Student Work Recognized at Annual Celebration of Learning, IUP Punxsutawney

Posted on 12/13/2011 4:56:50 PM

The annual Celebration of Learning at IUP Punxsutawney, held December 12, 2011, featured projects by students in writing, literature, world religions, and information technology courses during Fall semester.

The event was hosted by the IUP Punxsutawney Writing Center and coordinated by director Lynn Shelly.

Prizes were awarded for overall best project and runner-up, as well as for best video, best poster for world religions, and best artwork. Projects were judged on the basis of content, creativity, and effort by four representatives from IUP main campus.

The award for best project went to Joie Hight, an English 100 student, who designed and created out of wood a pyramid decorated with hieroglyphics. The pyramid represents her response to a reading selection titled, "Fearing Death/Maintaining a Positive Attitude."

"The projects on display were creative and thoughtful. It was obvious that students put a lot of work into them," said Lindsay Sabatino, a teaching associate in the English Department on main campus. "The celebration event is a good community-builder, and Dr. Shelly has designed it so that students support each other."

Also attending were three tutors from the IUP Writing Center on main campus: Laurin Jefferson, John Baker, and Richard Shook.