Judging Promising Pianists, Spreading Big Ideas, Empowering Experts
Judging Promising Pianists, Spreading Big Ideas, Empowering Experts
Pianist judges international competition; professor speaks on Big Ideas certificate; faculty present pilot for producing student experts; and more
Graphic combining an old photograph of women gathered around a marker rock engraved with “1888” and a more recent photograph of a broad, serpentine walkway surrounded by trees and buildings on the IUP campus

Student Giving: An IUP Tradition

From the Class of 1888’s “Rock of Ages” to raising funds for Grant Street Park a few years ago—student giving is an IUP tradition. A 1973 graduate’s matching funds for the next Student Giving Challenge will help keep that momentum going.
Henry Wong Doe, Department of Music, was a judge for both the college and high school divisions of the Marian Garcia International Piano Competition in October. Hosted by Penn State, the event featured 16 college-level pianists and nine high-school competitors from the US and abroad.
Lynn Botelho, Department of History, was a presenter at the Aspen Institute’s Undergraduate Consortium. She discussed the Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and the Professions certificate, which prepares students to contribute to a flourishing economy and a strong democracy and helps business leaders act in the best interest of society.
Marjorie Zambrano-Paff and Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, were presenters at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association conference. They spoke on a pilot-course design that uses high-leverage teaching practices to create a contextualized environment in which students can become experts on a cultural topic in the target language.
Kala Vargo ’15, CA’19 recently became co-owner of a vintage mobile bar named Magnolia. She discussed the mobile bar business with IUP Academy of Culinary Arts students in Chef Erin Reed’s Wine Appreciation and Beverage Management class.
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