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Electric Harpist Continues Library Series
Come meet Deborah Henson-Conant, a Grammy-nominated one-woman orchestra who Tonight Show trumpeter Doc Severinsen calls the “Wild Woman of the Harp,” in a Q&A session and mini-preview performance at noon on Wednesday, December 3, in the Stapleton Library Commons.
Holiday Decorating Volunteers Needed at Nursing Home
Moorehead Place, an assisted living facility located near Big Lots, is seeking volunteers on Monday, December 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to help decorate the facility.
IUP Music Students Win State Music Teachers National Association Competition
Several IUP music students performed at the 2014 MTNA State Preliminary Competition on November 23. The winners will compete at the MTNA Eastern Division Competition on January 10–11, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
IUP Staff and Students Organizations Give Back to Indiana Community
The spirit of giving is being felt across campus as a food drive and a clothing drive were sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania staff and student organizations.
Barker Joins Web Team as Project Manager
Eric Barker, IUP’s MyIUP Portal Administrator, has joined the Web Team as Web Team Project Manager.
Craving Homemade Cookies? Satisfy that Craving and Help Us Raise Funds, December 1
Students Opting for Alcohol and Drug Responsibility (SOAR) is working with Insomnia Cookies to sponsor #Cookies4aCause on Monday, December 1 from 4:00 p.m.–3:00 a.m. A portion of in store and online purchases will go to SOAR. So go ahead have a cookie.
Luau Night, December 4
As part of the weekly Maple Coffee House on Thursday nights, join Liberti, BACCHUS, and the Center for Health and Well-Being for a stress busting end of the year Luau on Thursday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. in G-60 Suites on Maple East. FREE food, games and prizes!
Thursday Night Maple Coffee House and Games
Visit the ground floor lobby of the Suites on Maple East every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. for free coffee, popcorn and board games.
Dinner Church, December 2
All IUP students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend a free church dinner on Tuesday, December 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministries.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Ticket Special for “MythBusters: Behind the Myths”
The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex announces a special “Black Friday/Cyber Monday” ticket deal for the December 4 live show starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters.”
Ujamaa Food/Cold Weather Drive
The African American Cultural Center at IUP will collect nonperishable food and/or cold weather items December 1–10, 2014, to donate to the Salvation Army and/or a local food bank to support the less fortunate of our community.
Red, White, and Blue Service Cords for IUP Graduating Military-Afffiliated Students
Red, white, and blue service cords will be made available to any graduating undergraduate or graduate student with a military affiliation.
President Driscoll’s Next Open Forum, December 1
President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.
IUP Staff Members Participate in USAF 50 Summits Challenge
IUP staff members joined other Air Force and Navy Reserve members to complete part of the USAF 50 Summits Challenge by getting to the summit of the highest point in Pennsylvania, Mount Davis.
Annual Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration 2014
The annual Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration at IUP will take place on Saturday, December 6, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
December 2014 Commencement Ceremony
The December Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Family Endows Anthropology Scholarship
For years, anthropology students have benefited from the Anja Olin-Fahle Award for Excellence. Thanks to the generosity of her family, the scholarship will continue in perpetuity.
Draft University Strategic Plan is Coming
The draft University Strategic Plan will be posted for review and comment after the Thanksgiving break.
American Opera Presented by IUP Music Theater
IUP Music Theater will present the iconic American opera “The Tender Land” on December 4–7, 2014, on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.
Fall Break Web Sale at the Co-op Store
Get great deals are available online at the IUP Co-Op Store from Wednesday, November 26, through Monday, December 1.
Biltmore Pastry Chef Gaston Returns to IUP for Wedding Cake Demo
Alumna Krista Gaston returned to IUP to share her expertise and experience as a pastry chef at the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C.
Finish Your Finals at Paper Palooza
Need the perfect place to write or revise your final papers? The Writing Center has you covered. Paper Palooza combines our writing lab, tutors, food, and fun!  Sunday, December 7
Student Flu Shots, December 1–2
Free student flu shots will be given on Monday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Crimson Cafe.
Steve Roach Named IUP Interim Athletic Director
Steve Roach, IUP associate athletic director, will serve as the interim athletic director for the university upon Frank Condino’s retirement on January 9, 2015.
Electric Harp is Key to Wild Concert
The Lively Arts at IUP will present a return visit from Grammy-nominated electric jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant on December 4, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
IUP-TV to Broadcast Special IUP Center for Media Production Programs
A Thanksgiving football marathon and a special IRMC anniversary documentary are among special programming to run on IUP-TV, the student-run television station.
Don’t Forget: Wear Red for World AIDS Day
Wear red, the color for HIV/AIDS Awareness, on Monday, December 1, to honor World AIDS Day 2014.
Register for “What is Cloud Computing?”
This one-night workshop on Monday, December 1, will teach you the basics of cloud computing.
2014–15 Priority Snow Removal and Winter Accessibility
In preparation for the winter season, the Snow Removal Priority Plan has been reviewed and updated.
Reminder: Living With HIV Speaker on December 3
Attend “Living with HIV” on December 3 as Michael Hellman, an HIV/AIDS advocate and Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force speaker, discusses his experience.
“Fire in the Blood” Movie Screening on Thursday, December 4
This is the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996, and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
IUP Libraries Fall 2014 Newsletter Available
Read the fall newsletter from the IUP Libraries and learn about some big changes at the library.
Eberly Students Create Cards for Troops
Twenty students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology participated in a “Cards for Troops” service project on November 19, 2014. 
Accomplished Author and Filmmaker MK Asante Speaks to IUP Punxsutawney
Bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and professor MK Asante spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at the November 18 Six O’Clock Series.
Construction Notice: Brief Power Outage
Please be advised: On Saturday, December 6, at 1:30 p.m. there will be a brief power outage that will affect several buildings on campus.
Bowers, Scarton, and Venatta Present On Design Principles for Effective Learning Environments
Karen Scarton, Fredalene Bowers, and Susan Venatta presented “From the Door of Your Classroom” at the Early Childhood Education Summit held in State College in November 2014.
Poole Interviewed On “Permaculture Podcast”
Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, was interviewed by Scott Man about a project that students from her Cultural Ecology class are doing in partnership with the Indiana Community Garden.
Business Students Obtain Six Sigma Yellow Belts
The Six Sigma Yellow Belt training was presented by Operations Strategy Consulting for 15 students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
Middle States Committee Thanks IUP Community for Participation in Survey
At the close of the IUP Middle States survey on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2,434 people completed all or part of the survey, giving the survey a 14.4 percent response rate.
Community Service Opportunity
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program needs student and community volunteers to prepare tax returns for qualifying individuals and families in this area.
Firestone Wins Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition
Saxophonist Richard Firestone, senior music education major, recently won the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition.
2014 Love Your Body Poster Contest Winner
Health AWAREness congratulates Lauren Ravoira, the winner of the 2014 Love Your Body Poster Contest.
Did You Participate in the Homecoming Parade? Tell Us About It!
Are you an IUP undergraduate or graduate student? Did you participate in the 2014 IUP Homecoming Parade? If so, the Homecoming Parade Committee invites you to partake in a short survey regarding your experience.