Chris Weiss and Emilie Campbell, graduate students in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, each presented their thesis research at the annual conventions of two student affairs professional associations in March 2012.
Weiss presented “Facebook, Cocurricular Involvement, and Their Relationship Status” at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) on March 13 in Phoenix, Ariz. His research examined the relationship between Facebook use and campus involvement. Weiss is a graduate assistant for training and student leadership in IUP’s Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.
Campbell presented “Sorority Women’s Attitudes Toward Lesbian Membership” at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) convention on March 27 in Louisville, Ky. Her study compared the difference in attitudes among sorority women toward potential heterosexual members and potential lesbian members. Campbell is a graduate assistant in IUP’s Office of Student Leadership and Greek Life.
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