outreach

outreach

“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
World Book Night … spreading the love of reading, person to person

World Book Night … spreading the love of reading, person to person

Think about a book you read recently that you enjoyed.  As simple as that…reading a book that gives you enjoyment.  Now think about people who know how to read, but do not. Perhaps they got out of the habit, or never developed the habit of reading for pleasure, or don’t have access, or any number of other reasons.  Now, YOU have an opportunity to change that. YOU can be part of a nation-wide reading advocacy project called “World Book Night.”  It occurs on April 23 but YOU have to act now.  Please go to the World Book Night website by JANUARY 25 and apply to be a “book giver.”  You’ll be directed to select 3 books as your top choices … Continued
Service Learning at Northeastern

Service Learning at Northeastern

Northeastern Elementary School is one of the many community partners working with the Center for Service-Learning.  IU East students placed at Northeastern Elementary get on-the-job experience working with children in an education environment while at the same time providing valued mentor relationships for youth.   CSL currently has students assisting in classrooms and tutoring during the Homework Heroes after-school program.  In the Spring, IU East science and education students will have the opportunity to help with Northeastern’s science fair. Volunteer opportunities are open to all IU East students! Elementary education major Kati Felix is one of the students who tutored in the Homework Heroes program this semester.  She worked with three students for an hour each week.  Kati reflected, “This experience … Continued