October 2010 Archives

Whitmyre Plant Caretaker - Community Service Opportunity

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Whitmyre is people friendly, but not too plant friendly.  If you have a green thumb and want to earn 1 hour of community service per  week, we need someone to tend to our new plants.  Call or email Lisa in the font office if your are interested.  7-4971 or lmhalmes@iup.edu.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)

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The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) is dedicated to supporting beginning teachers who are committed to being agents of change in our nation's schools. Everything KSTF does is grounded in the knowledge that teaching is a professional practice that evolves over time, requires ongoing specialized training, access to expertise and resources, and the support of a like-minded community of professionals dedicated to challenging and supporting ALL students.

There is no question that teaching is both rewarding and challenging, but many promising new teachers leave the profession before they ever get a chance to become excellent teachers. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation established its
Teaching Fellowship Program to support beginning teachers of high school math and science from the onset of the credentialing process through the early years of their careers. It is one of the most generous and comprehensive teaching fellowships in the nation, providing tuition assistance, monthly stipends, support for professional development and classroom materials.

KSTF Fellows and Alumni will tell you that the most valuable aspect of the program is being part of a close, collaborative community of highly talented and dedicated new teachers for the five years of the fellowship, and for a lifetime as a KSTF Alumnus. They consider the KSTF Teaching Fellowship experience one of the most important factors in their development as leaders and in their ability to help all students succeed.

KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded in the three disciplinary areas of biology, mathematics and physical sciences to individuals with exceptional content knowledge and a commitment to teaching, and who demonstrate professional ability and the potential for leadership.

If you are passionate about teaching high school math or science and are committed to becoming an outstanding professional teacher with the capability to make a positive impact on the lives of students, we highly encourage you to apply for the KSTF Teaching Fellowship. It can make all the difference.

Visit us today and apply online 

Deadline: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 5:00pm EST

Writing Group Dedicated to Graduate and Undergraduate Thesis Writing

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Are you or someone you know working on a thesis or dissertation?  (delete if no)


Are you in a rut with insufficient progress?  Letting other things get in the way?


Consider joining the Writing Center's Thesis and Dissertation Writing Group!


Who: Anyone working on a thesis or dissertation


What: Thesis and Dissertation Writing Group led by IUP Graduate Students


Where: The Writing Center -- 218 Eicher Hall on Grant Street. If you are unavailable at this time or cannot attend in person, you may join on another date or sign in for a live chat during the meeting time simply by following this link http://iupwritinggrp.blogspot.com


When: Tuesday, October 26 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The group meets bi-weekly. 


The purpose of the meeting is to write together for at least one hour with others who are also working on theses and dissertations.


We look forward to seeing you in the Writing Center next Tuesday or meeting you online!


Questions?  E-mail w-center@iup.edu

IUP Marcellus Shale Week: A Community and University Symposium

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IUP Student Union (the HUB); Eberly Auditorium; and the Indiana Theater, Downtown Indiana, Pa.

The gains from natural gas from Marcellus Shale are well known--jobs, energy, and economic gains for secondary business and industry. A three-day symposium, "Marcellus Shale and a Sustainable Future: Balancing Energy, the Economy, and the Environment," explores the lesser-known aspects, such as the historical, social-environmental, legal, political, and health issues related to gas extraction. The conference includes a balanced series of topics, with speakers and panelists from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, and SUNY-Oneonta, plus University of Pittsburgh faculty, other regional scholars, state-elected and agency officials, corporate executives, and representatives from statewide environmental groups, as well as community members and students.

Free admission to all events.

Social Service Hour Giveaway for Reading the Whit Weekly

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Two community service hours will be given to the first person who posts a comment on this.  The second and third person to post will receive one community service hour each. 

Be sure to subscribe to the Whit Weekly RSS feed to be aware of future service hour giveaways.

Thanks to those who responded to this yesterday. There appears to be an issue with the comment posting and for some reason is isn't showing so I will announce the winners.  In the future, you will be able to see them as they are posted. 

Sarah Lynn responded first at 5:02 PM yesterday so she gets two service hours for posting a comment.

Melissa King responded second at 5:26 PM.

Ameila Uecker responded third at 7:45 PM.

Fall 2010 WestPACS Job & Internship Fair

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Largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region for college students and alumni.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
10am - 3pm
Monroeville Convention Center
Monroeville, PA


Employer Registration - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Student Registration CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Check out the Fall 2010 
Online Employer Directory! 

POST JOBS  -  Click here to post a job/internship to

ALL 44 WestPACS member schools!


IUP's 24th Annual Law School Fair

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Thurs., October 21, 2010

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

HUB Ohio Room

Representatives from several law schools will be on hand to share information about their programs and to answer questions about the admissions process.

Physics Fall 2010 Seminar Series: Student Summer Internships

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The Department of Physics has finalized its Fall 2010 Colloquium Series with nine speakers presenting their research on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in Weyandt Hall, Room 331.

The Physics Department welcomes speakers from various universities, including Pitt, CMU, and Penn State, as well as three undergraduate students as part of the Fall 2010 Colloquium Series.

During the Summer 2010 break, three Physics undergradute students were awarded internships by the National Science Foundation. NSF supported the 2010 Research Experiences for the following IUP undergradutes: Honors College student Rachel Marie Umbel, Louis Didio, and Mark Regalla.

Ms. Umbell had the change to work with the University of Colorado on manipulation of laser beam waist and homodyne systems.

Mr. Didio worked with the University of Notre Dame and the importance of inquiry-based learning in the sciences and how the brain responds to learning.

Mr. Regalla interned with Michigan State University and presented his research on the fabrication of ultrasharp tips for scanning probe microscopy methods.

All three undergradutes were able to present their research during the Physics Department Colloquium series this Fall on September 24, October 8, and October 15, respectively.

The department extends its congratulations on the hard work of its students this summer.

For further information on the remaining seminars, please see the Physics Department events calendar.

Each school in the State System of Higher Education chooses two Honors students to participate in this program. The HC selects those who make the best case for themselves through their application. What do we look for? Fit and an understanding of the importance of this experience to your acacemic trajectory.

Course Description:

Students will enroll in two 3-hour H courses and will participate in the Lancaster summer field school program(s). The course work will combine historical and archeological approaches to the past, with an emphasis on commerce, race and identity and the political culture of the Atlantic World. One of the principal interests is the "encounter" of Europeans, Africans and the peoples of the Americas in an age of revolutionary change.

Students will develop insights into the relationship of geography, trade, politics, and culture in the making of the Atlantic World. A residential stay at Millersville University will be followed by travel and a residential research stay at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). Under the direction of Drs. Clarence Maxwell and Timothy Trussell, the students will continue their hands-on exploration of the eighteenth century Atlantic World while taking advantage of the Bermuda Maritime Museum's facilities experience and while experiencing the local culture, history, and material artifacts. There will be off-site visits and an opportunity for recreation and local excursions. The Maritime Museum and BIOS are ideal locations of continued investigation into the changing dynamics of eighteenth century development.

How To Apply: There are four parts to the application.

1) Résumé/vita (created after consultation with Don Asher College to Career resume book)

2) Four year plan (freshman will go over this on Monday, October 25th)

3) Personal statement (see Kevin for details on this important document) Limited to one page single spaced.

4) An essay explaining why you want to go and how would this experience help you along your academic/career path. Limited to one page single spaced.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted to Kevin Berezansky no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2011.

Nanotechnology: Applications, Research, and Educational Opportunities

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Be A Part Of The Next Industrial Revolution!

Get a Nanotechnology Track Option in your Undergraduate Degree from IUP's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

By 2015, 50% of all new advanced technology products will incorporate nanotechnology...will you have the training necessary to compete in tomorrow's workforce?

Please come to this special seminar presented by Travis Bananti from the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU) to find out more from the experts of Nanotechnology and learn how you can get Nanotechnology Track Options in your Undergraduate Degree from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

If you have any questions Please contact Dr. Devki Talwar Chairman of the IUP Physics Department 56 Weyandt Hall or contact talwar@iup.edu

Where: Weyandt 331

When: Friday Oct. 22nd, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Light Refreshment will be served

Federal Government Internship/Job Webinars

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The Career Development Center (www.iup.edu/career) is sponsoring webinars for students interested in obtaining an Internship or a full-time position with the Federal Government in 2011. The two webinars are:

"Federal Internships: Find and Apply for Summer 2011" webinar on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 5-6pm in the HUB Monogahela Room

"Federal Jobs: Find and Apply for Full-time Work in 2011" webinar on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5-6pm in the HUB Susquehanna Room

These webinars are broadcasted from the Partnership for Public Service and no registration is required.  All you need to do is attend and take notes to help you land the job/internship you're looking for.

Don't forget to visit the Career Development Center in 302 Pratt Hall to help you revise your resume and cover letter, as well as prepare yourself or any future interviews.

We have had students do this.  If you are interested, I can put you in touch with an alum who had a really positive experience.




Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals.  All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight's international programs are Global Impact Fellows. 

What do Global Impact Fellows do?  Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics' talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.  

Global Impact Fellows participate daily with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.  They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.


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June and July, 2011

Georgetown University, Washington, DC





Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts. These fast-paced, eight-week residential programs provide students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


·         Internships - Competitive placements with top sites in DC

·         Classes - Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University

·         Housing - Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC

·         Guest Lectures - With Washington's top policy and industry experts

·         Site Briefings - At the State Department, Capitol Hill and World Bank

·         Leadership & Professional Development - Leadership, mentoring and career building activities 

·         Networking - Interaction with seasoned professionals and hundreds of other student leaders from around of the world

·         Scholarships - Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need


First Place, Upperclassman Submission:

Joshua M. Hughes

Josh's winning essay, "A Greater Hope," represents a strong body of submissions to the Provost's Essay contest from upperclassmen. Josh is a Finance major in the Eberly College of Business honors program.  His hometown is Lancaster, PA.

He and the freshman first place winner have earned the honor of introducing Barbara Ehrenreich at her campuswide address at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, in Fisher Auditorium.

Second Place, Freshman Submission:

Ryan Egan

Ryan is a Management major with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Although Ryan has a home here at IUP, his hometown is Robesonia, Pa. He is also a member of the Eberly College of Business honors program.

Second Place, Upperclassman Submission:

Megan E. Morris

An Accounting major from Lockport, N.Y. and a member of the Eberly College of Business honors program. Congratulations Megan!

Meritorious Mentions, Freshman Submission:

Janelle Stayt

Janelle's hometown is Schnecksville, Pa. She is a Marketing major in the Eberly College of Business honors program.

Geoscience Seminar on Biological Diversity

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Dr. Matthew Powell, Juniata College, will be speaking at the weekly Geoscience Seminar over the lunch hour on October 15, 2010, on his research into biological diversity throughout Earth's history. All seminars are in Walsh 104 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Powell's talk is entitled "The Peak of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient in Living and Fossil Marine Biotas."

Common Freshman Reader Author Barbara Ehrenreich Coming to IUP

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Members of the IUP community have the opportunity for a special treat during the October 18, 2010, Six O'Clock Series in Fisher Auditorium. Common Freshman Reader Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich will be the special guest lecturer as part of her visit to IUP.

IUP's 24th Annual Law School Fair

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HUB Ohio Room

Not sure what law school you want to go to?  Want to find out more about what law school admissions officials are looking for in applicants?  Then you'll want to make time to stop by IUP's 24th Annual Law School Fair.  Admissions representatives from several law schools are coming to IUP to talk about their schools and to answer your questions.


Applicants Sought for Student Trustee Seat, 2011-2013

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Application/nomination forms are available in the Office of the President, Sutton Hall, Room 201, and online: Student Trustee Application/Nomination Form.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of the President by 4:30 p.m. November 17, 2010.

To be eligible, a candidate must be at least a first-semester sophomore with an expected graduation date no sooner than two years from the start of his or her appointment in Summer 2011 (expected graduation no earlier than Summer 2013).

The successful applicant must be in good academic standing and must have significant leadership experience and strong communication skills.

He or she will

  • Be appointed yearly by the chair of the Council of Trustees to serve on trustee committees and other committees as appropriate
  • Serve on the Student Congress Executive Board as ex-officio
  • Attend quarterly meetings of the Council of Trustees
  • Participate in Commencement ceremonies and other official functions of the university
  • Chair the next search committee for the student trustee position

Ray Edwards, our current student trustee and chair of the search committee, suggests that interested students read the following documents to enhance their understanding of the State System strategic directions:

Candidates should also be familiar with the Powers and Duties of Councils of Trustees, Act 188, Section 20-2009-A.

Your thoughtful consideration of this position is appreciated.

David Werner
Interim President

Congratulations to Jonathan Henninger, Deanna Belsky, and Nadia Szymanski for their work in helping the IUP ACS student chapter win national recognition for club activities.

Announcing the first of a series of Murtha Institute of Homeland Security presentations. On Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, Eberly College of Business and Technology, speaker Mr. Rick Whitman, retired Federal Radiation Scientist, will present "Radiation Risks in Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Setting the Record Straight."

The presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and students and the community.  Attendance vouchers will be available and refreshments will be served.

IUP Majors Fair

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We are pleased to announce that the annual IUP MAJORS FAIR (sponsored by the Advising and Testing Center/Major and Career Exploration Center, 214 Pratt Hall and co-sponsored by the Career Development Center) will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 - from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Crimson Event Center (Folger Hall).  This is a "walk-in" event - you do not have to arrive right at 6:30.  You can come as late as 8:00 pm and still have time to ask questions of the representatives.

The Majors Fair is ideal for students wanting a "one stop" to explore majors, double majors, minors, graduate school majors, etc.  MOST of our undergraduate departments are represented at the Fair.  Because our faculty/departments make such a tremendous effort to support this "one stop" approach to allowing students to explore majors.

Study Abroad Fair Voucher - No Names

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I have six study abroad vouchers with no names on them.  If you dropped one off today and didn't put your name on it, please come by to do that.  


Global Health Idea Incubator Workshop on October 15

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Do you have an idea for a program, project, or organization? Unite For Sight's Founder and CEO will hold a 1/2-day workshop to help you develop and launch your idea. The workshop will focus on effective healthcare delivery and the importance of best practices in global health, successful strategies of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and mentoring and guidance on how to establish new initiatives and organizations. The workshop will be a small, intimate roundtable forum.  There is limited capacity, and prospective participants are encouraged to apply early.

  • Who: Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in global health.
  • When: Friday, October 15 (1:00-6:00pm)
  • Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale's Whitney Humanities Center)
  • How to apply: Submit a resume and a short essay (suggested length of 300-500 words) that describes your interest in the workshop and past involvement in global health (if any).  Complete workshop details and application instructions online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/global-health-workshop

October is Disability Awareness Month at IUP

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To advance our commitment to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities at our university, the Office of Social Equity is sponsoring a special program entitled, "Expanding the Mainstream" on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the HUB-Ohio Room.  Representatives from campus, as well as from local agencies, will be on hand to disseminate information about their departments and programs and to answer any questions about the services they provide.
The keynote presentation by David Carson will begin at 2:30.  Mr. Carson, a motivational speaker who himself has overcome a learning disability, will share his personal story with us.  He will review the skills and coping strategies it takes for young adults with learning disabilities to succeed in college.  Mr. Carson is the author of "The Survival Guide for College-Bound LD Students," a book used by 24 colleges and universities across the country. 
Light refreshments will be provided.  This program is free and everyone is welcome!
If you have questions or would like additional information about the program, please contact Patti Krausslach at 724-357-3402 or email at patkraus@iup.edu.

CHC Scholarship Thank You Letters Due Friday, October 15th

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If you received a Cook Honors College merit scholarship you should have received a notification detailing the donor to whom you should address your letter and the deadline for submitting.  If you were expecting a notification to write a thank you but didn't receive one, please email kevinb@iup.edu.  If you received more than one email indicating different donors, please submit one letter for each donor indicated.

Also, note the following deadline for submission correction: Due Friday, October 15th in Whit 136.  Students studying abroad should submit electronically as an attachment. 

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