Dear Student Leaders and Advisors,
We are excited to announce that the fifth annual Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) program will run this summer from June 4th -August 9th; uniting student, staff, and faculty researchers through stimulating social and scholarly events. The RESS program features a “Presenter Pizza Series” where we can share our research and professional experiences, professional development events, a picnic in the Oak Grove, and an afternoon poster symposium at the end of the summer.
All IUP students from all majors are welcome to participate. Encourage your students in classes, student organizations and in research to
join us in this exciting 10-week summer program. Applications for RESS are available today, March 1st and can be found at RESS Application.
We have attached a flyer for more information. If you or any members of your organization(s) have any questions about RESS, please feel free to contact any of our committee members.
Rachelle Bouchat (Mathematics)
Nicholas Deardorff (Geoscience)
Justin Fair, Coordinator (Chemistry)
William Farrell (Psychology)
Robert Major (Biology)
Teresa Shellenbarger (Nursing)
RESS 2018 Flyer
The Cook Honors College is looking for counselors to help run our Summer Honors Program (SHP). This year’s program runs from July 21st through August 4th, 2018.
We are planning to hire students with Federal Work Study (FWS), but do not want to discourage your interest if you are uncertain about your status.
Salary for the two weeks is $1100 plus 30 hours of community service.
Below you will find the counselor application and position description.
Summer Honors Program Counselor Position Description
SHP 18 Counselor Application
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2018.
If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment for the Summer or Fall of 2018, now is the time to begin putting stuff together. If you are unsure about something that interests you or just need help with elements of the application or essays, contact me at email@example.com.
DEADLINE: Monday, March 2, 2018 in 308 Pratt
Achievement Application Components:
1. Cover Sheet
2. Signature Page
3. Personal statement
This is an essay that puts forth a narrative explanation of who you are as a person, what motivating factors drive you, how you come to be who you are, where you are going, what is important to you, what thinkers you admire, what philosophy informs your life, and how your goals, dreams and career objectives emerge from them. Keep these things in mind as you draft your narrative:
Since it’s your story, use “I” to start your sentences.
Include vivid imagery and lots of sensory details.
Weave your emotions into your narrative.
Find perfect words and expressions. Find the perfect opening sentence.
Read it aloud many times. Hear what you are saying and revise where wordy, stilted, redundant or impersonal.
4. Proposal including:
- Detailed description of the achievement experience
- Justification for this specific experience at this point in time relative to your academic, professional goals and personal goals
- Breakdown of costs in table form with an explanation of need
- Status of Arrangements including application status, pending inquiries, preliminary arrangements, deadlines for participation, dates for funding, etc
6. Four Year Plan – 4YP Template
For sample application see: AF Sample
A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus for an information session in the HUB Monongahela Room on Monday, February 12 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.
All IUP students are awarded a tuition and fees waiver for a TWC internship. Additionally, PA residents will receive a $7500 scholarship to help defray the costs of attending this program. All students can also apply for private, competitive scholarships.
The summer program begins on June 3 and will conclude on August 11.
The Washington Center
Field Studies and Sustainability in Iceland: Exploring the Physical and Cultural Uniqueness of a Nordic Island
Dr. Christopher Schaney Department of Geography and Regional Planning
Dr. Nick Deardorff Department of Geoscience
Updated Iceland Advertisement
Summer I 2018
June 10 – 24th 2018 (tentative)
Earn 3 Credits in GEOG 481/581 Special Topics: Field Studies and Sustainability in Iceland
15 day Field Course circumnavigation the Island
Field Studies and observations in Reykjavik, as well as the Islands numerous volcanic and glacial features.
Priority scheduling is set for OCTCOBER 16-18, 2017.
Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time for the 16,17 or 18th of October. If you do not receive a scheduling time on one of these days, contact Kevin Berezansky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHC students should schedule a meeting with their advisor to discuss scheduling for the spring semester and receive a registration PIN. Don’t wait until the week before October 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.
Deadline for Achievement Fund Applications: October 23rd, 2017
If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment for the Winter 2017, Spring of 2018 or Summer 2018, now is the time to begin putting stuff together. If you are unsure about something that interests you or just need help with elements of the application or essays, contact me at email@example.com.
There will be a Wednesday Workshop for first year students on the Achievement Fund on September 20, 2017 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in G-98 Wallwork. Upper class CHC students are welcome to attend this workshop for a refresher on the AF.
Achievement Application Components:
The Newman Used Book Sale needs volunteers!
St. Thomas More University Parish
1200 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
If interested please contact at Janet May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See specific tasks and times below.
Volunteers are needed to assist in this year’s Northern Appalachian Folk Festival — THIS WEEKEND. It’s a very cool two day music, craft, vendor experience.
Check out the event web page at https://northernappfolkfest.org/
Help is needed at these times.
Saturday, September 9th
8:00 – 11:00 Set up
11:00 – 4:00 Children’s Alley
11:00- 8:00 assist with workshops, trash removal, cleaning of tables, etc.
Sunday, September 10th
11:00 – 4:00 – Children’s Alley
11:00 6:00 p.m. assist with workshops, trash removal, cleaning of tables, etc.
Contact NorthernAppFolkFest@gmail.com to volunteer!