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Anthropology Faculty and Students Present at Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology
IUP was well represented at this year’s SAA meeting held in Atlanta, Ga., from April 22 to April 26, 2009.
Students and Faculty Explore Archaeology of the Northern Southwest
From May 4 to 25, 2009, Drs. Phil and Sarah Neusius of the Department of Anthropology led ten students on an Anthropological Study Odyssey course that included visiting Anasazi and Sinagua sites while camping in the northern Southwest.
Villalobos-Echeverria Featured in Nicaragua Exhibit
Prof. Villalobos-Echeverría, of the IUP Department of Art, is exhibiting in the group exhibition Estrago Ecológico, showing June–July 2009 at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua.
McCarthy Presents at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference
At the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Columbus, Ohio, John McCarthy of the Department of Counseling presented the coathored paper “Promoting Professional Development Among Students and Professional Counselors.”
McCarthy Presents at Canadian Counseling Association Conference
At the 2009 conference of the Canadian Counseling Association, Dr. John McCarthy of the Department of Counseling presented “Teen Depression and Suicide: Current Issues and Future Directions.”
Kim Publishes Book on General Control Theory of Women
Dr. Bitna Kim, professor of Criminology, recently published the book “General Power Control Theory of Women: Prosocial and Antisocial Risk-taking Behaviors among Women.”
Merlo Publishes “Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency”
Dr. Alida Merlo, professor of Criminology, recently published the book “Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.”
Economics Faculty Members and Students Attend PEA Conference
Drs. Sarah Jackson, James Jozefowicz, Stephanie Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko, along with three Economics majors, attended the Pennsylvania Economic Association held in West Chester, Pa., beginning on June 5, 2009, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Levinson Serves as Guest Editor of Journal, Publishes Article With Program Graduates
Dr. Edward Levinson, chair of the Department of Educational and School Psychology, and Dr. Denise L. Ohler (D.Ed. ’94) of Edinboro University were co-guest editors of the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Employment Counseling.
Rattan Coedits Book on Emotional Disorders
Dr. Gurmal Rattan of the Department of Educational and School Psychology, with IUP graduate Dr. Steven Feifer, coedited the book Emotional Disorders: A Neuropsychological, Psychopharmacological, and Educational Perspective.
Begg, Benhart, and Hoch Present to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Geography
IUP Geography and Regional Planning faculty members Bob Begg, John Benhart, and Richard Hoch recently traveled to Bulgaria to participate in a research project funded by the European Union.
Farnsworth Co-authors Two Papers on Southern California Bight
Katie Farnsworth of the Department of Geoscience, along with co-author Jon Warrick, published two new papers in "Earth Science in the Urban Ocean: The Southern California Continental Borderland" published by the Geological Society of America. 
Farnsworth, Lewis, and Poage Attend National Workshop
Drs. Katie Farnsworth, Jon Lewis and Michael Poage of the IUP Geoscience Department attended a national workshop on Building Strong Geoscience Departments held at the College of William and Mary.
Hovan Book Review Has No Holes In It
Dr. Steve Hovan of the Department of Geoscience has a new book review on a subject that is, as he says, near and dear to his heart and stomach: “Glazed America—A History of the Doughnut”
International Education Officers Present at NAFSA Conference
Members of the IUP Office of International Education—Director Michele Petrucci, Ph.D., International Student Advisor Jessica Dories, and J-1 Advisor Tracy Anderson—recently attended the annual NAFSA (Association of International Educators) conference in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mukasa Presented at International Conference in Dakar, Senegal
Dr. Stanford G. Mukasa of the Journalism Department attended the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Education, Training, and Development held in Dakar, Senegal, from May 27 to May 29, 2009.
Keystone Wind Ensemble Performs at International Conference
The Keystone Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jack Stamp of the Music Department, recently performed at the annual conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Harrisburg.
Shellenbarger Presents at American Association of University Professors International Conference
Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, Nursing doctoral program coordinator, and Dr. Elizabeth Gazza, Chatham University, copresented “The Use of Contingent Faculty: Confirming Part-time Faculty Experiences” at the American Association of University Professors’ conference in Washington, D.C., on June 11–13, 2009.
Belch Publishes Study on “Cultures of Success”
Dr. Holley Belch of the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education coauthored “Cultures of Success: Recruiting and Retaining New Live-in Residence Life Professionals,” appearing in the most recent issue of The College Student Affairs Journal.
Belch Speaks at Disability Training Institute
Dr. Holley Belch of the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education presented a paper on college students with psychiatric disabilities at the twenty-first annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute in June, 2009.
Blackledge Invited to Contribute at 2009 ATHE Conference in NYC
Barb Blackledge, Director of Production for the Department of Theater and Dance, has been invited to share her expertise at the national convention for the Association for Theatre in Higher Educaton (ATHE) in New York City from August 8-11, 2009.
 
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