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

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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

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

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

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 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


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 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 <> 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 or 724.840.9450.

Thank you!

Beth Finegan