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IUN spring schedule available online

Updated: December 19, 2012 11:57AM



Registration for the spring 2013 semester is under way at Indiana University Northwest, but don’t look for a paper schedule of classes.

The schedule is available online only at schedule.iun.edu.

This website is updated daily with current enrollment counts, and the advanced search option allows students to search for classes by day and time, delivery method and instructor.

Registration is open until Jan. 12.

For registration assistance, call the Registration Helpline at 980-6815 or visit the Office of the Registrar in Hawthorn Hall, Room 109.

Science Olympiad Mini-clinic: To kick off the upcoming Science Olympiad season, IUN will host the fourth annual Science Olympiad Mini-clinic, a training session for students and coaches, from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Savannah Gym.

The event will serve as an introduction for those wishing to participate in the 2013 Science Olympiad, which takes place in February. Attendees will learn interesting science facts and experience hands-on activities related to up to 16 Science Olympiad events.

Science Olympiad tournaments are designed to emphasize problem-solving aspects of science and the understanding of scientific concepts, develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students, and demonstrate that students can perform at levels that surpass expectations even of practicing scientists and engineers.

Registration is required for the mini-clinic at tinyurl.com/MiniClinicNov17.

FIRST Lego League Tournament: IUN will host the sixth annual FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament, the state’s third largest, from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Savannah Gym.

The annual event encourages young students to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

The public is invited to watch the young scientists at work.

At least 32 teams, most from Lake County, will compete at IUN. Each team will compete for a chance to advance to the Indiana Championship Tournament in Fort Wayne in December.

FIRST Lego League is an international competition in which teams of elementary and middle school students work as a team to program an NXT Lego robot. The two-part challenge is based on a real-world topic.

Teams of up to 10 children, with one adult coach, participate in the challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field and developing a solution to a problem they have identified.

The theme for this year’s tournament is “Senior Solutions.” Students will learn about how to maintain a good quality of life for seniors and assist them in solving problems seniors may encounter in their day-to-day living.

For more information, visit www.iun.edu/~fll/, or contact Linda Wozniewski at 980-6637 or lwoz@iun.edu.

RedHawk Speech Forum: Hear original speeches on social and cultural issues from IUN students at the upcoming Fall Speech Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, in Raintree Hall, Room 102.

Each semester, IUN students enrolled in public-speaking classes compete by delivering speeches on a wide variety of cultural and social issues.

The student speakers are responsible for selecting their own topics, based on personal interests.

Speeches must be five to seven minutes in length or the speaker risks disqualification.

A panel of judges chosen from the university and the community score the speeches, and the top three students receive plaques.

A reception with refreshments will follow the presentations.

For more information, contact lecturer Alicia Wright at 980-6595 or alicwrig@iun.edu.



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