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Amgen Scholars REU Program

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The Amgen Scholars Program has two main objectives:

  • To increase learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers; and
  • To spark the interest and broaden the perspective of undergraduate students considering scientific careers.

Amgen Scholars will:

  • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the world's leading academic scientists; and
  • Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program.
Please note that details vary by host university. See each university's summer research program website for more information.

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Flyer
Amgen Scholars Europe Program Flyer

For more information go to

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.

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

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, or contact us at 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.

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2010.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at or email

HC Service Hour Submission Form Now Online

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The new community service hour online submission form is now available on the Honors College website.   You'll find service opportunities, guidelines for service and the new submission form at:

Rather than submitting your service hours at the end of each semester, we would like to process them on a monthly basis.  This will facilitate more efficient processing and give us a sense of who might be having difficulty finding a placement or completing service.

Contact with questions about community service guidelines or the submission of hours.

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