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Art Professors Exhibiting in Spain and Pittsburgh
Professors Nayda Collazo-Llorens and Patricia Villalobos Echeverría of the IUP Department of Art are exhibiting in Transfer Lounge, an exhibition at Forja ArteContemporáneo in Valencia, Spain, and Space Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa., in the fall of 2009.
Nuttle Receives Outstanding Researcher Award for 2009
Dr. Tim Nuttle of the Biology Department was selected by Dean Zanich as this year's Outstanding Researcher in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. A reception will be held November 4, 2009.
Dries Performs in “Frankenstein” at Philadelphia Street Playhouse
Communications Office staff member Bruce Dries is performing as the Creature in the production of Frankenstein at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse in downtown Indiana from October 23 through November 1, 2009.
Giever Receives Second FBI Grant
Dr. Dennis Giever, Department of Criminology, received a second external award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, in the amount of $264,771 for his project “FBI: Certificate of Recognition Cohort #3.”
Ali Publishes Monograph on Female Faculty Experiences
Dr. Parveen Ali, Department of Developmental Studies, has published a monograph based on her dissertation.
Sissoko Presents on “Current Account Sustainability of ECOWAS Countries”
Dr. Yaya Sissoko of the Department of Economics presented a research paper entitled “Current Account Sustainability of ECOWAS Countries” at the sixty-eighth International Atlantic Economic Society annual conference
Runge Named Outstanding Researcher
Dr. Timothy Runge has been named this year’s Outstanding Researcher in the College of Education and Educational Technology and will be honored with a reception in the Breezedale Library on November 4, 2009.
Ferrence Nominated for Writing Prizes
Matthew Ferrence’s literary essay “Rules of the Game” has been nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize and the 2010 Dzanc Books Best of the Web prize.
Hovan Participates in Integrated Ocean Drilling Program “Sampling Party”
Steve Hovan, Department of Geosciences, participated in an international meeting for the week of October 12, 2009, to sample sediment cores collected in a recent research expedition to the Equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Taylor Coal Swamp Lecture Featured in “Penn” Article
John Taylor, Department of Geosciences, is featured in an article in the October 20, 2009, edition of the Penn, highlighting his participation in the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Show Lecture Series.
Bayles Is Chair of ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Board
Dr. Madeline Bayles has been appointed to the position of chair of the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Committee on Certification and Registry Board.
Farabaugh Presents on Carl McIntire and Fairness Doctrine
Journalism Department instructor Pat Farabaugh presented his dissertation project, titled “Carl McIntire and his Crusade to Topple the Fairness Doctrine,” at the annual national conference of the American Journalism Historians Association.
Lattanzio Presents Current Research On Partition Types
Dr. John Lattanzio of the Mathematics Department presented “Partition Types” at the Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography, and Computing on October 4, 2009. This year's conference was in honor of the sixty-eighth birthday of Walter Wallis.
Alarcón, Feldman Receive Grant from Indiana Area School District
The School of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce that Dr. Francisco Alarcón and Dr. Larry Feldman, Department of Mathematics, received an external award from the Indiana Area School District in the amount of $17,998 for their project, “Preparing Students for the 21st Century.” 
Nursing Department Strongly Represented at National League for Nursing Annual Summit
The Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions was strongly represented at the National League for Nursing annual summit held in Philadelphia, Pa., in September 2009.
Shellenbarger Selected for Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Program
The National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation for Nursing Education recently announced that IUP Nursing faculty member Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger was selected for the NLN/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Colloquium on Social Support After Disasters Presented by Kaniasty
Parent Training Presentation by Knight at National Conference
Smith Presents “Road to Medicine and Magic”
On September 28, 2009, Dr. Theresa Smith of the Department of Religious Studies delivered an invited lecture, “The Road to Medicine and Magic,” at Central Michigan University.
Moreau Receives Defense Logistics Agency Grant
Ron Moreau, director of the Government Contracting Assistance Program, received an external award from the Defense Logistics Agency in the amount of $182,157 for his project, “Government Contracting Assistance Program.”