Library hosting 2 conferences in July: ICHLL & ALI-ILC

yes, it’s all about the acronyms in library land!

First, an international conference will spend part of its time at the ISU Library:

July 14: The 8th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL), held at IU-Bloomington July 12 – 15, 2016 will include a trip to the ISU Library! Arriving by bus, attendees will have a chance to visit Special Collections, highlighting the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries. Conference sessions, lunch and an end-of-the-day reception will be offered. ICHLL is held every two years and was previously in Gargnano del Gardo, Italy; Leiden, The Netherlands; Edmonton, Canada; Oxford, UK; Jena, Germany; and Gran Canaria, Spain. ISU’s Office of the President and The Warren N. & Suzanne B. Cordell Collection are helping sponsor the conference.

For more on this conference, visit


Wednesday, July 20: Academic Libraries of Indiana’s INFORMATION LITERACY UNCONFERENCE

Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services at Butler University Libraries is Chair of ALI’s Information Literacy Committee informs us that, as of this posting, registration is still open for this FREE conference (includes breakfast, hot lunch, snacks).

Time: 8:45am – 3:30pm (Opening Session begins at 9:30)

from the Conference website:

How does your institution partner with other campus departments, units, and disciplines in teaching information literacy?  In addition to the traditional partnering we do with faculty and discipline departments and programs, we want to know how you are partnering with writing centers, learning resource centers, career services, student affairs, greek life, health & wellness, programs, diversity programs & services, campus publishing initiatives (undergraduate journals and manuscript publications), and teaching and learning centers. Partnering with curricular development committees and administrative units can also be discussed concerning developing programmatic information literacy.  The goal is to highlight how “two or three can be better than one” when it comes to teaching the concepts of information literacy.

Via the unconference model, attendees will identify the topics to be discussed through the day and work together to share examples and discuss options.

UnConference Planning Commitee members are:

  • Sally Neal, Instruction & User Services Associate Dean, Butler Universitty
  • Brian Bunnett, Chair of Public Services, Indiana State University
  • Lisa Jarrell, Head of Educational Technology and Resources Collection, Ball State University
  • Michael Flierl, Assistant Professor of Library Science and Learning Design Specialist, Purdue University
  • Dara Middleton, Events, Marketing, and Mail Services Coordinator, Indiana State University


April 28 & 29: Honors theses presentations

Students in the University Honors Program will present their honors thesis research on April 28 and 29 in the Library Events Area.

The poster sessions are open to the campus community and visitors at the following dates/times:

 Session 1: Thursday, April 28, 9:00-11:00 AM

  • Alexandra Albrecht: Technology and the effect on students’ literacy
  • Olivia Bays: Bilingual education in the United States: Classroom methods
  • Tucker Brush: Bringing quality healthcare to rural areas
  • Leslie Cates: Athletic trainers: Paving the way in patient-centered care
  • Bryant Clayton: A matter of love and hate: R&B’s symbiotic relationship of the African American community
  • Victoria Collins: Stigma surrounding mental illness
  • Samantha Flis: The controversy of standardized testing
  • Lena Grunloh: Muscle activation during a downward dog push-up
  • Lisa Hathaway: Are there any relationships between results of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and dietary habits?
  • Jacob Kemp: Fibromyalgia: Fact or fiction? The debate inhibiting diagnosis and treatment
  • Tim Kemp: The unequivocal dangers of global warming: A need for increased climate change research and improved communication
  • Colby Pomar: The real world of standardized testing
  • Arnan Rahmatullah: An analysis of the Sit-To-Stand Test as a measure of vestibular health
  • Michaela Sherman: How Christian Are you?
  • Austin Skaggs: Whole-food plant-based diet: A comparative analysis to a western diet and the implications that they have on our health, economy, and environment

Session 2: Thursday, April 28, 12:30-2:30 PM

  • James Carroll: Sycamore Outdoor Center marketing plan
  • Shanita Davidson: College students’ personality and gender affects perceptions towards sexual behavior
  • David Heath: The schisms of “isms”
  • Allexis Mahurin: Smokeless tobacco effects on enamel health and dental caries
  • Erika Nord: Effects and causes of tooth decay
  • Dylan Rupska: The Sexual Revolution: How the culture of sex has changed
  • Amber Showalter: Generational conflicts in the workplace: Recommendations to solve these conflicts
  • Meagan Stenger: Wellness programs affecting the workforce
  • Samantha Trinkle: Educational and societal adaptations for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
  • Lacey Vair: Youth and vaping: The harmful effects of e-cigarettes
  • Nicholas Wine: Interpretatio Graeca: A study of the Ephesian Artemis
  • Faith York: ADD/ADHD in the classroom
  • Keeley Williams: Creating a chemotherapeutic breast cancer cell line

Session 3: Thursday, April 28, 2:30-4:30 PM

  • Taylor Cable: Caseload issues in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Bryah Edelen: Electronic cigarettes: Usage, safety, and chemical makeup
  • Megan Effner: Criminalization of co-occurring mental illness with substance abuse: A review of causes and current program effectiveness
  • Clifford Franklin: Shades of war: A thematic cross-examination of WWII music and literature
  • Greg Gallagher: Mobile devices in the physics classroom
  • Drew Garnes: Hip-Hop: From a movement to a business
  • Breanna Herring: Eating disorders in relation to dietetics and psychology
  • Emily Horine: The truth behind the Speech-Language Pathology shortage
  • Meghan Jacobson: The effects of standardized testing
  • Jackie Michl: The controversy of vaccines: Protecting our herd
  • Nicole Porter: Say yes to drugs: The ethical dilemmas of pharmaceutical industries and physicians
  • Kaitlyn Schmitt: Cochlear Implants: An exploration of history, advancements, and impacts on language
  • Haley Seifert: The racist roots of police brutality
  • Christopher Stanton: Defining our origins
  • Aubree Stebbins: TBA

Session 4: Friday, April 29, 8:00-10:00 AM

  • Joshua Appel: Adjusting to life after football
  • Jessica Axsom: Religious Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The controversially effective treatment
  • Krystal Barnhorst: The use of technology and the impact on the legal profession
  • Dyllanne Deischer: United States immigration: Past, present, and future
  • Allison Duerk: America’s most dangerous woman: Anarchism, gender, and Emma Goldman
  • Baley Halberstadt: Creating a new reality: Saturday Night Live and perceptions of political candidates
  • Stephen Jones: The future of genetic testing
  • Jennie Martell: Does study abroad increase confidence?
  • Alana Murphy: An analysis of the factors controlling NASCAR attendance patterns
  • Kayla Pollock: Federal involvement in education: Is it benefiting America’s children?
  • Maci Reed: Men and women in nursing: Two different worlds
  • Jade Schitter: Vaccinating children
  • Nicholas Sparks: Nursing management of concussions in athletes
  • Caleb Strabavy: Privatization: What is it and why should it be used?
  • Sara Underhill: The relationship between Green Supply Chain Management and a value added triple bottom line

Session 5: Friday, April 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Priya Abhyankar: Civil war within: Understanding autoimmune disease
  • Brandon Applegate: The long term effects of Creatine supplementation while resistance training
  • Jessica Bicknell: TBA
  • Nicole Heath: Impact of universal healthcare
  • Nicole Kiger: The social and psychological effects of occupational therapy
  • Mariah Longyear: Fighting America’s obesity epidemic: Using an established approach to eradicate a new problem
  • Kristin McClinton: Smart Meters: The future of power
  • Madalaine Mishler: The modern day American church’s response to the impoverished
  • Carly Nash: Oenology and a variety of chemical aspects correlating to health
  • Savannah Ramion: Tattoos: The road to acceptance in Western Society: An exploration of gender, misconceptions, and workplace acceptance
  • Leslie Schubert: Standardized testing: Past, present, and future
  • Shane Sizemore: Unrest in the Midwest: The Terre Haute General Strike of 1935
  • James Steele: Music as propaganda: A study of the effects of music during World War II
  • Cecilia van Wijk: Internet hinders deliberative discourse
  • Sam Wetherall: Childhood obesity treatment: Information to present and consider during interventions

Session 6: Friday, April 29, 2:00-4:00 PM

  • Beth Fox: Medical TV dramas and their perception on the medical field
  • Samantha Horn: Federally criminalizing cyber-bullying
  • Katelyn Huhn: The over-diagnosing of ADHD and using alternative methods to medications
  • Brandon Lewis: The causes Of childhood obesity and the disparity between the American and Italian industrial systems
  • Elise Lima: Thwarting greenwashing: Creating a governmental certification program to ensure authenticity of green marketing claims
  • Natasha Mathew: Why is Clostridium Difficile Colitis more prevalent today?
  • Cameron McQuern: The utilization of analytics in agriculture
  • Sasha Odom: How Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the individual and the family
  • Tyler Rimmel: Cardiovascular disease
  • Erin Slaubaugh: Big Brother: An analysis of the strategies and psychological components of the game
  • Tyler Strain: Technology and its impact on medicine
  • Jamina Tribbett: The lost generation: The generational effects of Brown v. Board of Education on African American students
  • Valerie Taylor: The relevance of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our society today
  • Jamil Topsi: The impact of media consumption on motivation in second language acquisition
  • Lindsay Vair: GMOs: More than just “Frankenfoods”



Calling all students

Students are invited to drop-in anytime during this new 4-hour event. The goal: provide students with advice on how to finally get started, or continue, with that troublesome assignment or paper they’ve been putting off.

With the expert assistance provided by librarians, and math and writing coaches, they can get help they need, all in one place, and all in one night whether it’s tips on successfully taking exams, writing an A paper, getting started on research projects, or learning new study skills.

It’s also an opportunity for students to get relief from the stress that can keep them from concentrating on their course work. The event will feature snacks, games, and coloring books. Stress reduction tips and counseling will be available from Student Health Promotions staff. The event will provide students with numerous opportunities to take advantage of expert assistance that will help them succeed academically, mentally and physically as the semester winds to an end. (#ISU-LNAP; #ISULIB)



Next week: Exposium in Library and Landini

Exposium starts next week!  Come see student projects and meet the authors each day next week at Exposium – Indiana State’s week long celebration of student research and creativity.

The event will be in the Library Events Area Cunningham Memorial Library on March 28, 29 and 31. On March 30, the Exposium moves to the Landini Center for the Performing Arts.

MONDAY March 28, 2016 – 9:30 – 3:00

9:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Lauren  Busby; Bethany Kirkland; Carley Wallace; Kara Romano: The SaeboFlex Orthotic Device in Patients with Stroke: A Systematic Review of the Literature
  • Lynnaire Jastillano; Marcus Schwab; Rachel Hill: Biomarkers: A Resource for Pancreatic Cancer Screening
  • Krista Currier; Sarah Lindsay; Titus Hughes; Pamela Lemperis: Effective Motor Learning
  • Jasmina Cheeseman: Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma NOS: A Case Study
  • Laura Mitchell; Joshua Chambers; Annemarie Spiezia:  A Comparison of Ebola Management among the Nations
  • Jennifer Simatovich; Michael Finigan: A Case Study: Ulceration of the Nasal Ala Secondary to Incorrect Nasogastric Tube Placement
  • Kate Pippins: Acute Adult Epiglottitis Secondary to Haemophilus Influenzae Sepsis: A Case Report
  • Katherine Hill; Emily Kreke; Megan Arvin: Endometriosis Variations in Treatment: A Case Series
  • Chelsea Elwood; Eryn Gorman; Amal Hamadeh: Fournier’s Gangrene: A Case Study
  • Brittany Stanek; Justin David: Congenital Malformation of a Fetus in a Single Horn of a Bicornuate Uterus: A Case Study
  • Joanne  Hogan: Case Report: A Multiple Sclerosis Patient Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Allison Pullar; Aaron Heaslet: Reduction of Mean 24-Hour and Morning Blood Pressure by a Hypertension Vaccine and ACE-Inhibitors: A Systematic Review
  • Cynthia  Shepard; Philip Swink; Alyssa Vorel: Physical Activity as an Intervention for Preventing Falls in the Geriatric Population: A Systematic Review
  • Jenifer  Fortney; Lauren Ford; Olivia Harpeneau: Bone Mineral Density in Women 65-95 Years of Age is Associated with Current Body Weight Rather than Age or Physical Activity
  • Raymond Contreras; Carolyn Hanrahan: Treatment Modalities of Night Eating Syndrome
  • Rachel Sanderson; Eleonor Vanover: Overlap of Metabolic Syndrome and Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Proposal for Long Term Treatment

10:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Katherine Lugar: Sexism on College Campuses
  • Julie Miller: Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Shawna Lane; Ashton Henderson; Tomoko Lahee; Kylie Sumner; Sasha Odom: God versus my Boyfriend : Romantic Relationships and Relationship with God
  • Emily Salmon; Shawna Lane; Sasha Odom: Home for the Holidays: Going Home as Moratorium from Identity Exploration

12:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Chelsey Smith; Sarah Strevels; Shawna Lane; Madalaine Mishler; Sasha Odom: Changing Majors and Major Changes

12:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Shannan Rowe; Brady Tripp; Stephanie Moore-Reed; Lena Grunloh: Muscle Activation during A Suspended Push-up and Push-up Plus
  • Kelly Brock: Sequential Pulse Compression’s Effect on Muscle Strength and Blood Flow in the Lower Extremity

1:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Jessica Foxworthy: The Great and Powerful Oz Behind the Curtain: Communication in Coming out Narratives
  • Zach Winkelmann: Role of Deep Oscillation Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Lateral Ankle Sprains

3:30 Authors will recite poetry

  • Tawana Chakanyuka
  • Erica Memmer
  • Fabiola Nataly
  • Cierra Natt
  • Emily Starbuck

    TUESDAY March 29, 2016 10:00 – 3:00

10:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Tiffany Wiscaver; Courtney Cripps: Eating Healthy on a Budget
  • Wendy Cox; Jase Allsup; Bridget Steiner; Mariah Oetken: Student Health Promotion, What’s That?
  • Asha Sells; Morgan Harvey; Rolanda Hollingshed” Save Lives Don’t Use Phones & Drive
  • Emily Calvin; Sydney Jackson: “Less Stress, More Play”
  • Mariah Wallace; Jackie Michl; Nicole Porter: Water you Waiting for? Student Health Promotion Program
  • Alexis Zollman; Mikah Rushalk; Mawadah Assr: How Much is Too Much? Promoting Safe Drinking on College Campuses
  • Carrie Admire; Kyleigh Brown; Ashley Wahlfeldt: Got Drugs? A Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
  • Jennifer Price; Jessica Axsom; Anna Olson: Love Your Bumps, Feel for Lumps
  • Sarah Briley; Jessica Richman; Jasmine Robinson; London Crowell; Tiona Kimbrough: Let’s Talk About Sex Baby, Let’s Talk About HPV
  • Mackenzie Lovelace; Ayanna Sykes: Let’s P.A.S.S. On Sexual Assault
  • Kalli Uselman; Cayla Wilson; Ishaiah Williams: A Happy Heart is A Healthy Heart

11:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Angelique Bokamba: South Africa Economic Growth after Apartheid from 1995 to 2015
  • Audie Briggs: Econometric Analysis of the Colombian Coffee Industry

12:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Zachary Kozelichki: White-Tailed Deer, a Successful Reintroduction Species

12:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Catrina Cimaroli; Drew Neal; Baden Pund; Kelsi Perrott; Alex Johnson; Kaitlynn Goekler: CHILL- It’s a State of Mind

2:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Jennifer Callaway: Identifying Correlations between Behavior and the Genome
  • Lindsay Forrette: Examining Cemosignaling in Wild White-throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis)
  • Timothy Divoll: Archiving Bat Skin Biopsies: Storage Method Matters for Prospective Stable Isotope Analysis
  • Allyson Morris: Studies on SPE-GC-MS for Isolation, Identification and Quantitation of Alkaloids in Frog Skin
  • Julia Hoeh: Flight and Acoustic Behavior of Indiana Bats Selecting Among Artificial Roost Types


10:00 – 3:00
Musical Performances, Theater Performances, and Readings throughout the day

  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Readings from Allusions
    Norman Miller
    Ishaan Vadhere
    Tavis Lloyd
    Carey Ford
    Shelley Converse-Rath
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Percussion ensembles
  • 1:30 – 1:45 – Sycamore Brass Quintet
  • 1:45 – 1:55 – Piano Trio
  • 2:00 – 2:30 – Jazz Ensemble
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Concert Choir

THURSDAY March 31, 2016 10:00 – 3:00

10:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Jalisa Mosley; Charesa Baker; Shelby Kearschner: Eating Healthy on a Budget
  • Chidera Obasih; Kathryn Rutz; Darys Douglas; Kenya Muhammad: Student Health Promotion….What is that?
  • Tatiana Bazzano; Macie Snyder: Less Stress, More Play
  • Emilee Northern; David Dietel: How Much is Too Much? Promoting Safe Drinking on College Campuses
  • Benjamin Hesler; Ty Warner: Got Drugs? A Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
  • Brianne Mason; Jesica Overstreet; Jackie Michl; Mariah Wallace; Nicole Porter: “Water You Waiting For?”
  • Tayler Abram; Brooke Reed; Chloe Cooper: Let’s P.A.S.S. on Sexual Assault
  • Danielle Partain; Kaitlyn Kolzow; Beverly Williams: Love Your Bumps, Feel for Lumps
  • Alicia Canas; Vantrece Farley; De’Africka McDaniel: A Happy Heart is A Healthy Heart
  • Bethany Kile: Paleolimnological Investigation of the Reclamation of Arm Pit and Ashby Lake
  • Sabrina R. Brown: Diatom-Inferred Stratification and Fire History Reconstruction of Island Lake, Wyoming
  • Asha Sells; Morgan Harvey; Rolanda Hollingshed: Save Lives Don’t Use Phones & Drive

10:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Brandy Bell; Madalaine Mishler; Sasha Odom; Tomoko Lahee; Kylie Sumner; Shawna Lane: Finding Faith in a Bottle
  • Charlene Johnson: Keeping a Distance: Trans* Prejudice and Perceived Unwanted Sexual Interest

11:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Joseph Vogler; James A. Turner: Physicians’ Perceptions on the Knowledge and Scope of Practice of Athletic Trainers
  • Emma Nye: Comparison of Whole Body Cooling Techniques in Hyperthermic Individuals
  • Jerrod Harrison; Patricia Tripp; Dennis Valdez: International Athletic Training Student Clinical Performance Analysis: A Descriptive Study
  • Alexander J. Csiernik; Joseph H. Vogler; Marissa K. Yorgey; Jerrod J. Harrison: Community Engagement: Educating Future Professionals Sports Medicine for Kids and Vigo County School Corporation Health Professions Guest Lecture

11:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Vanessa Rojas: Using False-Positive Occupancy Models to Refine Distribution Models for Imperiled Myotis in Northeast Tennessee

11:30 Closing Ceremony ~ Special Performance by the Sycamore Singers

12:30 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Alysa Morley; Julia Hoeh: Nightly Activity Patterns of a Colony of Indiana Bats (Myotis sodalis)

2:00 Authors will be onsite to discuss their work:

  • Scott Bergeson: Internal Roost Temperature Effects Bat Box Use by Endangered Indiana bats
  • Jonathan Swan: Artificial burrow use by juvenile Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus)
  • Breanna Blythe; Monica Griesemer; Kyle Varble: Italy, the third largest member of the Eurozone

Exposium - Center for Student Research and Creativity
Exposium – Center for Student Research and Creativity

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Library-based New Faculty Orientation Electives now open to all Faculty and Staff

The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) this year includes a series of electives open to all faculty and staff interested in learning more about the services and resources available to them at ISU.

The electives usually last one hour and are on a variety of topics including academic advising, data management, information literacy, EndNote, fair use, research, and Turnitin.

To view the descriptions of the electives and to register online, click on following link: .