CHC first year students are required to attend a series of workshops for which they will receive credit for up to 30 hours of community service. All students awarded a merit scholarship have a 60 hour requirement for service every year, with workshops accounting for up to half of this requirement for first year students.
This year we are offering two workshop sessions instead of one. We believe this will lead to a much better student experience. All students (who do not have a class) must attend the first session on Wednesday, August 26th at 11:15 am in the Great Hall.
Dr. Berlin will attend the two Menotti operettas: The Old Maid and the Thief and The Telephone on Sunday, December 4, in Waller Hall Mainstage at 2:00 p.m.
(tickets are $9 with I-Card and are available at the HUB ticket
office). Students attending this event should assemble by 1:30 p.m. in
front of Whitmyre or in the vestibule, depending on the weather.
Emily Weber, Aleda Johnson, and Jenna Enright thought
it might be helpful to let freshman (and upper class students) know about the new online tutoring sessions being offered by the IUP Writing Center. HC students very rarely
take advantage of the Writing Center, most likely because they are either too busy or embarrassed to seek help. Online tutoring makes it very convenient and provides a safe and supportive context for this interaction – your home. Now there are no excuses for not getting help writing your papers. There is some lead time required for tutors to read and edit your paper before your online appointment, so check out the process at:
The first of ten Wednesday Freshman Workshops will run from 11am to 12
pm in the Great Hall tomorrow. The rationale for this program is
simple, “What should you know in your first semester about CHC and IUP
to use college well over the next four years?”
Each workshop and the assignment that grows out of it will count for
3 service hours. Attending all sessions and assignments will equal 30
community service hours this semester, half of what is required.
Tomorrow’s session is an overview of the CHC Social Service program.
Though social service is required of all who receive a CHC or IUP
scholarship, it is essential for every student to commit to something
larger than themselves in college. This program will acquaint you with
all the resources to find sustained meaningful service at IUP and in the
You can access the fall schedule for the workshops at http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=96931.
An overview of tomorrow’s session can be found at http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=113321.
I realize some of you will not be able to attend due to a science
lab, ROTC or a music practice. Please let me know if you cannot make it
tomorrow due to a permanent schedule conflict on Wednesdays and I’ll
schedule a meeting to discuss how to proceed.
Let me know if you have questions.
If you don’ t know what you are doing this summer, Ray Edwards offered the following idea. The White House is accepting applications for summer interns. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships
first of a series of Murtha Institute of Homeland Security
presentations. On Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni
Auditorium, Eberly College of Business and Technology, speaker Mr. Rick Whitman,
retired Federal Radiation Scientist, will present
“Radiation Risks in Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Setting the
The presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and
students and the community. Attendance vouchers will be available and
refreshments will be served.
are pleased to announce that the annual IUP
MAJORS FAIR (sponsored by the Advising and Testing Center/Major and
Career Exploration Center, 214 Pratt Hall and co-sponsored by the Career
Development Center) will be held on Thursday,
October 7, 2010 – from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Crimson Event Center (Folger Hall). This is a “walk-in” event – you do
not have to arrive right at 6:30. You can come as late as 8:00 pm and
still have time to ask questions of the representatives.
The Majors Fair is ideal for students wanting a “one stop” to
explore majors, double majors, minors, graduate school majors, etc.
MOST of our undergraduate departments are represented at the Fair.
Because our faculty/departments make such a tremendous effort to support
this “one stop” approach to allowing students to explore majors.
To advance our commitment to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities at our university, the Office of Social Equity is sponsoring a special program entitled, “Expanding the Mainstream” on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the HUB-Ohio Room. Representatives from campus, as well as from local agencies, will be on hand to disseminate information about their departments and programs and to answer any questions about the services they provide.
The keynote presentation by David Carson will begin at 2:30. Mr. Carson, a motivational speaker who himself has overcome a learning disability, will share his personal story with us. He will review the skills and coping strategies it takes for young adults with learning disabilities to succeed in college. Mr. Carson is the author of “The Survival Guide for College-Bound LD Students,” a book used by 24 colleges and universities across the country.
Light refreshments will be provided. This program is free and everyone is welcome!
If you have questions or would like additional information about the program, please contact Patti Krausslach at 724-357-3402 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities in celebration of International
Education Week (IEW) will take place the week of October 4-8, 2010.
These activities are sponsored by IUP’s Office of International Education in collaboration with the Lively Arts Series.
All events are free unless otherwise noted and open to the public. Vouchers will be available for classes encouraged to attend events.
International Education Week is a joint national initiative of the
U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
We are pleased to
announce the National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative.
This initiative will offer Boren
Fellowship applicants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and
proficiency in, African languages and cultures. We seek applicants who have had
exposure to Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu, and can demonstrate proficiency
of novice-high or
Specifically, this pilot
initiative will provide the opportunity for Fellows to enhance their Boren
Fellowship with additional language study in the United
States and overseas. Beginning summer 2011,
Fellows will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based summer
intensive courses in the targeted languages. The summer U.S. programs will be followed by intensive
language and culture study programs during the fall semester at specific
language centers in Mali
(Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba),
For more information,
please visit www.borenawards.org, or contact us at