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Brochetti Receives Funding Award for New Choices-New Options
Lisa Brochetti, Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation, received an external award from the Indiana County Department of Human Services in the amount of $21,374 for her project, ”HSDF New Choices/New Options.”
Carranza Receives Two PASSHE Awards
Dr. Carmy Carranza, Department of Developmental Studies, received two external awards from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in the amount of $35,863 for the project “Act 101: 2009–2010 PASSHE Replacement Fund—Punxsutawney Campus,” and $75,446 for the project “Act 101: 2009–2010 PASSHE Replacement Fund—Main Campus.”
Chiarulli Receives PennDOT Grant
Dr. Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, received an external award from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in the amount of $2,668 for the project entitled “PennDOT Curation: Task 13.”
Ford Receives Oil Region Alliance Grant
Dr. Benjamin Ford, Department of Anthropology, received an external award from the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry, and Tourism in the amount of $21,999 for his project, “Survey of Historic Resources in Northeast Venango County, PA.”
Gamble Receives Career and Technical Center Award
Donald Gamble, director of the Career and Technical Personnel Preparation Center, received an external award in the amount of $1,267,491 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for his project, “Development of a Career and Technical Personnel Preparation Center.”
Gardner Receives WeDnetPA Grant
Jane Gardner, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, received an external award in the amount of $384,204 for her project, “WeDnetPA Basic Skills and Information Technology.”
Knerr Receives “Arts in Education Partnership” Grant
Hank Knerr, College of Fine Arts, received an external award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in the amount of $45,000 for his project, “Arts in Education Partnership.”
Lee and Bieger Receive Grant from Justice Department
Daniel Lee, Department of Criminology, and George Bieger, Department of Professional Studies, received a external award from the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $1,100,000 for their project, “Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Education Program.”
Sesti Receives Pa. Liquor Control Board Grant
Ann Sesti, Center for Health and Well-Being, received an external award from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in the amount of $10,722 for her project “PLCB - Alcohol-Tobacco-Other Drugs Program Improvement.”
Anthropology Faculty and Student Present at Eastern States Archaeological Federation Meeting
Anthropology faculty members Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli and graduate student David Kroskie presented papers at the recent Eastern States Archaeological Federation annual meeting in Johnstown, Pa., on November 7, 2009.
Gido Presents on “Prison Industrial Complex” at People’s G20 Summit
Dr. Rosemary Gido, professor of Criminology, recently presented a paper, Prison Industrial Complex in Northern Appalachia, at the IUP People's G20 Summit: A symposium on Globalization and its impact on Northern Appalachia.
Kim and Merlo Present at Asian Association of Police Studies in Taiwan
Dr. Bitna Kim and Dr. Alida Merlo, professors of Criminology, recently presented Policing in Korea: Why Women Choose Law Enforcement Careers, at the Asian Association of Police Studies, Taipei, Taiwan.
Lewis Publishes Book on “Zero-Tolerance Juvenile Alcohol Law”
Dr. John A. Lewis, professor of Criminology, published the book A Zero Tolerance Juvenile Alcohol Law Why Legislation Won't Work, examining alcohol-related issues involving juvenile offenders and drunk driving.
McCauley Recognized Before Supreme Court of British Columbia
Dr. R. Paul McCauley, professor of Criminology, was recently recognized and accepted as an expert before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada. 
Merlo Presents on “Balancing Vengeance and Mercy”
Dr. Alida Merlo, professor of Criminology, and Dr. P. J. Benekos recently presented “Balancing Vengeance and Mercy: Youth Policies in the United States,” at the annual meeting of the European Society of Criminology Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Sissoko Presents on Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations, Publishes on West Africa and U.S. Import Markets
Dr. Yaya Sissoko of the Department of Economics presented a research paper entitled “The Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa” at the thirty-second annual meeting of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) held in State College, Pa., on October 29 and 30, 2009.
Berlin Returns from Sabbatical with Four Papers
Gail Berlin of the Department of English has returned from a year-long sabbatical during which she completed four papers concerning the ancient breast-baring gesture, Moses in literature, and the teaching of Holocaust literature.
Craig Awarded Writing Fellowship
Chauna Craig, English Department, was awarded a full fellowship in fiction writing at the Vermont Studio Center.
English Education Scholar Schaafsma to Perform Readers’ Theater with Pagnucci and Dickson
Dr. David Schaafsma of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Randi Dickson of Queens College CUNY, and IUP University Professor Gian Pagnucci of the Department of English will give a readers’ theater performance of The Lives of English Teachers in the HUB Monongahela Room at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
Housing Facilities Conference Presentation
Tom Borellis, Lenny Kasubick, and Mike Lemasters presented a program about the Residential Revival and Student Housing Development on October 29, 2009, at the ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Office of Housing and Residence Life
Math Faculty Members and Students Present Sessions at State Teachers Conference
Three faculty members and four students of the Mathematics Department recently presented sessions at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference held in Pittsburgh on November 5–6, 2009.
Collins Performs and Teaches Music in Texas
IUP Music Department faculty member Zach Collins recently performed and taught at West Texas A&M University on October 28 and 29, 2009.
Talwar Attends Semiconductor-based Pressure Sensor Workshop
Devki Talwar, Department of Physics, was one of the five faculty members from undergraduate institutions across the nation who participated in a hands-on Semiconductor-based Pressure Sensor Workshop, October 13–17, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Psychology’s McHugh Receives GPPA Legacy Award
Robertson Presented at Manitoba Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference
Shari Robertson, professor of speech-language pathology in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services, was an invited speaker at the Manitoba Speech-Language Hearing Association in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Robertson Speaks on Building Language and Literacy at Cray Institute
Shari Robertson, a professor of speech-language pathology in the Special Education and Clinical Services Department, was invited to speak at the Cray Academy Summer Institute in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in July 2009.
Robertson Speaks on Children’s Literature at ASHA Schools Conference
Shari Robertson, a professor in the Special Education and Clinical Services department, was invited among other prestigious professionals to speak at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools Conference in July 2009.
Hall Speaks at Pa. College Personnel Association Conference
Dr. Linda M. Hall, associate professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented two sessions at the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association annual conference on October 19, 2009.
Mueller Publishes on “Future Directions for Diversity Research in Student Affairs”
Dr. John A. Mueller of the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education and 1981 alumna Dr. Raechele L. Pope have an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of College Student Development.