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Tonight: Explore Possible Healthcare Fields

Rethinking Your Health Career Meeting:

Explore Your Options in Healthcare!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Ballantine Hall 109


This session is open to all IUB students and alumni who are interested in exploring career options in medicine or other healthcare professions.   Advisors from the Health Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC) will provide you with tips that can help you re-evaluate your career plans, given your individual strengths and interests, as well as ideas for creating a personalized plan for successful health career exploration. HPPLC advisors with expertise in a wide variety of preprofessional areas in healthcare and law will be available to answer your questions.


Learn More about Speaking Up

This Thursday! The Poynter Center is proud to be the coordinating sponsor of this program.


The American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability

featuring a moderated discussion with two prominent national whistleblowers

Thursday, March 28th, 2:00-3:30 pm

The Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union



Please see the IU News Release below; a flyer for the program is attached.

Facebook event:

You will find the event on the IU College of Arts and Sciences Calendar as well.


For questions about the IUB stop, please email For the IUPUI stop, Wednesday March 27th, please email


A Way to Make a Difference

Hello IU student,

Students Wanted:
Help us create CHANGE!

Apply by April 1!

This spring, Oxfam will select 50 incredible undergraduate students from across the nation to participate in our CHANGE Initiative. Will you be one of them?

CHANGE offers rising sophomores and juniors at U.S. based colleges and universities a leadership and organizing training that prepares students to work with Oxfam and right the wrongs of global poverty, hunger and injustice.

Interested? Apply here by April 1 >>

As an Oxfam CHANGE Leader, you will be able to:

Click here to watch our CHANGE video and learn more about the CHANGE Initiative.

If you’re chosen as a CHANGE Leader, you’ll participate in a week-long CHANGE training in Boston from July 20-26, 2013, organized and paid for by Oxfam. You’ll join the IU Oxfam Club on your campus and implement an Oxfam campaign in Bloomington during the 2013-14 school year, as well as communicate regularly with Oxfam staff about your work.

During the training, you’ll meet other students, broaden your perspectives, and learn how to take and inspire action in others to strengthen communities around the world. And throughout the year, you’ll influence legislative and corporate practices, work with the media, connect with other student leaders, and more – all to help CHANGE the world.

As 2007 CHANGE Leader Meggan puts it: “CHANGE is Empowerment. Education. Awareness. Strength. Talents. Skills. Change. Growth. Justice. Sustainability.”

Join us! Be the CHANGE on your campus and apply today. Applications will be accepted until April 1.

Have additional questions? Please feel free to email us at or call us at 1-800-77-OXFAM ext. 9415. Or contact Emily Metallic, a 2012 CHANGE alumnus and Vice President of the IU Oxfam Club, at


Nessa Stoltzfus Barge, Youth Engagement Manager
Oxfam America

Interested in a major without a clear job at the end? Go to this “indirect route” career night hosted by Folklore and Ethnomusicology students for ideas about what you can do.

Do your parents constantly ask you how you’re going to get a job as an anthropology major?  Do you have friends that question a knowledge of syntax will help when you end up working in an office? The members of FESA (Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Association) understand where you’re coming from.  That is why we invite you to join us for a Career Night.  We will have one of the great staff members of the Career Development Center on hand to give a presentation and answer questions, along with alumni of our department who are using their majors in interesting and unique ways.  Also, we’ll have refreshments!  This event is sure to be beneficial, and a lot of fun!  So, come and see us on Wednesday, March 20thThe presentation will start at 6:30 PM in the Folklore Building at 510 N Fess (1.5 blocks North of Mathers Museum, and 1 block West of Collins LLC).

Know a great teacher in the College? Why not nominate her or him for an award?

2013 James P. Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students in the College of Arts and Sciences 

Dear Student,

I write today to invite you to nominate a faculty member for the 2013 James P. Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students. This annual award honors College of Arts and Sciences faculty “who excel at teaching and have a demonstrated history of service to students.”  The award is funded by a gift to honor Professor James Philip Holland, an exceptional educator who gave many years of exemplary service to the students of Indiana University and who earned numerous university-wide teaching awards.

To nominate a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member (Please note: AIs are not eligible.) for this prestigious award, undergraduate students in the College must send a substantive statement, not to exceed 400 words, explaining why they believe their professor deserves this award. Please note: only College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students – not students in other IUB schools and not alumni or graduate students – may nominate College faculty members for this award. Nominations should be addressed to me, John Louis Lucaites, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities and Undergraduate Education at by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Your nomination should include a description of the professor’s outstanding qualities along with specific examples of ways in which he/she has demonstrated excellence in teaching or service to undergraduate students.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to recognize outstanding members of the College faculty for their commitment and service to undergraduate students. I look forward to receiving your nomination.


John Louis Lucaites

Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities
and Undergraduate Education
Professor of Rhetoric and Public Culture
Department of Communication and Culture
104 Kirkwood Hall
College of Arts and Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

Need Some Guidance To Help Achieve Academically? Perhaps This Course Will Do The Trick

There are still some spots open in the 2nd 8 Weeks sections of EDUC-X150 Managing Resources for Learning.  Please see the information below.

EDUC-X150: Managing Resources for Learning

A Second 8 Weeks “Academic Booster Shot”

X150 is a small (limit 19), 8-week two-credit “academic booster shot” for freshmen and sophomores who need to quickly and drastically ramp-up their performance and increase their academic success in all their classes.  Activities and topics covered include:

  • Goal setting
  • Organization and time management
  • Learning about learning
  • Thinking critically and creatively
  • Engaging, listening, and note-taking
  • Reading and studying for better comprehension
  • Developing memory and taking tests

Available Sections for 2nd 8 Weeks of Spring 2013:

 Section                 Time                                                      Days                      Place                    

16908                    9:30-11 AM                                         MW                       FQ 012A

16909                    11:15 AM-12:45 PM                         MW                       FQ 012A

16910                    12:45-2:15 PM                                   MW                       WI C109

16912                    9:30-11 AM                                         TR                           CU 304

16911                    11:15 AM-12:45 PM                         TR                           ED 3105

22188                    2:30-4 PM                                            TR                           CU 304

For more info, go to, contact Anthony Guest-Scott at, or stop by the Student Academic Center (408 N. Union St. Suite 300) with any questions!

Thanks so much,


Anthony Guest-Scott

Academic Coordinator,
Student Academic Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

408 N. Union St. Suite 300

(812) 855-7301

Thinking about your Foreign Language Requirement? Consider Dutch! No, really.

[Advisor’s note: Dutch is a surprisingly easy language for English speakers to learn because of the close relationship between the two tongues.]

2 semesters of Dutch this summer then third semester in the fall and fourth semester spring 2014.

Eight Weeks of Dutch this Summer!
Undergraduate students: Ger-BE 100, 8 credits
Graduate students: Ger-BE401, 6 credits
When: May 7 – June 28, 2013
What: complete first year of Dutch
Where: Indiana University Bloomington
Why: fun and interesting class!
Taught by a native speaker (Professor Esther Ham)

MTWRF from 10.20 am-12.10 pm
MW from 4.10 pm-5.40pm extra activities

Strong cultural component
Meets FLAS requirements

Due to potential semester-schedule conflicts between IU and other institutions, the first week of this course can be done via online meetings with the instructor.

Need to meet a language requirement in less than a year?

Undergraduate: Register for course # Ger-BE100 this summer

Continue in fall 2013 (N200) and spring 2014 (N250) and fulfill your language requirement by May 2014

At IU you can learn Dutch to achieve a wide range of goals, for example, enhancement of qualifications for international business, exploration or cultivation of family heritage, direct access to a prominent cultural tradition, and skill acquisition for research in academic fields such as European history and art history.

The Netherlands:

One of the largest investors in the US
Location of 49% of the Fortune 500 companies’ European distribution centers
US’s 9th largest export market
Location of the International Court of Justice in the Hague

Dutch is spoken by approximately 23,000,000 people in:
The Netherlands, Aruba, the Antilles, Belgium (Flanders) and Suriname