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Cast and Musicians of Memphis Offer Up Q&A
As its final educational outreach event for the 2014–15 Ovations! series, the Lively Arts will present two Q&A sessions with cast members and musicians from the Broadway hit “Memphis the Musical” on Monday, May 4.
Computing and Cyber Security Summer Camp
IUP at Northpointe is currently accepting applications for the Computing and Cyber Security Summer camp taking place June 22–24, 2015.
Baker Discusses Her Research on Islamic Sectarianism on Persian Culture and News Site
Christine Baker’s research into the origins and development of ideas of Islamic sectarianism (and why we’re so interested in the topic) was featured on a prominent news and culture blog called Ajam MC.
Free Massages, Smoothies, Oxygen Bar, and More, May 4
The BEC and TEN will be having a final social on Monday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Council of Trustees Public Meeting, May 7
The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6/7, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
Wachter Receives 2014 Critics’ Choice Award
The American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Publications Committee are pleased to announce that Jan Wachter’s book, Ethics for the Safety and Health Professional: Approaches and Case Studies, has been selected as the “2014 Critics’ Choice.”
Psychology Honors Student Wins Admission to APA Summer Program
Shannon Kovalchick has been accepted into the American Psychological Association’s 2015 Summer Science Fellowship program at George Mason University.
Biology Students Recognized at 2015 CPUB Conference
Five undergraduate and graduate students representing the Department of Biology received awards at the 2015 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) Conference held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 11, 2015.
Psychology Honors Students Admitted to Doctoral Studies
A number of students in Psychology’s Honors program have been admitted to doctoral studies. Here’s news on a few.
Students: Don't Wait to Register for Fall 2015
We want YOU to stay on track! If you haven't yet registered for fall 2015 classes, this message is for you.
Ice Cream Social Hosted by the Women of S.T.E.M., May 7
Take a break from studying and come join the Women in S.T.E.M. Club for free ice cream and fun on Thursday, May 7 in the HUB Allegheny Room from 5:00–7:00 p.m. All are welcome!
Partnership the Principal Theme of Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony
Developers of the project stressed the strong partnership and great cooperation of IUP and the community to bring the hotel project to fruition. President Driscoll commented that the hotel will help to solidify the Kovalchick Complex as a destination for visitors, as well as enhance the Wayne Avenue Corridor project and be a spark for future development.
Spring 2015 Commencement: May 9
There will be two University Commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
Customer Appreciation Sale Going On Now at Co-op Store
The Customer Appreciation Sale at the Co-op Store runs through Saturday, May 9. Stop in!
Broadway Musical is a Winner
Broadway’s award-winning hit “Memphis the Musical” comes to IUP’s Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. Since opening in 2010, it has received some of theater’s highest honors.
Tree Dedication Ceremony for Christina Arroyo
A tree dedication for Christina Arroyo will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 12:05 p.m. in the Oak Grove near the Library steps. All are welcome to come and celebrate the life of our friend and colleague, who passed away in March.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Invites Graduates and Guests to Commencement Picnic
All graduating students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, plus their guests, are invited to a picnic from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in the Oak Grove, outside Weyandt Hall.
SAHE Graduate Students Honored at 2015 Lavender Graduation
Emily Savoie, Michael Botts, Alyssa Stasicky, Tom DiRoma, Brenda Cruz, Britany Gallagher, and Alyssa Caffarelli, graduate students in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, were among 15 IUP graduates honored at the fifth annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony on April 24, 2015.
Yang and Graduate Students Present on Multiethnic Women’s Literature at MELUS Conference
Lingyan Yang, associate professor in the English Department and director of Women’s Studies, and Kaitlin Tonti and Meghan Hurley, doctoral students in the graduate English program in Literature and Criticism, presented scholarship on American multiethnic women’s literature in the national MELUS conference (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) in Athens, Ga. on April 9–12, 2015.
Psychology’s Kaniasty Presents Colloquium “Disasters or Social Catastrophes? On Social Psychological Reactions of Communities Coping With Natural and Human-Induced Disasters”
Krys Kaniasty gave a colloquium at the Department of Psychology, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) on April 17, 2015. The major point of Kaniasty’s lecture was that maintaining strong social ties in the aftermath of disasters is just as important as rebuilding infrastructure to help people overcome traumatic events.
Bowers Receives Funding from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Fredalene Bowers, Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning for her project, “IUP Early Childhood Education Degree Coursework Alignment with the PA Core Knowledge Competencies for Early Childhood and School-age Professionals.”
McGowan Receives Consultation Funding from Adelphoi Education
Mark McGowan, Department of Educational and School Psychology, received a funding award from Adelphoi Education for his project, “Consultation for Adelphoi Education, Inc.”
Larkin Receives Funding from USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received a funding award from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, for his project “Assessing Wildlife Response to NRCS Conservation Programs Targeting Early Successional Habitats.”
Biology Students Receive Dean’s Awards for Excellence
Four students working with biology faculty received Dean’s Awards for Excellence at the IUP Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums on April 8, 2015. The IUP forums encourage students to discuss their academic work and share their research with students and professors.
Construction Update: Phase 2 of Sprowls Courtyard Renovation
Phase 2 of the Sprowls Hall courtyard renovation project will begin immediately following the Spring 2015 semester and will continue until the Fall 2015 semester begins.
Parent and Student Orientation Presentations Available
The presentations for the parent housing orientation and the student technology orientation are now available online.
Smith-Sherwood Presents on Big Bang at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), presented her essay “Memory, Exile, and Transnational Poetic Voice: Severo Sarduy’s Big Bang (1974)” at the 68th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, celebrated April 23–25, 2015, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Composition and TESOL Student Alnasser’s Poster Wins Graduate Student Assembly Peers Choice Award
Composition and TESOL student Ahmed Alnasser’s poster on “EFL Saudi Students’ Preferences for Different Writing Styles” won the Graduate Student Assembly Peers Choice Award at the 2015 IUP Graduate Scholars Forum.
A Win-Win for Lively Arts Tickets
The Lively Arts at IUP will present two winners with a full season of world-class entertainment by asking for your thoughts on one event, plus by inviting you to play a little guessing game.
Graduates May Leave Their Mark on IUP Through Senior Class Gift
This year’s graduates are reinvesting in IUP through the Senior Class Gift. This year’s committee has chosen to support students by designating their gifts to the Dean’s Merit Scholarship funds.
Thank You for Supporting Take Back the Night 2015
On Wednesday, April 15, over 850 people came out to support the Haven Project’s annual Take Back the Night March. We would like to thank all who participated in this event.
Volunteers Needed for Welcome Weekend 2015
Want to get involved helping first-year students adjust to college? Consider being a Welcome Weekend leader this fall! You will have a great opportunity to engage new students as they move-in and explore the campus. Be the difference and show students IUP’s commitment to academics, community, and tradition!
Summer 2015 University Office Hours
The official university office hours for the summer will begin Monday, May 11, and continue through Friday, August 14, 2015.
Economics Club Joins Other Student Groups to Raise Funds for Relay for Life
The Economics Club, Student Finance Association, Stephenson Hall Relay for Life Team, and Phi Gamma Nu combined forces to raise close to $1,500 for the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Relay for Life.
Twenty Economics Students Present Original Research and Represent the Department at the 2015 Undergraduate Scholars Forum
Covering topics ranging from political economy and economic well-being to development and finance to applied microeconomics, the students presented original research in five different sessions under the guidance of six faculty members.
Terpis Presents on Strategies for Collaboration
Assistant Dean of Libraries for Assessment and Development Katherine Terpis presented a pre-conference session on “Strategies for Collaboration” at the 2015 conference for the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network in San Diego, California.
Geoscience Students on Fall 2014 Dean’s List
The Geoscience Department congratulates its majors on being named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.
Are you staying on campus over the summer and need a place to belong?
The GAP Ministry will be meeting  over the summer for food, worship, and discussions every Friday at 6:15 at Fellowship Hall, Grace United Methodist Church.