Category Archives: Federal

Today (Monday, December 1, 2014) is World AIDS Day

Post by Kimberly Horne The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates there are 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV, and nearly 1 out of 7 of those people are not even aware they’re infected.  HIV is touching … Continue reading

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Countries Awaiting U.S. Ambassadors

This has been in the news a great deal lately, so I decided to make a map. The data comes from the American Foreign Service Association  and was last updated October 24, 2014. There was also a segment on NPR’s Morning … Continue reading

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Indiana Statewide Elections: Tuesday, November 4th

Indiana’s next statewide elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4th. For information about polling places and to confirm your registration, visit www.IndianaVoters.com. Absentee voting is also available if you will be unable to reach the polls on Election Day. … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Data

Welcome back, students! Today I want to share one of my favorite sources with you. It’s topical, easy to use, and of course… involves maps. The State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) is an inter-agency effort to provide geographic data … Continue reading

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It’s finally SPRING – Join the TRASH BASH!

Spring Break is over.  It’s an over-generalization but it seems that the older you are, the less likely you are to go on “vacation” during Spring Break.  Come see the results of the survey by Geography 325 on display in … Continue reading

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Diplomats

How to find an old diplomat or start research U.S. Foreign relations: Suppose you are researching foreign relations with Argentina in the 1930’s or with Poland in the 1960s and you’d like to know who the Ambassadors from those countries … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover!

Last week we covered the anniversary of the first H-Bomb test. This week we’ll continue the theme by exploring fall-out shelters! For me, nothing encapsulates the Cold War era like photos of bomb shelters. Bomb shelters, or fall-out shelters, existed … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown

You have no doubt heard a lot about the government shutdown in the past few weeks. For a good background source that explains the reason for the shutdown, as well as historical precedent, check out this report from the Congressional … Continue reading

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ET2 Update

ORIGIN OF PLACE NAMES is the feature of our front display for October.  This is exciting because the German Heritage Society of Indiana loaned us their exhibit on German place names in Indiana.  We have also posted the 1932 map from … Continue reading

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Traveling Abroad

Are you traveling internationally this summer? The Federal government has several websites and resources that can help you prepare for your trip. The biggest resource for travelers is the State Department’s travel.state.gov website. This is where you can apply for … Continue reading

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