February 2013 Archives

Honor Elective - Econometrics (ECON 356 /H/)

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

ECON 356 will introduce you to the application of specific statistical methods to economic theory. You will become proficient in some of the techniques of applied econometrics by working with economic data. The course takes a "learning by doing" approach.  Computer application exercises and problem sets will complement theoretical class topics.  You will be exposed to the actual work done by economists in both academic and non-academic settings.

A presentation by the Honorable Dr. Akec Khoc, Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 6:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium

The East African nation of South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in  July 2011. The ambassador will discuss the historical process through  which his nation was born and will outline a way to the future.

This event is sponsored by the Pan-African Studies Program.  The event is free and open to the public.

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

Volunteers Needed - Earth Day Used Book Sale

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IUP Stapleton Library would like to hold an Earth Day used book sale on Friday April 19th from 9 to 6 pm. We would like to have volunteers to set up Thursday evening (April 18) between 5 and 7 pm and to staff the sales desk and keep books organized between 9-11 am and 2-6 pm. (A student organization will be staffing the desk between 11 and 2.

If you are interested, please contact mcdevitt@iup.edu and sign up for specific times that would be great.

All money raised will go into a fund and students who participated will have the opportunity to contribute to the decision on what to spend the money on.

Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) Internships

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The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall International Internship sessions at our Latin America, East Africa, and India sites.
 
Our priority deadline is March 1, and we encourage students to apply quickly in order to secure a spot. Placements are competitive as we attract students from 16 formal University Partners. FSD has provided international development internships since 1995, and is described as the "gold standard of global engagement programs."

Student Leadership Workshops - Open Seats

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There are still spots open in the Leadership Academy being run by Dr. Erick Lauber in co-operation with the Center for Student Life. The academy meets Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:45pm in Davis Hall (the Journalism Dept).  Undergraduate or graduate students involved in leadership positions on campus, or hoping to obtain a leadership position someday, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found online at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_rUIGe_VfJG0PpH9iyhgEWSkgRtWHUmPopIOM9BcKbs/viewform 
There is no cost to the student to attend the academy and usually there are coffee and donuts.  Certification will be available upon graduation from the academy in April.
For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Lauber at elauber@iup.edu
Application deadline is this Monday at noon.

Thank you faculty for spreading the word!

Cheers,
Erick

IUP Web Team Internship Available

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We have a Federal Work Study opening for a student worker here on the web team in the IUP Communications Office. It's a really great resume-building opportunity for students interested in a career in publishing, especially web publishing.  Ideally, we're looking for a sophomore or junior who can commit to the position for at least a year.

Job listing is here: http://www.iup.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=139173&blogid=14537

Also, for reference, I've included it below.

I'd be so grateful if you could share with students. Thank you, Kelly!

Deborah
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Deborah Klenotic
Web Editor/Producer
IUP Communications and Marketing

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

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http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

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.

Summer Employment and Internship Fair

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The IUP Career Development Center is sponsoring the 14th annual Summer Employment & Internship Fair next week on Thursday, February 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the HUB Ohio Room.

The SEIF provides students with an opportunity to meet with employers who are hiring for summer, part-time, temporary, and internship positions.  Please check out http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=87999 for more information.  Currently there are 39 registered employers, and the list can be found at http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=65819. The employers include summer camps, retail, sales, financial services and social services.

Mock Trial Club meeting

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4:30 p.m., Tues., Feb. 19, 2013 (directly following the Pre-Law Society meeting)
164 Keith Hall

The Mock Trial Club will have its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, February 19, at 4:30 p.m. in 164 Keith Hall, directly following the meeting of the Pre-Law Society, which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The mission of the Mock Trial Club is to participate in and support mock trial competitions and tournaments, gain a basic education of trial techniques and strategies, and develop an appreciation and general knowledge of the American legal system.

If you have questions about the group, please contact the President of the Mock Trial Club, Nicole Borstorff, at zlhr@iup.edu.

Chacivity Award

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Does the below characterize you in nay way?  If so, let me know if you would like to be nominated for this award at kevinb@iup.edu.

Chacivity = Character, Civility, and Integrity

The Chacivity Award recognizes those students who exhibit behavior(s) that are uplifting to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community. She or he will display courage, civility, leadership, integrity, and initiative. The Office of Student Conduct needs your assistance in rewarding outstanding students for their positive efforts.

Do you know a student who:

  • Has committed a selfless act?
  • Demonstrates civic leadership?
  • Has the courage to help, regardless of recognition?
  • Goes above and beyond his/her job requirements and expectations?

If you do, nominate him/her for the Chacivity Award!

Apply to Be an IUP Ambassador

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New members are selected in the spring semester through an application and interview process. Membership in the organization ranges between thirty-five and forty-five members.

To apply, please complete this application.

Contact Alex Hilditch with any questions at questions...gjlr@iup.edu.

Rotary Peace Fellowship Application Now Open

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The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare fellows for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Come learn about IUP's Pre-Law Society

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IUP's Pre-Law Society will be holding an informational meeting:

 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19, 2013

164 Keith Hall

Come meet other students who are interested in law school, and help create an agenda for the club.

 

Volunteering is Hot Right Now - Catchafire

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Take a look at this innovative matching service that provides talented professionals with a connection to meaningful service.  The assumption is that unless volunteers use their skill sets or expertise, they may not find community service as appealing.  Catchafire is an online community service site that helps match professionals up with the best service for them.  Non-profits list with Catchafire with the hope of tapping into a wider net of committed talent.  This is the future of community service. 

http://www.catchafire.org/
We would like to invite you to take part in two unique study abroad summer programs in Israel at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the World's Top 100 Universities, from June 30 to July 28, 2013. 
 
Each of the following full-credit programs offers the incomparable opportunity to live a hands-on international experience through extensive site visits and meetings with key speakers in Israel - a place of the highest relevance and significance for students in the fields of business, social sciences, engineering, humanities, and applied sciences:
 
·         InnovNation - An entrepreneurship and innovation program that exposes participants to the top entrepreneurs and high tech companies in the Start-Up Nation. View program brochure: www.innovNation.net/pdf

·                     Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) - An opportunity to experience   first-hand the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel; where different religions, cultures, national identities, and civilizations converge. View program brochure:www.coexistencetrip.net/pdf

 
Javier Gelbwaser
 Executive Director
 

Contemplative Practice and the Transformation of Education

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Contemplative Practice and the Transformation of Education
featuring Dr. Daniel Barbezat

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Continental Breakfast Included
Faculty, staff and students are all welcome!

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Co-Op College Lodge


Attendance Vouchers Available for Students

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

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The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens toStudents at Hadrian's Wall come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

New Film Series at Indiana Theater!

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I'm writing to invite you to the screening of an exciting new film, 'The Economics of Happiness', showing Friday, February 22nd at the downtown Indiana Theater. This is the first in a series of films and discussions hosted by The Indiana County Center for Community Growth, a new citizen organization in Indiana focused on the economy, sustainability, and social justice projects.  The film series features a movie screening on the last Friday of every month - February to July - and includes a group discussion on how to get involved with issues locally.  

All films are open to the public. Admittance is a suggested $5 donation, and each film is scheduled for 7:30pm at the Indiana Theater in Downtown Indiana. Below is a description of the first four films in the series. 

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