Recent PhDs from the humanities or social sciences invited to apply for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship; deadline Feb. 15
Living Traditions: Native American art exhibition through Feb. 5
IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference (Apr. 13-14) call for papers; deadline Feb. 1
Fulbright Program offers new public-policy fellowship; applications due Feb. 1
ArtsWeek 2012 call for creative projects; proposals due Jan. 27
IU Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies David N. Baker to be honored in 80th birthday celebration Jan. 21
AGEP "Not a Retreat But a Forward … to Funding" interactive grant writing workshop for graduate students and postdocs Jan. 20 at IUPUI
City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males announces 2012 meeting schedule; first meeting Jan. 18
Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program 2012-13 taking applications through Jan. 17, 2012
American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program call for fellowship applications; deadline Jan. 15
White House Fellows Program accepting applications through Jan. 13
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund advanced education and graduate study grants institutional submission deadline Jan. 11
Indiana Latino Leadership Conference workshop proposals due Jan. 10
IU Cinema to present 6th native film series: Contemporary Indigenous Voices Jan. 8 & 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 3
Nominations due Jan. 6 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Party yourself into shape through Zumba fitness classes!
69th Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science (NIS) and Beta Kappa Chi (BKX) Scientific Honor Society (Mar. 21-25) call for abstracts deadlines Dec. 16 and Jan. 16
Asian Culture Center Community Engagement Fund submission deadlines Dec. 15 and Jan. 23
Nominations due Jan. 6 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service volunteer opportunities
Sailes receives distinguished service award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
World's largest computing society honors IU's Fox for high performance research, diversity efforts
Hispanic Scholarship Fund/Altria Group, Inc. Scholarship Program accepting applications from outstanding undergraduate Latino students; deadline Dec. 15
Women's Philanthropy Council invites grant applications; deadline Dec. 15
Campus "Champions of Change" Challenge invites college and university students to demonstrate how their student-led project is improving their campus community and helping America Win the Future; deadline Dec. 9
Celebrate the holiday season with good food, great music, and activities for the family at la Parranda Navidena Dec. 3
IU student actors, musicians, dancers, and artists sought to participate in "Expressions of Dr. King's Dream: A Legacy of Arts" talent showcase Jan. 12; submission deadline Dec. 2
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Building Bridges Awards" nominations due Dec. 2
Proposals due Dec. 2 for City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, "A Day On! Not A Day Off" Jan. 2012
"Minority Postdoc"–a Web portal to resources and events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues
Application deadline Dec. 1 for SMART (Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation) Scholarship for Service Program
Big Ten honors IU football legend Taliaferro
IU Latin American Music Center presents CD release concert Nov. 30
On Nov. 30 Margaret Baechtold, Director of IU Veterans Support Services, to lead discussion about the veteran student population and the role of her office
Commission on the Status of Black Males/Big Brothers Big Sisters call-out to recruit mentors Nov. 30
IU Bloomington students eligible to compete for Apple iPad in 2012 MLK Celebration Essay Contest; submission deadline Nov. 28, 2011
Indiana University is more international than ever
IU faculty member Sawyer awarded Gusi Prize for peace-building work in Africa
Free Cherokee basket weaving workshop Nov. 19
United Way to benefit from dine-and-donate event at Panda Express Nov. 18
Indian Student Association Formal Diwali Dinner/Show to be held Nov. 18; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
2011 World's Fare, a celebration of IU international students' cultures, to take place Nov. 16
Celebrate the many contributions women have made to science at Nov. 15 screening of Madame Curie (a 1943 film depicting the struggles and successes of Marie Curie)
Applications being accepted for 2012 Committee on Institutional Cooperation and Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship Program through Nov. 15
FASE Mentoring Program to host a free business etiquette dining workshop, including a four-course meal, Nov. 14
"Why We Sing: Indianapolis Gospel Music in Church, Community and Industry" conference and free concert Nov. 12: IU news release, promotional flyer, conference Web site
IU conference, "Why We Sing," on Nov. 12 to focus on gospel music and includes a concert
Free Native American beading workshop Nov. 12
IUPUI Preparing Future Faculty Fall Symposium Nov. 11
Living Traditions: A selection of Native American art; reception Nov. 10 (exhibition Nov. 8-Feb. 5)
Indiana state park to get new Native American history programs
Sign up for Nov. 6 ARC-IU (Attention, Reflection, Connection at IU) steps toward an inclusive campus action plan callout
Traditional Pow Wow on IU Bloomington campus Nov. 5
On Nov. 5 the African American Arts Institute to present its annual Potpourri of the Arts Concert–the African American Choral Ensemble, African American Dance Company, and IU Soul Revue all performing on the same program (IU news release: A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition: Celebrating the diversity of black music and dance)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank breast tissue collection event scheduled for Nov. 5 in Bloomington
Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference at IU Bloomington Nov. 4-5; registration deadline Oct. 31
Charlie Nelms, the chancellor of North Carolina Central University since 2007 and previously a longtime Indiana University administrator, will return to IU Bloomington for the campus' annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference on Nov. 4-5.
2011 Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference sessions open to the public Nov. 5
IU news release: Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference focuses on 'War on Education: What Does it Mean for U.S.?'
Charles Burnett headlines IU Cinema film series Nov. 3-6 held in conjunction with IU Black Film Center/Archive anniversary
IU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to present "Depression and Referral to CAPS" workshop Nov. 1
2011 Postdoctoral Appreciation Day to take place on Nov. 2
Mexican holiday songs by Yuriria Rodriguez, IU Opera soprano, Nov. 2
Day of the Dead Expressions holiday celebration and art exhibit opening Nov. 2 (art exhibit Nov. 2-28)
IU Latino Cultural Center/La Casa Day of the Dead Celebration Nov. 1
Experience Schola Cantorum de Venezuela–transcendent choral music steeped in tradition, sung by world-renowned voices–at the IU Auditorium on Nov. 1 (group rates available)
Call for proposals: Funding available to teach diversity to a Monroe County Community School Corp. class; submission deadline Nov. 1
Applications due Nov. 1 for Kellogg Institute for International Studies 2012-13 Visiting Fellowships
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Scholarship, application deadline Oct. 30
Booker T and the IU Soul Revue at the Buskirk-Chumley Oct. 28 [BEAD]
Booker T and the IU Soul Revue at the Buskirk-Chumley Oct. 28 [AAAI]
Rebecca Eberle to discuss characteristics of traumatic brain injury as they relate to learning style and socialization during Oct. 26 Accessible University presentation
Five to receive IU's highest alumni award
Japanese Student Association Movie Night presents Always–Sanchome no Yuuhi (Always Sunset on Third Street) Oct. 21 at 7:30pm in Woodburn Hall 120 ($2/person, food served)
IU Bloomington's African Studies Program celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend (Oct. 20-22)
Indy's Super Cure helps the fight against breast cancer
"What I Wish My Advisor Would Have Told Me … Lessons About Surviving and Succeeding in Graduate School," Oct. 20
IU Latin American Music Center marks 50 years with "Cultural Counterpoints" conference, Oct. 19-23
CULTURAL COUNTERPOINTS–Examining the Musical Interactions Between the U.S. and Latin America conference to be held Oct. 19-23 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the IU Latin American Music Center
Outstanding Women in Science Lecture to be given Oct. 19 by Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky, University of California–Davis
Bias cases offer learning opportunities: IU's incident teams deal with discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, and religion
New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher
The Migrant Journey: A discussion with Mexican Migrant Rights Advocate Jaqueline García Salamanca Oct. 18
Association of Caribbean Historians 2012 Conference call for papers deadline Oct. 15
Bloomington Pan Asian community callout meeting and picnic Oct. 15
2011 FACET Associate Faculty and Lecturers' Conference Oct. 14-15
Tonjiru (vegetarian) with Onigiri (rice ball) and Mugicha (Japanese tea) to be served at Japanese Student Association Coffee Hour Oct. 14 at 5:30pm at the IU International Center
¿Donde está Sara Gómez? (Where is Sara Gómez?), a 2005 documentary focusing on Afro-Cuban director Sara Gómez, to be presented Oct. 14 at 2pm in Wells Library Black Film Center/Archive (ground floor)
Dennis Conway (IU Dept. of Geography) to discuss his research "Understanding Caribbean 'Small Island Development,' while Caribbean people are doing it for themselves," Oct. 14
Hispanic women needed to donate healthy breast tissue for Komen Tissue Bank
Pakistani Student Association movie night "Jinnah" Oct. 13 at 7:30pm in Radio-TV Bldg. Rm. 245
Asian Culture Center's Over A Cup of Tea presents Ying-Ying Chang, author of The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking, Oct. 13
FASE Advisory Board (FAB) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to sponsor a Stress Free Zone workshop Oct. 11 to discuss the challenges of and how to cope with a hectic semester as well as resources to which students can turn for help
DEMA Fall Reception (a free meet-and-greet for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students of color) to be held Oct. 11 from 5-7pm at the IU Art Museum
Indiana University congratulates Liberian president on Nobel Peace Prize
Lecture honoring legacy of IU endocrinologist Holland draws leading butterfly geneticist Oct. 10
RSVP to attend the University Graduate School "Getting You into IU" campus visit program Oct 10 and help welcome visiting prospective PhD applicants
Adriana Darielle Mejía Briscoe (associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine) to present James P. Holland Memorial Lecture Oct. 10
IU Radio/Television Services and WTIU seek candidates to fill the position of producer of The Weekly Special
Joy James, distinguished scholar about race and gender in American politics, to speak at IU Oct. 4
7th annual Caribbean Dinner Night Sep. 30
Hutton Honors College "Diversity in Action" student organization callout meeting Sep. 29
The Bloomington Spanish/English Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays / 12noon-2pm
Bloomington City Hall, Dunlap Room (235)
This brown bag lunch event provides a friendly setting for basic conversation skills. Practice Spanish and English with native speakers of both languages. For more information visit the Spanish Conversation Club's Web site.
Café Hispano: Spanish Conversation Hour
Thursdays / 3-4:30pm
Spanish speakers and learners of all levels are encouraged to attend! Contact the IU Department of Spanish & Portuguese with any questions.
Cafezinho: Portuguese Coffee Hour
Fridays / 4-6pm
All levels are welcome to join these informal conversation sessions for Portuguese speakers and language learners. E-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Congratulations, Lauren McKinney! Lauren is featured in the IU Office of Scholarships Web site Scholar Spotlight.
Lauren is a sophomore majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is both a Hudson & Holland Scholar and a Herbert Presidential Scholar
Visit the Scholar Spotlight to learn more about Lauren and her IU experience thus far.
Lawrence Hanks 1954-2011
Dr. Lawrence J. Hanks (IU Professor of Political Science) passed away Nov. 10, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. The IU community is deeply saddened by the loss and offers its prayers and thoughts to the family. Plans for Larry's home going are as follows:
Tue., Nov. 15, from 2:30-8:30pm at Day Funeral Home
Wed., Nov. 16, at 1pm in the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium
View funeral home obituary.
Please keep Larry and the family in your thoughts.
National American Indian Heritage Month
Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month with First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC)
Pow wow on Nov. 5 to kick off IU's observance of National American Indian Heritage Month
Calendar of events
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2012
IU Vice President Edwin Marshall calls upon the IU community to encourage student participation, consider hosting an event, or sponsor a movie night in honor of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Bloomington's annual MLK Day celebration in January 2012. The campus-wide programming celebrates the life of Dr. King and provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to rally together in demonstration of the ideals and aspirations of Dr. King.
Please notify the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs of any events planned for the celebration in January. View Vice President Marshall's letter for details as well as contact information.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Building Bridges Awards" recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership and passion fulfill Dr. King's dreams and ideas; nominations due Dec. 2. Nominations deadline extended to Jan. 6.
Win an Apple iPad!
2012 MLK Day Celebration Written (or Video) Essay Contest
Deadline: Mon., Nov. 28, 2011
WFHB Community Radio seeks volunteers to help produce programs exploring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Projects will occur Jan. 2-17. Needed volunteers include chaperones for kids acting as reporters on location, stagehand for city celebration live broadcast, and collectors of oral histories from local African American elders. Kids 8 years and older may participate as a "reporter for a day." All training provided. Contact Chad Carrothers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Expressions of Dr. King's Dream: A Legacy of Arts" talent showcase
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012, at 7pm
IMU Alumni Hall
IU student actors, musicians, dancers, and artists sought to participate in showcase; submission deadline Dec. 2.
City of Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission meetings open to public; 2012 meeting schedule posted
Congratulations, Eddie Suarez! Eddie is featured in the IU Office of Scholarships Web site Scholar Spotlight.
Eddie, a junior from Western Springs, IL, is majoring in Management. He is a recipient of the Fry Scholarship and IU Distinction Scholarship. Eddie is the Business Manager of IU's Straight No Chaser. He is a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.
Visit the Scholar Spotlight to learn more about Eddie and his IU experience thus far.
New director at Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Stephanie Power-Carter is new director of IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
Power-Carter inaugurated a new tradition (the Black Freshman Pinning Ceremony) this fall. In a ceremony on September 8 about 40 freshman students received a special pin featuring the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's new logo. Read more about Power-Carter.
Congratulations,Tierra Griffin! Tierra is this month's featured scholar on the IU Office of Scholarships Web site.
Tierra, a sophomore from Cincinnati, OH, is majoring in International Business and Marketing with a minor in Spanish. She is a recipient of the Hudson & Holland Scholarship, Kelley/HHSP Scholarship, IU Recognition Scholarship, and Balfour OEM Scholarship. Tierra is a member of the Hutton Honors College and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is also a Kelley Living Learning Community Mentor, on the Kelley Student Diversity Council, and involved in the IU Union Board as well as the Scholarship Advisory Committee.
Visit this month's Scholar Spotlight to learn more about Tierra's IU experience thus far, what she loves about the Hudson & Holland Scholarship Program, and what it was like living in the Kelley LLC.
An interdisciplinary lecture series led by IU professors and distinguished visitors
Now through Dec. 9, 2011
Schedule of Latin American Research Forum lectures
National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM)
September 15-October 15
Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor
A commemoration of 35 years of Latino literature, arts, and culture at Indiana University
Fri., Oct. 14, from 3-4:30pm
Slocum Room, Lilly Library
7th Annual Caribbean Dinner Night
Fri., Sep. 30, from 6-8pm in the
IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
$7 donation in advance / $10 at the door
A Selection of Documentary Shorts Directed by Sara Gómez
Fri., Sep. 30, at 2pm
Wells Library, Ground Floor
Black Film Center/Archive
Explore the works of Afro-Cuban director Sara Gómez in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Brown and Black in Higher Education: Towards an Historical Comparative Framework
Dr. Victoria-Maria MacDonald, University of Maryland
Thu., Sep. 22, at 3pm in IMU State Room West
NHHM Kickoff Reception
Thursday, September 15, from 4:30-7:30pm
La Casa/Latino Cultural Center
Calendar of events
National Hispanic Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the culture, traditions, and achievements of Latinos/Hispanics who reside in the United States. The month-long celebration began as a week-long observance in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson to honor our country's Hispanic heritage. In 1988 the celebration was expanded to a month. September 15 was chosen as the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American nations–Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Mexico and Chile achieved independence only days later on September 16 and September 18 respectively.
Help for Haiti|
Provocate-Haiti networking opportunity
Sun., Oct. 16
St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette
Gain a sense of solidarity in the Haiti outreach efforts in central Indiana through various speakers. For more information about Provocate-Haiti, the networking opportunity, and other events–visit the Provocate-Haiti Web page.
Creole Choir of Cuba presentation
Mon., Sep. 26, at 4pm
Monroe County Public Library
The IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites everyone to attend a musical demonstration by the Creole Choir of Cuba, to be followed by a Q&A session regarding culture, history, music, and art in Cuba and Haiti. The choir's music celebrates the history of its Haitian descendants enslaved in the Caribbean from West Africa, combining music passed down from members' families since the early 19th century with modern Haitian sounds and rhythms. For more information on the group, please visit 188.8.131.52/~creolech/.
Creole Choir of Cuba performs
at Lotus Festival
Fri. and Sat., Sep. 23 and 24
Career specialist to teach resume development and preparation for an effective career fair experience Sep. 29 at FASE Student Advisory Board Career Perspective Series presentation
Native American Indian Festival of Indiana Sep. 24 and 25
"Where Are You From? Indiana. No Really . . . Where Are You From?"–a conversation about growing up as an Asian American in the United States, Sep. 23
National conference at IU looks at Muslims in the United States and Europe, Sep. 23
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latino Studies Program presents "Brown and Black in Higher Education: Towards an Historical Comparative Framework" Sep. 22
"Classroom Secrets Untold": IU professors to share secrets of classroom success and discuss expectations they have for their students, Sep. 22
"Creating Successful Academic Experiences for Students with Disabilities!" is theme for 2011-2012 Accessible University Series; first presentation Sep. 21
Register to attend a Peace Corps information session on Sep. 20 from 6-7pm in the Fine Arts Building
Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference proposal submissions due Sep. 19
Bloomington Multicultural Expo 2011 on Sept. 18 showcases IU and city's vast diversity
National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) undergraduate and graduate research symposium Sep. 17
National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM) Kickoff Reception Sep. 15
Atkins LLC, FASE, and 21st Century Scholars to jointly welcome students at Fall Kickoff Celebration Sep. 15
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) call-out meeting Sep. 14 at 6pm at La Casa Latino Culture Center; contact Nikki for more information
"Reflecting on Dr. King's Riverside Church Speech and Its Relevance for Today"–a post-9/11 event Sep. 13
Indiana University to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a service of remembrance Sep. 11
National American Indian Heritage Month planning session to be held Sep. 8 at 6pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Bridgwaters Lounge
2011 Student Involvement Fair Sep. 7 in IMU parking lot
La Casa Latino Culture Center to hold town hall meeting Sep. 7 in response to racially motivated harassment at the center
Remembering 9/11 panel discussion to reflect upon the events of 9/11 and their ramifications for community, tolerance, and freedom, Sep. 7
Asian Culture Center (ACC) Welcome Reception to feature food and games as well as information tables from Asian student groups, Sep. 2
Commission seeks nominations for Latino Leader Award; deadline Aug. 31
Atkins LLC hosts Community Leadership Retreat
Asian Culture Center (ACC) open house, Aug. 26
CultureFest, a Welcome Week highlight, to celebrate cultural diversity at IU, Aug. 25
Mathers Museum seeks volunteers to assist with Bloomington Multicultural Expo, Sep. 18
Volunteers needed to plan and assist with 2011 Soul Food Festival, Sep. 18
The Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development seeks business/professional community members to serve as mentors for students to help them develop skills in preparation for career opportunities
IU Trustees approve the IU Public Health Initiative–Vice President Marshall chairs the IU Public Health Coordinating Council