Thursday, September 14, 2017

Themester 2018

Themester 2018 seeks to identify two student representatives to serve on its advisory committee with faculty members. Themester is a College of Arts and Sciences program that encourages the exploration of an important topic each fall semester. Themester 2018’s theme is Animal/Human.

The advisory committee will have two to three meetings this coming fall semester and four to five meetings during the spring semester. We spend the 2017-18 academic year shaping Themester 2018 by choosing courses and events that focus on the theme. The student members provide an important perspective in this endeavor.

If interested, please provide the following to by September 15 at noon:

1) A résumé, including current major and intended degree completion date.

2) A statement of interest/cover letter.

• Why would serving on the committee interest you?

• What could you bring to the committee? Why would you be a good student representative?

3) One to two academic references (i.e., past instructors who might speak to your qualities).

• Letters of reference are not necessary. We seek names and contact information.

See for more information about the theme. Let me know if you have any questions about Themester or the materials requested.

Tracy Bee

Director of Academic Initiatives
College of Arts and Sciences
(812) 856-7183

Prepare For and Attend the Graduate School Fair

"Getting into Graduate School" Boot Camp

Sunday, September 24, 2017
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Be prepared to learn about life as a graduate student. Attend all three panel discussions or just the ones that interest you.

• Panel 1 (3:00 p.m.): Applying to Graduate School: Research Programs and Timelines
• Panel 2 (4:00 p.m.): Financing Graduate School: Competitive Awards, Fellowships and More
• Panel 3 (5:00 p.m.): Application Materials and Personal Statements

Graduate School Information Sessions

Monday, September 25, 2017
5:30–6:30 p.m.
IMU Tree Suites: Redbud; Sassafras; Persimmon

Representatives from different Graduate School Programs will be providing information about their specific programs and answering all your questions.

• Cassi Smith, University of Notre Dame
• Meredith Richardson, MBA, Case Western Reserve University
• Denise Ebert, Valparaiso University
• Cheryl Engel, IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Graduate School Admissions Panel


Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Listen to Admissions Counselors from a variety of graduate schools talk about what a desirable candidate looks like. Mix and mingle afterwards for Q&A and networking.

• Cassi Smith, University of Notre Dame
• Meredith Richardson, Case Western Reserve University
• Denise Ebert, Valparaiso University

IU Getting Into Graduate School Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

Make plans to join us to connect with multiple graduate schools and programs from around the country! Come meet and talk with representatives about their specific programs.

All events sponsored by the IU Career Development Center.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Business of Life Sciences Fall Reception

You are invited to the Kelley Center for the Business of Life Sciences Fall Student Recruitment and Networking Reception sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Attention business and science students from IUB and IUPUI campuses! Join prospective and current Center for the Business of Life Sciences (CBLS) Student Associates passionate about the business of life sciences and learn more about the Business of Life Sciences Certificate program at IU.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Kelley Graduate Building, 3059

This reception is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about the life sciences industry, Johnson & Johnson in particular, and network with company representatives.  Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

To attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Kelli Conder at

Visit our web site to learn more about the Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Premed and Prelaw Orientation Meetings

Are you interested in even the possibility of attending medical school or law school in the future? Admission to law and medical schools remains extremely competitive. Early preparation can make all the difference, and it can make the process much less stressful later on. Learn what really matters, what doesn't, and what you can do now to enhance your credentials that may be very difficult or impossible to do later.

The Health Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC) is an office in Maxwell Hall devoted to helping you achieve your professional dreams. These meetings will get you off to a great start. These are unique opportunities that students at smaller colleges simply do not have. Please take advantage of it; you will be glad you did! Come with questions, or just sit and listen. If you need to come late, or leave early, no problem.

Dr. Rachel Tolen, HPPLC Assistant Director and Premed Advisor
Tuesday, August 29
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Dean Greg Canada, Dean of Admission IUB Law School
Wednesday, August 30
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Law School Moot Court Room 123, at the corner of Third and Indiana

For more information, contact HPPLC at You can also join the HPPLC e-mail list for your area of interest to receive notices of events like this. Go to, click on “E-mail Lists” and follow the prompts.

IU School of Optometry Open House

You are invited to the IU School of Optometry Campus Open House!

Become a visionary.  Learn about your future in optometry.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue

Please RSVP to Kevin Schmidt ( at the IU School of Optometry.