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IUP to Honor Nell Jack with President’s Medal of Distinction
IUP President Michael Driscoll will present the award to Jack at the annual Leader’s Circle of Indiana County awards event on April 22. The President’s Medal of Distinction, the highest non-degree award the university presents, honors citizens of the state and region whose professional achievement or public service is of national significance or special significance to the university.
IUP Honor Fraternity Sponsoring Autism Awareness Week Events
Phi Sigma Pi national co-ed honor fraternity has organized six different events for its first Autism Awareness Week, planned for March 30 through April 4, 2015. All of the events are designed to raise awareness about autism. Donations also will be welcomed at events throughout the week to benefit the international autism awareness project, “Light It Up Blue.”
Take Back the Night Sign-Making Workshop
Join the Haven Project on April 9 as we design signs for the Take Back the Night march on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. All supplies will be provided.
Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Bender Consulting Services will hold a virtual career fair for people with disabilities.
Take Back the Night Volunteer Meeting, April 7
Attend this volunteer meeting for information on how you can help make the 2015 Take Back the Night event a huge success!
Bowers Gives Presentations at the Student Assistance Program Training for Teachers and Administrators
Fredalene Bowers, Child Development and Family Relations, presented sessions on “Engaging Parents and Caregivers in the SAP Process” and “Child and Adolescent Development.”
Dinner Church, March 31
Lutheran Campus Ministries will be hosting Dinner Church on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m.  at The Lutheran Campus Center.
Fashion Association Meeting and Model Call, March 31
The Fashion Association will be making dresses for Africa, holding a model call, and planning for the upcoming style show on Tuesday, March 31 in Ackerman 212 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Panelists from Suicide Task Force of Indiana County Discuss the Impact of Suicide: Six O’Clock Series
On Monday, March 30, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., the Six O’Clock Series will host the Suicide Task Force of Indiana County in the HUB Ohio Room as they discuss the impact of suicide and how to help prevent it.
Take Back the Night AWAREness Tables Scheduled
To get more information about Take Back the Night and to find out what you can do to support victims and survivors of violence, visit our AWAREness tables.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Women As Leaders In STEM
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will hold its annual Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology program on April 6, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Weyandt Hall.
Hsiao Recognized as Finalist in Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition
Pao Ying Hsiao, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, has been named a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition, recognizing the highest quality research presented by young investigators and students.
Bhattacharya Presents on Dis-Citizenship at American Association of Applied Linguistics
Usree Bhattacharya, Department of English, presented on a panel at AAAL) 2015 which theorized citizenship as a process of inclusion and exclusion leading to the creation of illegitimate hierarchies.
IUP Professional Development School Partnership Presents Paper at National Conference
Professor Sue Rieg, two members of the East Pike Professional Development School partnership, and two Early Childhood/Special Education teacher candidates presented their paper, “IASD IUP PDS with a 3SP,” at the National Professional Development School Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
Psychology’s Reitz-Krueger Presents on Teen Dating Violence at International Conference
Cristina Reitz-Krueger of the Department of Psychology copresented “Typologies of Teen Dating Violence” at the the 2015 convention of the Society for Research in Child Development.
Calderone Serves as Advisory Group Member
Terri Calderone, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, was a contributor to the newly published second edition of the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Informatics, serving as an advisory group member.
IUP Students: Attend the IUP Student Scholars Forums on April 7 and 8
The 2015 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 7, and the 2015 IUP Graduate Scholars Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 8. Here’s why you should attend these forums!
Aramark Scholarship Application for 2015–16
Deadline to apply is May 31, 2015. Recipients will be notified via e-mail by June 30.
Money....Money....Money: $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop Registration Open
Space is limited. Sign up for the Wednesday, April 22, $tart $mart workshop today!
French club meeting, April 1
The French Club will be having a meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Wallwork G-49.
Auditions for The Pocketbook Monologues
The Black Student League will be holding auditions for any person who wants to perform in the second annual Pocketbook Monologues! The Pocketbook Monologues are based on the theme of sex, relationships and everything in between. Individuals have the option to bring their own piece of work or can perform someone else's!
The Black Student League Hosts Black Girls Rock, March 30
In honor of Women's History Month, the Black Student League will be celebrating all beautiful black women through empowerment and networking at our tea party themed event on Monday, March 30 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room.
IUP Trustee Honored with “Nation’s Top Attorneys” Recognition
Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack, a member and vice chair of the IUP Council of Trustees and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, received this honor from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Last Call: Apply for the Foundation for IUP Community Volunteer Service Award
This award honors students at IUP who demonstrate outstanding volunteer service that reflects positively on the university and makes a difference in the lives of community residents and society as a whole.
Women’s History Month Honored with Women in the Military: A Student Panel
In honor of Women’s History Month, Women’s Programs, the Department of Military Science, and the Military Resource Center hosted “Women in the Military: A Student Panel,” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Watson Publishes Co-Edited Collection on Global Whiteness
Veronica Watson’s co-edited collection, Unveiling Whiteness in the 21st Century: Global Manifestations, Transdisciplinary Interventions, brings together seasoned and emerging scholars from seven countries and 10 disciplinary areas to intervene in the ideologies of whiteness in our contemporary moment.
IUP MARTI–Veteran Reintegration Research Cluster Appoints Sandhoff as Coordinator
Michelle Sandhoff, research associate and assistant professor in Sociology, has been appointed as coordinator for the Veteran Reintegration Research Cluster.
Sociology and Anthropology Combine Forces for Student-Organized Teach-In on Race
Sociology and Anthropology students and faculty participated in a “Teach-in” on Race on March 23, 2015.
Participate In the 2015 #IUPTBTN Viral Video Challenge
Your organization can show its support of Take Back the Night and help increase the exposure of this event by challenging other organizations or campus departments to participate in the first-ever #IUPTBTN Viral Video Challenge.
Join Us For Into the Streets
Into the Streets on April 18, 2015, is a day of service for IUP students to become involved in the community by helping various participating agencies. This is a great opportunity to both give back to the community and earn service hours.
Bowl For Kids Annual Fundraiser, April 24
Big Hearts Little Hands will be having their annual Bowl for Kids fundraiser on Friday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. at Mohawk Lanes.
Do you like to dance to Latin music? Join Ritmo Latino Dance Crew, April 2
Ritmo Latino will be meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Ruddock G-12.
Warahena-Liyanage to Defend Applied Mathematics Master’s Thesis
Gayan Warahena-Liyanage will defend his thesis for the MS in Applied Mathematics on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Stright Hall, room 232, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Support Sutton Scholarship in University Family Drive; Foundation Will Match It
During the University Family Drive, your choice to support outstanding students with a commitment to the Sutton Scholarship Fund has double the impact—thanks to a match from the Foundation for IUP.
MEd in Education Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held in March and April for the MEd in Education program, offered at the Indiana campus for fall 2015. Discussion topics include curriculum, program format, outcomes, admission, and more.
IUP Student Chapter of American Choral Conductors Association Hosts College Exchange
The IUP ACDA student chapter hosted the Kent State University Chorale and their conductor, Scott MacPherson, on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Biology Student Recognition Awards Ceremony
The Biology Department hosted the 2015 Student Recognition Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 20.
Beeken Guest Artist for Ithaca College
Director of Choral Studies Ryan Beeken served as a guest artist for the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York, on March 18–20, 2015.
Online and In-Person Plagiarism Workshop for Students and Faculty
“What is Plagiarism and How Do I Avoid It?” This workshop is offered online on April 9 and in person on April 10.
IUP Society of Professional Journalists Event Boots Scholarships
An annual IUP Society of Professional Journalists benefit at the Brown Hotel this month raised the most money for the organization’s two scholarship programs that any previous such event in the student journalism group’s nine year existence.
Psi Chi Fundraiser for Alice Paul House: Basket Raffle
Psi Chi will be holding a basket raffle from Monday, March 23 until Friday, March 27 in support of the Alice Paul House.
Online and In-Person Funding for Graduate Students Workshop
Funding for Graduate Students workshop is offered online on April 9 and in person on April 10, 2015.
Stories from IUP Student Scholars: Impacts on Health and Hearing from Hydraulic Fracking
IUP Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology student Emily Romberger’s research in hearing loss and health issues near fracking sites continues this year as she reaches out to new communities. She will present her research at the Graduate Scholars Forum on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Chemistry Faculty Discuss Research with CHEM 290 Students
Faculty members of the Chemistry Department will detail aspects of their research programs to their Freshmen Chemistry students enrolled in CHEM 290 Chemistry Seminar I.
Psychology’s Kaniasty and Colleagues Published on Gender Differences in Psychological Distress Following a Disaster
Krys Kaniasty was a member of an international group of disaster researchers that published a paper titled “Gender Differences in Psychological Reactions to Hurricane Sandy among New York Metropolitan Area Residents” in Psychiatric Quarterly.
IUP Archaeologists Present and Win Awards at the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference
Applied Archaeology students Casey Campetti and Cherilyn Gilligan presented posters at the 45th Annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference held March 12-15 in Ocean City, Maryland.
Summer 2015 Education Abroad Opportunity in Korea
The Office of International Education would like to invite students to apply to the 4 week summer program at Kyungpook National University. Interested students must apply by April 10 to be considered for the program.
Anthropologist Ford Lectures to Two Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Chapters
Ben Ford spoke to the Westmoreland Archaeological Society on Wednesday, March 18, and to the North Folk Chapter on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The talks spanned subjects from global underwater archaeology to local historical archaeology.
Exclusive Movie Showing of “Selma” at Selma@IUP
The African-American Cultural Center of IUP, in conjunction with Indiana County NAACP and Prince Management Group, present “Selma@IUP: A Teach-In/Panel Discussion, Connecting the Past to the Future,” with an exclusive movie screening of “Selma,” the movie, at IUP on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31, 2015.
December 2015 Application for Graduation Deadline for Undergraduate Students
The deadline for undergraduate students to apply for December 2015 graduation is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Siegel Finer Presents on Breast Cancer Previvors at Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs)
Bryna Siegel Finer, Department of English, presented as part of a roundtable that explored the consequences of researching literacies with(in) communities outside of the composition classroom, while discussing the interdisciplinary inspiration for methodological choices throughout.