IUP’s 24th Annual Law School Fair

Thursday, October 21, 2010

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

HUB Ohio Room

Not sure what law school you want to go to?  Want to find out more about what law school admissions officials are looking for in applicants?  Then you’ll want to make time to stop by IUP’s 24th Annual Law School Fair.  Admissions representatives from several law schools are coming to IUP to talk about their schools and to answer your questions.

 

Fall 2010 Homeland Security Speaker Series Presentation – October 21, 2010

Announcing the
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
Record Straight.”

The presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and
students and the community.  Attendance vouchers will be available and
refreshments will be served.

October is Disability Awareness Month at IUP

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 patkraus@iup.edu.

Student Internship Available at State APSCUF Headquarters in Spring Semester, 2011

State APSCUF is seeking a junior/senior PASSHE student in political science, communications, journalism, or a related field to serve as a government relations/public relations intern at the state office building in Harrisburg. The student internship must be for academic credit under the supervision of a PASSHE University faculty member. The successful applicant should have strong knowledge of governmental workings as well as excellent oral and written communications skills.

The intern will work under the supervision of both APSCUF’s Public Relations and
Governmental Relations offices.

Duties will include:

1) Assist with tracking and updating APSCUF members on current legislative issues
2) Assist in planning APSCUF events, such as Lobby Day
3) Research issues as needed
4) Attend various legislative meetings and events on behalf of the department
5) Assist in coordinating grassroots lobbying at local campuses
6) Update APSCUF’s media contacts
7) Assist in preparing copy for potential radio and newspaper advertising
8) Assist in connecting with campus CAS (Commonwealth Association of Students)
chapters to improve communications
9) Prepare news releases as required
10) Assist in editing video files
11) Assist in updating APSCUF’s social networking sites
APSCUF will provide housing (if necessary).

Intern is responsible for transportation from the apartment to downtown Harrisburg (on bus route) since parking is not provided. Intern is also responsible for electric, cable, telephone. In addition, APSCUF will pay $10 per hour for a 35-hour, M-F work week. The internship will begin January 18 and conclude on April 29.

Please send resume, letter of application and two letters of reference (one letter must be from
the student’s internship coordinator/supervisor/department chair) to:

President Steve Hicks
APSCUF
319 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

NOTE: Spring, 2011 application deadline is November 15, 2010.

Events Planned for International Education Week, October 4-8

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.

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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
above.

 

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
www.borenawards.org, or contact us at
boren@iie.org or
800-618-6737.

NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

We would like to bring to your attention the National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.  The innovative features of this program may appeal to your exceptionial science students devoted to a career in biomedical research.

The NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program allows top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace. Typically, our students receive their doctorate in 4 years; the national average for doctoral program completion is 7.8 years.  

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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 www.clscholarship.org/applicants. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites. 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 http://www.clscholarship.org or email cls@caorc.org.