Archive for the ‘outreach’ Category

If You Can’t Feed a Hundred People Then Feed Just One

Monday, November 10th

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic missionary in India (1910-1997) People who are hungry are all around us. We often think of the problem of hunger as one of starvation, experienced by people in war-torn countries thousands of miles away or those at the absolute […]

Hispanic Cultural Resources and Opportunities

Monday, September 29th

IU East is observing Hispanic Heritage Month from September 13th to October 13th this year, and there’s plenty to see and do! We started last week with a visit from Alice Driver, a photographer and documentarian, who spoke about her photojournalism and film career (her documentary is If Images Could Fill Our Empty Spaces) and […]

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” ~ Frederick Douglas

Monday, September 8th

September is National Literacy Month. Used in this context, literacy refers to the ability to read and write. Why does literacy have an entire month devoted to it on the national level? According to dosomething.org (https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-literacy-america) “1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.” Appreciating the fact that you are […]

For the Love of Cities…and Service

Monday, May 5th

  The wait is over and the “One book” selection for Fall 2014 has been announced! It is For the Love of Cities: the love affair between people and their places by Peter Kageyama.  The book examines what makes cities lovable, and what motivates residents to take action to make their community a better place […]

World Book Night

Monday, April 21st

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 […]