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Summer 2008: Above the Caption

Performing Arts Center

Coming Soon: The Performing Arts Center in the Oak Grove will open in September. In May, with azaleas and rhododendrons blooming in front of Stapleton Library, the addition joining Fisher Auditorium (at left) to Waller Hall (off camera at right) was still being finished. (Photo: Barry Reeger)

Karen Stein and David Stein

Thanks to the Inventor: Faculty members Karen Stein and David Stein ’75 of IUP’s program in Speech-Language Pathology are looking forward to replacing their clinic’s existing, but dated, digital recording technology with a new Landro Enterprise Server, thanks to a significant donation by the device’s inventor, Jerry Salandro M’76, and his wife, Leslie. Salandro is president and CEO of IRIS Technologies in Greensburg. IUP’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic was the first to use the earlier generation of this IRIS technology within the helping professions. The Landro Play Analyzer was initially developed to assist coaches in the analysis of sports videos, but it is now used by speech-language pathology, counseling, and psychology programs across the country in the training of students as they learn diagnostic and intervention techniques. (Photo: Barry Reeger)

Elizabeth Kolbert

Ahead of Us: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of IUP’s 2007-2008 Common Freshman Reader, lectured on campus in the spring. Her book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, also served as the basis throughout the academic year for discussions, films, and symposia. “Climate change is always ahead of us,” the New Yorker staff writer said. “What you see is the past. What is happening now you will see in the future.” The 2008-2009 Common Freshman Reader will be Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. (Photo: Adam Borodach)

JeMone Smith

Make it Big: Former IUP, NFL, and Arena Football League player JeMone Smith ’93, M’96 delivered encouraging words to a student audience in the spring in a program sponsored by the Career Development Center. (Photo: Adam Borodach)

James Carville

Straight Talk and Back-talk: James Carville, right, and Mary Matalin will inaugurate the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series in Fisher Auditorium on October 1.

Dubnansky Family

Six and Out: In May, the last child of Andrew and Katherine Dubnansky graduated from IUP. The whole family turned out for the ceremony. Above, left to right: Kara ’08; Juston ’01, M’02; John ’98; Andreana Dubnansky Pozezinski ’95; Kirston Dubnansky Fernando ’93, M’99; Andrew ’93; Andrew (the father); and Katherine (the mother). The elder Dubnanskys live in the Indiana County village of Cramer. (Photo: Keith Boyer)

Susan Delaney

New Landmark: Susan Snell Delaney Hall was officially named in May. Formerly known as Suites on Grant—Lower, the building will henceforth be associated with Susan Delaney ’64, a member of the IUP Council of Trustees since October 1987 and at various times council chairperson and vice chairperson. “I am deeply touched,” she said to those assembled at a naming ceremony, “by everyone’s happiness for me.” A bronze plaque was installed on a center pillar near the corner of Pratt Drive and Grant Street. Another wing of the building is visible behind Delaney. (Photo: Barry Reeger)


Out of the Past: Can you identify the student teachers in this 1960 yearbook photograph? If you have photographs, scrapbooks, or memorabilia you would like to donate, contact Harrison Wick at the University Archives in Stapleton Library at 724-357-3039 or via e-mail. (Photo: IUP Special Collections)

University Museum

Sitting Pretty: More than thirty chairs created by students, faculty, and alumni from IUP and eleven other schools were part of a national invitational exhibition in the spring sponsored by IUP’s Center for Turning and Furniture Design. Adirondack III: Transformation/Reinvention in the University Museum was the third in a series focusing on what the center calls “the iconic Adirondack design.” (Photo: Keith Boyer)

Bill Clinton

Clinton’s Historic Visit: The first former U.S. President to visit IUP since Jimmy Carter spoke in Fisher Auditorium in 1989, Bill Clinton drew an overflow crowd to Memorial Field House before Pennsylvania’s April Presidential primary. (Photo: Keith Boyer)

Ron Paul

Eberly Full House: A Pittsburgh native, Texas Congressman, and Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul addressed a packed house in Eberly Auditorium in April. (Photo: Adam Borodach)