Global Health Idea Incubator Workshop on October 15

http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/global-health-workshop

Do you have an idea for a program, project, or organization? Unite For Sight’s Founder and CEO will hold a 1/2-day workshop to help you develop and launch your idea. The workshop will focus on effective healthcare delivery and the importance of best practices in global health, successful strategies of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and mentoring and guidance on how to establish new initiatives and organizations. The workshop will be a small, intimate roundtable forum.  There is limited capacity, and prospective participants are encouraged to apply early.

  • Who: Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in global health.
  • When: Friday, October 15 (1:00-6:00pm)
  • Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center)
  • How to apply: Submit a resume and a short essay (suggested length of 300-500 words) that describes your interest in the workshop and past involvement in global health (if any).  Complete workshop details and application instructions online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/global-health-workshop

October is Disability Awareness Month at IUP

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.