Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays from the University Graduate School

Invitation to join Spring 2012 Dissertation Group

December 13, 2011

Dear Dissertator,

Writing Tutorial Services invites you to participate in our Spring 2012 Dissertation Group! Over the Fall semester, we have piloted a program designed to better address the needs of graduate students as they write their dissertations and dissertation proposals. The program also aims to help introduce students to resources available to them in the library and on the web.

Program Expectations

Participants will:
  • attend an orientation session on Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm
  • commit to regular attendance for the full 14-week session
  • keep a writing log of their goals and progress
  • provide us with ongoing feedback about the program
Dissertation Group Facilitators will:
  • lead a short workshop at the beginning of each session
  • facilitate group discussion of goals, strategies, and long-term writing plans
  • help participants to remain on-task (and away from email, facebook, youtube, or other distractions)
  • be available to offer advice or feedback on the writing process

Writing Group Location and Schedule

Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm (location TBA)
Weekly meetings:
All groups will meet at Writing Tutorial Services, located in the Wells Library Information Commons. These meetings will run from the week of January 16 to the week of April 16.
We will be offering groups at the following times:
Mondays, 5:30pm-8:30pm (Facilitator: Mike Rings)
Tuesdays, 9am-12pm (Facilitator: Holly Schreiber)
Wednesdays, 11am-2pm (Facilitator: Drew Koke)
Fridays, 9am-12pm (Facilitator: Abi Grose)
The structure of each meeting will be as follows:
  • Group work (1 hour). This will be facilitated by a WTS graduate tutor who will discuss writing and motivational strategies, followed by 5-10 minutes for each member of the group to share their progress since the last meeting and set goals for structured writing time.
  • Structured writing time (2 hours). All members of the group will spend the remaining two hours of the session working on their individual projects. While this time will be focused on individual work, the WTS tutor and other members of the writing group will be nearby to answer any questions and offer support.
If you would like to participate in the program, please complete the accompanying application form and email it to Holly Schreiber ( as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

WTS Dissertation Group Application_form.pdf


Abi Grose
Drew Koke
Mike Rings
Holly Schreiber

WTS Dissertation Group Facilitators

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Applications open for the Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
at Indiana University

announces the

Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships
To Support the Study of the Holocaust

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 and one up to $10,000.

Application deadlines:
Graduate students: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Undergraduates: Thursday, March 1, 2012

During the academic year 2012c2013, the Sara and Albert Re uben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize Holocaust-related internship, to engage in reseJrch and to support honors theses, master's theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. . The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and
graduate students from any department or college on campus. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2012 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a proposal, budget, (undergraduates - a resume), and letter of reference to Professor Shaul Magid, Associate Director via e-mail: or to Professor Magid at: Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rJ Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.
Note: Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the application forms for continuing jewish Studies student scholarships and internships.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2012 and will be recognized at the annual jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, Aprill5, 2012. These scholarships are a gift from Candice and Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the adva ncement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.