Maxwell Musings


November 6, 2012


Student Spotlight


Monthly Calendar

Advising Info

bullet Spring Registration
bullet Chem-C117

Academic/Campus Resources


Groups Tutors


Career Center Hours


Dr. John Edwards, Professor of Psychology


Career Development Center Open House

Campus/Community Events


What's next for you at IU?


Ethics, Race and the Commercialization of Human Tissue


Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Donation Drive

John Legend Concert

Getting Involved

Holiday Hoopla

Holiday Market

Thomas I. Atkins New York Experience

Scholarship Opportunities


Looking for Scholarships


RPS Scholarships

Nancy McKay Lorenz and Richard Lorenz Scholarship for Atkins Residents

bullet Ronald McNair Program

SMART scholarship-for-service Program

Internship/Job/Program Opportunities


RA/CUE Mixer




Networking Night


Career Center Job Interviews









 ****Hello Groups Family - This newsletter is designed to keep you informed about what your peers are doing through our student spotlight, important upcoming advising dates, campus resources, scholarship information and a variety of opportunities! Best of all, you can share information about opportunities that you are aware of through this newsletter. Don't delete these e-mails --- read them and you'll be a better informed student! Best wishes as you work hard to achieve the highest grades possible!!!

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Student Spotlight

Name:              Burnell (B.J.) Grimes, Jr.
Birthplace:        Indianapolis, IN
Groups Class:   G'08
Class Standing: Senior
Major:               Pre-Medicine Political Science
Minor:                History, Spanish, and African American African Diaspora Studies              


Leadership: Male Vice President Groups Program 2008-2009, President Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center 2008-2010, Director of Career Development and Planning Men of Color Leadership Institute 2008-2009, Forest Senator (IUSA) Indiana University Student Association, Groups Peer Adviser 2009, Peer Instructor Thomas I. Atkins LLC 2009-2011, Resident Assistant Groups Program 2010 to present, President National Pan-Hellanic Council 2011-2012, President/Polemarch Kappa Alpha Psi Alpha Chapter 2012-present

Volunteerism:  Adopt-A-Road Klean Up, Christmas with the Kappas to benefit needy families, iKare: Hatian Relief , Promoted local Pan-Hellanic Chapter Members to support UNCF Evening of the Stars Telethon, Rape Awareness

Accomplishments: Groups Program/Hudson Holland Ghana Overseas Study

Other Experience: President's Challenge Office/Warehouse Adminstrator

If you or a fellow Groups student has received special recognition or has accomplished something significant, let us know. Should you want to add something to the weekly newsletter, please contact me. I can be reached by e-mail (, phone (855-0276), or drop by and see me in person (Maxwell Hall 210B).

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November Monthly Calendar

26/M Dr. John Edwards Professor of Psychology, 11:00am -3:00pm, Tree Suites, Indiana Memorial Union

28/W Career Developmnent Center and College of Arts and Sciences Open House


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Advising Info

~~~Spring Registration Info~~~~
Spring registration has started. In most cases, students need to meet with an academic advisor prior to scheduling spring classes. In order to be able to register, students should:
- Check for holds (info available on OneStart Student Center) - advising holds will be released after you've met with your academic advisor provided that Early Progress Reports have been submitted and Study Table hours fulfilled
- Make sure Bursar account is current
- See your advisor if you are a student who has accumulated 70 or more credit hours AND have not yet been accepted to your major.

~~~~Planning to take Chem C117?~~~~
If you are planning to take CHEM C117 in the spring, you will want to take a look at this website right away to make sure you have the prerequisites needed to take the course: The website helps answer any questions you may have about whether you need to take the Chemistry Placement Exam, what the math requirement is and what the exam is like. Below is a summary from the Chemistry Advisor; however, I'd strongly encourage you to look at the website above and see what you need to do. There are some very useful FAQ's there to answer your questions too. The final deadline to take the Chemistry Placement Exam is Dec. 1 for taking C117 in the spring.

~~~~Graduation Application Info~~~~
Some schools require graduation applications to be filed a year in advance. Students who have not applied for graduation and are planning to graduation December 2012/2013 or May 2013 should visit IU Ceremonies for application info.


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Academic/Campus Resources

~~~~Groups Tutors~~~~

Need a tutor?  The Groups Office has some amazing Peer Tutors who are willing to help you out.  The tutor schedule lists several subjects in which we offer tutoring in

Sciences - Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy, Physiology
Math - J111, J112, Finite, Calculus, Statistics
Foreign Languages - French, Spanish
Business - K201, A100,  X100, Econ
Social Sciences - Anthropology, Sociology, and much more!

Please come in and take advantage of these tutors. If you do not see a subject that you are having trouble in, please come talk to the tutor coordinator, Wakisha Malone who will try her best to get you a tutor for that subject.  To check out the current tutor schedule, click on the link below.


~~~~Career Center Hours~~~

NEW Morning Drop-In Advising

Monday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
No appointment necessary!
Our office is located at 625 N. Jordan, the northwest corner of Jordan and 10th. 

Career advisors answer general questions about majors or careers; critique resumes and cover letters; explain what resources are available on campus; and get students started on internship, job, and graduate school searches.

For more information about our advising services, go to our website:

~~~~Dr. John Edwards Professor of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada~~~

The 'New' Ecology of Language: Some Critical Thoughts on Ecolinguistics
Monday: November 26
, 5:00-6:30 pm

Frangipani Room, IMU

Multilingualism: Understanding Linguistic Diversity

Tuesday, Nov. 27

4:00-5:30 pm

Georgian Room, IMU

Co-sponsors: IU School of Education | Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (LCLE) | Association for Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ATLILLA) | Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) | Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin American Program (MLCP) | Office of the Vice Provost for Research - Emergency Funds | Department of Second Language Studies (SLS) | Asian American Studies Program | African Studies Program | Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology | School for Global and International Studies | Department of Spanish and Portuguese | Center for the Study of Global Change | Department of Linguistics | La Casa - Latino Culture Center | Department of American Studies

~~~Career Development Center~~~~

Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services Open House
Wednesday, November 28th
3:30-5:00 p.m.

The Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career Services cordially invite all IUB faculty and staff to an open house on Wednesday, November 28th between 3:30-5:00 p.m. Visit our staff, enjoy some light refreshments, and take a look at our newly remodeled Career Exploration Lounge. We hope to see you there! Please let us know if you’ll be able to attend by following the link below:




~~~~What's Next for You at IU?~~~~

What's Next for You at IU?

Thursday, November 8 & Wednesday, November 14; 7-8:30 p.m.
Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Considering the possibility of graduate school? Curious about studying abroad? Need to obtain leadership experience? Interested in finding out more about Greek life? Looking for more information about second year housing?

FIND THE ANSWERS! Attend short 25-minute sessions led by experts from around campus. There will be FREE FOOD and the first 150 students each night get FREE IU T-SHIRTS!

Sponsored by: Indiana University First Year Experiences.

For more information and to RSVP go to:


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Campus/Community Events

~~~Ethics, Race, and the Commercialization of Human Tissue~~~~

What:  Ethics, Race and the Commercialization of Human Tissue: An Interview with David “Sonny” Lacks
Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time:  7:00pm Lecture / 8:00pm Book Signing
Where:  Indiana Memorial Union - Whittenberger Auditorium
Cost:  Free & Open to the Public


For more information:  See the attached flyers and visit

~~~~Chi Alpha Epsilon Holiday Donation Drive~~~~

Hello Everyone,

Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society would like to invite you all to participate in our donation drive.  With the holiday season approaching, Chi Alpha Epsilon recognizes the needs of families during the fall and winter months.  As a result, Chi Alpha Epsilon is offering Indiana University students and faculty the opportunity to give donations of canned food items and fall/winter clothing to those in need.  Beginning tomorrow until December 7th, Boxes for donations will be set-up inside of the the GROUPS office which is located in Maxwell Hall on the 2nd floor.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to help those in need and we thank you all in advance!  All proceeds will go to the Middle Way House.



Mariah R. McGhee
Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Alpha Delta Chapter
National Residence Halls Honorary
Director of Recognition

~~~~Neal Marshall Midday House Party~~~~


Neal Marshall Midday House Party
November 14th from 12:30-2:00pm
Student Lounge on the 2nd floor of NMBCC

~~~~A Health Fair for Women~~~~

A Health Fair for Women
A Health Fair for Women
     Sponsored by
Students of A210-Black Women in the African Diaspora

This community event, which is open to all, grew out of our study of, and concern for, the health and wellbeing of women, especially Black Women
Saturday, December 8;12-4p.m.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
For groups interested in participating and other questions please contact Dr. Audrey T. McCluskey, AAADS
Co-sponsored by the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center;
Dept of AAADS
Free and open to the public!

~~~~John Legend ~~~~


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Getting Involved

~~~~Holiday Market~~~~

Holiday Market - Nov. 24
You can participate in the 10th annual Holiday Market on Sat., Nov. 24 on the Showers Plaza as a volunteer! Volunteer elves will decorate, serve refreshments, and then assist with teardown. Patrons will shop for their favorite locally grown farm products and fine local arts and crafts while listening to the music of the season, including the TubaSantas. Volunteer shifts are either 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or noon-4 p.m. at the beginning of their shift. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Kim Ecenbarger, Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, at (812) 349-3739 or (


~~~~Holiday Hoopla~~~~

Holiday Hoopla - Dec. 1
Volunteers are needed to make the Holiday Hoopla happen! All are warmly invited to join Girls Inc. in ringing in the holiday season from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Fountain Square Mall. This joyous, family-oriented event has a ticket price for participants of only $5, which includes a pancake breakfast, a shopping area where "kids only" shop for gifts for their families, entertainment, a raffle, and the always popular gingerbread house event! Minimum age is 18. Please contact Lee Ann Jourdan at (812) 336-7313 or (

~~~~Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center New York Experience~~~~

Come learn about African American History and Culture in the Big Apple!!
January 17th -21st
Departure from the Forest Circle Drive 7:00pm on January 17th
Return late evening on January 21st
Atkins Community Members $250 due November 30th
Open to the public on December 3rd
Atkins Alumn $300.00
Non Atkins $350.00
Come see the African Slave Burial Ground, The Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, Lunch at Sylvia's Soul Food Restuarant, and the traditional New York tourist attractions such as Time Square. And, there is so much more!!



~~~~Student Trustee Position~~~~

Indiana University Student Trustee position applications for the 2013–2015 term are now available online, and are due Friday, January 18, 2013. Interviews will take place on April 5-6, 2013 in Indianapolis. The interview is  mandatory, and a candidate who misses his or her interview will not have another opportunity to meet with the search committee.  After the interviews, the committee, in accordance with state law, will forward 10 names to the governor, who will make the appointment. The new term will run from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015.


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Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Student Financial Assistance website is an excellent resource that provides information and addresses many questions related to financial aid concerns.   There's even an online chat feature  that makes it possible for students to "talk" to a financial aid advisor. 
Visit online today:

Other Good Sources:

IU Undergraduate Scholarship
The Hutton Honors College 

Hudson and Holland Scholars Program 

IU Student Foundation


~~~~Looking for Scholarships~~~

Now is a good time to start gathering materials for applying to scholarships.  Check out the sources above.  Also, apply to IU Foundation Scholarships online by going through OneStart. (On the Services Tab, under Student Self Service, under Financial.)

~~~~RPS Scholarships~~~~

Each year several scholarships are available to RPS residents. Additionally, the Tate-Chesmore Scholarship is available to RPS employees. Qualifications for each and application links are available in the descriptions below.

Applications will be accepted from November 5 - December 3, 2012. Questions should be directed to Laura Wheaton.


~~~~McNair Scholars Program Application Deadline~~~~

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program:
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 200 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2012

~~~~SMART scholarship-for-service Program~~~~

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. A SMART brochure  and application is on the web page at

The application deadline is December 2012 for the 2013 school year. SMART provides: Full Tuition to any accredited U.S. University A very generous stipend while in school - $25,000 for undergraduates - $33,000 for masters candidates - $33,000 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates Book allowance $1,000 Health Insurance Paid Summer internships All required student fees Travel fees for internships


~~~~Neal Marshall Alumni Club Merit Scholarships~~~~

Neal Marshall Alumni Club Merit Scholarships
·         For undergraduates who are enrolled at any Indiana University campus or who will be enrolled during the next academic semester
·         Please go to this link for more information:
·         Deadline: November 30, 2012


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Internship/Job/Program Opportunities

~~~~RA/CUE Mixer~~~~


Prospective RA and CUE candidates are invited to meet their peers at a mixer event on Wednesday, November 14, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the CLDC. Refreshments will be provided.

Online applications are due by December 4. More information is available at




An innovative, growing, Fortune 500 Company who, in partnership with INROADS, is looking to hire phenomenal, diverse Sophomores to “LEARN, LEAD, and EMERGE”  with hands-on Retail Management experience that has great opportunities for advancement within their organization! If you know Sophomore year students who may be interested in this unique opportunity and meets the criteria below please have them contact me as soon as possible!

The process is simple!  All you have to do is email an updated resume to
Please keep in mind this candidate must be a sophomore meaning they would be graduating May 2015.  Candidates must also have a strong desire to work in a store management role within the fast-paced, exciting retail industry, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and come with strong leadership skills.  Below you will find more details but if you have any question please feel free to contact me directly.   Thank you!

Deadline is time sensitive. 

About This Opportunity
Use your business, leadership, and people skills to inspire exceptional performance. Maximize sales and profits. Ensure great customer service and team leader satisfaction. Create a fast-paced, energetic environment. 
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Stores Leadership Intern, you'll take the lead as you gain…

  • Personal and professional development
  • Exposure to senior leadership and strategic business activities and decisions
  • Meaningful real-world work experience
  • Coaching and feedback from an assigned mentor
  • Countless networking and community service opportunities
  • The opportunity to receive a full-time offer to join us after graduation


  • Candidates must be a current Sophomore and willing to commit the next 2 summers (Summer 2013 and Summer 2014) to the program
  • Graduating May 2015
  • 3.0 or above GPA
  • You are open to relocation upon graduation for your first leadership assignment
  • You are a chameleon. You can change directions on a dime
  • You are outgoing and thrive in a team environment
  • You love the retail environment and making people HAPPY!

LEARN, LEAD, and EMERGE”  with hands-on Retail Management experience. Great opportunities for advancement! Create change, excitement, and innovation. Join a team of forward thinkers and leaders reinventing the retail industry one moment at a time!

“Fit” - Candidates must be able to consistently demonstrate :

    • Leadership ability—Either through organizations or in work experience
    • Long term interest in retail.  Why, what excites them about this career path?
    • Entrepreneurial mindset—A “make it happen” outlook. Willing to get hands dirty
    • Enjoys working with people: Great attitude—very positive, “happy”
    • Very articulate and confident
    • Open to / willing to receive feedback


Eileen Williamson
National Recruiter, Talent Acquisition and Management
25 E. Washington Ste. 506 Chicago, IL 60602
T:  (312) 553-5000 ext. 5054  >  eFax:  (312) 553-5065
Customer Service (Applicants): 1-800-651-6411
Technical Support: 1-800-642-9870
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~~~~Networking Night~~~~

Event Planning Networking Night

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
DeVault Alumni Center - 1000 E. 17th St.

Networking Nights is a collaborative event hosted by the IU Career Development Center and the IU Student 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. Please join IU Alumni and professionals in event planning roles 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 representatives from:
Oliver Winery
Red Frog
Pacers Entertainment
Ritz Charles
And more!

REQUIRED: Please RSVP through your myIUcareers account, accessible at Once logged in, click on the "Career Events" tab at top of website and select the event. Click the "Register for Event" button.

REQUIRED: Please dress in business casual attire (dress shirt with dress pants or skirt).

For more information, go to the event website:


~~~~Career Center Job Interviews~~~~

Resume Submission Deadlines for On-Campus Interviews

Listed below are submission deadlines for the next month. To access the full list of on-campus interviews and view resume submission deadlines that you qualify for, log into your myIUcareers account, which can be accessed from  Once logged in, hover over "On-Campus" tab at top of screen; select "Interviews I'm Qualified for."

11/13 - Alcon Laboratories, Floater Sales Representative (Interview Sign-Up)
11/15 - AFLAC, Benefits Consultant, Sales Associate, Management Training Positions


~~~~Career Development Center Internships~~~~

Featured Job and Internship Postings

To access the full list of position postings and learn more about the positions, log into your myIUcareers account which can be accessed from  Once logged in, hover over "Job Search" tab at top of screen and select "Job Search."

Full-Time (Professional)

- Entry Level Sales - Account Manager, CDW
- Chemist 3, State of Indiana
- Running Tech Representative, Adidas
- Football Coach/Teacher, Monroe County Community School Corporation


- Party Earth Global Internship - London, Party Earth LLC
- Software Development Engineer, Amazon
- Apparel Merchandising Intern, Niche
- Social Media Marketing Associate, Fair Observer


- Server, Esan Thai Restaurant
- Market Research Telephone Interviewer, Stone Research Services, Bloomington
- Histology Technician, CAMRIS International
- Leadership Trainee, First American Bank

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  Study Abroad Opportunities

~~~~Study Abroad ~~~~

At Indiana University you can make overseas study a part of your regular degree program, whatever your major. You can spend an academic year, semester, summer, or even a few weeks abroad while earning IU credit.

Visit the Office of Overseas Study at the Leo R. Dowling International Center, 111 South Jordan Avenue. Call to schedule appointments (812) 855-9304.


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~~~~SAC Workshops ~~~~

The spring workshop schedule is available online:


Monday, 11/26,  Catching Up in a Course When All Hope Seems Gone,  Briscoe C130, 7:00-8:00pm


Tuesday, 11/27, Connecting Learning Inside the Classroom with the Rest of Life, Teter Academic Support Center F260, 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, 11/28, Connecting Learning Inside the Classroom with the Rest of Life, Student Building SB150, 7:00-8:00pm


Monday, 12/3, Beating Test Anxiety, Wilkie C109, 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, 12/4, How to Strategize for Final Week,  Teter Academic Support Center F260, 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, 12/5, How to Strategize for Final Week,  Student Building SB 150, 7:00-8:00pm




These workshops are free and open to all students. You don't need to sign up in advance to attend as many or as few as you wish. However, those arriving 5 minutes past the starting time, will not be admitted. Please bring paper and a writing utensil to each workshop.


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Updated: Wednesday,  October 24, 2012



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