Humanities and Social Sciences Events

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Please join the Economics Club and Sustainability Studies Program in welcoming Kyle Gracey to campus for a talk on career paths in sustainability and economics. Kyle will discuss his own career path and other significant opportunities for sustainability related careers. Highlights of his education and work include:

  • Undergraduate studies in Ecological Economics and Biochemistry; M.S. in Public Policy and Climate Science; currently Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering
     
  • Managed sustainable transportation projects for U.S. Department of Transportation
     
  • Executive Director of a nonprofit advocating for sustainability policies

  • Worked for nonprofit natural resource accounting consultancy
     
  • Working for consulting firm helping companies incorporate sustainable technologies  
     
  • A speechwriter for Vice President Joe Biden.          

Truman Foundation Scholarship Info Session

CHSS Room 112

Dr. Kyle Gracey, Truman Scholarship Ambassador, will be at IUP to give an informational talk about the Harry Truman Scholarship including the application process and the impact of the scholarship on his career on Wednesday, October 24th from 3:00-4:00pm in the HSS building. 

The scholarship, in the amount of $30,000, is for graduate education. It is awarded to juniors who have and extensive record of campus and community service, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors, strong communication skills, and a strong academic record.  


Economics Club Meeting: Resume Night!

206 McElhaney

It is never too early to begin thinking about your resume and life after IUP. Dr. Stephanie Jozefowicz will discuss tips for building a resume and taking advantage of the many opportunities available on campus and off campus to distinguish yourself from other job/internship candidates. Sample resumes from previous IUP economics students will be shared with the group. Attend this meeting in order to make the most of the 2009-2010 academic year at IUP. Four years go by faster than you think!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Judy Conlin of Wisconsin Public Schools is giving a workshop titled "Listening, Hearing, and the Win-Win Perspective". This is the first in a series of events for 'The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond'. Completion of four events earns a Certificate of Training in Diversity and Inclusion.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Workshop: Getting Into Law School

HSS, room number provided upon registration

Learn about the law school application process including components of the law school application, deadlines, and tips.  The workshop is free, but you must register by sending an email to torges@iup.edu by October 25.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Stand Against Racism

in front of IUP Library

We will gather and stand - visibly and unapologetically- on the first class day of each month  to represent our commitment to the values of  diversity, inclusion, respect, and tolerance for all, regardless of 
race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, national origin, gender 
identity, sexual orientation, social class, or ability.  Upcoming dates are Oct 1, Nov 1, and Dec 3. 

Come as you are able. Bring your own signs or adopt one of ours.  All 
are welcome- faculty, students, staff, members of the community.  

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Workshop: Writing a Law School Personal Statement

HSS, room number sent upon registration

Most law school applications require a personal statement, but provide little information about length or topic.  Learn what a personal statement is, what law schools are looking for, and tips for writing a personal statement that will set you apart from the crow.  The workshop is free, but you must register by sending an email to torges@iup.edu by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

IUP's Reflective Practice project is giving a workshop titled "Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom: Preparing for the Unexpected or Unimaginable". This is the second in a series of events for 'The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond'. Completion of four events earns a Certificate of Training in Diversity and Inclusion. This event is only open to IUP faculty.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Rachel DeSoto-Jackson and Carrie Cole from IUP's Department of Theater and Dance are giving a workshop titled "Improv/Performance and De-Escalation". This is the third in a series of events for 'The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond'. Completion of four events earns a Certificate of Training in Diversity and Inclusion. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dr. John Shaver, University of Otago, New Zealand. The cross-cultural ubiquity of religion suggests that the benefits of religion outweigh the costs. But do all members of social groups pay costs equally? And are all members of societies equally likely to benefit? This talk explores these issues with quantitative ethnographic and health data collected in a remote Fijian village, as well as among Tamil Hindus living in Mauritius.

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