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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.
“Come Write In” at the Writing Center for NaNoWriMo 2014
The IUP Writing Center has been designated an official “Come Write In” space as we celebrate November’s National Novel Writing Month, a writing challenge taken up every year by hundreds of thousands of writers around the world.
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, March 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 New Professional.
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.
Phi Beta Lambda Bake Sale, October 23
Phi Beta Lambda will be having a bake sale on Thursday, October 23 from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in the HUB Atrium.
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.
African American Cultural Center Cultural Enrichment Night, October 25
The African American Cultural Center will be hosting a Cultural Enrichment Night on Saturday, October 25 from 6:00–11:00 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center in Delaney Hall Room B-25.
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.
National Pan-Hellinic Council Talent Auditions, October 23
The National Pan-Hellinic Council will be holding auditions for IUP's Got Talent on Thursday, October 23 from  6:00–8:00 p.m. in Johnson Hall Room 247.
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.
IUP Distinguished Alumnus Presenting Program on Ebola Outbreak and Vaccine Research
Dr. John Gilly will present a program titled “Responding to the Ebola Outbreak - Development of a New Ebolavirus Vaccine” at 2:00 p.m. October 23, 2014 in 247 Johnson Hall on the IUP campus.
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.  
Win $100; Build Cyber Security Awareness
In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the IT Support Center is sponsoring a Cyber Security Awareness Creative Project Contest for IUP students.
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!
#ThisIsWhatAFeministLooksLike
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.
Psychology Announces Upcoming Brown Bag Discusssions
The Department of Psychology’s upcoming Brown Bag discussions take place on Fridays in Uhler Hall, room 111.
Calling All Zombies! Mythbusters Experience at KCAC
The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex wants to recreate the “Zombie Horde” experiment on October 29, as seen on the Mythbusters Zombie Special. Will local celebrities be able to survive an Indiana zombie apocalypse? You could win tickets to “MythBusters: Behind the Myths” at the KCAC!
Lively Arts and Library 2014–15 Noontime Series Announced
These events are free and provide a unique and exciting opportunity for all individuals to hear a combination of music, discussions on the music, information on the performers’ background, and the influence the group has had nationally and internationally. 
Students and Community Encouraged to Promote Safe Driving Among Teens and Support Local School District
This safe driving grant competition runs through October 24, 2014. Your vote is needed!
Safety Sciences Department Receives PPG Grant
The Department of Safety Sciences thanks PPG Industries and the PPG Foundation for a grant which will be used towards the purchase of additional equipment to improve the student’s hands-on training to assess chemical, dust, or noise exposures.
Baumler Discusses Geneva Opium Conferences
Alan Baumler, a faculty member in IUP’s History Department, recently delivered a talk “The Chinese People on Trial: The Geneva Opium Conferences 1924–1925” at Penn State University.
Beeken Busy as Guest Conductor
Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies at IUP, recently returned from guest conducting festivals in Iowa and Ohio.
Alumnus Named FBI Special Agent
Criminology alumnus Donald Alway was recently named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Jackson Division.
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Concert for a Cure, October 30
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be hosting a Concert for a Cure event on Thursday, October 30 from 7:30–10:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.