Monday, November 25, 2013

15th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference Call-Out

On behalf of Indiana University- Bloomington, we would like to invite your school or organization to participate in the 15th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. The mission of the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference is to celebrate the uniqueness of Latina/o students in a forum by and for students. This forum seeks to cultivate the exchange of ideas, values, and beliefs in order to promote scholarship, leadership development, and empowerment of Indiana’s college and high school Latina/os.


This year the conference will take place at IU Bloomington campus on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Attached is the information pertaining to the workshop session call-out, exhibitors and conference participants registration. Please feel free to visit our website or to contact us if any questions should arise.


Please feel free to forward this message to any individual or organization that might interested in this event.


Hope to see you there,


Kimmy Pockels Ortiz

Indiana University of Bloomington '15

Linguistics BA, Italian BA

Member of Latino Enhancement Cooperative [Resource Fair]

Need an N&M Class? Try GEOG-G185: Global Environmental Change

GEOG-G185: Global Environmental Change

TuTh, 4:00-5:15 pm, SB 015

Instructor:  Dr. James King

How has the global environment changed? How are we influencing Earth’s natural processes, now and in the future? Learn about climate change, resource consumption, and land use change.


COLL (CASE) N&M Credit

Need a Global Civilizations & Cultures (GCC) Class? Consider ENG-L224 Introduction to World Literatures in English

L224 Introduction to World Literatures in English

Professor:  Vivian Halloran



30680          11:15A-12:05P   MW     BH 005

Discussion (DIS)

30681          11:15A-12:05P   F      JH 440

30682          12:20P-01:10P   F      BH 238


  Distribution Credit:  IUB GenEd A&H credit,  IUB GenEd World Culture credit,  COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Culture credit, and COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

This course begins from the premise that literary works construct fictive worlds that correspond to, and vary from, the lived reality experienced by readers.  Taking genre considerations into account, we will embark upon a considered analysis of two general types of accounts of “worldliness”: immigrant tales and home-spun narratives. Although these perspectives are not mutually exclusive, the primary difference between these kinds of stories are the claims of ownership characters tend to make towards the specific geopolitical space (city, state,  province, country)  they find themselves inhabiting. Home-spun narratives are told from an insider’s perspective, while immigrant’s tales describe the in-between process of identifying difference and learning to fit in. However, neither of these vantage points are fixed or unchanging; on the contrary, the assigned works call into question the basic assumptions undergirding the insider/outsider, domestic/international binaries by forcing us to consider how, as a literary language, English can simultaneously render foreignness familiar, as well as make the everyday seem eerie and strange.


In this class, we will be using Twitter and Storify to identify and analyze current events taking place in the geopolitical regions where these narratives are set because they will influence our collective interpretation of the same. The individual sections will follow the template of World Literature Today e-newsletter to report their collective assessment of the texts we read during the semester; together, these “e-newsletters” will make up the review material for the exams.  Students will write two five-page, double spaced analytical essays and take exams over the material.

Assigned works:

Immigrant Tales:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, That Thing Around Your Neck (stories; Nigeria)

Teju Cole, Open City: A Novel (novel; Nigeria)

Austin Clarke, There Are no Elders (stories; Barbados/Canada)

Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her (stories; Dominican Republic/US) *He will come to Bloomington April 8th, 2014.


Home-spun narratives:

Alice Munro, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (stories, Canada)

Samrat Uphadhyay, Buddha’s Orphans (novel; Nepal/US) *He will speak to our class in person.

D. Bruno Starrs, That Blackfella Blood Sucka Dance! (novel; Australia) (Kindle edition)

GLLC-G220, S2014 Open course-The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West

Course:      GLLC-G220*

Time:         Spring 2014

                             MW, 4:00-5:15

Place:         Foster Quad 012A

Instructor: Matthew Slaboch



            *Note: This course carries S&H credit.


In his 2012 State of the Union address, Barack Obama proclaimed that “anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” In spite of the president’s proclamations that their country remains as vibrant as ever, Americans are skeptical: Gallup’s “right track, wrong track” question revealed that only 18% of the public were satisfied with the state of their union at the time of the president’s address. Halfway across the globe, Europeans express dissatisfaction with the state of their own union by protesting high unemployment and economic uncertainty. Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, has staggering levels of debt with which it cannot cope. Meanwhile, there’s talk about the “rise of China.” Given what’s going on worldwide, we might ask “Is the West in Decline?” This course investigates, looking at economic, military, moral, artistic, and other types of decline.                                                   

Still Need an Intensive Writing Class? Consider THTR-T468 Asian Performance

T468: Asian Performance

Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:30-10:45am

Taught by: Dr. Jennifer Goodlander

COLL Intensive Writing section                 

COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Culture credit                 

COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit


Beautiful masks and ritual puppets… Dancing and chanting… Ornate costumes and exotic make up…


The theatres of Asia are vast and varied in their styles and contexts.  Did you know a puppeteer can make holy water in Bali?  Or that butoh dancers in Japan explore emotion and memory through their slow movements?  Or some actors in India put chili peppers in their eyes to make the whites turn red for performance?


This course will introduce many of the forms of theatre performed throughout Asia today.  In doing so we will examine the aesthetics, beliefs, politics, and cultural context associated with these performance forms in order to trouble the dichotomy between traditional/contemporary and therefore expand our knowledge of Asia and its performance practices.  In this course we will:

  • Increase knowledge of major figures and examples of Asian performance.
  • Develop skills and vocabulary for understanding Asian performance.
  • Foster an awareness of theatre as a social institution, which reflects cultural, economic, political, and spiritual trends of the day.
  • Continue to question and re-define the nature and purpose of theatre.


No experience in theatre or Asia is required! 


Questions???  Email Dr. Goodlander at

Wednesday, November 20, 2013



Area of Internship: Public Relations
Date of Internship: June-Aug 2013
Location of Internship: Chicago, IL

Brief Description of Company/Organization:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the corporation and headquarters of the worldwide organization. Their purpose is to put their faith in God into action; they are on the pursuit to serving their neighbors all around the world. “Regardless of age, race, or status in life, members of the ELCA welcome you to join this community of faith” ( The Church has five strategic directions; to support congregations, to grow in evangelical outreach, to step forward as a public church, to deepen and extend their global and interfaith relationships, and to bring forth and support faithful and courageous leaders. The ELCA is a community that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world we live in.
Brief Description of Responsibilities:
As an intern, I will be working in the meetings department of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. My main responsibility is to assist in the preparation for the Churchwide Assembly. I will help with registration, answering phones, writing and sending invitations, as well as other duties as assigned. I will also provide backup and support for the on-site meetings held at the Lutheran Center. Qualifications: Must have excellent computer skills, be detailed orientated, and have good writing and communication skills. Should be a good problem solver and be able to switch from one project to another when necessary. Must understand hospitality and the importance of making guests feel welcome. Should work well with others as part of a team and be a good listener.

Contact Information:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 West Higgins Road,
Chicago, IL


Monday, November 18, 2013 Weekly Update: November 18-24

Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services




1.            Want to be Featured in a New IU Documentary?

2.            No Undergraduate Drop-In Career Advising November 25-29

3.            New Website for the Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services!

4.            Writing, Editing, and Publishing Networking Night

5.            Know Your Rights: Disclosing Your History to Employers

6.            Save the Date! Winter Career and Internship Fair

7.            Featured Job and Internship Postings

8.            Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn

9.            Benefits of myJobs



1. Want to be Featured in a New IU Documentary?


At the IU Career Development Center, we're ready to set the record straight: no one should have to settle for a career they don't love-including you. ­


So we're creating a short documentary about career exploration. What it is, why it matters, and how it can lead to a meaningful and financially secure career.


Now it's time to cast our stars!


You don't have to have a career in mind to participate. Declared and exploratory students are welcome to fill out our short survey. Tell us a bit about yourself. If it seems like you'd make a good fit for the project, we'll be in touch very soon. Production is set to begin by the beginning of December!


Be a part of IU's next big legacy.



Deadline: Monday, November 25th



2. No Undergraduate Drop-In Career Advising November 25-29


There will be no undergraduate drop-in career advising between Monday, November 25 and Friday, November 29. Regular advising hours will resume on Monday, December 2nd.


If you need to see an advisor between Monday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 27, contact us at (812)-855-5234.



3. New Website for the Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services!


Beginning October 26


In our office's constant effort to innovate how we reach the student population, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website. Although in the past we have combined online resources for the Career Development Center and the Arts and Sciences Career Services, we have decided to separate these two student populations to expand resources for targeted audiences.


The Career Development Center website highlights resources and services for new students, exploratory or undeclared majors, and students thinking of changing their current major. The new website can be found at:


The Arts and Sciences Career Services website is geared directly towards students in The College of Arts and Sciences, providing them with resources and services for developing liberal arts careers. The new website can be found at:


Social media sites - such as Twitter (@IUCareers), Facebook (Indiana University-Career Development Center), LinkedIn (Indiana University Career Development Center), and Pinterest (@IUCareers) will continue to serve both the Career Development Center and Arts and Sciences Career Services.


In order to make this transition as smooth as possible, our office is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding these changes. Feel free to contact our office via email ( or telephone (812-855-5234).



4. Writing, Editing, and Publishing Networking Night


Monday, November 18; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St.


Please join IU Alumni and professionals representing careers in writing, editing, and publishing 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:


Janet Bell, Belmantia Publishing Services


Joel Pierson, AuthorHouse


Nelson Price, Author


Marcia Stubbeman, NCAA


Networking Nights is a collaborative event hosted by the IU Career Development Center and the IU 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.


To learn more and to RSVP to this event, click here:



5. Know Your Rights: Disclosing Your History to Employers


Wednesday, December 11; 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.



Do you have some less-than-perfect situations in your past? Are you worried about how they might affect your job search in the future? Come to this panel event to learn about human resources policies and hiring practices that may have an impact on your professional career. This panel discussion will feature a student testimonial and representatives from:


Boys & Girls Club


Indiana University Human Resources


Indiana University Student Legal Services


Monroe County Prosecutor's Office


This event is presented by OASIS and the Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services.


To learn more and to RSVP to this event, click here:



6. Save the Date! Winter Career and Internship Fair


Wednesday, January 29, 2014; 3:00-4:00 p.m., 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union


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.) is open to the students from diversity groups and scholarship programs.


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



7. Featured Job and Internship Postings


To access the full list of postings and learn more about the positions, log into your myJobs 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 375 positions currently posted, including:

- Invo HealthCare Associates, Inc., Speech Language Pathologist

- The Job Window, Brand Marketing Coordinator

- Covance, Chemistry Analyst

- Waffle House, Inc., Manager Leadership Program


Internships - more than 235 internships currently posted, including:

- Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Soybean Research Intern

- City of Phoenix, Governmental Management Intern

- Dow AgroSciences, Math Modeling Intern

- Washington Performing Arts Society, Development Intern


Part-Time - more than 50 non-work study and 3 work study positions currently posted, including:

- WonderLab Museum, Animal Exhibits Manager

- 500 Level, Artist/Illustrator

- Stone Research Services, Political Poll Researcher 

- Disability Services for Students, Exam Proctor




8. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest 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 myJobs


Set up your FREE online account at myJobs is the first place to look for local and national full- and part-time job postings, internships, and externships.  Unlike large job boards, myJobs 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, and career fairs


- RSVP for office events


- Obtain contact information for employers


For more information, go to:




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Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services

625 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, Indiana

(812) 855-5234




Save The Date! Summer Camp Fair 2/12/14

Save the date! The School of Public Health-Bloomington will be hosting our annual camp fair for ALL students on Wednesday, February 12th from 11:30am-3:00pm in Alumni Hall. We hope you can make it! For further details, please see the attached flyer.

Thursday, November 14, 2013



Area of Internship: Public Relations/ Communications
Date of Internship: May-Aug 2013
Location of Internship: Highland Park, IL

Brief Description of Company/Organization:
Ripple Public Relations has local and national clients that we work with and update daily.  The company writes press releases for clients' events, we pitch them to journalists and post them to online and print newspapers and magazines.  Ripple also does public relations for our Highwood's major summer events that bring up to 10,000 attendees each. 
Brief Description of Responsibilities:
Responsibilities includ makin phone calls and face to face visits to prospective supporters of events, writing PR blasts for the local newspapers, and creating ideas to bolster growth for local business'.  Also talking one-on-one with journalists and reporters to communicate with them about covering events.

Contact Information:
1866 North Sheridan Road
Suite 205
Highland Park IL 60035



Area of Internship: Public Relations/Communications
Date of Internship: May-June 2013
Location of Internship: El Segundo, CA

Brief Description of Company/Organization:DIRECTV works to give customers the best entertainment experience.  Continuously working to improve technology and customer experience.

Brief Description of Responsibilities: I will be working with the Customer Communications team to help plan, create, and implement marketing strategies to continue to improve the customer experience.  I will gather and analyze information on loyal customers and customer communication.  I will help asses potential marketing opportunities.  I will also be assisting with customer communication marketing initiatives.

Contact Information:
Directv Inc.
2260 E. Imperial Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Master's Degree in Social Work info session and spring SWK courses

Please note that the IU School of Social Work will be offering an information session for any student interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) on Thursday, November 21, in the Persimmon Room of the Union from noon to 1:00 pm.  All students are welcome to attend.


Also remind your students about the following social work courses that may be of interest to those planning on majoring in social work, or thinking about pursuing an MSW in the future:


S102 Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society – multiple sections open – required for the BSW degree but also an excellent course to help fulfill the IUB Gen Ed S&H requirement.


S141 Introduction to Social Work – required for any student planning to apply to the School of Social Work this spring – good course to take to test out an interest in social work.


S221 Human Growth and Development in the Social Environment – required for the major – good to take this course by the end of sophomore year.


S300 – multiple sections that focus on interesting topics including:

                Introduction to Child Welfare – required for those planning to apply for the Child Welfare Scholars Program

                Substance Abuse and Social Services – excellent course regarding addictions, may be of interest to students planning careers working with people

                Sleep and You – What it means – current research about the importance of sleep and how sleep patterns affect other aspects of our lives


Also a reminder about changes in our requirements:  For students admitted to the program this coming spring/summer, we will no longer require an economics course nor a course in culture and society.  If students have good computer skills, we will not require a computer class.  In addition, students may take a 300 level psychology or sociology class.  We are requiring a public speaking class and are in the process of determining which classes on the Bloomington campus will count for that requirement but definitely CMCL-C121.  Hopefully, these changes will free our students to pursue more minors and take more of our own social work electives to better prepare them for social work careers.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.




Katharine V. Byers

Katharine V. Byers, Ph.D.

Bloomington BSW Program Director

National Chair, Influencing State Policy

Indiana University School of Social Work

1127 Atwater

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-4427 phone  (812) 855-6110 fax

Seats available: Post-conflict Justice: Holding Despotic Leaderships to Account

This course is being taught by Prof & former Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi, who also serves as faculty in the Maurer School of Law. His full bio can be found here.  Please share with your students.



Instructor: Istrabadi, Feisal Amin
Day & Time: MW 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 015
Credit Hours: 3.0

Post-conflict Justice: Holding Despotic Leaderships to Account: Despite a long-standing international legal norm against the targeting of civilians in armed conflict, experts estimate that no less than 100 million civilians were killed in the course of such conflicts in the twentieth century. Since the trials of the German and Japanese leaderships for the crimes they perpetrated during the Second World War, there has been some precedent of holding high-ranking individuals to account for the commission of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. This course will examine the legal, historical, political, and philosophical underpinnings of the modern era of accountability, starting with the first modern international tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the mid-1990s, through to the International Criminal Court. Topics to be considered will include impunity (especially in ostensible exchange for peace) and amnesty, as well alternatives to international and hybrid judicial systems, such as local tribunals, truth and reconciliation systems, and other alternatives. This class would interest students interested in, inter alia, international human rights issues, the laws of war, and conflict resolution.

PACE Issues Forum (PACE-C 400, 1 cr) - National Security: America’s Role in the World

The program in Political and Civic Engagement holds an annual Issue Forum, the spring semester class PACE-C 400 – a one-credit course that meets only one day and which has pre- and post-Forum assignments.


This year’s topic is National Security: America’s Role in the World. Trained student moderators lead small group deliberation and there will be an expert panel that interacts with the large group during the Forum.


Participants from different majors and schools contribute to the diversity of perspectives that make the Forum a rich experience in democratic deliberation. The majority of students from last year’s forum reported that they were more optimistic about ‘politics’ after their deliberation practice.


The Forum will be held on Saturday afternoon, February 22, in Woodburn Hall. Students may enroll now in PACE-C 400, class #24978.


Further information on the PACE certificate program is at I’d be glad to answer any questions.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Best regards,



Joelene Bergonzi, Associate Director

Political and Civic Engagement Program -- PACE

Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 132