Nursing Grad/TikTok Star, Outstanding Educator, Center Leadership Additions
Nursing Grad/TikTok Star, Outstanding Educator, Center Leadership Additions
Nursing grad spreads kindness on TikTok; faculty member wins world-language educator award; center welcomes additions to leadership team; and more
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Giving Thanks . . . and Respect

Can all of us enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving and avoid the hurtful stereotypes of the “pilgrims and Indians” narrative we may have grown up with? Yes! says Anthropology faculty member Abbie Adams. We can if we focus on common values at the heart of the holiday: generosity, gratitude, community, and good food—including many contributions from Native Americans.
“I love what I do, but I also want to let the world know that there is a beautiful, amazing story around every corner.”

—Hunter Prosper ’19, nurse and TikTok personality

The Latest TikTok Trend? Pittsburgh Nurse Hunter Prosper Is Spreading Kindness to Millions of People,” Kidsburgh
Several CHC students, accompanied by professor Chauna Craig, were presenters at the National Collegiate Honors Council annual conference in Orlando. Their topics included “Is Zoom Here to Stay?” “So You’ve Lost Your Honors Housing,” and “Play in the College Setting.” Another student participated in a music master class.
Education students, accompanied by Yong Colen and Valerie Long of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, recently networked with preservice and practicing teachers at Western Pennsylvania Pre-service Teacher Day at Duquesne University. Participants included students in IUP-Preservice Teachers of Mathematics and in Long’s Mathematics for Early Childhood class.
The Center for Teaching Excellence recently welcomed Amber Racchini as associate director of Reflective Practice, Meigan Robb as codirector of Assessment, and Sudipta Majumdar as codirector of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Learn more about the directors and their roles.
The Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association recently named Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, its Outstanding Educator at the postsecondary level. The award recognizes teaching excellence and significant contributions to the world-language profession.
The Journal of the American Water Works Association chose “Modeling and Interpretation of Membrane Capacitive Deionization Responses to Different Salt Load,” by Hao Tang (Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering), as its Spotlight Article for November. The journal also published an interview with Tang for its Author Spotlight.
The Department of Music’s Heidi Lucas and Zach Collins recently toured Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania with the Eastern Standard trio. Featuring Lucas on horn, Collins on tuba, and Jacob Ertl on piano, the trio aims to grow the repertoire of this unusual instrumentation by building relationships with composers.
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