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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, IU East joins the nation in pausing to thank our brave soldiers, from generations past and present, for their service and courage under fire.  But of course, we are especially proud of those students and employees of our own university who have defended us.  And we want to give back to you – whether it’s through the Student Veterans Organization or striving to be classed as a Military Friendly School, IU East hopes to pay back a portion of what you’ve given us.   But perhaps there is no better way to honor someone than to understand them.  Perhaps you’ll want to write a term paper on a military conflict.  Perhaps you’ll want to learn about … Continued
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Statistics show that as many as one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, so very few of us will escape facing this disease in either ourselves or in someone we care about.   When dealing with a life-changing thing like cancer, you’re likely to have questions.  Perhaps you’re looking for medical information.  Or perhaps you’re looking for information on how to cope or help a loved one through it.   As always, the library is ready with books and ebooks, such as Saving Women’s Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis, the Breast Cancer Sourcebook, or Taking Charge of Breast Cancer.    Our databases are … Continued
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2012 *Art Exhibits * Service Learning * Film * Poetry * Visiting Authors* National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in America each year, from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation also honors Mexico, Chile, and five Central American countries, who all celebrate their independence in September :Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Beginning in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, the observation was extended by Congress twenty years later to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. Upon the approval of Public Law 100-402, National … Continued
Why should YOU care?

Why should YOU care?

Why should you join the American Democracy Project and IU East in celebrating Constitution Week? During this time in a presidential election year, we are bombarded with ads on the television and radio, and endless talking heads with conflicting perspectives on the news. It can be difficult and time-consuming to follow the issues. One can feel so overwhelmed with everyday life that voting does not make it onto a list of priorities. Yet voting truly does have a direct effect on our everyday lives. The politicians you vote into office make decisions about your taxes, your health benefits, your schooling, transportation…virtually every aspect of your life is touched by the decision-makers that you elect. Understanding the tumultuous history of voting … Continued
Cure for AIDS?

Cure for AIDS?

At the 2012 International AIDS Conference in late July, researchers discussed a potential cure for HIV. We have already made great strides in developing medication that can help to suppress the virus, but it’s hard to imagine we could be so close to curing a virus that has plagued mankind for decades. Does this breakthrough of modern science grab your attention? Interested in following the story of AIDS research as scientists work to uncover the secrets of this potential cure? Good news! The Library has many databases that can assist you in your quest! I have three recommendations for progressively more in-depth research into the topic: 1. You may want to start with a basic overview of the virus. Just … Continued