Monthly Archives: April 2014

Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

  May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme this year is ‘Mind Your Health’, a look at how mental health works as a component of overall health.  The mind and the body influence each other, and caring for one benefits the other.  That’s a principle that education has long espoused – physical education classes and athletics programs work side-by-side with courses dedicated to science and math and literature and psychology and foreign language, because nurturing the mind benefits the body, and caring for the body helps cultivate an agile mind. Your IU East Campus Library has lots of resources to help you learn about these topics – from the new fifth edition of the American Psychological Association’s mental … Continued
World Book Night

World Book Night

The book I chose this year is Rebecca Lee’s Bobcat and Other Stories—I chose this collection of short stories because I believe that short stories are a wonderful genre to use to get new or not so avid readers interested in literature. Lee creates a variety of interesting characters in her work that present the reader with all kinds of questions on what it means to be human, and I think there is a story in her collection for every reader. I chose to be involved in World Book Night because I believe that a love of reading is crucial for success in almost every discipline. Reading is a fundamental part of our experience as humans, and an invaluable tool … Continued
Studying the Bard

Studying the Bard

And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of. ~ William Shakespeare A bedrock foundation of any literature curriculum is William Shakespeare, who is still considered the greatest English-language author even over 400 years after his birth (the date of which is not known, but generally celebrated on April 23 – also the date of his death).  Shakespeare plays a huge role in the IU East curriculum – and not just in ENG-L 315, Major Plays of Shakespeare.  His work touches literature courses including ENG-L 297, English Literature to 1600, ENG-L 225, Introduction to World Masterpieces, ENG-L 308, Elizabethan … Continued
Purple Up

Purple Up

America honors and appreciates our veterans and their sacrifices, but at IU East this is especially so – we are routinely named one of the most military-friendly schools in the country, and as a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, we offer flexible Bachelors and Masters programs online to make it as easy as possible for mobile service-members to complete their degrees.  Right now, IU East proudly counts 262 veterans among our students. At the Campus Library we have resources to serve both research interests into the military and materials for veterans returning to the civilian world.  Examples are databases such as the Military and Government Collection and ProQuest Military, and the books Military Culture and Education: Current … Continued