Mark your calendar. Don’t Miss Law Day, Sept. 27, in the IMU!
Law Day is coming Tuesday, September 27, featuring a 100+ law school fair and panel discussion of law school deans! Law Day is the most important event of the year for prelaw students, even those not participating in the current applications cycle.
What is Law Day?
If you are considering law school, you won’t find a better opportunity to speak with representatives and learn about the admissions process from those who know it best. Law Day features one of the largest law fairs in the country, with an incredible 100+ schools attending! Don’t just wait and hope for law school admission and scholarship offers. Get the information you need before you apply!
Law Day is free and open to the public. Freshmen through alumni interested in law school are urged to attend.
Law Day Events:
- When: 9:00 AM–10:45 AM, Tuesday, Sept. 27
- Where: IMU, Whittenberger Auditorium
- What is it? A panel of law school admissions deans from leading law schools, including IU-Maurer, will take questions on how to distinguish yourself as a law school applicant. Attendees will learn what really matters and, just as important, what doesn’t work. This may be the most valuable admissions presentation you will have the chance to see. Come with questions. Leave with a huge advantage!
- When: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 27
- Where: IMU, Alumni Hall and Solarium
- What is it? Admissions representatives and students from 100+ law schools providing materials, information, souvenirs – even fee waivers. Come with a list of schools to visit and questions to ask. Navigate the venue and ask questions about popular programs, admissions requirements, financial aid and more. Participation saves lots of time otherwise spent contacting law schools, scheduling appointments and researching admissions criteria.
Dear Chemistry Students,
I’m very excited to announce that I will be premiering my new interactive music/science show The Sound of Molecules at WonderLab Museum of Science in Bloomington, Indiana this weekend (September 17-18). This show is based on the research and concerts I presented last year in which I converted the vibrations of atoms and molecules into sounds. The show at WonderLab will feature immersive surround-sound, stunning visuals, fun costumes, lasers, fire, and a few other special surprises.
There are four opportunities to see the show:
- Saturday, September 17, 11 am – 12 pm
- Saturday, September 17, 4 – 5 pm
- Sunday, September 18, 2 – 3 pm
- Sunday, September 18, 4 – 5 pm
The show is free with the cost of museum admission.
If you are interested, I hope to see you there!
All the best,
Greetings from Purdue’s Materials Engineering!
Purdue’s College of Engineering will host a recruiting event, called Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase. In this event, MSE will have two identical one-hour session on September 25 and 26 (Sunday and Monday).
You can also click this link for the event information: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Academics/Graduate/graduate-showcase .
This is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn about Purdue MSE and earn the application fee waiver. Please note: for students to earn the application waiver, they have to register for the Showcase before September 20th.
Start Your MCAT Prep NOW in the HPPLC MCAT Course!
Take the Course In Person or Virtually!
If you plan to take the MCAT in summer 2023 it’s important to start preparing now. Register for the Health Professions and Prelaw Center’s MCAT Prep Workshop to help you get started.
This year, students will have the choice of signing up for an in-person session (to be held on campus on Monday evenings) or a virtual session over Zoom (to be held on Wednesday evenings). We hope this flexibility will help meet the differing needs of IU students!
Emphasis in the course will be placed on critical thinking and independent reasoning skills, as well as test-taking strategies. The teachers of our workshop are all experienced college instructors, with expertise in their respective areas of MCAT preparation. Please see the teacher biographies below for more information.
The course is designed to help students prepare to take the MCAT in spring or summer 2023. It will run from the week of September 19, 2022 to March 29, 2023. Students register for either a Monday night in-person session or a Wednesday night Zoom session.
The course will begin the week of September 19, 2022. Registration has started and spaces are available. REGISTER HERE!
Please note: Unforeseen changes in the schedule, format, or delivery of the course could occur. Every effort will be made to deliver the course according to the syllabus schedule and provide advance notice to students of any necessary changes.
The approach of the course assumes that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, the core college coursework that covers the basic concepts that appear on the MCAT exam. The MCAT Prep Workshop focuses on further developing a student’s problem-solving and independent reasoning skills.
Not every student will need to enroll in a prep course in order to succeed on the MCAT. Whether you are enrolled in our MCAT Prep Course or not, you are welcome to meet with a premed advisor to discuss strategies for MCAT preparation. We want you to succeed!
WHEN: Monday evenings or Wednesday evenings, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (students have the option of registering for either session and attend only one night per week). Students have the choice of signing up for an in-person session to be held on campus on Monday evenings or a virtual session over Zoom to be held on Wednesday evenings.
FEE: $750.00 (does not include cost of books). The fee will be charged to your bursar’s account. Charges will be made to your IU Bursar account AFTER the first class meeting. Please thoroughly read the instructions regarding the withdrawal policy on the registration form.
TEXTS: Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2023-2024 (Published July 2022; available for purchase online). Books must be purchased separately, and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.
MCAT PRACTICE EXAMS: Students in the workshop will receive computerized versions of four official MCAT exams free of charge.
LOCATIONS: Monday session in Willkie C 111
Wednesday session via Zoom
HOW TO REGISTER: Want to sign up? REGISTER HERE! You will need to select whether you would like to attend the Monday in-person sessions or the Wednesday virtual sessions.
Please note: In order to continue to offer this course at low cost to IU students the withdrawal policy will be very strictly enforced. If you decide to cancel your registration you must do so in a timely manner according to the withdrawal policy stated on the authorization form so that another student can be allowed to register.
About our instructors:
PATRICK BLACKSTONE (Physics): I am a sixth-year graduate student in the IU physics department, doing research in the field of theoretical particle physics. I spend my research time writing code and reading papers, occasionally forcing myself to break and photosynthesize outside. I began tutoring in high school and have been teaching labs, discussion sections, and a full calculus course in the physics and math departments. Hobbies include playing mandolin, running, and the occasional standardized test.
LISA CONNOLLY (Psychology, Sociology and Statistical Reasoning): Dr. Lisa L. Connolly is a Professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Dr. Connolly completed a master’s degree in counseling and holds an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) license in the State of Indiana and has over 20 years of experience working with people with significant behavioral challenges. Moving into academia has allowed her to focus on her first love of teaching both in the classroom and at conferences at the local and national level. Her areas of research interest are in gerontology, youth work and marginalized populations of people.
RENEE KINNE (Biology): Renee received her B.S. in Genomic and Molecular Genetics with a minor in Bioethics from Michigan State University. She is currently in the Cell, Molecular, and Cancer Biology PhD program in the School of Medicine at IU. She was an instructor for Chemistry labs at MSU for 3 years and Human Physiology lab at IU since Fall 2021. She has worked in multiple different labs whose research focus spans from fetal cardiovascular development to agricultural genetic engineering. Her current research focuses on understanding the mechanism of the oncogenic co-activator EWS in prostate cancer and Ewing sarcoma.
TARA SELLEN (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills): Tara graduated from the University of Wisconsin, summa cum laude, double majoring in Political Science and Psychology. She is attending Indiana University, Maurer School of Law as a Bradley Fellow, finishing her J.D. degree. She has currently been clerking for the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western Division of Kentucky and is also an Articles Editor on the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality.
ZACHARY TAYLOR (Chemistry & Biochemistry): I have both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry, from Middle Tennessee State University. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Chemistry Department specializing in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. My current research is focused on the development of fluorescent and fluorogenic probes for investigating peptidoglycan biosynthesis. I have been tutoring/teaching undergraduate chemistry since 2014.
For more information please go to https://hpplc.indiana.edu/events-workshops/mcat-prep-workshop.html.
We are currently accepting applications from current undergraduate students to our Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M|CORE) free preview on-campus visit.
This year’s program will be held in person on November 7-9, 2022.
The M|CORE visit is an opportunity for students to preview the Michigan experience by connecting with our Department of Chemistry as part of a group of approximately 20 qualified prospective Chemistry graduate students.
Our M|CORE participants will:
- Travel to University of Michigan for two nights; travel, meals, and lodging included
- Meet faculty and current graduate students
- Hear research presentations by current chemistry grad students
- Tour our cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
- Get valuable advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application
For more details, please visit the program’s webpage at M|CORE Program | UM LSA Chemistry.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and applicants must be students with junior or senior status who will graduate no later than spring 2024. The selection process will pattern the eligibility guidelines for the Rackham Merit Fellowship program. The students can apply directly online; applications are currently being accepted. An optional information session for those interested in learning more about M-Core will be held on September 09, 2022 from 3-4 pm eastern time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the program or to request a Zoom link for the information session.
The Indiana LSAMP is excited to announce the 2022 Indiana LSAMP Annual Conference to be held in-person in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st, 2022. Join higher education administrators, Indiana LSAMP leaders, staff, faculty mentors, & undergraduate student researchers across the state to build partnerships and interact in engaging sessions celebrating this year’s conference theme Celebrating Curiosity: LSAMP Scholars’ Journeys through Connection, Purpose, and Change. All Indiana LSAMP research scholars, students, faculty, mentors, staff, administrators, and partners are welcome to attend.
Our two keynote speakers are Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and Dr. Timothy Raines, Director of The Multicultural Engineering Program at the Indiana Institute of Technology. This conference is FREE to attend. You can find more information about the conference including the link to register here: https://inlsamp.org/2022-annual-research-conference/.
Director of Health Professions and Prelaw Center and Premedical Advisor
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Indiana Memorial Union
New premed students at IU Bloomington should plan to attend this orientation meeting to find out the important steps you should take to prepare for a career as a physician. This meeting is intended for freshman premed students, or any student at IU Bloomington considering the possibility of preparing for medical school admission. We will discuss how to get the most out of your college education while preparing for medical school. Planning carefully from the beginning can enhance your chances for admission!
If you have class and need to come late, or leave early, that’s okay. We hope to see you there!
New Prelaw Student Orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Maurer Law School!
Considering law as a career? Whether you’re a freshman or just newly interested, New Prelaw Student Orientation will help you discover the resources and opportunities IU has toward considering legal careers and applying to law school.
- When: Tuesday, Sept. 6 @ 6:00 PM
- Where: Maurer Law School Moot Court Room (Baier Hall 123)
- Who Can Attend: Any IU student, alum or employee
- Greg Canada, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Maurer School of Law
Student Organization Presenters: