate Student Open Houses to Appear in Codex

Posted by isulib on August 12, 2015

Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans’ article “Show Them What They Need to Know (It’s For Their Own Good): Our Adventure in Creating a Library Open House for Graduate Students” has been accepted, via a blind peer review process, by Codex, Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.  It will be published later this year.

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Passing of Retired Librarian: Frances Kepner

Posted by isulib on August 12, 2015

Passing of Retired Librarian

Frances Kepner, former Head of Cataloging and Special Collections Cataloger, passed away peacefully at her home in Pasadena, California on July 31, 2015. Ms. Kepner retired from the library in 1985, having been a librarian here since 1963.

There was a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, 301 N. Seventh St. A private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Indiana State University Foundation (Reece-Kepner Scholarship), 30 N. Fifth St., Terre Haute, IN 47809. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at:

More information about Ms. Kepner, her remarkable life and her significant contributions to the library and to the larger community may be found at:


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