Campus “Take Back the Night” events: November 30

The “Take Back the Night” rally and march to speak out against sexual and domestic violence is coming up! On Tuesday, Nov. 30, there will be a speaker in the Library Events area at 3:30 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a resource fair and rally at Dede I, and the march will follow.

There are many ways to get involved prior to the event. You can donate to CODA’s 365 campaign, where a donation of $3.65 will help shelter a woman suffering from domestic violence. You can also bring donations of feminine products, paper towels, and other items to the General Education Department in Rhoads Hall.

If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, short-sleeved shirts are $10, long-sleeved shirts are $12 and hoodies are $20. To pre-order shirts, bring money to the General Education Department in Rhoads Hall, or contact Dr. Linda Maule at or call 237-3940.


New LibGuides [library/research guides]

A new LibGuide has been created on Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness, for two courses being taught by Professor Linda Maule, PSCI 107 and GH 101. Take a look: Reference/Instruction Librarian Marsha Miller and Professor Maule have worked together on this course/theme for several years, and even did a national presentation on the experience at a 2007 CUMU conference in Baltimore. Now, instead of the resources being locked away in Blackboard, they can be accessed by anyone who searches the LibGuides. A special feature of this guide is an emphasis on finding statistical sources.

 Another LibGuide was recently created by Reference/Instruction Librarian, Jake Eubanks, to support SGA-sponsored “Celebrating Diversity” week [November 2-6]. See , created in support of “Religious Pluralism in the U.S. Context.”

Library’s Bakerman Research Awards sets deadline and submission guidelines


The ISU Library’s Bakerman Research Awards deadline for academic year 2010 submissions will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Faculty nominate student papers that were completed and submitted for a course grade. The award recognizes papers that both incorporate extraordinary skill and creativity in the application of the services, resources and collections of the ISU Library and demonstrate the use of good information and literacy-based research skills. The winning undergraduate author will receive an award of $1,000, and the winning graduate author will receive $1,500. Faculty members nominating the winning papers will receive an award of $250. Recognition for the Bakerman is now part of the Library’s annual Authors & Artists program, slated for Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Find complete guidelines and downloadable application forms for both student and faculty member at

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Campus Literary Event: Tom Chiarella

Tom Chiarella, Esquire Magazine writer-at-large and DePauw University professor of creative writing, will be speaking at Indiana State University on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

“An Evening with Tom Chiarella” will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Indiana State University’s Center for Performing and Fine Arts Recital Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

In addition to writing for Esquire, Chiarella is also a fiction writer and essayist.

The talk is presented by Indiana State’s creative writing program, the department of communications and the interdisciplinary studies program.


ISU Library Hosting Veterans Day Event

ISU will host a Veterans Appreciation Day in the Cunningham Library events area, Thursday, Nov. 11, with the Joint Army and Air Force ROTC Color Guard performing a Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11 a.m. Dr. Bradley will speak following the ceremony. Food will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all ISU veterans, students, faculty and staff