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IUP News: November 2009

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Coal Lecture Series Concludes with “Researching Family History with Coal Culture Resources”

“Researching Family History with Coal Culture Resources” will be presented Saturday, December 5, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. in the University Museum. Rhonda Yeager, assistant archivist in Special Collections and University Archives, will give the lecture.

Posted on 11/30/2009 3:23:48 PM

2009 Tree-Lighting Ceremony Set for December 2

IUP’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held December 2, 2009, at 4:45 p.m. on the East Porch of John Sutton Hall. The Chamber Singers, Brass Ensemble, and East Pike Elementary School Vocal Ensemble will perform. The ceremony’s tree-decorating contest is in its fifth year.

Posted on 11/23/2009 9:07:25 AM

Portable Hedge Art Exhibit Coming to IUP

IUP’s Kipp Gallery will host artist Justin Shull and his traveling work of art The Porta Hedge: Mobile Observation Lab. This mobile, artificial hedge can be entered by spectators. It will be open for viewing in the Oak Grove on December 2 and 3, 2009.

Posted on 11/19/2009 1:43:38 PM

Coal Lectures Continue with “Unions: Roots of the ‘Democratic Impulse’ in District 2, UMWA, 1919–1943”

The University Museum’s series on the region’s coal history will continue Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in Sprowls Hall’s McVitty Auditorium. “Unions: Roots of the ‘Democratic Impulse’ in District 2, UMWA, 1919–1943” will be presented by Dr. Irwin Marcus, professor emeritus with IUP’s History Department.

Posted on 11/16/2009 3:00:57 PM

Atwater Receives “Men of Excellence” Recognition

IUP President Tony Atwater was one of fifty people selected for the 2009 New Pittsburgh Courier’s “Men of Excellence” recognition. The program recognizes African-American male executives based on their professional success, contributions as a role model, and community involvement.

Posted on 11/13/2009 1:07:50 PM

Carter Selected as University Relations Vice President

Terry R. Carter has been selected as vice president for University Relations and executive director of the Foundation for IUP. Carter, who will begin January 1, 2010, has more than thirty-four years of experience in fundraising, development, and advancement.

Posted on 11/13/2009 12:41:00 PM

Gender Wage Gap to Be Addressed in Workshop

IUP will host a workshop Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. geared toward students who are entering the job market. The “$tart $mart Campus Workshop” will be held in Room 116 of the Northern Suites, located behind Weyandt Hall.

Posted on 11/12/2009 9:16:53 AM

Summer 2009 Dean’s List

See which students made the Dean’s List for Summer 2009 by earning a 3.25 grade-point average or higher based on at least 12 semester hours of graded coursework.

Posted on 11/10/2009 1:01:26 PM

Norris Named Teacher Educator of the Year

Dr. Linda Norris of the English Department has been named the 2009 Teacher Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.

Posted on 11/6/2009 2:10:17 PM

Woodward Cautions against Secret Government

Journalist Bob Woodward emphasized the need for transparency in government during his November 4, 2009, program “From Nixon to Bush: What Can President Obama Learn from Presidents Past?” part of the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series.

Posted on 11/5/2009 8:50:37 AM

Shellenbarger Chosen for National Mentoring Program

Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger of the Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department was one of five nursing educators in the nation chosen to be a mentor in the Faculty Leadership Mentoring Program of the National League for Nursing and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.

Posted on 11/4/2009 2:28:24 PM

Alumna Renyck to Present on Professional Development Strategies for Science Teachers

Heather Renyck, a 1997 IUP graduate, will present a program, “Motivating Your Students and Keeping Yourself Inspired at the Same Time: Professional Development Strategies for Current and Future Science Teachers,” at 4:30 p.m. November 9, 2009, in Walsh Hall, Room 104.

Posted on 11/3/2009 11:57:21 AM

Sociology’s Swauger Selected for Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 under 40”

Dr. Melissa Swauger, an assistant professor of Sociology, has been selected by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project for its “40 under 40” recognition. This list recognizes forty individuals under the age of forty who are making a positive impact on the region’s development.

Posted on 11/3/2009 11:50:58 AM