Monthly Archives: March 2014

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Poverty and Hunger

Poverty and Hunger

Society has solved or improved a lot of problems.  Communication, transportation, and production have all seen meteoric improvement in the last century, which itself saw immense improvements over the century before.  Laws and changing social attitudes have reduced discrimination to a noteworthy injustice rather than simply the commonly accepted way of thinking.  We live in a world where, in most parts of it, people have relative security compared to what people experienced even a hundred years ago.  But one problem remains largely unchanged – poverty. To be sure, there are less people in extreme poverty today.  Only about twenty percent of the world’s population is currently in extreme poverty, when it was twice that thirty years ago.  But for those … Continued
Kittens, puppies and free money

Kittens, puppies and free money

Now that we have your attention….we’re here to offer you opportunities to connect campus and community for positive impact. Whether your schedule allows helping at a one-time event or an on-going commitment, the Center for Service-Learning has a match for you! Just a few hours ….Help is needed almost every week! For details:http://iue.libguides.com/serviceonetime March 29 – Depot district projects, hosted by SGA April 5th & 12th – adult literacy training (needs 1 hour/week commitment thereafter) April 6 – Second Helpings – to help feed the hungry April 12 – city-wide clean up (free food and t-shirt!) May 3  – youth activities booth at the Amigos Dia del Nino (Children’s Day) at the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County May … Continued
Your Career

Your Career

With less than seventy days to graduation, many of you are probably thinking about the next step – and for a lot of you, that is how to get a job.  The earlier you start exploring your options, the better your chances of scoring the job you’ll love.  Fortunately, IU East has a lot of tools available to you to help you start right now. In fact, there’s a whole department dedicated to your future success in the job search.  The Office of Career Planning and Placement helps students link to job listings, internships, and more that mesh with your major.  Additionally, they help you write résumés and prepare for interviews.  And if you decide to change careers later in … Continued
Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and the National Women’s History Project has chosen the theme for 2014 to be “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”  So now is a great time to learn about history-changing women, either for class assignments or your own interest. The Campus Library can support your research needs.  Scholarly databases like American Women’s History Online, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Contemporary Women’s Issues, GenderWatch, and Daily Life Through History cover women’s history and women’s issues from a number of perspectives, from primary sources such as letters and diaries to scholarly secondary sources like encyclopedias and journal articles. We also have lots of print books and e-books.  Titles like Telling Tales: Essays … Continued
Sweet Music

Sweet Music

IU East has lots of talent among its faculty and on Thursday, March 6 you can enjoy a flute recital by music lecturer Jessica Raposo.  The presentation, at 7 pm in Vivian Auditorium, will include the world premier performance of a new piece of music composed by Nathaniel Akers, a graduate of IU East.  Also performing will be Barbara Armstrong on the piano, Stephen Nordstrom on violin, Kevin Nordstrom on viola, and Tanya Kholosho on cello.  They will play selections from Mozart, Bach, Hoover, Borne, and Hindemith. And if that sounds good to you, the library has more!  A guide to all of our music resources can be found here – of particular note is the Naxos Music Library, which … Continued