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News: September 2009

The latest news from the Department of Communications Media

Heroic: IUP Team Takes Top Prize at International Education Conference for Their “HERO 1” Game Project

Communications Media students led by Professor Luis Almeida won a top prize for their video game proposal at the Education Without Borders conference in Dubai, March 26–28. The IUP proposal—for an educational video game called “HERO 1” to teach the English language and American culture to Arab students—was one of only 32 papers the EWB organizers selected for conference presentation out of approximately 3,600 submissions worldwide. Their paper went on to win first place in the “New Media and Mobile Learning” category.

Posted on 4/4/2013 3:29:34 PM

Free Webcast of IUP-California Inaugural Coal Bowl Game

IUP-TV’s student sports production crew and Penn Atlantic will provide a free live webcast to IUP alumni, fans, and D2 fans of the inaugural Coal Bowl Football Game: CALU Vulcans vs. IUP Crimson Hawks. The webcast begins Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 12:40 p.m.

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:18:02 PM

Comm Media Alumnus Wins Emmy

Joel Goodling, a 2004 Communications Media graduate, won an Emmy along with his production team for the Red Bull Air Race World Series. Awarded in the category of Technical Team Remote, Air Race won over several well-known productions, including ESPN Monday Night Football, NASCAR on FOX, and ESPN X-Games.

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:14:03 PM

Alumna Putt Stays Busy While Being Stay-At-Home Mom

A 2001 IUP Communications Media graduate with three young sons is putting her degree to work by enjoying some freelance writing and radio work with Renda Broadcasting, Inc. Christina Putt, a native of Indiana, was a recent host and cohost of the Open Mic program, a live news talk show on Renda Broadcasting.

Posted on 9/30/2009 12:11:48 PM

College of Education and Educational Technology Announces Distinguished Alumni Scholar for 2009

When Jyotsna Pattnaik came to IUP to enroll in the doctoral program in Spring 1992, she was already recognized as a teacher and teacher educator in India. Now she has been honored by IUP’s College of Education and Educational Technology with a 2009 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award.

Posted on 9/21/2009 11:14:21 AM

WIUP-TV Sports Crew Makes It to Final Six

WIUP-TV’s student sports crew’s football production of last year’s double overtime win against Slippery Rock was nationally recognized as a nominee in Live Game Production for the Global Media Sports Award for university video departments.

Posted on 9/21/2009 11:13:20 AM

IUP-TV Features “Best of the Best” Comm. Media Programming

Wednesday through Sunday listings for IUP-TV channel 6 on Comcast Cable and channel 20 on Campus Cable System

Posted on 9/17/2009 11:10:44 AM

Kanyarusoke Receives First-ever Humanitarian Award from College of Education

Dr. Charles Kanyarusoke, a Communications Media Department professor, received the first-ever IUP College of Education Humanitarian Award in August 2009 for his work in implementing educational programs in Southern Sudan.

Posted on 9/16/2009 10:54:13 AM

Annual Communications Conference Launches

The IUP Department of Communications Media will host the first annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference, to be held September 24–25, 2009. at the Quality Inn and Suites.

Posted on 9/8/2009 3:11:09 PM

Special WIUP-TV Programming Honors Hurricane Katrina’s Fourth Anniversary

With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on August 29, WIUP-TV will be airing two 30-minute specials on the disaster the week of August 31, 2009.

Posted on 9/1/2009 12:57:23 PM

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