Wednesday Workshop for 9/21 – Achievement Fund

This week’s Wednesday’s Workshop for First Year Students will focus on the CHC Achievement Fund.

Every year the CHC funds student travel abroad, internships, undergraduate research, conference travel, and many other educational enhancements.  It is the single most important source of financial support available to students in the CHC.  But you need to how it works, who can apply, and how to apply. We will also discuss the relative value of different kinds of educational enhancements, so you can begin thinking of an experience that can help your reach your career and educational goals.

Upper class students are welcome to attend as a refresher.

Kaplan Representative will be on campus

This message is being sent on behalf of Dr. N. Bharathan: 

A Kaplan Representative will be on campus on Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 pm

Name of the Representative : Gregory Murdock

Will speak on testing (MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.).

Meeting Venue Room 106 in Zink Hall.

This is an informational  meeting that will give students a better idea about these tests and some free testing materials are also going to provided for ONLY who attend!

Day of the Dead Workshop

The Tlacuilo Honor Society at IUP will be hosting a Day of the Dead workshop this Saturday, October 10th from 2-3 pm in the HUB Susquehanna room.

Anyone interested in day of the dead and its activities on campus are encouraged to come. At the workshop
individuals will be able to learn about the history, diversity of celebration methods across and within Latin America, as well as a respectful way to participate in this holiday. There will also be time to brainstorm ideas and plan out what their own altars can look like and revolve around for the upcoming altars exhibit on campus. Please direct any  questions to email d.morales@iup.edu.

 

CHC Priority Registration Begins October 13

Cook Honors College students will schedule beginning on October 13th.  You should schedule a meeting in the next two weeks with your academic adviser to plan your spring schedule.  Freshman will have a detailed overview of their requirements for the CHC curriculum tonight and on Wednesday during the Fall First Year Workshop.

This weeks workshop will cover:

1.  CHC Requirements for Graduation and Liberal Studies

2.  Degree Works (tracking your progress towards graduation)

3.  How to Prepare Your Adviser to Help You Schedule.

Stressed? KORU Mindfulness is for you!

Dear student:

  • Are you feeling stressed?
  • Do you have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep?
  • Do you continually judge yourself and your performance?
  • Do you find yourself focusing on the past and the future more than the present?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, KORU Mindfulness is for you! Kim Weiner, PhD, is offering a 4-session course designed for students with a focus on meditation and stress-management.

Dates: October 13, 20, 27, November 3

Time:  5:00-6:15 PM
Where:  Suites on Maple East G18
Registration:  Email Kim Weiner at Kweiner@iup.edu
Note that there is limited enrollment!
For more information, see IUP MLLC KORU.
This workshop is brought to you by the IUP Mindfulness Living Learning Community.

Getting into Law School Workshop

Getting into Law School Workshop
Saturday, October 17
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
taught by Prof. Gwen Torges, faculty member of the Political Science Department

You will learn:

  • about the application process and the important deadlines
  • what law school admissions officials are looking for
  • strategies for getting the best possible letters of recommendation
  • how to set yourself and your application apart from the crowd!

The workshop is FREE but you must register by Thursday, October 15.  After you register, you will be sent information about location and about a packet that you need to purchase.

TO REGISTER: 
Send an email to torges@iup.edu.  Deadline to register is Thursday, October 15, 2015.

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Pre-med Seminars – First Workshop (MCAT Advice)

Not sure about the medical school application process?

Have questions about the MCAT? When to take it or how to study?

Want advice on personal statements specifically for medical school?

Need to figure out what medical schools sound right for you?

I’m here to help! As a senior pre-medical student, I have struggled with the medical school application process. I want to help students applying next year or the year after that prepare for the application process, the MCAT, and selecting medical schools. All of these are difficult decisions and I would have liked more guidance.

 The first seminar will be Thursday September 17th, at 6pm in Weyandt Hall.

 If you have any questions (or suggestions) feel free to email Breanna Dominguez at fprs@iup.edu!

Cook Honors College Co-Curricular Workshops – Fall 2015

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.

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Getting into Law School Workshop

How do I apply to law school?   When should I start applying?  What all do I need to apply to law school?  How many law schools should I apply to?  Which law schools should I apply to?  How much is all this going to cost?

If these questions sound familiar, then this workshop’s for you.

Getting into Law School Workshop
Saturday, March 28
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
taught by Prof. Gwen Torges of the Political Science Department

You will learn:

  • about the application process and the important deadlines
  • what law school admissions officials are looking for
  • strategies for getting the best possible letters of recommendation
  • how to set yourself and your application apart from the crowd!

The workshop is FREE but you must register by Thursday, March 26.  After you register, you will be sent information about location and about a packet that you need to purchase.

TO REGISTER: 
Send an email to Kyleen at kburkley@iup.edu.  Deadline to register is Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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Student Leadership Workshops – Open Seats

There are still spots open in the Leadership Academy being run by
Dr. Erick Lauber in co-operation with the Center for Student Life.
The academy meets Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:45pm in Davis Hall
(the Journalism Dept).  Undergraduate or graduate students involved
in leadership positions on campus, or hoping to obtain a leadership
position someday, are encouraged to apply. The application can be
found online at

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_rUIGe_VfJG0PpH9iyhgEWSkgRtWHUmPopIOM9BcKbs/viewform 

There is no cost to the student to attend the academy and
usually there are coffee and donuts.  Certification will be
available upon graduation from the academy in April.
For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Lauber at
elauber@iup.edu
Application deadline is this Monday at noon.

Thank you faculty for spreading the word!

Cheers,
Erick