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GPSO E-Newsletter: July 2014

In this Issue:

We're moving!

Extra Furniture? Donate to Hoosier to Hoosier!

Professional Development & Work Opportunities

GPSO Plans Your Weekends

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We're moving!

If you're looking for us in the Fall, we are no longer in the Grad House. Due to campus growth, our new offices will be located in Kirkwood Hall.


See you there!

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Extra Furniture? Donate to Hoosier to Hoosier!

The Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale will have one final pickup day for the summer on August 16. If you have items you no longer need, let us know! We can take clothing, furniture, office supplies, unopened food, personal hygiene and cleaning products (opened or unopened), appliances, housewares, and almost anything else you have. We cannot accept mattresses or box springs.

You may request a pickup here or send an email to

Proceeds from the sale support the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and sustainability programs both in the city and on campus.

Volunteers needed too!

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Professional Development & Work Opportunities

Service-Learning Graduate Fellows

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact: Nicole Schönemann, CITL Service-Learning Program Director at (812) 855-7849,

The Service-Learning Program at the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) invites IUB graduate students to apply for the SLP Graduate Fellows Program. SL Graduate

Fellows will be part of a learning community that explores issues related to service-learning and will also serve as a resource for other graduate students considering adopting a service-learning pedagogy.

• Six graduate students on the Bloomington campus will be chosen as SL Graduate Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year.

• SL Graduate Fellows can be either be new to service-learning or already teaching a service-learning course.

• SL Graduate Fellows will be part of a seminar to discuss common readings, local issues and curriculum development. Meetings will take place three times during the fall semester and three during the spring semester—the first meeting will be in early September. Meeting locations will vary; some may be held at local non-profit agencies. A variety of topics relevant to service-learning will be explored.

• Each fellow will receive a $500 award paid to their research account at the completion of the fellowship year.

Applications should be submitted electronically or in print and should adhere to the following guidelines:
• Name
• School/Department
• In no more than two pages, please describe:

1. your interest and experience with service-learning;
2. how you anticipate this fellowship will have an impact on your teaching; and
3. how you intend to raise the visibility of service-learning with other graduate students in your department as a result of this fellowship.
Please submit your application by Thursday, July 31, 2014 to: Nicole Schönemann, CITL Service-Learning Program Director at

IUJUR Graduate Student Board

The Indiana University of Undergraduate Research is a newly found organization with the goal to create a supportive environment and forum on campus to publish, share, connect, and enrich undergraduate research. As an organization, we intend to publish an annual volume of research papers consisting of material from the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the professional arts. We intend to create a board of graduate students who serve as an advising body in the publishing process by providing detailed, innovative, and professional commentaries on publications in their field of study.

For any graduate students who are interested, please send an e-mail to with your contact information.


CEWiT Special Interest Groups in Social Media and Web Design

In preparation for the spring 2015 workshop schedule, we’re looking for women interested in being paid student workshop leaders for the SIGs.

Workshop leaders will be trained during fall 2014 via a sequence of two 1-credit hour 8-week courses (contact CEWiT for more information). This opportunity is open to IU students from any major and class level!

Next Steps if you are Interested:
If you are interested in participating in this leadership and professional development experience, please choose one topic (either social media or web design), then request permission to add part 1 of the corresponding course and answer a few questions about yourself in this application form by 5pm on August 15, 2014. You will receive notice of your status on or before August 22.

5th Annual Conference for Pre-Tenure Women at Purdue


• Follow this link for additional details including keynote speaker, breakout session details and registration.

• Early bird sign up is now through August 31st.

• Non Purdue Faculty apply now for fellowship here – deadline is August 15th.

• Contact the Butler Center for important registration details if you are Purdue faculty,

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GPSO Plans Your Weekend

Monroe County Fair

Now - August 2 | 5700 W. Airport Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403

Enjoy a traditional county fair, complete with 4-H projects and competitions, a rodeo, loads of food vendors, carnival rides, games and more! 4-H projects are on display throughout the fair in a variety of subject areas and a large commercial exhibit building offers tons of booths and a great way to explore the Bloomington community.

Bloomington Community Farmer's Market: Heirloom Tomato Tasting!

Saturday, August 2, 9-11:30 a.m. | Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St.

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from April through November. Fall hours in October and November are 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Stardusters Big Band at Bryan Park

Sunday, August 3rd 6:30-8pm | Bryan Park

The Performing Arts Series offers the Bloomington community numerous opportunities to experience the talent of its local artists. Enjoy free, outdoor performances in venues throughout the city. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and a picnic basket and become immersed in the sights and sounds of the Performing Arts Series

Nothing look good to you?

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


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Go have some fun!

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