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IUP News: June 2012

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Coffey ’12 Awarded Fulbright Assistantship to Teach in South Korea

Megan Coffey ’12 will spend a year teaching English to students in South Korea through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program. Coffey is an international business graduate from Robert E. Cook Honors College and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Posted on 6/27/2012 4:23:39 PM

IUP Promise Plus Awarded $150,000 from Heinz Endowments to Continue Work with High School Students

IUP Promise Plus aims to expand on the Pittsburgh Promise, which is designed to help students in Pittsburgh public schools plan, prepare, and pay for education at an accredited postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth year that IUP Promise Plus has been awarded funding by The Heinz Endowments; the new grant brings total Heinz funding to $610,000 for this successful program.

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:41:34 PM

Beaver Run Water Quality Project Renewed for Second Year

The project will sample and monitor reservoir water quality near Marcellus shale well pad sites for a second year, thanks to renewal of a $77,000 contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County in June. The project, led by Professor Brian Okey and Professor Nathan McElroy, taps the expertise of faculty and students from the Departments of Geography and Regional Planning, Geosciences, and Chemistry.

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:40:20 PM

Spring 2012 Dean’s List

Undergraduate students earn recognition for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 6/19/2012 4:03:18 PM

Student Elyse Shirley Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Elyse Shirley, an undergraduate student majoring in English, journalism, and Spanish, has been awarded an international Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship, allowing her to study in Chile for the 2012–13 academic year.

Posted on 6/14/2012 4:31:26 PM

Boser Awarded Fulbright Grant for Teaching and Research in Nepal

Sociology professor Susan Boser will work from August to December at Tribhuven University in Kirtipur, Nepal, teaching a graduate course in qualitative research methods for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and collaborating with the department on curriculum development.

Posted on 6/13/2012 2:03:42 PM

University Museum Shows as Vibrant as the Summer Season, June 9–August 4

The 76th annual Indiana Art Association Spring Show and “Paintings by the Pattisons,” featuring works from the 1930s and 1940s by Leslie and Carrie Pattison. Opening reception, 6:00–8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9.

Posted on 6/4/2012 12:38:19 PM

Wednesday Picnics in the Oak Grove Begin June 6

Weekly picnics run through August 8. All are open to the community and held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. The June 6 picnic will be a fond farewell to President David Werner and his wife, Kay Werner.

Posted on 6/1/2012 3:40:07 PM