Film showings: Miss Representation

Miss Representation
Miss Representation

10/30/2013 – Miss Representation showing and discussion (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

10/31/2013 – Miss Representation (12:30 pm – 2:00 pm) in the Library Events Area

A woman’s place is in the House, and the Senate. So why are so few of our elected leaders, and corporate leaders, women? Are there connections between sexualized advertising and the small number of women mayors? Do dangerously thin models affect the number of women in decision making positions in entertainment and the news? Miss Representation analyzes how media content and the structure of the media industry shape women’s political power and participation in the United States today.

Join Women’s Studies, Feminist Majority (newly formed student organization), and the Cunningham Memorial Library to examine the connection between the public representation of women and women’s civic roles and opportunities.

For more information, visit Miss Representation website ( or Facebook or follow Miss Representation on Twitter (@RepresentPledge)

Miss Representation film awards
Miss Representation film awards

Third Thursday Lecture & Discussion Series: Religious Arguments in Support of Marriage Equality

10/17/2014 – Third Thursday Lecture & Discussion Series: Religious  Arguments in Support of Marriage Equality (7:30 pm – 8:30 pm) in room 028

Historically, Americans have invoked religious beliefs and doctrines to both justify discriminatory practices such as slavery and the subjugation of women, and to argue against such practices. Contemporary debates around marriage equality thus at times resemble past discussions surrounding slavery and women’s rights. This program will explore some of the ways that writers and scholars from different faith traditions have been able to reconcile their religious beliefs with support for marriage equality.

Speaker: Dr. Tom Johnson, Department of Psychology. The Center for the Study of Health, Religion, & Spirituality, Indiana State University

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer to give presentation


A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has documented Latinos’ experiences in the U.S. for more than four decades will give a presentation at Indiana State University.

José Galvez will present “Shine” on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in University Hall Theater. Galvez will discuss his time documenting Latinos’ experiences living in the United States, incorporating his own life starting as a young boy with a shoeshine box to working his way up to becoming a photographer for the Los Angeles Times, where in 1984 he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California. Through the years, he continued documenting Latinos’ experiences in the U.S. Galvez’s presentation is free and open to the public.

“He has chronicled many aspects of Latino life in the USA for more than 40 years, and he showcases everything from the heights and inspirational aspects of Latino culture, to challenges and struggles that Latinos have faced,” said Theresa Ortega, advisor to the Hispanic Student Association at Indiana State who also is helping to organize the visit. “He has gone from a shoeshine boy to a Pulitzer Prize-winner. In many ways, his own experience reflects the American Dream.”

Galvez will spend the day meeting with different groups of Indiana State students, providing insights from his personal and professional experiences to teach them. He also will have a collection of some of his photography on display as part of the visit, Ortega said.

“His presentation is as inspiring as it is educational,” Ortega said. “He has witnessed and documented a lot in his career, and he will share some of the most insightful and inspirational moments with the public. People also will have an opportunity to view some of Jose Galvez’s most memorable photographs.”

Galvez’s visit to Indiana State is sponsored by the Hispanic Student Association and the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advocacy.

Contact: Theresa Ortega, advisor, Hispanic Student Association, Indiana State University, 812-237-8096  or

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or



Beloved land : an oral history of Mexican Americans in southern Arizona / collected and edited by Patricia Preciado Martin ; with photographs by José Galvez





Free Book Today in HMSU

World Book Night giveaway today (Tuesday) in HMSU

WORLD BOOK NIGHT giveaway in HMSU on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

In support of World Book Night, an international event where people will be randomly distributing books, we are bringing an amazing Latina writer’s book to your attention.

Some people give them away in beauty shops, taxi cabs or even at homeless shelters. It was started in Spain to honor author Miguel De Cervantes.

TIME: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or until we run out of books

WHERE: HMSU Commons hallway, near Information Desk.

Pick up your copy of “The House On Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros.

UNTIL WE RUN OUT!! Only 20 copies available. Please let your favorite student know so they can pick one up!

Our thanks to our library for making these books available.

See our event page here:

Questions? Please contact Theresa at X8096 or email Edi at

April 20 speakers, music & exhibits highlight Native American culture in Wabash Valley

On Saturday, April 20, Indiana State University will present a free public program focused on the competition

Native Peoples in the Wabash Valley Event
Native Peoples in the Wabash Valley Event

between Native Americans, Europeans and Americans for the old Northwest Territory.

“The Other Side of the Northwest Frontier: Native Peoples Past and Present” will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Indiana State’s Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area.

A drum prayer by Paul-Rene Tamburro, a member of the Nulhegan Band of Abenaki of Vermont, will begin the day at 9 a.m.

A talk by Roger Laybourn, chief and Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication of the United Metis Tribe starts the sessions. Laybourn’s talk at 9:15 a.m. is titled “Allies Out of Necessity: Native American and British Cooperation during the War of 1812.” David Nichols, Indiana State associate professor of history, will speak on “The Prophet and the Commodore: The Northwest Indians’ War of 1812” at 9:45 a.m. Then at 10:15, Tamburro, who also is the chair of Indiana State’s social work department, will speak on “The Other World of Economics: Trade and Commerce in the Wabash Valley from the Indigenous Point of View.”

During the morning, Kim DisPennett and Terry Noble will perform on flutes and Tamburro will lead a social dance. The day will finish with the United Metis Tribe singing traditional songs.

Exhibit tables with information about the Waapaahsiki Siipiiwi Mounds Historical Park, eastern woodland raised beading and Indian economy and currency will be on display.

This event is sponsored by the Library and History department as well as the Native American Museum and the Sullivan County American Indian Council. It is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Indiana Humanities and is a part of the Year of the River 2013 celebration.

Wabash Valley Year of the River
Year of the River