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Spring, 1999 

Volume XVII, Number 2 



"Dancing is 
somethine^ ^ 
within my^ 
soul. It's tl^ 
only thing that 
brings me 
back to Earth." 

Readyy Sety 

by Karen G resh 

s if you didn't know, the new millennium is 
almost upon us. With the year 2000 will 
come the quasquicentennial (125"' anniver- 
sary) of the founding of our university. lUP 
virill be celebrating its birthday during the 
academic year that starts in September. 
In recognition of this milestone, lUP Magazine 
invites its readers (all eighty or ninety thousand of 
you) to share with us something about the lUP per- 
son who most influenced your life. It may be a fac- 
ulty or staff member, a fellow student, or even the 
person to whom you are married. Our goal is to 
compile at least 125 names and essays. We will 

publish all the names and at least a portion of each 
essay received. 

Submissions may be made over the course of the 
next academic year, but we will start publishing 
submissions-or portions thereof-in the Summer, 
1999, issue of lUP Magazine. Here are the (simple) 
rules. Please provide your name and class year. 
Please give us the name of the person you are sub- 
mitting and, if appropriate, that person's class year. 
Then, please provide a one-page summary of how 
the person influenced your life. 

lUP Magazine reserves the right to edit, for the 
sake of brevity, all submissions. Photographs are 
welcome but may or may not be used. Every effort 
will be made to return photos, but it might be wise 
to have a copy made just in case. Submissions will 
be accepted until February 1, 2000. Send them to 
125* Anniversary — lUP People, lUP Magazine, 
Sutton Hall, Room 322, 1011 South Drive, 
Indiana, PA 15705. 

Look for special stories and features (including 
an lUP Family Tree) in lUP Magazine as the uni- 
versity celebrates its anniversary. And, look for 
your own story here, too, as we help you pay trib- 
ute to some very important people. 


Spring, 1999. Vol. XVII. No. 2 



Beyond The Books 

Ebonie Dubar combines a talent 
for dance with a limitless supply of 
energy and a sharp business sense. 
This fascinating personality is the 
latest in a continuing series that 
spotlights the university's 
students, y 

By Special 

While the I UP music department 
has a history of producing fine 
musicians and talented teachers, 
some graduates manipulate the 
notes themselves as arrangers of 
musical scores and as composers. 

Grand Time at the 
Big Dance 

This year's lUP women's basketball 
team captured the PSAC West crown 
for the first time since 1984, reached 
the PSAC title game for the first time 
in eleven years, and gleefully cut 
down the Memorial Field House net.s 
after wrapping up the East Region 
title for the first time ever. 


Lost and Found 

Class Notes 

Conning Up 




Name Droppers 

President's Letter 

Lawrence K. Pettil 

Karen Gresh 
Regan Houser 
Sharon Kerr 
Annette Lucas 

Bob Fulton 


Ronald Mabon 


Michelle Fridg, Sharon Pierce, 

David Raymond, lames Rugg 


Michael Maskarinec 


John Bender, Barry Reeger, Eric Schmadel 


Lawrence K. Pettit 



loan M. Fisher 

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© Copyright 1999 by Indiana University ot 
Pennsylvania. All rights re,served. 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Ls an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer 
committed to excellence through diversity. 


Mionie Dubar, photographed by lohn Bender 
HACK COVER: The oillak in Waller 
Hall's scene shop Iwforc their Volkswagen bus 
w,^s painted in psychedelic fashion. The musi- 
cal, a prtKluction of the university's Oillege of 
Fine Arts and Music and Theater deparlments, 
pl.iyeii in February to sold-out audiences. 



By Marilyn K u k u I ^ 

* Tan 

When^ marching band thrills the 
halff-tj|nne crowd or an orchestra puts 
a hashed audience under its spell, an 
arf^i^^i^r has been at work, deciding 

which instrument 

I . , 

^^^V be that an Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
^^^K graduate had a hand in it. 

^^V while the lUP music department has a history ot 
^^m producing fine musicians and teachers, some graduates 
^V have branched out into creating or manipulating the 
^F notes themselves as arrangers of musical scores and 
W as composers. 

I Among those who have taken this path is Gary Ziek, 

director of bands at Emporia State University in Kansas. 
"You have to love doing it," said Ziek, who received a 
bachelor's degree in music education from lUP in 1981. 
"Probably the hardest thing to do is put that first note 
down. Then the rest just sort of comes out." 

Ziek earned a master's degree in trumpet performance 
ft-om lUP in 1986. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts 
degree at Michigan State University in 1994. 

His wife, Terrisa, is a 1987 graduate of lUP's music 

produced a CD this year that consists almost entirely of 
his original compositions. 

Charles Casavant, professor of music and director of 
the marching band at I UP, draws on Ziek's talent and has 
named him chief arranger for the lUP marching band. 

"1 think all bands, even high school bands, depend on 
their alumni to a great extent due to the emotional 
involvement," said Casavant. "I'm personally very proud 
of the quality of work I get back from alumni." 

Casavant named several other lUP music alumni 
whose arrangements he has used, among them Jeff 
Steiner and W. Roy Mitchell. Steiner, who received a 
bachelor's degree from lUP in 1986 and a master's degree 
from lUP in 1992, has written several arrangements for 
the lUP marching band. He has also written for high 
school marching bands and other college bands. 

"The challenge is to put it together like no one else 
has," said Steiner of arranging. He is currently finishing 

department. She went on to receive her master's degree 
from Emporia State University and is now a member of 
the music faculty there, along with her husband. 

Gary Ziek has created more than two hundred 
arrangements, ranging from pieces for marching bands 
and concert bands to solo works and original composi- 
tions. He cannot name a favorite. 

"You grow attached to them all," he said. "As you're 
doing them, each one is that special project until you 
start the next one." 

The wind ensemble Ziek directs at Emporia State 

his doctoral studies in music at the University of Col- 
orado at Boulder while beginning work as an assistant 
professor of music at Alderson-Broaddus College in 
Philippi, VV.Va.. One of the bands he directs there, the 
jazz band, recently performed two arrangements written 
by Mitchell. 

Mitchell, who received a bachelor's degree in jazz 
studies from lUP in 1989, creates custom arrangements. 
He estimates he has written between four hundred and 
five hundred arrangements for high school marching 
bands, university-level marching bands, jazz bands, and 

You have to love 
doing it," said Gary 
l\± "Probabiytlie 
note down. Ttien 
the rest just sort of 
conies out." 

Gary Ziek 


who has studied dance 
since she was three years old, 
almost quit dancing when she came to 
Indiana University' ot Pennsylvania. 

Although her talents had taken her to 
the stages of China as part of an elite 
youth dance troupe, she was tired of the 
rigorous practice schedules that included 
ten-hour days. She wanted college to be a 
new life with new interests, but dance 
stole her heart again. 

"Ever)' time I tr)' to pull back, I end up 
doing more," she said. "Dancing is some- 
thing within my soul. It's the only thing 
that brings me back to Earth." 

She'll have a chance to tap those 
inner energies this spring when she 
and eight other lUP students get 
the chance to perform with 
Dance Alloy, a profes- 
sional dance troupe 
from Pittsburgh. 
It is the first 

Last fall, 
Dubar rehearsed two 
to four hours per night, 
three or four nights a 

week. She also 

choreographed a dance 

for nine dancers in die 

fall show. At die same 

time, she carried 18 

credits, more dian 

normal for a hill-time 

student. She still made 

the dean's list. 

time lUP students have been asked to 
dance with the troupe, which Dubar said 
is world renowned for its modern-based 

It is not the first time Dubar will bring 
her dance skills to an lUP stage. She has 
performed as a member of lUP Dance 
Theater as a freshman, a sophomore, and 
now as a senior. 

lUP Dance Theater was started five 
years ago by dance professor Holly Boda 
to give students who are serious about 
dance a forum to share their talents 
and expand their skills. The group 
includes sixteen permanent members and 
four alternates. 

The practice schedule is demanding at 
times, especially for the leaders of the 
group, like Dubar, who choreograph 
dance numbers and hold practices to 
teach and polish their dances. Last fall, 
she rehearsed t\vo to four hours per 
night, three or four nights a week. She 
also choreographed a dance for nine 
dancers for the fall show. 

At the same time, Dubar, who is a 
business major with a minor in dance, 
carried 18 credits of classes, more than 
the normal amount for a full-time stu- 
dent. She still made the dean's list. 

"Dancing calms me down so I can go 
home and study," she said. 

Dubar sees corporate America and the 
stock market fitting into her future. She'd also like to put 
both her maior and minor studies to use by opening her 
own dance studio. She'd like to continue her education 
by pursuing a master's degree in business at the Univer- 
sit)' of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. 

Before she makes those moves, she wants to take her 



i Editor's Note: This is another in a series of short features 
about extracurricular opportunities for student learning.) 


summer before her 

senior year in iiigli 

scliDGl, Duliar was 

cliosen to be part of a 

special dance b^oupe 

that toured China and 

represented the United 

States at an 

internationai dance 


dancing one step further. After graduation 
in December, she's planning to go to New 
York City-, where she'll audition for profes- 
sional dance companies. 

"I don't want to look back and wish I'd 
done it," she said. "Twenty-five is old for a 
dancer, and I'm twenty-two now." 

Although she likes the way ballet looks 
when performed, modern dance is her 

"I can express myself more with modern 
dance," said Dubar, adding "I like to do bal- 
let just to keep my technique up to par." 

Although she started taking dance lessons 
when she was a toddler, Dubar didn't focus 
on the activit)' until her teen years. As a 
voungster, she loved sports and placed ninth 
in all-around competition at a national 
g\'mnastics meet when she was about thir- 
teen years old. She also liked track and field 
events and was on the school's team. 

"I was always in a lot of activities," she 
said. "I was never that serious about one. 
I've always been very competitive. I've never 
liked second place at all." 

As her dancing talent began to emerge, a 
dance teacher told her parents she should 
audition for the Duke Ellington School of 
Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Dubar passed 
the audition and transferred to the school for her 
tenth grade year. The summer before her senior year 
in high school, she was chosen to be part of a special 
dance troupe that toured China and represented the 
United States at an international dance festival. 

Now, as her graduation from lUP approaches, 
Dubar's talents are taking her in a new direction. She is 
one of the founding members and vice president of the 
lUP Drill Team, a new dance group that performs 
half-time routines at lUP basketball games. The squad 

By iVIariiyn Kukula ■ ^^ 



dancers, which 
made its debut a 
few months ago, per- 
forms drills that are chore- 
ographed by Dubar. 

"When I come on stage another 
side of me comes out," she said. "I've 
really enjoyed myself with both lUP 
Dance Theater and the drill team." 




Onondaga County health 
officials provided Griffith's 
team wifli a database of lead 
measures in Syracuse 
children, sorted by addrei 
Using sophisficated 
programming, Uie databasi 
was used to produce a map of 
the "hot spots" for pediatric 
lead poisoning in Syracosii^^ 


Greensburg, Pa., native Daniel Griffith graduated from lUP in 1970 with a major 
in mathematics and a minor in geography. Call it fate or call it destiny: Griffith's 
interests steered him toward geography as a career, first with a master's degree 
from lUP and then with a doctorate from the University ofToroiUo. His career 
path eventually led him to Syracuse University's Department of Geography, where 
today he is viewed as an expert in the field of spatial statistics. 

To the laNjierson, spatial statistics can be thought of 
as "number crunching" or processing mounds of data 
concerning designated geographic situations or condi- 
tions. The processing results yield the problem's solu- 
tion or at least a pathway to the solution. 

"If you look at geographic distributions, one of the 
problems is that lots of people aren't familiar with this, 
because we don't teach geography in high school as 
extensively as in other countries," said Griffith. "If 
you look at something like the location of socioeco- 
nomic groups in cities, what you will find is that simi- 
lar types of households socioeconomically tend to clus- 
ter together. 

"That really is the essence of what spatial statistics is 
trying to deal with: the fact that you end up with similar 
types clustering together. So, it is the similarity of items 
clustering together that spatial statistics tries to address. 
In classical statistics, you mix it up. Any two things near 
each other are not necessarily similar. Spatial statistics 
says that is not realistic." 

Two of Griffith's latest projects involved the mapping 
of "hot spots" of lead poisoning in the city of Syracuse 
and for the remediation (cleanup) of a polluted "super- 
fund" site. 

Onondaga Gounty health officials provided Ciriffilh's 
team with a database of lead measures in Syracuse chil- 
dren, sorted by address. Using sophisticated program- 
ming, the database was used to produce a map of the 
"hot spots" for pediatric lead poisoning in Syracuse. 
Spatial statistics allowed the team to determine whether 
the site was a "hot spot" of lead poisoning or just a 
chance clustering. 

Similarly, in the superfund project this past summer, 
the issue was whether the entire site needed remediation 
or whether only sections of it would have to be treated. 
In this, soil .samples were taken and provided the 
initial data. However, pollution does not usually occur 
randomly, which means a "hot spot" or a point of 
source of diffusion existed. 


Like so many others, Griffith certainly did not foresee 
the career he followed. But he sees his decision to attend 
lUP as the step toward his future that ultimately proved 
the most satisfying and fruitful. 

"When I was in high school (Hempfield), I think that 
an important influence was that I had a number of 
teachers who graduated from Indiana, and that probably 
sparked my interest," said Griffith. "Indiana has a very 
strong reputation, and one of the things I'm really 
pleased about is that every year in the U.S. News and 
World Report rankings, Indiana scores very high for the 
level of university it is. I think the quality has been 
there for many decades, which is one reason why I was 
attracted to Indiana originally. 

"I was very interested in history," said Griffith, "and 
my parents felt I should be a math major and so, of 
course, I ended up being a math major. In the summer 
between my freshman and sophomore years, I met 
somebody who was a geography major who got me 
interested in geography. By the time I graduated, I had 
minored in geography." 

At Syracuse University, Griffith specializes in quanti- 
tative, urban, or economic geography, often applying his 
skills in spatial statistics. 




by President 
Lawrence K. Pettit 

s we move toward 
our university's 
celebration, we 
start to reflect on 
the factors that 
have fostered excel- 
lence in the univer- 
sity's 125-year his- 
tory. Two come 
immediately to 
mind: teachers and learners. 
Add leaders, and the formula for 
success is virtually complete. 

In the months to come, lUP 
Magazine will focus on each of 
these dimensions of excellence. 
For now, I would like to draw 
the reader's attention to the sec- 
ond aspect: learners. 

The lUP experience molds 
students into productive citizens 
who contribute immeasurably to 
their professions and their com- 
munities. But, to suggest that 
our role is paramount is to dis- 
count the qualities many of these 
students bring to the university. 
For example, this year lUP 
enrolled tu'o National Merit 
Scholars and was the only uni- 
versity among the fourteen in 
the State System of Higher Edu- 
cation to do so. So far as we can 
determine, we are the first State 
System school ever to enroll a 
National Merit Scholar. 

As individuals and in groups, 
lUP students excel. Consider 
some of their achievements dur- 
ing the past year alone: Our 
Kappa Delta Pi honor society in 
education was one often chap- 
ters chosen from 550 worldwide 

to receive an award for excel- 
lence at the organization's 
annual meeting. Our three- 
member team in computer sci- 
ence competed successfully 
against 3,800 students from 700 
universities in forty countries to 
reach the world finals in com- 
puter programming competi- 

Our student alumni associa- 
tion, known as the lUP Ambas- 
sadors, in February hosted a dis- 
trict conference for members of 
similar organizations through- 
out the eastern United States and 
Canada. At a previous confer- 
ence, the lUP contingent won its 
second CASE District II award 
for most outstanding organiza- 
tion, and graduate student Matt 
Konetschni was named most 
outstanding advisor. 

lUP's Safety Sciences students 
have repeatedly won every 
national award in their field 
since 1983. The most recent 
"outstanding student in the 
country" from lUP was Jackie 
Tost, and lUP students also 
recently won both the top two 
national awards for technical 
papers and the most prestigious 

national scholarship in the safety 
sciences field. The university's 
student section of the American 
Society of Safety Engineers has 
won the top national award 
more often than all other stu- 
dent sections combined. 
In the past three years, 
twenty-one physics students 
have participated in a materials 
research program led by physics 
professor Devki Tal- 
war. With substan- 
tial support from the 
Research Corpora- 
tion, the American 
Chemical Society, 
and the National 
Science Foundation, 
the program has 
resulted in the publi- 
cation of research 
papers in top physics 
or engineering peer- 
reviewed journals. 
In addition to gain- 
ing invaluable expe- 
rience, the under- 
graduates each 
earned between $3,000 and 
$3,500 for their summer 
research activities. 

In the fine arts, Professor 
lames Nestor's sculpture stu- 
dents once again dominated the 
Three Rivers Arts Festival in 
Pittsburgh last year with more 
than a quarter of the pieces in 
the juried sculpture exhibition. 
Our students also exhibited at 
the Brooklyn Pier in New York 
and at the SUNY Purchase 
Sculpture Exhibition, receiving 
reviews in the New York Times. 
lUP students participated in 
other major exhibitions in Con- 
necticut and Texas and in 
Chicago, Los Angeles, and San 

Two lUP jewelry students 
were accepted for exhibit at the 
North American Goldsmiths 
juried .student invitation in Seat- 
tle, while a theater student was 
approved for an internship at the 
prestigious Center Stage Com- 
pany in Baltimore. Two music 
students were finalists in the 
national competition of the 
National Association of Teachers 
of Singing. In the food and 
nutrition area, Carol Morrison 

received the Society for Nutri- 
tion Education's Graduate Stu- 
dent Research Award at the 
organization's annual meeting in 

In its very short history, our 
Robert E. Cook Honors College 
has become recognized for the 
excellence of many of its 
students and has received favor- 
able mention in both the U.S. 
News and Tiwie-Princeton 
guidebooks. Again this year, the 
latter publication featured two 
lUP students: Martina Spiri- 
donova, an international stu- 
dent, discussed how to select a 
college, and Beth Baran, from 
Patton, Pa., talked about the 
advantages of an honors college 
within a public university. 

Beth Baran, incidentally, is a 
finalist for a Harry S. Truman 
Scholarship, one of the nation's 
most prestigious awards. She, 
along with fellow lUP student 
Lori Felker, is currently a stu- 
dent at Oxford; they competed 
successfully for two of only 
thirty slots awarded to students 
outside England to spend their 
junior year at the world's most 
prestigious universit)'. 

Other Honors College stu- 
dents have studied at such places 
as Cambridge University and 
Trinity College, Dubhn, in spe- 
cial summer programs. In 
December, I received a glowing 
letter from the director of the 
Cambridge program, praising 
the performance of the four lUP 
students who have studied there 
the past tivo summers (and ask- 
ing for more of them!). 

The achievements of our stu- 
dent-athletes have been well 
documented in the sports sec- 
tion of this magazine. In fact, 
the Name Droppers section of 
the Winter issue was nearly 
complete in its devotion to the 
details of student achievement. 
More highlights appear in this 

In all these endeavors and in 
many, more more, lUP students 
shine. We can all take pride in 
their accomplishments and can 
look forward with shared excite- 
ment to the lives they will live in 
the coming century. ~% 

contimit'd frontpage 3 


^^ a wide range of other groups. He has written 

\^ scores for a symphony orchestra, a contemporary 

CjJ Christian music duo, and a countn,'-rock singer. 

r^ , When he creates a custom arrangement, he 

r ^\ considers the band's strengths. If a high school 

band has a weak trumpet section, he may move 

^H the melody, which the trumpets often carry, to a 

p^ different key to avoid the higher notes. If that 

^^ key doesn't work for the trumpets, he might 

^^^^ give another instrument the melody and change 

^^^ keys when he reaches the chorus. 

"When you write an arrangement, you don't 

always get to hear how it sounds," said Mitchell, 

_ who recently had the chance to hear four 

f^ — >S^ bands perform his arrangements during a high 

" school band festival. 

Among those on Mitchell's client list is 
William Stowman, director of bands at Messiah 
t~ollege in Grantham, Pa. Stowman met 

Mitchell when they were both students at lUP. 
T Stowman received his bachelor's degree 
in music education from lUP in 1985, two 
master's degrees in music, one for education 

I I II '^"'^ °"^ ^^'' trumpet performance, from East- 

I ! II ern Kentucky University in 1993 and 1994, 

II I Sr and his doctoral degree from the University of 
I Jl North Texas in 1998. 

m^ "The jazz arrangements 1 use are pretty 
much all Roy's, and I use some of his arrangements 
^ for the brass choir," said Stowman, who directs the 

school's symphonic winds, brass choir, and two jazz 

Stowman remembers watching Mitchell create an 
entire arrangement using one note and a tuning fork 
while the two were in college. 

Another lUP graduate who uses Mitchell's arrange- 
ments is Bradley Genevro, assistant director of Wind Stud- 
ies at the University of North Texas, which he said has the 
second largest college of music in the country. He received 
his bachelor's degree from lUP in music in 1989 and his 
master's degree in music from lUP in 1996. He is working 
on his doctoral degree at North Texas University. 

This year, Genevro is using four pieces arranged by 
Mitchell. He also tapped Mitchell's talents when he was 
the director of the marching band for Redbank Valley 
High School near Kittanning earlier in his career. 

"I've not found anyone better," said Genevro, who 
added that he has seen many of his lUP classmates excel 
in music careers. "The education we receive at lUP really 
prepares us to go out and succeed in our profession." "^ 

Marilyn Kukula is a 1989 Journalism graduate of lUP. 

(Editor's Note: A professionally produced 1998 lUP 
Marching Band video is available, as is a compact 
disc. Price for the video is $25; $12 for the CD; and $8 
for a cassette (for 1 995 and 1 996 only). CDs for the 
years 1 995-97 are also available, as are earUer ver- 
sions of the video. Shipping date for the 1 998 items is 
May, 1999. Send checks to lUP Marching Band, 
Cogswell Hall, Room 1 12, 422 South Eleventh Street, 
Indiana, PA 15705.) 

Bradley Genevro 

"We had about 
two hundred soil 

continued from page 7 

>3 Speaking 

^_J samples, but all of these samples that were con- 
.^*" centrated together really were not giving a lot of 
^_j additional information," said Griffith. "They 
^^ didn't really have two hundred observations; 
^f" they had something more like sixty-five obser- 
p^ vations, because all of these clustered soil sam- 
ir^!!. pies were essentially giving them the same infor- 
^ ■* mation. So, one of the things we can do with 
spatial statistics is show them that their sample size may 
not be what they think it is. That was really a mixture of 
geographic Information systems and spatial statistics." 

When Gritfith began his work in spatial statistics as a 
graduate student, there were, perhaps, a dozen people in 
the world concerned about this field, and he was one of 
them. Times have changed. 

"What essentially has happened is something that was 
so esoteric that the general public ridiculed it in the 
mid-'70s has become the forefront, and people realize 
this is really important," said Griffith. "The federal cen- 
sus people believe that this [spatial statistics] is going to 
be the major contribution of statistics to federal govern- 
ment data in the next century. They think it will be very 
similar to all of the work that occurred with survey 
methods in the last century." 

Griffith, who was a recipient of an lUP Outstanding 
Alumnus Award in 1982, has authored fourteen books. 
His next publication is titled A Casebook for Spatial Sta- 
tistical Data Analysis: A Compilation of Analyses of Dif- 
ferent Thematic Datasets. He has made it a practice to 
donate a copy of each of his works to lUP. 

His expertise in spatial statistics as applied to geogra- 
phy has helped him log his share of frequent-flyer miles. 
He has made presentations or given invited lectures in 
Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, 
Italy, Spain, and Austria. He is currently awaiting final 
word on an upcoming invitation to Beijing, China. 

Griffith not only garnered two degrees from lUP but 
also a companion in life. His wife, Diane Swartz Grif- 
fith, is a native of Indiana and now works as an adminis- 
trative a.ssistant in the biology department at Syracuse 
University. His son, Darren, is a computer science grad- 
uate of Syracuse and works in Florida. His daughter, 
Michelle, is a junior at, majoring in informa- 
tion studies, "i^ 

Edward Master is a former engineering writer 

for RCA, GE, and Boeing. He holds a degree in 

Earth Science from Clarion University and 

wrote the "intruders in the Dust" article in the 

Fall, 1997, issue of lUP Magazine. 



Connecting Past and Future 


People walk by the East Parlor 
in lohn Sutton Hall and ask, 
"What's going on in there?" 
They peek in the door, 
trying to understand what 
the room full ot students wearing 
headsets and smiles are doing. It 
doesn't look like a class. It looks 
like fun-and it is. 

Each evening for most of the 
academic \ear, the East Parlor is 
filled with twent)' students making 
calls to lUP alumni, requesting 
financial support for the uni\'ersity. 
Why is it so much ftin? 
Phonathon callers are quick to 
respond with a varietv' of answers. 
They enjoy talking with alumni 
and hearing about the good old 
days. They particularly enjoy the 
incentives, ranging fi-om edible 
treats to lUP logo items that can 
be earned. 

As the calls are made to 
thousands of alumni, the student 
callers confirm addresses, 
employers, and biographical 
information to help keep university 
records current. They talk to the 
alumni about the many exciting 
things happening on campus from 
building renovations to a fabulous 
men's and women's basketball 
season to the recognition of 
outstanding scholars in many 
fields. And, they ask the alumni to 
consider making a gift in support 
of the university. 

The idea of soliciting support by 
telephone became a reality back in 
1983 when students worked out of 
Stright Hall, setting up and tearing 
down the phone equipment each 
evening. The university is 
fortunate that the Phonathon has 
evolved over the years and that lUP 
now has a dedicated facility in 
Sutton Hall permanendy equipped 


with Uvent)- calling stations. 

Close to $500,000 will be raised 
by the student callers this year. The 
money will be used to supplement 
the many projects, programs, and 
university needs that tuition and 
state funding can't cover. Many 
alumni choose to designate their 
gifts to specific departments or 
particular scholarships; many just 
say their gifts should be used in the 
area of greatest need. It's easy for 
the callers to ask for gifts, because 
they themselves see the benefits: 
fiberoptic access in all the 
buildings, the increasing number 
of available scholarships, impro\ed 
labs, more library resources, and 
the beginnings of the development 
of the cluster colleges. 

Making calls night after night 
can become tedious at times, 
though, and the students enjoy the 
excitement ot earning incenti\'es. 
New to the program this year is the 
establishment of the $10,000 Club. 

Eight students have raised over 
$10,000 each in gifts and pledges 
this year. In recognition of their 
special efforts, they received a 
certificate of honor and lUP beanie 
babies, mugs, and key lanyards-as 
well as the distinction of having 
their names displayed on a large 
poster in the F^st Parlor. Those 
who have achieved membership 
are quite proud of their 
accomplishment, and the others 
are working hard to join them. 

Tiffany Shinsky is brand-new to 
the calling program this year and 
brand new also to the $10,000 
Club. From Scottdale, Tiffany is .i 
sophomore with a double major in 
criminolog)' and psychology'. On 
her list of alumni to call one 
evening was an lUP grad who now 
works for the FBI, which, ironicall)'. 

is Tiffany's dream. She told him that 
she hopes to become a forensic 
psychologist with the FBI. The 
alumnus spent time on the phone 
with Tiffan\- talking about the FBI 
and also mailed information about 
requirements, etc., to her. 

Connections like this are made all 
the time. Recently, another caller 
spoke with an I UP graduate who is 
an elementar)' school teacher. When 
the alumna found out that the caller 
needed required observation hours 
for her class, she invited her to her 
own third grade classroom. 

Another rookie in the calling 
room and new member of the 
510,000 Club, Liz Eyerman, South 
River, N.J., is at lUP studying to 
become a school psychologist. Her 
favorite calls are those to alimtni 
who graduated in the thirties and 
forties who actually li\'ed in Sutton 
Hall, the building from which Liz is 
making her calls. Nearly everyone 
from that era that Liz calls wants to 

know immediately about the Oak 
Grove or the Sutton Bell Tower. 
Are they still there? Do they look 
the same? And then, always the 
question: "What's it like being a 
student at I UP now?" Liz is happy 
to spend time answering their 
questions and hearing about lUP's 
history and tradition from people 
who have lived them. 

The eight students who are 
members of the $10,000 
Club-Tiffany, Liz, lessica Colbert, 
Pittsburgh; Brandt Salnick, 
Monroeville; Melissa Bornemann, 
Plum; Ande Guzzo, Irwin; Sandi 
Davis, Greenville; and Kim Shaw, 
Manor-agree with the rest of the 
student callers. The Phonathon is a 
great place to work-the chairs are 
comfortable, the hours are great, 
connecting with the alumni is fun, 
and the recognition received for a 
job well done is appreciated. 

— Bonnie DeLand Juliette 
Director of Annual Giving 

Total Perfomance 

The Heinz Endowments have awarded lUP and the Martin Luther King 
School of the Pittsburgh Public Schools $215,000 to fund a professional 
development school dedicated to total performance as measured by the 
higher academic achievement of its students. The project will also offer a 
high-qualit\' environment for preparing educators to meet the needs of 
urban school students. 

"This project is a wonderful complement to lUP's Pittsburgh presence 
and to our reputation as a leader in urban teacher training," according to 
I UP President Lawrence K. Pettit. 

The Heinz Endowments, a pair of foundations founded by Howard and 
Vira I. Heinz, rank among the nation's largest philanthropic organizations. 
Based in Pittsburgh, they share a commitment to support the efforts of 
nonprofit organizations, primarily in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

lUP will provide $124,000 and Martin Luther King School will provide 
$407,900 in in-kind support for the first year of the project, which is 
designed as a model for creating a more in-depth, rigorous approach to 
teacher preparation. Bell Atlantic Cxirporation is supporting the project wilh 
57,0(X) to a.ssist development of a computer network. 

Cx)llege of Education associate dean John lohnson said, "We have been 
working closely with Martin Luther King School for many years in a 
traditional teacher preparation partnership mode." The key to the success of 
this new program, lohnson explained, will be creating a "total performance 
environment," in which the focus is on one primary issue: improving and 
increasing student performance in the classroom. 

"All actions at both schools have to be focused on this goal," lohnson said, 
"and the measure of the project's success will be student success. If the project 
is indeed successful, it will become the model for all our teacher education 
preparation programs." 

A 1 Distinguished 

Alur " 


Health-conscious scientist: Having a medical 
research career that spans five decades, John 
Munn '48 received the lUP Distinguished 
Alumni Award this spring. Munn currently 
serves as a consultant vi'ith the American 
Institute of Biological Sciences and 
BioReview, Inc., and has served as a consultant for 
three other companies since 1980. Prior to that, he had various 
assignments within the National Institutes of Health, including the 
National Cancer Institute; as senior scientist for the World Health 
Organization's Division of Environmental Health; and as a 
toxicologist for the Food and Drug Administration. He was an 
editorial board member of the Journal of Toxicology and 
Environmental Health, and much of his career has focused on food 
contaminants and other aspects of the science of health. The author of 
twenty-two published reports and papers, he received his master's 
degree in biochemistry from George Washington University and his 
doctoral degree in chemistry from Georgetown University. He lives in 
Rockville, Md., with his wife, Ruth Boyd Munn '48. 

Pennsylvania statesman: Howard Fargo '51 
received an lUP Distinguished Alumni 
Award in the spring. A member of the 
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 
Fargo has represented the Eighth Legislative 
^^ District, which includes Grove City and 
^^^^^p^ ■ "^^B Kittamiing, since 1981 and has served as 
^^^H ^ ^^m majority caucus chairman since 1994. He has 
^^^H ^r ^^M served on the Agricidture and Rural Affairs 
^^^* •^ ^^" Committee, the Finance Committee, the Game 
and Fisheries Committee, House Rules 
Committee, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and has 
chaired the Legislative Audit Advisory Committee and the Tax and 
Fiscal Policy Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council 
After a six-year teaching career that began after his graduation from 
ISTC, Fargo started his own CPAfirm, which grew into a partnership 
of sixteen employees. As a CPA, he is a member of both the 
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the 
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

/^^^^^ Distinguished CEO: William Dannecker '61 
^^^^^^^ received an lUP Distinguished Alumni Award 
-^^^^^^^^ in the spring. The president and chief 

executive officer of Retirement System Group, 
Inc., in New York, he also serves as president 
and a trustee of RSI Retirement Trust. 
Retirement System Group is a full-service 
pension company with more than seventy 
professional employees. It has five 
sidisidiaries, including RSI Retirement 
Trust. Before joining his current firm, 
Dannecker was an actuary for Alexander and Alexander 
and became an Enrolled Actuary under the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act. He is a member of the American Academy of 
Actuaries and lives in Chappaqua, N. Y. 

continued on page 13 



The name of the Department 
of Office Systems and Business 
Education in the F.berly College 
of Business has been changed to 
the Department of Technology 
Support and Training to better 
describe the programs offered by 
the department. 

This is not the only name change 
this department has experienced in 
recent history. To keep up with 
changing trends, its name was 
changed from Administrative 
Services and Business Education to 
Office Systems in the early part of 
this decade. 

Carleen Zoni, former associate 
dean, has been appointed the 
new dean of the College of 
Health and Human Services, 
replacing Harold Wingard, who 
retired in lanuary. 


Tom Jones and Kevin Eubanks 

performed on campus as part ot 
the Artist Series. 

Fiction writer Carolyn Ferrell, 

author of the book Don't Erase 
Me, presented a reading of her 
work on campus at the invitation 
of the Women's Studies 

Program, the African American 
Cultural Center, and the 
Division of Student Affairs. 

The Women's Studies 
program also brought to campus 

Marta Benavides, an 

international peace activist who 
made a presentation to the 
universitv community. 


Ranked as Most SuccESSFin. 

lUP's Doctoral Programs in 
English, by the Modern 
Language Association, based on 
numbers graduated and 

employment after graduation 


lUP's Mock Trial Team: Amy 
Fitzgerald of Gibsonia; Lurena 
Lewis of Allentown; jayson Clay 
of Allison Park; Scott Crawford 
of Apollo; Kim Rivera of 
Goldsboro; Bob Salari of 
Gibsonia; and Jennifer 
Sennefelder of Newfoundland, 
Pa. The team is coached by 
Indiana attorney David Serene. 

Welcome to Psychology: Paul Spizman, a doctoral 
student in Psychology from Seattle, is silhouetted in 
the doorway of the Psychology Department's main 
office in UlilerHall. Behind him, across Washington 
Street and Oakland Avenue, is the Oak Grove. 



Two lUP fraternities have 
been suspended for providing 
alcohol to underage students. 

Delta Sigma Phi and Sigma 
Tau Gamma both were 
found to have violated their 
national fraternity risk 
management guidelines and 
state alcohol laws. Suspension 
means that the fraternities may 
not participate in university 
activities nor access benefits 
provided to recognized 
student organizations. 

"Our calculated decision to 
suspend, rather than withdraw, 
university recognition of these 
two chapters is indicative of our 
confidence in their ability to 
recover from this mistake and 
return to being productive 
members of the university 
community," said Terry 
Appolonia 79, M'81, director of 
student activities and 
organizations and chairman of 
lUP's Recognized Organization 
Review Board. 

Learning to 
make cents 

Junior entrepreneurs age 
seven to fourteen will 
come to campus again 
this summer for Camp 
Business Cents, operated 
by the university's Center for 
Family Business. From August 
2 through 6, beginning at 9 each 
day and ending at 4, campers 
will gain an understanding of 
entrepreneurship and 
what it takes to operate a 
family business. 

Campers make a 

(symbolized by the program 
mascot Business Bee), 
determine how best to market 
it, produce it, and sell it. The 
cost is $250 for the week, with 
lunches included, and the 
location is the lUP Small 
Business Incubator in the 
Robertshaw Building. 

According to Center for 
Family Business Director Cindy 
lannarelli, "Students actually 
create the product and wrestle 
with real-life business issues 
from production costs to 
personnel issues to marketing." 

Registration information is 
available from the center at 

The music man: Retired professor emeritus of 
Bemidji (Minn.) State University, Fulton 
Gallagher '57, M'62 received an lUP 
Distinguished Aliwini Award in the spring. 
Gallagher earned his doctoral degree in 
music from Indiana University in 1971 and 
was certified by Har\'ard University's Institute for Educational 
Management in 1981. He taught and served as an administrator at 
Bemidji from 1963 to 1985, left to work at Chatham College in 
Pittsburgh for two years, then returned to Bemidji until his retirement in 
1 996. At Bemidji, he served as director of the university's Opera Theatre 
as well as chairman of the music department. At varying times, he served 
as dean for hvo different colleges and as ncepresidau of Institutional 
Advancement but returned to music activities, directing a summer 
institute, the Opera Tlwatre, and teaching. He is the founder of the Lake 
Bemidji Summer Arts Colony and has been involved in various 
community arts programs. He and his wife, Nancy Frederick Gallagher 
'58, received the Bemidji Community Arts Council's Friends of the Arts 
Award for their contributions to the arts. A member of the Minnesota 
Music Educators Hall of Fame, Gallagher had a scholarship for 
outstanding vocal music students named in his honor His peers 
established the scholarship in his honor before his retiremmt. 

From business to education: After a twenty- 
three-year banking career, Alan 
I eberknight '64 became the dean ofTowson 
L niversity's College of Business and 
Economics. This spring he received lUP's 
Distinguished Alumni Award. Leberknight, a 
' resident of Baldwin, Md., had served as 
presidait and chief operating officer of 
Bahimore Bancorp and the Bank of Baltimore 
from 1991 to 1995, when the bank was sold and 
he was chosen by Towsonfor its dean's slot. In his 
newest position, he has overseen the implementation of a new 
curriadum, brought the Regional Economic Studies Institute to Towson, 
and served as the chief administrator of the Small Business 
Administration's Small Business Development Center Network of Central 
Maryland. Before taking the helm of Baltimore Bancorp, he held varying 
positions at Signet Bank, formerly Union Trust Company of Maryland, 
and First National Bank of Maryland. A current board member of the 
Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, Leberknight earned hisM.B.A. at 

Loyola College. 

continued on page 17 

Cindy lannarelli ( "Dr. Cindy," as she is known to 
campers) works with children during the 1998 session 
of Camp Business Cents. Business Bee, the program's 
mascot, is on the chair next to her. 




I have appreciated President 
Lawrence K. Pettit's columns in 
lUP Magazine, especially those 
reflecting on issues related to 
the academic standards and 
curriculum at the university. Dur- 
ing my years as an undergraduate, 
I was involved in these areas both 
in student government and on 
committees of the University Sen- 
ate. They are also areas which I 
have chosen for service on faculty 
and school board committees over 
the years. 

I want to encourage President 
Pettit to continue wth his efforts 

Assembling Ambassadois: In 

!-cbru(ir\: li'P's Student Alumni 
Ambassadors liosted the 1999 
Case District II Conference of 
Student Alumni Ambassadors. 
More than three hundred students 
from colleges and universities 
throughout the United States 
converged on Indiana for 
roundtable discussions, lectures, 
and other programming. The 
Conference Planning Cotmnittee 
cochairs were Amy Henley, left, a 
Hotel Restaurant, and 
Institittional Management senior 
from La Plata, Md.. and Jake 
Lindstrom, right, a junior Nursing 
major from New Cumberland. 
Lee Clark, center, advisor to the 
lUP ambassadors, is a graduate 
student in Student Affairs in 
Higher Education from 
Annapolis, Md. 


and plans to make the university 
more academically rigorous. The 
opening of the Honors College is a 
wonderful development in this 
regard. I hope that some of the 
standards and expectations, which 
have arisen in the Honors College, 
will have a positive impact on the 
rest of the university. 

My liberal arts education at 
lUP has served me well in the 
workplace over the years as a 
teacher, writer, and magazine 
editor, and in my volunteer work 
in the community and church. 
My education at lUP developed 
my skills and helped turn a 
rather academically and socially 
deprived individual from a rural 
Pennsylvania community into a 
competent and skilled individual. 
It also gave me a love for learning 
that has not yet stopped and 
which has brought me great 
pleasure over the years 

May I encourage President 
Pettit, the facult)', and the 
administration to continue in 
their efforts to reach forever- 
higher academic goals. I look 
fonvard to the day when lUP 
moves from being recognized as 
a third tier national university to 
a second tier university. This will 
truly be a gift of the people of 
Pennsylvania, especially the 
young and marginalized. I have 
no doubt that this can be 
achieved in time. 

Anthony Bosnick '72 
Gaithersburg, Md. 

After leaxing campus following 
graduation in 1989 fi-om the 
Department of Special Education 
and Clinical Services, I had much 
doubt about ever being able to 
return to Indiana for more than an 
occasional alumni activity. While 
initially making it back to campus 
for two or three consecutive years 
during homecoming festivities, my 
"college crowd" seemed to dwindle 
as our lives went different 

directions, making it somewhat 
difficult for all of us to be in the 
same town over the same weekend 
in October. 1 have grown to miss 
the yearly trips down memory lane 
at lUP but have had the good 
fortune of coming back to campus 
on a weekly basis for an entire 
semester. It is truly amazing how 
much can change, yet stay the same 
after nearly a decade has gone by. 

It has been a long-time goal of 
mine to return to lUP and teach 
in the department that gave so 
much to me as an undergraduate. 
Consequently, when Dr. Richard 
Nowell, Chair of the Department 
of Special Education and Clinical 
Services, phoned me in late 
December and offered me a 
part-time temporary faculty 
position in the department, I 
readily accepted the challenge 
without hesitation. WTiat an 
incredibly nostalgic e.xperience it 
has been to return to lUP and 
teach in Davis Hall, the same 
building in which my former 
professors prepared me for a 
career in education. 

While Davis Hall in of itself 
has not structurally changed, 
many of the faces that dwell there 
have. Instructors such as Marie 
Bahn, who inspired me 
personally and professionally as 
an undergrad, have retired and 
moved on to other activities. The 
Eberly College of Business, Uhler 
Hall, and the Robert E. Cook 
Honors College (among many 
others) have changed the physical 
appearance of the campus 
dramatically in the years since I 
have graduated. Other 
characteristics such as the beaut)' 
of the Oak Grove, Greek life, and 
the typical rainy weather haven't 
changed a bit! 

It has been a fulfilling 
experience to witness firsthand 
how my alma mater is moving 
swiftly into the new millennium 
yet still holds the qualities that 


Partnerships are a two-way 
street. lUP's Eberly College of 
Business has entered into one 
\vith SAP America, Inc., of 
Newtown Square, Pa. 

SAP America will provide at no 
cost access to its market-leading 
enterprise resource planning 
and management software 
package, as well as training for 
facult)' members. 

This is a significant investment 
in the ongoing education of 
our faculti.' members, as well as 
a tremendous opportunity for 
our students to gain experience 
with this software package," 
said Robert Camp, Eberly 
College's dean. 

The payoff for SAP America, he 
explained, is a larger supply of 
future managers who are 
familiar with their product. 

made it so meaningful during 
my undergraduate experience. 
It's great to be home. 

Jeffery Coover '89 
Altoona, Pa. 

I still have a sense of humor 
and was surprised to find 
indications that I no longer was 
hving. In the Class Notes section 
of the Winter, 1999, issue, I find 
only the '30s hsted. 

Since I belonged to the '20s 
(Music Department graduate, 
1928), I just wanted you to know 
that I am very much alive. Drive 
my own car, attend concerts 
(Orchestra, Ballet, University of 
Miami Concert Series) and that I 
travel a lot alone!! Am attending 
a National Music Conference in 
St. Louis in May, and visiting 
family in California in June. I've 
had a lot of fun out of this — 
more than I would have if I had 
been listed. 

Please restore me to life, 
because I enjoy it!! 

Ann McClure '28 
Miami, Fla. 



William Coleman, son of Helen 

George Coleman '19, writes that his 

mother will celebrate her hundredth 
birthday on May 2. Helen, who now 
lives in Wernersville, Pa., taught 
third grade in Kittanning for five 
years until she married Buff 
Coleman, now deceased, who was an 
assistant agriculture agent who 
eventually became the Northampton 
Count)' Extension agent. The 
Coleman family has planned a party 
in Helen's honor. 


Harriet Woodard Slawter '24 writes 

that she's ninety-six years old and 
hopes to come to campus in lune for 
Alumni Reunion Weekend, which 
will feature the annual Pioneer 
Dinner for members of classes of 
fifty years ago and earlier. Harriet, 
who lives in Akron, Ohio, hopes to 
see old friends and would like to 
know if any of her classmates plan to 
attend the event. 

For news of Ann McClure '28, 

please see Letters. 


In ,1 second retirement, Norman 

Oakes '55 and Norma Paustenbach 

Oakes '55 have closed their 
consulting firm, Green Lane 
Enterprises in Camp Hill, Pa., to 
pursue new interests. Norm helps 
restore vintage Porsches, and Norma 
quilts and participates in club work. 
Norm also reports that his sister, 

Linda Oakes Donovan '65, 

succumbed lo ovarian cancer. Linda 
had been a teacher in Wilmington, 
Del., for thirty-three years. 

nilarianna Mattern Costanza '57 

retired last June from Zaner-Bloser 
Educational Publishing, the textbook 
division of Highlights for Children. 

Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation 
president Kenley Hoover '57 was 

elected to serve as a volunteer 
director of the National 
Interfraternity Conference. 


Assistant principal of Gilbert High 
School in Gilbert, Ariz., Kay Oswalt 
'64, IVI'68 has earned her doctoral 
degree in educational leadership and 
administration from Arizona State 

A former assistant superintendent in 
the Ligonier Area and Derry Area 

school districts, Josepi) Bellissimo 

'65 was named superintendent of the 
Derry Area School District. 

Janice Kotzuk Auth '67 edited To 
Beijing and Beyond, a collection of 
writings by the women (and some 
men) of the Pittsburgh area who 
attended the United Nations Fourth 
World Conference on Women held 
in Beijing in 1995. Administrator of 
Pennsylvania Peace Links, a 
nonprofit peace organization, she 
lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, 

Charles Auth '64. 

Lead educational technologist for 
Lockheed-Martin Corporation's Air 
Traffic Control Division, Dennis 
Faust '67 has been asked to chair the 
Technology Education Advisory 
Committee of the University of 
Virginia's Northern Virginia 
Campus. The committee advises 
campus leaders about the needs of 
the area's technology community. 

Atlanta, Ga., resident Jim Richards 

'69 sends greetings to Iriciuls from 
Sigma Phi Epsilon. 


The Oakland Press in Michigan 
recently ran a story about Kathy 
BoltZ Phillips '70, who is an artist, 
community education teacher, and 
avid volunteer. She lives in West 

Last year, Don Giesmann '71 

became community impact director 
of Michigan Family Forum, a family 
policy council. He lives in Carleton. 

Heather Stewart Kijowski '72 has 

been named director of benefits 
communication for Duquesne Light 
in Pittsburgh. 

After working for commercial 
healthcare organizations, Kevin Karl 
'73 has been named assistant vice 
president for information services at 
the Medical College of Wisconsin in 

Director of legislative and political 
affairs for the Pennsylvania Medical 

Society, Larry Light '73 was elected 
president of the Pennsylvania 
Association for Government 
Relations. He and his wife. Colleen 
Flynn Light '74, and their chUdren, 
Brooks and Beth, live in Harrisburg. 

Employed by Blair Corporation, 

Stephen Wiedmaier '73 was named 

vice president of credit management. 
He lives in Warren, Pa., with his wife, 
Cindy, and son, Ryan. 

Paul IVIiller '74 and Susan Walker 

IMiller '74 live in Kokomo, Ind., 
where Paul serves as general sales 
and marketing director of Delta 

Marion Center Area School District 

teacher Nancy Francis Mogle '75 

Celebrating with Pi (Kappa Phi): hroni left, Mike Shiihle '9i, Daw Myers 
'95, Charles Geraci '92, and Wil Forrest '93 posed during the reception for 
Charles's Atignst wedding to Janette Diaz. The Geracis live in Brooklyn, 
and Charles is an engineer for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. 


LLL ti m 

UP has a new relationship 
with what administrators 
refer to as "jewels in a box." 
Art and music students and 
faculty members now have 
the opportunity to study at the 
Academies of Fine Arts in 
Zagreb, Croatia, and Ljubljana, 
Slovenia, through the first 
international exchange 
agreement either school has 
ever made. 

Suggested by art professor 
James Nestor, who had visited 
the academies, lUP officials 
visited the former Yugoslavian 
republics and shored up the 
details in December. The 
exchange agreements for art 
were signed last fall, while the 
agreement for music was 
signed this semester. 

Once hidden away behind 
the Iron Curtain, Slovenia and 
Croatia were like jewels in a 
box, said Ronald Maggiore, 
associate provost for 
enrollment management and 
planning. "Under former 
communist rule, we had the 
impression that it was a very 
closed society. I like using the 
box as a metaphor: no light 
got in, and no light got out. 
But, from an artistic 
perspective, a lot of the wealth 
of Yugoslavia rested in those 
two countries." 

Art department chair 
Vaughn Clay agrees. "Their 
angst and their frustration 
came out in the form of art. 
It's incredibly intense and 
beautiful. The art in Hungary 
and the former Yugoslavian 
republics is very contemporary 
and sophisticated, with a point 
of view and a direction that is 
way ahead of America." 

Students from all three 
schools have already begun 
their exchange experiences. 



was nominated for the second time 
for inclusion in Wio's Who Among 
America's Teachers. 

Terry Foriska 77 received the 1998 
Outstanding Research and Publication 
Award from the Pennsylvania 
Association for Supervision and 
Curriculum Development in 
recognition of a book, a manual, and 
an article he wrote. Terry, who is the 
assistant superintendent of the 
Gateway School District in 
Monroeville, became the first two- 
time winner of the award, having also 
earned it in 1994. 

Employed by the Office of Vocational 

Administration, Janell Shaffer-Yoder 

'77 was promoted to district 
administrator. She lives in 
Myerstown, Pa. 

In lanuary, Janet Hudzlcki '78 

became the academic dean of the 
Brown Mackie College, a junior 
college in Salina, Kan. 

Katharine Boehringer Marshall '78 

has been named corporate 
communications director tor 
Carpenter Technology Corporation 
in Reading, Pa. 

In a new position, Sandy Smlthmyer 

'78, a Bellefonte resident, is project 
coordinator and research assistant for 
an insulin pulsatility study at Penn 
State University. 

Muskingum College volleyball coach 

Elizabeth ("Bea") Zlcha '78 was 

named Ohio Athletic Conference 
Coach of the Year after her team won 
the OAC championship. She also was 
named Great Lakes Region Coach of 
the Year by the Tachikara/ American 
X'oUeyball Coaches Association. 

Having obtained his dream job, John 
Simpson '79 works in the Pinsburgh 
Steelers marketing department. His 

wife, Darlene Frye Simpson '80, 

works as a tax processor for 
Berkheimer Associates in addition to 
designing custom-made bridal veils. 


reduces the presence of E.coli on 
poultry. He is a biology professor at 
Berry College in Mt. Berry, Ga. 

Manager of environmental safety and 

health. Sally Hess HIggins '81 works 

for MediaOne t.roup, Inc., and lives 
in Pine, Colo., with her husband, 

Susan Lleb Kapun '81 received her 
master's degree in Pood and 
Nutrition from Marnvood 
University in Scranton, Pa. 

In a promotion, Richard Koeneke 

'81 was named lieutenant colonel at 
the Pentagon. He and his wife, Julla 
LIpovich Koeneke '81, and their si.x 
children, Kaitlyn, Kara, Joseph, 
Michael, Patrick, and Nicholas, live 
in Okinawa, Japan, where he is the 
staff judge advocate for Marine 
Corps bases and forces Japan. 

Promoted to business manager of the 
Berlin Brothersvalley School District, 
Greg Seals '82 lives in Somerset with 
his wife, Dawn. For the past two 
years, as coach of the high school golf 
team, he has enjoyed the best team 
records in school histor)'. 

Jeff Maucieri '82 has a new job, 
teaching vocal and instrumental 
music to students in fourth to eighth 
grades at Altoona Central Catholic 
Middle School. 

Store manager for Rite Aid 

Pharmacy, Connie Ruffalo Tucker 

'82 has moved from South Carolina 
to Monroeville, Pa. 

Oakland, Calif, certified interior 
designer Christ Sufunis '82 is creative 
director for Metropolitan Contract 
Group, which specializes in designing 
for the sports and entertainment 

Through a grant from American 
Food Safety Products, Martin 
CIpollIni '81, M'84 has completed 
research on Biorinse, a product that 

On New Year's Ewe: These friends got together. In front are Clinton Bates '96 
ami Dirl< Frey '95. Standing are Karen Harms Bates '96, Alycia Schaefer '94, 
Kimberly Dick '89, and Sharon Shaner '94. All of them live near Monroeville 
and attend the same church, except for Sharon, who was visiting from Texas. 


Sig Eps together again: When the 
son of Jerry Yanicisw '65 was 
married, fellow Sigma Phi Epsilon 
members attended the festivities. 
From left are Jerry, Bob Letso '60, 
Bill Siegel '65, and John Palya '65. 

industries. Recent projects have 
included an NBA basketball arena 
and an entertainment complex for 
Sony. The father of three children, he 
also owns Caffe Diem Coffee House. 

For the second year, Kimberly BenSOn 

'83 served as captain of two volunteer 
teams that participated in the American 
Cancer Society's twenty-four-hour 
Relay for Lite. The teams raised over 
$5,000, writes Kimberly, who lives in 
Gaithersburg, Md., and has just 
recovered from an injured knee. 

Married last spring, PriSCilla 

Cipollini-Mistretta '83 and her 

husband, I'aui Mistretta, live in Long 
Beach, N.Y. For sixteen years, she has 
been employed by Federated 
Department Stores, particularly 
Macy's, and is now a senior buyer. 

"After ten years as an accounting 
manager for an intellectual property 
law firm, I decided that if you can't 
beat 'em, join 'em," writes Pat Eby 
Block '84. She graduates from 
Catholic University of America's 
Columbus School of Law in May and 
will begin her legal career as an 
associate, specializing in 
international business and trade, at 
Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur in 
Washington, D.C., in September. 

An associate in the insurance 
litigation department, Terry Henry 
'84 practices law with Cozen and 
O'Connor in Philadelphia. 

A health and physical education 
teacher at Bishop Ireton High School, 
Michael Hutton '84 recently received 
his master's degree from Regent 
Universit)'. He lives in Woodbridge, 
Va., with his wife, Kerry, and 
daughters, Emily and Molly. 

A stay-at-home mom for Mary 
Elizabeth, Lori Cristelli Loughlin '84, 

who works part-time as a floral 
designer and avidly collects Beanie 
Babies, writes that she and her 
husband spend their summer 
weekends sailing on Long Island 
Sound and their winter weekends 
skiing in the Catskills. The Loughlins 
live in Fairfield, N.I. 

Having established his own company 
in Key West, Fla., Len Rosignoli '84 is 
president of Franklen Source, Inc., 
which specializes in information 
technology and hospitality placement 
for professionals nationwide. He can 
be reached at franklnsrc@> 

Currently staying at home to teach 
her ten-year-old son, Douglas, 

Cynthia Nicewonger Frey '85 of 

Hiram, Ga., reports that in 1997, she 
and her husband, lohn, welcomed 
Eleanor Rose to their family. She also 
had surgery for thyroid cancer, and 
her doctors have given her a good 
progress report and expect her to 
make a full recovery. 

Jeff Hardy '85 of Bradford, Pa., who 
received his M.B.A. from St. 
Bonaventure University in 1996, is 
national service manager of Vector 
Marketing Corporation. 

Having earned her CEN designation 
in emergency room nursing, Cheryl 

Hughes Jennings '85 works part- 
time in the Shadyside Hospital ER 
and in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's 
intensive care unit. She and her 
husband. Chuck, and three children 
live in Pittsburgh. 

lacobus. Pa., resident GretChen 
BoartS Miller '85 is studying for a 
master's degree in health science at 
Towson University. 

Brian Sommers '85 has joined C.S. 

McKee and Company in Pittsburgh 
as vice president and client 
relationship manager 

Employed by PNC Bank, Philip 
SirlannI '88 of Donora, Pa., attained 
his Series 6 and Series 63 insurance 

Following their |unc wedding, Cheryl 
Moss '87 and Jonathan Starr will cruise 

One of Mellon's managers: As manager of 
fiduciary risk, Regina Dresser Stover '75 is 
first vice president of Mellon Bank in 
Pittsburgh. She received an lUP 
Distinguished Alumni Award this 
spring. A faculty member of both the 
Central Atlantic School of Trust and the New England 
School of Banking, she earned her M.B.A. degree at the University of 
Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business and certification in 
bank administration from the University of Wisconsin. She also is a 
certified internal auditor, certified trust auditor, and certified bank 
auditor. Her directorships have included membership on the lUP 
Eberly College of Business Advisory Council, chairmanship of the 
Katz Graduate School of Business Alumnae Council, membership on 
the Carlow College Board of Trustees, and chairmanship of the 
Forum for Women at Mellon Bank. She is the founder of the Trust 
Compliance Managers Roundtable, and she received a Distinguished 
Service Award from the Katz Graduate School of Business last year. 

^nI ,^^^^^1 > Professing health education: West 

j ^^^^^HlBB Chester University professor Bethann 
-^^^^^^^^^ Cinelli '76 ofGlenmoore, Pa., received an 
lUP Distinguished Alumni Award in the 
spring. The author of myriad articles, 
papers, and books on health education, she 
also has served as an editor for several 
educational publishers. In addition to 
teaching duties at both graduate and 
undergraduate levels and research, Cinelli 
serves as her department's student teaching 
coordinator. She has worked with and consulted for Educational 
Testing Services, the Petmsylvania State Board of Education, the 
Pennsylvania Department of Education, and a number of school 
districts. A two-time recipient of the Outstanding Young Women of 
America Award, she is a previous vice president of the Pennsylvania 
School Health Association and has presented at more than fifty 
conferences. Cinelli received her master's degree from Temple 
University and her doctoral degree from Penn State University. She 
holds memberships in the American School Health Association, the 
American Association of Health Education, and the Association of 
Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

around the world. Upon their return 
in October, they will settle in 

In December, Gerald Feuimer M'88 

received his Master of Divinity degree 
from Southern Baplist Theolngical 
Seminary in I.oiiisville, Ky. 

Bonnie Krensavage Smith '88, who 

currently is leading an SAP software 
implementation for Whirlpool, 
received her M.B.A. in international 
business from the University of 
Chicago. She and her husband, 
Steve, live in Si. Joseph, Mich., and 

would like to hear from classmates, 
who can reach them via e-mail at 

After the birth of her second child, 

Jodi Anderson Smith '88 took a new 

position as a pediatric dietitian at the 
Children's Institute in Pitt,sburgh. 

A teacher in the Cecil County Public 

Schools, Kimberly Brose Webber '88 

of Port Deposit, Md., was noniiiialed 
for inclusion in W/io's Who Among 
America's Teachers. 


Alumni Reunion 

(724) 357-7942 or 

(800) 937-2487 

June 11-13, Induction of the 

Class of 1949 into the 

Pioneer Society, class 

reunion activities for the 

classes of 1954 and 1959 

Eberly College of 
Business Golf 

(724) 357-2520 
August 23, Edgewood 
Country Club in Pittsburgh 

Sixth Annual 

(724) 357-2590 

May 16, Blue Room, John 

Sutton Hall 

1999 lUP 
Athletic Hall of 
Fame Induction 

(724) 357-2747 
September 4, Indiana 
Country Club, reception at 
noon. Luncheon at 1:00 p.m. 

Alumni Activities 

(724) 357-7942 or 
(800) 442-6380 
African American Alumni 
Reunion, lUP campus, 
September 24 through 26 

Harrisburg Alumni Chapter 
Annual Picnic and Baseball 
Game, Baltimore Orioles vs. 
Detroit, Camden Yards, 
August 7 

Rome and the Riviera: State 
System of Higher Education 
Alumni Cruise, August 17 
through 27 

For more information about 
lUP and its activities, access 
the university's World Wide 
Web site at 
h up:/ /www. iup. edul. 



Softvvrare engineer Jeff DeRose '89 

works for Be Free in Pittsburgh. 

Having left the Montgomery County 
District Attorney's Office, George 
NikolaOU '89 of King of Prussia, Pa., 
has become an associate of Mullaney 
and Mullaney. 


Pam Schauble Bancroft '90 is the 

iNccutivc director of the American 
l_Jiamber of Commerce in Riga, LatNia. 

An attorney, Tom Beveridge '90 is 

■issociated with DelCollo and 
Mazzanti and lives in Pottstown, Pa., 
with his wife, Ann. 

\ stay-at-home mother of four, Cyndi 

Cellurale Bossart '90 of Biloxi, Miss., 

works part-time from home as a 
breastfeeding peer counselor for the 
WIC program. 

In the last year. Michele Manculich 

'90, M'95 graduated from the 
University of Dajton School of Law 
and was admitted to the Maryland 
Bar Association. 

Employed by Arrow International, 
Inc., in Wyomissing, Pa., Rich TraCy 
'91 is now first-shift super%'isor. He 
and his wife. Penny, and children, live 
in Temple. 

.A financial analyst with RSL 

c'ommunications, Christopher 

Fenton '89 earned his M.B.A. degree 
from Duquesne L'ni\ersit\'. He and 

his wife. Kathleen Simonson Fenton 

'92, who is communications manager 
for Healthcare Information 
Corporation, live in Pittsburgh with 
their son, Connor. 

IVIichelle Archibald Lucas '92 has 

been named Year 2000 protect 
manager for FCNB Bank. She hves in 
Frederick, Md. 

MHQ: The Quarterly journal of 
Military History, a national military 
history publication, will run an 
article by Noel Poirer '92 called "Boy 
General," which explores the military 
training of the Marquis de Lafayette 
before his serv'ice in America. Noel 
has joined the facult)' of the College 
of William and Mary's Elderhostel 

lleilwo<Kl, Pa., resident Bethany 
George Price '91 writes that she and her 
husband, Larry, were married on her 
parents' wedding anniversary, and her 
mom, lean, is currently attending IUP. 

Maureen Boone McGurk '92, a teacher 

in the Los .Angeles Unified School 
District, received her Master of Public 
Administration degree ft-om California 
State Uni\ersir\' at Long Beach, while 
John McGuilC '94 is an editor for lames 
Publishing and does stand-up comedy 
in the Los Angeles area. 

The St. George Group in Pittsburgh 

has named Dana Dresbach '92 a 

media planner and buyer. 

For her wedding to Mark Sadlier. M. 

K. McTear Sadlier '92 asked Meg 

McLean '93 to be a member of the 
wedding party. M. K. is an online 
production coordinator for The 
\'anguard Group in Malvern, Pa. 

Pamela Gilbert Shang '92 and her 

husband, Eugene, live in Oakdale, 
Pa. A rehabilitation counselor and 
physical therapist assistant, Pam 
added to her IUP nursing degree 
by earning a physical therapist 
assistant degree from 
.Mercvhursl College. 

Lori Schweitzer Curtis '93, who 

earned her Certified Safetv' 
Professional designation, currently 
works for LORD Corporation, 
managing the Mechanical Products 
Division's regulatory compliance 
programs at the Erie and Cambridge 
Springs, Pa., plants. 

Married in 1997. CurtlS Drake '93 

and his wife, Kristen. asked Tom 

Anderson '93, Matt Isenberg '93, 
Bill Rok '93, and Rebecca Henry '98 

to be in their wedding party. The 
Drakes live in Brookville, Pa. 

Art in the park: The 1 998 Affair in 
the Park Contemporary Craft 
Show and Sale in Pittsburgh 
featured the work of Ed 
Zembrzoski '95, Teresa 
Krzeminski '94, and Ron 
Korczynski '64. All three are 
members of the Craftsmens 
Gidild of Pittsburgh and art 
teachers. Teresa specializes in 
glass beads, while Ed and 
Ron concentrate in pottery. 

Donita and the gang: Six friends ofDonita Burns 

Calef 'SS and her husband, Steve, gathered around the bridal 

couple, married a year ago in April. Pictured are Jenny Briggs Switala '88, 

Marsha Marushak '88, Nora Brooks Weder '88, Sandra Look '85, Pamela 

Lundberg '88, BethAuman '88, and Jill Snavely McNichol '88. 



Married next to Niagara Falls last 

spring. Jeffrey Elias '33 and Rebecca 

nioinas ElJas '93 li\ e in East 
NorristowTi, Pa. Beck\- teaches tor Ken 
Crest Seriices. and left', who graduated 
in May from Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine, is an emergency 
medicine resident at Albert Einstein 
Medical Center in Philadelphia. 

Senior safet>- and health professional 
at .Alcoa's Lafayette. Ind.. operations. 
Matt Holland '93 obtained his 
Certified Safet)' Professional 

Rosemary Ragosta Petrunyak '93 

ser\ed as maid of honor at the 

wedding of Christina Beigle 

McKeever '93 and her husband, lohn. 
N'alrico. Fla.. residents SCOtt Bauer 

'94 and Regjna Schwerer Bauer '95 
asked Roberta Schwerer Gaffga '87, 
Frank VIvlrito '91, Terri Nucci 
Lelbowitz '93, Randy Calderelll '94, 
Tony DiCicco '95, Shaun Haggerty 
'95, and George Ladamus '95 to be 

in their wedding. Scott is a sales 
representative, and Regina is an 
elementary school teacher. 

K.W. Tunnell Company in King of 
Prussia. Pa., has named BUI Connell 
M'94 principal and director of its 
supply-chain management practice. 

New Britain, Pa., residents Karen 

Welrback Cosner '94 and her 

husband. Duane. asked Bonnle Bums 

'94, Rebecca Iriarte '94, and Karen 

Zook '95 to participate in their 

Marsha Fye '94 and Bob Groves '94 

are engaged to be married in October 

Shawn O'Neill '94, M'97 and 
Kathleen McGuIre '96 have asked 
Brian Bittner '96, Lisa Caola '96, 
Kris Popernack '96, Shannon O'Neill 
'99, and current student Brandon 
O'Neill to participate in their 
fall wedding. 

Lisa Orris '94 and William Keisler 

asked Danielle Conrad '94 and Cathy 

Robinson '94 to be part of their 
wedding. Lisa and her husband live 
in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Married last fall, Jason Pfeifer '94 

and Michelle Sunderlin Pfeifer '97 
asked Vicki Kautz Crowder '94, 
James Crowder '95, .in.i Jessica 

Newcome '97 to participate in 
their wedding. 

Eight fellow alumni attended the 

wedding of Jennifer Ganter Rose '94 

and her husband, Edward. The Roses 
live In Philadelphia. 

West Chester, Pa., residents Cherlta 

Griffin Weatherspoon '94, M'96 and 

her husband, f lary, who were married 
three years ago, have two children, 

Emile Sonae and Corban Isaiah. 
Emile's godmother is Malalka MoseS 
'96, M'98, and Corban's godmother is 

Patrice Madison Pollen '93. 

In a promotion. Brian Dunkle '95 

was named general manager of Bob 
Evans Restaurant in Coraopolis. 

Brian Hess '95 and Kimberly Mountain 

Hess '98 li\e in .Manassas. \'a. 

Julie Paskallk Ringwood '95, M'96 

and her husband, Peter, asked the 
following alumnae to be members ot 

their bridal party: Shannon Byham 
'95, M'96; Cindy Edmiston 
Donaldson '95, M'96; Danielle Morra 
'96; and Dana Williams '96. lulie 
and Peter live in York, Pa. 

Tim Earman '96 has enrolled in the 
doctoral program for physical 
therapy at Slippery Rock University. 

Both teachers in the Central Bucks 
School District in Doylestown, Pa., 
Eric Hanusey and AlllSOn Kunka 

Hanusey '96 asked Chantel Rupp 
Spess '96, Wendj Harshyne '97, 

Kristen Simon '97, and Tammy 

Buff one '98 to be members of their 
wedding parti'. .-Mlison is the 

daughter Joseph Kunka '68 and 
Paula Brinton Strawoet '69. 

Married last November, Mary Bradley 
McFadden '96 and her husband, lohn, 
live in Glen Riddle, Pa. 

Employed by the Office of the 
Attorney General, Jonathan 

Vesnesky '96, M'97 of Erie is a 

narcotics agent tor the bureau of 
Narcotics and Drug Control. 

Shenessa Huth '97 and Chris 

Rossetti '98 are engaged to be 
married this summer. 

Writes Rachel's mom, Meredith, 
Rachel Thomas '97 is a Peace Corps 
volunteer, currently serving in 
Turkmenistan, where she teaches 
English, trains local teachers, and 
assists in community development. 

Having graduated from the Border 
Patrol Academy, Peter Towner '97 is a 

Border Patrol agent in Del Rio, Tex. 

Mark Bayley '98 and Angelique 

Kuchta '98 are studying at Dickinson 
School of Law in Carlisle, Pa. 

A graduate student in media studies 
at Penn State University, Tara Anne 
McKee '98 is a graduate assistant 
and will soon begin her thesis on 
women's health communications and 
campaigns. She says hello to friends 
from Gamma Sigma Sigma, who can 
reach her at 

Lost and Found 

House of Apathy/Comp Sci House 
and Friends '82 ( Don Miller, 

Marilyn Babyak, Karen and Joe 
Gdaniec, Dave Wagner '85, Brian 
McCutcheon, and others); To be 
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e-mail Michele Bendrick Jack at 

Tracey Banks: Please contact Jan 
Chesla Blahut '82 at 547 Old Farm 
Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. 

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and IVxld Tansimore, a daughter, Erin 
Mae, August 27, 1997. To Laura Salego 

Kaminsfci '84 and David Kaminski, a 
son, Nikolas, October 26, 1998. Ih Lori 
Cristelli Loughlin '84 and Daniel 
Loughlin, a daughter, .Mary Elizabeth, 

December 12, 1996. lo Laurie Ann 

Potts Foster '85 and Fximund Foster, a 

daughter, Kate Fli/abetli, N'ovember 20, 

iwx. To Cynthia Nicewonger Frey '85 

and lohn Fre\, .i daughter, Eleanor 

Rose, luly 8, 1997. To Lynn Taylor 

FriSChkom '85 and Roger Frischkorn. a 
son, Evan U)ui.s, September 11,1 998. 


To Cathy Hassinger Olynyk '73 and 

David Olynyk, an adopted daughter. 
Amber Elise, November 6, 1998. 


To Cheryl Stewart Miller '80 and Guy 

Miller '92, a daughter. Summer 
Catherine-Nicole, November 3, 1998. 
To Dennis Gitfoyle '81 and Cindy 
Gilfoyle, a son, Devin Fry, October 31, 

1998. To Keith Henderson '81 and 

Susan Henderson, a daughter, .Andrea 
Rose, Noxember 4, 1998. To Nancy 
Lauda McGill '81 and James McGill, a 
daughter, Megan Grace, January 23, 

1998. To Jan Chelsa Blahut '82 and 

Bob Blahut, a son, Luke Robert, 
November 6, 1998. To Tom Intili '82 
and Vivianne Intili, a daughter, 
Christina Marie, Oc-tober 7, 1998. To 

Joyce Romboski McKnight '82 and 

Chris McKnight, a daughter, Alexis 
Christine, January- 22, 1999. To 

Elizabeth Kleintop Wesner '82 and 

Todd Wesner, a daughter, .Alles™ 
Aurora, December 2 1 , 1 998. To Doreen 

Yanichko Connell '83 and Robert 

Connell, a son, Ryan Robert, April 16, 

1998. To Judy Wills Gallagher '83 and 

Ed Gallagher, a daughter, Man.' Grace, 
July 14, 1996, and a daughter, Emily 
Anne, December 16, 1997. To Ellam 
StarStniC '83 and Jeffrey Starsinic, a 
daugliter, Victoria Marie, August 24, 

1998. To Debbie Ogden Tansimore '83 



The following works by lUP 
faculty members were published 
over the course of the last year. 

Introduction to Business 
Statistics by Ron Weiers has been 
released by Duxbury 

Teactiing Math 
with Favorite Picture 
Books by Sandra 
Ford Grove, Judith 
Hechtman, and 
Deborah Ellermyer 
was published by 

Indiana County 
A-Z: A Guide for 
Kids and Their Families by Ronald 
Juliette '68, Barbara Nypaver 
Kupetz 73, and Peggy Stossel was 
published through the generosity of 
lUP and several other sources. 

Transition: Facilitating the Post 
School Adjustment of Students 
with Disabilities by Edward 
Levinson was published by 
Westvlew Press. 

Caring Children Make Caring 
Choices by John Worzbyt was 
published jointly by the 
Pennsylvania Department of 
Education, Pennsylvania 
Department of Education, and the 
Center for Highway Safety at lUP 

Marianna Marlines "Dixit 
Dom/nos" (critical edition) by 
Irving Godt was released by A-R 

A Point of Order, a play by Ed 
Simpson, was published by 
Samuel French, Inc. 

ACSM Fitness Book by Madeline 
Paternostro-Bayles was released 

by Human Kinetics Publishing. 

^k Between Talk and 
^^^ Teaching: 
^^^^^ Reconsidering the 
^^^^^^ Writing 
Hl^^^^^ Conference by 

3ck was ^B 

•ah Stale ^ 

Laurel Johnson Black was 

published by the Utah State 
University Press. 

Turnstile Justice: Issues in 
American Corrections, edited by 
Rosemary Gidoand 
Ted Allenman, was 
released by Prentice 
Hall Publishing. 
Letters for the 
Living: Teaching 
Writing in a Violent 
Age by Mark 
Hurlbert was 
published by the 
National Council of 
Teachers of English. 
Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: 
Theory. Interpretation. Pedagogy 
co-edited by Patrick Murphy, was 
published by University of Illinois 
Press. In addition. Murphy worked 
on two other books. The Literature 
of Nature: An International 
Sourcebook was released by 
Fitzroy/Dearborn Publishing, and 
English at Your Fingertips: Reader 
in American Culture, which Murphy 
co-edited, was released by Eihosha 

The Archaic Period in 
Pennsylvania: Hunter-Gatherers of 
the Early and Middle Holocene 
Period, co-edited by Sarah 
Neuslus, was published by the 
Pennsylvania Historical and 
Museum Commission. 

Student Guide to Government by 
the People by Dorothy Palmer '57 
and Mary Jane Kuffner HIrt '73 

was released by Prentice Hall 

Emotions of Psychopathology: 
Theory and Research, co-edited by 
William Flack, was published by 
Oxford University Press. 

Essential Quantitative Methods 
by Les Oakshott was released by 
Macmillan Business Publishing. 

To Cheryl Hughes Jennings '85 and 

Chuck Hughes, a daughter, Krislen 
l.vnn, lune 1 1, 1996. To Winnie BelZ 

Work '85 and Mark Work '85, a son. 

Ikniamin 1 dward, Mav 29. 1996. To 

David McGee '88 and Connie 

SutkOWSfci McGee '87, a son, Matthew 
Patrick, March 13, 1994, a son, Tyler 
Joseph, Ma)' 5, 19%, and a son, Scott 
R\'an, November 25, 1998. ToLonI 

Limegrover Nixon '88 and Thomas 

Nixon, a daughter, Heidi Grace, 
December 5, 1997. To Patty Kaczynski 
Scott '86 and Brad Scott, a son, Jared 
Michael, April 26, 1998. To Lisa Miller 
Kaveney '87 and Tom Kaveney, a 
daughter, Rachel Miller, lanuary 7, 
1999. To Thomas Lanni '87 and Debra 
Lanni, a son, tared LauTence, 

December 31, 1996. To Lisa Palamoiw 

Litzinger '87 and Ke\'in Litzinger, a son, 
Ke\'in .-^nthom', October 12, 1998. To 

Thomas Pyo '87 and Lisa Yancosek 

PyO '88, a son, Demetrius Thomas, 

lanuar)' 27, 1999. To Pam Van Dyke 

YuskO '87, M'89 and Ken Yusko, a 
daughter, Katherine .Alexandra, 
No\'ember 9, 1998. To Kelhf CarSOn 
BillStone '88 and Robert Billstone, 
a son, .Alexander Dale, Wnember 9, 

1998. To Sldra Walker DeRose '88 and 

Jeff DeRose '89, a daughter, .-Angela 
.Ardis, October 29, 1998. To Irene 
KalogeriS Faklis '88 and \'asile Faklis, a 
son, George, December 2, 1998. To 

Petrina DeNillo Florentino '88 and 

Tony Florentino, a son, Daniel 
Christian, December 31, 1998, a son, 
Samuel Ambrose, May 10, 19%, and a 
son, Jesse Mncent, February 10, 1994. 

To Patricia Ryen Fortone '88 and 

Patrick Fortone, a daughter, 01i\Ta 
Helen, December 17, 1998. To Natalie 
Musci Gore '88 and Michael Gore, nvin 
daughters, .Marissa Yvonne and Siena 
\irginia. .\ugust 10, 1998. To Susan 
Jenkins Hynson '88 and Colin H\'nson, 
a son, William Wick, September 1 8. 

1998. To Terri Mariani Mikula '88 and 

Jeffrev Mikula, a son, Theodore Robert, 

July 1, 1998. To Stacey Kudlik O'Connor 
'88 and Thomas O'Connor '89, a 

daughter, Reilly Morgan, September 28, 

1998. To Gretchen Giles Smajda '88 

and Jim Smajda, a son, Tro>' Francis, 

januar.' 8, 1999. To Jodi Anderson 

Smith '88 and Da\id Smith, a daughter, 
Marle\' LxTm, .\ugust 6, 1998. ToTodd 

Weaver '88 and Michele Eilderton 

Weaver '90, a daughter, Maya Nicole, 

December 7, 1998. To George Audi '89 

and Denise ,\udi, a daughter, Gabriella, 

Januar.- 3 1 , 1 998. To Jeffrey Bailey '89 

and Nora Bailey, a son, Brian, January 
6, 1999. To John Bishop '89 and Heidi 
Bishop, a son, Cameron lohn. March 3, 

1998. To Pierrette Reyes Cortner '89 

and Mark Cortner, a daughter, Miceala 
Therese, Februarv- 9, 1999. To Kelly 

Kennedy Deemer '89 and Robert 

Deemer, a son, Joseph Guy, August 5, 

^ucjMK)! p^e?e?cp^\p^\<:pv^ e?d?/vp)t:7 c?^ xp\^^<:yx<^^^ e>L-E>^Ti^N) 


The following lUP alunini have been selected by the lUP Alumni Association Nominating 
Committee for membership on tlie lUP Alumni Association Board of Directors. For the four 
available board positions, these indi\iduals have been selected based on their demonstrated 
service aiid commitment to tiieir alma mater, as vveO as their ongoing participation in lUP Alumni 
Association activities. Please cast your vote of support for each candidate by placing an "X" in 
ihe box beside each candidate's name. 

O Kevin C. .4bbott '78 

Humanities and Social Sciences 


Thorp, Reed, & Armstrong 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alumni Association 

Board of Directors; Treasurer, lUP Alumni Association 

Board of Directors; and member of the Pittsburgh 

Corporate lUP Alumni Host Committee. 

O David A. Gildea '78 

Humanities and Social Sciences 

Director of External Relations and Marketing 

Juniata College 

Alexandria, Pennsylvania 

Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alimini Association 

Board of Directors; Formed Blair County Alumni Club in 


G William V. Gonda, Jr. '84 

Humanities and Social Sciences 

Account Director 

Engel Fritts Hanna & O'Neill 

Advertising and Public Relations 

Erie, Pennsylvania 

Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alumni Association 

Board of Directors; Vice President, lUP Alimini 

Association Board of Directors; Secretary, lUP Alumni 

Association Board of Directors; served as Assistant Editor 

of lUP's first alumni magazine. Oak Leaves; and has 

assisted with a variety of Alumni Affairs activities. 

^ David S. Mawhinney '86 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics 

Vice President, Electronic Commerce 

Premier, Inc. 

Glensliavv. Pennsylvania 

Volunteer Service to lUP: lUP Alumni Ambassador for 

the C>)llege of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; member 

of the Pittsburgli Corjjorate IIJP Alurmii Host C^ommittee. 

I df) not sujj|)r)rt the individuals reconnnended for 
(G membership r)n the iUP Alumni Association Board of 



*All ballots must be postmarked no later than June 30, 1999. One 
ballot per alumnus/a will be accepted as your official vote. Ballot 
may be photocopied. 

The nine-member Nominating Coitmiittee comprises individuals 
representing various constituencies affiliated with the IUP Alumni 
Association. If you are interested in serving as one of the five "alumni 
at large" representatives on the Nominating Committee, you may 
request an application below. 

We are looking for enthusiastic alunini volunteers for the 
following committees: 

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recruiting outstanding potential students 

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networking with alumni and current students 
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In addition, you are invited to nominate an outstanding IUP 
alumnus/a for the following (self-nominations are welcome): 

LI IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors 

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(representing outstanding career achievement) 
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for Service (representing outstanduig volunteer service 
to the IUP Alumni Association and/or university) 
C3 IUP Alumni Association Ambassador Award (representing 
outstanding accomplishments made by young alumni 
graduating from IUP within the past ten years) 
G IUP Athletic Hall of Fame 

Name and address of nominee 

Please return your ballot and nomination form to the Office of Alumni Affairs, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Breezedale Alumni 
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1998. lb Christopher Fenton '89 .ind 
Kathleen Simonson Fenton '92, a >.on. 

Connor I'.itiick, October ;8, 1998. To 

Joanne Dusza Hervol '89, M'90 and 

Ted Hervol '90, a son, Alexander 
Nicliolas, lanuan- 12, 1999.ToHolly 
Gemiick Hunter '89 and lames Hunter, 
a daughter, 1 lale\- Hope, March 26, 

1998. To Don Lehman '89 and Amy 
Benjamin Lehman '90, a daughter, 

.Amber 1 li/abeth, .\pnl 21, 1997. To 

Debora Weaver Matz '89 and loseph 

Matz, a daughter, Danielle Kathleen, 
Februan,- 1, 1999. To Elizabeth 
Chang Pollock '89 and Michael 
Pollock, a daughter, Dana 
Elizabeth, November 19, 1997. 


To Cynthia Cellurale Bossart 

'90 and Philip Bossart, fvWn 
daughters. Heather b-nn and 
Danielle Grace, .August 24, 1998 

To Connie Campbell Choncek 
'90 and Chris Choncek '90, a 

son, Brandon loseph, .April 17, 

1998. To Pamela March Curley 

'90 and Scott Curley '91 , a son, 

Collin Patrick, December 1, 

1998. To Kelly Willis Konz '90 

and Donald Konz, a daughter, 
Kel.sea 1 ennon, .August 7, 1998. 

To Norman Oswalt '90 .md 
Ricarda McWhinney Oswalt 

'90, a son, Andrew Oswalt, 

October 28, 1998. To Karen Algner 

Russell '90, M'95 and Jeff Russell, a 
son, IXlan Michael, lanuar\-30, 1999. 

To Dan Sarver '90 and Lisa Edgar 

Sarver '91 , a son, Camden Daniel, 
December 29, 1998. To Roger Tabler 

'90 and Cassandra Wallace Tabler '92, 

a son, Ethan Da\id, September 27, 

1998. To Kevin Anton '91 and Alicia 
Anton, a daughter, Kevynn Christina, 
)anuaI^' 19, 1999. To Susan Helfrich 
Dlehl '91 and Barn.- Diehl, a daughter, 
Samantha Kay, December 29, 1998. To 

Marie-France Reyes Londa '91 and 

Mark Londa, a son, Nico, lanuar\' 28, 

1999. To Melissa Mizgorski Smith '91 

and Brian Smith, a son, Lucas Ia\', Ma\' 

8, 1998. To Pamela Jenkins Smith '91 

and Theron Smith, a son, Theron 
Charles, December 3, 1996, and a 
daughter, Samantha Bell, lanuary 15, 
1999. To Richard Tracy '91 and Penny 
Tracy, a daughter, Tiana Lee, 
November 8, 1997. To Maureen 

Sheehy Veverka '91 and lames 

Veverka, a daughter, Allison Marie, 

October 20, 1998. lo Cathi Gerhard 
Williams '91, M'92 and Drew Williams 

'93, a son, Robert Shelly. I lecember 7, 

1998. lo John Bllcha '92 and Amy 

Prosek Blicha '93, ,i daughter, Addi-son 

Luin, August .i 1 . 199S. loLynn 
Stancliff Grychowski '92 and 

Christopher Gr)'chowski, a daughter, 
Emily Grace, April 22, 1998. To Laura 

Cable McFarland '92 and David 

McFarland '93, a son, loci Cable. 
December 22, 1998. lo CurtlS Drake 
'93 and Kristen Drake, a daughter, 
Alyssa Paige, August 25, 1998. To 

Charlie Fleming '93 and shelli 

Fleming, a daughter, Sara Hillar\-, 

August 30, 1998. To Caria Manning 

Manion '93 and Daniel Manion, a 
daughter, Bryn Elizabeth, October 17, 

1998. To Nicole Adams Berry '94 and 

Dwight Beiry '95, a daughter, Megan 
Elizabeth, lanuarv- 14, 1999. ToLori 


Ruth Garvey '80 to 1 jrn' Nix, October 
3, I99.S Janice Bianchi '82 to Charles 

Frederickson M'91 , Ni .\ ember 2 1 , 

1998. Priscilla Cipollini 'S3 to Paul 
Mistretta, lune 7, 1998. Carolyn Bucher 

"87 lo Royal Gearhart, Ma> 23, 1998. 

Christine Fumioso '87 to Andrew 

Emmerling, October 3, 1998. Donlta 
Bums '88 to Ste\e diet, April 1 1, 1998. 
Patricia Ryen '88 to Patrick Fortonc, 

luK- 12,1 998. Amy Young '88 to Tim 

Teklinsk), September 1 1, 194,s. 

Elizabeth Chang '89 to Michael 

Pollock, August 20, 1997. Karen Maurer 

'89 to Michael Stone, August 22, 1998. 


Tom Beveridge '90 to Ann 

McDermott, No\ember 4, 1995. Susan 
Porter '90 to .Allen Young, luly 31, 

1998. Bethany George '91 to Larry 
Price, .August 24, 1998. Dan Francis 

Deeply distinguished: Last fall, the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter presented 
eight Distinguished Alumni Awards of its own to several of its members. 
Among those present for the dinner event were, left to right, award 
winners Dan Accurti 71, William Cornell '47, Karen Kelly Deklinski '79, 
and Clyde McGeary '54, Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
Joan Fisher, award winners William Snyder '58, Carl Hisiro '76, and 
State System Chancellor lames McCormick '59, and Janet Goebel, 
director of the university's Robert E. Cook Honors College. Also receiving 
awards hut not pictured were Mark Holman '79 and Duane Smith '56. 

MentCh Clapper '95 and Greg Clapper, 
a son, lacob Michael, August 7, 1998. To 

Suzanne Foss Shaeffer '97 and Steven 

Shaelier, a daughter, Katherine Lauren, 
September 15, 1998. 



Dennis Beer '71 to Deborah Crissman, 
lune 13,1 998. Mark Munson '78 to 

Paula Maidlo^v, June 23, 1998. 

'91 to Michelle Geer '92, luly 1 1, 1998. 
Lori Rudzinski '91 to Timothy 

.Ackerman, August 29, 1998. Maureen 
Boone '92 to John McGurk '94, 
lanuan 2, 1999 Michele Davison '92 

to leffrey Thomas, Februar)' 15, 1998. 

Angela Douglas '92 to .Aric Rowland, 
September 20, 1997. Charles Geraci 

'92 to lanette Diaz, August 29, 1998. 

Pamela Ann Gilbert '92 to Eugene 

Schang, October 3, 1998. Christina 
Belgle '93 to lohn .McKeever, luly 18, 

1998. Danielle Dolence '93 to 

Christian Amey, December 15,1 998. 
Curtis Drake '93 to Kristen Henry, 

September 20, 1997. Jeffrey Ellas "93 to 
Rebecca Thomas '93, May M). 1998. 
Dana Letzter '93 to Vaniv Lugassy, 
i ebruar. 27, 1999. Galen Mack "93 to 

Laurcne Nuttridge, November 8, 1997. 
Mari Wirth '93 to lohn Bartcz^ik, 

October 10, 1998. Scott Bauer '94 to 
Regina Schwerer '95, October 24, 1998. 

Lisa Orris '94 to William Keister, lulv 11, 

N9.S Jason Pfeifer '94 to Michelle 
Sunderlin '97, October lo, 1998. Karen 

Weirback '94 to Duane txisncr, August 

29, 1 99S Brian Hess '95 to Kimberty 
Mountain '98, .\i.iv M). 1998. Julie 

Paskalik '95, M'96 to Peter Ringw<xxi, 
septmber 26, 1998. Allison Kunka '96 to 
Enc Hanusey, luly 18, 1998. Rayna 
Robertson '97 to Michael Kuhns, 

September 1 2, 1 998. Jennifer Ganter '98 

to Edward Rose, November 14, 1998. 


1920: Eleanor Singiser 


1926: Louise Kepple Hamilton. 

1928: EhzabethMiUerAikey, 

Man- Fulton Fowler 

1931: EldaMcCurdy Steele. 

1934: Dorothy Mae 

Williams Steflfey 

1944: Dora Bums Edwards. 

1947: Eugene Zerfoss 

1950: lames Updegraflf. 

1957: Charles Broker, Florence 

Dauenhauer Colella. 

1958: Norma Peden Gras 

1965: Linda Oakes Donovan 

1976: Phillip Boos. 

1979: Robert Kenney 

1982: lohnReclor 

1991: ToddBoden 

Other Deaths 

Bartiara Clager, an IV? senior, died 
Januar,- 22, 1999. 

Timothy Creamer, a biochemistn' major 
at lUR died lanuary 11,1999. 

diaries Leach, a former university 
administrator and a pioneer board 
member of the Foundation for lUP, died 
November 12, 1998. 

Chancy Rawleigh, a sociology professor 
at ILT for twenty-sbc years, died 
December 14, 1998. 



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By Bob Fulton / Photography by Barry Reeger 

The 1998-99 lUP women s basketball team arrived 
early, then stayed late-at the Big Dance, of all places. 

ieff; Team scoring 
leader Sly Mcintosh, a 
senior from Bridgeport, 
Conn., Is a master of ttie 
slam dunk and an All- 
PSAC West first-team 

fl/ffW; Senior Terrence 
FItzpatrick from Easton 
was second in team 
scoring and an All-PSAC 
first-team selection. 

oach Sandy Thomas never figured on receiving 
an invitation, at least not this year. She en%i- 
sioned a possible run at the NCAA Division II 
tournament next season, but her Indians 
jumped the gun. And once at the Dance, they 
refused to leave. 

lUP advanced all the way to the national 

quarterfinals before Northern Kentucky finally 

ushered the underdogs out the door, 

75-67. The Indians finished 

with a 26-6 record, by far the best in school histor)'. 

A team many considered too young to survive in the 
cutthroat Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-IUP 
started three sophomores-played until March 17, later 
than all but four teams in America. 

"We thought maybe we were a year away," said 
Thomas, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association 
Division II District 2 and PSAC Western Division Coach 
of the Year. "When Bo [Kuntz, her assistant] and I sit 
down at the beginning of e\er\' year, we make predic- 
tions. We believe as a coaching staff that your philoso- 
ph)' should be to tr)' and win at least four or five more 
games than the year before. That's really building a pro- 
gram the way it should be built. We won fifteen games 
last year, so we were sa)ing. Well, nineteen wins, twent)' 
wins, maybe. I don't think we ever dreamt of winning 
twenty-six. " 

A nightmare is what lUP opponents of either gender 
faced on the court during the winter of 1998-99. The 
men finished 22-5, gi\ing the university a one-two 
punch few schools in the land could rival. Consider 
these superlatives: 

"The combined forr\-eight \ictories set an lUP record 
and ranked as the fourth-best total in Di\ision II. 

'Both teams were nationally ranked at times this sea- 
son, a first at lUP. The men climbed as high as No. 18 
in the Division II poll. 

*The women reeled off eleven consecutive wins, the 

That's the frustrating thing," said men's coach Gary 
Edwards, "that a good season was so close to being a great 
season. A breal( here, a breal( there, and maybe you're 
lool<ing at no losses. Of the give games we lost, if we just 
win two-pick any of them-then we're in the NCAAs." 


Big Dance 

Beth McDonald, a 
sophomore from 
Aristes, Pa..wasthe 
team's leading 

The pieces of the 
puzzle fell neatly 
Into place for the 
lUP women, who 
captured the PSAC 
West crown for the 
first time since 
1984, reached the 
PSAC title game for 
the first time in 
eleven years, and 
gleefully cut down 
the Memorial Field 
House nets after 
wrapping up the 
East Region title for 
the first time ever. 

longest streak in the program's history, before falling 92-85 to 
Shippensburg in the PSAC championship game. The men won 
fourteen in a row, the fourth-longest streak in school history. 

Alas, the streak coach Gary Edwards will recall most was a 
two-game slide to close the season. Heartbreaking losses to 
Cahfornia (89-88) and Edinboro (63-61) eliminated lUP 
from contention for an NCAA berth. 

"I think the thing that kind of skews the \aew of this year is 
how it ended," Edwards said. "We had a good, solid season, but 
it didn't end the way we wanted it to end. We had positioned 
ourselves to get at least an at-large bid, but those last two losses 
were crucial and ultimately knocked us out of the running." 

The women, meanwhile, were not only extended an 
NCAA invitation; they kicked up their heels at the Big Dance, 
posting the first tournament x-ictories in school history. The 
Indians bumped off Millersville and defending champion 
Shippensburg-avenging the previous week's setback-to cap- 
ture the East Region title at Memorial Field House and 
punch their ticket to the Elite Eight in Pine Bluff, Ark. It was 
as much uncharted territor>' for an lUP women's team as the 
western United States was for Lewis and Clark. 

"As a coach, you always dream about going to an Elite 
Eight," said Thomas. "But you also realize how really hard 
that is to do. There are a lot of coaches who have been 
around a lot of years who haven't reached the Elite Eight, so 
you know it's a ver)' difficult thing to do. That's a goal you 
present to your team, but sometimes in the back of your 
mind you sort of wonder, wow, will this ever happen?" 

Edwards can relate. Led by senior guard Sly Mcintosh 
(16.0 points per game) and senior fonvard Terrence Fitz- 
patrick (15.1)-both All-PSAC West first-team selections-the 
Indians were riding high at 22-3, the sixth-highest win total 

Melissa McGIII (foreground) is a junior from Joliet, Mont. In the 
background is Megan Woodall, a sophomore from Indiana, Pa 

in the program's history, and poised for a run at the 
NCAAs. But their hopes were dashed when California 
and Edinboro won successive cliffhangers, leaving lUP 
with five defeats-by a total of twelve points. 

"That's the frustrating thing, that a good season was 
so close to being a great season," Edwards said. "A break 
here, a break there, and maybe you're looking at no 
losses. Of the five games we lost, if we just win two-pick 
any of them-then we're in the NCAAs." 

In contrast, the pieces of the puzzle fell neatly into 
place for the lUP women, who wiped out opponents and 
school records alike. The Indians captured the PSAC 
West crown for the first time since 1984, reached the 
PSAC title game for the first time in eleven years, and 
gleefully cut down the Memorial Field House nets after 
wrapping up the East Region title for the first time ever. 

What spinach is to Popeye, depth and scoring balance 
were to lUP; Seven players averaged between 11.4 and 
7.3 points a game, led by sophomore fonvard Beth 
McDonald. The Indians also featured a maniacal work 
ethic, a sense of togetherness the Waltons would've 
envied, the kind of astute play expected of a team that 
last year sported an aggregate 3.419 grade-point average, 
and outstanding senior leadership by guards Theresa 
Kabala and Molly Carr, the East Region MVP and a first- 
team All-PSAC West selection along with junior forward 
lodi Frederick. 

Thomas suspected this might be a landmark season 
even before the first shot was launched. She saw omens, 
not in tea leaves or a crystal ball, but in the way her play- 
ers charged up a ski slope. What better metaphor for a 
team that ultimately reached unprecedented heights? 

"On Fridays during preseason conditioning, we run 
what's called The Hill out at the College Lodge," Thomas 
said. "You've got to be mentally tough. You get about 
halfway up and your legs are absolutely dead, but you 
have to keep going. When I saw my kids literally con- 
quer that hill every Friday-and it's tough to conquer-I 
knew that we had a special team." 

An elite team, as it turned out. One that would arrive 
early-and stay late. "1^ 


' hen it comes to scar)', 
Norman Bates has 
nothing on football 
coach Al Thomas '64. 
Or, more accurately, his 
defense. WTien the Western Mary- 
land College defensive coordina- 
tor unleashes the Green Terror, 
opponents topically respond Hke 
Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. 
Chickeih Small wonder Western 
Maryland is coming off back-to- 
back 10-1 seasons and successive 
appearances in the NCAA Divi- 
sion III playoffs, uncharted terri- 

Al Ttiomas 

tor>' before his arrival in 1 996. "I 
don't want to sound like I 
invented something here," said 
Thomas, who earned a spot in the 
Man'land State Football Coaches 
As,sociation Hail of Fame after 
directing two two different Mary- 
land high schools to seven state 
championships. "We put in a new 
defensive scheme, got involved in 
recruiting, got lucky, and turned 
things around real quick. Western 
Maryland hadn't, in the last 
twenty or thirty years, had much 
success." Now the Green Terror 
lives up to its name. Last season 
Western Maryland ranked sixth 
nationally in passing defense, sev- 
enth in scoring defense, eighth in 
total defense, and fifteenth in 

rushing defense. The year before, 
Thomas was named Defensive 
Coordinator of the Year by Amer- 
ican Football Quarterly, a nod to 
his impact on the program. "We 
wouldn't be where we are without 
him," said head coach Tim Keat- 
ing. "It's incredible what we've 
accomplished on that side of the 
ball. It really helps when your 
opponents are scoring less than 
ten points a game." Or when 
they're running scared. 

Elizabeth (Bea) Zicha 78 was 

named the Ohio Athletic Confer- 
ence Coach of the Year in volley- 
ball after leading Muskingum 
College to a 30-6 record, the OAC 
championship, and a berth in the 
NCAA Division III quarterfinals. 
Zicha was later selected as the 
Division III Great Lakes Region 
Coach of the Year by the 
Tachikara/ American Volleyball 
Coaches Association. She has 
compiled a 380- 1 56 record in 
thirteen seasons at Muskingum. 
"I've been very lucky here," said 
Zicha, whose Muskies have made 
five trips to the NCAAs during her 
tenure. "I get kids who are pretty 
talented but who are still willing 
to work hard to get better." 

The lUP football squad was 
voted the ECAC Division II Team 
of the Year following a 10-2 sea- 
son marred only by a last-play 27- 
2 1 setback at Slippery Rock and a 
heartbreaking 9-6 playoff loss to 
Shepherd. The Indians have cap- 
tured Team of the Year honors 
seven times since Frank 
Cignetti '60 accepted the head 
coaching reins in 1986. 

Two of Cignetti's premier per- 
formers last fall, cornerback 
Barry Threats and offensive tackle 
Blaine Mensch, wrapped up their 
senior seasons by appearing in the 
sixth annual Snow Bowl, the 
Division II all-star game, which 
took place lanuary 9 at the Far- 
goDome in Fargo, N.D. "1 didn't 
know anything like this existed," 
said Threats when the invitations 
were extended. "I thought my 
career was over." lUP was previ- 
ously represented by tailback 
Michael Mann f 1994), kicker 
Michael Geary ( 1994), defensive 
end Mike Callahan (1995), guard 

By Bob Fulton 

Chris Villarrial (1996), defensive 
end Mike Marshall (1997), and 
linebacker Rusty Arrington 

(1997). Split end Lewis HickS was 

selected for the 1998 game but 
declined when the NCAA granted 
him an additional year of 

The Golf Coaches Association 
of America named Fred Joseph 
the Division II District 2 Coach of 
the Year for 1997-98 after he led 
lUP to a second consecutive 
Pennsylvania State Athletic Con- 
ference championship, runner-up 
honors in the region, and a six- 
teenth-place finish at the NCAA 
Division II tournament. "I'm 
flattered," Joseph said. "They 
gave out six awards, 
and I was just lucky enough to get 

Seniors Kerri Mcintyre and 
Brendan Buckley were accorded 

berths on the All-PSAC cross 
country team. Mcintyre capped 
her career by finishing eighth at 
the NCAA Division II meet, good 
for All-America honors. 

Mel Hankinson '65, who 

labored through a tortuous 
first season as head basketball 
coach at Division I Liberty Uni- 
versity-the Flames were 4-21 as 
lUP Magazine went to press — is 
banking on an infusion of talent 
to right his listing program. Han- 
kinson, widely acknowledged as 
an unrivaled recruiter, landed so 
many blue-chippers that Joe But- 
ler of Metro Index maga/'me rated 
his signing class "among the top 
twenty-five in the nation." 

The lengthy list of lUP alumni 
currently employed by NFL teams 
that appeared in the Fall edition 
of lUR Magazine is actually 
longer. Overlooked were Indi- 
anapolis ( 'oils .scout 
Mike Butler '83 and Washington 
Redskins controller 

Mark Francis '88. 

The IL'P women's swimming 
team, led by first-year head coach 
Matt Tallman, finished its regular 
season with a 10-0 record and was 
ranked fifth among Division II 
programs at press time. Individu- 
ally, senior Rachel Slade ranked 
first nationally in the 200 butterfly 
and third in the 200 backstroke 

and freshman Petra Adamkova 

ranked second in the 50 freestyle 
and fifth in the 100 free. 

Former I UP football coach 
Chuck Mills (1962-63) received 
the Ail-American Football Foun- 
dation's Lifetime Achievement 
Award during the annual Ban- 
quet of Champions December 3 
at Princeton, N.l. "It ju,st goes to 
show, if you're lucky and you 
hang around long enough, some- 
thing good will happen," cracked 
Mills, athletic director at the 
Coast Ciuard Academy. 

Readers of lUP Magazine 
(Spring, 1998) will recall that 
something good happened in 
1997 when Mills dusted off'his 
whistle, came out of retirement 
as a coach, and led the Bears to a 
9-2 record and an NCAA Divi- 
sion III playoff berth. 


Putflng Indiana 

By Bob Fulton 

Ed Matko and his teammates figured they'd launched a 
golf program hack in 1948. What they really launched was 
a winning tradition. 

Consider that lUP has qualified for more national 
tournaments than any NCAA Division II school 
but Florida Southern; has finished in the top ten 
on twenty-one occasions; has celebrated both 
team and individual national championships; 
and has produced twenty-four different All- 
Americans, including four-time honoree Kent 
Stauffer( 1977-81) 
The program has known success ft'om the very outset; 
lUP defeated St. Francis College 1 1-7 in its debut match on 
May 6, 1948. 

"We were the pioneers of the sport," says Matko, a 
retired teacher who captured a pair of Pennsylvania State 
Athletic Conference titles and led lUP to the first of its 
eighteen PSAC team championships in 1949. "George 
Miller, who was the dean of everything in sports at 
Indiana State Teachers College when I was there, 
organized the first team and was our first coach." 

Matko, once a teammate of Arnold Palmer's at Latrobe 
High School, was joined by current Pennsylvania State Sen- 
ator (and lUP Trustee) Pat Stapleton, long-time Indiana 
businessman Hal Widdowson, Don Groomes, Bill Dick- 
son, Tod Dravis, Walt Bricker, Harry Startzell, and Bernie 
Ganley, who would exert far greater influence on the pro- 
gram as a coach. 

Under Ganley (1962-69), lUP forged a national repu- 

tation in golf He upgraded the schedule, pitting lUP 
against the likes of Penn State, West Virginia, Pitts- 
burgh, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Yale, Penn, Army, and 
Navy. He inaugurated the annual lUP Invitational, 
which attracts some of the best teams in the East. And he 
began the school's almost uninterrupted run of national 
tournament appearances, highlighted by an NAIA 
crown in 1968. 

"Bernie built up a strong program and started a tradi- 
tion," says Rick Hrip, the individual champion that year. 
"It's just kept going. It's become like Notre Dame in 
football or Duke or North Carolina in basketball." 

A dynasty, in other words. Fact is, lUP fails to qualify 
for the NCAA Division II tournament about as often as 
Mr. Rogers throws a tantrum. The Indians have made 
thirty-seven national appearances all told. 

"A lot of schools will have a good team one year and 
maybe another good team a couple years later," says 
former coach Ed Sloniger (1970-86). "Well, we were 
going to nationals every year. That's the telling sign of 
our program." 

Ganley envisioned regular postseason appearances 
when he succeeded Miller. lUP had long dominated area 
schools; the new coach fixed his sights on larger prey, in 
effect raising the bar. 

"I respected George Miller a lot, but golf wasn't in the 

"At the Penn tournament one year a player from Rutgers or Yale asked 
me, 'Where is Indiana, Pennsylvania?' " Ganley recalls. "I told him, 'If 
you don't know where it is now, you'll know after the tournament.' " 


Golf coach Fred Joseph, center, with two ot thecurrent cropNpf team 
stars. Jimmy Maack, (eft, is a four-year varsity player afld)|a$emie 
All-Ameriean. A senior majoring in Management, he is froin .^ 
Pottstown. Milce Drexler. right, from Ifarmonsburg. is also an 
Academic All-American and a senior majering in (Management. He 
has been a »aTSity playeT for three years.' 

limelight when he coached," Ganley said. "I made my 
mind up that I was going to get a team that could win an 
NAIA championship. That was my objective." 

Mission accomplished. In 1968, Hrip, Rick Worsham, 
Terry Eisenhute, Dave Prosser, and Mike Arnold-several 
of whom had spurned Division I offers in favor of Gan- 
ley's budding small-college powerhouse-ran away with 
the team title by a whopping thirty strokes. Hrip led 
lUP's blistering charge, Worsham placed third overall, 
and Eisenhute finished fourth. 

"We came out of the box real strong and never looked 
back," recalls Hrip, a regulatory manager with Sprint in 
Kansas City, Mo. "Everything just clicked. I remember I 
shot a 74 the final round, and I got razzed for it. You 
play five golfers, but only the top four scores each day 
count — they toss out the highest one. Well, I won the 
individual championship but it was my score that got 
tossed that day." 

lUP placed in the NAIA top ten all four years Hrip 
played. But the Indians really made their reputation 
humbling Division I opponents, many of whom scoffed 
at Cianley's ambitious upstarts-at least until the scores 
were tallied. 

"At the Penn tournament one year a player from Rut- 
gers or Yale asked me, 'Where is Indiana, Pennsylvania?' 
Ganley recalls. "I told him, 'If you don't know where it is 

now, you'll know after the tournament.' And we won it." 

lUP's recognition factor soared when the Indians 
competed in four consecutive NCAA Division I tourna- 
ments (1967-70), especially after they finished fifteenth 
in 1969. Following the debut of a Division II tourna- 
ment in 1972, the school still maintained a presence at 
the Division I event through individual qualifiers. 

"Back then, if you finished in the top four or five in 
the Division II tournament, you were invited to partici- 
pate in the Division I tournament," says two-time All- 
American Ron Milanovich, the pro at St. Jude Golf Club 
in Chicora. "Between Division I, Division II, and the 
NAIA, I played in ten national tournments. I don't think 
that record will ever be broken." 

lUP golfers still relish the prospect of competing 
against — and thrashing — Division I foes. For example, 
at least year's sixteen-team Bucknell Invitational, the 
Indians stood alone as a Division II entrant. When the 
final putt dropped, they stood alone in first place. 

"We outdistanced the field easily-won by twenty-one 
strokes, shot a record score," says seventh-year coach Fred 
Joseph. "They told me they weren't going to invite us 
back. I think they were kidding." 

lUP's success against big-time opponents is truly phe- 
nomenal, given the gulf that separates Division I and 
Division II. Major schools have full-time head coaches; 
Joseph must divide his time between golf and his duties 
as the university's director of Financial Aid. Major 
schools have assistant coaches; loseph does not. Major 
schools ofter full scholarships, receive corporate sup- 
port, even fly to selected matches. 

lUP? "We're like an elementary school compared to 
some of these programs," says Joseph. The disparity is 
especially pronounced in terms of funding. Little has 
changed since 1972, when lUP was invited to participate 
in a tournament at Scotland's hallowed St. Andrew's. 
"We sold a lot of hoagies in the dorms that winter to 
finance our trip," Milanovich recalls. The program still 
operates on a shoestring budget, and donations through 
the Foundation for lUP are welcome. 

"I try to raise some money for scholarships, but there's 
really very little," says Joseph. "When you give somebody 
a scholarship, it might be like book money or something. 
It doesn't pay their cost to attend, I know that." 

And yet prospects pound on his door for the oppor- 
tunity to join the program, drawn by a winning tradi- 
tion, a big-time schedule, a home course (Indiana 
Country Club) that ranks among the finest in the East. 
Joseph doesn't seek out recruits so much as they seek 
out I UP. 

"Every year, depending on graduation, I have two to 
four openings for players," he says. "I'll bet I get fifty to 
seventy applicants, high school kids interested in com- 
ing here. They know we're a good program and they 
want to be part of it." 

They want to continue the winning tradition that lx\ 
Matko and his teammates established that day in 1948, 
when the foundation was laid for a golf dynasty. 

"I'm very proud of the fact that we started it all," says 
Matko. "There's a feeling of personal gratification in 
that. By golly, we made history." "^ 

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out recruits 
so much as 
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