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What Comes Next

What Comes Next

With graduation swiftly approaching, hundreds of IU East students are about to embark on their careers. Of course, you’ve probably been preparing for your future career for a while now. Classwork, internships, part-time jobs, and more have helped hone your skills for today’s job market. But sometimes, an extra personal connection or contact can make all the difference. A big opportunity for new or soon-to-be graduates is the 4 Colleges Career Fair, which is coming up this month – Tuesday, March 31st in the Lingle Grand Hall at Reid Hospital (on the lower level). It runs from 2:00-6:00 p.m., and features dozens of potential employers and college representatives eager to recruit you for jobs, internships, or graduate programs. Students from … Continued
An Instruction Manual

An Instruction Manual

Doing good research can be complicated. We’re all used to simplified interfaces – using things like Google online, and things like microwaves in our kitchens. But sometimes using a microwave isn’t enough. You need to learn how to use the real stove. And for that, obviously, you’d read the manual, or have someone show you how. The same is true in the library. You’re not born knowing how to do great research; it’s something everyone has to learn. If you’d like to talk and ask questions with a real person, we’re available at iueref@iue.edu or 765-973-8311. But if you’re the kind of person that prefers to read the instructions, the library has lots of tutorials. Our main source of tutorials … Continued
Wine to Water

Wine to Water

This year, the IU East community is reading Wine to Water for the One Book, Many Voices program (we have several copies at the library available for checkout – ask at the front desk).  It is the story of Doc Hendley, a North Carolina bartender who decided to go to Darfur to help the people get access to clean water.  There, he repaired broken wells, had water trucked to refugee camps, distributed chlorine tablets for purifying contaminated water, and more, all while navigating the war and ethnic cleansing between the Janjaweed and the Sudanese Liberation Army in one of the most dangerous places in the world. Millions of people die each year because they don’t have access to clean water … Continued
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2012 *Art Exhibits * Service Learning * Film * Poetry * Visiting Authors* National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in America each year, from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation also honors Mexico, Chile, and five Central American countries, who all celebrate their independence in September :Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Beginning in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, the observation was extended by Congress twenty years later to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. Upon the approval of Public Law 100-402, National … Continued
What’s Your Financial I.Q.?

What’s Your Financial I.Q.?

As the Great Recession has shown, being financially literate is an important skill to help us create the lives we have always dreamed of.  How can we obtain the knowledge that will assist us in becoming financially independent?  Fortunately, the IU East Library can provide many useful resources.   How about a convenient e-book? We have Your Money and Your Life, Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook, Net Worth Workout : A Powerful Program for a Lifetime of Financial Fitness, Degunking Your Personal Finances, or even Personal Finance for Dummies. You can locate more e-books on the topic of finances in IUCAT by searching for words like “personal finance” (be sure to limit the location to “world wide … Continued