Friday, August 29, 2008

Visiting Filmmaker: Gwen Haworth


Sponsored by the Departments of
Communication & Culture, Gender Studies, History, and American Studies

Presents transgender filmmaker
of the award-winning 2007 film
“She’s A Boy I Knew”

Speaking on
"The Power of Self-Representation in Filmmaking on Issues of Gender and Sexuality"

Friday, October 31, 2008
Noon-1:15 p.m.
Room 100, 800 E. 3rd Street -- Q&A to follow

To see the film prior to the talk, please join us for a screening of
“She’s A Boy I Knew” (70 min.)
Thursday Oct. 30
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. in Wylie 015

Both events are free and open to the public.

Using archival family footage, interviews, phone messages, and animation, Haworth's documentary “She's a Boy I Knew” begins in 2000 with Steven Haworth's decision to come out to his family about his life-long female gender identity. The resulting auto-ethnography is not only an exploration into the filmmaker's process of transition from biological male to female, from Steven to Gwen, but also an emotionally charged account of the individual experiences, struggles, and stakes that her two sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to Gwen's transition.

For more info on the film and filmmaker visit:

If you have a disability or need assistance, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact Prof. Susan Seizer, 856-1986

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Visiting Filmmaker--Friday, September 5

The Underground Film Series, sponsored by the Department of Communication and Culture, will be hosting cinematographer/writer/director, and IU Alumnus, Jack Messitt on Friday, September 5, at 7 p.m. in Radio-TV room 251. With producer Kacy Andrews, Messitt will be presenting his new film, his feature directorial debut, _Midnight Movie_. The two will be on hand to introduce the film and to take questions after the screening. This is a great opportunity to engage with a rising professional in the film industry and to see new work by an emerging talent. Please find below a synopsis of the film and biographical information on Messitt and Andrews. Also, you can check out for information and a trailer, and for more information on the filmmaker.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet a filmmaking professional and to experience his new work!

Here is a film synopsis for Midnight Movie:
At a run down theater in a sleepy suburban town, a group of friends attend the midnight screening of a 1970s cult horror film. What they do not know is that the Director/Star of the film has something more in store for them than just a movie.

While he is thought to have died five years earlier in a psych ward massacre, the detective and doctor that witnessed the aftermath of the bloodbath suspect that the Director was not the victim, but the perpetrator of the killings and is still on the loose. What none of them understands is that he has enshrined his soul into the film itself.

As the film begins, the kids heckle the old black-and-white scenes. But they are jolted when the gruesome killer butchers one of their friends on screen! They soon realize that the killing was not the prank they hoped it was as they soon become the unwilling stars of the very horror movie they are watching?

Caught between the world of reality and the screen?s flickering shadows, they fight to stay alive in the locked theater.


Jack Messitt makes his directorial debut with Midnight Movie and is the screenwriter behind the upcoming feature film, Trust, being produced by TF1. As a cameraman, he has worked on everything from feature films and television to music videos and reality shows. Recently, he was the Director of Photography for the feature films Irreversi and The Curiosity of Chance. His television credits include Bones and American Idol for Fox, Oxygen Network?s comedy series Campus Ladies and DirecTV?s CD-USA. He is the 1st Vice President of the Society of Camera Operators and is a graduate of Indiana University and The American Film Institute.


Kacy Andrews has been actively involved in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. Her diverse resume includes feature films, television series, theater, and animation. She has worked throughout the world, and was recently profiled in PEOPLE ASIA Magazine?s 2006 People of the Year issue.

Kacy spent nine years in production and project development at Los Angeles-based Hyperion Studio where she was one of the Producers on Miramax's Playing By Heart (Sean Connery and Angelina Jolie). Kacy's portfolio at Hyperion also included the feature film Tom's Midnight Garden (Joan Plowright); BoneChillers, a children's television series for ABC (Linda Cardellini); and numerous animated projects such as FOX's Life With Louie (Louie Anderson); HBO's Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (Denzel Washington and Whoopi Goldberg); and Paramount Pictures' The Oz Kids.

In 2003, her consulting work at Bigfoot Productions led to the creation of Bigfoot Entertainment and the International Academy of Film and Television. As the CEO and founder, she has overseen the set up and development of the company, production facilities and campus headquartered in Asia. The company has since grown to more than 250 employees both foreign and local.

Over the past few years, Bigfoot Entertainment has invested in several feature films, including Shanghai Kiss (Hayden Panettiere), Falling for Grace (Margaret Cho) and 3 Needles (Lucy Liu, Olympia Dukakis and Sandra Oh).

During her tenure at Bigfoot, she has served as a Producer of such feature films as; The Curiosity of Chance, Irreversi, Hui Lui, Within, and Midnight Movie, as well as the documentary, USS Cooper and reality TV series Hollywood Boot Camp. These projects have been shot in such international locations as Belgium, Hong Kong, Thailand, Los Angeles and The Philippines.

Kacy is a recipient of the David Letterman Internship and a 1991 Cum Laude graduate of Ball State University with continuing studies at the American Film Institute. In 2000, she was awarded Ball State University's Graduate of the Last Decade and more recently was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill Scholarships

The Nomination Process at Indiana University
for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill Scholarships

Fall 2008

To compete for a Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and/or Churchill Scholarship, candidates must meet eligibility requirements set by the scholarship programs. All require that an applicant be a U.S. citizen, be on track to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent by October 2009, and be nominated by his or her university. (See Rhodes Web site for eligibility of other nationalities.) Although only the Marshall Scholarship specifies a minimum GPA of 3.70 for the undergraduate degree, in practice the other scholarships expect at least this minimum.

The IU Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill Nominating Committee recommends students interested in these scholarships review the Web site for each scholarship (URLs are provided overleaf) and read this document with care. To be considered for nomination by the committee, submit the materials noted below by Monday, September 15, 2008. Short-listed candidates will be invited to required interviews, most likely on Friday, September 19, 2008.

To be considered, please submit by Monday, September 15, 2008:

(1) a 1,000-word statement discussing your most important activities, interests, and honors in college; your proposed course of study, including the name of the university you would like to attend; and your career plans. (Information on many British and Irish universities is available online.) Please include on the statement your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and IU identification number.

(2) a list of your activities and honors while in college, including prizes, scholarships, offices held, and extracurricular interests.

The above materials should be submitted to Edda Callahan, Office of International Affairs, Bryan Hall 104, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

In addition, you should arrange to have

(3) two references that comment on your work and accomplishments sent directly to Edda Callahan by your referees so that the references arrive in her office by Monday, September 15. References will be confidential and will be used only for our nominating procedures.

IU Nominating Committee members will read the application materials and invite students for interviews to be held on the Bloomington campus, most likely on Friday, September 19. If you have not been contacted by September 17, please call Edda Callahan at 812-855-5021. The committee will notify applicants of its decision within a day or two of the interviews. Committee members will assist the nominees with further preparation of their applications for the national competitions.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or possible programs of study, please contact Professor Trevor R. Brown,

Information meeting on the Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships: Friday, Sept. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., in the Honors College Administration House, 324 N. Jordan, IU Bloomington


Below is a brief summary of the key requirements for each scholarship. For full information, you should review the Web site.

Rhodes Scholarship --

Support for two years graduate study at Oxford University, Great Britain, with third year possible. (Occasionally Rhodes Scholars study for a second undergraduate degree.) Candidates must demonstrate intellectual achievement, integrity, leadership, energy, and concern for others. They must be in their senior year or beyond and 18-23 years of age on October 1 of the year in which applying. 32 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: October 6, 2008.

Marshall Scholarship –

Support for two to three years of graduate study at almost any university in the United Kingdom. Candidates must demonstrate distinguished academic accomplishment and strong aspirations for graduate study. They must be in their senior year or within two years after graduation; no age limit. 40 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: October 2, 2008.

Mitchell Scholarship --

Support for one academic year of postgraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others that indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society. They must be in their senior year and have completed an undergraduate degree no later than the summer before they enter an Irish university. They must be 18 or over but not yet 30 on October 1 of the year in which they are applying. 12 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: October 6, 2008.

Churchill Scholarship --

Support for one year of graduate study in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Great Britain. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. They must be in their senior year or beyond; on taking up the scholarship, they must between the ages of 19 and 26. 13 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: November 12, 2008. (Take GRE by October so scores are available by November.)

Join The Indy Film Co-op

Join Now...It's Free

Share, Network, Make Films:
Our intent is purely to provide a basis and portal for discussion, education and promotion for Independent Cinema nationally and internationally. The Co-op members have created an atmosphere where filmmakers can make contacts, develop relationships, exchange ideas and take advantage of networking opportunities. Our goal is to create an organization that truly supports the goals of its members.

What We Offer:
The loan of production and post production equipment, film screenings, online magazine and forum, screenplay contests, resource base download...including complete lists of Hollywood contacts...and all at no charge. In September we are holding our Second Annual B Movie Celebration, a educational symposium and screening over 60 feature films.

What we will be doing:
The Co-op is launching HD streaming video service featuring works of its members and others. This will provide exposure and the opportunity for revenue for the Co-op's members.

Join now at:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Got Access Seeking Communications Intern

Got Access is interested in hiring a Communications student intern to help send out Press Releases and launch a new social technology platform,

Got Access is a brand new way to use the internet which provides an innovative way to socialize on the internet just like you do in the real world. Unlike other platforms, Got Access’ goal is to provide a safe, and private place for users to socialize, store, information, and interact online. Got Access provides the user total control over their privacy and content. The user owns all content on their Got Access website. In Got Access the user’s content remains the sole and exclusive property of the individual user. (Whatever happens on Got Access, Stays on Got Access).

They are looking for a part time communications intern to assist with a range of communications projects. Recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Projects may include:

* Assisting in building and advertising outreach programs/ events

* Spreading the word about

* Assisting with mailings and media outreach.

* Writing press releases

* Planning special events

For more information, contact

Jill Cheatham
Executive Assistant
Mobile: (812) 320-8237

Volunteers Needed for Accessible Playground Build

Come Join the Fun and Help our Community

The Monroe County Parks & Recreation staff is installing ½ of a large playground, tot lot & 2 swing sets on September 12, 13 & 14, 2008 at Karst Farm Park.

The park staff is too small to install the equipment alone. We need 50 volunteers per day to accomplish this task. The park staff will prep the site and have all needed tools and a crane to install the equipment.

If we recruit persons who are comfortable with putting parts together and lifting items, then there is a possibility that the playground equipment can be installed in 2 days. Volunteers will be assigned to a work crew based on their skill level.

If you can’t volunteer yourself, please ask your family or friends to volunteer.

Be part of a very special project that will impact the lives of many Monroe County families for decades to come.

Volunteer Dates: September 12, 13, 14 (No IU football game this weekend)

Volunteer Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (1 shift per day)

Lunch/drinks: Will be provided for you on the job site

T-shirt: Will be provided for registered volunteers (by 9-1-08)

Register: Fill out volunteer build form (contact Tara Kaufman at for a copy of the form)

Please call or email Kelli Witmer if you have any questions.
Monroe County Parks & Recreation
Work: 349-2802 fax: 349-2899

Cardinal Stage Production of The Diary of Anne Frank

1st Subscription Season launches with gripping new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank
September 12th – 28th / Waldron Auditorium

Cardinal Stage is pleased to announce an all-star cast of Indiana-based actors for its 2008-09 season-launching production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Wendy Kesselman’s sparkling new adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play runs September 12th – 28th at the Waldron Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Sunrise Box Office (114 E Kirkwood) or online at

The play is based on the diary of a young Jewish girl who comes of age while in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. It's a story the world knows by heart, but Kesselman’s recent adaptation incorporates material left out of the celebrated 1955 play, including recently released entries from Anne’s original diary. The show remains funny and heartwarming, but the new version has richer, more complex relationships and a truer sense of what the families went through, and what Anne, in particular, experienced, in the now famous secret annex.
Listing Anne Frank as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century, Time Magazine declared that, “the reason for her immortality was literary. She was an extraordinarily good writer.” Cardinal artistic director Randy White agrees, adding that, “Anne wrote in her diary that she wanted to be remembered as a writer. We chose Wendy Kesselman’s new adaptation because it’s a stage adaptation that puts Anne’s remarkable prose front and center.”

Cardinal’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank will be complimented by extensive education and outreach opportunities including a public talkback on September 14th a teacher-training workshop in conjunction with Indiana University's Jewish and Germanic Studies Programs. The workshop will introduce 30 - 40 Indiana literature, drama, history, and social studies teachers to the history of The Holocaust in the Netherlands, the compositional and publishing histories of Anne Frank's diary, the various media that have since adapted the diary (theater, film, TV, fiction, etc.), and the broader public image of Anne. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th and Cardinal will soon announce the stellar line-up of workshop leaders, including leading American and visiting Dutch Anne Frank experts.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Interesting A&H Course with Openings for Fall: FOLK-F 131 Introduction to Folklore in the United States

F131 – Introduction to Folklore in the United States

Monday and Wednesday, 3:35-4:25pm, plus discussion section meeting

People from all over the world call the United States home. Some arrived centuries ago, others arrived a few years ago. Along with ambition and family, all of them bring with them their expressive culture.

This class looks at contemporary cultural expressions in the United States by focusing on folklore – defined as creativity in everyday life. Through lectures, videos, slides, audio recordings and a few guest lectures, we explore folklore in the US now, for example, by studying urban legends, personal narratives, tattoos, and car art, as well as family traditions. We understand the present by looking at the past, seeing European, African, Native American, and Asian influences on the architecture, folktales, food, and body art of the United States.

Students in the class will engage in two field projects, identifying items of folklore around them, analyzing the stories, jokes, body art, and home decoration within their own social circles, collecting folklore from their families and friends.

This lively class is taught by Dr. Pravina Shukla, two-time winner of the Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award (2002, 2007).

2009 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination

For U.S. citizens seeking junior professional posts.

EXAMINATION CRITERIA (all must be met)

1. Be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2009 (UN requirement).

2. Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage but is not required) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

• Administration
• Economics
• Finance
• Information Technology
• Public Information
• Social Affairs
• Statistics

3. Be fluent in English and/or French, the two working languages of the
Secretariat. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN
(Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) is a definite advantage.

NOTE: The exam may be limited to the 40 most qualified Americans per occupational group.


Detailed information and application forms may be obtained at:

Examination will be held on February 24, 2009, in
New York City and San Francisco.

Travel expenses to and from exam site will NOT be paid
by the UN or U.S. Government.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fall 2008 African American Arts Institute's Auditions

Hello everyone! We are shaping up for another exciting year here at the African American Arts Institute! Would you like to be a part of one of our sensational ensembles? Then come and join us for our ensemble and band auditions the first week of September! We look forward to seeing you there!

African American Dance Company: Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Room A217)


African American Choral Ensemble: Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Room A219


IU Soul Revue and AAAI Band: Thursday, September 4 at 7pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall

If you have any questions please call the AAAI Marketing Office at (812) 855-5427.

Interesting Course for Fall: REL-R 388 Mandir and Masjid at the Movies

Mandir and Masjid at the Movies

REL R388 - 3 credits - can be applied to India Studies major or minor

Two 75-minute class meetings plus one movie screening per week

Mandir (temple), masjid (mosque), and for that matter church make frequent appearances in South Asian cinema, sometimes for surprising reasons. In this course we will consider the meaning of religion in South Asia using film as our lens to explore what John Booth calls the "ambiguity of the sacred-secular distinction in Indian culture." We will begin by reading and discussing two chapters on how scholars "read" film, with a bit of practice in class before our first film screening. The Lyden textbook will provide us with our theoretical background.

Each week we will watch and discuss, in detail, one film. Our broad topics include partition, gender, myth, fundamentalism, and the diaspora. We will come to know a range of views on religion and its role in the lives of South Asians through film produced in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and our reading of critical articles for each film. The films include mythologicals, social commentary, and Bollywood blockbusters, all of which have a great deal to tell us about religion in South Asia. No prerequisites, and prior knowledge of South Asia, while helpful, is not expected.

This course contributes to a liberal arts education by introducing some of the ways people in South Asia use film to reflect their various views on their own cultures and religions. Students will develop critical thinking and writing skills through class discussions and weekly writing assignments.

Each week students will submit a 1-2 page response to questions raised by that week's material. Grading will be based on these papers (30%), attendance and participation in classroom activities (30%), and two term papers (40%).

Our in-class discussions will centre around the readings, and questions posed on OnCourse will help guide students' thinking about each piece.

By the end of the course students will be able to
- recognize and deconstruct religious tropes in South Asian film, and discuss these in religious studies critical terms
- discuss the role of Bollywood in perpetuating communal (religious) stereotypes, and how the diaspora furthers such goals
- understand the enduring trauma of the Partition of South Asia
- debate the cliche "Hindus and Muslims are all brothers" from various South Asian cinematic perspectives

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Internships with Facets

2008 Fall Internships Still Available!

Facets Internships are a great learning experience for anyone interested in event coordination, film, fundraising, writing, marketing, publicity, non-profit organizations & PR.

Facets Graphic Design Intern
Assist Facets' in-house graphic designer with marketing related projects, including poster artwork, DVD artwork, film schedule layouts, mailings, banners, postcards, sell sheets, brochures, catalogs, email campaigns, and other media associated with promoting Facets' film screenings and DVD Exclusives from a practical and aesthetic standpoint. Requires 3 full days per week; Friday availability (all or part of day) required. Proficiency in Photoshop InDesign and Quark are helpful, but mastery is not required. Page layout skills and creativity are key.

CICFF Press Coordinator
Intern will assist and/or manage Festival and special program press and promotional efforts. Should be self-motivated, should possess good writing skills. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Previous journalism or photography experience a plus. Duties include: Preparing and sending press kits, press releases, film information & film theme information sheets; Researching, contacting & following up with press & publicity contacts (national & local press, niche & ethnic press, consulates, etc.); Taking publicity photos of Festival events; Coordinating & sending press tape dubs of Festival films; Organizing press clipping book for year.

Internships are unpaid however, they do include many perks with Facets Cinema, Video Rentals, Facets Film School classes, plus free soda & popcorn. Most of all, Facets internships are an intense and rewarding learning experience with a unique and celebrated Chicago non-profit arts organization.

There is no application deadline although application materials should be submitted 2-6 months prior to the upcoming internship session. Internships are roughly seasonal (Winter/Spring, Summer, & Fall). Submission materials include:

· Internship Application: Available online at,, by request at or by phone at 773-281-9075.
· Resume
· Cover Letter: Send a cover letter, in the form of a personal statement, of no more than 500 words explaining what an internship with Facets means to you.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and Internship Application to Kathleen Beckman, Internship Coordinator via email, fax or mail (below). Interviews for finalists will ONLY be considered after all materials are received.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Beckman, Internship Coordinator at 773-281-9075,

Kathleen Beckman, Internship Coordinator
Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
1517 West Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
Tel: 773-281-9075
Fax: 773-929-0266
E-mail: &

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IU Fall Jobs Fair

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


Friday, August 29, 2007
IMU Alumni Hall

Work-Study JOB FAIR
IMU Alumni Hall
9:00am – 11:00am

IMU Alumni Hall
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

The IU Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services will sponsor two separate job fairs on Friday, August 29th. 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 $6.55 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 JOBS FAIR!!!

Login to your myIUcareers account through for a complete list of employers attending the fair.

WORK-STUDY Students: You will receive an email from the Office of Student Financial Assistance regarding how to obtain your Federal Work-Study Authorization Card in advance of the fair.

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

IU Ethics Bowl Team Announcement

The 2008-09 IU Ethics Bowl Team is seeking participants for the upcoming annual intercollegiate competition!

Each year the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at IU sponsors one team to travel and compete in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The format begins with a regional round in the fall that feeds the national competition that is held in late February.

The first round will have teams competing in 8 regional competitions across the United States. The IU team will compete in the Indianapolis regional at Marian College on November 1, 2008. The cases will be posted during mid-September and the IU team will meet approximately twice a week at the Poynter Center to prepare and debate their positions on each case in advance of the regional match.

The final round draws together the top 32 teams from the regional rounds and will be held on March 5, 2009 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Cincinnati, Ohio. If IU makes it to national competition, team members will (again) meet twice a week to prepare and debate arguments about each case in advance of the final match.

Shana Bergen, a graduate of the IU Department of Philosophy, is this year’s coach.
Interested students should send their name, year, major (or possible major), along with a statement of interest, to: Richard Miller (, Director, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, IUB. Applications will be reviewed starting on September 2, 2008. Students should also include information about their coursework and background in ethics, along with any questions about the Ethics Bowl team that they may have. The IU team will be selected by mid-September.