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  • Contact Us: OVPDEMA: Indiana University
    Bloomington Diversity Contacts Overseas Study Resources OVPDEMA Scholars Programs Precollege Programs at Indiana University Request for Funds STEM Initiative Student Organizations Diversity Resources A Z Academic Support and Student Services News Fall 2015 Summer2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Summer 2014 Spring 2014 2013 Diversity Assessment Support Diversity Support a Key Project or Multicultural Initiative Major Gifts and Bequests Create an Endowment Why Support OVPDEMA Contact Us OVPDEMA Contact Us Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/~dema/contact/index.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • IU Bloomington to host one of passport program's largest giveaways in the country: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    the University of Colorado Boulder the University of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania State University The passport giveaway at IU will be CIEE s largest We chose to partner with IU because IU is as committed as we are to removing the financial barriers that prevent students from traveling abroad said Beth Donaldson CIEE s vice president of global enrollment management We feel that this partnership will be successful in helping future graduates excel The passports will be given to a select group of IU students who are part of academic programs in IU s Office of the Vice President for Diversity Equity and Multicultural Affairs including the Hudson and Holland Scholars Groups Scholars and 21st Century Scholars programs The students have been preparing for the event since the fall I am excited and proud to be part of this initiative said Ochmaa Escue director of overseas study and scholarship program with IU s Office of the Vice President for Diversity Equity and Multicultural Affairs Having a passport gives many students the open mindednesses of seeking opportunities to travel and study abroad which will ultimately lead to personal professional and academic growth I have had many students say to me that they hadn t even thought about going abroad until now There is a famous saying by St Augustine of Hippo The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page Tracy Luther a finance and accounting major in the Hudson and Holland Scholars and 21st Century Scholars programs believes that studying abroad is integral to his ability to achieve his career goals It s increasingly important to have a global perspective especially when it comes to business Having a passport means I can further expand my global perspective he said Martin McCrory associate vice president for

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/passport%20program.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • Cultural, Academic Support Units Celebrate Graduates: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    Bequests Create an Endowment Why Support OVPDEMA Contact Us OVPDEMA News Current DEMA News Cultural Academic Support Units Celebrate Graduates News Cultural Academic Support Units Celebrate Graduates Monday April 18 2016 BLOOMINGTON Ind Cultural and academic support units within Indiana University s Office of the Vice President for Diversity Equity and Multicultural Affairs OVPDEMA have announced their scheduled year end events Hosted by students and resourced by OVPDEMA these events are designed to provide more intimate settings to celebrate accomplishments celebrate the long tradition of cultural awareness and allow graduates to speak to close family and friends These graduations are significant for our entire campus said Yolanda Treviño assistant vice president for strategy planning and assessment They celebrate family friends community and culture and represent for many students the beginning of a new chapter in their lives Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the celebrations Event Schedule Asian Culture Center will host the End of the Year Reception at 5 00 p m on Wednesday April 27 The program will be held at the President s Room University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union GLBT Student Support Services will hold the Spring Recognition Reception on Thursday April 28 at 5 00 p m Groups Scholars Program s Graduation Celebration and Open House will occur at 11 00 a m on Thursday April 28 in Maxwell Hall Hudson and Holland Scholars Program will host a Senior Recognition Program on Friday May 6 beginning at 3 00 p m La Casa Latino Cultural Center s Latino a Congratulatory Program will be held in the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall at 2 00 p m on Saturday May 7 Mentoring Services and Leadership Development will host the Spring Recognition Ceremony at 6 00 p m on Thursday April 21

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/year-end-events.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • IU scholarships awarded at Center for Leadership Development event: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    2016 BLOOMINGTON Ind Indiana University s Hudson and Holland Scholars Program in partnership with the Center for Leadership Development CLD awarded scholarships during CLD s 36th Annual Minority Achievement Awards Scholarship Gala During the dinner which was held at the Indiana Convention Center on March 24 eight high school seniors were recognized Jonathan Batts Jada Benedict Luke Clair Ficko Courtland Crenshaw Jayla French Haley Kenner Mansi Pandya and Isaac Vaught These students are among this year s CLD Scholars or graduates of CLD s College Prep Institute which is a program that provides services to promote college admission persistence and graduation of minority youth A total of 36 CLD Scholars received scholarships to attend IU in fall 2016 29 Hudson and Holland Scholars and 7 Groups Scholars The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program an academic unit in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity Equity and Multicultural Affairs OVPDEMA is the largest scholarship and support program at IU and serves high achieving underrepresented minorities The eight students in attendance at the March 24 event were recognized for also receiving Herbert Presidential Scholarships As both Hudson and Holland Scholars and Herbert Presidential Scholars they will receive 10 000 each year in addition to other benefits Jayla French a senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School and recipient of both the Hudson and Holland Scholarship and the Herbert Presidential Scholarship plans to attend IU as a pre medical student majoring in human biology A varsity soccer player and National Honor Society member French attributes her achievements in high school to her participation in CLD From learning how to manage my time while participating in extracurricular to improving my essay writing ability the information gained through CLD has made me a more effective student She continued I am very thankful for having the

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/center-for-leadership-development.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • Former STEM Summer Scholar recalls journey to success: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    as an undergraduate At the workshop which exposes computer science majors to various aspects of information technology Boston Clay met Dr Raquel Hill a computer science professor at IU Bloomington She was a guest speaker at that program and I was very inspired by her Boston Clay said Because of my introduction to her and to IU Bloomington as an undergrad I knew that I wanted to participate in the STEM Summer Scholars Institute Boston Clay was a STEM Summer Scholar in 2009 the summer between the first and second year of her master s program a date that she ll never forget It was also the year I decided to get married that summer she said laughing I wanted to make sure I included that part Dr Hill was Boston Clay s faculty mentor during the institute and also served as her master s thesis advisor As a result Boston Clay was able to combine her thesis research with the summer research project She was grateful for the opportunity to get ahead on her thesis which studied the role of radio frequency identification RFID technology in preventing surgical errors I attempted to develop a workflow incorporating RFID technology as a mechanism to alleviate wrongful surgery or surgeries conducted on the wrong patient or the right patient but the wrong place Boston Clay explained Her experience at the STEM Summer Scholars Institute was exciting because of the two valuable components involved the research and the social elements Not only was she exposed to graduate level research from a different university but she was also introduced to other STEM students from IU and HBCUs Some of those students even became lifelong friends which she attributed to the structure of the institute and the team building activities that provided students with opportunities to interact and learn with their peers The orientation session at Bradford Woods especially helped Boston Clay form bonds with the other participants If that experience had not been offered she said I don t think we would have connected on the level that we did to the point where I can say even today six years later I still have relationships with the individuals I was in the program with At the STEM Summer Scholars Institute Boston Clay was also introduced to the informatics program at IUPUI and the field of human computer interactions HCI which is an area of research focused on understanding the psychology of people working with technology After receiving her master s degree Boston Clay pursued a doctorate in informatics with a concentration in HCI from IUPUI Because of her interest in public health informatics which studies how information technology is used to improve a population s health or the work of public health practitioners the research being performed by IUPUI faculty and the proximity of the campus to many hospitals made the program there a perfect fit Currently she is pursuing a fellowship in public health informatics through the Health Systems Integration Program HSIP

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/crystal-boston-clay%20.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship Recipients Announced: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    scholarship program with OVPDEMA and facilitator for the Won Joon Yoon Scholarship I also want to thank the committee members who judged the scholarship award and chose to honor these students for their commitment to inclusivity The recipients will be honored at the Asian Culture Center End of the Year Recognition Reception which will be held April 27 from 5 00 to 6 30 p m in the Indiana Memorial Union s University Club Faculty Room This is an annual event that closes the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration It honors 2016 graduates acknowledges the efforts of the center s volunteers and recognizes student organizations with awards Anyone wishing to attend must RSVP Stephanie Huezo is a graduate student in the Department of History at IU Bloomington Her research interest is rural teachers in El Salvador during the country s civil war who sought to make students aware of their own oppression thus moving them to fight for their rights In the summer of 2014 Huezo traveled to El Salvador to conduct research on post war education in the country but the trip was cut short when her mother passed away suddenly She will use the scholarship award to revisit El Salvador and finish her research The Won Joon Yoon Scholarship has given me the opportunity to return and continue my research in El Salvador and for that I am sincerely grateful said Huezo After receiving her doctorate in history from IU she plans to teach at a liberal arts institution and educate students about the social injustices within the Latin American and U S Latino communities Mercedes Jones is a senior in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs majoring in public management with a focus on the non profit sector After researching the issue of food scarcity on college campuses for a summer internship she created and now serves as executive director of the Crimson Cupboard IU s first student food pantry Jones will spend a portion of the scholarship to help her prepare for the workforce including buying professional attire and the rest will be used to keep the food pantry sustained until the best way to raise funds can be determined There are honestly no words that can describe how appreciative I am for this award and more than that I am humbled she said After graduation Jones plans to begin her career in the human resources field working for an agency of the federal government Her long term goal however is to eventually return to school and earn a Master of Business Administration before joining a national non profit organization Daniel Metz is a student in the Media School and the School of Global and International Studies majoring in journalism political science and Central Eurasian studies with a concentration in Turkish language and civilization Metz is currently participating in the Turkish Flagship Program a year long intensive language and culture program that fully immerses students in Turkish society He hopes the study

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/won-joon-yoon-scholarship-recipients.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • IU faculty member Lee Hamilton to deliver speech at Baccalaureate ceremony: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    the Class of 2016 and their parents family and friends are invited to attend Admission is free and no registration is required A brief reception will take place after the ceremony Hamilton is a distinguished scholar in the IU School of Global and International Studies and a professor of practice in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs He served for 16 years as director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University which he founded in 1999 Previously he represented Indiana in Congress for 34 years After retiring from Congress he served as vice chairman of the 9 11 Commission and co chairman of the Iraq Study Group He was co chairman of the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America s Future which issued a report in 2006 calling for immigration reform At the Center on Congress and now at IU s Center on Representative Government he has also been a leading advocate for bipartisanship and effective governance As an Indiana University faculty member Hamilton organized and led a September 2011 symposium in which members of the 9 11 Commission met at IU to reflect on the 10 year anniversary of the attacks He has participated in numerous IU discussions of current issues and writes a regular column on foreign affairs for The Huffington Post and a biweekly newspaper column distributed by the Center on Representative Government A Baccalaureate has been held at IU since 1837 and possibly even earlier In use since at least the eighth century baccalaureate has come to refer not only to a degree that is awarded at commencement but also to a spiritual observance that celebrates achievement and aspiration In 2002 a campus wide committee restructured the traditional Baccalaureate ceremony into an event that recognized the many faith traditions that are represented on

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/baccalaureate-ceremony.shtml (2016-04-30)
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  • New Tavis Smiley scholarships will go to African-American students enrolling at Indiana University: Current DEMA News: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University
    Why Support OVPDEMA Contact Us OVPDEMA News Current DEMA News New Tavis Smiley scholarships will go to African American students enrolling at Indiana University News New Tavis Smiley scholarships will go to African American students enrolling at Indiana University By IUB Newsroom Wednesday April 6 2016 BLOOMINGTON Ind Broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley is establishing new scholarships at his alma mater the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs The 50 000 scholarship fund will assist in the recruitment of African American students with a preference for those who are the first in their family to attend college My education at IU and SPEA continues to contribute so much to what I ve accomplished in life Smiley said As a native Hoosier I want to do all I can to make sure students from backgrounds like mine can enjoy the same opportunities I did The new scholarships will allow the continuation of the Smiley Scholars program at IU Established in 2008 with a broader focus it was set to expire this year We are grateful to Tavis for this generous gift and for all he does on the national stage to improve our nation and world said SPEA Executive Associate Dean Michael McGuire I am pleased to announce that SPEA will match the gift so that we can reach even more students To be eligible for the scholarships high school students must enroll in SPEA fulfill all of the qualifications have financial need and demonstrate leadership skills in their schools and communities Scholarship amounts will range from 2 000 to 5 000 depending on need We are committed to preparing the next generation of leaders for the greater good McGuire said This new scholarship will help us bring to SPEA a collection of future leaders who are as diverse

    Original URL path: http://www.iu.edu/%7edema/news/items/tavis_smiley_scholarships.shtml (2016-04-30)
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