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Alumna Recognized as State Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Cherie (Rudisill) Garrett, a 1990 graduate of IUP’s Spanish Education K-12 Program, was selected by the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association as the State Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in October 2017.

Posted on 2/14/2018 9:04:38 AM

Pittsburgh Filmmaker Tony Buba to Visit IUP for Film Showings

The Center for Film Studies, in conjunction with the Department of English, will be welcoming Pittsburgh Filmmaker Tony Buba on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Posted on 2/9/2018 1:38:08 PM

IUP Students Selected for Gilman, Freeman Asia Academic Study Abroad Scholarships

Ryan Caldwell, a dual Spanish and Spanish education major from Greensburg; Joseph Gallo, an Asian Studies major from East Stroudsburg; and Alexandra Roach, a Spanish major and Latin American Studies minor from Aliquippa, all received international Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad scholarships. In addition, Gallo received a Freeman-Asia international study abroad grant.

Posted on 12/12/2017 3:47:02 PM

DHC-Affiliated Faculty Publish on Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

A decade after the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture folks begin experimenting with wikis, newer faculty member and assistant professor Matt Vetter brought the pedagogy of wiki editing back to the fore at IUP.

Posted on 12/4/2017 12:33:40 PM

Douglass Institute Invites Proposals for 2018 “Issues of Diversity” Season

The Frederick Douglass Institutefor Intercultural Research invites proposals for its workingpaper series, "Issues ofDiversity: Voices from the Field," an informal and supportive setting forparticipants to receive feedback from others who share their scholarly andacademic interests in diversity, social equity, and inclusion.

Posted on 11/27/2017 2:37:57 PM

Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research Invites Applications for Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship

The Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship is designed to provide teaching, mentoring, and other professional experiences to ABD graduate students or newly minted PhDs who are interested in pursuing faculty careers.

Posted on 11/27/2017 1:38:18 PM

IUP’s Living and Learning Communities Cited in U.S. News & World Report

In a recent USNews report published on October 18, 2017, Shijuan Liu, an associate professor of Chinese in the Department of Foreign Languages, was quoted on the benefits of Living and Learning Communities.

Posted on 11/27/2017 10:30:13 AM

Moore Delivers Lecture About Archaeological Work on Cyprus

R. Scott Moore recently delivered an invited lecture, “Trade and Commerce on Cyprus in the Roman Period,” for the Archaeology Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster.

Posted on 11/27/2017 9:35:58 AM

Huhn Presents Research on Post-Secondary Educator Effectiveness

Professor Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, presented the results of a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project titled “Post-Secondary Educator Effectiveness and Student Perceptions of Teaching” at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual convention.

Posted on 11/24/2017 4:31:54 PM

Deputy Planning Director Speaks to Student Organization

Brian Lawrence, the deputy director of the Westmoreland County Office of Planning and Development, spoke to IUP students on Monday,November 13, as part of the IUP Planning Student Organization’s fall 2017 speaker series.

Posted on 11/16/2017 9:11:36 AM

Economics Major Cooper Repeats as Athlete of the Week

Forthe second time this semester, Economics major Austin Cooper has been selectedat IUP’s Athlete of the Week for his performance on the Men’s Cross Countryteam.

Posted on 11/13/2017 2:19:43 PM

Vetter, Weinstein, McDevitt, and Sherwood Publish Article on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Matthew Vetter, with IUP colleagues Daniel Weinstein, Theresa McDevitt, and Kenneth Sherwood, published "Critical Digital Praxis in Wikipedia: The Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon" appears in the online journal Hybrid Pedagogy.

Posted on 11/13/2017 1:57:44 PM

Applied Archaeology MA Student Presents Grant Research on Geophysical Survey of Misery Bay at Regional Science Consortium’s Annual Research Symposium

Zaakiyah Cua presented a paper titled “The Remains of Perry’s Victory: A Geophysical Survey of Misery Bay, Presque Isle, PA” at the Regional Science Consortium’s 13th annual Research Symposium on November 8, 2017, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park.

Posted on 11/9/2017 11:46:24 AM

Garcia and Colleagues Publish on Latino Recovery Residences in Northern California

Victor Garcia, director of MARTI-CHB, along with hiscolleagues at the Prevention Research Center (Oakland, CA), published “The Anexoin Northern California: An Alcoholics Anonymous-Based Recovery Residence inLatino Communities”. The article was featured in the in the Journal of Groups in Addiction &Recovery.

Posted on 11/6/2017 12:49:26 PM

Geography and Regional Planning’s Watts Receives State Planning Leadership Award

Whit Watts, recently retired faculty member from the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, was recognized by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association with the Planning Leadership Award for a Professional Planner.

Posted on 11/6/2017 11:46:51 AM

Driscoll and Colleagues Publish Book Chapter on “Adaptive Learning, Writing Instruction, and Writing Research”

Dana Driscoll (English, Composition and TESOL) has co-authored a book chapter with her colleagues Gwen Gorzelsky, Carol Hayes, Joseph Paszek, and Edmund Jones. “Meaningful Practice: Adaptive Learning, Writing Instruction, and Writing Research,” appears in in Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing.

Posted on 11/6/2017 8:55:21 AM

Liu Gives Keynote Speech at Chinese Teaching Forum and Workshop

Shijuan Liu was invited to give a keynote speech at the third Online Chinese Teaching Forum and Workshop, organized by the Confucius Institute of Michigan State University, October 27–28, 2017.

Posted on 11/3/2017 4:38:58 PM

Article by Jeffords and Gellers Quantitatively Links Environmental Rights to Environmental Justice

A forthcoming article by Chris Jeffords (Economics) and Josh Gellers (Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Florida), titled "Towards Environmental Democracy? Procedural Environmental Rights and Environmental Justice," will be published in the February 2018 volume of Global Environmental Politics, a publication of MIT Press.

Posted on 11/2/2017 11:02:38 AM

Glisan Conducts Foreign Language Teaching Workshop for Penn State Faculty

Eileen Glisan, IUP Distinguished University Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, copresented a six-hour workshop in October 2017 at Pennsylvania State University. The topic of the workshop was "Enacting the Work of Foreign Language Teaching: High-Level Practices."

Posted on 10/30/2017 8:08:17 AM

Bizzaro to Serve on NCTE President’s Panel

Resa Crane Bizzaro (English Department) was invited to serve on a special NCTE President's Panel titled "Reimagining the Canon Through a Modern Lens: What is the Impact of Generation Z on Literature Today?"

Posted on 10/30/2017 7:52:48 AM

IUP Listed in Top 10 Universities Producing Registered Professional Archaeologists in 2016

The IUP Applied Archaeology master’s program is identified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists as a top 10 producer of registered professional archaeologists.

Posted on 10/27/2017 1:52:41 PM

Sherwood Publishes Poetry Book, “Code of Signals”

Kenneth Sherwood (English Department) published a book-length serial poem, Code of Signals, exploring Western Pennsylvania, past and present, as a space and culture grounded in fossil fuels.

Posted on 10/12/2017 1:08:11 PM

Jeffords Featured in Hofstra University’s Alumnus of the Month Series

Assistant Professor of Economics Chris Jeffords was recently selected for Hofstra University’s Alumnus of the Month feature.

Posted on 10/5/2017 1:10:29 PM

Craig Featured Author at 2017 Montana Book Festival

Chauna Craig (English Department) gave a reading from her new short story collection, The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms, and served on two festival panels.

Posted on 10/4/2017 6:25:09 PM

Siegel Finer Publishes Edited Collection for Writing Program Administrators

In their new collection, Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research, Bryna Siegel Finer (English) and co-editor Jamie White-Farnham (University of Wisconsin–Superior) explain, “The metaphor of architecture allows us to imagine the constituent parts of a writing program as its foundation, beams, posts, scaffolding—the institutional structures that, alongside its people, anchor a program to the ground and keep it standing.”

Posted on 10/4/2017 11:47:44 AM

Puerto Rico Fundraising Lecture: “Archaeological Investigations at Jácana, Puerto Rico”

Archaeologist Chris Espenshade will discuss the study of Jácana site in south-central Puerto Rico on Monday, October 9, in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room B11. Donations will be accepted to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Posted on 10/3/2017 1:53:02 PM

Cosentino Speaks to English Film Studies Students

Tim Hibsman’s Introduction to Film course was privileged to have Emily Cosentino lecture on theme, camera angles, and life on multiple television shows and movie sets on September 29, 2017.

Posted on 9/29/2017 11:08:05 AM

Anthropology Graduate Student Wins Statewide Preservation Award

Kate Peresolak was awarded a Preservation Planning award byPreservation PA for her Applied Archaeology MA thesis research.

Posted on 9/12/2017 12:28:30 PM

Pedersen Publishes Review of Adams and Browning’s “Giving a Damn”

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published a review of Zed Adams and Jacob Browning’s “Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland.”

Posted on 9/7/2017 2:48:49 PM

Sandhoff Publishes Book on Muslims in US Military

Michelle Sandhoff, an assistant professor of Sociology,recently published her first book. Servicein a Time of Suspicion: Experiences of Muslims Serving in the U.S. MilitaryPost-9/11 is a qualitative study on the experiences of Muslim Americanservice members and veterans.

Posted on 8/28/2017 3:28:20 PM

Kerr and Norris Publish Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today's Classrooms

The book by Jo-Anne Kerr and Linda Norris (English Department) is a collection of 16 beginning teacher narratives written by IUP English Education Program graduates, coupled with Kerr and Norris’s commentary and analysis.

Posted on 8/25/2017 10:23:14 AM

Glisan Delivers Summer Seminar Keynote to California Language Teachers

Eileen Glisan, IUP Distinguished University Professor, presented “Enacting Core Practices to Maximize Learner Performance” in July 2017 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Posted on 8/21/2017 9:25:04 AM

Framed History Shared by Political Science and Journalism and PR Departments

If news media are the first draft of history, then the fourth-floor lobby of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building provides a crash course in twentieth-centurycurrent events written on its walls.

Posted on 8/15/2017 10:03:36 AM

Journalism Intern Covers State Capital

Logan Hullinger, a rising senior in the IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department, applied in late spring for a competitive summer internship at the PennsylvaniaLegislative Correspondents’ Association in Harrisburg.

Posted on 7/28/2017 9:11:34 AM

Gatta Publishes Postmodernism Work: “Resurfacing”

Oriana Gatta’s comic strip “Resurfacing” was published in the “Postmodernism” special issue of Sequentials, a University of Florida scholarly online publication.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:32:21 AM

Gatta's Art Featured in Women’s and Gender Studies Sticker Series

Oriana Gatta’s digital print “WinGS” will be featured in the first run of the Women’s and Gender Studies sticker series featuring art of WGS-affiliated faculty.

Posted on 7/27/2017 11:28:40 AM

Weinstein Compares Methods of Musicians and Writers in AEPL Conference Workshop

On June 23, at the 2017 annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Daniel Weinstein (English Department) led a workshop titled “Music Lessons for Writers.”

Posted on 7/15/2017 5:31:22 AM

Journalism Professor Sends Postcard from Cuba

Journalismand Public Relations Department professor Laurie Miller spent nine days in Cuba, May 16–24,on a “people to people” educational tour, interacting with the Cuban people andobserving the changing landscape and political environment in the islandcountry.

Posted on 6/28/2017 1:34:00 PM

Economics Alumna Mercer Among Top Student-Athletes Nationwide

HannahMercer (’17), a shortstop on the IUP softball team, earned severalwell-deserved accolades both academically and athletically during the spring2017 semester.

Posted on 6/23/2017 9:20:54 AM

Sustainability Studies Program Leadership Passes the Torch

As of May 2017, Chris Jeffords (Economics) and JonathanWarnock (Geoscience) assumed the leadership responsibilities of theSustainability Studies program and minor.

Posted on 6/20/2017 8:48:02 AM

Indian Study Abroad Course Trip Led by Geography and Regional Planning Faculty

Geography and Regional Planning faculty Sudeshna Ghosh and Brian Okey led an IUP study abroad trip to India June 1–19, 2017.

Posted on 6/19/2017 2:23:37 PM

Research by Economics Majors Wins PEA Award

At the 2017 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, economics majors Jordan Gwinn and Robert Schwartz’s paper won second place in the PEA Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest, generously sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Posted on 6/19/2017 8:33:22 AM

IUP Contingent Studying Effects of Climate Change on Tea in India

A group of seven students andtwo faculty members is in India this month studying the effects of climatechange on tea production and local wetlands. Led by Sudeshna Ghosh and Brian Okey, of the Departmentof Geography and Regional Planning, thegroup has teamed up with students and staff from the Indian Institute ofTechnology Kharagpur’s Department of Architecture and Regional Planning.

Posted on 6/6/2017 2:16:15 PM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the board of directors meeting at the 2017 conference of the Pennsylvania Economic Association.

Posted on 6/5/2017 9:52:54 AM

Douglass Research Academy Group Wins First-Place Award from Sigma Xi

Students participating in the Douglass Research Academy were first-place winners of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society award at the 2017 IUP Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/17/2017 11:41:40 AM

Driscoll Co-Edits Upcoming Special Issue on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll (English Department) and Bonnie Devet (College of Charleston) are serving as guest editors for the May/June 2018 issue of the WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

Posted on 4/17/2017 11:08:32 AM

History Department Publishes Book on “Trans Pacific Conversations”

The IUP History Department, in collaboration with Hebei University in China, recently published “Trans Pacific Conversations: Doing History in a Global Age.”

Posted on 4/17/2017 8:29:53 AM

Savova Publishes Article on ESL Materials Authenticity

English Professor L. Savova published an article on “Levels of Authenticity: From Exercises to Games” in the SPELT quarterly journal vol. 32 issue No.1, 2017.

Posted on 4/4/2017 2:35:55 PM

Lama Alharbi Publishes on Cyber Rhetoric and Global Literacies

Lama Alharbi, a PhD candidate in the Composition and TESOL program at IUP, published an article in the Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies.

Posted on 4/4/2017 9:44:19 AM

Economist Vick Invited by Appalachian Regional Commission to Speak on Leadership Development

Brandon Vick of the Economics Department presented his work over the past two years with the Appalachian Teaching Project at the Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 19, 2017.

Posted on 3/30/2017 8:43:36 AM

Graduate Student Hull Selected for Chair’s Memorial Scholarship

Brittany Hull, a Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Chester, has been selected for the 2017 Chair’s Memorial Scholarship by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/29/2017 6:23:23 PM

2017 Winner of Jane Leonard Award for Women’s Leaders

Women’s and Gender Studies and the President’s Commission onthe Status of Women are pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Jane LeonardAward for Women’s Leaders: Kay Snyder.

Posted on 3/28/2017 1:43:48 PM

Goulet Presents Paper on “Priya’s Shakti”

On March 10, 2017, Nicole Goulet presented her work, "Priya’s Shakti:  Reinvention of the Goddess and Social Activism," at the Pennsylvania College English Association, which took place this year in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/27/2017 1:09:55 PM

Women’s and Gender Studies/AAUW Student Scholarship 2017 Winner

Women’s and Gender Studies, along with the American Association of University Women, is pleased to announce the winner of the AAUW/WGS Student Scholarship: Dylan Donine.

Posted on 3/27/2017 10:30:25 AM

Hibsman Presents on Comic Development at the 2017 PCEA Conference

English professor Tim Hibsman presented “Comic Development for Korean Sports Project” at the Pennsylvania College English Association Conference on March 11, 2017.

Posted on 3/22/2017 11:43:49 AM

Economics Major Awarded IUP Hockey Alumni Scholarship

Congratulations to honors-track economics major Robert Stock who was awarded the Tim Riordan Scholarship for the 2016 2017 academic year in recognition of his academic performance, leadership skills, kindness, and athletic abilities.

Posted on 3/22/2017 8:49:42 AM

Downie Presents on “Theological Anthropology and Severe Mental Illness”

On March 17, 2017, Alison Downie presented “Theological Anthropology and Severe Mental Illness” at the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Academy of Religion conference, which took place in New Jersey.

Posted on 3/21/2017 8:58:00 AM

Weinstein Presents on Digital Composing Pedagogy at Spring 2017 PCEA Conference

During the annual conference of the Pennsylvania College English Association held on March 10–11, 2017, at IUP, Assistant Professor of English Daniel Weinstein presented "Design for Digital Composing," based on his design for IUP English Department's ENGL 421 Digital Writing course.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:42:11 PM

Craig Publishes New Short Fiction Collection

Chauna Craig’s debut short fiction collection, The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms: Stories, has been published by Press 53.

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:20:27 PM

Siegel Finer, Department of English, Presents on Preventative Mastectomy

Bryna Siegel Finer, assistant professor of English, presented "The Angelina Affect: How Preventative Mastectomy Has Been Reframed as a Cultural Phenomenon" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Posted on 3/20/2017 9:09:23 AM

HawkEye Wins Keystone Awards

A statewide press association on Tuesday honored twoIndiana University of Pennsylvania journalism students for their reporting intwo categories—public service/enterprise and ongoing news coverage.

Posted on 3/9/2017 10:22:08 AM

Students Build GIS for Ligonier Township

Geography and Regional Planning students Brandon Andrews, Brooke Rountree, and Jordan Treaster are collaborating with municipal planners from Ligonier Township, Pennsylvania, in the development of a geographic information system that will enable land use and economic development analysis.

Posted on 3/6/2017 10:58:55 AM

Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning Program Receives Reaccreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning program was recently re-accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The program is the only accredited undergraduate program of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/6/2017 10:53:30 AM

Glisan Presents on High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Eileen Glisan conducted two presentations in February 2017 at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held in New York City. She co-presented a full-day pre-conference workshop and a one-hour session.

Posted on 3/1/2017 7:31:47 PM

Huhn Presents Research on National Foreign Language/World Readiness Standards

Christina Huhn participated in a Research Roundtable at the annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held in February 2017 in New York City.

Posted on 3/1/2017 4:12:11 PM

Potts Discusses Economics of Professional Football

In an interview with WalletHub, Todd Potts discusses various aspects of the economics of professional football, such as some of the challenges facing professional football in 2017 and the composition of a good football fan.

Posted on 2/14/2017 10:17:45 AM

Earn IUP Credit for Service Learning in Navajo Nation

Students will travel to the Navajo Nation (the largest Indian reservation in the US, spanning much of northern Arizona and western New Mexico). While on location, students will learn about Navajo culture and history, as well as the social and environmental issues facing indigenous peoples.

Posted on 2/13/2017 1:41:24 PM

#Keywords: Discussions in the Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture (DHC) welcomes you to #Keywords, an informal, brown-bag lunch series this semester on key terms and language in use in the digital humanities today. The first event, a discussion of Machinima, will be hosted on Wednesday, February 15.

Posted on 2/8/2017 1:23:29 PM

Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships will be offered to female IUP students for academic year 2017–18, offered by the Indiana American Association of University Women and cosponsored by the IUP Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The application deadline is March 14, 2017.

Posted on 1/24/2017 1:38:57 PM

History Alumnus Publishes Book on St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

Samuel Richards, a History Department alumnus (2004), has just published The Middle Holds: A History of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Canonsburg, and the Community it Serves.

Posted on 1/24/2017 12:59:52 PM

Lauber Presents for Indiana County Area Society for Human Resource Management

Erick Lauber (Journalism and Public Relations), director of the Leadership Indiana County program and director of Leadership Training and Research at MARTI-CBH, spoke about his book, “Don’t Break the Rope,” an extended parable about teamwork and leadership in the modern day workplace.

Posted on 1/24/2017 10:50:42 AM

Ford and Colleagues Maritime Archaeology Article Accepted by Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology

Ben Ford (Anthropology), Alexis Catsambis (Navy History and Heritage Command), and Jessi Halligan (Florida State University) recently completed the “Maritime Archaeology” entry for the Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology.

Posted on 1/19/2017 9:18:01 AM

Rubenstein Publishes Introductory Philosophy Text

Philosophy: An Eye on the Whole, by Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, teaches students what philosophy is by having them engage in philosophical reflection and debate on a wide range of topics.

Posted on 12/9/2016 10:27:58 AM

Patrick Receives PGS Distinguished Teaching Award 2016

IUP Geography and Regional Planning professor Stacey Patrick was recognized at the 2016 annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society. Patrick was the recipient of the society's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Posted on 12/2/2016 1:42:16 PM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors, held at the Penn Stater in State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Posted on 11/2/2016 9:39:10 AM

Glisan Publishes Book on High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Eileen Glisan's new book, titled Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, was recently published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Posted on 11/2/2016 7:55:20 AM

Craig Serves as Writer in Residence in Las Animas, Colorado

Chauna Craig, Department of English, served as writer-in-residence during October 2016 at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas, Colorado. She taught workshops in creative writing and journaling, mentored individual writers, and gave a public reading in Denver at the end of her residency.

Posted on 10/31/2016 4:17:07 PM

Geography and Regional Planning Alumna Fuchs Selected as National Planning Award Juror

2016 IUP Geography and Regional Planningalumna and 2015–16 IUP Planning Student Organization president MelinaFuchs has been selected as a 2017 American Planning Association NationalPlanning Award Juror.

Posted on 10/27/2016 1:20:24 PM

Comfort and Poole Present on “Sustainability Education in Northern Appalachia”

English faculty member Susan Comfort and Anthropology faculty member Amanda Poole gave a presentation titled “Sustainability Education in Northern Appalachia: Connecting Gender, Race, and Class in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies” at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Baltimore on October 10, 2016.

Posted on 10/24/2016 9:41:23 AM

Multiple Events to Focus on Environmental Impacts of Fracking in Pennsylvania

The Sustainability Studies Program is excited to announce a series of events on October 27–28 featuring filmmaker and journalist Melissa Troutman, an IUP graduate currently producing a project on the environmental impact of “fracking” on communities in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 10/23/2016 8:45:36 PM

Huhn and Lentz Publish “Cultural Portfolios for Post-Secondary and Secondary Language Classes”

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, in collaboration with Leanne Lentz (Franklin Regional Middle School) have contributed an article to the Pennsylvania Modern Language Forum.

Posted on 10/3/2016 8:02:18 PM

Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society Hosts “Making Grammar Mean Something to the Learner”

On October 1, 2016, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators Society hosted its annual fall event in conjunction with its fall membership meeting.

Posted on 10/3/2016 7:47:07 PM

Schiera Elected to International Writing Centers Association Executive Board

Tony Schiera, a third-year PhD student in Composition and TESOL and a temporary faculty member in the Department of English, has been elected to the International Writing Centers Association executive board to serve as its graduate school representative.

Posted on 10/3/2016 12:02:40 PM

Schiera Collaborates in Oman

Tony Schiera, a temporary faculty member and third-year PhD student in Composition and TESOL, spent part of his summer in Muscat, Oman, working with the Takatuf Scholars’ Summer Residential Programme.

Posted on 9/30/2016 4:21:29 AM

Allard Gives Invited Lecture on Early Southeast Asian Trading Networks

Francis Allard (Anthropology) gave a lecture titled "Southeast Asia’s Maritime Exchange Networks and their Impact on Han Dynasty Southern China" at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Posted on 9/28/2016 11:25:46 AM

How Gerrymandering Hurts Democracy in Pennsylvania

A panel discussion on the corrosive impact of gerrymandering will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the Monongahela Room in the HUB (Student Union Building) on the IUP Campus.

Posted on 9/26/2016 1:52:28 PM

Chadwick Discusses Facing Educational and Industry Challenges for Cultural Resource Management

William Chadwick (Anthropology) participated in a panel discussion titled “CRM and the Academy: Crafting the Dialog forFacing Educational and Industry Challenges” at the 22nd annualconference of the American Cultural Resources Association, which washeld in Palm Springs, California, on September 15–18, 2016.

Posted on 9/23/2016 2:13:18 PM

Driscoll and Co-Authors Publish Chapter in Edited Collection on Writing Transfer

Dana Driscoll, associate professor of English, along with four co-authors had an article appear in the recent edited collection Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer.

Posted on 9/22/2016 8:32:03 AM

Rubenstein Interviewed on the Nature of Time

Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, was recently interviewed as part of a three-part series on the nature of time, hosted by the website Cosmoetica.

Posted on 9/16/2016 11:47:54 AM

Jozefowicz and Alumni Publish Study of Unemployment and Crime in Pennsylvania

“A Dynamic Panel Data Study of theUnemployment-Crime Relationship: TheCase of Pennsylvania,” co-authored by applied mathematics alumna SarahFrederick (’15), economics alumnus Zackary Nelson (’14), and professor JamesJozefowicz, has been published in Economics Bulletin.

Posted on 9/9/2016 9:26:49 AM

Historian Franklin-Rahkonen Selected as Speaker of the Year for Finlandia Foundation

The Finlandia Foundation has invited Franklin-Rahkonen to be their Speaker of the Year for 2016-2018.

Posted on 9/7/2016 9:22:38 AM

Craig Publishes “A Companion Reference to Threats, Real and Imagined”

Professor Chauna Craig has published her short story “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Companion Reference to Threats, Real and Imagined, as Configured in Late Twentieth-Century Christian America” in the summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares.

Posted on 9/6/2016 11:37:32 AM

Black (English Department) Publishes Memoir

Laurel Johnson Black had a memoir published in the the Little Pautuxent Review, titled “A Massachusetts Yankee Buys a Breast (or Beanie Baby Boobies).”

Posted on 9/6/2016 11:32:46 AM

Adams and Vick Receive Appalachian Teaching Project Grant for Adventure Learning Trail

Abigail Adams, Anthropology, and Brandon Vick, Economics, have been awarded a grant from the Appalachian Teaching Project to create an Adventure Learning Trail using geocaching to promote the history of Downtown Indiana.

Posted on 9/6/2016 9:41:28 AM

Heflin and Miller Attend Leadership Institute for Faculty Women

Tanya Heflin (Department of English) and Jessica Miller (Counseling Center) were selected to represent IUP at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Leadership Institute for Faculty Women, a week-long leadership institute hosted biannually by the state system Women’s Consortium.

Posted on 9/1/2016 11:16:16 AM

IUP Breaks Ground for New Humanities Building

The new building will be located next to Stapleton Library, on the lawn that now exists between Clark and Sutton halls.

Posted on 11/3/2013 11:06:28 PM

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