Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Spring 2016 Semester Message from Vincent E. Isom, Interim Director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program

Welcome Scholars!  We hope that you had an outstanding semester in the fall.  As we move into the third week of spring semester, we encourage you to take advantage of campus tutoring services for even greater academic achievement.  We have tutors available in Eigenmann 621 during the day and evenings Monday through Thursday.  If you are interested in the business school, please make sure to come utilize our business tutors.  One of our tutors serves as a TA for accounting and we have your pre-requisite courses covered.  For those in the sciences, we have Anatomy, Biology, and Chemistry.  Last but not least, we offer Math tutoring for all 100 and 200 level courses.

Stay warm outside amidst the cold weather!  Please come see us on the 6th floor in Eigenmann Hall where water and healthy snacks are always available while you study.

Weekly Quote

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
  - Nelson Mandela

FASE Peer Mentor

FASE Peer Mentor Call-Out -  Interested in becoming a FASE Peer Mentor? Attend the upcoming call-out sessions in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016: Mentor Call-Out - This event takes place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Oak Room.

Monday, February 8, 2016: Mentor Call-Out: This event takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Sassafras Room.

Thursday, February 18, 2016: Mentor Call-Out: This event takes place from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Sassafras Room.

Scholarship Information

21st Century Scholarship Requirements: Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to adhere to the yearly credit hour requirements of 30/60/90. As the end of the semester approaches, please be mindful of the credit hour completion requirements. To renew a 21st Century Scholarship, a student must complete at least 30 credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the first year in college, 60 or the equivalent by the end of the second year and 90 or the equivalent by the end of the third year. 21st Century does not allocate funds towards summer courses. Please visit here for more information. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please e-mail Precious.

- Appeals: If anyone needs to appeal anything for any reason, please e-mail Precious for revision and helpful hints.

- First Year Students: First year students are required to have a credit total of 30 by the end of summer 2016; second year students are required to have a credit total of 60 by the end of summer 2016, and third year students are required to have a credit total of 90 by the end of summer 2016. Any dual credits from high school, ACP, AP, which appear on the Indiana University Bloomington transcript count towards this requirement.

- Cannot be Part-Time: Even if students are well ahead of the credit hour requirement, the 21st Century Scholarship is not disbursed to part-time students. The minimum amount of credit hours one can take per semester and retain eligibility is 12. Waitlisted courses do not count towards current enrollment.

- Remediation Courses: The state will count up to 12 credit hours of remediation courses but only within the first year. For example, if you are a sophomore and took MATH-M 027 for three credit hours, the state office will not count the credit hours earned from MATH-M 027. Remediation courses are prefixed with the number zero (0).

- Summer Courses: 21st Century does not allocate funds towards summer courses. If you are required to take a summer course, you will need to use loans or personal expenses to finance the course(s).

Thursday, January 28, 2016: FAFSA Filing Night: Come to Eigenmann Hall 621 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. to get help filing the FAFSA. Make sure to bring your laptops.

Thursday, March 10, 2016FAFSA: File the FAFSA every year by March 10. The FAFSA does not become available until January 1. This is a hard deadline. The FAFSA must be submitted by March 10 unless there was an extenuating circumstance which prevented you from doing so. Technical difficulties and waiting on tax information ARE NOT EXTENTUATING CIRCUMSTANCES. Beginning January 1, you will receive weekly FAFSA reminders. Our office will be holding a plethora of events to ensure you are well prepared for the following academic year.

- FAFSA Corrections: Any FAFSA corrections need to be made by May 15. Missing the correction deadline is like missing the FAFSA deadline. When weekly reminders begin, only the FAFSA date will be introduced to eliminate confusion.

- Dependent Students: Dependent students are required to report parent information on the FAFSA.

- FAFSA E-mail: Flag the confirmation e-mail from FAFSA once submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail from FAFSA, the Federal Processor did not receive it!

- Deadlines: If the FAFSA and correction deadlines are not met, you will not have access to your TUITION MONEY for the 2016/2017 Academic year. As a result, you will no longer be able to access your IUB Covenant ever again. For a large portion of you, that is $15,000 IN FINANCIAL AID LOST.

Maintain Indiana Residency: Dependent students (which is most of you) and whichever parent is on the FAFSA must be Indiana residents. If two parents are on the FAFSA, at least one must be an Indiana resident. If you feel the university should categorize you as an “independent student,” please refer here.

Tutoring Hours: Tutoring available during the 21st Century Scholars study table in Eigenmann 621, sign-in at room 619.
Anatomy Tutoring: Natalia Cruz, Wednesday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology Tutoring: Bailey, Tuesday 6:30-8:00 p.m. , Wednesday 1:00-5:00 p.m. , Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Biology & Chemistry: Alissa, Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Business Tutoring: Kourtney Coleman – Business Presentations/Communications, K201, K303- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Michael Lui - Monday: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Jayashree Nakai Brown-Riddles: Business Communications/Presentations: K201, K303, A201, A202, M118, T175, T275, T275
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ; Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Math Tutoring: Josh Blevins, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. Seth Lehman, Monday and Wednesday 2:00-4:00 p.m. Derrious, Monday and Wednesday 5:00-7:30 p.m., Friday 3:45-5:00 p.m. (M119 and M120) Michael Lui, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:00-7:30 p.m.(M118)
Spanish Tutoring: Sam, Monday 2:45-5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 5:45-8:00 p.m., Friday 12:45-5:00 p.m.
Kourtney, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Academic Assistance:Free Kelley Academic Coaching: The Kelley Peer Coaching program offers free academic coaching for all IU Bloomington students for the following courses:

- BUS-C 104/106 Business Presentations

- BUS-C 204/205 Business Communication

- BUS-A 100 Basic Accounting

- BUS-A 201 Financial Accounting

- BUS-A 202 Managerial Accounting

All coaches are vetted and trained by Kelley faculty and staff. To make an appointment, students should visit the Peer Coaching website: http://bit.ly/1WSUj4q. All questions can be sent to ksbcoach@indiana.edu.

Apply for Graduate School - All majors are welcome to apply: Master of Information Science or Master of Library Science information here. Careers in information and in libraries need subject knowledge in all disciplines. Rolling Admissions is available for Spring, Summer, or Fall 2016. No GRE is required if you are an IU undergraduate with above a 3.0 cumulative GPA. NEW: Accelerated Masters (4+1) options are available for IU students.

Study Abroad on the Amalfi Coast: Food, Tourism and Sustainability in Italy: ANTH-A460 is a 3 Credit course in Exploration of Food Globalization and Tourism an Italian Coast Community. This takes place Summer 2016: May 22-June 12 in Sorrento, Italy. Cooking classes, a Marine Ecology trip, Vineyard, Orchard and Artisanal Food Explorations, and a guided tour of Pompeii are all offered. Visit here for more information and conduct Brian Gilley with questions.

STEM: Paid Summer Research for Undergraduates Webinar: This event takes place at 3:00 p.m. Visit here to REGISTER.

Eye-Do: Interested in Pursuing a Career in Optometry? Attend Eye-Do! Registration is required: e-mail Vincent Isom to register. This event is takes place at IU School of Optometry, Room 105.

STEM: Preparing and Applying for a Postdoc Position Webinar: This event takes place at 3:00 p.m. Visit here to REGISTAR.

*Our office is here to assist you! We understand it can be rough transitioning from high school to a large university such as IU. As an adult, it is your responsibility now to take care of business but that does not necessarily mean doing everything by yourself. If you need help with something, please ask! The office phone number is 812-856-1910 and our email is iub21cs@indiana.edu.