November 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

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

Greetings 21st Century Scholars! We hope you are having a wonderful Fall 2016, and that you are looking forward to the second half of the fall semester at IU.

In an reach out to 21st Century Scholar eligible students, our office have embarked on several new outreach initiatives to bring new 21st Century Scholars to attend Indiana University Bloomington next year. In the past, some of you have volunteered for our events where we have had various school visits to a number of campuses across Indiana, while others participated in events such as our "Scholars Day" at the Indiana Black Expo this summer or our recent visit to the Indiana Latino Expo this month. I want to thank you for your continued support and pride in our program.

As you are aware, there are so many youth in Indiana that are eligible to sign up to become a 21st Century Scholar and meet the subsequent benchmarks to receive their scholarship. Over the next few months, our office is taking steps to increase this awareness, create new partnerships, and aid these students in obtaining their scholarship objective. To achieve this goal, we ask that you help us spread the word of the IU 21st Century Scholars Program by talking to your family and friends about becoming a scholar at Indiana University, and/or Liking us on Facebook and Twitter. We believe that our program offers a life changing opportunity for many Indiana residents and we look upon you to continue to be the example and role model for education among your community, family, friends, and at Indiana University Bloomington.

Please read the attached links below to learn about one of our latest partnerships in the state of Indiana. As always, please feel free to contact our office anytime at We are here to assist you in reaching your academic and personal goals of a college degree and pursuit of your chosen career path.

Official Press Release:

IU Spring 2017 - Course Registration

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program would like to kindly remind you that the Spring 2017 course registration has begun at Indiana University Bloomington. See below for the time frame that enrollment opens to you based on your class rank. You can view your Enrollment Date on your student center under “Enrolment Dates.”

Freshman = 0-29 credits, November 9 – November 15
Sophomore = 30-59 credits, November 12 – November 18
Junior = 60–89 credits, October 27 – November 1
Senior = 90+ credits, October 21 – October 26

Please note that you should be meeting with, or have met with your assigned Academic Advisor to plan for Spring 2017 Semester. You can view your assigned Academic Advisor on your Student Center on You cannot register without meeting and planning with an Academic Advisor. For more info, please visit

Fall 2016 Walk-In Hours - Academic Advisors

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 Fall 2016 semester. No appointment needed...just show up! FREE snacks provided!

Fall 2016 Walk-In Hours Schedule
Jenifer L. Berry(Academic Advisor): Wednesday 12:00PM - 2:30PM, Friday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Precious S. McMillon(21st Century Scholar Specialist): Thursday 1:00PM - 4:00PM, *Friday 1:00PM – 4:00PM(*CANCELED THIS FRIDAY)
Babita L. Upadhyay(Advisor, Probationary Students): Tuesday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Roy Y. Chan(Special Projects Coordinator): Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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 Initiatives): By appointment only

Where: Eigenmann Hall – Room 619 South
1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

Collegiate Quote of the Week - 'Non-Credit Courses'

At IU, non-credit courses are classes that do not meet the requirements for a certificate or a degree. Non-credit courses may serve one of several purposes: to explore new fields of study, increase proficiency in a particular profession, develop potential or enrich life experiences through cultural and/or recreational studies.

Fall 2016 Walk-In Hours - FASE Senior Peer Consultants

Do you have a question about classes, majors or minors, or add/drop procedures? Need assistance with navigating IU's campus and academic life? The IU Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development (MSLD) will host weekly walk-in hours with FASE Senior Peer Consultants in Eigenmann Hall 619 South throughout the Fall 2016 at Indiana University. No appointment needed...just show up! FREE snacks provided!

Fall 2016 Walk-In Hours Schedule
Duncan Mathies(Senior, Telecommunications with minor in Gender Studies): Monday and Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Natalie Archer(Senior, Law & Public Policy with minor in Education Policy and Public Finance): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:30PM – 5:00PM
Hanah Casey(Senior, Secondary Education with minor in Spanish): Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Eigenmann Hall – Room 619 South
1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

*IU 21st Century Scholars Program - 2017-2018 On-Campus Housing Available for STEM Students with Provost Housing Scholarships

Are you a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) major at IU? The IU Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) and IU Residential Program and Services (RPS) invites all IU 21st Century Scholars in the STEM field to consider applying to live on-campus in the newly constructed Wells Quad for the 2017-2018 academic year at Indiana University Bloomington. IU STEM students in the 21st Century Scholars Program will be given special preference in the renovated Memorial and Goodbody Halls. Amenities include new dining space with indoor/outdoor seating; a Movies, Music and More; kitchens on floors; multiple lounge spaces; indoor bike storage and a meditation space. Some IU 21st Century Scholars will receive a Provost Scholarship to fund their on-campus housing. You must apply online between October 15, 2016 and November 18, 2016 via an online system at For more info, please contact the Housing Assignments Office at

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Where: IU Wells Quad, Bloomington, IN 47405

*IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "FASE Business Etiquette Dinner" RSVP by Thursday, October 27, 2016

What is business etiquette dinner? How should I behave at a formal business dinner? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program in collaboration with the IU Mentoring Services & Leadership Development (MSLD) invites all IU 21st Century Scholars to attend a FREE business etiquette dinner on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6pm-8pm. FREE dinner provided! During the event, you will learn how to get a jump start on your career, what it means to develop your professional brand, and to learn techniques you can apply in any professional setting. You will also have an opportunity to interact with a professional career coach who will direct you through a six course meal to impress (see menu below)! Afterwards, you will gain valuable networking skills that will give you confidence when the time comes. Questions about the event can be sent to OMSLD at

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: IU Memorial Union (IMU), Frangipani Room, Bloomington, IN 47405
Cost: FREE!!!
RSVP (by Oct. 27th):

*IU 21st Century Scholars Program - FREE Tickets to Watch "Potpourri of the Arts In the African American Tradition" on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00PM in IU Auditorium

Looking for a FREE ticket to the Potpourri of the Arts In the African American Tradition Concert? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program invites all IU 21st Century Scholars to watch the annual "Potpourri of the Arts In the African American Tradition" presented by the IU African American Arts Institute on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 8:00pm-10:00pm in IU Auditorium. Founded in 1993, the IU Potpourri’s purpose is to embody the spirit of African American performance via its three ensembles: the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble, and the IU Soul Revue.

To acquire a FREE ticket (retails $10!), please e-mail our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at rychan@indiana.eduAND rsvp online at
For more info, please visit:

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00PM-10:00PM
Where: IU Auditorium, 1211 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
Cost: FREE!!!

**SAVE THE DATE**: IU OVPDEMA "Embrace Diversity, Explore Cultures Study Abroad Fair" - Saturday, November 12, 2016

Are you planning to study abroad? Have questions about study abroad? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program in collaboration with the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) will host a special study abroad fair all IU 21st Century Scholars interested to pursue study abroad at Indiana University. This event is open to ALL students.

Whether you are deciding to study abroad or not, the Embrace Diversity, Explore Cultures Study Abroad Fair is your chance to get one-stop information from dozens of IU schools and units that offer international opportunities. You will be able to explore wide range of overseas program options, look at amazing photos, hear from IU students about their overseas experience, eat free food, enjoy cultural performances, and attend panel sessions to learn about different aspects of study abroad from IU faculty, professionals and fellow students.

FREE food, performances, giveaways (FREE U.S. Passports), and photo booth at the event. For more info, please contact Ochmaa Escue at

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 1:00PM-4:00PM
Where: IU School of Global and International Studies Lobby, Bloomington, IN 47408