7th Annual LGBT Film Festival in Indiana, PA

The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) will kick
off its 7th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 3rd
with a 6 PM showing of the gay comedy Violet
. The festival is being held on each of the five Sunday evenings
in October. The location, once again, is Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall at
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP.)

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Mindfulness Workshop Sponsored by Center for Applied Psychology

The Psychology Department’s Center for Applied Psychology (CAP) is sponsoring a workshop entitled “The Practice of Mindfulness” for health professionals and the Indiana community. The day-long workshop will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010, at the College Lodge.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Katherine Hammond Holtz, an alumna of our Psy.D. program who (with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh) established Laughing Rivers Sangha, a community for mindful living, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Check here for a complete workshop brochure.

Invitation from President to September 2010 Trustees Meeting

I invite you to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Friday, September 17, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall (located on the second floor of Sutton Hall). The meeting will include action on resolutions for naming and commendations.

This meeting offers an opportunity for all members of the IUP community to learn more about actions taking place that impact all sectors of the university. I hope that you will attend as your schedules permit.

David Werner

A Conference for College Journalists

The Institute on Political Journalism presents: “Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010”

When:  November 5 & 6, 20010

Where: Washington, D.C.


What: The elections of 2010 will be one of the most pivotal and exciting in decades. The future direction of the Obama Administration, the role and makeup of Congress, and critical policy questions all hang in the balance. What better place than Washington, D.C. for young college journalists to gather and reflect and analyze the results of the elections?

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Active Minds

Dear IUP Community,

I am very pleased to introduce you of a student organization at IUP that you may be interested in encouraging students to become involved with.  The organization, Active Minds, is the only national organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. The organization has been in existence since 2001 and IUP has had an active chapter on campus now for 2 years.

Both years, IUP has been given a 5 star rating for its enthusiasm in sponsoring events throughout the year aimed to raise awareness about mental illness, educate and encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed. Last year, Active Minds sponsored the production of an educational video which is posted on the home page of the Counseling Center website (
www.iup.edu/counselingcenter). If you are concerned about a student, and think they would benefit from counseling, I would encourage him or her to watch it.

I have been proud to serve as the Advisor for Active Minds, and hope that you will help us spread the word about this wonderful student organization, and encourage students to join.

The website for the National Organization is www.activeminds.org.  My contact email is kweiner@iup.edu. Our Co-Presidents this year are Jillian Zeitvogel (j.a.zeitvogel@iup.edu) and Kimberly Roberts  (k.c.roberts@iup.edu)


Kim Weiner, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Psychologist
The Counseling Center
Center for Health and Well-Being

Newman Center Book Sale

The 42nd Annual Newman Used Book Sale sponsored by St. Thomas More University Parish & Catholic Student Center will be held this year the third weekend of September.  Below are listed the areas where your students can help — note we are stressing the need for assistance with set up on September 12, parking throughout the sale, and boxing unsold books on September 19, but Cook Honors College students have also been a tremendous help organizing books throughout the week and as cashiers at the sale.

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Evergreen Boys and Girls Club

There are always opportunities available with programming– working with our members at one of the five school-based sites.  You can visit us at www.EvergreenBGC.org to learn more.

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with Day of Play, Saturday October 16th.  The event is held at S&T Arena.  EBGC will work at the “Wii Play Area”, so volunteers will help set-up equipment and show children/family members how to navigate, select and play the games.

Finally, I would like to do a fundraiser that targets students at the university.  It would be great to have help manning a table at the HUB or placing flyers around campus. 

Please feel free to contact me with questions.  You can reach me at: (724)910-6042.

Breanne Angove
Director of Operations
Evergreen Boys & Girls Club

Monday “Not” Football: Community Service

September 13 at 9 PM in the Great Hall


This week we will walk through the Cook Honors College concept of, requirements for, and resources for finding and selecting meaningful sustained community service while in college.  This program is not just for HC merit award recipients.  All freshman receiving merit scholarship from ANY IUP SOURCE are required to attend. 

  • How does community service differ from volunteerism, club involvement, performance, or activities?
  • Why is sustained, meaningful community service an important aspect of my college experience?
  • What resources exist that can aid me in my search for sustained, meaningful service?

Assignment: Attend the IUP Community Involvement Fair on Saturday, September 18 in the Delaney/Putt Commons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Submit a list of at least three organizations/agencies you interacted with, providing responses to the following questions:

  1. Do I find the goals and work of this organization meaningful?
  2. Can I commit to this organization in a sustained way over time?
  3. What skill sets will this organization provide me that are important to my development or career interests?

Student/Faculty Departmental Luncheon

This Wednesday, September 15 from 11AM -12 PM , English, English Education and History students are invited to a lunch meet and greet with faculty in your area of study.   If you are Undeclared in the Humanities and Social Sciences and are interested in any of these majors, please let me know if you want to attend, and which major.


This is a required event for freshmen.  All upper-class students are encouraged, if your schedule permits to join freshman and faculty for this event.  Though we can’t afford to purchase lunches for all who do not have meal plans, we hope you will join us nonetheless.  


We will meet in front of the HUB just before 11 AM across from Whitmyre.


Email invitations will be sent to all Honors students in these majors later today.  Please respond to kevinb@iup.edu  if you can attend.