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Updated: November 20, 2012 10:46AM



Let Indiana University Northwest in Gary be your community resource, from educational open houses to enlightening discussions and programs.

Admissions night at University Center in Portage: IUN will host an admissions and financial aid night from 4-7 Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the new University Center, 6260 Central Ave., Portage.

Admissions counselors will meet with prospective students in IUN’s computer lab.

On-site admission will be available with a $35 application fee. Applicants should bring official high school or college transcripts and SAT or ACT scores, if they are less than one year out of high school. Guests can submit their admission applications online using IUN computers.

Financial aid information sessions will be offered at 4 and 6. Tours of the center will take place all evening.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Kathy Spicer at 980-6848 or knspicer@iun.edu.

Big One-Dollar Book Sale: The IUN Anthropology Club’s Big One-Dollar Book Sale returns from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, through Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Moraine Student Center.

The books span all genres and varieties, including popular fiction, literature, nonfiction, specialty titles and many used textbooks. All books will cost $1. Book donations also will be accepted.

Proceeds support Anthropology Club scholarships, academic achievement awards and club-sponsored events.

For more information, contact Robert Mucci at 980-6607 or rmucci@iun.edu.

Fall Convocation: IUN’s annual Fall Convocation is planned Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday Oct. 26.

At 4 p.m. Oct. 25 in Bergland Auditorium, Eric Foner will present a lecture centered on his book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” which offers a history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery.

At 9 a.m. Oct. 26, attendees can view the film “First Generation,” produced and directed by Adam and Jaye Fenderson, in Bergland Auditorium. It is the story of four teens with aspirations of breaking out of poverty and changing their families and communities by pursuing a college education.

After the screening, Zebulun Davenport, vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will lead a discussion and present his research on first-generation college students. Davenport is one of three co-authors of the book “First-Generation College Students: Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement.”

For more information, contact Cynthia O’Dell at 980-6509 or codell@iun.edu.

Forum on public transportation: The IUN Office of Diversity Programming will conduct a forum on local public transportation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Bergland Auditorium.

Guests include Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who will speak about the history of public transportation in the area, current resources and future plans. Other panel members will include an IUN student, officials from the Regional Bus Authority, the Regional Transportation Authority, and Everybody Counts, a local advocacy group for the disabled.

Keith Kirkpatrick of Leadership Northwest Indiana and Lakeshore Television will moderate.

After the forum, panelists will take questions from the audience, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact James Wallace at 980-6601 or jamewall@iun.edu.



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