Friday, September 9, 2011

Call for Proposals: Teaching Diversity

The Asian Culture Center with funding support from the Felix Chen Memorial Fund and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education is calling for proposals from undergraduate or graduate students who arrange to teach a lesson in an MCCSC classroom that addresses:
  • Issues of our nation’s cultural diversity
  • The challenges of living in a democratic, pluralistic society
  • The ethnic history(ies) of our citizens; and/or problems of prejudice
  • Discrimination and/or stereotyping in our society
Funded proposals will be awarded $250 to reward the student and supervising teacher for their time and effort, and help pay for materials needed to develop and teach this lesson.  Two proposals will be awarded each academic year.  Proposals are due November 1st of each year.  The lesson must be taught within one calendar year after receiving the award.  Proposals should include a narrative statement (no more than 250 words) that includes the following:
  1. The location (school, grade level) where the lesson will be taught
  2. The topic and substance of the lesson
  3. The materials to be used in the lesson
  4. The learning activities and experiences to be conducted during the lesson
 In addition, a letter from the MCCSC teacher confirming his/her participation and indicating approximately when the lesson will be taught.  Proposals should be submitted to:

           Chair, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
           School of Education
           3204 W.W. Wright Building
           201 N. Rose Ave.
           Bloomington, IN 47405-1006

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Indiana University’s Little 500: Corean LegStrong

Students trickled back from the sandy beaches of Florida, slot machines of Las Vegas, cruises though the tropics, or where ever they have may resorted for Spring Break, in hopes to find some motivation to finish out the 2010-2011 academic school year. The next major celebration to take place is the Indiana University’s Annual Little 500.

The Little 500 (also known as the "Little Five"), is the annual bicycle race held annually at Bill Armstrong Stadium on the IU campus. The race was founded in 1951 by Howdy Wilcox Jr., who modeled the race after the Indianapolis 500. Racers compete in teams of four, racing relay-style for 200 laps (50 miles) along a quarter-mile (440 yards) cinder track. Thirty-three teams are selected in qualifications trials to compete in the main race. Money raised by the event goes towards a scholarship fund for working IU students.

This year, the team Corean LegStrong has been training and conditioning in preparation for qualifications. Corean LegStrong is a Little 500 bicycle team composed of four riders and one student coach. Members are all from South Korea. The team was formed just this year, and it will be their first time competing in Little 500.  If qualified, Corean LegStrong will be the second Asian team to be race in the Little 500.

Team members include:

Hae Young Oh –
senior, entrepreneurship
Jung Joon Choi -
junior - entrepreneurship
Kyung Jun Koh - sophomore, sports marketing & management
Dong Chul Lee - sophomore, management
Taesoo Kim -
senior – entrepreneurship

Qualifications take place Saturday, March 26, 2011 and the qualifying teams will then go on to compete in the 2011 Little 500 on Saturday, April 16, 2011.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Student Corner

Many students may, or may not, have noticed the recent construction on the West Apartments in the Southeast Neighborhood on IU’s Campus. The demolition of these apartments has not been a big deal around campus among students.  I lived in the Read Residence Hall during my freshman year here at IU and noticed that a majority of the residents in the West Apartments consisted of international students or graduate students. The demolition of the these apartments poses many issues.
With the university’s current shortage of housing for student living on-campus, what will be implemented to replace the West Apartments to either supplement for the housing that once was? Will the university add more housing which will replace the space that was demolished and also alleviate some of the shortage of on-campus housing for students?
Is this fair to students that could have potentially lived on-campus in these apartments by making them live off campus or finding alternative living arrangements? What would you  like to see be put in the place of where the West Apartments are located?  

                                                                                                          - Ian White