CHC Priority Registration

Priority scheduling is set for OCTCOBER 15th, 2018. 

Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time beginning on Monday, October 15th.  If you do not receive a scheduling time close to the 15th, contact Kevin Berezansky at

CHC students should schedule a meeting with their advisor to discuss scheduling for the spring semester and receive a registration PIN.  Don’t wait until the week before October registration.  Faculty time is limited to office hours and scheduling is crunch time for them.  If you have questions about your honors college requirements you can schedule an appointment with Kevin Berezansky before meeting with your adviser.

If it helps, print a copy of the Honors College Core Curriculum to share with your adviser and explain how the CHC curriculum meets your liberal studies requirements.  Hard copies will also be available in Whitmyre on the table outside Dr. Finegan’s office.

Freshman will review the CHC curriculum, advisor meetings and a plan of attack for scheduling at the October 3rd Wednesday Workshop, from 11:15-12:05 in the Great Hall.

  • Freshman need to schedule HNRC 102 this spring.
  • Sophomires need to schedule HNRC 202 (science core) this spring.
  • Sophomore Nursing and Allied Health majors may also need to schedule ENGL 202 H to stay on track for clinicals in the junior year if not already completed. Some Nursing majors will have completed the H elective as MATH 217.  Print the following to take with you to your advising session to assist in integrating CHC and Nursing requirements.  Honors Nursing Curriculum
  • In addition to the Honors Core Curriculum, CHC students must complete a 3 credit Honors Elective and an Experiential Education Component to graduate.
  • The following are suitable experiential education components: a graduate level course, a significant study abroad experience, a second CHC elective, an internship, an Honors independent study or Honors thesis.
  • Transfer students may be exempt from some requirements.  CHC students who entered the program after their first semester of college should schedule a meeting to be sure they are meeting all their honors requirements and the Liberal Studies requirements.
  • If you have difficulty finding a relevant Honors elective and are unable to complete ENGL 202 H, you may add an H to any existing course to meet this requirement.  The form Adding and H to an Existing Course outlines the process you will need to follow to request this exception.  Any course may be converted with the assistance of the teaching professor and submitted to the Honors College for approval.  Honors Electives Available this Spring
  • Students must be within 32 credits of graduation to pursue a graduate course for 499 credit.  IUP’s policy for undergraduates pursuing a graduate course is as follows: “IUP undergraduate students with an academic grade point average of at least 2.6 who are within thirty-two semester hours of graduation are permitted, after receiving appropriate approvals, to take up to six semester hours of graduate work whether or not they have applied for acceptance into an IUP graduate program.”

Honors courses offered this spring can be found online at the Universitywide Class Schedule.  You can search by the Honors “Course Attribute” to see them all.

Here are the H sections being offered this fall that could count as H electives:

TERM CRN SUB CRS SEC Available to:
201850 22272 BCOM 321 WH1 ECOB Honors
201850 21571 BIOL 483 H06 Biology only
201850 21868 EDSP 102 H01 Education/All Majors
201850 21893 EDSP 373 H01 Education Majors
201850 21902 EDSP 378 H01 Education Majors
201850 21906 EDSP 477 H01 Education Majors
201850 21910 EDSP 493 H01 Education Majors
201850 22176 ENGL 202 H23 ALL Majors
201850 21792 IFMG 300 H01 ECOB Honors
201850 22418 MGMT 310 H01 ECOB Honors
201850 20302 MUHI 302 HW1 Music Majors
201850 20303 MUHI 302 HW2 Music Majors
201850 20819 PSYC 483 H01 Psychology Majors

Art School Confidential

9/25/18 – 6 PM – McVitty Auditorium
Film Showing – Art School Confidential
Fine Arts Event

Jerome (Max Minghella), a freshman at a prestigious art school, dreams of making it big, but his arrogance and affectations hamper his chances. Jealous of a clueless jock, he hatches a plan to make a splash in the art world and win the heart of the prettiest gal in school.


Why Vote?

Attend the Six O’Clock Series about why voting is important — it’s on Monday, September 24th!
Dr. Aleea Perry from Political Science will be talking about how voting can affect the lives of college students. Honors college professors will be talking a bit about voting rights and how we have fought for the right to vote. There will also be a bit of information on how to register to vote, learn about candidates, etc.
This is not a Fine Arts Event but you can go support Dr. Baker and Dr. Ricketts!!

Career Expo and Graduate School Fair: Volunteers Needed

Jan Shellenbarger is asking for assistance during next week’s Career Expo and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Kovalchick Complex. Assistance is needed with employers, beginning at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., and again from 1:30-2:30 at end of day. Students are needed to help bring in supplies that the employers bring along, plus taking the employers to their booth in the arena.

Business or business casual attire is requested, please, or at least something neat and no jeans or shorts, etc.

Contact if interested

Seeking Participants to Interview for Honors Thesis Research Project

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Wasilko and I am seeking participants to interview for my honors thesis research project. The study is about understanding well-being among college women, specifically in the Honors College.

The interviews will be semi-structured, meaning it will be more like a question guided conversation. Questions will first ask about your understanding of well-being and stress. You will also be asked about when you are stressed and how you cope with stress. After the conclusion of the first interview, you will be asked to be interviewed for a second time a few weeks later. The second interview will focus about how you are feeling regarding your stress and stress management. This interview will help me better understand how your stress changes during a semester and how you adapt your schedule to that stress change. Each interview will take 30-60 minutes of your time.

If interested, please contact me at or send me a message via Facebook. Thank you!

This study is under the guidance of Dr. Victor Garcia. His contact information is: Department of Anthropology, McElhaney Hall G1 IUP, Indiana, PA 15705. Phone: 724-357-2732.


Homecoming Late Night Party: Sign-Up form

They are starting to look for student volunteers for the Homecoming Late Night Party! Included is a link for the sign-up form. Those who volunteer will be helping with ticket sales, running carnival events, and helping out with the prize table and other duties as assigned. They need about 30 people for the course of the night, so any help is appreciated!

Informational Session for the Camino

Another version of the Camino is coming up for Dr. Finegan and for 16 lucky IUP students in Summer 2019.
He is having an informational session for interested pilgrims TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 19th, at 7:30pm in the Great Hall. If you are interested and can make it, that would be great!

Study-Abroad Class in Spain

Next summer (2019) Dr.Finegan will teach a faculty-led study-abroad class in Spain. This is an incredible experience, and he always look forward to having Honors College students join him on this journey. This will be the seventh time he has taught this course.
In short, 14 IUP students and him will complete a walking pilgrimage of over 550 miles (from the Spanish border with France all the way to the Iberia’s Atlantic coast in Galicia) along the historic Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.
The dates are: 13 May – 26 June, and this is a three-credit course.
He will hold an informational session about this study-abroad class in the Great Hall on Wednesday, September 19th, at 7:30pm.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Collegiate Media Summit

The IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department will host the 2018 Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Collegiate Media Summit Oct. 20-21 in the Hadley Union Building on the IUP campus. Everyone from the IUP community is welcome to attend. Registration is $30 and includes participation in the day-and-a-half-long Summit, which includes up to four meals! The plenary session speaker is 21-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Wendy Bell of Pittsburgh. More than 20 IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department Alumni (including two Pulitzer Prize winners) will be participating in panel discussions throughout the day. All guests are invited to a networking/etiquette dinner Saturday night in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall. Although most of the topics will be led by journalism, public relations and communication professionals, all members of the IUP community will benefit from their presentations. For more information, or to register for this event, which is being presented as part of this year’s Free Speech Project at IUP, please visit:
Their goal is to register 200 participants!