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: November 2009

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

The University Museum’s series on the region’s coal history will continue Saturday, December 5, 2009, with “Researching Family History with Coal Culture Resources.” The program, which is free and open to the community, will be presented by Rhonda Yeager, assistant archivist in IUP’s  Special Collections and Univer

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

Dr. Tony Atwater , IUP president , has been selected for the 2009 New Pittsburgh Courier’s “Men of Excellence” recognition. Atwater is one of fifty people named to the listing. He was selected in the education category. “I am sincerely honored to receive this prestigious award,” Atwater said. “I have been bl

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

Carter Selected as University Relations Vice President

Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, has selected Terry R. Carter as vice president for University Relations and executive director for the Foundation for IUP . Carter has more than thirty-four years of experience in the fundraising, development, and advancement field. He will begin work at IUP on January 1, 2010

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. It will include information on how to negotiate better starting sal

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

Summer 2009 Dean’s List

Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass/fail) coursework. Students named to the Summer 2009 Dean’s List are listed alphabetically

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

Norris Named Teacher Educator of the Year

Dr. Linda Norris, a faculty member in the  English Department , has been named the 2009 Teacher Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, a state unit of the Association of Teacher Educators and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Criteria for th

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

Woodward Cautions against Secret Government

“You can’t take the public out of the equation,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday evening in Fisher Auditorium. “Democracies die in darkness.” Woodward, this year’s speaker for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series , emphasized the need for transparency in government during hi

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

Shellenbarger Chosen for National Mentoring Program

Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, a member of the  Nursing and Allied Health Professions  faculty, is one of five nursing educators in the nation selected for a competitive mentorship program. Shellenbarger was chosen to serve as a mentor in the Faculty Leadership Mentoring Program of the National League for Nursing and th

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

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