Yellow Creek Volunteer Work Day

The Friends of Yellow Creek are organizing a volunteer work day at Yellow Creek State Park at 10 am on Saturday, April 6th.  If you need community service and don’t mind sweating a little bit for a good cause, let Kevin know.  They’ll no doubt put in several hours that day working (lunch provided).   If you’ve not been to Yellow Creek it is a very pretty place about 20 minutes from campus.

Since Kevin is working the IUP Expo that morning he won’t be at the park the entire time, but will be available to transport several participants to (and from).  If you have a car and can transport some people please let Kevin know.  He’ll give extra service hours to offset the cost of gas.

Last year they had about 30 participants and are shooting for at least that many again this year.  Let Kevin know if you are interested and he will follow up with more information!

Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Aside from your LSAT score and grades, your personal statement is the most important part of your law school application.  Nearly all law schools require that students submit a two-page personal statement along with their law school application.  Admissions officials *do* read personal statements – and they matter … a lot.  The personal statement is your one chance to set yourself apart from the hundreds (or thousands) of other applications being reviewed by an admissions committee.

Don’t know what to write or how to get started?  Then sign up for the:

Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taught by Dr. Torges of the Political Science Department.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • the purpose of a personal statement
  • what admissions officials are looking for in a personal statement
  • what types of information you should – and shouldn’t – include
  • how to decide what to write about
  • how to banish writer’s block and get started writing!


Besides learning about the components of a personal statement and tips for writing one of your own, you will read and evaluate sample personal statements.  The workshop also includes a brainstorming session and other exercises to help you come up with and develop a theme for your personal statement.



The workshop is FREE but you need to register by sending an email to by Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Getting into Law School Workshop

Getting into Law School Workshop
Saturday, March 23, 2019

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
taught by Dr. Torges of the Political Science Department

You will learn:

  • about the application process and the important deadlines
  • what law school admissions officials are looking for
  • strategies for getting the best possible letters of recommendation
  • how to set yourself and your application apart from the crowd!


The workshop is FREE but you must register by Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Send an email to  Deadline to register is Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Holocaust Remembrance Program – April 8th

10-12: Echoes and Reflections teacher training on current antisemitism, at the Indiana High School

register at:

1-2 pm: Holocaust Survivors speaking at local schools

6-7:30 pm: “The Dangers of Hate: A Panel Discussion with Holocaust Survivors and Scholars,” at the HUB Ohio Room


In conjunction with this program, I am also collecting for children and youth experiencing homeless through the ARIN IU.

*donation collection for local homeless children (info attached)*


2019 Summer Honors Program

2019 Summer Honors Program (for high school students) brochures are in Kevin’s office if you want to stop by and pick some up to take home.   The box will be on the counter by the steps.  Any time spent visiting your high school to represent the CHC or SHP 2019 is service.

Kevin will give five hours of service to anyone who refers an admitted 2019 SHP applicant.



The 2019 Summer Honors Program hosted by the Cook Honors College, IUP is now accepting applications.

Program Dates: July 7th-20th, 2019

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2019

To apply, students must submit an application, a teacher recommendation and an official high school transcript.  Applications and supporting materials can be mailed or emailed separately or together.   Notification of acceptance and course placement will be sent out on May 15th.   We will be admitting 120 students this year.

Due to generous alumni contributions, all enrolled students will receive a $1000 scholarship bringing total program costs to only $400.  Full payment of $400 is due on June 1 to hold your seat.

If you have questions, please email or call (724) 357-7573.

Osama Alomar: Syrian Poet and Story Writer

Fine Arts Event!

Attached is a flyer with information about Syrian writer in exile Osama Alomar who will provide a reading of his work at the 6 O’clock series on Monday, April 1, in the Ohio Room. He will also be present for an informal discussion at 4 pm in HSS 112. Both events are free and will have Attendance Vouchers available.

Crockpot Cook-Off

March is National Nutrition Month! The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) is hosting the third annual Crock Pot Cook-Off on March 26, 2019 and they are looking for teams! See below for details!
If you don’t want to put together a team, then please consider being a taster! For just $2, you can taste all the entries and vote for your favorite crock pot dish!
You can receive community service hours for however long you are there, AND if you participate by forming a team you can receive another 2 hours.