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[M. Mosbey] Hi, Iím Mitch Mosbey, your host for the September 15th edition of IUPUIís The Spot.

Do you have plans for this yearís fall break? If not, you can earn volunteer hours while taking a trip to Nashville, Tennessee. This yearís fall alternative break will be October 15th through the 18th. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24, and are accepted on a first come first serve basis. For more information and to apply, visit csl.iupui.edu/OCS.

If youíve thought about graduate school and want more information, then you do not want to miss the IUPUI Graduate School Expo on Wednesday, September 29th. The event will take place throughout the Campus Center from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Spot spoke with Graduate Office Curriculum Specialist, Beth Young for the details.

[B. Young] The IUPUI Graduate Expo is a showcase of all of our IUPUI graduate programs that we have on campus; we have over seventy, as well as different universities are coming to join us as well from across the nation to showcase their graduate programs.

Weíre also having break-out sessions for students that includes an IUPUI Graduate Expo panel, which has our own IUPUI graduate students coming to share with other students interested in grad education about their experience here.

Also joining us will be ETS, the Educational Testing Service, and they handle the GRE. There are some changes coming in 2011 for the GRE, so students that are thinking about graduate education can come to the break-out session and learn more about those changes and whatís going to happen and how that affects them.

Thereís actually many schools joining us from around the nation, a couple of them are Columbia University in New York; their school of journalism is joining us, UC Davis out in California, as well as University of the Pacific. We also have our own Butler, U. of I., University of Notre Dame is joining us.

If they go to our main IUPUI website and type in IUPUI Graduate Expo into the search box, it will take you to our main page, which we also have pre-registration available, and all students that pre-register receive a free messenger bag filled with extra graduate information.

[M. Mosbey] Register now for the Graduate School Expo at iupui.edu/~gradoff.

The Regatta is finally here. The 96 teams will race on September 25th on the Canal, and they need YOU to cheer them on. In addition to the race on the Canal, Regatta events include; live bands, ten food vendors, carnival games, and more. Donít miss the IUPUI Regatta event that made the ďBest BetĒ list in the September 2010 issue of Indianapolis Monthly.

Discover more about IT at IUPUI by attending TechFest on Wednesday, September 22nd. Stop by the lobby of the IT building between 10 and 4 to learn the latest in technology and to explore the resources available to you. We spoke with Misty Wick for more information.

[M .Wick] TechFest provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come learn more about all that is offered at IU and IUPUI regarding their technology, so whether itís student services or support, whether itís research technology and teaching and learning. We want all of the campus community to come out and check out what TechFest is all about.

Sure, weíll have vendors here that will be showcasing the technology that we partner with them to provide to students, such as Dell discounts and Apple discounts, At&t, how the network works with our folks in Matrix Integration; their our premier sponsor of the event. The come and showcase how students get the things that they need.

Nope, students donít need to sign-up. Just come by anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the 22nd in the IT building, and enjoy; free goodies and t-shirts and food and all that good stuff. You can go online and visit us at techfest.iu.edu.

[M. Mosbey] From noon on Monday, September 13th to noon on Wednesday, September 15th, the ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha hula hooped for hope. This 48 hour event raised money for Special Olympics Indiana and demonstrated support of the amazing Indiana athletes.

Thatís it for The Spot this week. Be sure to tune in on September 29th for the latest campus news and student activities at jagtv.iupui.edu.

Iím Mitch Mosbey, and thanks for Spotting us!

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