Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THTR-T458 Screenwriting: Summer, First Four Weeks

THTR-T458 Introduction to Screenwriting

Available this summer, first four-week session, May 13-June 6. 

9:30-12:30 MTWR


Taught by Ken Weitzman. 


Class is open to grads and undergrads (juniors, seniors, or by permission of instructor),


Course synopsis:

A general introduction to the principles of screenwriting, covering structure, character creation, visual storytelling, format, the writing of narrative description, and dialogue.

The objective of the course is to deepen each student’s conceptual understanding of the craft of screenplay writing--and storytelling in general--and to put this knowledge into practice, writing several short screenplays.  

IU Center for Art and Design Workshops for Fall 2014

The Indiana University Center for Art and Design is offering a series of 1 credit workshops this fall.  The attached flyer provides descriptions of the workshops and additional information about the series as a whole.  Please share this information with students you think might be interested.

In the words of Prof. Kevin Lair, who will be teaching the courses: “IUCA+D has been given the mission from President McRobbie to collaborate with programs across campus and to foster design education the broadest sense possible.”  You can find more information about IUCA+D on their website here:

Individualized Major Program to begin offering minors for Fall 2014

The Individualized Major Program is excited to announce that starting in fall 2014 it will accept applications for individualized minors.  We’ll entertain proposals for minors that arise from students’ interest in Themester or colloquia offered through IU’s centers and institutes, or that concern any subject not represented among IU’s standard minor offerings.


The minor is like others offered through the College in that it consists of 15 hours with a minimum of nine at the 300-400 level.  It’s different from some minors in that it includes courses from various departments (in fact, no more than two courses from a single department can count).  Also, we’ve included special regulations to ensure the minors’ integrity: For example, no more than two courses for the minor can be completed or in progress at the time the student applies.


Students pursuing IMP minors are not required to have faculty sponsors or to interview for admission to the IMP.  The minor application includes a brief essay in which the student distinguishes the proposed minor from others available at IU and articulates the principle of its coherence.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee of three faculty members; subsequent changes require the approval of the IMP director.

For more information, contact IMP:

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
We generally closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m.
Phone: (812) 855-9588
Fax: (812) 856-2015
In Person: The IMP office is located in Ballantine 129, immediately inside the west entrance of Ballantine Hall (across from the Chemistry building).

New GenEd N&M for Fall: ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human...

ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human: Evolving Genes, Bodies, Behavior, Ideas


What makes us human?


The human story is revealed not only in our ideas and cultural behaviors, but also in our bodies and our genes.  This class will introduce you to the scientific quest for human origins. We can make inferences about human evolution by comparing ourselves to our close living relatives (primates), but we can only really know how we became the unique species we are today by looking at ancient evidence, and tracing our bio-cultural evolution deep into prehistoric times.


Ultimately our goal is to help you appreciate how a knowledge of the deep human past is relevant to your own life, whether as a student at IU today, or as a future parent, medical patient, consumer, or IT professional.


Lectures will include digital media presentations and discussions using interactive student response systems (clickers) to model problem-solving and help students understand difficult concepts. 

Weekly labs and discussions will give students the chance to study different types of evidence for themselves (e.g., casts of fossils,

artifacts) and to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to interpreting our past.  Grades will be based on lecture participation, weekly take-home quizzes (administered online), weekly lab exercises, and three short essay assignments / projects.

Interns needed for two professional projects in Bloomington

This summer I am collaborating with a professional production company in Bloomington, Brave New Productions, on two very exciting projects. We would like the following memo, along with the respective pictures pasted below, to be forwarded to CMCL students in order to generate interest in Brave New's internships:


JUST CALL ME JACK is an independent feature film to be shot in Bloomington on May 19-24 and 26-31. It is a one-location musical chamber drama produced by Brave New Productions. Indiana University students remaining in Bloomington through May can now apply for a production internship to work on set for all or some days under the wing of professional filmmakers. For more information, go to


The OLD NORTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL is an event in Bloomington also coordinated by Brave New Productions, scheduled for Saturday, July 26th. The festival will screen work from all across the Midwest in categories designated for high school, college, and professional filmmakers. Screenings will include the debut of Bloomington feature film GOBINON and the first trailer for JUST CALL ME JACK. Indiana University students in Bloomington on and around July 26th can now apply for an internship to help run the festival and network with industry professionals.


Anyone who is interested in both or either of these opportunities can send a resume of interest to




Benjamin Nichols

Hero's Journey Entertainment

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DC summer interns and alumni event

Living in the Washington, DC area this summer?   IU alumni want to meet you!  The Washington, DC Chapter of the IU Alumni Association plans to host social, networking, and professional development events during the summer so that IU students and Washington, DC-area alumni can meet each other.   If you are interested in being notified about these events, please send an email to with: (1) your name; (2) an email address you will be using during the summer; (3) the approximate dates you will be in the DC area over the summer; and, if applicable, (4) the name of the organization where you will be working or interning over the summer.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Justice: A New Intro Philosophy Class (PHIL-P 145) this Fall

I want to alert you to a new topic-based introductory-level Philosophy class covering important, timely questions being offered this Fall since it is the first time this topic is being offered: PHIL-P 145 Intro to Social and Political Philosophy (Topic: Justice). The class carries both GenEd and CASE A&H credit and the subject matter promises to be of interest to many students across the campus. Here is Prof. Shapshay’s description:


“Is access to a decent minimum of health care a right? What do citizens of wealthy countries owe to citizens of poor countries? Can a society that does not allow for religious freedom ever be just?  What kind of treatment is owed to non-human animals? These are complex, vexed but also very pressing questions. The first aim of this course is to introduce students to the most important theories of justice that provide orientation in addressing such questions in a rigorous, rational manner.  The second aim of the course is to hone students’

critical thinking, writing and speaking skills so that they may argue for compelling, well-reasoned positions on matters of justice in a public policy context.

Readings will include essays and book chapters by John Stuart Mill, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, and Joshua Cohen among others.

There will be frequent short writing assignments and classroom debates.

This will be a very lively class.”




William E. Smith III, PhD

Academic Advisor for American Studies, Exploratory, India Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Indiana University-Bloomington Weekly Update: April 14-20

Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services




1.            U.S. Department of State - Information Session

2.            Major League Soccer (MLS)- National Sales Center Information Session

3.            Resume Submission Deadlines for On-Campus Interview

4.            Featured Job and Internship Postings

5.            Hired? Admitted to Graduate School? We want to hear all about it!

6.            Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn

7.            Benefits of myJobs



1. U.S. Department of State - Information Session


Wednesday, April 16; 5:00 p.m.

Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.


The US Department of State's Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, based in Chicago, Ambassador Ian Kelly will be holding an Information Session at the Career Development Center at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Ambassador Kelly is a career Foreign Service Officer with extensive experience gained over a 29-year career.  Ambassador Kelly will discuss his career, much of which was spent working on Russian and eastern European security issues.  He will also discuss various opportunities with the US Department of State, including internships, fellowships, and careers.



2. Major League Soccer (MLS) - National Sales Center Information Session


Tuesday, April 15th; 1:00-2:00PM

School of Public Health PH C013 (conference room in the student services suite on the lower level of the SPH building)


Love soccer and sales?! Learn about opportunities with the MLS National Sales Center located in Minneapolis, MN. 




3. Resume Submission Deadlines for On-Campus Interviews


Listed below are submission deadlines for the next month. To access the full list of on-campus interviews and view resume submission deadlines that you qualify for, log into your myJobs account, which can be accessed from  Once logged in, hover over "On-Campus" tab at top of screen; select "Interviews I'm Qualified for."


4/13 - Regional Director, National Small Business and Consumer Alliance (NSBCA)




4. Featured Job and Internship Postings


To access the full list of postings and learn more about the positions, log into your myJobs account which can be accessed from; click "Student Login" and use your CAS username and passphrase to access the career system.  Once logged in, hover over "Job Search" tab at top of screen and select "Job Search."


Full-Time (Professional) - more than 348 positions currently posted, including:

-Bswift, Client Service Associate

-Uline, Recruiter

-Yelp, Yelp Sales Development Program

-GT Universe, Multicultural Marketing Coordinator


Internships - more than 240 internships currently posted, including:

- Gazoozle, Just Fab Sales & Marketing Internship

- National Marine Manufacturers Association, Public Relations -Student for a New American Politics, Summer Organizing Fellow

- Beverly Hills Marketing, Website Development Intern


Part-Time - more than 70 non-work study and 1 workstudy positions currently posted, including:

-Homewood Suites by Hilton, Guest Service Representative -IU Foundation Telefund, Fundraiser -Lake Shore Marketing Inc., Marketing Communications Assistant

- Arts & Sciences Career Services, Student Research Assistant 




5. Hired? Admitted to Graduate School? We want to hear all about it!


The Arts and Science Career Services is seeking out seniors graduating from the College of Arts and Science in 2014 that have accepted a job offer or have been admitted to graduate school. We can't wait to hear about your new job or admission to graduate school!




6. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn


Join the Career Development Center's Fan page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive updates on events and services, interesting career news, and much more.


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LinkedIn: IU Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services--Group Page




7. Benefits of myJobs


Set up your FREE online account at myJobs is the first place to look for local and national full- and part-time job postings, internships, and externships.  Unlike large job boards, myJobs is restricted only to IU students, so you face less competition. Other benefits include:


- Participate in on-campus interviews for internships and full-time employment


- Search IU-targeted online postings for part-time, internship, fellowship, work-study, and full-time positions


- Access to events calendar: on-campus interviews, information sessions, employer info sessions, and career fairs


- RSVP for office events


- Obtain contact information for employers


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Summer Field Course in Geoarchaeological Methods

The Department of Geological Sciences is pleased to announce a late summer field course (GEOL-G 490/G 690) titled Field Geoarchaeological Methods: Principles of Sediments and Stratigraphy.  Our 3-week, 3-credit field course will introduce students to geoarchaeological methods through hands-on work at the Rockhouse Hollow Rockshelter in the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County Indiana.  The rockshelter has the longest record of human occupation in Indiana (10,000 years).  We will study sediments to learn how they were deposited within the rockshelter, and we will obtain organic material that can lead to a better understanding of environmental conditions in the region thousands of years ago.


LOCATION: Hoosier National Forest (Rockhouse Hollow Rockshelter, Perry County, Indiana)

DATES: July 20 – August 9, 2014



Interested students may contact Professor Ed Herrmann ( and visit our website:


The Department of Geological Sciences will handle registration directly.






Summer 2014 Field Course in Geoarchaeological Methods: Principles of Sediments and Stratigraphy Geological Sciences (GEOL-G 490/G 690)





- how to decipher sediments, stratigraphy and depositional environments

- how rockshelters form

- how stratigraphy develops within a rockshelter

- what kinds of data can be collected for paleoenvironmental reconstructions


LOCATION: Hoosier National Forest (Rockhouse Hollow Rockshelter, Perry County, Indiana)

DATES: July 20 – August 9, 2014



PARTICIPANTS: Undergraduate and Graduate Students interested in sediments, stratigraphy, past environments, and rockshelter formation processes.


PREREQUISITES: Students are required to have taken an introductory class in geology or archaeology.  Mapping skills are beneficial, but not required.


Students will gain hands-on experience with the methods and techniques most commonly used to understand sediment deposition, weathering and soil development, and depositional and human occupational chronologies in rockshelter landscapes.


Rockhouse Hollow Rockshelter has one of the longest human occupation records in the Midwest, and provides a very rare opportunity for students to work in a rockshelter!


Announced by:

Professor Ed Herrmann

Research Scientist

Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University

Office: Room 417

1001 East Tenth Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 856-0587

Friday, April 11, 2014

Need an N&M for Fall? Consider GEOL-G 122 Introduction to Atmospheric Science: Weather and Climate

Dear Colleagues,


We are once again offering GEOL-G 122, Introduction to Atmospheric Science: Weather and Climate, in Fall Term 2014.  This course has been very well received, with Dr. Kirkpatrick receiving high marks from his students.  We appreciate your sharing this with students who are interested in Atmospheric Science, Geological Sciences, or are simply seeking a great (and relevant) course to fulfill COLL (CASE) N&M Breadth of Inquiry.  Please note that this course is duplicate credit for GEOG-G 109, Weather and Climate.


GEOL-G 122 Introduction to Atmospheric Science: Weather and Climate

Monday and Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Select one time for Wednesday afternoon lab:

12:20 - 2:15 p.m.

2:30 - 4:25 p.m.

4:40 - 6:35 p.m.


Course Description:

GEOL-G 122 is an introduction to weather, climate, and the atmosphere.  Topics include clouds and storms, climate change, weather forecasting, and severe weather including tornadoes and hurricanes.  Students will conduct lab experiments to learn about fundamental atmospheric properties, and will take measurements of current weather conditions using the same instruments and methods of professionals in the field.


Credit given for only one of GEOL-G 122 or GEOG-G 109.


For a previous syllabus, visit:


For more information, contact Dr. Cody Kirkpatrick ( or visit:





Carlin C. Schrag

Academic Advisor

College of Arts and Sciences

To schedule an appointment, access my calendar in StarNet: