New Leonard Hall, Best Personal Trainer, Help for Homeless Animals
Former humanities building bears familiar name; Sport Science grad named Pittsburgh’s top trainer; student group supports animal shelter; and more
An IUP team is helping officers in training explore the human side of policing. Situations like George Floyd’s death—“that’s not a failure of policing, that’s a failure of humanity,” English professor and team leader Veronica Watson said. Her project introduces novels about Black detectives to police cadets to open up conversations about race, fairness, and policing practices. Learn more in “Applying the Humanities to Police Training,” from the Innovators video series.
Window clings are in place, and more signage will follow to identify the former Humanities and Social Sciences building by its new name, Jane E. Leonard Hall. Learn more about the woman whose significance to IUP has been compared with George Washington’s to America.
“I promise my clients I’ll find a way to help them, . . . even if that means going out and researching and learning how to teach a different style of training than I’m accustomed to.”
—Byron Dovales ’13, M’15, personal trainer and high school football coach
Julie Ankrum, Department of Professional Studies in Education, recently discussed “Teachers as Lifelong Learners,” a chapter she cowrote for the book Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction, on the Teaching Literacy Podcast.
The Student Accounting Association recently donated $500 in supplies to Four Footed Friends, a local animal shelter. This follows three donations the group has made to the IUP Food Pantry since 2019. SAA builds community among accounting students and provides opportunities to network.
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