Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Invitation to Participate in the Body Project

The Body Project is a peer-led interactive workshop that challenges unrealistic image expectations and promotes body acceptance activism at IU. During the workshop, participants talk about popular culture and media influences on society’s appearance ideals, body image and combating “fat-talk”. Research shows that participating in the Body Project workshops reduces body dissatisfaction, unhealthy dieting and eating disorder symptoms.

This program was first implemented with IU Greek women, but we’re now offering these trainings to all IU women. This great article can tell you more about our focus on body acceptance activism and our program’s efforts to challenge unrealistic appearance ideals while pursuing a healthy lifestyle. (You may have also seen our work during “Fat Talk Free Week” and “Celebrate EveryBODY Week”.)

Here’s what a few students said after attending the training:

“The Body Project was something I never thought would impact me so much. This program not only taught me how to educate women in my chapter here at IU, but it also taught me how to educate any woman that struggles with body image issues while also teaching me how to love myself more…This program can lift the confidence in any woman drastically. I think this program should be Campus Program of the year because this issue of body image is a lot bigger than what is perceived. The Body Project taught me many things about empowering women while also helping me learn how to empower myself.”               

“Attending the sessions last year as a new member transformed my perspective of my body.  Body image concerns constantly flooded my thoughts, just like most women, because of the expectations set.  The Body Project instills confidence and wipes body image insecurities by informing us on how the "Thin Ideal" is not attainable.  We are guided to take a step back and realize we need to forget these superficial standards and love our body for all of the amazing things it does for us.  The two-sessions of TBP inspired me to train to become a leader of the program...”


1)     Attend our 10 hour training to become a peer leader for the Body Project so you can co-lead this workshop for other IU women – Nov. 12 & 13, 12-5pm both days.

2)     Attend our 4 hour workshop as a participant in order to change the way you feel about your own body! - November 12 and 13, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. both days.

Apply here by November 4, and we will contact all applicants by email by Nov. 7 to let you know if your application has been accepted.

We hope you will share this opportunity with members of FSA. Please contact me, Chris Meno, with any questions ( or reach out at @BodyProjectIU (Twitter), @thebodyprojectIU (Instagram), and Indiana University Body Project (Facebook).


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Counseling Psychology Student Organization Workshop

The counseling psychology faculty and Professional Development Committee of the Counseling Psychology Student Organization will be hosting a workshop about applying to master's programs in counseling. Dr. Sue Whiston will be facilitating this workshop along with master's students to share their experiences. The workshop is scheduled for November 4th (Friday) from 1:00-2:00pm.  We have reserved School of Education Room 0034 (ground floor).  Please do sign-up for the workshop using this Doodle link (, so that we can ensure that we have a room big enough to accommodate everyone.

Please email Lei at if you have any questions!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Health, Professional, and Graduate school events for October

Please check out the upcoming events and mark your calendars!

Paying for Professional School: Monday, Oct 10 3:30 pm, Persimmon Room, IMU

David Owen of HPPLC will give a talk on funding and opportunities for Professional school.

Patrick George, Purdue Pharmacy School: Tuesday Oct 11 Small group meetings

Mr. George will hold small group meetings with students at 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:30 PM. To sign up for one, contact Amanda Posto, HPPLC, 812-855-1873.

Is a STEM Research Career Right for you?

Come bowling with researchers in mathematics, psychology, biology and chemistry: Wednesday Oct 12 5:30-7pm

For more information, contact:  Mary White Career Advisor Walter Center for Career Achievement

Find your Future: Healthcare Careers: Wednesday Oct 26 6-8pm Oak Room, IMU

Come learn from experts about many of the different options you have to work in the healthcare industry.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

STEM Research Event

Is a STEM Research Career Right for You?
Wednesday, October 12
5:30pm - 7pm
Indiana Memorial Union - Bowling and Billiards
Are you interested in a career in STEM research? Come bowling with researchers in Mathematics, Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry and hear their stories: the good, the bad, and the beautiful.
Speak one-on-one in an informal setting with graduate students, professors, and industry researchers in a fun night of career exploration.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

IU Public Safety Partners - Call Out Meeting

We’re looking for students interested in fields in law enforcement, emergency management and planning, and safety planning to be apart of this group and have a chance to build their resumes with some experience in public safety. 

We’re interested in students who may want to have social justice conversations with police and emergency planners and who may be interested in collaborating with other student groups to make these discussions available to other students. We’re also interested in students who may want to help improve how we communicate safety information to students, this includes international students.

The call out meeting will take place on October 11 at 6:30 PM in State Room East at the IMU.


CARE Project 2017

Call to Participate in the Community Awareness, Research, and Education (CARE) Project 2017!

Mental health issues affect all of us in some way: about one in every five adult Americans is living with mental illness. And only 41% of people who had a mental illness in the past year received professional health care or other services, while many wait years to seek help because of the stigma attached to mental health problems.
To break down these barriers and increase mental health literacy, the Indiana Counseling Association (ICA) and Porter-Starke Services offer the Community Awareness, Research, and Education (CARE) Project for Indiana middle school, high school, and college undergraduate students. The CARE Project is designed to raise mental health awareness among students and communities, and to increase student involvement in research and the science of mental health.

For this initiative, students design and present projects focused on mental health. Students study a mental health topic, conduct original research, and present their work. All participating students are invited to present at the Indiana Counseling Association Conference in Columbus, IN during April 2017 (date TBD). A total of 51 students participated in the CARE Project last year. At the ICA Conference, students presented posters of their work on topics such as the effects of stereotyping, lying, and conformity.
The benefits for participating are numerous. When students present their work at the ICA Conference, they see how their research contributes to the community of mental health providers. Conducting and presenting original research is also a great addition to college applications. Doing research as undergraduates can lead to students presenting their work at other research conferences. Through their CARE Project work, students learn about the mind and mental health, how people perceive mental health, the intersection of mental health and communities, and more.
For educators new to research, this initiative has developed a Resource Guide that contains assignments, a project timeline, lessons, example topics, and more. The Resource Guide is meant to be helpful, not required, and is free online at our website: Virtual meetings can be offered to orient new participants as well. No costs are associated with participating, except for transportation to the ICA Conference. All projects must be completed by April 1, 2017 to be included in the ICA Conference.
Join us for this fantastic opportunity to raise mental health awareness and enhance interest in the sciences and mental health fields! More information is available in the attached project overview. Sign up on our online contact page to receive updated conference information and learn more.


Inaugural Black Wom(b)en’s Wellness and Empowerment Summit

The Counseling Psychology Student Organization will be hosting The Inaugural Black Wom(b)en’s Wellness and Empowerment Summit on October 21st and 22nd, 2016.  This free event is focused on empowering and informing students, community members, scholars, and health practitioners.  
The Summit will kick off on Friday at 1pm with the IU Health and Career Fair and the Student Research Poster Session. For those interested in submitting a poster, there are detailed instructions in the program. You can submit an abstract for the poster session here: 

Register your attendance for the Summit today (space is limited!):