Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Opportunity: Improving Learning in Lectures Through In-class and Out-of-class Activities

Fri, Feb 12, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Ballantine Hall 228

Faculty and graduate students currently engaged in classroom teaching are invited to attend a workshop titled, "Improving Learning in Lectures Through In-class and Out-of-class Activities."  In this workshop, Lisa Kurz and Katie Kearns describe results of a survey that examined what academic activities IUB students engage in outside of class and highlight important time-on-task activities for diverse student populations.  Participants will revise and share lesson plans that use this information in a strategic way, ensuring that students' time on task is devoted to activities that will have a significant impact on learning.

No registration is necessary for this seminar. 

Indiana University brings Zipcar to campus

IU Bloomington will introduce car-sharing on Feb. 9. The program, which makes four hybrid fuel efficient Zipcars available to faculty, staff and students for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is the first of its kind in the state. Four more cars will be added in the fall.

First car-sharing program in the state will offer Hoosiers convenient, cost-effective alternative to owning a car or bringing one to campus

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Transportation Services today (Feb. 3) announced a new partnership that will bring Zipcar -- the world's largest car-sharing service -- to the IU Bloomington campus. 

The service will help the university manage the increasing demand for parking and associated congestion while offering students a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car. It is the first car-sharing program in the state. A special launch event is planned at Foster Quad, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A press conference will be held at 11 a.m.

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(IU News: 2/3/2010)

IUK: Spring Semester Continues Enrollment Momentum

Kokomo, Ind.– Indiana University Kokomo's student enrollment for spring semester continues its upward momentum this academic year – with the highest fall-to-spring retention in nearly 15 years.

The number of students is up 11 percent compared to this time last year, from 2,510 to 2,788, while the number of credit hours being taken shows an increase of 12.3 percent. It was during the 1995-96 academic year when enrollment was at an all-time high of 2,804...

IU Kokomo's four graduate programs remain steady through spring semester.

Indiana University Kokomo serves a seven county, primary service area in north central Indiana. The campus offers more than 40 academic programs including four graduate degrees.

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(IUK News: 2/1/2010)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

IU takes steps toward an inclusive campus

Professor Kevin Brown, Maurer School of Law and emeritus director, Hudson and Holland Scholars Program

Seminar series supported by Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund

 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new three-part series of of panels, talks, and workshops will help inform Indiana University Bloomington's diversity mission. The Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund -- overseen by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs -- has awarded funding in support of a series, "Attention, Reflection, Connection: Steps Toward an Inclusive Campus." The series begins this month and is open to all students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni.

A panel discussion kicks off the series on Feb. 18, 12:30 to 2 p.m., in the Indiana Memorial Union Georgian Room. Panelists include: Professor Kevin Brown, Maurer School of Law and emeritus director, Hudson and Holland Scholars Program; Pamela Freeman, associate dean of students, and director, Office of Student Ethics; and Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, professor, Department of Political Science.

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(IU News: 2/1/2010) 

IU endowment ranks 11th in nation in 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University ranks 11th in the nation among public universities in the market value of its endowment, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE). IU ranked 12th in 2007-08.

As of June 30, 2009, IU's endowment totaled $1.23 billion, which placed IU fifth among the Big Ten public universities, up from seventh last year. Eight hundred and forty-two U.S. colleges and universities participated in this year's survey.

(IU News: 2/1/2010)

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Media advisory: Hoosiers for Higher Education to visit Statehouse Tuesday

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Indiana University from around the state will meet in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for the 19th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit.

The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the North Atrium and will feature comments by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and student government representatives from several IU campuses. Legislators have also been invited to speak.

The event also will include a showcase in the North Atrium of displays representing the theme of this year's Statehouse Visit, "Innovation Accelerated by Tradition." Exhibits will focus on how IU and its collaborative partners work together to advance the state of Indiana through education, research, economic development and creating healthier communities.

Following the program, HHE volunteers will meet with legislators. Later in the day, there will be a reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis, during which McRobbie will present the annual Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award and Sue H. Talbot Distinguished HHE Volunteer Award.

What: Annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit
When: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Where: North Atrium, Indiana Statehouse
Who: Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, student government representatives and invited legislators will speak at 1 p.m.

For more information: Call 812-855-0921 or email

(IU News: 2/1/2010)