August 2012 Archives

Writing Center's Lunch & Learn

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I wanted to invite all HC students to the Writing Center's Lunch & Learn series this semester. If you'd like to post on Whit Weekly about this, feel free.

The L&L series celebrates reading and writing by inviting faculty members to discuss writing-related topics with students. The first one will celebrate National Literacy Day with English professor Ann Amuicucci, who will be discussing digital literacy and e-books on Friday, Sept. 7 at 12:30 PM in the Writing Center (218 Eicher). Students are welcome to bring a lunch and eat in the Writing Center during the event. There's more information about future speakers here: http://www.iup.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=131628&blogid=6707.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Emily Weber

IUP Writing Center218 Eicher Hall
724-357-3029
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Newman Used Book Sale - Many Ways to Volunteer

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Newman Used Book Sale

St. Thomas More University Parish & Catholic Student Center

1200 Oakland Avenue

Indiana, PA 15701

724-463-2277   www.STMUP.org

The Newman Center is looking for volunteers to help with their annual book sale.  Take a look at the following volunteer options and let them know how you can help.

Honors College Community Service

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Welcome back to Whit!  I am excited to help you get off to a good start on your Community Service projects again this year.  We have a new student community service coordinator this year.  Andi Bragiel will assist me in working with the Wednesday Workshops for freshman and the arduous task of documenting all submitted service hours. 

To assist us with the timely processing of hours, something crucial to you receiving credit for your service, please consider the following submission tips:

1.  Please enter all completed service hours through the honors college submission page at http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?ekfrm=100350&linkidentifier=ekfrm&itemid=100350.

2.  Don't sit on your hours until the end of each semester.  Please enter them on a regular basis throughout the semester as you do them. 

3. The requirement is for 60 hours of service per year, not 30 per semester.  The annual service cycle starts in September and ends in May.  Remember that service done during Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring breaks should be counted towards your service total.

4. While there is no service expectation for freshman this fall, you certainly may pursue the activities and involvements that will eventually count as service.   Andi and I will introduce community service to freshman at the first Wednesday Workshop on Wednesday, September 12 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM.

5. If you have a question about the validity of your involvement as service, just ask.  Andi can be reached at a.n.bragiel@iup.edu.

Community Service Guidelines are available on the HC website for service at http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=100154.

Have a great year of service!




Volunteer with Conversation Club

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Conversation Club matches international students and American students in an effort to promote global awareness, foster multicultural interaction, celebrate diversity, and, of course, create lasting friendships. Over the years, thousands of IUP students have been paired with international students as Conversation Club partners, and many participants have formed life-long friendships.


Conversation Club partners meet independently with one another to basically hang out. Partners can practice English or another language, share in each other's culture, and, naturally, have fun. They meet at their convenience at least one hour per week during the fall and spring semesters.

If interested, please come to the information meeting at the HUB ALLEGHENY ROOM at 7:30PM, on Wednesday, August 29th.

Alternative Spring Break and Faculty Led Trips - Six O'Clock Series

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Broadening Your Horizons Through Service and Study Abroad


November 5, 2012

This program will focus on two ways students can create unique learning opportunities for themselves--through community service and through studying abroad.

In the first half of the program, students will learn about the Alternative Spring Break program offerings for 2013, and, in the second half, professors of faculty-led summer programs will discuss details of their upcoming (2013) trips.

Presented by Dr. Caleb Finegan

How to Rock a Career Fair - Six O'Clock Series

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Broadening Your Horizons Through Service and Study Abroad


November 5, 2012

This program will focus on two ways students can create unique learning opportunities for themselves--through community service and through studying abroad.

In the first half of the program, students will learn about the Alternative Spring Break program offerings for 2013, and, in the second half, professors of faculty-led summer programs will discuss details of their upcoming (2013) trips.

Presented by Dr. Caleb Finegan

HNRC 101: Freshman Core Units

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Unit A:  What do we know? Believe?

Fine Arts

History

English -Berlin

English -Williamson

Victoria Brietich

Daniela Alarcon

Wes Caulkins

Danielle Bowman

Jessica Brown

Sarah Begany

Samantha Cooper

Alyssa Buntz

Erin Campbell

Casey Brelsford

Kelly Davis

Ian Bright

Jesse Cole

Saverio Cusato

Alexandra Dieter

Zhane Brooks

Tabitha Daley

Breanna Dominguez

Catherine Frye

Julia Campbell

Danielle Flaig

Margaret Gagel

Faith Hartzell

Tabatha Chandler

Derek Hanely

Katie Gunning

Aimee Heinnickel

Hannah Church

Morgan Huey

Kelly Harrington

Morgan Hoover

Jesse Clark

Savannah Irwin

Margaret Lucas

Samantha Jacobs

Collin Donaldson

Elena Kapp

Daniel Martin

Shannon Kovalchick

Peter Keares

Marielle Kennerknecht

Kendall McMillen

Michaela Koveleskie

Aubrey Keperling

Haley Kramer

Elizabeth Mitchell

Kate McIlwain

Jessica Potash

Lori Kusluch

Amanda Pursley

Jennifer Poborksi

Margaret Progin

Katherine McKinney

Tucker Stanton

Alaina Richardson

Calisha Rhett

Joellen Nelson

Ashley Swenson

Susan Sarabok

Erin Serre

Marcia Newman

Elizabeth Warner

Kaylee Schrengost

Michaela Sullivan

Madelyn Nissel

Tiffany Wiechelt

Paul Singerman

Bill Thomas

Kathryn Plotzer

Joe Winters

Kori Skinner

Heather Waddell

Halimah Smith

Laura Wolman

Brandon Smith

Alexandra Weis

Hannah Williams

Cecily Ziemianski

Johanna Thompson

Ain-Soph Williams

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Savannah Thorpe

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Unit B  How do we discern the good from the bad?

Fine Arts

History

English -Berlin

Philosophy

Sarah Begany

Danielle Bowman

Casey Brelsford

Daniela Alarcon

Zhane Brooks

Ian Bright

Victoria Brietich

Jessica Brown

Alyssa Buntz

Julia Campbell

Erin Campbell

Wes Caulkins

Jesse Clark

Tabatha Chandler

Jesse Cole

Saverio Cusato

Alexandra Dieter

Hannah Church

Kelly Harrington

Catherine Frye

Breanna Dominguez

Samantha Cooper

Morgan Huey

Margaret Gagel

Faith Hartzell

Tabitha Daley

Savannah Irwin

Katie Gunning

Aimee Heinnickel

Kelly Davis

Marielle Kennerknecht

Morgan Hoover

Katie McIlwain

Collin Donaldson

Lori Kusluch

Elena Kapp

Margaret Lucas

Danielle Flaig

Katherine McKinney

Aubrey Keperling

Jennifer Poborski

Derek Hanely

Kendall McMillen

Shannon Kovalchick

Jessica Potash

Samantha Jacobs

Elizabeth Mitchell

Haley Kramer

Margaret Progrin

Peter Keares

Katylyn Plotzer

Daniel Martin

Suzy Sarabok

Michaela Koveleskie

Amanda Pursley

Joellen Nelson

Paul Singerman

Marcia Newman

Tucker Stanton

Madelyne Nissel

Bill Thomas

Calisha Rhett

Michaela Sullivan

Alaina Richardson

Johanna Thompson

Brandon Smith

Ashley Swenson

Kaylee Schrengost

Savannah Thorpe

Halimah Smith

Elizabeth Warner

Erin Serre

Heather Waddell

Alexandra Weis

Hannah Williams

Kori Skinner

Laura Wolman

Ain-Soph Williams

Cecily Ziemianski

Tiffanie Wiechelt

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Joe Winters

Switches with a consenting student can be made up until the unit meets for the first day. Inform Dr. Goebel and both instructors.  No one is allowed to take the same professor twice, nor may you take more than one English unit this semester. No, you can't swap with "xxxx"

INDONESIAN CULTURAL ARTS DAY

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IUP INTERNATIONAL WEEK PRESENTS

INDONESIAN CULTURAL ARTS DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

 

 

A Celebration of Indonesian traditional and contemporary cultures

Highlighting performances and workshops

 by guest Indonesian musicians, dancers, and performing ensembles

2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

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The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. 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.

Volunteers Needed for Newman Center Book Sale

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Hello, everyone!!!

I hope you all have been having an enjoyable summer. :)  It's not over yet!  However, as the temperatures cool and our minds start thinking of school again, it's time to gear up for St. Thomas More's annual book sale.  I am amazed at the generosity of the community in donating books to our sale and so grateful for all of you volunteers who make the sale possible.

After receiving favorable responses to last year's email campaign for cashiers, I definitely wanted to begin with this mode again!

The 2012 Book Sale will be held from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16.  Volunteer shifts for cashiers will remain the same as last year.

Friday, Sept. 14:
5-7:30
7:30-10

Saturday, Sept. 15:
9-11:30
11:30-2:00
2:00-4:30
4:30-7

Sunday, Sept. 16:
11-1:30
1:30-4

Please let me know if you are interested in cashiering for any of the above time slots.  I also welcome any preferences you may have as far as location (working inside the building or outside by the tent) or a preference for a certain position (such as the antique room, children's books, large orders on Friday night, etc.).  If you are unavailable to assist as a cashier at the Book Sale, please let me know that, too, so that I don't bug you next week with a phone call!!

For those of you who are Steelers fans, the Steelers will be playing the New York Jets on Sun. Sept. 16 at 4:25p. (Just a note to help you plan your availability!)

Thanks, in advance, for all that you do to help the Book Sale to be such a success!!!  Looking forward to hearing from you all!   I can be reached at melissa@footefamily.net.

Melissa Foote
The American Language Institute is recruiting members of the IUP community to work with our international students. Through the ACE Tutoring program, ALI students have the opportunity to improve their English language skills by meeting with tutors. Becoming an ACE tutor is an excellent way to meet interesting people from other cultures, develop teaching skills, and contribute to the IUP community. Tutors may be eligible for volunteer or work-study hours.

The application starts on August 1st.

For the application form, visit http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=130470. Complete the form and submit to the ALI front desk (second floor, Eicher Hall).

For more information, contact Dr. Steve Park, ACE Tutoring Coordinator at s.park7@iup.edu.

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