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Immigration

Immigration

Immigration around the world is in the news, on our TVs and social media, and in the discussions of world leaders and ordinary citizens. It is part of politics and daily life for most Americans and it is an IU East Campus topic theme for Fall semester 2017. What are the facts, the issues, and the opinions? The Campus Library has a resource for you to find out about Immigration. The purpose of the LibGuide is to provide reliable, factual, and editorial information about Immigration in the United States.  Consider the last 600 years; unless you are Native American from the American Continents, you are of immigrant heritage. European settlers began a migration soon after Columbus landed on an island … Continued
ECLIPSE 2017 – historic opportunity!

ECLIPSE 2017 – historic opportunity!

On August 21, 2017 the Moon’s shape will block up to 90% of the Sun’s rays in the 47374 zip code area. From about 12:50 to 4:00 pm ET the partial Eclipse will be visible on the IUE Campus. The ultimate Partial ECLIPSE will occur about 2:25 pm. We will witness about 90% of an ECLIPSE. How do we know that? Check out the many resources NASA provides, highlighted in the Campus Library ECLIPSE 2017 LibGuide that provides shortcuts to a treasure trove of information and activities. In Indiana the ECLIPSE will not reach Totality (where the sky is completely dark); so Hoosiers should view the ECLIPSE through safe solar glasses or indirect viewing methods, such as a Pin-Hole Projector. … Continued
What Comes Next

What Comes Next

With graduation swiftly approaching, hundreds of IU East students are about to embark on their careers. Of course, you’ve probably been preparing for your future career for a while now. Classwork, internships, part-time jobs, and more have helped hone your skills for today’s job market. But sometimes, an extra personal connection or contact can make all the difference. A big opportunity for new or soon-to-be graduates is the 4 Colleges Career Fair, which is coming up this month – Tuesday, March 31st in the Lingle Grand Hall at Reid Hospital (on the lower level). It runs from 2:00-6:00 p.m., and features dozens of potential employers and college representatives eager to recruit you for jobs, internships, or graduate programs. Students from … Continued
An Instruction Manual

An Instruction Manual

Doing good research can be complicated. We’re all used to simplified interfaces – using things like Google online, and things like microwaves in our kitchens. But sometimes using a microwave isn’t enough. You need to learn how to use the real stove. And for that, obviously, you’d read the manual, or have someone show you how. The same is true in the library. You’re not born knowing how to do great research; it’s something everyone has to learn. If you’d like to talk and ask questions with a real person, we’re available at iueref@iue.edu or 765-973-8311. But if you’re the kind of person that prefers to read the instructions, the library has lots of tutorials. Our main source of tutorials … Continued
Wine to Water

Wine to Water

This year, the IU East community is reading Wine to Water for the One Book, Many Voices program (we have several copies at the library available for checkout – ask at the front desk).  It is the story of Doc Hendley, a North Carolina bartender who decided to go to Darfur to help the people get access to clean water.  There, he repaired broken wells, had water trucked to refugee camps, distributed chlorine tablets for purifying contaminated water, and more, all while navigating the war and ethnic cleansing between the Janjaweed and the Sudanese Liberation Army in one of the most dangerous places in the world. Millions of people die each year because they don’t have access to clean water … Continued