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Zeeshan Siddique: Teaching the Stories of Climate Change

Drawing on his strong personal connection to environmental advocacy, Zeeshan Saddique, a doctoral candidate in IUP's Literature and Criticism PhD program, designed his fall 2023 section of the course to foster environmental stewardship through the study of narrative.

Vetter Publishes Article on Ethical Uses of AI in Writing Classroom

Matt Vetter and co-authors (all former or current IUP doctoral students in English) published "Towards a Framework for Local Interrogation of AI Ethics: A Case Study on Text Generators, Academic Integrity, and Composing with ChatGPT" in the journal Computers and Composition.

Vetter Publishes Article on Ethics of Structured Data in Public Domain

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-author Zach McDowell (University of Illinois, Chicago) recently published an article in the International Journal of Communication. "The Realienation of the Commons: Wikidata and the Ethics of 'Free' Data" interrogates ethical issues related to Creative Commons Zero licensing in one of the most influential engines of the semantic web.

IUP English Professor Ranked in World’s Top 2 Percent Scientists List

David I. Hanauer, a faculty member in IUP’s Department of English, has been named as one of the “World’s Top 2% Scientists” for 2023 by an international academic independent research center.

Park Invited to Facilitate Reflective Workshop for 400 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants

Gloria Park was invited to facilitate a Reflective Workshop for 400 Fulbright foreign language teaching assistants who are on a one-year grant, teaching their native languages in US higher education institutions.

Critical Theory Class Takes Field Trip to Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum

On November 12, students in Mike Sell’s ENGL 308 Critical Theory course visited Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory and Andy Warhol museums as part of a unit on Critical Public Humanities.

Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative Lecture Series Continuing With Nov. 17 “Intersections Between Myth, Imagination, and Literature”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative will continue its lecture series with “Intersections Between Myth, Imagination, and Literature” on November 17 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in IUP’s Jane Leonard Hall room 305. The program is free and open to the community and will also be offered via Zoom.

Driscoll and Vetter Publish New Volume in Open Access Textbook Series Writing Spaces

"Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing" is an open-access textbook series geared towards undergraduate composition courses. Volume 5 includes 22 new open-access essays and offers multiple perspectives on a wide range of topics about writing.

Vetter and Coauthors Publish Article on Immersion in Virtual Reality Software

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-authors published an article in the journal Technical Communication Quarterly comparing the marketing rhetoric of VR software and hardware with interviews of actual users to uncover disparities in how immersion is described and experienced.

Vetter and Coauthors Publish Facebook's Re-branding as Meta and Vision for Metaverse

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-authors Brent Lucia (University of Connecticut, English PhD alumnus) and Isaac Adubofour (English PhD candidate) have recently published an article, "Behold the Metaverse: Facebook's Meta Imaginary and the Circulation of Elite Discourse," in the journal New Media & Society.

Vetter Wins 2023 CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge

Matthew Vetter (English Department) has received the 2023 Conference on College Composition and Communication Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge.

Park Coedits "Critical Pedagogy In the Language and Writing Classroom"

Gloria Park (English Department) and co-editors Sarah Bogdan, Madeleine Rosa, and Joseph Navarro are proud to announce their upcoming publication, "Critical Pedagogy In the Language and Writing Classroom: Strategies, Examples, Activities from Teacher Scholars."

Craig Presents on Flash Fiction at AWP Conference

Chauna Craig moderated a panel and gave a fiction reading at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Seattle, Washington, March 8–11, 2023.

Vetter Publishes Article on Student Surveillance and Datafication in Educational Technologies

Announcing the publication of "A spectrum of surveillance: Charting functions of epistemic inequality across EdTech platforms in the post-COVID-19 era", an article co-authored by Dr. Matt Vetter and Zach McDowell appearing in a special issue of Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice entitled Higher education and digital writing in a post-pandemic world.

IUP Hosting Author and Academic Montás for Discussion on Importance of “Great Books”

Author and academic Roosevelt Montás will present “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the community.

Sell Co-Authors New Book on Technology, Performance, and Design

The book "Systemic Dramaturgy," co-authored by Mike Sell (Department of English) and Michael M. Chemers (University of California, Santa Cruz), offers an invigorating, practical look at the daunting challenges posed to live performance by new technologies.

Sell and Siddique Publish on Digital Storygame Project and Decision-Literacy Pedagogy

Mike Sell and Literature and Criticism doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique are authors of “Decision Literacy, Multimodal Storytelling, and the Digital Storygame Project.”

Vetter and Driscoll named Affordable Learning Champions

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish on Writing Beyond the University in New Edited Collection

Dana Driscoll and colleagues published on their larger nationwide self-sponsored writing project in a new edited collection, "Writing Beyond the University."

Sherwood Publishes Digital Poem in International Anthology

Kenneth Sherwood (English, co-director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture) published the digital poem "Coal Code" in the peer-reviewed Electronic Literature Collection. Programmed in Javascript, the multimedia piece combines lyric voice tracks with an array of images reflecting upon and recycling stories and postcard images from nineteenth-century coal culture in Pennsylvania.

Driscoll and Yacoub Publish on Medical Writing Development

Dana Driscoll and Omar Yacoub published an article titled “Threshold Genres: A 10-Year Exploration of a Medical Writer’s Development and Social Apprenticeship Through the Patient SOAP Note” in Written Communication.

English Professor Expands International Teaching Experience During Semester at Sea

It’s not a traditional classroom, but for IUP professor of English Timothy Hibsman, it was smooth sailing, combining his love of teaching with first-hand opportunities to explore nautical history and literature. Hibsman was a member of the faculty for a spring 2022 Semester at Sea voyage on the ship World Odyssey.

Designing Decisions: IUP Faculty, Students, and Alumnae featured in Literacy Today

Professor Mike Sell (English), doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique (Literature and Criticism), and IUP alumnae Rachel Schiera (DEd Administration and Leadership Studies) and Julie Babal (MA, Composition and Literature) are featured in the latest issue of “Literacy Today,” recognized as the leading journal in the field of literacy learning and global advocacy for equitable access to literacy.

English Doctoral Students Cronin and Canton Awarded HASTAC Fellowships

IUP Literature and Criticism doctoral students Joseph Canton and Meghan Cronin have been recognized as 2022 HASTAC scholars.

IUP Graduate Student Selected for Department of State Project

The US Department of State has selected Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate student Jimalee Sowell for a nine-week English Language Specialist virtual project. Sowell is a PhD candidate in IUP’s Composition and Applied Linguistics program.