Spring 2013 Deadline: February 15, 2013

The application period is now open for Noonan Grants for Spring 2013 activities. Properly signed applications must be received by February 15, 2013  and awards will be announced approximately three weeks later.

The Noonan Endowment Fund was established to supplement classroom instruction and to encourage and facilitate academically related programs and activities for the enrichment of students at Millersville University.  Preference for funding is given to programs involving active student participation at state or national meetings, activities that benefit large numbers of students, and activities that are cross-disciplinary in nature.

Typically, the committee has approved funding for active student participation in conferences and performance competitions, field trips, and programs bringing speakers/consultants/activities to the campus for the benefit of large numbers of students.  Generally, grants are limited to transportation, registration, and admissions fees.  The committee does not fund meals and lodging; these costs must be borne by the student or another sponsoring group. Noonan requests may not exceed $500.00In addition, activities required for classroom instruction, course, and/or degree requirements are not funded by the Noonan Grant.

Please TYPE the official application form and take care that all sections are completed in DETAIL. The committee needs to understand exactly what your group plans to do and how the proposed activity will enhance the educational/cultural experience of participants.  Under the “Budget” section, list your projected budget for the activity, DETAILING the breakdown of the expenses, as well as the amount requested from the Noonan Fund, and state how the remaining expenses will be met.  If specific details and proper signatures are not provided, your application will be rejected.

Guidelines and all required forms are accessible from the Provost’s website at Please use the Spring 2013 forms.

Forms are also available from the office of Barbara Johnson, Boyer #222, extension #3608.

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Student Health 101 January Edition

In Ville Student Health 101 this week…

13 Apps for a Healthier 2013
Students share their favorite apps to get and stay healthy
PLUS UCookbook Videos: Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

Be sure to enter January’s drawing for $1,000 in Ville Student Health 101 today: -
Have a healthy week,

Jayme Trogus, M.P.H.
Elsie S. Shenk Wellness and Women’s Center

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Career Week October 15 – 19, 2012

To help students focus on their future and discover job opportunities in their field, the office of Experiential Learning and Career Management at Millersville University is hosting their second Annual Career Week on October 15-18. The four days of activities and workshops will include interviewing tips, internship and job opportunities, a fashion show, alumni networking and more.

Career Week offers several incentives for students who attend events including automatic entry for prize drawings.  There will be exciting prize drawings at each event!
Additionally, every student who attends the fashion show will receive a “swag bag” full of fun items.  Most of the events will also offer free food, such as the “dining in professional style” event and the lunch speaker workshops.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Focus on Your Future
SMC, Room 118
3:00 p.m.
As the old saying goes “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Come to this session and begin the journey of discovering what you value, what you love to do, and how it can all come together for you to make a living doing what you love!  Explore your interests and strengths by participating in this Value Card Sort Exercise. 

Dining in Professional Style
Gordonier:  Lehr
6:00 p.m.
Do you know which fork to use first?  Learn interesting etiquette tips for how to succeed when attending a formal dinner. All attendees will learn basic reception and dining etiquette over light hors d’oeuvres and a 5 course meal. Registration is limited to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  This event fills quickly!  To register, login to your MU Career Connection account and click on Career Events.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lunch SpeakerMaking Social Media Work for You - Mr. Daron Pressley
SMC, Room 24
12:00 noon
Do you know how Facebook and Twitter accounts can hurt or help your career? Do you have a LinkedIn account? Learn about using social media to succeed with your job.  This event is B.Y.O.D.  Bring your own device (iPad, laptop, smartphone) to access your social media accounts for immediate feedback.
Co-Sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC)
Refreshments provided by The Pita Pit of Lancaster.

Dress for Success Fashion Show
6:30 p.m.
Career Wardrobes provided by The Bon Ton, Park City
First impressions count when meeting potential employers. When you go to interviews, do you dress for success or are you a better example of what not to wear? Join us for a fun-filled evening watching student models demonstrate both professional and non-professional dress.  Cheer your fellow classmates as they exhibit what’s in and what’s not.  Receive a Swag Bag with goodies and tips on appropriate dress! Cupcakes will be served.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lunch Speaker: Build a Winning Resume – Mr. Jim Clontz, Career Concepts, Inc.
SMC, Room 118
12:00 noon
Bring your resume with you and have an expert resume writer help you edit it for maximum impact.

Career Building Workshops
McComsey Hall
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Attend different workshop to discover how to obtain a federal job, enhance your resume, or get the low-down on financial IQ. Each panel will be presented twice.
Co-Sponsored by the the Office of Social Equity and Diversity

How to Obtain a Federal Job – Mr. Jeff Hanks, Room 202
Financial I.Q.
– Mr. Bob Williams, Room 204
Effective Job Networking
 - Mr. Jim Clontz, Career Concepts, Inc., Room 301
Is Grad School for You?
– MU Graduate Student Association (GSA), Room 302

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Get Connected: Job and Internship Fair
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Bring your resume, dress for success, and meet with over 60+ Pennsylvania employers for the opportunity to find the job or internship of your dreams (registration requested.)  To register, login to your MU Career Connection account and click on Career Events.

Click here for a full list of the 60+ participating companies.

Guest Speaker: Andrew Slack, Excecutive Director, The Harry Potter Alliance
6:00 p.m.
Discover one way someone found to turn their love for a favorite book series into a successful career.  Andrew Slack is a social rights activist, writer, producer, comedian and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a nonprofit that inspires hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter fans to act as heroes in our world through civic engagement and human rights advocacy.  Andrew has been praised by JK Rowling in Time Magazine and on her website; he’s also been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Australia’s Today Show, and was a keynote speaker at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.  CLICK HERE to learn more information about The Harry Potter Alliance.
Co-Sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC)

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Q&A with “Real World” Programmers

On October 17th, 2012, all CSCI students were invited to come to Boyer 231 from 7pm to 9pm (or until questions ran out)  and ask “Real World” programmers any questions about what it’s like to work in the private sector.  Six (6) panelists were there representing:


Hannon Hill Corporation

Paragon Consulting

New Holland Tractor

Health Providers Insurance Exchange

Unfortunately, not many students attended this wonderful opportunity, but those who did received great tips and feedback that night!  Questions did indeed go until 9pm.

In addition to that, one of the panelists sent an email the following day to Diane, the coordinator, to send to one of the students as a follow-up to the discussion about interning at a company in Lancaster.  Contact information for a company representative was included – how awesome is that?!?!

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The IT Mentoring Program is focused on providing students of color and female students studying Computer Science with a mentoring relationship.   These mentoring relationships are committed to supporting each mentee’s (i.e. your) interests and needs.

At the end of the Spring 2012 semester, emails were sent to specially selected students in the Computer Science department inviting them to participate.

Getting ahead is based on who you know; who are YOUR mentors in life?

The training session for Fall 2012 was held on September 19 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Boyer 231.  This was when mentors and mentees had a chance to interact. 

Domino’s Pizza was ordered. We had a great time learning about mentorship and about each other!

This 2012-13 year is going to be great – we have 12 mentees!  That is double from last year!!  Woo-hoo!!  But it’s not just about numbers, of course; everyone I’ve met has different dreams, interests and goals.  It’s been fascinating finding mentors to match them and help attain them.

To register for the program, please email Diane at
•        your name

•        M number (Millersville school id)

•        a few words about your career or academic goals

•        and some of your personal interests/hobbies.

These last two items will be used to match you with a mentor who has agreed to share his/her advice and experience.

(note: if you are interested in mentoring but do not qualify for this program, please contact the Millersville Mentoring Alliance Program, x5361, which offers a wide range of mentoring programs and is sure to have one for you!)

Keep an eye on this blog for helpful announcements such as the workshop on Résumé Writing and research grant opportunities. Other “tips and tricks” will be added as the academic year rolls along. Stay tuned!!

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Funds Available for Students to Present Research

(Spring 2012)

The Student Research Grants program is currently accepting applications from eligible students for research presentation funding this spring semester.

Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for these grants which have a maximum award amount of $400.  All students planning to present research projects are encouraged to apply.


Due date for applications is

Friday, March 9, 2012


Eligibility guidelines and applications can be accessed at:

Contact person: Barbara Havercamp, Ext. 2006

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