The Inspiration Station is a hands-on creative space in the front of the Teaching Materials Center dedicated to education students working on lesson plans and other classroom projects. Many craft materials are available such as: markers and crayons, stencils, stamps, construction paper… and so much more!
A highlight of the station is the Ellison machine, which is used to create cut-out shapes that are ideal for bulletin boards and posters. Among the available Ellison die cuts are the alphabet, numbers, holidays, world countries and shapes.
Students are invited to leave feedback and suggestions for future additions to the space. As one of these comments stated: “Love it! So happy you got this, I can make my work/projects even better now!” The Inspiration Station is a vibrant part of the library that’s always growing- just like the TMC itself.
Wednesday, April 23: 7:00 PM in Sperry 205
From Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick(This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011. 20% of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims.
Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It also features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.
Sponsored by: Memorial Library; APAC: Voice for Sexual Health; Health Department; Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee; Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Committee.
Monday, April 14 @ 4:30PM Jacobus Lounge
Joseph Bruchac, an Abenaki storyteller and author from the Adirondack mountain foothills, will read from his books and discuss his views on the Native American oral traditions.
Joseph Bruchac lives in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished.
He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skidmore College inside a maximum security prison.
He has been a storyteller-in-residence for Native American organizations and schools throughout the continent, including the Institute of Alaska Native Arts and the Onondaga Nation School. He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.
Presented by the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee, the event is free and open to the public.
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