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“Barriers to College Student Use of Disability Services and Accommodations” Published
Laura Marshak (Counseling), Todd Van Wieren (Advising and Testing Center), Dianne Ferrell (Special Education and Clinical Services), Lindsay Swiss ’07 (Counselor Education graduate), and Catherine Dugan (Advising and Testing Center) wrote the article “Exploring Barriers to College Student Use of Disability Services and Accommodations.”
Conbere Receives IUP Innovation Award
Nick Conbere, Department of Art, has been granted one of five IUP Innovation Awards for his proposal to create an interactive, animated drawing.
Fortushniak Exhibits in Ohio
Ivan Fortushniak, Department of Art, is one of nineteen artists selected to exhibit in “Tempo” at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, through May 14, 2010.
Ali Presents on Gender Differences in Job Satisfaction
Dr. Parveen Ali, Department of Developmental Studies, presented her findings on gender differences in job satisfaction of U.S. higher education faculty at the twelfth annual International Conference on Education.
Moore Awarded Faculty Professional Development Council Grant
Dr. Scott Moore, Department of History, was recently awarded a 2010 PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council Grant for his proposal “Remote Sensing, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Archaeology in Cyprus.”
Heider Presents at Childhood Education International Conference
Dr. Kelly Heider, IUP’s education librarian, presented a poster, “Wild about Books: University/Preschool Collaboration for Early Childhood Teacher Education,” at the Association for Childhood Education International Conference in Phoenix.
Knupp and Heider Present at Association of College and Research Libraries Regional Conference
Blaine Knupp and Kelly Heider spoke about grassroots initiatives in academic libraries at the spring 2010 conference of the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries on May 21.
Rahkonen Presents on Finnish American Music and Musicians
Carl Rahkonen, Music librarian, presented the paper “Finnish American Music and Musicians: The Current State of Research” at the national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study in Seattle on April 23, 2010.
Metz Presents on “Misconceptions and Student Thinking”
Dr. Mary Lou Metz, Mathematics Department, presented “Using Misconceptions and Student Thinking to Deepen Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference.
Reilly Presents on Creativity and Culture at Two Education Conferences
Dr. Edel Reilly of the Mathematics Department recently presented at the twenty-first International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, Fla.
Eisensmith Premieres New Arrangement of Albinoni Concerto
On May 1, 2010, Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music and president of the International Trumpet Guild, premiered a new arrangement of Tomaso Albinoni’s “Concerto, Op. 7, No. 6” for solo trumpet and concert band.
Jennings to Perform as Soloist at Payangan Festival in Bali
IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Linda Jennings has been invited to perform the Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan by American composer Lou Harrison at the Payangan Festival at Flower Mountain in central Bali in July 2010.
Rubenstein to Present at International Metaphysics Conference
Dr. Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, will present a paper entitled “Aristotle, Tropes, and the Logic of Predication” at an upcoming conference called Metaphysics: Aristotlean, Scholastic, Analytic.
Jackson Publishes on “Teaching with Technology” in International Studies Encyclopedia
An article by Dr. Steven F. Jackson (Department of Political Science), “Teaching with Technology: Active Learning in International Studies,” has been published in the International Studies Encyclopedia.
Rodríguez Discusses Humor in Works by Barros, Esquivel, and Peri Rossi
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Spanish, presented a paper titled “Humor, Breaking the Norms to Crack a Smile: Pia Barros, Laura Esquivel, and Cristina Peri Rossi” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rodríguez Publishes on Latin American Women’s Literature
An article by Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Spanish, “Apples Are to Oranges as Peace Is to Conflict: Women in the Humanities and (Latin American) Women’s Literature,” was accepted for publication in the Journal Milenio.
Rodríguez Writes Preface to “The Novels of María de Zayas”
Dr. Lydia Rodríguez, Department of Spanish, wrote the preface to the book The Novels of María de Zayas (1590–1650): The Supernatural and the Occult in Spanish Women’s Literature of the Seventeenth Century.
Price and Richburg Present on Auditory Processing Disorders
Lisa Hammett Price and Cynthia McCormick Richburg, both associate professors in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services, provided a short course at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2010 convention in State College.
Robertson Presents on Using Children’s Literature to Meet Language Goals
Shari Robertson, professor of speech-language pathology in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services and dean’s associate in the School of Graduate Studies and Research, presented at the 2010 Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention.
Lowery Delivers Keynote at North Dakota State Conference
Dr. John Wesley Lowery, associate professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education, was a keynote speaker at the recent North Dakota University System’s fourth annual Student Affairs Professionals Workshop.
Mueller Appointed to Editorial Board of “Journal of College Student Development”
Dr. John A. Mueller, associate professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education, was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of College Student Development.
Blackledge Receives Raves as “Lady with All the Answers”
Professor of Theater and former chair of the department Barb Blackledge is “the lady with all the answers” at the Electric Theater Company in Scranton, where she performed in a one-woman show of the same name—a monodrama about Eppie Friedman, also known as advice columnist Ann Landers.
Van Dyke to Present Workshops at International Festival of Making Theatre
In summer 2010, associate professor of Dance Joan Van Dyke will travel to Athens, Greece, to present “Alignment for Character” for the Sixth International Festival of Making Theatre at the International Theatre of Changes.
Duchamp Receives Hardwood Ecosystem Award
Dr. Joseph Duchamp, Department of Biology, recently received an external award from Purdue University in the amount of $6,000 for his project, “Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment.”
Johnson Receives Analytic Skills Grant
Dr. Tara Johnson, Department of Psychology, received an award from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in the amount of $2,372 for her project, “Enhancement of Teaching, Research, and Service by Acquiring Analytic Skills for Interdependent (i.e., Dyadic) Data.”
Knight Receives Autism Spectrum Disorders Grant
Dr. Laura Knight, Department of Psychology, received an award from PASSHE for her project, “Development of a Clinic at IUP to Serve Families of Children Suspected of Having Autism Spectrum Disorders.”
Kuo and Adkins Receive Grant to Study Mathematics Scholarships
Drs. Yu-Ju Kuo and Frederick Adkins, Department of Mathematics, recently received an external award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $136,077 for their project, “Scholarships: Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM).”
Palamone Receives Funds for Small Business Development Center
Anthony Palamone, director of the Small Business Development Center, received external awards from the University of Pennsylvania in the amount of $175,000 for his project, “Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers.”
Shellenbarger Receives Graduate Nursing Education Grant
Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, received an award from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in the amount of $6,608 for her project, “Integrating Simulation Technology into Graduate Nursing Education.”
Simmons Receives Water Mites Research Grant
Dr. Thomas Simmons, Department of Biology, received an award from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in the amount of $7,982 for his project, “Biology of Newly Discovered Water Mites Parasitic on Disease-Carrying Mosquitos.”
Larkin Receives Grant for Creation of Golden-winged Warbler Breeding Habitat
Dr. Jeffrey Larkin of the Department of Biology received an external award from the American Bird Conservancy in the amount of $122,000 for his project “Forestland Best Management Practices for the Golden-winged Warbler in Pennsylvania and Maryland.”
 
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