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Grad Student Announcements – April 9

April 9, 2010

1. WENDE Flicks – Latest from the Da-Da-R

2. Lord John Roper Visits IU

3. Freaked Out? – How to Prepare for the Job Search & Manage Stress

4. GPSO Announcements

5. Graduate Assistantship Opportunities 























1. WENDE Flicks – Latest from the Da-Da-R

 Join us for our second screening at our new location! This coming Sunday we will be screening the theatrical satire about life in the former East Germany immediately following the fall of the Wall. Our screening of Latest from the Da-Da-R begins at 7pm on Sunday, April 11, at the IU Fine Arts Auditorium, in room 015. The film is in the original German with English subtitles. As always, film screenings are open to the public and completely FREE!

About the film: Latest from the Da-Da-R (Letztes aus der DaDaer)

Germany, 1990, 86 min., color

Director: Jörg Foth

Cast: Steffen Mensching, Hans-Eckhardt Wenzel,

Irm Hermann, Christoph Hein, Gustav-Adolf Schur

Cinematography: Thomas Plenert

Screenplay: Steffen Mensching, Hans-Eckhardt Wenzel

In a series of cabaret pieces, Steffen Mensching and Hans-Eckardt Wenzel – highly acclaimed East German poets, songwriters and comedians – satirize East German life in the historic year after the Wall came down. The two clowns they play, Meh and Weh, are allowed to leave prison to sing for people outside. As they perform their pieces, however, the country sinks into rebellion, the prison is attacked and looted, and the people chase the clowns away. The title is a wordplay on the irreverent Dada art movement of the 1920s and the German acronym for East Germany – the DDR.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with special guests and experts in the fields of Germanic studies. Prof. Benjamin Robinson from the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University will be joined by Prof. Michel Chaouli, also from the Department of Germanic Studies at IU. We look forward to another exciting evening of film, history, and ideas!



2. Lord John Roper Visits IU

Lord John Roper on the European Union’s role in international affairs

Monday, April 12, 9:30 am


Lord John Roper presents the Lord Timothy Garden Memorial Lecture on International Financial Security

Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Moot Court Room of the School of Law

Lord John Roper – The EU view on security

Wed, April 14, 5:00 pm

Ballantine Hall 144

Lord Roper was educated at Oxford University and the University of Chicago, from which he received a doctorate in economics. He started his career as an economics lecturer at the University of Manchester in the UK. He then went into politics and was elected Member of Parliament for Farnworth.  He sat as a Labor Cooperative MP (1970-81) and for the Social Democratic Party from 1981 to 1983, when he was also the party’s Chief Whip. From 1990 to 1995, he was Director of the Institute for Security Studies of the West European Union.  Since 2000 he has been a Life peer as Baron Roper, of Thorney Island of the City of Westminster. He was the Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords until 2005, when he was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. Currently, he is Chairman of the European Union Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Development Staff as well as an active member of the House of Lords, where he heads the Committee on the European Union.



3. Freaked Out? – How to Prepare for the Job Search & Manage Stress

Wednesday, April 14

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Career Development Center, 625 N. Jordan Ave.

Registration required through your myIUcareers account.

Are you worried about finding a job? Does the job search stress you out? Come learn about useful job search resources and strategies, as well as ways to cope with common worries related to the job search.



4. GPSO Announcements

–  CMCL announcement

–  News From the SoFA Gallery

–  Call For Research Participants

–  Homeward Bound Volunteer Opportunity

–  2010-11 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity …

–  From the Native American Community Center

–  This Week From The BGSA

–  ARC Announcements

**These announcements and more can be found at the GPSO blog:


Graduate Appreciation Week:

Graduate Student Roller Skating- Graduate Appreciation Event

WHEN:  Wednesday (4/07) 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: Western Skateland, 930 W. 17th Street

WHAT: Meet up with other graduate and professional students for an evening of skating.  Kids are welcome!

PRICE: $4/person includes admission and skate rental. 

Graduate Student Conference Event: GPSO Travel Award Winner Presentations

Graduate Appreciation Event

WHEN: Friday (4/9) 2 pm-3:30 pm
WHERE: Herman B. Wells Library, room E 174 (Media Room)

WHAT: Come hear GPSO Travel Award Winners present on their research and provide advice about applying for travel grants. Light refreshments will be served. The University Graduate School Awards Ceremony will follow immediately in the Wells House.

University Graduate School Awards Ceremony- Graduate Appreciation Event

WHEN:  Friday (4/9) 4 pm- 6 pm

WHERE:  Wells House, 1321 E. 10th Street

WHAT: Celebrate graduate student achievement at the University Graduate School’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

GPSO’s Annual Grad Bash at Farm- Bloomington 

Graduation Appreciation Event   

WHEN:  Saturday (4/10) 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm

WHERE: Farm Bloomington, in the Root Cellar and the room above, 108 E. Kirkwood Avenue

WHAT: IUB graduate and professional students are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, free food, and more! This year GPSO is thrilled to present GRANT STREET SCANDAL in this intimate venue. Admission is FREE to IUB graduate and professional students. 

**Information on this event and more can be found at the GPSO website:  www.



5. Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University is recruiting two Graduate Assistants (GAs) for the 2010-2011 academic year.

In addition to a tuition waiver (12 credits per semester and 6 credits for summer), GAs receive a stipend of approximately $11,500 paid in ten installments during the academic year.  GAs are expected to work 20 hours per week.

To be eligible for the GA position applicants must be enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Sciences or in a formal joint-degree program between the COAS and another school during the 2010-2011 academic year.

The ideal candidates will be flexible, hard-working, with strong organizational skills and office-based work experience.  Familiarity with the peoples and regions of Central Eurasia is highly desirable. Competence with information technology is required, including familiarity with databases. Although each of the Center GAs holds primary responsibility for one area (Outreach, Web Design, Newsletter), we are searching for individuals who can assist in all three areas.

Web Design. This assistant will hold primary responsibility for maintaining the IAUNRC website at , and will also be responsible for maintaining the MS Access database of the Center’s substantial collection of cultural artifacts and multimedia resources.  Thus, at least one of our GAs must have significant expertise with information technology; preferably knowledge of HTML, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Flash, MySQL, Audacity (or other sound editing), and Access.

Newsletter. This assistant will hold primary responsibility for preparing two issues of the Center’s biannual newsletter and producing the podcast series.  This includes brainstorming topics, performing interviews, writing and/or coordinating the writing of articles, creating page layouts, and liaising with the Center’s publishing house.  A desire to work with a diverse range of people and excellent writing skills are essential.  The assistant responsible for the newsletter should have experience and familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Soundbooth.

Please note that IAUNRC’s ability to fund the positions is contingent on receipt of necessary funding from the US Department of Education.

Application materials are available at the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center in Goodbody Hall, 324, or may be obtained from our website,

Please direct any questions to Kasia Rydel-Johnston, IAUNRC Assistant Director: / 812-855-7319.

Completed application materials must be submitted to Kasia Rydel-Johnston (Goodbody Hall, 305) by 5:00 pm Friday, April 16, 2010.

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