- Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship for American Indian/Indigenous Studies at Yale University application deadline Mar. 4
- 12th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference call-out for exhibitors; deadline Feb. 4
- First-Year Experience Conference to provide opportunity for IU community to learn about programs and resources to enhance the experience of first-year IU students, Feb. 1
- City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males 2011 meetings open to public; first meeting Jan. 19
- Applications for 2011-2012 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowships at Indiana University due Jan. 17, 2011
Nominations for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building Bridges Awards being accepted through Jan. 10
- Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award call for nominations deadline Jan. 7
- The Center for Law, Society, and Culture at the IU Maurer School of Law to appoint up to three Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellows for 2011-2012 academic year; application deadline Jan. 3
- Five Colleges announces its search for Fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year; application review begins Jan. 3
- IU establishes Swahili Flagship program for undergraduate education
- IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs awards Tavis Smiley Scholarships
- Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives requests proposals for the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grants; submission deadline Dec. 21
- Winter edition of Mentor newsletter now available
- Surgeon general of the U.S. Navy to address graduates at IU Bloomington's 2010 Winter Commencement, Dec. 18
- The Indiana University Alumni Association's Director of Diversity Programs seeks an intern for the spring semester of 2011
- The Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference featured in HESA Highlights (page 2)
- A Message from the Provost: Indiana University responds to Anti-Semitism
- IU African American Dance Company's annual studio concert coming up on Dec. 7
- LGSA's "Preppin' for the Profession" series presents "Making the Most Out of Your Networking: from Business Cards to . . . ." on Dec. 7 from 7-8pm at La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)
- Annual Martin Luther King Day essay contest deadline extended to Dec. 3
- Phi Beta Sigma Epsilon Iota Chapter and Zeta Phi Beta Delta Epsilon Chapter to host the Blue and White Comedy Jam, Dec. 3
- Apply for Bloomington's King Commission funding for MLK Day service projects by Dec. 3 (Please notify them of King Day projects even if funding is not required)
- Who Am I–U?: An Inclusive Conference on Identities (IU Bloomington, Mar. 3-4)
call for proposals; deadline Dec. 1
- IU Bloomington diversity and cultural groups to sponsor Ambassadors of Comedy, Nov. 30
- IU student Esther Uduehi named Rhodes Scholar
- IU Bloomington inviting students to participate in annual Martin Luther King Day essay contest; deadline, Nov. 19
- IU students invited to be studio audience members for Big Ten Network program Beyond the Syllabus, Nov. 19
- IU historian will direct Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- Free film night: "The Business of Fancy Dancing," Nov. 18
- La Casa with the ALMA interns present "Beyond Boundaries" La Casa Latino Cultural Center Fall 2010 event series: The other side of immigration: Where does IU stand? Nov. 17
- Seminar discusses issues facing Native Americans in democracy
- US Department of Commerce (DOC) graduate and undergraduate internships open to multiple disciplines; application deadline, Nov. 15
- Four culturally-based fraternities in need of chapter advisors
- Experience "Drumline Live" with the IU Atkins Living Learning Center, Nov. 13
- IU Asian Culture Center and FASE Mentoring Program to host closing reception with Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Nov. 13
- Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference at IU Bloomington on Nov. 12 and 13; registration deadline extended to Nov. 8
- Constructing democracy in America: tribal consultation and the representation of American Indians in health policy, Nov. 12
- Free film night: "The Fast Runner," Nov. 11
- Mercy, Mercy Me! Series event: creative workshop on arts and environmental justice, Nov. 11
- African American Arts Institute concert "A Potpourri of Arts in the African American Tradition" to feature three performing arts groups, Nov. 6
- Cherokee Basket Weaving Workshop, Nov. 6
- Conference: "Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Rural Queer Studies," Nov. 6
- The Institute for Broadening Participation has information on internship, research, and funding opportunities for students interested in science, technology, mathematics, and other related-disciplines
- The deadline to include your Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event or movie night in the Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee's annual poster is Nov. 5 by 5pm
- Language symposium and reception: "Sustaining indigenous languages: some examples from North American Indians," Nov. 5
- Informal meeting at Asian Culture Center to discuss campus assault incident, Nov. 3
- La Casa with the ALMA interns present "Beyond Boundaries" La Casa Latino Cultural Center Fall 2010 event series:
- Dia De Los Muertos, Nov. 2
- What is the impact of racism? Nov. 8
- Caught in the middle, Nov. 10
- The other side of immigration: Where does IU stand? Nov. 17
- Asian Halloween "Rush of Blood"
Oct. 29 from 11pm-3am
at KRC (216 S. College Ave., Bloomington)
Entrance $5 for first hour and $10 for the rest of the night. Fun activities such as a best costume contest and dancing. Hosted by Chinese Student and Scholar Assoc., Filipino Student Assoc., Indonesian Student Assoc., Korean Student Assoc., and Singaporean Student Assoc.
- Turkish Student Association cordially invites you to the celebration of the 87th anniversary of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic on Oct. 29 in the IMU Tudor Room starting at 7pm.
- Come out for a night of free bowling, food, and fun at the FASE Halloween Bowl, Oct. 28.
- IU conference features first black mayor where historic civil rights era events took place
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Diversity Committee offers outreach, support
- Carlos J. Ovando to receive Distinguished Latino Alumni Award on Oct. 23
- Thirty employers seeking to recruit students at the Diversity Career Fair, Oct. 23
- Second Annual L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Excellence, Academics, and Diversity) Conference; Call for volunteers, Oct. 22-23
IU's Asian American Studies Program and Creative Writing Program to sponsor:
Book reading by Asian American author Sandra Park: If you Live in a Small House: A Story of
Oct. 21 at 5pm
Morrison Hall 107
Read more about Sandra Park and her writing
Luncheon meeting with Sandra Park
Oct. 22 from 12noon-1:30pm
Asian Culture Center (807 E. 10th St.)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- First "Disability Roundtable" presentation of the semester about interacting with students and others with severe communication difficulties, Sep. 15
- Asian American Association callout meeting, Sep. 15 at 6:30pm in Ballantine Hall 005
- Emerging Leaders Toastmasters Club callout, Sep. 14
- Join the Black Graduate Student Association for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship, Sep 12, from 4-7pm at the Rumba Cafe (620 W. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington); appetizers provided
- "Citizenship in the United States: Integrating Domestic and International Horizons" conference at IU Bloomington, Sep. 9 and 10
- IU Asian Culture Center welcome reception, Sep. 3 from 5-7pm
February is |
Black History Month
Submit Black History Month events now: IU joins the Bloomington community each February in celebrating Black History Month. Submit your events by Jan. 14 to be included in the IU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) annual calendar of Black History Month events and activities.
IU FASE (Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence) Mentoring Program's Black History Month Art Fair
Feb. 3, 2011 from 6:30-8:30pm
Neal-Marshall Grand Hall
Submission deadline: Jan. 28, 2011 (submission form)
November is National American Indian Heritage Month
Thu., Nov. 4, from 5-8pm
Showers City Hall Atrium
401 N. Morton St., Bloomington
Free film nights: "The Fast Runner," Nov. 11 and "The Business of Fancy Dancing," Nov. 18
View First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) schedule of events
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Please submit your event for the campus-wide celebration by Nov. 5 if you wish to be included in advertising sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee. Please submit your event for the campus-wide celebration to the Program Coordinator or to the Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration calendar.
Visit the NEW Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Web site. Find downloadable forms and fliers on the site for upcoming events and ways individuals and organizations can participate in the celebration.
King Day Speaker
"I Question America": The Legacy of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer by E.P. McKnight, Jan. 16
City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission 2011 meetings open to public; first meeting Jan. 12
Nominations for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building Bridges Awards being accepted through Jan. 10
Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award call for nominations deadline Jan. 7
Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives requests proposals for the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grants; submission deadline Dec. 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest|
from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Who: IU graduate and undergraduate students|
What: Essay contest, 1,000 to 1,500 words in response to "What sacrifice(s) has someone you admire made in order to follow King and sustain his legacy, as the Rev. Jackson suggests we should?"
When: Submission deadline extended to Dec. 3; winners recognized Jan. 17
Why: First-place winners (one graduate, one undergrad) will each receive a 32GB iPad!!!
Bloomington's King Commission announces funding for MLK Day service projects. Request funding or register your service project by Dec. 3, 2010.
Crisis Prevention Training|
Administrators, educators, and mentors: attend this 1-hour training to learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health distress and how YOU can prevent a crisis.
One out of every ten college students seriously contemplates suicide annually in the United States. The IU Applied Health Sciences Department, Center for Student Leadership Development, Hudson & Holland Scholars Program, and CAPS invites you to attend, "No Where to Turn? Crisis Prevention Training." The purpose of this training is to educate IU staff, faculty and those who work with the student population in crisis prevention. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Chris Meno of the IU Health Center's CAPS.
Tue., Sep. 14, at 2:30pm in the IMU Persimmon Room
RSVP by Monday, Sep. 13 to Anydwill@indiana.edu
Space is limited to the first 40 people.
Help for Haiti|
A New Year to Haiti
First Friday Gallery Tour
at the Athenaeum ArtSpace
Fri., Jan. 7, from 6-9pm
Haiti Film Festival
Sun., Jan. 23
(114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington)
The festival–scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake–runs from 1:30-6:30pm with information booths from 2:30-6:30pm.
Contact Amy King at (317) 432-2894 or email@example.com if you're interested in joining the Lugar events below or would like more information.
Hangin' with the Lugar Crew!
INVITED: young professionals in the international arena
Fri., Dec.10, at 9pm
Midtown Grill (815 E. Westfield Blvd., Indpls.)
Hosts: Kelly Campbell (The Village Experience), John Clark (Provocate, etc), Amy King (all things Haiti)
Join us and get to know the staffers from Senator Lugar's office in Washington, D.C., who will be on hand to network, share ideas, exchange international stories, and share a holiday cocktail. Feel free to invite anyone interested, but please be sure to RSVP before the event.
Sat., Dec. 11, at 10am
All Indiana-based groups have a chance to brief and be briefed by Senator Lugar/staff. Site TBA.
Fundraiser to treat and prevent cholera
Tue., Nov. 16, from 5-8pm
at the Village Experience
6055 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN
This is an urgent fundraiser for Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (Help Heal Haiti) and Fountains of Hope. Both are currently battling the cholera epidemic by treating (clinics) and preventing (purified water).
The Village Experience is an innovative company combining fair trade marketing, local-to-local partnerships for global economic development, microfinance for women's cooperatives, humanitarian tourism, and much more.
Anyone wanting to buy great gifts (Christmas and more), please come shop! The entire evening gives back to Haiti. All Haiti organizations are invited to attend to network!
Creative Exchange Program at Indiana University (CEPIU) call-out meeting
Thu., Nov. 18, from 7-8pm
in Ballantine 105
CEPIU hopes to establish an environment where creative exchange can be practiced via the writing and translation of stories, poems, and essays in constructive workshops, as well as building a larger audience for creative work in non-English languages at IU. In other words, CEPIU is an organization that will bring together students whose primary language is not English with English-speaking students in order to craft and translate pieces of creative writing from a non-English language to English through regular meetings and workshops.
Midwest premiere of
Documentary by Alexandria Hammond
Strange Things: Children of Haiti
Thu., Oct. 7, from 7-9:30pm
Indianapolis Museum of Art –The Toby Theater
The film introduces the youth who live without shelter while sharing a common dream of education, government assistance, and social acceptance. The film's arresting cinematography contrasts the garbage-filled streets of Cap-Haitien with the pristine beaches reserved for cruise-ship passengers, while teasing out the historical and political causes of the rootless youth. After the film, stay for a discussion with Hoosiers involved in Haitian relief work. Learn how you can literally help the children you will see on the screen.
View movie trailer |
Movie tickets and information
Strange Things: Children of Haiti will be airing on PBS's Independent Lens Series in January.
September has been declared Haiti Awareness Month by the office of Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan through a partnership between university and community organizers: IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) to take part in city's Haiti Awareness Month
Haiti Awareness Month calendar of events.
Please stay tuned to the CLACS Web site and to the Haiti Awareness Month blog for details on additional events as the month unfolds.
- A night of Haitian poetry
Sat., Oct. 2, from 7:30-9pm
Pour House (314 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington)
More information and RSVP
- Healing circle for Haiti
Mon., Sep. 27, from 7-8:30pm
(doors open at 6:30pm)
Spiritual Life Center
(412 S. Walnut St., Bloomington)
- Haiti at the Fiesta del Otoño Fall Cultural Festival
Sat., Sep. 25, from 10am-12noon
Farmers' Market, Bloomington City Hall plaza and atrium
- Reforestation as restoration: an examination of the link between environmental and economic restoration in post-earthquake Haiti
Fri., Sep. 24, from 7-9pm
Lizzie Cooke, co-founder of Imagine
Boxcar Books (408 E. 6th St., Bloomington)
More information and RSVP
- An Evening with Emeline Michel
Tue., Sep. 21, from 7:30-9pm
Foster International Living-Learning Center Formal Lounge
- A chat about Haitian music and culture with Emeline Michel
Mon., Sep. 20, from 4-5pm
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (1125 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington)
Conversation will be mostly in Haitian Creole
- Emeline Michel and her band
Fri., Sep. 17, and Sat., Sep. 18, from 8:45-10pm
Lotus Festival, Bloomington
- Screening of "The Road to Fondwa" and Q+A with co-director Justin Brandon
Tue, Sep. 14, from 7:30-9pm
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St., Bloomington
"The Road to Fondwa" is the powerful story of a remote Haitian community that will not take no for an answer. View the film trailer at fondwa.org/about/
- Language and Education
in the Reconstruction of Haiti
Wed., Sep. 8, at 3pm
Presented by Albert Valdman, Rudy Professor Emeritus and Director of the IU Creole Institute
IMU State Room East
- Haiti Benefit Concert
Fri., Sep. 3, at 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
2120 N. Fee Ln., Bloomington
Steel Panache (eclectic steel pan)
Curtis Cantwell Jackson (soulful bluesy folk)
Blue Sky Back (songwriter rock)
Students/ Children: $5
Join in a fantastic night of music that will directly support the people of Haiti. Over six months after the earthquake, many Haitians continue to live in tents and struggle to get their daily needs met. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Haitians through two organizations: Partners in Health-Haiti and the UU Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.
Haiti dedicated Web site
A Web site to serve as a clearinghouse for Haiti educational and fundraising activities in Bloomington, as well as information about aid to Haiti, is active at www.indiana.edu/~haiti/. Student and community groups are encouraged to submit events and announcements to the site. For more information, call 812-855-9097 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kafe Kreyòl/Creole Café
at Rachael's Café (300 E. 3rd St., Bloomington).
Free and open to anyone interested in learning Haitian Creole. Information about upcoming events and updates from Haiti are shared during the hour. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Join Kafe Kreyòl on Sun., Oct. 17 from 2:30-4pm at the Monroe County Public Library Indiana Room (Room 207).
Bloomington4Haiti blog and Twitter page