January 2012 Archives

The E.U.P. History, Anthropology, and World Languages Department invites graduate and undergraduate students at all levels to submit proposals for its 3rd Annual Conference on Saturday April 14, 2012. The conference committee is seeking papers and panels from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives that investigate the actions, influences, and phenomena that have formed American society and how we think about America's past.

Wednesday Workshops in the Writing Center!

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The IUP Writing Center and the English Department will offer these free and open workshops on Wednesday evenings in 218 Eicher Hall.

All workshops will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last for about one hour. No reservation or appointment is needed. Can't make the date or time? Please e-mail w-center@iup.edu and we'll send you the presentation handouts. For more information, call 724-357-3029 or visit www.iup.edu/writingcenter .

The AACC cordially invites you to the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kick-Off 2012 on Monday, 1/30/2012. The Theme this year is "Living the Dream and Black History Month: Relevance, Reflections, and Challenges". Please encourage your students to attend. All activities are free and open to the public. Class attendance vouchers will be available, too. The activities of the day are as follows:

Monday, January 30, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MLK /BHM Film Series:
- Martin: The Man and the Dream
- Great Black Innovators
HUB Monongahela Room

- 50 Cents' All Things Fall Apart
HUB Susquehanna Room

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MLK Luncheon & Reflections Workshop:
Living the Dream and Black History
HUB Ohio Room

2:00 p.m. - 2nd Showing
- 50 Cents' All Things Fall Apart
HUB Susquehanna Room

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Keynote Program featuring Dr. Burrell Brown, Esq., IUP African Dance Ensemble (ADE), and more with the 6 O'clock Series 
HUB Ohio Room

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the AACC at 724-357-2455. We look forward to seeing you!

IUP/Indiana Community Involvement Fair

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The IUP Community Involvement Fair will be held on Wednesday February 8th from 11am-3pm in the Crimson Event Center.  This is a great way for you to meet with local nonprofit agencies and find out about volunteer opportunities.  The Honors College will offer one service hour to any student who submits a voucher for attending this event.  Please plan on attending.

IUP English Undergraduate Conference: Reminder

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Hello everyone --

Quick reminder: The English Undergraduate Conference will be held on Wednesday February 22 in Leonard Hall.  The deadline for proposals (which tell us what you are going to present at the conference) is Wednesday, February 8.  You may submit more than one proposal. The proposal form is attached. You will hear back from me regarding the time of your presentation after the proposal due date.  I will send around the schedule quite a few times!!

Here are some answers to 12 commonly-asked questions.  Send me more if you have them. ALL English majors (Ed, BA, all tracks), double majors, and minors are invited to the conference.

Call for Portz Fellowship Grant Applications

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The National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Fellowship Committee is now accepting applications from undergraduate honors students for Portz Fellowship Grants. Applications will be accepted January 1 - February 1, 2012.  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 third round of grants will be accepted January 1 - February 1, 2012.
If you would like more information about the Portz Fellowship, please contact Dr. Patrice Berger at pberger1@unl.edu, or 402-472-5425.

Applications and information about the Portz Fellowship are available online. 

IUP American Language Institute (ALI) Needs Tutors

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The ALI is looking for individuals who want volunteering opportunities by helping international students learning English at IUP.  ALI is an on-campus language learning facility (in Eicher) and is offering intensive programs in English as a second language.  The volunteering is called "Open Lab", which is a tutoring session in the format of on-to-one or one-to-two interactions in English.
Mon/Wed/Fri  9-10, 10-11, 11:15-12:15, 2:30-4
Tues/Thurs   12:30-1:45
(ANY of the ABOVE)

Contact: Steve Park, Lab supervisor   gffp@iup.edu   ASAP!
[This recruitment will continue until the positions are filled]

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

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The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. It is open to individuals--college seniors, recent graduates, and career changers--with undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Fellows will attend enriched, school-based master's-level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools. The Fellowships focus on four goals: transforming teacher education; getting strong teachers into high-need schools; attracting the very best candidates to the teaching profession; and cutting teacher attrition by retaining top teachers.

Student Recovering from Accident Needs Immediate Ambulatory Assistance

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Disability Services got a call last week from a student who was injured in an automobile accident over the break, and will be returning to campus this spring needing to temporarily use an electric mobility scooter. Her off-campus apartment is very close to campus (apparently just across the street from Stright Hall). She should be able to get to and around campus OK with the scooter....however, there are apparently a couple steps she'll need to
ambulate in order to get into and out of her apartment. She's looking for a volunteer(s) who might simply be able to meet her before and after class to assist her with ambulating the stairs.

Below are the windows of time she needs assistance.  Please email me immediately at kevinb@iup.edu if you are able to help.

On Mon & Wed, she has 8am classes. Her last class on Mon & Wed ends at

On Tues & Thurs, has 9:30am classes. Her last class on Tues ends 12:15pm,
and her last class on Thurs ends at 2:15pm.

Used Books Cheap (Dr. Baumler's Unit D)

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I have the following books available on campus for those that need
them for Dr. Baumler's Unit D class: Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk, and
Empire Made Me by Robert Bickers. If anyone is interested, I can be
reached by email at QLPR@iup.edu or through my cellphone
@ 724-388-4488.

~Kelsey H.
Academic Field Program in ISRAEL at Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Summer'12

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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

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Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22, 2012


"A Meeting of Minds"--CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

DC Internships Summer 2012 L

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The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) was founded in 1967 to help instill in young people an appreciation for the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors Institutes that teach college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded.

The following Institutes are held in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University:

Summer Institutes:


Excellent Job Search Writing Resource - The OWL Online Writing Lab

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This is one of the best open source university resources available online.  It covers the personal statement, cover letter, resume, curriculum vitae, and job application, among other things.


Service Opportunity with KidsRead

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KidsRead is an one on one tutoring program in which IUP students help kindergarten through fourth graders develop reading skills.  

All sessions are held at the Indiana Free Public Library on Philadelphia street which is within walking distance of IUP campus.


The sessions are held on:

Monday from 4:15pm - 5:30pm, 5:30pm - 6:45pm,

Tuesday from 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Thursday from 4:15pm - 5:30pm. 



Child Abuse and Criminal Background Checks are required; we have the necessary forms for you to fill out.  You can participate as a volunteer or get paid if you have federal work study.  You can apply online at:




or stop by Pratt 301 for a paper application.  Please contact Andrea Carnicella for more information, 724-357-3103 or acc@iup.edu.  

Andrea C. Carnicella
AmeriCorps Representative
Office of Service Learning

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
301 Pratt Hall, 201 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Office: 724.357.3103
Fax: 724.357.4079

IUP English Undergraduate Conference: Call for Submissions

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The English Undergraduate Conference will be held on Wednesday February 22 in Leonard Hall.

A proposal form is below. Copies will be available in Leonard 110 and in the Student Lounge.

Essay Competition Focuses on Cancer ($5k, $2k, $1k Awards)

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The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering its scholarship again this year.  It is an essay contest open to all college students.  The essay subject concerns cancer and the scholarships are $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.  Students can receive more information and request an application packet at this website: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp

Free Online Open Source Textbooks

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Be sure to check out some of the FREE online open source textbooks at flatworld Knowledge.  Availability varies by discipline, but open source is a trend that is growing. 

"Europe East & West" Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Symposium Date: March 30, 2012
DEADLINE for submissions: JANUARY 23, 2012

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event designed to provide undergraduate students from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities in the region with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.  After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students.  The presentations are open to the public.  Students submit a 250-300 word abstract and their entire paper, postmarked by January 23, 2012, using the downloadable application form on this site.  The URS Symposium will take place on March 30, 2012. Information and application forms can be found HERE on the URS website.

The Killam Fellowships Program

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The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (applying for and registering at the host university, and paying host tuition fees).

Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

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The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Programmes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), who have completed no more than two years of university study, to come to the UK on a three, four, or five week academic and cultural summer programme.

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