Indiana University is made up of eight campuses statewide. Most offer several graduate degrees and all together support around 17,000 graduate students. Our flagship campus is in picturesque Bloomington, Indiana. Our medical school and many other graduate degrees are housed at our city campus, Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dr. Calvin Mackie talk and reception on Martin Luther King Jr. day

Speaker, Author, Inventor, Former Professor and Entrepreneur. Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award winning mentor, an internationally renowned motivational speaker, and a successful entrepreneur. His message as a mentor, speaker, and entrepreneur continues to transcend race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and time.

Jan. 20, 5 p.m., the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, BloomingtonIndiana University celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a speech by Dr. Calvin Mackie. Nearly 70 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the event. Mackie discussed topics such as education, politics, and history. He believes students “have a moral obligation to be intelligent”, reminding students that he began college in remedial reading due to poor SAT scores. According to Mackie, “your education must take you around the world”. “College isn’t about the way you come in, Mackie says, it’s about the way you leave”.

For further information about Dr. Calvin Mackie visit http://www.channelzro.com/speakinginfo/aboutcalvinmackie.html

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Not a Retreat but a Forward: Grant Writing in Tight Times

The second annual AGEP “Not a Retreat but a Forward” was held on Saturday January 26, 2008 at the Kelley School of Business. The workshop combined 17 students from both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. This year’s theme, "Grant Writing in Tight Times", included topics ranging from “The Proposal Development Process” to “Funding: Types and Tools”. One workshop, “Creating your Profile”, informed students on how to effectively navigate through the Community of Science 24,000 records worth over $33 billion in grants.

Students additionally enjoyed rock climbing at Hoosier Heights and Hibachi-style dinner at DOMO Sushi restaurant.

One student commented: "Grant Proposal Development Process by Dr. Kathryn Wilson (Executive Director Center for Research & Learning, IUPUI) was definitely the best presentation…in terms of thinking about my own dissertation proposal. Despite the technical difficulties, creating my personalized funding alerts with Ms. Alicia Gahimer (Research Development Specialist, IUPUI) was also very useful."