Friday, December 12, 2008

Opportunity to Get Involved

Career Ambassadors Program

Want to Get Involved? Enhance your Leadership Skills? Apply to be a Career
Ambassador! Career Ambassadors will serve as Career Development Center and
Arts & Sciences (CDC/ASCS) goodwill representatives and providers of quality
outreach support for their peers.


· Promote the CDC/ASCS by educating your peers about the resources
and services available to help them achieve their career goals

· Attend events, career fairs, and career programs

· Conduct career-related presentations at the CDC/ASCS, residence
halls, classrooms, and student organization meetings

· Propose ideas from a student perspective to areas/teams in the

· Develop a comprehensive understanding of the career development
process and CDC/ASCS services

· Increase campus awareness of services and events

· Assist in the training of future Career Ambassadors

What are the Benefits to you?

· Building professional and transferable skills to add to your

· Developing job search skills and strategies to achieve career

· Expanding networking opportunities with employers who come to

· Increasing leadership, presentation, and advising skills that
employers will find impressive

· Learning more about your own career development process and how to
effectively market your experiences and degree

· Be an integral part in helping to develop and improve CDC/ASCS
programming currently and in the future

· Acquiring first-hand knowledge of a career in the field of higher
education or student services

· Free food and employer freebies as available

Apply through your myIUcareers account at

Indiana University Career Development Center and Arts & Sciences Career
Services For more information, contact Crystal Smith at 812-856-3128 or

Scholarship Opportunity for Hispanic Students

The National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources
Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE) provides scholarships to
deserving Hispanic students that wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelors
degree in a natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related
field of study at an accredited four-year institution.

At least four scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating high school
students accepted to an accredited college or university or registered
students in their first through third years in an accredited college or

In addition, the Martha Guerra-Arteaga Scholarship for
Communications of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one female student majoring
in public affairs or a natural resources conservation-related field of

For More Information: Web
Site: Email:

Friday, December 5, 2008

KING DAY 2009 ESSAY COMPETITION: “Times of Challenge and Controversy"

This year’s theme is drawn from Dr. King’s reminder that we are not to be measured by how we act in times of “comfort and convenience,” but how we act in times of “challenge and controversy” (Strength to Love, 1963).

Dr. Calvin Mackie, in his address at the 2008 IU King Day Celebration, spoke of his disappointment in many leaders’ reaction to the devastation of his hometown, New Orleans, in the wake of hurricane Katrina, and how poorly served the people of Louisiana were in this time of challenge. His recent book, A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business, urges every person to undertake the following endeavors:

1) Serving others to help them grow and develop as human beings

2) Solving problems that prevent people from reaching their potential

3) Promoting and saving causes that benefit humankind

The MLK Day Essay Committee invites graduate and undergraduate students of IUB to submit an original essay that draws on their experience to respond to this question:

How have you [or someone you admire] answered Dr. Mackie’s call, and begun to take action to fulfill the expectation Dr. King held for all people in times of “challenge and controversy”?

Successful essays will answer the question, make specific reference not only to the writer’s personal experience and observations, but also to the life, times, and writings of Dr. King.

• Length: 1,000-1,500 words (4-5 pages)

• Eligibility: All IUB graduate and undergraduate students*

*previous first-place award winners are not eligible

• Prizes: To be awarded in both graduate and undergraduate categories:

1st: 32 GB I-Touch + iHome iH9B6 Speaker

2nd: 8 GB I-Touch + iHome iH9B6 Speaker

3rd: 16 GB I-Pod Nano


Writers should submit six (6) copies of their completed essays by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 8, 2008, to the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, Bryan Hall, Room 115. ESSAYS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO JUDGES OR COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED. To ensure blind judging, writers should not show drafts or final copies of their essays to committee members or judges. Writers should place their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses on a separate sheet; their names should not appear in the text of their essays. First-place winners will be asked to read their essays at the MLK Breakfast on Monday, January 19, 2

Epiphany Modeling Troupe Presents..."The Culture Club"

What: Epiphany Modeling Troupe Presents..."The Culture Club"
When: December 12, 2008 7p.m.-9p.m.
Where: Wilkie Auditorium
Cost: Pre-sale Tickets - General Admissions $5
V.I.P $10 (includes special seating,
badge, and h'ours dourves and mocktails.) LIMITED SEATING!
General Admissions tickets will be sold at the door for $7

For tickets, please contact any executive board member.

For more information about the show, contact Ebony Brown at or LaTroy Hampton at or view the
press release from University Communications:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

SeekingVolunteer Opportunities?

Then Visit or call 812-349-3433

African American Dance Company's Studio Concert

Please join the African American Dance Company at their annual Studio Concert!

Exemplifying keen vigorous expression, eloquence and class, the African American Dance Company captures and conveys the spirit of dance styles of the African Diaspora.

This year's Studio Concert that will take place December 9, 2008 at 7:30pm at Willkie Auditorium on IU's campus. Tickets are $3 and will be sold atthe door.

The African American Dance Company will present their "Collaborations 2009"projects with a spoken word guest artist. This year's theme is "We thePeople...(s)," which probes the inclusiveness of the Constitution of theUnited States in this global society. In addition to the African American Dance Company, there will be guest performances by the students of the Ghanaian Drum and Dance Course taught by Kwesi Brown, which is offered in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Also, students of the Dance in the African Diaspora course, which is offered in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department and is taught by Prof. Iris Rosa, will perform dances such as the Lamba, the Orisha dance of Elegua from the Afro Cuban tradition, as well as an interactive conga comparsa. There will also be live drumming by the percussionists of Sancocho: Music and Dance Collage and Mr. Kwesi Brown and his students.

You don't want to miss this concert!! We look forward to seeing you there!For more information please contact the African American Arts Institute'sMarketing Office at (812)855-5427.Best regards,

What to do on MLK Day

The Hoosier Hills Food Bank Block Walk Challenge!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sign up a team from your organization and TAKE THE CHALLENGE. How much food can your group collect for the Food Bank? More than any other organization?Put your team to the test!!! Set up food drive barrels, collect from yourclassmates and neighbors, organize a fundraiser and buy the food, or choose a BLOCK and WALK door to door asking for food. However you get your food is up to you!

Join the food bank on MLK Day (January 19) for a culminating celebration with all organizations involved to celebrate MLK's life, discuss hunger inBloomington, and weigh in all the food. The team with the greatest amount offood collected (based on pounds) will win an award, media recognition, and a picture on our Block Walk Wall of Fame!! This event is an incredible philanthropic opportunity to rally yourfraternity, sorority, or student group, and advocate for those in need onthis historic day of service! If you are interested in joining this INCREDIBLE event, SIGN UP NOW! (remember, January 19 is just a week into spring semester. Don't wait untilafter the holiday break!)

Reply to ( or email our ACE, JennJameson at and Join us for a brief Block Walk Orientation (at least one leader per teamrequired to attend) Sunday, December 7 at 6pm in the Oak Room of IMU. See you there!