Friday, February 27, 2009

Lets Talk Salsa Over Coffee

February 27,2009 10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. at La Casa ( 715 E. 7th Street)

Description: Join us for coffee with Dr. Frances Aparicio.

An IndianaUniversity alum, Dr. Aparicio is currently on faculty in the Latin Americanand Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr.Aparicio specializes in U.S. Latino/a Literatures & Cultures, Latino & LatinAmerican cultural studies; popular music; language & cultural identity;literary translation; teaching Spanish to heritage language learners. Shehas published Listening to Salsa (1998) and has co-edited Tropicalizations(1997), Musical Migrations (2003) and ridismos Culturales (2005). She has also translated César Miguel Rondón's El Libro de la Salsa (1980), and is working on an article on the cultural politics of salsa dancing in Chicago. Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, La Casa and Latino Studies.

African American Dance Company Dance Workshop

Hello everyone! Please join the African American Dance Company at their12th Annual Dance Workshop on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February28th at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center facilities located at IndianaUniversity, Bloomington, Indiana. Participate in master dance classesfeaturing African, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Salsa, and Modern (Horton) dance stylestaught by national and internationally known professional artists. Fullregistration for Friday and Saturday is $90, Saturday registration only(which includes 3 classes) is $55, and a single class is $20. Also, a paneldiscussion, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Friday,February 27th in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Grand Hall at 7pmand the 12th Annual Dance Workshop Dance Showcase takes place Saturday,February 28th in Willkie Auditorium (150 Rose Ave, Indiana University,Bloomington, Indiana IN) at 7pm.The registration form will soon be available for download For more information please contactProf. Rosa at or (812)855-6853.You don't want to miss this culturally enriching event. We hope to see youthere!

Fullbright Grant Informationals

Are a U.S. citizen, and Are a graduating senior; hold a B.S./B.A. degree; are a master's or doctoral degree candidate; or are a young professional or artist, and
Are thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
Are in good health you could be one of more than 1,500 students who receive a Fulbright grant each year to go overseas. The U.S. Student Fulbright Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide; grants are available in all fields of study. For detailed information on your eligibility, awards available, and the application process, please review the pages on this Web site.

Learn more at a Fulbright Program information session this semester.

Comefor a full session including a Q&A, or stop by any time to pick up brochuresand sign up to receive additional information by email.

Information also available at the Career Fair (see below).

20 min. presentations will begin at 2pm and 3pm for each session followed by Q&A.

Locations, dates and times:

BALLANTINE 005 Friday February 27, 2009, 2 - 4:30pm

Friday March 13, 2009, 2 - 4:30pm

Friday April 24, 2009, 2 - 4:30pm

BUSINESS 111 Friday April 3, 2009,2-4:30

Friday April 17, 2009, 2-4:30

MEMORIAL UNION - ALUMNI HALL Thursday April 9, 1-4pm -

You can pick up information and ask questionsabout Fulbright Grants at the Career Fair.Resources at IU for more information and help preparing your application:

1) Paul Fogleman, Fulbright Adviser, Office for InternationalAffairsTel. (812) 855-3948; Email:

2) The Grad Grants Center in room E651 in the Wells LibraryTel. (812) 855-5281; Email:; Website: on the web at:

Please note the events below in which we are in need of volunteers:


Saturday, March 28 - Live From Bloomington Food Drive Saturday,
May 9 - National Association for Letter Carriers Food Drive In 2008,

These two Food Drives collected a total of 42,000 pounds of food donations for the Food Bank! YOU can be a part of such tremendous help! We are looking for volunteers to assist us in picking up food from various neighborhoods throughout Bloomington. If you are interested, please contact:

Kim KanneyVolunteer CoordinatorHoosier Hills Food


Come Join HHSP and the HHSP Scholars Council at the upcoming IU WOMENS B-BALL GAME, sunday march 1st at 2p.m. ! Following is a letter from council President Danielle Cave:

Dear Scholars,

I can't wait to see you all at Scholars Day with the IU Women's Basketball Team, Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m., Assembly Hall! All organizations will meet in the south bleachers, behind the pep band. We will cheer if you wear organization or departmental shirts or jackets; we would also love to see organization signs, as well as signs that say "IU Scholars Day"-we want the TV cameras to pick up the event! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the game, so stick around! I will be there in the south bleachers behind the pep band!!!!!!! Please wear HHSP or IU gear and help us cheer on the Lady Hoosiers!

Also, you are all invited to a pregame reception hosted by the Office of Women's Affairs to kick off Women's History Month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium Club Level (below the press box). If you are interested in attending that event, please e-mail:

See you at the game!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Free Practice Test (kaplan)

Dear HHSP Sophomores and Juniors,
Keely Davenport of KAPLAN is giving practice exams to a group of 3 students for this Thursday, Feb. 26 at 3PM. She has room for 2 more students at that time. If there are a few students who can take a practice test this Thursday afternoon please, email Keely Davenport at But please, make haste, for there are only two spots left for this Thursday.
If you were unable to take a practice exam this past Saturday and can not take the exam this Thursday, you still have an opportunity during Walk in Wednesdays. Anyone can come into the Kaplan Center; but mind you, it is 1st come 1st serve, starting at 3 pm; the test center closes at 9 pm.

From Mimi

Dear Scholars,

I have recently become active in a social justice group at the First United Methodist Church; our group learned about a refugee family from Sudan. Philip, who is in the 6th grade, is falling behind in reading and math and is in need of (free) tutoring. The family would like to have 1-2 volunteers per week to assist. Would any of you be able to volunteer and help Philip or can you recommend FREE tutoring services?

If you are interested in tutoring or know of free tutoring services, please send me an email at

Thanks for your support.

Best wishes,

African Women Student Association (AWSA) Mass Meeting

What: African Women Association (AWSA) Mass Meeting
When: Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 5:30 - 7 pm
Where: Woodburn Hall 104
Why: African Women Student Association (AWSA) is a social group for all
women of any color that is interested in African Women issues and studies.
We meet bi-weekly to discuss growing issues in Africa that affect and impact
women. If you are majoring in African and African-American Diaspora Studies,
Gender Studies, African Studies, or International Studies, this group will
be a great fit into your interests. However, this group is not limited to
those majors. Come join us Tuesday, February 24th in Woodburn Hall 104 from
5:30-7 PM. We will be discussing upcoming events like African Night and
forums that we will be holding as well as eating FREE FOOD!

For more info: If you have any questions about the organization feel free to
contact Elizabeth Uduehi: or visit our Facebook group:
Indiana University-African Women Student Association.

Student Organization Ethics Board Applications –

Student Organization Ethics Board Applications – Due 2/27/09 by 5 pm

On behalf of the Student Activities Office and as Designees of the Dean of
Students we, The Student Organization’s Ethics Board, would invite you to
apply for the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year!

Acting as designees of the Dean of Students, the Student Organization Ethics
Board fosters student learning and development by holding student
organizations accountable to the IU Code of Student Rights,
Responsibilities, and Conduct. The collaborative process will enhance
student civility, character, and citizenship while building a sense of
community, responsibility, and a respect for diversity. It consists of one
board with a maximum of 15 members, all varied representations of PHA, IFC,
MCGC, NPHC, non-Greek organizations and residence hall leadership.

Members of the Student Organization Ethics Board are expected to uphold the
standards and policies of Indiana University. The ethics board members must
be willing to make tough decisions, utilize problem solving techniques, and
be able to identify in-depth problems in an organization’s culture. They
will also be asked to create educational and innovative initiatives for
student organizations found responsible.

PLEASE NOTE: The application process will include a written application due
by February 27, 2009 at 5pm (NOT March 2 as indicated on the website
application) in the Office of Students Activities or via e-mail to Laura
Whitney, Student Organizations Ethics Board Advisor at
After we have reviewed the written applications, we will ask back a second
round of applicants for interviews. A decision will be made by early May of

Please visit our website for information:

Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope that you apply for this
demanding position and help better IU’s rich tradition and responsibility of
student involvement.


PAID Student Internships, Summer 2009

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program Is Recruiting for 14
PAID internships! Intern Benefits:
$225 per week
Basic Medical Insurance
$800/month Housing Stipend
$100.00 Uniform Allowance
$630 Travel Expenses to/from the worksite
$1,000 Americorps Educational Award
3-day Career Workshop in Washington, D.C. (hotel, travel, and most meals
Diverse undergraduate and graduate students must submit an electronic
version of the following information to
~A cover letter (150 words or less) that includes why you want the
internship and are qualified for the position. ~Please list 2-3 internships
that you are interested in performing (see webpage)

~A resume or a curriculum vitae (1-2 pages) that includes: education; work
experience; publications or presentations; awards, scholarships, honors,
etc.; and 2-3 personal references.
~ A recent academic transcript. An unofficial one is acceptable.
~ At least one letter of reference from a professor or previous
The application deadline is March 16, 2009. For more information, visit the
CRDIP website,
<> or contact
Turkiya Lowe, Program Coordinator, at: or

Scholarship Opportunity for Males

Alpha Phi Alpha Presents: Paul Robeson Oratorical Scholarship Contest. In
the words of Paul Robeson: "Freedom is a hard bought thing and millions are
in chains, but they strain to the new day drawing near." The question: "With
the election of a Black President and freedom as an end goal, how are we as
African American leaders going to fulfill the social responsibility of
releasing those people who are racially and socially held captive?" Please
submit an essay that deals with the topic in a Word Document attachment with
one inch margins, double-spaced, with a minimum of 1,000 words, but no more
than 1,500 words. Cover page should include full name, campus email, campus
address, phone number, class standing, and date submitted. Essays will be
due Wednesday March 11, 2009 at 5:00 PM. Essays can be submitted via email
to or to the Neal Marshall Director's office. Those
essays chosen to compete in the oratorical contest will be notified via
email on March 23, 2009 and will present their essays in front of a panel of
judges at the Scholarship Banquet on Sunday March 29, 2009. The Oratorical
Contest winner will be awarded $500.

Getting Your Foot in the Door: Or How to Get Research Experience at IU!

February 24, 2009

6pm at the IMU Grad Pad (IMU Mezzanine Floor by the Outdoor Adventure

"Attention all Undergrads" Join us for a SACNAS Sponsored Panel Discussion.
Are you interested in research and want to join a lab but don't know how?
Are you trying to figure out if research is right for you? Are you looking
for ways to stand out when applying to medical school? Panel will be made up
of faculty and students from departments across campus (Including Chemistry,
Physics, Psychology and Biology)

IU Supreme Court Applications

Are you interested in seeing how the IU judicial system works?
Thinking about applying to law school?

If so, you may be interested in serving on the Student Body Supreme Court of
Indiana University. The Court is currently accepting applications from all
majors for Associate Justice positions for the 2009-2010 school year. You
can access the application online at
Applications are due Friday, March 6, at 5 pm and must be emailed to Please also feel free to contact the Court at this
address if you have questions.

What is the Student Body Supreme Court?
The Court is the judicial branch of IUSA. We re-hear judicial board cases
that have been appealed, acting as student representatives on 3-person
hearing commissions each made up of two professors and a student. We also
confirm the new IUSA executive administration each year and make decisions
when IUSA campaign issues arise or if results of an election are ambiguous.
We hold conferences with campus judicial boards to determine the consistency
of sanctions and are also involved in editing the Student Code.
Additionally, Court members serve on student advisory boards all over
campus. The Court is unique in that its decisions have the potential to
impact the entire Bloomington campus community. We welcome your application!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Annual Creative Writing Contest 2009

"The Many Meanings of Diversity: Challenges, Paradoxes, and Opportunities"

Who can submit? The contest is open to all IUB undergraduate students.
Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, March 24, 2009.
Contest Theme:
The broad theme for the contest is "The Many Meanings of Diversity: Challenges, Paradoxes, and Opportunities." We are looking for creative examinations of issues in ethnicity, race, gender, identity, disability, age, class, religion, and diversity in the American experience through three genres in creative writing: short fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. This year's theme is meant not only to have the contestants think about the varied definitions of diversity, but also to examine how these apply or relate to Asian Americans.

Criteria for Judging and Prizes:
The submissions will be evaluated on the creative quality of their expressions as they address this topic. Emphasis will be placed on the literary merit of the pieces in determining the winners.

Prizes for the first, second, and third place winners include:

1st Prize - IPOD Touch (16 GB) plus (reading their essay at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month reception on March 27, 2009 at 12 noon, University Club, Indiana Memorial Union.

2nd prize - IPOD Nano

3rd prize - $100 Gift card

All winning entries will be posted in the ACC website. The winners will be announced at the APA Heritage Month Opening Lunch Reception, Friday, March 27, 2009 at 12 noon, Presidents' Room, University Club, Indiana Memorial Union.


Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, March 24, 2009.

You may submit your entries to: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408, fax it to 856-5030 or email to

You may submit a short story, a poem, or a creative nonfiction* piece. There will be no separate winners in the three categories. The entries will be judged by a Creative Writing Program faculty member, who will select the top three winners irrespective of the genre. You may submit up to one entry for each category. Each entry should have two title pages as follows: the first should include the title, author's name, permanent address, phone number, email address, and include: "Asian Pacific American Heritage Creative Writing Contest."

The second title page should include the title only. The author's name should not appear on the manuscript except on the first title page. All submissions should use a 12-point size and should be typed or printed on a letter-quality printer. Prose (both creative nonfiction and short fiction) must be double-spaced and should not exceed 1,000 words; poetry must be single-spaced should not exceed 25 lines.

* Creative nonfiction is defined as writing that employs literary techniques and artistic vision usually associated with fiction or poetry.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2009 HIA Summer Fellowship Program

2009 HIA Summer Fellowship Programs

I am writing to inform you that the application deadline for Humanity in
Action's (HIA) 2009 summer fellowship programs is coming up on February
12th. The HIA Fellowship brings together university students from the United
States and Europe for a rigorous, interdisciplinary inquiry into human
rights, diversity, and minority issues. Students participate in the
five-week fellowship in one of six different countries: Denmark, France,
Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, or the United States. Upon completing the
fellowship, Fellows join an active international network of young
professionals and are eligible for internship opportunities at the United
States Congress, European Parliament, International Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia, and other civic and political institutions. HIA will
select 56 matriculated sophomores, juniors, and seniors from American
colleges and universities to participate in these five-week programs. Recent
university graduates (May 2007 or later) are also eligible to apply. HIA
selects its Fellows on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to
minority rights, evidence of leadership potential, and outstanding academic
achievement. To ensure participation of all qualified students, HIA pays the
full cost related to its educational programs. I hope you agree that this is
a wonderful opportunity for students from your institution and that you will
distribute the enclosed program materials liberally. HIA's online
application is available at

Math Tutors

For anyone who wants to volunteer as a math tutor for 7th and 8th graders,
AmeriCorps GrowIndiana program needs tutors who are able to attend the
after-school math tutoring sessions at Jackson Creek Middle School from
2:45-3:45pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays (or both!). If you don't have a car,
transportation to the school can be arranged. If you'd like to volunteer or
if you have any questions, please contact Daniel Goodin, the AmeriCorps
Tutor Coordinator, at Thanks!

The descendents of Cherokee black slaves

February 13, 2009

The Descendents of the Cherokee Freedmen: Victims of Sovereignty?"

12pm at the Eigenmann 6th Fl Room 621

Talk by Delphine Criscenzo (African American and African Diaspora Studies)

"The descendents of Cherokee black slaves have been faced with several
actions on the part of the Cherokee Nation to revoke their citizenship.
These efforts climaxed in March 2007 and have given birth to an important
wave of resistance. The Cherokee Nation says that their sovereignty as an
Indian Nation gives them the right to decide who gets to be Cherokee. On the
side of the descendents of the Cherokee Freedmen, they did not choose to be
involved with the Cherokee Nation, nor did their ancestors. Is history still
relevant or are the descendents of the Freedmen the victims of an Indian
struggle to maintain their sovereignty?"

Friday, February 6, 2009



Upcoming Presentations?
Attend the Following Workshop to Learn How to Make a Research Poster.

Monday, February 23, 2009 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Memorial Hall East (on 3rd St) 1st Floor Lounge (by room 125)

** This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will develop an initial poster design!**

Come learn how to make a poster to showcase your research. We will discuss effective poster-design techniques and show a number of example research posters from different disciplines-including winning posters from previous WISP Research Conferences. We will also discuss effective oral presentation strategies. If possible, please bring your abstract, data, charts, photos, graphs and anything else you might want your poster to emphasize or highlight. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to experienced poster presenters and get personalized feedback on poster designs. While we hope that many Women in Science Research Conference presenters will attend this workshop, all students are welcome to attend, regardless of whether or not you are presenting at the conference.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to

Open to all who are interested.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Spring Tutoring 2009

If you are in need of tutoring this semester, please be aware that the following Tudors, times, and subjects are available:

Hudson & Holland Tutoring ScheduleSpring 2009

Jonathon Vallejo-
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall West room 002
Saturdays: By Appointment
Courses tutored: MATH-M 025, M027, M119, M211, M212, M311 (Possibly some more upper level courses)

MATHEMATICSJulian Martinez-
Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall West room 002
Thursdays: 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall West room 002
Courses tutored: MATH-M 118 (Possibly some more upper level courses)

Sally Bastawros-
Mondays: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in RPS building room 217 (801 N. Jordan Ave.)
Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in RPS building room 217 (801 N. Jordan Ave.)
Please contact ahead of time to schedule a time slot.
Courses tutored: ECON-E201 (Possibly some more upper level courses)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Its Easy Being Green

It's Easy Being Green!
Sustainability Careers & The Green Job Market
Thursday, February 26, 2008
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dogwood Room, IMU

Green careers aren't just for environmental science students! Learn about
green career options for all majors, and network with green employers over
refreshments. Free and open to all students. Space is limited, so be sure to
RSVP through your myIUcareers account on



* Black residents make up 13.5 percent of the U.S. population.
(U.S. Census Bureau)
* The largest U.S. populations of Blacks are in Mississippi (38
percent) and in Louisiana (32 percent).
(U.S. Census Bureau)
* Blacks are the largest minority group in 23 states--Alabama,
Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West
Virginia and Wisconsin. They are also the largest in the District of
(U.S. Census Bureau)
* In 2007, 2.4 million Blacks were military veterans in the United
States--making them the largest minority among military veterans.
(U.S. Census Bureau)
* In the fall of 2006, 2.3 million college students were Black--an
increase of 1 million from 15 years prior.
(U.S. Census Bureau)
* Black-owned businesses totaled 1.2 million in 2002 and grossed 88.6
billion in revenue in 2002.
(U.S. Census Bureau)
* Twenty-seven percent of Blacks ages 16 and older work in management,
professional and related occupations: 49,730 black physicians and surgeons,
70,620 postsecondary teachers, 49,050 lawyers and 57,720 chief executives.
(U.S. Census Bureau)

Black History Month

As Black History Month begins, it is essential that we remember the man who
made this month possible, Carter G. Woodson. As a historian, Woodson always
had a deep connection to the study of history--especially Black history. He
strongly believed that in order for African Americans to be successful in
their future, they needed to know that it was also their contributions that
helped to build this nation. Therefore, in 1915, he became a member of what
is now known as the Association for the Study of African-American Life and
History, and in 1926 he began Black History Week. The week was intended for
the observation of the birthday of Frederick Douglass and to honor the great
contributions of African Americans to the United States. The week was so
well received that it was eventually extended to a month.

Celebrate Black History Month at the Kick-off Fair on Thursday, February 5,
2009 at 5:30pm at Showers City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. The fair will include
activities for visitors of all ages, including a presentation celebrating
the 50th Anniversary of Motown Records by Dr. Charles Sykes, Director of the
African American Arts Institute at Indiana University; a presentation by the
Monroe County History Museum for children; storytelling by local actor I.
James Torry; historical information sessions about role of black
fraternities and sororities; and discussions about scholarship opportunities
and college preparation. The fair is open to the entire community and free
of charge. Refreshments will be served.

Volunteer Opportunity


Are you interested in tutoring children in the community? Here is a way in
which you can make a difference in a child’s life! The MCCSC ESL office is
looking for tutors in the evening for children ranging from Kindergarten to
12th grade. You can choose to tutor both/or either Monday or Wednesday
evening (6:00-8:00pm) at Broadview Learning Center in Bloomington! If you
are interested in making a difference in these children’s lives, please
contact Danya Greenberg at for more information or
register online at the following website : as soon as possible!

Job Opportunity

Breaking Borders Newsletter Looking for Editor!

La Casa is currently looking for someone interested in working as the editor
for Breaking Borders Newsletter staring next fall. Must have work-study. The
newsletter editor will be responsible for formulating a theme of each
semester's newsletter. The editor will compile articles, pictures, etc, to
be included in the newsletter surrounding the theme; these articles may
either be contributed from students, professors, administrators, and other
individuals or may be written by the editor. The editor is expected to work
independently under the direction of the Director of La Casa; however,
he/she will also receive help from La Casa staff when necessary. If you are
interested in the position and feel you fit this description, please email
Lillian Casillas at or Adriana Figueroa at for further details or to set up an interview. You
will also have the opportunity to work closely with the editor this semester
to get exposed to the job atmosphere.

Calling All Leaders

CASL Scholarship Opportunity

the Council for Advancing Student Leadership
(CASL)Each year the Council for Advancing Student Leadership recognizes ten student leaders with a $500 scholarship for the hard work and dedication it takes to be a campus
leader. We are currently looking for individuals that have held a
leadership position during the 2008-2009 academic year. The requirements for
the scholarships are as follows:

- 2.7 GPA

- Currently enrolled in 12 credit hours

- Hold a leadership role in a student organization

- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class standing

All applications must be received by Wednesday, March 25, 2009. If you
have any questions please contact CASL at 855-0974.

Beyond Slavery: Africanizing Atlantic World History

February 5 ~

11:30 a.m. IMU Dogwood Room

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies & The Americas Series
Presents James Sweet from the Department of History at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison and Winner of the Wesley Logan Prize for Best Book on
African Diaspora History, American Historical Association, 2004