Thursday, February 5, 2009

National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions TODAY!

Help Be Part of the Solution

The National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions

Climate change poses serious challenges for people and natural systems across the planet. Public and private policy decisions about global warming made in the next few years will have impacts lasting for generations. To engage national attention on this critical issue, the Human Biology Program at IU would like to invite you to a National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions.

WHEN: Febuary 5, 2009 from 9-4pm

WHERE: Georgian Room at the IMU




10:00 am - Vicky Meretsky, School of Public and Environmental Affairs "The Conservation Landscape and Climate Change."

11:00 am - Terry Usrey, School of Public and Environmental Affairs "The Potential for Renewable Energy in Southern Indiana and Intro to Photovoltaic's."

12:00 pm - Steve Akers, RPS Environmental Operations "Moving the IU-Bloomington Campus Toward Sustainability."

1:00 pm - Danilo Dragoni, Department of Geography "The role of a temperate forest in south-central Indiana as a net carbon sink."

1:30 pm - Lisa Sideris, Department of Religious Studies "Religious and Ethical Responses to Climate Change."

2:00 pm - Heather Reynolds, Department of Biology
"Biofuels: Challenge and Opportunity."

3:30 pm: Open mic on Global Warming


The SPEA Undergraduate Student Association will be holding a meeting TODAY, Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the SPEA Atrium.

Topics discussed at this meeting will include the upcoming bowling night, future fundraisers, and other events being planned for the SPEA student body. They are also looking for a few people that consider themselves technically savvy that may be interested in assisting with website development.

All SPEA undergraduates are invited and encouraged to attend.

They look forward to seeing you tonight! Don't forget about the first SPEA USA Social Event next Tuesday 2/10 at the IMU Bowling Alley.

SPEA Undergraduate Student Association

If you haven't already, don't forget to join their new Facebook group at:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Walk-ins Cancelled 2/3/2009

Walk-ins today, Tuesday, February 3, are cancelled. They will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 2, 2009

SPEA UPO Celebrates Black History Month

If you're in the building, stop by the Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office to see our display to celebrate Black History Month! During the month of February, the Undergraduate Programs Office is exhibiting photographs of prominent blacks involved in the arena of public and environmental affairs. Please visit our exhibit in SPEA 240 any day in February during regular business hours.

Walk-in hours for February 2-February 6

Walk-in hours this week are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Remember, you must have your advisement report with you before you sign in.

Bear in mind that walk-ins are for admitted students with brief, specific questions or students adding a minor. If you do not fit these criteria, please call 812-855-0635 to schedule an appointment. We are now booking about two weeks out.

If you need to talk about studying abroad, a walk-in is not appropriate for you. Please schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor and don't forget to visit the Office of Overseas Study.


Interested in some form of graduate study? Kaplan is offering free practice tests!

On February 21st Kaplan will be offering a campus-wide opportunity for students to take a free practice GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, and OAT administered under simulated testing conditions at the IU Kelly School of Business.

Kaplan’s Practice Test is a terrific opportunity for prospective business, graduate, law, medical and dental students to answer a critical question, "If I took the exam today, how would I score?"

Last year, tens of thousands of Kaplan Practice Test participants assessed their test-taking skills while learning valuable strategies to help them ace the real test. Since admission to LAW, BUSINESS, GRADUATE, MEDICAL and DENTAL school is fierce, a high exam score is crucial to the admissions process.

Kaplan would like to invite your students to participate in the Kaplan Practice Test Event taking place on your campus on February 21st. To register, students may call 1-800-KAP-TEST today or visit Kaplan online at
They may also contact Keely Davenport via email at

Also, Kaplan would like to inform all IU students that between now and the end of January, they are offering $100 OFF for any Kaplan Graduate Course.

Higher Scores Guaranteed!! Register at 1-800-KAP-TEST or