November 2011 Archives

Winter 2011 - ENGL 348 African American Literature Now Online

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ENGL 248 African American Literature will be offered for three weeks during Winter 2011 as an online course with shorter readings and lots of discussion.  If you have any questions, contact Dr. Veronica Watson at 724.357.4072 or

Job Market for College Grads Braced for Slow but Steady Growth

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 17, 2011) -- After last year's rollercoaster ride, the job market for college graduates has settled down and appears braced for slow but steady growth, according to Michigan State University's annual Recruiting Trends study.

2012-13 Academic Year Achievement Application Deadline Announced

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  The application deadline for the CHC Achievement Fund is January 24, 2012.

Anyone who desires funding support should submit their materials by this date for study abroad trips, conference attendance/participation, internships or independent study that will occur during the Summer 2012, Fall 2012 or Spring 2013.  There will be no other achievement application process for next academic year.


The January 24 deadline allows one day to meet with your advisor when you return to campus following winter break.  It is up to you to make arrangements  with your academic adviser over break to get a signature when you return to campus.

Application materials and sample applications are available for download at

If you have any questions about the application process or questions about what is supported by this funding, email

Resources for English Majors

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Dr. Laurel Black recently presented "What Can You Do with an English Major" for Sigma Tau Delta.  Below is the list of resources used in that presentation.

CHC/McNair Career Workshop 2012

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So you want a sensible and effective strategy for being admitted to a top tier graduate program but fear you may not be completely prepared. Perhaps you are looking for a job in a tight market, or maybe you just don't want to end up living in your parents' basement? Then you need to plan to attend the 2012 CHC/McNair Career Workshop on May 14-16 (9-4:30 pm) with Donald Asher.

Writing Center Announces New Online Editing Chat Sessions!

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Emily Weber, Aleda Johnson, and Jenna Enright thought it might be helpful to let freshman (and upper class students) know about the new online tutoring sessions being offered by the IUP Writing Center.  HC students very rarely take advantage of the Writing Center, most likely because they are either too busy or embarrassed to seek help.  Online tutoring makes it very convenient and provides a safe and supportive context for this interaction - your home.  Now there are no excuses for not getting help writing your papers.  There is some lead time required for tutors to read and edit your paper before your online appointment, so check out the process at:

IAESTE Internship Placement Program

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The IAESTE Internship Placement Program is a work abroad program that matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships around the world. Each year positions are available in approximately 15-20 different countries in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer, but some fall semester and longer-term placements are also available. Best of all, most technical students in the United States are eligible to apply!

Navajo Land and Uranium Mining

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One week from today Ms. Lynnea Smith, a community educator on uranium mining in/near the Navajo communities of Crownpoint and Church Rock, NM, will be speaking, presenting and
answering questions.  This is a powerful and compelling program.

When?  THURSDAY Nov 10, 2011  7-8:30pm.
Where?  Pratt Auditorium

Attendance vouchers will be available.

Ushers Needed for Lively Arts, Ovations!

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Ovations! is the new touring performing arts series that will be bringing shows from all around the world to IUP this year. All shows are reserved seating, therefore ushers are needed to ensure patrons are directed to the proper seats. Ushers are also used in other ways to assist patrons and make sure each show runs smoothly.  Once the performance has begun ushers are welcomed to stay and enjoy the show, free of charge. For descriptions of each show check out the Ovations! website.  If you would like to usher with Ovations! please contact Sara at 

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