Volunteers Needed! IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair

I am looking for volunteers to work an hour or two (or more!) throughout the day at the IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The event is at the Kovalchick Convention Complex once again, and I will need assistance from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and as I mentioned it can be in hour or two increments. Volunteers will be needed to greet employers and students, help with registration, assist employers to their booths with their equipment, etc.

In the past we have always had such wonderful HC students help out for the Expo, plus it gives them a chance to do some one-on-one networking with the employers. This year we added a graduate school component to the day, and we have 35 programs attending from universities in the Northeast.

Also a new feature this year is Career Fair Plus . We are using it in lieu of a printed program, since it can be changed frequently to provide an updated list of registered employers and graduate programs. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this free app.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you again for your promotion of our events!

Janice D. Shellenbarger
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Career and Professional Development Center
Special Events, Employer Relations and Technology Coordinator
National Student Exchange Coordinator
201 Pratt Drive, Suite 302
Indiana, PA 15705

Fall Counseling Center – Wednesday Workshop Series

The Counseling Center at the Center for Health and Well-Being is offering the Wednesday Workshop Series.

The Fall 2016 workshops address consent, body image, stress, sleep, grief and healthy relationships.

The workshops begin Wednesday, September 21st at 5pm, G-60, Suites on Maple East.

Visit our website for more information:





Washington Center Internship Presentation in the Great Hall

A representative from the Washington Center will be doing a special presentation for Honors College students in the Great Hall on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 from 6-7 p.m.

Cook Honors College students have participated in the TWC every year for as long as I can remember. Please plan to attend if you are interested in pursuing an internship in the DC. There are generous scholarship opportunities available as a result of the affiliation between IUP and TWC, and Achievement Funding may also support your participation.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  Visit their website at http://www.twc.edu/.

Send me an email (kevinb@iup.edu) if you plan to attend, so I can track interest.


IUP Career and Professional Development Center Goal in the Grove!

If you’re new to IUP, either as a freshman or a transfer student, plan on joining us at the “Goal in the Grove” and check out how the Career and Professional Development Center can help you in your future career plans!

Goal in the Grove!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. |  Oak Grove

Find out more about how our career coaches can guide you, social media and your career search, the Student Employment Program, the Disney College Program, the National Student Exchange, The Washington Center Internship Program, resume reviews, service learning, and more!

Great prizes and free food.

No RSVP necessary.

See you there!

Hopeful Hearts – Volunteer with the Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Hopeful Hearts Volunteer Training Dates 2016

Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families

A Service of the VNA of Indiana County

Volunteer Informational Meetings

Interested prospective volunteers are invited to attend one of two scheduled meetings listed below to learn about volunteer opportunities with Hopeful Hearts.

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The Washington Center Presentation at CHC

Kathleen Regan from The Washington Center will be on campus Monday, September 19 at 6 PM in the Great Hall to speak to CHC students about internship opportunities in Washington DC.

If you have a time conflict that day, she will also be holding an information session at the HUB Susquehanna Room on Monday, September 19, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

Many Cook Honors College students have participated in an internship and educational offerings through the Washington Center over the past 16 years.  Scholarships and the Cook Achievement Fund are available to help defray the cost of the program.


The Washington Center

National Student Exchange – Your Path to an External Research Credential

Applicants to graduate school learn pretty quickly that admission is dependent on the ability to speak the language of the program to which one is applying.  Schools want to know that you can do research, write and participate in the unique research and academic culture of their program.  One way to learn and demonstrate this is to tap into undergraduate research opportunities at other colleges and universities while an undergraduate.

The availability of undergraduate research opportunities was the topic of a recent seminar held by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.  A liberal arts college could be your ticket to a very unique undergraduate research experience and an external credential because there is no competition from graduate students for these opportunities.

If the idea of using NSE to do undergraduate research at a public liberal arts school is of interest to you, please contact Jan Shellenbarger at 724-357-2235 or jans@iup.edu.  She can help you find a college that will work with you to make this happen.





CHC Priority Registration Begins on March 21st

Priority scheduling is set for March 21, 2016. 

Honors College students are among those with priority registration privileges and should receive a scheduling time for the 21st – 23rd of March.  If you do not receive a scheduling time on one of these days, contact Kevin Berezansky at kevinb@iup.edu.

CHC students should schedule a meeting with their adviser in the next few weeks to discuss plans for the fall semester and receive a registration PIN.  Don’t wait until the week before registration.  Faculty time is limited to office hours and scheduling is crunch time for them.  If you have questions about your honors college requirements you can schedule an appointment with Kevin Berezansky before meeting with your adviser.  Please print a copy of the Honors College Curriculum to share with your adviser and explain how the CHC curriculum meets your liberal studies requirements. Hard copies will also be available on the table outside Dr. Finegan’s office.

In addition to the Core Curriculum, CHC students must complete a 3 credit Honors Elective and an HNRC 499 substitution (Honors Senior Synthesis).  Until we undergo curriculum revision, the following are suitable 499 substitutes: a graduate level course, a significant study abroad experience, a second CHC elective, an internship, an Honors independent study or an Honors thesis.  Transfer students may be exempt from some requirements.  CHC students who entered the program after their first semester of college should schedule a meeting to be sure they are meeting all their honors requirements and the Liberal Studies requirements.

Students must be within 32 credits of graduation to pursue a graduate course and have received the appropriate departmental and college approvals.   IUP’s policy for undergraduates pursuing a graduate course is detailed as follows: “IUP undergraduate students with an academic grade point average of at least 2.6 who are within thirty-two semester hours of graduation are permitted, after receiving appropriate approvals, to take up to six semester hours of graduate work whether or not they have applied for acceptance into an IUP graduate program.”

Honors courses offered next fall include:

Subject Course Available to Honors students?
ACCT 201 ECOB Honors Only
BCOM 321 ECOB Honors Only
BIOL 483 Biology Dept. Honors Only
BLAW 235 ECOB Honors Only
ECON 356 CHC Students who need H Elect.
EDSP 102 CHC Students who need H Elect.
EDSP 376 CHC Students who need H Elect.
EDSP 477 CHC Students who need H Elect.
ENGL 202 All CHC (soph. status)
FIN 310 ECOB Honors Only
HBUS 101 ECOB Honors Only
HNRC 101 All CHC Freshman
HNRC 201 CHC Juniors (soph. with permission only)
MGMT 330 ECOB Honors Only
MKTG 320 ECOB Honors Only
MUHI 301 CHC Students who need H Elect.
PSYC 480 Psych. Department Honors Only
PSYC 483 Psych. Department Honors Only

Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates.
The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.

Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. Each Summer Institute will cover a different theme such as acting at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the history of the slave trade in England, or the political, social and economic relationships of Northern Ireland. These institutes include:

AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
Durham University Summer Institute

King’s College London Summer Institute
University of Bristol Summer Institute
University of Exeter Summer Institute
Queen’s University Belfast
Scotland Summer Institute
Wales Summer Institute

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