Student Central on Union, the new Class Registration and Financial Aid Office, is open!

You can find them at 408 N. Union Street, near Eigenmann Residence Center. Students should catch the D route to get there fast.

Students will use Student Central on Union (SCU) to:

  • Plan their semester classes
  • Learn about the FAFSA filing process
  • Calculate their GPAs
  • Read about IU Bloomington grading policies
  • Learn about important financial aid and registration deadlines

IU Art Museum EDITORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP (12 March)

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP

Duties: Assist the museum’s associate director for editorial services in a variety of tasks including proofreading, formatting, and copy editing of a wide range of museum publications. Assignments may include some writing as well.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2013–14 academic year. At least one year of graduate-level work (two years preferred) in an appropriate field (art history, English, SLIS, arts administration, etc.) and thorough fluency in Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel required; previous editing experience, familiarity with database applications, and familiarity with desk-top publishing are highly desirable.

Compensation: This graduate assistantship includes a stipend, a fee remission, and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send, via email attachments, a resume and cover letter to Diane Pelrine, Associate Director for Curatorial Services, Indiana University Art Museum, at dpelrine@indiana.edu. The cover letter should include:

–position(s) for which you are applying (if applying for more than one, please rank your

preferences)

–why you want to work at the museum

–your major area(s) of study (undergraduate and graduate)

–other potential support (If you are applying elsewhere, please indicate

where you would prefer to receive funding.)

–previous Indiana University graduate student support received, including

years of support

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. All appointments are subject to budget confirmation.  ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATE WORK STUDY AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

For more information, contact Diane Pelrine, 855-1036 or dpelrine@indiana.edu.

FESS FELLOWSHIP

FESS FELLOWSHIP

Duties: Assist with the inventory and cataloguing of the museum’s works on paper.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2013–14 academic year. Strong art history background is required. Candidates in all fields are welcome, but qualified graduate students in art history are given preference. Applicants with a knowledge of photography or printmaking are especially encouraged. Some cataloguing experience preferred.

Award: This fellowship includes a stipend and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans. It does not include a fee remission.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR ALL POSITIONS:

Send, via email attachments, a resume and cover letter to Diane Pelrine, Associate Director for Curatorial Services, Indiana University Art Museum, at dpelrine@indiana.edu. The cover letter should include:

–position(s) for which you are applying (if applying for more than one, please rank your

preferences)

–why you want to work at the museum

–your major area(s) of study (undergraduate and graduate)

–other potential support (If you are applying elsewhere, please indicate

where you would prefer to receive funding.)

–previous Indiana University graduate student support received, including

years of support

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. All appointments are subject to budget confirmation.  ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATE WORK STUDY AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

 

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

For more information, contact Diane Pelrine, 855-1036 or dpelrine@indiana.edu.

IU Art Museum EDUCATION ASSISTANTSHIP (12 March deadline)

 

Duties: Assist the curator of education with researching and conducting curriculum-structured tours and with daily responsibilities.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2013–14 academic year. Broad art history background required; graduate students with experience in museum education given preference.

Compensation: This graduate assistantship includes a stipend, a fee remission, and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send, via email attachments, a resume and cover letter to Diane Pelrine, Associate Director for Curatorial Services, Indiana University Art Museum, at dpelrine@indiana.edu. The cover letter should include:

–position(s) for which you are applying (if applying for more than one, please rank your

preferences)

–why you want to work at the museum

–your major area(s) of study (undergraduate and graduate)

–other potential support (If you are applying elsewhere, please indicate

where you would prefer to receive funding.)

–previous Indiana University graduate student support received, including

years of support

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. All appointments are subject to budget confirmation.  ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATE WORK STUDY AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

 

(12 March) 3 CURATORIAL ASSISTANTSHIPS (ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS; ASIAN ART; WESTERN ART AFTER 1800)

Duties: Assist a museum curator in areas such as research, cataloguing, exhibition preparation, and expanding/entering records in computerized collections management system. Provide access to study/storage collections for faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2013–14 academic year. Strong art history background required; candidates in all fields are welcome, but qualified graduate students in art history are given preference. Background in the area in which you are applying is strongly preferred.

Compensation: Each of these graduate assistantships includes a stipend, a fee remission, and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR ALL POSITIONS:

Send, via email attachments, a resume and cover letter to Diane Pelrine, Associate Director for Curatorial Services, Indiana University Art Museum, at dpelrine@indiana.edu. The cover letter should include:

–position(s) for which you are applying (if applying for more than one, please rank your

preferences)

–why you want to work at the museum

–your major area(s) of study (undergraduate and graduate)

–other potential support (If you are applying elsewhere, please indicate

where you would prefer to receive funding.)

–previous Indiana University graduate student support received, including

years of support

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. All appointments are subject to budget confirmation.  ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATE WORK STUDY AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

For more information, contact Diane Pelrine, 855-1036 or dpelrine@indiana.edu.

Mannat Democracy Studies Summer Fellowship (1 April 2013)

IFES is pleased to announce its 2013 Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship.  Mr. Manatt, former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former Chair of IFES’ Board of Directors, and his wife Kathleen fund one fellowship (6-8 weeks in the summer) each year exclusively for graduate students at universities in the American Midwest.

 

The Manatt Fellow receives a stipend of $5,000 and works in our international headquarters in Washington, DC. Fellows are housed in IFES’ F. Clifton White Applied Research Center and benefit from access to IFES experts, IFES’ online Virtual Resource Center collection, and proximity to the various libraries and organizations in Washington.

 

Eligibility rules:

1)      Applicants must be returning graduate students in social science or public policy fields;

2)      Ph.D. candidates must have not yet completed their dissertations;

3)      Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 1, 2013 to manattfellowship@ifes.org;

4)      Students must be attending a university in the American Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, or Wisconsin).

 

Founded in 1987, IFES is an international, nonprofit organization providing professional support to emerging, electoral democracies. IFES has worked in over 135 countries supporting civil society groups, the rule of law, human rights, transparent governance and election administration. The Manatt Fellow will have the opportunity to work and learn with diverse professionals who have extensive experience elections and democratic development.  Past Manatt fellows have found the Manatt Fellowship to be an excellent boost to their careers in international development or research.

 

Again, I encourage you to share this opportunity with your staff and students. Attached here are links to a flyer and an online application. Please distribute these widely.

 

Please feel free to contact me at manattfellowship@ifes.org for additional information.

Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU) Awards- Deadline: March 8, 2013

The purpose of the annual awards, presented by the Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU), is to honor individuals who actively support, participate in, or encourage the exploration of cultural diversity in and around the Indiana University, Bloomington campus.

Each year, COMU honors five individuals and one program with its COMU Awards. The COMU awards, created in 1986, are given in recognition of those actively supporting, participating in or encouraging the exploration of cultural diversity in and around the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Nominations for the 2012 COMU Awards will be accepted no later than 5pm on March 8, 2013. Please consider nominating a student or colleague for these awards.

There are six award categories
Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student
Faculty Member
Staff Member
Community Member
Outstanding Program

Please follow these guidelines when making your nominations:

  1. You may use this form to nominate one person for each individual category. Include as much pertinent information as possible, such as nominee’s title, class standing, department, address, and phone number.
  1. Briefly outline any achievements, contributions, or qualities, which you feel make the nominee the best candidate to receive the award. Feel free to reference specific occasions in which the candidate exemplified cultural diversity leadership or events and activities of the organization for the program award.
  1. Include any additional comments which you feel will help in the selection process; feel free to forward supporting documentation such as letters of reference from other individuals who have worked with the nominee and information regarding other work this person/program has done, etc.
  1. For individual awards, we ask that you nominate individuals who are volunteers in their efforts as opposed to those who receive a pre-arranged benefit such as a grade or wages for providing a service. However, we acknowledge that there are individuals who go beyond the expectations in a pre-arranged situation, and we are happy to receive such nominations. Please include rationale in your nomination.
  1. All nominations should be typed or clearly printed on the reverse side of these instructions, with any supplemental information attached. Nominations may also be sent via email; please include all requested information.
  1. Past COMU Award recipients are ineligible to receive the award. Click here to view the past COMU Award Recipients.

Nomination Forms COMU strongly encourages nominations to be submitted online. However, if you prefer to submit a nomination on paper, please remember that the deadline for all COMU nominations is March 8, 2013. Click here to nominate an individual or program using the online form. Click here to nominate an individual or program using the paper form.

If you have any questions, please contact comu@indiana.edu

ARISC Graduate Student, Postdoctoral, and Junior Faculty Research Fellowship- Deadline Extended: February 22, 2013

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate student, postdoctoral and junior faculty

(pre-tenure) fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia).  The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; and 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals early in their careers who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region.  Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, but all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants in order to foster long-term ties between the academic communities in the U.S. and the South Caucasus.  Research awards will be made for a maximum of $5000 each to help cover travel, living, and research expenses in the South Caucasus; an additional $500 may be made available for fellows to offset necessary expenses related to incorporating an undergraduate or graduate student in the host country in their research program.  Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 1500 words, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by February 22, 2013, to info@arisc.org. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from your referee via email to info@arisc.org.

All information must be received by February 22, 2013, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.

This fellowship is supported with a grant from the US Department of Education.

For more information and the application form, please visit http://www.arisc.org/Resources/Funding-Opportunities

Annual Intensive Writing Essay Prizes- Deadline: March 1, 2013

Sponsored by the CITL Writing Program and the College of Arts and Sciences

The Intensive Writing Essay Prizes, sponsored jointly by the CITL Writing Program and the College of Arts and Sciences, have been established to recognize the work and excellence of students writing for IU Bloomington courses that fulfill the College’s Intensive Writing requirement.

The prizes also recognize the teaching efforts made by faculty to encourage and develop good student writing. Those faculty whose students receive Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be recognized alongside their students.

As many as six Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be awarded for every academic year, two in each of the following distribution areas, which group together student essays most like one another in genre and subject matter:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Historical Studies
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences

In each category, up to two prizes of $150 will be awarded: one prize for essays under ten pages long, and one prize for essays over ten pages in length.

Submitting an essay

We encourage all students who feel they deserve recognition for their writing, and especially those whose IW course is in a department that does not regularly award essay prizes, to take advantage of this opportunity.

Student essays will be collected each semester.

Click here for a pdf version of the submission form and instructions. All submissions must be made electronically to cwp@indiana.edu.

Deadlines for submissions

The prize is awarded for the academic year, and submissions will be solicited in the fall and spring semesters.

The deadline for essays to be considered for the Intensive Writing Essay Prizes for the 2012-2013 academic year is March 1, 2013.

Selection and notification process

A panel of judges drawn from current and former IUB intensive writing faculty, reading anonymous submissions, will select winners in each category.

Presentation of Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be held in April each year.

For further information, contact either:

Terri Greenslade, Assistant Dean for Academic Standards and Opportunities, College of Arts and Sciences; phone: 855-1647.

Laura Plummer, CITL Writing Program Director; phone: 855-4928.

Information Fluency Grants-Deadline: March 8, 2013

Together with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and The College of Arts & Sciences, the Indiana University Libraries are pleased to offer three instructional development grants of $1500 each for the design or revision of a course to incorporate information fluency into undergraduate curricula. The purpose of these grants is to offer faculty the opportunity to create and reenergize courses that teach students how to do scholarly research. These courses will give students practice in creating projects, papers, or lab reports that incorporate, build upon, and challenge a variety of sources with the end goal of presenting original ideas. It is our assumption that proposed courses will not focus exclusively on information fluency but will incorporate it into the examination of discipline-specific subject matter as a means of developing better research skills among students. Such courses, whatever their subject matter, will teach students to select, cite, and even reject sources; identify and articulate the arguments of these sources; and build upon and respond to the work done by other scholars.

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline is Friday, March 8th, 2013. Please visit the IUB Libraries Information Fluency Grants page for more information.