CHC Priority Registration Begins on March 26th

Priority scheduling is set for March 26th.

Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time for March 26 beginning at 1 PM.  If you do not receive a scheduling time proximate to the 26th, contact Kevin Berezansky at kevinb@iup.edu.  Honors College administrative offices are now in Pratt 308.

CHC students should schedule a meeting with their advisor to discuss plans for the fall semester and receive a registration PIN.  Remember that 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.

  • If you are a junior next year you will need to schedule HNRC 201 (junior core).  Sophomore Nursing and Allied Health majors also need to schedule junior core next fall to stay on track for clinicals in the junior year.  There is no specific Honors Core course next fall for sophomores.
  • If you are not a junior or senior or nursing major, enrollment is by permission only.
  • In addition to the Honors 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.
  • If you have difficulty finding a relevant Honors elective and are unable to complete ENGL 202 H, you may add an H to any existing course to meet this requirement.  The form Adding and H to an Existing Course outlines the process you will need to follow to request this exception.  Any course may be converted with the assistance of the teaching professor and submitted to the Honors College for approval.
  • Students must be within 32 credits of graduation to pursue a graduate course for 499 credit.  IUP’s policy for undergraduates pursuing a graduate course is 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 can be found online at the Universitywide Class Schedule.  You can search by the Honors “Course Attribute” to see them all.

RESS – Summer Research at IUP

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.

Cheers,

RESS Committee
Rachelle Bouchat (Mathematics)
Nicholas Deardorff (Geoscience)
Justin Fair, Coordinator (Chemistry)
William Farrell (Psychology)
Robert Major (Biology)
Teresa Shellenbarger (Nursing)

RESS 2018 Flyer

 

SHP Summer Counselor Position Announcement

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.

 

 

Achievement Fund Proposals Now Being Accepted for Summer/Fall 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 kevinb@iup.edu.

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

5. Resume/Vita

6. Four Year Plan –  4YP Template

For sample application see:  AF Sample

The Washington Center visits IUP!

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 – Summer I (2018)

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.

CHC Priority Registration Set for October 16th

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 kevinb@iup.edu.

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.

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Achievement Fund Applications Now Being Accepted for Winter/Spring/Summer 2018

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 kevinb@iup.edu.

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:

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Volunteer – Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (September 9&10)

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!