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

“For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” Nov. 1 and Nov. 8

Indiana State University will celebrate the service and valor of African-Americans in our nation’s military with showing of the PBS miniseries “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots.”

The African American Cultural Center will show the documentary in two parts with the first half being shown on Monday, Nov. 1 and the second half being shown on Nov. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the events area of Cunningham Memorial Library. There will be a tele-conference question and answer session with Frank Martin, the film’s director each evening. The programs are free and open to the public.

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Read the book? Now, see the Play! Scarlet Letter

The classic novel “The Scarlet Letter” will come to life on the Tilson Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in conjunction with the 2010-2011 Performing Arts Series

Set in 1666, the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, who lives in the Massachusetts Bay Colony with her only child. Scorned by her adulterous history, Hester bears the punishment of a scarlet “A” emblazoned on her chest. Just beyond Hester’s daily cloud creeps her husband, long believed dead, waiting to seek his revenge on Hester as well as the father of her child. A kiss, the scarlet letter and the punishing scaffold brings Hawthorne’s masterpiece to life. 

The performance will be presented by the National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company.

Tickets will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $16. Tickets are $10 for youth ages 2-18. ISU students are admitted free with a valid student ID and are invited to participate in a punch card program. Tickets are available in advance at the Hulman Center Ticket Office or by calling 1-877-ISU-TIXS.

                                                                                                        [text from ISU Community News, 11-1-10; posted by MM]