February 2017 Newsletter
The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is very excited to launch today our BRAND NEW official website for the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. We invite all 21st Century Scholars to check out our new homepage and let us know what you think!!! Comments/suggestions can be sent to our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Valentine's Day, Scholars! It is the time of the semester where many of you are taking exams or preparing for upcoming exams. For those who haven’t started that preparation, this is a friendly reminder that the preparations should be underway as exams are just around the corner. While you may be doing great in the classroom, every once in a while, there may be a stumbling block that appears in front of you. Some may struggle from test anxiety. Research shows that with adequate preparation, a person’s sense of anxiety is reduced and comfort levels increase.
I invite you to learn how you can improve your approach to study. For those who feel they suffer from this issue, I would like to direct you to a great IU source to aid you in overcoming it: watch "Quizzes! Tests! Exams!" . For those wanting tips on succeeding when taking multiple choice exams, here is another link: watch "Multiple Choice Mayhem". For those who may be struggling with motivation, you can always come in to see us at our office or watch: watch "Multiple Choice Mayhem". Here is wishing you the best performance possible on your exams and quizzes. If you have any questions about your academic development or where you are today, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We are committed to your success at Indiana University Bloomington.
The IU 21st Century Scholars Office is currently mourning the loss of our beloved friend, colleague, and educator Stan Jones (1949-2017). Stan Jones, architect of Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program & former commissioner at Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE), passed away peacefully at his home in Indianapolis on Monday, February 6, 2017 while surrounded by family.
During his more than 12-year tenure at the Commission (1995-2009), Stan transformed the agency from a policy-maker sounding board and budget organization into a catalyst for positive change in the state of Indiana. He is credited as the primary architect of the Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program, an early promise scholarship aimed at increasing the number of low-income students attending and completing higher education.
In 2009, Stan founded Complete College America, a national nonprofit organization which aims to increase the number of Americans with a postsecondary degree or credential. Under his leadership, the organization grew to 42 member states and institutional consortia and advanced an agenda to revolutionize the nation's higher education systems and close attainment gaps for underrepresented populations.
Philip A. Seabrook, founding director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program & assistant vice president for college readiness and retention initiatives at Indiana University Bloomington, remembered Stan as “a true giant of higher education” who “mentored large number of students, policy experts and higher education leaders,” and that “his prodigious energy and intellect have benefited generations of Hoosiers.” Those qualities are indeed recognizable by many of us who had the privilege of knowing Stan across the generations.
Please join us in prayer as we remember a visionary leader, husband, father and man who made a significant difference for the betterment of Indiana and our country.
It is with great sadness that the IU 21st Century Scholars Office must report another loss in the Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program. Bob Kizer (1952-2017), president and CEO of Starfish Initiative & recipient of the prestigious Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program Champion Award, has died on Monday, February 20, 2017 following a battle with cancer in Indianapolis, IN. This comes two weeks following the death of Stan Jones (1949-2017), architect of Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program.
During his five years tenure with Starfish, Bob worked closely with economically disadvantaged youth who qualify for the Indiana 21st Century Scholars Program. His vision for a better community was rooted in the belief that education was key. He put every ounce of his being into the Starfish mission to inspire, encourage and prepare economically disadvantaged students for college and career success.
Bob has left an impact on the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. As an Indiana University alum (’74) and a first-generation student, Bob was an inspired leader with a relentless drive to help students attend and graduate on-time at IU Bloomington. He spearheaded new innovative programs within Starfish that led to the largest Scholar incoming class at the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. Today, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program currently enrolls over 3,200 students on the Bloomington campus, with over 850 scholars in the Class of 2020.
Philip A. Seabrook, founding director of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program and assistant vice president at Indiana University Bloomington, remembered Bob as “a committed campaigner for access and equity” who “enlightened and influenced many with his unique approach to life, appreciating each day as if it were his last.” Because of Bob’s unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, more Scholars are able to receive a full-ride scholarship to attend Indiana University Bloomington.
Please join us in prayer as we remember a visionary friend, colleague, and educator who made a significant difference for the betterment of Indiana and our country.
Interested to study abroad this summer to Brazil? The IU OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to apply for a 'partial scholarship' to study abroad this summer to BRAZIL on May 10, 2017 thru May 24, 2017. The cost for the entire program is $1,450 which includes 3 IU credit hours, international roundtrip airfare, Brazilian Visa, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), ground transportation, and numerous site visits in Brazil. To apply, please submit the program application. Applications are due NEXT Monday, February 27, 2017. Questions about the scholarship can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications Due By: Monday, February 27, 2017 by 11:59PM
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 - 3:00PM
Precious S. McMillon(Retention/Graduation Specialist & ScholarCorps AmeriCorps Member): Thursday and Friday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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
Looking to improve your time management and academic planning skills? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to invite all 21st Century Scholars to our special event on "Technology + Career Goals + YOU = Success" on February 28, 2017 at 4:00PM. During the event, we will learn some important digital tools designed to help you succeed at IU such as, Review Academic Advisement Report (AAR), What-if Advisement Report, iGPS Course Search, iGPS Plan: Schedule Builder, iGPS Plan: Long-Range Plan, Academic Bulletin, and Registration & Drop/Add. SPACE IS LIMITED!!! To attend, please RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AcademicTools17. Questions about the event can be sent to our academic advisor Karen M. Franks at email@example.com
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:00PM
Where: IU School of Public Health, Room# 154, 1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
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 (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
NOTE: If you have old and used textbooks that you would like to donate for our office, please feel free to contact our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tuesday and Thursday = 1:00pm-3:00pm
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 = 3:30pm-6:30pm
Friday = 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tutor: Ajay Sharma
Wednesday = 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday = 11:00am–1:00pm
Chemistry (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
Sunday = 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday and Thursday = 9:00pm-11:00pm
Economics (E201, K201)
Location: Briscoe Residence Hall
Tuesday and Thursday = 7:00pm-10:00pm
Anatomy (A100, A215)
Location: Teter Residence Hall
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
Sunday and Wednesday = 6:00pm-8:00pm
Math and Writing
Location: La Casa, Latino Cultural Center
Tuesday and Thursday = 6:00pm-8:00pm
Math and Writing
Location: Groups Scholars
Monday and Thursday = 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: First Nations Educational and Culture Center (FNECC)
Monday and Wednesday = 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: First Nations Educational and Culture Center (FNECC)
Wednesday = 3:00pm-6:00pm