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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SACNAS: "A Walk in the Woods"

Last Friday I.U. SACNAS hosted "A Walk in the Woods: Sustainability at Indiana University". Six graduate students alongside Assistant Dean Yolanda Trevino took an afternoon break to visit the University Lake and the I.U. Preserve. After taking a tour of the new facilities for geological and environmental research, students participated in a hike and an outdoor lunch by the lake.

I.U. Discoveries

(Nolan Kane Photograph 2010)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Publishing Opportunity

This past Monday, five campuses (IUB, IUPUI, Purdue, Northwestern Evanston, and Northwestern Chicago) of our AGEP alliance participated in our first video-conference to discuss: (1) a collaborative book project – What it takes to get a PhD; and, (2) case studies and video vignettes that may accompany the book when published. Possible chapter topics were generated.                       

Below are a few examples:
• First semester transitions
• You aren't the only one struggling
• Success after Challenge
• Study Groups: Making them work for You
• Getting involved can also mean getting funded
• Networking Family and Friends: Staying in touch
• Focusing on the prize: Seeing the light at the end of the PhD tunnel

Graduate students will have the opportunity to write a chapter in collaboration with one to two other graduate students from our AGEP alliance. A total of 10-15 chapters are anticipated. First drafts have a November 2010 deadline when we meet again for our alliance research conference next fall. The goal is to have the book ready for publication in the spring 2011.

In addition, students at each campus can present a multicultural issue enacted through a 30 second video; posing a reflection or discussion question at the end of the video. A solution manual will be created at the November conference.

If you are interested in participating in one or both of these opportunities, email agep@indiana.edu by May 1.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SACNAS April Brown Bag Event RSVP NOW!!!

Hosted by Jenna Morrison (SPEA PhD Student) and Charlie Brooks
(Preserve Manager and Masters Student in Outdoor Education)
Friday, April 16th, 2010
From 11:30am-1:00pm

Meet at 11:30 at Wells Library Lobby to car pool.
Join your graduate peers for a hike around Griffey Lake and IU Preserve. Please bring your own brown bag lunch for a picnic outdoors!
RSVP to agep@indiana.edu by Wednesday, April 14th.

Resources & Events

Wanting to meet people in your discipline or area of expertise? Check these out:

GLOBAL: EPERNICUS: where science meets (http://www.epernicus.com/)

NATIONAL: JUSTGARCIAHILL: a virtual community for minorities in science (http://www.justgarciahill.org/)

REGIONAL: MIDWEST CROSSROADS AGEP: graduate student video conference - Monday, April 12, 1 – 3pm; Radio/Television Room 180, IUB (http://www.iuagep.blogspot.com/)


• SACNAS – Griffey Lake Hike and brown bag lunch, Friday, April 16 at noon.

• NOBCChE - http://www.indiana.edu/~nobcche/why.html