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Sociology Club Raising Money for Hurricane Irma Victims in the Caribbean

Members of the Sociology Club will be collecting funding for victims of Hurricane Irma, specifically those in the Caribbean, on Wednesday, September 20, and Thursday, September 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. inside Stapleton Library outside of Java City.

Posted on 9/19/2017 10:08:06 AM

Reminder About Upcoming PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is “We Are StrongerTogether—Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” It takes place September 29 and30 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and offers many opportunitiesto interact with women across Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 9/12/2017 1:39:25 PM

Learn About the Administration and Leadership PhD Program

Learn more about IUP’s ALS PHD program on Wednesday, October 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the HUB.

Posted on 9/6/2017 2:53:19 PM

PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference, September 29–30

The theme of this year’s conference is “We Are Stronger Together—Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” It takes place September 29 and 30 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and offers many opportunities to interact with women across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 8/29/2017 9:48:34 AM

Sandhoff Publishes Book on Muslims in US Military

Michelle Sandhoff, an assistant professor of Sociology,recently published her first book. Servicein a Time of Suspicion: Experiences of Muslims Serving in the U.S. MilitaryPost-9/11 is a qualitative study on the experiences of Muslim Americanservice members and veterans.

Posted on 8/28/2017 3:28:20 PM

Stand Against Racism and Hate: August 28–September 1

Please join the Racial Justice Coalition as we Stand Against Racism and Hate in front of the IUP library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. every day during the first week of classes.

Posted on 8/24/2017 4:19:11 PM

IUP Hosts PASSHE Women’s Consortium Annual Conference

Proposals are being accepted for the PASSHE Women’s Consortium Annual Conference which will take place at IUP on September 29–30, 2017.

Posted on 7/5/2017 12:03:14 PM

Fourth Annual Seedling Project and Hunger Awareness Week, April 25–27

The Seedling Project aids 150 low-income clients of four local food pantries in Indiana County by providing them with the supplies to grow and produce their own food at home. Hunger Awareness Week raises awareness among the IUP and Indiana communities about food insecurity in the region.

Posted on 4/4/2017 11:10:30 AM

Stand Against Racism, March 1

The Racial Justice Coalition invites everyone to join us in a Stand Against Racism from noon to 1:00 p.m. in front of the library today, March 1.

Posted on 2/28/2017 9:30:21 AM

Service Learning in the Navajo Nation: Interest Meetings

Learn more about an incredible opportunity to learn about and visit the Navajo Nation, a Native American reservation, in Arizona and New Mexico. Information sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 20–21.

Posted on 2/17/2017 10:23:51 AM

Earn IUP Credit for Service Learning in Navajo Nation

Students will travel to the Navajo Nation (the largest Indian reservation in the US, spanning much of northern Arizona and western New Mexico). While on location, students will learn about Navajo culture and history, as well as the social and environmental issues facing indigenous peoples.

Posted on 2/13/2017 1:41:24 PM

Stand Against Racism: November 1

The Racial Justice Coalition invites everyone to join us for our diversity event, Stand Against Racism, today, November 1, 2016, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in front of the library.

Posted on 10/31/2016 9:56:04 AM

Stand Against Racism: August 29–September 2

The Racial Justice Coalition invites everyone to join in a Stand Against Racism from noon to 1:00 p.m. in front of the library every day during the first week of classes.

Posted on 8/26/2016 3:10:49 PM

Sociology Students to Hold Poverty Simulation Friday, April 29

The half-day Poverty Simulation Workshop is a unique and memorable learning experience offered to IUP and Indiana community members, with the intention of helping them gain greater empathy and knowledge about poverty and the daunting challenges it creates for students and their families.

Posted on 4/27/2016 8:28:34 AM

Film Screening of “A Place at the Table” and Panel Talk Addressed Hunger

“A Place at the Table” shows how the issue of hunger could be solved forever, once the American public decides that ending hunger is the best interests of us all. The film screening and a panel discussion were held on Wednesday, April 27, in the Humanities and Social Science building.

Posted on 4/26/2016 8:31:39 AM

Stuff the Van Food Drive Starts Tuesday, April 26

Come join the IUP community Tuesday, April 26, through Thursday, April 28, and help us “Stuff the Van” full of nonperishable food items and toiletries to benefit Zion Lutheran Church food pantry.

Posted on 4/22/2016 11:14:01 AM

Master’s Student in Sociology Receives Award at 2016 Graduate Scholars Forum

Kelsey Shaulis, a graduate student in Sociology and MARTI graduateresearch assistant, received the third place award for presenters from theCollege of Humanities and Social Science at this year’s Graduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/19/2016 12:29:27 PM

IUP Sociology Holds Third Annual Hunger Awareness Week and Seedling Project

Hunger Awareness Week and the Seedling Project, April 25–29, 2016, together offer students opportunities to learn about real-life community issues, connect what they learn in the classroom to real people, and correct their misperceptions.

Posted on 4/14/2016 12:06:34 PM

Shinberg Presents on Families’ Health Insurance Under the ACA

Diane Shinberg (Sociology) presented “Families’ Health Insurance under the ACA: Perceived and Realized Access to Care” at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America on April 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/5/2016 5:02:47 PM

Double Book Launch: Mixed Martial Arts and Masculinity, and Modernism and Birth Control Activism

Three Indiana University of Pennsylvaniafaculty members will be featured in a double book launch and conversation withthe authors event at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at the IUP University Museum.

Posted on 3/10/2016 1:16:33 PM

Martin, Vaccaro, Heckert, and Heasley Publish Research on Masculinity Performance in Live Action Role Playing

Graduate student James Martin, with Sociology faculty Christian Vaccaro, Alex Heckert, and Robert Heasley, published “Epic Glory and Manhood Acts in Fantasy Role-Playing: Dagorhir as a Case Study” in the Journal of Men’s Studies.

Posted on 10/12/2015 3:54:06 PM

Campus Climate Study: Participate in Focus Groups

The Department of Sociology is looking for students, staff, faculty, and administrators to participate in a conversation that will help shape policy and programs in the future of IUP.

Posted on 9/22/2015 9:56:27 AM

Administration and Leadership Studies schedules PhD Information Night

Please join us to learn about the Administration and Leadership Studies PhD program from faculty, current students, and alumni.

Posted on 9/21/2015 3:31:58 PM

Navajo Indian Reservation Service-Learning Program Offered Through Sociology

The Department of Sociology is offering a unique program giving IUP students the opportunity to spend ten days in service learning on a Navajo Indian reservation.

Posted on 6/26/2015 9:25:12 AM

Sociology Faculty and Students Present at Eastern Sociological Society Conference

Research and scholarly work from IUP Sociology graduate students andfaculty were well represented at this year’s Eastern Sociological Society conference.

Posted on 2/24/2014 3:15:17 PM

ALS PhD Student Shows Great Leadership Under Fire

ALS PhD student and police officer Francia Done Henry showed bravery and heroism when confronted with an armed robbery.

Posted on 1/3/2014 2:18:04 PM

ALS PhD Graduate Clark Promoted at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Robert Clark graduated from the first ALS program cohort and has recently been promoted at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Posted on 12/18/2013 12:06:42 PM

ALS PhD Student Mitchell is Recipient of Diversity Scholarship Award

On November 19, 2013, ALS PhD student Terrence Mitchell was awarded the Diversity Scholarship Award at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action conference.

Posted on 12/18/2013 11:49:06 AM

Sociology Department Offers Introduction to Social Work (SOWK 238) Online during Summer 2014

The Sociology Department will offer Introduction to Social Work (SOWK 238) as an online course during the Summer 2014 session.

Posted on 12/12/2013 2:13:27 PM

Administration and Leadership Studies Alumnus and Advisor Publish on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

Recent ALS PhD graduate Tom Reinsfelder and his advisor, John Anderson, published “Observations and Perceptions of Academic Administrator Influence on Open Access Initiatives.”

Posted on 11/20/2013 2:09:06 PM

Doctoral Student Alton Runs for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania

In June 2013, current Administration and Leadership Studies doctoral student Brenda Alton announced her bid for the office of Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 11/20/2013 1:44:47 PM

ALS Ph.D. Student Zuzack Elected President of NASSGAP

Administration and Leadership Studies doctoral student Christina Zuzack was recently elected to president of the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Program.

Posted on 11/11/2013 1:16:23 PM

ALS Ph.D. Student Dembosky Publishes Peer Reviewed Article

Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. student Jake Dembosky coauthored “Does Naming the Focal Plan in a CAHPS Survey of Health Care Quality Affect Response Rates and Beneficiary Evaluations?” in the summer 2013 issue of Public Opinion Quarterly.

Posted on 9/30/2013 3:00:49 PM

ALS Ph.D. Graduate Diehl to Write Chapter in International Leadership Association Book Series

Amy Diehl is writing a chapter in a book series published by the International Leadership Association based on her dissertation research on women and leadership in education.

Posted on 9/30/2013 2:49:06 PM

Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. Information Night, October 16

Come to the ALS Ph.D. information night to receive a complete overview of our program!

Posted on 9/17/2013 8:11:44 AM

Meet Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. Graduate Bradley-King

Despite adversity, new doors were opened for ALS Ph.D. graduate Cynthia Bradley-King.

Posted on 9/16/2013 9:50:42 AM

ALS Ph.D. Alumna Stephenson Appointed Director and Senior Research Analyst

ALS Ph.D. graduate Amber Stephenson recently accepted a position at Temple University Harrisburg as director/senior research analyst of Nonprofit Evaluation Services and Training.

Posted on 9/10/2013 2:20:25 PM

ALS PhD Student Moran Presents on Systems of Support within Career and Technical Education Centers

Administration and Leadership Studies PhD student Laura Moran presented “Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support within Career and Technical Education Centers (CTCs)” at the 2013 RTII Implementers Forum.

Posted on 9/10/2013 12:09:09 PM

Call for Papers for New MARTI-Sponsored Conference, May 2014

“REACH (Research, Education, and Advocacy for Community Health). Understanding and Responding to Violence and Trauma: A Community Health Initiative” will take place May 20–24, 2014, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 8/8/2013 2:00:31 PM

Ph.D. Student Wilson Appointed as New Chief Clerk, Director of Administration

Amy Wilson, Administration and Leadership Studies, was recently appointed as the new chief clerk/director of Administration by the Butler County Board of Commissioners.

Posted on 7/8/2013 11:45:08 AM

ALS PhD Student Yoder Receives Woman to Watch Award

Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. student Christina Yoder received the Woman to Watch award from the the Central Penn Business Journal's Women of Influence.

Posted on 7/8/2013 11:34:10 AM

ALS Ph.D. Student Uses International Experience to Enlighten Expatriates

Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. student Oghenebruphiyo Gloria Onosu presented “A Qualitative Analysis of Challenges Facing Expatriate Worker Coming to the United States” at the IUP 2013 Graduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 7/3/2013 2:40:46 PM

Meet Nicolette Bell: Recent ALS Ph.D. Graduate

Nicolette Bell completed her Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. degree in record time despite facing many life changes.

Posted on 7/3/2013 11:12:59 AM

ALS Ph.D. Student Mitchell Successfully Presents Three Times in Spring 2013

Terrence Mitchell made three presentations during Spring 2013 while also an ALS Ph.D. student and managing a nonprofit.

Posted on 6/24/2013 2:56:25 PM

Alumna Harvey Appointed Director of Youth and Family Services at Community Action Agency

The Department of Sociology congratulates Jean Harvey, alumna of the doctoral program in Administration and Leadership Studies, on her new appointment as director of youth and family services at the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency in North Carolina.

Posted on 6/12/2013 11:03:49 AM

Sociology Graduate Students and Faculty Present Research at Eastern Sociological Society Meeting

Sociology faculty members Alex Heckert, Dana Hysock-Witham, Diane Shinberg, and Christian Vaccaro, along with graduate students, presented their research at the 2013 Eastern Sociological Society Meeting.

Posted on 3/27/2013 12:30:46 PM

Info Night for Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. at Main Campus: Apply Now!

IUP is now accepting applications for the Administration and Leadership Ph.D. program on the Indiana campus. Info Night at main campus is on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Applications are due by February 15, 2014.

Posted on 3/5/2013 5:17:30 PM

Stand Against Racism

Join us for a Stand Against Racism rally! Friday, April 27, 2012, from 2:30–3:30 p.m. in the Oak Grove.

Posted on 4/25/2012 12:16:57 PM

Sociology Graduate Students and Faculty Present Research to North-Central Sociological Association

Sociology faculty member Christian Vaccaro and M.A. graduate students Lindsay Kahle and James Martin presented their research at the 2012 North-Central Sociological Association meeting, held in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Posted on 4/20/2012 8:53:13 AM

Vaccaro Studies Martial Arts Fighters to Examine Male Fear Management

Sociology professor Dr. Christian Vaccaro's study on how men manage fears was the subject of a feature article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on January 30, 2012.

Posted on 1/31/2012 2:49:22 PM

Vaccaro Publishes Article on “Emotional Manhood” in Social Psychology Quarterly

An article on "managing emotional manhood" by sociology professor Dr. Christian Vaccaro has been featured in The Huffington Post and Men's Health News.

Posted on 12/20/2011 10:35:25 AM

Student Zukowski Receives Graduate Dean’s Award

Ms. Rebecca Zukowski, Ph.D. candidate in the Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors program, has been awarded the Graduate Dean’s Award for Outstanding Commitment to Sponsored Programs.

Posted on 4/27/2011 4:24:55 PM

IUP Peace Garden

There will be a series of fundraisers held to help raise money to pay for a permanent campus display, the IUP Peace Garden, that will focus on the issue of world peace.

Posted on 4/26/2011 11:03:59 AM

“How Dirty Are You? A Dirty Drama of Discrimination”

IUP students will perform How Dirty Are YOU? A Dirty Drama of Discrimination, an original piece of theater created as part of a Sociology Masters Thesis Project, on Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, 2011.

Posted on 4/19/2011 4:44:36 PM

Vukman to Receive Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Ms. Shelley Vukman will receive the award for her thesis “Psychological Outcomes of Adolescent Females’ Early Sexual Initiation: An Analysis Using Wave 1 and 2 from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.”

Posted on 3/23/2011 4:31:11 PM

Fund Drive for Historical Marker Sponsored by Students in Native Americans Class

Students in Dr. Jim Dougherty’s Sociology of Native Americans class are raising funds to pay for a state historical marker that will recognize the existence and the intersection of the Kittanning and Catawba Native American trails near the IUP HUB.

Posted on 3/21/2011 10:22:50 AM

Heasley Discusses Leadership and Writing in Men’s Studies

Dr. Robert Heasley, Department of Sociology, was recently quoted in the New York Times Education Life section in an article entitled “The Study of Man (or Males)” on January 7, 2011.

Posted on 2/14/2011 5:33:40 PM

Swauger Publishes on Girlcentric Programming and Girlhood Studies

Dr. Melissa Swauger, Department of Sociology, has published articles on the social identities of girls in girl-centered programs, and on working-class mothers’ influence their daughters.

Posted on 2/14/2011 5:28:45 PM

Heasley to Participate on Panel of International Masculinities Scholars

Dr. Robert Heasley, Department of Sociology, will be part of an invited panel of international masculinities scholars speaking at the International Conference on Men and Masculinities at Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on March 9–11, 2011.

Posted on 2/9/2011 5:30:33 PM

Bonach, Mabry, and Alumna Article Published in Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Dr. Kathryn Bonach, Dr. J. Beth Mabry of the Department of Sociology, with alumna Candice Potts-Henry, published “Nonoffending Caregiver Satisfaction with a Children’s Advocacy Center” in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse for August and December 2010.

Posted on 2/2/2011 5:22:50 PM

Congratulations to ALS Ph.D. Graduates

The faculty and staff of the Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. program would like to congratulate the December 2010 graduates.

Posted on 12/15/2010 5:39:35 PM

Administration and Leadership Studies Information Night, Spring 2011

The Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. program on the Indiana campus will host a Spring Information Night on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

Posted on 10/18/2010 6:11:42 PM

Administration and Leadership Studies Information Night, October 13, 2010

The Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. program on the Harrisburg campus will host a Fall Information Night on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010.

Posted on 5/11/2010 2:24:34 PM

Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. Program Information Night, April 14, 2010

The Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D. program on the Harrisburg campus will host a Spring Information Night on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Please contact Kim Winters at 717-720-4064 to RSVP.

Posted on 3/4/2010 2:06:22 PM

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