April 13: Poetry with Environmental Themes

Special event for the ICS seminar this week- A poetry reading


April 13, 2016 –  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316

Info: Eric Anderson – 812-237-8052 – eanderson@indstate.edu

A poetry reading and slide show of work that includes environmental and conservation themes will be put on by students and faculty from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316.

This event is a departure from the usual more academic seminars that have been held weekly for the Institute for Community Sustainability seminar series this term. The public and students in particular are invited.

April 12: Author Chris Capozzola Speaks at 3:30pm

Author Chris Capozzola will be on campus today


3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Stalker Hall 102

Info:  Anne Foster – 8122378432 Anne.Foster@indstate.edu

Chris Capozzola, a distinguished lecturer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s history department, will speak at 3:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) in Stalker Hall, Room 102.

Author of “Uncle Sam Wants You”, Capozzola explores how citizenship and Indiana changed during the World War I. The ISU Library has this book on order.

Amazon describes the book:

Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political history, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization during World War I led to a significant increase in power for the federal government. Christopher Capozzola shows how, when the war began, Americans at first mobilized society by stressing duty, obligation, and responsibility over rights and freedoms. But the heated temper of war quickly unleashed coercion on an unprecedented scale, making wartime America the scene of some of the nation’s most serious political violence, including notorious episodes of outright mob violence. To solve this problem, Americans turned over increasing amounts of power to the federal government. In the end, whether they were some of the four million men drafted under the Selective Service Act or the tens of millions of home-front volunteers, Americans of the World War I era created a new American state, and new ways of being American citizens.



April 7: first Bash Lecture in Modern American Literature

Lectures in Modern American Literature (English Department)

John N. Duvall (Purdue University) will present the first Bash Lecture in Modern American Literature on Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264.

His topic is “Pulp Fiction and Faulkner’s Literary Reputation.” A reception will follow.

March 3: Author Paul Fleischman on campus

Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 pm, Seedfolks author Paul Fleischman will be giving a talk in the University Hall Theatre.

Copies of the book are available in the Library’s Children’s Materials (Lower Level), as is a Teacher’s Guide (In process, will be located in Children’s Materials at 371.3078 M353s 2007 7-8T)

Paul Fleischman’s novels, poetry, picture books, and nonfiction are known for their breadth and innovation.  He received the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices  (Library Children’s Materials 811.54 Flei), a Newbery Honor for Graven Images (Fic Flei), and was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout (Fic Flei).  His book Seedfolks has been used in citywide reads across the country.  In 2012 he was the United States’ nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work.  His most recent book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines (363.7 Flei), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.  www.paulfleischman.net.

The Seedfolks book was used as a common read in the Bayh College of Education last semester. Our Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement Task Force picked the book for its rich possibilities for discussion on issues of diversity, community, and inclusion.