Monday, August 30, 2010


Come hear about INPIRG campaigns and how you can get involved as an
intern or volunteer!

In case you aren’t familiar with us, INPIRG is a student funded, student
directed organization here on campus and across the state. We focus on
solutions to some of society’s biggest problems – like working to end
hunger and homelessness, fighting global warming, and making college
more affordable.

Check us out on FACEBOOK

With INPIRG you can: help register and turn our students to vote; join a
team of students volunteering at a food shelter; stand up against
offshore drilling and work for, clean, renewable energy and public
transit. Right now we’re planning canned food drive as part of the
National Day of Service in Honor of September 11^th – we’d love for you
to come!

Best of all – you’ll meet some great people and make a difference.

Please sign up to find out more:

I hope to see you at an info session!


Stephanie Gogul

LAMP Information Sessions

Wednesday, September 1 5:00—6:00pm SW—221
Wednesday, September 8 5:00—6:00pm JH—A106
Tuesday, September 14 5:00—6:00pm KH—203

What is LAMP?
LAMP (the Liberal Arts and Management Program) is an interdisciplinary
honors certificate program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences in
cooperation with the Kelley School of Business. It allows you to integrate any
major in the College with specialized training in business and management.

Advantaves of LAMP
 Small, innovative, interdisciplinary courses
 Outstanding professors
 Academic advising exclusively for LAMP students
 A close-knit network of motivated students
 A leadership retreat in the sophomore year
 Opportunities to meet not-for-profit, legal, medical and corporate professionals and executives

Liberal Arts and Management Program
Wylie Hall 245
Phone: 812-856-4966

Friday, August 27, 2010 Weekly Update: Welcome Week Edition



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Friday, August 27, 9-11 a.m. (Work Study) and 1-3 p.m. (Non-Work Study) Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

Looking for employment on or off campus? Local Bloomington and on-campus employers will be looking for part-time employees at the Fall Jobs Fair! Bring your student id for a speedy check in.

Morning Session: Only students with Federal Work Study awards on their financial aid accounts should attend from 9-11 a.m. Students will be required to present a copy of their Federal Work-Study Authorization Card in order in order to gain admittance to this session.

Afternoon Session: All students are welcome.

Learn more about participating employers through your myIUcareers account.

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Drop-in advising is available without appointment at the Career Development Center from 12:30-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Career advisors answer general questions about majors or careers; critique resumes and cover letters; explain what resources are available on campus; and get students started on internship, job, and graduate school searches. If additional time is required, the advisor will refer the student to an hour-long advising appointment.

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Q377 is for juniors and seniors who are beginning to think about life after college, and for whom finding meaningful work is of the utmost importance. Q377 is a 3-credit-hour, semester-long course offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. It is open to any junior or senior who has not taken ASCS Q294.

Description: In the 20th century, the illustrious psychologist and concentration camp survivor Viktor Frankl wrote: "The truth is that as the struggle for survival has subsided, the question has emerged - survival for what? Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for." Now, in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century and contemporary issues of economic, social, and environmental concern, most of us would like to find meaning in our work, and the sense that there is a deeper purpose to our lives. Each of us wants to serve the world in our own unique way, and yet it is easy to lose touch, or never really become clear about, what this might mean for us. In this course we will examine the idea that each of us has a "calling" or unique gift to bring into the world. We will ask questions such as:

*What kind of world do I want to live in?
*What are the personal gifts that I can bring into my work, and to others?
*What moves me to want to act?

Through experiential and self-reflective individual and group exercises from a variety of perspectives, you will be challenged to subjectively explore personal issues of meaning and spirituality and to discover your strengths, values, and passions, while objectively exploring topics such as the economic context of work, the environmental crisis and work, and the idea of "right livelihood." The discussion component of this class will be emphasized, and you will be asked to dig deep in order to develop a unique philosophy of meaningful work, and to discover the calling to which you are led.

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9/10/2010: digitalKnowledge, Associate Consultant, Schedule ID 159
9/21/2010: Kohl's Department Stores - Corporate, Store Management Internship, Product Management Internship, Product Development Coordinator, Schedule ID 161
9/23/2010: Bank of America, Quantitative Management Associate Program, Schedule ID 157
9/23/2010: Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Manager in Training, Schedule ID 158
9/29/2010: Kohl's Department Stores - Store Management, Store Manager Trainee, Store Management Internship, Schedule ID 164
9/30/2010: The Nielsen Company, Analyst - Professional Services Analytics Program, Intern - Professional Services Analytics Program, Schedule ID 160
10/5/2010: WestPoint Financial Group/MassMutual, Financial Advisor, Schedule ID 166
10/7/10: News America Marketing, Account Coordinator, Schedule ID 154
10/14/2010: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Transportation Representative/Sales (Chicago Central) Summer Start Date, Transportation Sales Summer Internship - Chicago Central, Schedule ID 156
10/14/2010: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sales/Management Trainee, 2010 Summer Management/Sales Intern, Schedule ID 165

Submit your resume and learn more about these and other positions through myIUcareers.

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Don't forget to check the full-time, part-time, and internship postings on myIUcareers. Below is a preview of what is currently available:

Full-time positions:

*The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc., International Sales Manager, Asia, Job ID 9629 *Sunrise Greetings, Financial Analyst, Job ID 9857 *American Marketing & Publishing, Outside Sales Account Manager, Job ID 8185 *Amazon, Area Manager, Job ID 9797 *Northwestern Mutual- The Bloomington Group, Financial Representative, Job ID 9773 *Dow AgroSciences, Development Specialist - Discovery Information Technology and Management R&D, Job ID 9795


*Cargill, Quality Management Chemist Intern, Job ID 9864 *Indiana Sports Corporation, Accounting Internship, Job ID 5427 *Social Butterfly, Graphic Design Intern, Job ID 9829 *Solution Tree, Institutes and Conferences Intern, Job ID 9644 *College Mall, Visual Merchandiser/Marketing Assistance Internship, Job ID 266 *Amazon, Leadership Intern, Job ID 9798

Part-time positions:

*Larry Decker - State Farm Insurance, Appointment Setter (Non-Work Study), Job ID 6238 *Honest Tea, Inc., Campus Brand Ambassador (Non-Work Study), Job ID 9848 *IU Medical Sciences Program Research Lab, Lab Assistant (Non-Work Study), Job ID 2550 *Indiana Memorial Union, Meeting Support Services Set-Up Person (Non-Work Study), Job ID 7782 *Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, Program Supervisor (Work Study), Job ID 9863 *The Kinsey Institute, Library Assistant (Work Study), Job ID 7852

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The Career Development Center will host various booths on campus during the month of September. Stop by to learn about the services and events being offered by our center for Fall 2010. The first 350 visitors at each booth get a free employer-sponsored t-shirt!

9/8/10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Involvement Fair 9/14/10, 11:30-1:30 p.m., Jordan Hall Lobby (Meet employers from Cook Medical) 9/20/10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kiosk between Ballantine Hall and Beck Chapel (Meet employers from Total Quality Logistics) 9/21/10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kiosk between Ballantine Hall and Beck Chapel (Meet employers from Enterprise Rent-a-Car)

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Are you a student who cares about service and is willing to put your passion into action? Indiana University Bloomington is hosting 28 AmeriCorps positions during the 2010-2011 academic year through the support of Indiana Campus Compact. After completing 300 hours of community service, students will receive a $1,132 Education Award.

Interested students should review the details of Americorps positions with either the Student Activities office (email or visit or the Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) program (Franklin Hall 004,

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Part I (Resumes): September 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Chemistry 122 Part II (Career Fair Preparation): September 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Chemistry 122

In preparation for the IU Bloomington Fall Career Fair, the Career Development Center will host a two-part workshop series for Life Sciences students (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology, etc.) interested in obtaining internships and/or full-time jobs.

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Monday, September 20, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.

Come join us at the Career Development Center to prepare your resume for the September 22 Fall Career Fair.

Workshop: How to Write a Resume
*11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Drop-in Resume Critiques
*12:30-4 p.m.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to make your resume stand out and capture the eye of the employer for whom you would most like to work.

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Wednesday, September 22, 4-8 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

Connect with organizations recruiting entry-level and advanced positions or internships in a diversity of sectors and industries. In addition, there will be specific clusters of employers from the industries below.

Companies attending as of 8/25/2010:

Abercrombie & Fitch
Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Hillstone Restaurant Group
JCPenney & Co.
Jimmy Johns Franchise, LLC
Kohl's Department Stores
Kohl's Corporate
Luxxottica Retail - Staples, Inc.
Sears Holdings Corporation
Sherwin Williams
Von Maur

Government & Nonprofit:
Indiana House of Representatives
Indiana INTERNnet
Indiana National Guard
Indiana State Senate
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
Peace Corps
Social Security Administration
Student Conservation Association
The Hope Foundation
US Customs and Border Patrol
US Dept. Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration US Marine Corps US Navy US Army Recruiting Battalion WorkOne Bloomington (Indiana Workforce Development)

Life Sciences:
AIT Laboratories
Baxter Biopharma Solutions
Beckman Coulter
BioChrom Labs, Inc.
Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation Cook, Inc.
Cook Pharmica
Dow AgroSciences
Procter & Gamble - Scientific Research & Development Division

Altria Sales & Distribution
American Greetings
American Marketing & Publishing
Buckeye International, Inc.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Coyote Logistics
Discover Financial Services
DISH Network
Echo Global Logistics
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Federated Media
Federated Mutual Insurance Co.
GATX Corporation
General Mills
Keyence Corporation of America
Liberty Mutual
News America Marketing
Northwestern Mutual - The Bloomington Group Red Frog Events Royal United Mortgage Simon Property Group Sims Metal Management State Farm Insurance & Financial Services Steel Dynamics The Hoopis Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual The Nielsen Company Total Quality Logistics

Learn more about participating employers through your myIUcareers account.

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Wednesday, September 22, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Representatives from DISH Network, a Fortune 250 media entertainment provider, will be on campus to discuss their full time hiring needs in Operations, Sales, Finance, Accounting, IT, HR, and Marketing. If you are interested in opportunities within the TV / entertainment industry, you do not want to miss this session!

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Career Development Center, 625 N Jordan Ave.

SCA, the Student Conservation Association, is the nation's oldest and largest provider of conservation internships. SCA offers over 2000 expense paid opportunities each year. Internships last from 12 weeks to 12 months, start at all times throughout the year, and are found all across the country.

Interns have the opportunity to work with such agencies at the National Park Service, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affair, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and other state and local agencies.

Interns do not need to be in school or be a certain major; all majors and skill sets are eligible to apply.

Internships are found in a wide variety of fields, including:
*Fish and Wildlife
*Resource Management
*Visitor Services
*Trail Work

SCA is an expense paid internship program, and offers the following benefits:
*Free travel to and from your site
*Free housing and biweekly subsistence allowance *Free or low-cost health insurance *Deferment of qualified college loans *AmeriCorps Education Awards

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Thursday, September 23, 5-7 p.m.
Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer for the Peace Corps!

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Since that time, nearly 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and committing more than 1,000 new Volunteers as a part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.

Are you a college student who is looking for: A paid internship opportunity that will stand out on a résumé? A chance to work with world-renowned leadership and gain useful, transferable skills? A custom-designed learning curriculum that offers opportunity to gain college credit? An opportunity to meet people from around the world, make lifelong friends, and have fun? As a part of the Disney College Program at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California, or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida, participants can take part in the internship of a lifetime. While working in front line roles at our Theme Parks and Resorts, participants will network with leaders, learn transferable skills, gain real-world experience, and be a part of a team of Cast Members from hundreds of job disciplines. Participants on the Disney College Program also custom design a learning curriculum that best suits their needs and interests, complete education courses and specialized learning activities, and can possibly earn college credit while doing so. Each program offers its own unique opportunities, so get started today by exploring which is best suited for you!

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Redbud Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Representatives from some of the world's leading schools of international affairs (The Fletcher School at Tufts, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, Walsh School of Foreign Services at Georgetown, and The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton) will be visiting Indiana University Bloomington. Please join them for an information session discussing admissions requirements, academic programs and career options for those students who elect to pursue graduate studies in international affairs.

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Devault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th Street

Please join IU Alumni and career professionals in diverse careers within the Counseling, Social Work, and Health industries for an evening of networking. Panelists will discuss their career paths, organizational opportunities, and provide advice for students entering the world-of-work. Each event will also include an introduction to networking, light refreshments, and the opportunity to engage with the panelists. The Networking Night Series is a collaboration between the IU Career Development Center and the IU Student Alumni Association.

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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Wednesday, September 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.

Are you thinking about going to graduate or professional school, or searching for the right program? Join us for the first of this two part series, in which guest speakers will discuss the following topics, with plenty of time for Q & A:

*Is graduate or professional school right for me?
*Should I get work experience in the "real world" first?
*How do I find and research grad schools and programs?
*What is life like for a grad student?
*The cost of attending graduate school
*Financial options (loans, grants, assistantships, etc.)

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

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For more information on these and other events, visit and sign in to your myIUcareers account.

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When you're looking for jobs, be sure to check the job listings (by using the "search jobs" feature) as well as the Interviews and Events tabs to find jobs that will have on-campus interviews.

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BENEFITS OF myIUcareers:

Participate in on-campus interviews for internship and full-time employment/Access online postings for part-time, internship, fellowship, and full-time positions/View the IU Career Development Center and Arts and Sciences Career Services calendar of interviews and events and RSVP for workshops and employer information sessions/ Obtain contact information for employers actively partnered with the Career Development Center and Arts and Sciences Career Services

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Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services, on the corner of 10th and Jordan, (812) 855-5234, or

Information meeting for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships

Please announce to your best and brightest students and encourage them to attend one of two information sessions on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh about the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill scholarships and the IU nomination process for each. These scholarships support study at one or more British or Irish universities and are among the most prestigious graduate scholarships offered to American students.

The Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill and Mitchell scholarships require candidates to be nominated by their U.S. universities or colleges. To be considered for nomination by Indiana University in fall 2010, an IU student must submit an application to the IU nominating committee by Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. The IU committee strongly encourages students who are interested in any of these scholarships to begin working on their applications and talking with potential referees as soon as possible. The IU application consists of a 750-word personal statement, a 500-word statement on the student's reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland, a 500-word statement on the student's proposed academic program, two references, and a list of activities and honors.

Students who have any questions regarding the scholarships or possible programs of study, should be encouraged to attend an information meeting or, if they are unable to attend, to contact the chair of the nominating committee, Trevor R. Brown (, or Edda Callahan, International Affairs, Bryan Hall 104, 855-5021,

The Nomination Process at Indiana University
for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill Scholarships
Fall 2010

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 2011, 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 13, 2010:

(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 13. 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 17. If you have not been contacted by September 15, 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 available as of April 2010. For full and current information, you should review the Web sites.

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 4, 2010

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; a limited number may be awarded to students who seek to do a 1-year degree only.

National deadline: October 1, 2010

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. 13 scholarships awarded each year.

National deadline: November 10, 2010. (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, 2010.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cognitive Science Student Organization - Fall 2010 Scheduling

The Student Organization for Cognitive Science (SOCS) is preparing for the Fall 2010 semester. Any interested students may submit their availability at by Friday, September 3rd, so we can plan an optimal meeting time.

SOCS is open to both majors and non-majors interested in discussing topics in cognitive science - which includes (but is not limited to!) topics in psychology, philosophy, computer science, linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, and education.

This semester, in addition to a series of professor dinners, we will be reading through the "30th Anniversary Perspectives on Cognitive Science: Past, Present, and Future" collection in Topics in Cognitive Science to start a discussion about each of the cog sci subdisciplines. We invite other suggestions for articles, activities, or TED talks that may interest the group.

Applied Health Science Open Classes

The following popular HPER courses still have openings for fall. All of these courses count as electives OUTSIDE the College of Arts and Sciences, so these courses are not good choices for students who have already exceeded the limit for credits outside the College.

HPER N220 (Section 27785) Nutrition For Health 4:00-5:15 MW
HPER F255 (Section 13693) Human Sexuality 5:45-8:15 W
HPER F258 (Section 21514) Marriage and Family Interaction 5:45-7:00 TR
HPER H318 (Section 13745) Drug Use in American Society 11:15-12:05 MWF (also 4:00-5:15 TR-Section 20910)
HPER H220 (Section 16851) Death and Dying 2:30-3:45 TR
HPER H235 (Section 18625) Obesity and Health 9:30-10:45 TR
HPER H263 (Multiple sections) Personal Health
HPER H305 (Several sections) Women’s Health
HPER H306 (Several sections) Men’s Health
HPER S217 (Section 13950) Safety: A Personal Focus
HPER S317 (Section 13951) Preparing for Natural Disasters 5:45-8:15 MW 2nd 8 weeks
HPER S317 (Section 13952) Chemical Safety For Consumers 4-6:30 TR 2nd 8 weeks

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Undergraduate Scholar

Interested in having your essay published? The Undergraduate Scholar is a journal that publishes non-fiction essays from all disciplines, from art history to zoology. Each issue reflects our intellectual engagement with the political, social, moral, and aesthetic issues of both the past and present. To submit an essay, you can upload it to the UGS website ( If you have any questions or are curious about how to join the UGS staff, contact Lauren Conkling at or

NEW First Year Veterans Experience Course

We are very pleased to offer the following course for the first time this fall. It is designed to ease the transition from military service to higher education and is taught by John Summerlot, a USMC and Army National Guard veteran on the IU staff. The class meets first 8 weeks only, is 2 credits, and can be found under EDUC-U 206 class number 32537. It will meet Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 pm in McNutt 003.
The enrollment is by permission only – contact or if you want to enroll.

This course is based around the idea of creating a documented transition plan for the student to use as future reference and modify as needed. The plan is a well thought out examination of how the student is going to transition to the higher education environment from the military. Each week we will do some activities and have some discussions that focus on a particular aspect of the transition plan occasionally supplemented by lectures or presentations from a variety of sources including the students themselves.

This course is designed to be interactive and on most occasions will allow for customizing the content to fit the needs of the students as a whole and sometimes as individuals.

Please contact me if you need any further information.

Margaret Baechtold
Director, Veterans Support Services
Indiana University
Indiana Memorial Union M084
900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-1985
(812) 856-2486 (FAX)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

GRE changes - new information

The information below is of particular importance to those who need to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and who plan to apply for spring, summer, or fall 2012 admission to graduate programs.

The GRE is undergoing dramatic changes in 2011. ETS has at last provided more information about the changes. They refer to the new GRE as "the GRE revised General Test."

All of the information at the website indicated at the bottom of this email is important, but, as you plan when to take and prepare for the GRE, pay particular attention to the dates when the revised GRE is being phased in. Here are a few key points (but again, read all of the information about the revised GRE on the ETS site and plan accordingly):

If you take the GRE revised General Test between August and September 2011, ETS says it will report your scores by mid-November 2011. (Registration for the revised GRE begins March 15, 2011. ) They recommend that if you need your scores before November 2011 you should take the current GRE exam before August 2011.

Therefore, it is extremely important as you are researching which programs to which you might apply that you confirm when each program needs your GRE scores. Be mindful of rolling admission deadlines (i.e., programs which begin filling spots as soon as their application cycle opens) so that you get your scores to them earlier for maximum competitiveness. ETS recommends that you take the GRE at least four to six weeks prior to when you need the scores reported.

It would seem, then, that those who plan to apply for admission to graduate programs for summer or fall 2012 admission or beyond will likely be taking the revised GRE. For those who are applying for spring 2012 admission, it is a bit less certain when you should take the GRE, but it seems that those applying for spring 2012 admission may need to take the current GRE in order to optimize rolling admissions or meet application deadlines. As indicated above, in order to decide by when you need take the GRE, you first need to determine when each program needs the scores. Remember that if your programs need your cores before November 2011, ETS recommends you take the current version of the GRE before August 2011.

Those applying for earlier admission to graduate programs – for instance, for spring, summer, or fall 2011 admission – will be taking the current GRE.

Read more detailed information about the revised GRE General Test, and how it will be phased in, at
IMPORTANT: Various links in the left margin of the revised General Test page will take you to important information about the new GRE design, information about how the test questions themselves are changing, and information about how to prepare for the revised exam (including sample questions and the pool of topics on which the writing section will be based).

For information about the current GRE, see

Finally, pre-OT students and pre-PT students should consult the newly expanded HPPLC OT and PT sites ( > Other Health Professions > PT or OT) for additional information and tips related to the GRE. The pre-PA site has not yet been fully expanded, but pre-PA students can still make use of the GRE information on either the PT or OT page – it will be very similar when adapted to the PA page.

Note: This information was prepared for Indiana University Bloomington students by the Health Professions and Prelaw Center. Please note that specific requirements and policies can change at any time without notice. Students are responsible for obtaining the most current information directly from application and testing services, and the schools and programs in which they have an interest. Refer to each program's web pages, bulletins, and other publications for the most current information. Students are responsible for understanding degree course requirements, as well as other requirements, policies, and procedures related to the degree(s) they are pursuing; for enrolling in appropriate courses; for understanding IU policies/procedures; and for following through properly with regard to all of the preceding.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hoosier to Hoosier Sale

An exciting new program launched this year called Hoosier to Hoosier
(H2H). H2H aims to collect all reusable items during the large student
move out period throughout the summer and resell them in order to
benefit local nonprofits in the community. We are currently seeking
volunteers to help organize the items and to assist during the H2H
community sale on August 21st and the Sunday-Friday before the sale.

We are hosting many volunteer opportunities over the next 10 days to
sort and clean the items we received and prep for the sale next
Saturday. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for
any of these dates. Even if you are only available for an hour, we
would definitely appreciate any time given! All opportunities listed
below take place at IU Memorial Stadium at Gate 5 (West Concourse).

Tuesday, 8/17 2-6pm
Wednesday, 8/18 2-6pm
Thursday, 8/19 2-6pm
Friday, 8/20 2-6pm
Saturday, 8/21 SALE DAY -- 7-9am, 8:30-12, 11:30-3pm, 3-6pm

If you have any additional questions, please contact me at or 812-334-8370.

Samantha Bray
IU Campaign Associate
United Way of Monroe County
Ph: 812-334-8370 Fax: 334-8387

Friday, August 13, 2010



August 05, 2010

To All Interested Juniors and Seniors:

The Publicity department at FOX Broadcasting Company in Los Angeles, CA is currently in the process of hiring for our Fall 2010 Internship Program. We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, incredibly motivated students who are interested in all facets of publicity, public relations, journalism, entertainment and communications.

We know school keeps you busy, so we are willing to work around your schedules. We do ask that our interns work at least two days per week, preferably between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm. Your duties will consist of assembling and distributing clip packets, assisting show publicists and other staff with various daily functions such as media research, writing press releases and loglines, as well as aiding in special events such as press junkets, premiere parties, and photo shoots. Interns will be involved with FOX productions such as “American Idol," “Bones,” “24,” “House,” “The Simpsons,” “Fringe,” “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show,” “Glee” and several others.

We would truly appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss our program in further detail. We are a dynamic company with innovative ideas and high energy.

Please send your resume and cover letter via e-mail:


*** SUBJECT LINE OF EMAIL: Please note what school you are from, the term (fall) you are applying for and your name in the subject line of the email.
Ex. – University name – Fall 2010 – Your Name

Should you have any questions or need any further assistance, please don't hesitate to email.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Victoria Palace
FOX Entertainment Publicity

Friday, August 6, 2010

IU's Big Ten Network series: Beyond the Syllabus

What can you learn in an hour and a half? • What difference can you make to IU in that time?

All IU students are invited to be part of the studio audience as we tape two pilot programs called BEYOND THE SYLLABUS for airing on the Big Ten Network:
• On Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at 2:30 p.m., celebrated Professor of Chemistry Richard DiMarchi - the IU scientist who discovered a drug combination that reduced body weight in lab mice by 25 percent and body fat by 40 percent within a week – will discuss the life sciences discoveries you can expect to see in your lifetime. (Radio-TV Building Room 251)
• On Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m., internationally renowned Psychological and Brain Sciences Professor Olaf Sporns will lead you on an amazing journey through the human brain. (Radio-TV Building Room 245)

Enjoy a free lunch, then listen while some of IU’s best minds share ideas and research discoveries that will change the way we live in the 21st century.

All audience members will be filmed and should expect to be on TV as part of the finished programs. Space is limited; reservations are required. RSVP to to confirm your attendance at this free event; specify which date you would like to attend (or both days). Participants are asked to wear either non-branded clothing (preferred) or IU shirts.

Questions? Contact:

Jocelyn Bowie
Director of Communications and Marketing
IU College of Arts and Sciences
Von Lee 201
517 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408-4060

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


IU has received new grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education that will allow us to make up to five academic year FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowship awards to IU undergraduate students.

Eligibility requirements:
1) U.S. citizen or permanent resident
2) Enrollment at intermediate level or higher (second-year level or higher) for both semesters of the 2010-11 academic year in one of the following languages: Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Kurmanji
Kurdish, Sorani Kurdish, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Dari, Pashto

Terms of award:
Stipend of $5,000 plus up to $10,000 toward tuition expenses for a maximum of $15,000 award. Note that late receipt of a FLAS award will be counted against student's eligibility for other types of financial aid already processed by the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance and may result in a reduction of other aid previously offered for the 2010-11 academic year.

Deadline: August 18, 2010

Download the application form:

For more information contact: Zaineb Istrabadi, Goodbody Hall 102, 1011 E Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401,

Mondokio International News Internship

Mondokio International News, an online news article translation service (, is seeking bilingual and 3rd- and 4th-year foreign language students to participate in a part-time Fall internship opportunity.

The internship will require a dedication of 10-15 hours per week. Students will be assigned to a particular country (or countries) which corresponds to their language competency. They will be asked to translate one article per day, 5 days a week. Students will be able to do this work from any place that they can access internet. Weekly meetings will be held on a day and time that is convenient to all involved, to discuss media analysis, cultural aspects of the countries, translation problems, etc.

Students must receive credit for this internship. This is an unpaid position. We take great pride in attempting to integrate our interns' goals/interests with our own, and we are usually able to accommodate this.

Interested students can apply by submitting proof of proficiency in their language and a resume to Eric Wittke at