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Taking It to the City

Faculty members in the Department of Professional Studies in Education will begin delivering course work to future teachers at the Community College of Allegheny County and at Butler County Community College, thanks to new agreements. Participating students will earn an associate degree through CCAC or BC3 and a BSEd degree through IUP. CCAC students will earn credentials to teach general subjects in grades six through eight and math or science in grades seven and eight. BC3 students will prepare to teach students in prekindergarten through fourth grade and to teach special education for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.

Paranoid? Who, Me?

Public reaction to military exercises in Texas last summer served as the basis for psychology professor David LaPorte’s essay on paranoia that appeared in Time magazine’s “The Conversation.” He addressed threats to security and privacy—from the government’s monitoring of electronic activity to the prevalence of stolen identity to the ability to be tracked by cell phones—as well as the threat of terrorism.

“All of these threaten our sense of safety,” LaPorte wrote. “But is there scientific evidence that these factors have resulted in increased rates of paranoia? Admittedly, no. But there is precedent for environmental factors contributing to increased rates of mental illness.”

Faculty Deaths

The following former faculty members died in recent months:

  • Thomas Goodrich, a professor emeritus who retired in 1994 after 27 years in the History Department, died November 5, 2015.
  • Walter Laude, a professor emeritus who retired from the IUP Libraries in 2005 after 26 years at the university, died November 6, 2015.
  • George Miltz, who retired in 2002 after 35 years of teaching Latin and Greek at the university, died December 24, 2015.
  • Robert Moore, a professor emeritus who retired in 1986 after 25 years in the Biology Department, died November 22, 2015.
  • Thomas Schaub, a professor emeritus who retired from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 1999 after teaching over a 30-year period, died October 19, 2015.
  • Charles Weber, a professor emeritus who retired from the Geography and Regional Planning Department in 1986 after 15 years of service, died October 9, 2015.

More from the Spring 2016 Issue of IUP Magazine

Race: The Next Step

Race: The Next Step

A racist photo that went viral on social media has brought an age-old problem—at IUP and across the nation—to the forefront of campus business.

Open Spaces, Modern Graces

Open Spaces, Modern Graces

IUP’s new academic building, replacing Keith and Leonard halls, houses the space, the technology, and the minds to prepare today’s students for tomorrow.

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Losing the Original Leonard
When the original Leonard Hall caught fire, two Indiana State Teachers College students, back early from Easter break, happened by and contacted authorities. Now in their mid-80s, those students share their memories.

“Aunt Jane”: IUP’s George Washington

Considered Indiana Normal School’s guiding spirit, Jane Leonard inspired thousands of students and, perhaps, a U.S. president.

Giant Leap

Ben McAdoo ’00 is the first IUP alumnus to play or coach in the NFL without having played a down for his alma mater.

Changing Corporate Culture

Dick Macedonia '66, former CEO of Sodexo, reflects on his efforts to make Sodexo a more inclusive company.

Vantage Point

Selected IUP faculty respond to the question:"What is one thing you teach or have taught that you think will be gone from lesson plans 15 years from now?"

Seeing Campus from Afar

The recently redesigned IUP website shows off the campus with two new features: a set of virtual tours and an interactive map.