Women’s Equality Day Observance – Two Events

August 26 marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. The Women’s Studies Program and Interdisciplinary Programs invites everyone to attend a celebration of this event on Thursday, beginning at 4pm in the Library’s Events area. This program and reception will also celebrate the 2010 Awardees of the Charlotte Zietlow Women Faculty Research Grant. Dr. Zietlow, recognizing the gender gap in tenure, determined to do something about it, and created the endowment that funds grants to support pre-tenure women faculty. For more information about this grant (application process for the next round will be Spring 2011), please visit http://www.indstate.edu/wmnstudy/awards.htm.

Following the reception, consider staying on for a showing of a powerful movie, Iron-Jawed Angels, 6:15-8pm. Please urge your students to attend this film. Starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul and Angelica Houston as Carrie Chapman Catt, this 2004 film forcefully portrays how many women put their lives at risk to give women what is now often taken for granted: the right to vote. Students are also welcome to attend the Women’s Equality Day/Zietlow function!

1848-1920: War of the Roses: a pdf of a PowerPoint presentation commemorating the 90th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment! and some reminders about why it is important to VOTE! – with a special focus on the “Night of Terror, November 15, 1917”

Iron-Jawed Angels from Time Classroom – many great links

Huge site, but a bit jumbled, from CreativeFolk.com

And, of course, the National Women’s History Project

Library Event for Freshmen


8/20 – “Wii Welcome you to the Library:  Games, Snacks and Fun” (8:00 PM – Midnight) on the first floor. Fall Welcome for incoming freshmen

25th Annual Authors and Artists Recognition Draws Faculty, Students and Others (February 25, 2010)

Twenty-three faculty and staff were honored at the Authors and Artists Reception sponsored by Cunningham Memorial Library last week. Those honored for their 2009 authored or editor-in-chief monographs, or artistic works were: Michael Elkins, assistant professor of communication; Thomas Sawyer, professor of recreation and sport management; David Worley, chair of the communication department and professor of communication; Debra Worley, professor of communication; Jay Gatrell, dean of graduate programs; Charles Roberts, professor of mathematics and computer science; Qihao Weng, professor of geography and geology; Feng-Qi Lai, associate professor of curriculum, instruction and media technology; Todd Whitaker, professor of education leadership, administration and foundations; Ann Chirhart, associate professor of history; Robert Guell, professor of economics; Isaac Land, assistant professor of history; Barbara Skinner, assistant professor of history; Matt Brennan, professor of English; Kit Kincade, associate professor of English; Robert Perrin, chair of the English department and professor of English; Michael Shelden, professor of English; David Vancil, chair of the Cunningham Memorial Library’s special collections department; David Polizzi, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Ray Chen, assistant professor of art; Glenn Dunlap, professor of art; Fran Lattanzio, professor of art; and Sala Wong, assistant professor of art.

The annual reception also recognized two students with the Bakerman Student Research Award. Shawn Hunter, a criminology and criminal justice graduate student, received $1,500 for his paper. Laurie-Ann Curry, an anthropology major, won the undergraduate award of $1,000. Bobby Lee, a junior professional aviation flight technology major, won the first-place award of $1,000 in the REEL Big Video Contest sponsored by the library while Chad Fedler, a junior electronic media major, won $500 for second place. Thanks to Cunningham Memorial Library for paying tribute to a tremendous amount of scholarly work. [text from President Bradley’s Cyberwire; posted by MM]