Friday, April 18, 2014

On-Campus Job Opportunity

10860 - Office of the Bursar Call Center Customer Service

*** This is open to current IU Students only ***

Answer bursar billing inquiries from students and 3rd party users via incoming telephone calls.

Hours are 27.5 per week ($13.50 per hour), Monday through Friday 9 AM to 3 PM or 11 AM to 5 PM.

No weekend work is required.
Applicants must be responsible, dependable, and detail-oriented; possess strong analytical skills; and be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Prior customer service experience, basic math proficiency, and a tolerance for repetitive work are required.

Applicants must be comfortable using a variety of computer programs and be able to perform efficiently in an environment with frequent interruptions and distractions.

Applicants must be willing to make a firm commitment to work throughout the entire summer project (June 30 through August 15).

A Cover Letter and Resume are required.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Living in the Washington, DC area this summer? IU alumni want to meet you

The Washington, DC Chapter of the IU Alumni Association plans to host social, networking, and professional development events during the summer so that IU students and Washington, DC-area alumni can meet each other.   If you are interested in being notified about these events, please send an email to with: (1) your name; (2) an email address you will be using during the summer; (3) the approximate dates you will be in the DC area over the summer; and, if applicable, (4) the name of the organization where you will be working or interning over the summer.

Fall 2014 Music courses

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Year Celebration at the India House

Today at the India House:


New Year Celebration!

4:00-6:00 pm

The India House

825 E. 8th Street


Join us at India House and help bring in the New Year! On Monday, April 14th the Dhar India Studies Program

will mark the beginning of the New Year for most traditional calendars in India including Assam, Bengal,

Keral4 Manipur, Mithila Odisha Punjab, Tripura, and Tamil Nadu as well as in portions ofNepal, Bangladesh,

Burma, Cambodi& Laos, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysiq and Thailand. The 60-year cycle is related to the five

revolutions of Jupiter, or to 60-year orbit of Nokshatras (stars) as described in the Surya Siddhanta (a Hindu

text on astronomy). In Bengali communities Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year is an auspicious day for

marriages and often feted with witnessing the sun, cultural festivals, special foods, new clothis, and family

gatherings. In Dhaka, Bangladesh an integral part of the festivities isthe Mongot Shobhajatra, atraditional

colorful procession organized by the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University. Tamil

communities colnmemorate Puthaandu or Tamil New Year with a feast, neem flowers and raw mangoes to

symbolize growth and prosperity, and entrances are decorated elaborately with kolam (a kind of painting done

outside the home in rice flour meant to bring prosperity). Our celebration will feature snacks, henna, flowers,

music, and a cultural program featuring traditional elements of bringing in the New Year. We would like to

thank the Asian Cultural Center and the Indian Student Association for co-sponsoring this event.


Lunch & Lecture

Justice: A New Intro Philosophy Class (PHIL-P 145) this Fall

“Is access to a decent minimum of health care a right? What do citizens of wealthy countries owe to citizens of poor countries? Can a society that does not allow for religious freedom ever be just?  What kind of treatment is owed to non-human animals? These are complex, vexed but also very pressing questions. The first aim of this course is to introduce students to the most important theories of justice that provide orientation in addressing such questions in a rigorous, rational manner.  The second aim of the course is to hone students’

critical thinking, writing and speaking skills so that they may argue for compelling, well-reasoned positions on matters of justice in a public policy context.

Readings will include essays and book chapters by John Stuart Mill, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Thomas Pogge, Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, and Joshua Cohen among others.

There will be frequent short writing assignments and classroom debates.

This will be a very lively class.”

Recruiting Communications Manager

The Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business at Indiana University is recruiting a Communications Manager to oversee the Center's diverse communications needs.

These include:

·         Formulation of communications strategy to foster engagement with Center's audiences

·         Management of the Center's website, social media tools, and databases

·         Creation, design and production of the Center's publications

·         Promotion of the Center's research, events, programs

The ideal candidate will have:

·         A minimum of 3-5 years professional experience in public relations or communications

·         Professional-level written and spoken English and Chinese

·         The ability to work independently and in teams

·         Interest in contemporary China

·         Familiarity with web design, publishing, and database management software

This is a full-time, professional-level staff position based at either the Center’s Beijing or Bloomington, Indiana office. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and samples of their communications work through Jobs@IU, Job Listing #10676. This sample might include a website, press release or newsletter and should be saved within the file of the either the resume OR cover letter. There is no way to upload additional materials except as part of the cover letter or resume.

Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2014.

With offices in Bloomington, Indiana, and Beijing, China, the RCCPB is dedicated to providing thought leadership on issues that meet at the intersection of Chinese politics and the global world of business. For more information about the center, see For questions please contact RCCPB Director Scott Kennedy at