Friday, November 30, 2012

FLAS Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Information Meeting for FLAS Fellowships:
Tuesday December 4th, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Access the FLAS information webpage and application here.
The Islamic Studies Program supports students wishing to study Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu. 
2013-2014 Application deadlines for summer and academic year applications is FEBRUARY 1ST.
    • $5,000 academic year stipend plus maximum tuition award of $10,000 or actual tuition if lower.
    • Requires enrollment in intermediate level language instruction (second-year level) or higher of a least commonly taught language
    • $15,000 academic year stipend plus maximum tuition award of 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Automatic enrollment in the graduate student health insurance plan with the cost of the student premium paid by the fellowship.
    • $15,000 academic year stipend plus tuition award of at least $18,000, or actual tuition if lower.
    • Automatic enrollment in the graduate student health insurance plan with the cost of the student premium paid by the fellowship.

Seeking volunteers for Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival


The Pride Film Festival has become an exciting and enduring Bloomington tradition, and I hope that you’ve have had a chance to enjoy the films, parties, and community discussions it offers.  Each year, Pride serves as an excellent opportunity for members of the Bloomington community to come together and share in this event.  This experience is made possible by a large crew of volunteers who help with various aspects of the festival.  If you would be interesting in having an active role in this year’s event, we hope you will consider participating in one of the many volunteer opportunities available.  The 2013 Pride Film Festival will take place the first weekend in February, from January 31st to February 3rd, and there are a variety of positions for anyone hoping to get involved.  


We need:

- volunteers to flyer/poster before the festival
- ushers (there will be an orientation required)

- Street Party volunteers (there will be an orientation required)

- flash mobbers (rehearsals will be required)

- party set up
- party clean up

- and some outrageous personalities to volunteer as “plant dancers” to get the dance party started!


If you are interested in helping out, please send an email including your name and contact information, to We'll get back to you with more detailed information about the positions you can choose from.


Thank you, and we’ll see you in January!



Sarah Gordon and Keith Romaine

Volunteer Coordinators, Pride Film Festival 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Robby Benson talk at IU Cinema

All are invited to hear Robby Benson speak at the IU Cinema Tuesday 4 December 9.30 – 10.45. a.m. 
Robby Benson’s talk “Life of a Story” covers the stages of a film script from story conception through development and production. Drawing on his 40 years in show business, Benson will focus on the first script he sold at age 18, the life and death of a 10 million dollar feature he was set to direct, and the success of a million dollar indie film he made with his film students while teaching in South Carolina. Q & A will follow.


Robby Benson Biography


Best known for starring in films such as Ice Castles, Ode to Billy Joe, The Chosen, Tribute, Running Brave, Harry and Son, in his own screenplay for the Warner Bros. basketball classic, One on One, and to a new generation as the voice of Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film ever to receive a Best Picture Academy Award nomination, Robby Benson is also a two time Golden Globe nominated actor whom has co-starred with legends Paul Newman, Jack Lemmon, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman, George Burns, Maximillan Schell, and Rod Steiger.

His four decades of show business versatility include producing and directing feature films and television series. Robby directed over 100 sitcom episodes and pilots, including episodes of Friends, and an entire season of Ellen. Most recently he helmed Billy: The Early Years (2009) casting actor Armie Hammer in his first starring role.


Benson starred on Broadway in Zelda, The Rothschilds, and the Joseph Papp production of The Pirates of Penzance, where he met and fell in love with his co-star, Karla DeVito.


Robby Benson has composed film soundtracks, and has been the recipient of several RIAA Gold Records for song writing, most notably “We Are Not Alone” for John Hughes seminal teenage film The Breakfast Club.  Most recently Robby collaborated with Lyric Benson co-writing, arranging, engineering, and producing her debut album, Lyric’s Love Light Revolution (2012).


For the theatre, Mr. Benson wrote the libretto and score of his musical Open Heart, which debuted in New York at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, and is published and licensed by Samuel French (2006).


Robby Benson added author to his career accomplishments with the release of his first book, Who Stole the Funny? A Novel of Hollywood published by HarperCollins (2007) and praised by the Editor in Chief of Variety Peter Bart as “an irreverent and hilarious stroll down the dark alleys of Hollywood’s TV landscape.” Who Stole the Funny? made The Los Angeles Times bestsellers list (2007).


Robby Benson’s new medical memoir I’m Not Dead…Yet! is a funny, explicit look at surviving four open heart surgeries for a congenital valve defect while continuing a dynamic creative career in and out of Hollywood.

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergrads

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is proud to announce its support for a new venture, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference. Previously conducted under the title of the Midwest Undergraduate Film and Television Conference and held only at the University of Notre Dame, this new incarnation will rotate across multiple universities on an annual basis, so as to enable wider access to students across North America. It will carry the SCMS imprimatur to reflect the organization’s strong support for undergraduate education in cinema and media studies.


We ask that you tell your best undergraduate students about the First Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference. It will be once again held at the University of Notre Dame on April 11-12, 2013. Next year it will move to the University of Oklahoma.


Undergraduate students are invited to propose papers appropriate for a 20-minute presentation on any aspect of cinema and media history, criticism, or theory. Interested students must submit a proposal form, which can be found at


Completed proposals should be sent by email to at the University of Notre Dame. Please write "SCMS Undergrad Conference 2013" in the subject heading.

The deadline for proposals is Midnight EST on Monday, February 4, 2013. Questions about the conference should be directed to Christine Becker at

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Course for Spring 2013 (HIST-B 208, Pagans and Christians in the Middle Ages)

This is actually more of a revived course than a new course, but it has been a while since it has been taught.
NEW COURSE NUMBER!  Formerly taught as E104 (spring 2009)
Prof. Deborah Deliyannis                                                      MW 1:25 - 2:15 pm + section
Email:                                                             Woodburn Hall 101
                                                                                                                    section # 32653
This class meets the College’s Global Civilization and Culture Credit, as well as the College’s  S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit.
Between AD 33 and 1400, the people of Europe gradually converted from a variety of other religions to Christianity. In this course, we will consider both the (scanty) evidence for pre-Christian religions and the narratives of conversion for each region of Europe in the post-Roman period (i.e. after AD 400). The focus of the course will be a critical examination of the original written sources and material remains that tell us about the pre-Christian religions of Europe, the conversion of each group, and the impact of Christianity. No background knowledge is expected.
This is a lecture course, with discussion sections. Weekly readings will include primary sources and chapters from a textbook. Requirements include short written exercises on the assigned readings for 8 of the 13 weeks, participation in discussion sections, and midterm and final exams. 

Career Development Center Newsletter November 26-30



1.            NEW Morning Drop-In Advising

2.            Featured Job and Internship Postings

3.            Get INdorsed! Career Ready Graduate Certification Program

4.            Event Planning Networking Night

5.            Big Ten Virtual Career Fair

6.            International Work: Careers with NGOs and Government Agencies

7.            Upcoming Employer Information Sessions

8.            Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

9.            Benefits of myIUcareers



1. NEW Morning Drop-In Advising


Monday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 12:30 - 4 p.m.


No appointment necessary!

Our office is located at 625 N. Jordan, the northwest corner of Jordan and 10th. 


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.


For more information about our advising services, go to our website:




2. Featured Job and Internship Postings


To access the full list of postings and learn more about the positions, log into your myIUcareers account which can be accessed from; click "Student Login" and use your CAS username and passphrase to access the career system.  Once logged in, hover over "Job Search" tab at top of screen and select "Job Search."


Full-Time (Professional) - more than 250 positions currently posted, including:


- Leadership Development Program - Finance, Inventory Management, Merchandise Planning, and Merchandising, Abercrombie and Fitch

- Sports Sales Executive, Sports Events, LLC

- Assistant Media Negotiator/Planner, ZenithOptimedia

- 2012 Corps Member, Teach for America


Internships - more than 150 internships currently posted, including:


- Marketing & Social Media Intern, The Windish Agency

- Learning Community Intern, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

- Intern - IT/Systems, State Farm Companies

- NASA Glenn Research Center Pathways Intern, NASA Glenn Research Center


Part-Time - more than 55 non-work study and 8 work study positions currently posted, including:


- Pet Care Technician, The Dog House, LLC

- Lab Tech, Stanton Optical

- Software Development, Microsoft Corporation

- Marketing and Membership Sales Rep, Anytime Fitness




3. GET INdorsed! Career Ready Graduate Certification Program


Need a road map for your career development plan? Want to be recognized for your career preparation? Get ready and get recognized - apply now for the INdorsed Career Ready Graduate Certification Program!


The INdorsed Career Ready Graduate Program is a statewide standard used by colleges and universities to certify students' preparation for professional work. By working towards this certificate, you will be more equipped and prepared to maneuver this very competitive job market.


Benefits include working one on one with a career mentor, obtaining a Certificate of Career Readiness to market on your resume, and getting a leg up on your competition.


To apply for this program, you must have completed ASCS Q299 or be a College of Arts and Sciences student. Limited space is available, so act now! For more information about this exciting new program, contact Andy Bosk at



4. Event Planning Networking Night


Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

DeVault Alumni Center - 1000 E. 17th St.


Networking Nights is a collaborative event hosted by the IU Career Development Center and the IU Student Alumni Association. Its purpose is to provide students the opportunity to learn the art of networking through interaction with professionals in their field of interest. Please join IU Alumni and professionals in event planning roles for an evening of networking and fun. Guest speakers will participate in a panel discussion focusing on their career paths, organizational opportunities, and sharing advice for students entering the world-of-work. An introduction to networking will be followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with the guest speakers.


Panelists include representatives from:

Oliver Winery

Red Frog

Pacers Entertainment

Ritz Charles

Maribeth Smith & Associates


REQUIRED: Please RSVP through your myIUcareers account, accessible at Once logged in, click on the "Career Events" tab at top of website and select the event. Click the "Register for Event" button.


REQUIRED: Please dress in business casual attire (dress shirt with dress pants or skirt).


For more information, go to the event website:



5. Big Ten Virtual Career Fair


Thursday and Friday, November 29 & 30

Times are specific for each attending employer


The Big Ten Virtual Career Fair is a great way to get in front of leading employers without ever having your leave campus! In fact you don't even have to leave your desk.


The Big Ten Virtual Career Fair is open exclusively to students and alumni of the 12 Big Ten universities. Whether you are looking for an internship, a job right out of college or are an experienced hire, you'll be able to find a job opportunity suited for your skills. On the days of the fair you'll be able to talk directly to corporate recruiters.


Some of the nation's top companies may be looking at your resume prior to the event, so don't be surprised if you hear from an HR representative requesting you interview with them during the job fair. By contacting these companies through chat rooms rather than standing in line, you are much more likely to have a meaningful exchange with the recruiter. And it's incredibly easy to sign up!


Return to the site often as new companies are added every day. Many of the companies will have links to their websites with job postings as well as the hours during the virtual fair that they will be online to chat with you about jobs.


Log on during the virtual career fair hours on Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30. The companies will have "office hours" listed online so you'll be able to hook up directly with the companies you are interested in working with.


One week before the event, registered attendees will be given a unique username and password that will give them unlimited access to the two-day Virtual Career Fair.


That's all you have to do and you'll be on your way.



6. International Work: Careers with NGOs and Government Agencies


Thursday, January 24

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Individual Informational Interviews

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union


Learn how to become actively involved in contributing to humanitarian efforts around the world. If you are interested in human rights, relief, development, and public health, plan to attend IU Bloomington's career event focused on international NGOs and government agencies. This event will include the opportunity to have an individual appointment with representatives from attending organizations and a panel discussion.


This event is presented in partnership with the International Studies Program, the Title VI Centers, and the Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services Office.


Attending organizations: TBA



7. Upcoming Employer Information Sessions


To find additional information about upcoming Information Sessions, visit:


FOR ALL EVENTS: Please RSVP through your myIUcareers account, accessible at Once logged in, click "Career Events" tab at top of website; select event. On event screen, click "Register for Event" button.



Wednesday, December 5, 7:30-9 p.m.

Woodburn Hall 101



8. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Join the Career Development Center's Fan page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive updates on events and services, interesting career news, and much more.


LinkedIn: IU Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services--Group Page ____________________________________________________________________


9. Benefits of myIUcareers


Set up your FREE online account at myIUcareers is the first place to look for local and national full- and part-time job postings, internships, and externships.  Unlike large job boards, myIUcareers is restricted only to IU students, so you face less competition. Other benefits include:


- Participate in on-campus interviews for internships and full-time employment


- Search IU-targeted online postings for part-time, internship, fellowship, work-study, and full-time positions


- Access to events calendar: on-campus interviews, information sessions, employer info sessions, career fairs, and networking nights


- RSVP for office events


- Obtain contact information for employers


For more information, go to:




Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services

625 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, Indiana

(812) 855-5234


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Easy to Miss Spring 2013 course on Religion and Animals (REL-R 202)

Lisa Sideris, who is a popular professor for REL-R 170 Religion, Ethics, and Public Life, is offering a special class on religion and animals in Spring 2013.  This class is appropriate for any student, and would be appropriate for freshman and sophomores wanting an intriguing CASE (but not GenEd) A&H class that examines the relationship of humans and animals from a variety of perspectives (e.g. how human are animals and how animal are humans, the ethical status of keeping pets, the role of animals in mythological and other texts, etc.). A full faculty-provided description of the class is available under the “details” tab in class search.
Unfortunately students might miss this class since it is being offered as a REL-R 202 course, which is an infrequently used number by the department.
William E. Smith III, PhD
Academic Advisor for American Studies, India Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Indiana University-Bloomington

EDUC-X 150 Managing Resources for Learning - An Academic Booster Shot!

EDUC-X150: Managing Resources for Learning
An 8-Week “Academic Booster Shot”
X150 is a small (limit 19), 8-week two-credit “academic booster shot” for freshmen and sophomores who need to quickly and drastically ramp-up their performance and increase their academic success in all their classes.  Activities and topics covered include:
  • Goal setting
  • Organization and time management
  • Learning about learning
  • Thinking critically and creatively
  • Engaging, listening, and note-taking
  • Reading and studying for better comprehension
  • Developing memory and taking tests
Available Sections for Spring 2013:
Section                 Time                                                      Days                      Place                    
16901                    9:30-11 AM                                         MW                       FQ 012A                              
16902                    11:15 AM-12:45 PM                         MW                       ED 2280                               
22187                    12:45-2:15 PM                                   MW                       WI C109
24213                    2:30-4 PM                                            MW                       WI C109
16904                    9:30-11 AM                                         TR                           CU 304
16903                    11:15 AM-12:45 PM                         TR                           TE F256
16905                    12:45-2:15 PM                                   TR                           ED 3015
16907                    2:30-4 PM                                            TR                           CU 304
For more info, go to, contact Anthony Guest-Scott at, or stop by the Student Academic Center (408 N. Union St. Suite 300) with any questions!   

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Spring course announcement: learning in out-of-school settings

Good afternoon,

I wanted to send on information about a new undergraduate course scheduled for Spring 2013: EDUC-P250, learning in informal settings. 


This course is designed for anyone who is interested in thinking about how people learn outside of formal school settings. The course is designed for anyone who is interested in thinking about learning--this includes students who are planning to be educators in the broad sense of the word: coaches, counselors, social workers, teachers, business majors, etc. 


The course description is included below. Please note that this course can fulfill a general education Social and Historical Studies requirement, and please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you think may be interested in the class.


Thank you!

Jenna McWilliams




EDUC-P250: General Educational Psychology (learning in out-of-school settings)


Most educational psychology courses focus on how learning happens in schools and how we can teach more effectively. This class will use the principles of educational psychology to examine how learning happens around the edges—through an examination of the “college experience,” a consideration of how video games support learning, why informal learning environments can be so effective, and how new forms of learning are made possible through internet and social media technologies. This class will ask:
·      What (else) is college for? (And how can educational psychology help you get the most out of your college experience?)
·      What can video games teach us about learning and literacy?
·      How can museums and other informal learning environments support education and development of cultural skills?
·      Is it true if I learned it on the internet?


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Consider Taking a Latino Studies Course!

Q: What's up with Latinos?

A: The numbers


50.5 million = number of Latinas and Latinos in the United States 

$1 trillion = annual consumer spending of U.S. Latinos

49 percent = Latino growth in the Midwest, 2000 to 2010

1-in-4 = proportion of Latinos in America's grade schools

2 million = number of Latinas and Latinos attending college

20 percent = Latinos in the U.S. population, ages 18-24


To learn more about the growing Latino population, its history, cultures, and political future, take a Latino Studies course!


Did you know? 


Latino Studies courses can:

A) meet your GE requirements (at the 100 and 200 levels)

B) meet your "Diversity in the US" requirement

C) complement your academic and personal interests

D) prepare you for a profession in a diverse society


Check out our courses at:


To learn how Latino Studies courses can meet your academic needs, contact our Academic Advisor:

Jodie Sackley

(812) 855 -6270

Student Academic Center Free Workshops for the weeks of 11/26 through 12/5

All students are welcome.  Students do not need to sign up in advance to attend.  Thanks.  Sharon Chertkoff, Ph.D., Basic Skills and Outreach Coordinator, SAC, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, 408 N Union, Suite 300,  855-7313


Monday, 11/26,  Catching Up in a Course When All Hope Seems Gone,  Briscoe C130, 7:00-8:00pm


Tuesday, 11/27, Connecting Learning Inside the Classroom with the Rest of Life, Teter Academic Support Center F260, 7:00-8:00pm


Wednesday, 11/28, Connecting Learning Inside the Classroom with the Rest of Life, Student Building SB150, 7:00-8:00pm



Monday, 12/3, Beating Test Anxiety, Wilkie C109, 7:00-8:00pm


Tuesday, 12/4, How to Strategize for Final Week,  Teter Academic Support Center F260, 7:00-8:00pm


Wednesday, 12/5, How to Strategize for Final Week,  Student Building SB 150, 7:00-8:00pm