Pearl Berman (Psychology) and Dana Hysock Witham (Sociology) were selected as pilot participants for
Project FORECAST (Foundations for Outreach through Experiential Child Advocacy
Studies Training). The mission of Project FORECAST is to develop training
partnerships with universities with Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) programs and
their community-based workforce partners that will increase the competence of
professionals entering child-serving sectors and retain those professionals in
Project FORECAST is a
five-year grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration through its National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Using
innovative problem-based learning simulations (PBL-S), Project FORECAST focuses
on developing a set of trauma-informed experiential reasoning skills (TIERS)
appropriate for use by undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and
professionals entering child-serving sectors.
Berman and Hysock Witham
invited community partners Terri Wells (Indiana County Children and Youth) and
Whitney Carmichael (Alice Paul House) to serve on the Project FORECAST team
Berman and Hysock Witham
will implement PBL-S in their undergraduate Child and Adult Advocacy Studies
courses, and Wells and Carmichael will implement PBL-S into the trainings they
conduct with consumers, volunteers, and community professionals.
The CAAST minor and
certification program at IUP are the first of their kind in the U.S. to address
violence across the lifespan. For more information about CAAST, please contact
Prof. Berman (email@example.com) or Prof. Hysock Witham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Foreign Languages/Spanish, has been selected to participate in the Elon University Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) 2018–20 Research Seminar
on Capstone Experiences. This two-academic-year/three-summer-meeting seminar aims to foster multi-institutional collaborative research on capstone experiences as a high-impact practice in higher education.
Smith-Sherwood will join a cohort of 24 faculty researchers and three seminar leaders from a wide variety of institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The first summer meeting of the CEL Research Seminar on Capstone
Experiences will be June 24–29, 2018.
To learn more about this and other ongoing Elon University CEL Research Seminars, visit the Elon
University Center for Engaged Learning.
Matt Vetter (English) has been awarded a grant from
the Wikimedia Foundation to support an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event.
The 2018 Interdisciplinary Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon, to be held March 7 at IUP,
encourages participants to think critically about the encyclopedia’s systemic
gender biases and to engage in direct editing to improve Wikipedia content on
and of interest to women and LGBTQ+ identities across different disciplinary
The grant award supports
facilitation of the event as well as research on participant experience and
learning outcomes. Find out more about the Edit-a-thon at the library
guide landing page,
and pre-register to participate.
Brittany Hull, English instructor and PhD
candidate in Composition and TESOL, has been selected as a recipient of the
2018 Scholars for the Dream Award by the Conference on College Composition and
This awards supports Hull’s travel and scholarly presentation at
this year’s CCCC convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Hull’s presentation,
“#BlackWomenAtWork: Criticized, Corrected, and All Around Disrespected,”
examines how Black women composition scholars establishing themselves in the
field often face criticism regarding their use of African American Language
speaking and writing.
Hull will be introduced and receive this award at the
convention’s Opening General Session on the morning of Thursday, March 15.
Mike Sell, English professor, will be
attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Digital
Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies, to be held at the University
of Georgia, June 17-29.
Invitations to the institute were granted on a competitive
basis, with professor Sell being among 21 accepted out of a pool of 75
nationally and internationally recognized scholars and practitioners.
The institute is aimed at college and university faculty eager
to integrate digital technologies into their curricula, and who would like to
gain a deeper understanding of the technologies and techniques to make this
possible. Through presentations and hands-on workshops with some of the
country’s leading experts on digital performance and scholarship, the
institute’s participants gain valuable techniques and experience in how best to
integrate digital methods and tools in teaching theatre studies and performance
The first week focuses on the impact of digital technologies on
performance scholarship, and the second, on digital performance practices. Both
weeks balance lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops. The institute was
jointly initiated by the leadership of the Association for Theatre in Higher
Education (ATHE) and the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).
The AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee’s
Teaching Innovation Task Force and the Effective Learning Strategies Task Force
committee awarded Veronica Paz, Accounting and Lynnan Mocek, Provost's Office with the George Krull/Grant
Thornton 2018 Teaching Innovation Award for their work “Show and Tell:
Infographics to Keep and Sustain Engagement.”
The Task Force evaluated a formidable cadre of submissions
and related materials to select the winner.
The authors are invited to present their work at the Conference on
Teaching and Learning in Accounting as part of the AAA Annual Meeting in San
Francisco, California, in August 2019. In addition, the authors will be
recognized and bestowed an award plaque and monetary prize of $5,000 at the
CTLA Conference Luncheon.
Robert Camp, dean of the IUP Eberly College of Business and
Information Technology, extends congratulations to Paz and Mocek. “We are very
pleased that Dr. Paz and Dr. Mocek worked across academic units and
collaborated on this innovative teaching project”, said Camp. “Selection and
recognition by the AICPA is an immense honor and brings prestige, not only to
the two authors, but also to the university and to our accounting program.”
The Evergreen Conservancy board selected Katie Farnsworth, Geoscience, to
receive the 2018 Evergreen Award. She received the award at Evergreen’s annual
meeting on June 29 at the Tanoma Wetlands Environmental Education Center.
Farnsworth was selected for the award due to her work
advancing a number of projects concerned with local stream quality, storm water
runoff prevention, and environmental education throughout the county.
IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe (Music) was nominated as a
finalist in the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Wong Doe has been named one of three finalists for the Best
Classical Artist category in the New Zealand Music Awards for his latest album,
Pictures (Rattle Records).
Other categories include popular music genres such as Pop,
Rock, Alternative, R&B, etc.
The ceremony will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, and
prizewinners announced on November 15.
Eileen Glisan, Department of Foreign Languages was appointed
in August 2018 to the Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Language
Proficiency Education and Research.
The national resource center was recently funded as a
four-year project through the Title VI US Dept of Education Language Resource
Center grant and is a collaborative project between the Pennsylvania State
University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Lynanne Black, Department of Educational and School Psychology, was selected to receive a grant and contract
award of $3,500 for her project, titled “Mental Health Consultation Services at
Indiana County Head Start.”
Black will provide consultative services for the children,
parents, and staff of the Indiana County Head Start. She will provide
information, education, and support for staff on how to identify and work more
effectively with children with challenging behaviors and social-emotional
issues; help families and staff better understand the importance of mental
health issues of healthy child development and family functioning; coach
parents to help them address and respond to their children more effectively;
and help families access and use diagnostic and therapeutic mental health
services available to them in their community.