Mock Trial Club Informational Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Humanities & Social Sciences Building
Room 208
This Thursday, come join us for our first Mock Trial Club meeting of the semester!
All IUP students are welcome to join Mock Trial. It doesn’t matter your major or your year! We have both competing and non-competing positions available!
Why should you join Mock Trial?
  • Help prepare for Law School
  • Meet new people from IUP and other schools
  • Build public speaking skills
  • Compete against teams from other areas
  • Boost confidence
  • Improve acting skills
  • Win awards
  • Leadership and team building opportunities
Any questions about the Mock Trial Club can be sent to the president, Holly Kresge, at
Hope to see you there!

Holly Kresge
History/Pre-Law, B.A. 2017
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
President, Mock Trial Club

Pre Law Society Informational Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
217 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

Meet other students who are interested in law school, and help create an agenda for the club.

All IUP students are welcome to join the Pre-Law Society, which serves as a valuable resource for those interested in law school and law-related careers.

Joining IUP’s Pre-Law Society gives you:

  • leadership opportunities
  • access to resources compiled by the Pre-Law Society
  • information about law school and law-related careers
  • a place to meet other students with interests similar to yours
  • a chance to visit law schools in the area

Plus, the Pre-Law Society is a lot of fun.

Questions about the Pre-Law Society should be sent to the group’s president, Bucky Wiech at

IUP DAY 2016

myiup-iup-day-template-highlightFirst 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. 

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Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Spend part of your undergraduate studies in Budapest. Learn mathematics from leading Hungarian scholars—in English.

CHC senior Derek Hanely just participated in this program.  Here is what he had to say:

This past summer, I had the opportunity to study mathematics in one of Europe’s most important cultural centers– Budapest. While abroad, I partook in an intensive Hungarian language course, and under the tutelage of renowned Hungarian professors, I learned some combinatorics and abstract algebra. While it may sound cliche, this trip truly was the most beneficial and influential experience of my life. The mathematics aside, this experience taught me how to effectively communicate with individuals who do not speak my native language, it provided me with a more holistic understanding of international relations, and I developed a significantly deeper appreciation for foreign culture. You really cannot understand how beneficial it can be to put yourself out of your comfort zone until you give it a try. Learning your discipline in a country in which you do not speak the language really forces you to develop new skills, and you ultimately come out a more informed and better individual.

This experience along with my internship at NASA IV&V last summer has been pivotal in assisting me along the rather challenging path of choosing my future career. Both have opened my eyes to the possibilities that await after graduation, and they’ve given me confidence in my ability. Internships, study abroads, and undergraduate research are the experiences that make a college experience fulfilling and meaningful, and I’d encourage every student to consider participating in at least one of those if possible.

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Food Recovery Network at IUP

The Food Recovery Network

“Fighting Waste, Feeding People” 

A group focused on community education, The Food Recovery Network explores important political, environmental, and cultural topics surrounding food insecurity, food waste, obesity, poverty, federal nutrition programs, and more in America, as well global climate change.

Check out FRN’s group for information on future meetings at

There’s another informational meeting October 19th at 6:30pm in the Stapleton Library, downstairs.

Debate Society for Pre-Law Students

The Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research is currently forming 5 teams to compete in the Douglass Debate Society, a debate society that exists across the 14 universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.  There are 6-8 slots open for students who would like to represent IUP in the Douglass Debate Society.

No debate experience is necessary, but a commitment to working hard to become an effective debater and to compete at the state level is.  The IUP teams meet weekly on Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, to train and practice.

Anyone who is interested should email Dr. Watson at for an invitation to joint the first meeting on Sept. 29.  Please contact Dr. Watson is you have any questions or would like additional information.

SOAR Membership, Events and Volunteer Opportunities

SOAR (Students Opting for Drug and Alcohol Responsibility) is always looking for new members and volunteers for events.  There are always possibilities for service hours.  We meet on Wednesdays at 9PM in Suites on Maple East.

Thank you,
Megan Katherine Disher

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major
Special Education Minor
Cook Honors College Student
Community Assistant- Wallwork Hall
President- Students Opting for Drug and Alcohol Responsibility (SOAR)
Vice President- National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)