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Dean's List for Summer 2014 Announced
The Dean’s List for the summer 2014 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar.
Museum Gala Still Accepting Reservations
There is still time to reserve your spot at the 2014 University Museum benefit gala, Hot Iron: A Victorian Industrial Fantasy, will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Sutton Hall on the IUP campus.
Withdrawal Deadline for Courses Ending by Mid-Semester: September 26, 2014
The withdrawal deadline for courses ending by mid-semester is Friday, September 26, 2014.
Save the Date: IUP to Host D2L Day
A D2L Day will be coming to IUP on October 23, 2014. Sponsored by D2L and IT Services and held on the second floor of Stabley Library, this one day user’s conference is open to all faculty.
Jeffords Presents Empirical Research Findings at the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy
Economics professor Christopher Jeffords presented research findings from his paper (coauthored with Lanse Minkler, University of Connecticut) “Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes” at the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, held at Yale University in September.
Mannard Publishes Article in Maryland Historical Magazine
History professor Joseph Mannard published the article "‘We Are Determined to Be White Ladies’: Race, Identity, and the Maryland Tradition in Antebellum Visitation Convents” in the summer 2014 issue of Maryland Historical Magazine. 
IUP Television Marketing Campaign Extends to Eastern Pennsylvania
In September, 2014, eastern Pennsylvanians will see IUP messages on television, in print, and on billboards, especially in and around the Lehigh Valley.
New Musical Theater Scholarships
Two new scholarships are available to freshmen majoring in musical theater beginning in fall 2015.
IUPeace Pledge: Have You Pledged Yet?
On September 22, 2014, all completed peace pledges will be displayed in a large-scale mural in the Oak Grove.
All-Day Art: Event Schedule Announced for Pennsylvania Governor’s Arts Awards
Celebrate the arts in Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 28, with a slate of festive arts activities in the Indiana area, capped by the presentation of the state’s highest arts honors to five recipients at the 31st Governor’s Arts Awards.
Rush Delta Tau Sigma, September 18
Delta Tau Sigma will host a rush event on Thursday, September 18, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the HUB Allegheny Room.
Iota Phi Theta Philanthropy Event, September 18
The Brothers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated, are sponsoring an event called “Pie I-Phi” on Thursday, September 18, in the Oak Grove from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Just a Reminder: Cell Phone Voicemail
All students should set up their voice mailbox and delete old messages frequently.
Latino Student Organization to Hold Noche Latina Auditions, September 23-25
Auditions for Noche Latina will be held from Tuesday, September 23, until Thursday, September 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the fourth-floor alcove of Sutton Hall.
Latino Student Organization Meeting, September 24
The Latino Student Organization will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. in Stapleton Library, Room 203.
Latino Student Organization to Host New Student Welcome Reception, September 27
The Latino Student Organization will host a Welcome Reception for new students in the HUB Ohio Room on Saturday, September 27, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Thompson and PhD Student Present On Creating Digital Edition of Antebellum Periodical Poetry
Todd Thompson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the MA in English: Literature and MA in English: Composition and Literature programs, copresented at the Liberal Arts and Technology Summit at Penn State University on September 13, 2014.
Homecoming Monte Carlo Night Tickets now on sale, September 18 until October 10
Homecoming Monte Carlo Night Tickets are now on sale at the KCAC Box Office, The Center for Student Life in Pratt Hall Room 303, and tables outside of the library beginning on Wednesday, September 17 until October 10.
The Entertainment Network Homecoming Concert, October 9
The Entertainment Network will be bringing The Buried Life, Sweater Beats, Young and Sick, and Chance the Rapper to IUP for this years Homecoming on Thursday, October 9.
The Militia Dance Team Auditions, September 17 and 18
The Militia Dance Team will be holding auditions on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. in Ruddock Hall Room G-12.
IUP Sailing Club Meeting, September 18
IUP Sailing Club will be having a meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Leonard Hall Room 118.
IUP Men's Baseball Club, September 20 and 21
IUP Men's Baseball Club will be playing Penn State on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Governor's Park in Bellefonte, PA.
Paranormal Society of IUP, September 20
Paranormal Society of IUP will be hosting a psychic medium on Saturday, September 20 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall Room 247.
GRIP Worship, September 21
GRIP will be having a worship opportunity on Sunday, September 21 at 1:01 Grace Growth Center at 712 Church Street.
Men of God Christian Fraternity Bible Study, September 18
Men of God Christian Fraternity will be hosting a bible study on Thursday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the HUB Allegheny Room.
Alan Morrison to Perform Recital to Inaugurate New Organ
The College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music at IUP will welcome Alan Morrison to perform the inaugural recital on its newly installed pipe organ on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Confections for a Cause: Buy Baked Goods on Monday, September 22
The fourth annual Confections for a Cause event takes place on Monday. Fill a plate with baked goods and help us support the research efforts of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
2014 Hawk Walk Seeks Faculty, Staff, and Community Volunteers
Downtown Indiana, IUP, and the Indiana Borough invite you to join the fifth annual neighborhood Hawk Walk on September 23.
Dean of Croatian Academy of Dramatic Art to Visit IUP
On Thursday and Friday, September 18–19, 2014, the Department of Theater and Dance welcomes Professor Borna Baletic, dean of the University of Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art.
Adult and Continuing Education Changes Department Name
The Office of Adult and Continuing Education has changed its name to Continuing Education to better reflect the variety of populations it serves.
Religion Resource Guidebook Available Through Social Equity Office
The Religion Resource Guidebook is intended to help expand understanding and strengthen relationships of the diverse religious and non-religious groups at IUP. 
Kerr and Norris Will Present Panel Session on School Safety Issues
Jo Anne Kerr and Linda Norris (English Department) will present a panel session at the annual Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly on October 23, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa.
Siegel Finer to Present on “Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene”
Bryna Siegel Finer, Department of English, will present “As a Mutant, I Have a Super Power: The Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene” at the Western States National Rhetoric and Literacy Conference in Reno, Nevada, in November 2014.
Tickets on Sale for 2014 Homecoming Monte Carlo Night
Homecoming Monte Carlo Night will be October 11 from 9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. and will include laser tag, a high top buffet, a professional DJ and dance floor, and casino games.
Make a Difference: Into the Streets on September 27
Give back to the Indiana and IUP community at Into the Streets on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Pre-Law Society Panel, September 18
The Pre-Law Society will be having a Pre-Law Panel on Thursday, September 18 from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the HUB Monongahela Room.
Autism Speaks U, September 18
Autism Speaks U will be having a meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Uhler Hall Room 111.
Voices of Joy Rehearsal, September 20
Voices of Joy will be holding a rehearsal on Saturday, September 20 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. at 418 Church Street.
Campus and Community Invited to Council of Trustees Public Meeting, September 18
The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the PNC Room at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
New Musical Theater Degree Approved
The University Senate approved the new BA in Musical Theater program, replacing the Department of Theater and Dance’s Interdisciplinary Fine Arts–Musical Theater Track. The new program integrates a more comprehensive degree and includes four new courses designed for the actor-singer-dancer.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Updates Its Lab Safety Plan
The College Laboratory Safety Plan was developed to maintain compliance with the OSHA Laboratory Standard, and presents key information on the practices and procedures to maintain compliance with key state, federal, and local regulations required for the use and storage of hazardous chemicals.
Play in a Community Band!
Did you play in band in high school or college? Ever wish you kept playing? The Indiana Symphonic Winds (community band of the IUP Community Music School) is looking for members.
Vote for the 2014 Homecoming Crimson Court!
Don’t miss this opportunity to cast your vote for the members of the 2014 Homecoming Crimson Court! All students will receive a voting link to their IUP e-mail address. Just click the link to vote any time between Wednesday, September 17, at 12:01 a.m. and Thursday, September 18, at 11:59 p.m.
Women in STEM Meeting, September 18
Women in STEM will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Northern Suites Room 204.
Secular Student Alliance meeting, September 18
Secular Student Alliance will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 18 from 8:00–10:00 p.m. in the HUB Conemaugh Room.
Symphonic Winds Band Rehearsal, September 23
The College of Fine Arts is looking for musically talented students to play in their Indiana Symphonic Winds Band. Their first rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in Cogswell Room 121.
English Students Film Series: “Good Will Hunting” on September 18
Film Studies major Travis Smith will introduce Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting on Thursday, September 18, in Room 101 of Stabley Library.
Banned Books Read Out at Stapleton Library, September 24
Celebrate the freedom to read! Join a Read Out at IUP Libraries in celebration of Banned Books Week.
Shundong Bi Paper Describes Fossils of Three New Species
Shundong Bi, Department of Biology, coauthored a paper published in the September 10, 2014, issue of the journal Nature, describing six fossils representing three new species from a rare group of rodent-like mammals from China. 
Porter Publishes Study on Using Multimedia in Language Learning Classrooms
English professor Curt Porter has published a peer-reviewed article on wiki use for collaborative course design in the September issue of STEM Journal, an international journal on the use of multimedia in language instruction.
Fashion Association, September 25
The Fashion Association will be having a Fast Fashion 5k Glow Run/Walk on Thursday, September 25 from 8:00–9:00 p.m. beginning at Miller Stadium and going throughout campus. 
Alumnus Hauge Accepts Physics Teaching Position at Apollo-Ridge High School
Dave Hauge, a graduate from the IUP Physics Education program, has joined the faculty of the Apollo-Ridge High School as physics and advanced algebra teacher.