2013 OVPDEMA News
Professor Herman Aguinis to lead Latino organization
IU professor Herman Aguinis has been elected president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management.
Vice President and Dean Wimbush encourages IU community to participate in MLK Jr. Day celebration
Read Vice President and Dean Wimbush's letter to learn how you can be a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration 2014.
La Casa community celebrates Parranda
Nearly 200 members of IU’s Hispanic and Latino community gathered in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center’s Grand Hall during the afternoon of Sat., Dec. 7, 2013, to celebrate Parranda Navideña.
An Afternoon with Dr. Roderick Paige
View photos from the November 15 reception during which IU alumnus Dr. Roderick Page received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
November is Native American Heritage Month
Native Americans gathered Oct. 26 and 27 at IU Bloomington to share history, culture, and arts at a traditional powwow. Other events in November will include lectures and workshops. Most are free and open to the public.
Vice President and Dean Wimbush on the IU First Nations Education and Culture Center and Native American Heritage Month
It is an excellent time to acknowledge the great contributions that Native Americans have had in the U.S. but more specifically the impact that Native Americans have had on all IU campuses.
IU librarian Chanitra Bishop serves as regional ambassador for Wikipedia
Librarian Chanitra Bishop spends part of her time helping students and professors understand Wikipedia and its potential for the classroom.
IU 'teach-in' helps public understand typhoon's impact on Philippines
Vice President and Dean Wimbush was among the participants in the Typhoon Haiyan 'teach-in.'
Benefit concert supports Philippines
A benefit concert on Nov. 17 sponsored by the Asian Culture Center raised $4,173 for Philippines disaster relief.
Vice President and Dean Wimbush on Veterans Day
Veterans Day is not only a time to remember those who have served, but also those who are serving right now.
Grant to IU aims to improve completion at minority-serving higher education institutions
Lumina Foundation has granted Indiana University $96,900 for a yearlong effort to create a plan to help minority-serving higher education institutions improve student degree completion rates.
Hudson and Holland Scholars Program featured in Indiana Daily Student: Director Marsha McGriff is taking steps to restructure the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program.
Director of Binational Center for Human Rights to present "Indians, Coyotes, and Human Rights on the Mexican Border" on Nov. 5
Dr. Victor Clark-Alfaro is Director of the Binational Center for Human Rights in Tijuana, Mexico, and a lecturer in Latin American Studies at San Diego State University.
International students to present their cultures and traditions at World's Fare
Twenty international student groups at IU Bloomington will showcase their countries with an array of cultural displays, international food, and traditional performances at the seventh annual IU World's Fare on Thu., Nov. 7.
What's your dream for our future?
Vice President and Dean Wimbush encourages the IU community to participate in the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The submission deadline is approaching for celebration contests and funding opportunities as well as for submitting events to the MLK Jr. Day Celebration calendar.
Inaugural IU Diversity Leadership Conference focuses on 'Building Social Capital'
The free conference, to be held Nov. 8, is a student leadership event to promote academic excellence, coalition building, diversity education, leadership development, and personal empowerment.
African American Arts Institute to present Potpourri of the Arts Concert Nov. 9
The African American Arts Institute will present its 20th anniversary performance "Potpourri of the Arts Concert" on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Two underrepresented alumni honored with Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Of the nearly 300 recipients since the award's inception in 1953, 30 were underrepresented alumni. Of the three recipients for 2013, two are African American: Mr. Booker T. Jones, Jr. (left) and Dr. Roderick Paige.
Bloomington King Commission announces funding for "A Day On! Not A Day Off"
Funding is available to organizations with creative projects for volunteers on or around January 20, 2014, and during the 40 Days of Peace period. Deadline to request funding is Nov. 15, 2013.
Meet and greet the newly appointed Change Agents
The Neal-Marshall Alumni Club offers the opportunity to meet newly appointed IU administrators of diversity and inclusion at a reception on Nov. 16.
Ballet Hispanico making its IU Bloomington debut with residency, performance
Ballet Hispanico, celebrating 42 years of dance and culture, will make its Bloomington debut at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16, at IU Auditorium.
Panamanian dance workshop and panel discussion Nov. 17
Explore Panamanian culture and dance at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on Sun., Nov. 17.
King Day 2014 essay/video competition submission deadline Nov. 22
This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 "I Have A Dream" speech. IU Bloomington students are invited to submit an original written or video essay about their dreams for our future.
City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces video contest
The City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission invites elementary, middle, and high school students to submit an original video that addresses the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Deadline: December 13, 2013.
This year’s honorees are Abdul Farouk Ahmed, founder and managing director of ICC Consultants, an organization effectiveness and human resources management firm with operations in both Malaysia and Australia; Maurice C. Daniels, dean and professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia; David A. Lepkojus, a longtime teacher and administrator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Many Farms, Navajo Nation, Ariz.; and Victor A. Smith, a lifelong Hoosier educator and one of Indiana’s most visible and active advocates for public education.
Powwow at IU offers glimpse of Native American culture
IU's Third Annual Traditional Powwow, which took place on the Bloomington campus on Oct. 26 and 27, served as lead event for Native American Heritage Month.
Indian Country Today spotlights Traditional Powwow to be hosted at IU Bloomington, Oct. 26-27
Top-Notch Performers Highlight of Third Annual Traditional Powwow hosted by Indiana University Bloomington this weekend, October 26-27.
Lecture at Mathers Museum explores the history and cultural meaning of the powwow
"This Is a Good Way, Get Up and Dance: A History of Modern Powwow Culture" was the title of a lecture Oct. 24 at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The tradition of the powwow is moral, spiritual, and psychologically profound, but it is also a good time, Ellis explained.
IU Professor Carolyn Gentle-Genitty on gangs and school dropouts
Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, an assistant professor at the IU's School of Social Work, studies the link between youths who drop out of formal education and their eventual pull toward gang life.
Diversity conference stresses leadership
The free conference held Nov. 8, 2013, was a student leadership event to promote academic excellence, coalition building, diversity education, leadership development, and personal empowerment.
IU Kokomo business professor applies expertise to helping rebuild his home of Somalia
Yusuf Nur, IU Kokomo assistant professor of international business, travels home to Somalia during his summer and winter breaks to teach business management principles to its leaders.
Marvin Lynn, dean of the IU South Bend School of Education, featured in Inside IU
Marvin Lynn, dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend, will be the keynote speaker at two conferences in the upcoming week.
Diane Hanks appointed as Monroe County Schools talent and diversity specialist
Diane Hanks, vice-principal at Tri-North Middle School in Monroe County, will serve as the Monroe County Commuinity School Corporation talent and diversity specialist.
Vice President Wimbush profile in Bloom Magazine
Vice President and Dean James Wimbush talked recently with Bloom Magazine's Mike Leonard.
New Groups director emphasizes student retention
Mary Tourner, director of the Groups Scholars Program since September 6, hopes to increase the enrollment number.
La Casa Director Lillian Casillas-Origel featured in Inside IU Bloomington
As director of La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Casillas-Origel serves many more students than the 1500 Latinos on campus. "It's more than just teaching about Latino-ness and creating support systems, but where you really become a part of people's lives," she said.
Holland lecture: Advancing marine conservation in the most amazing place you've probably never heard of
Dr. Paul Barber—an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles—will present this year’s James P. Holland Memorial Lecture on October 21.
Pioneer researcher in minority STEM success to present national conference keynote at IUPUI
University of Pennsylvania Professor Shaun R. Harper, a pioneer in the study of the success of STEM minority students, will deliver a keynote speech at the national minority STEM conference to be hosted by IUPUI Oct. 20-22.
"I'm thrilled to have Joyce Rogers join our team. Her breadth of experience, expertise in fundraising and relationship building, and passion for diversity issues will help Indiana University tremendously." --DEMA Vice President James Wimbush
Congratulations to Dr. Portia Maultsby, Laura Boulten Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture, who received the President's Medal for Excellence on Oct. 8 for her outstanding work at IU. Designed to replicate the president’s jewel of office, the President’s Medal originated in 1984 and is the highest honor an IU president can bestow.
Wayne James joins IU Kokomo as police chief
"I like the small-campus atmosphere," James said. "I'm going to make sure to be available to work with all the students, faculty and staff. I'm a people person, and I look forward to developing a strategic plan and vision for our police department."
The conference, to be held Nov. 8, is a student leadership event to promote academic excellence, coalition building, diversity education, leadership development, and personal empowerment.
Jacobs School professor, soprano Martina Arroyo named 2013 Kennedy Honors
IU Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Professor Emerita of Voice and renowned soprano Martina Arroyo is one of five people recently selected to receive 2013 Kennedy Center Honors.
Students salsa dance to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
Nearly 100 IU students gathered in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center courtyard on the evening of Sat., Sep. 28, to salsa dance.
Diversity Event at IU East featured in Everything IU
As a part of Indiana University East’s fall diversity project, Professor of Journalism and author Robert Jensen will present “Power and Politics in the Age of Obama: Is the United States Post-Racial?” on October 16.
Frederick Luis Aldama to discuss Latino/a pop culture in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month
OSU Professor Frederick Luis Aldama is scheduled to speak about Latino/a pop culture on October 3 and 4, 2013, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Fall 2013 Diversity Lecture Series to feature Record and Brand Marketing Executive Amir Windom
The event will feature a lecture by Record and Brand Marketing Executive Amir Windom. Windom will also appear at the "Midday House Party" and serve as a judge for a musical talent show.
"Make the Call" interactive program to discuss Indiana Lifeline Law Oct. 1
Make the call! Learn more about the Indiana Lifeline Law during a discussion with State Senator Merritt and State Attorney General Zoeller on Oct. 1 in IMU Alumni Hall.
Asian Culture Center to celebrate 15th anniversary with open house and poster exhibit Oct. 3
The open house, exhibit, and reception are free and open to the public. The informative posters are part of the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition. They reflect the rich and diverse stories of people of Asian heritage in the United States.
Professors and graduate students across a variety of disciplines who are interested in participating in a Latino Studies Reading Group are sought.
IU alum Eric Deggans is NPR's first TV critic
During the same week, IU alumnus Eric Deggans received the Arts and Entertainment Task Force Legacy Award and a position as NPR's first TV critic.
"An Alumni Reception and Tribute to Sophia Travis" was held on Sun., Sep. 22, to honor the late Travis with the 2013 Distinguished Asian Pacific American Alumni Award. View photos from the event.
IU Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret will speak on Wed., Sep. 25, about an IU delegation's recent trip to Africa.
Hudson and Holland Scholars Program featured in IDS
Director Marsha McGriff is taking steps to restructure the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program.
La Casa featured in Inside IU Bloomington
“This is not just about us; it’s about the campus as a whole,” La Casa director Lillian Casillas said when talking about the IU La Casa Latino Cultural Center’s 40th anniversary celebration.
Edwin Marshall receives IU President's Medal for Excellence
IU President McRobbie presented the President’s Medal for Excellence to former DEMA Vice President Edwin C. Marshall. The President’s Medal is the highest honor an IU president can bestow.
La Casa to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, 40th anniversary
La Casa, the Indiana University Latino Cultural Center, is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events on the Bloomington campus leading up to a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Sophia Travis to be remembered with IU's Distinguished Asian Pacific American Alumni Award
The late Sophia Travis, former president of the Monroe County Council and president of the Indiana University Asian Alumni Association, was honored posthumously on Sept. 22 with the 2013 Distinguished Asian Pacific American Alumni Award.
20th Lotus World Music and Arts Festival will begin with concert at IU Bloomington
IU will help kick off the five-day Lotus World Music and Arts Festival with a concert Thursday, September 26.
Traditional Chinese Festival held in Dunn Meadow
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association coordinated a traditional Chinese festival in Dunn Meadow the afternoon of Sept. 15, 2013.
DEMA and University Graduate School Fall Welcome
DEMA Vice President and UGS Dean James Wimbush hosted a Fall Welcome on Sat., Sep. 14, 2013. Held at the Henke Hall of Champions, Memorial Stadium, the Fall Welcome program preceded IU's victory over Bowling Green State University.
Festivities and programs scheduled throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month
Get ready for a month-long celebration to recognize those who have contributed through education, advocacy, or culture to the Latino community!
African literature expert Eileen Julien to direct IU's Institute for Advanced Study
Professor Eileen Julien has been appointed the new director of the IU Institute for Advanced Study. She is featured in the Inside IU Bloomington Faculty and Staff Spotlight.
Independent filmmaker, distributor Ava DuVernay to screen films, speak at Indiana University
Independent filmmaker Ava DuVernay will visit Indiana University's Bloomington campus this month, where she'll screen seven films and deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture.
Celebrate DEMA Vice President Marshall's retirement Sep. 12
Join IU President McRobbie and IU Optometry Dean Bonanno in congratulating DEMA Vice President Marshall on his service and retirement.
McRobbie becomes first IU president to visit Ghana, concluding historic trip to Africa
IU President Michael A. McRobbie became the first IU president to visit Ghana, meeting with senior officials at the University of Ghana to explore ways to expand one of IU's most productive and successful international partnerships.
Student Spotlight: Dad of three returns to college after 20 years
Kerry Shotwell, 41, of Merrillville, is returning to college after 20 years. Kerry will pursue a labor studies degree at IU Northwest.
FNECC craft night teaches Native American heritage
Director Brian Gilley said the First Nations Educational Culture Center will have many events this coming year—including weekly craft nights, a spring film festival, and several guest speakers and performers to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November.
Vice President and Dean James Wimbush to represent IU at the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Symposium
Vice President and Dean James Wimbush will represent Indiana University at the 16th annual Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Symposium in Gary, IN, on Sep. 6, 2013.
IU strengthens partnerships for exchanges, starts first alumni chapter in South Africa
The Indiana University delegation led by President Michael A. McRobbie signed a new partnership agreement with South Africa's top-ranked business school. McRobbie also presided over the formal launch of IU's first alumni chapter in South Africa.
Three to receive Indiana University's highest alumni award
Booker T. Jones, Shirley Schlanger Abrahamson, and Roderick R. Paige will receive IU's Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
Latin American Studies Association call for papers/nominations
The Latin American Studies Association invites you to consider submitting an abstract for the upcoming LASA International Congress for 2014, which will take place in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel from May 21-24, 2014. Paper proposal deadline: Sep. 3. Nominations deadline: Sep. 7.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech turned 50 on August 28
August 28, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a landmark event in the U.S. civil rights movement and the setting for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Martin Luther King's dream 50 years later
50 years ago IU Professor Emeritus William Wiggins hopped a train in Louisville bound for Washington, D.C., in late August.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center director comments on 50th anniversary of March on Washington
Wednesday, August 28, marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a landmark event in the U.S. civil rights movement and the setting for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Stephanie Power-Carter, director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, and other experts at Indiana University are available to comment on the march and its significance for contemporary America.
IU alumni Viola and George Taliaferro reflect on King's legacy
Even though they weren’t a part of the crowd at the 1963 March on Washington, Viola Taliaferro said she and her husband George were still active participants in the event from their home.
IU alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist James Polk documents March on Washington
James Polk, an IU alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, came out of retirement to work on a CNN documentary, We Were There: The March on Washington—An Oral History. Polk spoke with the Indiana Daily Student about his documentary, the march, and his experiences at IU during the 1960s.
Historic moment in 1963 March on Washington now a stamp
Rep. John Lewis, the last surviving organizer of the historic March on Washington, attended the unveiling of a new postage stamp to commemorate the civil rights movement.
IU President McRobbie and delegation visit Africa
IU President Michael A. McRobbie and delegation are on a two-week trip to Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa.
President McRobbie welcomes DEMA Vice President and Graduate School Dean James Wimbush
In his message to the campus, Indiana University President McRobbie welcomed University Graduate School Dean Wimbush to his cabinet.
A project assistant (student hourly position) is needed for a year-long planning effort to establish a leadership development model for improving bachelor’s degree completion at minority serving institutions.
CultureFest introduces students to diversity at IU
Students packed the IU Auditorium and near Showalter Fountain for CultureFest on Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Asian Culture Center connects international students
Over 100 new international students attended a tea party at the Asian Culture Center during orientation at IU. The afternoon tea was an opportunity for students to connect and to learn about the center's resources and role on campus.
Hudson and Holland Scholars mentor featured in Inside IU
Hudson and Holland Scholars mentor Carl Darnell's goal is to help students feel comfortable talking about race, as well as to increase the awareness of minority students on campus.
DEMA Study Abroad Scholarship applications available for Spring 2014 programs
The application deadline for DEMA's Study Abroad Scholarship for Spring 2014 programs is Oct. 7, 2013.
Fish fry to raise funds for Jimmy Ross Endowment Fund for Diversity Initiatives
The Northside Exchange Club is sponsoring the Jimmy Ross Memorial Annual Fish Fry on August 9, 2013, at the IU Football Stadium. Proceeds from the fish fry will be donated to the Jimmy Ross Endowment Fund for Diversity Initiatives.
Marshall retires as IU diversity leader; Graduate School Dean Wimbush named successor
Edwin C. Marshall, Indiana University vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs since July 2007, retired effective July 31, 2013, after 42 years as a professor and administrator at IU. Included are highlights of Marshall's tenure as vice president for DEMA.
James Holland Summer Enrichment Program helps STEM students shine
Summer Science Research Program participants are drawn from the top high school students who take part in the first-year Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program.
IU at Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
Vice President Marshall with IU President Michael McRobbie and IU Trustee MaryEllen Bishop at the IU Booth, 2013 Indiana Black Expo Celebration.
IU Grad to Pace Brickyard 400 on July 28
An Indiana University graduate, who anchors ESPN's "SportsCenter," will lead field to the green flag at this weekend's Brickyard 400. Sage Steele will drive the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car prior to the start of the 20th running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
STEM Summer Scholars Institute Poster Presentation and Luncheon, Fri., Jul. 26
Participants of the 2013 IU-HBCU STEM Summer Scholars Institute will complete their summer program on Friday, July 26, with a poster presentation and closing luncheon at Hine Hall on the Indianapolis campus.
Balfour Scholars Program featured in Inside IU
About 90 incoming high school seniors were on the IU Bloomington campus from July 22-26, 2013, to participate in the Balfour Scholars Program's first Pre-College Academy. The program is designed to help them discover (and succeed at pursuing) their academic and career interests.
Sheryl Allen to direct student programming at IU School of Medicine
Sheryl E. Allen, M.D., M.S., has been named the new associate dean for the Office of Medical Student Affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Indiana Black Expo job available
The Indiana Black Expo seeks a leader who is a non-smoker to collaborate with its 12 Indiana chapter affiliates to develop strategic initiatives and engage with the community to successfully execute programs designed for tobacco prevention and cessation, and smoke-free air. Application deadline is August 2, 2013.
Midwest Association for Latin American Studies annual conference call for papers
This year's Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) annual conference theme is Mapping Latin America in the 21st Century. Deadline to submit papers is August 31, 2013.
Karen Dace to be appointed IUPUI vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion
Karen Dace will be IUPUI's next vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion effective September 3, pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Dace–who most recently served as deputy chancellor in the Division of Diversity, Access, and Equity at the University of Missouri-Kansas City–was selected after an extensive national search.
You know you're coming to the 2013 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration. Saturday, July 20, is prime time! Start your day with a FREE brunch, re-connect with fellow IU alum, enjoy the soulful jazz sounds of Paul Hines and 57 Special, and win awesome door prizes!
June Huggins receives 2013 Charlie Nelms Alumni Award
June Huggins, director of the Center for Mentoring at IU Southeast, was selected to receive the 2013 Charlie Nelms Alumni Award.
Claude Clegg selected for Academic Leadership Program
Claude Clegg, professor of history, is among four Indiana University Bloomington professors who will take part during the 2013-14 school year in the Academic Leadership Program, which develops leadership potential for faculty who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for academic administration.
IU responds to Fisher vs. University of Texas case
The U.S. Supreme Court sent the Fisher vs. University of Texas affirmative action case back to lower court. The case is a challenge to the University of Texas admission policy by a white student, Abigail Fisher, who was denied undergraduate admission. The court's ruling has left universities around the country trying to make sense of the decision.
Indiana University La Casa Latino Cultural Center to celebrate its 40th anniversary October 11-13, 2013
The La Casa Latino Cultural Center has been "home away from home" for many students since 1973. The center will celebrate its 40th anniversary this fall from October 11-13, 2013.
Monica Medina, School of Education faculty member at IUPUI, named Latina Educator of Year
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presented Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI faculty member Monica A. Medina the Indiana Latina Educator of the Year award. The honor came during the second annual Mayor’s Breakfast to kick off the Indiana Latino Expo.
2013 scholars spend orientation weekend at Bradford Woods
Forty-nine students from HBCU's from around the country participated in an orientation weekend at IU's Bradford Woods before dispersing to labs on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program hosts IU professors
More than 20 Indiana University Bloomington faculty members are taking part in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program, a summer "boot camp" designed to help faculty launch and sustain successful academic careers.
Diversity and Inclusivity Teaching and Research Symposium to be held at IU Southeast in October
Learn, interact, network, and share ideas with experienced and novice diversity and inclusivity teachers and researchers. Registration opens Jun. 1. Proposal submission deadline Jul. 1.
Director of Diversity Education Eric Love receives 2013 Trevor R. Brown Award
The honor is given annually by IU Student Media to a member of the IU or Bloomington community who believes in student journalists and who contributes to the valuable experience of student journalists and the long-term success of student media at Indiana University.
Governor Pence signs resident tuition bill
Indiana University administration supports the resident tuition bill signed by Governor Pence on May 7, 2013.
IU to host summer science camp for middle school students
Middle school students selected for the free annual IU Adventures in STEM Summer Camp engage in highly structured STEM-focused precollegiate curriculum, including experiments and field experiences.
Mills College President Alecia DeCoudreaux 2013 IU commencement speaker
Mills College President and IU commencement speaker Alecia DeCoudreaux tells graduating seniors that detours are part of the journey.
DEMA welcomes Kelly School of Business professor Martin McCrory as associate vice president in DEMA and vice provost for educational inclusion and diversity at IU Bloomington.
Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs receives $300,000 for study abroad
The Office of the Provost is providing $300,000 to DEMA to be used to stimulate and create interest in study abroad opportunities.
New program to bring under-represented students to IU, support college careers
The Balfour Scholars Program will bring Indiana high school students from underrepresented minority groups to the IU Bloomington campus to introduce them to and prepare them for college and provide support throughout their academic careers at IU.
IU alumnus Joon Park has given the largest gift to date in support of the IU Asian Culture Center. The gift will provide scholarships for IU Bloomington undergraduate students to attend a conference or workshop focused on community engagement, community advocacy or professional development.
21st Century Scholars Program changes to increase college completion
The 21st Century Scholars Program, which provides resources and scholarship funds for students from low-income backgrounds, is making changes to its requirements in hopes of increasing college completion among its participants.