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Science Inspires Series Begins Semester With Jurassic Mammals and the Inner Ear
The spring 2015 Science Inspires lecture series will kick off with an exploration of newly discovered Jurassic mammals on February 5. The talk will be led by Shundong Bi of the Biology Department.
Tickets Available for Te Amo, Argentina
Te Amo, Argentina is an original tango performance that will get you up and moving on February 11, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.
Psychology Colloquium Describes Exposure Therapy as Pain Treatment
Zina Trost, clinical health psychologist and assistant professor at the University of North Texas, will present “Beyond Distraction: Exploring Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy as Treatment for Pain-Related Fear and Disability in Chronic Pain” on Tuesday, January 27.
Ali Studies Math Students’ Problem Solving Procedures
Parveen Ali, Department of Developmental Studies, published her research paper titled “Assessing Developmental Students’ Number Sense: A Case Study” in the fall 2014 issue of NADE Digest.
Anderson Receives Funding from PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
John Anderson, director of the Administration Leadership Research and Training Center, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for his project, “General Research and Advisory Services.”
Petrucci Presents at Association of International Educators Conferences
In 2014, Michele Petrucci presented at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference and at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference (Region VIII).
Anderson and Zimmerman Receive Funding from PA Turnpike Commission
John Anderson and Sherri Zimmerman, Administration and Leadership Studies Research and Training Center, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for their project, “Workplan for the PA Turnpike Commission.”
Oblak and Pesci Receive Funding from Rosebud Mining
Jill Oblak and Louis Pesci, Institute for Rural Health and Safety, received a funding award from Rosebud Mining for their project, “Emergency Services Training Rosebud Mining.”
LeBlond Develops Chemical Equation Editor/Filter for Moodle 2.7+
Carl LeBlond of the Chemistry Department has developed an editor plugin similar to the standard Moodle mathematical equation editor, but which allows teachers and students to easily create complex chemical equations and structures.
Petrucci Serves Again on IREX Tunisia Screening Committee
Michele Petrucci, Office of International Education, was appointed for a second consecutive year to serve as a selection panelist for the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program for Tunisian Undergraduates.
Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Award
IUP is proud to recognize women students who possess strong academic achievement, participate in cocurricular activity and/or community service, and demonstrate leadership skills.
International Students: You’re Invited to the Writing Center's Open House
New or returning international students are invited to the Writing Center's open house on Thursday, January 29.
Conversation Partners Seeks American Students for On-Campus Cultural and Language Exchange Program
Conversation Partners is a program that pairs American students with new international students for cultural and language exchange. Help acclimate a new student to campus while meeting someone from a unique culture!
IUP-TV Spring Recruitment Meeting, January 27
IUP-TV will hold its Spring Recruitment informational meeting in Stouffer Auditorium on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.
POIZ Modeling Group Interest Meeting, February 2
POIZ Modeling Group is looking for models, photographers, and designers. An interest meeting will be held in the Memorial Field House on Monday, February 2 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Fifty Shades of Red, February 12
POIZ Modeling Group will be hosting an upscale Valentine's Day dance on Thursday, February 12 in the HUB Ohio Room from 7:00–10:00 p.m.
IUP To Pilot New Tuition Flexibility Program
Indiana University of Pennsylvania will pilot a new per-credit tuition pricing program for the fall 2015 semester. The Tuition Pricing Flexibility Pilot, approved by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors on January 22, structures tuition charges on a per-credit basis to all resident undergraduate students (students who domicile in Pennsylvania).
Protection of Minors Policy
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of minors who visit its campus or participate in its programs.
Art Education Student Group Wins Third National Title
The IUP student chapter of the National Art Education Association has been recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Student Chapter. This is the third time that the group has won the award.
Haven Project Stalking AWAREness Table in the Library
Stalking: It isn’t a joke. It isn’t romantic. It isn’t OK. Stalking is deadly serious. Learn more at the Haven Project’s table in the library on Monday, January 26.
Poole and IUP Students Present at Appalachian Teaching Project Conference
Amanda Poole, along with five IUP students and their community partner, Kay Snyder, participated in the 2014 Appalachian Teaching Project Conference. They presented on their research project with the Indiana Community Garden.
Anthropology’s Ford Appointed Editor of SHA Technical Briefs
Ben Ford became the editor of the Society for Historical Archaeology Technical Briefs Series in January 2015.
Campbell Receives Funding from AICDAC
Douglas Campbell, University Police, received a funding award from AICDAC (Armstrong-Indiana Country Drug and Alcohol Commission) for his project, “AICDAC STOP Act Grant 14-15.”
IUP Faculty at the American Anthropological Association Meetings
IUP Anthropology faculty had a strong showing at last year’s annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, held in Washington, D.C. on December 3–7, 2014.
Stocker Receives Funding from Western PA Conservancy
Russell Stocker, Department of Mathematics, received a funding award from the Western PA Conservancy for his project, “Consultant for Analysis of Avian Bird Count Data.”
Attend the Spring Women’s Leadership Development Series Interest Meeting
Attend the Women’s Leadership Development Series interest meeting on Tuesday, January 27. Build your resume, network, and develop leadership skills.
First SEEDS Meeting of Spring, January 27
Interested in joining the SEEDS Club? Come to our first meeting of the Spring 2015 semester this Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 9 Weyandt Hall.
IUP Hoop Troupe Meeting, January 26
The IUP Hoop Troupe will hold its first meeting on Monday, January 26 from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in the Center for Health and Well-Bring, room G-18. No hoop skills are needed.
Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society Meeting, February 4
Alpha Phi Sigma will meet on Wednesday, February 4 in Wilson Hall, Room 107 at 4:00 p.m.
“Working with Victims and Survivors of Stalking” Panel on January 28
Stalking isn’t a joke—it’s deadly serious. Attend this program to learn about stalking, the steps involved in prosecuting a stalking case, local resources, and ways to reduce your own risk.
Glisan Presents Talks at University of Pennsylvania Language Center
Eileen Glisan conducted two presentations for language faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Language Center in January 2015.
Hetrick Wins Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition
Sarah Hetrick, saxophonist and junior music education major, won first place in the 2015 Butler Symphony Young Artist Competition on Sunday, January 18.
Weinstein and Park Publish Paper on Learning Space Design
Dan Weinstein and Gloria Park’s article “Helping Students Connect: Architecting Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection” has been published in the November 2015 issue of the Journal of Pedagogic Development.
Lowery OCPA/OASPA Featured Speaker
At the 2015 annual conference, John Wesley Lowery’s featured session, “Collaborate and Create: Legislative Issues in Student Affairs,” focused on legislative issues likely to attract considerable attention in the coming year.
Andrei Receives Funding for PACTEC Conference Coordination
Paula Andrei, Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Career and Technical Education Conference (PACTEC) Committee for her project, “PACTEC Conference Coordination.”
Rives Publishes on “Which Are the Genuine Properties?”
Brad Rives, Department of Philosophy, published a paper titled “Which Are the Genuine Properties?” in the January 2015 issue of Metaphilosophy.
Music Department Announces Auditions for IUP Concert Band
Auditions will take place on Monday, January 26. The audition will consist of three minutes of music, of the student’s choice, that best demonstrates his or her performing abilities.
Neusius Receives Funding for PennDOT Project
Philip Neusius, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Director of Archaeological Services, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for his project, “PennDOT Task 8.”
Pedersen Publishes Book on Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology
Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology (Springer, 2015), co-edited with Megan Altman.
Kopczyk Receives WednetPA Funding
Wendy Kopczyk, Management Services Group, received a funding award from Penn College of Technology for her project, “WEDnetPA Job Training Program.”
Residential Living Winter Workshop 2015 a Great Success
Under the leadership of Julene Pinto-Dcyzewski, assistant director of Residence Life, and Li Teng, committee chair and residence director, the Winter Workshop Committee welcomed back almost 80 community assistants from both the Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses on January 14.
Save Money: Check Library Reserves for Textbooks
Get the details on how and why professors can place books and textbooks on reserve at the library.
Swim Club Interest Meeting, January 26
Come check out the Swim Club this Monday, January 26 in the HUB (outside the Ohio Room) at 7:30 p.m. All levels of swim experience are welcome to join.
Lutheran Campus Ministries Dinner Church, January 27
All IUP students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a free dinner sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Center this Tuesday, January 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Get Him to the Greek, January 27
The Interfraternity Council will be hosting “Get Him to the Greek” on Tuesday, January 27 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Kick Off, January 28
On Wednesday, January 28 at 9:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room, the Panhellenic Association will kick-off spring recruitment!
Punxsutawney Campus Hosts Area High School Discovery Day
IUP Punxsutawney hosted its first-ever Discovery Day for Punxsutawney Area High School. Fifty juniors and seniors explored the advantages of completing their first year of study at the community-based campus.
Ford Plays an Active Role at Historical and Underwater Archaeology Conference
Anthropology’s Ben Ford recently attended the 48th annual conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Seattle, Washington, where he presented a research paper and participated in two panels.
IUP Model European Union Team Gains Awards
IUP students participated in two Model European Union simulations in 2014, and won awards on both occasions.
Monsour Informs Classroom Teachers of Uses of New Media
Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student and teaching associate Katie Monsour’s article “New Media Poetics in the English Classroom” was accepted for publication in English in Texas, vol. 44.1.
Delta Sigma Theta Collecting Jeans for Teens
We want your pants! Delta Sigma Theta is collecting jeans for homeless teens. Bins will be located in the HUB and residence halls. Please help someone in need from now until February 12!