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
Student Research Day (SRD) is a tradition at Indiana University East and it began as the culmination of the SUMRS (Summer Research Scholars Program) for undergraduates. After the research was completed the students presented their scholarly research findings at a meeting. Over the years the meeting expanded to an event each spring with the SUMRS scholars and additional students sharing findings and results from their research and creative activities. The range of activities for SRD includes oral presentations, poster presentations, 3-minute presentations, and distance presentations. At SRD 2017 on March 31st, the promotional issue of the Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East was shared with presenters and attendees. The journal celebrates and records student scholarly achievements while at … Continued
Imagine becoming another person, a slave-owning person of property and family obligations, a man caught in the history of African-slavery in 1845 America. The role is troublesome and discomforting. The gender change is less difficult than the character’s obligation of being a slave owner. The opportunity to imagine was provided in a Reacting to the Past Workshop hosted by Assistant Professor of History Justin Carroll. Participants received selected readings, character role-sheets, and character goals. The information directed the game play and role-playing decisions based on “debate” at three meetings. The workshop provided IU East faculty and students a lively method of student engagement and interactive game participation. The interaction and character immersion is a valuable experience for participants. My character’s … Continued
Frustrated when you lose another jump drive? The Cloud may be your new, best friend. The Cloud is like an offsite physical storage facility with a locked entry and open space for your collections. There are limits, access concerns and costs to store important items. Cloud storage works similarly with the use of off-site servers to store digital information. Many Cloud companies offer a free service and then charge after reaching a certain amount of storage space (ranging from 2-10 gigabytes). The path into the Cloud is easy; many of you may be cloud users without knowing it. The Cloud LibGuide has several examples of use, options, and basic information about companies that provide services in the Cloud. Like any … Continued
American Women’s History Online: A Facts on File Database Celebrate! Women’s History Month is here! This March locate historic information about American Women at the American Women’s History Online. Find biographies, images, primary source and timelines about American women. Read about the events and issues that shape women’s lives in the United States. Watch videos to enlighten and remind you of the struggles for rights and “firsts” for American women. The Topic Centers provide an organizational overview to American Women’s History. These pages provide organization to focus the issues that characterize our lives today. Read about dower rights and the use of feme covert in the colonies and early United States. Discover the past, to understand the present.