Next Student Trustee, NSF Fellowship, “Radical Pivot”
Next Student Trustee, NSF Fellowship, “Radical Pivot”
Board of governors approves next IUP student trustee; environmental engineering major earns National Science Foundation fellowship; art faculty present “Radical Pivot” in curriculum; and more
Black Student Groups: A History of Building Community—Updated
See how some of the early Black student organizations in the 1970s and ’80s built community at IUP, paving the way for future Black students. Since the original publication of this story in February, alumni provided new information to give a broader picture of organizations of the time. Read this updated version.
The State System Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Shagufta Haque as the next student member of the IUP Council of Trustees. A Cook Honors College and Economics Honors Program student with a second major in finance, Haque will succeed current student trustee Maura King, who graduates in May.
Cook Honors College student and environmental engineering major Renallan Neckles has been selected for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Neckles, who will graduate in May, will complete the fellowship at Rice University in Texas, where he has been admitted into a master’s program.
At the recent Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology annual meeting, five Applied Archaeology program students presented research projects. Conference presenters also included faculty member Lara Homsey-Messer, professor emerita Sarah Neusius, and a handful of IUP anthropology alumni.
At the recent IUP Scholars Forum, 17 anthropology students presented papers and posters on topics ranging from coronavirus to shipwrecks and from equality to animal bones. See which three Applied Archaeology program students won awards.
At the recent Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference in Denver, the Department of Art and Design’s Sharon Massey and Sean Derry were presenters in the Radical Pivots panel, about shifts in teaching after 2020. They discussed the curriculum they developed, called Local X Change, which focuses on design, technology, and civic engagement.
Kevin Patrick, Department of Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning, has a new book, Near Woods: A Year in an Allegheny Forest, to be released next month by Stackpole Books. Near Woods is the product of a year spent connecting with White’s Woods, a 500-acre tract near his Indiana home.
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), has coauthored two book chapters on using the Integrated Performance Assessment in second-language literature courses. She also gave a presentation and workshop at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, held in Puerto Rico in July.
Matthew Nice, Department of Counseling, received the Association for Adult Development and Aging’s 2023 Outstanding Research Award at the recent American Counseling Association Conference & Expo in Toronto.
Jessica Cosby, a 2022 graduate of the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program, won the College of Education and Communications Impact Award for the Department of Counseling. The award recognizes outstanding professional achievement, engagement with IUP, and leadership.
Stephanie Taylor-Davis, chair of the Department of Food and Nutrition, is providing lifestyle medicine training to the inaugural cohort of medical residents at Indiana Regional Medical Center. By passing a certification exam in December, Taylor-Davis earned the designation of diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
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