IU to host several activities at the Indiana Black Expo 2016

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INDIANA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE Brandon Washington visits with youngsters at the IU booth during Indiana Black Expo's 2015 Summer Celebration. (Photo by IU Communication)

Indiana University representatives from all eight campuses will travel to Indianapolis this month to take part in Indiana Black Expo’s 46th annual Summer Celebration, which IU is also co-sponsoring.

“Indiana University is deeply committed to cultivating an environment that advocates inclusion and equity for all,” said James Wimbush, IU’s vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs and dean of the University Graduate School. “That commitment has been the driving force behind IU’s position at the forefront of diversity efforts in higher education as well as its long tradition of opening doors for underrepresented, underserved and minority groups. As part of this commitment, IU is once again a proud supporter of Indiana Black Expo.”

As part of the Summer Celebration, July 11 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, IU is sponsoring the event’s Education Conference and its Pacers Sports and Entertainment Corporate Luncheon and Awards Presentation. IU will also host numerous activities at the university’s booth throughout the celebration. IU representatives will be in booth 401 in Hall 1, near the Capitol Avenue entrance.

July 15 is Children’s Day and will feature mascots from all IU campuses. From 1 to 8 p.m., participants can meet and take pictures with IU mascots; enjoy activities from faculty, staff and students in the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI; see a demonstration from Michael Boyle, programmer at the IUPUI Advanced Visualization Lab; hear from IU Bloomington research scientist Garfield Warren on physics in everyday life; and learn about innovative research being done by University Information Technology Services’ Research Technologies Education, Outreach and Training.

July 16 is “U2IU” Day, which will feature information on all of IU’s campuses, including virtual tours, an IU Pep Rally, a three-minute 3-D movie and the opportunity to build a motorized, mini-robot called a Scribblebot.

July 17 is 21st Century Scholars Day. Current and potential students can learn about, sign up for and check their status in Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program, a statewide scholarship program for Indiana residents. Students and scholars can also speak with representatives about academics and student life and complete a virtual campus tour. An IU pep rally will also take place, and participants can again watch a three-minute 3-D movie and build a motorized, mini-robot called a Scribblebot.

A full schedule of IU activities during Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration is available online. Those interested may also RSVP to attend “U2IU” day or IU’s 21st Century Scholars Day. Those who do will receive an IU swag bag.

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