Doctoral Fellowships, Music Presenters, Chemistry Publication
Doctoral Fellowships, Music Presenters, Chemistry Publication
English doctoral students earn prestigious fellowship; music professors present at multiple events; faculty member publishes with former student; and more
An image on the left of an IUP women’s basketball player dribbling down the court with two Edinboro players defending her, and an image on the right of an IUP men’s player going up for a shot with an Edinboro player defending him below

Postseason Play Begins

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference basketball playoffs start today at the Kovalchick Complex. Seeded fourth in the PSAC West, the women’s team will take on Edinboro in the first round tonight at 7:00. As the regular-season title holder and top seed in the PSAC West, the men’s team will begin play in the quarterfinals Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Game tickets—free to IUP students with a valid I-Card—are available starting at 10:00 a.m. today. Get details.
Joseph Canton and Meghan Cronin have been named HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) scholars. They are among only four IUP students ever to receive this recognition. Canton will work on an academic podcast at IUP, and Cronin will explore the study and teaching of Shakespeare through digital means.
Laura Ferguson, Department of Music, was a conductor and speaker at four recent Pennsylvania Music Educators Association events. She presented in-service workshops to three different PMEA districts on “Jazz Choir Basics,” “How to Front the Band,” “Jazz Diction,” and “Beginning Vocal Jazz Improvisation.” She also conducted the District 6 Jazz Choir.
Valerie Long, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, gave two presentations at a recent conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. One was on math curriculum recommendations to prepare elementary teachers. The other was on a new graduate course to familiarize K-12 teachers with cognitive science research for learning math.
Sudipta Majumdar (Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering) has published a paper in ACS Omega with several collaborators, including his former student Arie Van Wieren ’21. Their study focused on characterizing common axial ligand mutations of a bacterial small laccase from the species Streptomyces coelicolor.
Henry Wong Doe, Department of Music, recently led a master class for two piano majors at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. They performed works by Claude Debussy and Franz Schubert with all performance majors in attendance.
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