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Retired writer-editor Dane Konop ’75 shares a firsthand account of the anti-Vietnam War movement at IUP during the 1969-70 school year. Warning: This account includes an image and caption that use strong language and may offend some readers. (12/4/2014 2:18:25 PM)
Maureen Fitzgerald ’79, Philadelphia Inquirer food editor, won the Health Partners Foundation Award for her blog, My Daughter’s Kitchen. (12/2/2014 4:11:49 PM)
SUNY Press’s new book Life Streams explores the paintings and other works of Alberto Rey ’82. (12/2/2014 3:52:11 PM)
The last women assigned to live in John Sutton Hall in 1972 returned to campus in August, 40 years later, for their “Sutton Girls Tour.” (12/2/2014 3:42:29 PM)
Recently promoted to brigadier general, Kelly Wakefield ’85 has become IUP’s 11th general officer. (12/2/2014 3:33:05 PM)
Donna Micheaux ’75 and Wayne Walters D’07 have taken on new leadership positions in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. (12/2/2014 3:21:19 PM)
Second-grade teacher Beth Temofonte Knight ’93 was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Cobb County Schools, Georgia. (12/2/2014 3:08:26 PM)
James Jordan ’64 was named the Board of Visitors Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Longwood University. (12/2/2014 2:49:39 PM)
This year’s Homecoming parade grand marshals were Ruth Riesenman, Barry Gasdek, and Anne Dieffenbach Johnson, all of the Class of 1964. (12/2/2014 10:40:15 AM)
Shawn Gatesman ’98 was named Veterinary Economics Practice Manager of the Year for 2014. (12/2/2014 9:39:21 AM)
The University Museum recently exhibited the iron collection Maureen Flaherty Post ’63 donated to IUP. (12/1/2014 8:20:33 PM)
Lindsay Walsh McClain CA’07, ’09 and Joy Parham-Thomas CA’10 both had strong showings on popular cooking programs. (12/1/2014 4:34:18 PM)
A rehearsal hall in Cogswell Hall was named in honor of the late Daniel DiCicco ’54, longtime music faculty member, in September. (12/1/2014 4:15:45 PM)
Retired biology professor Charles Springer ’61 continues his research on the water beetles of southeastern Virginia. (12/1/2014 4:04:46 PM)
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences presented Linda Morrison Schaeffer ’66, M’74 with a Distinguished Service Award. (12/1/2014 3:50:40 PM)
Geospatial solutions company GeoDecisions has promoted Brian Smith ’97 to vice president of commercial sales and delivery. (12/1/2014 3:19:58 PM)
The Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators named IUP Journalism chair Michele Papakie ’93 the 2014 Business Communicator of the Year. (12/1/2014 3:02:41 PM)
Mark McGahen ’81, M’90 was the 55-and-over MVP at the International Senior Softball Association World Championship in August. (12/1/2014 2:32:51 PM)
Among those at the IUP Business Golf Classic in July were Theta Xi’s George Braunegg ’79, John Liebenguth ’79, Scott Meredith ’82, Tom Wallace ’80, Dave Snyder ’81, David Kramer ’79, and Gary Tolfa ’79. (12/1/2014 11:50:33 AM)
Reuniting in New York with their new additions were Courtney DeNicola Nowak ’00, Merideth McIntyre Richards ’00, and Crystal Barlow Reiner ’01. (12/1/2014 6:46:43 AM)
Ed Bouchette ’73 was guest of honor at a Sigma Tau celebration hosted by Mark Rayburg ’75 and Mark Cooper ’76 in Apollo. (11/30/2014 8:15:09 PM)
Author Patrick Pacalo ’88 reflects on his career in journalism in an op-ed piece, “Journalism as Happiness.” (11/30/2014 4:13:28 PM)
Joe McLaughlin ’92, M’97 threw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Pirates took on the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 3. (11/30/2014 3:03:13 PM)
Karen Molusky Rodgers ’82 received the 2014 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award from the Ohio Hospital Association. (11/30/2014 2:29:03 PM)
Kim Burke ’77 has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. (11/30/2014 9:06:23 AM)
When Melissa Barry ’09 and Steven Ball were married, alumnae friends were in attendance. (11/30/2014 7:36:00 AM)
Best Lawyers has named Andrea Ocepek Geraghty ’74 as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the Pittsburgh area. (11/30/2014 7:22:13 AM)
Violinist and vocalist Owen “Fiidla” Brown M’96 joined tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith for a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center. (8/6/2014 1:21:38 PM)
Pat Farabaugh ’93 published his second book, on the friendship of the NBA’s Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman. (8/6/2014 12:50:44 PM)
Tim Vojtasko ’85 has been elected to the Board of Directors of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. (8/6/2014 12:32:28 PM)