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 iualumnidc@gmail.com 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 http://www.indiana.edu/~rccpb. For questions please contact RCCPB Director Scott Kennedy at kennedys@indiana.edu.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Study Dutch at IU!

Free CAPS sessions for students

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT:  Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00- 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:00 p.m.


Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present, not the past or future.  Use of mindfulness-based techniques is linked to reductions in anxiety, physical pain symptoms, and depression.  This psycho-educational workshop will use graduated experiences and repeated practice to cultivate a greater capacity to focus mindfully on the present.  These techniques can be an important component of stress management, allowing you to live your life with less turmoil.  These workshops are FREE and we encourage you to attend as many as you wish.


SELF-CARE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE:  Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (March 5-April 9)


Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, self-criticism, sleepless nights?  If so, then you may not be managing your stress effectively.  Some stress can help you perform better, but too much stress can lower your performance?  Learn how self-care can help you stay at your peak.  This FREE workshop will help you to identify and utilize self-care strategies.  A different topic will be covered in each workshop.  No need to register, just drop in for any or all of the sessions. 


BODY ESTEEM BOOT CAMP:  Thursdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.  (February 27-April 10)

Do you often criticize your body?  Do you often compare your body to the bodies of celebrities?  Do you feel like your body image keeps you from getting close to others?  Do you want to feel better about your body, yourself and your relationships?  If YES, then Body Esteem Boot Camp is for YOU!  Each week will cover a different topic.  You are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.


ACE: Positive Academic Change and ExplorationTuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (March 17-April 21)


Do you feel like classes are moving too fast?  Try a new PACE.  This FREE workshop will help members to explore a positive academic attitude and address ways to overcome obstacles to personal academic success. This group will focus on assisting students in goal setting and strengthening of academic skills. 


Please check our website for the most up-to-date group schedule.  Find us on Facebook and follow the IU Health Center on Twitter for information on upcoming seminars, workshops, and events.