Friday, August 31, 2007

Drop/Add Procedures After the First Week of Classes


*** NOTE: Students not in the College of Arts and Sciences will need to contact their school’s Recorder’s Office for information on appropriate drop/add procedures. ***

Today (Friday, August 31st) is the last day to do drops, adds, and simultaneous drop/adds on Onestart without receiving a "W" for dropped courses.

Drops, adds, and simultaneous drop/adds will be handled in the following way from Saturday, September 4th through the automatic "W" deadline (October 24th for full-semester classes):

DROP ONLY (for students who only want to drop a course and not add another course) – students may drop courses on-line in OneStart through the Auto “W” deadline for the specified period (1st 8 weeks, full semester, or 2nd 8 weeks). For directions on how to use eDrop, please go to the following link

DROP AND ADD – (for students who want to drop and add courses at the same time) – Obtain a Drop/Add form from the College of Arts and Sciences Recorder’s Office (Kirkwood Hall 001, open weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The signature of the Chairperson of the department of the Course that is being dropped is required – the Recorder’s office will inform students of where to obtain this signature. Signature of the Chairperson of the department of the Course that is being added is required – the Recorder’s office will inform students of where to obtain this signature. If the session has already begun (1st 8 weeks, full semester, or 2nd 8 weeks), the signature of the Course instructor is also needed. Take completed form with all required signatures to the Office of the Registrar (Franklin Hall 100).

ADD ONLY (for students who only want to add a course) Obtain an Add form from the College of Arts and Sciences Recorder’s Office (Kirkwood Hall 001, open weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The signature of the Chairperson of the department of the Course that is being added is required. The Recorder’s office will inform students of where to obtain this signature. If the session has already begun (1st 8 weeks, full semester, 2nd 8 weeks), the signature of the Course instructor is also needed. Take completed form with all required signatures to the Office of the Registrar (Franklin Hall 100).

DROPS/WITHDRAWALS AFTER THE AUTOMATIC “W” DEADLINE – students must petition the Academic Assistant Deans for approval to drop after the deadline. Petition must be picked up and returned to the College Recorder’s Office (Kirkwood Hall 001, open weekdays 9:00–4:00). Students must attach documentation of extenuating circumstances to the petition.

If students have questions regarding tuition/fees, they should contact the Office of the Bursar (Franklin Hall 011). Students with questions regarding financial aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (Franklin Hall 208).

Ultimate Money Skills Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 18
7:00 – 8:00 pm
DeVault Alumni Center

Learn how to better manage your money, become financially independent, protect your credit and prevent identity theft. Seating is limited! Register at by Friday, September 14, 2007. For more information, contact

Networking Night Fall Series

• Meet IU Alumni and career professionals. Get advice on entering the work world
• Learn the art of networking and enjoy light refreshments
• Held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the DeVault Alumni Center (17th Street)

Government, Law Enforcement, and Security - Tuesday, Sept. 25
Social Service and Non-Profit – Tuesday, Oct. 2
Perspective from Graduate Students – Tuesday, Oct. 9
Entrepreneurial – Tuesday, Oct 23
Women in Careers – Tuesday, Oct 30
Arts and Entertainment – Tuesday, Nov. 6

Registration required for each and seating is limited; visit to sign up.

Learn About Grad School

Attend one or more free workshops at the Career Development Center 7- 9 p.m. Seating is limited; go to to register!

Wednesday, Sept. 12 Grad School Series: Preparation
• Is Grad School Right For Me?
• Finding and Researching Grad Schools
• Life as a Grad Student

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Grad School Series: Application, Exams, and Financial Aid

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Grad School Series: C.V.s, Personal Statements, and Interviews

Peace Corps is Seeking IU Students

The IU Peace Corps Representative is looking for skilled workers, professionals, and college graduates to fill positions in the United States Peace Corps. Come find out how you can serve your country and improve the relationships between the United States and the people of other countries!

Tuesday September 4
7- 8:30 pm
Woodburn Hall, Room 008

Peace Corps needs Volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to fill positions in education, agriculture, the environment, business, health, IT, and community services. Come and learn how your skills can be put to use in the Peace Corps. Friends and family are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the IU Peace Corps Representative, Brett Kuhnert, at (812) 856-1864 or e-mail at:

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Prelaw/Premed Orientations: For Freshmen, Sophomores, and Anyone New to Prelaw/Premed

Are you interested in even the possibility of attending law or medical school in the future?

To keep your options open, these meetings should be considered mandatory!

1. PRELAW ORIENTATION with Dennis Long, Dean of Admission IUB Law School and HPPLC Director/Prelaw Advisor Mac Francis: Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. (Quiet latecomers welcome). Law School Room 125 (corner of 3rd and Indiana).

2. PREMED ORIENTATION with Dr. Rachel Tolen, HPPLC Assistant Director and Premed Advisor: Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Chemistry 122.

These meetings are sponsored by IU’s Health Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC), located across from the Union in Maxwell Hall 010. Get to know this office. They are dedicated to helping you become a well-prepared and successful applicant to professional school. Freshmen are strongly encouraged to meet with a preprofessional advisor.

ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS--including those who cannot attend the above meetings--should do the following:

1. Register for your area’s email list. Go to, and click the link for “Email Lists”. It takes 20 seconds. You will receive email only for your area of interest and year in school.
2. Review the material for your area at the above address.
3. Take a look at the HPPLC calendar of preprofessional events: Try to attend as many of these events as possible!
4. Make an individual appointment to meet with a preprofessional advisor. Just call 812.855.1873.
5. You may also email HPPLC directly at

Pass/Fail Deadline for First Eight-Week Courses

Friday, September 7th by 4:00pm is the last day to sign up to take a first eight-week class pass/fail.

If you are interested in taking a class pass/fail, please stop by my office (the new CMCL building at 800 E. 3rd Street, room 259) so we can complete the required paperwork (however, please note that I will be out of the office on Monday, September 3rd).

Here is some information about the pass/fail option from the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin ( “During the four years of their undergraduate program, students in good standing (not on probation) may enroll in a maximum of eight elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail). The Pass/Fail option is open for a maximum of two courses per academic year, including summer sessions. For the Pass/Fail option, the academic year is defined as beginning with the start of the fall semester and ending with the end of the second summer session. The course selected for Pass/Fail must be an elective (i.e., it cannot fulfill requirements other than the minimum 122 hours required for the degree, and the requirements for credit hours at the 300-400 level). It may not be used to satisfy any of the College of Arts and Sciences’ general education requirements, nor may it be counted as a part of the student’s concentration area, nor may it be counted toward completion of a minor or certificate program. The course or courses may be used to meet the requirement for courses at the 300-400 level.”

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Personal Growth Groups Offered by Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) for Fall 2007

For more information call 855-5711.

Mondays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
If you have gotten into trouble due to anger or are afraid that you will, this is the group for you. In this group, you will learn where anger comes from, what it means and what you can do to control it. This is an open ended group. Members may join at any time provided space is available.

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Often the personal issues that bring us to counseling have more to do with how we relate to others than we think. These groups will help members explore the relationship between their interpersonal style and their emotional well-being. Members will be encouraged to experiment with new behaviors, which can foster more meaningful connections with others and enhance emotional well-being. Participants in past undergraduate therapy groups have said that the following are some of the most helpful aspects of these groups: learning how I come across to others, learning that I’m not the only one with my kind of problems, receiving the support of others who can relate to my problems, learning to express my thoughts and feelings more openly/honestly.

3 sets of dates (see below)
The ability to relax our minds and bodies is one of the most useful tools that we can cultivate in our self-care toolbox. It has proven effectiveness in combating the effects of stress, anxiety, and numerous physical maladies. This three-week group will teach the basics of relaxation techniques and help participants practice them. Limited to 14 participants. First group offered on 9/18, 9/25, and 10/2 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. Second group offered on 10/9, 10/16, and 10/23 from 10-11:15 a.m. Third group will meet 10/31, 11/7, and 11/14 from 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Are you struggling with food or body image? Join the Eating Concerns & Body Image Group. Any woman struggling with body image or eating issues is invited to join this group. Our group will provide a safe environment to meet with 5-8 other women who share similar difficulties with body image, binge eating, purging, restricting, laxative use, and over-exercise. Over the semester, this group will explore their eating habits, but also interpersonal difficulties that can contribute to eating problems such as stress, depression, family and other relationships, assertiveness, and expressing emotions. The goal of this group is to help women develop a deeper understanding of their eating and body issues and to establish new ways to challenge old habits. An initial consultation is necessary.

Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Drug and alcohol use can have a number of unintended consequences. Sometimes students are aware of them, sometimes not. If you are interested in exploring your drug and alcohol use in this non judgmental atmosphere so you can better make up your own mind about the risks and benefits, please call.

To Reserve a Spot in a Group:
Advisors and students call 855-5711 for further info or to set appointments.
(Note: The student initially schedules an intake interview with a counselor. If the two of them decide a given group would be helpful, the counselor would formally enroll the student in one of the groups.)

Fees for Group Counseling:
-- Charged at a rate ½ that of individual counseling. Group sessions usually cost about $9.
-- Two free sessions each of fall and spring semesters, one free session each summer term. (The two free sessions can be comprised of individual and / or group sessions. The client does not get two of each free.)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Research Stipends in Practical Ethics for Undergraduates

The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions announces Research Stipends in Practical Ethics for IUB undergraduates. The stipends of up to $200 each will be awarded to as many as ten undergraduates for use in research in the area of practical ethics. Projects should address theoretical and applied dimensions of a moral issue in public life. Possible projects might include, but are not limited to, political ethics, environmental policy and ethics, biomedical ethics, research ethics, journalistic ethics, corporate responsibility, sexual ethics, and the like.

The Poynter Center
The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions is dedicated to studying a broad range of ethical issues in American public life. Interdisciplinary in aim, the Center uses the full resources of Indiana University to initiate research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries.

The Poynter Center promotes moral deliberation about developments in science and technology, the provision of health care, the aims of higher education, the duties of corporate responsibility, and the challenges of democratic life and culture. Critical reflection about the meaning of rights, community, justice, diversity, power, and virtue provide the more general terms for much of the Center’s inquiry.

Research in Practical Ethics
Students at IU Bloomington who are conducting research in practical ethics for a class or honors project in Fall 2007 or who are planning to do so in Spring 2008 may apply by September 28, 2007, for a research stipend. Awards will be announced by October 19, 2007. Successful applicants will present a 20 minute presentation or paper at the Poynter Center in the fall of 2007 or spring of 2008 as a part of the project. Successful applicants will be invited to Poynter Center lectures during the academic year. Reimbursement for expenses will be made to the student’s Bursar account by the IU Foundation after the presentation at the Poynter Center.

The stipend is available to assist students who will be participating in capstone courses, honors projects, and similar research projects. The application process is in the fall semester for fall or spring semester courses/projects.

Please contact Glenda Murray, or 855-0262 if you have questions. See the web site for information about previous recipients, See the application below.

Research Stipend in Practical Ethics
Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Name _____________________________________________

Year and major______________________________________




Email ________________________________

Name of Advisor or Research Mentor_______________________________

Description: In a paragraph or two, identify the project you are working on or the study you are conducting, noting the connection to the study of practical ethics.

Bibliography: Attach a one-page bibliography related to your project.

Budget: Identify travel, reproduction, or other expenses for the project.

Submission due to Glenda Murray, Program Associate, by September 28, 2007.

Submit to address below or by email in Word Document to (Please state “Research Stipend in Practical Ethics” in subject heading.)

Auditions for African American Arts Institute (AAAI) Ensembles

Greetings from the African American Arts Institute!

The African American Arts Institute of Indiana University welcomes all new and returning students! We hope you are off to a fantastic start this school year. Indiana University is home to many organizations that offer you a diverse, exciting, and fulfilling college experience.

The AAAI invites you to celebrate African American cultural heritage and performing arts through our many live performances and education programs.

The AAAI is excited to announce fall auditions for our three credit-bearing performing arts ensembles: the IU Soul Revue, African American Dance Company, and African American Choral Ensemble. Auditions are open to any major. Audition dates are as follows:

African American Dance Company: Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Room A217. Please wear appropriate dance attire.

African American Choral Ensemble: Wednesday, August 29th at 7:00 pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Room A219. Please prepare one piece to perform for your audition.

IU Soul Revue: Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 pm at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in the Grand Hall. Please prepare one piece to perform for your audition.

If you have any questions about auditions, please visit our website, or call the AAAI Marketing Office at (812) 855-5427.

We hope to see you there!
Katie E. Dieter
Promotional Coordinator, African American Arts Institute
Masters Student, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
Indiana University

Production Internship in Chicago (FALL)

I am looking for an intern for the fall of 2007 to work in my production studio in Chicago. This is a non paid, college credit position. Someone with hands on experience in Final Cut, DVD Studio Pro (Apple work environment). Also the ability to do online research and some photoshop. You don't have to be a pro, just someone interested in learning.

Applicants should be available to travel internationally for shorts periods (3-5 days). Have or be willing to get a passport.

Time requirements are 3, 6 hour days and flexiblilty is provided for classes, etc. Studio is on Chicago's northside (Western and Irving Park).

Raymond Salvatore Harmon

NOTE: Students unable to work in the fall should contact Raymond to see if he will need interns in the future (spring or summer 2008).

Monday, August 27, 2007

Korean Language Proficiency Testing

Students needing to take the Korean Language Proficiency Test during Fall 2007 will need to visit the Korean Language Homepage at, and fill out the Exam Request Form to sign up for the test to be given on

Friday, September 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

After students submit the online form, they will be contacted by EALC staff to confirm their registration for the exam.

Priority for testing times will be given to students who are graduating in December 2007.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Math Tutor Available for Math Fundamental Skills Courses

Anxious about your math class?
Let me help you earn the grade you desire!
Individualized instruction to cater to YOUR learning style through tutoring by Rebecca Dilger

· Earned Masters Degree in Mathematics from Indiana University with a teaching
certificate and teaching award
· Recommended by math faculty
· Over six years experience
· Previously taught the following math courses: X018, M025, M014, J111, T102, J110
· Individual or small group sessions (no larger than 3)
· Energetic and encouraging
· Native English speaker
· Available for tutoring: M118, M119, M014, M025, D116, D117, X018, J111, J112, J110,
T101, T102, T103, others, please e-mail to ask

Contact Rebecca through e-mail (preferred): or cell: (812) 345-2664

Comments from previous students:
Becca has helped me through a year and one-half of math. I don't know how I would have survived without her help. She has clarified many previously fuzzy concepts and prepared me for numerous exams and has helped me raise my grade from a borderline pass to the A-/B+ level. She is extremely patient and with Becca there is no such thing as a stupid question! She is absolutely fantastic, no one is better. I would recommend her highly. ~K.B.

Becca was EXTREMELY helpful, the best money I ever spent. She taught me three chapters, a total of 24 lessons, in one hour. It took my AI 4 weeks to teach this. ~B.M.

While working with Becca, my confidence in the material went way up. Becca evaluated my areas of difficulty and focused our sessions on developing those skills and reinforcing key concepts. When I began working with Becca, my math grades soared. They improved in a few weeks from "D's" to "A's" and "B's". Becca built my confidence, has a kind correcting nature, and always leaves you feeling optimistic (which is priceless if anyone has been in the position of not understanding something they will soon be tested on). ~J.G.

Becca’s passion for math, her compassion for her students, and her availability earn Becca a 10/10. ~Anonymous student teaching evaluation

My grade on my final exam was an A- after previously getting C's and D's. ~N.A.

Becca was by far the most helpful teacher I have had here at IU. She was enthusiastic about the material. ~Anonymous student teaching evaluation

Becca was great. My friend and I were talking afterwards and we said that we wanted to switch into her section. She explained things much better than our teacher, who is the course coordinator. ~(student in a class Becca substituted for)

For additional math tutoring options, visit the Math Learning Center's website at

New International Ambassador Group Seeking Ambassadors

We are starting an International Ambassador Group in the Office of International Admissions, in order to better serve our prospective international students as they go through the admission process at IU Bloomington. Therefore, we are seeking enthusiastic international students (but we will also consider Americans with international experiences), who would be great ambassadors of IU and can assist in some of our outreach efforts. These outreach activities may include live Web chats, phone-a-thons, focus groups, email buddies, and more, and involvement will be on a voluntary basis with a commitment of 2 activities and monthly meetings throughout each semester.

We are holding an informational session next Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Maple Room of the IMU.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Candice Progler ( or Melissa Gonnerman (

Candice L. Progler
Assistant Director for International Recruitment
Office of International Admissions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cardinal Stage Company Seeks Theatre Production and Management Interns

Cardinal Stage Company is dedicated to advancing professional theatre in Bloomington. Operating out of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and additional theatrical venues in Bloomington, Cardinal launched it’s first season with an acclaimed production of Our Town -- “a show that connects viscerally with its audience - merging Our Town into our town... a powerful opening statement for the new Cardinal Stage Company.” (Herald-Times) In partnership with Indiana University, Cardinal returned this past fall with a well-received production of Vaclav Havel’s Unveiling. The production transferred after a sold-out Bloomington run to the Ohio Theatre in New York’s Soho district – “rich with detailed delights and well directed throughout, the laughs abound” ( Cardinal’s holiday production was A Year with Frog and Toad – “a magically realized production” (George Walker, WFIU) and “thought-provoking, visually inventive, yet universally appealing theater” (Herald Times).

As Cardinal’s prepares for its holiday 2007 production of the musical Oliver!, and the other shows that round out the fall season, the company seeks two interns to provide production and/or arts management support. This is a great opportunity for those interested in a professional career in theatre, whether on stage, behind the scenes, or in an arts management / administrative capacity. Selected candidates will gain hands-on experience and increase their skill set by working alongside a seasoned leadership team dedicated to producing world-class work.

The internship opportunities are non-paid but as Cardinal Stage grows, the company plans to offer paid apprenticeships in the near future and successful interns will be considered strongly for these new positions.

Individuals will be encouraged to work 10-12 hours per week with a varied and flexible schedule. Interns will begin working in early September and continue through December with an option to renew for a second semester 2008 or a summer position. Indiana University course credit may be available for select students for the internship positions and Cardinal is committed to mentoring interns and recommending them for professional theatre opportunities nation wide in conjunction with our vast network of professional contacts in the arts.

Cardinal Stage is looking for undergraduate students (freshmen – seniors) with the following skills and interests:

Production Intern
Experience or interest in directing, stage managing or behind the scenes production
Ability to follow directions and work autonomously as well as on a team
Time management and multi tasking abilities
Willingness to try something new and learn new skills
Ability to drive and access to a car a plus
Maturity and positive attitude required

Management Intern
Experience or interest in marketing, public relations, or theatrical management
Computer proficiency in Word, Excel (desk top publishing and database programs a plus!)
Ability to follow directions and work autonomously as well as on a team
Time management and multi tasking abilities
Willingness to try something new and learn new skills
Ability to drive and access to a car a plus
Maturity and positive attitude required

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Caroline Dowd-Higgins by September 7th. Selected applicants will be notified about interviews by mid September.

Internship Opportunity with Canyon Cinema

Canyon Cinema
San Francisco, California

Canyon Cinema is an organization of filmmakers dedicated to the support, promotion, distribution, and preservation of motion picture film as an art form. It was founded in 1967 as a grassroots organization to educate the public about an emerging independent American film culture. Canyon began with forty films by twenty-five members who were committed to the necessity and possibility of film artists having an active role in the exhibition, distribution and promotion of their own work.

In the forty five years of its operation, Canyon Cinema has become one of the world's leading distributors of experimental and independent film. At present, we have 330 members worldwide and distribute more than 3,600 films and videotapes. Despite Canyon's dramatic increase in scale, we remain a democratic, artist-run organization committed to the principles upon which Canyon Cinema was founded.

The inventory of films distributed through Canyon Cinema traces the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 1930's to the present. Through the distribution of work by young as well as established filmmakers, Canyon Cinema remains a vital force in the future of film culture.

Canyon Cinema is seeking the help of intern(s) to assist in all of its day-to-day operations. Interns shelve and organize the 3500 title circulating film library, run errands, help maintain the Canyon Cinema website, aid in 16mm film inspection, and attend to the vital watering of Canyon Cinema's plants. Canyon Cinema also puts on exhibitions and interns will be involved in helping with these exhibitions. Most interns enjoy the atmosphere, share an excitement about independent and experimental film, and welcome the opportunity to be surrounded by it.

For information contact Dominic Angerame, Director at 415-626-2255 or email

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Prelaw Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, September 4, 2007
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Law School Room 125

This is a must-attend meeting for any freshman considering the possibility of law school in the future, or for any IU student new to prelaw. Learn the basics of what law schools are REALLY looking for.

Career Development Center Lawn Party

The Career Development Center’s front lawn
Corner of 10th & Jordan
Friday, August 24 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free Food and Great Music!

Join us for an afternoon of free food, hundreds of prize give-aways, and two live bands! Nine restaurants will offer free samples from their menus. Restaurants include Cheeseburger in Paradise, Wings Extreme, Crystal Pure, Buffalouies, Bucceto’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Express, Smokin’ Jack’s Ribshack, and Chipotle. We’ll be giving away prizes all afternoon, including free t-shirts sponsored by Enterprise! The grand prize will be a digital camera, provided by Hewlett Packard. Enjoy live music from two local bands – David Campbell and The Senators. While you’re partying, check out all the ways the Career Development Center can assist you during your time at IU.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Student Academic Center Free Workshops

College and Lifelong Learning
SAC College and Lifelong Learning Workshops focus on a variety of college-level learning strategies and are free and open to all students. Students do not need to sign up in advance to attend but are advised to arrive early to get seating.

FALL 2007


TUE 9/4, WED 9/5
Taking Charge of Your Time
TUE 9/11, WED 9/12
How to Talk with Your Instructor
TUE 9/18, WED 9/19
Reading Your Course Materials More Effectively and Efficiently
TUE 9/25, WED 9/26
Lecture Note Taking Made Easy
TUE 10/2, WED 10/3
Becoming an Active Critical Thinker
TUE 10/9, WED 10/10
Improving Objective Test Performance
TUE 10/16, WED 10/17
Improving Essay Test Performance
TUE 10/23, WED 10/24
Using Groups to Increase Learning
TUE 10/30, WED 10/31
Increasing Your Self-Motivation to Learn
TUE 11/6, WED 11/7
Adapting Your Learning Preferences to Meet Course Demands
TUE 11/13, WED 11/14
Managing Stress: Prevention and Reduction
TUE 11/27, WED 11/28
Preparing Now for Success After College
TUE 12/4, WED 12/5
Making the Most of Finals Week

Study Smarter
SAC Study Smarter Workshops are free and open to students who want help with specific courses, studying strategies, or preparation for graduate study. Students do not need to sign up in advance to attend but are advised to arrive early to get seating.

FALL 2007

How to Succeed in Accounting A100
The Balancing Act: Getting Good Grades and Having Fun Too
Learning from Your Returned Exam
Listening Skills for Large Lectures
Overcoming Procrastination Now
Emergency Test Preparation: A Systematic Approach to Cramming
Improving Reading Speed
How to Succeed in Accounting A100
Regrouping After Midterms: Multiplying Your Time
Using Memory in Mastering Course Material
Beating Test Anxiety
Catching Up in a Course When All Hope Seems Gone

General info about the IU Student Academic Center:
(812) 855-7313

Friday, August 17, 2007

NEW! Distribution Listings by Semester

Good news: the Recorder's website now lists all distribution courses (A&H, S&H, N&M) by semester. See for the fall 2007 lists.

Other special course lists (eight week courses, Intensive Writing, Culture Studies, Topics) are on the Registrar's site at

Still Looking for a Topics Course? Consider COLL-S 103 Leadership: Mind, Body and Spirit - Lessons from the Aspen Idea

COLL-S 103 22065/22066 (2 sections) Leadership: Mind, Body and Spirit – Lessons from the Aspen Idea (Pugh) (A&H) (3 cr.)

4:00 PM – 6:20 PM W OR 1:00 PM – 3:20 PM W

This is an introductory course to the study of leadership. It provides each student with an opportunity to attain a deeper understanding of effective leadership using, as a foundation, the concept of the Aspen Idea which reflects the fusion of body, mind and spirit. This Idea underlies the internationally known leadership programs at the Aspen Institute, materials from which will be adapted to this course. The course introduces the leadership triad composed of situational, personal and skillful dimensions. Aspen, Colorado is used as a case study for identifying significant lessons of leadership by examination of the mining, skiing, intellectual and cultural aspects of the Aspen experience. We study this confluence of thought, creativity and action that resulted from a renaissance and re-birth after World War II as the Tenth Mountain Division veterans and the University of Chicago proponents of classical authors came together in a place of majestic physical beauty. The combination of theories, research studies, and real life experiences permits students to discover and identify principles of leadership which will form the basis of their own personal leadership plan as well as a foundation for vision, achievement and success in life. The course is taught with personal attention to no more than twenty students in a weekly extended time seminar format.

Note: COLL-S courses are traditionally reserved for Hutton Honors College students and are therefore a bit more challenging than the typical College Topics classes, as well as being more intimate (limited to 22 students per class). This particular course was recently opened up to ALL students, even those not in the Honors College, so feel free to sign up for it.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hutton Honors College International Experiences Program Grant

The IEP is a grant for high-achieving IUB undergraduates pursuing educational endeavors abroad. Students DO NOT have to be enrolled in the Hutton Honors College. Awards are made to students for study abroad, internships, volunteer service, student teaching, or research. Awards can be up to $2,500, but the amounts are determined based primarily on the time spent overseas. Over 80% of those who apply have received funding from the IEP grant!

Summer grants: Last Friday before Spring Break
Fall & Full-year grants: Friday after Spring Break
Spring & Winter-break grants: October 31, 2007

To check your eligibility please review the following questions:
* Are you a full time IU Bloomington Undergraduate student?
* Do you have a 3.3 cumulative or 3.7 major GPA?
* Are you traveling to a country that is not listed on the State Department's travel warning list?
* Will you complete your travels before your official IU graduation date?

For more information, see

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The B Movie Celebration

The B Movie Celebration begins August 17th in Franklin, Indiana. This Celebration is a film fest of epic proportions. Part Film School, Part Film Festival and all don't want to miss The B Movie Celebration. Fan of old school horror flicks? A fan of camp and cheese? A fan of black and white science fiction flair? Then feast your eyes on some of the films to be shown in this three day event:

The Films
Barbarella The Blob, The Cry of The Winged Serpent , VIVA Forbidden Planet Man From Planet X The Terror of Tiny Town Toxic Avenger Three Barbecues The Cars That Ate Paris Damnation Alley Fall of The House of Usher I Married a Monster Cyxork 7 The Fly 587 The Great Train Robbery Chopping Mall Death Race 2000 Killer Klowns from Outer Space , Evil Dead , The Thing Cannibal Flesh Riot Horrors of War Tromeo and Juliet A Boy and His Dog Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride Dawn of The Dead Legend of the Sandsquatch Lost Skeleton of Cadavra Rabid Poultrygeist House on Haunted Hill Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Detour Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe Puppetmaster White Zombie Lost Empire Devil Rides Out, The Eat My Dust I Was A Teenage Werewolf 587 The Great Train Robbery The Stuff Big Baf Mama2 Lil' River Rats and the Adventure of the Lost Treasure, The Guyver Plan Nine From Outer Space Not of This Earth Bride of Frankenstein Re-Animator Soylent Green Return of The Swamp Thing
And Many more

Great Guests
Lloyd Kaufman, Founder of Troma Studios , *also recipient of LifeTime Achievement Award
Jim Wynorski, Director of Over 75 B Movie Classics
Tom Savini, Special Effects Make-up Innovator
Conrad Brooks, Star of The Original Plan Nine From Outer Sapce
Ron Aberdeen, U.K., Screenwriter
Mister Lobo and Queen of Trash, Stars of Syndicated TV show CINEMA INSOMNIA
Jim O'Rear Director
Peter John Ross Director Horrors of War
Dan Hall Director 587/ Lil River Rats
John Huff Writer Director Cyxork7, CHIPS and Kolchak:The Night Stalker
Jay Edwards, Director/Producer Adult Swim, Stomp! Shout! Scream!
Eric Chatterjee Indy Director
Mark Burchett Indy Director
Jeff Dunn Indy Director
and again many more

Great Seminars

For Further Information
Please go to our website Free passes available in return for volunteering.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Internship Opportunities with Public Radio Partnership

Public Radio Partnership is an independent non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to engage, educate, and entertain by creating and providing innovative, outstanding programming fueled by intellectual and cultural diversity. PRP provides high-quality radio programming and web content to more than 50,000 listeners in north-central Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Public Radio Partnership consists of 3 distinctly unique stations:

* WFPL 89.3FM is Louisville's news-talk station and NPR affiliate. WFPL is host to several award winning, locally produced talk shows, documentaries, and specials. More information is available at

* Classical 90.5 is Louisville's fine arts station and the region's only 24 hour classical station. Nationally-recognized syndicated classical programming airs alongside over 12 hours of locally hosted programming. More information is available at

* WFPK 91.9FM consists of eclectic adult album alternatives for discriminating music lovers. Niche programming includes blues, jazz, bluegrass, Roots, Afropop, soul, and more. Program list and additional information are available at

Year round internships are available at WFPL 89.3FM.

WFPL Newsroom Intern
The Newsroom Intern spends the first part of his/her internship shadowing the WFPL News Director and staff reporters observing interviews, writing copy, editing, and taping news stories. During the balance of the internship participants will directly assist with and, on occasion, be the primary staff person involved in this process.

WFPL State of Affairs® Intern
State of Affairs® is our local talk show produced Tuesdays through Fridays. Interns will learn by hands-on experience in researching show topics, reporting topic information, tracking possible guests, and developing guest bios. Production aspects can include call screening and board operation. Interns may also be offered the opportunity to develop and participate in topics and interviews for other locally produced WFPL shows.

Summer semester internships are available in Marketing
Marketing Intern (encompasses all 3 stations)
The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing/Events Specialist on a variety of projects including: press releases and media relations, copy writing, promotions, researching community events and outreach possibilities, assist as required with Partnership community events.

More information on all our internships is available at or contact

Public Radio Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Innovative HPER Elective for Fall: HPER-H 317 Health, Technology, and Aging

Applied Health Science has a cutting edge course which has just gone on the schedule recently with a grant from the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kelley School of Business. There are 5 seats left:

Health, Technology, and Aging
It is HPER H317 (25721) for 3 credits 11:15-12:30 MW.

This new course draws on faculty experts from the fields of gerontology, health care and health promotion, and human computer interactions to help you learn how various applications of technology can help older adults stay healthy and independent. You will also learn how to develop a business plan for a start-up company in gerotechnology: consumer applications of technology for improving the health of the burgeoning aging population. For more information, contact Dr. Lesa Huber (

NOTE: This class counts as an elective outside the College of Arts and Sciences. Students majoring in CMCL are limited in the number of credits they can take outside the College, so make sure that you have room for an elective like this before signing up (e-mail me at if you’re not sure).

Intensive Writing Course for Fall

Looking for an Intensive Writing class for the fall? The following history course still has a number of openings:

HIST-J 300 Hawai'i in American Culture 17385 Wu
10:10-12:00 pm T LH 019
Above class COLL intensive writing section
Above class open to undergraduates only

Hawai’i has served a critical function in the development of the United States’identity as a nation. This course seeks to explore American nation-building through the colonial relationship between United States and the islands. Topics to be addressed include Pacific expansion and colonialism; the rise of the plantation economy and its immigrant labor force; the growth of the tourism and defense industries; race, the Cold War, and the statehood debate; the Hawaiian sovereignty movement; and imagining “paradise” in popular culture. The use of primary sources will be emphasized and will draw from a range of interdisciplinary texts, including literature, autobiography, journalistic accounts, and films.

IU Fall Job Fair

Find the perfect part-time job for this Fall semester at the:


Friday, August 24
IMU Alumni Hall
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Bring your Work Study Authorization Card*
Visit for a list of participating employers

*Work-Study authorization cards may be picked up in Franklin Hall 208.

Friday, August 24
IMU Alumni Hall
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Visit for a list of participating employers

General Restaurant/Food Service
Library Research/Lab
Recreation/Youth Programs
And Many More!

WORK-STUDY Students: Pick up your Federal Work-Study Authorization Card in advance at the Office of Student Financial Assistance, located in Franklin Hall Room 208.

The IU Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services will sponsor two separate job fairs on Friday, August 24th. Over 150 employers will participate! The morning JOB FAIR will represent work-study employers and the afternoon JOB FAIR will represent NON work-study employers. On-campus departments and Bloomington employers off-campus will be hiring students for the fall and possibly spring semesters.

Pay rates will range from $5.85 to $9.00+ per hour. Employment experience will enhance and build your skill sets, your resume and your wallet. Come talk to employers and find the perfect part-time job at the IU FALL JOB FAIR!!!

Go to the web site for a complete list of employers attending each fair!

For more information, contact the IU Career Development Center, 855-5234.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Rock, Paper, Scissors Seeking Interns

Rock, Paper, Scissors, a local world music promotion company, is seeking interns for August and Fall. This is a great opportunity to learn the world music business. We have had many interns at this company in the past. Please email Dmitri Vietze at for more information.

Junior and senior CMCL majors pursuing an internship with Rock, Paper, Scissors will probably be eligible to receive internship course credit through CMCL in the form of CMCL-C 382 Internship in Communication and Culture. If you secure an internship with Rock, Paper, Scissors and would like to receive credit, contact Tara Kaufman at before you start working.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Need an N&M or a Topics Class? Consider COLL-S 105 Computability and Logic

If you are still looking for an N&M and/or a Topics course for the fall, here's one that meets both N&M and Topics requirements. Please note that this is an honors-level course: you do not have to be part of the Hutton Honors College to take the course, but undoubtedly it will be more challenging than the regular E103/E104/E105 Topics courses.

Honors Computability and Logic (COLL)
S105 26291 Lawrence Moss
TuTh 2:30-3:45pm

The theory of computation is one of the most important intellectual developments of the first half of the twentieth century. From very slender roots, a tree blossomed in the 1930's whose fruit is the development of computers as we know them. But the same tree contains thorns, as it were; these are the 'negative results' which talk about computer programs that we can never write, and true sentences which we can never prove. These results are often taken to imply fundamental limitations on what human beings can know. They are on a cultural par with other developments that came at roughly the same time: the uncertainty principle in physics, and even with Freud's notion of an unconscious which cannot know itself.

The course will be an entry point to both the mathematical theory of computation, and also to discussions of the place that the theory occupies in broader intellectual discourse.
The 'math' aspect of the course presents the theory of computation and a bit of logic related to it. Students will write programs in a new language called 1#, and learn theory by reasoning about their programs.

A math or computer science background is not really needed (but of course it would help). It is more important to enjoy solving puzzles and to be willing to immerse yourself in the world of abstract thinking. For example, would you like to write a computer program to do something "weird", such as output itself?

The course will also look critically at the uses of results and metaphors from computability theory that have found their way into cognitive science, philosophy, biology, and other areas. This will involve readings of either survey papers or popular ("Scientific American" style) articles. The idea would be to present debates as to whether the uses of computability theory are genuine or spurious.

The class will have weekly homework on the technical material. Some of the homework will involve short writing assignments. The non- technical part of the course requires two papers.

The course will be a non-traditional mathematics course covering the basic results of the theory of computability. It has several special features:

* It not only covers the results, but it delves into the interpretation of them in areas like linguistics, philosophy of mind, and biology. Students will have to write papers on these topics, for example.

* The technical material will involve a new pedagogic approach that I am developing here. In effect, students will write programs in a new computer programming language designed especially for the theoretical work. You can find more about this part of the course at

* The course will be run as a seminar, with a limited enrollment and with lots of student participation. The course will be taught at an honors level, so it will be a challenge -- but one where people will learn things on several different levels.

Film Indiana

From Greg Waller, Chair of CMCL:

I want to let you know about the plans for Film Indiana, the upcoming conference sponsored by CMCL with funding from a New Perspectives grant and from the College of Arts & Sciences. Here's the link:

The conference is scheduled for Sept 14-15 and will include three public screenings of films from IU's impressive (and under-appreciated) archival film holdings. The Friday evening screening at the Fine Arts auditorium will feature historic erotica from the Kinsey; the Saturday afternoon screening at the Wittenberg auditorium will feature rarely seen Hollywood shorts from the David Bradley Collection, and the Saturday evening screening at the Buskirk-Chumley will feature a series of 1940-1950s films from the vaults of IU's world-class collection of instructional films.

We have two first-rate keynote speakers, Tom Gunning and Haidee Wasson, and I am delighted to announce that Jim Naremore has agreed to give a paper on his Kubrick research. It should be a excellent event, with no overlapping sections, plenty of screenings, ample time for conversation, and at least one very nice reception. I invite you to attend.