GPSG E-Newsletter: September 28, 2016

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GPSG E-Newsletter: September 28, 2016

In this Issue:

GPSG Save the Date

GPSG Travel Awards

Get Involved: GPSG Committees

IU Foreign/Second Language Share FairCall for Proposals

IU Graduate Mentoring Centers Events

Scholars’ Commons Workshops

Campus Wide Events

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What’s Coming up?

GPSG October Assembly Meeting

Friday, October 14, 3:30-5pm, Hodge Hall 2083


GPSG First Friday Social Hour

Friday, October 14, 7-9pm, Location TBA

GPSG Bagel Hour

Thursday, October 20, 9am-11am, Location GA 1060


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GPSG Travel AwardsDiversity Council

The GPSG Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. A flat award of $500 is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally.

Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition. Students may apply for one travel award per semester, but may apply for travel awards for multiple events/conferences in different semesters, even if they are a previous winner. 

Deadline: October 28, 2016 at 11:59pm

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Get Involved with the GPSG

Our student government gets 100% of its strength our active and engaged student body. GPSG serves nearly 10,000 graduate and professional students by providing academic support, community, advocacy, and graduate resources.

Join a Committee: To join a committee, contact GPSG or the committee chair in the fall and join us for General Assembly. You DO NOT have to be a GPSG representative to join a GPSG committee, as we value every graduate and professional student voice bold enough to speak to issues affecting our campus. Or fill out this interest form, and a GPSG Committee Officer will get back to you within the next couple of weeks with more information. In the meantime, more detailed information about each committee can be found on our website.

To find out more go to our website at:

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IU Foreign/Second Language Share FairCall for Proposals

Do you love teaching culture and language(s)? Do you have fun and creative ways for teaching language(s) using cultural artifacts (film, music, food, literature, art, etc.)? The IU Foreign/Second Language Share Fair invites you to submit proposals for five-minute presentations where you will share your ideas with other language instructors.


Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 2
Event Date: Friday, November 11 2:00-4:30 PM in GA 0001

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Graduate Mentoring Center

The vision of The Graduate Mentoring Center is to develop and help graduate an intentional community of scholars who are culturally diverse and competent, mindful, and who consistently produce innovative research and creative works that have viable and sustainable impact on their communities. The GMC offers a series of workshops for graduate students throughout the year. This week’s workshops are:

Drop in, Write On!

Every Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (at Wells Library East Tower 5th Floor E544R Common Space)

Drop In, Write On! will be an opportunity for graduate students to write together in the evenings. Graduate students at various stages of the writing process are welcome. Open to all students, especially graduate students who are unable to participate in other sessions during the day for multiple reasons (classes, work, family). We will begin by taking 10-15 minutes to review/revise the writing SMART goal(s) and progress for the semester. Before leaving, we will review the evening’s process and revise, if necessary, goals and tasks.

Sitting for Peace

Every Friday, 11 am – noon (at Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Student Organization Room A221)

As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of Indiana University graduate students during the academic year and turbulent times, The Graduate Mentoring Center, in collaboration with the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, offers the graduate student community “Sitting for Peace,” an opportunity for you to learn and practice mindfulness techniques, with a particular focus on meditation. Please join us every Friday, beginning September 16. Use the time to sit quietly, breathe, disconnect with your external world for an hour, and connect with your inner world for a moment that can sustain you for longer than you might imagine.

What are continuing participants saying?

“Meditation was so profoundly useful to me. I never realized how much I needed to re-center myself until I went to meditation. I never paid attention to myself the way meditation has taught me. It’s inspired me to be more conscious of my physical self, my spirit and all the things that continue to make me a better person — especially on my personal, continuous journey of self-liberation.” – Marvin

“Having the opportunity and space to meditate in the middle of my typical busy week provided mental clarity, energy, and spiritual calmness to continue throughout my day. We always started on time and had the freedom to come meditate whether it was for a fifteen minutes or an hour. I highly suggest everyone try it out!” – Brandon Washington


Tough Topics, Safe Spaces

Date & Time: Tuesday October 11th, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bridwaters Lounge

This workshop series is designed for graduate student leaders with two objectives in mind: (1) to educate student activists and increase their awareness about the short and long term effects of social justice advocacy for persons of color (e.g., burnout, compassion fatigue) and (2) to promote self-care practices that foster healing and rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit and promote increased resiliency.
The workshop is also appropriate for graduate students in the health sciences, public health, social work, or other disciplines or community work in which they are engaged in social justice advocacy with oppressed, marginalized, or radicalized populations.
Session topics will include compassion fatigue, anger and disillusionment, stress and burnout, and coping and resiliency.
Attendees may participate in one, two, or all three workshop sessions, but are encouraged to attend all sessions for maximum benefit.


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Scholars’ Commons Workshops

The Scholars’ Commons offers a series of workshops for graduate students throughout the year. Next week’s workshops are:

Open Lab: PubMed

Thursday, September 29; 1:00-1:30pm
Location: Wells Library W144

If you’re new to PubMed, need a refresher, or are just curious about this enormous biomedical database for the US National Library of Medicine, stop by as we investigate PubMed from searching to saving and even getting full-text.

Augmented Reality

Friday, September 30; 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Wells Library E157H (IQ-Wall)

Augmented reality is an exciting field that blends the real world with a virtual and synthetic world. The most popular devices supporting augmented reality include mobile phones (think Pokemon GO!) or headsets such as the Microsoft Hololens. In this session, staff from the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab discuss the latest technologies and share example projects and workflows that will help you begin using augmented reality.

Grad Students’ Weekly Write-in

Friday, September 30; 2:00-5:00 pm Location: Writing Tutorial Services (Wells W110)

Call it a “write-in,” “writing retreat” or “write-a-thon,” the idea is to commit to a block of time to work on your writing project. Writing Tutorial Services grad tutors and fellow grad students provide motivation and moral support.

Digital Music

Monday, October 3; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Wells Library E157H (IQ-Wall)

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show you the basics of recording a song with Audacity, a free open-source editing program. You’ll also become familiar with our audio equipment, including a MIDI keyboard, digital Theremin, and Organelle synthesizer.

Open Lab: PubMed

Monday,October 3; 1:00-1:30pm
Location: Wells Library W144

If you’re new to PubMed, need a refresher, or are just curious about this enormous biomedical database for the US National Library of Medicine, stop by as we investigate PubMed from searching to saving and even getting full-text.

Monday Motivators: Stress Management

Monday, October 3; 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Wells Library Hazelbaer Hall E159

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!


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Campus Wide Events

Ajay Skaria: “Thinking Religion Today with Gandhi”

Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm; Location: GA Room 2067

The Dhar India Studies Program continues its Fall 2016 Academic Lecture Series with Ajay Skaria (Minnesota). He will give a lecture entitled “Thinking Religion Today with Gandhi”. This timely and thought-provoking event is free and open to the public.

All are Welcome.
Contact Email:

Film Screening and Discussion: “Horsemen” by Nancy Muqing Wu

Thursday, September 29 at 7:00pm – 9:00 pm, Location: Psychology Building, Room 101 (1101 E. 10th Street)

Film screening will be followed by discussion and reflection.

Horsemen, a powerful documentary by Chinese director Nancy Muqing Mu, features a Chinese Muslim community in Sichuan Province, where many men work as guides on horseback treks, and their challenges with the transition to a cash‐based economy and the influx of English‐speaking tour operators.

Moderator: Martha Foster, Education and Media Fellow, CGC; President/CEO, Living Earth Television
Discussant: John K. Yasuda, Assistant Professor of Chinese Politics, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Sponsored by the IU Center for the Study of Global Change.

Co‐Sponsored by the Chinese Flagship Center, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Islamic Studies Program.


Concert Orchestra: Nathan Blair, Conductor Repetoire

R. Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 revised version)

Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm; Location: Recital Hall


Cost: FREE


Scholar Commons Digital Library Brown Bag Series: Using Text Mining to Expose Spies and Detectives in a Digital-History Exploration of the Spanish-Cuban-American War

Wednesday, October 5, 12-1:00pm at Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159)

In 1897-1898 secret agents from the Pinkerton National Detective Agency were following American war correspondents in Havana, Cuba. These agents were all Americans yet they all seemingly had a common employer: the Spanish diplomatic minister in the United States. The mission of the operatives that were sent to Cuba was to inform, as well as to sabotage, the journalist work of these correspondents who kept feeding the animosity of American public opinion against Spain. They also sought to identify other spies who were helping the Cubans as well as the Americans. In this mélange of (private) espionage and (public) published stories, who were the ‘real’ spies and for whom did they really work for? According to the detective reports, what was going on and what stories were being told about the war in Cuba by these American journalists? This brown bag presentation will discuss what we have learned so far from this research as well as how the tools provided by digital humanities were used to uncover spies, the crafting of narratives, and the relationships among them through time.
Presented by Arlene Diaz / Kalani Craig


IU Theatre Presents Dancing at Lughnasa

Performance dates include Sept. 27-30, 2016 at 7:30 pm and October 1 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel;
Directed by Dale McFadden

Set in the 1930’s at harvest time in Ireland’s County Donegal, the play introduces the five Mundy sisters through the reminiscences of Christina’s son, now grown. Though the sisters struggled with little money and few prospects, he remembers the hope they had and the joy they found in the random moments when the radio, which only worked intermittently, suddenly filled the room with music.

Cost: Adult $25 / Senior $20 / Student $15



IU CINEMA: Mia Madre

Thursday September 29, 9:30 -11:30 pm at The Indiana University Cinema is located at 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. Located at the East end of the IU Auditorium building.

In this touching and highly personal new film from the Italian master filmmaker Nanni Moretti (The Son’s RoomWe Have a Pope), a harried filmmaker tries to juggle the demands of her latest movie with a personal life in shambles. The star of her film, a bombastic American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, she tries to hold her life together as her mother’s illness progresses and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. A comedy-drama imbued with a quiet sense of grief, Moretti illuminates the poignancy of human imperfection that is revealed when real life and art intersect. In Italian, English, and French with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

Cost: $3 IUB Students / $6 Non-Students



Opening Lecture: Vik Muniz

Friday, September 20, 5:30-6:30 Location: Fine Arts Auditorium, Henry Hope School of Fine Arts, Room 015

Join us for an opening lecture to our fall special exhibition, Vik Muniz. One of the most innovative and creative artists working today, Vik Muniz will present an overview of his career. This lecture will be immediately followed by the opening reception for the exhibition Vik Muniz, at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Exhibition on view October 1, 2016 – February 5, 2017

Free and open to the public

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Juan Felipe Herrera Public Reading

¡Poesía Now! The Power of Poetry in Our Lives, featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

Indiana University proudly welcomes the current United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to Bloomington for a day-long celebration of Poetry and Latino culture.

In 2015, Herrera was appointed as the nation’s 21st Poet Laureate, and the first Latino to be named to the distinguished position. Mr. Herrera is the author of over thirty books and collections of poetry and he is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. Mr. Herrera writes in a wide variety of forms and genres, including poetry, prose, young adult fiction, and children’s books, and his work empowers Latino and other minority communities, giving voice to those too often not represented on the national stage. Through his writing and other work, Mr. Herrera is a tireless champion for young people and an advocate for the power of poetry.

As part of national Hispanic Heritage Month, the event brings together the IU campus, local area schools, and the City of Bloomington. Together we celebrate the work that poetry can do to create community and the work our communities can do, together, to shape our world.

Please join us for a reading and discussion with Mr. Herrera the evening of September 30, 2016, 7:30pm, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408.

This event is sponsored by the College Arts & Humanities Institute; Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts & Cultures; the Latino Studies Program; IU’s College of Arts and Sciences Ostrom Grants Progam; the Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society; the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; the Department of American Studies; the Department of English; the Creative Writing Program; the Department of Spanish & Portuguese; La Casa Latino Cultural Center; the Susan D. Gubar Chair in Literature; and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs.

The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Please visit the BCT box office, in person or online, to obtain tickets:



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Register Today The Inaugural Black Wom(b)en’s Wellness & Empowerment Summit


October 21st 1pm – 8pm at IU School of Education

October 22nd 7am – 6:30pm at IU School of Public Health

Theme: Resilience and Reawakening

An Installment of the Counseling Psychology Student Organization’s Together We Stand: Raising Cultural Awareness Series

While topical focus will revolve around the Black experience, students, community members, and allies of all walks are invited to share in this interdisciplinary event. Students from IU and external campuses with research foci on women of color will be invited to present in the Student Research Poster Session. A panel of Black doctors will discuss their experiences in their respective specializations. This panel will also serve as a professional development opportunity for healthcare professionals and trainees who provide care for Black patients to learn more about this unique cultural context. A special session directed towards participants who identify as male will be hosted on Saturday to address the importance of their role in providing support and becoming allies to all women of color.

Please see tentative schedule and register your attendance at the following site:

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