Amgen Scholars REU Program

The Amgen Scholars Program has two main objectives:

  • To
    increase learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate
    students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers; and
  • To spark the interest and broaden the perspective of undergraduate students considering scientific careers.

Amgen Scholars will:

  • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the world’s leading academic scientists; and
  • Attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program.
Please note that details vary by host university. See each university’s summer research program website for more information.

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Flyer
Amgen Scholars Europe Program Flyer

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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

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


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