April 10, 2012: Citgo Fueling Good Award Presentation
National and regional Citgo employees visited Indiana University to present Books & Beyond with $5,000 in gas cards.
April 3, 2012: Dine & Donate: Red Mango
10% of sales went to Books & Beyond.
March 30th–April 1st 2012: Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)
Student Director Caitlin Ryan represented the Books & Beyond project at CGIU in Washington D.C.
March 7, 2012: Dine & Donate: Noodles & Company, Bloomington
25% of all proceeds went to Books & Beyond.
January 23, 2012 – February 9, 2012: Citgo Fueling Good Competition
Books & Beyond participants, fellow students, friends, and family were asked to vote for the project online. In February, Books & Beyond was declared as one of twelve winners for the competition, earning $5,000 in Citgo gas cards to support the project’s activities.
January 12th- 15th, 2012: Newark Trip
Indiana University Books & Beyond participants visited Newark, New Jersey to finish the stories, collect evaluation material, and bond with the TEAM students.
December 1, 2011: Books & Beyond End of Semester Celebration
Books & Beyond participants met at the Global Village to hear team updates and enjoy cake.
September 22, 2011: Debut of Amakuru newsletter
The first Amakuru newsletter, created by the Public Relations team, was sent out to increase internal communication. To read current and past issues of Amakuru, click here.
Novemeber 17, 2011: Global Gifts Community Night for Books & Beyond
10% of all purchases donated to Books & Beyond. $90 was raised through this fundraising effort.
November 8, 2011: Rwanda Trip Information Session
Books & Beyond participants interested in going to the Rwanda trip met at the Global Village to discuss the logistics of the trip.
October 13 – 15, 2011: TEAM schools visit Indiana University
TEAM students and staff traveled to Bloomington to meet their writing partners, tour campus, and begin working on their stories.
October 13, 2011: Kickoff Celebration at Max’s Place, Bloomington
Books & Beyond participants, students, and community members met at Max’s place to converse, enjoy pizza, and contribute to the project.
October 6, 2011– “Waiting for Superman” Movie and Discussion
Professor Beth Samuelson and Jesse Goodman came to Foster Harper Formal Lounge to host a discussion about the education system in America in regards to the film “Waiting for Superman.” The movie was then shown and refreshments were provided.
September 3, 2011: Call Out Meeting and Pancake Breakfast
Students interested in the project met at the Global Village Living-Learning Center. A total of 72 volunteers were recruited, including 16 writing partners, 30 pen pals, 7 documenters, 17 collaborators, 6 public relations team members, 6 fund developers, and 4 evaluators.