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Feb. 29 – March 3: Women’s History Month Colloquium

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016

Another fantastic colloquium: programs, speakers, movies, refreshments. Something for everyone! Find the latest program information here: Program: WHM Colloquium




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Feb. 24: Authors and Artists Recognition Reception & Program!

Posted by isulib on February 23, 2016


Library hosts 31th annual ISU Authors and Artists program and reception

Cunningham Memorial Library’s annual Authors and Artists program and reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Library Events Area.

The only campus event that honors the written or artistic material or performance of ISU’s faculty, staff and students, this year’s 31st annual event will feature ISU faculty and emeriti who published books or created artistic works in 2015. A reception will begin at 2:30 pm with light refreshments. A program will start at 3:00 p.m.  Reference/Instruction librarians serving as liaisons to the academic departments will recognize each individual’s work.

The occasion also serves as a place to recognize this year’s Graduate and Undergraduate recipients of the Library’s Bakerman Student Research Award, and their faculty nominators. Everyone on campus is invited to share in this celebration of scholastic and artistic achievements.



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Feb. 17 Webinar: Islamophobia on campus: From micro-aggressions to hate crimes and violence

Posted by isulib on February 15, 2016

ISU Library Instruction Classroom 230

2:00pm – 4:30pm

The Islamic faith is one of the world’s largest religions and can be found in almost every country across the globe. Media coverage in the USA typically only focuses on the actions of extremists, creating a culture of violence, fear, and hostiles. ISU is currently attracting more international students every year, meaning that we are increasing the number of Muslim students on and around campus.

This webinar will explore practical information related to the safety, security, and well being of both Muslim students and Muslim community members in and around the Terre Haute area. Topics covered will include: creating an inclusive environment for all Muslim students, faculty, and administrators, and appropriate ways of discussing and handling incidents on campus swiftly and appropriately.

The Center for Global Engagement, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Equal Opportunity and Title IX office, Multicultural Services and Programs, and the Office of Student Success are cosponsoring this event.

The live webinar will run from 2-3:30 p.m., with a 1 hour discussion to follow. Handouts will be provided. islamophobia

Questions: Kara Sterling – 812-237-4627

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Feb. 15: Darwin day speaker: Dr. James Gillingham

Posted by isulib on February 12, 2016

Ancient Love:  Social Behavior of New Zealand’s Endangered Reptile, the Tuatara (7:00-9:00 pm) Events Area

Dr. James Gillingham, Central Michigan University, is this year’s Darwin Day speaker.


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Library-based New Faculty Orientation Electives now open to all Faculty and Staff

Posted by isulib on February 4, 2016

The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) this year includes a series of electives open to all faculty and staff interested in learning more about the services and resources available to them at ISU.

The electives usually last one hour and are on a variety of topics including academic advising, data management, information literacy, EndNote, fair use, research, and Turnitin.

To view the descriptions of the electives and to register online, click on following link: .

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Jan. 28: Economics presents Woodrow Creason Memorial Lecture

Posted by isulib on January 25, 2016

Inaugural Woodrow Creason Memorial Lecture (4:00- 5:30 pm) Events Area

The Economics Department will host The Woodrow Creason Memorial Lecture, with guest speaker, Dr. Lynn Duggan, Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University – Bloomington, will present “Production and Reproduction: Top-Down vs. Cooperative Population Planning.”



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January 21: Kristeller Book-Signing TODAY

Posted by isulib on January 21, 2016

Jean Kristeller, professor emerita of psychology at Indiana State and an expert in mindful eating, will be at the Barnes & Noble/ISU College Bookstore from 4-6 p.m. today to sign copies of her new book, “The Joy of Half a Cookie,” which was released Dec. 29 by Penguin Random House.


image from Amazon

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Faculty & Staff writing circles: call for participants

Posted by isulib on December 9, 2015

Struggling to translate your research or lessons-learned into a publishable article, book chapter or blog?  Join 15 colleagues from across campus to discuss and share your work, gain valuable feedback and hear tips and advice on writing and publishing.

Co-sponsored by the Cunningham Memorial Library and the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, this year-long program will provide opportunities for writing workshops, speakers and a retreat as well as setting up environments for participants to meet and share their work.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend the workshop Hunks, Chunks, & Bites – How to Get Your Writing Projects Planned So You Can Get Them Completed on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (time is yet to be determined) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Meggin McIntosh, associated with the Text and Academic Authors Association.

The inaugural program runs from Jan. 25th through Dec. 16, 2016.  To apply, please submit a brief paragraph describing why this particular opportunity will benefit your professional development.

Submit the paragraph with your contact information to Linda Niemiec in the FCTE at or x2688 by Jan. 15th, 2016.


Robin Crumrin, Dean of Library Services, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN  47809 – 812.237.3700


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Library Says FAREWELL to Electronic Reserves, HELLO to Scanning Service

Posted by isulib on November 13, 2015





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October 20: World Statistics Day

Posted by isulib on October 20, 2015

Statisticians: A Goodness of Fit Test

By One or More Census Bureau Statisticians

In honor of World Statistics Day, let’s talk about statisticians. While lots of people use statistics in their jobs every day (such as sports writers, stock analysts, weather reporters, biologists, engineers, economists, sociologists, epidemiologists, practicing physicians, nuclear physicists and lots more), only 45,145 or so (standard deviation 2,150) describe themselves as “statisticians” on the American Community Survey.

Who are these number crunchers? It seems like we should look at some numbers.

Statisticians are equally likely to be male or female. Their mean age is statistically indistinguishable from the labor force (40.8 years and a sizable margin of error, compared with 41.4 years).Yet that mean is misleading, as they so often can be. Referring to the attached histogram, the reader will discover statisticians are concentrated far more heavily in their late 20s and early 30s than the general labor force population.

READ MORE: Statisticians: World Statistics Day

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