Come to a Poetry reading on April 3, 2017 in HSS building room 112 from 4:30-5:15 pm- counts as a Fine Arts Event! 

Philip Terman’s books of poetry include The Torah Garden (2011), Rabbis of the Air (2007), Book of the Unbroken Days (2005) and The House of Sages (1998). More recent publications include a new and selected poems, Our Portion (Autumn House Press, 2015); a selected Arabic translation of his work, My Dear Friend Kafka (Ninwa Press, 2015); and a handsewn chapbook in collaboration with the artist James Stewart and the bookbinder Susan Frakes, Like a Bird Entering a Window and Leaving Through Another Window (2016). His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, the Georgia Review, the Kenyon Review, the Forward, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust. 
Recipient of the Kenneth Patchen Award, the Sow’s Ear Chapbook Prize, and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poetry on the Jewish Experience, he teaches creative writing and literature at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the visiting writers’ program. Terman co-directs the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and is contributing editor for poetry for the journal Chautauqua.

Student Leader Grant Opportunity!

Do you know any students who may have a passion for leadership development and want to make a change on campus? A student who may have an idea that can positively make an impact on the IUP Community?  Please help us spread the word by forwarding this opportunity to any student who may be interested!

The Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement is proud to announce the 2017 Emerging Student Leader Grant Award. Through the Division of Student Affairs, funds are available for leadership projects created and actualized by emerging student leaders. These funds are intended to assist students in acquiring practical experience as a foundation for making positive change at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Although the grant provides a student with a personal learning experience, that student must focus efforts on gaining knowledge that can and will be re-transmitted for the betterment and edification of the broader IUP community.


  • Only currently enrolled IUP undergraduate students who are in good academic and student conduct (judicial) standing, whose graduation date is May 2018 or later, are eligible to apply for and utilize the emerging student leader grant award.
  • Student applicants are expected to specifically describe how the experience will benefit the University community and submit a detailed project plan for sharing information with others upon completion of their grant project.
  • Student applicants are encouraged to identify and meet in advance with an IUP Faculty or Staff mentor for the Emerging Student Leader Grant Award to discuss the grant application prior to submission.
  • The Emerging Student Leader Grant may not be used to aid in the funding of speakers or entertainment at IUP.
  • Only one grant is awarded per year.


The Emerging Student Leader Grant application is attached and can be found at:

Grant award application must be completed and submitted through the Grant Award Submission Form by 4:30pm on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Fun Service Hour Opportunity- Health and Wellness Promotions Game Night!

Health and Wellness Promotions are hosting a throw back to the 90’s outside game event on April 6th, in the Putt/Ruddock Quad.  They need volunteers! Specifically volunteers who have their clearances to come and help in 1-2 hour shifts from 5:00-9:00 pm. Service will include set up, helping to run some of the games, and clean up/tear down. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer for this event please email Abbie Bender at

Poetry Event- Fine Arts Opportunity!

John Dorsey, a poet originally from Greensburg, PA and currently poet laureate of Belle, Missouri, will be visiting campus next week! Red Flag Press, local and supported by the English department, is publishing his next collection, SHOOT THE MESSENGER, and the book will be available for the first time at the event on campus. He will here on Thursday, April 6, for a reading and book release in HSS B03 from 5 to 7 pmThe event is free and will have coffee and tea served.   This is a great opportunity for students to branch out into the poetry world! Counts for a Fine Arts Event!


The Honors College “Nerd Prom” is THIS Saturday, April 1st in Whitmyre Hall from 8:00-11:00 pm!

Tickets are $6 for one or $10 for two in the Great Hall at the following times:
March 27th 10-11
March 28th 12:20-1:45
March 30th: 9:45-10:45

March 31st: 12:30- 1:30

OR if none of those times work for you please message me on here or email Liz Grieggs at to set up a time to buy tickets.

We still need snack foods and 80’s decorations, so please contact me if you are able to donate either! Service hours are available for donations! Also if you are interested in helping set up or tear down please let me know.

Fine Arts Events- Holocaust Survivors Share at Six O-Clock Series and Film Showing

Please consider attending new Six O’Clock Series on Monday, April 3rd in the HUB Ohio Room at 6:00pm. This time, a  Holocaust survivor is going to speak on his childhood experiences at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Afterwards, he and four other Holocaust survivors will speak and answer questions from the audience.

On Tuesday, April 4th the film Europa will be showing in Room 10B of the HSS at 7:00pm. This film dramatizes the real-life story of a young, Polish, Jewish boy who was separated from his parents. Attendance vouchers will be available at both events and both events can count as a Fine Arts Event.

Free Fine Arts Events Coming Up!

Focus on Asia

 (March 27 – April 11, 2017)

3/27 (7:00 p.m.): Nico Slate, “Gandhi’s Shadow: The Struggle to end Rural Poverty in India,” HSS 225.

(co-sponsored by Asian Studies, Sustainability Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies and)

3/30-4/11: Takashi Morizumi Photography Exhibit, “Strange Beauty: Autoradiography from Fukushima,” HSS 103.

4/3 (7:00 p.m.): David Mould (University of West Virginia), “In Search of National Identity: Central Asia in the Post-Soviet Era,” HSS 225.

(organized by Department of Communications Media, co-sponsored by Asian Studies)

4/4 (3:30 p.m.): Brett Walker (University of Montana), “Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World,” HSS B10.

(co-sponsored by Asian Studies and the Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center)

4/5 (6:00 p.m.): Lior Sternfeld (Penn State), “Iran and Israel: from Intimate Alliance to Fierce Animosity,” HSS 215
(co-sponsored by Asian Studies and the Political Science Department)

4/6 (Evening) Short Performance by IUP Korean Drum Group, HSS Lobby

4/8 (9:00 a.m.-): Undergraduate Asian Studies Conference, Various rooms in Humanities and Social Science Building.

Keynote by Kristin Stapleton (University of  Buffalo), “Seeing Chinese History through Fiction.” 1:15

Musical performance by Yuko Eguchi (University of Pittsburgh). 12:15

(organized by Asian Studies Committee, co-sponsored by College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Pittsburgh Asia Consortium)



Opportunities at IUP for Research, Scholarships, Creative Activities and More!

There are so many opportunities at IUP this spring and summer for your students engaged in research, scholarship, and creative activities! ALL of these opportunities are open to students in every college, major, and academic discipline at IUP.


  • Research Experiences for Summer Scholars (RESS) (
    • Application Deadline: March 24 (for students seeking funding); May 5 (for students NOT seeking funding)
    • RESS is a FREE, 10-week, non-credit, summer program for students from any discipline who wish to engage in hands-on research, scholarship, or creative endeavors with a faculty mentor that they identify and who wish to engage in interdisciplinary presentation, professional development, and recreational activities.
    • Limited funding from each college is available to help participants offset their summer expenses, such as housing and food
    • An optional on-campus housing and meal plan is available at a discounted rate
    • In prior years, this program, which originated in NS&M, was limited to students from that college; however, the program has expanded UNIVERSITY-WIDE and is open to applications from ALL students and ALL faculty mentors from EVERY college and academic discipline at IUP.
  • Undergraduate Scholars Forum (
    • Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, March 10
    • Event Date and Location: Tuesday, April 4th in the Hadley Union Building
    • The Undergraduate Scholars Forum provides all undergraduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, teacher work samples, business cases, or creative endeavors. Conference participation is designed to foster scholarship and collegiality among undergraduate students and faculty members and to provide a forum for undergraduate students to discuss their academic work with a community of scholars.
    • Prizes will be awarded to top scorers from each college!
    • Submission details available at:
  • Undergraduate Student Research Grants (
    • Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, April 3
    • Apply for up to $300 to support expenses related to your research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
    • Details about allowable expenses, required IRB/IACUC approvals, eligibility, funding period, etc can be found in the Grant Guidelines located on the right-hand side of the application website
  • Undergraduate Student Conference Travel (
    • Application Deadline: Funding requests must be approved at least 2-weeks prior to travel
    • Travel funds are available to undergraduates who are presenting their peer-reviewed and competitively selected work at professional conferences. Eligible presentations include scholarly papers or original creative works, defined as fine arts or performing arts projects.
  • Scholarly Publication Expenses (
    • Application Deadline: none
    • Costs associated with the publication of articles in scholarly journals, which pay no royalty or fee to the author, may be eligible for funding up to $500. These costs include: article submission fees, reasonable photographic reproduction fees, and page charges. This publican fund does not extend to any writing for which the student receives compensation or to vanity press charges.
    • Applicants are encouraged to confirm their selected publication venue is not with a predatory publisher

Red Flag Poetry- Open Mic Night!

Red Flag Poetry is a company sponsored by the IUP English Department that publishes poetry and local artwork on postcards to send out to subscribers monthly.
They wish to spread the love of poetry to the IUP community so our team is hosting Open Mic at the Hub this week! On March 6th at 8pm in the Ohio Room, the Red Flag team will be reading some of their poetry and be inviting musicians and other poets up to the stage to perform.
We hope that students will come and check out our merchandise table at the event and bring their own work to perform!