IU Latino Faculty and Staff Council accepting Latino awards nominations through Mar. 21
Awards will be presented to individuals or groups who have participated in service, mentoring, or promoting diversity initiatives that enhance and support Latinos on campus.
ESPN's Sage Steele to lecture Mar. 24
Steele will recount her path from IU student to broadcast career. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Help create a difference . . .
La Casa Latino Cultural Center is collecting needed items now through Mar. 28 for Shalom Community Center in Bloomington.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2014 call for programs
IU Asian Culture Center seeks programs for upcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (online calendar deadline: Mar. 25).
Join us in the IMU Federal Room on Thu., Mar. 27, from 4-6pm. Please RSVP.
First Year Experience Conference at IMU on Apr. 2
Register now to learn about various institutional programs and resources which enhance the first-year experience of our students and positively impact student retention.
Latino Film Festival and Conference to be held Apr. 3-5
The event showcases the “Transnational Lives” that define Latina/o experiences in the United States mainland and beyond.
2nd Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance to take place Apr. 5
Free health screenings and intertribal dancing will highlight the event.
Inaugural Asian Pacific American Inspiration Awards and Conference on "Intercultural Hospitality" Apr. 9
The conference will engage the IU community to co-produce opportunities for enriching intercultural hospitality within, across, and beyond Asian American communities.
Call for IU Distinguished Asian Alumni nominations
The award recognizes outstanding men and women who impact their local communities and the greater Asian/Pacific American community, exhibit excellence and achievement in their careers, and inspire future IU alumni. Nomination deadline is 5pm on Fri., May 2.
IU engaged in aggressive recruitment campaign to increase diversity
IU's increased focus on diversity has led to new staff, collaborations, and recruitment outreach.
Watch the 2013 Indiana Black Expo and IU Partnership Recap Video
… to recall the multitude of great experiences … or to see what you missed!
- Students and faculty from IU's acclaimed IU Soul Revue traveled to Memphis to work with talented local youths.
IU graduate student Landon Jones honored as Outstanding Black Male Leader of Tomorrow.
The award recognizes and affirms the outstanding contributions Jones has made to the community and encourages his continued development as a leader.
IU Bloomington records best completion rates in state
The IndyStar examined the recently released state report that showed only a fraction of all Hoosier students earn their degrees within the traditional two- or four-year time frames.
Nominations for 2014 COMU Awards accepted through 5pm on Mar. 17
The IU Commission on Multicultural Understanding gives the awards in recognition of those actively supporting, participating in, or encouraging the exploration of cultural diversity in and around the IU Bloomington campus.
Muslim students share their experiences at IU
During Islamic Awareness Week, three IU students talk about what it's like being Muslim at IU and in the United States.
Indiana Commission for Women honors Angela Espada with 2014 Torchbearer Award
Angela Espada serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IUPUI.
DEMA 21st Century Scholars director Jim Gibson meets with Liberian President and other dignitaries
Gibson was named to the official IU delegation that met with Liberian dignitaries to discuss a variety of issues in higher education administration.
IU targets minorities for recruitment, aims to build diversity
The recently released Campus Strategic Plan includes initiatives to recruit and retain undergraduates, focusing on diversity and increasing the number of underrepresented students on campus.
IU Bloomington admissions adds position, realigns staff to focus on diversity
IU Bloomington appointed Khala Granville as associate director of admissions with responsibility for diversity-oriented student recruitment and outreach in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.
WRTV6 interviews Hudson and Holland Scholar Brittany Harvey
Brittany Harvey talked with WRTV6 about the United Negro College Fund and how it made it possible for her to attend Indiana University.
IU campuses throughout the state celebrate Black History Month
IU campuses around the state will host discussions, performances, readings, film screenings, and more throughout February in honor of Black History Month.
IU's 2014 Black History Month theme is 'Let's Move! Freedom and Wellness in Civil Society'
This year's Black History Month Celebration at IU Bloomington will feature more than 25 events in February.
Celebrate Black History Month in Bloomington and at IU
The City of Bloomington, the community, and the IU Bloomington campus are celebrating Black History Month throughout February with several events, activities, and programs.
Diversity roundtable focuses on problems faced by international, undocumented students
The IU Student Association held a Diversity Roundtable to talk about problems and isolation under-represented students had faced on campus.
McNutt history lecture to discuss African American soldiers' struggles in World War I
Marshall University historian Jennifer D. Keene will present a free lecture on Feb. 27 about how African American soldiers in World War I faced two struggles for democracy: one at home and one abroad.
Submission deadline Feb. 28 for the P.J. and Hilda W. Hill Award
The $5000 P.J. and Hilda W. Hill Award is presented each spring to an outstanding graduating senior who has worked to "better race relationships" during his/her undergraduate career. Please encourage qualified seniors to apply!
A passover at our nation's crossroads
WFIU's George Walker reviews the Cardinal Stage Company's production of The Whipping Man.
Sheryl Allen recognized as influential African American educator
Dr. Sheryl E. Allen has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential African American Educators for 2014 by Black Health Magazine.
IU alumna Jane Chu nominated to head National Endowment for the Arts
President Barack Obama has nominated IU alumna Jane Chu to head the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mellonee Burnim named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture
As an educator and researcher with more than three decades of experience and an ethnomusicologist specializing in African American sacred music and the musics of the African diaspora, Burnim will bring a diverse background and wealth of knowledge to the institute.
IU historian Claude Clegg named associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity
Clegg will work closely with the IU Bloomington Office of the Provost and the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs to help recruit faculty and provide them with opportunities to thrive professionally and personally.
Chinese students at IU Bloomington will mark the Year of the Horse
IU Chinese Scholars and Students Association will host a free Spring Festival Gala with food and entertainment on Feb. 7.
FNECC is working to create a community for Native Americans at IU.
Vice President and Dean Wimbush's statement on IU joining Freedom Indiana
"With this membership, Indiana University has made a strong statement that diversity of all kinds is celebrated, appreciated, and welcomed at IU," said Wimbush.
Nominations sought for annual Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow
Nomination deadline is Feb. 11.
IU Latin American Music Center prepares Valentine concert for Feb. 13
The IU Latin American Music Center is proud to present its 5th Annual Latin Valentine Concert, and it promises to be the perfect excuse for a romantic musical Valentine’s day date.
César E. Chávez Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held Mar. 6-7
The IU Latino Studies Program invites IU undergraduates to participate in its César E. Chávez Undergraduate Research Symposium from March 6-7, 2014.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to perform at IU Auditorium, engage with IU students
Renowned modern dance ensemble Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform at IU Auditorium Mar. 12. Earlier that day, the company's dancers will conduct a masterclass for IU dance students. Dance students and students from various IU-affiliated organizations will attend a free pre-show discussion.
IU Northwest to celebrate Black History Month
IU Northwest celebrates Black History Month with free performances, discussions, and movies throughout February.
PBS' 'American Masters' to profile Alice Walker during Black History Month
WTIU will commemorate Black History Month with shows including a profile of 'The Color Purple' author Alice Walker. The program will air Fri., Feb. 7, at 9:00 p.m.
"Cover Bloomington" volunteers assist at Interfaith Winter Shelter on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Over 120 student volunteers participated in the FASE Advisory Board "Cover Bloomington" project, collecting canned goods and helping at the shelter.
Students discuss diversity struggles during Asian Culture Center's Over a Cup of Tea
The IU Asian Culture Center's January 23rd "Over a Cup of Tea" discussion aimed to extend the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
"The Three Doctors" Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins spoke during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast on Jan. 20.
Students reflect on MLK during Unity Summit: ‘Diversity is more than race’
Nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, some say sexual orientation, gender, and economic status need to be included in discussions about diversity.
IU School of Medicine celebrating Diversity Week with special presentations
The IU School of Medicine Diversity Week speaker series focuses attention on diversity issues in medical education, including disparities in health care access, infant mortality rates, and the lack of minorities in U.S. medical schools and in practice.
IU Bloomington celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy with a week of activities
A visit by three African American doctors whose story inspired an acclaimed documentary and three best-selling books highlighted a week of activities at Indiana University Bloomington celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
Hundreds of IUPUI volunteers participated in King Day of Service
More than 500 students, faculty, and staff at IUPUI honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service by volunteering at 21 community agencies.
Sage Steele and Sonia Nazario to participate in IU School of Journalism spring speaker series
Steele, host of ESPN’s "NBA Countdown" show, will speak on March 24 and Nazario, whose Los Angeles Times series about a young immigrant’s trek from Honduras to Florida to find his mother won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, will speak on April 16.
IUPUI honors awardees at inaugural Madame C.J. Walker/Frederick Douglass Annual Lecture Series
Two founders of university centers focused on African American business ventures were honored for their contributions during an IUPUI lecture series
Leadership at Lunch series co-sponsored by La Casa and the 21st Century Scholars Office
Students are invited to attend Leadership at Lunch sessions to network and hone their job search skills.
Statehouse unveiling planned for busts of Black legislators
The State of Indiana's 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration will be Thu., Jan. 16, from 12:30-2pm at the Indiana Statehouse. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Vice President and Dean James Wimbush talked with Inside IU Bloomington about strategies for increasing and supporting diversity on campus.
Black and Latino Male Summit call for proposals
The Black and Latino Male Summit provides a forum for Black and Latino men to discuss issues on manhood and to develop strategies to achieve academic success, professional development, and wellness. Proposal submissions are due by 5pm (CST) on Jan. 24.
15th annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference call-out
The Indiana Latino Leadership Conference—which celebrates the uniqueness of Latina/o students in a forum by and for students—will be held at IU Bloomington on Mar. 1, 2014. Exhibitor booth registration deadline is Feb. 13.
Nelson Mandela, who inspired people across the globe with his leadership of the South African anti-apartheid movement and his role in creating a multiracial democracy in the country, died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95.
NSF grant funds IU Bloomington effort to recruit, support undergrad science students
IU Bloomington has been awarded over $614,000 by the National Science Foundation to recruit, support, and retain undergraduate students majoring in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics over the next five years. Much of that money will go to student scholarships.
President McRobbie and Vice President Wimbush discuss diversity at IU during live radio interview
IU President Michael McRobbie and Vice President and Dean James Wimbush appeared on the live radio program Afternoon with Amos to discuss diversity issues at Indiana University. The in-depth interview covered diversity, increasing African-American enrollment, and other related issues.
President McRobbie on diversity and DEMA
IU President Michael McRobbie is encouraged about the progress being made in diversity efforts at Indiana University.
Provost Robel writes about professor Portia Maultsby, a recipient of the President's Medal
Provost Lauren Robel highlights some of Professor Maultsby's achievements in Inside IU Bloomington article.
Tonishea M. Jackson joins IPFW as director of admissions
Tonishea M. Jackson joins Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) as director of admissions.
James Wimbush, DEMA Vice President and Dean of University Graduate School, explained the breakdown of funds for the graduate student diversity initiative to the IU Board of Trustees at their October meeting. The initiative aims to encourage timely doctoral degree completion.
La Casa Director Lillian Casillas-Origel receives IU Latino Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award
The award recognizes outstanding professional achievements and community service of Latino alumni of any IU campus. Casillas-Origel received the award October 12 at La Casa's 40th Anniversary banquet.