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Fake news fatigue? Never fear!

Fake news fatigue? Never fear!

Since fake news came to wider prominence in 2016, many of us are increasingly skeptical of news accuracy and news quality.  While it makes sense to scrutinize various news sources, most Americans find mainstream media biased.   Only about 32% of Americans trust mainstream news, and this figure dropped eight percentage points from the previous year’s study (2015-2016.)  Unfortunately, some of that mistrust is earned.  Still, even in the era of faster news cycles, instantaneous information and “alternative” press, there are a few solutions. One is to become an advocate for truth, or as oceanographer and director of LUMCON Craig McClain puts it, a “Nerd of Trust.”  According to McClain, while up to 82% of scientists use Facebook regularly, very few … Continued
Third Grade Academy: Class of 2031!

Third Grade Academy: Class of 2031!

“Ticket to Reading Adventures” was the theme of Third Grade Academy 2018 and we certainly enjoyed an array of learning experiences! Mornings focused on reading, and afternoons included special activities presented by IU East faculty, staff and students. We have enjoyed welcoming third graders to campus for more than ten years, with the Campus Library hosting classes each year since 2010. The program promotes reading improvement and is part of the Every Child Can Read initiative in Wayne County. Thank you to the many individuals who helped make TGA 2018 a success! Third Graders ready to read! With (left to right, back row) library student staff Katelyn Groff, TGA instructional staff Sandra Calderon (IU East alumni), Denise Jones, and Cherie … Continued
Engaged Students: highlights of recent IU East graduates’ service accomplishments

Engaged Students: highlights of recent IU East graduates’ service accomplishments

The Center for Service-Learning, housed in the Campus Library, connects IU East students with service opportunities in communities throughout East Central Indiana and bordering towns in Ohio. Ann Tobin is campus/community liaison for service-learning. She is also staff advisor for the Circle K International Club (CKI), affiliated with the Kiwanis. Ann welcomes emails and calls from any student interested in being involved in service: Iueastsl@iue.edu or 765.973.8411 Faculty can contact Ann about service-learning placements for projects in their courses or discuss development of new service-learning options with faculty liaison Frances Yates: fyates@iue.edu or 765.973.8470 In this week’s blog, Ann shares the service accomplishments of several recent IU East graduates, and what’s next for them.    Cassidy Clouse first came to the … Continued
You on the Market

You on the Market

“Class of 2018, the world is yours. Work hard, treat everyone kindly, and great things will happen.” – Umer Khan, class of 2018 Congratulations to all 831 of IU East’s newest graduates.  We are proud of you all, and your great work in your time with us.  But now is a time of transition – a time when most of you will take your hard-earned new skills and knowledge and turn them into a rewarding job (those that aren’t pursuing graduate studies, at any rate).  It can be scary – not just the transition, but the act of ‘selling yourself’.  Many of you are modest, and find it difficult to convey to others just how much you bring to the … Continued
The IU East Library has your Pride Month Research Needs

The IU East Library has your Pride Month Research Needs

June is Pride Month, so we at the IU East Library want to make sure you are aware of all the resources the library has to offer on LGBTQ+ issues and topics. Listed below is one libguide and five databases that can help you get the most in-depth coverage on your research needs.   LGBTQ Resource Guide This is a libguide created by IU East Library Instruction Coordinator KT Lowe. It provides a selection of academic research material, listing relevant journal titles and books that are accessible via the IU East Library. It also provides informative and practical resources for LGBTQ students, families, and allies. This guide provides links to various education-based, youth-specific, and political organizations. It also includes links … Continued