Western PA Council of Teachers of English Spring Workshop

Alert: The WPCTE Spring Workshop is
scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2011, at La Roche College.  The
keynote speaker is author John Golden.  Proposal for concurrent sessions
will be considered until March 15. 

The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE), a
fifty year old affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English
(NCTE), is dedicated to the professional development of area
English/Language Arts teachers, K – College. With over 1800 members,
WPCTE membership is free.

The theme of the day is “Finding Literacy: Our Students
as a Resource”  The NCTE co-sponsored speaker is author John Golden who
will address the topic of Multi-Modal Literacy. 

We now publish our newsletter. E-Notes, on
line. It informs our membership of upcoming events sponsored by both
WPCTE and NCTE and provides links to interesting, important and helpful
information for the classroom teacher.

Join WPCTE today. Just create a profile for
yourself and you will soon be a well connected part of the professional
life you live each day. Let us work together and help one another.


Call for English Papers – EAPSU Spring Undergraduate Conference 2012

Conference Date: April 7, 2012

Submit proposals to:
Dr. Todd Williams
Kutztown University of PA
205 Lytle Hall
Email: williams@kutztown.edu

Deadline for Proposals: February 14, 2012 (Additional information available at the EAPSU website: www.eapsu.net)

We invite papers from undergraduate students related to the field of English, including but not limited to literature, creative writing, critical analyses, theoretical approaches, English and technology, or new forms of collaboration between English and other fields.

The Call for Papers is available here: Call for Papers

The Conference Registration Form is available here: Spring 2012 Conference Registration

Additional details, such as a conference schedule and hotel information, will be posted as they become available.

Free Presentations – 2012 Appalachian Studies Association Conference

• 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

Western Pennsylvania Education Job Fair

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

The Western Pennsylvania Education Job Fair is for seniors, graduate
students, and alumni who are seeking positions in the field of
education, including teaching, coaching, speech pathology audiology,
library science, information systems, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, and school counseling. This event is sponsored by the career
centers at five PASSHE institutions located in western Pennsylvania
(California, Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana, and Slippery Rock.) The fair
offers employers an opportunity to speak informally with candidates,
distribute recruitment literature, and conduct individual interviews.

Registration is now open at IUP Marketplace.

Deadline for IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum Approaching

deadline for students to submit proposals for IUP’s Seventh Annual Undergraduate
Scholars Forum will be 5pm Friday
February 24,
. The event itself will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.  We
hope that members of the IUP community will encourage students to submit their
work to the Forum. Remember that all proposals must have a faculty


purpose of this conference is to provide IUP undergraduate students across all
disciplines with an opportunity for professional development by presenting their
original research, scholarly activities, teacher work samples, or creative
works. A variety of presentation formats are available, including individual and
group oral presentations, discussion panels, poster sessions and arts
presentations. Faculty members are asked to be selective. Thus, if you assign a
project in class with the intent of having students present their work at the
USF, please select only those of the highest quality for submission to the


are accepted from ALL undergraduate students at IUP who demonstrate outstanding
accomplishment in scholarly activity within their discipline. 
Students who graduated from undergraduate programs in
December are eligible to submit a proposal to the forum as long as they are able
to attend the event and present their work.


The call
for submissions is available now at

3rd Annual Edinboro University of PA History, Anthropology, and World Languages Conference

The E.U.P.
History, Anthropology, and World Languages Department invites graduate and
undergraduate students at all levels to submit proposals for its 3rd
Annual Conference on Saturday April 14,
The conference committee is seeking papers
and panels from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives that
investigate the actions, influences, and phenomena that have formed American
society and how we think about America’s past.

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IUP English Undergraduate Conference: Reminder

Hello everyone

Quick reminder: The English Undergraduate Conference will be held on
Wednesday February 22 in Leonard Hall.  The deadline for proposals (which tell
us what you are going to present at the conference) is Wednesday, February 8. 
You may submit more than one proposal. The proposal form is attached. You will
hear back from me regarding the time of your presentation after the proposal due
date.  I will send around the schedule quite a few times!!

Here are some
answers to 12 commonly-asked questions.  Send me more if you have them. ALL
English majors (Ed, BA, all tracks), double majors, and minors are invited to
the conference.

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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight,
9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut,
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012


“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global
health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend,
thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers,
students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international
development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during January to secure
the lowest registration rate.

“Europe East & West” Undergraduate Research Symposium

Symposium Date: March 30,
for submissions: JANUARY 23, 2012

Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event designed to provide
undergraduate students from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and
universities in the region with advanced research experiences and opportunities
to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all
majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science,
humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western,
or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former
Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland
campus.  After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are
grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then
give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of
faculty and graduate students.  The presentations are open to the public. 
Students submit a 250-300 word abstract and their entire paper, postmarked
by January 23,
, using the downloadable application form on this site.  The
URS Symposium will take place on March 30, 2012. Information and application
forms can be found 
HERE on the URS website.