IU Northwest students will present public affairs research findings at spring forums 

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IU Northwest student Anthony Jones in Washington D.C., as part of his internship he had with Congressman Pete Visclosky. This internship experience will be the focus of the May 1 research forum.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Northwest invites students, academic researchers, and working professionals to the Spring 2013 Research Forum, with upcoming sessions planned for March 20 and May 1.

The forum provides an opportunity for attendees to collaborate on new research topics that cover a variety of social issues. The Spring 2013 series is entirely dedicated to SPEA students' contributions.

The upcoming sessions of the Spring 2013 Research Forum will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 2134. They are:

Wednesday, March 20
"Domestic Violence in Gary: Excerpts from Data Collection Notes"
Presented by Deanna Perez, student

In this presentation, Perez will discuss the research design of a project that aims at unveiling trends in domestic violence in our local communities. Her project includes the analysis of data from the police department of Gary, Ind.

Wednesday, May 1
"Reflections on an Internship Opportunity: From Gary, Ind. all the way to Washington DC"
Presented by Anthony Jones, student

In his presentation, Jones will discuss the most relevant aspects of an internship program that provided him with an opportunity to work with major political figures in our local communities and in the U.S. government.

All the sessions of the research forum are relevant to professional figures in the local community, such as judges, prosecutors, re-entry coordinators, law enforcement officials, potential employers and any other type of professional from local agencies.

For more information about SPEA's Spring Research Forum, please contact Monica Solinas-Saunders at msolinas@iun.edu.

For information about parking policies at IU Northwest, including a new process for temporary permits, visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/parking-permits/index.htm.

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As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state's most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home. IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit www.iun.edu.