February 28: Report-Out of “Ask Me-Hear Me”

January 31 Announcement of this Project: 

The Offices of the President and Provost, in partnership with the Divisions of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association invite students, faculty and staff to be part of a unique project to build community at ISU. if we are to truly understand and learn from each other, we must:

Be able to ask questions without judgement or ridicule. First seek to understand before being understood.

The Ask Me; Hear Me Project is a unique means of doing that via the pairing of a student with a faculty or staff member in an equal partnership to engage the subject of race and difference as described here http://www2.indstate.edu/studentsuccess/.

Attendance at the Let’s Talk About Race workshop is optimum to have the best context for the project, but not required. The workshop is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Tirey Hall, Heritage Ballroom.

However, emailing your interest in participating if you can’t/weren’t able to attend is essential by Friday, Feb. 3. Email Rhonda Beecroft, , in the Office of the Interim Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence.

Participants in this experience will be invited (not required) to participate in a campus report out set for 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Cunningham Memorial Library, Events Area.

Paul Asay Recognized by Student Success


The Terre Haute Tribune Star, Feb. 3, 2016 edition, ran a story about ISU’s 2016 Blue Leaf asay-2 ceremony, sponsored by the Center for Student Success, and all the recipients who were recognized on Feb. 2nd. Most of the honorees were students.

  • LEAP – Anthony Turner
  • First Sycamores – Kelly Clothier and Megan Veeneman
  • Student Support Services – Kirrsten Todd
  • 21st Century Scholars – Vanessa Shelton
  • Tutor – Priya Abhyankar
  • Tutee – Emily Scully
  • Supplemental Instructor – Lakisha Johnson
  • Most Valuable Campus Partner – Paul Asay

The sole staff member recognized for outstanding achievement at this event was CML’s own Paul Asay, from the Library’s Systems Department. Paul, our System Administrator, assisted the Center for Student Success by creating new software for tutor scheduling (see image below, names removed).  He also created software for the LEAP program, including all the tracking of who comes into the center (Library, 2nd floor), Remote Tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction tracking.


You can read about the Blue Leaf Awards at: http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/isu-s-center-for-student-success-hands-out-awards/article_d4f52068-deee-559a-87c8-2f1adf3b9885.html


The Role of the Library in Campus-Wide Recruitment Efforts

The role of the academic library in getting, retaining and graduating successful students is a crucial topic these days. The peer-reviewed journal Reference Services Review, recently published a themed issue (volume 41, issue 2). Links to the individual articles below should work for ISU authenticated users.