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IUP News: April 2012

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Sharing Fallen Brothers’ Stories: Vietnam Veterans James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67 Honored with Portrait Unveilings

James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67, who were killed in action in the Vietnam War, were honored with the dedication of portraits and a bench on April 21, 2012, in an event organized by fellow alumni and attended by family members and about 100 other guests.

Posted on 4/27/2012 3:22:28 PM

A Star on the Map: Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Earns National Accreditation

The Regional Planning undergraduate program has earned national accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board, joining only 13 other undergraduate programs in the United States to be nationally accredited.

Posted on 4/27/2012 10:19:16 AM

Interior Design Students Take on Borough Council Chamber Project

The Indiana Borough Council enlisted teams of students in Professor Julia Gomboc-Turyan's Human Factors in Design Class to create and present redesign plans for council chamber during Spring semester 2012.

Posted on 4/24/2012 6:00:53 PM

Larkin and Biology Students Participate in Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biology professor Jeff Larkin took four students to participate in a volunteer project to plant 15,000 trees and shrubs at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on April 21.

Posted on 4/20/2012 2:20:42 PM

Piper, Van Dyke, and Pavloski Honored with 2012 Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three faculty have been honored with 2012 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: David Piper, for service; Joan Van Dyke, for creative arts; and Raymond Pavloski, for research.

Posted on 4/20/2012 2:08:31 PM

Correction: Community Invited to “Stand Against Racism” in Unity Chain

Student organizers invite the campus and community to a Stand Against Racism event at 2:30 p.m. and a personal-narrative presentation by the Native American activist Jean Whitehorse at 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2012.

Posted on 4/19/2012 5:54:24 PM

18th Annual Community Nutrition Food Drive, April 28

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor its annual food drive—“Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors”—on April 28 to benefit local families through the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food pantries.

Posted on 4/17/2012 3:36:39 PM

Ali Awarded 2012-2013 University Professorship

Abbas Ali, professor of Management and director of the School of International Management in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, has been awarded the 2012–2013 University Professorship.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:32:13 AM

Jimmy Stewart's Role in Opposing Nazism and Political Censorship before World War II to Be Topic of Presentation, April 18

The role that Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and other Hollywood actors played in opposing Nazism and censorship of political commentary on Europe between 1938 and 1941 will be the topic of a multimedia presentation and discussion on Wednesday, April 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The program is free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:13:15 AM

Student Ambassadors Group Wins Council for Advancement and Support of Education Awards

The IUP Ambassadors, a student group that promotes interaction between all members of the university community, has earned three 2012 CASE District 2 awards: Outstanding External Program; Tried & True Program; and Outstanding Adviser award, presented to Sara Lawer.

Posted on 4/10/2012 5:24:58 PM

Pathbreakers Recognized in Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program, April 2

Maria Markovich '74, a pharmaceuticals consultant; Sue McMurdy '78, an executive at First Commonwealth Financial Corp.; and Anne Simmons, a longtime school superintendent, presented a panel discussion. Students Elyse Kleist and Rebecca Beadling were awarded the first Chemistry Alumni Research Fund Award and the annual Patricia Hilliard Robertson '85 Memorial Scholarship.

Posted on 4/9/2012 1:43:16 PM

McGeary '54, Arts Innovator, to Receive Honorary Doctorate, Give Commencement Keynote Address

Clyde Mills McGeary '54 has dedicated a lifetime to arts education leadership, including a role as chief of the Division of Arts and Sciences in the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction in the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1975 to 1991. He will address both Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2012.

Posted on 4/9/2012 12:36:44 PM

Third Annual Sex and Gender Conference, April 12-13

The conference will include 16 presentations, including a keynote by noted professor, therapist, and activist Leonore Tiefer. Presentations will be held at the Hadley Union Building and other locations on campus, and are free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/6/2012 6:08:31 PM

Autism Awareness Events Continue, April 9–11

As part of national Autism Awareness Month, Alpha Xi Delta has lit the Performing Arts Center and Sutton Hall in blue and will hold a Quarter Mile fundraiser on April 11. The April 9 Six O’Clock Series lecture will feature a faculty panel presenting the newest research on this disorder affecting 1 in 88 children.

Posted on 4/5/2012 5:47:27 PM

Holmes and Wendekier Chosen to Participate in Elite Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Janice Holmes, professor of nursing and allied health, and Camille Wendekier, nursing doctoral candidate, have been selected by Sigma Theta Tau International to participate in its 2012 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, which develops nursing educators' teaching and leadership skills through mentorship.

Posted on 4/4/2012 4:43:33 PM

Hurlbert, Jenkins, Jozefowicz, and Kostelnik Named to Princeton Review's “300 Best Professors”

The Princeton Review has selected four Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members for a new publication recognizing the best 300 professors in the nation. The IUP professors are Claude Mark Hurlbert, English Melvin A. Jenkins, developmental studies James J. Jozefowicz,

Posted on 4/4/2012 10:27:04 AM

Early Innovators: The 2012 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, taking place Tuesday, April 3, as part of Research Appreciation Week 2012, showcases the research and scholarship of more than 100 students. Music education major Jonathan Donath and Spanish major Jocelyn Amevuvor discuss how their projects broadened their expertise.

Posted on 4/2/2012 5:16:04 PM

Gathers ’77, Senior Vice President of Darden Restaurant Group, to Give Hospitality Management Distinguished Lecture

Tom Gathers ’77 will present “A Letter to Kate: Lessons for a New Leader” on April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Taking the form of a letter to his daughter, his presentation will address leadership qualities needed in young people entering the workforce.

Posted on 4/1/2012 7:46:11 PM

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