If you need to take an Indic proficiency exam for the Fall 2014 semester, please be aware that you will need to fill out the attached application. The exam will take place on Friday, August 22nd. The location of the exam will be individually provided to all applications upon receipt of their application.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union
Work-study session: 9-11 a.m.
Only students with Federal Work Study awards on their financial aid accounts can attend this morning session. Students will be required to present a copy of their Federal Work-Study Authorization Card (obtained through the Office of Student Financial Assistance) in order in order to gain admittance to this session.
Non work-study session: 1-3 p.m.
All IUB students are welcome to attend!
See message below from Economics Department Chair.
Dear fellow students of Economics:
As you know, IU Economics Department places the main emphasis of its curriculum on developing analytical and quantitative skills of our students. This is the reason IU Economics majors and Econ majors overall are highly valued by employers. In fact, Economics degree graduates consistently occupy top positions in the published rankings of monetary rewards across careers for undergraduate majors (above, by the way, Finance and most other Business majors). You should also note that having taken an econometrics class is the requirement that we hear most often from top-notch employers looking to fill full time as well as internship positions for economics majors. The arrival of Big Data and the technologies to process and analyze it has placed an even greater value on the analytical and quantitative skills of our students. These new demands and opportunities compelled the department to expand our curriculum in data analysis in the following ways:
- As of the academic year 2014-15, we are introducing a new class E 371, Introduction to Applied Econometrics. The class is intended for all economics majors who have taken E370 as well as a calculus class at the M119 level or higher.
- We plan to make E371 (or a higher level class E471) a requirement for all of our majors, possibly as soon as in 2015-16. While students who began their career at IUB before that academic year will not be required to take an econometrics course, the department strongly encourages them to do so to best prepare for the job market.
- Effective the fall semester 2014, we are elevating mathematical prerequisites for our existing Econometrics sequence E471-E472, by requiring Linear Algebra MATH-M303 and Multivariate Calculus MATH-M311. The goal of this change is to differentiate the technical demands between the 300- and 400- level classes, so as to better serve the needs of all of our students.
I hope that you will recognize these curricular changes as an opportunity to enhance your skills and will consider this information in your class schedule decisions for the fall and spring of the 2014-15 academic year. I strongly encourage you to consider enrolling in E371 or E471 in the upcoming fall semester. Fall schedule can be accessed hereby. Please be sure to discuss these options with your academic advisors. My colleagues and I would value your feedback.
Below is the link to info about a summer research fellowship at the FTC regarding technology and data governance issues:
Living in the Washington, DC area this summer? IU alumni want to meet you! The Washington, DC Chapter of the IU Alumni Association plans to host social, networking, and professional development events during the summer so that IU students and Washington, DC-area alumni can meet each other. If you are interested in being notified about these events, please send an email to email@example.com with: (1) your name; (2) an email address you will be using during the summer; (3) the approximate dates you will be in the DC area over the summer; and, if applicable, (4) the name of the organization where you will be working or interning over the summer.
As we approach the conclusion of the semester, please be aware of the FREE-DROP-IN Workshops available at Counseling and Psychological Services. Our workshops can help students address many of the issues that may bring them into counseling. You do not need to be a current client to attend the workshops.
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00- 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:00 p.m.
Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present, not the past or future. Use of mindfulness-based techniques is linked to reductions in anxiety, physical pain symptoms, and depression. This psycho-educational workshop will use graduated experiences and repeated practice to cultivate a greater capacity to focus mindfully on the present. These techniques can be an important component of stress management, allowing you to live your life with less turmoil. These workshops are FREE and we encourage you to attend as many as you wish.
SELF-CARE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (March 5-April 9)
Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, self-criticism, sleepless nights? If so, then you may not be managing your stress effectively. Some stress can help you perform better, but too much stress can lower your performance? Learn how self-care can help you stay at your peak. This FREE workshop will help you to identify and utilize self-care strategies. A different topic will be covered in each workshop. No need to register, just drop in for any or all of the sessions.
BODY ESTEEM BOOT CAMP: Thursdays 3:00-4:30 p.m. (February 27-April 10)
Do you often criticize your body? Do you often compare your body to the bodies of celebrities? Do you feel like your body image keeps you from getting close to others? Do you want to feel better about your body, yourself and your relationships? If YES, then Body Esteem Boot Camp is for YOU! Each week will cover a different topic. You are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.
ACE: Positive Academic Change and Exploration, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (March 17-April 21)
Do you feel like classes are moving too fast? Try a new PACE. This FREE workshop will help members to explore a positive academic attitude and address ways to overcome obstacles to personal academic success. This group will focus on assisting students in goal setting and strengthening of academic skills.
Please check our website for the most up-to-date group schedule. Find us on Facebook and follow the IU Health Center on Twitter for information on upcoming seminars, workshops, and events.