CHC Alumna to Present MARTI Lecture

MARTI Lecture Series

Dr. Heckert’s Bio:

Dr. Heckert, an IUP Cook Honors College alumna, graduated with a Bachelors in Anthropology in 2006 and returned to complete her Master’s in Sociology in 2009. Upon completion of her master’s, Dr. Heckert pursued a second master’s degree in cultural anthropology at Southern Methodist University in addition to receiving her doctorate in medical anthropology this past year. She is currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the sociology and anthropology joint program at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Dr. Heckert’s dissertation, “‘Do You Want to Live, or Do You Want to Die?’: The Gendered Politics of Life During an AIDS Funding Crisis,” involves her research with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Her primary focus aims to identify how broader discourses on gender equality are shaping the everyday lives of PLWHA. In addition to HIV/AIDS research, Dr. Heckert’s research interests include a variety of public health topics ranging from mental health among immigrants in the United States to LGBT rights and health care experiences in the United States and Bolivia.

CHC Priority Registration Begins on March 21st

Priority scheduling is set for March 21, 2016. 

Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time for the 21st – 23rd of March.  If you do not receive a scheduling time on one of these days, contact Kevin Berezansky at

CHC students should schedule a meeting with their adviser in the next few weeks to discuss plans for the fall semester and receive a registration PIN.  Don’t wait until the week before 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.  Please print a copy of the Honors College Curriculum to share with your adviser and explain how the CHC curriculum meets your liberal studies requirements. Hard copies will also be available on the table outside Dr. Finegan’s office.

In addition to the Core Curriculum, CHC students must complete a 3 credit Honors Elective and an HNRC 499 substitution (Honors Senior Synthesis).  Until we undergo curriculum revision, the following are suitable 499 substitutes: a graduate level course, a significant study abroad experience, a second CHC elective, an internship, an Honors independent study or an 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.

Students must be within 32 credits of graduation to pursue a graduate course and have received the appropriate departmental and college approvals.   IUP’s policy for undergraduates pursuing a graduate course is detailed 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 next fall include:

Subject Course Available to Honors students?
ACCT 201 ECOB Honors Only
BCOM 321 ECOB Honors Only
BIOL 483 Biology Dept. Honors Only
BLAW 235 ECOB Honors Only
ECON 356 CHC Students who need H Elect.
EDSP 102 CHC Students who need H Elect.
EDSP 376 CHC Students who need H Elect.
EDSP 477 CHC Students who need H Elect.
ENGL 202 All CHC (soph. status)
FIN 310 ECOB Honors Only
HBUS 101 ECOB Honors Only
HNRC 101 All CHC Freshman
HNRC 201 CHC Juniors (soph. with permission only)
MGMT 330 ECOB Honors Only
MKTG 320 ECOB Honors Only
MUHI 301 CHC Students who need H Elect.
PSYC 480 Psych. Department Honors Only
PSYC 483 Psych. Department Honors Only