Teaching Students in Distress, Help for High School Music, Physics Scholars
Teaching Students in Distress, Help for High School Music, Physics Scholars
Psychologist explores teacher readiness for students experiencing trauma; music professor helps area programs; physics majors receive scholarships; and more
Two students talking as they walk in IUP’s Oak Grove past an open set that looks like a hospital room with a patient in the bed and a health-care worker nearby
Action in the Oak Grove
In the last week of September, the Oak Grove transformed into a studio for the filming of IUP commercials. Scenes of health-care workers providing patient care and of a student scanning library shelves played out on sets in the Oak Grove—illustrating the experiences and opportunities students have through IUP. Nearly 50 students participated as leads and extras. Watch for the commercials later this month on broadcast and cable television, streaming services, YouTube, and elsewhere online.
See which six physics and physics/pre-engineering students received the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship, based on their grades and their service within the department. A faculty member who retired in 1975, Reiber demonstrated physics phenomena in his own science show on local television.
Physics/pre-engineering student Simon Andrew Accamando is the latest recipient of the Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes students for their grades and their service within the department. Giniewicz was a researcher and former faculty member who left IUP in 2003.
Timothy Runge, Department of Psychology, was part of a team that surveyed nearly 5,000 Pennsylvania educators about how prepared they felt to recognize and respond to students experiencing trauma or distress, including when it’s related to COVID-19.
Zach Collins, professor of tuba and euphonium, recently worked with students at Gateway and Greater Latrobe high schools. His activities included coaching students for auditions, giving feedback for an upcoming performance, and discussing college-level music making. Music faculty make frequent visits to area schools to give performances and clinics.
History graduate Samuel Richards ’04 received honorable mention at the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church’s annual meeting for his article, “Historical Revision in Church: Re-examining the ‘Saint’ Edward Colston,” published in Anglican and Episcopal History, the society’s quarterly journal.
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