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Current Top Stories from JagNews

1. Research and clinical trials

2. Be inspired for finals - Girl Rising

3. Join the 2015 homecoming committee!

4. Now accepting nominations for new SACNAS chapter

5. Spring book club!

6. Want free information on grad school admissions?

7. IU Simon Cancer Center seeks abstracts for Cancer Research Day

8. Student organization cube applications

9. Campus Center summer hours

10. Come join us for the 2014 Senior Send Off!

11. The Education of Auma Obama

12. Jagtag Office: Discounted tickets and more

13. Brown Bag International Speaker Series

14. China Culture Hour and End of the Year Celebration

15. Culture Hours for 2014 - 2015

16. Jagapalooza 2014

17. Volunteer at Jagapalooza 2014

18. University Library website survey

19. Looking for internship opportunities?

20. Baseball speaker event - free dinner and Indians game

21. University Library extended hours: free coffee & hot chocolate!

22. Parking permit summer sessions

23. Free HIV/STD testing

24. Hoopapalooza 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

25. 50 things to do before you graduate

1. Research and clinical trials

Interested in participating in a clinical trial at IUPUI? Browse a wide selection of trials through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute clinical research studies site below.


2. Be inspired for finals - Girl Rising

Need inspiration while studying for finals? Join us for an encore presentation of the film Girl Rising and see the stories of 9 courageous girls who struggle against great odds just to go to school. The film gives voice to this powerful truth: educating girls can transform families, communities, countries and eventually the world. Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater. Sponsored by the Office for Women, the Common Theme Project and the Office of International Affairs.


3. Join the 2015 homecoming committee!

Applications are now available for the 2015 Homecoming Committee! As a member of the Homecoming Committee you have an opportunity to:
Assist with the development of large scale programming, build pride in being an IUPUI Jaguar, be a part of the tradition, network with students, faculty and staff, develop leadership skills, and have an impact on campus. Visit the link below to apply! Applications will be accepted through the end of the semester or until the committee is full.


4. Now accepting nominations for new SACNAS chapter

Now accepting nominations to be (Co) Advisor of a new SACNAS Chapter. SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science — from college students to professionals — to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. Applications are due April 25 to Please submit a statement of the characteristics that will make the applicant a great advisor and why/how this person will show commitment to the SACNAS Chapter.


5. Spring book club!

The final book club meeting of the Spring semester will meet the week *after* finals, on Friday, May 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m., to discuss Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize winning "The Magnificent Ambersons." This story centers on the rise and fall of a prominent Hoosier family through the experiences of their spoiled son, George Amberson. At the same time, this story reveals how the city of Indianapolis has become what it is today. Send your RSVP to Meagan Lacy at


6. Want free information on grad school admissions?

Join IUPUI Graduate Office for “Accelerate Acceptance: The Secrets to Graduate Admissions Speed Sessions." Admission experts will move from table to table every 6 to 8 minutes as they offer tips on applying to graduate school. Topics include personal statements, letters of recommendation, test prep, CV prep and more. Thursday, June 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis. More information and registration at the link.


7. IU Simon Cancer Center seeks abstracts for Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center currently is accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at Cancer Research Day, which is Thursday, May 29. Visit the link below for more details and to submit an abstract. The deadline has been extended to April 30. This annual event aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.


8. Student organization cube applications

Applications for desk space in the Student Organization Cube are available for the 2014-2015 academic year. If your organization would like to be considered for a desk space, please complete and submit an application by April 25.


9. Campus Center summer hours

The Campus Center will switch to a reduced-hours schedule for the summer beginning on Tuesday, May 13. These hours encompass all service locations in the Campus Center. Summer hours are as follows:
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Campus Center will be closed on the following upcoming holidays: Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) and Friday, July 4 (Independence Day).


10. Come join us for the 2014 Senior Send Off!

Congratulations graduates!
Come celebrate your upcoming graduation on Thursday, May 1, at the first annual Senior Send Off sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations, the Central Indiana Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association and the SOAR. The sendoff will take place at Fountain Square-Action and Atomic Duckpin Bowling. Your registration cost covers shoe rental and bowling games for the night, catered appetizers, and a special Class of 2014 pint glass.


11. The Education of Auma Obama

Come to the screening and discussion of "The Education of Auma Obama: A Film by Branwen Okpako" on April 23 at 6 p.m. It will be held in the Lilly Auditorium at the IUPUI University Library. Admission is free and there will be light refreshments to follow.


12. Jagtag Office: Discounted tickets and more

The Jagtag Office officially has discounted Kings Island tickets for $34.99 and Cedar Point discounted tickets available for $46. Holiday World discounted tickets will be available soon! Also available are a variety of $25 gift cards to Walmart, Kroger, Amazon, Target, Meijer, Kohls, Best Buy, CVS and more! All of these can make great graduation, birthday and retirement gifts! The Jagtag Office accepts all forms of payment including Jagtag.


13. Brown Bag International Speaker Series

A Visit to Hong Kong University: A field report by Prof. Eric Meslin of the IU Center for Bioethics
Where: IUPUI Education & Social Work building, Rm 2132
When: Friday, May 9, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Professor Meslin will outline potential IU collaborations with Hong Kong University in the fields of bioethics, medicine and law. He will also share an update on his presentations given in Hong Kong:
“Data Sharing in Health and Science: Something to Fear or Embrace?”
“Mapping the Science Policy Valley of Death”
All are welcome and feel free to bring your lunch. Hosted by the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.


14. China Culture Hour and End of the Year Celebration

Please join us for China Culture Hour on Friday, April 25. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about China, meet people, and make new friends. Please note that this will be our last event for the academic year. We will also be having our End of the Year Celebration. It is the time of the year to celebrate the accomplishments I-Club had! The event will be held in the Campus Center CE 309 from 4:30 p.m. and onwards. Feel free to invite your friends and significant others!


15. Culture Hours for 2014 - 2015

IUPUI International Club hosts Culture Hours on almost every Friday in Fall & Spring semester. If you or your organization would like to present the Culture Hour during the next academic year, i.e. 2014-2015, please complete the survey. If you have any questions, email us at


16. Jagapalooza 2014

Join your fellow students for games, inflatable activities, and live entertainment. There will be lots of food and giveaways so this beach-themed event is sure to be a fun way to celebrate the end of the semester! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at Jagapalooza 2014 is on May 2 at Carroll Stadium from 4 to 9 p.m.


17. Volunteer at Jagapalooza 2014

As the semester comes to an end, that means Jagapalooza is almost here! Jagapalooza is a spring celebration held on May 2 for students and the entire IUPUI community. Jagapalooza features a variety of games, inflatable activities, and live entertainment being hosted in Carroll Stadium. The theme this year is the beach! We are looking for volunteers to help make Jagapalooza 2014 a success! Visit the link to find more information about Jagapalooza and to access the volunteer registration form.


18. University Library website survey

What do you think of the University Library website? Is it easy or difficult to use? Please let us know what you think of the website! Take a few minutes to complete an online survey. Your response will help the University Library improve its website. Access the survey through the link below.


19. Looking for internship opportunities?

Join the Neal-Marshall Indianapolis Alumni Chapter and UPnGO for a power lunch focusing on "The Value of Connecting with Mentors & Alumni through Internships." All students looking for internship opportunities in communications, event planning, fundraising development, entrepreneurship, and more are highly encouraged to attend! This event will take place on Friday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in CE 409. Free lunch will be provided. RSVP to


20. Baseball speaker event - free dinner and Indians game

Come learn how to play baseball this Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at softball field #4 right off New York Street. A former professional baseball player will be coming to teach students how to play the game, share his stories of his career, and of his faith as a Christian. We will cook hot dogs and hamburgers at 5 p.m. and then go to the Indians game at 7 p.m. Open to all international students. Please RSVP to if you are coming.

21. University Library extended hours: free coffee & hot chocolate!

From Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 8, University Library will remain open to IUPUI students until 2 a.m. Refreshments will be served nightly, including coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, while supplies last! Refreshments will be served on the second floor, across from the Service and Information Desk on:
Sunday, May 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Monday, May 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Thursday, May 8 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Students must bring their JagTag in order to remain or enter the library.


22. Parking permit summer sessions

Just a quick reminder: Parking permits for the summer session will go on sale Monday, April 28. Employee permits go on sale Monday, June 2.


23. Free HIV/STD testing

Do you want to get tested for free? Free HIV/STD testing is held once a month on a Thursday on the IUPUI campus. The LAST testing of the Spring semester will be May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Campus Center 148. Testing is free, safe and confidential and conducted by the Bellflower Clinic and the Damien Center. Tests include HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea. No appointment necessary. For more information, please call 317-274-WELL.


24. Hoopapalooza 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Love basketball? Register your team for the inaugural Hoopapalooza 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on May 2 in The Jungle. Each team of 3-4 players is guaranteed to play 3 games. Tournament play begins at 4 p.m. and the championship game begins at 9 p.m. The team fee is $50 a team. Register now!


25. 50 things to do before you graduate

Have you done everything you need to do before you graduate from IUPUI? Follow #50thingsIUPUI on social media now and watch for a new thing to add to your to-do list each week. Post a pic corresponding to that week's activity, use the hashtag and you could win a gift card to the Barnes & Noble @IUPUI Bookstore -- 50 winners in all! Follow @IUPUI on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for details. The week of April 21: Celebrate Earth Month!


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