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Retired writer-editor Dane Konop ’75 shares a firsthand account of the anti-Vietnam War movement at IUP during the 1969-70 school year. Warning: This account includes an image and caption that use strong language and may offend some readers. (12/4/2014 2:18:25 PM)
Maureen Fitzgerald ’79, Philadelphia Inquirer food editor, won the Health Partners Foundation Award for her blog, My Daughter’s Kitchen. (12/2/2014 4:11:49 PM)
SUNY Press’s new book Life Streams explores the paintings and other works of Alberto Rey ’82. (12/2/2014 3:52:11 PM)
The last women assigned to live in John Sutton Hall in 1972 returned to campus in August, 40 years later, for their “Sutton Girls Tour.” (12/2/2014 3:42:29 PM)
Recently promoted to brigadier general, Kelly Wakefield ’85 has become IUP’s 11th general officer. (12/2/2014 3:33:05 PM)
Donna Micheaux ’75 and Wayne Walters D’07 have taken on new leadership positions in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. (12/2/2014 3:21:19 PM)
Second-grade teacher Beth Temofonte Knight ’93 was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Cobb County Schools, Georgia. (12/2/2014 3:08:26 PM)
This year’s Homecoming parade grand marshals were Ruth Riesenman, Barry Gasdek, and Anne Dieffenbach Johnson, all of the Class of 1964. (12/2/2014 10:40:15 AM)
Shawn Gatesman ’98 was named Veterinary Economics Practice Manager of the Year for 2014. (12/2/2014 9:39:21 AM)
The University Museum recently exhibited the iron collection Maureen Flaherty Post ’63 donated to IUP. (12/1/2014 8:20:33 PM)
Lindsay Walsh McClain CA’07, ’09 and Joy Parham-Thomas CA’10 both had strong showings on popular cooking programs. (12/1/2014 4:34:18 PM)
A rehearsal hall in Cogswell Hall was named in honor of the late Daniel DiCicco ’54, longtime music faculty member, in September. (12/1/2014 4:15:45 PM)
Retired biology professor Charles Springer ’61 continues his research on the water beetles of southeastern Virginia. (12/1/2014 4:04:46 PM)
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences presented Linda Morrison Schaeffer ’66, M’74 with a Distinguished Service Award. (12/1/2014 3:50:40 PM)
Geospatial solutions company GeoDecisions has promoted Brian Smith ’97 to vice president of commercial sales and delivery. (12/1/2014 3:19:58 PM)
The Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators named IUP Journalism chair Michele Papakie ’93 the 2014 Business Communicator of the Year. (12/1/2014 3:02:41 PM)
Mark McGahen ’81, M’90 was the 55-and-over MVP at the International Senior Softball Association World Championship in August. (12/1/2014 2:32:51 PM)
Among those at the IUP Business Golf Classic in July were Theta Xi’s George Braunegg ’79, John Liebenguth ’79, Scott Meredith ’82, Tom Wallace ’80, Dave Snyder ’81, David Kramer ’79, and Gary Tolfa ’79. (12/1/2014 11:50:33 AM)
Ed Bouchette ’73 was guest of honor at a Sigma Tau celebration hosted by Mark Rayburg ’75 and Mark Cooper ’76 in Apollo. (11/30/2014 8:15:09 PM)
Author Patrick Pacalo ’88 reflects on his career in journalism in an op-ed piece, “Journalism as Happiness.” (11/30/2014 4:13:28 PM)
Joe McLaughlin ’92, M’97 threw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Pirates took on the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 3. (11/30/2014 3:03:13 PM)
Kim Burke ’77 has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. (11/30/2014 9:06:23 AM)
Best Lawyers has named Andrea Ocepek Geraghty ’74 as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the Pittsburgh area. (11/30/2014 7:22:13 AM)
Rebecca Zabinski ’06 and Jennifer Barton ’10 were two of seven orchestra administrators chosen for the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program. (4/8/2014 12:18:35 AM)
A real estate agent with Howard Hanna, Michael Bassilios ’02 sold 50 homes and more than $9 million in volume in 2013. (4/7/2014 11:34:16 PM)
As environmental health and safety expertise manager of the Personal Safety Expertise Center, Jeff Kozub ’99 has been named a National Safety Council 2013 Rising Star. (4/7/2014 4:24:19 PM)
Daniel Saftner ’11 and Mark Smith ’11 launched a Kickstarter project, “Macropod: Revealing the World Unseen,” featuring a video about their inexpensive, portable, high-resolution, 3D imaging device. (1/22/2014 10:22:09 AM)
Jeff Krakoff ’86 led a bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC, to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. (12/10/2013 3:35:25 PM)
The works in Ramon Riley’s thesis exhibition pay tribute to his hometown of Braddock. (12/10/2013 3:10:50 PM)
Michele Ratcliffe Renz ’93 was promoted to senior manager at Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, PC. (12/10/2013 2:59:10 PM)