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!

IUP Libraries Undergraduate Research Award

Award Description:

IUP Libraries is dedicated to providing researchers the resources, spaces, and services necessary to enable them to carry out high quality research and inquiry. The IUP Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research was created to recognize high quality scholarly work based on a foundation of careful background research and literature review in projects submitted to the Undergraduate Scholars Forum.
Awards:

First Place:       $200.00.  IUP Co-op Bookstore gift card

Second Place:    $150.00   IUP Co-op Bookstore gift card

Third Place:          $50.00     IUP Co-op  Bookstore gift card

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CLS – Critical Language Scholarship Program

CLS – Critical Language Scholarship Program

Study a language critical to US National Security Interests abroad (for free!).

  • This is a fully-funded program credit bearing for university students during the summer 2018
  • Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, sciences, social sciences, and humanities
  • MANY programs require no prior language knowledge.  This is a very intensive, highly structured program.
  • Please encourage students to apply and/or send them my way for more information and application guidance. Dr. Christine Baker (History) works with those interested in Arabic and Persian languages.

The application will open in Mid-September and be found on http://www.clscholarship.org/

 

If you are interested, stop by my office to talk about this.

Kevin