September 2010 Archives

State APSCUF is seeking a junior/senior PASSHE student in political science, communications, journalism, or a related field to serve as a government relations/public relations intern at the state office building in Harrisburg. The student internship must be for academic credit under the supervision of a PASSHE University faculty member. The successful applicant should have strong knowledge of governmental workings as well as excellent oral and written communications skills.

The intern will work under the supervision of both APSCUF's Public Relations and
Governmental Relations offices.

Duties will include:

1) Assist with tracking and updating APSCUF members on current legislative issues
2) Assist in planning APSCUF events, such as Lobby Day
3) Research issues as needed
4) Attend various legislative meetings and events on behalf of the department
5) Assist in coordinating grassroots lobbying at local campuses
6) Update APSCUF's media contacts
7) Assist in preparing copy for potential radio and newspaper advertising
8) Assist in connecting with campus CAS (Commonwealth Association of Students)
chapters to improve communications
9) Prepare news releases as required
10) Assist in editing video files
11) Assist in updating APSCUF's social networking sites
APSCUF will provide housing (if necessary).

Intern is responsible for transportation from the apartment to downtown Harrisburg (on bus route) since parking is not provided. Intern is also responsible for electric, cable, telephone. In addition, APSCUF will pay $10 per hour for a 35-hour, M-F work week. The internship will begin January 18 and conclude on April 29.

Please send resume, letter of application and two letters of reference (one letter must be from
the student's internship coordinator/supervisor/department chair) to:

President Steve Hicks
APSCUF
319 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

NOTE: Spring, 2011 application deadline is November 15, 2010.

Events Planned for International Education Week, October 4-8

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Activities in celebration of International Education Week (IEW) will take place the week of October 4-8, 2010. These activities are sponsored by IUP's Office of International Education in collaboration with the Lively Arts Series.

All events are free unless otherwise noted and open to the public. Vouchers will be available for classes encouraged to attend events.

International Education Week is a joint national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

African Languages Initiative - Boren Fellowship

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We are pleased to announce the National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative. This initiative will offer Boren Fellowship applicants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. We seek applicants who have had exposure to Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu, and can demonstrate proficiency of novice-high or above.

 

Specifically, this pilot initiative will provide the opportunity for Fellows to enhance their Boren Fellowship with additional language study in the United States and overseas.  Beginning summer 2011, Fellows will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based summer intensive courses in the targeted languages.  The summer U.S. programs will be followed by intensive language and culture study programs during the fall semester at specific language centers in Mali (Bambara), Tanzania (Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba), and South Africa (Zulu).

 

For more information, please visit www.borenawards.org, or contact us at boren@iie.org or 800-618-6737.

Cook Chemistry Students Share Summer Research Experiences

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Several undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry majors held research internships over Summer 2010, and they're sharing their experiences in the Chemistry Department seminar.

On Friday, October 1, Nadia Szymanski and James Zewe will talk to students and faculty of the department about the research that they carried out over the summer. A previous seminar, held September 10, featured the projects of Deanna Belsky, Jonathan Henninger, and Jennifer Beveridge.

Each summer, Chemistry and Biochemistry majors apply for competitive fellowships and internships at research companies, major research universities and medical centers, and in national laboratories. These positions allow our students to get firsthand experience in cutting-edge research in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, and physics.

In 2010, students completed research at North Dakota University, Columbia University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Princeton University, Yale University, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of North Carolina, and Pitt University.

Common Freshman Reader Author Ehrenreich to Lecture

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Barbara Ehrenreich, author of this year's Common Freshman Reader selection, Nickel and Dimed, will lecture Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium as part of the Six O'Clock Series.

Monday "Not" Football (9/27)

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Registration for Spring Classes

 
  • Why do I need to worry about Spring registration this early when Honors College priority registration begins on October 20?
  • How many credits should I take?
  • What special issues do HC students have to consider during registration?

Kevin will discuss the scheduling process, planning ahead and how to take HC substitutions into consideration. A junior panel will share scheduling wisdom. 

Please ignore the instructions to bring the paperwork you got from your advisor to this session.  I didn't ask you to get that information at our first session.

Assignment for Monday, October 4th: Attend the IUP Career Expo at Memorial Field House on September 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Be sure to sign in with the HC student representative (to be announced tonight).

Also due the 4th:  Advisor assignment from week 1.  I will not credit anyone after October 4th for an advisor meeting summary.

Noche Latina! Saturday, Oct. 16th

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Please join the Hispanic Heritage Council in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th-Oct. 15) by participating in:

Event: Noche Latina
Date: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 6:00-9:00
Place: Ohio Room, HUB

More information to come... check us out on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=152561758110227&ref=mf

If you would like to participate and you have a talent please contact Jenifer Casanova at J.Casanova@iup.edu. She is coordinating the edutainment portion of the program.  If your talent is in the kitchen. Breakout your spices and cooking skills.  Your dish donation would be greatly appreciated. We are asking for desserts, appetizers, entress to serve around 30. Please contact me if you are interested. You dish will be featured in our HHC Cookbook at the end of the semester.


Muchas Gracias,
Portia Diaz
portia@iup.edu
Faculty Librarian
Hispanic Heritage Council Board
LaSO Advisor
Ritmo Latino Dance Crew Advisor

APSCUF's TV Commercial contest!

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Hey, students! APSCUF wants to help you show off your creative skills!

Individual students or student teams are encouraged to enter APSCUF's 2010 television commercial contest!

Teams are to create a :30 commercial for APSCUF. Pick your own APSCUF theme -- visit our website to learn about us (www.apscuf.org).

Suggested themes:

• Faculty/APSCUF impact on students' lives and careers

• Benefits of small classes

• Importance of Protecting Academic Programs

The winning entry will receive a $500 grand prize and have the commercial featured on one of APSCUF's sponsored television programs. Even if you don't win the grand prize, your commercial could be uploaded to YouTube and/or used on APSCUF-sponsored programs! It's a great way to gain experience!

Entries should be submitted by October 4, 2010 to:

APSCUF, Kevin Kodish, 319 North Front Streeet, Harrisburg, PA 17101

You can obtain an official entry form at: www.apscuf.org/commercialcontest.html

NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

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We would like to bring to your attention the National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.  The innovative features of this program may appeal to your exceptionial science students devoted to a career in biomedical research.

The NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program allows top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace. Typically, our students receive their doctorate in 4 years; the national average for doctoral program completion is 7.8 years.  

FREE GRE Prep Session!

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Planning to take the GRE this year?

Come to a FREE GRE Prep Session!

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

6:00 p.m. in Weyandt Hall, Room 201

 

The session will be led by a

representative of The Princeton Review.

The first hour will give general strategies for the test,

and the second hour will offer strategies for the math section.

 

Space is limited so please RSVP to k.a.mcadams@iup.edu

by 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 30.

 

This session is sponsored by

the IUP chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

 

Questions?  Ask Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams at mmryan@iup.edu.

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at www.clscholarship.org/applicants. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites. The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2010.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://www.clscholarship.org or email cls@caorc.org.

Algebra Tutor Needed

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A local family is seeking an Algebra tutor for their daughter in 8th grade.   They reside very close to campus.  Call 724-388-5055 if you are interested.

HC Service Hour Submission Form Now Online

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The new community service hour online submission form is now available on the Honors College website.   You'll find service opportunities, guidelines for service and the new submission form at:

www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=98822&linkidentifier=id&itemid=98822

Rather than submitting your service hours at the end of each semester, we would like to process them on a monthly basis.  This will facilitate more efficient processing and give us a sense of who might be having difficulty finding a placement or completing service.

Contact kevinb@iup.edu with questions about community service guidelines or the submission of hours.

PEACE & SECURITY FELLOWSHIP

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The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a program established to
provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington
perspective on issues related to peace and security.

 

Spend six to nine months working full-time on research and/or advocacy on a range of issues concerning security, including disarmament, nuclear and conventional arms control, environmental security, peacekeeping, and the military budget.  Scoville Fellows have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, articles and reports, and been quoted in the media.  They may attend policy briefings, and Congressional hearings, and have meetings with experts in the field.  Many Scoville Fellows have taken jobs following their fellowship with one of the participating organizations or with the Federal Government.

The fellowship is named for the late Dr. Herbert Scoville, Jr., a long-time public servant and advocate of international peace and nuclear arms control.

Choose to work with one of the following organizations in Washington, DC:

•Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
•American Association for the Advancement of Science
•Arms Control Association
•British American Security Information Council
•Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
•Center for Defense Information
•Center for Nonproliferation Studies
•Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
•Citizens for Global Solutions
•Federation of American Scientists
•Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
•Global Green USA
•Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

•Institute for Science and International Security
•National Security Archive
•National Security News Service
•Natural Resources Defense Council
•Nuclear Threat Initiative 
•Partnership for Global Security
•Partnership for a Secure America
•Peace Action
•Physicians for Social Responsibility
•Henry L. Stimson Center
•Truman National Security Project Educational Institute
•Union of Concerned Scientists
•Women's Action for New Directions

Benefits include a $2,400 monthly stipend, travel expenses to Washington, DC, and health insurance.

Application Deadline:
Spring 2011 Fellowship--October 8, 2010 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2011)
Fall 2011 Fellowship--January 14, 2011 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2011)

For further information, program description and application requirements, contact:

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

(202) 446-1565  info@scoville.org

 www.scoville.org

 

Invitation to a Book Signing

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You are invited to a book-signing event for former IUP president Lawrence K. Pettit.  His recently released memoir, If You Live by the Sword:  Politics in the Making and Unmaking of a University President, is proving to be a bestseller.  Dr. Pettit's book includes four chapters on his experiences as IUP president in 1992-2003.  You may want to go to Dr. Pettit's website, lawrencekpettit.com, to read reviews and news stories about the book and to check its table of contents and index. 

Location

The book-signing event will be held in the second floor Board Room (201) of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on Sunday,    September 26, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. 

You need not purchase a book to attend; however, books will be available and on sale at this event.

 

Need Help Writing?

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Writing Center tutors are ready and willing to help you.  We have a diverse group of tutors' majors this semester: Asian Studies, Biology, Biochemistry, English, English Education, History, Math, Social Studies Education, Spanish, Studio Art (MA), Camposition and TESOL (PhD), and Literature and Criticism (PhD). We even have a faculty member from the Department of Professional Studies: Dr. Kelli Paquette is volunteering a few hours per week. They are eager to help with your assignments.

 

The Writing Center is located in 218 Eicher Hall, on Grant Street across from the Sutton Suites.  No appointment is necessary (or possible), but the earlier in the semester you go, the more help you'll get because they get busier as the semester goes along.

Eicher Hall, Room 218
860 Grant Street
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-3029
w-center@iup.edu

Hours:
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Their website is at
http://www.iup.edu/writingcenter/default.aspx

Alumnus Shares Images of Pakistani Flood

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Haider Mullick and Rabia (Chowdhry) Mullick present heartrending videos and photos from the areas most affected by Pakistan's catastrophic floods. Mullick is a graduate of the IUP Cook Honors College, and he earned his B.A. in Economics in 2004 and an M.A. in Public Affairs in 2007 from IUP.

(If you can't see the interview above, you can watch the interview on YouTube's website.)

Apollo 13 Commander Lovell to Speak at IUP

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2010 First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture: Captain James Lovell, Jr.

 November 1, 2010
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission, will be the speaker at the third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP.

For more information, visit 2010 First Commonwealth Lecture: Captain James Lovell, Jr.

Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission, will be the speaker at the third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP.

The lecture, in conjunction with Ideas and Issues lecture series, will be November 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium. The program is free and open to the community.

IUP English Club Meeting Times Set

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The English Club officers met last week and have decided on a schedule of meetings for the fall term. We'll be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 5 p.m. in Delaney G-5.  Our first general meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 16th at 5.

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M.J. Ferrence
Department of English
Indiana University of PA
Leonard Hall, Room 110
421 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705-1094
724-357-2261

GROUPS FOR IUP STUDENTS: FALL 2010

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The Counseling Center
Suites on Maple East G-31


Sometimes a problem is better addressed through group counseling than with an individual counselor. Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. The following counseling, support and growth groups are offered at The Counseling Center in G31 Suites on Maple East. These groups usually include 4-9 students and are facilitated by one or two therapists. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings and concerns as they are comfortable. Participation in these groups requires an initial meeting with the group facilitator(s), usually 30-45 minutes. To schedule this meeting or to ask questions: contact the Counseling Center at (724)357-2621, stop by G31 Suites on Maple East, or contact Patti Shaffer at pshaffer@iup.edu

 

The following groups have openings but will close to new members after the first group meeting. See below for beginning dates and times:

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Psychology Brown Bag Discussion

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Recalling Health Information: The Role of Communication Modality, Summarization, and Gender

September 17, 2010
12:20 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

Uhler Hall, Room 116

Presented by Dr. Tara Johnson

The Elephant Café Brown Bag Series presents "Recalling Health Information: The Role of Communication Modality, Summarization, and Gender," by Dr. Tara Johnson.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships Webinar

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This webinar information session will be held on Tuesday 21 September 2010 at 1pm EST / 11am PST.
 
This webinar will discuss:
 
• how to make an application
• information about undertaking graduate study at the University of Cambridge
• the experience of living and working as a Gates Scholar in Cambridge
 
It will be moderated and presented by two Gates Alumni from the Gates Scholars' Alumni Association and I will also be available to take questions during the Q&A session..
 
How to Attend:
 
To register and receive call-in information go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/477119467.
 
Questions: If you have any questions about the webinar, please e-mail us at:
 

Service Opportunity with Disability Support Services

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Kelly Gibson in the Office of Disability Support Services, is looking for volunteers again to record books on cassettes for students with disabilities.  If you are interested, please email her at k.a.gibson3@iup.edu and let her know when you are available Mondays through Wednesdays from 9am-4pm, so you can set up an appointment to meet.


7th Annual LGBT Film Festival in Indiana, PA

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The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) will kick off its 7th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 3rd with a 6 PM showing of the gay comedy Violet Tendencies. The festival is being held on each of the five Sunday evenings in October. The location, once again, is Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP.)


2010 Constitution Day Events Include Reading, Giveaways

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IUP will celebrate Constitution Day on September 13, 2010, with several events free and open to the community.

Constitution Day events are sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership, directed by Dr. Caleb Finegan, IUP professor of history. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17 signing of the Constitution, which is 223 years old this year.

Six O'Clock Series Kicks Off Fall 2010 Season

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IUP will launch its Fall 2010 Six O'Clock Series with a presentation celebrating Constitution Day. "Just What Did They Originally Intend?" will take place Monday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building's Ohio Room.

The Six O'Clock Series, free and open to the community, offers programs on current issues and promotes approaching familiar topics from new perspectives. Coordinated by the Center for Student Life, the series features programs sponsored by a variety of campus organizations.


Mindfulness Workshop Sponsored by Center for Applied Psychology

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The Psychology Department's Center for Applied Psychology (CAP) is sponsoring a workshop entitled "The Practice of Mindfulness" for health professionals and the Indiana community. The day-long workshop will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010, at the College Lodge.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Katherine Hammond Holtz, an alumna of our Psy.D. program who (with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh) established Laughing Rivers Sangha, a community for mindful living, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Check here for a complete workshop brochure.

Invitation from President to September 2010 Trustees Meeting

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I invite you to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Friday, September 17, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall (located on the second floor of Sutton Hall). The meeting will include action on resolutions for naming and commendations.

This meeting offers an opportunity for all members of the IUP community to learn more about actions taking place that impact all sectors of the university. I hope that you will attend as your schedules permit.

David Werner
Interim 
President

A Conference for College Journalists

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The Institute on Political Journalism presents: "Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010"

When:  November 5 & 6, 20010


Where: Washington, D.C.

 

What: The elections of 2010 will be one of the most pivotal and exciting in decades. The future direction of the Obama Administration, the role and makeup of Congress, and critical policy questions all hang in the balance. What better place than Washington, D.C. for young college journalists to gather and reflect and analyze the results of the elections?

Active Minds

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Dear IUP Community,

I am very pleased to introduce you of a student organization at IUP that you may be interested in encouraging students to become involved with.  The organization, Active Minds, is the only national organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. The organization has been in existence since 2001 and IUP has had an active chapter on campus now for 2 years.


Both years, IUP has been given a 5 star rating for its enthusiasm in sponsoring events throughout the year aimed to raise awareness about mental illness, educate and encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed. Last year, Active Minds sponsored the production of an educational video which is posted on the home page of the Counseling Center website (
www.iup.edu/counselingcenter). If you are concerned about a student, and think they would benefit from counseling, I would encourage him or her to watch it.

I have been proud to serve as the Advisor for Active Minds, and hope that you will help us spread the word about this wonderful student organization, and encourage students to join.

The website for the National Organization is
www.activeminds.org.  My contact email is kweiner@iup.edu. Our Co-Presidents this year are Jillian Zeitvogel (j.a.zeitvogel@iup.edu) and Kimberly Roberts  (k.c.roberts@iup.edu)

Sincerely,

Kim Weiner, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Psychologist
The Counseling Center
Center for Health and Well-Being

Newman Center Book Sale

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The 42nd Annual Newman Used Book Sale sponsored by St. Thomas More University Parish & Catholic Student Center will be held this year the third weekend of September.  Below are listed the areas where your students can help -- note we are stressing the need for assistance with set up on September 12, parking throughout the sale, and boxing unsold books on September 19, but Cook Honors College students have also been a tremendous help organizing books throughout the week and as cashiers at the sale.

Evergreen Boys and Girls Club

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There are always opportunities available with programming-- working with our members at one of the five school-based sites.  You can visit us at www.EvergreenBGC.org to learn more.

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with Day of Play, Saturday October 16th.  The event is held at S&T Arena.  EBGC will work at the "Wii Play Area", so volunteers will help set-up equipment and show children/family members how to navigate, select and play the games.

Finally, I would like to do a fundraiser that targets students at the university.  It would be great to have help manning a table at the HUB or placing flyers around campus. 

Please feel free to contact me with questions.  You can reach me at: (724)910-6042.

Breanne Angove
b_angove@bgcwpa.org
Director of Operations
Evergreen Boys & Girls Club

Monday "Not" Football: Community Service

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September 13 at 9 PM in the Great Hall

 

This week we will walk through the Cook Honors College concept of, requirements for, and resources for finding and selecting meaningful sustained community service while in college.  This program is not just for HC merit award recipients.  All freshman receiving merit scholarship from ANY IUP SOURCE are required to attend. 

  • How does community service differ from volunteerism, club involvement, performance, or activities?
  • Why is sustained, meaningful community service an important aspect of my college experience?
  • What resources exist that can aid me in my search for sustained, meaningful service?

Assignment: Attend the IUP Community Involvement Fair on Saturday, September 18 in the Delaney/Putt Commons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Submit a list of at least three organizations/agencies you interacted with, providing responses to the following questions:

  1. Do I find the goals and work of this organization meaningful?
  2. Can I commit to this organization in a sustained way over time?
  3. What skill sets will this organization provide me that are important to my development or career interests?

Student/Faculty Departmental Luncheon

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This Wednesday, September 15 from 11AM -12 PM , English, English Education and History students are invited to a lunch meet and greet with faculty in your area of study.   If you are Undeclared in the Humanities and Social Sciences and are interested in any of these majors, please let me know if you want to attend, and which major.

 

This is a required event for freshmen.  All upper-class students are encouraged, if your schedule permits to join freshman and faculty for this event.  Though we can't afford to purchase lunches for all who do not have meal plans, we hope you will join us nonetheless.  

 

We will meet in front of the HUB just before 11 AM across from Whitmyre.

 

Email invitations will be sent to all Honors students in these majors later today.  Please respond to kevinb@iup.edu  if you can attend.   

Honors Connection

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The first meeting of Honors Connection will be held on Wednesday Sept 15th at 9:15 pm in the Painting Room. The Honors Connection is a Whit community organization which does various volunteer activities throughout the year including: Elderly home visits, organizing an annual dance, running thesis snacks, running Freshmen Orientation, and organizing random events for the Whit community. Email Vicki at yhhp@iup.edu  if you have any questions.

Provost's Fall Essay Contest for Common Freshman Reader

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September 17th is the deadline to submit entries to the Provost's Fall Essay Contest for the Common Freshman Reader: Nickel and Dimed.

The fall essay contest is becoming an annual staple attracting submissions by the hundreds from IUP students. 

Despite being the Common FreshmanReader, the Provost's Fall Essay Contest routinely attracts submissions from upperclassmen, as well.

For this fall's essay, Provost Intemann raises to students the following question:

Reflect on your experiences this past summer as you were preparing to start college, shopping for school, stopping for fast food, or saying good-bye to your minimum wage job. Describe how the book impacted your thinking about minimum wage earners. As you write your essay, keep in mind that IUP graduates usually have more opportunities than the minimum wage earners described by the author in Nickel and Dimed.

Provost Intemann welcomes responses from all students. Essays need to be 3-4 pages in length and submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Submissions can be sent to CFR-essay@iup.edu by September 17, 2010.

Litton String Quartet Premieres September 12

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The Litton String Quartet, Indiana University of Pennsylvania's new quartet-in-residence through the Department of Music, will present its premiere concert on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. The concert, the first offering in this season's Sound Choices series, will be performed in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of IUP's John Sutton Hall.

The quartet consists of IUP faculty members Stanley Chepaitis, violin, and Linda Jennings, cello. They are joined by Swana Chepaitis, violin, and Donna Lorenza, viola. The quartet is named in honor of Robin Litton, an IUP alumnus who created an endowment to help fund the quartet.


Career Development Center Open House

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September 21, 2010

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pratt Hall, Room 305

Get to know us under the big top. Join us for interview tips, free food, and prizes. See you at the circus!

For more information, visit Career Development Center Open House "Under the Big Top".

Have you ever wondered what exactly the Career Development Center does for students and alumni?


How do we teach students, by providing coaching and support, to become active participants in their own continuing career development?


Join us "Under the Big Top" at the Career Development Center Open House on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and learn interview tips, how to "dress for success," and more!


Prizes will be awarded, and free refreshments will be available.

See you there!

IUP Martial Arts Club

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The IUP Martial Arts Club will have a general membership and orientation meeting next Wednesday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. in Zink Hall (exact room will be posted in the lobby).


The club welcomes martial artists of all types: Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (grappling), Traditional (Japanese) Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Kung-Fu, etc. to stay in shape, sharpen self-defense skills, or to participate in our competition team, whatever your goal might be. Workouts will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in the early evening.  You can find additional information on our Facebook page: IUP Martial Arts group.  We will address all questions at the meeting.  


Thank you.  

Jose' E. Rivera, club advisor

 

Jose' E. Rivera, M.S.Ed., ATC.
Athletic Training Education Curriculum Coordinator
Dept. of Health and Physical Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
228 Zink Hall, 1190 Maple Street
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705
(724)357-5507

Share your Honors College experience!

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Social service hours are awarded for your participation in these activities.


The Honors College is looking for students who want to share their Honors College story, college search tips and spread the word about the Honors College.  Three opportunities exist for your involvement: 

Honors College Student Staff Opportunities Available

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Do you like working with people, but also have the ability to be mindful to details in working with databases and projects? Want to share your Honors College experience with prospective students and their families? Looking for a job and have a federal work study award?  Talk with Heather about opportunities to work with the student staff at the Honors College!  

Heather can be reached at handring@iup.edu, by phone at (724) 357-7539 or by stopping by the Whitmyre basement office. Upperclass student staff is preferred, as they have experienced the Honors College to share that with prospective students, and a FWS award is required.

Boren Fellowship Webinar

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All freshman and sophomores interested in a free year abroad to learn one of the languages valued by the U.S. State Dept (such as Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish), please take a look at this website www.borenawards.org  and consider signing up for the Sept 13 webinar.


There is an informational webinar about the Boren Awards coming in September. Students are invited to learn more about this opportunity:


Boren Scholarships Webinar - Monday, September 13, 2-3 p.m.

Registration information is here: http://www.borenawards.org/webinars.html

Web: www.borenawards.org

Email: ssharp@iie.org

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