Opportunity for Language Enthusiasts

The Center for Language Technology (CeLT) and the Center for Language Excellence (CLE) are inviting you for an exciting online event for language learners—Language Learners Kickback. We plan to host this event regularly in future and we are excited to announce the first one! This event is open to both those who are enrolled in a language course and those who are simply interested in learning foreign/second languages.


Goals of the event:

·      to meet peers who have similar interest

·      to share language learning tips and experiences

·      to support and motivate each other

·      to get to know experts in language instruction

·      to form a community of language learners


The host is Decker Pope, an undergraduate student learning both French and Estonian here at IU. He has been a lab assistant at Center for Language Technology (CeLT) starting September 2019. He is also one of the organizers of this event.


The presenter of the first event is also Decker. We hope to have more students volunteer to present in future and please pay attention to the message to call for presenter for the next event


The guest speaker is Dr. Karolina Serafin. She is a senior lecturer and Director of Language Instruction of Italian in French and Italian Department. She designed, developed, and taught several online courses. Her passion is to find ways to keep students engaged and responsible for their own learning process even in an online environment. She will focus on strategies necessary for the students to become strong and independent online language learners. She will guide the students to discovering how to develop and foster the inner motivation and necessary persistence to succeed in online environment. The skills that learners acquire while taking online courses are often transferable to other professional areas and deemed necessary by the majority of employers. 



1.     Introduction: the goals of the event (3 minutes)

2.     Student Presentation: Introducing a tool for learning foreign language (8-10 minutes)

3.     Expert Presentation: Strategies for learning languages from an expert (10 minutes)

4.     Language trivia game and polls (5 minutes)

5.     Open Discussion on experiences of taking languages courses online during the COVID-19 time and potential topics/presenter for next month. (30 minutes)


Date: May 14th, Thursday, 2020

Time:  4-5 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting at https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/91977603179


How to connect: To ensure security of the meeting, it is required to log in with your Zoom account to access this meeting. For IU students, please log in from http://zoom.iu.edu/ .

Tech Support: If you have difficulty accessing the meeting, you can:

·           Join support room to talk with our event tech support staff: https://iu.zoom.us/j/93233441416 (no sign in is required)

·           Or call 812-855-0006 to talk with the event tech support staff

Department of Defense Research Opportunities


The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation. To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce.

WW Teaching Fellows

Many of students are facing unanticipated challenges during this uncertain time. Some graduating seniors are rethinking their plans or facing financial hurdles. Some recent graduates who are having to make some different choices now about their career paths.

For those with degrees in science or math, teaching might be a next step. Through the WW Teaching Fellowship, they can receive a $32,000 stipend, discounted tuition, and mentoring.

A few spots are still open at West Chester University, one of our partner universities, where WW Teaching Fellows complete a clinically based preparation program for STEM teachers that leads to a master’s degree. The program focuses on preparing teachers for success in high-need middle or high schools in the School District of Philadelphia.

All interested candidates should complete their applications by April 24. For questions about the application process or eligibility, candidates can reach out to Neema Ndiba at ndiba@woodrow.org. A digital brochure can be accessed here, in case you or your students would like to learn more about the WW Teaching Fellowship program.



University of Kentucky Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

The University of Kentucky is STILL accepting applications for our Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics for Fall 2020. 

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

§  Our Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics program is a professional degree program, which educates and prepares students to enter the workforce as working professionals

§  It is only the fifth such professional master’s degree in the field of forensics in the nation

§  No GRE requirement

§  This program has 2 concentration focuses:

o   Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry

o   Forensic/Analytical Genetics

§  The program curriculum contains two internships, which will provide our students with hand-on experiences necessary to exit the program and be competitive in the job market

§  Tuition for this program is assessed at a special tuition rate for all students (in- and out-of-state), which represents a significant savings for out-of-state students 

Please contact us if you have any questions: toxandcancerbio@uky.edu.


Emergency Meals Project for IU Students

In response the pandemic, IU Dining is collaborating with the Food Institute, the Campus Kitchen, the Food Project, GPSG, and others on an Emergency Meal Project:


The goal is to provide free meals via carry-out or delivery to IU students who are suffering from food insecurity. Students can request meals using the link above. ​

Also, the project is in need of money to pay for the food. Donations can be made at the link below.

https://foodinst.sitehost.iu.edu/ ​

Kelley Specialized Master’s Programs

The Kelley specialized master’s programs (MS in Finance and Information Systems) have reopened admissions to your students.

We have set aside additional funds to support fellowships and graduate assistantships for students who apply at this time. In addition, College + Kelley STEM fellowships are available to students, with a 3.5+ GPA, majoring in: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Human Biology, Mathematics, Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.

All students with at least a 3.2 GPA do not have to submit GRE/GMAT scores. To apply during this extended period, they may submit their IU standard application by the extended deadline (MSF: April 30th and MSIS: April 20th). No need to submit a transcript and for recommendations, they only need the name and email address of two recommenders.

The Kelley MS in Finance and MS in Information Systems are one-year degrees that train students to succeed in their respective fields and have fantastic outcomes. Over 97% of alumni receive a job offer in share this opportunity with impacted students. I’m happy to answer any questions I can!