Better Policing, Building Conflict-Resolution Skills, Scholarship Awards
Better Policing, Building Conflict-Resolution Skills, Scholarship Awards
Police publication features IUP partnership with local force; students build skills in Power of Dialogue program; scholarships honoring longtime administrator awarded; and more.
View from behind players on the sidelines as they cheer during a volleyball game

A Hand for the Hawks

Celebrating a point in the third set, the women’s volleyball team went on to win in four games over visiting Seton Hill last Thursday at the Kovalchick Complex. The Hawks’ next home games are Friday and Saturday. Find updates and schedules for all sports on the IUP Athletics website.
Through the Power of Dialogue program—a collaboration with three other universities—anthropology students Madison Britton and Brooke Cassidy are building their skills in navigating contentious issues, developing cultural dexterity to bridge the rural-urban divide, and learning to manage differences in a range of settings.
Second-year Student Affairs in Higher Education students Abby Gontis and Reaiah Rutherford are the 2021 recipients of the Nancy Newkerk Scholarship. Newkerk, a student affairs professional who worked as an IUP administrator for 26 years, died in 2017.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police recently featured the partnership between Abigail Adams (Department of Anthropology) and the Indiana Borough Police in its magazine. Adams has been providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training and other consulting aimed at building strong community-police relationships. 
MA in Applied Archaeology program graduates Angela Jaillet-Wentling M’11 and Samantha Taylor M’18 recently published their research on the archaeological site of Pandenarium—an antebellum, free, African American village in Mercer County—in the journal Historical Archaeology.
Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, and a colleague recently facilitated “University K–12 Collaboration: Promoting Language Study and Teacher Education Together,” a networking session and presentation on the status of language education, at the Pennsylvania State Language Association’s annual conference.
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