Wednesday Workshop for 9/21 – Achievement Fund

This week’s Wednesday’s Workshop for First Year Students will focus on the CHC Achievement Fund.

Every year the CHC funds student travel abroad, internships, undergraduate research, conference travel, and many other educational enhancements.  It is the single most important source of financial support available to students in the CHC.  But you need to how it works, who can apply, and how to apply. We will also discuss the relative value of different kinds of educational enhancements, so you can begin thinking of an experience that can help your reach your career and educational goals.

Upper class students are welcome to attend as a refresher.

Volunteers Needed! IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair

I am looking for volunteers to work an hour or two (or more!) throughout the day at the IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The event is at the Kovalchick Convention Complex once again, and I will need assistance from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and as I mentioned it can be in hour or two increments. Volunteers will be needed to greet employers and students, help with registration, assist employers to their booths with their equipment, etc.

In the past we have always had such wonderful HC students help out for the Expo, plus it gives them a chance to do some one-on-one networking with the employers. This year we added a graduate school component to the day, and we have 35 programs attending from universities in the Northeast.

Also a new feature this year is Career Fair Plus . We are using it in lieu of a printed program, since it can be changed frequently to provide an updated list of registered employers and graduate programs. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this free app.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you again for your promotion of our events!

Janice D. Shellenbarger
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Career and Professional Development Center
Special Events, Employer Relations and Technology Coordinator
National Student Exchange Coordinator
201 Pratt Drive, Suite 302
Indiana, PA 15705

Fall Counseling Center – Wednesday Workshop Series

The Counseling Center at the Center for Health and Well-Being is offering the Wednesday Workshop Series.

The Fall 2016 workshops address consent, body image, stress, sleep, grief and healthy relationships.

The workshops begin Wednesday, September 21st at 5pm, G-60, Suites on Maple East.

Visit our website for more information:




IUP Study Abroad Scholarships – Apply Now!

IUP students are eligible to compete for two study abroad scholarships.

One is given by the College Language Association, and is named for our late colleague Dr. Caroll Mills Young, who was instrumental in establishing this scholarship.  The other is given by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Applicants must submit a letter of acceptance to a study abroad program, or a statement that they have applied for acceptance into a program.

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2016 Homecoming T-shirt Contest

Hello Recognized Student Organizations!

We invite you to enter the 2016 Homecoming T-shirt Contest to promote positive representations of IUP and IUP students (hosted by the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement).  Submit your t-shirt design and one physical t-shirt.  All submissions must abide by the T-Shirt Contest Expectations listed at the bottom of this email, and student groups must begin selling prior to or by October 3 in order to be eligible for contest prizes.

Winner of the President’s Grand Prize will be determined by a Facebook voting contest to take place between October 11 and October 13.  Winners of other categories will be determined by prize sponsors.

Follow the link to submit your t-shirt design: 

Cash prizes are available to organizations which win a certain category.

Submission Deadline:  Online submissions via Crimson Connect and physical t-shirts are due Monday, October 3 at 4 p.m. Physical t-shirts must be dropped off at the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in 307 Pratt Hall by Monday, October 3 at 4 p.m.

Facebook Voting Contest: Tuesday, October 11 through Thursday, October 13.

Winners will be announced on Friday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m.

For questions or concerns, please contact Meghan Delsite at

Mock Trial Club Informational Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Humanities & Social Sciences Building
Room 208
This Thursday, come join us for our first Mock Trial Club meeting of the semester!
All IUP students are welcome to join Mock Trial. It doesn’t matter your major or your year! We have both competing and non-competing positions available!
Why should you join Mock Trial?
  • Help prepare for Law School
  • Meet new people from IUP and other schools
  • Build public speaking skills
  • Compete against teams from other areas
  • Boost confidence
  • Improve acting skills
  • Win awards
  • Leadership and team building opportunities
Any questions about the Mock Trial Club can be sent to the president, Holly Kresge, at
Hope to see you there!

Holly Kresge
History/Pre-Law, B.A. 2017
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
President, Mock Trial Club

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

A Program in English for American and Canadian Undergraduates.

“Hungary is a tiny country, and yet she sent to North America an amazing number of outstanding [people] in all intellectual fields, scientific, literary and artistic.”     – Laura Fermi, Illustrious Immigrants

Clearly, the Hungarian educational system has been the most successful for pure mathematics; it’s a model that ought to be studied very carefully because it works.”     – Donald Knuth, Two Year College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 13

“Without a doubt, the most exciting part of my classes was the emphasis on creative problem solving.”  – Julie Kerr, Alephnaught, Vol.35, No.1

Spend part of your undergraduate studies in Budapest.

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Pre Law Society Informational Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
217 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

Meet other students who are interested in law school, and help create an agenda for the club.

All IUP students are welcome to join the Pre-Law Society, which serves as a valuable resource for those interested in law school and law-related careers.

Joining IUP’s Pre-Law Society gives you:

  • leadership opportunities
  • access to resources compiled by the Pre-Law Society
  • information about law school and law-related careers
  • a place to meet other students with interests similar to yours
  • a chance to visit law schools in the area

Plus, the Pre-Law Society is a lot of fun.

Questions about the Pre-Law Society should be sent to the group’s president, Bucky Wiech at

Constitution Day Events

IUP will observe Constitution Day this week with two events to raise awareness of and spark discussion about the U.S. Constitution and the system of government it created.  Please consider attending one or both of these events, and encourage our students to attend.  Both events are on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Constitution Day marks the day in September, 1787, when the delegates to the Constitution Convention signed the document they’d written, and sent it off to the states for ratification.  Federal law mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funds commemorate the day with learning activities.

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