Event: Muslim Journeys to Terre Haute – April 14

4/14/2013 – Muslim Journeys to Terre Haute (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Muslim Journeys to Terre Haute are presented first by an expert panel discussing Muslim contributions to the modern world and then by a student panel who discusses some of the ideas and expectations they’ve brought to Terre Haute and what they’ve actually found.

Books acquired by the Library through a recent National Endowment for the Humanities Grant will be displayed.

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Day of the Dead celebration

Join the Hispanic Students Association for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration, and learn how the Mexican culture honors their dead on this day. While many cultures fear death, the Mexicans have learned to react equally with mourning, as well as happiness and a bit of levity. Things such as having the children play “funeral” with toys made to represent coffins and undertakers, and reciting popular sayings and poems mocking death add to the special celebration, as well as setting up altars and offerings of food for the dearly departed. Join us to see what a visit to the cemetery might be like in Mexico on this day.
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 1
TIME: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Outside Cunningham Memorial Library (grassy area)

Refreshments will be provided.
Before or after the event, take a look at the showcase for the Day of the Dead in the Lower Level of Cunningham Memorial Library. You can:
• Read information about Jose Guadalupe Posada and La Catrina
• Read information about altars in general, and the altar in honor of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
The display will be up until Nov. 12.
Questions? Contact Daniela at dbaez@sycamores.indstate.edu or Alejandra at mmedranosilva@sycamores.indstate.edu

Japanese cultural club sponsors musical evening

On Friday, October 12, Yoshiko Cockerham, one of ISU’s instructors of Japanese in our Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, organized an evening of music played on the shamisen. The performance was accompanied by an informational PowerPoint and a question/answer session. More than 70 people attended.

Japanese Shamisen Performance
Japanese Shamisen Performance


2012 Diversity Research Symposium proposal and mini-research grant deadline Oct. 15


Indiana State University will showcase interdisciplinary research in the areas of diversity during the Diversity Research Symposium – Building Community Through Diversity – on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cunningham Memorial Library. Admission is free.

This is your opportunity to present your research in a public forum that includes students, staff, faculty, employers, and members of the community. All are welcomed to submit a proposal. The final program of presenters will be determined by a review panel of Indiana State University staff and faculty. Please respond to ALL questions below for full consideration. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Proposals are due by Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. (EST).

Opportunities for mini-research grants ($500 or $750) are also available to students, staff and faculty. The application deadline is also Oct. 15.

To register, apply for a mini-research grant, and/or submit a proposal, please go to http://www.indstate.edu/diversity/symposium2012.htm.

We highly suggest that you register. Pre-registration ensures a seat for you at the plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and workshops. It also ensures that you are able to enjoy our excellent breakfast, break and lunch selections.

On-site registration will be provided from 7:45 to 9 a.m.

Reposted from ISU Today

Librarian candidate participating in ISU’s Opportunity Hire program quoted in Tribune Star

February 21, 2012 Tribune Star:

ISU sessions focus on diversifying faculty

Minority job candidates learning what campus, city would be like as homes

Currently a high school librarian in Indianapolis, Edith Campbell would like to become an academic librarian — potentially at Indiana State University.

She was one of six candidates brought in Monday as part of ISU’s Opportunity Hire program, an effort to diversify the faculty “and bring outstanding minority faculty candidates to campus to learn about what employment might be like here,” said Joshua Powers, ISU’s special assistant to the provost for academic initiatives.

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