Yearly Archives: 2012

Yearly Archives: 2012

Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month, founded in 1990 by Public Law 101-343.  It’s a great time to learn about the rich and incredibly diverse history of our continent’s first citizens.   The first and foremost of our resources are databases.  These include American Indian History Online, which lets you search by region, tribe, person, event, or topic, and includes maps, pictures, documentary videos, and primary sources. Another is Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment which covers written accounts of interactions between Europeans and Native Americans (fifteenth to nineteenth century). It can be searched by year, location, personal and cultural event, nationality and kinship, flora and fauna, images, or environmental features.   And, of course, we’ve got … Continued
Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, IU East joins the nation in pausing to thank our brave soldiers, from generations past and present, for their service and courage under fire.  But of course, we are especially proud of those students and employees of our own university who have defended us.  And we want to give back to you – whether it’s through the Student Veterans Organization or striving to be classed as a Military Friendly School, IU East hopes to pay back a portion of what you’ve given us.   But perhaps there is no better way to honor someone than to understand them.  Perhaps you’ll want to write a term paper on a military conflict.  Perhaps you’ll want to learn about … Continued
It’s Not too Late!

It’s Not too Late!

It’s not too late to be an informed voter! And, if you are reading this after 6:00 p.m. on November 6, you will be plenty early for the next election!   Why do I vote? Even if people tell me that my vote doesn’t really matter, I know that my voting does. I vote, primarily, because my parents always exercised this right, staying abreast of local and national issues by reading newspapers and news magazines, and discussing political issues in family conversations. As a parent, I try to continue these civic-minded practices. Secondly, I learned at a fairly young age, that many other countries did not have democratic forms of government or the right to free speech. I also learned … Continued
…NaNoWriMo? Start your “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!”

…NaNoWriMo? Start your “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!”

As you may know, November is right around the corner. Yep, you know what that means, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. For those of you who didn’t know November was National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo is a month dedicated to encouraging novel writing, and creative writing in general, that was started by the non-profit organization, Office of Letters and Light. Starting November 1st, it is encouraged that you start writing your own novel, and finish it by the end of November and then enter your new novel into NaNoWriMo. After that, through NaNoWriMo, you are eligible for awards and scholarships for the best writings of the month! So what would be better to get you in the novel writing … Continued
Service-Learning Success!

Service-Learning Success!

The Center for Service-Learning would like to officially congratulate IU East student Kristy Lohnes on becoming the Education Coordinator at The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County’s Central Unit.  As the Education Coordinator, Kristy not only helps students with their homework but she also plans learning activities and implements educational games that support advanced learning.  Kristy began her service-learning experience with The Boys & Girls Club last summer and continued until Fall when she accepted this position.  She will be graduating in December with her degree in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology.  Regarding her experiences at The Boys & Girls Club, Kristy says, “it shaped my minor in psychology by letting me apply my knowledge to my … Continued