March 30-April 3: Exposium: ISU’s Week-long celebration of student research and creativity

The Exposium is a program that celebrates the outstanding academic work of Indiana State University undergraduate and graduate students. Research and/or creative projects may be based on a class project, major paper, collaborative research with a faculty member, community engagement activities, or any efforts that highlights the research and creativity associated with the ISU student experience.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Exposium is in the public events space of the Cunningham Memorial Library. On Wednesday, the focus is on the creative and performing arts and will take place in the Landini Center.

For more information please contact Jenifer Pollom

Exposium Schedule – see additional blog posts – one for each day or visit the website


January 28: Information Literacy in the “Pathway to Success, guest speaker Sharon Weiner

  • (1:30 – 3:00 pm) Events Area
  • Library and Student Success Co-Sponsor Purdue Information Literacy Speaker

“The emergence of information literacy is a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education.” (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014)

information-literacy-weinerIn the Fall 2014 State magazine article about the renovation of Normal Hall, Josh Powers and Linda Maule were quoted as saying that housing the Student Success Center in the building would allow it to serve as one of three anchors of a student success corridor, with the other anchors being Cunningham Memorial Library and the university’s Career Center. Information literacy is at the heart of Cunningham Memorial Library’s student success effort. The ISU community is invited to find out more about this vital component of higher education with a presentation, Information Literacy in the “Pathway to Success” with special guest speaker Sharon Weiner, Professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy at Purdue University. Dr. Weiner received her doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt and her MLS from the University at Buffalo.  She will explore how information literacy contributes to college student success.  She will give examples of how other universities coordinate information literacy initiatives and will illustrate with practical and effective strategies.  Finally, the speaker will suggest ways that information literacy can continue to bolster strategic initiatives at Indiana State University.

The presentation on Wednesday, January 28 will begin at 2:00 pm in the Events Area at Cunningham Memorial Library.  A reception, prior to the presentation, will begin at 1:30 in the same location.

Research Assistance: Find Your Librarian

Spring 2015 RefDesk hours for librarians will be Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm. RefDesk triage will be provided at other times by other members of Public Services.


In Fall 2014, Reference/Instruction librarians began holding regular office hours, both in the Library and at other locations around campus. Here are two lists: one by librarian and one by day of the week.

Office Hours by Librarian [subject specialist]
Office Hours by Librarian [subject specialist]
Office Hours by Day of the Week
Office Hours by Day of the Week

Dec. 1 & 2: Honors Program Poster Sessions

Honors Day PresentersHonors Program will be having their General Honors 401 Poster Sessions today and tomorrow, in the Library Events Area.  Each day will be split into 2 sessions.  The morning session is from 10 am – noon and the afternoon session will run from 1 pm – 3 pm, each day.  Each session will have different students’ work.

Session 1 – December 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Hydie Aroune, Biology: How does foreign language affect the brain?
  • Morgan Brown, History: An examination of the psychological, administrative and financial aspects of adoption
  • Kaylee Jo Fox, Multi-disciplinary Studies: Learning the language of violence: The role of violence in masculinity
  • Jaleigh Harlow, Elementary Education: From chalkboards to Smartboards: Changes of technology in the classroom
  • Mariyam Houston, Biology: Brain asymmetry
  • Samantha Rivera, Nursing: Vaccination myths
  • Katherine Runge, Political Science: Intersection of gender and party: Issue and non-issue messages primed by female primary candidates for the U.S. House
  • Joel Yoder, Art: Design agency ethics: Learning from the presentHonors-2 Honors Day Presenters

Session 2 – December 1: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Lacey Brinegar, Chemistry: If it’s yellow, let it mellow: Ending an antiquated problem
  • Cara Cribelar, Nursing: Reducing stigma and promoting mental health awareness in the United States
  • Emily Gauer, Biology: Examination of the medical and financial components of targeted cancer therapy
  • Emma Gearhart, Speech-Language Pathology: Stuttering relapse and the effect on quality of life as influenced by the media
  • Devon Jacobs, Elementary Education: Why do college students join Greek life?
  • Lauren Karbowski, Nursing: TBA
  • Macy Mayle, Biology: Exploration of Alzheimer’s Disease: An investigation of possible causes and treatments
  • Tanner McCarty, Communication with Concentration in Human Communication: TBA
  • Cameron Meyer, Biology: Future applications of stem cells in organ transplantation
  • Jamie Poore, Nursing: Improving maternal outcomes for the adolescent mother
  • Awilda Romero, Political Science: TBA
  • Amber Wilcox, Chemistry: The effects of home life on a child’s education


Session 3 – December 2: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

  • Hanna Brant, Political Science: The interaction of gender and ambition in Congress
  • Crista Dusek, Nursing: An investigation into the effects of cancer on a child’s siblings
  • Emily Fox, English: The roller coaster that only goes up: The rise of young adult literature
  • Kelsey Foy, Special Education-Elementary Education: Inclusion: How it affects your child
  • Kelsie Gregg, Athletic Training: Penalties that last a lifetime
  • Jorgi Henson, Communication with Concentration in Public Relations: The use of Twitter as a news source
  • Whitney Neukam, Communication with Concentration in Human Communication: Attachment styles and domestic violence
  • Kacie Nicoson, Nursing: Immunizations: The international controversy
  • Rose Robins, Elementary Education: Literacy intervention in elementary school
  • Elizabeth Steele, Fine Arts: Mario vs the Mona Lisa: The debate on video games as a form of contemporary artistic expression
  • Elle Steele, Biology: Plastic surgery: An overview of the history, psychological disorders, and technological impacts
  • Jessica Waldren, Mathematics: The unescapable notion of gender in mathematics


Session 4 – December 2: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Collin Cummings, Social Studies Education: The effectiveness of U.S. afterschool programs in meeting the needs of disadvantaged youth, growing responsible citizens, and fostering better communities
  • Akacia Darnell, Special Education-Elementary Education: Benefits of parental involvement in their child’s education
  • Sarah Ford, Biology: TBA
  • Ashlee James, History: ‘Nothing new under the sun’: The renewed interest in classical culture and literature in postmodern society
  • Carly McDonald, English, Biology: Enter Ophelia: The mental health of women in modern literature
  • Zachary Nickerson, Biology: A history of metal pollution in the Wabash River, Vigo County, using geochemical records from pond and wetland sediments
  • Christopher Poindexter, Psychology: Exercise and its effect on mental health
  • Haley Robinaugh, Interior Design: The impact of good design on affordable housing
  • Abbey Rogers, Political Science: Are college-aged students politically socialized by their former high school’s demographics?
  • Kristopher Rogers, Chemistry: Back to the future: A science-fiction film analysis of past, present, and future
  • Austin Thomas, Chemistry: The Encyclopedia Wiki     

September 3: Library Open House for Grad Students!

Cunningham Memorial Library will host a Graduate Student Open House in the Library Events Area on September 3, 2014, from 2:30pm  – 4:00 pm.  Graduate students should be encouraged to stop by and meet the librarian for their discipline and find out how librarians can make their research life a little easier.  Students will have an opportunity to learn about the general and discipline-specific research tools available to them. Library services, including  Interlibrary Loan, individual research sessions, setting alerts in databases for research, library workshops, finding theses and dissertations and much more will be explained in an informal come-and-go setting.  Faculty are welcome to stop by as well. Refreshments will be served.

Graduate Student Open House
Graduate Student Open House