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Van Wieren Speaks on ADA Title I Workplace Discrimination and Autism
Todd Van Wieren of the Advising and Testing Center was an invited speaker at the University of Arkansas’s third annual symposium on Autism Spectrum Disorders in March 2010.
Ali and Dawkins Present on Students’ Attitude toward Mathematics
Dr. Parveen Ali and Ms. Susan Dawkins, Department of Developmental Studies, presented a paper at the National Association for Developmental Education conference.
Ali Presents on Race and Research Productivity
Dr. Parveen Ali, Department of Developmental Studies, presented a research paper at the Pennsylvania Chapter of Multicultural Education Conference held at IUP on March 26–27, 2010.
Dawkins Presents on Bhutanese Refugees in Pittsburgh
Susan Dawkins, Department of Developmental Studies, delivered a presentation on March 26, 2010, at the Pennsylvania Chapter of Multicultural Education Conference held at IUP.
Faust Discusses Tutoring at Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators Conference
Luke E. Faust, Department of Developmental Studies, presented a poster session at the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators conference in Hershey, Pa., March 4–5, 2010.
Hamer Facilitates Book Discussion at National Association for Developmental Education
Arden Hamer, Department of Developmental Studies, facilitated a book discussion on Lives on the Boundary at the annual conference of the National Association for Developmental Education.
Hamer Receives College Reading and Learning Association Grant
Dr. Arden Hamer, Department of Developmental Studies, received a grant from the College Reading and Learning Association for her research project.
Hrabovsky and Gregorakis Present on Developmental Mathematics Model
Paul Hrabovsky and Meghan Gregorakis, Department of Developmental Studies, copresented “Classroom Scheduled SI for Developmental Mathematics Model: It Works” at the conference of the National Association for Developmental Education on March 12, 2010.
Lipsky Presents on Peer Assistance at National Association for Developmental Education Conference
Sally Lipsky, Department of Developmental Studies, presented a session at the National Association for Developmental Education conference.
Wang Presents at National Association for Developmental Education
Dr. Danhua Wang, Department of Developmental Studies, presented at the National Association of Developmental Education conference held in Columbus, Ohio, March 10–13, 2010.
Economics Professors Attend National Association of Economic Educators Conference
Stephanie M. Brewer Jozefowicz and James J. Jozefowicz of the Department of Economics attended the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Professional Development Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla., February 25–27, 2010.
Julian, Yerger, and Alumna Publish on Pennsylvania’s Labor Force
Department of Economics faculty members Dr. Jack Julian and Dr. David Yerger, along with former student Ms. C. Elizabeth Hall (Duke Law School), had their article “Estimating Core Unemployable And Workforce Non-Participants: A Study of Pennsylvania’s Labor Force” published in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of Business and Economics Research.
Sissoko Presents on “Current Account Sustainability in African Communities” at Eastern Economic Association Conference
Dr. Yaya Sissoko of the Department of Economics presented a research paper entitled “Current Account Sustainability in African Communities: Are there Regional Differences,” coauthored with Niloufer Sohrabji, at the thirty-sixth Eastern Economic Association (EEA) annual conference held in Philadelphia February 26–28, 2010.
Norris and Students Present Literacy Research Workshop in Pittsburgh
Dr. Linda Norris, of IUP’s English department, and MATE graduate students Jodi DelSignore and Rachel Thomas presented their workshop, “Literacy Research that Matters to Us: Graduate Students and Mentors Discuss Methodologies and Secondary English Teaching and Learning.”
Farnsworth and Student Present at Geological Society of America Meeting
Dr. Katie Farnsworth and Ellen Lamont (’10), Department of Geoscience, are each presenting their research at the annual Northeast-Southeast Joint Regional Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kulik to Serve Three-Year Term on Exercise Physiology Academy Committee
Dr. Keri Kulik of the Department of Health and Physical Education was elected to serve a three-year term on the Exercise Physiology Academy Committee of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
Paternostro Bayles Testifies about Bill to License Personal Trainers
Dr. Madeline Paternostro Bayles of the Department of Health and Physical Education testified in early March 2010 before the Maryland State House of Delegates, representing the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Arpaia Elected to Council of Society of Fellows of American Academy in Rome
Dr. Paul Arpaia of the Department of History has been elected for a two-year term to the Council of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
Finegan to be Keynote Speaker for Conference of the Southern Alleghenies Learn and Serve Alliance
Dr. Caleb Finegan, Department of History, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 2010 Conference of the Southern Alleghenies Learn and Serve Alliance.
Colen Facilitates Workshop on Teaching Mathematics
Dr. Yong Colen, of the Mathematics Department, facilitated a workshop titled “Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Students” on March 9 and 11, 2010, in Philadelphia. 
Collins to Perform Ewazen Concerto with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Zach Collins will perform Eric Ewazen’s “Concerto for Tuba” with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown, Pa.
Pedersen Publishes on Heidegger and Aristotle
An article by Dr. Hans Pedersen, of the Department of Philosophy, titled “On Heidegger’s Appropriation of Aristotle’s Concept of Phrōnesis: Where and How Does Phrōnesis Show Up in Being and Time?” was accepted for publication in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Research.
Rives Publishes on Concepts and Perception
An article by Dr. Brad Rives, of the Department of Philosophy, “Concepts and Perceptual Belief: How (Not) to Defend Recognitional Concepts” was accepted for publication in Acta Analytica.
Klein Reelected to Leadership in Association of College Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Dr. Diane Klein, professor in the Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons Program, was re-elected for a two-year term as editor and historian of the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Klein, Hill, and Students Lead Panel on Pursuing Doctoral Degrees
Diane Klein, Annah Hill, and two students led a panel discussion at the Association of College Educators–Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, in February 2010.
Belch Presents on Students With Psychiatric or Psychological Disabilities
Dr. Holley A. Belch, associate professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented “Students With Psychiatric/Psychological Disabilities: Acquired Knowledge = Effective Practice” at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association.
Lowery Presents at Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference
Dr. John Wesley Lowery, associate professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented four sessions at the recent Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education annual conference in Chicago on March 6–10, 2010.
Mueller Presents Educational Programs at American College Personnel Association Convention
Dr. John A. Mueller, associate professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented several educational programs at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association.
Brochetti Receives Grant for “New Choices” Project
Ms. Lisa Brochetti, Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation, received an external award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry in the amount of $51,645 for her project, “New Choices.”
Decker Receives Tri-County Workforce Grant for Management Training
Dr. Scott Decker, Department of Employment and Labor Relations, recently received an external award from the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board for his project, “Management Training for Workforce Compliance.”
Gardner Receives MBA Certificate Grant
Jane Gardner, Business Development and Training, received an external award from the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc., in the amount of $21,640 for her project, “MBA Certificate Program—Tri-County WIB.”
 
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