March 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

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

Welcome Back, Scholars! I hope that you performed to the best of your ability on all midterm assignments, exams, papers, and quizzes. I hope that you were able to enjoy your spring break and take advantage of at least one day not focused upon your academic responsibilities. Now that you are back and refocused upon finishing the semester out strong, I want you to take advantage of every advantage provided to you to improve or maintain your academic performance. In this newsletter, we have various resources listed and have a staff available to speak with you about any challenges that you may face. Remember for every problem or obstacle that you face, there is a solution. For any success that you have, we would love to celebrate with you.

Also included in this newsletter are events to help you gain employment over the summer or during the upcoming semester. Please don’t forget that building your resume is just as import. Beyond the obvious of earning income, you want to show dedication, skills development, and have a reference base for answering interview questions. There are a couple of positions that I would like to plug for the upcoming year that I work directly with or a Program that provides integral support to our students. The first being an opportunity for a graduating senior to work with us in an AmeriCorps position and the second being male FASE Mentors. Please read information about these and other opportunities that are contained below. If you have any questions about your academic development or where you are today, please feel free to contact us at iub21cs@indiana.edu. We are committed to your success at Indiana University Bloomington.

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - FREE Pizza during Midterms Week

Looking for a quiet place to study with food? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to come and study with FREE pizza during midterms week this week between 6:00PM and 8:00PM. First come, first serve! NOTE: Students must use study tables.

When: March 1st, March 2nd, March 6th, March 7th, March 8th, and March 9th at 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: IU Eigenmann 621 South, 1900 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405

IU Academic Support Center (ASC) - Special Math Review Session this Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:00PM-7:00PM with FREE Wings

Need extra help with math? Looking for additional practice with finite math before your Saturday morning exam? The IU Academic Support Center (ASC) would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to attend a special math review session hosted by the IU ASC tutors this Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:00PM-7:00PM in Eigenmann Hall 621 South. FREE wings from BuffaLouie's will be provided by the IU 21st Century Scholars Program.

When: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:00PM-7:00PM
Where: IU Eigenmann Hall 621 South, 1900 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - AmeriCorps Information Session NEXT Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:00PM

Senior? Graduating soon? Still looking for a job? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to attend an AmeriCorps information session hosted by AmeriCorps Volunteer Precious S. McMillon. FREE food will be provided. RSVP is required. To RSVP, please e-mail Precious S. McMillon at prmcmill@indiana.edu.

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:00PM-7:00PM
Where: IU Briscoe Formal Lounge, Bloomington, IN 47405

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - NOW HIRING STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST!!

Did you know that the IU 21st Century Scholars Program is currently hiring for the 2017-2018 academic year? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to kindly invite all graduating SENIORS to apply for a PAID position within the IU 21st Century Scholars Office. The full-time Student Support Specialist through the Indiana ScholarCorps AmeriCorps program will provide direct student service support to IU 21st Century Scholars enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington. The pay is approximately $1,160monthly with full health insurance. At the completion of service, you will have a choice of either student loan forbearance OR education award (scholarship) to a graduate school upon successful completion of service. The start date is August 1, 2017. NOTE: You must be a graduating senior this May 2017 to qualify. To apply, please contact Precious S. McMillon at prmcmill@indiana.edu.

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 skils at Indiana University Bloomington. The pay is $10.15 hourly. You must have a 2.8 Cumulative GPA minimum to qualify. To apply, please send Resumes to director Patrick D. Smith at smithpd@indiana.edu.

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Interests to Major to Career" on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00PM-6:30PM

How can you connect your major to your career? Let’s discuss how your personal values, interest, personality, and skills can help make an informed major and career decisions. Discover the multiple services available to you at the Career Development Center. Please join us at the Career Development Center, 625 North Jordan Avenue for workshop on major and career exploration. This workshop is ideal for freshmen and sophomores still confused and exploring majors. FREE food will be provided. Space is limited! RSPV required. Questions can be sent to Karen M. Franks at kmfranks@indiana.edu.

RSVP:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CareerWorkshop17
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00PM-6:30PM
Where: IU Career Development Center, 625 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - FREE "2017 Next Steps Conference" on 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. A great opportunity to network with other IU 21st Century Scholars. FREE food will be provided at the conference. If interested, please RSVP by March 24, 2017 at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/17NextStepsConference. Questions can be sent to Roy Y. Chan rychan@indiana.edu.

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

BRAND NEW Website for IU 21st Century Scholars Program - **MUST SEE!!!** http://21centuryscholars.indiana.edu

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is very excited to launch this semester 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 rychan@indiana.edu
URL:http://21centuryscholars.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): Friday 9:00AM - 11:30AM
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): Wednesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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 (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 rychan@indiana.edu

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

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

Business (A100)
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

Writing
Location: First Nations Educational and Culture Center (FNECC)
Monday and Wednesday = 10:00am-12:00pm

Math
Location: First Nations Educational and Culture Center (FNECC)
Wednesday = 3:00pm-6:00pm

IU OMSLD - "The Works: Headshots, Resumes Critiques, Interview & LinkedIn Tips" NEXT Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Have a question about headshots, resumes, and LinkedIn? The IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development (OMSLD) would like to kindly invite all IU 21st Century Scholars to come learn some tips and tricks with headshots, resumes, and LinkedIn next Wednesday, March 8, 2017. During the session, you will learn how to create a winning resume and LinkedIn profile that you can use to build your brand.

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:00PM-8:00PM
Where: IMU Frangipani Room, Bloomington, IN 47405
RSVP:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5JJ2LNN

IU African American Dance Company (AADC) - 19th Annual FREE Dance Workshop this Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th

Do you love to dance? The IU African American Dance Company (AADC) will host their 19th Annual Dance Workshop this Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th at the IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. During the workshop, you can learn take free dance lessons on Modern, Vogue, West African, and West Indian dance for FREE. For a dance schedule, please Click Here.

When: March 3rd and March 4th
Where: IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405
Cost: FREE!!!
URL:http://www.indiana.edu/~aaai/aadcworkshop17.shtml