Mohawk Lanes: Pins for Paws

Beth Finegan is looking for volunteers on Saturday April 6th from noon until 6pm Mohawk Lanes is sponsoring a fund raiser for the Indiana County Humane Society. For $15 bowlers get 2 games and rental of bowling shoes.  Proceeds will benefit the spay/neuter project at the shelter.  It is ICHS’ goal to spay/neuter all the pets at the shelter before they are adopted into their furever homes and, initially, we have over 100 cats and dogs that need this surgery.

By participating you will be part of the success of this “fix the shelter pets” project and it will be a fun way to raise some money!  Again, bowlers can bowl anytime between noon and 6pm on April 6th at Mohawk Lanes and the cost is only $15.
You get 10 hours of community service for participating!!

US Census Bureau Hiring Thousands

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!

Pay rates can vary by position and location, but the pay for a census taker position in Indiana County is $13.50 per hour, in Allegheny County the rate is $18.50 per hour, in Montgomery County, PA the rate is $20.50 per hour, and in Philadelphia County it is $21 per hour. Census takers also receive reimbursement for work-related mileage and expenses, where applicable.

Representatives from the Census Bureau will be in the lobby of the IUP Humanities and Social Sciences Building on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about these positions.

Job Qualifications

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:

·      Be at least 18 years old.

·      Have a valid Social Security number.

·      Be a U.S. citizen.

·      Have a valid email address.

·      Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)

·      Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.

·      Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.

·      Commit to completing training.

·      Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.


Most jobs require employees to:

·      Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.

·      Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).

Menopause the Musical

Fine Arts Event!!

Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 16 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s

April 6th: 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

April 7th: 2:30 pm

The Evergreen Conservancy: Volunteers Needed

The Evergreen Conservancy is seeking up to 5 volunteers to help with work at the Tanoma Acid Mine Drainage project and outdoor classroom next Thursday from 12:30-3:30 PM.  Work will include raking paths, cleaning signs, doing some simple maintenance in the outdoor classroom.  Transportation will be provided.

If you are interested, let me know and I will put you in touch with the project coordinator and the other volunteers.  I will follow up with final instructions including a departure time and place ASAP.

You can check out the Tanoma AMD site and the work being done there at

Yellow Creek Volunteer Work Day

The Friends of Yellow Creek are organizing a volunteer work day at Yellow Creek State Park at 10 am on Saturday, April 6th.  If you need community service and don’t mind sweating a little bit for a good cause, let Kevin know.  They’ll no doubt put in several hours that day working (lunch provided).   If you’ve not been to Yellow Creek it is a very pretty place about 20 minutes from campus.

Since Kevin is working the IUP Expo that morning he won’t be at the park the entire time, but will be available to transport several participants to (and from).  If you have a car and can transport some people please let Kevin know.  He’ll give extra service hours to offset the cost of gas.

Last year they had about 30 participants and are shooting for at least that many again this year.  Let Kevin know if you are interested and he will follow up with more information!

Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Aside from your LSAT score and grades, your personal statement is the most important part of your law school application.  Nearly all law schools require that students submit a two-page personal statement along with their law school application.  Admissions officials *do* read personal statements – and they matter … a lot.  The personal statement is your one chance to set yourself apart from the hundreds (or thousands) of other applications being reviewed by an admissions committee.

Don’t know what to write or how to get started?  Then sign up for the:

Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taught by Dr. Torges of the Political Science Department.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • the purpose of a personal statement
  • what admissions officials are looking for in a personal statement
  • what types of information you should – and shouldn’t – include
  • how to decide what to write about
  • how to banish writer’s block and get started writing!


Besides learning about the components of a personal statement and tips for writing one of your own, you will read and evaluate sample personal statements.  The workshop also includes a brainstorming session and other exercises to help you come up with and develop a theme for your personal statement.



The workshop is FREE but you need to register by sending an email to by Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Getting into Law School Workshop

Getting into Law School Workshop
Saturday, March 23, 2019

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
taught by Dr. 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 21, 2019.

Send an email to  Deadline to register is Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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