DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE! The Individualized Major Program


Tuesday, September 4

6:00-7:30 PM

Ernie Pyle 217


Do you have an idea for a major or minor that doesn’t fit within the pre-established majors and minors at IU?  The Individualized Major Program Discovery Event will tell you how to make your dreams a reality.  Director Nick Williams and Assistant Director Paul Aarstad will describe the process for proposing a major or a minor and putting together the curriculum, and will describe the process for approval.  Also attending will be a current IMP student to talk about the experience from a student’s point-of-view.  There’ll be plenty of time for those attending to ask questions about their own ideas for individualized majors or minors.


College of Arts and Sciences Discovery events help you explore the wide range of academic programs available to you in the College of Arts and Sciences and the career opportunities associated with them. Join us for one or more of these events and find your future!


Discovery events are free and open to all IUB students. Refreshments will be served. For more information, see the events calendar on the Walter Center for Career Achievement website:



Scholarship Information from the College’s Office of International Affairs

Gilman International Scholarships enable students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The application for Spring 2019 and early decision Summer 2019 study and intern abroad programs is now open. Students must apply through the Office of Overseas Study, contact: Elizabeth Shuman.  IU will host a Gilman Scholarship information session on Friday, September 14, at 3:00 p.m. in the IMU Oak Room.

National deadline: October 2, 2018


Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships to study in Israel at one of four universities in Spring 2019.

Application Deadline: November 8, 2018


For current seniors looking for post baccalaureate activities:

Fulbright Scholarship, U.S. Students for graduate study overseas.
Campus deadline September 3. National deadline October 9

Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes for graduate study in UK/Ireland.

Campus deadline September 3, 2018

Knight-Hennessy scholarship for graduate study at Stanford.
National deadline September 12, 2018

Rangel International Affairs fellowship for graduate study.
National deadline September 17, 2018

Schwarzman scholarship for graduate study in China.
National deadline September 27, 2018

Fall 2018 CAPS Programming

Try a Group:

Group can be a VERY helpful form of therapy by allowing students who have similar concerns to come together, connect and explore new ways of coping. Check out the attached flier for more details about the groups, including days, times & cost. Make a CAPS Now appt. (812-855-5711) to talk to a counselor about joining or leave a message for our Group Coordinator for more info.

  • Trans Support Group- a safe and supportive environment for transgender students to explore stressors as they pertain to issues of identity, transitioning, transphobia, relationships, and mental health.
  • Healthy Relationships- an all-gender support group for students questioning the health of their relationships and/or recognizing patterns of power and control.
  • Managing Emotions (3 types)- The goal of these groups is to help participants feel more balanced and in control of their lives.
  • Healthy Connections- 4 options to fit your needs: undergraduate, graduate & returning students, men’s graduate & returning students, or women’s graduate & returning students.
  • Nourish- This process-oriented therapy group is designed to explore eating disorder struggles while creating self-awareness of thoughts, feelings, and effectiveness in relationships.
  • Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse- open to undergraduate and graduate students who are survivors of sexual assault, defined as any unwanted and nonconsensual sexual contact.
  • Empowering Students of Color Support Group – a support group for students of color that will use a multicultural approach.


FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):

Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC on Wednesdays at 11:00am for FREE interactive discussions and activities to help you be more successful at IU! Go to or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

Adjusting to College – Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 11:00am

Get tips on adjusting to college life while learning how to handle roommate, school, work or friendship issues.


Empowering Students of Color Support Group

Time: Thursday, 9:30 am – 10:30 am – Location: CAPS (IU Health Center, 4th floor)

Description: this is a support/ therapy group for students of color that will use a multicultural approach. Topics covered in the group may include: navigating spaces as students of color, negotiating privilege(s), and addressing responses and emotional reactions triggered by experiences of discrimination and micro/macroaggressions.  Additionally the group will be able to address interpersonal difficulties, academic stress, and other topics that will help student increase group participants sense of empowerment.


FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):

Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left – room E159 is behind the Information Desk).  Flier attached.

  • Think Happy!- September 10 at 4:00pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Dr. Laurie Rushlow will engage you in ways to experience more happiness.

  • Living Social – October 1 at 4:00pm

Feeling nervous about meeting new people or hanging out with friends? Come join Daisy Anspach, M.A. as we explore different ways to more comfortably engage in social situations and confront social anxiety.


After-hours Crisis Telephone Lines:

IU students, faculty and staff can call the CAPS after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. (812) 855-5711, option 1.

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) crisis line is available 24/7/365 at (812) 855-8900.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS– FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor!

Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm.  Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you various ways to practice “Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend! (See attached flier)

Freshman Premed and Prelaw Orientation Meetings, 8/28 and 8/29

PREMED ORIENTATION with Dr. Rachel Tolen, HPPLC Assistant Director and Premed Advisor:  Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union. (If you need to come late, or leave early, no problem.)

PRELAW ORIENTATION with Dean Greg Canada, Dean of Admission IUB Law School (!):  Wednesday, August 29, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Law School Moot Court Room 123 (corner of 3rd and Indiana).  (If you need to come late, or leave early, no problem.)

Why:  Admission to law and medical schools remains extremely competitive.  Early preparation can make all the difference, and can make the process much less stressful later on.  Learn what really matters, what doesn’t, and what you can do now to enhance your credentials that may be very difficult or impossible to do later.

The Health Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC) is an office in Maxwell Hall devoted to helping you achieve your professional dreams.  These meetings will get you off to a great start.  These are unique opportunities that students at smaller colleges simply do not have.  Please take advantage of it — you will be glad you did!

We expect a large crowd at both events!  Come with questions, or just sit and listen.

Questions?  Want more information?  Please do not reply to this email, but instead contact HPPLC at  We hope to see you there!


Thank you!!

The HPPLC Staff


P.S. You can join the HPPLC email list for your area of interest to receive notices of events like this.  Go to, click on “Email Lists” and follow the prompts.

2018-2019 Conference Funding for Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, Minor, and Hebrew Minor Students Up to $500

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce conference funding available for to Jewish Studies major, certificate, minor, and Hebrew minor students for the 2018-2019 year.


Funding of up to $500 is available to defray the costs associated with attending conferences or extracurricular professional development programs related to Jewish Studies. Students are eligible for one conference funding award per academic year.

All conference funding awards are processed through IU Travel on a reimbursement basis.


To apply:               

No later than one month before the funds are needed and preferably earlier, an applicant must provide:

1) a one page statement describing the conference/program and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s Jewish Studies education and/or Jewish Studies career objectives; 2) a reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member (can be sent separately); and 3) a budget, explaining what the funds will be used for. Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Borns Jewish Studies Program (Global & International Studies Building, 4E) or email to


Funds are limited.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jewish Studies student conference funding is made available through The Gurin Family Fund

and a gift from Todd Zeldin (1987) and Amy Jo Zeldin.