August 2011 Archives

Community Involvement Fair

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The Community Involvement Fair is held during both the Fall and Spring semesters. Agencies in the Indiana community are invited to attend the on-campus event to meet with IUP students and share information regarding volunteer opportunities and internships available within their organization. This fair also permits agencies that are registered with the Service Learning Program to recruit Federal Work-Study employees.

Faculty members are encouraged to pass information along to students in an attempt to expand the concept of service learning into more courses on campus. The Office of Service Learning welcomes everyone in the IUP community to attend and to make a difference in and around Indiana County.

Fall 2011 Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall

Student Registration:

Preregistration is not required, and there is no fee. Students may attend the fair any time during the event's scheduled hours.

Agency Registration:

Agency registration IS required, and there is no fee. Please check back for additional registration information.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Registration/check in time: 9:00 a.m. the day of the event

Additional instructions and details will be provided upon registration

A list of agencies attending will be provided closer to the event. For more information, please contact Diane Stipcak at 724-357-2235.

Agencies Attending Community Involvement Fair
A complete list of agencies attending the fair on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, will be available closer to the date.
Community Involvement Fair Employer Registration
  • Office of Service Learning
  • c/o Career Development Center
    Pratt Hall, Suite 302
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2235
  • Fax: 724-357-4079

First Freshman Wednesday Workshop Date Set

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Community Service: September 7

  • 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?
  • Service to the Honors College

Kevin will walk you through the Cook Honors College concept of, requirements for, and resources for finding and selecting meaningful sustained community service while in college.  Then, as per your schedule, attend the IUP community Service Fair between Noon and 3pm in the Crimson Event Center-Folger.

Assignment: Submit a list of at least three organizations/agencies with which you interacted, 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 that are important to my development or career interests?

Workshop Schedule

Boren Application Now Available!

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The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at  Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 31 and the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 9 (with earlier on-campus deadlines).

In addition, we have a full schedule of webinars this fall - for applicants and campus representatives/advisors. You can link to this list at, under announcements (on the left side of the page). Please advertise these on your campu

You can always contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions, or you can be in touch with me directly.

Best regards,


Susan Sharp

Assistant Director

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Institute of International Education

1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

Tel: 800-618-NSEP

Fax: 202-326-7672



Euroscholars: Research Study Abroad at 12 Universities in Europe

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 What is Euroscholars?

EuroScholars is a unique study abroad program for advanced students    whereby students can conduct research at a high caliber institution while     taking a language and culture class.
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  > EuroScholars Alumni on Youtube

For whom?

The EuroScholars program is targeted at highly talented students from the USA and Canada. These students are welcome to request more information on this innovative program.
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How to apply for a research project?

Select a research program of your choice from and fill our the application form. Then contact the project supervisor to discuss a match between your interest and the research project and sign the learning agreement.
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Peace Corps at Indiana University of Pennsylvania!

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Coming from all walks of life and representing the rich diversity of the American people, Volunteers range in age from college students to retirees. Every Peace Corps Volunteer's experience is different. From teaching English to elementary school children in Zambia to launching a computer learning center in Moldova to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa to working on soil conservation in Panama, Volunteers bring their skills and life experiences to where they are needed most.

Come visit a recruiter and returned volunteer on IUP's campus to hear about what it is like to serve overseas in the Peace Corps.

Thursday, September 29th
Fall 2011 Career Expo
1 - 4 PM
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex Arena

Peace Corps Information Session
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union Building (HUB)

Peace Corps is a U.S. government agency that sends volunteers to serve in developing countries for 27 months. Volunteers work in a variety of different sectors such as business, health, education, agriculture, the environment, information technology, construction, and community development. Benefits include medical, dental, and housing, as well as a monthly living stipend, transportation to and from your host country, graduate study benefits, 24 vacation days a year, and a $7,425 readjustment allowance after two years of service. Peace Corps has a competitive application process that takes about one year.

Contact: Jonnett Maurer

Last updated Aug 23 2011

IUP Conversation Club Kickoff Meeting

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Meeting: Wednesday, August 31, 7:30-8:30 p.m., HUB, Allegheny Room

Conversation Club


If you are planning to join, please complete the Conversation Club Application.

The Conversation Club, sponsored by the Office of International Education, matches international students with American partners in an effort to promote global awareness, multicultural interaction, diversity, and friendship.

This program is not available during the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact

If you are an international student, you might want to

  • Get to know more about American culture
  • Learn about IUP
  • Practice your English (if you do not speak English already)

American partners

  • Offer welcoming friendship leading to positive impressions of Americans
  • Get to know someone from an interesting culture
  • Learn about a new language

IUP Career Expo

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The IUP Career Development Center is hosting its IUP Career Expo on Thursday, September 29 from 1-4 in the Kovalchick Complex.  The purpose of this event is to expose IUP students of all levels (first-year through seniors and graduate students) to potential employers for internships or permanent positions, as well as to help students gain knowledge of how they can prepare themselves for their future.

Last year, 50% of the attendees were first-year students who had a chance to learn directly from hiring managers what types of skills and experiences they should be developing as part of their college education!

There are employers registered from a wide variety of career fields, including Deloitte Consulting, Boscov's Department Stores, Family Behavioral Resources, the Peace Corps, The Homestead, PNC Financial Services, Marathon Petroleum, and the PA State Civil Service Commission.

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall Semester

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The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages five to eighteen in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Applications are due on September 15, 2011, and lessons will begin on September 19. For more information and an application, please contact Dr. Linda Jennings at or 724-357-2649.

The IUP String Project curriculum consists of weekly private lessons and group lessons scheduled at different times throughout the year. Lessons are thirty minutes to one hour in length, depending upon the age and advancement of each student. Ensemble classes designed to reinforce concepts and techniques learned in private lessons as well as develop other musical skills, such as ensemble playing, leadership skills, etc. are included in the program. At the end of each semester, students also have the opportunity to perform solo and ensemble pieces on recitals. Lessons, group classes, and recitals take place on the IUP campus and are taught by IUP music students. The IUP String Project is designed to support the string programs in the public schools. Therefore, all students enrolled in the IUP String Project must also be enrolled in their school orchestra program, if one is available.

The IUP String Project also provides a teacher-training program for IUP music students who are the teachers in the program. The program provides hands-on practical experience teaching one-on-one lessons, as well as teaching groups in a classroom setting and conducting a string orchestra. In addition, teachers gain invaluable experience participating in recruiting programs in public and private schools, gaining teaching ideas and guidance at regular pedagogy meetings, and receiving feedback on their teaching.

The IUP String Project is one of thirty-two similar programs joined under the auspices of the National String Project Consortium, dedicated to promoting string music education in the United States. As a member of the NSPC, the IUP String Project joins in addressing the two main issues facing string education today: 1) the low numbers of public schools that offer string music education programs to children, and 2) the critical shortage of string teachers in the U.S. The program is directed by IUP music faculty member Dr. Linda Jennings.

For more information visit the IUP String Project.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

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The 43rd 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 11, parking throughout the sale, and boxing unsold books on September 18, but Honors College Students have also been a tremendous help organizing books throughout the week and as cashiers at the sale.

All activities take place in the lower level of the St. Thomas More University Parish & Catholic Student Center at 1200 Oakland Avenue.  Refreshments will be served at all times.


You can contact us to let us know when they are available to assist.  We can be reached several ways:  church phone 724-463-2277; email to or; phone Janet at 724-349-3621 (evenings).  If a student is interested in cashiering, they can contact Melissa Foote at


Cashiers work in pairs either inside the building or outside by the tent and are responsible for calculating orders, collecting money, and issuing change. Each shift is 2.5 hours.  We still need volunteers for all shifts.

Friday, Sept. 16 (our busiest shifts):

Saturday, Sept. 17:

Sunday, Sept. 18:







Before the Sale:


September 10


Book Sort


September 11

3:00pm ----

Moving boxes of books from shed storage to tent and church lounge





September 12

September 13

September 14

September 15

10:00am - 10:00pm

10:00am - 10:00pm

10:00am - 10:00pm

10:00am - 10:00pm

Removing books from the boxes and organizing them by category on tables


September 16

10:00am - 4:00pm

Finish organizing

During the Sale:


September 16

10:00am - 10:00pm

Parking attendants to direct traffic in and out of the church parking lot. 




Assisting customers with large orders to their cars; tallying large orders; selling refreshments; organizing and straightening books


September 17

8:00am - 7:00pm

Parking attendants to direct traffic in and out of the church parking lot. 



9:00am - 7:00pm

Assisting customers with large orders to their cars; tallying large orders; selling refreshments; organizing and straightening books


September 18

8:30am - 4:00pm

Parking attendants to direct traffic in and out of the church parking lot. 



11:00am - 4:00pm

Assisting customers with large orders to their cars; tallying large orders; selling refreshments; cashiers; organizing/straightening books



3:00pm ---

Packing unsold books

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Saint Bernard's Before/After School Program

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Seeking students to assist with homework and various activities with students K-6th.
Some federal work study positions are available.  Seeking volunteers as well! 
Beginning August 29th!
  • Students must be able to provide own transportation. St. Bernard's is located: 200 Clairvaux Drive, Indiana, PA 15701
  • Tutoring sessions will take place Monday through Friday
                Morning session: 7:30am-8:30am
                Afternoon session: 3:00pm-5:30pm
  • Students may sign up for one or both sessions any day Monday through Friday, depending on their class schedule
        -Child Abuse Clearance
        -Criminal Background Clearance

Please respond back with the following information:
Major & Year
Tutoring days that you would like to sign up for, including which session

You will be required to turn in copies of both clearances to the Office of Service Learning-301 Pratt Hall

Cook Honors College Ice Cream Social Planned

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Cook Honors College will hold an ice cream social in Dr. Goebel's back yard garden at 1003 Church St.  The event will begin at  7 PM on Sunday, August 28th.  Come welcome the new HC freshman to campus and reconnect with friends and staff.  

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