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GPSO E-Newsletter: September 4th, 2014

In this Issue:

GPSO Events this Friday

Campus Committees

IU Libraries Inagural Scholars' Commons Series

Fellowship Opportunity: Council on Library and Information Resources

GPSO Plans your Weekend

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GPSO Events this Friday!

3:30-5pm, BU 219

Asembly is always open to the public. Interested in joining a GPSO Committee? Come to our first assembly of the semester tomorrow!

7-9pm, The Atlas Bar

Network with your peers! Appetizers from Turkuaz Cafe provided by the GPSO.

9pm, Briscoe Quad

Come meet LGBTQ community members and allies, have a kiki, enjoy yourself and watch some fabulous live performances from Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race, Miss Gay Bloomington Pat Yo Weave, Hosted by Argenta Perón, the People's Diva!

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Campus Committees

In addition to GPSO's Committees, we also have the opportunity to serve on a campus committee. These are volunteer positions that offer the opportunity to make a change in campus policy in your area of interest. Time commitment is minimal, but there are some reproting requirements.

For more infromation on our open spots in campus committees, visit our website.

Email the GPSO Vice President if you are intersted.

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IU Libraries Inagural Scholars' Commons Series

IU Libraries is excited to be offering an expanded selection of events this semester, including many sessions offered jointly with Scholars' Commons partners such as the Data to Insight Center, the Office of Scholarly Publishing, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, and more!

Topics in this series include:

  • Surviving and Thriving in Academia
    Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by life in the academic fast track. These workshops are designed to help you work smarter, not harder.
  • Digital Initiatives
    The world of digital scholarship is exciting and ever evolving, as research initiatives increasingly rely on technology as a significant mode for inquiry. Join us this semester to learn more about cutting-edge and emerging topics that shape this new scholarly endeavor.
  • Tools in Context
    Confused about all the new digital tools for research? These sessions introduce new tools and products that other IU researchers have tested and found useful, as well as favorites like EndNote and Zotero.
  • Spotlight On...
    Join us for stimulating discussions on research and teaching-related subjects, including information tools in the sciences, Open Access, designing research assignments and more.

For more information, visit the series website, and make sure you check out the new Scholars' Commons!

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Fellowship Opportunity: Council on Library and Information Resources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources (see

The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

  • help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
  • encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad;
  • enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; and
  • provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for 2015. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.

Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2015, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.

Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.

For further information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please visit CLIR’s website.

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IUB's Title IX Review: Grad Student Focus Groups

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be on campus September 8–12 to conduct focus groups with IU students.

OCR’s visit is part of a review of IU Bloomington’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Acts of 1972. This law prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, including rape and sexual assault

If you are a student at IU Bloomington, OCR wants to talk to you—even if you've never experienced or witnessed sexual violence on campus. They want input from a broad representation of students, including graduate students.

For more information, or to sign up for a focus group, visit the website.

For more information on IU’s sexual violence prevention efforts, available resources, and where to report and seek help, Visit

For more information on the federal government’s sexual violence prevention efforts, to go

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GPSO Plans Your Weekend

Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest

Saturday, 1-7pm | 4th Street in between College Ave. and Walnut St.

Bloomington is going to celebrate its first Summerfest. What is Summerfest? It's a weekend-long celebration of queer people and allies in Bloomington, IN. For more informaiton, visit the website!

MIX at the Museum

Friday, 6:30pm | IU Art Museum

MIX it up at the IU Art Museum! Join us as we kick off the fall semester with art, music, and mingling. View art from different periods and places accompanied by in-gallery musical performances. Enjoy snacks and beverages, participate in a scavenger hunt, and take part in art-making activities.

First Friday Evening at Wonderlab

Friday, 5pm | Wonderlab

Enjoy half-price admission ($3.50) during First Friday Evening! This is the last weekend for the special science exhibition Nano: Small Science, Big Fun and the Nano Art exhibition. Pizza will be available to purchase on-site in the WonderLab café.

The benefit for WonderLab, Science Night Out: Shaken, Not Stirred, takes place from 6 pm - 11 pm this same evening at the Woolery Stone Mill. Guests must be 21 or older to attend this ticketed event.

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.

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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