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Nov. 30: Gender Studies Art Show

Posted by isulib on November 29, 2016

11am-7pm – Come anytime and browse the art works created by this semester’s Gender Studies 200 students.

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Photos from Fall 2015 Show

 

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Thanksgiving Baskets Donated

Posted by isulib on November 29, 2016

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The call went out from the Fundraising Committee to Library staff in early November to once again donate items for Thanksgiving baskets for the Foster Grandparents program.

“The Foster Grandparent Program is a nonprofit composed of low-income seniors who spend their weekdays at local schools and daycares.  They provide a positive influence on the children that they work with, oftentimes being rewarded with flowers by their classrooms as a “thank you” for doing such a good job.  These are not just normal volunteers.  These people want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They understand that some of these children do not have a role model at home, and these grandparents are there for them.  One of the biggest rewards these volunteers receive is just being called “Grandma” and “Grandpa.”  To someone who may not have grandchildren, this might just be the catalyst for them to keep helping out.” (Quote from the donation letter)

The standard basket list:

Item description Number needed
8 – 10 lb. Turkey 3
5 lb. Bag of potatoes 3
Box of Dressing 3
Can of Corn 6
Can of Green Beans 6
Packet of Gravy 6
Can of Cranberry Sauce 3
Package of Rolls or loaf of Bread 3
Jell-O Cheesecake Mix 3

Other items and cash were accepted as well. Our original goal was 3 baskets; however, we were able to fill and deliver 5 !  Included in the baskets were the baskets, turkey, rolls, potatoes, boxed dressing, green beans, corn, peas, cranberry sauce, carrots, gravy packets (turkey and Brown), cheese cake, sweet potatoes, pie crust, pumpkin, marshmallows, Swiss Miss, rice, mac & cheese, candy, and a tablecloth.

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CCH Database Access: Tips

Posted by isulib on November 28, 2016

Business students often need to access our Commerce Clearinghouse [CCH] Internet Tax Research Database.

Students get confused when they are asked to login twice (first, login to the ISU proxy and, second, login to the CCH database). Also, the Internet connection seems to be poor. They often get an error message. If they just refresh the webpage, the error often resolves itself.

Here are the steps to successful access:

  1. Go to the library homepage at http://library.indstate.edu
  2. At the top of the window, click Find > Electronic Resources (Articles)
  3. Scroll to the top of the window. Under “Browse databases by subject”, click Business & Economics.
  4. The Business & Economics databases are displayed. Scroll down and click CCH Internet Tax Research Network
    1. If you are off campus, you may be asked to login to MyISU.
  5. The CCH Intelliconnect login appears. Click Create User ID.
  6. Follow instructions and create an account using your ISU e-mail.
  7. Go back to the CCH Intelliconnect login. Login with your new CCH username and password.
  8. You are in the database. Help is available from within the database by clicking the “Help” button at the top of the webpage.

About the database: The CCH Internet Tax Research Network provides tax news as well as federal and state tax information. Included are tax codes, regulations, court cases, rulings, legislative documents, treaties, IRS publications, as well as CCH explanation and analysis. Federal Tax Archives are available for all years since 1978; State Tax Archives are available for all years since 1994.

 

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Mini-Recycling Center Dedicated on ‘America Recycles Day’

Posted by isulib on November 21, 2016

The new mini-recycling center in the library’s lobby was officially dedicated on November 15th. It’s one of three units purchased by TREES, Inc. and Baesler’s Market and donated for placement in several locations with high pedestrian traffic and strong support for environmental efforts. (The other two mini-recycling centers were placed in Vigo County Public Library and the main entrance to Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute.)

Joy Sacopulos, TREES, INC., spoke at the ceremony and presented certificates of appreciation to Library Dean Robin Crumrin, to Kristine O’Hare (Baesler’s Market) and to Paul Reed (ISU Recycling).

https://www.facebook.com/baeslersmarket/posts/10153920053012327

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Nov. 15: National Family Involvement Day Event

Posted by isulib on November 10, 2016

2016 National Family Involvement Day Event: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Library Events Area

Sponsored by Center for Global Engagement, the Office of Communications and Marketing, and ISU Cunningham Memorial Library

Potential participants: young children (i.e., 3 to 5 year olds) and their families

Program: literacy lessons, puppet shows, board games and more

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Parking: No ISU parking permit is necessary after 5 pm on ISU campus.

Yong Joon Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning, Bayh College of Education:  

Over 30 Elementary & Special Education major and Early Childhood minor students and Yong Joon Park, associate professor in the department of teaching and learning, are hosting the event for Indiana State families and Terre Haute community members with 3-5 year old children.

The event will provide community members free education program for young children for the special day such as family involvement strategies, family picture taking, light snacks, literacy & math activities, board games, puppet shows and more!

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Library Lobby is Donation Central

Posted by isulib on November 8, 2016

Two drop-off donation sites are now available in the library lobby.

Winter hats, gloves and scarves for school children in Vigo County Elementary Schools  (hosted by ISU Staff Council) and Non-perishable foods for the college student Food Pantry (United Campus Ministries).

Questions: email Library Events Coordinator, Dara.Middleton@indstate.edu

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Instructional Activity & Reference Questions Stats (July – October 2016)

Posted by isulib on November 1, 2016

The Reference/Instruction librarians are busy year-round providing instruction sessions to undergrads, grads, and faculty, as well as high school groups. Online work includes building online research guides (libguides.indstate.edu) or working in course Blackboard sites.

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The library provides many ways to get research help and reference questions asked, as well as questions about checked out items, overdue bills, printing, and just helping people find library materials.

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Find out more about reference and instruction services

 

 

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Nov. 7 in the FCTE: student success scholar to speak

Posted by isulib on November 1, 2016

11am in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Mary Murphy from the Indiana University department of psychological and brain sciences, will return to ISU to present her latest research with strong student success implications for an event sponsored by the Office of Student Success and the ISU Student Success Council.

The talk focuses on What We Say Matters: New Research on How Student Performance Feedback Can Impact Their Future Effort.

Murphy is the principal investigator, Mind and Identity in Context Lab, and an external consultant for the ISU First-in-the-World Grant.

Murphy’s research is on how student feedback on assignments impacts their future effort and performance. She and her team developed and field tested a feedback intervention that shows promise for stimulating students to greater effort, rather than what sometimes happens, self-doubt about their capability to master content and for some, dropping a class or underperforming in the course.

Murphy will also discuss preliminary results from a similar study focused on students who are placed on academic probation and ways in which changes to probation letter wording and/or similar communication can be used to trigger higher performance and greater positive outcomes.

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