December 2017

December 2017 Newsletter

Finals Week and Holiday Message from Vincent E. Isom, Director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program

As we conclude the fall semester, my staff and I want to wish you the best on your finals and congratulate you on finishing out strong. As you head into the holiday break, please enjoy your time to relax with family and/or friends. If you have unfinished business with the university, please take time to resolve those issues over the break before your return. If you have a question or concern, don’t hesitate to communicate with us at iub21cs@indiana.edu. We will be open over the winter break to assist you the majority of days. On behalf of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program, we wish you safe travels and the opportunity to create fond memories this holiday season. 

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Print Models Casting Call" on Friday, December 8th or Monday, December 11th

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is currently casting for all 21st Century Scholars interested to be featured in our upcoming print and web project to be published by the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) and the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (OVPDI). Selected scholars will serve as "print models" for the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. Printed materials will be used for marketing purposes at Indiana University Bloomington. As a token of appreciation, all scholars will receive a FREE IU 21st Century Scholar t-shirt as well as a FREE digital copy of the printed material.

We are currently casting for ALL race/ethnicity, gender and class standing. Must wear and own IU gear. If interested, please contact our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at rychan@indiana.edu.

When:December 8th or 11th (time varies)
Where: IU Eigenmann Hall 619 South, 1900 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Wellness Week" THIS Week on December 5th and 6th at 1:00PM-3:00PM; December 7th and 8th at 10:00AM-12:00PM

With finals week around the corner, it becomes all the more important to focus your sights on making good grades, but also on maintaining personal wellness. IU has an abundance of resources that can help with this, and the IU 21st Century Scholars Program is a great place to start!

During this pre-finals week, December 4th-8th, FREE healthy snacks, seasonal treats, and personal wellness resources will be available at the IU 21st Century Scholars study tables. In addition to FREE snacks and personal wellness resources available in the Study Tables area, our Retention & Graduation Specialist, Duncan M. Mathies, will have extended walk-in hours. Drop by during the times below to talk about any questions, concerns, or uncertainties you may have. NO appointment necessary.

When:THIS week on December 6th at 1:00PM-3:00PM; December 7th and 8th at 10:00AM-12:00PM
Where: IU Eigenmann Hall 619 South, 1900 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "FREE Pizza during Finals Week" starting THIS Week on December 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 6:00PM-7:00PM

Looking for a quiet place to study during finals week? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program invites all 21st Century Scholars to visit and use our study tables starting THIS week on December 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, and 13th during final exams week. FREE Domino's pizza will be provided! We encourage all scholars to take advantage of our study tables. Pizza are first come, first serve! Questions can be sent to our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at rychan@indiana.edu.

When:THIS Week on December 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 6:00PM-7:00PM
Where: IU Eigenmann Hall 621 South, 1900 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

BEWARE: Phone Scams Targeting IUB students

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to remind all scholars to NEVER give away any personal/sensitive information such as social security or credit card numbers, over the phone. Several IU scholars have been recently targeted by phone scammers who claim to be from the IRS, IU Police Department, and/or Bloomington Police Department. Please note these are complete SCAMS. The phone scammers will ask students to pay a tax penalty for failing to submit the federal education tax credit form to the IRS. The scammers may also threaten students for arrest and/or a cancelation of their degree at IUB for not meeting their requests. Please remain vigilant and do NOT fall prey to these aggressive calls demanding immediate payment of a tax supposedly owed by the IRS. For more info, please visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-warns-of-back-to-school-scams

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - Congratulations!

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program and the IU OVPDEMA Overseas Studies and Scholarship Program kindly congratulate Tiffany Daniel and Savannah Suggs for being selected to receive an FREE U.S. passport sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Congrats to our two 21st Century Scholars! 

IU 21st Century Scholars Program & IU OMSLD FASE: "Stress Free Zone"

Are you feeling stressed? Are you feeling anxious over finals which are coming up soon? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program in collaboration with the IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development (OMSLD) will host its annual "Stress Free Zone" THIS Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:00PM-8:30PM in IU Eigenmann Hall Formal Lounge and Game Room. This event is to help you defeat the stresses that final exams can bring on. There will be de-stressing activities, games, and instruction for “self-care” techniques. FREE Jimmy John's sandwiches, Papa John's pizza, and drinks will be provided. Questions about this event can be sent to graduate assistant Kelsey M. Frisbie at frisbiek@indiana.edu.

When:THIS Thursday December 7th at 6:00PM-8:30PM
Where: IU Eigenmann Hall, Formal Lounge and Game Room, 1900 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

IU 21st Century Scholars Program & IU ASC: "MATH M118/M119/D116/D117/J113 Final Review Session" THIS Friday December 8th at 6:00PM-9:00PM in IU Forest ASC

Are you currently taking MATH M118/M119/D116/D117/J113? Need additional help with your math homework/exams? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program invites all 21st Century Scholars to attend a special math review session co-hosted by IU 21CS and IU Academic Support Center (ASC)THIS Friday, December 8th at 6:00PM-9:00PM in IU Forest ASC. We encourage all scholars taking MATH courses this semester to attend. FREE pizza, snacks and drinks provided. Questions about the event can be sent to Dr. Leslie J. Robinson at ljrobins@indiana.edu.

When:THIS Friday December 8th at 6:00PM-9:00PM
Where: *IU Forest ASC, 1725 East Third St., Bloomington, IN 47406 (*new location)

IU Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center & IU 21st Century Scholars Program: "2018 Washington, D.C. Trip"

Are you interested in learning about the African American history and culture in Washington D.C.? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program in collaboration with the IU Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center invites all scholars to participate in our "2018 Washington D.C. Trip" on January 11-15, 2018. During our visit, we will meet with U.S. Representative Andre Carson, tour the U.S. Congress, and meet with IU alumni in D.C. We will also get to visit the Smithsonian Museum’s African Art Museum, Air and Space Museum, and/or the Natural History Museum. Cost is only $300.00 (includes 4 nights in a hotel, roundtrip bus transportation from Bloomington to Washington D.C., 2 meals, and entry into museums). To register, please contact Vincent E. Isom, director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program & fellow of IU Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center at visom@indiana.edu.

When:January 11, 2018 - January 15, 2018 (During MLK Weekend. Departs Thursday at 7:00PM from IU Forest Quad)
Where: Washington, D.C.