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Plenty of events on tap at IUN in April

Updated: May 6, 2013 6:10AM



April is a big month for Indiana University Northwest, with highly anticipated annual events of interest in the fields of business, social work and medicine.

Medical School admissions conference: Current pre-med students looking to apply to medical school, as well as high school students with aspirations of one day becoming a doctor, will benefit from the Medical School Admissions Conference at the Indiana University School of Medicine–Northwest. The conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building.

Attendees will: Tour the IUSM-NW facilities; learn how to increase your chances of being accepted to the IUSM; speak with current students; and learn about scholarship opportunities at IU Northwest that help to defray the cost of tuition for pre-med students.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For information, or to RSVP, call 980-6504 or visit www.iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu.

Business speakers luncheon: On Thursday, April 25, the School of Business and Economics and the IU Northwest Business Alliance will welcome Garrison Wynn as the speaker for the 2013 Business Speakers Series Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza in Merrillville. Doors open at 11 a.m. in the Grand Metropolitan room.

Keynote speaker Garrison Wynn helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job. He gets them to understand why their products, services or leadership styles — or those of their competitor — are selected.

Wynn is the author of “The REAL Truth About Success,” has contributed weekly to The Washington Post and has published work with Stephen Covey.

Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10. To RSVP, visit go.iu.edu/6TE. Attendees must pre-register before April 19. No walk-ins will be accepted. For information, call 980-6633.

Child abuse and neglect conference: On Friday, April 26, IU Northwest will host the 23rd annual Forum on Child Abuse and Neglect, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.

The theme for this year’s free event is “Trauma-Informed Care in Child Welfare Settings.” Continuing-education credits will be available for foster parents and licensed social workers.

This year’s forum will feature plenary presentations by new Indiana Department of Child Services Director Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura and keynote speaker William Kellibrew IV, an abuse survivor and consultant on trauma-informed care for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Kellibrew’s presentation will address the prevalence of trauma and suggest techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is and how it affects individuals — psychologically, developmentally, and neurobiological.

Breakouts this year will include sessions on trauma-informed care, services for LGBTTQ youths, gangs, abuse prevention and reporting in the schools, and special sessions with local public officials.

Because seating is limited and lunch is provided, early registration is encouraged. Registrants should send an email to iunforum@gmail.com that contains their name, organization, address, phone, email address and the breakout session they wish to attend, and if you are in need of CEUs or a certificate.

Walk-ins are welcome; however those who register after April 22 are not guaranteed seating or lunch.

For more information, contact The Villages at 762-3465.



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