Wednesday Workshop for 9/21 – Achievement Fund

This week’s Wednesday’s Workshop for First Year Students will focus on the CHC Achievement Fund.

Every year the CHC funds student travel abroad, internships, undergraduate research, conference travel, and many other educational enhancements.  It is the single most important source of financial support available to students in the CHC.  But you need to how it works, who can apply, and how to apply. We will also discuss the relative value of different kinds of educational enhancements, so you can begin thinking of an experience that can help your reach your career and educational goals.

Upper class students are welcome to attend as a refresher.

History Department Conference!

Fall 2016 History Conference

The History Department will hold their annual conference on Nov 1. Submissions are due by Sept 16th at 5pm.

Conference presentations are excellent opportunities to develop your research & public speaking skills. Build your resume, show off your love of history — present at the IUP History Conference! We encourage submissions by both undergraduate & graduate students. You do not need to be a History major to submit a paper.

To submit your paper, send Dr. Baker ( the title of your paper and the name of a ‘faculty sponsor’ — the professor who you wrote the paper for — by Sept 16th at 5pm.




This conference offers opportunities to undergraduate students to present the research they have conducted in the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and information sciences/technology
  • Engineering and engineering technology
  • Environmental science
  • Exercise science
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Health sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Therapeutic recreation


Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

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IUP Undergraduate Scholar’s Forum

Call for Submissions

Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Deadline for Proposal Submission is 5:00 p.m., February 26, 2016
The Undergraduate Scholars Forum provides all undergraduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, teacher work samples, 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.

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Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Literatures Conference

Conference theme: “Generation /Regeneration”

April 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Living Learning Center
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

The first ever Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Literature Conference will give you the opportunity to present a version of one of your best papers and to hear presentations by your peers from other colleges. Papers will examine literatures in English, French or Spanish or overlaps between literature and other humanities disciplines.

Our theme, “Generation /Regeneration” offers a wide range of possibilities for paper topics.

It is a literature conference, but papers from all Humanities departments are welcome.  The organizers of this conference invite students from departments in the Humanities to consider the conference theme and submit a proposal.

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IUP’s 29th Annual Law School Fair

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wallwork G98

Are you considering law school, but you still have lots of questions? Not sure what law school you want to go to?  Want to find out more about what law school admissions officials are looking for in applicants?  Then you’ll want to make time to stop by IUP’s 29th Annual Law School Fair.  Admissions representatives from 14 law schools from across the country are coming to IUP to talk about their schools and to answer your questions.

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National Undergraduate Literature Conference

April 4-6, 2013


Online Submission

Submissions will be accepted starting December 14,
2012. Students will be notified of their approval by February 28, 2013.

Submission Deadline

  • January 25, 2013 to be considered for the
  • January 14, 2013 to be considered for publication
    in Metaphor, Weber State University’s literary

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12th Annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

19-20, 2012




Theme:  Consumption

may interpret this term in a variety of ways and approach it from any
discipline.  For example, students may examine

· consumption of natural
· consumerism and
· consumption of alcohol or drugs and
its consequences
· consumption of food and poverty
· literature that focuses on some type of
· consumption of images and media,


should submit a description of their project, a title, and their contact
information to at any time before the April 2, 2012
deadline.  Students may read papers, give PowerPoint presentations, give talks,
or participate in a poster session.  If you have ideas for other types of
presentations, please contact me.

Free to Students – 2012 Appalachian Studies Conference Presentations

• John A. Williams–Appalachian State University and author of Appalachia: a
–on “Pennsylvania as Greater Appalachia: Historical Perspectives.” 
Friday, March 23, Noon-1:15, Eberly Auditorium.

• Robert F. Cahalan–Head of
Climate and Radiation at NASA and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore–on “Appalachian
Impacts of Global Warming: Reasons for Hope.”  Friday, March 23, 1:30-2:45,
Eberly Auditorium

• Susan M. Taffe Reed–University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill, of Delaware Indian ancestry and from the Endless Mountains region of
Appalachia–on “The Significance of Powwows to Native Americans in Pennsylvania’s
Appalachia.”  Saturday, March 24, 9:45-10:45, Eberly Room 121.

• James
Loewen–Catholic University and author of Sundown Towns: a Hidden Dimension of
American Racism
(2006) and the bestselling Lies My Teacher Told Me:
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
(1996)–on “Uncovering
Racist Sundown Towns in Appalachia and Beyond.”  Saturday, March 24, 5:00-6:00,
Eberly Auditorium.

An RSVP would be appreciated; just reply to this email
and indicate which presentation you hope to attend.

Jim Cahalan
2012 Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Program Chair