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.
The amount of scholarships available for college students often seems vast and ripe for the taking, but there are specific scholarships that hold more weight than others.
Kevin Phan is a rising senior majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures, focusing in Japanese, and minoring in Creative Technologies and Asian American Studies as well as a student assistant at the Asian Culture Center.
On October 1st, the Asian Culture Center—a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Diversity Equity and Multicultural Affairs—celebrated its 21st Anniversary with “Stepping Forward, Then and Now,” with a special reception and a talk featuring IU Alumnus Michael Singh and his father, Dr. Arun Singh.
The conference provided a space for specifically African American, Hispanic, and Native American college students to gain a greater understand in career development by practicing their interview skills, sharpening elevator pitches, and learn in a workshop setting how to gain internship and career experience.
Since it’s inception in 1990, Native American Heritage Month has strived to create an open dialogue between Native and non-Native communities, promoting understanding of Native cultures through a non-appropriative lens.
For the seventeenth year, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) hosted their annual National Mentorship Symposium on October 5th which allowed student mentors representing colleges and universities from across the country to showcase and improve their leadership and developmental skills in relation to peer mentorship.
Communication etiquette to concept mapping, were just some of the wide range of topics discussed in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center last month on September 12th for “Classroom Secrets Untold.”
Community & School Partnerships (CSP), a program within OVPDEMA, works to increase opportunities for educational access, transforming the lives of first-generation college, low income and working-class students who connect with IU through pre-college outreach and readiness activities.
Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) presented David Hummons, former director of Community and Student Engagement, with the OVPDEMA Distinguished Inclusive Excellence Award.
For 36 years, Larry Gonzalez has worked for Indiana University, and for each of those 36 years, he has always found the time to join IU at Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration.
As a reflection of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, IU Bloomington has been included by Campus Pride and BestColleges as one of the top universities for LGBTQ+ students in 2019.
When she first came to Indiana University, Shayauna Brewer did not expect to study abroad.
It is difficult to summarize Mark McPhail’s experiences with one single title. Throughout his career, McPhail has served in roles including faculty member, researcher, academic administrator, and educational consultant.