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A sneak peek at the Mary Fell collection

A sneak peek at the Mary Fell collection

IU East was lucky enough to enjoy the teaching expertise of award winning poet Mary Fell for over 30 years.  Earlier this year, she donated a number of books, documents and ephemera to the IU East Campus Archives.  And today, we’ll take a brief look at some of the treasures we’ve seen so far.  Let’s go! Class planning materials A working writer relies on a number of tools to complete their work.  Whether it’s the perfectly balanced pen, the elegantly laid cream wove paper or the delicious cup of coffee in the best coffee mug, each writer assembles their tools to begin the day’s task of crafting words.  Mary consulted a number of books related to poetry in order to … Continued
Your opportunity to share! Scholarly Communications and the IUScholarWorks-East Collection

Your opportunity to share! Scholarly Communications and the IUScholarWorks-East Collection

Faculty Scholarship Celebration Collection Calling all IU East students and faculty! We want to help disseminate your research and creative work. One tool is IUScholarWorks (IUSW), the Indiana University Libraries Institutional Repository (IR) that archives and provides online access to scholarly communication objects. Presentation by Dr. Brian Brodeur, Assistant Professor, English Presentation by Katherine A. Miller Wolf, PhD, RPA Also available is the IUSW-East Collection (IUSW-E). This provides space for a variety of materials created by faculty and students. These materials vary from research to service, and include teaching resources. The materials/objects provided online are a digital record of the original. The form stored is generally a PDF, although other file types may be stored or linked. Presentation by Carrie … Continued
IU East Faculty Publications

IU East Faculty Publications

IU East is proud of its faculty and their accomplishments. A display of many faculty writings, both books and articles, is being showcased at the library to celebrate these achievements. Come in and see how much your professors have done – or read some of their work! IU East professors publish in every major discipline. Some of their books include Quick Hits for Service-Learning: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers by Ange Cooksey, Anger Management in Schools: Alternatives to Student Violence by Jerry Wilde, Vikings Across the Atlantic: Emigration and the Building of a Greater Norway, 1860-1945 by Daron Olson, Social Justice, Poverty and Race by Paul Kriese, and Angelic Airs, Subversive Songs: Music as Social Discourse in the Victorian Novel … Continued
Reacting to the Past: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution

Reacting to the Past: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution

Imagine becoming another person, a slave-owning person of property and family obligations, a man caught in the history of African-slavery in 1845 America. The role is troublesome and discomforting. The gender change is less difficult than the character’s obligation of being a slave owner. The opportunity to imagine was provided in a Reacting to the Past Workshop hosted by Assistant Professor of History Justin Carroll. Participants received selected readings, character role-sheets, and character goals. The information directed the game play and role-playing decisions based on “debate” at three meetings. The workshop provided IU East faculty and students a lively method of student engagement and interactive game participation. The interaction and character immersion is a valuable experience for participants. My character’s … Continued
Building a Student-Friendly Course

Building a Student-Friendly Course

Summer may be a welcome respite for students, but it rarely is for faculty! Research, writing articles, attending professional conferences, preparing new programs and courses – a professor’s job is never done. The library has always been a great tool for professors in teaching their classes. It’s a place to send students to broaden their understanding, and find books and journals that support their arguments. But it can be an asset right from the beginning, in the planning phase of new courses. Most classes require a lot of material. This is sensible – students have to be exposed to a lot of ideas and perspectives, after all. It follows that they would need to read the work of a lot … Continued