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Issue 6 | Volume 3| Feb 2014
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Homecoming 2014
Welcome to February!

In addition to prolonged winter weather (sorry) and Valentine's Day, February means IUPUI Homecoming! The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) hopes that you will consider getting involved with this year's festivities. 

Homecoming Week begins with the men's basketball game on Saturday, February 22nd and concludes with the women's game on Saturday, March 1st. Throughout the week, there are a variety of contests and performances in which you have the opportunity to participate.

OSI especially wants to encourage your unit to participate in two competitions - Deck Out Your Space and Can the Dean. The application deadline for both of these events is Friday, February 14th.
The Division of Student Affairs will be canning Dean of Students Jason Spratt and several of our units will participate in Deck Out Your Space. The office of Student Involvement looks forward to seeing you at both!

More information about these contests can be found at http://homecoming.iupui.edu.

Go Jags!

 
Multicultural Center Events

 

The Multicultural Center (MSC) Staff is happy to share their semester events with you.

Among the programs, a few highlights include their "Series" programming that the MSC has executed in the in the past including "Cafe con Pan" and "Food For Thought". It also includes our two partnership series with the Bepko Learning Center with the "Study Skills Boot Camp" and with the Black Faculty Council in the "Young, Gifted, & Black" Series. The MSC would also like to take this time to officially introduce our "Educational Brown Bag Lunch Movie Series" and our fun for all ages series, "Wii Wednesdays".

Other highlights additional programs we are doing outside of our regular series programming. These additional programs circle around cultural heritage month and current issues. Our weeks for the spring semester are packed with thought provoking programming that hopefully will enrich our understanding of culture through various lenses and frameworks

Please feel free to contact:
Chris Medrano at cmedrano@indiana.edu or
Khalilah Shabazz at
shabazzk@iupui.edu

Black History Month Fact
This Black History Month, we seek to highlight African Americans with disabilites who've pioneered in disability rights and activism:

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold.


What many people don't know about Carl Lewis is he also had a Learning Disorder. Regardless of his diagnosis, he never let it "slow him down".
 
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Adaptive Educational Services would like to welcome you to the February Edition of The Collaborator!! As we enter the month of February AES is celebrating Black History Month with the Campus Community. As a matter of fact, the staff of AES will be participating in the Inaugural Black History Month Knowledge Bowl taking place February 12 in Taylor Hall 104 at 6:00 pm. Come out and support us to victory!

We also encourage everyone to continue to be mindful of everchanging weather conditions as we brave this cold February together.

Continue to monitor local weather reports and make sure you've opted in by providing the university with your cell or home phone number to recieve IU Alerts about the latest school closings and snow conditions.




Black History Month 2014

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We would like to invite you to attend the Black History Month Kick-Off Event on Monday February 3rd from 11am-1pm in the Campus Center by the Democracy Plaza Boards. Stop by and pick up some information on the various events that will be taking place on campus and in the Indianapolis Community. While you’re here take a moment to let us know what Black History Month means to you.

We have also worked with the Cultural Arts Gallery II to put together an Exhibit of BSU Through the Years which will run from February 7th March 7th at the Cultural Arts Gallery II (located next to Caribou Coffee). The display will contain different posters, programs, photos, and other archived documents that showcase the work that BSU has done through the years. We hope you can find time to stop by.

For more details on the upcoming Black History Month events visit http://events.iupui.edu/calendar/?cal_id=257

University Hall Construction impacts parking



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Attention AES Students

We'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that with the closure of the parking lot adjacent to the Lecture Hall and the Education/Social Work buildings, availability of accessible parking will be moved to alternative locations for at least the next 15 months.

  1. The west entry to the Social Work building will be closed for the duration of the project.
  2. There will be limited egress on the south side of the Lecture Hall building.
  3. Lot 81 is a designated handicapped parking lot that also has “A” parking, reserved parking spaces, service vehicle parking and a University Library book drop box.
  4. The handicapped parking will be relocated to Lot 80, just west of University Blvd., and on the Bus/SPEA service drive just east of the Education/ Social Work building.
  5. “A” parking will be located in lot 80.
  6. Parking Services is working now with the people who hold reserved spaces in lot 81 to relocate their spaces.
  7. Service vehicle parking will be added to lot 80.
  8. The University Library book drop box will be relocated on the south side of New York Streetin the pull off area directly in front of Herron School of Art and Design.

For more updates and information about the new construction and how it impacts you, visit us at http://aes.iupui.edu

Remember the 48 Hour Rule!!!

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Schedule your tests early!

Remember there are several factors you need to take into account when scheduling your tests for Finals Week. For instance:
  • We have a 48 Hour Advanced Notice policy, which means you must give us two business days’ notice before your test is to be proctored when scheduling an exam. So if you schedule a test on Friday, it won't be entered for Monday.
  • Window Tests must be scheduled Monday- Thursday before 5 pm and Fridays before 3 pm. No window exams will be scheduled for a weekend. Only departmental finals will be proctored on Saturday and Sunday during Finals.
  • Take advantage of convenient options! You can schedule in person, online through our website or immediately after your last exam over in the lab. If you know when you’re test is, there’s no excuse to wait until the last minute to schedule it.

 


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