Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Need an Intensive Writing Class for Fall? Consider HIST-J 300 RACE, HEALTH, AND DISEASE

ADDED CLASS FOR FALL 2013 – HIST-J 300 # 33599



5:30-6:45 pm, TR  BH 236

Meets College Intensive Writing Requirement and College (CASE) S & H Breadth of Inquiry Credit


Instructor:  Nicole Ivy, Visiting Postdoc, IU Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society



This course examines how national ideas about race, health and disease have concurrently informed and been shaped by practices of enslavement and incarceration in the U.S. and the Caribbean. It thinks through the ways that “blackness” has been historically medicalized—as diseased, as a disease itself—and also seriously considers the legacies of racialized health discourse and health care administration in former slave societies.


Using an interdisciplinary approach, the seminar seeks to tease out the relationships between the figures of the captive, the slave, and the citizen. It explores how all of these are understood in relation to the “national body.” Of the many questions this exploration necessarily raises, this course is explicitly interested in the following: How was race marked out on the body? How did it affect the ways in which black people experienced health care? How have black people positioned themselves vis-à-vis institutionalized forms of medicine? How have African-American and African-Diasporic subjects sought to emphasize their own practices of embodiment over and against official medical discourses? We will pay particular attention to how black people have responded to the anatomization of their racialized bodies.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Write for The Artifice

Do you want to write about movies, TV, arts, comics, literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:


The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.


The Artifice does not work quite the same as other publishing platforms.

For example, the first question you may ask is “What are you looking for?”

At The Artifice, your fellow writers ask you instead: “What are you an expert on? What are you passionate about?”


You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment.


We have application open for a limited amount of time, so grab the opportunity and join our team of writers:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Cox Access Scholarship

Cox Access Scholarship


§  Current IU students who are classified as Indiana residents, with a cumulative gap of five years or more in their college education

§  Student must be pursuing his/her first baccalaureate degree

§  Must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours upon arrival and throughout your academic career at IU Bloomington. Please note: NCAA athletes are not eligible for the Cox Scholarship

§  Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher

§  Demonstrating financial need through by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) by March 10, 2013

§  Willing to continue to work during their time at Indiana University


Work Component:  Cox Access Scholars are responsible for earning a certain amount of money through employment that they find themselves. This amount is equivalent to 25% of the total cost of attendance, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Apply online through OneStart (Under the Financial section, select the IU Foundation Application) beginning on December 1, 2012. Please note: The deadline for this program has been extended until June 14, 2013. (FAFSA must have been filed by March 10, 2013).


Additional information on applying for this scholarship and renewal criteria, please visit:  Questions? Contact Ms. Angie Gast, Director of Adult Student Resources, or 855-1129.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Non-Profit Public Relations/Fundraising Internship Opportunity


Non-Profit Public Relations/Fundraising Internship Opportunity

Job Title:                                            Intern – Public Relations Assistant

Location:                                            District 10 Pro Bono Project, Inc.

                                                            708B N. Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47404

Salary/Pay:                                        Unpaid Internship Opportunity

Contact:                                             Rala L. Williams –

Number of Hours per week:                        10 hours

Monday - Friday

Deadline to Apply:                            August 9, 2013

Start Date:                                         Negotiable

End Date:                                           December 13, 2013 (possibly longer if interested)


Position Description:

District 10 Pro Bono Project (D10) is a not-for-profit legal assistance program. The mission of D10 is to provide equal access to justice for low income applicants by placing their cases with local attorneys who are willing to represent them for free. D10 is looking for an intern who will assist in public relations and marketing of our programs, fundraising, and other duties as assigned. Intern duties may include:

● Assist in the development and implementation of public relations opportunities as we expand our service area.

● Assist in cultivating relationships with potential corporate and community donors

● Research appropriate funding resources

● Prepare for and assist with promotional and/or fundraising events

● Writing for our newsletter/brochures



This position is open to undergraduates in any applicable program at Indiana University. Specific abilities needed include:

● Desire to gain public relations/fundraising experience specifically in the non-profit/social service sector

● Organized and self-motivated

● Ability to work within a team as well as independently

● Professional demeanor when interacting with potential donors and/or clients

● Strong time management skills

● Computer proficiency

● Maintain confidentiality of client and donor information

● Be detail oriented


Application Instructions

Please submit your resume/cover letter, an example of a brochure you’ve created and a small writing sample of a story you might include in a newsletter. (These can be something you’ve created for a different project or you can use information about our program from our website Please also include a minimum of three (3) references and submit all via email to If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please feel free to email your questions as well.