Frances Yates

Frances Yates

Third Grade Academy: Class of 2031!

Third Grade Academy: Class of 2031!

“Ticket to Reading Adventures” was the theme of Third Grade Academy 2018 and we certainly enjoyed an array of learning experiences! Mornings focused on reading, and afternoons included special activities presented by IU East faculty, staff and students. We have enjoyed welcoming third graders to campus for more than ten years, with the Campus Library hosting classes each year since 2010. The program promotes reading improvement and is part of the Every Child Can Read initiative in Wayne County. Thank you to the many individuals who helped make TGA 2018 a success! Third Graders ready to read! With (left to right, back row) library student staff Katelyn Groff, TGA instructional staff Sandra Calderon (IU East alumni), Denise Jones, and Cherie … Continued
Engaged Students: highlights of recent IU East graduates’ service accomplishments

Engaged Students: highlights of recent IU East graduates’ service accomplishments

The Center for Service-Learning, housed in the Campus Library, connects IU East students with service opportunities in communities throughout East Central Indiana and bordering towns in Ohio. Ann Tobin is campus/community liaison for service-learning. She is also staff advisor for the Circle K International Club (CKI), affiliated with the Kiwanis. Ann welcomes emails and calls from any student interested in being involved in service: Iueastsl@iue.edu or 765.973.8411 Faculty can contact Ann about service-learning placements for projects in their courses or discuss development of new service-learning options with faculty liaison Frances Yates: fyates@iue.edu or 765.973.8470 In this week’s blog, Ann shares the service accomplishments of several recent IU East graduates, and what’s next for them.    Cassidy Clouse first came to the … Continued
Student researchers’ special projects for Summer 2018

Student researchers’ special projects for Summer 2018

The IU East Campus Library is host to two students immersed in two different, and very interesting, research topics. An art tradition for forty years: The Whitewater Valley Art Competition Brittany Yoder, a Junior Communications major, was selected as an IU Bicentennial intern for summer 2018, to work on a “Connecting Campus and Community through Art” project. This internship is hosted by the IU Office of the Bicentennial. Under the supervision of IU East Archivist Beth South, Brittany will document the history of ways in which the campus engages with the community through art outreach. The project will be housed in an Omeka presentation site, within the “Arts in Culture” theme.  Selective content highlights will also be integrated into the … Continued
Spotlight on Service: School of Nursing

Spotlight on Service: School of Nursing

The School of Nursing has long been active in service learning. This past fall, students in Curtis and Jennifer Bow’s Alternatives in Neuropsychology Practicum and Health of the Community Practicum courses contributed 85 hours of service in New York city, Washington DC, Belize and Eaton, OH, leading to a remarkable total of 94,184 interactions. To gain such an impressive number, they served meals, offered health advice, led education sessions and provided flu shots and vitamins. All of the service projects involved were connected with various neighborhood and community organizations who clearly benefited from the assistance of IU East students. For instance, students in the Health of the Community class, who traveled to Roaring Creek, Belize, were able to provide vitamin … Continued
Embrace your voice

Embrace your voice

“Embrace your voice” is the theme for the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month. One of the ways to amplify voices is to teach youth about body (aka bodily) autonomy. Body autonomy is the concept that an individual “owns” one’s body. Teaching children about body autonomy can help them understand the importance of consent in everything related to their own body. IU East Campus Library staff have gathered resources we hope will help educators, caregivers and guardians convey to children an understanding of the idea of “my body is mine.” Links to books, websites, media and research articles are in this resource guide: http://iue.libguides.com/bodyautonomy. Selected content is highlighted in this blog. A list of sexual assault awareness month events at IU … Continued