January 2011 Archives

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

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If you are looking to fund your study abroad experience next year, you might want to consider applying for the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant.

Jobs Posted on "The Beak"

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Achievement Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 for study abroad, internship or research experiences.  Please submit a hard copy of your application to Kevin Berezansky in Whitmyre 141 by 4:30 PM Monday, February, 7th.

Achievement fund guidelines and expectations, including an achievement FAQ, a sample application, a sample financial overview and required forms are available on the Honors College website at http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=96830.  If you have questions about any aspect of the application or process, please email kevinb@iup.edu.

Applications will be reviewed by the Honors College Achievement Committee and award notifications will be sent out by Friday the 11th.

Undergraduate Research Conference

April 15, 2011
Performance Center
Natali Student Center
California University of PA
The Honors Programs of California University of Pennsylvania and Robert Morris University are proud to host the Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference, which will highlight the various intersections between disciplines, research, and methodologies. 

TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK: E-mail submissions to honors@calu.edu
For further information, contact:
Dr. Andrae Marak and Dr. M.G. Aune, University Honors Program at Cal U
E-mail: honors@calu.edu     Telephone: 724-938-4535
Dr. Monica VanDieren and Dr. Philip Harold, Co-Directors, RMU Honors Program
E-mail: honors@rmu.edu     Telephone: 412-397-4278 (or 5417)

Euroscholars Spotlights K. U. Leuven University in Belgium

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Euroscholars provides research study abroad experiences at 12 top universities in Europe. 

Today's spotlight is on K.U. Leuven University in Belgium.

As a university, K.U.Leuven distinguishes itself from other research centres by its autonomous statement of problems, by the disinterested character of its fundamental research, by its focus on education and by the fact that within its walls almost all academic disciplines are represented. In a number of fields (such as biotechnology, environment, medical research, European integration and diversity, arts and nanotechnology) the university aspires to a place among the centres of excellence in Europe and in the world.

OECD 'Progress' Video Competition - Win a trip to PARIS!

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As part of its 50th Anniversary Celebrations, OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has launched a competition for young people around the world to showcase their talent and create a short video describing their vision of 'Progress'.

Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors

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Hello! My name is Lauren Bailey. I'm the student director of FUSE (the Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors) at Susquehanna University. FUSE will host a national caucus on February 4, timed to correspond with AWP's conference in Washington, DC, and it is my hope that student editors and faculty advisors from your institution will attend.

The Ecuadorian government is quietly making a bold attempt to provide universal healthcare to its culturally and geographically diverse population.  Are they succeeding? You be the judge as you are given unprecedented access to key aspects of the healthcare system in both the capital of Quito as well as rural areas of costal Ecuador.

Read more about how to participate in this unique program and the innovative approach to healthcare in South America: http://www.cfhi.org/web/index.php/program/show/id/316.

Just a quick reminder that application deadline for all SUMMER 2011 International Internships programs is coming up on February 15!!  If you have any students who are looking for something to do this summer, have them enhance their resume by doing an internship abroad with International Internships!


2011 EAPSU Undergraduate Conference Clarion University April 14-15

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The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) invites stu-dents to submit projects, papers and other creative works for presentation at its spring 2011 undergraduate conference. The conference will begin on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm in Clarion's Gemmell Student Center and will continue through Friday with student presentations. More information to follow.

Howling in the Age of Technology

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness...
-Allen Ginsberg, Howl


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June 5 - July 30, 2011

Held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC



Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships for 30-35 a week, 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.


Allegheny College Global Citizenship Conference - March 11-12, 2011

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As the spring term commences, please be reminded that Allegheny College will host a two-day conference on "Global Citizenship" March 11-12, 2011.

Keynote speakers include J. Baird Callicott (University of North Texas), Noelle McAfee (George Mason University), Ladelle McWhorter (University of Richmond) and Eduardo Mendieta (State University of New York at Stony Brook). The presentations of these four eminent philosophers on March 11 will anchor the undergraduate conference held all day March 12.

Undergraduate students are invited to present their own work either in the form of complete papers or as a part of panel discussions. Please encourage your students who have completed term papers and projects related to this topic to submit their work for consideration in the conference schedule.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 4, 2011.

Detailed information about the conference can be found at the conference homepage. I invite you and your students to attend and participate in this exciting opportunity for our region. The $25 registration fee includes lunches and dinners on Friday and Saturday, including the conference banquet Saturday evening. A limited number of free, one-night, double-occupancy accommodations are available for presenters and will be allocated to the earliest accepted submissions. Direct all inquiries and questions to Professors Eric Boynton or Bill Bywater.


Boren Awards: African Languages Initiative

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Dear Boren Campus Representatives and Contacts,
As the Boren Fellowship and Boren Scholarship deadlines quickly approach (February 1 and 10, respectively), I wanted to let you know that there is more information available about the African Languages Initiative overseas programs on the American Councils for International Education's website. Please see http://apps.americancouncils.org/africanlanguages for this program information, which includes each program's potential curriculum, as well as credit transfer information. Please keep in mind that while the minimum level of proficiency required for the overseas programs is novice-high, there will be options for those starting the overseas program at higher levels too.
The Department of English at Northern Illinois University is proud to announce the 19th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) to be held April 1-2, 2011 on our campus in DeKalb, Illinois.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. We encourage research examining the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered the humanities and people's lives. We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their career. Individual or panel (three to four people) proposals are welcome.

Keynote Speaker: Emily Auerbach, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

IUP Path Lab - Project and Assignment Technology Help

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The PATH Lab is part of the Center for Student Success and drives forward a dual mission of assisting students and faculty with software related needs for academic success. 

We educate and empower students by tutoring them in how to use assignment-related software correctly to complete homework and projects. We support the following software:

Microsoft Office Suite, Moodle, PhotoShop, Qualtrics, Audacity, Camstudio, Windows Movie Maker, Nvu, Vegas Video, Captivate, Publisher, Second Life, Illustrator, Roxio, Snag-It, and more!

Pratt Hall, Room 101
201 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-3570-4078
Fax: 724-357-4777
Facebook keywords: IUP PATH Lab

Looking for a Meaningful and Flexible Service Commitment?

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The Office of Disability Support Services is looking for students willing to read books onto cassette tapes for students with disabilities.  As a reader, you can put in your hours anywhere and anytime, as long as you are meeting deadlines for assignments to be turned into Disability Support Services.

Please contact Kelly Gibson in the Advising & Testing Center at 724-357-4067.

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