Biology Club callout meeting – Tuesday, January, 31 at 7pm in Ballantine 310

Biology Club’s Spring semester callout is this Tuesday, January 31st at 7 PM in Ballantine 310! Make sure to come because we will be talking about our upcoming events this semester and what you can look forward to.

Also, starting this semester, we’re requiring dues. Dues will be $5 and will include an I *anatomical heart* IU Biology car sticker! If you cannot make the callout meeting and want to remain in the Biology Club this semester, let us know as soon as possible through Canvas or by emailing to set up a time to meet and pay.

Hope to see you all there!

Christine M. Hustmyer


Biology Undergraduate Award Applications are being accepted

Undergraduates earning a declared major through the IUB Department of Biology are invited to apply for our 2017-2018 Scholarships and Awards.  The following scholarships are being offered this year:

Aldred Family Scholarship ─ $1,000

Avian and Wildlife Research and/or Related Endeavors Scholarship ─ $1,000

Biology Undergraduate Research Award ─ 1,500

Blatchley Nature Study Club Scholarship ─ $500

Clark (Howard W. ) Scholarship ─ $750

Crowell (Sears) Scholarship for Undergraduates ─ $2,500

Eigenmann (Carl H. ) Scholarship ─ $750

Ferguson (Arlene ) Internship at Hilltop Gardens ─ $500

Fox Glen Research and Education Fund Award ─ $500

Frey (Sarah Elizabeth) Indiana Daffodil, Inc. Scholarship ─ $1,000

Grossman (Rex ) Award ─ up to $5,000

Kindig (John R. and Wendy L.) Scholarship ─ $6,243

Malacinski (George M.) Biology Scholarship ─ $1,000

McClung (L.S. ) Scholarship ─ $3,500

Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Award ─ $3,500

Mower (Alfred Parson ) Scholarship ─ $1,000

Roessler (William G.) Scholarship ─ $750

Seward (Fred) Award  ─ $2,500

Tatum (William J.) Award ─ $1,000

The application deadline for these awards is Monday, February 20, 2017.  Faculty and postdoctoral fellow recommendations for these awards are also due on February 20, 2017.  Be sure to approach your recommender(s) immediately in order to give them time to write their letters. Please visit the IUB Department of Biology website at the Undergraduate Studies/Awards & Scholarships web page ( to review the application criteria for each award and to determine if you are eligible to apply for any of these awards.  The following documents are located on Undergraduate Studies/Awards & Scholarships web page and are needed to complete your application packet, so be sure to read these documents carefully:

1.  Application instructions (

2.  Application form (

For those of you who have submitted scholarship applications in previous years, be aware that there is a new procedure for uploading your application packet now that IU retired Oncourse.  Details can be found in the application instructions.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if, after reading the application instructions, you have any questions.  Thank you!


Kathy E. Wyss

Development Officer

Department of Biology

Jordan Hall 120

1001 E. 3rd St.

Bloomington, IN 47405-7005


Center for the Business of the Life Sciences Fall Reception – Thursday, Oct. 13

The Center for the Business of Life Sciences will be hosting its fall student recruitment and networking reception on Thursday, October 13th.  Several representatives from Johnson & Johnson will be there. 

Please see the attached invitation: fall-2016-cbls-reception-invite 

Want to RSVP? Have questions? Please contact

More information about the Center for the Business of Life Sciences:


Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior Open House/Fall Reception – Friday, 9/16

EVERYONE is invited to attend the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior Open House/Fall Reception.

WHEN: Friday, September 16, noon-1:30pm

WHERE: 409 N. Park Ave.

This annual informal event is a great opportunity to meet new student and faculty interested in behavior.

Join us for Avers pizza and soft drinks!


Peace Corps Prep Launch

Friday, September 9
2pm – 3pm
GISB (Global Lounge)

Leaders from the U.S. Peace Corps and IU will launch the new Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program.

Housed in the School of Global and International Studies the certificate allows students to complete a Peace Corps Prep Program, a partnership between IU and the U.S. Peace Corps to prepare undergraduates for global service.


For more information, contact:
Mechelle Bakula
Associate Director, Employer Relations
Walter Center for Career Achievement