Held on February 22, the Sixth annual Indiana Asian American Conference (IAAC) brought awareness and sparked discussion around political issues and topics within the Asian American experience on campus and the community.
On Thursday, February 27, several IU Bloomington students gathered in the IMU Tudor Room for the Mentoring Services & Leadership Development’s Career Dinner Symposium.
Every month, OVPDEMA highlights a graduating student involved with one of the many culture centers on campus, exploring their work and experience at IU. Caleb King is a senior majoring in Neuroscience.
Pomales and hundreds of other IU students who otherwise might not be able to study and travel abroad now have access to such life-changing experiences thanks to a collaboration between an IU program and a nonprofit organization that supports international study.
Inspired by the work of Indiana University’s newly launched Queer Philanthropy Circle (QPC), an anonymous member of the IU LGBTQ+ community has made a $200,000 pledge to match donations to or memberships in the QPC received on or before June 30, 2020.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
While your current thoughts may be about how to keep your pre-college students entertained for spring break, it’s important to start thinking about the summer break as well. Why? Many pre-college summer programs at universities and community organizations have application deadlines between February and April!
Indiana University observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20 for the twenty-third consecutive year. One of the biggest events, with over 9,000 tickets distributed, was “An Afternoon with Viola Davis.”
Designed to prepare students for the upcoming IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair on January 27, the bootcamp provided students with valuable skills such as networking and how to interact with potential employers.
Despite becoming an official club only last February, Black & Bold has already found itself to be quite a positive force on campus.
Johnnie Allen Jr. is a senior graduating in May 2020 with a major in community health from the School of Public Health.
During February, the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC)—a culture center under the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA)—will celebrate Black History Month across Indiana University Bloomington by hosting multiple events dedicated to Blackness and the Black experience. Additionally, the 2019-2020 school year will be the Neal-Marshall’s 50th anniversary.
On January 2, Bruce E. Smail became the second person in IU history to helm the LGBTQ+ Culture Center—one of the many centers under the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA).
Indiana University is pleased to announce the appointment of Denvil Duncan, Ph.D., to faculty chair of the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) within the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA). Duncan will assume the position through the end of academic year 2023.
This past October, Ochmaa Escue—director of the OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program (OSSP)—was awarded the inaugural NAFSA Region VI Champion of Diversity and Inclusion in International Education award. The award, presented by the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to international education and exchange, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, is given to an individual who works to “enhance greater access, to cultivate broader perspectives, and to celebrate the diversity of the international education community.”
For OVPDEMA Student Features, we highlight one outstanding senior involved with one of the many culture centers on campus, exploring their work and experience at IU. María González-Díaz is a senior graduating this May 2020 double majoring in International Studies and Portuguese.
Prepping for the Future Mahogany A. Monette has big goals. One of them involves developing assessment methods and new therapies to help people suffering from severe and persistent psychological disorders, particularly individuals from marginalized backgrounds.
The Urban League of Northwest Indiana (ULNI) hosted its annual Diversity Symposium on November 15th and helmed by Wayne James, an Advisory Board member and the Deputy Superintendent for Regional Law Enforcement and IUPD Chief Diversity Officer.