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Honors College Student Receives Runner-Up in 2014 Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence
Gretchen Heine, a dual major in Spanish and history, received $500 as a runner-up for the 2014 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.
Couldn’t Attend the IUP Military Resource Center Opening? Watch it on IUP-TV!
The IUP Military Resource Center was officially introduced to the IUP community on April 4, 2014. The event was filmed by IUP-TV and will air nightly at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, April 21.
New “Science Inspires” Series Launches with Speaker from NASA
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will launch its new lecture series with a talk by Marcus Fisher of NASA on April 25, 2014.
Klosterman to Discuss Metallosupramolecular Chemistry
Jeremy Klosterman of Bowling Green State University will visit with IUP faculty and students on Friday, April 18, and present his research. All are welcome.
Seminar: High Altitude Water Cherenkov Obervatory
Miguel Mostafa from Penn State University will discuss the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory on April 18, 2014.
Preservice Teachers of Mathematics to Hold Family Math Night
Family Math Night, a fun-filled night of math games, snacks, and prizes for students in grades K-6, will be held on Friday, April 25.
Department of Anthropology Hosts PASSHE Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference
Ten IUP Anthropology students were among the 36 PASSHE students who presented their original research in cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology, and archaeology at the 2014 conference.
Smith-Sherwood Presents on “Indispensable” Knowledge for Management of a Late-Franco Spanish Home
Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages, “Situated Writing and Life Writing Texts: Located Subjects, Post-War Spain” at the 2014 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.
Mathematics Modeling Teams Excel in COMAP Modeling Contest
Three teams of IUP undergraduates participated in the COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling, with one team scoring in the top 10 percent of all participants and the other scoring in the top 42 percent.
Farnsworth and Students Investigate California Rivers
Katie Farnsworth, Department of Anthropology, co-led a weeklong field trip to investigate California Rivers with two IUP students and colleagues from the College of William and Mary.
Secondary Science Education Students Present Teacher Work Sample Projects
Five secondary science education students presented research on student learning at the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology and Undergraduate Scholars Forum Activities on March 30 and April 1, 2014.
Neusius Discusses Recent Investigations at the Johnston Site
On April 11, Sarah Neusius presented a talk entitled “Recent Investigations at the Johnston Site” at the April 2014 meeting of the Venango Archaeology Chapter 30 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in Franklin, Pa.
Biology Faculty Recognized During IUP’s 2014 Research Week
Shundong Bi, Megan Knoch, and Jeffery Larkin took home individual honors in recognition of their research during IUP’s 2014 Research Week.
Belch Speaks at Student Development Lecture Series
Holley Belch, professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, was the invited lecturer at Kansas State University’s Chester E. Peters Lectures in Student Development Series.
Eberly College of Business Students Attend RISE 14 Conference
Ten finance students from Eberly College of Business attended the Redefining Investment Strategy Education Conference on March 27–29, 2014, to gain an insider’s view on the modern business industry.
Don’t Forget: Nutrition Workshops, Monday April 21
Senior Food and Nutrition majors are sponsoring four Nutrition workshops for students on April 21. Learn about dietary fats, vegetarianism , alcohol choices and how to eat on the go.
IUP Women in STEM Informational Meeting, April 23
The IUP Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) organization will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Stright 331.
IUP Shark Tank, April 24
The Eberly College of Business, with assistance from the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, is putting on a Shark Tank event in the Eberly Auditorium on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Sugar & Spice Fashion Show, April 24
The Fashion Show Production Class will be presenting “Sugar & Spice Fashion Show” on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Earth Day in the Oak Grove, April 23
IUP ECO is hosting its annual Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove.
Red by John Logan, April 21 & 22
Red by John Logan will be presented on April 21 and 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m in Kipp Gallery in Sprowls.
College Success Series: Get Ready for Final Exams!
On Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. in room 312 Pratt Hall is the last College Success workshop for spring term. 
Western Pennsylvania Spring Education Job Fair Being Held at Clarion University
The fair will be held Thursday, May 8, and is for seniors, graduate students, and alumni who are seeking positions in the field of education.
Whatsoever Lovely Designs Jewelry Event Featuring P.O.I.Z. Fashion Show, April 30
Whatsoever Lovely Designs Jewelry will be having an event featuring a Fashion Show with P.O.I.Z, Damaged Dolls, and the Ladies of Victory Christian Assembly on April 30, 2014, from  4:30-7:00 p.m. (fashion show at 5:30 p.m.) at the KCAC Atrium.
Relay for Life Luncheon for a Cure
Please plan to attend the Relay for Life Luncheon for a Cure on Thursday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Oak Room. The cost is $7 per person, and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Palamone Receives Funding for Small Business Development
Anthony Palamone, Director of the Small Business Development Center, received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Doctoral Candidates Active in Academics and Practice
Doctoral candidates in the field of education are making solid progress in both academics and practice.
Reporters for the “HawkEye” Continue Winning Ways
Journalism Department students Rachel Jones, Caitlin Birch, and Angela Lupinetti were honored at the 2014 Pennsylvania News Media Association Collegiate Keystone Awards luncheon on April 2 in Hershey.
Libre Office, Free Alternative to Microsoft Office: Open Source Toolkit Workshop
The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture announces the sixth of its ongoing workshops for the Open Source Toolkit. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to learn about using Libre Office, a free, open source alternative to the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. Monday, April 21.
Distinguished Alumni Honorees Give Time During 2014 Awards Weekend
Ten alumni returned to campus the weekend of April 11–12 to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition to celebrating at an annual gala, they also took time to visit classrooms.
Grace Kelly Set for Jazz Concert as Season Finale
For its finale to this season’s Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will feature renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly on Thursday, April 24.
USS Business Services Center Colloquium
The third talk in this spring’s Computer Science Colloquium Series will feature Jeff Peters from United States Steel Corporation on Tuesday, April 22.
James G. Mill Fouth Annual 5K Run/Walk
You can donate to the Sports Gear Project of Samaritan’s Purse, even if you don’t plan to run or walk, by entering some tickets into our raffle drawing and enjoying some springtime weather on the Hoodlebug Trail on Saturday, April 26.
Awards Presented at 2014 Research Awards Luncheon
IUP faculty, staff, and graduate students were recognized at the 2014 Research Awards Luncheon, held during Research Appreciation Week.
IUP Libraries Spring 2014 Newsletter is Out
Find out what’s going on at the library in our Spring 2014 Newsletter. See what students think of our new 24/5 hours, National Library Week events, the new I-Search tool, and more.
James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness April Newsletter
Get ready for spring with our 5K, challenges, tips, recipes, and other events found inside the latest edition of our newsletter.
Archaeologist to Collaborate on Deep-Sea Shipwreck Investigation: Watch Live on Wednesday
Ben Ford, Anthropology, will participate via telepresence in a NOAA expedition to investigate three shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, April 16. The expedition will be streamed live through the NOAA Okeanos Explorer website.  
Onyett to Demonstrate DisplayNote and Discuss Supporting Faculty With Technology
Lloyd Onyett, assistant dean for Technology in the College of Education and Educational Technology, will give two presentations at the Educause technology conference in Baltimore on May 1, 2014: “DisplayNote: Class Collaboration System for BYOD” and “Supporting Faculty in the Classroom.”
Fortushniak Exhibit Conveys Universal Plight
Ivan Fortushniak, Department of Art, lectured about his solo show titled “In Christ Alone” at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, on April 3, 2014.
Wise Named March Punxsutawney Person of Purpose
Shanna Wise was named as the March Punxsutawney Person of Purpose, recognizing the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities.
Awards to Outstanding Developmental Studies Students
See photos of Developmental Studies students who achieved academic excellence in the Fall 2013 semester, and of ACT 101 students who made the Dean’s list.
Yerger and Donley Receive Grant to Develop Image Analysis Software to Measure Irregular Leaf Shapes from Insect Feeding
Ellen Yerger, Biology Department, and H. Edward Donley, Mathematics Department, were awarded a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Committee grant for their project, “Development of image analysis software measuring irregular leaf shapes from insect feeding on native and non-native plants.”
Lowery Gives Presentation at Clery Act Training Seminar
John Wesley Lowery, professor and chair of Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, presented at the Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar at Pensacola State University on February 11–12, 2014.
Student Awardees from the 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums
The student award winners from the 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum and Graduate Scholars Forum are announced.
Larkin Awarded Additional Funds for Golden-Wingled Warbler Research
Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received additional funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for his project, “Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management.”
Spring Fever Weekend Feedback: Take a Quick Survey!
What did you think about Spring Fever Weekend? Do you have some great ideas for next year? Let us know by taking this quick survey!
IUP Percussion Ensemble, April 22
For the first time in over a decade, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Fisher Auditorium, moving from its normal venue of Gorell Recital Hall, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 8:00-9:30 p.m. This special concert will add visual and acoustic aspects that playing in a hall like Fisher makes possible.
Bingo on Saturday, April 19
Bingo will be on a Saturday this time, and it's the 2nd to last one of the semester! Come join us for Easter related prizes, as well as normal ones, on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the HUB Ohio Room from 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Black and White Affair HUB Party, April 25
The Black Emphasis Committee and TEN presents a Black and White Affair HUB Party on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Win or Lose Dance Competition on April 26
The Black Emphasis Committee will be hosting the first ever “Win or Lose Dance Competition” on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
The Cookout Party, April 27
The Black Emphasis Committee will be presenting “The Cookout Party” on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in front of the HUB.
The Militia and College Life Talent Show, April 18
The first annual Militia and College Life Talent Show will be on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Pratt Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Students at IUP will be performing their talents for their peers. There are various acts from singing, rapping, and poetry.
Fishing Club Spaghetti Dinner, April 23
The IUP Fishing Club is hosting a delicious spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the College Lodge at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Game Night, April 21
NPHC will be sponsoring a game night for their Greek Week. Game night will be on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in the HUB Atrium.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Greeks in Service, April 22
Looking for a fun and easy way to give back to the community and make a difference? Plan to participate in NHPC Greek Week's Greeks in Service on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Pool Party, April 23
NPHC Greek Week will be hosting a Pool Party in Zink at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Turn Back the Clocks, April 24
Turn Back the Clocks will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Wallwork Plaza. This event will not disappoint.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Step & Stroll Competition, April 25
NPHC will be hosting a Step & Stroll Competition during their Greek Week on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:15 p.m. in the Toretti Auditorium, Kovalchick Complex.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Party, April 25
The NPHC Greek Week Party will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. in the PNC Conference Room, Kovalchick Complex.
The Pulse Presents The Final Countdown, May 2 and 3
Want to end your spring semester with a bang and maybe a new Apple iPad?? On May 2 and 3, 2014, The Pulse will host an ice cream social and scavenger for great prizes in the Oak Grove and Wallwork Plaza as part of its Final Countdown Weekend!
Delta Psi Epsilon Late Night Zumbathon, April 19
Join the ladies of DPsiE as we have a late night Zumbathon on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 10:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in Zink Gym A.
Senior Food and Nutrition Majors Sponsor Nutrition Workshops, April 21
Senior Food and Nutrition majors are sponsoring Nutrition Workshops for students! Join others on April 21, 2014, in G-60 Suites on Maple East for four different workshops.
New Display Honors Distinguished Alumni from Across the Decades
IUP and the IUP Alumni Association have sponsored the Distinguished Alumni Awards program for decades. Now, those who have received this coveted award are listed on a commemorative board, unveiled April 11, 2014.
Fall 2014 Online Student Orientation
Are you a first-time online learner, or new to online learning at IUP? The IT Support Center offers a free online workshop for students to prepare for the online learning experience.
Percussion Ensemble Takes on Fisher
For the first time in over a decade, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Fisher Auditorium, moving from its normal venue of Gorell Recital Hall. This free concert is on Tuesday, April 22.
Rieg to Work With IUP and Indiana School District Partnership
Sue Rieg, Professional Studies in Education, received an Innovation Grant from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council for her proposal, “Building the BRIDGE: Building University and School District Relationships for Innovation, Development and Growth in Education.”
Lauber Speaks on Leadership to Pittsburgh Association Executives
“How to Heal Relationships at Work” and “Battling Burnout” were the primary topics of Erick Lauber’s (Journalism) recent presentation to the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives.
Psychology Faculty and Students Present Research at Eastern Psychological Association Meeting
Psychology faculty and students presented papers at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association on March 13–16 in Boston, Mass.
We Want Your Feedback on Spring Fever Weekend
What did you think about Spring Fever Weekend? Do you have some great ideas for next year? Let us know by taking this quick survey!
IUP Inaugural REACH Conference, May 20–23
IUP will host the inaugural REACH conference on May 20–23, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a cross-disciplinary research and training conference and is focused on understanding, responding to, and prevention of violence and trauma across the lifespan.
CHEM 105 Forensic Chemistry of CSI is Online for Summer I
The exciting liberal studies course CHEM 105: Forensic Chemistry of CSI is now being offered online during Summer I allowing more access to the popular course.