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IU Herbarium Needs Curatorial Assistants with Good Typing Skills

The Indiana University Herbarium is a research museum with 158,000 dried plant specimens from Indiana and around the world.

During Spring Semester 2019, we will complete a 5-year project to photograph and record the collection information for all the specimens.

Most of the work is done and can be seen on our data portal (http://midwestherbaria.org).

There are several final tasks like specimen mounting and organization, data quality control checks, and beta-testing the online plant identification tools.  Different skills are needed for these tasks, but an essential requirement is good typing skills.

Curatorial Assistants need to work a minimum of 8-10 hours per week (but the hours are flexible), and the pay is $10.15/hour.

The IU Herbarium is located near the northeast corner of Tenth Street and the Bypass (https://biology.indiana.edu/research/facilities-resources/herbarium.html), and this web page has additional information about the IU Herbarium and the digitization project.

Please contact Dr. Eric Knox (eknox@indiana.edu) to learn more about this employment opportunity.

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1 day, 1 credit hour class: PACE-C200 Issue Forum (Saturday, February 23, 2019)

A fun and interesting class opportunity!

Seats are available in the one credit course PACE-C200 Issue Forum, which has one in-class meeting on a Saturday afternoon. Students can add class #6130 now.

The class begins with online work next month and the students will participate in the Issue Forum on the topic of the opioid epidemic in small-group deliberation and a large-group expert panel. Lunch and snacks are provided!

http://pace.indiana.edu, pace@indiana.edu, 812.856.1747.

 

pace-c 200 issue forum spring 2019 flyer

Summer 2019 Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) course at USC is now accepting applications

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), headquartered at the University of Southern California (USC) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is offering an all-expense paid, three-week, intensive introductory microbiology course called Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM).

We are recruiting early career undergraduates from 2- and 4-year colleges

to join us at the University of Southern California and Santa Catalina Island

from June 9 through June 28, 2019

for lectures, discussions, labs, fieldwork, networking, career panels and more

focusing on aquatic microbes and their ecology

led by Drs. John Heidelberg and Eric Webb

paid for by C-DEBI, including travel, room, board, and course expenses.

 

For more information and a link to our application, please visit our webpage:

https://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/education-diversity/for-undergraduates/gem-course/

We strive to recruit participants that reflect the diversity of students at the community college and university level with varied science learning and life experiences. We encourage students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields and first generation college students to apply.

Application Opens:  Thursday, November 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  Thursday, February 7, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Noda at gnoda@usc.edu.

Attend the Salesforce Bootcamp! Gain Sales, Service, and Marketing Cloud Knowledge! – Application due Jan 17th!

Deloitte Consulting is hosting a two-day Salesforce Bootcamp at IU this spring semester, and they are interested in recruiting Biology majors!

The Salesforce Bootcamp is a free two-part Salesforce training (12pm – 6pm on 1/25 & 2/10), where Deloitte certified practitioners will prepare attendees to take the Salesforce Administrator Certification. The bootcamp will include: Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Reports/Dashboards, and more. Hear first-hand what Salesforce consulting is like at Deloitte, and compete in challenges to gain prizes such as an Amazon Echo or a Deloitte jacket! Salesforce is the quickest growing CRM tool, and attending this course will give you a leg-up for most internships/full-time jobs. This bootcamp is open to all sophomores and juniors.

Apply at http://bit.ly/2019SalesforceBootcamp by Thursday, January 17th (8PM CT).

Please reach out to Josh Moskow (JMoskow@Deloitte.com) with any questions.

Cindy Simon Skjodt Study Abroad Scholarship

For undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences who study overseas

This scholarship supports current, full-time College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates who participate in IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study programs.

The overseas study program can be for a summer, a semester, or an academic year.

Award

Award amounts vary.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be pursuing a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Be officially enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the time you apply
  • Have a minimum College of Arts and Sciences GPA of 3.300 at the time you apply
  • Have been accepted to participate in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program

Preference

Preference is given to students who are majoring in telecommunications.

Application process and materials for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Academic Year 2019-2020

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit the following application materials by the deadline:

  • Application form
  • Resume (maximum two pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation from College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, including at least one faculty member in your area of concentration
  • Personal statement of 400 to 500 words (see the scholarship information document when you download the application materials)

Materials should be submitted electronically to collsclr@indiana.edu.

Deadline for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Academic Year 2019-2020

Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.

About the donors

Cynthia Simon Skjodt, B.A. 1980, and her husband, Paul Skjodt, established this scholarship to provide College students the opportunity to have a life-changing experience like their daughter had when she studied in Spain while attending IU.

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Butcher Scholarship

For current undergraduate students in the College of Arts + Sciences with significant academic accomplishment and demonstrate a financial need.

Award

The recipient will receive a $2000 award that is to be applied to their cost of attendance for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

This scholarship is not renewable.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Butcher Scholarship, you must:

  • have full-time undergraduate status in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • have a current minimum cumulative GPA of 3.750
  • have a demonstrated financial need

Preference

Preference for this scholarship will be given to candidates that are working and female.

Application process and materials

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit the following application materials by the deadline:

 

Deadline

Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.

About the donors

The Butcher Scholarship was established by Jane B. Butcher.

Contact

Kelly Compton, director of scholarships, 812-856-4414, kmcompto@indiana.edu

Sally Kissinger Wilt Merit Scholarship

For current freshmen who were directly admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences

One or more recipients will receive a $500 award that is to be applied to the cost of attendance for the sophomore year at IU Bloomington.

The award may be renewed annually for up to three years (six semesters) while the student is progressing normally toward a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington or in an IU-administered or IU-co-sponsored overseas study program. Renewal of the award is subject to the availability of funds and the student meeting the renewal criteria.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current full-time freshman who was directly admitted to the College
  • Be enrolled full time during the entire freshman year
  • Have high academic merit, including a minimum College of Arts and Sciences GPA of 3.700, which must be maintained for the duration of the award
  • Maintain full-time enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences or in an IU-administered or IU-co-sponsored overseas study program for the duration of the award
  • Have a current FAFSA on file to verify financial need

Preference

Preference is given to students from single-parent families and to students with financial need.

Application process and materials

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit the following application materials by the deadline:

Deadline

Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.

About the donor

This scholarship was funded through a bequest from the late Sally Kissinger Wilt, B.A. English 1958.

In establishing the scholarship, Sally acknowledged the excellent education she received as a recipient of several IU scholarships; the teaching and encouragement of IU faculty members Grace Young and Ray Heffner; and the support, encouragement, and love of education of her parents, John and Kathryn Kissinger.

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