Monthly Archives: January 2014

Monthly Archives: January 2014

Art Resources

Art Resources

This month, IU East has opened a brand new art center, Room 912, in downtown Richmond.  It’s a place for study, practice, and display – Room 912 includes classroom and studio space, as well as a gallery, for IU East and the local community.  It’s a great way to expand IU East’s rapidly growing fine arts program, and our presence in the community. Of course the library stands ready to support this expanded art program!  We have plenty of online resources that can be fully explored on campus, at Room 912, or at home – books, articles, guides, and more.  Some of our databases include ProQuest Arts, Oxford Art Online, Humanities International Index, Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI), Wiley … Continued
For the dead and for the living we must bear witness: A life spent in service above self

For the dead and for the living we must bear witness: A life spent in service above self

“For the dead and for the living, we must bear witness.” – Elie Wiesel Dr. Paul Kriese is a tenured Political Science professor at Indiana University East where he has taught since 1983. Dr. Kriese grew up as a Quaker within a diverse neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, where most of his neighbors were Catholic, Jewish, African American, American Indian, Asian, or Hispanic. It was a poor community and, while Paul was poor also, he always helped out his neighbors and was very active in the community. He learned early on the importance of diversity, respect, and community engagement and it was a major influence on his education. It is because of the value one gains through community service that … Continued
We Remember Four Little Girls

We Remember Four Little Girls

In 1963, on September 15th, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by members of the Klu Klux Klan. Five young girls were preparing for church services in the basement when the bomb went off, killing four of them, and injuring many others of the congregation. During the 1960’s Birmingham, Alabama was one of the nation’s most segregated cities and had one the strongest and most violent KKK chapters. Racial tension was extreme and because of this, several civil right leaders made Birmingham the focus of many efforts to desegregate the South. Unfortunately, these efforts made Birmingham a dangerous place, earning the nickname “Bomingham” for as many as 80 bombs had been set off within the city … Continued
Renewal for a new year

Renewal for a new year

A new year typically includes a myriad of “best” lists. Databases that are useful enough to be renewed for another year seem deserving of inclusion on a list, so here is a selection. All these resources and more can be accessed via the A-Z list (http://iue.libguides.com/A-ZList) using your IU East credentials. Anytime you need help using any of the library resources, we’re here for you! iueref@iue.edu Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles Alexander Street Literature is a cross-searchable package of collections … Continued