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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CHC Priority Registration Begins on March 27th

Priority scheduling is set for March 27-29, 2017. 

Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time for the 27st – 29th of March.  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 before March 6th (Spring Break Week) to discuss plans for the fall semester and receive a registration PIN.  Don’t wait until the week before March 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.  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. Hard copies will also be available on the table outside Dr. Finegan’s office.

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Winterim – Somatics and Dance at the Himalayan Institute


DANC 281 Somatics & Dance, Winter Immersion

December 18 – 23, 2016.



DEC. 18 – 23

Open to all students interested in moving towards health.  Experience this Game – changer for yourself!

DANC 281 001 OPEN 3.00 Somatics & Dance Winter Immersion. December 18 – 23, 2016. Instructor: Joan E. Van Dyke Indiana University of Pennsylvania An exploration of movement, emphasizing internal perception including traditional and contemporary techniques based in Conditioning, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Movement as they apply to dance and health. Pilates Based Exercise, Yoga, Contact Improvisation, Alexander Technique, and Body Work methods will be investigated with emphasis placed on safe practices. Students will have an opportunity to give-back through service based community events. This course is open to dancers, actors, athletes, musicians and non-dancers of all levels.

Additional Room and Board Costs: $425.00 per/person for six days, which includes a double shared room, three vegetarian meals per day, yoga and meditation classes, and facilities usage.

CALL JOAN AT 724-357 -5528, jvandyke@iup.edu for more information

Volunteers Needed For Angels’ Wings Campaign

Posted on 11/3/2015 8:33:41 AM

With the holidays right around the corner, the goal of the Angels’ Wings campaign is to provide gifts for more than 2,000 children, elderly, and physically/mentally challenged people in the Indiana area. Volunteers are needed the week before Thanksgiving break, November 16–19, 2015, to assist with tabling to distribute tags. Volunteers are also needed the week after break, November 30 to December 2, for gift collection. Volunteers will be needed from 10:30–6:00 each day.

If you are able to help out for any amount of time, please contact Brooke Stanford at RFDV@iup.edu or the Office of Service Learning at service-learning@iup.edu specifying what day(s) and times you can commit to. Or, just stop by our office in 302 Pratt Hall for more information.

CHC Alumnus Encourages Job Applications

Link to apply online: http://fundforequality.org/fundjobs2.html

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Morgan Chase here, 2014 grad.  I was just reaching out because since graduating from IUP I’ve been working with a non-profit called the Fund for Equality. The Fund partners with the Human Rights Campaign to win hard-fought campaigns to protect LGBTQ equality.

This fall/winter/summer, Fund for Equality is tackling some big issues, and we’re looking for people ready to make real change happen. As far as HC questioning goes we’re more on the “Therefore what should we do?” side of things.


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