December 2010 Archives

Call for Portz Fellowship Grant Applications

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The National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Fellowship Committee will be accepting applications January 1 - February 1, 2011 from undergraduate honors students for Portz Fellowship Grants. This award is named for Dr. John and Mrs. Edythe Portz, pioneers in honors education whose support of imaginative ventures in undergraduate education has benefited college students in Maryland and throughout our nation since the late 1960s.  The highly competitive award is open to students at NCHC's 800+ member institutions in the United States and beyond. 
The Portz Fellowships support original and extended interdisciplinary projects for up to eighteen months.  Applications for the second round of grants will be accepted January 1 - February 1, 2011.
If you would like more information about the Portz Fellowship, please contact Dr. Patrice Berger at, or 402-472-5425.

Applications and information about the Portz Fellowship are available online. 

The NanoJapan International Research Experience for Undergraduates

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(IREU) program is the key educational initiative of the National Science Foundation funded Partnerships for International Research and Education (NSF-PIRE) grant awarded to rofessor Junichiro Kono of Rice University and his collaborators at the University of Tulsa, University at Buffalo (SUNY), University of Florida, Texas A&M University, and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  Initially just one of twelve projects selected for the PIRE program in 2006, the
PIRE: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Research and Education on Terahertz Dynamics in Nanostructures renewal grant will support the expansion of a unique interdisciplinary U.S.-Japan research and education partnership focused on terahertz (THz) dynamics in nanostructures over the next five years.  The U.S. and Japan are global leaders in both THz research and nanoscience, and stimulating cooperation is critical to further advance THz science and develop commercial products from new ideas in the lab.  However, obstacles exist for international collaboration - primarily linguistic and cultural barriers - and this
PIRE renewal project aims to continue to break down these barriers by providing future generations of researchers with a better understanding of both the culture and the state-of-the-art technology in each country.

Amgen Scholars REU Program

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The Amgen Scholars Program has two main objectives:

  • To increase learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers; and
  • To spark the interest and broaden the perspective of undergraduate students considering scientific careers.

Amgen Scholars will:

  • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the world's leading academic scientists; and
  • Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program.
Please note that details vary by host university. See each university's summer research program website for more information.

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Flyer
Amgen Scholars Europe Program Flyer

For more information go to

Fall 2011 Whitmyre Housing Available for Upperclass Students

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There are still spaces for Fall 2011 in Whitmyre.  If a you failed to sign up during your assigned time slot, you can contact Jenny Trimble Faught directly at to get housing at this point.

Freeman - Asia Program

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The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation.   

Freeman-ASIA  provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia.  Award amounts vary from $3,000 - $7,000 depending on the length of study.

We're looking for a rich source of writings for The Crimson Quill!!!

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·       Are you taking English 100, 101 or 202 this semester?


·       Would you like to see your paper published?


·       Do you see yourself as a published author?


If you answer yes to any of these questions, then your writing is what we are looking for in the CQ...


Fall Submission Deadline: Monday, December 20, 2010


Selected texts will be published in an annual publication made available for sale at the IUP Co-op Store each fall.


Our goal is to facilitate students' ownership in their writing and promote a sense of pride in their contribution to the university community through their writing.


For additional information check our website or on Facebook at or e-mail us at crimsonquill.iup


Sigma Tau Delta Announcements

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This Thursday, the 9th, Sigma Tau Delta is hosting the annual STD Scrabble Spectacular! Play your friends, defeat your foes, learn a new word or two, and have fun with Sigma Tau Delta.  

Time: 7pm in Leonard 105.

Feeling a bit in the holiday spirit? Just can't make money off of your old textbooks? Donate them to Better World Books!  Until the end of the semester, Sigma Tau Delta is accepting books/text books to give to Better World Books.  There are boxes set up for drop-off in the English Lounge, IUP Library, and the Public Library.

Biotechnology REU at Western KY

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Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology. 

Intern at the White House

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If you don' t know what you are doing this summer, Ray Edwards offered the following idea.  The White House is accepting applications for summer interns.

Research at RWTH Aachen University in Germany

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For undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research at RWTH Aachen University in Germany next summer, we are pleased to announce the next call for applications to the UROP International program.
- Program dates: June 6 - August 12, 2011
- Application deadline: January 31, 2011 at
- Informational webinar for interested students and study abroad advisors: November 19, 2010 - Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
UROP International (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) at Germany's RWTH Aachen University gives Sophomore and Junior applicants the chance to work closely with RWTH faculty on exciting new research projects while also broadening their cultural horizons through German language instruction, intercultural workshops, activities, and excursions. Students will have a wide selection of internships to choose from in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and many other departments. In the first two weeks of the program, students will engage in intensive language instruction catered to their level and also receive an introduction to research. The remainder of the program will shift its focus to the research internships while students continue language instruction twice a week.
There is no participation fee for this program, and after the application deadline (January 31st, 2011), up to 30 scholarships of € 1850 each will be awarded to qualified students.
For further information, visit at
or contact: 
Laura Montgomery
RWTH Aachen University - Liaison Office USA/Canada
Executive Director / Geschäftsführerin
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA
Tel: +1 212.758.RWTH (7984)
Fax: +1 212.758.1629

Child Family Health International Internship -

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CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations 

CFHI Global Health/Medical Internships- 1 Month Left to Apply for January-May Scholarships

Child Family Health International , provides global health immersion programs for those pursuing fields related to health or medicine. 

CFHI Participants:

  • Go on 1-3 month placements with physicians in developing countries
  • Rotate through local clinics and hospitals
  • Attend medical lectures
  • Live with homestay families
  • Take Spanish classes (Latin America programs)
  • Become immersed in the healthcare system of the local community

To date, CFHI has sent over 6,000 students including pre-meds, med students, dental students, physician assistant, medical anthropology students, and more on its programs to 20+ sites throughout Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, and South Africa. 

CFHI offers programs each month of the year and spots are filling up for 2011.  Alternate dates are also available.  Scholarships of $500 each are available for any January-May program:

CFHI's Scholarship Page:

Deadline to apply for scholarships is December 15, 2010.

Questions? Contact:  



Sign up for the CFHI Email Newsletter:      

Read about CFHI's 20+ Programs in 5 Countries: 

CFHI Blog:

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. 

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY is now accepting nominations for the twenty-second annual USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team. The annual program honors full-time undergraduates who not only excel academically but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society. Students named to the USA TODAY All-USA College Academic First Team will be featured in USA TODAY in Spring 2011 and will receive cash awards of $2,500.

The USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team program is open to full-time undergraduates of at least junior standing at four-year institutions in the United States or its territories.  Students must be nominated by their schools and be willing to be presented in USA TODAY as a representative of all outstanding students.  Schools may nominate as many students as they consider appropriate candidates for this award.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Medieval Literature

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The following is an excerpt from a letter inviting underrepresented students to participate in the University of Michigan's Summer Research Opportunity Program.  If you are interested, please let Dr. Goebel know ASAP.


I'm writing to ask if you know of a student interested in and eligible to work with me this summer, doing research on a topic related to medieval literature as part of the University of Michigan's Summer Research Opportunity Program.  The goal of SROP is to recruit talented underrepresented undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors) for a summer of research with a faculty member, with the hope that the University of Michigan might subsequently recruit these students to graduate study.


2011 English Undergracduate Conference

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When?  Wednesday February 16 2011

Where? "love it" Leonard Hall

What?  The Conference theme is "When Worlds Collide; When Worlds Embrace"  Your presentations can address this theme or ANY other theme related to your work in the field of English Studies.

How?  Open the attachments.  Send an e-mail to Mike T. Williamson (mtwill) and Amanda Lagoe (a.lagoe) letting us know about your presentation. Fill out the form, submit the title of your presentation, come to the conference, present your work.  GO PUBLIC!

Summer Internship Programs in Spain and Argentina

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This program provides an opportunity for U.S. and Canadian students to gain international work experience, improve Spanish language skills, and experience Spanish culture firsthand. Participants complete unpaid three-month internships in companies across Spain. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, economics, engineering, finance, Spanish studies, international relations, IT, media/communications, non-profit sector and tourism.
For detailed information and application materials, please visit our website at:
DEADLINE: January 15, 2011
-U.S. citizen or Canadian citizen enrolled at a college or university before, during, and following the internship
-Minimum age is 19; maximum age is 25
-Two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent; participants must be able to function in a Spanish-speaking work environment immediately upon arrival in Spain
-Participants must have completed at least 2 years of study at a university/college
Internship Program in Argentina
This program provides unpaid internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students and young professionals in either Buenos Aires or Córdoba, Argentina. Two program options are available: a 4-week Spanish language course and an 8-week internship with an Argentinean company (Combination Language/Internship Option) or a 12-week internship with a host company (Internship Option). Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, economics, engineering, finance, Spanish studies, international relations, IT, media/communications, non-profit sector and tourism.
For detailed information and application materials, please visit our website at:
Year-round program with rolling admittance - applications should be submitted 3-4 months before desired start date. Please note that the deadline for summer internships in Argentina is January 15, 2011.
* U.S. or Canadian citizens
* Minimum age is 18; maximum age is 30
* Two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent (language/internship option) or high-intermediate Spanish sufficient to function in a Spanish-speaking work environment immediately upon arrival in Argentina (internship option)
* Participants must have completed at least 2 years of study at a university/college

Blood Drive with American Red Cross

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Blood Drive with American Red Cross
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
HUB-Ohio Room

All presenting donors will be automatically entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres game at Consol Energy Center on Friday, February 4, 2011!

Sponsored by:
Gamma Sigma Sigma
Office of Service Learning

To schedule your life saving appointment:

Sign-up tables will be at the HUB-fitness center on the following days:

December 1st,2nd,3rd & 6th


Log on to  


Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

Walk-ins are welcomed on the day of the drive!

If you have any questions you may contact Vanessa Gregorakis in the Office of Service Learning at 724.357.3103 or via email-

Honors College Holiday Party

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Dr. Goebel is hosting an Honors College Holiday Party at her home on Sunday, December 12th from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.  Please stop by for cookies, cocoa, conversation and carols for much needed stress relief as you prepare for finals.

Her residence is located at the intersection of 10th and Church St.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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