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In Memory of Eva Kor

In Memory of Eva Kor

Eva Mozes Kor, a Jewish activist and educator who suffered in the Holocaust, passed away earlier this month.  She died while leading an educational field trip, only a few miles from the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp where she lost almost all of her family – dedicated to the very last to educate as many people as possible so that no one else might suffer what she did. Eva Kor visited IU East and shared her story with us recently, describing the horrors of losing her family to the Nazi regime and suffering torture masquerading as ‘medical experiments’ at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele, since she was a twin.  Despite suffering and losing more in a single year than most … Continued
IU East’s LGBTQ Archive Collection – Add your story!

IU East’s LGBTQ Archive Collection – Add your story!

LGBT Pride Month this year commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Richmond held its first Pride Festival and marked the return of Rainbow Richmond, our local LGBTQ community organization, that was originally founded in 2006. With the efforts of Dr. Travis Rountree and his Eng-W270 students in Spring 2019, the IU East Archives created Richmond’s first LGBTQ archive collection. Students collected interviews and articles from in and around Richmond and Wayne County’s LGBTQ community and wrote research papers based on relevant topics that they encountered with this collection. Figure 1 Screen capture of IU East’s LGBTQ collection homepage The collection currently holds several short interviews from local students who identify as LGBTQ, local news articles, photos, and promotional … Continued
Children’s Reading

Children’s Reading

With summer reading programs at many nearby public libraries in full swing (for example, those at Morrisson Reeves, Centerville, and New Castle), parents are on the lookout for lots of quality books for their children to read.  Many local reading programs have a space exploration theme this year, and our library holds many relevant titles, in addition to any other topic of interest to a young reader. The main purpose of the IU East Library’s expansive juvenile collection is instructional – it supports education, child development, and psychology majors in learning how to teach and understand children.  But this focus, different from a public library’s emphasis on the most popular material, makes it a treasure trove of unique books that … Continued
Opening Minds through Art … and intergenerational interactions

Opening Minds through Art … and intergenerational interactions

Happy Times #4, Margaret A. May is a good time to celebrate Spring (no matter how delayed or sporadic!) and also to celebrate Older Americans.  The 2019 theme for Older Americans Month is “Connect, Create, Contribute” and it encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Happy Birthday to Me, Esther W. For five years, IU East has been involved in the spirit of Connect, Create, Contribute, through our partnership with Friends Fellowship Community (FFC) for the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program. We are pleased to announce that throughout June … Continued
Earth Week at IU East

Earth Week at IU East

April celebrates environmental awareness, from Earth Day to Arbor Day. IU East is celebrating Earth Week April 15-18th with a theme for each day: Meatless Monday, Trees & Trails Tuesday, Water Wednesday, and Red Wolf Threatened Thursday. The IU East Campus Library has many databases that provide in depth research information in all these areas, and the Richmond Community has lots of resources that provide environmental education and fun outdoor activities. Library Databases for Research Meatless Monday promotes vegetarianism and vegan diets or at least encourage people to eat more plant based foods and cut out meat one day a week. There is a lot of different viewpoints and research involved with people’s relationship with food, their diets, and the … Continued