The ARK of Learning

In need of community service hours?

The ARK of Learning at the Indiana Salvation Army is in need of volunteers. The ARK of Learning is a free after school program for children where volunteers assist the children with homework, feed the children, and then organize activities to do with them. As the new semester begins, we are in need of IUP students who would be willing to volunteer with our program. The volunteers will need their clearances and be willing to volunteer weekly. If any students are willing, email megan.richardson@USE.SalvationArmy.org or zhfw@iup.edu or call 724-465-2530 ext. 12 or call/text 724-859-2489.

PASSHE Summer Honors Trip 2019 to Poland!

Call for Applications
2019 PASSHE Summer Honors Program
Central European Studies
Travel to Krakow, Prague, and Budapest May 12 to June 5th, 2019

Two students from the Cook Honors College will be chosen to participate in the 2019 PASSHE Summer Honors Program to the Jagellonian University, along with 26 other students from all of the PASSHE Honors programs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 18th, 9 AM.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Submit one essay exploring the importance of travel as an aspect of your educational journey.   Discuss previous travel, both in and out of the country, and what it has meant to you.  If you have not traveled much, then discuss what this opportunity means to you.  What about this trip excites you and intrigues you intellectually.

Limited to two pages, double spaced.

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY OR HARD COPY TO KEVIN OR DR. FINEGAN.

See brochure for more details.

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Teach for America

Where will your career take you after graduation? By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of more than 50,000 leaders changing the course of our nation. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities in the classroom and beyond. As an alum, you’ll join a diverse community working to expand opportunity from nearly ever career sector.

What impact will you make? Apply to the Teach For America corps today.

**Teach for America applications for the 4th deadline will be open until January 26th! This is also the first deadline for Junior Applicants!**

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Issues of Diversity: Voices From the Field

Spring 2018 will mark year 7 of the working papers series, ISSUES OF DIVERSITY: VOICES FROM THE FIELD. The Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research at IUP is seeking faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the series.

The goal of Issues of Diversity is to provide an informal and supportive setting for participants to receive critical feedback from others who share their scholarly and academic interests in diversity, social equity and inclusion. Participants can present their work at a variety of stages of completion, from inception and early findings to fairly polished pieces. Presenters can come from any discipline or field represented at IUP. Those preparing for presentation, publication, and grant writing opportunities within the university and beyond are especially encouraged to participate.

Interested individuals should submit a 200 word abstract to FDI-IUP@iup.edu by 1 February. Scheduling will begin in early spring 2018. For questions or to nominate someone else for this opportunity, contact Dr. Veronica Watson at veronica.watson@iup.edu.

If you are doing work related to diversity, inclusion, or social justice, please consider presenting as part of this series.

They remain interested in having undergraduates who are either from historically underrepresented groups or who are doing work related to diversity, social equity and inclusion, participate in the series. You do not have to be thinking of yourselves as “researchers” to participate, or to have a long history of doing high quality undergraduate research. In part they want this series to be a vehicle for helping undergrads to see themselves, their work, and their futures in a new light.