Tuesday, June 28, 2011

International Orientation Assistant - JOB

International Orientation Assistants work with almost every aspect of our International Student Orientation program. Their primary responsibilities are to help new students, their parents, and guests during the orientation programming that happens in August. Assistants participate in panel sessions, answer questions, provide directions and assistance, and help to ease the transition to Indiana University. They help in organizing and leading teams of volunteers to ensure new incoming international students have a positive experience. Assistants are ambassadors who teach new students about IU resources, opportunities, and expectations. During International Student Orientation, they also participate in our evening and weekend social programming.

Available August 1st through 24th. Entering Fall 2011 academic year in sophomore standing or higher. Must have solid familiarity with IU campus and resources. Must have excellent communication and social skills. Ability to lift heavy boxes and equipment (at least 50 pounds). International experience a plus.

Interested students can apply at http://www.indiana.edu/~career.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Great Sociology Service Learning Course for Fall

SOC-S360- Topics in Social Problems: Community-Building Across Generations
Department of Sociology

Professor Donna Eder
Ballantine 775 Phone: 5-4895
email: eder
Fall, 2011 This sociology course is designed around a structured community service project, providing an opportunity for a “hands on” learning experience. We will use storytelling as a vehicle for understanding community, intergenerational relationships, ethics and cross-cultural values and learn about an innovative program, START (Storytelling as Reflecting Time). In the second half of the course students will be actively engaged in START, working with children at either the Crestmont Boys and Girls Club or at The Rise (transitional housing for families who have experienced domestic violence). While most students will be telling stories to young children, there is the option of instead interviewing elders in the community about their life lessons. Both service projects will culminate in dramatic performances of the elders’ stories by the children at Crestmont and the RISE.

We will be using the city of Bloomington as a site for learning, service, and research throughout this course. All students will do a service learning project which will take an average of 2-3 hours per week. Because of the extensive service component, there will be fewer readings and the main written assignments will be a series of journal reflections, culminating in a final report. Honor students will be expected to do additional journal reflections and a longer final paper.

(See S360 home page on mypage.iu.edu/~eder.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Deadline for Extended-X (Grade Replacement) for Second Summer Session Classes

Extended-X petitions (for grade replacement when re-taking a course) are due by Thursday, June 30th for second summer session classes.

Grade replacement does not happen automatically. You must stop by the College Recorder's Office (Kirkwood Hall 001) to fill out the required paperwork.

For more information about Extended-X, see http://www.indiana.edu/~registra/extendedx.shtml.

Pass/Fail Deadline for Second Summer Session Classes

Thursday, June 30th is the last day to sign up to take a second summer session class pass/fail.

If you are interested in taking a class pass/fail, please stop by my office (in the CMCL building at 800 E. 3rd Street, room 259) so we can complete the required paperwork.

Here is some information about the pass/fail option from the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin (http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/college/2010-2011/policies/academic-policies/pass-fail.shtml): "During their undergraduate program, students in good standing (not on probation) may enroll in a maximum of eight elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail). The Pass/Fail option is available for a maximum of two courses per academic year, including summer sessions. For the Pass/Fail option, the academic year is defined as beginning with the start of the fall semester and ending with the end of the second summer session. The course selected for Pass/Fail must be an elective (i.e., it cannot fulfill requirements other than the minimum 122 hours required for the degree, but it can be used to meet the requirement for courses at the 300–400 level). It may not be used to satisfy any of the College of Arts and Sciences’ fundamental skills, distribution, Culture Studies, Intensive Writing, or Topics requirements. Nor may it be counted as a part of the student’s concentration area, minor, or certificate program. During the freshman year, students may elect to take activity courses in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation on a Pass/Fail basis in addition to the two other permitted courses."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Job Available: Web Campaign Manager

Help prevent cancer and slay chemical industry dragons … online!

We are looking for a full-time, savvy and experienced online communications activist to join the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign team in our Washington DC office.

The Web Campaign Manager will maintain and grow a strong web and social media presence to raise public awareness and mobilize grassroots action to demand safer products and safer chemicals policy reform. See http://www.saferchemicals.org/PDF/schf-web-campaign-manager-description-31may11.pdf for the full job description.

Launched in 2009, the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition runs the national campaign to protect public health from toxic chemicals in everyday products. We’re challenging Congress to fix our broken chemical safety system by overhauling the obsolete federal law that allows toxic and untested chemicals in our homes and bodies.

We offer a dynamic campaign work environment, a rich national coalition experience, and competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, send a letter describing your qualifications and experience, along with a writing sample and three references, to: jobs@saferchemicals.org.

Position open until filled. Apply by June 17, 2011 for priority consideration.