March 2012 Archives

Hawk Rock

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Join us for IUP's first 24-hour dance-a-thon beginning tonight at 9 p.m.
until 9 p.m. tomorrow in the main arena of the Kovalchick Convention and
Athletic Complex!  The admission fee for dancers is $20, and includes a
Hawk Rock t-shirt, as well as 24 hours of food and drink!  If you can't
stay for the whole 24 hours and just want to watch the fun for a brief
period of time or you aren't into dancing, you can fill the stands and
groove to the music for $5.  Purchase a Hawk Rock t-shirt for $10 and
your admission to the stands is included!

HC Fine Arts Option - Chinese Film, Last Train Home

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Dr Berlin will be meeting interested HC students in Whitmyre by the main door, this Sunday at 5:00 to walk over together for the film in McVitty Auditorium that starts at 5:30. This is the Chinese film, Last Train Home.

If you are in the Honors College, have federal work study and are interested in working as the Honors College Community Service Student Coordinator please email a letter of interest to  Letters that make the best case for skills, motivation and fit for this position will be considered for an interview.

Primary Job Skills/Duties Include:

Data Processing  -The entry of submitted service hours and freshman workshop participation.  This is mostly online work so hours are flexible and convenient.

Communication -  Email communication with CHC students about service requirements and progress toward the required minimum. 

Program Delivery - Assisting in the planning and possibly the implementation of Wednesday Workshop sessions. (You do not have to be available on Wednesdays from 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM in the fall semester).

Applicants must be willing to work at least 8-10 hours per week and must anticipate qualifying for FEDERAL WORK STUDY for the 2012-13 academic year.  Applicants must also be on campus both semesters next year.  This is a minimum wage position.

Please submit your letter of interest by Friday, April 6 to be considered for this position.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

Scholarship support

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Indiana Community Garden is looking for your help!

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Spring is upon us and our Indiana Community Garden is looking for your help!

The Indiana Community Garden has 1 acre of land to use at Mack Park (corner of Cater Ave. and 6th Street). We currently have all 15 individual raised garden beds rented for this summer however, we will have 3 larger areas for everyone within the community to use and
volunteer with. Produce from the 3 large community garden spaces will be shared among the community, volunteers who work in the garden and excess donated to our local food bank, ICCAP.

"How can I help?"

HC Fine Arts Option - Wind Dances

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Dear HNRC 102 students,

I will be taking some of you to the IUP dance performance on Sunday April 1,
2012.  Please email me if you plan to attend and meet me in the lobby of
Fisher at 1:45 PM before the performance.  The information is below.

Hope to see you there.

Dr. Carol Caraway

English majors: interested in an internship?

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If so, please come to a brief workshop on April 5 (a Thursday) at 6:15 in Nicholson Library.  We will explain the finer points of finding an internship site, as well as what is involved in earning credit for your internship.  Light refreshments will be provided.

For more info, contact Dr. Judith Villa (

IUP Criminology & Government Career Fair

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The IUP Career Development Center is sponsoring the Criminology &
Government Career Fair on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
at the Crimson Event Center in Folger Hall.

Volunteers Needed for Indiana Free Library Book Sale

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The Indiana Free Library annual book sale will be taking place soon.  Please review the tasks and times that they need volunteers and get in touch with them ASAP regarding your interest.

Thursday, April 12 - Setup

10 a.m. - noon - (2 students needed) setting up of tables & opening boxes of used books

noon - 2 p.m. - (3 students needed) arranging used books on designated tables & hanging signs

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - (3 students needed) arranging used books on designated tables & hanging signs

Saturday, April 14 - Assisting patrons, checking out books, boxing up book purchases, and re-stocking/re-arranging books

9 - 11 a.m. (4 students needed)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (4 students needed)

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (4 students needed)

Sunday, April 15 - Assisting patrons, checking out books, boxing up book purchases, and re-stocking/re-arranging books

11 a.m. - 2 p,m. (1 student needed)

2 - 5 p.m. - (4 students needed) - In addition to the early morning tasks listed above, this group will also assist with packing up books to be
                 saved for future sales & general clean-up of the sale area.

Please contact Sherrill Kuckuck if you are interested.

Whitmyre Rooms Available for Upper Class Students Next Year

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Rooms are available for HC upper class students for next year. If you are interested in living in Whitmyre Hall next year and do not have a current commitment to housing, or are planning on living on campus in another residence hall but would like to switch to Whit, please let me know. OHRL will permit you to switch from your current on campus housing to Whitmyre so that we can maximize the number of HC students in the building.

Let me know ASAP at


Indiana Free Library Used Book Sale

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Indiana Free Library's

Big Annual 2-Day

Spring into Reading

Used Book Sale


Literary Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Children's Books, Nonfiction, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks


Saturday, April 14, 9 am-5 pm

Sunday, April 15, 11 am-4 pm


Indiana Free Library

845 Philadelphia St., Indiana


All proceeds go to benefit your local library.

April 19-20, 2012

Kehr Union

Bloomsburg University


Conference Theme:  Consumption

Students may interpret this term in a variety of ways and approach it from any discipline.  For example, students may examine

· consumption of natural resources
· consumerism and economics
· consumption of alcohol or drugs and its consequences
· consumption of food and poverty
· literature that focuses on some type of consumption
· consumption of images and media, etc.


Students should submit a description of their project, a title, and their contact information to at any time before the April 2, 2012 deadline.  Students may read papers, give PowerPoint presentations, give talks, or participate in a poster session.  If you have ideas for other types of presentations, please contact me.

Free Tickets for Fast Feet: India Jazz Suites Available at AACC

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THE AACC has a limited number of FREE ticket avaialble for the IUP Lively Arts

Fast Feet: India Jazz Suites (American Tap and Jazz Meet the Dance and Music Traditions of India)

Friday, March 23, 2012
8:00 P.M. Fisher Auditorium

Students can Stop in the AACC to pick up vouchers for the tickets; they will be given on a first
come - first served. This performance is an explosive collaboration between two unparalled dancers and their music-jazz/tap and Indian Khatak.  The performance is said to be "a must for the entire family."

Also, The Center for Asian American Media and Hinipendent Films present: UPAJ: Improvise, a
documentary film, Wed. 3/21/2012, Eberly Auditorium.


"Upaj: Improvise takes us behind the scenes to watch the birth of India Jazz Suites, a phenomenal
East-meets-West dance collaboration featuring Indian kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das and rising
tap star Jason Samuels Smith". (

On Friday, March 23, 2011 at 4:15 pm, the AACC is sponsoring a reception with the Appalachian Studies Conference speaker James Lowewen.  Music will be provided by Patti Holmes, Indiana's own Sweet Adeline singer with Grist for the Mill Band.

History Club Bake Sale

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The History Club will be having a book/bake sale today and tomorrow from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Keith Lobby near the vending machines. 

Please stop by and support them.

Denise Gryczuk
History Department Secretary

World Vision's 30 Hour Famine

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World Vision's 30 Hour Famine is an event where students fast and while fasting they raise money to help starving children and their families around the world. The money isn't simply to give them food but to give them the supplies they need to continue feeding themselves
(livestock, seeds, education, etc) Our 30 Hour Famine begins after lunch on Friday and we will be meeting up in the evening (probably around dinner time we are finalizing exact plans) for a night of fun and activities. Then on Saturday we will be doing various community service activities around Indiana as well as collecting food for local food banks and raising money that will go to World Vision. Last year's famine was a lot of fun and we were able to raise over $600 let's shoot for more this year! 

Check out the official website for this event at
Participation in this event is worth up to 20 hours of HC community service.

Free Concert of Traditional Western Pennsylvania Music

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Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers will present a concert in the Music in the Orendorff Commons series, in the Orendorff Music Library (Cogswell Hall, room 101), on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.

They specialize in the traditional dance music of Western Pennsylvania. Ellen Gozion will join them to sing some Pennsylvania ballads as well. The concert is in conjunction with the national meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association and is free and open to the community.

Cultural Vistas (formerly CDS Intl. and AIPT) is currently accepting applications for the Berlin Language and Politics Program and the Radolfzell Language and Renewable Energy Program, offered in partnership with the Carl Duisberg Centrum (CDC) language schools.  These four- and five-week summer programs offer students the opportunity to improve their German language skills while gaining valuable contact to German companies, organizations, and institutions in their fields.

Queen City Writers: A Journal of Undergraduate Writing & Composing

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QCW is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We also publish reviews, snapshots of writers, and comments (for information on journal sections, see this page). Issues are published three times a year: fall, winter, and spring.

As of March 15th, we will be accepting submissions for our inaugural fall issue.

Honors Elective - Econometrics

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Are you looking for a course that has the potential to meaningfully build your resume and/or enhance your graduate school applications?  If so, Introduction to Econometrics (ECON 356 /H/) is the course for you!

Jobs In Publishing: Matching Degree to Job and Internships

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Publishing is an apprenticeship industry, meaning that much of what a publishing professional needs to know will be learned on the job. Often, industry knowledge learned in one department is useful throughout the publishing house?allowing the opportunity to move between departments. But where to start? Put together with the help of several human resource experts, this guide to matching your college major with the appropriate publishing departments is a great way to determine your first steps.

Internship Resource

If you're still working on your degree, an internship may be the perfect way to experience the inner-workings of the publishing industry. Some are paid, many offer college credit, and all provide invaluable knowledge that may help you get your foot in the door when it is time to look for a full-time job.
• John A. Williams--Appalachian State University and author of Appalachia: a History--on "Pennsylvania as Greater Appalachia: Historical Perspectives."  Friday, March 23, Noon-1:15, Eberly Auditorium.

• Robert F. Cahalan--Head of Climate and Radiation at NASA and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore--on "Appalachian Impacts of Global Warming: Reasons for Hope."  Friday, March 23, 1:30-2:45, Eberly Auditorium

• Susan M. Taffe Reed--University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, of Delaware Indian ancestry and from the Endless Mountains region of Appalachia--on "The Significance of Powwows to Native Americans in Pennsylvania's Appalachia."  Saturday, March 24, 9:45-10:45, Eberly Room 121.

• James Loewen--Catholic University and author of Sundown Towns: a Hidden Dimension of American Racism (2006) and the bestselling Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (1996)--on "Uncovering Racist Sundown Towns in Appalachia and Beyond."  Saturday, March 24, 5:00-6:00, Eberly Auditorium.

An RSVP would be appreciated; just reply to this email and indicate which presentation you hope to attend.

Jim Cahalan
2012 Appalachian Studies Association Conference Program Chair

Western PA Council of Teachers of English Spring Workshop

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Alert: The WPCTE Spring Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2011, at La Roche College.  The keynote speaker is author John Golden.  Proposal for concurrent sessions will be considered until March 15. 

The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE), a fifty year old affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is dedicated to the professional development of area English/Language Arts teachers, K - College. With over 1800 members, WPCTE membership is free.

The theme of the day is "Finding Literacy: Our Students as a Resource"  The NCTE co-sponsored speaker is author John Golden who will address the topic of Multi-Modal Literacy. 

We now publish our newsletter. E-Notes, on line. It informs our membership of upcoming events sponsored by both WPCTE and NCTE and provides links to interesting, important and helpful information for the classroom teacher.

Join WPCTE today. Just create a profile for yourself and you will soon be a well connected part of the professional life you live each day. Let us work together and help one another.
Cultural Vistas (formerly CDS International and AIPT) is currently accepting applications for the Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - German State Parliaments (EMGIP).
EMGIP provides American and Canadian students the opportunity to intern at the Landtage - German State Parliaments. This is a great opportunity for individuals hoping to pursue careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who are interested in specific policy issues such as the environment, education and/or healthcare. Participants on the program gain practical work experience with a state parliament, utilize their German skills and experience German culture firsthand.
For detailed information and application materials, please visit our website at:

March 31, 2012 for Fall 2012

Free GMAT Strategy Session

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The format of the GMAT will be changing in June.  Find out about the format of the new test, how it differs from the current test, how to study for the GMAT, and how to do your best on test day. The session is led by a certified Princeton Review instructor.

You must register for the session by phone at 1-800-2REVIEW or online with this link:

Click "GMAT", then "Find out More about Free Events", put in zipcode 15705, select the event, and click "Enroll" to register.  If you don't register, the session may be cancelled or postponed.

The session will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 7:30-8:15 PM in Weyandt Hall, Room 149.  This event is sponsored by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Questions? Contact Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams,

Free GRE Strategy Session

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Find out about the format of the GRE, how to study for it, and how to do your best on the test. The session is led by a certified Princeton Review instructor.

You must register for the session by phone at 1-800-2REVIEW or online with this link: .  (Click "Find out More about Free Events", then put in zipcode 15705, select the event, and click "Enroll" to register.)
(If you don't register, the session may be cancelled or postponed.)

The session will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-7:15 in Weyandt Hall, Room 149.  This event is sponsored by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams,

New Library Resource: Sage Research Methods Online

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IUP Libraries has licensed a new research database, Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO). SRMO can be accessed both on and off campus. It is available 24/7 to all students and faculty with a valid IUP I-Card. Watch for a workshop in late March or early April 2012 to help you get the most out of this resource!

Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program, April 2

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The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is sponsoring the seventh annual Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program on April 2, 2012 , from 5:00-7:00 p.m. as part of Research Appreciation Week.

The program will highlight scholarly accomplishments of female undergraduate/graduate students and faculty.

For more information about the poster session, submission, or awards, please visit the Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology website.

The Third Annual Sex and Gender Conference

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Films, Exhibits, Speak-out, Dialogue, Poetry, Panels, Presentations, Posters, Readings, Rally, and more  

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