Finger on the PULSE, Canine Connection, Awards by the Armload
Finger on the PULSE, Canine Connection, Awards by the Armload
Student’s service to help transform Pittsburgh; book details dogs’ roles in student lives; department secures seven research awards; and more
graphic with a portrait of Tammy Manko and the words “Finding Jobs and Internships during a Pandemic”

Career Center to New Graduates: “There Are Jobs”

With commencement less than a month away, many new graduates will be searching for jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students also face uncertainty as they line up internships. How should they prepare? Tammy Manko, Career and Professional Development Center director, shares her insights and advice in this interview.
Marissa Willson, a senior in the Cook Honors College, has been selected for a Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) fellowship. Through this program, she will provide a year of service and leadership to a nonprofit in the city.
Jeremy Bittlebrun, a senior safety, health, and environmental applied sciences major, has received the Mid-Atlantic Scholarship and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals Scholarship.
Professor emerita Mary Renck Jalongo has a new edited book, Canine-Campus Connection: Roles for Dogs in the Lives of College Students. Contributors include faculty members Lorraine Guth and Theresa McDevitt and graduate student Haley Romanko.
During IUP’s research appreciation ceremony last week, the Anthropology Department—with only eight faculty—won seven awards in categories including research on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; high impact teaching practice; and graduate student research.  
In a recent Early Childhood Education Journal article, Julie Ankrum, Professional Studies in Education, described the debate over using complex texts or leveled readers in literacy instruction.
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