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Are you planning to join the Banned?

Are you planning to join the Banned?

Have you read any of the following books in the past year? a. The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien b. Any book in the Harry Potter series c. Looking for Alaska, by John Green d. The Holy Bible If you have read at least one of the above books in the past year, congratulations: you’ve read a banned book. Banned books are titles that have been challenged or banned from public institutions, schools and other places, often at the behest of concerned parents or members of the public. While the aims of these individuals seem wholesome on the surface, their actions constitute censorship, denying you access to books and other reading or viewing materials you want … Continued
IU East Alumni Nate Prendergraft explores Wayne Works History

IU East Alumni Nate Prendergraft explores Wayne Works History

Nate Pendergraft is a recent Indiana University East graduate with light brown hair neatly combed to the side. His cowboy boots click on the tile floor as he walks. He leisurely stuffs his hands in his pockets as I study the rotational cases in the Community Room of the Wayne County Historical Museum, near downtown Richmond, Indiana. The cases’ display has been his personal project for several months, and now he’s one of the foremost experts on yet another crown jewel of Richmond’s history: Wayne Works. Established first as Whitt-Whippo in 1837, Wayne Works moved its facilities to Richmond in 1875. Its entire business model was built on quality vehicles that were both safe and reliable. Wayne Works and its … Continued
Constitution Day: Celebration and Investigation

Constitution Day: Celebration and Investigation

The United States Constitution, the oldest and shortest written constitution in the world, was signed on September 17, 1787. To commemorate this event, we at IU East are celebrating Constitution Day with activities, a contest and, of course, learning. Constitution Day events will be held at the Graf on Monday, September 19th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can enjoy cider and donuts as you pick up your own copy of the Constitution, register to vote and enter a contest to win one of three cash prizes. What’s the contest? All you have to do is recite the Preamble to the Constitution anytime between now and the morning of September 19th and send the video to our Constitution Day … Continued
Artistic Pursuits

Artistic Pursuits

Music and art are an experience – how can words adequately characterize or explain them? As a researcher, you might have thoughts along these lines. And while you use academic databases for history or science or economics papers, when it comes to art, maybe you think you’re fine on your own. Understanding the musical, performance, and graphic arts does indeed rely on your own critical experience more than most disciplines. But it’s an error to think that scholarly resources won’t be of use. The library has many databases for both – from ProQuest Arts for scholarship and criticism in each of these areas to the Naxos Music Library for streaming music. But one critical resource in the arts is Oxford … Continued
New Resource! The BAS Library

New Resource! The BAS Library

Interested in religion, archaeology, or ancient history? IU East Campus Library now has access to the Biblical Archaeology Society Library which houses the archives of three publications: Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review, and Archaeology Odyssey. This database has over 7,000 articles and 22,000 images available as well as video lectures presented by faculty from different universities on the latest issues in archaeology and Bible research. If you have a specific topic of interest, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls or Women in the Bible, you can also view the BAS special collections which group all the relevant articles to your topic together. You can search the BAS library by author, title, topic, keyword, or even Bible verse. If you are … Continued