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WEST Announcements, June 17

June 17, 2010

1. Event: Midsummer Night at the IU Art Museum, June 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

2.Conference: Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the FU Berlin organizes a Winter Method School on CONTENT AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

3.IU Job/GAship: Coordinator, ROTC Strategic Languages and Cultures Program, Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and CEUS

4.New Fall Course: Multidisciplinary Seminar on Issues and Approaches in Global Studies

1. Midsummer Night at the Art Museum
Thomas T. Solley Atrium
From Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night, Midsummer Night (or the summer solstice long has inspired artists, who are attracted to its associations with ancient rituals, lovers’ escapades, and nature’s bounty. Celebrate the shortest night of the year during a special evening reception at the IU Art Museum. All three permanent collection galleries will be open, with works on display that evoke the spirit of the Midsummer Night. Enjoy live music by local acoustic avant-garde jazz group Üt Haus, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar in the museum’s atrium.This event is sponsored by the IU West European Studies Center and the IU Art Museum’s Arc Fund.

2.The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the FU Berlin organizes a Winter Method School on CONTENT AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, methods often used in public sphere research. If you are interested in participating: Send us your application before 15 August 2010!

You can find the call for applications below. More information can be found on the website:

3. Viewing Job: 9414/Coordinator, ROTC Strategic Languages and Cultures Program, Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and CEUS

*Job ID: 9414
*Job Title: Coordinator, ROTC Strategic Languages and Cultures Program, Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and CEUS
Organization Name: Slavic Languages and Literatures
No of Openings: 1
*Hours per week  : 15-20 hours per week
Additional hours per week information:
*Wage/Salary  : GA-ship
Employment Start Date: June 2010
Employment End Date: August 2011
Supervisor: A. Stern-Gottschalk
*Job Description: The ROTC Strategic Language and Culture Program (SLCP) at Indiana University—Bloomington is seeking a Graduate Assistant to serve as Coordinator for the program. The person selected for this position would begin as soon as possible but no later than August 2010. The Coordinator serves as the general coordinator for the project funded by a grant from the Institute of International Education under the Department of Defense’s National Security Education Program. The position is part-time over a 12-month period, with greatest activity between March and August. The SLCP Coordinator works with and reports to the principal investigator (PI) of the project and coordinates with her on policy issues. The Coordinator serves as the main point of contact for interested ROTC cadets from around the country, both during the application process (January-May) and the running of the language courses for nine weeks in the summer (early June through early August). During the selection process, the Coordinator should be available to respond to phone and email inquiries about the SLCP and will take a lead role as a member of the selection committee. While not needed on campus 8 hours per day during the summer program, the Coordinator needs to be available daily to meet with students and instructors as well as coordinate programming with the director of the Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages. The Coordinator is also responsible for working with the PI on weekly guest speakers on cultural and political topics specifically for the ROTC cadets. While most of the burden during the actual summer program falls on the PI and language instructors, the Coordinator needs to handle administrative problems from time to time. At the end of the summer, the Coordinator is responsible for collecting course evaluations from the students and will assist the SLCP PI in preparing periodic progress reports throughout the year. During the August-May period, the Coordinator will have occasional duties related to sending money to ROTC cadets who are continuing their language studies and receiving confirmation of their language course participation in the fall and winter semesters. A part-time assistant aids the Coordinator with administrative tasks.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for graduate assistantship.
*Application Method: Allow online applications & be emailed as they arrive – Recommended
Application Details: Please send a cover letter, contact information for two references, and CV to Dr. Ariann Stern-Gottschalk, principal investigator, (, 502 Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405). Review of applications will begin June 15, 2010. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer. The University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Contact Information:
First Name: Ari
Last Name: Stern-Gottschalk
Address Line 1: IU, Slavic Lang & Lit Dept
Address Line 2: Ballantine Hall 502
City: Bloomington
State: IN
Zip: 47405
Country: United States
*Phone: 812-855-1648

4. Fall Semester 2010 – Multidisciplinary Seminar on Issues and Approaches in Global Studies

Course GRAD-I701 Multidisciplinary Seminar on Issues Approaches in Global Studies

Fall Semester 2010 — Section 19161

Seminar Room, 201 N. Indiana Ave.

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

*NOTE: This course will fulfill a requirement for the Global Studies Ph.D. Minor.

The overall goal of this seminar is to help graduate students generate a global research framework that incorporates various disciplinary perspectives and complements and strengthens their own disciplinary and regionally specific academic interests.  It is designed to stimulate students to think critically about a broad range of theoretical and methodological issues involved in transnational research, including research ethics, qualitative and quantitative approaches, the intersections of global and local, research design from different disciplinary perspectives, as well as the exploration and unpacking of definitions and assumptions that impact global scholarship.  A number of presentations will be made by guest lecturers familiar with international/global research. One of the goals of the seminar is to create a “community of young scholars” and as such there is a strong emphasis on attending regularly, participating actively, and presenting critical evaluations in a scholarly manner.

Graduate students from a wide range of disciplines and professional schools, including those who are working on preliminary dissertation research designs, will benefit from this seminar. Students will be required to present a critical evaluation of a Ph.D. dissertation of their choice (presumably on a topic relevant to their own research interests), compile an annotated bibliography on a global issue, and develop, as well assess, a preliminary research design.

We are also pleased to announce that all research designs submitted by students enrolled in this seminar are automatically entered into a competition for roundtrip airfare to your research site and a $1000.00 travel stipend to conduct international preliminary research. This competition is specifically reserved for students in this seminar and is not open to other students.

If you are interested in learning more about this seminar, contact:

Hilary E. Kahn, Associate Director

Center for the Study of Global Change

201 N. Indiana Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47408-4001

Phone: 855- 5545


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