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.
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.
Additional information below:
Holiday Shoppers and Gift Wrappers Needed Tomorrow.
Please contact Dan Hullenbaugh for information regarding helping out and let me know if you are helping so I can track participation.
Good Morning Kevin!
We do Sheetz Family Christmas, a 501c charity, every year where we shop for 112 children in the Indiana County area and have a Christmas party for them. We are doing our shopping event tomorrow at Wal Mart starting at 630AM followed by our “wrapping party” when we will wrap every gift for every child. At 4, we will then have a dinner and party for the children. If any of the students from the Honors College would like to volunteer to shop or wrap, it would be greatly appreciated. If anyone should happen to have any questions, they can contact me at the following numbers.
Thanks for your consideration in helping our charity!
768 Wayne Ave
Indiana Pa 15701
Priority scheduling is set for OCTCOBER 15th, 2018.
Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time beginning on Monday, October 15th. If you do not receive a scheduling time close to the 15th, contact Kevin Berezansky at email@example.com.
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.
If it helps, print a copy of the Honors College Core Curriculum to share with your adviser and explain how the CHC curriculum meets your liberal studies requirements. Hard copies will also be available in Whitmyre on the table outside Dr. Finegan’s office.
Freshman will review the CHC curriculum, advisor meetings and a plan of attack for scheduling at the October 3rd Wednesday Workshop, from 11:15-12:05 in the Great Hall.
- Freshman need to schedule HNRC 102 this spring.
- Sophomires need to schedule HNRC 202 (science core) this spring.
- Sophomore Nursing and Allied Health majors may also need to schedule ENGL 202 H to stay on track for clinicals in the junior year if not already completed. Some Nursing majors will have completed the H elective as MATH 217. Print the following to take with you to your advising session to assist in integrating CHC and Nursing requirements. Honors Nursing Curriculum
- In addition to the Honors Core Curriculum, CHC students must complete a 3 credit Honors Elective and an Experiential Education Component to graduate.
- The following are suitable experiential education components: a graduate level course, a significant study abroad experience, a second CHC elective, an internship, an Honors independent study or 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. Honors Electives Available this Spring
- 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 this spring can be found online at the Universitywide Class Schedule. You can search by the Honors “Course Attribute” to see them all.
Here are the H sections being offered this fall that could count as H electives:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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