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Biotechnology REU at Western KY

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Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology. 

Intern at the White House

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If you don' t know what you are doing this summer, Ray Edwards offered the following idea.  The White House is accepting applications for summer interns.   http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

IUP's 24th Annual Law School Fair

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HUB Ohio Room

Not sure what law school you want to go to?  Want to find out more about what law school admissions officials are looking for in applicants?  Then you'll want to make time to stop by IUP's 24th Annual Law School Fair.  Admissions representatives from several law schools are coming to IUP to talk about their schools and to answer your questions.

 

Announcing the first of a series of Murtha Institute of Homeland Security presentations. On Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, Eberly College of Business and Technology, speaker Mr. Rick Whitman, retired Federal Radiation Scientist, will present "Radiation Risks in Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Setting the Record Straight."

The presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and students and the community.  Attendance vouchers will be available and refreshments will be served.

October is Disability Awareness Month at IUP

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To advance our commitment to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities at our university, the Office of Social Equity is sponsoring a special program entitled, "Expanding the Mainstream" on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the HUB-Ohio Room.  Representatives from campus, as well as from local agencies, will be on hand to disseminate information about their departments and programs and to answer any questions about the services they provide.
 
The keynote presentation by David Carson will begin at 2:30.  Mr. Carson, a motivational speaker who himself has overcome a learning disability, will share his personal story with us.  He will review the skills and coping strategies it takes for young adults with learning disabilities to succeed in college.  Mr. Carson is the author of "The Survival Guide for College-Bound LD Students," a book used by 24 colleges and universities across the country. 
 
Light refreshments will be provided.  This program is free and everyone is welcome!
 
If you have questions or would like additional information about the program, please contact Patti Krausslach at 724-357-3402 or email at patkraus@iup.edu.
State APSCUF is seeking a junior/senior PASSHE student in political science, communications, journalism, or a related field to serve as a government relations/public relations intern at the state office building in Harrisburg. The student internship must be for academic credit under the supervision of a PASSHE University faculty member. The successful applicant should have strong knowledge of governmental workings as well as excellent oral and written communications skills.

The intern will work under the supervision of both APSCUF's Public Relations and
Governmental Relations offices.

Duties will include:

1) Assist with tracking and updating APSCUF members on current legislative issues
2) Assist in planning APSCUF events, such as Lobby Day
3) Research issues as needed
4) Attend various legislative meetings and events on behalf of the department
5) Assist in coordinating grassroots lobbying at local campuses
6) Update APSCUF's media contacts
7) Assist in preparing copy for potential radio and newspaper advertising
8) Assist in connecting with campus CAS (Commonwealth Association of Students)
chapters to improve communications
9) Prepare news releases as required
10) Assist in editing video files
11) Assist in updating APSCUF's social networking sites
APSCUF will provide housing (if necessary).

Intern is responsible for transportation from the apartment to downtown Harrisburg (on bus route) since parking is not provided. Intern is also responsible for electric, cable, telephone. In addition, APSCUF will pay $10 per hour for a 35-hour, M-F work week. The internship will begin January 18 and conclude on April 29.

Please send resume, letter of application and two letters of reference (one letter must be from
the student's internship coordinator/supervisor/department chair) to:

President Steve Hicks
APSCUF
319 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

NOTE: Spring, 2011 application deadline is November 15, 2010.

Events Planned for International Education Week, October 4-8

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Activities in celebration of International Education Week (IEW) will take place the week of October 4-8, 2010. These activities are sponsored by IUP's Office of International Education in collaboration with the Lively Arts Series.

All events are free unless otherwise noted and open to the public. Vouchers will be available for classes encouraged to attend events.

International Education Week is a joint national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

African Languages Initiative - Boren Fellowship

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We are pleased to announce the National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative. This initiative will offer Boren Fellowship applicants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. We seek applicants who have had exposure to Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu, and can demonstrate proficiency of novice-high or above.

 

Specifically, this pilot initiative will provide the opportunity for Fellows to enhance their Boren Fellowship with additional language study in the United States and overseas.  Beginning summer 2011, Fellows will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based summer intensive courses in the targeted languages.  The summer U.S. programs will be followed by intensive language and culture study programs during the fall semester at specific language centers in Mali (Bambara), Tanzania (Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba), and South Africa (Zulu).

 

For more information, please visit www.borenawards.org, or contact us at boren@iie.org or 800-618-6737.

Common Freshman Reader Author Ehrenreich to Lecture

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Barbara Ehrenreich, author of this year's Common Freshman Reader selection, Nickel and Dimed, will lecture Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium as part of the Six O'Clock Series.

NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

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We would like to bring to your attention the National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.  The innovative features of this program may appeal to your exceptionial science students devoted to a career in biomedical research.

The NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program allows top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace. Typically, our students receive their doctorate in 4 years; the national average for doctoral program completion is 7.8 years.  

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