How Linguistics Can Contribute to Justice
Aug16

How Linguistics Can Contribute to Justice

Imagine you were on the jury for this real-life murder and robbery case. Juan and his girlfriend Luisa come to the U.S. and overstay their visas. Juan and Luisa become friends with Arturo. Luisa sometimes goes out with Arturo. This makes Juan jealous. He asks Luisa to invite Arturo over to visit. When Arturo arrives, Juan tells Luisa to go into the bathroom. Then the two men argue, and Juan kills Arturo. Juan takes Luisa to a motel,...

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Loving learning, loving students: Jo Anne McAdams ’84, ’87 M.A., ’96 Ed.D.
Jun30

Loving learning, loving students: Jo Anne McAdams ’84, ’87 M.A., ’96 Ed.D.

Job: IU’s coordinator of sophomore and junior field experiences, placing students in observation sites at educational and special education institutions in urban and suburban areas. Fun facts: I was the first person to obtain all three degrees—baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral—from Immaculata, taking classes part-time for 19 years straight. My daughter and I both graduated with our bachelor’s degrees in 1984. A favorite teacher:...

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Remembering Sister Jane Anne Molinaro
May29

Remembering Sister Jane Anne Molinaro

She was a professor, yes, but so much more. “It wasn’t just the content of what she taught, it was how she taught it,” said Sister Carol Anne Couchara, IHM, Ed.D. It’s impossible to describe Sister Jane Anne without using the words compassion, gentle, faithful, love. These are the things her students remember about her from her 35 years of teaching at Immaculata, not to mention her time teaching in elementary and secondary schools....

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James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong
Apr24

James Mooney: 50 Years and Still Going Strong

In the fall of 1965, when Sonny and Cher topped the airwaves, moviegoers flocked to watch The Sound of Music, and the Dune Chronicles captivated America, Jim Mooney arrived on the campus of Immaculata College. Fifty years later, Mooney is still going strong, teaching a full class load, and serving as chair of the English/Communication Department and as advisor to Pilgrimages, the campus literary publication. “People at Immaculata are...

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Food Fads: Facts and Fallacies
Apr24

Food Fads: Facts and Fallacies

Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines and book titles lately. From Doctor Oz to LeBron James, everyone’s talking about the health benefits of the grain-free, high-protein paleo diet. “The theory is that since agriculture came into being, we’re no longer perfectly adapted physiologically to the way that people have been eating,” said Laura Frank, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., to summarize the premise of the diet. “We should be eating as if we were...

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IU Welcomes Dr. Kristy Brumfield to Psychology Faculty
Feb06

IU Welcomes Dr. Kristy Brumfield to Psychology Faculty

Immaculata University announces that Kristy Alaine Brumfield, Ph.D., recently of New Orleans, LA and now residing in Philadelphia, PA, has joined the Psychology faculty as associate professor. Dr. Brumfield will be teaching in the Clinical Mental Health counseling program. Most recently, Dr. Brumfield served as associate professor at Xavier University of Louisiana in the Division of Education and Counseling. Prior to that, she served...

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