2014

Kolkata Wetlands: IIT Kharagpur, Indiana University to study on how it can be used as resources for urban life

The wetlands of Kolkata, which are gradually shrinking in size, have come under the focus of a study by a joint team of the IIT-Kharagpur and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The study will look into the increasing presence of non bio degradable chemicals in the water of the wetlands, an IIT-KGP spokesperson said on Tuesday. "Our joint study will deliberate on what should be the role of urban planners in a metropolitan city like Kolkata,"the spokesperson said. At a workshop, organized by IIT-KGP and IUP recently, experts said that the East Kolkata Wetlands, a key component of Kolkata's waste-management resilience, was facing a crisis of existence.

Indian News Nation, June 14, 2014

Stories from Saint Vincent

My first attempt to cover training camp at Saint Vincent College came up short, but not for reasons other than I ran into a group of Steelers players on a picket line along the road leading to the campus. It was 1974 and the players were on strike, at least some of them were. I was a rookie not long out of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in my first year as sports editor of the Indiana (Pa.) Gazette and I decided I would cover the Steelers, at least as often as I could around my other duties of covering high schools and IUP.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 25, 2014

IUP-Northpointe offering educational camps for high school students

Educational camps for high school students are being sponsored this summer by Indiana University of Pennsylvania at Northpointe in South Buffalo. The university is offering camps in computing and cyber security in June; “green” science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in July. “We used to offer electro-optics technology camps, but had to stop them after the program was moved to our main campus in Indiana,” IUP-Northpointe campus Director Richard Muth said. “Since then, we've been working with our staff to develop worthwhile technology-driven programming.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 05, 2014

Population of fishers, bobcats continues to grow, spread throughout state

Fisher populations are expanding across western Pennsylvania, thanks in large part to the descendants of animals released in West Virginia in the 1970s. That's the conclusion of a study done by Indiana University of Pennsylvania researchers.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 14, 2014

IUP professors complement each other in research, conservation work

Golden-winged warblers, bats and Allegheny woodrats: The three species might not seem related, but for professors Jeff Larkin and Joseph Duchamp, they are part of a growing research partnership as educators and wildlife enthusiasts. Instead of confining their work to teaching and advising students in the biology department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the pair conducts research and encourages students to take part.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 28, 2014

Former Willard basketball standout now a college coach

From a Crimson Flash to a Crimson Hawk. Jimmy Langhurst's basketball journey has led him to the next basketball chapter in his life — coaching.The former Willard standout is an assistant coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

Norwalk Reflector, December 26, 2014

College students, staffers deal with being away from home for holidays

They are among the students at colleges and universities who don't spend the holiday break with families in their hometowns. Instead they look to one another or to staff members to provide a familial atmosphere. Some host special dinners and get-togethers. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, student John Boddington said responsibility kept him from going home. “Why not seize the opportunity to make money to go toward student loans, or rent or gas or groceries or tuition? I figure, why not work?” he said. “My family knows that I love them, and we'll talk on the phone or Skype (on Christmas).” Boddington, 23, from York works at Indiana's Papa John's. The pizza shop is not open on Christmas but, with many student workers away, there are shifts to pick up.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 24, 2014

Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

NATALIE RANERI,of Souderton has been selected as the client care coordinator at the Birches at Home in Harleysville. Prior to joining the Birches, Raneri worked at a Continuing Care Retirement Community in North Carolina. Raneri has a bachelor's degree in biological anthropology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.The Birches At Home is a home care service assisting seniors with daily living, meals, transportation and companionship in their own homes.

Allentown Morning Call, December 25, 2014

Wood Center at IUP turns campus trees into art

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is noted for its iconic Oak Grove and the attendant squirrel population. That scenic heart of the IUP campus has dwindled from 149 trees in 1961 to about 90 today. Many trees the Oak Grove has lost over the years may have been turned to mulch or shipped to landfills, but today trees taken down on campus are staying on campus through the Harvest-To-Use program operated by the college's Wood Center.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 20, 2014

Liquor Control Board partners with Pa. universities

Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) announced a pilot program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, West Chester University, Alvernia College and Caron Treatment Centers to develop a Town-Gown Pilot Project aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in the surrounding communities.

Lock Haven Express, December 17, 2014

College-age drinking targeted LCB pilot program seeks solutions to dangerous behavior

The state Liquor Control Board is looking to devise a universal plan to help colleges and their surrounding communities combat underage and dangerous drinking by studying the experiences of four universities across the state. The agency started a pilot program last month with four schools — state-owned universities in Indiana, Kutztown and West Chester, and Alvernia University, a small Catholic school in Berks County — that were in the process of developing plans to better handle raucous partying around their campuses, officials said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 19, 2014

Liquor Control partners with 4 Universities: Town-Gown Pilot Project aims to prevent underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in community

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced a pilot program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, West Chester University, Alvernia College and Caron Treatment Centers to develop a Town-Gown Pilot Project aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in the surrounding communities.

Berks-Montgomery News, December 19, 2014

Dalton native served as student speaker during Indiana University of Pennsylvania commencement

Morgan Chase, a theater major in the Robert E. Cook Honors College from Dalton, was the student speaker for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 13.

The Abington Journal, December 15, 2014

Energy spotlight: Michael Jarvis

Michael Jarvis is pioneering an underground path to shale in Western Pennsylvania. The geologist at Range Resources finds the most lucrative shale spots thousands of feet underground and helps craft the most efficient drilling path to them. Last month he was given the Young Alumni Achievement Award by his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 2008 as a geology major, just as drilling was gaining traction in the Marcellus Shale.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 14, 2014

Produce For Better Health Foundation Announces Grants In Support Of Grocery Store Dietetics

Hockessin, Del. – In support of Produce for Better Health Foundation's long-standing support of supermarkets, coupled with the close work PBH has done with supermarket dietitians over the last few years, PBH is awarding its second round of grants totaling $32,000 to support grocery store dietetics. The following university programs will use the funds to deliver grocery store tours by trained nutrition/dietetic interns, enabling enhanced collaboration between supermarkets and university nutrition and dietetic programs. * Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA “The store tour dietetic training grant program has, and continues, to gain momentum and garner interest,” says Elizabeth Pivonka, President and CEO of PBH. “We received 20 grant proposals for this current funding period, which is quite impressive given it is only the second award period since the commencement of the program earlier this year. I am looking forward to highlighting and sharing notable results of the program, along with some of our grantees, during our 2015 Annual Conference.”

Perishable News.com, December 09, 2014

Barbara Holland Joins Formex as Director of Business Development for the South East Region

Formex LLC ("Formex"), a leader in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, announced that Ms. Barbara Holland joined Formex as Director of Business Development for the South Eastern Region on Dec. 1, 2014. Barbara Holland has over 13 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and comes to us from Pharmaceutics International (Pii), which specialized in all facets of drug development and manufacturing. Ms. Holland's thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing operation and her expertise with various dosage forms strengthens Formex's ability to build partnerships in the industry. Additionally, Holland has a BS Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and over 20 years of experience in project management.

KXNews, December 09, 2014

Westmoreland Museum of American Art pops up in some unexpected places

Richard Claraval is an award-winning draftsman and sculptor. Similar to the way a jazz performer uses a familiar song as a starting point for improvisation, he uses the Renaissancesque human figure as inspiration for creating abstract expressionist gesture. Claraval received a B.A. in art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1977.

The Examiner, December 09, 2014

Penn State Altoona to present artwork of Nathan Heuer

ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona will feature an exhibition of work by Ivyside Juried Art Exhibition winner, Nathan Heuer in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The exhibition, Fallow Ground, is free and open to the public and will run January 15 - March 15, 2015. A reception will be held from 3 - 5 p.m. January 15, 2015, in the Titelman Study of the Center. Heuer received his MFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and is currently an assistant professor of drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on the role of constructed environments in contemporary society, with a specific emphasis on architecture and urban design. Recent exhibitions include Art of the State at the Pennsylvania State Museum, On Temporality at Kansas State University, Community and Memory at the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club in Portsmouth, UK, and Texas Draws II at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including New American Paintings.

Penn State Now, December 08, 2014

Program sends cards to troops

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student organized the first “Cards for Troops” initiative at IUP for members of the United States armed services who are overseas. Samuel Dunning, a criminology major from Duncansville, spearheaded the initiative through his military service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi. The group also partnered with IUP's Latino fraternity, Lambda Sigma Upsilon. Dunning and fellow members of Rho Tau Chi asked IUP student organizations for card donations and have been manning a table at the university's Hadley Union Building for two weeks asking students to write positive messages to troops.

Indiana Gazette, December 09, 2014

Behind the Apple

Kristy Mitchell serves as an instructional technology specialist at Eagle Nest Elementary. It is her fourth year at the school and her 14th year overall in education. The Pittsburgh native said she cannot remember ever not wanting to be a teacher – likely because she grew up with really good teachers and wanted to do what they did for a living. Mitchell studied elementary education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has been in the Charleston area since 2001, and before that she was teaching in Florida.

Summerville Journal Scene (South Carolina), December 04, 2014

Submit to arrest to avoid force, law professor advises

There's one clear lesson from recent headlines about police officers' use of force, experts say: Don't resist arrest. “Cadets are taught to respond with the necessary level of force to overcome the resistance that's given to them or displayed to them, and not be unreasonable in that response,” said Dennis Marsili, program coordinator of the Criminal Justice Training Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Your force level should be equal to or one step higher than the resistance that's given; if it's any higher than that one step, then it's unreasonable.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 02, 2014

Laura Ragsdale, Joe Silver To Distiller Promo Team

DISTILLER PROMOTION has added LAURA RAGSDALE and JOE SILVER to its College Radio Department, starting in JANUARY at the company's PORTLAND headquarters. LAURA comes to DISTILLER from INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Alternative WIUP-F (90.1 FM)/PITTSBURGH, where she was a DJ and Music Director. She also edited, wrote, drew and collected artifacts for her zine, "Staircase Wit," under the name LADY REPORTER LAURA LANE. In the latest issue, "The Cereal Chronicles," she documents her quest to try ever existing cereal. Search #LadyCerealReporter on INSTAGRAM.

All Access Music Group, December 02, 2014

Pragmatic personality key to new Pennsylvania House GOP leader's appeal

When Dave Reed stepped into politics 12 years ago, he was a registered Democrat. But when he assumed his role as majority leader on Monday, he did so as a Republican, anointed by his party as the youngest lawmaker to hold the post in nearly 70 years. He earned a degree in math and economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, then a master's degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 02, 2014

Ferguson: Stop Blaming the Media

R. Paul McCauley, a former police officer who studies police-involved shootings as a criminologist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, said these are important questions that should be considered in the Ferguson Police Department's ongoing internal investigation of the shooting. “There has also been too little analysis/discussion of the interval between the struggle in the police car and the point at which Brown is some distance away from the car,” Sam Walker, a police accountability expert and retired criminologist at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, said by email. “This is certainly the point where Wilson could/should have waited for backup, and certainly not provoked a confrontation.”

The Crime Report, November 26, 2014

Newsmaker: Christopher W. Robinson

Christopher W. Robinson Noteworthy: Robinson was chosen to run a new scholarship program funded by a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Starting in January, 42 students will get $1,000 scholarships to pursue drug and alcohol diplomas and social work certificates. Their training will focus on children, families and at-risk communities. He is a doctoral candidate in administration and educational leadership at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 22, 2014

Western PA universities attract more foreign students

College and universities in Western Pennsylvania are attracting more international students. Among the schools reporting international growth (was) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from 765 to 892 in the same period.

Keystone Edge, November 20, 2014

Short Science, November 23, 2014

Squirrel-size creatures that lived in the treetops of northern China with dinosaurs roaming below left a legacy in their fossils that may challenge textbooks on the origins of mammals. Indiana University of Pennsylvania paleontologist Bi Shundong said the discovery of six complete well-preserved skeletons identified as three new species of haramiyids pushes back further in time the first appearance of mammals - into the late Triassic period, or about 208 million years ago. The researcher, co-author of a Nature article about the discovery, said haramiyids were formerly known as "near mammals" but the full skeletons were found to have distinctively mammalian features such as a full set of teeth, a diaphragm and middle ear bones separate from the lower jaw.

South China Morning Post, November 23, 2014

Campus Alumni Awards honor three for accomplishments, support

Three accomplished member of the Penn State DuBois community were honored at the annual Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday evening (Nov. 20) at the Lakeview Lodge at Treasure Lake. All award recipients have demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in their fields, as well as steadfast support for the campus. Joyce Fairman, of DuBois was selected as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Ambassador Award. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and her MBA in 1984, also from IUP. Fairman serves on the Council of Trustees for IUP.

Penn State NEWS, November 24, 2014

Gordmans Stores : Names Lisa C. Evans, Chief Merchandising Officer

Gordmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMAN), an Omaha-based apparel and home decor retailer, today announced that effective January 5, 2015 Lisa Evans will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Ms. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Marketing and Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

4-traders, November 20, 2014

Iraq: The American Unprotected Protectorate

The architects of the invasion and destruction of Iraq have deliberately sought to transform the country unto an entity that is incapable of functioning on its own and where its people are deprived of integrity, pride, and courage, argues Abbas J. Ali (IUP Distinguished University Professor).

Middle East Online, November 20, 2014

CFO of the year named

Darrin Mikula, chief financial officer for the Community Guidance Center in White Township, was recently named one of Pittsburgh Business Times' CFO of the Year award winners. Mikula earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was hired at the Community Guidance Center in December 2010 as controller and became CFO in May 2013.

Indiana Gazette, November 23, 2014

IUP bestows young alumni award

Michael Jarvis, a native of Indiana, has been selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2014 Young Alumni Achievement Award. Jarvis, a 2008 graduate of IUP with a bachelor's degree in geology, is the son of Robert and Sharon Jarvis, of Indiana. The Young Alumni Achievement Awards are sponsored by the IUP Office of Alumni Relations and IUP Ambassadors. It is presented to IUP graduates of the last 15 years who have recorded notable achievements in their professions.

Indiana Gazette, November 23, 2014

Campus notes: Nov. 23

Randel Massafra, Morgantown, won Indiana University of Pennsylvania's 2014 Young Alumni Achievement Award.Massafra is a 1999 graduate of IUP and works in a supervisory role for the Vanguard Group in Malvern, Chester County.The award goes to graduates of the last 15 years who have recorded notable achievements in their professions.

The Reading Eagle, November 23, 2014

Saltsburg grad developing app to help addicts with recovery

When Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon saw his friends and classmates slip from experimental drug use to drug abuse and addiction, he recognized a need for a drug addiction recovery resource targeted toward people of his own generation. Noting that young people troubled by addiction are less likely to reach out to counselors or agencies for help or even admit to friends or family they have a problem, the Saltsburg High School graduate started designing a solution of his own.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 22, 2014

maker: The Revs. James E. Hunt and Sheila Johnson Hunt

Newsworthy: Pittsburgh City Council honored Rev. James E. Hunt with a proclamation for more than 25 years of community service. Residence: Monroeville Education: Rev. Hunt earned a bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 19, 2014

Celebration of song welcomes season of giving in Connellsville

An uplifting celebration of music welcomes the season of giving thanks each year when Mozart Music Club of Connellsville presents its “Thanksgiving Festival of Choirs.” The event will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in Wesley United Methodist Church. Guest performers are two former recipients of the club's yearly scholarships — soprano Amy Lucas and pianist Levi Graft. A graduate of Connellsville Area High School, Lucas participated in the school's musicals and was a member of chorus and band. She attended Duquesne University for two years. She attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is completing her music education degree.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 19, 2014

TransAtlantic Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Stream Oil & Gas and Announces Vice President of Albania

TransAtlantic's Vice President of Albania, Douglas Nester, 57, has more than 30 years of global experience in the management of oil and gas operations. Most recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Iraq for the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), which included operating Iraq's largest free gas reservoir, the Akkas Field, located near the Syrian border. He also served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Prime Offshore LLC, where he managed the development of its U.S. offshore oil and gas fields.Mr. Nester holds a B.S. degree in Geology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, performed his Master's studies in Geology at the University of Houston and received an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas.

City BizList (Houston, Texas), November 19, 2014

New discovery pushes mammals' lineage further back in time

Small squirrel-size creatures that lived in the treetops of northern China with dinosaurs roaming below left a legacy in their fossils that may challenge textbooks on the origins of the world's first mammals. Indiana University of Pennsylvania paleontologist Shundong Bi says the discovery of six complete well-preserved skeletons identified as three new species of haramiyids pushes further back in time the first appearance of mammals into the late Triassic period, or about 208 million years ago.

Hartford Courant, November 19, 2014

Erika Stearly at Studio B invites you to participate in “Take a Painting”

In finishing her Master in Fine Arts degree with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Erika Stearly found grant funding from Black Rock Foundation to install her interactive “Take a Painting” project at Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown, PA, during November 2014.

Berks-Montgomery News, November 18, 2014

Universities Across Western Pennsylvania Attracting More Foreign Students

The numbers, detailed Monday in the new Institute of International Education's Open Doors survey, show international enrollment at U.S. universities increased from 819,644 last year to 886,052, nearly double the number 20 years ago. China, by far, sends the most students. Among the schools reporting international growth were Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from 765 to 892.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 17, 2014

Small Volunteer Group Has Big Impact Helping Homeless, Hungry in Indiana County

The Bridge Core also has worked with other volunteers and organizations. It has partnered with groups at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a food drive and for the Hawk Walk, a volunteer effort to welcome people in campus neighborhoods and to provide information packets on ordinances and community services.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 15, 2014

Attorney Hosts Thanksgiving for Homeless Teens

After reading an inspirational story about the struggles of youth transitioning out of foster care, Brighton Heights resident Erin Springer took action by organizing an annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Familylinks Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter, which serves homeless youth ages 18 to 21. Erin was nominated as Dignity & Respect Champion by Stephanie Rex, who works at Familylinks and sees Ms. Springer's dedication and enthusiasm for her project. “She embodies what it means to be a champion of dignity and respect,” said Rex. “She serves a wide range of people in need.” After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Erin received her Juris Doctor from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She currently works at EQT Corporation as a Title Specialist II, where she oversees property ownership. During the holidays, she spends her free time organizing the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. “It really hit me that these kids sometimes have no one to help out or fall back on,” said Erin. “Everyone needs someone to support them, and I wanted to do what I could in some small way.”

New Pittsburgh Courier, November 16, 2014

Battle Burnout -- Create a more enjoyable work environment by addressing these six common denominators.

To help Gloria and the millions like her, it is necessary to look at the underlying causes. Why do any of us enjoy work? And can we re-ignite those causes in our own work environment? The answer is yes, there are at least six different reasons why we enjoy work -- beyond the paycheck.

Advance Healthcare Network for Speech & Hearing, November 17, 2014

New discovery pushes mammals' lineage further back in time

Indiana University of Pennsylvania paleontologist Shundong Bi says the discovery of six complete well-preserved skeletons identified as three new species of haramiyids pushes further back in time the first appearance of mammals -- into the late Triassic period, or about 208 million years ago. The IUP researcher, co-author of a recent Nature article about the discovery, says haramiyids were formerly known as “near mammals,” but with the full skeletons they were found to have distinctively mammal features such as a full set of teeth, a diaphragm and middle ear bones separate from the lower jaw. Together with colleagues from China and the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Mr. Bi first reported on the work online in Nature in September.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 18, 2014

Newsmaker: Shauna D'Alessandro

Shauna D'Alessandro received the Pennsylvania School Boards Association's Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of public education. Education: Bachelor's degree in business management/accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 18, 2014

Having a pet benefits your children in these 4 aspects

Pets have also been shown to have positive effects on a child's ability to learn. Mary Renck Jalongo, PhD, education professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, cited a study which monitored children when they were asked to read to an adult, a peer and a dog. Researchers noted elevated stress levels when children read to humans as compared to the dog — which makes sense because, after all, what could be less intimidating or judgmental than a happy, tail-wagging dog? There's a reason why dogs are often used as therapy animals for children. When children begin to feel nervous or overwhelmed, they're able to turn to their canine companions for comfort.

Beaver County Times, November 18, 2014

Dalton native enters international film festival

Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior theater major Morgan Chase, of Dalton, was part of the 2014 Rumshpringe International Short Film Festival in Lancaster. A member of the Robert E. Cook Honors College at IUP, Chase has participated in many theater and film related organizations and activities.

The Abington Journal, November 11, 2014

This Puneite is World Iron Man for 10th time

Kaustubh Radkar of Pune bagged the World Iron Man title in Triathlon for the 10th time in succession and has become the first Indian to do so on November 10 at Fortaleza, Sao Paolo in Brazil.

DNA, Mumbai, India, November 12, 2014

Latrobe greenspace planner Keith named 1st Jack Robertshaw Fellow

Dana Keith is so proud of her work to help plan the greenspace at the corner of Main and Ligonier streets in Latrobe, she sometimes makes a special trip from her home in Indiana, Pa., just to check on its progress. “Every couple of weeks, I take a drive to see how the grass is growing,” she said. Keith, 26, a senior majoring in environmental planning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was named the first Jack Robertshaw Fellow for her work this summer with the city of Latrobe and the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 11, 2014

Case of fired Plum police officer goes to arbitrator

Donald S. McPherson, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor emeritus in employment and labor relations, is the arbitrator who will decide whether Cumberledge returns to the 24-man department.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 12, 2014

Having a pet benefits your children in these 4 aspects

Pets have also been shown to have positive effects on a child's ability to learn. Mary Renck Jalongo, PhD, education professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, cited a study which monitored children when they were asked to read to an adult, a peer and a dog. Researchers noted elevated stress levels when children read to humans as compared to the dog — which makes sense because, after all, what could be less intimidating or judgmental than a happy, tail-wagging dog? There's a reason why dogs are often used as therapy animals for children. When children begin to feel nervous or overwhelmed, they're able to turn to their canine companions for comfort.

Deseret New National, November 13, 2014

Wolf's educatoin focus means a brighter future

Public education has been the backbone of our country for at least the last century. As a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School and an alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I owe the success I've had to the education I received at both institutions.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 14, 2014

Fort Halifax topic of program

The program will document research and fieldwork conducted by PennDOT and students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania since 2011 in an attempt to locate the archaeological remains of Fort Halifax, the French and Indian War fort, in Northern Dauphin County.

The News Item (Shamokin, Pa.), November 14, 2014

Explorer Program Begins WIth Look into Rehab Careers

Indiana University of Pennsylvania was one of the regional colleges that offered a degree in speech language pathology and Butler County Community College was one example of a school to become a physical therapist assistant.

The Kittanning Paper, November 06, 2014

Indiana County recognizes senior volunteers for environmental efforts

Two local volunteers, both heavily involved in environmental initiatives in Indiana County, were lauded by the county commissioners at the board's Oct. 29 meeting. In other business, the commissioners: • Announced plans for Indiana University of Pennsylvania's annual Hawk Rock dance-a-thon, set to take place Nov. 8 at the Memorial Field House on campus. The event raises money and awareness for hunger and homelessness in Indiana County and benefits three local charities. Organizers are hoping to beat last year's total raised of $5,500.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 06, 2014

Newsmaker: Mary Kate Bartley

Mary Kate Bartley was recently selected as a member of the LeadingAge 2015 Leadership Academy Program. Bartley was one of only 48 fellows accepted into the program nationwide. Fellows were selected based on their dedication and contributions to the aging-services industry and for their plans for the future. The fellows meet five times a year to complete training and work on group and individual projects. Occupation: Director of talent acquisition and development for Presbyterian SeniorCare. Education: Master's degree in public management and policy, University of Pittsburgh; bachelor's degree in applied mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 02, 2014

Old school days recalled at Keith reunion on IUP campus

It's not just a building, and this was certainly not just a reunion. On Oct. 18, more than 300 alumni of the Keith School attended a special reunion in the building that housed the school on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus from 1939 to 1972.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 24, 2014

Artist works with public to create Rochester mural

Those scenes are vividly painted on a wall in a 16-by-33-foot mural at the intersection of Brighton and New York avenues. The mural, which was a communitywide effort, was dedicated Oct. 10. Over 100 residents, including schoolchildren, did some of the painting, augmenting the work of professional artist Bernie Wilkie, 43, of East Liberty. Mr. Wilke has designed and painted 70 murals in the past 14 years, including 25 in Indiana, Pa., where he earned his Master of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also created 25 murals in Philadelphia, a city known for its ³public art² murals on buildings.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2014

Alumni Awards to Honor Three Individuals for Success, Support

The annual Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Banquet will honor three individuals who have demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in their fields, as well as steadfast support for the campus. Joyce Fairman of DuBois; Craig Pearce, currently of Istanbul, Turkey; and Robert Ellinger, currently of Maridi, South Sudan, will receive awards at the banquet scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Lakeview Lodge at Treasure Lake. All members of the community are invited to attend. Fairman has been selected as this year¹s recipient of the Distinguished Ambassador Award. This award is given to an individual who may or may not be an alumnus, but has made outstanding contributions to the campus and its mission. She is the president of the board of directors for the Fairman Family Foundation. Established by her late husband, Alan Fairman, the foundation supports activities that promote the physical and mental health of young people in area communities. At Penn State DuBois, the Fairman Family Foundation contributes support for efforts, including children and youth programs and the BEST Robotics Competition, and is the naming contributor to renovations on the Alan R. Fairman House, a home on campus for the honors program and alumni as well as staff offices. Fairman currently works in the oil and gas production field and is part owner of Fairman Corp., an operator of natural gas wells. She retired from Atlas Pressed Metals in 2011, where she worked for 20 years as the accounting and systems manager. She received a Bachelor¹s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and her MBA in 1984, also from IUP. Additionally, Fairman serves on the Council of Trustees for IUP, is active in her community with such organizations as the St. Catherine Church Fundraising Committee, The Association of Women Investors Organization, the DuBois Area YMCA, the United Way, the DuBois Public Library, and is a former member of the Penn State DuBois Athletics Fundraising Committee.

Gant Team in Local News, October 24, 2014

YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley to Give Keynote Speech at First Arab IASP World Conference

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is to take part as a guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the 31st International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation World Conference (IASP 2014 Doha) at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Hurley studied Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before helping to develop PayPal's user interface for eBay. In 2005, Hurley co-founded YouTube with two partners, turning it into one of the world's top ten web services within a year. Hurley currently also serves as an advisor of YouTube since selling it to Google, Inc. for US$1.76 billion.

Marhaba (Qatar), October 19, 2014

Newsmaker: Jim Stuncard

Jim Stuncard was elected to the board of The American Bankers Insurance Association for 2014-15. Background: Stuncard is vice president of insurance programs at Dollar Bank, where he has worked for 12 years. He serves on the board of directors at Credit Industry Marketing Representative Organization, a trade organization for credit insurance for banks. He is the trustee for building and grounds at Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church and is on the board of directors for the borough's sewer authority.Education: Bachelor of Science degree in communications, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1989. "Newsmaker: Jim Stuncard," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 17, 2014

Professor to Receive PSMLA Educator of the Year Award

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association (PSMLA) selected Silvina Orsatti, part-time instructor of Spanish at Pitt-Greensburg, to receive its 2014 PSMLA Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals for their distinguished teaching and professional contributions in World Languages and Cultures. She will receive the award on October 17 during the PSMLA Fall Conference.Orsatti, who teaches three sessions of Elementary Spanish at Pitt-Greensburg, is a candidate for a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a Master¹s of Science degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University and a Bachelor¹s of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Westmoreland County Times, October 17, 2014

Heinz History center panel to cover robots alongside steamboats

Saturday's panel discussion is linked to the museum's current exhibition, “Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia.” Panel members will include underwater archaeologist Justin Daley, who will discuss the history of Pittsburgh's 18th and 19th century boatyards and trace their locations along the city's waterfront today. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2014

(Dis)connecting in the bathroom

“Our society is too connected to technology,” said Dr. Luis Almeida, professor of communication at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “It leads to a lack of work productivity and higher medical bills.”Almeida studies student perceptions of technology and connectedness.In his TEDx Talk, Almeida said people who don't take time to disconnect from technology tend to experience feelings of frustration and exhaustion. “There are many [side effects] to using too much technology,” Almeida said. “Heavy users suffer from a lack of productivity, anxiety, impersonality and a lack of creativity.”

Youngstown Vindicator, October 12, 2014

Xi'an plans technology transformation forum

The city of Xi'an, Shaanxi province is arranging a Technology Transformation Forum for Chinese and US Universities and related project meetings, Nov 3 - 5, with the idea of developing its technology and innovation and with the focus on enterprises and markets and combined research and production. The organizers expect to invite experts from the US and Chinese science academies, Harvard University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and representatives from the global Top 500 enterprises and prominent multinationals for discussions with industrial parks, enterprises and investors. Sponsors of the forum are the Shaanxi experts bureau, Xi'an science and technology bureau, and Xi'an High-Tech Industrial Development Zone.

China Daily, October 14, 2014

Ford City votes to promote interim manager

Ford City's new borough manager is a familiar face. Council hired interim borough manager Eden Ratliff on Monday to fill the borough's top administrative spot. Ratliff has served as interim manager since May. Ratliff, 23, holds a master's degree in employment and labor relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 14, 2014

Let's talk about art

Think Pitts­burgh is cold? Con­cep­tual art­ist Sean Derry knows cold. Be­sides in­door in­stal­la­tions, Mr. Derry's work in­cludes site-spe­cific out­door proj­ects and pub­lic com­mis­sions. He is also an art pro­fes­sor at In­di­ana Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. “It is an honor to ex­hibit with so many in­cred­i­bly tal­ented art­ists,” he says of this city's Bien­nial.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2014

Treating abusers a knotty problem, domestic violence experts say

In a 2003 study, Ed Gondolf, former director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, found about 42 percent of men had assaulted again four years after enrolling in a batterers intervention program, but the majority decreased or stopped abusive behaviors. About 20 percent of men who abuse will continue to assault, the study found.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 12, 2014

Crackdown credited for calm at Indiana University of Pennsylvania homecoming

A handful of arrests but no major incidents left officials praising security measures put in place for homecoming weekend at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. On the heels of a riotous St. Patrick's Day weekend in March, IUP officials, along with Indiana Borough leaders, said Sunday they were pleased that student behavior was held in check during homecoming activities.

Tribune-Review, October 12, 2014

IUP puts plan in place for homecoming crowd control

Indiana University of Pennsylvania officials are counting on better communication among law enforcement, college leadership and the public to help the school avoid out-of-control gatherings when thousands of alumni visit the school for homecoming this weekend.

Greensburg Tribune-Review, October 10, 2014

Plan for IUP Homecoming draws upon broader base

Officials at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have broadened the base of their planning efforts for this year's Homecoming festivities, set for Oct. 10-12, including engaging students, as they strive to avoid a repeat of unruly behavior that spilled on to Indiana Borough streets during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration last March that was not sanctioned by the university.

Tribune-Review, October 09, 2014

Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate films what she knows

Write what you know. It's common advice for authors, but Natalia Kaniasty put her own spin on it — writing about where she's from and about whom she knows. The 2008 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and New York University filmmaking student shot a short film, her pre-thesis project, last fall in her hometown of Indiana. “Home Range” tells the story of fictional character Bobby Novak, portrayed by IUP Class of 2005 grad Brett Mack.

Tribune-Review, October 05, 2014

McCandless woman to be honored for contributions to nursing field

Inspired by her father, who was a medic in the U.S. Army and the stories he told about how he helped wounded soldiers, Denise Ramponi of McCandless knew early on that she wanted to serve on the front lines of the medical field where she could be a part of the action. On Oct. 11, Ms. Ramponi will be recognized nationally for her contributions to the field when she is awarded the Emergency Nurses Association Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award at the 2014 Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference Awards Gala to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. EDUCATION: Attended Butler Hospital School of Nursing; nurse practitioner degree, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; bachelor's degree in nursing, La Roche College; master's in nursing, Duquesne University; doctorate of nursing practice, Waynesburg University.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 25, 2014

Marc USA's Warhol campaign wins award

Station Square marketing agency Marc USA won best in show for its Andy Warhol Museum 2013 campaign: “Summer's Different at the Warhol,” at the 35th Golden Triangle Awards event Wednesday at the Sheraton Station Square. The gathering, hosted by the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, also saw Michele Papakie, an associate professor of journalism and public relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, named the 2014 Business Communicator of the Year. Ms. Papakie is also inspector general, 171st Air Refueling Wing, and owner and CEO of Indiana, Pa.-based public relations firm Prism Simple Solutions.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 25, 2014

Papakie, Marc win Golden Triangles

Michele Papakie was honored as the Business Communicator of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, while Marc USA won Best of Show.

Pittsburgh Business Times, September 25, 2014

How to Bridge the IT Communication Gap

You've spent hours on the phone with a user whose problem, you finally discover, is nowhere close to what he has been describing to you. Or you've gotten that excited call from a professor who has just learned about "the most amazing technology ever" and wants you to get it for her "immediately." (Never mind that the technology costs a mint or won't actually suit her needs!) Higher education's policy of openness can be a bit of a culture shock compared to the private sector, pointed out Bill Balint, CIO of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Campus Technology, September 06, 2021

The Clarks talk origins, fame, the future

Many bands meet in college and have the dream of making it big. Eventually, all the members get real jobs and things putter out. The first part of that story happened for The Clarks, who will playing at Schmitt's Saloon Saturday night.For almost 30 years, Scott Blasey, Robert James, Greg Joseph and Dave Minarik have been rocking around the country with their Americana rock band after meeting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

thedaonline.com, September 25, 2014

2014's Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

Having a baby is expensive. Between one-time expenses such as a crib and stroller and ongoing costs that include diapers and formula, prospective parents must evaluate not only their life situations but also their finances before jumping at the deep end. Ask The Experts: Fredalene Barletta Bower, Professor of Child Development and Family Relations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Will children continue to have a better lifestyle than their parents? How so? They will certainly see more effective use of technology and increases in technology, better health care, more preventive medicines, and more focus on protecting our environment; however, they will need to deal with increased terrorism, social issues, more difficulties finding suitable employment, etc. Will they have a better lifestyle? They may think their lifestyle is good because that is all they have known, however, the societal problems seem to increase with each generation.

WalletHub.com, September 06, 2021

Paying Tuition a Challenge as Costs Skyrocket and Aid Varies

Monique Szentmiklosi, 23, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, commutes from her home several miles outside of town — which can reduce annual costs by as much as $10,000 a year — and works two jobs. Szentmiklosi, who will graduate with a nursing degree in December, said she'll probably have about $30,000 in loan debt. She juggles a 25-hour-a-week campus work-study job and works 16 hours every other weekend as a nursing assistant at St. Andrew's Village. With help from family members, she limited her borrowing to federal Stafford loans and avoided private loan debt. “It's tough, but I manage somehow,” Szentmiklosi said.

Trib LIVE News, September 20, 2014

Reppert Completes Army Reserve Officers' Training

Kelsey A. Reppert, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has completed a Cadet Troop Leader Training assignment. CTLT allows Army ROTC cadets to experience leadership in Army units throughout the continental United States as well as overseas, where they serve in lieutenant-level positions for three or four weeks. The cadets work with and under assigned unit mentors in situations where their potential as platoon leaders can be evaluated. Reppert also graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, recently.

The Hanover Evening Sun, September 22, 2014

Art Notes: Qualters and The Warhol Receive Governor's Awards

Two Pittsburgh art icons are among recipients to be recognized during the 31st Governor's Awards for the Arts ceremony beginning 4 p.m. Sunday in Fisher Auditorium of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center, Indiana. The annual event honors outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizations, cultural leaders and patrons who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 24, 2014