For the past four years, the program ushered in by the Office of International Development and the Office of International Affairs at IUPUI has brought 25 young professionals from Africa to spend weeks at IUPUI before visiting Indiana University Bloomington. This year’s fellows were based at IUPUI from June 19 to July 5 and will be in Bloomington through July 27. Their U.S. tour finishes with a visit to Washington, D.C., where they will take part in networking and panel discussions with U.S. leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
The Global Jags Connect program brings together IUPUI international students with IU and IUPUI alumni, community organizations, and impactful IUPUI team members like those within the Office of the Vice Chancellor. As the 2019-20 academic year approaches, the Office of International Affairs is searching for families or individuals to become a part of this great initiative.
Global Jags encourages domestic hosts to introduce the student to life in Indianapolis and provide them with a personal experience of American culture. This could include going to sporting events, festivals or museums. You may invite your student to your home for a meal and introduce them to your traditions.
If you are interested in getting to know IUPUI’s scholars from abroad, sign up online.
Roll up your sleeve for the Staff Council summer blood drive
Summer is the toughest season for Indianapolis agencies to ensure patients have adequate blood supplies available. The IUPUI Staff Council rolled up their collective sleeves to organize a blood drive, which will take place July 17 in the Taylor Courtyard and the Medical Science Building Atrium. A bloodmobile will be parked near Taylor Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and donations will also be accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Medical Science Building.
Donors will receive a pair of flip-flops along with the satisfaction that their donation could save a life this summer.
Bring a photo ID. Don’t skip meals, and make sure you hydrate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A main goal for Center for Young Children instructors is to increase reading levels in their young pupils. The iPads and the support from PNC are expected to produce positive results. The teachers will share their early findings with Indianapolis-area preschool and early-childhood teachers at a mid-August conference that will take place at the Center for Young Children.
Grow Up Great is a $500 million bilingual initiative to prepare children, particularly underserved children, from birth to age 5 for success in school and in life.