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GPSO E-Newsletter: April 24, 2014

In this Issue:

From the President's Desk

Upcoming GPSO Events: Empowering Black Leaders Forum, Grad House Café

Welcome: 2014-2015 GPSO Staff Members

Survey: Graduate Student Diversity

Assistantship Available: Department of Communication and Culture

Assistantship Available: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Grants Available: Sustainability Research Development

GPSO plans your weekend!

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From the President's Desk

  • Thank you to all of those who came out to our GPSO Grad Appreciation week events last week!  It was great to meet students from departments across campus.
  • The University Graduate School Awards Ceremony took place Monday afternoon.  GPSO was proud to recognize the 10 recipients of the GPSO Research Awards and the 36 recipients of GPSO Travel Awards.  I was also excited to introduce and recognize two other award winners:
    • GPSO Faculty Mentor Award:  Dr. Alan Dennis from the Kelley School of Business
    • Treviño Service Award:  Justin Vasel from the Physics Department

For more information on any of these points, please contact Brady Harman, GPSO President.

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Upcoming GPSO Events

Empowering Black Leaders Forum - TODAY, 7pm

Co-sponsored with BGSA, this event brings together university and community leaders to share their experiences, insight, and inspiration for achieving success.

Check out this event on Facebook.


Grad House Café - May 1, 8:30-10:30am

Stop by the Grad House next Thursday for FREE coffee and Bloomington Bagels.

Please save a tree and bring a mug, if possible.

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Welcome: 2014-2015 GPSO Staff

Welcome to the two new staff members for GPSO!

Jessie Mroz, Communications Coordinator

Hometown: Niles, Illinois

Degree: Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science

Concentration: Environmental Policy, Policy Analysis, and Applied Ecology

Julian Glover, Community Development Coordinator

Hometown: Bloomington, Illinois

Degree: Master of Public Affairs

Concentration: Nonprofit Management

The executive committee selected these two from a highly competitive pool of applicants, and we are beyond excited to welcome them to our team!

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Survey: Graduate Student Diversity

GPSO is soliciting feedback and information about experiences related to diversity among graduate and professional students at IU. These survey results will be used to help GPSO determine its priorities for legislative advocacy, programming, and interactions with the University administration. Your feedback will help us to determine how we can best support all of our graduate and professional students on campus. All survey answers will remain confidential and anonymous. Comments may be used individually, but will always remain anonymous.

The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your participation in this survey and your contribution to creating a stronger graduate and professional student body.

To access the survey, click here.

To thank you for your engagement, you may enter to receive one of three $50 rewards at the end of the survey.

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Assistantship Available: Department of Communication and Culture

The Department of Communication and Culture is seeking a graduate assistant to work with the Global Village Learning-Living Center.

The Global Village (GV) is a residential living-learning community located in Indiana University’s Northwest neighborhood and home to 120 academically focused students who share an interest in languages, culture, history, globalization, and world affairs.  Global Village students represent over 20 majors (Political Science, Economics, International Studies, Computer Science, Spanish, etc.) and speak over 20 languages.  The majority of Global Villagers will study abroad while attending Indiana University.

Find out more online.

Deadline: May 1

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Assistantship Available: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a student with superior computer skills whose job description includes preparing/editing the Department’s annual lectures, Departmental newsletter, and sending out materials to our Alumni mailing list. The right candidate for this position must be willing to work as a team member.

• Excellent writing and editing skills are required
• Strong working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Publisher
• Strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver
• Responsible for management of all matters connected with the two annual NELC lectures, including preparing programs and invitation, promoting the events, assisting with the receptions, maintaining our Alumni/Donor list
• Assistance in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lecturers, and editing and preparing for publication
• Design and preparation of NELC newsletter
• Assisting Departmental Chairperson, Departmental Coordinator and other administrative staff as directed/needed
• Performance of various Departmental duties as needed, including (but not limited to) photocopying, handling confidential materials, sorting/retrieving mail, answering phones, basic office reception services
• This position requires 20 hours per week
• Includes fee remission and stipend

Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. to the following:

Connie S. May / Departmental Coordinator
NELC GA Applications
Goodbody Hall Room 214
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
OR: E-mail:

Preference in hiring is given to graduate students in related area study and/or familiarity in a language of the area and publishing experience.

Deadline: May 20

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Grants Available: Sustainability Research Development

The Sustainability Research Development Grant Program provides opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to develop new research programs related to sustainability. The grant program awards grants up to $10,000 to any graduate student from the IU Bloomington campus.

Funds may be applied to graduate student fellowships (up to $5,000) as well as field, laboratory, computational, or library research.  Both individual applicants and teams of graduate students are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to high-quality interdisciplinary projects that include participants from multiple disciplines.

For more information about the grant program and details on how to apply, please visit

Questions can be directed to Emilie Rex at

Deadline: May 5

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GPSO plans your weekend!

April 25 - 27:

  • April 25, 3pm: One-Hour Exhibition: Ancient Greek Vases (IU Art Museum, free)
  • April 26, 10:30am: TEDxBloomington What Goes 'Round (Buskirk-Chumley, tickets online)
  • April 27, 4-7pm: Classical Revolution (Rachael's Cafe, free)

Nothing look good to you?

Check out the ongoing exhibits featured in the sidebar or visit and for the full on- and off-campus scoop.


Have an event to promote?

Email me at, and I can help you spread the e-word to our fellow grad students.

Go have some fun!

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