Exciting Presentation – The History of China through Art!

Covering China from the Ground Up
A  journey with  Michael Meyer

Sept 22, 7:00 pm HSS 225picture1

 

Meyer, the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China” will take us on a journey — via photographs — across Manchuria’s past, a history that explains much about contemporary China—from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Meyer will also talk about the challenges of reporting from China and how a freelance writer can fund and produce books that reach a wide audience.

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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:

http://www.iup.edu/counselingcenter/services/consultation-and-workshops/workshops/

 

 

 

Constitution Day Events

IUP will observe Constitution Day this week with two events to raise awareness of and spark discussion about the U.S. Constitution and the system of government it created.  Please consider attending one or both of these events, and encourage our students to attend.  Both events are on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Constitution Day marks the day in September, 1787, when the delegates to the Constitution Convention signed the document they’d written, and sent it off to the states for ratification.  Federal law mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funds commemorate the day with learning activities.

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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 (cbaker@iup.edu) 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.

Covering China from the Ground Up – A journey with Michael Meyer (Service Opportunity)

CHC has been asked to provide students to have lunch and/or dinner with Mr. Meyer.  Please let me know if you are interested in doing this.  Email – kevinb@iup.edu.

Sept 22, 7:00 pm HSS 225

Meyer, the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China” will take us on a journey — via photographs — across Manchuria’s past, a history that explains much about contemporary China—from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Meyer will also talk about the challenges of reporting from China and how a freelance writer can fund and produce books that reach a wide audience.

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. As the author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing, he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also won two Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, including a “Best Travel Book” nod for In Manchuria. Meyer’s stories have appeared in the New York Times, Time, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Slate, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and on This American Life.

Talk organized by IUP Asian Studies

 

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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Major Fellowships Meeting !

Great Hall of Whitmyre

Tuesday, February 9th

From 7pm to 8pm.


Prior to the creation of the Cook Honors College, IUP students had won only two Fulbright Grants for study and research abroad – one back in the 1960s. IUP’s record was similar to that of the other PASSHE schools until CHC students began to raise aspirations among themselves and for other IUP students.

Fifteen CHC graduating classes present, among other awards: nine Fulbrights, two Fulbright alternates, five Goldwaters, three NSF awards and an NSF Teaching award, two Marshall and two Truman finalists, a Freeman Asia, a Pickering, a Udall honorable mention, and a Rhodes finalist.

This is a truly remarkable record for such a relatively small pool of graduates, which would be all the more remarkable if IUP were able to add to this all of the Fulbright and NSF awards our alumni win in graduate school. Happily, IUP students outside the CHC began to apply for and win these awards as well including at least two additional Goldwaters and two Fulbrights.

All this is to say that you all, as Honors College students, are great candidates for these prestigious awards. So Dr. Susan Boser (IUP’s appointed adviser for these types of awards) and I are organizing an informational workshop for all CHC Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to talk about the differences between these scholarships and other technicalities of the awards which you all should know about.

Note: if you have any aspiration of applying for any of these awards for post-graduate study and travel in 2017/18 (attention current CHC Juniors!!!), it is imperative that you attend this informational session.

OIE Workshop: Peace Corps

Office of International Education – Delaney Hall, Suite B25 International Education Office

This week we will have a guest speaker to discuss details on how to make it all possible with the Peace Corps.

If you would like to find out more information please contact our office at 724-357-2295 or k.l.grosjean@iup.edu

CHC Alum to Present On Cultural Evolution

Luke Matthews is an IUP alum and a graduate of the Cook Honors College Class of 2002. He majored in Anthropology and Biology as a student at IUP. He will be on campus next week to give a presentation as part of the Anthropology in Action series and to meet you!

“Cultural Evolution from its Primate Origins to Modern Geopolitics”
HUB Allegheny Room
Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 PM.

BTW Freshman (This lecture counts as a Fine Arts event.)

Luke is now a Senor Research Fellow at the Rand Corporation with a Ph,D. from NYU and a PostDoc at Harvard. Besides being really smart, he is a great guy. You should make it a point to attend his presentation to confirm for yourself. You can check out his research interests and copies of his articles at his personal website:

http://lmatthewsevoanth.weebly.com/