ISU Librarian Speaking at ISU’s Undergraduate Inquiry Forum, Nov. 15 & 16

UNDERGRADUATE INQUIRY FORUM SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 15 AND 16

The strategic planning committee for experiential learning invites all members of the ISU community to attend an open forum on the topic of enhancing student research, scholarship and creative activity. The forums will be Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in University Hall, room 110G (the Whitaker Conference Room); boxed lunch will be provided. The programs will include presentations by faculty who are active in undergraduate research, followed by break-out sessions on how to successfully develop and implement student research projects. For more information, contact Chris Olsen (Christopher.Olsen@indstate.edu) or Harriet Hudson (Harriet.Hudson@indstate.edu). If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can get can get a count for lunch.

Marsha Miller, Reference/Instruction Librarian, has been asked to present at this event.

Information source: http://www.indstate.edu/news/isutoday.php?articleid=3691

2011 Library Book Sale Dates: March 21-23

The dates for the 2011 book sale have just been decided! Mark your calendars for Monday through Wednesday, March 21-23. In addition to books, the library will accept VHS tapes, DVDs, records and CDs.

The ISU Cunningham Library accepts book donations year-round, so please consider donating your unwanted/unneeded books.

Items not chosen to be added to the Library’s collections will be in the 2011 used book sale. (Money raised is used to buy new books to add to the library collection.)

Donate items by bringing them to the Library and placing them in the large red bin in the lobby. Pick-up of large quantities [located on or off campus] can be arranged by calling the Library Events Coordinator, Dara Middleton, 237-2560 or emailing dara.middleton@indstate.edu. Contact Dara Middleton for further information about donations or the book sale.

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

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]

“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.

See more at http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=2498