January 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

Special Message from Vincent E. Isom, Director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program

Hello Scholars, I hope that this message greets you in good health and spirits! We are off to a great start to the Spring 2017 semester! I see several scholars in our office or on campus studying very hard. We just had students take advantage of free tickets and attend a wonderful campus event. Students have been sent information about summer internship and research opportunities. If you didn’t receive any information, but have a decent grade point average to be competitive, feel free to contact us regarding the opportunity.

As promised, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program wants to provide every opportunity for you to reach your college and career goals. In order to do this, it requires you to perform to the best of your ability and read the communication that comes from our office. Whether it is our newsletter or an email that comes from one of our team members, this initiatives are designed for you to be exposed to the information and the opportunities to build your resume and skill set (study tables).

In short, please take advantage of all of the resources at your disposal to set you apart from other college students. This is what will be required of you upon graduation when you are sitting in the interview chair. Keep being the best that you can be and focus on the ultimate goal at Indiana University Bloomington. Your future is bright and become brighter with the hard work that you put into being a success!

OPENING POSITION: Office Student Assistant, IU 21st Century Scholars Program

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is looking to hire a part-time 'student hourly employee with work study' position for the Spring 2017 semester that has a schedule to work on Tuesday and Thursdays during the day. He/she will be required to monitor the study tables, make copies, and answer the phones in our office. The pay is $10.15 hourly. If interested, please contact and send resumes to director Vincent E. Isom at visom@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 - 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

"IU 21st Century Scholars Attended a Private Reception with the Dance Theatre of Harlem on Saturday, January 28, 2017 hosted by IU OVPDEMA"

The IU Office of First Year Experience (FYE) and the IU 21st Century Scholars Program provided over 50 free tickets for IU 21st Century Scholars freshmen to watch the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem perform in the IU Auditorium. Immediately after the performance, several IU 21st Century Scholars attended a private meet and greet reception on Saturday, January 28, 2017 sponsored by the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA). Over 50 IU 21st Century Scholars attended the VIP reception in the IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and met with several dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Roy Y. Chan, special projects coordinator of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program, facilitated the distribution of the FREE tickets and attended the private reception with our scholars.

Olivia Shoemaker, a IU 21st Century Scholar freshman studying International Studies, said "I just wanted to personally thank the IU Office of First Year Experience and the IU 21st Century Scholars Program for sponsoring my ticket to see Harlem Dance Company last night. It was an amazing experience and the whole time I couldn't stop thinking about how I wouldn't be there or here at all if it wasn't for their support and the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. I'm incredibly thankful for the department and I just felt compelled to let you know."

"IU 21st Century Scholars Discovered Potential Careers in Law Enforcement on Wednesday, January 25, 2017"

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program successfully hosted Sgt. Nick Luce from Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) and Troy Hatfield from the Monroe County Probation Department (MCPD) on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the IU School of Education. Both gentlemen spoke about opportunities for paid part-time and full-time options within their agencies. The event was well attended and students expressed their gratitude for the chance to meet with these professionals. Karen M. Franks, academic advisor of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program, and Roy Y. Chan, special projects coordinator, co-organized the event.

Sgt. Nick Luce from IUPD brought along two current IUPD cadet officers shared about their experience as police officers. He explained that there are paid IUPD positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. He explained that this is an excellent paid opportunity for any student with a strong interest in policing and the law enforcement.

Troy Hatfield from MCPD later shared about his experience as a probationary officer and his career path as Deputy Chief Probation Officer in Bloomington, IN. He offered immediate part-time openings for IU students and also potential fulltime positions after graduation.

FREE pizza was sponsored by the IU 21st Century Scholars Program.

IU OMSLD Program - "Peer Mentor Call-Out" NEXT Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Do you enjoy giving back to others, serving as a resource, or helping others develop to their fullest potential? The IU Office of Mentoring Services & Leadership Development (OMSLD) invites all IU 21st Century Scholars to attend the "Peer Mentor Call-Out" meeting next Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at IMU Oak Room hosted by IU Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence (FASE). During the event, you will learn ways how you can give back to the IU community through mentoring! Questions can be sent to omsld@indiana.edu.

RSVP:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3PX65Y
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00PM-7:00PM
Where: IMU Oak Room, Bloomington, IN 47405

**SAVE THE DATE: IU OMSLD Program - "Career Dinner Symposium" on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Do you have a question about careers after IU? The IU Office of Mentoring Services & Leadership Development (OMSLD) invites all IU 21st Century Scholars to attend the "Career Dinner Symposium" on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at IMU Tudor Room hosted by IU Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence (FASE). During the event, you will be able to ask professionals career related questions to gain valuable insights, suggestions, or recommendations as to how you may begin your journey toward success. The professionals are purely sharing information based upon their previous experience(s), addressing any questions that you may have concerning preparation, trends, and/or opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, etc. Benefits of attendance include obtaining a professional mentor in your field who could lead you to possible job shadowing and internship experiences! FREE catered dinner will be provided. Career areas/topics include: Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Non-profit, Nursing, Politics, Sciences, Journalism, Social Work, among others. Professional business attire is required. Questions can be sent to omsld@indiana.edu.

RSVP:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWSQ58Y
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: IMU Tudor Room, Bloomington, IN 47405

IU OVPDEMA Summer 2017 Study Abroad Applications - Due March 13, 2017

Looking to study abroad for a reduced cost? The IU OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to apply for the IU OVPDEMA Summer 2017 Study Abroad scholarship programs. To qualify. the program must be an IU Study Abroad program. A full list can be found at Click Here. Applications are due by Friday, March 13, 2017. To apply, please visit Click Here or contact Ochmaa Escue at oescue@indiana.edu

Application Due: Friday, March 13, 2017