September 9th 2010 archive

Provost’s Fall Essay Contest for Common Freshman Reader

September 17th is the deadline to submit entries to the Provost’s Fall Essay Contest for the Common Freshman Reader: Nickel and Dimed.

The fall essay contest is becoming an annual staple attracting submissions by the hundreds from IUP students. 

Despite being the Common FreshmanReader, the Provost’s Fall Essay Contest routinely attracts submissions from upperclassmen, as well.

For this fall’s essay, Provost Intemann raises to students the following question:

Reflect on your experiences this past summer as you were preparing to start college, shopping for school, stopping for fast food, or saying good-bye to your minimum wage job. Describe how the book impacted your thinking about minimum wage earners. As you write your essay, keep in mind that IUP graduates usually have more opportunities than the minimum wage earners described by the author in Nickel and Dimed.

Provost Intemann welcomes responses from all students. Essays need to be 3-4 pages in length and submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Submissions can be sent to by September 17, 2010.

Litton String Quartet Premieres September 12


The Litton String Quartet, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania’s new quartet-in-residence through the
Department of Music,
will present its premiere concert on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.
The concert, the first offering in this season’s
Sound Choices
series, will be performed in
Gorell Recital Hall,
located on the second floor of IUP’s John Sutton Hall.

The quartet consists of IUP faculty
members Stanley Chepaitis, violin, and Linda Jennings, cello. They are joined
by Swana Chepaitis, violin, and Donna Lorenza, viola. The quartet is named in
honor of Robin Litton, an IUP alumnus who created an endowment to help fund the


Career Development Center Open House

September 21, 2010

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Pratt Hall, Room 305

Get to know us under the big top. Join
us for interview tips, free food, and prizes. See you at the circus!

For more information, visit Career Development Center Open House “Under the Big Top”.

Have you ever wondered what exactly the
Career Development Center
does for students and alumni?

How do we teach students, by providing
coaching and support, to become active participants in their own continuing
career development?

Join us “Under the Big Top” at the
Career Development Center Open House on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 1:00
to 4:00 p.m., and learn interview tips, how to “dress for success,” and more!

Prizes will be awarded, and free
refreshments will be available.

See you there!

IUP Martial Arts Club

The IUP Martial Arts Club will have a general membership and orientation
meeting next Wednesday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. in Zink Hall (exact room
will be posted in the lobby).

The club welcomes martial artists of all
types: Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (grappling), Traditional
(Japanese) Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Kung-Fu, etc. to stay in shape, sharpen
self-defense skills, or to participate in our competition team, whatever your
goal might be. Workouts will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in the
early evening.  You can find additional information on our Facebook page:
IUP Martial Arts group.  We will address all questions at the

Thank you.  

Jose’ E. Rivera, club advisor


Jose’ E. Rivera, M.S.Ed., ATC.
Athletic Training Education Curriculum Coordinator
Dept. of Health and Physical Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
228 Zink Hall, 1190 Maple Street
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705

Honors College Student Staff Opportunities Available

Do you like working with people, but also have the ability to be mindful to
details in working with databases and projects? Want to share your Honors
College experience with prospective students and their families? Looking
for a job and have a federal work study award?  
Talk with Heather about opportunities to work with the student staff at the Honors College!  

Heather can be reached at,
by phone at (724) 357-7539 or by stopping by the Whitmyre basement
office. Upperclass student staff is preferred, as they have experienced
the Honors College to share that with 
prospective students, and a FWS award is required.

Boren Fellowship Webinar

All freshman and sophomores interested in a free year abroad to learn one of the languages valued by the U.S.
State Dept (such as Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish), please
take a look at this website  and consider signing up
for the Sept 13 webinar.

There is an informational webinar about the Boren Awards coming in
September. Students are invited to learn more about this opportunity:

Boren Scholarships Webinar – Monday, September 13,
2-3 p.m.

Registration information is here: