Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thinking of attending IU? Chat with current IU graduate students.

The Bloomington campus for Indiana University.
A friendly reminder of the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity Adobe Connect Web Chat sessions.

These sessions are designed to allow prospective students to interact with current graduate student emissaries as they discuss issues that pertain to being a graduate student at IU, including:
  • Why go to graduate school?
  • Tips for applying to graduate school
  • What being a graduate student entails
  • Funding opportunities
  • Community and campus resources for IU students
  • Life in Bloomington 

This month’s topic is:
“Should I visit campus?”  


Two sessions have been scheduled for this month:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 4:00pm:
  • Ahmed, Political Science
  • Amy, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Jennifer, Criminal Justice
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00pm:
  • Kuang, Biochemistry
  • Claire, Anthropology
  • J.T., Higher Education and Student Affairs

To participate in an online chat session, your prospective students will need follow these instructions:

1.    Go to at the scheduled time
2.    Login as a guest. Students will be able to see and hear the emissaries on their screens.
3.    Students may submit questions to the emissaries using the chat feature.

Upcoming sessions:

Topic of the Month for April: Life in Bloomington
  • Saturday, 4/14 at 1pm
  • Thursday, 4/19 at 3pm

Call for Applications: Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity, 2012-13

The 2011-12 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity.
The Indiana University Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program ( This recruitment support program includes ten emissaries (Masters and PhD graduate students) who will serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, the University Graduate School and the GPSO.

The program promotes peer connections between individuals interested in IU graduate programs, especially science, technology, mathematics (STM) disciplines, and current IUB graduate students. Graduate student emissaries dedicate two semesters, and optional summer term, to serving as community-building liaisons between graduate studies and the graduate student body at IUB.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a Masters or Ph.D. program at IUB, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement in program, departmental, university or community organizations.  Preference will be given to graduate students who are involved in diversity-building activities and programming. An in-person interview is required.

Students must submit the following by 5pm on March 30, 2012, in order to be considered:
  1. data form  ( );
  2. a curriculum vitae/resume; and,
  3. a 1-page essay about past experience with similar initiatives, diversity-building efforts, cultural competency, community involvement or leadership skills.
Email the curriculum vitae/resume and 1-page essay to

If you have any questions regarding the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity Program, please e-mail

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: March/April 2012

Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012

Indiana University Credit Union Dissertation Fellowship
Provides $20,000 stipend support for graduate students in the final year of their dissertation. Please do not contact the IU Credit Union, but rather Yvonne Dwigans, Fellowships Coordinator, (812/855-8852, for more information.

Santosh Jain Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship offers financial support to a current international graduate student who has demonstrated commitment to service and education and plans to pursue a service-oriented career and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to graduate students from South Asia, in particular those hailing from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sikkim. 

Deadline: April 13, 2012

The Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship
The fellowship is an annual fellowship for IUB incoming or current graduate students in the Humanities, with preference given to students of Philosophy.

SOTL: The Why, What, and How of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Simon Brassell, Craig Nelson, George Rehrey, Carol Hostetter, David Pace, Barry Rubin

Friday, March 2, 8:30 – 1:00 pm*
Georgian Room, IMU
Indiana University 

This workshop is for anyone interested in conducting a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project. A panel of SOTL scholars will discuss their own research approaches as participants engage in conversations on SOTL research questions and methods. Key resources for conducting SOTL work will be distributed. The workshop is open to all faculty and graduate students.

Please register by February 29th at

Sponsored by: FACET at Indiana University Bloomington and The Indiana University Bloomington Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program

*lunch will be provided