outreach

outreach

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

In this season of giving, the gift of time spent helping others will be greatly appreciated. The Center for Service-Learning at IU East is a gateway for finding opportunities for service in our community, and December is full of possibilities!  Please contact iueastsl@iue.edu or 765.973.8470 to connect with a project that will help those in need.   Salvation Army Christmas Shopping December 21, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm (includes lunch) 2-3 Spanish speaking students needed to help families who have received Christmas assistance to shop in the Salvation Army store.   Second Helpings – Community Meal at the Townsend Center Week of December 16; December 21- 6:00pm to 9:00pm; December 22– starting at 10:00am Help wrap gifts, set up tables, … Continued
Robert Jensen Visit

Robert Jensen Visit

On October 16th, IU East will host Robert Jensen, a famous journalism professor from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Jensen will explore race issues in his speech “Power and Politics in the Age of Obama: Is the United States Post-Racial?” Although Dr. Jensen will be discussing racism, he is a significant voice on many other topics ranging from white privilege, feminism (especially as relates to pornography, sexual violence, and the social construction of masculinity), America’s place in the world (particularly its military actions), journalism, and the furthering of progressive political goals through the use of media.  He has published dozens of scholarly articles, books, newspaper columns, blogs, and more detailing his thoughts on these issues. Dr. Jensen came … Continued
“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

50 years since Martin Luther King’s dream speech, and opportunities still abound for us to work together to make the world a better place. The Center for Service-Learning (CSL) at IU East is committed to connecting IU East students with community needs.  There are many options for you to help, some requiring as few as 2 -3 hours for a one-time event and some on a regular basis. They range from crafts with kids to services for Seniors, from building ramps to helping with homework. There is something for everyone; something for YOU! So please take the first step to service and contact the IU East Center for Service-Learning: iueastsl@iue.edu Mission The mission of the Center for Service-Learning at Indiana … Continued
Women in Art

Women in Art

Ann Kim, Indiana University East Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, and her students this summer are exploring the representation and depiction of women in art.  The students will be sharing their knowledge with the public during two free lectures at the Richmond Art Museum on June 12 and June 26, from 12:45-1:45.  One of the presentations is an historical overview of women in art and the effect of the male gaze, and one focuses on the career of the painter and Degas model Suzanne Valadon, who experienced art on both sides of the brush.  If you’re interested in attending, the Richmond Art Museum is located in the east side of the high school, at 350 Hub Etchison Parkway. Maybe you’re … Continued
Be an Ambassador to the Land of Google

Be an Ambassador to the Land of Google

Chances are, you use Google every day.  As one of the most widely used search engines, it’s the first thing many of us try for our casual information needs, and sometimes even for major scholarship.  Google has tried to tailor their products to support higher education – Google Scholar being one result of this.  Google Scholar can link directly into our library’s catalog and databases, and even send citation information to tools like RefWorks for creating your bibliography pages – all using Google’s friendly, clean interface.  And for faculty, it can track you or your colleagues’ publications, sending you an email whenever someone cites your work (and creating graphs and other metrics of its use).  Another tool is Google Books, … Continued