Category Archives: Event

Diversity Lecture Series: Navarro to Speak

  • Book display photoDiversity Lecture Series: Political Outlook
  • Speaker: Ana Navarro
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Fountain Street Church
  • Lectures are free and open to all.  Book signing to follow.

Ana NavarroAna Navarro is a: Republican strategist; political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español; and, a political contributor on ABC’s “The View.” The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful.”

Add this lecture to your calendar!  Before you go, take a look at the book display that librarian Sophia Brewer curated to support this event.  Books on display CAN be checked out!

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RightFind Copyright System Maintenance this Weekend.

Faculty, please note that the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind Academic system will be unavailable Friday October 12th 9:00PM EDT through Saturday, October 13th 4:00PM EDT.

Contact your  assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or, in course packs. copyright symbolThere are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.

Librarian can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and, permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard.   Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

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Gerrymandering – “Is it a Thing?” (YouTube available)

Proposal 2 on your November ballot is intended to fix what some perceive as gerrymandered election districts in Michigan.  Find out what gerrymandering is, what Voters Not Politicians proposes, and how gerrymandering impacts everyone while viewing the streaming video from a recent on-campus open forum.

Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group working to pass Proposal 2 that “will fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process.”  Michigan Public Radio reported on this issue and there’s an interesting TED Talk about it.   Opposing Viewpoints provides background to this issue, too.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines gerrymander as “To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage in elections.”

The Faculty Association hosted this event for students, staff and faculty.  The Association is not making an endorsement for or against the proposal.

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October is Domestic Violence Month

“Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.”

The National Domestic ViolDomestic Violence Purple Ribbonence Hotline  can help if you are abused, know someone who is abused, or, want to be more educated about the potential signs of abuse.

The US Centers for Disease Control calls domestic violence a “serious preventable public health problem,” and have a streaming video, What is Intimate Partner Violence? that explains some of the challenges.

Library databases that cover this topic well are SocINDEX with Full-Text and ProQuest Criminal Justice Database.  Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Are you registered?

Your Vote CountsTuesday, October 9 is the last day Michigan citizens may register to vote in the November elections.  Check here to see if you are registered – and see what will be on your Michigan ballot.

Why is voter registration such a big deal? Take a look at some of these Opposing Viewpoints articles on the topic to find out why you should register – and vote!

The Voting 2018 Subject Guide has much more.

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