FASE student La-Tisha Plummer recognized by the IU Career Development Center as the IU Campus Student Employee of the Year (L to R: Patrick Smith, Executive Director of the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development; Plummer; Pat Donahue, Director of the Career Development Center)
- Bill Yoshino, Director of the Midwest Regional Office of Japanese American Citizens League, to discuss the importance of being concerned about hate crimes Apr. 18 at IUPUI
- IU Jacobs School of Music hosting benefit concert for Japan Apr. 18 at the MAC
- "Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow" is theme of Youth Empowerment Workshop Apr. 16
- Learn more about international awards for graduate students during April 15
- Robert J. Sampson from Harvard University to discuss neighborhood inequality in American society Apr. 15
- Faculty, staff, and graduate students invited to a faculty development workshop, "How to Move From Surviving to Thriving When You're the Only ______ in Your Department" Apr. 15 at IUPUI
- "In a Land with No People"–a painting exhibit and reception featuring the works of Feng Liu Apr. 15
- Latino Studies Program accepting applications through Apr. 15 for Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2011-12
- IU Commission on Multicultural Understanding bestows COMU awards
- An introduction to Chanoyu, Japanese tea ceremony Apr. 14
- Several IU Diversity Committees will meet in April
- Youth Advisory Council at the Asian American Justice Center seeking input from Asian American students
- Get Real About Discrimination (GRAD) empowerment group meets weekly on IU campus
- IU's World Language Festival features colorful exhibits, language lessons and culture presentations on Apr. 9
- Share your stories at the Bloomington Pan-Asian town hall meeting Apr. 9
- "Minority Disparities in US Health Care" panel discussion, Apr. 8
- Asian American Association's 18th Annual Taste of Asia: Up, Up Here We Go! Apr. 8
- Food, prizes, and traditional performances to be experienced at Southeast Asian Night Apr. 8
- Special program "Same-Sex Marriage and the Future of DOMA: Law, Politics, Federalism, and Families," Apr. 7
- Commission on Multicultural Understanding's Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony, Apr. 7 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center (730 E. Third St., Bloomington)
- From Burma to Indiana: a forum on immigration and Burmese refugees, Apr. 4
- Apr. 3 application deadline for Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) student academic appointee (SAA) positions
- IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center organizes a new kind of 'family reunion' Apr. 2
- Spanish and Portuguese song festival to take place Apr. 1 from 5-7pm at the IMU Frangipani Room with special performances from the Dept. of Folklore and the Latin American Music Center
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Lunch Reception, Mar. 31
- Community-campus response to crisis in Japan set for Mar. 30 at IU Bloomington
Bloomington, Monroe County officials oppose state immigration bill (SB 590)
Immigration bill (SB 590) opposed by Bloomington, Monroe County councils
No Sweat! organization encourages participation regarding Indiana Senate Bill 590 (SB 590):
Let your voice be heard; info: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tue., Mar. 8, at 5:30pm–Monroe County Council meeting to vote on a resolution opposing/supporting SB 590; Monroe County Courthouse
- Wed., Mar. 9, at 6pm–Teach-in on SB 590 hosted by No Sweat!; Ballantine 013
- Wed., Mar. 9, at 7:30pm–Bloomington City Council to vote on a resolution against/supporting SB 590
- Thu., Mar. 10–Rally in Indianapolis; buses leave at 10am from the IMU, return 2:30pm
- IU Office of Community and School Partnerships 2011 Spring Shadow Program on Mar. 27-29 and Apr. 3-5; application deadline Mar. 7
- MOSAIC Diversity Film Festival to present films on racial and ethnic diversity, Mar. 5
- Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) Funding Opportunities
- "Who Am I-U? An Inclusive Conference on Identities" begins Thu., Mar. 4, at IU Bloomington
- IU students to present research at Women in Science conference in Bloomington Mar. 4
- Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship for American Indian/Indigenous Studies at Yale University application deadline Mar. 4
- FASE Advisory Board (FAB) offers students an evening of fun and bowling, Mar. 3
- Filmmaker returns to IU to screen "The Other Side of Immigration," Mar. 3
- IU First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) craft night and potluck dinner, Mar. 3
- "Black in Ukraine": Free-lance journalist Terrell Starr to speak about research into the African immigrant and African-Ukrainian community in Kyiv, Ukraine; Mar. 3 at 5pm in IMU Sassafras Rm.
- Presentation explores Mexican and indigenous borderlands histories since World War II, Mar. 3
- IU First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) director Gilley to lead discussion after Two Spirits film, Feb. 28
- MOSAIC Diversity Film Festival presents films on disability, race and ethnicity; Feb. 26, Feb. 28, and Mar. 5
- Commission on the Status of Black Males "Youth Conversation Saturday at the Barbershop"–Then meet Spike Lee; Feb.26
- Acclaimed director, producer, writer, and actor Spike Lee to join the IU and Bloomington communities at IU Auditorium on Feb. 26 for ArtsWeek 2011
- Urban Institute Academy in Washington, DC accepting applications for its summer program to train college juniors from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to research social policy issues; deadline Feb. 25
- Learn more about international awards for graduate students during upcoming information sessions
- Contact the IU Office of Admissions about participating in Making History with IU: A Program for High School Students to be held on Feb. 25
- Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) to award selected undergraduate students with scholarship money for the 2011-2012 academic year; application deadline, Feb. 24
- Annual Black Knowledge Bowl to honor black academic achievers Feb. 23
- Black Legacy Film Series presents "Strange Fruit" (Billie Holliday), Feb. 22, 7-9pm, at Monroe County Public Library
- "Extensions of the Tradition" concert Feb. 20 to feature organist Leo Davis, Jr.
- Join Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity on a bus trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) in Cincinnati on Feb. 19
- Actor Hill Harper to speak at IU Auditorium Feb. 19 as part of IU Black History Month activities
- Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology to host lecture "From Slavery to Freedom: Archaeological Studies of African American Life and Culture" on Feb. 18
- Display at IU's Woodburn Hall to inform students, public about Benton Murals
- Over a Cup of Tea presents "Day of Remembrance: The Japanese-American Internment" by Dr. Karen Inouye, IU American Studies Program, on Feb. 16 at 4pm at Monroe County History Center (202 E. 6th St., Bloomington)
- Native American Community Center of Bloomington to hold silent art auction, pow wow drumming, Native American dance, and more; Feb. 16
- An Accessible University presentation, "Are Your Online Surveys Accessible?" to be held Feb. 16
- Black Legacy Film Series presents "Hughes' Dream Harlem" (Langston Hughes), Feb. 15, 7-9pm, at Monroe County Public Library
- USA Funds offering college scholarships; application deadline Feb. 15
- Monroe County Public Library to host stories, performances, crafts, and snacks to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year on Feb. 12 from 2-4pm; children ages 7 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
- Free one-day Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Conference to provide graduate students with important information about preparing for academic careers, Feb. 18; RSVP for free lunch by Feb. 11
- IU Women in Science Research Conference for undergraduate and graduate women to showcase their research and to network with other aspiring scientists, Mar. 4; poster presentation registration deadline, Feb. 11
Newsletter of the IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development
April 2011 issue
Monthly update from the
IU Asian Culture Center (ACC)
March 2011 issue
Newsletter of the IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development
February 2011 issue
Indiana University was well represented at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program Meeting on April 3-4, 2011, at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Left to right:
Paul Edwards (Exec. Director for STEM Initiatives, IU)
Vicki Roberts (Associate Vice President, IU)
Walter Evans (Managing Consultant, The Barthwell Group)
Charlie Nelms (Chancellor, NC Central Univ.)
Julianne Malveaux (President, Bennett College for Women)
Harold Martin (Chancellor, NC Ag. and Tech. State Univ.)
Michael McRobbie (President, IU)
JoAnn Haysbert (President, Langston Univ.)
Ed Marshall, (Vice President, IU)
Akosua Barthwell Evans (CEO, The Barthwell Group)
Jack Schmit (Director, Grant Procurement & Special Svcs., IU)
Larger view of photo
Japan Crisis Remembrance Memorial: Thousand Origami Cranes
Now through Apr. 19, 2011, from 8am-8pm
Matrix Gallery, 3rd floor, School of Education, W.W. Wright Bldg.
The Japanese Tradition of a Thousand Origami Cranes. The crane in Japan is a mystical or holy creature and is said to live for a thousand years. Ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Our wish is recovery and healing from the crisis in Japan due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and the resulting nuclear power plant emergency. Join in creating cranes and adding them to the remembrance memorial for all who have been effected in this crisis. Instructions and paper are provided at the exhibit in the Matrix Gallery. Please feel free to make cranes on your own with your own paper and add them to the exhibit at any time.
IU to host STEM Summer Science Camp for middle school students
Summer Science Camp
at Indiana University
July 10-22, 2011
Indiana University is proud to host Adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)–a two-week, academic, residential camp that provides activities and field experiences for students who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2011. Student applications are due April 15, 2011. Instructors, counselors, and nurse are needed to assist with the camp. Visit the summer science camp site for information and applications.
Minority Disparities in US Health Care
Fri., Apr. 8, 2011, from 3-5pm
Ballantine Hall Rm. 148
A panel discussion will examine the health behaviors and health disparities experienced by racial/ethnic minority.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
||Adrian Land receives City of Bloomington's 2011 Outstanding Black Males Leader of Tomorrow award|
Adrian Land is an IU graduate student working on a PhD in Microbiology with a goal of finding cures for infectious diseases.
Land earned the opportunity to strengthen his professional scientific research abilities through NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP), which was established to increase the number of students from minority-serving institutions trained in sciences directly related to NOAA's missions.|
Through his leadership and dedication, he has made many contribution's to IU graduate programs–including serving as (among other things) a member of Midwest Crossroads AGEP (Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate), an IU Graduate School emissary for graduate student diversity, and an IU Office of Diversity Education ambassador. Land also finds time to help out in the Bloomington community through his membership in the city's Commission on the Status of Black Males and by being a Stepping Stones house parent.
Congratulations, Adrian Land!
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 Black History Month calendar of events
Bloomington community Black History Month events
IU FASE* and AAAI* Black History Month Art Fair
Theme: "Symbols of Empowerment"
Featuring IU Soul Revue
New date is:
Mon., Feb. 14, from 6:30-8pm
in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
Submit your RSVP for the FASE and AAAI Art Fair
The new submission date is: Fri., Feb. 11
Submissions of all media types as well as spoken word artists to perform during the art fair are sought. The *new* submission deadline is Fri., Feb. 11, 2011. (submission form)
*FASE=Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence;
AAAI=African American Arts Institute
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
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.
Please submit your event to the Program Coordinator or to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration calendar.
Highlighted events for 2011 celebration.
IU Bloomington celebrates legacies of civil rights pioneers Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer
Volunteer on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration "Nurturing Our Youth for Tomorrow," Jan. 17; keynote speaker, Sonia Sanchez
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speaker: "I Question America": The Legacy of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer by E.P. McKnight, Jan. 16
Jazz Chorus for Peace
Sun., Jan. 16, at 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church (2120 N. Fee Ln., Bloomington)
The Bloomington Martin Luther King Community Jazz Chorus and Ensemble with Keith McCutchen as Director will perform. Experience the power of jazz music interwoven with the words of Dr. King's principles of freedom, community, non-violence, and cultural exchange.
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
Help for Haiti|
Thu., Mar. 17, from 6-8pm
1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis
(near the Indianapolis Museum of Art)
Possible date changes for the Haiti trip with The Village Experience
"Walk With Haiti" fundraiser for
St. Marguerite Church of Port Margot, Haiti
Sat., Apr. 9, 2011
in Brownsburg, IN
Provocate Haiti meeting
Thu., Feb. 17, from 6-8pm
LOVE HAITI 2|
Sun., Feb. 13, from 10am-10pm
Players Pub (424 S. Walnut, Bloomington)
More than 25 acts.
All-day, nonstop music
Documentary Filmmaking in Haiti:
Mon., Jan. 24, from 11:30am-1:00pm
IMU Walnut Rm.
CLACS, La Casa, and Bloomington for Haiti present this brown bag lunch hour event featuring two directors whose films will be shown at the Jan. 23 Haiti Film Festival.
Haiti Film Festival
Sun., Jan. 23
(114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington)
The festival–scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake and raise funds for humanitarian efforts–runs from 1:30-7:30pm with information booths from 2:30-7pm.
(Haitian Creole conversation group)
Fri., Jan. 21, from 5:30-7pm
Rachael's Café (300 E. 3rd St., Bloomington).
Open to anyone interested in learning or speaking Haitian Creole. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Provocate's monthly Haiti networking meeting
Thu., Jan. 20, from 6-8pm
CANCELLED DUE TO PENDING BAD WEATHER
Indiana Interchurch Center
(1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis)
Meet with members of local groups doing important work in Haiti. E-mail Amy King at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the discussion topics.
A New Year to Haiti
First Friday Gallery Tour
at the Athenaeum ArtSpace
Fri., Jan. 7, from 6-9pm
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bloomington4Haiti blog and Twitter page
- The Point Foundation–the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit–accepting scholarship applications now through Feb. 11
- February 2011 issue of "The Mentor," newsletter of the IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development, now available
- Black Legacy Film Series presents "An American Journey" (Ralph Ellison), Feb. 10, 7-9pm, at Monroe County Public Library
- Black History Month panel discussion at IU sparks myriad responses
- "State of Black History Month" moderated by Professor Khalil Muhammad (IU Dept. of History), Feb. 10, 7-9pm, at Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
- FASE Advisory Board to sponsor program about paid internship opportunities offered through the INROADS organization, Feb. 9
- Mayor Mark Kruzan and the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males invite nominations for the sixth annual Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow Award; nomination deadline Feb. 8
- Former IU police chief Paul Norris honored with post
- 2011 National African American Read-In performance, Feb. 7, 10am-12noon, at Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
- 12th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference call-out for exhibitors; deadline Feb. 4
- Dr. John Nieto-Phillips to lead a discussion on publishing at Preppin' for the Profession workshop, Feb. 1
- Dress to impress and bring your resume to the Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies and Kinesiology Internship/Job Fair, Feb. 1
- 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
- School of Education, Arts in Education Club, Office of Multicultural Initiatives hold auditions for spring production; Jan. 20 and 21
- Carnegie classification recognizes IU Bloomington for community engagement
- Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program seeks applicants to be Foreign Service Officers for the US Department of State; application deadline Jan. 21
- IU Bloomington Disability Roundtable session: Creating Accessible Classroom Presentations, Jan. 19
- City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males 2011 meetings open to public; first meeting Jan. 19
- Volunteer on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration "Nurturing Our Youth for Tomorrow," Jan. 17; keynote speaker, Sonia Sanchez
- Applications for 2011-2012 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowships at Indiana University due Jan. 17, 2011
- "I Question America": The Legacy of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer by E.P. McKnight, Jan. 16
- IU Bloomington celebrates legacies of civil rights pioneers Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer
- 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
- Kappa Alpha Psi honors its founding at IU in ceremony
- Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity alumni kick off centennial celebration at IU, Jan. 4 and 5
- 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