Archive for the ‘outreach’ Category

“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 […]

Purple Up

Monday, April 7th

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 […]

Poverty and Hunger

Monday, March 31st

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 […]