African Languages Initiative – Boren Fellowship

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
(Bambara), Tanzania
(Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba),
and South
Africa (Zulu).


For more information,
please visit, or contact us at or

Critical Language Scholarship Program 2011 Application Now Open – Deadline: November 15, 2010

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2010.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at or email

HC Service Hour Submission Form Now Online

The new community service hour online submission form is now available on the Honors College website.   You’ll find service opportunities, guidelines for service and the new submission form at:

Rather than submitting your service hours at the end of each semester, we would like to process them on a monthly basis.  This will facilitate more efficient processing and give us a sense of who might be having difficulty finding a placement or completing service.

Contact with questions about community service guidelines or the submission of hours.


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a program established to
provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington
perspective on issues related to peace and security.


Spend six to nine months working full-time on research and/or advocacy on a range of issues concerning security, including disarmament, nuclear and conventional arms control, environmental security, peacekeeping, and the military budget.  Scoville Fellows have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, articles and reports, and been quoted in the media.  They may attend policy briefings, and Congressional hearings, and have meetings with experts in the field.  Many Scoville Fellows have taken jobs following their fellowship with one of the participating organizations or with the Federal Government.

The fellowship is named for the late Dr. Herbert Scoville, Jr., a long-time public servant and advocate of international peace and nuclear arms control.

Choose to work with one of the following organizations in Washington, DC:

•Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
•American Association for the Advancement of Science
•Arms Control Association
•British American Security Information Council
•Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
•Center for Defense Information
•Center for Nonproliferation Studies
•Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
•Citizens for Global Solutions
•Federation of American Scientists
•Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
•Global Green USA
•Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

•Institute for Science and International Security
•National Security Archive
•National Security News Service
•Natural Resources Defense Council
•Nuclear Threat Initiative 
•Partnership for Global Security
•Partnership for a Secure America
•Peace Action
•Physicians for Social Responsibility
•Henry L. Stimson Center
•Truman National Security Project Educational Institute
•Union of Concerned Scientists
•Women’s Action for New Directions

Benefits include a $2,400 monthly stipend, travel expenses to Washington, DC, and health insurance.

Application Deadline:
Spring 2011 Fellowship–October 8, 2010 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2011)
Fall 2011 Fellowship–January 14, 2011 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2011)

For further information, program description and application requirements, contact:

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

(202) 446-1565


Need Help Writing?

Writing Center tutors are ready and willing to help you.  We have a diverse group of tutors’ majors this semester: Asian Studies, Biology, Biochemistry, English, English Education, History, Math, Social Studies Education, Spanish, Studio Art (MA), Camposition and TESOL (PhD), and Literature and Criticism (PhD). We even have a faculty member from the Department of Professional Studies: Dr. Kelli Paquette is volunteering a few hours per week. They are eager to help with your assignments.


The Writing Center is located in 218 Eicher Hall, on Grant Street across from the Sutton Suites.  No appointment is necessary (or possible), but the earlier in the semester you go, the more help you’ll get because they get busier as the semester goes along.

Eicher Hall, Room 218
860 Grant Street
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-3029

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Their website is at

Alumnus Shares Images of Pakistani Flood

Haider Mullick and Rabia (Chowdhry) Mullick present heartrending videos and photos from the areas most affected by Pakistan’s catastrophic floods. Mullick is a graduate of the IUP Cook Honors College, and he earned his B.A. in Economics in 2004 and an M.A. in Public Affairs in 2007 from IUP.

(If you can’t see the interview above, you can watch the interview on YouTube’s website.)

Apollo 13 Commander Lovell to Speak at IUP

2010 First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture: Captain James Lovell, Jr.

 November 1, 2010
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission, will be the speaker at the third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP.

For more information, visit 2010 First Commonwealth Lecture: Captain James Lovell, Jr.

Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission, will be the speaker at the third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP.

The lecture, in conjunction with Ideas and Issues lecture series, will be November 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The program is free and open to the community.

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The Counseling Center

Suites on Maple East G-31

Sometimes a problem is better
addressed through group counseling than with an individual counselor. Research
has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling.
Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and
perspective. The following counseling, support and growth groups are offered at
The Counseling Center in G31 Suites on Maple East. These groups usually include 4-9 students and are facilitated by
one or two therapists. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential
environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings and
concerns as they are comfortable. Participation in these groups requires an
initial meeting with the group facilitator(s), usually 30-45 minutes. To
schedule this meeting or to ask questions: contact the Counseling Center at
(724)357-2621, stop by G31 Suites on Maple East, or contact Patti Shaffer at


The following groups have openings but will close to
new members after the first group meeting. See below for beginning dates and



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Service Opportunity with Disability Support Services

Kelly Gibson in the Office of Disability Support Services, is looking for volunteers again to record books on cassettes for students
with disabilities.  If you are interested, please email her at and let her
know when you are available Mondays through Wednesdays from 9am-4pm, so you
can set up an appointment to meet.