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Van Wieren Writing Article for Encyclopedia of Neuropsychology
Todd Van Wieren of the Advising and Testing Center was recently an invited author for topics related to rehabilitation counseling for the Encyclopedia of Neuropsychology by Springer Publishing.
Chiarulli Speaks on Monongahela to Pittsburgh Archaeological Group
Dr. Beverly Chiarulli of the Anthropology Department was the invited speaker at the February 2, 2010, meeting of the Allegheny Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. Her presentation, “The Monongahela and Their Neighbors,” discussed recent research on two Late Prehistoric villages in Indiana County.
College Broadcasters Elects Lauber to Board of Directors
College Broadcasters, Inc., elected Erick Lauber of the Communications Media Department to the board for a three-year term.
Martin, Hanrahan, and Bowers Publish on House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring
Dr. Jamie Martin, Dr. Kathleen Hanrahan and James Bowers, Jr., of the Department of Criminology recently published an article, "Offenders' Perceptions of House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring,” in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.
Merlo Presents Paper on Juvenile Justice Policy
Dr. Alida Merlo of the Department of Criminology and Peter J. Benekos recently presented a paper, “Children One and All: Juvenile Justice Policy in Transition” at the thirty-seventh annual Conference of the Western Society of Criminology in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mutchnick Publishes on Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
Dr. Robert Mutchnick of the Department of Criminology, along with Bruce Berg and Connie Ireland, recently published a book, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences. Prentice Hall.
Roberts Publishes Book Chapter on Life Event Calendar Method
Dr. Jennifer Roberts of the Department of Criminology, along with Julie Horney, recently published a book chapter, “The Life Event Calendar Method in Criminological Research,” in Handbook of Quantitative Criminology, Alex Piquero and David Weisburd (eds), Springer Publications.
Lipsky Publishes Training Guide for College Tutors and Peer Educators
Dr. Sally Lipsky of the Department of Developmental Studies authored a newly published text, A Training Guide for College Tutors and Peer Educators.
Downing Presents at “ Terrorism and Education in America”
Dr. David Downing of the English Department was invited to be one of the featured speakers at the February 2010 Society for Critical Exchanges Winter Theory Institute, “ Terrorism and Education in America.”
Rafoth Gives Keynote Address at Writing Center Conference
Dr. Ben Rafoth delivered the keynote address for the seventeenth annual Northern California Writing Centers Association, held in San Francisco on February 5–6, 2010.
Hovan Presents on Paleoclimate and Paleoceanographic Conditions at Ocean Sciences Meeting
Steve Hovan, Department of Geosciences, presented his research at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hovan and his colleagues at the University of California–Santa Cruz have been investigating the paleoclimate and paleoceanographic conditions of our planet through the use of deep sea sediments.
Sloniger Receives Medicine Service Award
The 2009 Medicine Service Award was presented to Mark Sloniger of the Department of Health and Physical Education by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports.
Botelho Presents on “The Disappearing Female”
Dr. Lynn Botelho of the Department of History will present the keynote lecture, “The Disappearing Female: The Gender-neutral Body in Early Modern England,” at the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program in March 2010 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Krishnan Honored on “Pennsylvania Business Central’s” Top 100 People List
Dr. Krish Krishnan, the MBA program director in IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology , has been honored by Pennsylvania Business Central with his selection as one of the Top 100 People for 2009. About the Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 People List Pennsylvani
Chepaitis to Premiere Composition in Buffalo
On February 12, 2010, Dr. Stanley Chepaitis will premiere the orchestral version of his composition “Paganini in the Vernacular” with the Orchard Park Symphony in Buffalo, N.Y. He will also perform his composition “Eveningstar” for violin and orchestra as well as his arrangement of Joe Venuti’s “Wildcat.”
Collins, Dickinson, and Staples to Perform at University of Buffalo
IUP Music professors James Staples, Christian Dickinson, and Zach Collins will perform a guest recital at the University of Buffalo on February 15, 2010.
Eisensmith Performs at West Chester Trumpet Conference
Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, professor of trumpet at IUP, appeared as one of the guest artists for the fourth annual International Trumpet Festival and Brass Fest, held at West Chester University on January 30–31, 2010.
Caulder to Conduct PMEA District 4 Band
IUP Music Department faculty member Dr. Stephanie Caulder has been invited to conduct the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Band in Huntingdon on February 11, 12, and 13, 2010.
Scandrett to Present at Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Conference
Dr. Jack Scandrett of the IUP Department of Music will present the results of a project using videoconferencing to coach a student brass quintet at the TI:ME National Conference in conjunction with the New Jersey Music Educators Conference, February 18–20, 2010.
Lowery Delivers Keynote at Safety Conference
Dr. John Wesley Lowery, associate professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education, was a keynote speaker at the recent Linda B. Floyd Campus Safety Conference in Charleston, S.C.
Lowery Featured Speaker at Association for Student Conduct Administration Conference
Dr. John Wesley Lowery, associate professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented a featured session at the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s recent annual conference.
Chiarulli Receives Another PennDOT Grant
Dr. Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, received an external award in the amount of $25,933 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for her project, “PennDot Curation Task 14.”
Hovan Receives Grant from Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Dr. Steven Hovan, Department of Geoscience, received an external award in the amount of $45,735 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership for his project, “Eolian Records of Tradewind Strength and Latitudinal Position of the ITCZ in the Tropical Pacific.”
Pesci Receives Driver Training Award
Louis Pesci, Highway Safety Center, received an external award in the amount of $50,000 from the PPL Services Corporation for his project, “2010 Advanced Driver Training at Harwood Driving School.”