|For those of you reading the IU Home Pages today on paper, the staff would like to remind you that this is the last newsprint edition you'll receive until the opening weeks of the 2001-2002 academic year in September. For those of you reading at your computer screen, we would like to remind you that we will have a monthly online edition throughout the summer.
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I'd like to remind you of some notable visitors who will be in Indiana in the coming months. Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, will be returning to the Bloomington campus in conjunction with a conference on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth July 19 21. The conference, “Sexual Minority Youth in the Heartland: Issues and Methods for Youth serving Professionals," is geared to teachers, counselors, principals, social workers, mental health professionals and youth group leaders, particularly those who work in under-served rural settings.
Elder's public address is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July
20, at Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union. Tickets may be purchased
for $20 through the conference's
Web site. The tentative title of her address is “Leave No Child
Behind...Let's Get Serious." Elders will be joined at the conference
by nationally recognized experts on GLBT youth, including Mark Pope
of the University of Missouri at St. Louis, president-elect of the
American Counseling Association; Terry Tafoya of the National Native
American AIDS Prevention Center, University of Washington; Stephanie
Sanders of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and
Reproduction; and Brian Dodge and Bill Yarber of the Rural Center
for AIDS/STD Prevention and Research, a project of Indiana, Purdue
and Texas A & M universities.(For more information, go to keynote
Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica and winner of the
1987 Nobel Peace Prize, will return to Bloomington Sept. 22-26 as
a Patten Lecturer.
Arias, who served as the Costa Rican president from 1986-1990, gave
the inaugural address for the formal opening of the Indiana Center
on Global Change and World Peace at IU Bloomington in October 1990.
We call your attention to the upcoming Herman B Wells birthday
centennial June 7. In today's online edition, listen to a 1990 Wells'
interview that we are audiostreaming at our Home
Web site or view the Margaret Mead birthday centennial exhibition
at the U.S. Library of Congress (see
Webmastery column). Keep an eye out, too, for a Web site which
will be up and running soon for the Sylvia Plath 70th Year Symposium,
scheduled Oct. 31 Nov. 2 on the Bloomington campus. The event will
be both artistic and literary: “Eye Rhymes: Visual Art and Manuscripts
of Sylvia Plath" will feature juvenilia and mature works from
the extensive collection of IU's Lilly Library and Plath's alma
mater, Smith College, at the School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery.
The literary component will commemorate both the 70th birthday anniversary
of the American poet and the 40th anniversary of the composition
of the poems for Ariel.
And one last note: we extend our congratulations to Lauren Bryant,
associate editor of IU's Research
and Creative Activity, who this week received a first-place
award in the annual communication contest of the state affiliate
chapter of the National Federation of Press Women.