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Appreciation for Student Staff

Appreciation for Student Staff

“Healthy IU” is a program that promotes wellness of faculty and staff. Recently they featured a “Common Good” project, to enhance our community of caring. Activities included the practice of gratitude. As we reflect on what we are grateful for at work, one of the first that comes to mind is student staff. Here at the IU East Campus Library we are fortunate to have exceptional students who work well to ensure we provide excellent service. They also work on a variety of special projects, from oral histories to research to academic enrichment programs. We appreciate each of our Fall 2017 student staff and want you to meet them! Katelyn Groff As an Elementary Education major in her third year … Continued
Professor George T. Blakey – a remembrance by library faculty Lora Baldwin and Sue McFadden

Professor George T. Blakey – a remembrance by library faculty Lora Baldwin and Sue McFadden

Perhaps your class has met in the Blakey Research Room in the Library. Or, you’ve noticed the sign there and wondered “who is George Blakey and why was this room named after him?” Professor George Blakey provided many strengths to the IU East community. He helped IU East remain a focus of higher education in this area of Indiana. His teaching charisma brought students and learners to IU East. He was dedicated to the campus and the Richmond area. Professor Blakey encouraged and supported the IU East Library and Archives through development and committee work. He was active in securing the collections that were donated to the archives and created the Regional History Archives. In 1975 he received a Lilly … Continued
Media Savvy

Media Savvy

Media Literacy Week is coming up, starting November 6th, and it is perfectly timed as you think about sources and what you want to include in your upcoming papers and projects. Media literacy is vital to anyone, teaching you how to understand and critique the many messages news, entertainment, advertising, and more send to you, and protecting you from manipulation by those who would influence your opinion or behavior (or, at least, minimizing that influence).   The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy as “the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, COMMUNICATE and CREATE using all forms of communication”. It’s worth taking time to think about each of those abilities as you move forward in the semester. Access You … Continued
Get a Shot of Research Help

Get a Shot of Research Help

Fall is here, and so is flu season. The IU East Center for Health Promotion (CHP) is currently promoting “Flulapalooza,” encouraging students, staff and faculty to get flu vaccinations. The CHP provides safe and convenient access for flu vaccinations. While it is generally agreed upon that the flu vaccine is good for you and can help prevent the spread of the virus, vaccines in general are a controversial topic and there can be misinformation spread if one does not use reliable sources. Here at the IU East Campus Library we have information resources that can help you navigate health related topics from various points of views. The Library subscribes to a database provided by Gale, the Health and Wellness Resource … Continued
Chocolate: Food of the Gods

Chocolate: Food of the Gods

In honor of Halloween, we’re going to profile the world’s favorite sweet. Yes, we’re going to talk about chocolate. The cacao tree, which grows cacao, the raw material for chocolate, is native to Brazil and spread to what is now Ecuador, Guatemala and parts of Mexico at an unspecified time before 2000 BCE. It grows in the tropics, favors partial shade and needs both good soil and a consistent water source. For roughly 4000 years, people have enjoyed this complex substance – it possesses over 500 volatile and nonvolatile compounds, and its genome was mapped in 2000. Chocolate is more than a fun treat, however. Its history is inextricably linked to empire, conquest, trade and luxury. Its origins in Mesoamerica … Continued