May 26, 2017

Opportunities

Riverside Trash Cleanup

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services (BNS) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) along with the Office of the Mayor and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) will conduct a neighborhood enhancement trash sweep in the Riverside community.

The sweep will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this time volunteers from city departments and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will walk block to block picking up trash in alleys, in the street and on private property. DPW crews will also be out to collect heavy trash items and illegally dumped materials.

Riverside Trash Cleanup
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Christ Missionary Baptist Church | 1001 Eugene St.
Pre-event Briefing: 8:45 am
Cleanup Area: 30th - Udell, Clifton - MLK


The People's Food Summit

Join the The People's Food Summit on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Riverside Park. The Food Summit will bring together the people of the City of Indianapolis and Marion County to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing problems of limited food access.

The Food Summit’s morning session will include an exploration of current and upcoming activities across Marion County that seek to improve food access. From county-wide activities like the communityINNOVATE Healthy Food Access Challenge to neighborhood community gardens, we will discuss the successes and challenges of these food access efforts. The Morning Session will be followed by a catered lunch provided by the Indy Food Council.

The Food Summit’s afternoon session will include strategic planning preparation be led by Purdue Extension-Marion County. The session will allow community members to organize themselves, based on their personal interests in the food system, by defined strategic topics. Each strategic working group will develop a vision, mission, objectives, and strategies to create a positive impact on Marion County’s food system. At the end of the summit, the working groups will have scheduled the subsequent three months to formulate a document addressing their strategic topic. By the end of the year, all strategic documents will be compiled to create a county-wide, community-based strategy for food access.

Register for The People's Food Summit here.


2017 Indiana Latino Health Summit

The Indiana Latino Institute will be hosting the 2017 Indiana Latino Health Summit on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis. We are excited to welcome health leaders to discuss Solutions that Work: Understanding the State of Latino Hoosier Health and the Impact of Diabetes, Obesity and Tobacco Use. Panelists and presenters will discuss initiatives their organizations have implemented to better serve the Latino community and decrease health disparities.

The summit will convene key stakeholders, including health care providers, organizations, and professionals to collaboratively address the inequalities the Latino population faces and to impact and improve the lives of our community. Together we will provide sustainable health promotion and disease prevention techniques to support systems change at a community, county, and state level.

Registration for this event is just $35. Register here.


2017 Indiana Health Workforce Collaborative: Transforming Health Workforce Education, Practice, and Policy

The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy and Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network are pleased to invite you to join us at the 2017 Indiana Health Workforce Collaborative: Transforming Health Workforce Education, Practice, and Policy. Held on Tuesday June 20, at the Indiana Government Center South, this exciting event will:

  • Engage a diverse group of key stakeholders in the discussion of emerging issues affecting the health workforce and health care delivery in Indiana
  • Facilitate discussion of strategies for strengthening Indiana’s health workforce and health professions education
  • Demonstrate cutting edge health workforce data resources and tools
  • Discuss health professions training, and the financing of that training, from the perspectives of education, labor, finance, and workforce diversity/distribution
  • Explore the implications of Governor Holcomb's pillars on Indiana's health workforce

Space is limited and filling up fast so please register today. You may find additional information regarding the agenda, speakers, and registration here.


Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes

The JCC of Indianapolis in conjunction with the Coalition for our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN) invite you to Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes. This event is an hour long simulation that allows participants to assume the identity and role of a refugee. Through the simulation you will be given the opportunity to learn what experiences a refugee is faced with once forced to flee their country. You will encounter seven stations meant to mimic the process a refugee would enounter. We hope that you walk away from this experience enlightented on refugee reality and what steps you can take to advocate or get in involved.

Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes
July 23 | 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Register here


IUPUI Mediation Training

The Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement and its partners are pleased to offer the following opportunities for late summer and fall, 2017:

  • Intergroup Dialogue on Social Class (fall 2017 based on participant availability)
  • Dialogue on Religion, Tradition and Spirituality – Or Not (fall 2017 based on participant availability)
  • IUPUI Mediation Training (Aug. 8 - 10, 8:30 – 5:00, and Aug. 11, 8:30 – Noon)

Intergroup Dialogue on Social Class

Full day Monday or Tuesday of Fall Break
Plus, five (5) ½ days in October/November to be determined based on participant availability

Why you should attend: Through dialogue, participants will explore group identity as it relates to social class, especially first-generation and under-resourced college students. Participants will increase their levels of understanding and relating to this student population and position themselves to better support their success.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16. To express your interest in participating, complete the survey. Initial online registration is required to express your interest in participating and to provide details about your social identity related to the dialogue topic and availability to participate during the fall, 2017 semester. You will be notified in late summer if you have been selected to participate. Participation in all full and half-day sessions of this dialogue series is expected.

Note: This dialogue is offered in support of the Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund Grant for “Reducing Social Class Barriers to Career Development Success.”

Dialogue on Religion, Tradition, and Spirituality – or Not
Eight half-days over four weeks during the fall, 2017 semester. Schedule to be determined based on participant availability.

Who should attend and why: This dialogue is open to staff, faculty, students and community members of any religion, tradition and spiritual practice or belief, as well as those who neither hold nor practice any form of religion or spiritual belief. It will appeal to individuals who have interest in participating in deep, meaningful yet often challenging and difficult conversations on the selected topic in a safe, supportive environment.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 23. To express your interest in participating, complete the survey. Initial online registration is required to express your interest in participating and to provide details about your social identity related to the dialogue topic and availability to participate during the fall, 2017 semester. You will be notified in late summer if you have been selected to participate. Participation in all full and half-day sessions of this dialogue series is expected.

Note: This dialogue is offered in support of the Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund Grant for “Pathways to Inclusivity through Dialogue”

IUPUI Mediation Training
The Office of Equal Opportunity is pleased to announce this year’s Mediation Training program. This course is designed to provide skills to mediate disputes and overcome communication challenges between individuals and among small groups. It is particularly beneficial to anyone involved in the dispute resolution process. Registration is open to the IUPUI campus and the general public.

  • What: Mediation Training 2017
  • When: August 8, 9, 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and August 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Where: IUPUI’s Hine Hall, President’s Room, 875 W. North Street, IP 224, Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Why: This course is designed to help participants:
    • Communicate more effectively
    • Acquire skills to mediate disputes
    • Overcome communication challenges between individuals and among small groups
    • Manage the dispute resolution process
    • Earn 20 HRCI recertification credit hours for PHR/SPHR certified human resources professionals.
  • How: Click here to register, cost is $150 (check, card and IU department account transfer accepted) and the fee includes textbook and instructional material, daily break service and lunch on Thursday, August 10.

This 3.5-day training includes:

  • Mediation process demonstration and overview
  • Instruction and step-by-step mediation process practice
  • Realistic role-plays to give participants practice in conducting mediation sessions
  • Discussion of the role, responsibilities, and characteristics of an effective mediator
  • Defining the mediator’s relationship with administrative offices
  • Exploring and practicing complex conflict situations and mediation challenges

Participants must attend all days to receive HRCI credit. No refunds or fee adjustments will be made for participants who attend only part of the training.

Additional information:
Material: The Mediator’s Handbook, 4th Ed., by Jennifer Beer and Caroline Packard and all instructional material is provided
Food and beverage: Morning and afternoon break service is provided. Lunch will be provided on Thursday, August 10.
Short lunch breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday are on your own. Click here for information about campus food options.
Campus:  Interactive campus map
Parking: Parking is available at Hine Hall, visit the Parking Services web site for a list of parking options and costs.
Shuttle service: Free shuttles can you around the IUPUI campus, visit the real-time shuttle map for routes and pick-up times
Hotels: Several reasonably-priced hotels are located near the IUPUI campus. Visit the Office of Campus Visits for lodging information.

Questions? Contact OEO: affaindy@iupui.edu | 317-274-2306


IUPUI Open Access Publishing Funds Available for Faculty Authors

Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016?

Most of these articles required an article processing charge (APC) after peer review and acceptance and most were supported by research grants. Not every author, however, has access to grant funding. This means that sometimes an author finds a reputable OA journal that is a good fit for their article, but (without grant funds) they simply cannot afford the fee.

If you have ever wanted to publish in PLOS, BioMed Central, SAGE Open, or in any OA journal indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), but you did not have a grant to help, you will be glad to know that University Library administers a campus-supported fund to assist authors.

The IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, open access journals. Open access journals provide free access to peer-reviewed scholarship and can be read by students, professionals, scholars, and the public at no cost. To recover the cost of publication, some (but not most) OA journals require payment from the author or the author’s institution after peer-review, but before final publication.

By supporting publishing in trusted OA journals, the fund addressed changes in scholarly communications while increasing the impact of and access to scholarship created by IUPUI faculty. If you are an IUPUI faculty member and you need support for a submission to a journal indexed in the DOAJ, you can learn more about the fund and apply for support for your unpublished article on the library’s website.



Crimson Card

Launching this spring, CrimsonCard is the new official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses. It will provide access to essential university services, including printing, meal plans, libraries, and recreational sports facilities, as well as secure entry to campus buildings and residence halls.

Learn more about the Crimson Card here.

Services and Resources Available from the Library

Rachel Hinrichs, Health Sciences Librarian at the IUPUI University Library, has updated services and resources available to FSPH faculty and staff.

Do your students need help with research or evidence based practice?
Ms. Hinrichs can teach classes or develop tutorials on advanced database searching, evidence based practice, source evaluation, and citation management.

Do you teach on Canvas?
Please add Ms. Hinrichs as the librarian for your course. She can answer your students’ questions about research, and embed subject and course-specific resources directly into the course site.