Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Another interesting fall course: GLLC-G210 Global Jazz

GLLC-G210 (28686) Global Jazz (3 cr.) (A&H)
(MWF, 11:15-12:05, FQ012A) Paul Schauert

This class will explore the cultural processes, concepts and components of globalization (i.e. modernity, media, hybridity, cosmopolitanism, trans/nationalism, etc.) through the lens of jazz music. Overall, students will gain an insight into how various musical and extra-musical (political, social, economic, religious, etc.) aspects of culture have been exchanged through the language of jazz. This class will also explore how various musicians use jazz to form identities, which often
challenge and reaffirm national and ethnic boundaries. Moreover, since the exportations of jazz often act as symbols for the United States in general, students will explore the ways in which the political, social, and economic ideals of “America” have been both contested and accepted as this music becomes woven into the social fabric of various communities around the globe. Students will have a chance to express themselves in weekly journal entries, musical compositions, and/or audio and visual documentary projects. Formal training in music is not required.

Interesting course for fall: ANTH-E210 Human Diversity (Rethinking Race Globally)

This course may count towards the ANTH major, minor, and Certificate in Global Human Diversity and could appeal to students majoring in such disciplines as international studies, gender studies, and various language and area studies, as well as to residents of the Global Village and Foster International. In general, any student with an interest in concepts and constructions of race will benefit from participating in this thought-provoking class.

ANTH-E210 Human Diversity
Topic: Rethinking Race Globally
Instructor: Shane Greene
MW, 9:30-10:00

Description: Who invented the term “race” and what does it mean? Is race a legitimate way to talk about human diversity? If so, with what social and scientific understanding? If not, what other terms might we employ to substitute or complement discussions regarding racial matters? In this course we seek to address these broad questions about human diversity in terms of the legacy of the concept of race. To do so we will identify how anthropology and related disciplines have played a fundamental role in shaping our understanding about physical variation, culture, gender, and language as means to talk about differences in the human species. We will also identify the multiple ways in which such academic thought has fundamentally misconceived human difference in order to perpetuate stereotypes, justify various forms of domination, and propagate simple misunderstandings instead of recognizing the complex interactions that exist between physical variation and social constructions of human difference. We will examine ideas from past to present and read about current cases from different parts of the globe.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fall 2009 Internships with Indiana Ice

Indiana Ice Internship Program:

The Indiana Ice is a member of the 12 team United States Hockey League. The USHL is America’s only Tier One league. Over the last four years the USHL has averaged over 24 players per season being drafted by the NHL and has had over 250 athletes commit to NCAA Division I college programs. The USHL also recently surpassed the one million mark in total attendance for an eight straight season.

The Indiana Ice’s goal is to develop players, coaches and staff to the fullest of their ability and the organization takes great pride in its development of college students through its internship program. The Indiana Ice internship program provides job specific training in the following departments:

Media Relations/PR/Hockey Operations: The Media Relations intern will work directly with the Director of Media Relations/Hockey Services to promote the Indiana Ice through all local media outlets including print, broadcast and internet. Responsibilities of this position will include researching and writing all team publications including game programs, media guides, web content and all press releases. Regular contact with local media is required so strong communication skills are very important. As an extension of the Hockey Services Department interns will participate in updating team statistics, player prospect research and organization and execution of training camps. Strong research and problem solving skills are a must as well as the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Corporate Partnership Sales: Corporate Partnership Sales interns will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of this department. Interns will be responsible for prospecting new clients, appointment setting, attending meetings with current and potential clients and working with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to develop proposals and contracts. In addition, interns will assist in the fulfillment of current and newly signed partnership agreements. Interns should possess strong verbal and written communication skills, superior creative skills and a professional demeanor and appearance. (multiple openings)

Ticket Sales: Ticket Sales interns will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of this department. Interns will be responsible for assisting in database & contact management for new clients and returning business, prospecting new clients, planning of season ticket holder events and assist in reorganization of department. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to attend sales meetings with new clients. Interns should possess strong organization skills, knowledge of Microsoft Excel, outgoing personality and time management skills. (multiple openings)

Community Relations: The full time Community Relations intern will be responsible for all aspects of the Indiana Ice’s “Play Healthy, Play Hockey” program. The “Play Healthy, Play Hockey” program is a traveling street hockey set up that spreads the sport of hockey and the message of living a healthy lifestyle into the community. This position will be responsible for working with all departments to outline a standard event plan, putting together the schedule of events for the program, working with local media outlets to promote events, organizing and tracking all event staffing, all on-site coordination including event set up and tear down, inventory and maintenance of all “Play Healthy, Play Hockey” materials and event follow ups. Excellent communication and organization skills are a must. (1 opening)

Community Relations: The part time Community Relations intern position will be responsible for working as part of a team to execute all on-site aspects of the Indiana Ice’s “Play Healthy, Play Hockey” program. The “Play Healthy, Play Hockey” program is a traveling street hockey set up that spreads the sport of hockey and the message of living a healthy lifestyle into the community. Interns will be expected to work events 3-4 days per week with each event lasting approximately 4 hours. Candidates should posses strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work with people of all ages and a desire to be “out of the office” working in a fun and exciting event based atmosphere. (multiple openings)

General Info: All interns will be expected to begin as early as August 20 and no later than September 1, 2009 (unless otherwise arranged) and commit to a minimum of 30 hours per week through the conclusion of the internship program. All interns will be given 7 days off during their internship term to use at their discretion. The Indiana Ice internship program is a non-paid internship program. However, all accommodations will be made to provide institutional credit with your college/university.

Contact Luci Franklin with questions:

Luci Franklin
Business Operations Manager
Indiana Ice
Office (317) 925-4423
Fax (317) 931-4511

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fall 2009 Stipended Federal Internship Opportunities

Interested students need to speak with either Marsha Franklin in Political Science, or with Joelene Bergonzi, about earning 1 to 12 credits for the semester through POLS.

Thank you for getting the word out about this terrific opportunity!

Joelene Bergonzi, Associate Director
Political and Civic Engagement Program--PACE
Franklin Hall 004C

15 weeks internships with a federal agency to include but not be limited to one of the following: U.S. Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Treasury.

Accepted students receive scholarships covering the cost of The Washington Center for Internship and Academic Seminar’s program and housing fee for living in TWC’s furnished housing facilities for the duration of their stay. Additionally, students will be provided with a stipend.

Application Requirements for All Federal Internship Opportunities:
• US citizenship;
• Available for a fifteen-week period beginning September 2, 2009;
• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a related field, with preference given to qualified undergraduate students;
• Undergraduate students must receive credit for participating in this program (if you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact;
• Good academic standing as defined by the college or university in which the student is enrolled;
• Demonstrated experience and/or strong interest in working for the federal government.

How to Apply:
Students should fill out an online application at Students will be asked to create a login name and password. On the first page, they should select “Internship” in the drop down menu. On the second page, they should select that they are interested in Option 2, “Government Scholarship Programs”. Students are asked to fill out our Department of Commerce Application, even if they are interested in other federal opportunities, as we are currently in the process of updating our other application materials. They will still be considered for all federal opportunities for which they are eligible. There is no application fee for our Government Internship Programs. If students are prompted to provide payment information, they have selected the wrong internship application and should go back to page 2 to select “Government Scholarship Programs”. Please contact Katie McKenzie at 202-238-7729 or if you have any questions or concerns regarding these internship opportunities or the application process.

Application Deadline:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received. The final deadline to submit materials for this opportunity will be August 4th, 2009.

Sample Internship Descriptions Include But Are Not Limited To:

Environmental Protection Agency
Project Description:
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops national programs, technical policies, and the regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure. OAR is concerned with pollution prevention and energy efficiency, indoor and outdoor air quality, industrial pollution, pollution from vehicles and engines, radon, acid rain, strastospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and radiation protection. In support of this important ongoing work, the intern will work directly with the Senior Science Advisor in OAR’s Front Office to assist him in informing the office’s science policy. The Science Advisor is a key participant in science-related activities such as EPA Science Forum, NAAQS Review, Naturally Occuring Asbestos policy planning documents, Biofuels, etc.

Intern Responsibilities:
• Conduct short-term research of online scientific and governmental literature;
• Act as a contact for science issues encompassing cross-office coordination;
• Arrange, prepare for, and attend meetings on science policy;
• Summarize and evaluate various articles, reports, presentations, and meetings;
• Follow up on action steps for various Agency activities.

Required Skills:
• Ability to work effectively with Microsoft Office programs and Lotus Notes;
• Capacity to work independently and juggle multiple deadlines;
• Familiarity with conducting web-based research;
• Excellent writing and editing skills;
• Profession phone/public demeanor; and
• Prior experience or familiarity with environmental issues.

US Census Bureau
Description of Responsibilities and Duties:
The intern will assist with developing a comprehensive online data library for most Federal microdata, and macro (aggregate) datasets in a project called the DataWeb and DataFerrett.

Intern Responsibilities:
• Develop the statistical rules to use microdata and macro datasets effectively in an online environment;
• Help design the software to use the data effectively; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
• Background in one of the following courses of study preferred: economics, public health, sociology, demography, or political science;
• Capacity to juggle multiple deadlines; and
• Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.

Internal Revenue Service
Descriptions of Responsibilities and Duties:
The intern will be given the opportunity to express interest in any of several different projects within the agency upon arrival. A broad skill mix is preferred, and students of all majors will be considered.

Intern Requirements:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc);
• Ability to work well as a member of a team as well as lead;
• Strong work ethic;
• Evidence of community service or involvement;
• Strong written and oral communication skills; and
• 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Now Open to ALL Students for Fall: COLL-Q175 Welcome to the College

COLL-Q175 Welcome to the College
Section 12212
1 credit, graded S/F, first 8 weeks of Fall 2009
MW 4:40-5:30, Ballantine Hall 006
Instructors: Jody Ferguson and Kim Hinton (,

We will be utilizing field trips (for example, to the Lilly Library and Career Development Center), guest speakers, and in-class discussions, as well as assignments involving such topics as campus resources, career investigation, and faculty interviews, to help students learn about the university and take advantage of the offerings provided by their campus environment.

EALC Placement and Proficiency Testing for Fall/ New On-line Special Credit Application

All testing is free. Bring a picture ID and pencil.

Thursday, August 27th
2:00 p.m.
Ballantine 148

Thursday, August 27th
2:00 p.m.
Ballantine 138

No prior registration is needed for Chinese and Japanese testing. For your results, please call the EALC department office the following day (855-1992).

Thursday, August 27th
2:00 p.m.
Goodbody 229

If you have studied Korean before and want to take it in Fall semester, please go to and fill out the online form for placement testing to be registered for this test.

If you are already fluent in Korean and want your proficiency certified, please go to the Korean Language website at and fill out the online form to be scheduled for testing after the beginning of the semester.

You can also direct your students to for this information, as well as FAQs about each test.

Regarding special credit: we now have an on-line special credit application, available at, alongwith EALC's special credit policy (international students should note the rules concerning receiving special credit in their native language).

Friday, July 10, 2009

Information for the Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell/Churchill scholarships

These scholarships support study at one or more British or Irish universities and are among the most prestigious graduate scholarships offered to American students.

For students who are interested, we have also scheduled two information sessions -- Thursday, September 3, 2009, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and Friday, September 4, 2009, 12:30-1:30p.m. Both sessions will be at the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street, IUB.

The Nomination Process at Indiana University for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill Scholarships
Fall 2009

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 (See Rhodes Web site for eligibility of other nationalities.), be on track to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent by October 2010, and be nominated by his or her university. 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 those interested in these scholarships review the Web site for each scholarship (URLs are provided overleaf.) and read this document with care. The committee requires not only a written application but also an on-campus interview. To be considered for nomination by the committee, you must submit by Monday, September 14, 2009:

(1) Three statements with the following information:

a) personal statement: Describe the academic and other interests and pursuits that have had the greatest influence on your academic and career ambitions (no more than 750 words).

b) reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland: Explain why you want to study in the United Kingdom and/or the Republic of Ireland and how you think this experience will benefit you in the future (no more than 500 words).

c) proposed academic program: Describe your proposed academic program, giving reasons for your choice and for your preferred university (no more than 500 words). If you are proposing to pursue a research degree, you should outline the research you wish to undertake.

(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 14. References will be confidential and will be used only for the Nominating Committee’s procedures.

Committee members will read the application materials and invite students for interviews to be held on the Bloomington campus on Friday, September 18. If you have not been contacted by September 16, please call Edda Callahan at 812/855-5021. The committee will notify applicants of its decision a day or two after 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,

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. Geared toward students of proven intellectual achievement, integrity, leadership, energy, and concern for others, who are in their senior year or beyond and 18-23 years of age on October 1 of year applying. 32 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: October 5, 2009

Marshall Scholarship --

Support for one to three years of graduate study at almost any university in the United Kingdom. Geared toward students who have distinguished academic records, strong aspirations for graduate study and who are in their senior year or within two years after graduation; no age limit. Up to 40 scholarships awarded each year; up to 8 will be awarded to students who seek to do a 1-year degree only.

National deadline: October 1, 2009

Churchill Scholarship --

Support for one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Great Britain. Geared toward students of exceptional ability who are in their senior year or beyond and 19-26 years of age. 12 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: November 10, 2009. (Take GRE by October so scores are available by November.)

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. Prospective scholars 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. For students in their senior year who will have completed an undergraduate degree no later than the summer before they enter an Irish university and who are 18-30 years of age. 12 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: October 5, 2009.

HEC will be hiring Outreach Fellow - Apply Now

HEC will be saying goodbye to one of its Outreach Fellows on July 24. With major federal energy/climate legislation moving through Congress right now, HEC will seek to find a highly qualified replacement ASAP. For a full description of the the Outreach Fellowship position (2-year, full-time, salaried, benefits) and for information on how to apply, view the attached .pdf at

HEC is Indiana's leading environmental education and policy advocate and a great place to work. As an Outreach Fellow, you will find the work challenging and rewarding, as you work to advance green policies in energy, agriculture, transit, and other areas. Because HEC is a small non-profit with an enormous role to play in Indiana, you will also find yourself working beyond your job description.

The application pool can be quite competitive, so if you are interested in a fall position (starting no later than September 2009) you should take a look at the application brochure attached apply now.