Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Penn State Journal of International Affairs submissions solicitation

The Penn State University Journal of International Affairs is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for its Spring issue, to be published in May 2013. Papers should focus on topics relevant to international affairs, including, but not limited to, economics, political science, security, the environment, terrorism, and diplomacy. The priority deadline for submissions is January 21st, and the final submission deadline is February 4th.

To be considered for publishing, a paper must be:
·  Between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length (shorter or longer submissions will be examined on a case by case basis)
·  Double-spaced, Times New Roman font, Size 12
·  Submitted as either a .doc or .docx file
·  Formatted and cited according to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.

All submissions should be sent to Please remove all references to your name from your submission, as all submissions will be reviewed blindly by PSUJIA staff and experts in the field.

An abstract of 100 to 200 words should accompany all submissions.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace – Middlebury College Language Schools (Summer 2013)

The Middlebury College Language Schools are pleased to announce the continuation of the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. The fellowship will cover the full cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board). Students, from beginner to advanced level, in the following languages are invited to apply:  Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.


The postmark deadline is January 14, 2013. Please see our website for application details.


With nearly 100 years of experience teaching intensive-immersion language programs, the Middlebury Language Schools can help students earn transferable credits and make significant gains in language proficiency while following the Language Pledge®.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stony Brook Universtiy Video Contest

Stony Brook University, in cooperation with the NYU Film Department, is holding a nationwide contest to produce videos depicting vivid friendships between Jews and Muslims.  The videos will be used in a study intended to enhance positive feelings and reduce anxiety and distrust between Jewish and Muslim college students. 



The first video will depict a friendship between a Muslim and a Jew.  The second will show a friendship between two people whose religious identities are not apparent in any way.  

The videos should run between two and eight minutes.  The main characters may be either two young women or two young men, from 17 to 25 years of age.  The plots can be either fictional or based on real-life friendships.  The important thing is that the friendships should be vibrant and the plots engaging.  Actors should have no foreign accent and there should be no romantic or sexual interest between the friends. 

The first video
 should make the religious affiliation of the friends obvious in some way.  It could simply give them first names like Baruch and Muhammad, or recognizable Jewish and Muslim family names.  Or something in their conversation or the action of the plot could make their identities plain.  If the pair are women, the Muslim's dress could be a good indicator of her identity.  

 second video should follow the same guidelines for length, quality, etc.  It could involve the same actors or different ones, and the plot and setting should be similar to the first video, if possible.  Either way, it should not reveal the religious identities of the friends.

The deadline for submissions will be March 15, 2013,  Videos should be uploaded to YouTube and contestants should email links to Professor Stephen Spector (
 If you have questions, you may email Professor Spector.

Applicants who are selected to receive prizes must agree to give the Stony Brook friendship study team rights to the use of the videos.  
In our expanded study, we will give full credit to the creators of the videos.

Monday, December 10, 2012

DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference, April 4 - 6, 2013

DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference, April 4 - 6, 2013
Deadline: January 12, 2013
Our Undergraduate Honors Conference (April 4 - 6, 2013) welcomes papers from outstanding undergraduates. Papers should represent individual research and deal with any subject falling within the general area of communication and theatre. Participants will meet with visiting professors in small-group seminars designed to help the students refine and extend their research.
Housing (Thursday to Sunday), meals, and conference materials will be provided. A free shuttle service will be provided from the Indianapolis airport to DePauw University. There will be a conference registration fee of $150 per participant.
Visiting Scholars: William Doan, Pennsylvania State University; Ed Fink, University of Maryland; and Jason Mittell, Middlebury College.
Submit "blind" papers and cover pages as separate email attachments, both formatted in Microsoft Word, postmarked by January 12, 2013. Only completed research will be considered - no proposals. Please include a local address, phone number, and E-Mail address on cover letter. Papers should be no longer than 30 pages double-spaced (excluding title page, references and appendices).
Send to: Kent E. Menzel, Conference Director, Communication & Theatre,
600 S. Locust St., DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana 46135, (765) 658-4489,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FOLK-F 405 Studying Ethnomusicology still open!

FOLK-F 405 Studying Ethnomusicology

Spring 2013 Course

Sue Tuohy

Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Course # 30085

Fulfills COLL/CASE Social & Historical

As an introduction to ethnomusicology, the course is designed for students interested in the study of music in human life and in cross-cultural approaches to the study of music around the world. Students will gain a sense of the breadth of the field of ethnomusicology and learn about different theories and methods for research. We will explore theories and diverse concepts of music, musical styles and performance through case studies drawn from different parts of the world. Students will find opportunities to pursue their interests in particular world areas (including Bloomington), fieldwork, and topics through research assignments.

Formal music training is not required. The course fulfills one of the two 400-level requirements for Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department majors and minors, although it is open to students, from freshmen to seniors, from any department.

College of Arts & Sciences Opportunities Newsletter - December 5

This newsletter contains information about the following opportunities:


1)      Interdisciplinary Research Traineeships for Biologists and Engineers

2)      Robert and Sandra A. Borns Jewish Studies Program

3)      2013 College Senior Scholarship Competition


Employment Opportunities (current and post-baccalaureate):

4)      Indianapolis Teaching Fellows




1.     Interdisciplinary Research Traineeships for Biologists and Engineers


Virginia Tech - NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT)

Interdisciplinary Research Traineeships for Biologists and Engineers in Multi-Scale Transport in Physiological and Environmental Systems (MultiSTEPS)


This program, supported by NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) and Virginia Tech Interdisciplinary Education Program (IGEP), seeks applications from prospective students with Bachelor's or Master's degrees in engineering or biology (or closely related fields) motivated to conduct research, think, collaborate, and solve problems at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.


Trainees will study the dynamic processes that move material, momentum, and energy within, around, through, and between biological systems, from single molecules to the environment.


Possible research projects include but are not limited to:

-protein structure,

-cell motility, and cell cycle regulation, -drug delivery, -cardiovascular disease, -cancer detection and metastasis -atmospheric and waterway transport of microbes, bacteria, and nanoparticles


Trainees receive:

* $30,000 stipend                                                           

* Full tuition, fees & health insurance

* A multistep integrated framework of education and research in biology and engineering, including:

- interdisciplinary graduate education

- cross-disciplinary research rotations

- cross-disciplinary faculty co-advisors

- education for professional development

- mentoring by interdisciplinary faculty team

- multiSTEPS classes & seminars

- extensive research facilities


Earn a PhD from a participating department:

-Biological Sciences

-Biological Systems Engineering

-Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

-Electrical and Computer Engineering

-Engineering Science and Mechanics

-Mechanical Engineering

-Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science


Applications are accepted throughout the year but for consideration for Fall 2013 applications are encouraged by December 31.


If you have questions or would like more information, contact:



2.    Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program


Scholarships and Administrative Internship - For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students for the 2013-2014 AY


Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013


Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Scholarships & Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Merit Scholarships

Irving Katz Scholarship - preference may be given to students studying Jewish history

Henry Fischel, Ph.D., Scholarship - for incoming juniors and seniors who will study in Israel on an approved overseas study program or volunteer in an organized nonprofit program during the 2013-2014 year

The Percy Family Scholarship

Sandra and Stanley Trackman Scholarship

Edward M. Dayan Scholarship - preference given to a student planning to teach Hebrew or Jewish Studies

Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships - to support the study of the Holocaust

Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Administrative Internship in Jewish Studies - Intern will serve a professional apprenticeship with Dr. Carolyn Upson-Walker, Assistant Director, to assist with recruiting students, alumni relations, and career support for current students, as well as clerical duties, data entry, mailings, and miscellaneous projects for the Jewish Studies staff. Applicants must be in residence at Indiana University Bloomington for both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. Intern will work an average of 10-12 hours/week (with maximum wages of $3,000). Jewish Studies students interested in a career in communal service are encouraged to apply. Excellent career experience. Non-resident aliens need appropriate work authorization.



·         Minimum GPA of 3.2 who are either majoring in Jewish Studies or pursuing the Jewish Studies certificate or Jewish Studies minor in Hebrew. Students with significant financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher may also apply. Students graduating in December 2013 will be eligible for fall 2013 funding only.

·         Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during the funding period.

·         Students may use scholarship funding toward study abroad programs that allow them to continue normal academic progress toward graduation or to pursue full-time, unpaid Jewish Studies-related internships away from IUB in the fall or spring when registered for ASCS-W 499 or ASCS-Q 398.


For additional information and application materials visit:



3.      2013 College Senior Scholarship Competition


At the beginning of the spring semester the College will begin accepting applications for the annual Senior Scholarship Competition. Current, full-time third-year students can apply for a variety of merit-based scholarships for their senior year. Award amounts and eligibility requirements vary widely for the approximately 20 named scholarships that the College awards annually through this competition. By completing one application, students are considered for all scholarships for which they qualify. Note: Some awards are restricted to academically meritorious students who have financial need.


To be eligible for this competition, applicants must:

§  Be earning a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences

§  Have current full-time status at IUB or in an approved overseas study program

§  Be eligible to graduate in May or August 2014

§  Enroll as a full-time student (or in an IU overseas study program) both semesters of 2013-2014

§  High academic merit, including a minimum College GPA of 3.700


Look for updated information and the application form on the Senior Scholarship Competition page on the College website in mid-January.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office at 855-1647 or



Employment Opportunities:


4.     Indianapolis Teaching Fellows


The first deadline for applying to the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF) program is December 10, 2012. IFT is recruiting teachers to serve in several subject areas, with a particular focus in English, special education, math, science, Spanish, and French. The program begins in Summer 2013.


Teaching as a Career
ITF recruits talented recent graduates and mid-career professionals who bring experience and significant content knowledge to teaching. ITF emphasizes teaching as a long-term career change. We look for people who will stay in the classroom and effect change from within their schools.  Each teaching position is considered a career with a full-time teaching salary ($33,000-39,000 plus benefits), and we expect at least a 3 year commitment from our Fellows.  


During the summer, Fellows participate in an intensive, six-week Fast Start Pre-Service Training (PST) to master the foundational skills necessary to improve outcomes in schools where students lag several grade-levels behind. Fast Start PST prepares people without formal education backgrounds to be immediately effective in challenging school environments, building on the deep content knowledge they already possess by preparing them to teach it. Professional development activities focus on the foundations of effective instructional delivery and classroom management – and participants are able to apply those skills right away by first practicing with other Fellows in training sessions and then by leading actual summer school classes, where they will work alongside experienced teachers to get an authentic field experience and receive real-time feedback through coaching.

Program Costs
There are no program or training costs associated with ITF - however, Fellows do complete a Master of the Arts in Teaching degree from Marian University. The cost of tuition is offset by an Americorps award of $5,500 and Fellows are responsible for the remaining $700-1000 at the end of 2 years of study. 

Additional information and
Fellow profiles are available on the program website.

If you are planning to relocate after graduation, ITF is part of TNTP’s national network of teacher recruitment and certification programs and has locations in:  

Arizona  -  Baltimore  -  Charlotte  -  Chicago  -  DC  -  Fort Worth  -  Georgia  -  Indiana  -  Memphis  -  Nashville  -  New Orleans  -  New York City  - Rhode Island


For additional information contact:  Erika Haskins: |

Service-Learning scholarship funding

Service-Learning Scholarship Description

The Service-Learning Program at Indiana University, Bloomington is accepting applications for scholarships to fund IUB students who are participating in service-learning courses that take students outside of Indiana or outside of the United States. There are 5 scholarships worth $250 each to fund students doing service-learning projects domestically and 5 scholarships worth $500 each to fund students doing service-learning projects internationally.


To be eligible, students must be enrolled at the time of the scholarship award in a credit-bearing service-learning course offered through IUB. The application deadline is rolling until all 10 scholarships are awarded for the year.


Applications must include a letter of recommendation and proof of enrollment in the service-learning class.

Please direct questions about the scholarship and application procedures to Andrew Libby, Community Engagement Coordinator, Service-Learning Program,


Service-Learning Scholarship Application

1). Service-Learning Course

a. Semester

b. Department & Course number

c. Instructor name


2). Please respond the following questions concisely (Approximately 250 words)

a. Why did you choose to enroll in this course? What do you hope to learn as a result of the service experience?

b. How does the service experience in this course relate to your academic and personal goals?


3). Letter of recommendation, (please attach as a separate document)


4). Proof of enrollment. Please note: if you withdrawal from the course, you will be asked to refund the scholarship money.


Please submit your application to Andrew Libby, Community Engagement Coordinator, Service-Learning Program,

Starcom MediaVest Group IU Recruiting - Wednesday, December 5th, 7:30PM

The Starcom MediaVest Group recruiting team will be visiting Indiana University this Wednesday, December 5th seeking new recruits.  If you are interested in a career or internship in advertising/media, please join us at our informational session.  We will be presenting in Woodburn Hall Room 101 at 7:30pm, then collecting resumes and informally speaking with interested students on an individual basis afterward.

Aside from learning about SMG at the information session, we will be providing insider recruitment information for both internships and entry-level full time positions.  Please remember to bring your resume.  

Starcom MediaVest Group, one of the largest brand communication groups in the world, is located in downtown Chicago.  We specialize in media management, digital communications, response media, entertainment marketing, sports sponsorships, event marketing and multicultural media.  We apply our expertise to clients' business issues and engage the right people with the right message at the right time and place.  SMG represents a variety of clients such as Procter and Gamble, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, Best Buy, Bank of America and Kellogg's.

For more information, please visit or

Marissa Lutz | Luxury Communications Planning Associate Director
t: 1.312.220.4738 Weekly Update: December 3 - 9

Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services




1.            NEW Morning Drop-In Advising

2.            Featured Job and Internship Postings

3.            Get INdorsed! Career Ready Graduate Certification Program

4.            Save the Date! Winter Career & Internship Fair

5.            International Work: Careers with NGOs and Government Agencies

6.            Upcoming Employer Information Sessions

7.            Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

8.            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 260 positions currently posted, including:


- Ad Traffic and Media Coordinator, ASC Communications

- Continuous Improvement Leader, Kerry Ingredients

- Archivist, Miami County Museum

- Software Engineer with Facebook, InternMatch


Internships - more than 180 internships currently posted, including:


- FurKidz Interns, FurKidz

- Desk Editor China, Fair Observer

- Art Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington

- Global Marketing Strategy and Planning, The Walt Disney Company


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


- AV Operator, IU Maurer School of Law

- Entry Level Foreclosure Specialist, Nationstar Mortgage

- Marketing Intern, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

- Server, Esan Thai Restaurant




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. Save the Date! Winter Career & Internship Fair


Wednesday, January 23, 3 - 4 p.m., 4 -7 p.m.

Willkie Auditorium


This fair gives IU students from a variety of liberal arts majors the opportunity to connect with organizations recruiting entry-level positions and/or internships. All majors are welcome to attend.


The first hour of the fair (from 3 - 4 p.m.) are open to the students from the following Scholarship Programs at IUB:


- The Wells Scholars Program

- The Science, Technology, & Research Scholars (STARS)

- The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program

- The Liberal Arts & Management Program (LAMP)

- The Hutton Honors College  

- The Cox Scholars

- Phi Beta Kappa

- IU's Veteran population


The fair will be open to the general student population from 4-7 p.m.


To see the 50+ attending employers, log into your myIUCareers account and search under "Career Events" on the navigation bar.


For more information, go to the event website:



5. 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


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.


For more information, go to the event website:



6. 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



7. 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.


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8. 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


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