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Truth is, the university has been making use of this exciting 
technology since the time it became available, about five 
years ago, and even earlier through the web's older cousin, 
Gopher. But. like the technology itself. lUP's presence on 
the World Wide Web has evolved. 

This time last year, what we had to offer on the web reflected the 
interests and disciplines of a fraction of the campus's academic and 
administrative employees and students. The university's library site 
also provided a wealth of information, but lUP's near-total web 
absence hardly presented the whole picture. In less than a year, how- 
ever, the university organized a committee charged with constructing a 
new World Wide Web site. We now w ill have one that is planned to be 
more comprehensive than those of most comparable universities. 
While it is no big deal to be on the web in 1997. it is quite a feat to 
have a university website that requires mandatory participation from 
every academic and administrative unit on campus. 

Accidentally tossed your course syllabus? Dog chewed your only 
copy of the Undcii^iudiiatc Catalog'.' You're bored and would like to 
take a roadtrip to your alma mater but aren't sure what's happening on 
campus that day'.' Need a transcript but aren't sure how to request if? 
Overnight guest swipe your only copy of lUP Magazine'^ Want to 
view a map to see how the campus has changed since your last visit? 
It's all available at http://www.iup.edu/. 

What it means to the folks outside the university is access to lUP 
from afar. What it means for us insiders is a crack at a more efficient 
way of operating. The web allows us to access the documentation and 
avoid the traditional paper shuffling that makes the university tick. 
Best of all. it is used as a teaching tool and in many cour.ses has been 
incorporated into the curriculum, both to handle housekeeping items 
such as assignments and syllabi and to bring infoi-mation from around 
the globe right to the computer screen. The opportunities, while still 
not comprehended, are enomious. 



— Regan Houser 



CONTENTS 



EDITOR; 

Karen Oicsli 

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Regan Houser 

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FOR INSTITI.ITIONAL 
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Joan M. Fisher 

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University of Pennsylvania. All 
rights reserved. 

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FRONT COVER: The lUP 
Marching Band at Homecoming. 
1996. Photograph by John Bender. 

BACK COVER: Lights glow in 
Sutton Hall on a winter night. 
Photograph by Ben English. 




Winter, 1997 
VoLXV, No, 1 



Features 



Extravaganza Rich 
by Tradition 

Amid the grandeur of 
Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, 
lUP's Jazz Ensemble, 
Maivhing Band, Sym- 
phiiiiy Orchestra, and 
Wind Ensemble inspired 
the audience with superb 
musicianship in a collec- 
tive perfomiance the 
week of Thanksgiving, 

The Happy Craftsman 

Bruce Graham 
commutes to work in 
New York and Holly- 
wood, puts words in 
the mouths of famous 
actors, and rubs elbows 
with the rich and glam- 
orous. Despite all this. 
he is determinedly 
"normal." 



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The Record Eraser 

Even personal modesty 
can"t diminish the glitter 
of tailback James 
Suber's record-setting 
perfonnances in his 
first season as an lUP 
starter. 




Lifestyles 
Lost and Found 
Class Notes 
Coming Up 
Births 
IVIarriages 
Deaths 
Name Droppers 



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Extravaganza 
Rich by Ti^adition 



Bv John Heyer 



Amid tiie grandeur of Pittsburshi's Heinz Hall, lUP's Jazz 
Ensemble, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind 
Ensemble inspired the audience with superb musicianship in 
a collective performance the week of Thanksgiving. While it 
is wonderful these groups showcased the university's music 
program in one day, this event represented just a fraction of 
the appearances our ensembles make every year. 





usic at 
I UP has 
enjoyed 
a distin- 
guished tradition that 
goes hiaclv to the 
founding days of the 
Nomial School in 
1875. Music activity 
has played an impor- 
tant role as the 
teachers' preparation 
- school evolved into 
J the fourteen thousand- 
5' student university we 
now represent. Our 
music department is 
enjoying a particu- 
larly rich moment in 
its history. Enrollment 
in music is at a high point, and the quality of the stu- 
dents in the program ensures continuation of this vital 
tradition our outstanding alumni have cultivated. Perfor- 
mances ha\ e never been stronger. 

Just a week after the Heinz Hall performance, both 
the Marching Band and the Symphony Orchestra 



Above: .hick Sriinip atul tlie \\ iiul Ensemhlc tin the sur^c of 
Piltshurgh's Heinz Hull. Left: The lUP Marching Band performs 
for the crowd at the 1996 Homecoming football .game. 



appeared in New York in response to invitations to per- 
fomi at the Macy's Parade and in Carnegie Hall, respec- 
tively. The Jazz Ensemble has toured extensively, tak- 
ing first place in the Villanova Jazz Festival in 1994. 
The Wind Ensemble's reputation continues to grow by 
virtue of the e.xcellent compact disk recordings that have 
been issued in the past five years. 

Celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary this year, the 
Marching Band has been directed by Charles Casavant 
since 1976. The ensemble served as the official band at 
the U.S. Constitution bicentennial celebration in 1987. 
Attention from that performance led to to an invitation 
from Jacques Chirac, the mayor of Paris, to peiform at 
the America's Day celebration of the French Bicenten- 
nial in 1989. That same year, the band toured Washing- 
ton. D.C., with perfomiances on the steps of the Lincoln 
Memorial, at the Soldiers and Airmen's Home, and dur- 
ing the half-time show of the Washington Redskins 
football game. Its members have appeared at halftime 
for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia 
Eagles, and other NFL teams. 

The premier concert-wind group of the university, the 
Wind Ensemble, directed by Jack Stamp '76, has per- 
formed across the state and has recorded works for vari- 

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Hie Happy 
Craftsman 



Bruce Graham 

commutes to work 

in INen \brk and 

Hollj^vood, 

puts v\ords in tlie 

moutlis of famous 

actors, and 

rubs elbows with 

the rich and 

glamorous. 

Despite all this. 

he is determinedly 

"normal." 



by Susan M. Lang 

Dressed in blue sweatpants, a blue-and-red-checked flannel 
shirt, and a "One Planet" tee shirt from a fictitious 
environmentalist group in his play Top of the World, Bruce 
Graham looks like an ordinary guy, but his talent is far from 
ordinary. Over the years, the 1979 lUP graduate has carved 
out a niche for himself as a playwright and Hollywood 
screenplay writer. 



Bntce Gruhum at home 



Thai's no small accomplishmeiil in llie enler- 
lainment world. He may be slouched in a 
patio chair, with his feet in red slippers com- 
fortably elevated on the table. He may look 
rela.xed while he holds his unlit cigar, but we are. after 
all, sitting in the ""Dunston Room." That's what he calls 
the recent addition to his home that he jokes is paid for 
by his first credited Hollywood screenplay for the movie 
Duusloii Checks In. 

While the movie had a short run at the box office, it 
gave Graham his first long-sought screen credit. His 
second screen credit will be the animated Don Bluth 
film Aiuistasia. 

During downtime from screenwriting last summer. 
Graham wrote his first novel, now in the hands of pub- 
hshers for review. He is currently rewriting a screenplay 
for Richard Dreyfuss. called Gimd Citizen. Graham 
wrote the original about five years ago. but the project 
was never developed. Since the success of Mr. Hol- 
land' s Opus, it's on again. 

"I had a three-picture deal at Universal and ended up 
doing si.x scripts there," Graham said. "Now, did they 



get made? Well, the Dreyfuss one may be in what they 
call turnaround. You see. they'll develop about 1 10 to 
120 projects a year and make 12. So, there are writers 
like myself who sometimes make a great living, and 
none of the stuff ever gets made." 

Still, Playwright Graham is also working on a new 
play, tentatively titled Coyote on a Fence, based on a 
death row inmate in Texas. 

"I wrote him out of the blue," he admits. "I saw an 
article a couple of years ago about how he runs a death 
row newspaper. Part of his job is writing [inmates'] 
obituaries. Sometimes he'll take these brutal murderers 
and try and find that one aspect in their lives that is pos- 
iti\e. because he doesn't want to write obitumes saying. 
Well, this guy was an SOB.'" When it's completed, it 
will be Graham's eleventh play. 

Graham's intense interest in theater goes back to his 
youth in Ridley, a suburb of Philadelphia. There he 
began acting and writing his first one-act plays for high 
school production. His time as a student at lUP was 
spent further developing his many talents, including his 
comedy writing skills. He and friends Billy Elmer and 

I U P M A G A Z I N E 7 



"We kind of slightly illegally 
booked Fisher Auditorium lor a 
show and charged a buck a 
head. The night ot the show, I 
ran across to Fisher, and 
there was a line across the 
Oak Grove. 'Whoa,' I thought, 
'We'd better be tunny.'" 



Mark Bernardo worked up a comedy routine thai they 
performed at local coffee houses and for the lUP com- 
munity. 

"We kind of shghtly illegally booked Fisher Audito- 
rium for a show and charged a buck a head." Graham 
said. They were hoping to sell three or four hundred 
tickets but instead packed the house, which seats about 
1.500. 

"I was rehearsing Eqtius. and I remember 1 said. 'Fve 
got to break. I've got an eight 
o'clock show.' I ran across to 
FLsher. and there was a line 
across the Oak Grove." Gra- 
ham said. "'Whoa!" I thought. 
'We'd better be funny.' The 
pressure was on." 

The comedy team must 
have pleased the audience: the 
men did another show the fol- 
lowing year and once again 
packed the house. After grad- 
uation, Bernardo went to 
work for ABC. while Elmer 
has continued his career in 
comedy. 

Graham sees his lime at 
lUP as good preparation for 
his eventual career in theater. 
He was immersed in every 
aspect of production: acting, 
directing, hanging scenery. 
and writing. 

"I really think every play- 
wright should have some 
experience on stage. I've seen 
playwrights, and I've seen 
some plays where I thought. 

'This guy's never been on stage in his whole life.'" he 
said. "Some will ask the actors to do impossible things." 

"The funny thing is that Fve always really been self- 
taught, too. because I had no playwrighting course," 
Graham said. "There wasn't one at lUP while I was 
there. I did have one creative writing course at lUP. I 
think I got a B." The thought seems to make him 
snicker. 

Graham does remember the encouragement he 
received from theater professor Malcolm Bowes, who 
urged him to continue writing. "We went out after he 
had seen two of my plays, and I think he was shocked 
because they were presentable," Graham said with a 
laugh. "He said I should really try to learn more, 
because I was just an actor then and it was taking up all 
my time." 

After lUP. Graham taught English at the Penncrest 
High School in the Rosetree Media District until 19S6. 
It was during that time that he wrote his first full-length 
plays. Early One Eveniiif; at the Rainbow Bar and 
Grille and Biirkie. 

Graham says he actually got the idea for the fiisl play 
during his lUP senior year while taking a world reli- 



"I HAD A THREE-PICTURE 

DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL AND 

ENDED UP DOING SIX 

SCRIPTS THERE. NOW, DID 

THEY GET MADE? YOU SEE, 

THEY'LL DEVELOP ABOUT 

110 TO 120 PROJECTS A YEAR 

AND MAKE 12. SO, THERE 

ARE WRITERS LIKE MYSELF 

WHO SOMETIMES MAKE 

A GREAT LIVING. AND 

NONE OF THE STUFF EVER 

GETS MADE." 



gions class with Joel MIecko. The published version 
acknowledges MIecko. Graham says he set the play in 
his head in a bar like Patti's Bar in downtown Indiana. 
He also used his memories of Indiana as the setting for 
his play Minor Demons, a compilation of murder cases 
from the Harrisburg luid Philadelphia areas. 

Burkie was Graham's first professional production at 
the Philadelphia Festival Theater for New Plays. He was 
twenty-six at the time. The theater has produced all of 
his plays since, and he has 
developed quite a local fol- 
lowing, serving as playwright 
in residence since 1989. 

Graham tackled writing his 
first screenplay after he left 
his teaching job. He gave 
himself two weeks to finish 
the screenplay, as he figured it 
would be a writing exercise 
rather than production of a 
salable piece. Surprising even 
himself, he sold Room Full of 
Candles, a spoof on North by 
Northwest, optioning it for six 
months. The option, however, 
was dropped after the initial 
period. 

"So I rewrote it and 
changed the title and sold it 
again," Graham said. "Then I 
had what's called a writing 
sample to .show that yes. I 
could write a screenplay." 

After he sold a script to the 

Roseanne television series, he 

was offered a job as a staff 

writer, a position he turned 

down. He values his cuirent independence as a writer 

and prefers to li\e near family and friends in Eastern 

Pennsylvania. 

As someone who has worked as a writer for Univer- 
sal and Fox, Graham says there is a difference between 
writing plays and screenplays. 

"The biggest difference is not to fall in love with 
what you are writing." He has been in the writers' pool 
for movies like the upcoming Harrison Ford/Brad Pitt 
film The Devil's Own. He spent four weeks in a Man- 
hattan hotel suite doctoring the script. "I don't know if 
there are ten lines of mine in there." he said. "Movies 
are not for labors of love unless you are producing or 
directing them yourself, because you just have no 
power." 

Don't be surpri.seil in the future if Graham does get 
into directing, as he spent time stud>ing the process 
while working on Dunston. He'd also like to get back 
into acting, and he enjoys teaching. But he admits he 
still loves the theater. 

"It is funny because the theater is always going to be 
a little more important." he said. "And it is so funny, 
because that disappears. A movie stays there forever, so 



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"I'm a craftsman, or 
craftsperson. I know the nuts 
and bolts of how to do it. I'd 
rather be a happy craftsman 
than an artist. Look at the 
great artists. They're all nuts 
or miserable." 



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The Graham Collection 



Belmont Avenue Social Club: A play that focuses on racism. Graham 
considers it his best. 

Burkie: A play about a dying plumber; Graham says it is very loosely 
based on his family. 

Champagne Charlie Stakes: Graham describes this as "On Golden 

Pond at the Racetrack." 

Cheap Sentiment: About an ex-screenwriter living in Maryland. 

Desperate Affection: Very dark comedy about a painful relationship. 
Graham considers it one of his best, based on audience reaction. 

Devious a/leans: Written while Graham was studying at Villanova and 
not usually included in his list of professional works. Has been 
presented in lUP's Waller Hall. 

Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille: God visits a bar after 
a nuclear holocaust. Inspired, Graham said, by his experiences in Dr. 
Joel Mlecko's World Religions class. 

Minor Demons: Graham said this is a compilation of murder cases 
which he set in Western Pennsylvania. 

Moon Over the Brewery; Graham's popular coal town play is set in 
Ashland, Pa. The BBC recently approached Graham about transform- 
ing it into a made-for-TV movie. 

Top of the World: A comedy about whales trapped in Alaska and the 
media circus that surrounds the event. 

Very Nice Neighborhood: Among Graham's professional works, but the 
playwright said it's not one of his best. 



your mistakes are really there forever. In theater, your 
mistakes disappear, but so do the really good things." 
For him. those good things are the intense comradery of 
cast and crew and the power of the playwright to exert 
control over his own vision. 

"I'm a craftsman, or craftsperson. 1 know the nuts and 
bolts of how to do it," Graham said. "I'd rather be a 
happy craftsman than an artist. Look at the great artists. 
They're all nuts or miserable." 

He says his greatest fear as a kid was the thought of 
having to put on a lie and go to the same job every day. 
"1 think 1 really give my whole life to something like 
this," he said. "Where 1 can sit around the house on a 
Wednesday morning." As an established Hollywood 
writer and Philadelphia playwright, he enjoys the fact 



that he doesn't need to search out his next job; it will 
find him. 

Today, his feet elevated on the table in the Dunston 
Room. Graham is looking very comfortable with his 
craft and his life. "'^ 

Susan Lang is a pastor in the Lutheran ministry and a 
widely puhlislied freelance writer who lives in Perkasie. 
Pa. Her most recent contribution to lUP Magazine 
appeared in the Sunnncr. 1995. issue. 



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LIFESTYLES 




Time After Time 

Time magazine's aniuuil 
edition of The Priiucinii 
Review: The Best CoUei^e 
for Ynu and How to Gel In 
included an lUP presence. 

Genna McLaughlin '96 of 
Jolinstown was interviewed for a 
story about today's college 
scene, as were Housing and Resi- 
dence Life personnel Betsy 
Joseph and Jeff Docking. 

At the same time. U.S. News 
and World Report published a 
story called "Pursuing a Low- 
Cost Honors Option." which fea- 
tured honors programs at four 
universities, including lUP's 
Robert E. Cook Honors Colleae. 



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On You r Side 

lumni! Are you — Think- 
ing of switching careers? 
Wondering if you should 
go to law school? Talking about 
signing up for the LSAT? 

Stop! Before you take thai 
examination or apply to law 
school, talk to Arthur Martel, 
lUP economics professor and 
director of the Pre-Law Program. 
Martel can help you make your 
career move, offering advice on 
the best match between you and 
a law school. He can counsel you 
on the LSAT and let you know 
what preparation workshops are 
available. 

Special programs for would- 
be law school applicants are 
scheduled regularly in Martel's 
Pre-Law Program. Alumni as 
well as students are invited to 
take advantage of them. Law 
school representatives visit cam- 



pus regularly, and Martel can 
help you benefit from their visits. 
For more infonnation, contact 
Dr. Arlluir H. Martel, Director. 
Pre-Law Program. 202D McEl- 
haney Hall. RIP. Indiana, PA 
15705. Martel's telephone num- 
ber is (412) .^57-2640; his fax 
number is (412) .^57-6485; and 
his e-mail address is 
amartel@grove.iup.edu. 

The Visiting 
Scientists 

For nearly thirty years. 
lUP's Chemistry Depart- 
ment has sponsored a Vis- 
iting Scientist Program in area 
schools. In the last academic 
year, six faculty members from 
inside and outside the depart- 
ment made fifty-eight presenta- 
tions to groups of children from 
second through twelfth grades in 
Armstrong. Cambria. Indiana, 
and Washington counties. 

In addition to the school visits, 
faculty members John Wood and 
Frank Fazio conducted experi- 
ments for small groups of chil- 
dren at a May, 1996. Kids Day 
event that raised money for the 
Indiana County Community 
Action Program. Three under- 
graduate chemistry majors 
assisted Wood and Fazio in the 
Chemistry Booth. 

According to the program's 
coordinator, faculty member 
Lawrence Kupchella. some of 
the more popular .school topics 
have been Chemical Magic, The 
Amazing Properties of Liquid 
Nitrogen, and Astronomy and 
Sky Shows in the Planetarium. In 
addition to Kupchella, Wood, 
and Fazio, other faculty partici- 
pants included Roberta Eddy, 
Connie Sutton, and Donald 
McKelvey. 



Kupchella said that since the 
mid-eighties, the Society for 
Analytical Chemists of Pitts- 
burgh has supported the program 
financiall\ . along with the 
Chemistry Department. The 
program's success has motivated 
the College of Natural Sciences 
and Mathematics to offer a 
Visiting Scientists Program that 
encompasses faculty members 
from all seven of the college's 
departments. 



New Giving 
Designations 



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lulding upon the tradi- 
.tions of nearly 125 years 

(if excellence while plan- 
ning for the challenges of the 
twenty-first century, lUP is 
implementing five new giving 
societies to recognize leadership 
support of the IL'P Annual Fund. 
The new giving societies and 
corresponding gift levels are the 
following: 

lUP College Council 

S5()() - S1.24'-i 

lUP President's Council 

$1,250 -$2,499 

lUP Trustees' Council 

$2,500- $4,991-) 

Willis Pratt Society 

$5,000- S'-i.^W^) 

John Sutton Society 

$10,000 and above 

Alumni, faculty and staff 
members, parents, community 
friends, and businesses are 
encouraged to support IL'P at one 
of these leadership gift levels. 
With limited support from the 
state government and the cost of 
education continuing to rise, the 
value and importance of private 
donations to lUP are great. 



Joan M. Fisher, vice president 
for Institutional Advancement, 
said, "lUP can be grateful for the 
consistent assistance from loyal 
alumni, community, and national 
friends who continue to demon- 
strate their faith in the univer- 
sity's quality and future potential 
by participating in our leadership 
giving societies. We welcome 
their continued expression of 
support for our efforts on behalf 
of students and alumni." 

Donors who give gifts of $500 
or more will be recognized and 
acknowledged for their leader- 
ship support in a variety of ways, 
including a donor honor roll, the 
first in five years, to be produced 
in 1997. 

More information alxiut the 
annual giving societies may be 
obtained from the Office of 
Annual Giving, 313 John Sutton 
Hall.lUP. Indiana. PA 15705: 
(412)357-5555. 



Awards 



Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa 

Presented by lUP to Congress- 
man John Murtha at the Decem- 
ber commencement ceremony 

Alumni Ambassadorships 

Presented lo the following recent 
alumni, who spoke to students in 
their respective colleges during 
Homecoming weekend: 

College of Education: Divonna 
Mohr Stebick '95, of Westmin- 
ster, Md., a fifth grade teacher in 
the Carroll County Schools 

College of Fine Arts: John Ritter 
'S8 of San Francisco, owner and 
designer. John Ritter Illustration 

College of Health and Human 
Services: Donna Haase '90 of 
Baltimore, a lieutenant in the 
Navy and registered nurse 



10 I I 1' \l AO \ZI N K 



College of Hiiriianilies and 
Social SciciKcs: C'hiislinc 
Bravvdy "'^l of W'ashiiiglon. 
D.C., associate director of (he 
Craft Center 

College of Natural Sciences and 
Mathematics: Denise Whitson 
Gurer "85 of Scotts Valley, 
Calif., computer scientist with 
Stanford Research Center 

Eberly College of Business: Lora 
Moran Schildt 'S8 of Pittsburgh, 
marketing and advertising part- 
ner u ilh Brahender Cox 

1996 Black Achiever, awarded 
by Pittsburgh's Black Opinion 
magazine 

To Yvonne Redd 'yi. assistant 
to the associate provost and for- 
mer director of Experiential Edu- 
cation who also is the first black 
woman to hold a seat on Indiana 
Borough Council. 

American Council on the 
Teaching of Foreign Languages 
Papalia Award for Excellence in 
Teacher Education 

To Eileen Glisan. a profes.sor in 
the Department of Spanish and 
Classical Languages 

1996 Pepsi-Cola Company 
Scholarship Award 

To Kristen Irish, a freshman 
from York. Pa., who is enrolled 
in the Robert E. Cook Honors 
College. 

Pittsburgh's Miss Smiling Irish 
Eyes, 1996 

To Erm Caldwell, a freshman 
from Pittsburch 



Bookends 



Tlic Aicidcntul Activist: A 
Personal ami Poliiiciil 
Memoir b\ Candace Gin- 
grich '89 was released by Scrib- 
ner in September. Since Newt 
Gingrich's ascension to Speaker 




THE ACCI DENIAL 

ACTIVIST 



PfB<,ONAl AND POl 



CANDACE 
GINGRICH 



of the House. Candace Gingrich, 
who now lives in Washington. 
D.C.. has become a voice for gay 
and lesbian rights in America. 

An explanation of how she 
became a symbol for gay and 
lesbian rights in reaction to her 
already famous, conservative 
brother. The Accidental Activist 
recounts Gingrich's upbringing 
and her years at lUP. "As 
brother Newt was building 
bridges with the Christian right. 
Candace was learning to openls 
express her homosexuality and. 
m the process, discovering the 
boundaries that American soci- 
ety had constructed to limit the 
rights of gays and lesbians." 
cites the release from the pub- 
lisher. The book also covers the 
relationship between brother and 
sister, as well as her work on 
behalf of the Human Rights 
Council. 

Yale University Press 
released The Wired Neighbor- 
hood by Stephen Doheny-Farina 
'76 in October. .Associate profes- 
sor of technical communications 
at Clarkson University in Pots- 
dam, N.Y., Doheny-Farina is the 
author of several books and is a 
contributing columnist to Com- 
puler-Mediated Comiminicatioii 
Magazine, an online periodical. 




The Wired Neighborhood 
examines the pros and cons of 
various philosophical debates 
about the Internet and reveals 
advantages and disadvantages of 
making the computer the center 
of public and private lives. It 
also explores civic networking, 
which promotes the proliferation 
of local networks that organize 
community information and cul- 
ture. 

Gloria DeGaetano '72 is the 

coauthor ol Screen Siiiarls: A 
Family Guide to Media Literacy, 
published by Houghton-Mifflin 
last April. An educational con- 
sultant from Redmond. Wash.. 
DeGaetano is responsible for a 
wide range of lecturing, publish- 
ing, and program production on 
the media's impact on children. 
She .serves on the advisory 
boards of Mothers Against Vio- 
lence in America, Better Viewing 
Magazine, and the Television 
Project. 

► 12 



Reality check: U ilh CfUrcprcncurial 
sjnrit. Fred Marshall '95 of Indiana 
has piihlishcd his first line of greet- 
ing cards. Unlike the standard Hall- 
mark. Marshall's cards are situa- 
tional and geared toward women, 
hence their name, .lust for Women. 
In cooperation with a local printer, 
he has printed two categories of 
Just for Women cards. The Reality 
Checks cards carry legends that 
empower. (One card carries the 
message. "I like you and I like hang- 
ing out with you. ..But that's it. I'm 
Sony. I'm not looking for a relation- 
ship right now. " ) The other. Boo Boo 
Greetings, presents the ".sweeter side 
of relationships." Marshall stated in 
a newspaper article. All the cards 
sport hand-drawn characters created 
h\ load artists. 



1 II P \I \C \Z1 NE 11 



Inclusive of all visual media. 
Screen Smarts offers the reader 
help with combatting advertising 
manipulation, stereotypes, and 
violence and offers more than a 
hundred family activities thai 
foster critical thinking. 

Jossey-Bass Publisher 
recently released Behavioral 
Risk Maiur^ciiwnt b\ Rudy 
YandrJCk 79. Yandrick. a writer, 
editor, and consultant, special- 
izes in managing workplace 
behavioral risks. He regularly 
writes for HR Magazine and 
Behavioral Healthcare Tomor- 
row. 

Behavioral Risk Management 
details how to identify potential 
mental health and behavioral 
problems on the job and outlines 
the intervention strategies that 
are most effective in preventing 
the behavioral risk. In the book. 
Yandrick demonstrates how 
decreasing a broad variety of 
problems not only saves on 
healthcare costs but also reduces 
absenteeism, high turnover, 
employee and customer lawsuits, 
and workers" compensation 
claims. 



The Company 
We Keep 

Four civil rights experts 
participated in the forum 
America's Ethnic Culture: 
Can We Live Together'.', held on 
campus in October. Moderated 

by Bettina Gregory, ABC senior 
news correspondent, the panel 
discussion in\ oh ed Linda 
Chavez, head of the Center for 
the New American Community; 
William Gray, former House of 
Representatives majoritv whip 
and president of the L'nilctl 
Negro College Fund; Yolanda 
King, activist and daughter of 
Martin Luther King. Jr.; and 
Arthur Schlesinger, fonner spe- 
cial assistant to President John 
Kennedy. The event was made 
possible by a grant from the 
Chancellor's Office of the State 
System of Higher Education. 




Lcvon Kirkland 



Chita Rivera performed in 
Fisher .Auditorium in November 
as part of the Hehvig 
Distinsuished .Artist Series. 



Changes 



Foniierly a component of 
the Counselor Education 
Department and most 
recently the Counseling. .Adult 
Education, and Student Affairs 
Department, the Student .Affairs 
in Higher Education program has 
become its own department. 



Fan Fever 

Le\ on Kirkland and 
Charles Johnson of the 
Pittsburgh Steelers u ill be 
signing autographs on Saturday. 
March 8. at the Harrisburg Area 
lUP Alumni Chapter's card 
show. Readers of lUP Magazine 
also have the chance to order 
advance autograph tickets for 
use at the show or to purchase 
autographs by mail on eight-by- 
ten-inch color photos. 

According to Chapter Presi- 
dent Carl Hisiro '76. Kirkland. 
starting middle linebacker for the 
Steelers. and Johnson, fonner 
number-one draft pick and start- 
ing wide receiver, will sign auto- 
graphs at the show for $ 1 3 each 



Charles Johnsim 



on eight-by-ten-inch color pho- 
tos or cards. For three-dimen- 
sional items, autographs will be 
S22 each. Both players will be 
limited to .'iOO autographs. 

Proceeds from the seventy- 
dealer, three-day show, sched- 
uled for March 7-9. and from the 
autograph signings will he 
donated b) the chapter to Ihe 
Foundation for lUP for the 
scholarship endowment fund that 
the chapter has created to benefit 
ILIP students from the Harris- 
burg area. The chapter has spon- 
sored three similar shows in past 
years which have resulted in 
over .S2(I.()C)() being donated to 
the Foundation, including S9.000 
to the scholarship endowment 
fund. The show will be held at 
Camp Hill Shopping Mall. .32nd 
Street and Trindle Road. 

Mail order prices (which 
include shipping and handling) 
are S 1 8 for both players for an 
eight-by-ten photo supplied by 
the chapter and S 15 for a photo 
or football card supplied b\ the 




sender. Those planning to attend 
the show to obtain autographs 
may order tickets in advance for 
either player at $13 or $22 each, 
depending on the type of item to 
be autographed. Checks should 
be made payable to Carl Hisiro 
and sent to him with a self- 
addressed, stamped envelope 
prior to the show at 108 Nicolas 
Court. Harrisburg. PA 171 10. 

,At press time, the chapter 
announced that In ing Fryar. 
w ide recei\er for the Philadel- 
phia Eagles, will appear at the 
show to sign autographs on Sun- 
day. March 9. Advance tickets 
for Fryar are $ 1 4 or $25 each, 
depending on the item to be 
signed, and mail order prices are 
$19 or 316. depending on who 
supplies the item. Questions may 
be directed to Hisiro at (717) 
545-1181. 



12 IIP M A G A Z 1 .\ E 




"A Wonderful 
Place" 

Concerning John Conio's 
anicle "Digging in the 
Archives" (Suniniei-. 
1996). I was bom and grew up in 
Commodore, one of the 
Clearfield Bituminous Coal 
Company mines located about 
sixteen miles east of Indiana. 
Commodore w as a tovi n of 
approxiniateh nine hundred peo- 
ple including about twenty dif- 
ferent ethnic groups, all of whom 
learned to speak English as a 
second language. I started to 
school without knowing one 
word of English and graduated 
from Commodore High School 
as valedictorian in 19.^5. 

There were no policemen in 
this community. My father, an 
immigrant from Czechoslovakia, 
was killed in the mines in 1936 
and left my mother w ith nine 
children and no means of sup- 
port. There was no kind of wel- 
fare or other support in those 
days. 

I graduated from ISTC in 
1939. During those four >ears. I 
worked in the mines at night and 
attended ISTC during the day 
and graduated in four years. 

Teaching jobs were difficult to 
find in those days, and discrimi- 
nation against Catholics was 
rampant in the public school 
systems. 

World War II changed many 
things. I was commissioned in 
the Marine Corps, married 
Catherine Lentz (another ISTC 
graduate) in 1943. served in both 
World War II and Korea, retired, 
and taught in Junior College in 
California for more than twenty 
years, and I continue to be an 
active realtor at the present time. 



Commodore was a modem 
mining tow n for those days. It 
had running water, indoor toilets, 
and an up-to-date w ash house for 
the miners, but only one store in 
loun (the company store). The 
people who traded in the com- 
pany store mostly drew a 
"snake" for their pay. 

My mother died at age ninety- 
four in Cleveland, Ohio. Five of 
her children received college 
degrees. Two had Ph.Ds. 

The mines and towns of the 
twenties and thirties were bee- 
hives of activities. It was a won- 
derful place to raise children. 

M> w ife and I are grateful for 
the high standards and morals 
that were part of our education in 
those beautiful Allegheny hills. 
We alwav s look back to the Sat- 
urday night dances in John Sut- 
ton Hall. We look forward to 
attending my sixtieth reunion in 
1999. 

Stephen Glass 39 
Tustin. Cilil'. 



Missing the 
Marching Band 

Each quarter I fulK enjo> 
receiving my lUP Ma^^a- 
zme in the mail and hear- 
ing of many of the happenings at 
my alma mater. However, one 
important item seems to be miss- 
ing from this publication. The 
lUP Marching Band, one of the 
largest organizations on campus. 
rarely makes the pages of this 
magazine. 

I was a four-year member of 
this band, and its history is "leg- 
endary." We travelled abroad to 



Paris for the Bastille Day cele- 
bration, as well as many other 
local performances which help to 
spread the I UP word to the pub- 
lic. What I would like to see in 
the magazine is some sort of ref- 
erence to the Fall performance 
schedule. 

This does not necessarily 
mean that an article must be ded- 
icated each summer to the band, 
but the exhibitions perfomied by 
one of the greatest ambassadors 
from the school would be appre- 
ciated by many alumni I am quite 
sure. The fall football schedule 
makes the SUMMER edition, 
why not the fall Marching Band 
schedule as well. 

If mention can be included 
regarding Homecoming, why not 
all of the Marching Band sched- 
ule? Let"s be sure that with this 
magazine we show the pride of 
our on campus organizations as 
well as the current events that 
showcase our fine university. 
Thank you. 

Jane E. Anderson-Wymer '90 
Butler. Pa. 

{Editor's note: The copy dead- 
line for the Summer issue of lUP 
Magazine is in mid-May. Onl\ 
those fall events that have been 
scheduled by that time are 
listed.) 



Correction 



In the Fall issue of IL'P Maga- 
zine. iUP Hah of Fame 
member Don Slusser was 
described as the first cross 
country All-American in univer- 
sity history. Although Slusser 
was the first to win All-America 
track honors, the first individual 
to be selected as a cross country 
All-American was actually Dick 
Wolf "77. Incorrect infomiation 
on this subject was supplied to 
the magazine's writer. 



I U P M .\ G \ Z I N K 13 



CLASS NOTES 




40s 



Although otficiall\ retired lor nearly 
seventeen years, Rachel Hench 
Blouse '41 recently taught an adult 
edueation class in Beginning Sewing 
in Dallaslown, Pa. She says she 
would love lo hear from classmates. 



50s 



According [o Marianne Demchack 

Hornyak, Inends Irom the Class of 
1953 met over the summer at the 
Cottage Inn near Ebensburg, Pa. All 
those who attended taught school, 
and all but two are retired. The 
group mckulcd Joan Everly Boyd, 
Jean Peron Celmer, Joan McKissick 
FreJtag, Grace Mylin Hays, Shirley 
Ort Henry, Jean Raybuck Kerr, 
Eileen Gratz Kole, Gilda Capella 
Letter!, Dolores Blackburn IVIarefka, 
Audrey DelVlaria McGreevy, and 
Margaret Kracht Scalpella. Ihe 

group plans to nieel again in June. 
Retired from the Huntingdon Area 

School District. Patricia Foust 
Rodgers '53 teaches at DuBois 
Business College's Huntingdon. Pa., 
campus. 

Leonard Anderson '57 and Janet 
Ehlman Anderson '59 arc the proud 
parents of two alumni distinguishing 
themselves in the military : Douglas 
Anderson '89 and Corrine Anderson 

'95 (sec their respective Class 
Notes). 

In the last year. Ned Wert '58 of 

Brush 'v'alley. Pa., participated in 
five juried exhibitions, and his work 
has been exhibited at a Columbus. 
Ohio, gallery. He aLso participated in 
the Long's Park Art and Craft 
Festival in Lancaster. 



6GS 



Williamsburg. Va.. resident Gene 
Flango '84 is vice president of the 
National Center for State Courts, the 
largest court reform organization in 
the country. He and his wife, Carol, 
have three children, two of whom 
serve in the amied forces. 

B.J. Wissinger '64, M'67 began her 
first year this fall as principal of 
Tabernacle (N.J.) Primary School. 



14 I I 1' \1 \ C, A Z 1 N E 



From Rockville. Md., Judy Oisalvo 
Stenger '85. an art teacher who was 
named in the fifth edition of Wlio's 
]\ liii in Aint'i'ii tin EJui dlioii. writes 

that she and Harry Stenger '66 have 

two sons, Scott and Chris. Harry is a 
supenisor for the Montgomery 
County Department for Recreation 
and works w ith the Montgomery 
College football team. They may be 
reached via e-mail at 
jstengertgi umd5.umd.edu. 

After conducting his second tour of 
Ireland, Gary Beuke '89 is 

volunteering in a new pastoral care- 
giving unit at Conemaugh Hospital 
in Johnstown. 

Program coordinator for power 
systems research and development at 
the U.S. Department of Energy's 
Pittsburgh Energy Technology 
Center, John WinslOW '69 is retired 
as a lieulen.mi commander in Naval 
Rescr\e Intelligence. 

Charles WinwOOd '69, processes and 
policy executive for the U.S. 
Customs Service, received the 
Presidential Rank .^ward of 
Meritorious Service. 



70s 



Recently maiTied. Cheryl Ralston 
'70, M'72, D'90 was named principal 
of Fallsvale Elementary School. She 
and her husband, .August Macedonia, 
live in Yucaipa. Calif. 

On sabbatical from Chandler-Gilbert 
Community College to work on her 

doctorate. Melinda Campbell 

Rudibaugh '70 was inducted into Phi 
K.ippa Phi Honor Society. She is 
writing the math reform curriculum 
for the Maricopa County 
Community College District and 
lives in Phoenix. .\ni. 

Assistant director of supply and 
transportation for Georgia's Fulton 
County, Keith Troutman '70 

received the 1446 Distinguished 
Service Award from the National 
Defense Transportation .Association. 

Barbara Berkoff Bloom '71 and her 

husband. Ira. have moved to a new 
home in Hummelstown. Pa. Barbara 
is a registered dietitian with the 
Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

Natalie Hoover Dean '71 of Drayton. 
S.C.. received an educational 



specialist degree from Converse 
CollegC- 

David Mitnick '71, a high school 
counselor in the Norfolk Public 
Schools, serves on the board of the 
National Conference of Governor's 
Schools and works part-time for the 
state Department of Education as 
director of the Virginia Governor's 
School's medical college at Virginia 
Commonwealth University. DorlS 
McGonigal Mitnick '72, who works 
for Children's Hospital in Norfolk, 
made a presentation on the neglect 
of the chronically ill child at a 
conference held at the University of 
Massachusetts Medical Center, and 
she coauthored a textbook chapter 
about home care for the high-risk 
infant. 

Formerly the drug and alcohol 
treatment specialist supervisor at the 
State Correctional Institute at 
Cresson. John Paul '71 of Johnstown 
has been promoted to unit manager 
of the State Correctional Institution 
at Somerset. His w ife. LoJS 

Mielenhausen Paul '78, recently 

retired as principal of .-\ll Saints 
Catholic School. 

A resident of North Myrtle Beach. 
S.C.. for two and a half years, 

Jeannie Steis DeAngelo '72 is in her 

firsi year as kindergarten teacher in 
the community's Primary School. 

Technical ser\ ices librarian at the 
Liniversiiy of Idaho College of Law. 

Ruth Patterson Funabiki '72 

received her master's degree in 
communication from Washington 
State University. Ruth and her 
husband. Dean, live in Pullman. 
Wash. 

An instrumental music teacher and 
teacher's assistant at Ihe Valley 
School of Ligonier. Deborah Thomas 

Mewherter '72 lives in New Deny. 
Pa. Her daughter. Sharon, is a 
freshman in lUP's Robert E. Cook 
Honors College. 

In .1 change of careers, Cheryl BaSCO 
Pearce '72 has given up substitute 
teaching to sell real estate on Hilton 
Head Island. S.C., where she lives 
w ith her husband. Jack. 

Employed in training and 
development with S&T Bank in 

Indiana. Patricia Klausing Simmons 

'72 was elected to ser\e a lw()-\eai 
term as publications director oi the 



National Council of Alpha Sigma 
Tau Sorority. 

Nashville. Tenn.. resident Deborah 
Fleming '74 is an affiliate broker 
w Ith the local ERA realty office. 

Chief clinical dietitian at Johnson 

Memorial Hospital. Kathleen Kanour 

Kelley '74 was promoted lo 
supervisor of clinical nutrition 
senices. She lives in Enfield. Conn. 

Rosemary Krolick '74, M'94 has 

been named senior vice president 
and chief information officer of First 
Commonwealth Financial 
Corporation in Indiana. She retains 
her duties as president and chief 
executive officer of Commonwealth 
Systems Corporation, an FCFC 
subsidiary, 

.Amisirong School District learning 
suppoii teacher Eileen Zamperlnl 

Serene '74 earned her ni.isler's 
degree in education fi\e years ago. 
She lives in Kittanning with her 
husband, Peter. 

Employed by Sumner Schein 
Architects and Engineers in the 
Boston area, Cynthia Zajec '74, M'76 

has been promoted from business 
development manager to vice 
president of the firm. 

Mc.idMlle. P.I,, resident Lorie 

Swartzbeck Darcangelo '75, M'91 

was elected president of the 
Pennsylvania Association of WIC 
Directors for the third lime in 
fourteen years. 

Sandra Taddie Nance '75 w as the 

1946 John Elliott Memorial Award 
recipient "for her numerous 
contributions to the .American 
Association of Blood Banks as a 
committee chair, lecturer, and editor, 
and especially for her outstanding 
leadership of the Annual Meeting 
Scientific Program." She curtently 
serves as director of the National 
Reference Laboratory for Blood 
Group Serology and director. 
Technical Services, for Penn-Jersey 
Region of the American Red Cross 
in Philadelphia- 
Debbie NeidriCk '75 ol Dcltona. Fla.. 
has been appointed fourth grade 
chairperson at Forest Lake 
Elementary School, a brand new 
facility in the Volusia County 
Schools. 

Thomas Baumann '78 has been 

appoinied lo Ihe Board of Govemors 



of the Pennsylvania Irial Lawyers 
Associalion. 

Chairman ol hiisnifss anil mkkiI 
sciences al Westnioielarui C'minls 
rominiinily C"ollei;c. Robert 
Kostelnik 76 ol ( Ireensburg 
received Ills I'li.D. in education Irom 
the University of Pittsburgh last 
summer. 

Shawn Stine 77 is senior vice 
president and senior corporate 
banking officer in Drovers Bank's 
corptirale b.inkmi: di\tsion. while his 

wife. Chrysta Rumbaugh Stine 77, 

is the York (Pa.) Health System's 
vice president for finance. A story 
about ho\\ the Stines balance their 
work lives with raising their two 
children appeared in the Yurk Daily 
Rci ni'il last summer 

Michael Shepelak 78 is director of 

human resources for Coherent in 
Lan.sdowne. Va. 

Although she had not competed in 
orienteering since days in ihe U I' 
Orienteering Club. Kathy Fetherbay 
Daly 79 could not resist entering the 
IW.S US. Long Course Orienteering 
Championships that were held in 
Santa Clara. CaliL. where she lives. 
She won first place in her age group, 
although, she writes. "There wasn't 
any other woman competing in that 
class with me to come in second. 
Still. I get points toward my national 
ranking, and the lUPOC gets a 
plug." 

Ephrata (Pa.) Area School Disinci 
instruction support teacher Michael 
Davidson 79 also owns Recovery 
Lnlmiited. a private outpatient 
counseling agency in Ephrata. 

A clinical instructor for Jamestown 
Community College in Jamestown. 
N.Y.. Kathy Ruffcorn Taydus 79 of 

Youngsv ille. Pa.. .iKo is .1 home care 
registered nurse. 

Married last June. Mary Brehm 
Thompson 79 has relocated to 

Lanshome. Pa. 



80s 



Promoted to captain. Blaine Corle 

'80 commands the Ale.xandria. Va.. 
Police Department Investigations 
Division. 

Pamela Pollack Cubbison '80 and 

her son, \\ ill. mo\ed last summer to 
Raleigh. N.C.. where she is manager 
of leasing operations and an assistant 
vice-president at First Citizens Bank 
& Trust. 

The new director of the Division of 
Substance Abuse for the state of 



Rhode Island. Sherry Knapp '80 last 

summer received the C erlilicale ol 
Proficiency in the Treatment of 
Alcohol and Other Psychoactive 
Substance Use Disorders from Ihe 
American Psychological Associalion 
College of Professional Psychology. 

Florida Keys Communilv College 

English professor Susan Nugent 

D'80 participated in ,<\nierica and the 
Sea. a National Endownienl lor the 
Humanities summer institute that 
examined .American culture as it 
relates to the lives of maritime 
personnel. 

In a new position w ith I'nocal In 

Brea. Calii . KarlPrimm'80 

frequently travels to Southeast .Asia. 

In a new position as business 
development manager lor Lord 

Motor Company . Bill Bracken '81 

has moved to Cleveland. 

A financial systems analyst for 
Reliance Insurance Company in 
Philadelphia. Mary Moy Braun '81 

lives in Oaks. Pa., with husband 
Rick and sons Michael and Kevin. 

A music teacher in the Erie City 
School District for fifteen years, 

Karen Schroeck Briggs '81 has 

recei\ed her masier's i.legree in 
Elementary Education and has 
worked extensively with Edinboro 
University on an Arts Infusion 
Project. She and her husband. 
Robert, have two children. Dan. 
twelve, and Sarah, eight. 

Richard Gordon '81 began a three- 
year term last June as managing 
partner for Carbis Walker and 
Associates. LLP. a CPA firm w ith 
offices in five Pennsylvania locales. 

He and Jennifer Kreuz Gordon '82 

have three daughters, Jessica, 
Megan, and Kathryn. and live in 
New Castle. 

Cincinnati resident Tim Shepelak '81 

is assistant divisional chiel executive 
of the Halma Group's .American 
Division, based in Sharonville. Ohio. 

Vice president of public relations 
and marketing at ProMedica Health 
System in Toledo. Rose Dill Glenn 
'82 returned to campus in October to 
speak to journalism students. 

Piano. Tex., resident Linda Johnson 

'82 has been named regional 
business manager of Zeneca 
Pharmaceuticals. 

Corinne Hosfeld Smith M'82 is 

school librarian and em iri>nmental 
club sponsor at Elgin (111.) High 
School. She lives in Woodstock. 

University of Wisconsin biology 
professor Wil Taylor '82 received 
tenure last simmier He and his wife. 
Robin, live in Eau Claire. 




Operations director of PepsiCo 
Restaurants in two states. Rob Tobin 
'82 completed his M.B.A. at George 
Mason University four years ago. 

Linda Drew Tobin '85 is working on 

her degree in architecture at 
Southern Institute of Technology 
and University and freelances in 
display for JCPenney. They live in 
Marietta. Ga.. with their daughter. 
Emily. 

Gary Toretti '82 of Huntersville. 
N.C-. was promoted to senior vice 
president of NationsBank, the 
nation's fourth largest bank. 

On the pharmaceutical sales force of 

Tap/Abbott Labs. Mary Cicero 

Brooks '83 was named the 
company's top representative 
nationally . She and her husband. 
Gary, live in Chicago. 

A Marine staff sergeant. Gregory 
elites '83 completed the advanced 
personnel administration course at 
Camp Lejeune. N.C, 

Freelance editorial illustrator Beth 
Gallo '83 recentiv moved with her 



Carrying a torch: hi icio^nitioii of 

his service to the community. Boh 
Gault 'SS uo.v one of 5300 Commu- 
niry Hero Torchhearers chosen to 
participate in the cross-country relay 
that delivered Ihe Olympic torch to 
its restini' place in Atlanta last sum- 
mer. Gault ran throui;h the Pigeon 
Forge. Tenn.. area. Attending the 
festivities with Boh were his wife. 
Angle Tulenko Gault 'S3, and their 
children. Anna and Bohhy. Angle 
and Boh lived in Tennessee, until 
Boh' s recctu promotiim with Cooper 
Industries took the family to Fort 
Wayne. Ind. 



1 1 !• \L\r, \ZI NE 15 




Homecoming hoax: ii<imca>ming 

isn't Jiin jmi Im- uhiiiiiii: employees 
take aclvcmhiae of the spirit, too. 
Sitsie Clement Sink '82 and Carolyn 
Kirkpatrick Davis 'iS6. wliti work in 
the imiyersir\-'s Finance Division, 
showed up at their division' s 
pregame party dressed for the game. 
Both women confess they received 
help from folks in Memorial Field 
House. 



family from southeastern 
Massachusetts to hidiana. Pa. 

Clinical instructor and continuing 
education coordinator for the School 
of Social Work at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Sherry Mergner '83 is engaged to 

marr\ Bohdan Hrsnewych this 
spring. 

Laurie Sturm Nicholl '83 has moved 

from her position as director of 
donor relations and print marketing 
for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 
to director of corporate 
communications for D.T. Watson 
Rehabilitation Services in 
Sewickley. 

Jim Visgaitis '83 recently began a 
new information systems job as 
senior consultant with Claremont 



Technology Group. Inc.. Columbus. 
Ohio. 

A recent promotion made David Ball 
'84 operations manager at Helicopter 
.Aviation Services (HAS) 
Corporation in Mt. Pleasant. Pa.. He 
and his wife. Lori. live in lrv\ in. 

Bob Baron '84, M'90 has received 
his PhD, 111 food science and 
technology from the University of 
Tennessee in Knowille. He and his 
wife. Lisa Goldfeder Baron M'93, 

live in Ccnlral New Jersc_\. 

Patricia Eby Block '84 has 

completed her first semester at 
Catholic University's Columbus 
School of Law in Washington, DC. 
She and her husband. Bruce, lis e in 
Potomac. Md. 

Bradenton. Fla.. resident Kathleen 
MallOZZl Curry '84 uas recently 
appointed director of the new 
physical therapist assistant program 
at Manatee Community College, 
where she is an associate professor. 

James Moyer '84, M'85 is associate 
professor ol coniniunication and 
chair of the Communication Arts 
Department at Warner Southern 
College in Lake Wales. Fla.. where 
he lives with his wife. Ruthie. and 
children. Lindsay and Cody. James 
is an ordained minister of the Church 



of God and is an elected member of 
several church-related boards. 

Owner of Abraczinskas Nurseries in 

Bloonisburg. Pa,. Anthony 
Abraczinskas '85 is the father of 
three daughters, the oldest of whom. 
Emily, is just turning eight. 

.After seven years of teaching 
emotionally handicapped New ^'ork 
City teens. Inken Chambers '85 is 
now a junior veterinary medicine 
student at Purdue University. She 
and her husband. Leonard VanCura, 
and their son. Devon, live in West 
Lafayette. Ind. 

Olean. N,Y.. rcsideni Janet 
Servinsky Lombardi '85 is a sales 
representative for Bristol-Myers 
Squibb, 

After ten \ears ol teaching in public 

schools. Theresa Shevlin Maag '85 is 

full-time director of music ministries 
for Carlisle. Pa.'s St. Patrick's 
Catholic Church, where she is 
principal organist, choir director, and 
school music teacher. Terri and her 
husband. Bob Maag M'85, band and 
orchestra director .it Shippensburg 
(Pa. I High School, have four 
children and say they would love to 
hear from lUP friends. The Maags 
live in Carlisle. 

The carillonneur for the Cit\ of 
Frederick. Md.. John Widmann '85 

earned certification from the Guild 
of Carillonneurs and spearheaded a 
renovation of the city's carillon. He 
also serves as director of music of a 
Lutheran church. 

In the summer. Dean Antonilli '86 

joined Bell .Atlantic N">NL.\ Mobile 
as sales manager of the Pittsburgh 
region. 

After working at the Oil City Derriik 
for ten years. Vaunda Bonnet '86 is 

the sports cop\ editor ol the 
Trentonian in New Jersey, She lives 
in Morrisville. Pa. 

Kirk Doel '86 and his w ife. Barb, 
recently relocated to Famiington 
Hills. Mich., as Kirk accepted the 
position of branch manager of W. W. 
Grainger's Warren facility. 

In a promotion. Joanne Fortwangler 

'86 was named Al/heimer"s actn ity 
coordinator at St. John's, a facility in 
Mars, Pa. 

Lower Burrell. Pa., resident Susan 
Rinebolt Kennedy '86 is a credit 
analyst for Mellon Bank. 

St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, 

N.J.. has promoted Maple Sli.ide 

resident Wendy Stroup Marano '86 to 

communications coordinator for the 
community development department 
in charge of public relations. 



advertising, marketing, and fund- 
raising acti\'ities, 

Leslie Bartels Sacks '86 is 

scheduling department manager for 
Rollins Environmental in Bridgeport, 
N.J. She lives in Ridley Park. Pa., 
with her husband. Robert, whom she 
married in August. 1994. 

JohnstcuMi familv nurse practitioner 
Stephanie Devine Yewcic '86 

completed West Virginia 
University's practitioner program in 
199.'i and also works as a fitness 
instructor. She and her husband, 
John Yewcic '86. a sports sciences 
master's degree candidate and 
basketball and track coach at Bishop 
Carroll High School, have eight- 
year-old twin daughters and a five- 
year-old son. 

Jill Felton Algarin '87 and her 

husband. John, run three businesses 
out of their Virginia Beach home, 
including America's #1 Power 
Wash. Jill has an infant son and two 
stepdaughters. Jessica, eight, and 
Brianna. five. 

At the wedding of Lynda and 
Richard Hoffman '87, Robert Dixon 
'87 and Dale Kowalewski '87 were 
ushers. The Hoffmans live in 
Pittsburgh. 

IDQ Companies, the parent company 
of American Dairy Queen 
Corporation, Karmelkom Shoppes, 
and Orange Julius of .America, has 
announced the addition of Randall 
Olson '87 as a field consultant in the 
Franchise Development/Operations 
Division. He will be headquartered 
in Columbus. Ohio. 

Kathy Shearer '87 lives in Tucson, 
where she is an account manager for 
Sonoma Pacific. 

With an M.S. degree in cardiac 
rehabilitation and exercise science 
frcini Easi Stroudsbiirg University. 

Kathy CImakasky '88 is education 

coordinator for Midwestern 
University's Glendale, Ariz.. 
Medical School. She and her fiance 
live in Tempe. 

In a new position. Paula Costanzo 
Lundeen '88 is an economics 
instructor at the University of 
Findlay in Ohio. 

Elizabeth, Pa., resident Mark McCall 
'88 has been promoted to 
underwriting officer of Chubb & 
Son. Inc.. in Pittsburgh. 

Maria Nitoivski Stewart '88 has been 
named manager ot the Finance 
Leadership Development Program 
for Lockheed Martin Corporation in 
Bethesda, Md, She and her husband. 



1G I r P \l \ C, \ Z I N E 



David Stewart '88, a supplier of 

iiicdR'al capil.il i.'i.|iiipmenl, live in 
Centreville. \ a 

Douglas Anderson '89 l imvniK 

comniaiuK I'luulic C\iiiipan\ cil Ilie 
388th Meclianized Combat Engineer 
Battalion of the 4th Infantry 
Division, Ft. Hooil. lo\,. an.oidini: 
to his parents Leonard Anderson '57 
ami Janet Ehlman Anderson '59. 

Robert Boyle '89 is the new director 
ol liio Alleniali\e Community 
Resource Program and St. Michael's 
School Program, He and his wife. 
Daun. and daughter. Samanth.i. Ii\ e 
in .lohnstown 

Michael Ferguson '89 is a lirsi-yeur 

student at Dickinson School of Law . 

In a promotion. Gary Homberg '89 

was named senior programmer 
analyst of Computer Horizons, Inc., 
and moved to Raleigh. N.C. Brad 
Dickerson '88 served as best man in 
his ucdding to Susan Manning. 

When Bob Reich '89 \\.is ni.inied in 
October. Brian Eckenrode '89 w as 
best man. Bob is still in 
pharmaceutical sales for Searic but is 
now based once again in Pittsburgh. 

Recently inarried to a fellow Pciin 
Trafford High School teacher. Crlsty 
Hood Rizzardi '89 li\es m Irwin with 
her husband, ,\ndrew. 



90s 



At the wedding of Kjmberly Duss 

Coll '90 and her hiisliand. W illiani. 

Amy Spencer McKee '88, Carole 
Brumbaugh Swope '89, Vicki 
Bonham '90, Joe West '91, 
Stephanie Beggarly '92, and SherrI 
Duss Schneider '94 were 
participants. Kim is an English 
teacher, and she and Bill live in 
Pittsburgh, 

Terri Doughty Emier '90, M'91 and 

Rick EmIer '91 .«f Cedar Rapids, la., 

asked Barbara Wallace '92 to 

particii"tale in their wedding, while 
many friends from IL P attended, 
Terri is a benefits administrator for 
Triangle Plastics, Inc, and Rick is 
completing his master's degree in the 
physician's assistant program at the 
University of Iowa School of 
Medicine, 

Elizabeth Brinton Gerthoffer '90 has 

been named t.i\ compliance manager 
for the Pittsburgh office of Ernst and 
Young. 

When David McCracken '90 married 
his wile. Tallinn, groniiismen 

included Tony Newman '88, Jim 
Taylor '86, and Dan White '87, » hile 
several alumni attended. 



The Cochranton (Pa.) Marching 
Band, directed hv Carl '90 and Molly 
Moyer Miller '90, hnnight home ns 
loiinh straight L.M.B.A. AAA 
championship this past October. 

Pallk ip.inls ill llie weildilig oi 

MaryAnn Fasold Poling '90 and her 

husixuul. .ijsiin. ueie Amy Schaadt 
Readshaw '89 .md Albie Micklich 
'91. \l,in\ lellcn\ alumni attended, 

A nurse in the cardiothoracic 
surgical intensive care unit at the 
Hospital of the University of 
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Kelli 
Eshleman Holland '91 earned her 
Master ot Science in Nursing tiegree 
at Penn last summer. Matt Holland 
'93 is a safety engineer with 
.Amerada Hess Corporation. 

Denise Hunchar '91 is godmother of 

lle.ilher Uibaiiuik. d.iughter ol Amy 

Seaman Urbaniak '90 .md Frank 
Urbaniak '91. 

Having relocated from Philadelphia 

to Pittsburgh. Maria McDonald 

Polinsky '91 is de\elopmcnt 
assistant for Carnegie Museums of 
Pittsburgh and is volunteer assistant 
coordinator of the St. Winifred 

Church Food Bank. Brian Polinsky 

'93 is promotions assistant for 
WBZZ-FM and a weekend on-air 
personality for WESA-FM. 

Members of the bridal party at the 
November wedding of Jean Schulte 
'91 and .losh ShlTsin included Gwen 

Swatski '91 , Kathleen Katekovich 
Lehman, and Jill Zimmerman. A 

Pittsbuighcr. Jean is a Ph.D. 
candidate at Duquesne. where she 
teaches English. She has also taught 
at LaRoche and in Duquesne's 
Saturday College program. 

Sean Steele '91 is a customer 

service representative for Bell 

Atlantic, and LeAnne Dickson Steele 

'93 is a charge nurse at Wightman 
Center for Rehabilitation in 
Pittsburgh. 

Having received his M.B.A. degree 
from the University of Buffalo. 

Frank Urbaniak '91 is human 

resources manager tor U.S. Gypsum 
Company in Detroit and lives in 
Woodhaven. Mich., with his wife. 

Amy Seaman Urbaniak '90, who 

works part-time for a CPA firm, and 
two children. 

Amy Cornelius '92 is a first grade 
teacher at Pittsburgh's Northview 
Heights Elementary School and 
recently earned a master's degree in 
child development at Pitt, 

Members of the wedding party of 
Dawn Hale Frank '92 and Dale Frank 
'93 included Jamie Brown '91, David 
Edmunds '93, and Tara Humbert 
Nelson '93. 




A Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie 

Mellon, Ray Jensen '92 plans a 

specialty in physical chemistry and 
is the recipient of the Mellon 
College of Science Fcllov\ship. 

When Tom anil Amyee Ritko 

McMonagle '92 were manied in 
November. ]^^5. bridal parlv 
members included Kathleen 

Panasci-Williams '91, Maria Vivino 
Halzworth '92, Lori Forster 
Wardocup '92, nul Lori Ray '93. 

Jeanette Lehman Partridge '92 is 

assistant branch manager for 
Potomac (Md,) Valley Bank and 
lives in Gaithersburg with her 
husband, Tim, a Navy lieutenant and 
anesthesia resident at the National 
Na\ al Medical Center in Bethesda. 

Wendy Metcalf Straatman '92 and 

her husband. Warren, have a 
daughter. Kate. Wendy recently 
transfeiTed to a new position and is 
now a geologist for Phillips 
Petroleum Company in Odessa, Tex. 

A choral and music teacher at 
Windber (Pa.) Area High School, 

Michael Vatavuk '92 plays in the 

Johnstovvn Symphony Orchestra and 
in the Keystone Wind Ensemble, 
which is composed of lUP alumni 
and under the direction of lUP 
faculty member Jack Stamp, He and 
his wife, Kimberly, have a daughter. 
Lisa, who will be three in March. 

The December, 1995. wedding of 
Thomas Anderson '93 and Stephanie 
Newell Anderson '96 was quite the 
lUP affair, as the bridal p.irty 
included the following: Matthew 
Isenberg, '93, William Rok '93, 
Roberta Santa Croce '95, Tricia 
Harmon '96, Julie Jacob '96, Diane 
Giuliano, and Raeanne Hudacko. 



Dining in Dallas: President Lawreme 
Pi'iiu. rr^lit. Ill led as host to a group 
of alitmni wliile on business in Dal- 
las. Altemlint> the hniiieh in Novem- 
ber lit the famous Mnstaiii; Grill are. 
from left. David Huff '79. .Iidie Wood 
'8fi, Marianne Orlando Pignone '75, 
Tom Pigiione '74. Kelly Kossler 
Keahon 'H2.Kathy Niezt>oda 'H8. 
and .leanie Stephens Keqffdber '80. 



In Elkhart, Ind.. David Bird M'93 

serves as executive director of the 
National New York Central Railroad 

Museum. 

Melanie Daniels '93 is working on a 

master's degree in social work at 
Pitt. 

Selena Delimata '93 was in the 
bridal parly of Colleen Klazas Bertz 

'93 in October. 

At the September wedding of Paul 

Funaro '93 and Jennifer Murray 
Funaro '94, Kevin Sterner '93 and 
Karen Wesdyk '94 were in the 
wedding party. 

David McFarland '93 is assistant 
planning director and GIS 
coordinator for Dartmouth, Mass., 
where he lives with his wife. Laura 

Cable McFarland '92, and young 

son. 

In a recently assumed position at 
SmilhKline Beecham 
Phannaceuticals in King of Prussia. 
Pa., Gwynne Overdorf '93 is working 
in the brand-new Biophannaceutical 
Drug Manufacturing facility as a cell 
culture biologist. 

When Amy and David Overholtzer 

'93 were married in June. 1995. the 
wedding party comprised the 
following alumni; James 
Overholtzer '84, Rich Hartford '92, 
Lee Boggs '93, Chris Dunn '93, Kim 
Endlich '93, and Beth Hildebrand 
M'94. David, who teaches high 

I II P M A G A Z I N E 17 




For more information ahout lUP and its activities, 
access the university's World Wide Web site at 
http://www.iup.edu/. 

Alumni Activities 

(412)357-7942 

Sports Card Show. Harrisbury Area Chapter. Camp 

Hill Shopping Mall. March 7 and S. 10:00 a.m. 

to 9:00 p.m.; March 9. noon to 5:00 p.m. 
Alumni Reunion Weekend. June 13 through 1.5 

Artist Series 

(412),^57-2.M5 

Kiss nftlie Spicier Woman. Fisher Auditorium. 

February 3. 8:00 p.m. 
Swan Lalic. performed by the St. Petersburg State 

Ice Ballet. Fisher Auditorium. February 6. 

6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. 
Bobby McFerrin, Fisher Auditorium. April 20. 

8:00 p.m. 

Conferences 

(412)357-2227 

Celebrating African .American Heritage and 
Culture Conference, features Dick Gregory, 
coordinated by the RIP African American 
Cultural Center. February 7 through 9 

The Lively Arts 

(412)357-2.547 

Bluestory. storyteller Jackie Torrence and 

musicians Cephas and Wiggins. Fi.sher 

Auditorium. February 1 1. 8:00 p.m. 
On the Town. lUP Music Theater. Fisher 

Auditorium. February 19 through 22. 8:00 

p.m.. and February 23. 2:00 p.m. 
Michael White and the Liberty Jazz Band. Gorell 

Recital Hall. March 21. 8:00 p.m. 
Tlie Runner Slnmliles. Theater-by-the-Grove. 

Waller Hall Mainstage. April 10 through 12 

and 16 through 19. s":00 p.m.. April 13. 

2:00 p.m. 
Fifth Annual Sidewalk Commentary (Chalk on 

the Walk). Oak Grove. April 23 (raindate: 

April 24) 

University Museum 

(4 1 2). 357-79.10 

Graduate Art Association Juried E.xhibition. 

January 1 7 through February 2 
Milton Bancroft: Earty Twentieth-Century Artist. 

February 4 through March 28 



Men's Basketball 

(412)357-2747 

Slippery Rock. January 22. 8:00 p.m. 
At Bloomsburg. January 25. 3:00 p.m. 
Shippensburg. January 29. 8:00 p.m. 
At California. February 1 . 8:00 p.m. 
Ohio Valley. February 3. 7:30 p.m. 
Lock Haven. February 5. 8:00 p.m. 
Clarion. February 8. 8:00 p.m. 
Edinboro. February 12. 8:(X)p.m. 
At Slippery Rock February 15, 8:00 p.m. 
At Shippensburg. February 19. 8:00 p.m. 
Bloomsburg. February 22. 8:00 p.m. 



Women's Basketball 

(412)357-2747 

Slippery Rock. January 22. ft:(.10 p.m. 

At Bloomsburg. January 25. 5:(J0 p.m. 

Shippensburg. January 29. 6:00 p.m. 

At California. February 1. 6:00 p.in. 

Lock Haven. February 5. 6:00 p.m. 

Clarion. February 8. 6:00 p.m. 

Edinboro. February 12. 6:00 p.m. 

At Slippery Rock. February 15. 6:00 p.m. 

At Shippensburg. February 19. 6:00 p.m. 

At Columbia Union. February 22. 7:30 p.m. 



school uistrumental music in Charles 
County. Md.. says he would 
welcome e-mail at 
ilovedi(«'ch.iiger.lackey.ch.kl2.md.us. 

Gary Scanga '93 is a member of the 
U.S. Marine Corps. 

Keith Spano '93 lives m Broomall, 
P.i . .ind plans in be married ne.\t 
suniniei 

David Todd '93 completed a six- 
month Marine Corps deployinent to 
the Mediterranean which included 
the protection and evacuation of U.S. 
citizens from Monrovia. Liberia, and 
security for the U.S. Embassy there. 
He has been a Marine for nearly 
three years. 

A health and physical education 
teacher at F.dgewood High School, 
Ken Brinkman '94 lives with his 
wile. Debbie, in Abingdon. Md. 

At the October wedding of Susan 

Carpenlto Heard '94 ami Tom Heard 

IVI'95, llic liiul.il parl\ included 

Kristen Olson '93 md KristI Klinke 
'95. 

Chattanooga resident Leah 
IVIarkowicz '94 received a master's 
i-iegrcc in speech language pathology 
last May from the University of 
Memphis. 

Marylou IVIatas '94 is a first-year 
student ,it Dickinson School of Law. 

A respiratory therapist for 
Healthsouth Nittany Valley 
Rehabilitation Hospital in State 

College. Julie Polacek '94 is 

planning to be married in the spring. 

•At the wedding of Tabitha Sfitt Reed 
'94 .md her husKHul. M.iik. Gretchen 
Harnish '95 md Gretchen Niceley 

'95 participated in the ceremony. 

Linda Schneider '94, M'96 is a 

pl.iniici \\ nil Ihc fn-Coiiniy 
Regional Planning Commission and 
a resident of Carlisle. Pa. 

Kate Steele '94 is the new sales 

cooidin.ilor ai the Holiday Inn in 
Indiana. 

.■\t Ihc wedding l.isl June of .Art and 

Angela Taylor Walker '94, members 

ol the briil.il p.iits inchided Amy 

Scripps Tomalis '93, Tracy Waitkus 
'94, md Melanie Burrows '94. The 

W.ilkeis .lie li\ ing in Pillshurgh. 

A platoon leader in a combat support 
equipment comp.ins .il Ft. Riley. 

Kan . Corrine Anderson '95 

graduated from the U.S. Anny 
Airborne School at Ft. Benning. Ga.. 
the Mapping. Charting, and Geodesy 
Course at Ft. Belvoir. Va.. and the 
Engineer Officer Basic Course at Ft. 



18 MP MAG AZIM'; 



l.cniianl VVockI, Mh,. .Kcorcllng In 

hoi iiiivni-- Leonard Anderson '57 
HMii Janet Ehlman Anderson '59. 

\\ lun Kill .Mul Janet Sabotchick 

Bucher '95 »cu- ni.inicil m 

Nu\oMii\ I Lisa Rjchart '94 ind Lisa 
Ragantesi '95 ucio m iho hikl.il 
p.ii i\ 

Ai iliL- ucckliny o! Andrea Elder '95 
and Bnan lUillnian m hinc. Dawn 
Hoffman '95 nul Jennifer Toffolo 

'95 pailK i|i.ili'il III llic Lcrcinciii\ 

Jennifer Gamble '95 nul Samantha 
Smerkar-Schmader '95 were 

hiuL-MiKiuls III iIk- wcikling lasl 

SL|iicnilxr oi Lori Kaye Vonada '93. 
Stephanie Gressley '95 is associate 

sak-s ni.inaycr al llie Holiday Inn in 
Indian. I. 

Dawn Hoffman '95 is an specialisi ai 
Lenkerville blenientary School in llic 
Millersburg (Pa.l Area School 
Di.strici and a board member of the 
Millersbiirji Area Art Association. 

Kim Kirsch '95 and Tracy Stellino 

'95 were parlicipaiiis m the August, 
IW?. wedding oi Andrew Phillips 
'94 and Julie Williams Phillips '95, 

and other alumni were among the 
guests. 

A police officer in Easton. Pa.. Sean 
Molony '95 writes that he loves his 
job but misses college life. 

Firsl-year students at Dickinson 

School oi Law include Lisa Neeper 
'95, Brian SInnett '95, and Tenia 
Torquato-Eby '95. 

Carrie Faulhaber Ryan '95 and 
Vincent Ryan M'95 li\e m 

Schwenksville. Pa. She is an 
elementary teacher in the Spring- 
Ford Di.strict, and he is a church 
musician and music teacher. 

A wireless communications 
consultant for Steven Bernstein & 
Associates in Virginia Beach, Ed 
Valdes '95 is engaged to Judy Failor 
'96, w ho w orks for Cuisine & 
Company. 

Todd Brown '96 is a first-year student 
al Diekinsnn School of Law. 

Heidi Malin '96 is assistant director 
lor advancement and director of 
alumni affairs at St. John's Jesuit 
High School in Toledo. 

Lost and Found 

Friends of Inken Chambers: Please 
contact her via e-mail al 
chambei@vet.vet.purdue.edu. 

Robert Sherba: Please contact Eileen 
Zamperim Serene at (412) 783-6346. 



Friends from Alpha Gamma Delta 
and classmates of Kathleen Kanour 
Kelley: I'le.ise loni.ui hei .u isiiin 
70 ; i:i.(i 

Debbie Whiting, Rhonda 
McCullough, and Gamma Gamma 
Sigma Fall, 1990, Pledges: Please 

contact Christine Fisher, 416 Sill 
Avenue. Fne, PA I6.S0,S. 

Angela Cravotta: Please contact 
Susan Kennedy al (412) 33.^-3826. 

Lisa Strednak: Please conlact Andy 
I kiw k .11 .^3 1 7A Columbia Road. 
Columbia. MD 21044; (410) W2- 
7926, 

Ken Norwitz and Michael Slater: 

I'leasc eonlaci Jellicv ll.ias al 2732 
Tillia Street. Allison Park. PA 
l.'slOl; (412)486-4489. 

Rich Burkhardt: Please contact 
Anthony Grenci at P.O. Box 949, 
Butler, PA 16003-0949; (412) 283- 
3046. 

Kristen Lagally: Please contact 

Nu.il.i (J Le.iiy al 906 Henderson 
Boulevard. Fawn Lane. N.J, 07410; 
(201)797-2174, 

Mary Dudley and Mary Martin: 

Please conlact Joe kowalski at (800) 
267-9166, 

Friends from Alpha Gamma Delta 
Who Live in Western Pennsylvania: 

Contact Kathy Guiliani Zin.ski (412) 
221-3982 lor inloniiation about a 
reunion and picnic. 

Marcie Charlson: Please contact 
Susan Bucklin al 601 Magnolia 
Road. Mobile. AL 36606; (334) 602- 
7380. 

Third Floor Langham Hall, 1969-71: 

Please contact Dixie Canon Piper at 
(814) 849-3738 or Jeannie Steis 
DeAngelo at (803) 272-1479 
regarding infonnation about a 
twenty-five-year reunion and beach 
party. 

Jean Michelle ('Missy') Looper: 

Please contact Lori Crouse Swade. 
902 Acri Road. Mechanicsburg. PA 

170.S.^: (717) 732-2380. 

Abdellatif Bounhaim: Please contact 

David Poydencc. 406 Lutz School 
Road. Indiana. PA 13701; (412) 
349-9113. 

Members of 1983-86 lUPisces and 
Barbra Smergalski, Kevin Carrai, 
and Beth Donahue: Please contact 

Wend) Slroup Marano al 47 South 
Cherry Avenue. Maple Shade. NJ 

08052, 

1986 Women's Varsity Volleyball 
Team Members: Please contact 

Kalh> Shearer al 1700 West Prince 
Road #2038. Tucson, AZ 8.3705; 
(320) 888-3898. 



Births 



70s 

lo Paul Diorio '78 .md Joan 
Santoleri Diorio '80, a son I' ml 

Joseph. March 7, 1996, jo Beverley 

End Mote '78 and Jerry Mole, ;i son, 
Chandlci William. August 2. 1996, 
To Mark Petrosky '78 and Denise 

Petiosks , ,1 son, John William, 

August 13, 1900 fn Michael 

Davidson '79 .uul l ammv While, ,l 
son, McCiae While, July 19, 1996, 

To Janet Ruck Graham '79 and Roy 

Graham, a daughter. Molly 
Eli/abelh, August 19, 1996, To 

Patrick Snyder '79 md Erin 

McDonel Snyder '86, iw nis, a son, 
Ryan James, and a daughter. Carly 
Marie, July 28, 1996. To Kathy 

Ruffcorn Taydus '79 ,ind Stan 

TayduS '84, a son. Joshua Ell. 
November 2, 1993, 

80s 

f>> William Fisher '8D md Patricia 

Carey '81, .i son, Muh.iel l.\nian. 

July 8. 199(1 lo Deborah Pedersen 

'80 and Peter Flaherty, a son, Jordan 
Thomas, May 18, 1 996, To Merilee 
Duffy Wagner '80 and Leonard 
Wagner, a daughter. Nolin Rose, 
October 17. 1996. and a son, 
Macklm James, May 10, 1992, To 

Patty Moshos Baldwin '81 md John 

Baldwin '82, a daughter, Kristin 
Amanda, March 20, 1996. To Mary 
Moy Braun '81 and Rick Braun, a 
son, KcMii Philip, Seplember 17, 
1906 lo Richard Gordon '81 .md 
Jennifer Kreuz Gordon '82, i 
daughter. Kalhr\ii Idaiiie, Seplember 
12, 1996, To Laura Messineo '81 
and Clement Udasco. a son. Devin 
Christopher, June 7. 1996, To 
Loretta Nocco Piper '81 and Clair 
Piper, a daughter, D.ina Mane, May 

30, 1996, To Marybeth Trapani- 
Hanasewych '81 .md John 

Hanasewych, a son, Patrick John, 

October 4, 1996, To Denise Tiano 

Aloia '82 and David Aloia, a 
daughter, Madison Hunter, July IS, 

1996 To Kristine Haglund Coyne 

'82 and William Coyne, a daughter. 
Molly Anne. June 6. 1996, To 

James Cunningham '82 and Karen 

Cunningham, a daughter, Lindsay 
Ta\ lor, June 13. 1 996, To GretChen 
Risk Dick '82 and John Dick, a son. 
Flhott James, Septembei I, 1996, To 

Kathleen Fox Heberling '82 and 

Clayton Heberling. a son. Jeffrey. 
June 16, 1993. and a daughter, 
Bethany, August 8, 1996, 'fo Jeffrey 

Maucieri '82 and Leanne Farber 

Maucieri '83, a daughter, Abigail 
Mane, February 19, 1996, To Rob 

Tobin '82 and Linda Drew Tobin '85, 

a daughter, Emily May, Ma> I 1, 

1996. To Sandra Schneider Wagner 



'82 ami Robert Wagner, a daughter, 
Victori;i Krisien. October 5. 1996. 
Id Christine Reardon Kardish '83 
.ind 1 om Kardish, a son. Christian 
Thomas. June 9. 1996. To Daniel 
Kerr '83 and Rosemary Kerr, a 
daughter, Natasha Gabrielle. August 

5. 1996 To Gregory Mehallick '83 

and Ellen Mehallick, .i sou, M.iii, 
March 2. 1994. and a son. Jake 
Reed. July 3. 1996, To Tracy 
Maholtz Murray '83 and Tyrone 

Murray '83, a daughter, Manah 
Amanda-Gwen, Oclober 2, 1996, To 

Elaine Hornacek Savoldi '83 and 

Frank Savoldi. a son. Joseph Frank. 

August 25. 1996. To Nancy 
Slaughenhoupt St. Clair '83 and 
Michael St. Clair '84, i daughter. 

Taylor MacKen/ie, April 24, 1996, 

To Beverly Klahr Wells '83 ami 

Mark Wells, a son. Geoltic> Kl.ihr, 

August 20, 1996, To Katherine 
Rudzinskas Adomitis '84 md Andy 
."Xdomitis. a son, Graham Christian. 
August 13. 1996, To Allan 

Dombroski '84 and Patricia Kane 

DombrOSki '87, .i daughter, Julia 

Ann, Jul> 20, 1906 lo Lisa Barrett 

McDermOtt '84 and Dcnms 
McDemiott, a daughter, Rachel 
Elizabeth, May 4, 1996, To Curt 

Miner '84 and Jeanne Brown '86, a 

son. Tale Willi.ini, Oetoher 14, 

1906 To Gregory Richards '84 and 
Patricia Coffman Richards '88, a 

son. Matthew Tanner, July 6, 1996, 

To Dave Williams '84 and Jill 
Shaffer Williams '84, a son, Mark 

Hunter, October 1 9, |H06, To 

Anthony Abraczinskas '85 and 

Sharon Abraczinskas. a daughter. 
Melis,sa. June 24. 1992, and a 
daughter, Julie. July 26, 1993, To 

Sherry Hoffer Baumgartner '85 and 

Bryan Baumgartner, a son, Matlhew 
William, June 16, 1996, To Richard 
Burke '85 and Linda Burke, a 
daughter, Kayleigh Ann, .-Xugust 21. 

1996, To Inken Chambers '85 and 

Leonard VanCura, a son, Devon 
John, June 19, 1946, ToSusan 
Roper DIPette '85 and Anihon> 
DiPette. a daughter. Jessica Marie. 
Seplember 24, 1993. To Mary Beth 

Nobers Hockenberry '85 and 

Michael Hockenberry, a son, Ross 
David. March 16. 1996, To Susan 

Garrett Kalbaugh '85 and Karl 

Kalbaugh '87, a son, Nathan 
Zcdock, July 8, 1996. To Robert 

Kuhar '85 and Karen Sulkowski 
Kuhar '88, M'90, a daughter. Chloe 
Charlotte. June 6. 1996, To Janet 

Servinsky Lombardi '85 and Joe 

Lombardi, a son, Dante, April 27, 
1996, To Bob Maag M'85 and 
Theresa ("Terri ") Shevlin Maag '85, 

a son, Brandon Michael. February 4. 
1993, and a son. Sean Patrick. 

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lUP MAG AZI NK 19 



Cdiiliimcil from piii;e .1 



Hall Calling 




I elissa McBride 
and her musi- 
Icians ha\e 
reached toward the pin- 
nacle: an opportunity to 
perform in New York 
City's Carnegie Hall. 
"The hall is one of the 
most inspirational places 
to plaj because of its 
beauty and long history 
of hosting great 
performers," she said. 

McBride came to lUP 
from Stanford Univer- 
sity three years ago. 
Since then, she and the 
string faculty Waxe 
worked in particular to 
strengthen the string 
section, which has more 
than doubled in size and 
improved in quality. 

"String programs in 
high schools are fewer 
than band programs: it 
makes recruiting more 
of a challenge. " She and 
other string faculty 
members actively recruit 
by playing concerts in 



other communities, mak- 
ing visits to area schools, 
and hosting summer 
music programs. 
McBride also reaches 
adjoining communities 
as conductor of the 
.Johnstown Youth Sym- 
phony and guest conduc- 
tor for Pennsylvania 
Music Educators Associ- 
ation district festival 
orchestras. 

McBride attributes 
much of the orchestra's 
success to the strength 
of the music department 
as a H hole. "Most 
schools that concentrate 
on education do not 
necessarily do as well 
with performance. This 
is the advantage that 
lUP music students 
have: a strong perfor- 
mance program to 
enhance their teaching. 
The better one can per- 
form, the better one can 
teach," she said. 



oils band publishers. It also has premiered wind works 
by noted American composers, including David Dia- 
mond. The ensemble has won acclaim for its compact 
disk series of recordings: The Band Music of Pennsylva- 
nia Composers. Winds and Voices, lUP Bands: 1995. 
and lUP Bands of J 996. The group also can be heard on 
a commercial release on the Citadel label entitled Cele- 
brations. 

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gary Bird, plays a 
mixture of jazz styles, from Latin to swing, ballads to 
fusion and performs about thirty times a year. Aside 
from jazz festivals and statewide competitions, the 
ensemble performed for the Pennsylvania Music Educa- 
tors Association Conference in 1992 and won the 1991 
Villanova Jazz Competition. Greats such as Doc Sev- 
erinsen. Cleo Laine. Urbie Green, and John Dankworth 
have performed w ith the ensemble. 

Composed of more than fifty musicians, the Sym- 
phony Orchestra offers a wide variety of concerts for 
the university and community, encompassing a vast 
array of styles. Last year, the orchestra premiered and 
performed an entire program of contemporary works for 
the Festival of Women Composers at lUP. The group 
also sponsors the annual Concerto Competition, in 
which soloists from the orchestra perform music from 
all periods. Melissa McBride. who joined the university 
in 1994. directs the Symphony Orchestra. 

In hannony with the offerings of the university-spon- 
sored programs, our community, with its own sym- 
phony series, two museums, several galleries, and more 
than two hundred performing arts events each year 
sponsored by the university and by community organi- 
zations, offers perhaps the richest cultural environment 
between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. "^ 

./()/;/; Hcycr is dean of rite lUP College of Fine Arts. 



The lUP Symphony Orchestra 

at a peiformaiice in Gorcll 

Recital Hall 



20 I I P \1 A G \ Z I \ E 




The Riches Right Here 



Living in Sutton 
Hall. <is Libbv and 
I do, has two dis- 
tinct advantages: I am 
only a few steps awaj 
from the office, and we 
are «ithin earshot of 
some of the best music 
performed in Western 
Pennsvh ania. Thanks to 
the generosity of Frank 
and Mary (iorell and the 
artistry of the students 
and faculty members of 
the College of Fine Arts, 
(iorell Recital Hall 
offers a highly distinc- 
tive menu of music on 
almost a nightly basis. 

Of course, (iorell 
Recital Hall is not the 
only venue for lUP 
music. In Fisher Audito- 
rium, in Waller Hall, 
and even in Miller Sta- 
dium, great music is 
heard regularly. Some- 
times, it spills over into 
local churches and com- 
munity centers. Many 
events are free, with oth- 
ers having ticket prices 
far below the going rate 
in major metropolitan 
areas such as Pittsburgh 
or New York. 

For music lovers from 
throughout the Indiana 
County region, thanks in 
large part to the univer- 
sity, there is almost an 
embarrassment of 
riches. Consider, for 
example, the College of 
Fine Arts Public Events 
Office schedule for a 
typical week last Novem- 
ber: 

Sunday, .^ p.m.. Stu- 
dent Music Recital, 



Corell Recital Hall, free 
admission 

Tuesday, 8 p.m.. Uni- 
versity Percussion 
Ensemble Fall Concert, 
(Jorell Recital Hall, free 
admission 

Wednesday, 8 p.m.. 
Chita Rivera In Concert, 
Fisher Auditorium, tick- 
ets from $8 to $16 

Thursday, 8 p.m.. 
Faculty Chamber Music 
Series, (iorell Recital 
Hall, tickets from $2 to $4 

Saturday. 8 p.m.. 
Bands In Review, Fisher 
Auditorium, tickets from 
$3 to $5 

(And those were only 
the music events. Also 
on the calendar was the 
Theater Department's 
production of Faust and 
two art exhibits.) 

Music events are also 
scheduled through the 
Office of Student Activi- 
ties and Organizations, 
and funding has come 
from private sources like 
the Wilfred E. Helwig 
Distinguished Artist 
Endowment (which 
sponsored Chita Rivera) 
and the (lorell family, as 
well as from the Student 
Cooperative Association, 
the university, the Foun- 
dation for Indiana Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, 
and other entities. In the 
last few years, we've wel- 
comed such musical 
luminaries as Itzhak 
Perlman, Andre Watts, 
Doc Severinsen, Cleo 
Laine, Dave Brubeck, 




Judy Collins, Billy Joel, 
Harry Connick, Jr., 
Wynton Marsalis, and 
the Temptations, not to 
mention a selection of 
nationally known con- 
temporary bands. 

Our guest 
performances are often 
given a special lUP 
touch. When Chita 
Rivera appeared, the 
show opened with a per- 
formance by the lUP 
Faculty Jazz Quintet. 
Doc Severinsen joined 
lUP's student jazz 
ensemble for two num- 
bers before the main 
part of his show. We 



hope you, too, w ill make 
your own guest appear- 
ance soon at an lUP 
music event. I promise it 
will be an enriching 
experience. 

Lawrence K. Pettil 
President 



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January 16. 199.S. To Paul Toohey 

'85 and Jeanne Toohe\ . a dauglitcr, 
Jorel.in \l.iiic. \I.iilIi Ih. |Mi)h. To 

Mary McGowan Weaver '85 and Paul 
Weaver, a daughter. Hayley 
Elizabeth. May 10. 1996. To Davill 

Zynn '85 .uul Kimberly Cresswell 

Zynn '86, a son. Bennett Alcv.inder. 

June 19. 1996. To Walt Chorle '86, 
M'89 and Lisa Shore Chorle '88, a 

daughter. Sarah Anne. May 2.S. 
1996. To Kurt Erich '86 and 

Christine Erich, a daughter. Nicole 
Christine. October 17. 1996. To 

Cathy Heacox Gallila '86 and Torrey 

Galida. a daughter. Lauren 
Elizabeth, .Vril l.'i, 1996. To Tracy 
Bunner Hapeman '86 and Dale 
Hapeman, a son. Douglas Kendal, 

August 2S. I W6. To Susan Rinebolt 

Kennedy '86 and Mark Kenncd\ . .i 
daughter. Megan Da\wi. No\ ember 

21. I99.'i To benlse Maclean Kleist 

'86, M'89 and Gary Kleist, a son, 
Mitchell Robert, May 26, 1996. To 
Wenily Stroup Marano '86 and 

Domenic Marano. a son. Daniel 



Paul. April i\ i'wi,. To Randy 
Readshaw '86 and Rhonda 
Aulenbach Readshaw '86, a 

daughter. Andrea M.uie. Juh Id, 

1996 To Elaine Morsey Tishko '86 

and Jeff Tishko, a daughter, Sahrina 
Marie. Noveinber 25,1994, and a 
son, .Mexander Robert, May .^0. 
1996, To Karen Swaile Welsh '86 
and Thomas Welsh, a daughter, 
Rachael Margaret, December .i I . 
1994, and a daughter, Rebecca May, 

April .1. 1996. To Troy Wilhelm '86 

and Theresa Wilhelm. a son. Kevin. 
December M). \995. To Jill Felton 
Algarin '87 and John .Algarin. a son. 
Da\ id. June .1. 1996. To Robin Bell 
Bowser '87 and Rob Bowser, a son. 
Brett Roheil. August 14. 1996. To 
Dianne Frye Delisa '87 and Jetfrey 

Dells. 1. a il.mghler. Maria Rose. 

.August 27. 1446. To Judy Lipnicky 
Diehl '87 and David Diehl '88. .i son. 

Brett A.non. September 16. 1996. To 

Cynthia Busch Gyugyi '87 and Paul 



Gyugyi. a son. Nathan Lawience, 
September .^0. 1996. To Lisa LetO 
Sauer '87 and Thomas Sauer. a 
daughter. Emily Nicole. September 

21,1 996. To James Stuncard '87 

and Jennifer Stuncard. a daughter, 
Emil> Elisabeth. August .H). 1996. 
To Mike Cranmer '88 and Debbie 
Cranmer. a daughter. Regan 
Elizabeth. May 26. 1996. To Petrina 
DeNillo Florentine '88 and Anthon> 

Florentino. a son. Samuel Ambrose. 

May 10. 1996. To Jeffrey Grejda '88 
and Jennifer Younker Grejda '89, a 

daughter, [-.mily Louise. September 
-^. 199.^, and a son. .Andrew Charles, 

May 21,1 996. To Amy Umbaugh 

GlasI '88 and Thomas Glasl, a son. 
Jack Thomas. October 14, 1996. To 

Paula Costanzo Lundeen '88 and 

Mike Lundeen. a daughter. Rachel 
Ashley . June 4. 1996. To Mark 
McCail '88 and Allene McCall. a 
daughter. Manssa. .August d. IWd. 

To Michael Bertuzzi '89 and Beth 
Grimm Bertuzzi '90, a daughter Erin 
Elizabeth. October 27, 1996, To 



Robert Boyle '89 and Daun Boyle, a 

Ll.iiightcr. S.im.mlha Nicole, June ?<. 

I40.S I o Susan Pauwels Brewer '89 
ami Thomas Brewer '93, a daughter. 

Victori.i J.ine. .Augusi .s. 1996. To 

Kelly Kennedy Deemer '89 and 

Robert Deemer. a son. Ryan Robert. 
February 24. 1996. To David Kukula 

'89 and Diane Kukula. a daughter. 
Emily Anne. May 29. 1994. and a 
daughter. Sarah Katherine. June \5. 

1996 To Bonnie McCall Ordonez '89 

and Rich Ordonez, a daughlcr, 
Madison Christine. October 27. 
199.5 To Carl Ruppel '89 and 
Claudia Smith Ruppel '89, a son, 

Carl William. April 24. 1046. To 

Diana Steiner Walls '89 and Bob 

Walls, a tlaughter. Emily Elizabeth, 
September 20. 1995. 

90s 

To Mary Kay Costa Carey '90 and 
Kevin Carey '91, a son. Kc\ m John, 
f)ctohcr 1 1 . 144(1, To Roger DiBiase 
'90 md Kelly Chambers DiBiase '91, 

.1 (.laughter, Fli/.ibeth .\nne. 
September 4. 1996. To Trent Sear 
'90 and Jill Sear, a daughter. Megan 
Eli/aheth. August 12. 1996. lo Amy 

Seaman Urbaniak '90 and Frank 

Urbaniak '91, a son, Brian, March 
2.\ 1445. and a daughter. Heather, 
July 16, 1446. To Tracy Fuhs 
Gressang '91 and Gary Gressang. a 
son. Joseph Charles. June 26. 1496. 

To Laura Guidice Lishinsky '91 and 

David Lishinsk\. a son. Bradcn 

Joseph. Augusi 16, i44,s. To Laura 
Cable McFarland '92 and David 
McFarland '93, i son. Da\ id 

W cs!c\ , April 5. 1496. To Wendy 

Metcalf Straatmann '92 and Warren 

Sna.ilni.iiin. a daughter. Kalhryn 

Rose. Jui\ 2(1. I44fi. To Christy 
Clawson Sweeney '92 and David 

Sweeney, a daughter. Cara Nicole, 
October 9, 1996. To Michael 
Vatavuk '92 and Kimberly 'Vatavuk, 
a daughter, Lisa Mane. March 1,1. 
1994. To Sherri Baker Hill '93 and 
Timothy Hill, a son. Jorden Andrew. 

June I. 1995. To Michelle Dacheux 

SeitZ '93 and Paul Seitz, a daughter. 
Natalie Alevis. August 29. 1996. To 

Stephanie Saintz Smay '93 and 

Tedman Sma\. a son. Brennan Jon. 
October .M. 1445 To Tami 

McMahan Smithmyer '93 .md Jerry 
Smithmyer, a daughter, .Abbi 
Elizabeth, July 25, 1996. To Dana 
Vaubel Watson '93 and Matthew 
\V aison. .1 son. Connor Grey. 

September 2. 1996. To Corey Boyer 

'95 and Paige Painter-Boyer. a son, 
Ethan Joseph, May 21, 1996. 



22 IIP M A G A Z I ^ R 






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On display: I'hysic.s Depciruneiu facility member Dennis 
\l hiisun. Itil. talked with Stale Syxlem ofHii^lier Education 
Cliancelltii James McCormick '59 after an ei/iiipment demtmslri 
linn Whilson x't'i'C '" " Weyandl Hall labtiratory. The occasiini 
was a campus visit by a team from the State System in late 
October. The equipment, a sputtering machine, was acquired 
ihrouifb a .i;ift from Bincontrol Technology. 



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System visitor: F. Eugene Di.xon. chairman of the State System 
of Higher Education Board of Governors, listens to a student 
from the Robert E. Cook Honors College during a session in 
Breezedule in late October. Behind him is Anthropology 
Department faculty member Todd Koelfe. who discussed his 
research with members of the System's visiting team. 



Sightseeing: \\ hen a warn from Fcnnsylvanuj' s Stale System of 
Higher Education came to lUP in late October for a visit, 
participants were shuttled across campus, seeing such sights 
as the new Ebcrly College of Business building and viewing 
plans for campus expansion. On the bus between slops at 
Eberly and Weyandt Hall. President Lawrence K. Petlil talked 
with Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Mary 
Williams Burger. The reason for the visit was to show members 
of the State System Board of Governors some of the unique 
programs lUP offers. The Board of Governors makes periodic 
visits to each State System campus. 



I 11 P MAGAZINE 



Marriages 



50s 

Ruth Fox Funk '50 in Robert 

O'Connor. April 17, 1996. 

70s 

Cheryl Ralston 70, M'72, D.Ed. '90 

lo August Macedonui. Noxemher l(i. 
199(1. Lorle Swartzbeck '75, M'91 to 
Tom DarcauLiL-lo. July .M. 1996. 
Mary Brehm '79 to Tommy 
Thompson. June 22. 1996. 

80s 

Lorl Suess '82 to Daniel Long. May 
1 1 . 1996. Mary Cicero '83 to Gary- 
Brooks. June 17. 199.S. David Bali 
'84 to Lori Stairs. April 20. I'l9h. 
Leslie Bartels '88 lo Roiun Sacks. 
August i.A. 1W4 Jill Felton '87 to 
John Algann. September 2. 1995. 

Richard Hoffman '87 to Lynda 

Horvath. June 22. I^Wo Jeffrey 
Grejda '88 to Jennifer Younker '89, 
October 12. 1^)0 1 Cheryl Posplstle 
'88 to Thomas Berezansky '92, 
October 12. 1996 Gary Homberg '89 
to Susan Mannuig. November 4. 
1995. Christy Hood '89 to Andrew 
Rizzardi. August 2. 1996. Barbara 
Jones '89 to Michael Hayes. June 
17. 1995 Joanne LIpnicky '89 to 



Samuel GarlolT. October 19, 1996. 
Bob Reich '89 to Carrie Healey. 
October 26. 1996. 

90s 

Terri Doughty '90, M'91 to Richard 
Emier '91, May 25. 1996 KImberly 

DUSS '90 lo William Coll. June 22. 

1996 Mary Ann Fasold '90 u. jason 

Poling. .August .>. 1006, Eric Fox '90 
to Agnes Kaminski. September 2S. 

1996 David McCracken '90 to 

Tammy Hindley. May 24. 1996. Kelll 

Eshleman '91 to Matt Holland '93, 

July 22. 1995 Joanne ladiclcco '91 

to Jeftery Batt\ . June 29. 1946. Jean 
Schulte '91 lo Josh ShtT^in. 
November 2. 1906, Dawn Hale '92 to 
Dale Frank '93, Ma\ 25. loo6 
Jeanette Lehman '92 to Timoiin 

Partridge. M.iich 0, 1496, Amyee 
RItkO '92 to Thomas McMon.igle. 
November 24. 1995. Tonya Yohn '92 

to Doug Woody, November o, 1996. 

Thomas Anderson '93 to Stephanie 

Newell '98, DcLemher.^O. 1995. 

Michelle Dacheux '93 to Paul Seitz. 
August 2 1 loos Paul Funaro '93 lo 
Jennifer Murray '94, September 14. 
1996 Lorl Kaye '93 to William 

Vonada. September 2S. 1996. 
Colleen Klazas '93 to Tom Ben/ 
October 1 1 . 1 996 DavId Overholtzer 

'93 to Ann Walz. June 17. 1995. 



Tracy Pastorius '93 to D.ive 

Hoskouic/. June 1. looo. Stephanie 

SaintZ '93 to Tedman Smay. June 19. 
l4o;r Susan Carpenlto '94 to 
Thomas Heard M'95, October 1 2. 
1406 Dana Flowers '94 id Phiihp 
Hov. M.i> IN. 1996 Andrew Phillips 
'94 to Julie Williams '95, August 1 2 

1005 Gregg Postage '94 to Anne 
Henry '95, September Ml 1995. 
Tabltha Stitt '94 to Mark Reed. 
September 17. 1994. Angela Taylor 

'94 lo Art Walker. June 20. looo, 
Andrea Elder '95 to Brian HuHman. 
June 20. ioo6 Carrie Faulhaber '95 
to Vincent Ryan M'95, November 30. 

1006 Janet Sabotchick '95 to 
William Bucher. November 1 1. 
1996 Holly Vasbinder '95 to Anthony 

CaplZ2i'98, August 24. 1996, 



Deaths 



1917: Elizabeth Smiley Harper. 
1919: Sara Campbell St. Clair 

1921: Jane Witherow Wallack. 
1923:Grace Way Bell. Ruih 
McGrew . Lila Vallance Thompson. 
1925: Bertha Wynn Arnold. Mildred 
Beechey. Margaret Giegerich. Daisy 
Hopkins Rugh. 1929: Helen Wood 
McClure 



1930: Ester Wachob. 1932: Olive 
Mulholland Rumbaugh. 1935: 
Blanche Wolfe Williams. 1939: 
Mary Sauers Schreier. 'v'leva 
Wonder Heckler 

1940: Mary Michaelson Davis, 
Madelyn Gotwald Edmunds, John 
Joseph*. Ralph Kier, 1947: Twyla 
Duncan Joyce, Mary Lou Bierer 
Shaffer 

1950: Mervin Wingard 

1961: Barbara Kraft. 1989: John 
Woods. Walter Zolensky 

1971: John Krocsko. 1974: Leslie 
Coughenour 

1983: Karl Shaffer 

1992: Michael Ramsey 

*Faci(lry or suiff member or former 
faculty or staff member 

Other Deaths 

John McManmon, who taught 

English at lUP from 1971 until his 
retirement in 1994. died October 15, 
1996. 

Clyde Miller, an lUP doctoral 
c.uididate and an instmctor in the 
Department of Professional Studies in 
Education, died November 4, 1996. 




Mark your calendar for 

MuMhi ^eC4h^9H WeefCthd 

June 13-15. 1997 
J oin us for a celebration of memories! 



Remember... the Cajjitol Restaurant, 
J ohn Sutton Hall. Rush. Senior 
Prom, ROTC,The Dell, Green Room, 
Christmas Dinner, Homecoming, 
Boar's Head, Swing Out, Saturday 
Night Dancing. 

In the Spring, look for more 
information on your Reunion 
Weekend "97 activities for tlie classes 
of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 
and 1972. Or. caU the Office of 
Alumni Affairs. 1-800- YES 2IUP. 



Friday, June 13 
Trolley Tours 
Ice Cream in the Park 
University Museum Alumni Art Exhibit 
Pioneer Dinner 
Welcome Back Reception 
Alumni/Faculty Party- 
Saturday. June 14 
Distinguished Alumni Awards 
Luncheon 

Class Reunion Dinners 
Tours and Seminars 
Trolley Tours 
Picnic in the Oak Grove 
I-Uppers 

Sunday. June 15 

Capitol Rolls, College Lodge 



24 1 U P M A G A Z I N E 



SPORTS 




The Record Eraser 



Bv Bob Fulton 



James Siiher. like some computer virus gone berserk, spent last fall 
deleting lUP records. 

The school's single-game rushing record"! Poof. The record for 
regular-season rushing yards? Gone. too. The standard for 200- 
xard games in a career? Obliterated. Most touchdowns in consec- 
utive games? History. 



E^en persona! 

modesty can't 

diminish the 

glitter of tailbacli 

James Suber's 

record-setting 

performances in 

his first season as 

an II P starter. 



Fact is. histor>- is what the soft-spoken 
sophomore tailback spent the 1996 
season rewriting. In his first year as a 
starter. Suber utiUzed his devastating 
blend of size (6-2. 236) and speed 
(4.4 in the 40) to rush for 1.865 yards 
and wipe out some of school's most 
\enerated standards. 
But broach the subject of records and Suber — chris- 
tened Suberman by the lUP sports infomiation staff — 
turns as sheepish as Clark Kent. 

"'I don't really know if they mean anything.'" he said. 
"I just go out there and do what I'm supposed to do. 1 
don't really think about records.'" 

Suber thinks only about finding the best route to the 
end zone, which he reached on nineteen occasions last 
fall. His assault on enemy defenses — not to mention the 
record book — was unquestionably the highlight of a 
season that ended in excruciating fashion for lUP (8-3). 
Suber might have posted even better numbers had the 
tenth-ranked Indians not bowed out in the first round of 
the NCAA Division II playoffs with a last-second 24-23 
loss at Ferris State (Mich.). 

But even in an abbreviated season — abbreviated by 
lUP standards, at least — Suber set or equaled a multi- 
tude of marks. Following is a partial inventory of his 
record collection: 

•Yards rushing, game: 261 

•Yards rushing, consecutive games: 471 

•Yards rushing, three consecutive games: 634 

•Yards rushing, sophomore: 1.865 

•Yards rushing per game: 169.5 

•Yards rushing, regular season: 1 .744 



•Yards rushing per game, regular season: 174.4 
(fourth-best nationally) 
•200-yard rushing games, season and career: 4 
•Consecutive 200-yard games: 2 (twice) 
•Touchdowns, game: 5 (tied record set by Larry 
Monsilovich in 1971 and equaled by Michael 
Mann in 1993) 

•Rushing touchdowns, game: 5 (tied record set by 
Monsilovich in 1971) 
•Touchdowns, consecutive games: 9 
•Points scored, game: 30 (tied record set by Mon- 
silovich in 1971 and equaled by Mann in 1993) 
•All-purpose yards (combined yardage gained 
rushing and receiving and on kickoff and punt 
returns) per game, sea.son: 1 86. 1 
•All-purpose yards per game, regular season: 
188.9 
Many of the records Suber demolished were set by 
Mann, who befriended Suber when he arrived on cam- 
pus from his native Norristown. They still correspond, 
in fact. Mann wrote to Suber not long after the Edinboro 
game, requesting a newspaper account of lUP's 20-18 
victory. Suber was happy to oblige. After all, he rushed 
for 178 yards that day despite a painful rib injury and 
scored the winning touchdown with less than a minute 
remaining. 

Suber exploded for five touchdowns two weeks later 
in a 35-14 victory over Lock Haven and piled up 261 
yards to shatter the single-game rushing record set by 
Monsilovich twenty-six years before. He followed that 
with a four-touchdown performance in a 62-55 shootout 
with Shippensburg that secured IUP"s playoff berth 
opposite Ferris State. 



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Jciiiifs Suhei ill llie t^uiin' ugainsl Luck Haven ul 
lUP ill November 



lUP'S 1,000-YARD CLUB 



Player 



Year Games Yards Yds/Game 



Michael Mann 


1993 


14 


2,027 


144.8 


James Suber 


1996 


11 


1.865 


169.5 


Dennis Robinson 


1994 


13 


1,597 


122.8 


Mictiael Mann 


1991 


13 


1,452 


111.7 


Dennis Robinson 


1995 


11 


1.065 


96.8 



Note: Michael Mann was lUP's first 1 .000-yard rusher in 
1991. Until then, Larry Monsilovich held the school's sin- 
gle-season record: 944. 



The trip to Michigan proved ironic in a .sense: Suber 
had originally intended to lug the ball at the University 
of Michigan. In high school, he was courted by virtually 
every Division I program of consequence, but low board 
scores ultimately wrecked his shot at the big time. Suber 
wound up at lUP instead. 

""I figured if I couldn't go Division I. then I might as 
well find the best Division II school. And that was 
lUP," he said. 

Suber redshirled in 1994. then earned ECAC Division 
II Rookie of the Year honors in 1995. He rushed for 700 
yards and si.x touchdowns despite playing behind 
seniors Dennis Robinson and Vaughn Mosely. Given 
the opportunity to play full-time in 1996. Suber's 
response was as quick as one of his cuts — he ran for a 
touchdown on his first carry of the season. 

By November, Suber had claimed the Pennsylvania 
State Athletic Conference rushing crown, joined IUP"s 
e.\clusive 1.000-yard club and catapulted himself into 
third place on the school's all-time rushing list (2.5651, 
behind only Mann (4,805) and Robinson (2,662) — with 
tui) years left to play. 

Remarkably, he's maintained a low profile all the 
while, which suits him just fine. Suber so dreads the 
fuss others make over athletes that he playfully adopts 
an alias when the occasion demands it. 

"Fm not one to do a lot of off-field talking about 
football." Suber said. "Like on campus. I don't even tell 
people I play football. When someone asks me if I play 
football, I say no. I tell them ni) name is John Ritten- 
house or something like that. " 

John Rittenhouse? For the record, the name is James 
Suber. And for James Suber. the records are tallinc. "^ 



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SPORTS 




Name Drop ers 



In M79. Joyce Maudie '81, 
M'87 played second base on the 
first RIP women's sol'tball team. 
Next month, she'll take part in 
the birth of another Softball pro- 
gram — this time as a head coach. 
At Division I Mississippi, no 
less. "It's quite a challenge, but 
it's also a wonderful opportu- 
nity," said Maudie, who played 
three years at lUP and returned 
to coach the team during the 
1989 season. "There aren't too 
many times you get to be an 
architect of a program at this 
level." Maudie is no stranger to 
building a program from scratch. 
She did just that as the first soc- 
cer coach at Barton (N.C.) Col- 
lege, where Gary Edwards, who 
heads the lUP men's basketball 
program, once coached. "That 
was a challenge, because I had 
absolutely no background in the 
sport," Maudie said. "I had 
never played soccer, had never 
coached .soccer. I had a soccer 
class as a PE major at lUP. That 
was the extent of my 
knowledge." Maudie remedied 
the situation by attending every 
clinic she could get to, devouring 
books on the subject, and picking 
the brains of soccer coaches. 
The result? In only their second 
year ( I W5 ) of varsity competi- 
tion, the unheralded Bulldogs — 
projected to finish nintli in the 
Carolinas Conference — 
advanced to the league semifi- 
nals. Admittedly, Maudie is best 
known for her work on the soft- 
ball diamond. She has won con- 
ference coach of the year honors 
at three different schools: Wis- 
consin-Whitewater ( 1 99 1 ), 



28 I II' \l \(;A/ I NE 



Drexel ( 1992). and Barton 
( 1995). Maudie expects her new 
program to flourish, too. "I'm 
looking at being successful here 
at Mississippi," she said. "I'm 
really looking forward to being 
part of a competitive program 
and setting a foundation for the 
future." Much as she did in 1979 
as a member of that inaugural 
RIP Softball squad. 

Chris Villarrial not only made 
the team after the Chicago Bears 
selected him in the fifth round of 
the 1996 NFL draft— he found a 
home on the offensive line. Vil- 
larrial, who gained All-America 
honors as an lUP junior and 
senior, debuted as a starter at 
guard in a 19-17 victory over the 
Oakland Raiders September 29, 
only five games into his rookie 
season. He had started every 
game since, as I UP Magazine 
went to press in November. 

Two other products of the 
school's football program are 
also earning a li\ elihood in the 
NFL: Jack Henry '69 wrapped up 




his first season as the San Diego 
Chargers offensive line coach 
last month, and former Ail- 
American ( I97.S-7S) Jim Haslett 
'91 marked his second year on 
the New Orleans Saints' coach- 
ing staff, his first as defensive 
coordinator. Haslett and Villar- 
rial were on opposite sidelines 
October I.'? at the Louisiana 
Superdome. where the Saints 
prevailed. 27-24. 

The swimmers of coach Peter 
Ward excelled in schoolwork as 
well as pool work during the 
1995-96 sea.son. The College 
Swimming Coaches Association 
of America honored the lUP 
women and men as Academic 
All-America teams for the win- 
ter/spring semester of 1 996. The 
women compiled a 3.05 grade- 
point average, which ranked 
eleventh in the nation among 
Division H schools. The men, 
with an aggregate 2.97 GPA, 
ranked fourth nationally. 

Terry Totten '81 , a three-year 
starter at defensive back and later 
an assistant coach at lUP. has 
moved on to another winning 
Western Pennsylvania football 
program. Totten serves as the 
linebackers coach at Division I- 
AA Duquesne University, which 
owned the longest winning 
streak of any team above the 
Division HI level — nineteen 
games — and a 1 0-0 record at 
press time. The Dukes needed 
only to win their second consec- 
utive ECAC Bow 1 to wrap up the 
school's first undefeated season 
since 1941. 



Jovcf Mtiiiilii' 




Speaking of streaks, until a 
narrow 14-12 playoff loss to 
Plum, the Penn Hills football 
team had won twenty-eight con- 
secutive games and was ranked 
first in a national high school 
poll. Coach Neil Gordon '71, an 
offensive guard during his play- 
ing days at lUP, led Penn Hills to 
the Pennsylvania Class AAAA 
championship in 1995. 

Sophomore goalkeeper Kris- 
ten BardeS and freshman 
defender Kelly Feeney were 
first-team selections on the 
Pennsylvania State Athletic Con- 
ference women's soccer squad. 
Bardes led the PSAC in goals- 
against average (0.76). 

Former RJP shortstop Bruce 
Yard, who was drafted by the 
Los Angeles Dodgers in 1993, 
w ill soon head to spring training 
for his fifth season as a profes- 
sional. Yard hit a career-high 
.287 last summer and was espe- 
cially effective following a mid- 
season promotion to the San 
Antonio Missions of the Class 
AA Texas League, for whom he 
batted .314. Yard is gunning for 
a place in the Triple-A 
Albuquerque lineup this season. 
"Speculation is I should be able 
to go to spring training with the 
Triple-A squad," he said. "The 
shortstop position there is open 
right now and I was the next 
highest everyday shortstop [in 
the fami system] last season. 
Hopefully. I'll have an opportu- 
nity to play there." 



h\ Bob rulton 



Coming Home 



t)V Uol) iMllldll 



Willi apologies lo aiilhor 
Tluiiiuis WoKc. )ou ccin go home 
again. Just ask Bob Miscik, who 
has relumed to his alma mater as 
head baseball coach. 

For Miscik. a four- time NAIA 
all-district third baseman and 
shortstop at lUP 
(1977-80). coming 
back is like coming 
home. 

"It is, 1 guess." he 
says. "I spent a great 
deal of time here: five 
and a half years as an 
undergrad and then 
working toward my 
graduate degree." 

Miscik returns 
"home" following a 
fifteen-year whirl 
through baseball's 
minor leagues, finst as 
an infielder in the 
Pittsburgh Pirates and 
California Angels 
organizations and later 
as a coach and man- 
ager in the Baltimore 
Orioles chain. He also 
played winter ball in 
Venezuela and Mexico. 
Throughout his peregrinations. 
Miscik never lost touch w ith the 
lUP program. 

Of course, securing updates was as 
easy as calling his big brother. Den- 
nis Miscik. a teacher and baseball 
coach at Mt. Pleasant High School, 
led all NAIA pitchers in eiimed mn 
average (0.4 1 ) as ;in lUP senior in 
1 976 before embiuking on a profes- 
sion;il career that, like his brother's, 
ended at the Triple-A level. 

"I knew what w;is going on here," 
tlie younger Miscik .said. "I kept in 
touch enough to know who the 
coaches were and what kind of sea- 
sons they were having." 



When he finally tired of pro- 
fessional baseball's nomadic 
lifestyle, Miscik returned to 
Western Pennsylvania — he's 
originally from the Westmore- 
land County community of 
Calumet — and pondered his 



ers who have a chance to get 
belter and then help them to do 
that. We're not going to get the 
kind of players who go to Stan- 
ford or Arizona State. All they 
have to do is put their uniform on 
and they're going to compete at 




Boh Mist ik 



future. He never suspected it 
involved his alma mater. 

After Kevin McMullan 
stepped down to accept an assis- 
tant's position at Division I St. 
John's University, Miscik cast 
his lot with lUP — for the second 
time in his life. College coach- 
ing seems a natural fit. given his 
sterling reputation for develop- 
ing younger players. Jeffrey 
Hammonds, Manny Alexander, 
Rocky Coppinger, Rick Krivda, 
Jeff Manto, and Ricky Gutierrez, 
among others, can attest to Mis- 
cik's gift for bringing out the 
best in his players. Those former 
Baltimore farmhands drew major 
league paychecks in 1996. 

"That's what you have to do, 1 
believe, to be successful at this 
level of college baseball," Miscik 
says. "You have to recruit play- 



that level. The kids who come 
here as freshmen are going to be 
a little more green. So my back- 
ground in developing players 
.should help." 

Miscik's first lUP team will 
bank on several holdovers from 
last year's 14-25 club, most 
notably short.stop Steve Murray, 
the Pennsylvania State Athletic 
Conference batting champion 
(.424) and Western Division 
Player of the Year. Pitcher Rich 
Schnur and third baseman John 
Flickinger. who both joined Mur- 
ray on the All-PSAC first team, 
also return. 

"I was surprised — happily 
surprised — at the talent level 
here," said Miscik, whose team 
opens the .season March 2 at Ft. 
Myers, Fla. "I was expecting 
much less, but I think Kevin 



McMullan did a pretty good job 
of getting .some talented players 
in here." 

Miscik expects improvement 
over last year's record. More- 
over, he expects lUP to challenge 
for a postseason berth in the near 
future. The Indians 
haven't advanced to the 
NCAA tournament since 
1990, when McMullan 
was in uniform — as the 
team's designated hitter. 

Fact is, Miscik fore- 
sees a time when lUP 
ba.seball, much as the 
football and men's bas- 
ketball programs of 
recent vintage, contends 
on a national level. 

"People in our confer- 
ence have gone to the 
Division 11 World Series. 
There's no reason this 
school can't," said Mis- 
p, cik. who directed the 
i Triple-A Rochester Red 
-. Wings to within a game 
of the International 
League crown in 1993. 
The World Series 
would be uncharted territory for 
the Indians, but Miscik isn't 
afraid to aim high. 

"I want kids to come here and 
have a great experience. After 
four years I want them to say, 
'I'd do that again.' That's my 
main goal," he said. "But some- 
where along the line, if we can 
put together a team that can go to 
the Wodd Series, 1 think it would 
be great. And once you get 
there, you have a chance to win 
it." 

For Miscik. that's about the 
only thing that could top coming 
home to lUP: coming home with 
a championship trophy. 



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