Library staff presenting at ISU’s Diversity Research Symposium (Oct. 23 & 24)

Andrea Boehme (Circulation Supervisor), and Susan Frey (Associate Librarian) will be presenting their research from one of their PhD program projects at the upcoming, 2015 Diversity Research Symposium at ISU! Their juried panel presentation, Lavender Graduation: Implementing a Program of Support and Gratitude for LGBTQ Students, is a team project. Presenting with them are fellow doctoral students Robert Harpool, graduate assistant, Bayh College of Education; Landon Brothers, Assistant Director, Office of Tutorial Support, IUPUI; and Mark Minglin, Executive Director, Academic Support Programs, IUPUI.

As a way of extending their research beyond the classroom the team also recently met with the Vice President and Dean of Students, and the Office of Diversity here at ISU. Plans are now underway for the team to work with ISU on diversity issues.

The 2015 Diversity Research Symposium will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, and Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00am -1:00 pm at the Hulman Memorial Student Union. The theme for the symposium is, Community: Embracing All Identities, and will showcase interdisciplinary research centering on diversity. Registration is $55.00 for staff/faculty/community members, and $10.00 for students.

Registration is at