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Oct. 14, 2015
 
 
Fall at IU Bloomington
Read about IU's historic bicentennial campaign, plan for Parents Weekend, and check out photos from the campus Habitat for Humanity build.
 
 
TOP HEADLINES
From the Desk of the Provost
Provost Lauren Robel shares information about expanded counseling and mental health support options for students.
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Register for Parents Weekend
Register today for Parents Weekend events, including the Hoosier Village Tailgate and What's Next at IU.
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Learn more about CAPS Now, a new service launched by IU Bloomington’s Counseling and Psychological Services that guarantees students a 30-minute in-person psychological assessment within 48 hours of initial contact.
 
 
FEATURES
Visit from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
IU's School of Global and International Studies will host an address by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Oct. 15 to celebrate the opening of the school's new home on the Bloomington campus.
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IU launches $2.5B bicentennial campaign, announces $20M gift from David H. Jacobs
Built on IU's strategic priorities, the historic campaign represents IU's first true "university-wide" campaign and has already raised nearly $1.2 billion with the participation of almost 204,000 donors.
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Groundbreaking for School of Informatics and Computing
Construction on the $39.8 million, 124,000-square-foot building—being built to accommodate the school’s rapid growth of students, faculty and programs—is expected to be completed by Dec. 2017.
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Cox Scholars explore campus and community
The Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholar Programs provide scholarships to Indiana residents who engage in meaningful employment to complement their IU education.
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More than 400 IU Bloomington students volunteered for IU Bloomington's 10-day Habitat for Humanity building blitz on campus, which was sponsored by Whirlpool Corp. and the Kelley School of Business.
 
 
GOOD TO KNOW
Moth Radio Hour coming to campus
IU Bloomington is one of the first colleges in the nation to host the Moth Radio Hour, a nationally broadcast, award-winning storytelling program. Students from all majors and backgrounds are currently invited to submit applications to take part in storytelling workshops that culminate in a public storytelling event Nov. 4.
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‘Dead Man Walking’ author Sister Helen Prejean to speak
A series of educational discussions, including a free public lecture by Sister Helen Prejean on Oct. 18, are planned in conjunction with the Jacobs School of Music's upcoming opera production of "Dead Man Walking."
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Resident Assistant application period open
Undergraduate students of sophomore standing or above may apply to be Resident Assistants or Community Educators for the 2016-2017 academic year. Benefits include a single room on campus, RPS meal plan, monetary stipend and more. Applications are due Dec. 3.
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Jacobs School of Music sophomore Gabe Young, an oboist, was invited to perform at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute’s concerto competition.
 
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