25th Annual Authors and Artists Recognition Draws Faculty, Students and Others (February 25, 2010)

Twenty-three faculty and staff were honored at the Authors and Artists Reception sponsored by Cunningham Memorial Library last week. Those honored for their 2009 authored or editor-in-chief monographs, or artistic works were: Michael Elkins, assistant professor of communication; Thomas Sawyer, professor of recreation and sport management; David Worley, chair of the communication department and professor of communication; Debra Worley, professor of communication; Jay Gatrell, dean of graduate programs; Charles Roberts, professor of mathematics and computer science; Qihao Weng, professor of geography and geology; Feng-Qi Lai, associate professor of curriculum, instruction and media technology; Todd Whitaker, professor of education leadership, administration and foundations; Ann Chirhart, associate professor of history; Robert Guell, professor of economics; Isaac Land, assistant professor of history; Barbara Skinner, assistant professor of history; Matt Brennan, professor of English; Kit Kincade, associate professor of English; Robert Perrin, chair of the English department and professor of English; Michael Shelden, professor of English; David Vancil, chair of the Cunningham Memorial Library’s special collections department; David Polizzi, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Ray Chen, assistant professor of art; Glenn Dunlap, professor of art; Fran Lattanzio, professor of art; and Sala Wong, assistant professor of art.

The annual reception also recognized two students with the Bakerman Student Research Award. Shawn Hunter, a criminology and criminal justice graduate student, received $1,500 for his paper. Laurie-Ann Curry, an anthropology major, won the undergraduate award of $1,000. Bobby Lee, a junior professional aviation flight technology major, won the first-place award of $1,000 in the REEL Big Video Contest sponsored by the library while Chad Fedler, a junior electronic media major, won $500 for second place. Thanks to Cunningham Memorial Library for paying tribute to a tremendous amount of scholarly work. [text from President Bradley’s Cyberwire; posted by MM]

National Library Week Event, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

“How to Turn Your Dissertation Into A Book” and “Wabash Valley Author’s Showcase”

Come help us celebrate National Library Week (April 11-17). The ISU Library will be celebrating the week with a couple of different events. The first event will be presented in two parts on the same date Tuesday, April 13 in the Events Area. The Library Consortium of Vigo County (LCVC) will sponsor the two part event about writing and publishing. The first part of the event is from 4:00-5:00 p.m. “How to Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book” and will highlight faculty speakers who have published their dissertations as books.

From 5:00-5:30 p.m. There will be a reception for people attending the first part of the event and for people who are going to attend the second part of the event highlighting the “Wabash Valley Author’s Showcase”.

The “Wabash Valley Authors Showcase” will be presented in the Events Area from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will speak from 5:35-6:00 p.m. The keynote speaker is Mike Lunsford, writer for the Terre Haute Tribune Star author of “The Off Season: The Newspaper Stories of Mike Lunsford” and “Sidelines: The Best of the Basketball Stories …” After the speaker’s address there be an opportunity for audience members to go from one author’s table to another (interactive stations) and speak with published authors from the Wabash Valley. The event is free and open to the public. [text from Library Public Relations; posted by MM]

October & November Events in the Library

We have become a very popular venue on campus. Here are some of our recent events. If interested in using our Library Events area, contact the Events Coordinator, Dara Middleton at 812 237 2560 or dara.middleton@indstate.edu. To see Events, connect from our homepage:
10/1 – Are you Ready for the Flu? with Student Health Promotions
10/06 – Consul General Kenan Ipek, Counsulate General of Turkey
10/06 – Student Government Association hosted a Panel Discussion with all ISU Deans
10/7 ISU Retirement & Phased Retirement, with Candy Barton from Human Resources
10/08 – Servant Leadership Conference [National]
10/15 – Campus Support Staff meeting
10/15 – Opening Reception for Re(Search): Exploring the Relationship between Art & Science. The exhibition featured artists Steve Aishman, Ronald Leax, Brian Nelson, Sara Mast, and Kathryn Refi. Refi gave lecture.
10/19 Chairman Korn Thapparansi, SSRU, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
10/28 – Autism Spectrum Disorder Speaker Series
10/30 – Latin and Ancient Greek Fest with Eta Sigma Phi
11/02 – Oscar Wilde Symposium with Students in University Honors class “An Introduction to Oscar Wilde and Academic Research” and Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland
11/03 – Pizza and Politics [American Democracy Project]: “Sexual Ethics”
11/05 – Wabash Valley Vision and Voices 5th Anniversary Reception & Program
11/11 – Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony and open house/reception for all veterans and active military
11/12 – Take Back the Night, Guest Speaker, Josh Phillips 1) closed meeting with fraternity members and 2) open speech: Everyday Activism: Striving to End Sexual Violence, One Step at a Time
11/13 – Writing about the Sense of Place with Tom Roznowski and Scott Russell Sanders