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Last Chance to Register for the Cigar Box Guitar Workshop!
Today, October 24, is the last day to register for the Cigar Box Guitar Workshop with regional musician and cigar box guitar historian Shane Speal.
Six O’Clock Series To Present Documentary About Americans with Disabilities Act: October 27
The Six O’Clock Series will present the documentary “Lives Worth Living: The Fight for Disability Rights” on Monday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Steinway Artist Joe Augustine to Present Piano Recital
Acclaimed pianist and Steinway artist Joe Augustine will be in residence on the IUP campus and will present a free recital on Tuesday, October 28, in Gorell Recital Hall.
IUP Literacy Center Offers Tutoring Services
The IUP Literacy Center is offering tutoring for children and adolescents in grades 1–8 in reading and writing now through November 20, 2014.
Don’t Miss Early-Bird Savings for France, Switzerland, and Italy Tour
The Human Development and Environmental Studies Department is planning an educational and cultural tour of France, Switzerland, and Italy in May 2015.
Students Loved Eberly Tech Week
The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and the Association of Management Information Systems hosted Tech Week from October 13–16, 2014, giving students an inside look at 3D printing, cloud computing, and more.
Burger Studio Now Has Mobile Ordering
You can easily create an account and link your I-Card to pay with FLEX, or use a credit card.
Machado and Jiang Publish on Educational Use of Twitter
Crystal Machado and Ying Jiang’s article “Using Twitter to Heighten Student Engagement, Critical Thinking, and Reflective Practice Within and Beyond the Classroom” describes the growing popularity and influence of social media across disciplines in general and the field of education in particular.
Wang and Machado to Publish on Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners
Peizhen Wang and Crystal Machado’s article, “Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners at Writing Centers in America: A Proposed Culturally Responsive Model,” describes the ways writing centers currently serve English language learners at American universities.
Machado and Smith Present on International Student Perspectives at Conference
Crystal Machado and doctoral student Jason Smith copresented “The ‘American Educational Experience’ in a Predominantly White Rural Community as Described by International Students: An Opportunity to Redefine Priorities” in April 2014 at the American Educational Research Association Conference.
Machado Presented with Editor’s Choice Award
In September 2014, Crystal Machado received the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Reviewer in the Journal of International Students, a print and online peer-reviewed publication in higher education.
Machado Article Accepted for Publication in Book on Inclusive Campus Environments
Crystal Machado’s article, “The “American Educational Experience” in a Predominantly White Rural Community as Described by International Students: An Opportunity to Redefine Priorities” will be included in the book Theory to Practice: Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Campus Environments.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Alumna Speaks on Food Science Training Program
Melissa (Reefer) Grantz ’07 will speak to current Family and Consumer Sciences Education students and local teachers on November 1, 2014, about the training she received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
2015 Peer Advisor Information Sessions, October 27 and 29
For those interested in applying for one of the summer Orientation peer advisor positions, please attend one of the remaining information sessions at the Hadley Union Building on October 27 and 29.
Secular Student alliance Ask the Atheist Day, November 5
Secular Student Alliance will be having an Ask the Atheist Day on Wednesday, November 5 from 12:00–3:00 p.m. in the HUB Atrium.
Anthropology Club Day of the Dead Lecture, October 27
The Anthropology Club will be hosting Dr. Hilario Molina for a lecture on the Day of the Dead on Monday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. in Johnson Hall Room 247. 
Rho Tau Chi Halloween Fundraiser Starts October 27
Rho Tau Chi will be having a Halloween candy fundraiser from Monday, October 27 until Friday, October 31 in the HUB outside of the fitness center.
Theater-by-the-Grove “Moon Over Buffalo” Production, October 25–26
Theater-by-the-Grove will be presenting the production “Moon Over Buffalo” on Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Waller Hall Studio Theater. 
Sigma Alpha Iota Trick or Treating, October 31
Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity is hosting a trick or treating event on Friday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Cogswell Hall.
Author McCunn Presents on the Hidden History of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and the Civil War
Author Ruthanne Lum McCunn will discuss her research and writing on Asian American history and, in particular, her recent book “Chinese Yankee” on Monday, November 3.
Two Dates Added for Police Academy Testing
The Criminal Justice Training Center will offer additional testing at IUP for the part-time police academy at CMU and the full-time IUP academy on Tuesday, November 11, and Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Save the Date! 2015 Take Back the Night March and Speak Out
Save the date for IUP’s Take Back the Night March and Speak Out, April 15, 2015.
SAHE Graduate Student Recognized at Annual PCPA Conference
During the 2014 Pennsylvania College Personnel Association Conference, current graduate student Alyssa Caffarelli (’14) was recognized as Outstanding Graduate Student.
Three Economics Faculty Attend PEA Fall Meeting.
Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors in State College, Pa. on October 18, 2014.
Kovalchick Complex and Athletic Center Zombie Volunteers Needed, October 29
The Kovalchick Complex and Athletic Center is in need of volunteer zombies on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:00–7:15 p.m.
Winter Session Course Offered: The Chemistry of CSI
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to offer the Chemistry of CSI during the 2014 Winter Session. Watch episodes of CSI as you learn how chemistry helps solves crimes.
Paranormal Society of IUP Breast Cancer Fundraiser, October 25
The Paranormal Society of IUP will be having a fundraiser to support breast cancer research from Saturday, October 25 until Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m. in the Oak Grove.
Women's Ice Hockey Game, October 26
IUP Women's Ice Hockey will be playing Rowan University on Sunday, October 26 from 10:50 a.m.–12:50 p.m. at the S&T Bank Arena.
IUP Women's Ice Hockey Game, October 25
IUP Women's Ice Hockey will be having their home opener games on Saturday, October 25 from 5:50–7:50 p.m. at the S&T Bank Arena.
Hawk Rock Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser, November 8
Hawk Rock will be hosting a dance-a-thon fundraiser to support hunger and homelessness in Indiana County on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. in the Memorial Field House. 
Child and Family Studies Association Clothing Drive Now Through October 31
Child and Family Studies Association will be hosting a clothing drive for the homeless in Indiana County from Wednesday, October 22 to Friday, October 31. 
Pan African Student Association Niagara Falls Trip, November 1
Pan African Student Association will be taking a trip to Niagara Falls Trip on November 1 from 7:45 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Diversity Peer Educators LGBTQIA Facilitation, October 27
The Diversity Peer Educators will be hosting a facilitation on Monday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. in G-5 Delaney regarding LGBTQIA experiences.
Six O’Clock Series to Host Author of New York Times Bestseller “Until Tuesday” and His Beloved Service Dog
On November 17, Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday, will present “Until Tuesday,” the story of how two wounded warriors, who had sacrificed so much, found salvation in each other and healed each other’s souls.
Construction Notice: Reschini, Part of Zink Parking Lot Closures
Reschini Parking Lot and a portion of the Zink Parking Lot, east of the dock, will be closed on Thursday, October 23, beginning at 6:00 a.m. due to ongoing construction work at Memorial Field House.
Moore Publishes on Early Christian Basilica in Cyprus
R. Scott Moore recently published an article on his archaeological work in Cyprus at the ancient site of Arsinoe (modern Polis).
Runge Receives Safe Schools-Healthy Students Grant
Timothy Runge, Department of Educational and School Psychology, received a funding award from PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) for his project, “School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.”
Migyanka Receives Funding for Training Series
Joann Migyanka, Department of Special Education and Clinical Services, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism, Western Region Autism Services, Resources, Education and Training Center, for her project, “ACT and ASPIRE Training Series 2014-2015.”
Shellenbarger Elected to National League for Nursing Positions
Teresa Shellenbarger, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, has been elected to serve as a member of the executive committee of the National League for Nursing Board of Governors and will also join the editorial board for Nursing Education Perspectives, a peer-reviewed research journal of the NLN.
Student Peles Receives Pennsylvania Academy of Science Grant for Master’s Research
Dan Peles, an MS Biology student, received $500 in research grant funds from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science for his proposal, “Determining Mycobacterium avium Host Immune Response Evasion: Serovar 8 serovar-specific glycopeptidolipid (ssGPL) and Its Significance In Phagosome-Lysosome Fusion.”
Lowery Presents at ATIXA-SCOPE National Conference
John Wesley Lowery, Student Affairs in Higher Education, traveled to Orlando, Florida, to present at the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, sponsored by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE).
Alumnus Bailey Named Pillar of the Profession
Kevin Bailey (SAHE ’90) was announced as a member of the NASPA Foundation’s Class of 2015 Pillars of the Profession.
Food and Nutrition Day of Play 2014
On October 18, members of the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics participated in the “Day of Play” for Indiana county children and their families.
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in West Chester, October 25
IUP's Ultimate Frisbee team will be having a tournament in West Chester, PA on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Prison Society IUP Chapter Bake Sale, October 28
The IUP Chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society will be having a bake sale on Tuesday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in the HUB Atrium and the Wilson Hall Lobby.
Party Smart Workshop, October 27
The Center for Student Life is sponsoring a Party Smart workshop on Monday, October 27 in the HUB Monongahela Room at 7:15 p.m. and would like to invite you to attend!
Results from National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Show IUP Students Help Each Other Learn; Consider Faculty Supportive
In the spring 2014 semester, 1,503 freshman and senior IUP students participated. See what students said about working with fellow students and how often they approached faculty for help.
2015 Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship
The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation announce the availability of the UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards.
Chemistry Seminar Series: “Targeting and Activating Dyes with Proteins”
This week’s speaker will be Professor Marcel Bruchez, director of the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at Carnegie Mellon University. The title of his talk on October 24 is “Targeting and Activating Dyes with Proteins: From Cells to Model Organisms.”
IUP Archaeology Day a Success
The Anthropology Department hosted an archaeology open house as part of International Archaeology Day on October 18, 2014.
Construction Notice: Parking Lot Closures
A portion of the Pay-By-Space parking lot on the north side of Memorial Field House, as well as various parking spaces between Zink Hall and the Field House, will be shut down on October 22.
Norwood Welcomed to Provost Office
The Provost Office welcomes Michele Norwood to her new role as the assistant vice provost for Student Success.
Talwar Publishes on Phonon Modes
Devki Talwar, Physics, published “Phonon modes and Raman intensity profiles in zinc-blende BN/GaN superlattices” in the January 2014 issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.
Farr, Alreshoud, Shoemaker, and Comfort Present on Feminist Panel at 2014 PCEA Conference
Susan Comfort, Department of English, and graduate students Sheila Farr, Aishah Alreshoud, and Lauren Shoemaker presented papers as part of a feminist panel titled “Engaging Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Theoretical and Literary Interventions” at the 2014 Pennsylvania College English Association Conference.
Psychology’s Kaniasty Publishes on Polish Political Participation
Ursula Jakubowska (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Krys Kaniasty published “Psychosocial predictors of Poles’ political participation” in Przegląd Psychologiczny(The Reviews of Psychology.)
Knerr Receives Funding for 2014-15 Lively Arts
Hank Knerr, Lively Arts, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for his project, “Arts in Education Partnership 2014-2015.”
Larkin Funded for Golden Winged Warbler Project
Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the American Bird Conservancy for his project, “Golden Winged Warbler Breeding Ground Coordinator.”
New 2015 REU Opportunities Posted
Check out the new postings on the Chemistry Department’s Research, Internship, and Job Opportunities website. New opportunities are posted weekly.  
Graduate Society of Human Resource Management Bake Sale, October 29
The Graduate Society of Human Resource Management will be having a Bake Sale starting on Wednesday, October 29 until Friday, October 31 from 12:00–3:00 p.m. in the HUB entryway. 
Sign Up for the Mindful Writing Workshop
Learn how the compassionate, contemplative practice of reading and writing can help you read, think, and write with greater depth, sensitivity, and meaning. November 14.
Risky Behavior, Individual Characteristics, and Sexual Poly-Vicitimization Among College Women: Psychology Brown Bag Series
Sadie Mummert of the Criminology Department will present “The Relationship Between Risky Behavior, Individual Characteristics, and Sexual Poly-Victimization Among College Women” on Friday, October 24.
Final Feminist Friday of the Fall Semester
Put the final Feminist Friday of the fall semester on your calendar today!
Dress in your favorite feminist costume and join the conversation at Feminist Friday, October 31.
2015 Peer Advisor Employment Opportunities
The Advising and Testing Center announces the opening of the peer advisor application period. Students interested in this great leadership opportunity can apply from October 20 through November 3, 2014, to work with the summer 2015 orientation program.