Fall 2018 Newsletter
Welcome Message from Vincent E. Isom, Director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program
Greetings IU 21st Century Scholars! We hope that you had a great summer. We are looking forward to your return to Indiana University Bloomington and to welcome the incoming Class of 2022. This Fall 2018, many of our returning Scholars have traveled overseas during the summer to either Peru or Ghana, while others are concluding their summer internships in various career fields across Indiana. Some Scholars are concluding their summer employment and planning for the next phase of career planning. As Director, I know that each of our returning upperclassmen will be a living example of why the IU 21st Century Scholars Program is successful and provide the necessary encouragement to our incoming freshman class. Your involvement on and off campus shows why taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by our program and through other campus resources pays off.
I would like to plug a few opportunities that will be presented in the newsletter in the upcoming weeks. Several career fairs will be taking place in September and to assist you in being a competitive candidate. We will be providing some preparatory workshops, with our first event on September 11th. We will also be releasing a list of available tutors to support you in the more challenging subjects such as Anatomy, Chemistry, Math, and more. If you want to utilize our free tutor or be a part of a group of serious-minded students striving to earn the highest grade possible, this opportunity is for you. If you are a female 21st Century Scholar in your junior or senior year and looking for mentors from the professional world to engage in career development and advancement, please read about our Pass The Torch Initiative below. If you are interested in community service, look no further, our newly designed GIVE BACK and Leadership Corps Student Organization is for you.
Our professional staff, student staff, and tutors look forward to serving you throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. Please feel free to contact our office anytime at email@example.com or visit our website at http://go.iu.edu/21st. We are here to assist you in reaching your academic and professional goals for a bachelor's degree and the pursuit of your chosen career path. See you soon!
Welcome Brittany K. Kurt, Retention and Graduation Specialist at the IU 21st Century Scholars Program
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is pleased to announce that Brittany K. Kurt has joined our department as our new Retention and Graduation Specialist at Indiana University Bloomington. WELCOME BRITTANY! In her role, Brittany provides financial aid support to our current freshmen and sophomore Scholars who receive the Indiana 21st Century Scholarship. Brittany can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about your financial aid.
Why IU Bloomington?: "I visited Indiana University last Spring 2018 to explore the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program. The IU SPEA MPA program is Ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for nonprofit and public management. Not only did I get to know some of the faculty and staff around IU SPEA but I was also able to explore the campus and the City of Bloomington as a whole. I quickly fell in love with Bloomington's charm and knew it was the place for me!"
Favorite Hangout Place in Bloomington: "Needmore Coffee Roasters...it's a calming coffee shop on the east side of town. I highly recommend stopping by for an amazing pour over or for a great study space!"
Plans after IU: "I plan to pursue a position in program development or outreach at a nonprofit organization that assists youth in their pursuits of education or mental health services."
A Fun Fact About Yourself: "Parks and Recreation is definitely my favorite show of all time - I frequently quote episodes and am a proud owner of a "Pawnee Goddess" t-shirt."
Favorite Quote: "There is power in looking silly and not caring that you do." - Amy Poehler, American actress, producer, and writer
Welcome Marissa J. Cheplick, Leadership Development Specialist at the IU 21st Century Scholars Program
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is pleased to announce that Marissa J. Cheplick has joined our department as our new Leadership Development Specialist at Indiana University Bloomington. WELCOME MARISSA! In her role, Marissa will co-advise our IU 21st Century Scholars Leadership CORE, work with "high-risk" Scholars, and create STEM partnerships across Indiana University Bloomington. Marissa can be reached at email@example.com for any questions about leadership opportunities on-campus.
Why IU?: "Indiana University Bloomington was, at first, recommended by my step-mother, who was born and raised in Bloomington and attended Indiana University. I was interested in studying population health and substance use disorders and found the IU Grand Challenge effort to address the emerging epidemic aligned with what I was most interested to study. This event led me to apply to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the IU School of Public Health."
Favorite place at Bloomington: "On campus, I like the walkway through the IU Beck Chapeland in Bloomington I love going to the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings."
Future plans after IU: "I desire to work in local community health/direct client care in treatment for substance use disorders, and eventually relocate to a major medical health organization in Indianapolis, Indiana."
Fun Fact: "I am a lifelong swimmer and began swimming competitively at the age of 5. My relay team still holds a record at High Point Pool in Falls Church, Virginia."
Favorite Quote: "I promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble." - The Optimist Creed
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "RSVP for Open House Welcome Reception" THIS Monday, September 17th at 6:00PM-7:00PM in IU Eigenmann Hall Game Room
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program will host a special "Open House Welcome Reception" THIS Monday, September 17th at 6:00PM-7:00PM in IU Eigenmann Hall Game Room. During the event, Scholars will be invited to take a VIP tour of our office, to meet our amazing IU 21CS staff, and to hear about our different programs/services we offer students each semester. Open to all Scholars, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. FREE pizza provided!!
IU 21st Century Scholars Program: "Join IU Leadership CORE and IU G.I.V.E. Back Program for $500.00 Credit per Semester"
Interested in community service? Join the IU Leadership CORE, a student-led organization composed of IU 21st Century Scholars dedicated to serving the City of Bloomington. Several civic and social activities are offered in the organization. IU Leadership CORE annual volunteering events include - IU greening Cream and Crimson, Girls Inc. Holiday Hoopla, Stone Belt, Bloomington AIDS Walk, Kelley 5K, and the IU 21st Century Scholars Day. IU Leadership CORE is a great way to meet with other IU 21st Century Scholars and to network with philanthropic leaders in the Bloomington community.NOTE: Students who do NOT receive the Covenant may qualify to join IUG.I.V.E. Back Program. Participants in the IU G.I.V.E. Back Program will be required to complete community service assignments in exchange for up to a $500.00 discount in the residence halls or off-campus apartments.
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "How to Do Math Workshop" TOMORROW Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00PM-7:
Come learn some tips and tricks on how to perform well on your math exams and assignments. This event is perfect for those taking Finite Math, Algebra, and Calculus this semester. We will be in the IU Teter Hall, Room F106 TOMORROW Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00PM-7:
Three Scholars Were Invited to Participate in "IU Career Exploration Trip" in Chicago, IL
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program invited three Scholars - Conner Kilbride, Jay-Vincent Harrison, and Dung Tran - to participate on the annual "IU Economics Department Career Exploration Trip" from September 20th to September 22nd in Chicago, IL. The career exploration trip, organized by the IU Department of Economics, allowed our Scholars to learn about careers in trading technology, marketing, insurance, and personal financial management.
On Thursday, our Scholars arrived to check in the Travelodge on West Harrison, followed by an IU student/alumni mixer at The Berghoff Restaurant. The next day, our students attended a special site visit at Trading Technologies and attended two career panels, followed by a theatre performance of "We're only Alive for a Short Amount of Time" at the Goodman Theater. On Saturday, our Scholars visited the Alliance Francaise for a spectacular exhibit of underwater photography and ended the day with some famous Chicago style deep dish pizza.
"Going on the Chicago trip was an amazing opportunity for me and allowed me to further explore future career paths for myself," said IU 21st Century Scholar Conner Gilbride. "It also gave me the opportunity to network with IU Alumni and Friends, along with the capability to meet and hangout with other current IU students."
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program kindly thank the IU Department of Economics, chaired by Professor Gerhard Glomm, for providing a partial scholarship for our three students. Karen M. Franks, an academic advisor of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program, accompanied the Scholars during the trip.
IU Black LGBTQ+ "2nd Call-Out Meeting" - this Thursday, August 30th at 6 PM in IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Kappa Room
The IU Black LGBTQ+ will host their "2nd Call-Out Meeting" THIS Thursday, August 30th at 6:00PM-8:00PM in the IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Kappa Room. This special event is hosted by IUB21CS Jenifer L. Berry. FREE snacks provided! Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
IU MSLD - RSVP for "Classroom Secrets" next Wednesday, September 5th at 6:00PM-8:00 PM in IUNeal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) Grand Hall
The IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development (MSLD) will host their annual "Classroom Secrets" event NEXT Wednesday, September 5th at 6-8PM in IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) Grand Hall. During the event, Scholars will learn from IU professors how to be a successful student, stay motivated, and stand out in your academic courses. Open to all students and class standing. FREE pizza provided!!
IU Walter Center for Career Achievement: "IU Washington D.C. Career Trek - 2019 Spring Break" with Partial Scholarships Available
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program cordially invites IU College of Arts & Sciences Scholars to apply for the "IU Washington D.C. Career Trek - 2019 Spring Break" scheduled on March 10, 2019 to March 13, 2019. The IU 21stCentury Scholars Program will be offering "partial-scholarships" for scholars who attend and complete the trip. To apply, please visit Click Here. Please clearly state on your application that you are a 21st Century Scholar at IUB. It is also vital that you contact our academic advisor Karen M. Franks for more information about receiving a "partial scholarship" at email@example.com.
When: March 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2019
Where: Washington, D.C. We will visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hudson Institute, World Food Programme, Stimson Center, C-SPAN, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and much more!
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Exploring Your Values, Interests, Personality, and Skills" NEXT Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:00PM-7:
Scratching around for a major? Not sure what you want to get out of your education? Wondering what job or career is right for you? Join us in the
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Maximizing Your 21st Century Scholars Covenant" NEXT Thursday, October 25th at 6:00PM-7:00PM in IU Teter Hall, Room F102
Want to know how to get the most out of your Covenant award? Stop by this workshop NEXT Thursday, October 25th at 6:00PM-7:00PM in IU Teter Hall, Room F102 to learn how to best budget and utilize these funds for on and off-campus housing options. IU Money Smarts and the IU 21st Century ScholarsProgram will be there to assist students with their questions and concerns.
FREE Ticket to "Barbecue" Performance NEXT Thursday, October 18th at 7:00PM in IU Wells-Metz Theatre
Like our Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram page and automatically receive a FREE ticket to the upcoming "Barbecue" Theatre/Drama performance NEXT Thursday, October 18th at 7:00PM in IU Wells-Metz Theatre. IU 21stCentury Scholars will also receive a FREE VIP barbecue dinner at 5:30PM-7:00PM prior to the performance at the IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Courtyard.
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Service Year Panel with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, City Year, Teach for America, and WorldTeach" NEXT Thursday, November 8th at 5:00PM-6:
We will be hosting a special service year panel for scholars interested to partake a gap year with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, City Year, Teach for America, and WorldTeach. All five organizations will be hiring for PAID service year opportunities for current 21st Century Scholars. Open to ALL majors and class standing. FREE pizza provided.
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "FREE Pizza during Finals Week on December 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th in Eigenmann Hall 621 South"
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program cordially invites all students to utilize our study tables and tutors as we approach finals week next month at Indiana University Bloomington. We will provide FREE Domino's Pizza on December 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th in Eigenmann Hall 621 South at 6:00PM-8:
List of IU Welcome Week Events for Freshmen - August 15th-19th
1) IU Freshman Induction Ceremony, TOMORROW Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:00PM-4:
2) IU Freshman Induction Picnic, TOMORROW Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:00PM-5:
3) IU 21st Century Scholars Program Orientation for New & Transfer Students, Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:00AM-11:
4) IU Majors, Minors, and More Fair, Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:00PM-4:
5) IU Herman B Wells House Party, Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:00PM-11:
6) IU Open Mic Night and Talent Show, Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00PM-12:
IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Indiana 21stCentury Scholars Program 2018 Next Steps College Conference" on Saturday, September 22,
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program cordially invites all Scholars to attend the annual "Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program 2018 Next Steps College Conference" on Saturday, September 22,
When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:30AM-5:30PM
Where: Indianapolis, IN
List of IU 21st Century Scholars Program Events - Fall 2018
1) IU 21CS Acing the Interview by Hanapin Marketing, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6:00PM-7:
2) IU 21CS Site Visit to Hanapin Marketing, Friday, September 14, 2018, 12:00PM-1:
3) Indiana 21CS Next Steps College Conference, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:30AM-5:00PM. RSVP at Click Here.
4) IU 21CS Resume Career Prep for IU OVPDEMA Career Fair, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00PM-7:
5) IU OVPDEMA Career Fair, Monday, October 1, 2018
List of Career Fair Events at IUB (OPEN TO ALL SCHOLARS)
1) IU Part-Time Jobs Fair, Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00AM-3:00PM, IMU Alumni Hall.
2) IU Student Involvement Fair, Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:00PM-7:
3) Lilly Day at IU, Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6:00PM-7:
4) IU Kelley School of Business/Finance Fair, Tuesday & Wednesday, September 4-5, 2018, 2:00PM-6:
5) IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Career Fair, Wednesday, September 6, 2018, 11:00AM-4:
6) IU Kelley School of Business/Consulting/Supply Chain Fair, Friday, September 7, 2018, Monroe Convention Center.
7) IU Kelley School of Business Marketing/Management Fair, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:00-6:
8) IU SPEA Government Career Fair, Wednesday, September 12,
9) IU SPEA Healthcare Management Career Fair, Thursday, September 13, 2018, SPEA O'Neill Commons.
10) IU College of Arts & Sciences Fair, Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3:00-7:
11) IU College of Arts & Sciences STEM & Graduate School Fair, Friday, September 14, 2018, 11:00AM-2:
Indiana Black Expo Summer 2018 Celebration helps 21st Century Scholars Make College Attainable
This year, more than 1,100+ Indiana 21st Century Scholars signed up to fulfill their requirements at the IU booth during the exhibition weekend on July 21st and 22nd-an all-time record for Indiana University. "This is the largest number of 21st Century Scholars that have signed up saying they were coming, so I'm very pleased," said Vincent E. Isom, director of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. Read the official press release at Click Here.
IU 21st Century Scholars Program: "ATTENTION WOMEN: RSVP for 2018-2019 Corporate Mentor with Pass the Torch for Women"
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program kindly invites all juniors and seniors women to join the "2018-2019 IU 21st Century Scholars Program-Pass the Torch for Women Cohort." Since 2017, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program has partnered with the Pass the Torch for Women to provide FREE mentoring services for junior and senior female Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington. During the 2018-2019 academic year, female Scholars will be paired with two or three corporate mentors to help you transition to and succeed in the workforce. All classes will be offered once per month during the evening hour on the IU Bloomington campus.