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.

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.


IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair – Service Opportunity

Please email Jan Shellenbarger at jans@iup.edu if you are interested.

I would like to request assistance from the students in the Honors College at the IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair <http://www.iup.edu/career/expo> on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Volunteers are needed anywhere from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and we’ve had students work for one hour up to three or four – whatever fits their schedule. Volunteers help us place employer information flyers on the booths, help employers unload their supplies from their cars, escort employers from the registration table to their booth, in some cases park their cars, etc. Business attire or business casual attire is required.

Assisting at these types of events is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with employers and educators, and perhaps have the opportunity to tell them about IUP and the Honors program. At this point we have 70 organizations and graduate schools registered to attend.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Indiana County Humane Society – Cause for Paws Volunteers Needed.

The Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help out with Cause for Paws at Blue Spruce Park on September 16th.  Volunteers would be needed from 10am – 3pm.  If students need further information or if they would like to volunteer they can contact Shannon Jackson at shannonswillow@yahoo.com or 724.840.9450.

Thank you!

Beth Finegan

Service Opportunity – National Association of TEachers of Signing at IUP

Please contact Kaylay if you are interested at k.m.deyarmin@iup.edu.

Hello! My name is Kayla Deyarmin and I am the president of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing at IUP.

On October 14th, we will be hosting the NATS Regional Competition in Cogswell Hall and Fisher Auditorium at IUP.

We are in need of some helpers and I was wondering if you had some students that would be able to assist us.

We would like students to run score sheets between rooms and other small tasks to help the competition run smoother. Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter and I look forward to your response!

Volunteers Needed ASAP for IUP Day!

Please contact Zhane Cummings at tskw@iup.edu if interested.  She would like to have the schedule of volunteers made by September 6.

IUP Day 2017

  • First designed in fall 2007 by IUP alumnus Dijon Cole, IUP Day allows students to explore ways of getting involved at IUP.

    In addition, IUP Day allows for each recognized student organization to increase awareness of its mission and potentially its membership base. As a result, students gain a clear sense of the IUP community and the opportunities available through the recognized campus organizations, clubs, and activities.

    IUP Day showcases recognized campus organizations that plan small events and/or activities to engage those students who attend. In previous years, events have included a fencing display by the IUP Fencing Club, a cornhole tournament with members of Phi Kappa Psi, and a stepshow organized by the members of Alpha Phi Alpha.

    IUP Day 2017 is being planned by a group of students from across the university. Together, they are planning activities, music, give-aways, food, entertainment, and more. Recognized organizations can register for the event through the Crimson Connect page.

    The event will take place on Friday, September 8, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Participating organizations should plan to arrive by 2:15 p.m. to set up.)

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Green Dot Student Training

Green Dot  is a comprehensive bystander intervention philosophy that is so powerful it will change the way you think about violence prevention.  If you are passionate about creating a culture change on campus, then you really should consider attending this immersive two day training.

Spots will fill up fast for this.  So please RSVP as soon as possible at


Why March Is The Best Time To Apply For A Summer Internship

March is the busiest and most crucial month for internship applications; here’s how to stand out and land a summer gig.

Why March Is The Best Time To Apply For A Summer Internship
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According to data by LinkedIn, more summer interns are hired in March than any other month of the year.

There were 70,000 U.S. internship listings on the professional networking site in February. If historical trends are any indicator, that number will likely jump above six figures during the month of March.

“It is the dead center of internship season; it is a crucial month,” says Lauren Berger, founder of Internqueen.com and author of two books on interning, including All Work, No Pay and Welcome to the Real World. “If you don’t have those materials ready, sit down this weekend, block out some time, give those materials a facelift, go over your resume and your cover letter, and make sure you’ve got some references ready to go.”

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