April 21: Panel Discussion: Developments in Ukraine

UPDATE APRIL 12: ADDITIONAL PANELIST ADDED: Sophia Wilson ~ Department of Political Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville AND another co-sponsor: the Center for Global Engagement

Ukraine Panel
Ukraine Panel



Ukraine Panel
Ukraine Panel

The geographical (and historical?) divisions underlying Ukraine’s political strife http://observationalism.com/2014/01/27/the-geographical-and-historical-divisions-underlying-ukraines-political-strife/

History of Crimea – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Crimea

The Russian annexation of the Crimea, 1772-1783. Fisher, Alan W. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1970. (DK511 .C7F5 1970)

Beyond memory : the Crimean Tatars’ deportation and return. Greta Lynn Uehling. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 (DK508.9.K78 U35 2004)

Ukraine at a crossroads : what’s at stake for the U.S. and Europe? : hearing before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, February 1, 2012 ISU Gov Docs U.S. – Microforms (Lower Level) (Y 4.F 76/2:S.Hrg.112-471)

The convolutions of historical politics . Edited by Alexei Miller and Maria Lipman New York : Central European University Press, c2012. Available as e-book

Forging rights in a new democracy : Ukrainian students between freedom and justice. Fournier, Anna, 1973- Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012. Available as e-book

Crafting State-Nations : India and other multinational democracies. Alfred Stepan, Juan J. Linz, and Yogendra Yadav. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2011. Chapter: Ukraine : state-nation policies in a unitary state

Ozhiganov, Edward. The Crimean Republic: Rivalries for Control in Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union: Russian and American Perspectives (MIT Press. 1997). pp. 83-137. [title not held by ISU]

Ukraine: Lords of the Ring, Fighting for Reform / ABC International. New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012. 1 streaming video file (27 min.) Boxing champions Vitali and Vladimir Klitschko used to let their fists and footwork do the talking-but now the brothers are ready to talk about the plight of their beloved homeland, Ukraine, and their plans to wrest it back from nefarious political forces. This program offers a ringside seat to their efforts-not just to Vladimir’s bone-crushing heavyweight bout in Switzerland but also to Vitali’s campaign for a seat in the Ukrainian parliament. Both fighters are smart, charismatic, university educated, and driven to change their nation’s direction. But it won’t be easy. Ukraine is at the top of Transparency International’s list of corrupt European governments, and its political landscape is littered with contenders who’ve been bruised, battered, and beaten-figuratively, by Machiavellian power brokers, and literally, by government goons. On second thought, the Klitschko brothers may have found their true calling.




March 26, 31, or April 16: Operation Beautiful: The Body Book Discussion

We will be discussing The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz. This event is part of Indiana State University’s “Operation Beautiful.”

Attend one of the following sessions:
•Wednesday, March 26th at 7 p.m. in Library 028 [Lower Level]
•Monday, March 31st at noon in Library 028
•Wednesday, April 16th at 7 p.m. in Library 028

Sponsored by Division of Student Affairs Programming Council

Twitter: @ISUOpBeautiful

For more information contact the Dean of Students Office: 812-237-3829

March 26: Title IX ‘Community Semester’ Program

Community Semester events set for Wednesday and Thursday

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Semester series has two events planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Programs include discussions related to the impact of Title IX on women’s sports and the lives of Nigerian traders in China.

On March 26, the Women’s Studies Program will present “Title IX: Crossroads in Women’s Sports at ISU” from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Library Events Area.

Professors Jolynn Kuhlman and Mildred Lemen witnessed the revolution in women’s high school and collegiate athletics over the course of their careers as athletes, coaches, teachers, and administrators before and after Title IX. Part local history and personal reminiscence, part cultural analysis and part clarion call, this lively presentation-rich in stories and photographs from university archives-will not only recount the story of how Title IX played out at Indiana State and beyond, but also as a reminder to what is at stake in safeguarding its ongoing protections.

MS FB posting 2013
MS FB posting 2013

A program examining the work and lives of Nigerian traders in Guanghou, China is the topic of a Community Semester program March 27 in Root Hall room A-264 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Wendy Thompson Taiwo of the department of African and African-American studies will focus on a small bustling commercial hub in southern China powered by Nigerian traders. With jobs scarce at home, a sizeable Nigerian population has resettled in the bustling port city of Guangzhou, China. Many survive as middlemen, offering services as cargo shippers, personal shoppers, or shopkeepers. This presentation will explore the lived reality of men and women engaged in low-end globalization, paying special attention to the ways Nigerian traders use social networks, play, and interracial relationships to negotiate business, leisure, and daily survival. This event is co-sponsored by the Richard Landini Lectures.

These events are free and open to the public. A complete list and description of the Community Semester’s activities may be found at: http://www.indstate.edu/communitysemester/ .


March 25: American Democracy Project Tackles Human Trafficking

On Tuesday, March 25 at 7pm in the Cunningham Memorial Library, the American Democracy Project will be hosting: END IT! -Take a Role in Fighting for Human Rights. This informative and interactive presentation about Human Trafficking will allow students to discuss the causes and occurrences of human trafficking around the world and in the U.S., and also explore how they can play a part in helping fight against it.

Here is a bibliography of Human Trafficking Resources created for the 2010 Human Rights Day – with sections on

  • Organizations
  • Books in Wabash Valley
  • Libraries {non-fiction and fiction}
  • Finding Recent Articles
  • Forthcoming Books