October 2012 Archives

Josephine De Karman Fellowships

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Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. A minimum of ten (10) fellowships, $22,000 for doctoral students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Only doctoral students and undergraduate students about to enter their final year of study/dissertation are eligible. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Application deadline:   1 January 2013

Please check the fellowship's website to confirm deadlines.

Pictures Needed for HC Recruitment Office

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The HC is updating its photo collages in the recruiting office and we need your help.  We are updating our collages with images of current students.  If you have pictures of life in the HC/IUP that you would like to share, please send them as email attachments to cookhonors@gmail.com.


Fully-Funded Fellowship Programs in Germany

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Here are two fully-funded scholarship opportunities currently available to students and recent graduates to work and study abroad.  There are both summer and yearlong opportunities available.  Please make this information available to your students, and encourage them to apply in advance of the December 1 deadline:

Sociology in the Navajo Nation- Summer I

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The Sociology department if offering a Global Service Learning opportunity for students to travel to the Navajo reservation during Summer I.

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

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Join Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive global health experience.  A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

Want to Minor (or Major) in English?

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Join us for a unique recruitment event: You'll have the chance to learn  more about the English program, meet faculty from the department, and  have the chance to talk with current English majors and minors. There  will also be first-class refreshments and snacks served.
Wednesday, October 24, 3:00-4:30pm
Student Lounge, Leonard 113

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

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The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.   At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate majorand encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org.  The application deadline is January 23, 2013.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.
The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Dr. Harold A. Scott, Interim Director
Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
Howard University
(202) 806-4367; 877-633-0002

International Education Week 2012

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International Education Week 2012
October 22 - 27, 2012

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

In observance of International Education Week, IUP's Office of International Education, with funding from the IUP Cooperative Association and in collaboration with other IUP offices, has created a variety of events to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation in our community. Please join us!

Wednesday Workshops For Freshman Resume This Week

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The Four-Year Plan: October 24

  • What is a four-year plan?
  • Why is it important to begin this type of planning in my freshman year?
  • How do I organize my four-year plan now that I have more information about my options for the future?

Kevin will discuss the importance of the four-year plan and how to format and update them as changes occur.

Assignment: Draft your four-year plan to be turned in at the beginning of the next session on November 1. Refer to the guidelines on the Honors College Four-Year Plan page.

Please refer to: Ideas for constructing your four-year plan.

Summer 2013 - IUP Biology Study Abroad in South Africa

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This message is to let you know that on Thursday, October 25 the Biology and English Departments will present an information session on the planned Summer, 2013 study abroad travel class in southern Africa. The information session will consist of a short slide presentation by Dr. Carl Luciano (Biology) followed by an opportunity for Q&A with Dr. Luciano and Dr. Adrian Wisnicki (English). The information session will be held in Room 6 Weyandt Hall at 7:30 PM. Anyone who is interested in the study abroad travel (students, faculty, family, friends) is invited to attend.

The proposed study abroad travel class will include about three weeks in late July and early August 2013 (exact dates dependent on summer schedule and on availability of accommodations). We plan to visit national/provincial parks, wildlife reserves and a private game ranch to learn about the biology as well as the business of wildlife in the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Swaziland. We will also give significant attention to the culture, history, and literature of the areas we visit. Our proposed itinerary includes Johannesburg, Kruger National park, Hlane Royal National Park, and various sites in Limpopo Province. We also plan to visit the fynbos region around the Cape Peninsula along with cultural activities in and around Cape Town-South Africa's "Mother City".

Please contact Dr. Luciano at luciano@iup.edu or 724-357-2352, or Dr. Wisnicki at adrian.wisnicki@iup.edu for more information, or http://nsm1.nsm.iup.edu/luciano/AWSMAIN.htm


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                                                 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

A Celebration of Indonesian traditional and contemporary cultures

Highlighting performances and workshops

                 by guest Indonesian musicians, dancers, and performing ensembles


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Fulbright Canada is proud to inform you that the 2013-2014 competition for the Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open! The Killam Fellowships Program is an opportunity for Americans to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a value of US$5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage allowance.  Added benefits include two three-day enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within Canada for an additional cultural experience.  Please encourage your best and brightest undergraduate students to apply by visiting the website. Please note that the application deadline for the Open Competition is January 31st, 2013. 

Creative Careers Seminar

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On Friday, November 2, 2012 the Pittsburgh Arts Employment Partnership will host the annual Creative Careers Seminar from 9 am - 1:00 pm at Carnegie Mellon University.  The program features a keynote address by Channel 4 News Anchor and Sports Director Andrew Stockey and panel presentations on Design and Multimedia, Film & Broadcast Media, Advertising & Marketing, Arts Management, Public Relations, Performing Arts, Arts Management, Writing & Publishing, and Independent Artists.  A networking session where your students will have an opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with professionals in their fields of interest will take place immediately following the panel sessions.  During the networking portion of the program, the opportunity to do informational interviews with panelists will be raffled off to several lucky attendees

National Day on Writing Open-Mic event at the Commonplace Coffeehouse

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Interested in reading at the National Day on Writing Open-Mic event one week from today at the Commonplace Coffeehouse?  

Then sign up using this link:

All members of the campus community are invited to read.  Only the first 20 writers to sign up will have a chance, so sign up now!

Readers are asked to respond to the prompt, "Why I Write" in three minutes or less.  If you don't want to read, come anyway to support those who do!

If you have any questions, please email brynasf@iup.edu.

DC Internships! Spring 2013 Capital Semester in Washington, DC.

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Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, 12 academic credits, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by policy experts. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

The Human Rights Situation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic

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A lecture by Mr. Ricardo Campusano, attorney and human rights activist from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Johnson Hall, Room 247

Free and open to the public.
Attendance vouchers will be provided.  
This event is co-sponsored by the Pan-African Studies Program,
the Latin American Studies Program, and the African American Cultural Center.

http://www.iup.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=134406&blogid=7311 .

Questions?  Contact Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams at mmryan@iup.edu.


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We are pleased to announce that the annual IUP MAJORS FAIR will be held this Thursday, October 11th from 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. in the Crimson Event Center located in Folger Hall.  Verification of attendance can be provided for students.


The Majors Fair is ideal for students wanting a "one stop" to explore majors, double majors, and minors.  Most of our undergraduate departments will be represented at this year's fair.  Because our faculty/departments make such a tremendous effort to support this "one stop" approach to allowing students to explore majors, we appreciate your encouraging student attendance.


Please let your students know that this is a "walk-in" event - they do not have to arrive right at 6:30p.m.  Folks could come as late as 8:00p.m. and still have time to ask questions of the representatives.


Thank you in advance for announcing this event to your classes and to your advisees. Should you have questions, please feel free to email me.

Katie :)

Freshman Thesis Snack

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Thesis Snack will be happening tomorrow night/Friday morning at midnight! The snack this time will be Ice Cream! For everyone working hard on their thesis papers or waiting until Thursday night (which be honest is probably most of us haha) this is a good break to have! It's a great time to socialize and talk about your papers with your peers. Hopefully, we'll see you all there! :)

Cassie Fay

HOMECOMING Alumni Workshops and Presentations

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October 5-10, 2012

The Department of Theater and Dance is offering workshops and special classroom presentations by alumni who are returning to campus for Homecoming 2012.  Kyle and Jessica Payne ('03), and Phil Chavira ('06) will present on various topics of preparing for "life after IUP."  Also, special guest Phil Keeling ('05) is performing his stand-up comedy act at the Kovalchik Center on Friday, October 5 at 8:00pm. (See their bios at the end of this document).  These presenters will also be available for one-on-one discussions or coaching.

3rd Annual Noche Latina

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Dear IUP Community,

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 1) the Hispanic Heritage Council (HHC) and Latino Student Organization (LaSO) bring you the 3rd Annual Noche Latina. Join us for an evening filled with the wonderful tastes of Latino cuisine and edutainment from your very own IUP students and faculty. 

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Time: 5:00-9:00
Place: Ohio Room HUB
Price: $5 students, $7 public, $8 at the door. Bring a Latino Dish to share and get in for Free. Contact Portia Diaz portia@iup.edu 
Tickets available at the HUB Ticket Office until Friday, October 12th or at the door the day of the event. Check us out on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/369969203078106/ 

Portia Diaz
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of the Online Information Literacy Design Center(OILDC)
Coordinator of the Punxsutawney Regional Campus Peer Tutoring Center
First Year Experience/Regional Campuses/Distance Education Librarian
Latino Student Organization (LaSO) Advisor
Ritmo Latino Dance Crew Advisor
Skype Portia_Diaz

Boren Scholarships and the African Languages Initiative

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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.

Boren Awards Webinars

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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships offer regular webinars for potential applicants, campus representatives, and alumni.  These seminars are streamed live at the dates and times listed below, giving you the opportunity to ask questions.  You simply need an internet connection and speakers or a telephone to participate.

To view a description of the webinar and to register, please click on the title of the webinar.

IUP Reception for Women

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Dear colleagues,
This is a gentle reminder that IUP Reception for Women will take place at 3:30-5 pm this Wed. on Oct. 3, 2012 in the beautiful Blue Room on the first floor of Sutton Hall.  Please join us to celebrate the important contributions of women faculty, women undergraduate and graduate students, women staff and women administrators to the quality higher education at IUP.  We will also continue to advocate for gender equity and social justice as vital to academic excellence on campus.  IUP women will have the chance to meet President Driscoll, Mrs. Driscoll, and Dean Asamoah from College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who are gracious to have promised to attend, and to meet each other.  This reception is co-hosted by IUP Women's Studies Program, President's Commission on the Status of Women, and PASSHE Women's Consortium.  It is free and open to the public and all are very welcome!  Refreshments are available.  Thank you.
Dr. Lingyan Yang
Director, Women's Studies Program
103 Stabley, 724-357-4753
Associate Professor of English
English Dept. 110 Leo Hall
Graduate English Program in Literature & Criticism
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-2604 (Office)

9th Annual LGBT Film Festival in Indiana, PA

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This is just a reminder that the Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) will kick off its 9th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 7th with a 6 PM showing of the gay drama Cloudburst.  

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