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[V. Tomlinson] Hi, I’m Victoria Tomlinson, your host for the November 11th edition of IUPUI’s The Spot.

The Spot congratulates Lilene French, the newly crowned Miss Black and Gold. Lilene received a $500 scholarship and will compete in the Alphi Phi Alpha Midwest Regional Convention. Good luck!

Jam the Jaguars Bus food drive is here now through November 24th! Last year IUPUI donated three tons of food to help over fifteen organizations. The Spot spoke with Maggie McFarlin to learn how you can contribute.

[M. McFarlin] Jam the Jaguar Bus is the annual IUPUI can food drive. Last year, we had our largest donation of three tons and filled three buses full of can foods to support the sixteen agencies. This year we’re hoping to beat that and we’d like to get three and a half tons.

We’ve kicked off and have departments all over campus raising canned foods as we speak and would love to get different student organizations and classes and any departments involved.

Jam the Bus is going on now through November 24th, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. To get more information visit our website at There’s also all sorts of information on the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is November 15th through the 21st.

[V. Tomlinson] IUPUI celebrates Native American Heritage during November. From pow-wows to bus trips there’s something for you to do. You can even learn hands-on tips and tricks of Native American bead-working on Thursday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30pm in Campus Center Room 305. To register for this event and to learn more about Native American Heritage month visit

The last day to withdraw with a grade of W or F is Tuesday, November 17th. You may only withdraw if you have signatures from both your instructor and advisor, and you must submit them in person to Campus Center Room 250. Withdraw forms can be picked up from your advisor or school.

Visit an inspiring place at this year’s Spirit and Place Festival, a project of IUPUI’s Polis Center designed to be a market place of ideas and an explosion of creativity! From now through November 15th, you can participate in one of many activities like \"How We Sanctify Space\" or watch the \"The Beams are Creaking\" a live play. For a complete listing of Spirit and Place Festival events visit

There are 45 different study abroad programs to choose from, and last year almost 400 students studied abroad in over 30 countries. This week in Student Voices we asked you which country you would choose to go to if you could only visit one. Here’s what you had to say.

[R. Alilel] I would most like to visit the most would be probably Egypt because it has a lot of our history over there, especially as African Americans, which we don’t know about, so I would definitely say Egypt.

[A. Allison] Australia because they have the coolest animals in the world.

[T. Harvey] Italy because I’ve wanted to go there since I was little.

[A. Nyirendah] If I could only visit one country, I would probably visit Brazil.

[J. Forester] The country I would wanna go visit; it would be Russia.

[A. Chambers] If I were to visit any country and only one country alone, I would chose Ireland.

[V. Tomlinson] The women’s soccer team claimed their first ever NCAA tournament bid. They won the Summit League Championship with a 4 to 1 win over South Dakota State.

The women’s basketball team faces Indiana University at 2pm on Sunday, November 15 in Bloomington. You can track their progress at

Good luck and go jags!

That’s it for The Spot this week. Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for the latest campus news and student activities at

I’m Victoria Tomlinson, and thanks for Spotting us!

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