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Allison Berry is taking part in the Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) program at IUP, where she is able to get in a lot of the field work that will prepare her for graduate school. She's working in structural geology, learning about how and why the earth was formed, and what could happen to our planet in years to come.
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Vincent Lopez held the office as the president of the IUP Student Government Association in the 2015-16 school year. He hopes to someday hold the office of another presidency.
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A serious heart condition changed everything about Mia Wendt's life.
In high school, Wendt was one of the top volleyball players in the state of Pennsylvania. She was so good that she was offered a full scholarship to an NCAA Division I college in New England. But then in the summer before her seni
Posted on 10/5/2015 2:40:12 PM
Adam Young walked around the Safety Sciences Career Fair, stopping to talk to representatives of Georgia-Pacific. He was interested in their internship. They were interested in what he was learning in Safety Sciences at IUP and his experience as a local firefighter.
Student by Day, Firefighter by
Posted on 9/18/2015 2:27:17 PM
Walt Pegues is doing his part to erase the long-standing myth of the dumb jock.
Yes, he's a key member of the IUP football team—and a good one at that. But football is only part of what Pegues is about.
Posted on 9/9/2015 2:27:29 PM
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania nursing student has a true heart for helping others. Ellen Reinsburrow, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a junior nursing student at IUP, was born with a heart defect. However, she hasn’t let that stop her from pursuing her goals and counseling others with the same health
Posted on 5/15/2015 2:54:52 PM
Ryan Brannon came up with the My New Leaf App concept while a student at IUP.
A seed grows into a tree to mark steps in recovering from addiction.
It's just one feature of a web-based application designed by Ryan Brannon and fellow students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently to help people,
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From left: award recipients Shannon Kovalchick and Brandy Rummel, President Michael Driscoll and Ruth Riesenman Helping others proved to pay off for Shannon Kovalchick and Brandy Rummel. What started out as a requirement turned into a passion and a way to hone skills that may prove vital in their
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At the start of spring semester 2014, senior Laura Ragsdale found she had to complete a few extra credits to graduate. Picking up a random class wasn't for her. Instead, she thought big—and the outcome attracted national attention in the industry she aspires to work in. An English major in the wr
Posted on 10/13/2014 2:12:49 PM
Spotted! A rare golden bamboo lemur In the wilds of Madagascar, Kyle Murray lags behind the other students in the field school. He just wants one more photo, one more minute to observe the group of ring-tailed lemurs they encountered. The only anthropology major amidst biology majo
Posted on 10/3/2014 9:14:36 AM
Student Isaac Meals, an management information systems major, takes what he’s learned on both sides of his major—computer science and business—and puts it into action in developing and launching a marketplace site for students.
Posted on 9/25/2014 2:52:33 PM
Legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen opened the 2014–15 Lively Arts Ovations season on Tuesday, September 16, with an incredible show he invited students to be part of. The Grammy-award winner, known the world over for his musical acts on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson , invited faculty, alum
Posted on 9/22/2014 2:21:11 PM
“I wanted to come out of IUP well prepared. That was my biggest drive,” says Raven Sams, who graduated from Eberly College of Business in August and will start a job at one of the top accounting firms in Pittsburgh in 2015.
And prepared she was: Raven graduated with a
Posted on 9/5/2014 1:21:08 PM
Minh Quan Dinh, a
BS in chemistry major , began doing research in his freshman year, working with Professor Justin Fair. While a junior, Minh helped design an innovative lab experiment for students in Organic Chemistry I.
The experiment is the midsemester capstone,
Posted on 8/27/2014 1:37:08 PM
Chalk it up to what she’s learned at IUP: Recent
Art Education graduate Olivia Mays ’14 is drawing big crowds with an annual sidewalk chalk-drawing contest she runs for the Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake, Pa. This year's event, organized by Mays, takes place Saturday, Au
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