Library Retreat Presenters: Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who presented to the Library staff last Friday during our Retreat with its theme of Diversity:

ISU alum brings Navajo culture to library: April 29

ISU alumna [and library student assistant in Systems] Kristin Monts, who teaches eighth grade writing in the Navajo Nation in Pinion, Arizona, is bringing some of her students to experience Indiana and Indiana State. As part of that experience, the students will expose ISU students to their culture at 3:30 p.m. April 28 in the Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area.

Students will discuss Navajo culture and community and education. Students also will discuss the kinaalda, a coming-of-age ceremony for girls, the life of a Navajo boy as well as the jingle dress.

The presentation is free and open to the community.

Feb. 24: African Student Union & International Student Union Unity Conference series begins

The African Student Union (ASU) in conjunction with the International Student Organization (ISO) will be hosting a series of Conferences called the Unity Conference. The first of these series is titled “Maintaining Identity within Diaspora“. It is open to the general public and will focus on issues concerning the interactions between African students and the American society. Special emphasis will be placed on issues related to diversity. The goal is to bridge the gap between international students and domestic students whilst helping to amend some of the conflicts that may be present amongst various international groups.

It will be hosted in the Library Events Area on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

ISU’s Student Government-sponsored Diversity Week includes Films in Library

Diversity Week at Indiana State University will take place Tuesday, November 2nd – Friday, November 5th. Awareness for cultural diversity, LGBTQ , religion, and disability will be supported throughout the week. Students are asked to wear specific colors on these days to help support diversity throughout the campus. Student organizations will be passing out ribbons to help create awareness as well. A list of events is included below.

Tuesday Nov. 2nd 
Wear orange for cultural diversity
Orange ribbons passed out in front of commons 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
T-shirt vouchers passed out in commons from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Redeem voucher before 5 p.m. in SGA office located in HMSU 621
International Experience*
Student Organizations Lounge HMSU 508 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pizza and Politics*
Library Events Room 7 p.m. – 9p.m.

Wednesday Nov. 3rd 
Wear blue for LGBTQ awareness
Rainbow ribbons passed out in front of commons 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
T-shirt vouchers passed out in commons from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Redeem voucher before 5 p.m. in SGA office located in HMSU 621
Wall of Hate*
Writing 10 a.m.-6p.m.
Destruction 6 p.m. at the Fountain
“For the Bible Tells me So” Film Showing*
Library Events Room 1:30 p.m.

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912583/

Thursday Nov. 4th – 2 documentaries
Wear purple for religious pluralism
Purple ribbons passed out in front of commons 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
T-shirt vouchers passed out in commons from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Redeem voucher before 5 p.m. in SGA office located in HMSU 621
“Constantine’s Sword” Film Showing*
Library Events Room 1:30 p.m. 

An exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0902270/

““Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque United a Community” Film Showings
Library Events Room 3:05 p.m.- 4:35 p.m. and repeating at 8 p.m. 

Chronicles the true story of how one man’s struggle to build a mosque in a New York suburb post 9/11 helped unite an interfaith community.

Also 2 Guest Speakers* Library Events Room 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Speaker Event: Speakers:  Julia Kristeller, M.Ed. and Safaa Zarzour, J.D. Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America

Friday Nov. 5th 
Wear maroon for disability awareness
Maroon ribbons passed out in front of commons 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
T-shirt vouchers passed out in commons from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Redeem voucher before 5 p.m. in SGA office located in HMSU 621
Empathy Dinner (Pi Kappa Phi Philanthropy Event)*
Dinner and Speakers in Dede 1 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 (sold in advance or at the door by Pi Kappa Phi members and SGA)
All proceeds go towards disability awareness

*Attendees will be put in drawing for a free blue iPod nano

[story from http://www.indstate.edu/sga/sycamore_update/sycamoreupdate.php?articleid=661]