Counseling Resources

The Counseling Center will be once again offering a number of counseling groups to students! Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. The following groups are offered at The Counseling Center in G31 Suites on Maple East.


These groups usually include 4-9 students and are facilitated by two therapists. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings and concerns as they are comfortable. 

Participation in these groups requires an initial meeting with the group facilitators. To schedule this initial meeting or to ask questions: contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621, stop by G31 Suites on Maple East, or contact Karen Lemasters at

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Idea Amplified – An Invitation to Cook Honors College Students

Dear Mr. Berezansky,

I hope this finds you well! I wanted to thank you again for taking the time out of your schedule to meet with us regarding the creation of the Idea Amplified (IA). The overall purpose of our meeting was to inform you about the organization and to shed some light on our interest on recruiting two students from the honors program, preferably sophomore or freshmen students who are pursuing degrees outside the realms of science.

We believe recruiting sophomore or freshmen year student will provide the recruited enough time to take on the responsibilities of the president and the vice president spots that will be available when James and I graduate in May of 2016. Realizing the opportunistic and diligent attitude of the students of the honors college at IUP, I think they will make a great addition to our prospective organization.

At your request, here is a small description on IA:

Idea Amplified, an organization interested in congregating students from all academic concentrations within Indiana University of Pennsylvania; to learn and apply aspects of research, marketing and further economic understandings and how this may be applicable to future endeavors.
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CHC Achievement Fund Application Process Now Open!

If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment that you can justify for the Summer of 2015, Fall of 2015 or Spring of 2016, now is the time to act.

Deadline for Achievement Fund Applications:  February 20, 2015

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CHC Scholarship Thank You Letters Due Friday, October 15th

If you received a Cook Honors College merit scholarship you should have received a notification detailing the donor to whom you should address your letter and the deadline for submitting.  If you were expecting a notification to write a thank you but didn’t receive one, please email  If you received more than one email indicating different donors, please submit one letter for each donor indicated.

Also, note the following deadline for submission correction: Due Friday, October 15th in Whit 136.  Students studying abroad should submit electronically as an attachment. 

Alumnus Shares Images of Pakistani Flood

Haider Mullick and Rabia (Chowdhry) Mullick present heartrending videos and photos from the areas most affected by Pakistan’s catastrophic floods. Mullick is a graduate of the IUP Cook Honors College, and he earned his B.A. in Economics in 2004 and an M.A. in Public Affairs in 2007 from IUP.

(If you can’t see the interview above, you can watch the interview on YouTube’s website.)

Newman Center Book Sale

The 42nd Annual Newman Used Book Sale sponsored by St. Thomas More University Parish & Catholic Student Center will be held this year the third weekend of September.  Below are listed the areas where your students can help — note we are stressing the need for assistance with set up on September 12, parking throughout the sale, and boxing unsold books on September 19, but Cook Honors College students have also been a tremendous help organizing books throughout the week and as cashiers at the sale.

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Monday “Not” Football: Community Service

September 13 at 9 PM in the Great Hall


This week we will walk through the Cook Honors College concept of, requirements for, and resources for finding and selecting meaningful sustained community service while in college.  This program is not just for HC merit award recipients.  All freshman receiving merit scholarship from ANY IUP SOURCE are required to attend. 

  • How does community service differ from volunteerism, club involvement, performance, or activities?
  • Why is sustained, meaningful community service an important aspect of my college experience?
  • What resources exist that can aid me in my search for sustained, meaningful service?

Assignment: Attend the IUP Community Involvement Fair on Saturday, September 18 in the Delaney/Putt Commons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Submit a list of at least three organizations/agencies you interacted with, providing responses to the following questions:

  1. Do I find the goals and work of this organization meaningful?
  2. Can I commit to this organization in a sustained way over time?
  3. What skill sets will this organization provide me that are important to my development or career interests?

Honors College Student Staff Opportunities Available

Do you like working with people, but also have the ability to be mindful to
details in working with databases and projects? Want to share your Honors
College experience with prospective students and their families? Looking
for a job and have a federal work study award?  
Talk with Heather about opportunities to work with the student staff at the Honors College!  

Heather can be reached at,
by phone at (724) 357-7539 or by stopping by the Whitmyre basement
office. Upperclass student staff is preferred, as they have experienced
the Honors College to share that with 
prospective students, and a FWS award is required.