Interim Coach, Counseling Opportunities, Regatta Racing
Interim Coach, Counseling Opportunities, Regatta Racing
West Virginia assistant to lead women’s basketball team; Cambria County initiative creates counseling internships; students sail in intercollegiate regatta; and more
The IUP football team, in silver helmets, red jerseys, and white pants, run onto a football field next to coach Frank Cignetti, who is clapping in a dark red IUP sweat suit.
Former head coach Frank Cignetti, who died earlier this month, may be best known for his football success. But many knew him for more than his winning record. Hear from a former player, student coach, and Penn reporter how Cignetti’s impact extends far beyond the football field.
Head-and-shoulders portrait of Lisa Sciulli on a tan background
“It’s a psychological thing. You feel comfort when you go back in time. You reminisce about when times were simpler.”
—Lisa Sciulli, professor and chair, Department of Marketing
A new mental health initiative in Cambria County will provide paid internships for students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program. Funded through a multistate opioid settlement, the initiative aims to help struggling students in county schools develop coping skills so they don’t turn to alcohol and other drugs.
Five students from the IUP Sailing Club raced in the Battle of Lake Erie Intercollegiate Regatta, hosted by Gannon University’s team at the Erie Yacht Club. The Sailing Club welcomes all students, especially beginners. Advisor Ken Sherwood stressed that none of his regatta participants had sailed before enrolling at IUP. 
A former assistant coach at Division I West Virginia, Craig Carey has been named interim head coach of the women’s basketball team. He replaces Tom McConnell, who retired in July. Carey will hold the position for one season, and then a national search will begin.
Dana Driscoll, professor of English and director of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, recently led workshops and gave a keynote address at VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Her visit is part of a larger partnership with the university to support writing instruction.
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