Cultural festivals, documentary film screenings and panel discussions are among other highlights for the month-long series of activities that highlight issues facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
IU School of Journalism grad to handle communications for IUPUI chancellor's office
Vernon A. Williams, IU School of Journalism graduate and former vice president of communications for Indiana Black Expo, has been named assistant to IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz for communications.
- The IU Office of the President issued the statement as an expression of the university's commitment to student welfare and safety, and a culture of care on all our campuses.
IU Bloomington Professional Council to host diversity and inclusion discussion on Apr. 23
Event panelists are Lauren Robel, James Wimbush, Joyce Rogers, and Martin McCrory.
IU professor's book explores how Asian Americans became 'model minority'
"As a historian," Professor Ellen Wu said, "I wanted to understand this astonishing change—from 'yellow peril' to model minority. I wanted to understand how that happened." Wu will present a public talk about her book The Color of Success on Apr. 25.
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.
The legacy continues: IU Soul Revue spring concert May 3
Listen, groove, and dance to the soulful sounds of the IU Soul Revue, America’s first and finest collegiate popular music ensemble. View a video promo.
Indiana Latino Expo on May 3
The all-day event to be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is free of charge and bilingual. Volunteers are needed.
Two external scholarship opportunities announced
ProofreadingServices.com Writing Scholarship application deadline is Jun. 1, 2014. The F.C. Tucker Company scholarship applications are due May 30, 2014.
Call for IU Distinguished Latino Alumni nominations
The award provides recognition of outstanding achievement by Latino alumni of Indiana University. Nomination deadline is midnight on Mon., Jun. 30.
IU Latino Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship applications due Jul. 1
The scholarship awards and recognizes students who are prepared academically, involved in their community, exhibit leadership qualities benefiting the IU Latino community, and work to foster an appreciation of the Latino experience in the U.S.
IU Northwest, Ivy Tech connect with community during cleanup and block party
Students from IU Northwest and Ivy Tech connected with the Gary, Ind. community on Sat., Apr. 19, during the sixth annual Earth Day cleanup. A "meet and greet" neighborhood party followed the cleanup.
Festival celebrates Asian cultures
Asianfest, held annually at the Bloomington Farmers' Market, is the IU Asian Culture Center's biggest event for the community.
Israel F. Herrera named 2014 Indiana Latino Educator of the Year and receives 2014 FACET award for excellence in teaching and learning
He is the first Latino faculty member from IU Bloomington to receive this state award that recognizes dedication and service to the teaching profession.
IU Department of Anthropology to offer American Indian Dance and Powwow Culture class
This course, offered during the Fall 2014 semester, explores the historic roots of contemporary American Indian social dance and powwow culture.
Expanded worldviews: Student groups from two campuses traveled to Memphis over spring break
Student groups from two IU campuses traveled to Memphis, Tenn., over spring break in March for separate programs with some overlapping results: participants from both groups shared life-changing experiences that impacted their world views.
Black film advocate Mary Perry Smith recently donated a large collection to IU's Black Film Center/Archive, enriching the campus's growing film culture and provide teaching and research resources for The Media School.
IU's first doctorate in African American and African Diaspora Studies announced
A milestone for her and the department, Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde's dissertation defense was unanimously voted a "pass with distinction" by her research committee.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs congratulates award recipients Leighton Johnson and Annie Willis.
Eric Love and Rob Meyer receive Chester A. Berry Award
Love and Meyer received the award—that recognizes outstanding writing in the field of college unions and student activities—for their article "The Influence of Whiteness on College Unions."
IU Indian Student Association hosts charity event to benefit children
The IU Indian Student Association hosted "Aasha: A Night for the Children" on Apr. 12 to raise money for the Aarushi-Shelter Home for Girls in India.
IU student Julian Batts appeared on 'Wheel of Fortune' as part of 'College Week'
Julian Batts—a Hudson and Holland Scholar, Herbert Presidential Scholar, and Hutton Honors College student—appeared on the show Fri., Apr. 11. Family members, DEMA staff, and fellow students attended a watch party on campus to support Batts.
IU alumnus Tavis Smiley to receive Walk of Fame Star
"Life is more about moments than milestones," Smiley said. "The star is a milestone, but the precious moments I spent in preparation at IU will be forever cherished."
Students honor Vice President and Dean Wimbush at 2nd Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance
The event, held April 5, was both a community dance and educational experience—with information about health issues as well as free health screenings available.
Iris Rosa, African American Dance Company Celebrate 40 Years
Iris Rosa has been the director of the African American Dance Company since it was established in 1974.
- Wise was invited to New York to accompany the Honor Choir for the Carnegie Hall debut of his choral arrangement of "Daa Naa Se."
Edward James Olmos sings praises of discipline in IU Cinema lecture
Award-winning actor and filmmaker Olmos delivered the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture on Apr. 4.
Women’s suffrage reenactment march held
The IU Black Student Union organized a Women’s Suffrage Reenactment March across the IU Bloomington campus to encourage people—especially women—to vote.
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.
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.
Experts to discuss how to disrupt 'school-to-prison pipeline' for students of color
A panel of experts on race and education will discuss the problem of the "school-to-prison pipeline" during a public event Apr. 17 at IUPUI.
Steele recounts obstacles in path of becoming host of ESPN’s top shows
ESPN's Sage Steele visited the IU Bloomington campus as a part of the School of Journalism Speaker Series. Next in the Speaker Series will be Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, who will talk Apr. 16.
IU African American Dance Company to celebrate 40th concert with dance premiere, alumni activities
Join the AADC as it celebrates 40 years with special concert performances Apr. 11-13.
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.
'Race in the Workplace' panel discussion Apr. 8
This IU Hudson and Holland Scholars Program event counts as a group advising session.
Pulitzer-winning author Junot Díaz to give public reading in Bloomington for IU workshop
Díaz's novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle Award. The reading will be held Apr. 8.
'State of Hate and Extremism in the U.S.' workshop on Apr. 8 to feature Lecia Brooks
The goal is for participants of all backgrounds to come away from the workshop understanding how to better advocate for the acceptance and inclusion of all cultures.
Urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Fellow Will Allen to headline SustainIU week
Allen, a former professional basketball player and corporate sales leader, founded Growing Power in 1993 to support what he terms “community food systems”: networks dedicated to providing equal access to affordable and nutritious food. He will lecture on Apr. 8.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists at IU to hold 'Meet the Media" event Apr. 7
The NAHJ at IU invites students, staff, and faculty members to a free "Meet the Media" networking dinner to discuss Hispanic issues you want to see covered in the news.
African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert, Apr. 5
Inspirational and spiritually uplifting! Directed by Dr. Raymond Wise.
2nd Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance to take place Apr. 5
Free health screenings and intertribal dancing will highlight the event. Volunteers are needed to help with the event!
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.
Award-winning actor and filmmaker Edward James Olmos will deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture and will also introduce his 2001 film "In the Time of Butterflies," at the IU Cinema on Apr. 4.
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.
Award-winning microbiologist Rachel Dutton to present Wood Lecture for undergraduate women Mar. 31
Designed to encourage undergraduate women to pursue advanced degrees in science, the Joan Wood Lecture Series provides a forum for undergraduates to interact with women in science-related careers.
Women's Suffrage Reenactment March to take place Mar. 30
Please join the Women's Suffrage Reenactment March to recognize Women's History Month and encourage voter registration.
Patrick Wang's lecture is in association with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month activities.
Join us in the IMU Federal Room on Thu., Mar. 27, from 4-6pm. Please RSVP.
Help create a difference . . .
La Casa Latino Cultural Center is collecting needed items now through Mar. 28 for Shalom Community Center in Bloomington.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.