Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Independence Day

Monday, June 29th

This week we will celebrate the Fourth of July. John Adams advocated celebrating it with “pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other”. Whether any of these factor into your own festivities, or whether you have your own traditions, the day marks […]

LGBT Sources

Monday, June 22nd

June is National LGBT Pride Month in remembrance of the Stonewall riots in June 1969, the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement. IU East has always taken an interest in nurturing and empowering our gay students (and their straight allies) – the LGBTQS Alliance is one of our most popular organizations, and many university […]

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Monday, May 18th

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and a great opportunity to experience the accomplishments, culture, and impact of Asian and Pacific Islander influence on American life. May commemorates both the immigration of the first Japanese citizens to the United States on May 7, 1843, and also marks the anniversary of the completion of the […]

Women’s History Month

Monday, March 2nd

March is Women’s History Month, and you can celebrate by informing yourself. Women’s History is an important topic in the history of the United States because women helped to shape parts of our history. During the Civil War, women played the important roles of nurses who brought our soldiers back to health. Women later took […]

I Cannot Tell a Lie

Monday, February 16th

Presidents Day is an opportunity to reflect on our leaders, their strengths and their challenges. And this Presidents Day, it seems appropriate to examine a story about our first President.   We’ve all heard the apocryphal story by biographer Parson Weems about the young George Washington chopping down the cherry tree, but being unwilling to lie […]