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Do you have a story? Oral history interviews are continuing at the IU East Campus Library!

Do you have a story? Oral history interviews are continuing at the IU East Campus Library!

It’s a new semester, a new year, and the library is continuing its mission to collect oral histories from IU East alumni and retired faculty for the IU Bicentennial and IU East archives! We are a few years away from celebrating 200 years of IU history, as well as IU East’s 50th anniversary, but it is never too early to start preserving and collecting all the unique and interesting stories from so many different members of the IU family. IU East has such an interesting beginning, starting off as a couple of rooms at Earlham College before evolving into the ever expanding campus we are today, with our students and faculty coming from all different backgrounds and experiences. We take … Continued
On the Lookout for Fake News

On the Lookout for Fake News

Did you hear that taurine can reverse the effects of tinnitus? Or that a man named Tom Ogle invented a carburetor that runs entirely on fuel vapors? Maybe you did, but hopefully you didn’t believe those stories – because they’re not true. Fake news is legion these days. According to Merrimack College professor Melissa Zimdars, fake news comes in one of four categories: 1 – Completely false news, with no factual basis 2 – News that is misleading or inaccurate 3 – News stories with attention grabbing headlines that may not have anything to do with their article’s content 4 – Satirical sites, whose content is meant to invoke humor And it’s not always easy to tell fake news from … Continued
Collecting Our History

Collecting Our History

As part of IU’s Bicentennial efforts, every campus is collecting oral histories from their alumni, creating a large and lasting archive of what life was like for our students and what IU has meant in their lives. But since IU East’s 50th Anniversary is also approaching, we are seeking to create a more comprehensive collection of oral histories, including alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and allies in the community. Cassidy Clouse has begun the process with staff who are also alumni, and has previously reported on her efforts in this blog. I have been given the honor of speaking to some of our older staff and supporters, in addition to IU East alumni. David Fulton I was privileged to speak with … Continued
Local Families Count on Math Counts! at IU East

Local Families Count on Math Counts! at IU East

 “She seems to have a renewed interest in math. She was excited about coming each week.” “I really notice the increased confidence and positive attitude about math. I feel if she didn’t have this, she would have fallen behind, worried more, and not had as positive experience in starting high school.” “My son had become more inquisitive about what career options are available to him. With the tutor and college setting it has made him think more about his future.” “The IUE tutoring program has helped my child strengthen the math deficits she faced and now has a foundation on which to build upon.” “My daughter loves coming here; this has been an awesome asset to the community!!!” “This was … Continued
Living History

Living History

Indiana University’s bicentennial will take place in 2020 and Indiana University East’s semicentennial will take place shortly after in 2021. To celebrate the legacy of IU we have been collecting the oral histories from alumni; the following five interview summaries are from IU East alumni who have chosen to continue their experiences at the college through their careers. Thank you to Lora Baldwin, Ashlee Brown, Tracy Amyx, Marcia Sloan, and Tony Foster for taking the time to donate their recollections to the IUE archives! If you are an alumni who would like to share your experiences at IU East, please complete this quick form, thank you! http://iue.libsurveys.com/oralhistory Lora Baldwin Lora Baldwin, Associate Librarian for Information Technology, has worked here for … Continued