April 2017

April 2017 Newsletter

IU 21st Century Scholars Program Hosted a Luncheon for Students and Staff to meet Philip A. Seabrook at Indiana University Bloomington

On Friday, April 14, 2017, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program hosted a special luncheon for Philip A. Seabrook in celebration for his nearly 40 years of service at Indiana University. During the event, students and staff had the opportunity to meet Philip A. Seabrook, assistant vice president for college readiness and retention initiatives at IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), and hear more about his long-term career journey and success at Indiana University. Several administrators attended the event including Patrick D. Smith, director of IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development (OMSLD) and Arnell Hammond, director of Faculty Mentoring Initiatives at IU OVPDEMA. At the conclusion of the luncheon, Vincent E. Isom, director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program, awarded Philip with the "IU 21st Century Scholars Program Distinguished Service Award" for his life-long contribution to the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. We thank Philip for his unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion among underrepresented groups at both Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).

IU 21st Century Scholars Program Participated in "2017 Next Steps College Conference" Sponsored by the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE)

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program within the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) invited 25 outstanding IU 21st Century Scholars to participate in this year's "2017 Next Steps College Conference" sponsored by the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the conference, the Indiana 21st Century Scholars organized several pre-professional workshops and activities for IU 21st Century Scholars to acquire 21st-century skills in the workplace. Over 80 scholars and alumni from across 20 higher education institutions participated in this year's national conference, with IU Bloomington representing the largest participant at the event.

The conference kicked off with a complimentary breakfast hosted by the Indiana 21st Century Scholars followed by a welcome message by Jason Bearce, Senior Associate Commissioner at Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. Afterward, Michael Kendall, an IUPUI 21st Century Scholar Alumni, delivered a keynote message entitled "Creativity, Curiosity, and Next Steps." Following the keynote, several breakout sessions were offered for IU 21st Century Scholars to attend. A few topics discussed at the breakout sessions include 1) The Career Connection: Assessment, Majors and Career Paths, 2) Understanding Student Loans and Repayment, 3) The Power of Persistence, 4) Adulting 101, 5) Financial Empowerment, 6) A Guide to LinkedIn, 7) Win as Much as You Can, 8) Personal and Professional Benefits of Volunteering, 9) How to Get the Job You Want, 10) You're Graduating: So Now What?, 11) Demystifying the Graduate School Application and Personal Statement, and 12) Design Thinking as a Motivational Tool for Success in College.

Funbi Oladimeji, an IU 21st Century Scholar senior studying public health, said "The conference was by far one of the most rewarding experiences I have participated as a scholar at IU Bloomington. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to network with many other scholars and alumni within our campus and to acquire new skills that would allow me to succeed after college." Karen M. Franks, academic advisor of IU 21st Century Scholars Program, and Lisa Hamilton, assistant director of IU Career Development Center (CDC), co-presented a workshop on "You're Graduating: So Now What?" to help scholars learn more about themselves, how to explore options, how to build experience by networking, and how to find part-time employment. Jarod Wilson, an IU 21st Century Scholar Alumni & Postsecondary Outreach and Engagement Manager at Indiana CHE, delivered the closing remarks.

IU FASE Mentoring Program - NOW HIRING MALE STUDENT LEADERS!!

The IU Mentoring Services & Leadership Development (OMSLD) would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholar male leaders to serve as mentors for the IU FASE Mentoring Program during the 2017-2018 academic year. The part-time Male Student Leaders will work with other IU 21st Century Scholar males in promoting a quicker transition to college while representing the IU 21st Century Scholars Program in a variety of settings. This is a wonderful position to give back to the IU campus community and to gain critical communication and interpersonal skills at Indiana University Bloomington. The pay is $10.15 hourly. You must have a 2.8 Cumulative GPA minimum to qualify. To apply, please complete online application at Click Here. Questions about the position can be sent to omsld@indiana.edu.

"You And Me - Ask An Advisor" - THIS Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Have any last minute questions prior to registration? Worried about a grade? Reconsidering a major or adding a minor? Drop in program for any and all general advising questions as you prepare to wrap up this semester. Questions about advising can be sent to Karen M. Franks at kmfranks@indiana.edu

RSVP:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/advising17
When: TOMORROW Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Location #1: IU LGBTQ+ Cultural Center at 11:30AM-1:00PM
Location #2: IU La Casa House at 6:00PM-7:30PM

IU Day - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Did you know that Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is IU Day? Learn more about how you can support underrepresented groups and other IU 21st Century Scholars during IU Day at http://supportdiversity.iu.edu. For more info about IU Day, please visit http://iuday.iu.edu.

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "FREE Pizza during Finals Week"

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program will provide FREE pizzas during finals week between April 25, 2017 and May 3, 2017 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in Eigenmann Hall 621 South. Must use study tables for FREE pizza. Questions about the event can be sent to our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at rychan@indiana.edu.

When: April 25th, 26th, and 27th, and May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: IU Eigenmann Hall 621 South, 1900 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Math Review Session with FREE BuffaLouie Wings" NEXT Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:45PM-7:45PM

Need help with MATH M-118, MATH M-119, MATH D-116, and/or MATH D-117? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program will host a special math review session with FREE BuffaLouie Wings NEXT Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:54PM-7:45PM in Teter ASC, Room F255. We encourage all scholars preparing for math final examinations to attend this special math review session. Questions about the event can be sent to our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at rychan@indiana.edu.

When: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:45PM-7:45PM
Where: IU Teter ASC, Room F255, 501 N. Sunrise Drive, Bloomington, IN 47406

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "RSVP for FREE Tickets to IU African American Arts Institute (AAAI) Spring Concerts" on April 8th, 22nd, and 29th

The IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) is pleased to provide all 21st Century Scholars with FREE tickets to three upcoming spring concerts hosted by the IU African American Arts Institute (AAAI): 1) April 8, 2017 at 8:00PM - IU African American Dance Company, 2) April 22, 2017 at 8:00PM - IU Soul Revue, and 3) April 29, 2017 at 8:00PM - IU African American Choral Ensemble. Questions about the FREE tickets can be sent to our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at rychan@indiana.edu.

**RSVP:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAAITickets17

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - FREE "2017 Next Steps College Conference" THIS Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00AM-4:00PM

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to attend the "2017 Next Steps Conference" on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Hosted by the Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program, this special FREE conference is designed exclusively for current Scholars seeking to develop their leadership and communication skills, to acquire new knowledge on graduate school preparation/career exploration, and to empower scholars with financial literacy concepts during and after college. Our office will provide FREE roundtrip bus transportation from Bloomington to Indianapolis. The bus will depart Bloomington at 7:30AM and will return from Indianapolis at 5:30PM. A great opportunity to network with other IU 21st Century Scholars. FREE food will be provided at the conference. Questions can be sent to Roy Y. Chan rychan@indiana.edu.

RSVP:http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/17NextStepsConference
When: THIS Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - Extended FAFSA Deadline on April 15, 2017

Did you forget to file your FAFSA? The FAFSA deadline has been kindly extended to NEXT Saturday, April 15, 2017. This is a one-time extension. For assistance to apply for financial aid, please contact Precious S. McMillon at prmcmill@indiana.edu.

"Spring 2017 Walk-In Hours Schedule" - Academic Advisors and Professional Staff

Do you have a question about course requirements? Are you having troubles with financial aid? Our academic advisors and professional staff at the IU 21st Century Scholars Office will hold weekly walk-in hours throughout the Spring 2017 semester. No appointment needed...just show up! FREE snacks provided!

Spring 2017 Walk-In Hours Schedule
Jenifer L. Berry(Lead Academic Advisor): Wednesday and Friday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Babita L. Upadhyay(Advisor, Probationary Students): Tuesday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Karen M. Franks(Academic Advisor): Thursday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Precious S. McMillon(Retention/Graduation Specialist & ScholarCorps AmeriCorps Member): By appointment only 

Carolyn S. Martin(Department Secretary): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Roy Y. Chan(Special Projects Coordinator): By appointment only
Vincent E. Isom(Director, 21st Century Scholars Program; Fellow, Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center): By appointment only
Philip A. Seabrook(Assistant Vice President for College Readiness and Retention Initiatives): By appointment only

*Can't make it to walk-ins? Feel free to schedule an appointment with us at: http://starnet.indiana.edu

Where: IU 21st Century Scholars Program, Eigenmann Hall 619 South, 1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

NEW Textbook Library Rental Service

Looking to save money on textbooks? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is pleased to launch our NEW "Textbook Library Rental Service" in Eigenmann Hall 619 South for all 21st Century Scholars. All students may checkout a textbook for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Below is a list of available textbooks for checkout:

1) Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry (13th Edition) by E. Swokowski and J. Cole – MATH-M 019, MATH-M 025, MATH-M 026, MATH-M 027
2) Finite Mathematics (5th Edition AND 6th Edition) by D. Maki – MATH-D 116, MATH-D 117, MATH-V 118
3) Algebra for College Students (7th Edition) by Gustafson – MATH-J 111, MATH-J 112, MATH-M 014
4) Precalculus (6th Edition) by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels – MATH-M 025, MATH-M 026
5) University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Edition) by Hass, Weir, and Thomas – MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH- 120, MATH-M 211, MATH-M 212
6) Calculus with Applications (11th Edition) by Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey – MATH-J 113, MATH-M 119, MATH- 120, MATH-M 211, MATH-M 212
7) Business Mathematics (13th Edition) by G. Clendenen and S. Salzman - MATH-J 111
8) Basic College Mathematics (8th Edition) by Tobey, Slater, Blair, and Crawford – MATH-T 101, MATH-T 103
9) MyFrenchLab with Pearson eText by A. Valdman - FRIT-F 100
10) Word of Mouth by C. Bowman - ENG 103
11) Sports in American Life: A History (3rd Edition) by R. Davies. – SPH-M 333
12) Contemporary Sport Management (5th Edition) by P. Pedersen and L. Thibault – SPH-M 211
13) Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science (8th Edition) by M. Lyman – CJUS-P 320

FREE IU Tutoring Services - Spring 2017 Schedule

Do you need help with homework? Are you looking for a FREE private tutor? The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) would like to invite all IU 21st Century Scholar to utilize the FREE IU tutoring services in Eigenmann Hall 619 South. NO appointment needed. FREE snacks and coffee provided. Below are a few tutoring services available for all students across the University.

IU 21st Century Scholars Office = (Eigenmann 619 South)

Math (M212, M311, M312, M343, M344, M413, M415, M463, M464, S303)
Tutor: Vincent A. Bailey
Tuesday and Thursday = 3:00pm-5:00pm

Math (D116, D117, J111)
Tutor: Sara H. Fortune
Thursday = 1:00pm-3:00pm

Math (M118, M119) , Business (A100, K201), Spanish (All Levels)
Tutor: Gabriella L. Brannock
Tuesday and Thursday = 8:00am-12:30pm

Business (A100, A201, A202, C104, C204, D270, D271, G202, K201, K303 T175, T275), Spanish (All Levels)
Tutor: Kourtney N. Coleman
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 3:30pm-6:00pm

Spanish (All Levels)
Tutor: Samuel Douglas
Monday and Wednesday = 5:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday = 11:15am-2:00pm

French (All Levels)
Tutor: Shane R. O'Bannon
*Monday = 3:00pm-4:00pm (*upon request)

Business (A100, A201, A202, A311, A312, A325, A329, A337, A422, A424, C104, C204, C301, D270, D271, F303, F305, F307, F317, F370, F420, G202, J375, K201, L375, M370, P370, T175, T275, T375, X201, Z370), Chinese (All Levels)
Tutor: Xiaoshan (Shirley) Du
Monday = 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday = 5:00pm-8:00pm
Friday = 1:00pm-3:00pm

Business (A100)
Tutor: Ajay Sharma
Wednesday = 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday = 11:00am–1:00pm

Chemistry (C103, C117, C127), Psychology (M131, P101)
Tutor: Conner J. James
Monday = 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday = 9:00am–11:00am
Wednesday = 5:00pm–8:00pm

Anatomy (A215), Biology (L112), Chemistry (C107, C117, C127, C341, C342, C343, N330), Physics (P201, P202)
Tutor: Joshua A. Streveler
Tuesday = 1:00pm–4:00pm
Thursday = 2:00pm–5:00pm

Anatomy (A100, A215), Biology (M200, M215)
Tutor: Natalia M. Cruz
Monday = 5:00pm-7:00pm

Eigenmann Hall Tutor Moderator: Derrious T. Oliver

IU Academic Support Center (ASC) Office= (Forest, Briscoe, and Teter)

Business (A100, A201, K201)
Location: Forest Residence Hall, 1725 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401
Sunday = 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday and Thursday = 9:00pm-11:00pm

Economics (E201, K201)
Location: Briscoe Residence Hall, 1225 N Fee Ln., Bloomington, IN 47406
Tuesday and Thursday = 7:00pm-10:00pm

Anatomy (A100, A215)
Location: Teter Residence Hall, 501 N Sunrise Dr., Bloomington, IN 47406
Wednesday = 7:00pm-10:00pm

Other IU DEMA Culture Centers = (Groups Scholars, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Asian Culture Center, La Casa, and First Nations Educational and Culture Center)

Math, Science, and Writing
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
Sunday and Wednesday = 6:00pm-8:00pm

Math and Writing
Location: La Casa, Latino Cultural Center, 715 E 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47408
Tuesday and Thursday = 6:00pm-8:00pm

Math and Writing
Location: Groups Scholars, 750 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
Monday and Thursday = 5:00pm-7:00pm

Writing
Location: First Nations Educational and Culture Center (FNECC), 712 E 8th St., Bloomington, IN 47408
Monday and Wednesday = 10:00am-12:00pm

Math
Location: First Nations Educational and Culture Center (FNECC), 712 E 8th St., Bloomington, IN 47408
Wednesday = 3:00pm-6:00pm

Reflection from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Visit to Indiana University

Alex Brown, IU 21st Century Scholar

"On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, I had a wonderful honor and privilege to attend Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson performance in the IU Auditorium sponsored by the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA). Reflecting back, Dr. Tyson delivered a wonderful performance last Wednesday night. During his presentation, Dr. Tyson comically gave examples of astrophysics in the past few decades of movies. He did a great job engaging the audience and the event was amazing. I found the event to be both entertaining and educational. I am very thankful to have been selected by the IU OVPDEMA to receive a free ticket to the event. As a physics student, I am familiar with Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson and I am very happy that I was able to attend his lecture. This was one of my favorite experiences at Indiana University Bloomington."

Volunteering Opportunities - Bloomington, IN

Below are a few UNPAID volunteering opportunities available for all IU 21st Century Scholars in Bloomington, Indiana.

1) IU 21st Century Scholars Program - Help us welcome incoming IU 21st Century Scholars (Class of 2021) and parents to IU Bloomington at our annual "IU 21st Century Scholars Day" NEXT Monday, April 10, 2017 and/or Friday, April 28, 2017 in IMU Solarium. Volunteers will receive a FREE lunch and a FREE t-shirt. To apply, please visit Click Here.

2) 13th Annual Bloomington AIDS Walk - Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and facilitate the "13th Annual Bloomington AIDS Walk" at 5:00PM-8:00PM THIS Friday, April 7, 2017. To volunteer, please send your name and phone number to IU 21st Century Scholar Volunteer Corps Member Elijah J. Secrest at ejsecres@iu.edu.

3) Hoosier Half-Marathon & 5K - Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and facilitate the "Hoosier Half-Marathon & 5K" at 8:00AM-11:30AM THIS Saturday, April 8, 2017. To volunteer, please send your name and phone number to IU 21st Century Scholar Volunteer Corps Member Elijah J. Secrest at ejsecres@iu.edu.