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Summer Research Heats Up on Campus—Students Soar

Summer is the perfect time for student research—at least at IUP, where students spend some of those warm, sunny days exploring research topics with professor mentors through the Undergraduate Summer Opportunities for Applying Research (U-SOAR) program.

Posted on 8/2/2021 1:25:26 PM

Waltman Creates New Video Game

Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman recently published Weatherworn to the Steam gaming platform.

Posted on 3/1/2021 3:03:16 PM

IUP-TV at Winter-Warmup Event

If you want to try a hand invideo editing, on-air talent, or camera equipment, we offer hands-on studiotraining for all levels of knowledge. Join us for IUP’s Winter Warm-Up event, whereyou can learn more about IUP-TV and other organizations at IUP.

Posted on 1/21/2021 1:30:47 PM

Comm Media Alumnus Lambert to Receive IMPACT Award

The 2021 College of Education and Communications IMPACTAward for the Department of Communications Media will be presented to 1992graduate Tim Lambert, multimedia news director for WITF-FM in Harrisburg.

Posted on 1/20/2021 1:18:23 PM

Communications Media Students Nominated for National Production Award

College Broadcasters, Inc. selected the IUP-TV Sports production of the IUP Crimson Hawks football victory over Edinboro on November 9, 2019, as a finalist in the Best Live Sports Broadcast category.

Posted on 10/5/2020 9:22:57 AM

Alumna Bradburn Shares Radio Experiences with Communications Media 101 and Journalism 105 Students

Communications Media graduate Melanie (Monaghan) Bradburn changed up her morning routine to spend time talking to students in COMM 101 and JRNL 105.  Radio listeners in Pittsburgh know Bradburn as Melanie Taylor, one member of the Star 100.7.

Posted on 10/1/2020 8:47:40 AM

Communications Media Students Win NATAS Production Award

Work produced by students from the IUP Department of Communications Media was recognized for excellence when the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented their regional Emmy awards on September 19, 2020.

Posted on 9/21/2020 11:05:47 AM

Stiegler Publishes on Beatles, Musical Intimacy

Communications Media faculty member Zack Stiegler recently published “‘We are a fly on the wall listening’: Constructions of Musical Intimacy in the Beatles’ Anthology” in the journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies.

Posted on 9/9/2020 8:30:10 AM

Comm Media and Dance Collaboration Gets International Screening

The dance short film Ordnung has been selected to screen at the Paris Play International Film Festival. Ordnung is a collaborative project between faculty members in the Department of Communications Media and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance.

Posted on 8/28/2020 8:07:46 AM

Waltman’s “Troubadour” to Screen at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A film directed by IUP Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman has been selected to screen at the 2020 Nightpiece Film Fest, part of the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival.

Posted on 8/20/2020 8:41:36 AM

Communications Media Students Nominated for Prestigious Award

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently nominated the IUP students for a College Production Award in the category of student production, live sports.

Posted on 8/7/2020 1:34:04 PM

Kleinman Appointed Editor of Journal of Communications Media Studies

Steven Kleinman (associate professor, Communications Media) has been appointed to serve as editor of the Journal of Communications Media Studies. Kleinman follows colleague Zack Stiegler, who served in the position for seven years.

Posted on 6/15/2020 3:19:17 PM

Communications Media End-of-Year Awards Presentation

The Department of Communications Media celebrated the accomplishments of students and student organizations with end-of-the-year awards presented in a mega-virtual party.

Posted on 5/1/2020 2:33:14 PM

Teaching News Production Online

Aya Muchtar, an associate professor in the Department of Communications Media, is providing students in her Multimedia News Production course a rich learning experience—despite not being in the TV production studio in the basement of Davis Hall. She took time to respond to a few questions about how the transition is going.

Posted on 4/15/2020 2:18:05 PM

Faculty Collaboration Blends Dance and Film

Acollaborative project between faculty members in the Department ofCommunications Media and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance has resulted in afilm project.

Posted on 3/26/2020 2:13:37 PM

Communications Media Senior Nixon to Intern at Veterans Employment Trajectory Initiative

Senior communications media student Joshua Nixon will spend his summer interning in Washington, DC. From a pool of nationwide applications, Nixon is one of 20 students selected and is the first student from IUP accepted into the Washington Center’s program.

Posted on 3/3/2020 4:22:54 PM

Comm Media Alumnus Pitts Makes an Impact

Department of Communications Media alumnus Scott Pitts ’92 was one of six recipients of the College of Education and Communications’ Impact Awards for 2020. Pitts spent time with students on Friday, talking about his career as an Emmy-award winning producer of multimedia graphics.

Posted on 2/24/2020 3:22:57 PM

Comm Media Student Dorsey Shoots for NBA

While most IUP students are hanging out on campus, junior communications media major Autumn Dorsey is hanging out with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and professional athletes Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard.

Posted on 2/18/2020 2:22:47 PM

IUP Transformed Me: Jonneé Tonsel ’09

Jonneé Tonsel came to IUP with big dreams but didn’t know if she had the ability to make those dreams come true. She found out quickly that she had the ability, and her close relationships with faculty members brought it out. She earned a degree in communications media and moved to New York City, where she now is an executive at Comedy Central.

Posted on 2/10/2020 5:08:10 PM

Comm Media Alumnus Cook ’15 Shares Production Tips

Students in COMM 360 Digital Sports Production had the opportunity to talk with IUP alumnus Terrance Cook about his experience working in major market sports production.

Posted on 2/7/2020 10:07:40 AM

Waltman Artwork Featured in Comic Series

Artwork produced by Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman is featured in a comic series from IDW Publishing.

Posted on 1/24/2020 10:14:09 AM

IUP Basketball Streamed Live on the Web

Fans can watch Crimson Hawks Men's and Women's basketball on the Stretch Internet Crimson Hawks page, the IUP-TV Sports app, and on IUP-TV. Students enrolled in Communication Media's Digital Sports Production class cover all home games.

Posted on 1/21/2020 10:48:44 AM

Waltman/Winzer Finalists in Film Impact Georgia Grant Competition

IUP Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman and IUP alumnus Donald Winzer collaborated on a proposal that is currently a finalist in the Film Impact Georgia grant competition.

Posted on 12/4/2019 9:17:46 AM

Watch the Crimson Hawks Football Playoff Game Online

If you aren’t on campus this weekend to see Saturday’s Division II playoff game between the IUP Crimson Hawks and the Shepherd University Rams, you can download the IUP-TV Sports app to watch the live webcast.

Posted on 11/19/2019 10:13:34 AM

Alumnus Connor Joyce Shares Experiences with Students in Digital Sports Production Class

Students in Digital Sports Production, COMM 360, spoke with IUP alumnus Connor Joyce about his experience working in sports production. Joyce is a content associate for ESPN, working primarily with the network's coverage of NCAA basketball and major league baseball.

Posted on 11/11/2019 1:18:25 PM

Alumna Thurner Presents to Fox’s Advanced Photography Class

IUP alumna Becky Thurner returned to campus on November 7, 2019, to talk to students enrolled in COMM 371 Advanced Photography.

Posted on 11/8/2019 1:07:25 PM

Waltman Wins Best Short Film and Best Actor

IUP Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman’s film The Empty House won Best Short Film and Best Actor for Joseph Culp at an Orlando Film Festival.

Posted on 10/28/2019 1:38:24 PM

Alumnus London Speaks to Communications Media Students at IUP

From his office in New York, Dakota London ’15 made a virtual visit to B. Gail Wilson's COMM 360 Digital Sports Production course to talk about his experience working for Sports Illustrated.

Posted on 10/16/2019 3:54:30 PM

Waltman’s Indiana-Based Film Selected for National Horror Festival

Award-winning filmmaker and Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman’s newest film, The Empty House,  has been selected for the Horror Festival in Florida taking place October 25–27, 2019.

Posted on 9/30/2019 2:38:16 PM

IUP Football Live on the Web

Live web streaming of Crimson Hawks Football continues during the fall 2019 semester as Communications Media students cover all home games.

Posted on 8/30/2019 2:06:00 PM

Second Annual Photography Show Opens April 26

IUP’S Department of Communications Media will host itssecond annual photography show in DavisHall, Room B-5. Universityand local community guests are invited to attend the show opening on Friday, April 26, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to view thephotographic works and meet some of our student photographers.

Posted on 4/23/2019 11:21:57 AM

IUP Student to be First Tesla Video Production Intern During Summer 2019

Katie Campbell, a communications media major graduating in August 2019, was selected for a three-month video production paid internship with Tesla Automotive company. Campbell is the first person to be offered an opportunity for an internship with the four-person video production team.

Posted on 4/18/2019 8:51:27 AM

IUP Film Festival, April 6

The IUP Film Fest is fast approaching. The event will feature the IUP Student Film Association short film premiere, national high school films from New York, Texas, California, Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania; music videos from Pittsburgh; and several national short films.

Posted on 4/3/2019 11:40:23 AM

Social Media Research Conducted by Comm Media Faculty Member Gets Published

Communications Media and Instructional Technology PhD graduate Christina Wissinger collaborated with the coordinator of the CMIT program, Communications Media faculty member Zachary Stiegler, to explore e-professionalism, specifically in the nursing and medical field.

Posted on 2/22/2019 12:57:08 PM

PhD Student Co-Authors Children’s Book on Positive Self-Image

Jeremy McCool, who is working toward his PhD in Communications Media, recently co-authored Princess & The Power of Melanin, a story of a little African American girl who learns to embrace her uniqueness.

Posted on 11/6/2018 10:45:24 AM

Comm Media Faculty Member’s Film to Premiere at Mexico City Film Festival

The Empty House, a horror film shot in Indiana, Pennsylvania, will premiere at the Morbido Film Festival in Mexico City starting on October 31, 2018. The film, written and directed by Jeremy Waltman, provided experiential education opportunities for IUP students who worked alongside industry professionals.

Posted on 10/18/2018 11:27:14 AM

Comm Media Alumni Return to Campus During Homecoming 2018

Some 300 undergraduate and graduate students attended the Department of Communications Media alumni networking event during homecoming. The event gave students the opportunity to meet graduates of the program, make connections for internships, and gain valuable career advice.

Posted on 10/8/2018 4:20:06 PM

Communications Media Welcomes Frederick Douglass Scholar

The Department of Communications Media is privileged to host the Frederick Douglass Institute Scholars Fellow, Armani Davis.

Posted on 8/27/2018 12:02:36 PM

Faculty Work Exhibited in NYC

Photographic work created by Communications Media faculty member Rachel Fox is on display at the Gallery MC on 52nd St. in NY.  The work is part of an exhibition called Environmental Food Chain, curated by re artiste.  Fox recently completed

Posted on 8/15/2018 8:55:18 AM

Communications Media Students Take Home National Award for Live Events

Students in the COMM 360 Digital Sports Production class have been recognized alongside the best in the media industry with a Telly Awards silver prize. The award-winning video submitted to the Telly Awards is a compilation of IUP’s 2017 football game against Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 7/2/2018 11:58:05 AM

Communications Media Class Takes Students to New York

The streets of Manhattan provided the venue for a summer 2018 photography course taught by Communications Media faculty member Rachel Porter Fox. Fifteen students enrolled in the COMM 408 Media Field Studies traveled to New York to view the city through the lens of their cameras.

Posted on 6/11/2018 1:42:55 PM

Former White House Photographer Returns to IUP to Meet with Students

Communications Media alumna Amanda Lucidon will return to campus this month to share her experience working in the White House and to discuss her best-selling book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Lucidon will speak in IUP’s Stouffer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 with a reception and book signing to follow.

Posted on 3/7/2018 1:47:49 PM

IUP Adds Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communication

The Master of Science in Strategic Communication is a 36-credit program designed to serve current and aspiring communication professionals. The program prepares students to effectively communicate goal-driven messages through writing, research, production, and oral presentation.

Posted on 1/25/2018 3:39:06 PM

IUP Basketball Live on the Web

Live web streaming of Crimson Hawks men’s and women’s basketball continues during the spring 2018 semester. The coverage is free, and games are archived after the initial webcast.

Posted on 1/18/2018 2:50:49 PM

Is It Real, or Is It Photoshop?

In the course Fake News, Photoshop and Media Manipulation, offered by the Department of Communications Media, students will be challenged to investigate the veracity of media claims, compare news reports from various media, and determine where truth is blended with fiction.

Posted on 1/11/2018 1:42:50 PM

Live Web Coverage of IUP Football

If you can’t make it to Saturday’s Crimson Hawks footballgame at Miller Stadium, you don’t have to miss a minute of the action. Watch on your phone, tablet, computer, orsmart TV on the IUP YouTube channel.

Posted on 11/30/2017 10:28:35 AM

Photographic Work by Faculty Member to Be Featured in Vermont Exhibit

Photographic work by Communications Media faculty member Rachel B. Porter Fox will be part of an upcoming exhibition in Vermont. Porter Fox is known for work photographing what she describes as “the perfect mess,” smashing her perfectly baked cakes.

Posted on 10/13/2017 3:39:35 PM

Kleinman Presents on Influences on People’s Willingness to Discuss Interpersonal Politics

Communications Media Department faculty member Steven Kleinman is presenting his research on political communication at national conferences during 2017.

Posted on 7/12/2017 8:15:45 AM

Communications Media Faculty Member Shoots Film in Indiana

Award-winning filmmaker and Communications Media facultymember Jeremy Waltman brought his latest project, “Blairsville,” to Indiana this summer.

Posted on 6/16/2017 1:07:54 PM

Communications Media Faculty to be Honored

Communications Media faculty member Stephanie Keppich is being recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence for her work as the director of the Center for Media Production as well as for her mentorship role in the production of IUP football and basketball games.

Posted on 4/14/2017 1:16:17 PM

Comm Media Alumni to Receive Award for Accomplishments in National Media

James Rose ’90 and Colin Helms ’93 will receive IUP’sDistinguished Alumni Award for their success in national media careers.

Posted on 3/27/2017 12:54:44 PM

Comm Media Faculty Member and Graduates Publish on Scriptwriting Systems

Mary Beth Leidman,along with doctoral candidate T.J. Brown and two graduates of theCommunications Media and Instructional Technology PhD program, LauraWilson and Matthew McKeague, recently published a new textbook titledScriptwriting Systems for the New Millennium.

Posted on 2/14/2017 2:36:09 PM

Muchtar Publishes on International Journalism

Communications Media faculty member Nurhaya Muchtar published two articles on international journalism in the Taylor and Francis journal Journalism Studies. “Journalists’ Development Journalism Role Perceptions” was published in December 2016, and “Journalism and the Islamic Worldview” was published in February 2017.

Posted on 2/2/2017 3:19:40 PM

Communications Media Alumna, Working at Comedy Central, to be Honored

Jonnee Tonsel, a project manager for Comedy Central’s Brand Creative Team, is being honored with one of IUP’s 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Awards for her accomplishments in national media.

Posted on 10/24/2016 10:32:33 AM

Communications Media Homecoming 2016

Some 300 students plus 55 alumni and guests attended the Department of Communications Media Alumni Networking Event during Homecoming Weekend.

Posted on 10/18/2016 10:01:32 AM

Communications Media Students Produce Live Crimson Hawks Sports

Fans of IUP Crimsons Hawks athletics can watch live webcasts of home football games this fall and several men’s and women’s basketball games in the spring via IUP Webcast.

Posted on 10/10/2016 10:12:20 AM

Communications Media Alumni Networking Event

Some 60 IUP alumni, all graduates from the Department of Communications Media, are coming back to campus for IUP Homecoming 2016 to meet with and advise current communications media students on Friday, October 14.

Posted on 9/26/2016 4:24:19 PM

Communications Media Professor Receives Top Paper Award

“Talking Politics: Discussion Partner andGroup Preferences,” was named toppaper in the political communication category by the National CommunicationAssociation.

Posted on 9/21/2016 12:10:05 PM

Communications Media Faculty and Student Publish on Impact of Mobile Technology on Our Culture

Communications Mediafaculty member Zachary Stiegler and PhD candidate Nick Artman have penned achapter in the book ConfrontingTechnopoly: Charting a Course towards Human Survival. Their chapter tackles the effects mobiledevices have had in shaping our cultural status quo.

Posted on 9/19/2016 12:05:22 PM

CMIT Grad To Be Honored

Bradley Wiggins,associate professor and head of the department of Media Communications atWebster University in Vienna, Austria, is being honored with the 2016 Collegeof Education and Educational Technology Alumni Scholar Award.

Posted on 8/24/2016 11:13:21 AM

Comm Media Students Win National Production Awards

IUP’s Center forMedia Production and Research was honored with two 2016 Telly Awards, onefor Student Video Production of a TV Program and one for Online Video SportsProduction, both for the broadcast of the CrimsonHawks men’s basketball game played on February 17.

Posted on 5/25/2016 11:32:12 AM

Alumna Stewart Publishes on Crisis Communication and Social Media

Margaret Stewart, a graduate of the Communications Mediaand Instructional Technology PhD program, and Gail Wilson, chair of theDepartment of Communications Media, recently published their original researchin the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Posted on 11/5/2015 12:22:18 PM

Communication Media Professor’s Documentary Among Winners in National Competition to be Featured in Film Festival

Mary BethLeidman's film "Intersecting Sparks: Art and Science, Research andImagination" will be shown at the National Communications Association (NCA)Film Festival in Las Vegas.

Posted on 11/2/2015 2:47:09 PM

Muchtar to Co-Lead Ninth Annual Indonesia Focus Conference

Nurhaya Muchtar, associate professor in the Department of Communications Media, will co-lead the 2015 conference at Ohio State University, October 23–24.

Posted on 10/12/2015 2:53:24 PM

Television Writer to Headline Laurel Highlands Communications Conference

Professor John Tchernev will be the keynote speaker for the2016 Laurel Highlands Communications Conference on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the KCAC.

Posted on 9/29/2015 1:11:08 PM

Student Sanders is Finalist in National College Photography Competition

LouisaClara Sanders, a communications media major/photography certificate studentfrom Seward, Pa., was selected as a finalist by Photographer’s Forum magazine in anational college photography competition.

Posted on 9/15/2015 11:28:04 AM

Wissinger and Wilson Publish on Facebook Privacy Policies and Rights

Doctoral candidate Christina Wissinger and B. Gail Wilson,chair and professor with the Department of Communications Media, recentlypublished their original research paper “Student Perceptions of Facebook’sPrivacy Policies and Rights” in the Journal of Social Media Studies.

Posted on 8/19/2015 9:25:11 AM

Muchtar Invited to Present on Global Journalism Practices

Nurhaya Muchtar, Departmentof Communications Media, will present her research “Global Journalism Practices: a study aboutperceived influence and professional identities of journalism” at the internationalconvention of the Worlds of Journalism Study in Munich, Germany, inSeptember 2015.

Posted on 6/3/2015 9:02:09 AM

Center for Media Production and Research Produce Pyrotechnics Safety Video

Producing a training video from start to finish will not only provide Communications Media students with real-world experience, but the subject matter is providing the Indiana community with some spectacular entertainment.

Posted on 10/29/2013 9:57:38 PM

Documentary on Israeli Sculptor and Geophysicist to Air on WPSU

Intersecting Sparks: Art and Science, Research and Imagination is the story of Israeli sculptor and geophysicist Michael Lazar. The documentary was produced by Mary Beth Leidman and doctoral candidate TJ Brown.

Posted on 9/27/2013 1:19:57 PM

Doctoral Student Kormos Receives 2013 Filcik Fellowship

Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral student Erik Kormos has received the 2013 Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship.

Posted on 4/11/2013 8:31:54 AM

2012 Filcik Fellowship Awarded to Communications Media and Instructional Technology Student

Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral student Jennifer Helman has received the Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship.

Posted on 9/24/2012 8:15:10 AM

Mock Shooting Exercise Collaboration Between Communications Media and Campus Police

The Department of Communications Media, in conjunction with IUP Campus Police, recently held an exercise to create a real-life scenario involving a shooter and bomb threat on campus. The exercise took place Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the R&P Building.

Posted on 7/23/2012 1:57:34 PM

IUP-TV Student Sports Production Shines at Annual College Sports Video Summit

Two IUP-TV students’ all-sports productions received honorable mentions for “Live Basketball Game Action vs Cal U” and “IUP Men’s Basketball Recruitment Tease” at the 2012 Annual College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Posted on 6/20/2012 4:16:06 PM

Lind Invited to Participate on Expert Panel

David Lind, Communications Media Department, participated in the workshop “Generation Next: Student to Professional—How to Make the Leap” at the 2012 annual Sports Video Group’s College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Posted on 6/20/2012 4:10:47 PM

Communications Media Students Win Videographer Award

The documentary titled “Tosi’s Tales,” created by a group of Communications Media and Instructional Technology Ph.D. students, has won the Videographer Award of Distinction from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Posted on 6/21/2011 9:02:37 PM

Communications Media and Instructional Technology Doctoral Students Have “SITE” Set on Improving Education

Six students from the Communications Media and Instructional Technology (CMIT) Ph.D. program presented their scholarship at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Posted on 3/22/2011 3:38:54 PM

Doctoral Candidate Couples Sales, Education to Enhance Recruiting Efforts of Coaches

Carrie West, a doctoral candidate in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at IUP and pharmaceutical sales executive, has developed a program that introduces collegiate coaches to sales techniques that have been perfected by large sales organizations.

Posted on 10/25/2010 6:37:40 PM

Doctoral Candidate Keeps Cyberspace Safe

Carol M. Walker, a doctoral candidate in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at IUP and adjunct professor at NCC, is passionate about Internet safety and is committed to helping teenagers and young adults maintain a safe cyberspace experience.

Posted on 10/25/2010 6:35:04 PM

Comm Media Ph.D. Student Wins Filcik Fellowship

Incoming Ph.D. student Patricia Cseh is the 2010–2011 recipient of the Julius Filcik Fellowship.

Posted on 7/29/2010 7:03:45 PM

Doctoral Students Win International Award for Video Game

Six Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral students have won an international award for their educational video game, Planet in Peril.

Posted on 6/23/2010 8:10:56 PM

Lauber Wins Two Videographer Awards

Dr. Erick Lauber, director of the Digital Media Institute and station manager of IUP-TV, was notified that two of his television productions were winners in the 2010 Videographer Awards competition.

Posted on 6/17/2010 3:13:34 PM

Three Communications Media Students Selected for McNair Scholars Program

Nineteen new scholars have been selected to participate in the IUP McNair Scholars program for the 2010–2011 academic year, and three of them were chosen from the Communications Media Department.

Posted on 5/3/2010 12:02:29 PM

Tourtellotte Receives Communications Media Volunteer Service Award

Sarah Tourtellotte of the Communications Media Department was honored on April 28, 2010, with the Volunteer Service Award for performing exemplary service learning projects during the 2009–2010 academic year.

Posted on 5/3/2010 11:44:33 AM

Two Student Finalists in National College Broadcasters Awards

Two Communications Media students were recognized for films they produced in the Digital Media Institute. Brandon Roudebush and Erika Knox were honored as the first-ever IUP finalists in the College Broadcasters National Awards for television production.

Posted on 12/3/2009 2:00:57 PM

Student Employee Shows Exceptional Dedication

Sara Lamberson is currently the special projects assistant for Dr. Richard Lamberski, professor in the Communications Media Department. In the year and a half she has worked with him, Sara has assisted with many projects and led many herself. Dr. Lamberski holds her in the highest regards among all of his student workers.

Posted on 12/3/2009 1:57:36 PM

IUP-TV Special Report: “Wounded Warriors: Traumatic Brain Injury”

Traumatic Brain Injury is the topic of an in-depth interview on IUP-TV with Dr. Karl Hursey, a rehabilitation psychologist with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Defense and Veterans’ Brain Injury Center in Johnstown. This thirty-minute special educates veterans and those who care about them to the disparate effects that TBI can have over time and the treatment options available that can lead to recovery.

Posted on 11/2/2009 9:31:00 AM

“Employer’s Corner” Series Produced by Comm Media Dept., Career Development Center, and IUP-TV

Dr. Richard Lamberski of the Communications Media Department worked together with the College of Education and Educational Technology and the Career Development Center in order to produce The Employer’s Corner, a video series of interviews discussing the major points a student should know when searching for an internship or a job.

Posted on 10/26/2009 11:55:03 AM

Laurel Highlands Communications Conference Hosted by Comm Media Department

The annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference was hosted by the Department of Communications Media on September 24 and 25, 2009. This year’s conference theme was “Communications Media and Instructional Technology in Economically Changing Times.”

Posted on 10/19/2009 3:16:04 PM

Doctoral Student Writes Recipe for Success With New Cookbook

Ryan L. Sittler, a doctoral student at IUP, was recently published with his coauthor Douglas Cook in a highly unconventional, highly educational book. The Library Instruction Cookbook is full of great ideas for classroom instructional activities.

Posted on 10/19/2009 3:12:18 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

Pattnaik graduated from IUP in the summer of 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education and a specialization in Early Childhood Education.

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

Comm Media and Instructional Technology Doctoral Program Flourishing

The Communications Media doctoral program has drawn twenty-one students in its first cohort, greatly exceeding its preliminary estimate of students. This number was well above the sixteen students that officials expected to be enrolled.

Posted on 4/15/2009 12:09:44 PM

IUP Faculty Member Part of Fallen Marine Memorial Run

Doctoral student and professor Karl Roeper has been active with the Fallen Marine Memorial Run, a charity motorcycle event, since it started in 2006. The run honors marines who were killed or disabled in action and helps raise money for their families.

Posted on 3/23/2009 10:14:03 AM

Lind Appointed to National Sports Video Group Advisory Board

David Lind, WIUP-TV operations manager, has been appointed to the national Sports Video Group’s advisory board.

Posted on 3/9/2009 10:00:22 AM

Communications Media Alumnus Wins Achievement Award

Jeff Chiarelli, a December 2006 graduate, recently won an Achievement in Radio Award in the category of “Best Weekday Overnight Host.”

Posted on 2/17/2009 12:12:12 PM

Konetes Publishes Article on Distance Education Impact on Developing Nations

George Konetes, a graduate student in the Communications Media Department, recently published an article discussing the impact that distance education can have on developing nations. The article was accepted in The International Journal of Instructional Media for a 2011 publication date.

Posted on 2/9/2009 10:05:29 AM

IUP Professors Find No Perfect Formula for Political Success

Professors Mary Beth Leidman and Sarah Tourtellotte and student Jaclyn Emershaw presented research on commonalities of female politicians at the 2008 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women’s Consortium Conference.

Posted on 2/9/2009 9:37:21 AM

Lamberski Receives 2008 Alumni Society Award for Leadership and Service from PSU

Richard Lamberski, of IUP’s Department of Communications Media, received the 2008 Alumni Society Award for Leadership and Service from Penn State University.

Posted on 10/23/2008 11:03:37 AM

Communications Media to Offer Ph.D.

The IUP Communications Media Department will soon offer a Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology.

Posted on 4/14/2008 4:08:47 PM

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