Sue McFadden

Sue McFadden

Lora Kay Baldwin (September 17, 1958 to March 29, 2019)

Lora Kay Baldwin (September 17, 1958 to March 29, 2019)

~ a reflection by colleague and friend Sue McFadden Did you ever meet Lora Baldwin? Lora Baldwin was a student at IU East in 1980, she became a librarian on campus in 1985, and we became friends in 1987. As a member of the faculty since 1985, Lora was pragmatic, smart, just, and caring. Through committee work, community service, and her role as a librarian, Lora met many people and many may remember her smile and friendly demeanor. Chances are good that if you were a student at IU East from 1985 to 1994, you were instructed by Lora on how to use the library. By 1991 she had a second masters in educational psychology and was tenured and promoted … Continued
Women of IU Conference August 8, 2018

Women of IU Conference August 8, 2018

The Women of IU Conference offered an opportunity to learn, share, and network. The goal for equality of males and females necessitates social, legal, and practical changes. The recent #METOO movement offers a renewed approach for improvement, for conversations, for expressions of pent-up feelings of frustration at the still unequal world. The Women of IU Conference offered a way to rethink and consider new avenues of action, good ideas for mentoring relationships, wise women’s words, and positive reinforcement. The conference keynote speakers and break-out sessions online presentations and messages provide access to a broader audience to experience the shared ideas. The First Lady of IU, Laurie Burns McRobbie, opened and welcomed all attendees and then introduced President Michael McRobbie. The … Continued
Professor George T. Blakey – a remembrance by library faculty Lora Baldwin and Sue McFadden

Professor George T. Blakey – a remembrance by library faculty Lora Baldwin and Sue McFadden

Perhaps your class has met in the Blakey Research Room in the Library. Or, you’ve noticed the sign there and wondered “who is George Blakey and why was this room named after him?” Professor George Blakey provided many strengths to the IU East community. He helped IU East remain a focus of higher education in this area of Indiana. His teaching charisma brought students and learners to IU East. He was dedicated to the campus and the Richmond area. Professor Blakey encouraged and supported the IU East Library and Archives through development and committee work. He was active in securing the collections that were donated to the archives and created the Regional History Archives. In 1975 he received a Lilly … Continued
Immigration

Immigration

Immigration around the world is in the news, on our TVs and social media, and in the discussions of world leaders and ordinary citizens. It is part of politics and daily life for most Americans and it is an IU East Campus topic theme for Fall semester 2017. What are the facts, the issues, and the opinions? The Campus Library has a resource for you to find out about Immigration. The purpose of the LibGuide is to provide reliable, factual, and editorial information about Immigration in the United States.  Consider the last 600 years; unless you are Native American from the American Continents, you are of immigrant heritage. European settlers began a migration soon after Columbus landed on an island … Continued
ECLIPSE 2017 – historic opportunity!

ECLIPSE 2017 – historic opportunity!

On August 21, 2017 the Moon’s shape will block up to 90% of the Sun’s rays in the 47374 zip code area. From about 12:50 to 4:00 pm ET the partial Eclipse will be visible on the IUE Campus. The ultimate Partial ECLIPSE will occur about 2:25 pm. We will witness about 90% of an ECLIPSE. How do we know that? Check out the many resources NASA provides, highlighted in the Campus Library ECLIPSE 2017 LibGuide that provides shortcuts to a treasure trove of information and activities. In Indiana the ECLIPSE will not reach Totality (where the sky is completely dark); so Hoosiers should view the ECLIPSE through safe solar glasses or indirect viewing methods, such as a Pin-Hole Projector. … Continued