COVID Research Strategies, Games in Film, Scholarly Tradition
COVID Research Strategies, Games in Film, Scholarly Tradition
Professor, former student give advice on interviews during a pandemic; professor explores films based on video games; department tradition continues at Scholars Forum; and more
Paige, Luke, and Claire Mikesell in gray IUP swimming warm-ups, posing outside, in front of a brick wall

All in the Pool

The Mikesell siblings, from left, Paige, Luke, and Claire, made quite a splash at the swimming national championships in March, spearheaded by Paige’s title win in the 200 freestyle. They walked away as All-Americans (with a family haul of 13 honors) and as key players in IUP swimming’s most successful showing of the millennium.
“It’s reasonable to assume students will have lost a lot more [of what they learned] this past academic year than ever before.”
—Timothy Runge, professor, Educational and School Psychology
Professor Victor Garcia and Cook Honors College graduate Katherine Fox ’13 cowrote “Social Distancing and Ethnography: Strategies for Social Contact and Interviews with Latinx Diasporic Populations during COVID-19,” based on challenges they encountered during other research. The article was in the spring edition of Practicing Anthropology
In a special issue, Arts magazine featured an article by Mike Sell, a professor in the English Department, titled “What Is a Videogame Movie?” about the limited ways in which games have been represented in film.
Continuing the department’s longtime participation in the forum, eight majors presented their research on topics related to video games, domestic terrorism, sports salaries, college basketball, the legalization of marijuana, and the music industry.
Jo-Anne Kerr, professor emerita of English, and Ann Amicucci, University of Colorado, have published a resource book to help teachers of first-year college writing assist students in developing their identities as writers.
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