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Van Wieren Publishes Coauthored Article on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Todd Van Wieren of the Advising and Testing Center recently published “Workplace Discrimination and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The National EEOC Americans with Disabilities Act Research project” in WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.
Chiarulli and Neusius Present Poster at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Drs. Beverly Chiarulli and Sarah Neusius presented the poster “Burying the Past: Observations on Unintentional Site Reburial at the Johnston Site, Indiana County, Pennsylvania” at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C.
McCarthy Gives Keynote Speech
Dr. John McCarthy of the Department of Counseling presented “Protective and Preventative Factors in Suicide” as the keynote speech to the conference of the Westmoreland County (Pa.) Task Force on Suicide (Greensburg, Pa.) in November 2008.
Hrabovsky Receives Henry Young Award for Outstanding Service to NADE
Paul Hrabovsky will receive the Henry Young Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to the National Association for Developmental Education at the NADE annual conference on February 26, 2009.
Teacher Education Cooperating Teacher Workshop
Twenty-five local school teachers attended the IUP Teacher Education Cooperating Teacher Workshop on January 8, 2009.  Dr. Laurie Nicholson, Director of Field Placement, conducted this workshop designed to investigate the research and best practices concerning successful student teaching experiences.
Virtual Worlds (Second Life) Conference Presentation
Lloyd Onyett, assistant dean for Technology in the College of Education and Educational Technology, gave a presentation entitled “Teaching in Virtual Worlds (Second Life)” at the 2009 Educause Mid-Atlantic Conference in Philadelphia on January 7, 2009.
McGowan Receives License in Pennsylvania
Dr. Mark McGowan was recently licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. This license complements his national certification as a school psychologist, a certification he has held for the past five years.
Runge Honored by Society for the Study of School Psychology
Dr. Timothy Runge was honored as an Early Career Scholar by the Society for the Study of School Psychology in December 2008.
Staszkiewicz to Serve on Board for Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence
Dr. Mark Staszkiewicz, Educational and School Psychology Department, has been selected to serve on the Board of Examiners for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence.
Doctoral Candidate Publishes in Women’s Studies Journal
Jennifer M. Woolston, an English Literature doctoral candidate and current teaching associate, has had her innovative article accepted for publication in the special “Presence and Importance of Women in Punk Rock” issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Miller’s Forthcoming Article and Book on Social Justice
sj Miller, English, has both a book and an article on Social Justice forthcoming.
Sitler Publishes on Trauma and Learning
Helen Sitler’s article “Teaching With Awareness: The Hidden Effects of Trauma on Learning” has been published in the January/February 2009 issue of The Clearing House, a journal for educators in secondary and college settings.
Cercone Selected to Attend National Workshop
Dr. Karen Rose Cercone has been accepted to a national workshop on geoscience program assessment.
Lewis Presents Research at American Geophysical Union Meeting
Dr. Jon Lewis presented results of his ongoing research at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, Calif.
Eisensmith to Be Guest Conductor at Altoona Jazz Festival
Dr. Kevin Eisensmith will be one of three guest conductors at the District 6 Jazz Festival in Altoona, Pa., this weekend, January 22–24, 2009.
Sutton Trio to Perform in Mexico
IUP faculty chamber ensemble, the Sutton Trio, will perform in Mexico on January 27 and 28.
Masilela to Speak on Zimbabwe, Feb. 4, 2009
“Tragedies of Failed African States: The Case of Zimbabwe?” A presentation by Dr. Calvin Masilela, IUP Professor of Geography and Regional Planning, on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium.
Bieger and Vold Present Paper in China
Dr. George Bieger and Dr. Larry Vold presented a paper at the fifth annual Conference on Higher Education Reform in Shanghai, China. Their paper was entitled “Creating the Opportunity for Internationalization Through Personal Contact: A Model for Bottom-up Reform.”
Bieger Attends European Teacher Education Network Board Meeting in Malta
Dr. George Bieger, professor and interim chairperson of the Department of Professional Studies in Education, represented IUP at the January meeting of the European Teacher Education Network Board of Directors held in Malta.
Ferguson Elected to BCSP
The Safety Sciences Department would like to congratulate Dr. Lon Ferguson on being chosen as a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Director. Dr. Ferguson was appointed in January 2009 and will serve a three-year term. For his first year of service, Dr. Ferguson will be serving on the examination and prof
Lowery Presents Student Affairs Webinars
Dr. John Wesley Lowery recently presented two webinars for NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education for changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 regulations.
Mueller Commentary Appears in Chronicle of Higher Education
Dr. John Mueller of the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education has a commentary titled “Atheist Students on Campus: From Misconceptions to Inclusion” (subsciption required) in the January 30, 2009, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.