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IUP Delays Per-Credit Tuition Pilot in Face of Governor’s Proposed Budget and State System Board of Governors’ Action
Indiana University of Pennsylvania has opted to defer for one year its previously announced per-credit tuition pilot.
Latin American Art Exhibit Needs Navidad items
The Latin American Studies Minor Committee is helping the University Museum establish an exhibit featuring art and handicrafts from Latin America. Since the timespan includes the holiday of Navidad, the committee is searching for handicrafts from Latin America with a Christmas theme.
Welcome IUP’s New Director of International Recruitment and Partnerships
The Office of International Education welcomes a new staff member to our office, Derrick Alex, director of International Recruitment and Partnerships.
Shelly and Hynes Present on “Sharing Spaces in Extended Writer-Tutor Relationships”
Professor of English Lynn Shelly and graduate assistant Kathleen Hynes spoke about their research on writer-tutor interactions in the writing center at the Punxsutawney campus, focusing on the variable of the length of relationship between the writer and the tutor at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association conference.
Biology Faculty and Student Present Research at Princeton University
Biology student Daniela Alarcon (from Robert Major’s lab) and Cuong Diep presented their research at Princeton University during the Society for Developmental Biology Mid-Atlantic Meeting, March 27–28, 2015.
Love your Body:Body Positive Day, April 20
The Psychology Graduate Student Organization will be hosting Love Your Body: Body Positive Day on Monday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.
Asian Studies Club Spring Picnic Collaboration, April 25
The Asian Studies Club will be collaborating in hosting a Spring Picnic on Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 in Mack Park.
Supporting Student Concerns
As the spring semester starts to wind down, members of the Concern and Response Team (CART) continue to be available to work with faculty, staff, and students to assist students as they balance the stressors they face with the semester’s end. Here are some helpful Web resources.
IUP Department of Food and Nutrition Sponsors Food Drive for 21st Year
The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor its “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive on Saturday, April 25, benefiting local families through the Indiana County Community Action Program’s (ICCAP) food pantries.
“Trailer Park Boys” Final Film Showing
IUP doctoral student Meg Oldman will host and lead a discussion of episodes of the sitcom “Trailer Park Boys” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 101 of the library. The series is about life between prison terms.
Don't Miss Out! Sign Up for the Spring 2015 Salary Negotiation Workshop Today!
$tart $mart, an interactive workshop designed to give college women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation, takes place on Wednesday, April 22.
Final Feminist Friday of the Spring
Dine and discuss “50 Shades of Grey” at our final Feminist Friday of the spring 2015 semester on Friday, April 24.
Additional Testing Dates Set in May for IUP Full-Time and Cal U Part-Time Police Academies
The Criminal Justice Training Center is offering two additional testing dates at IUP for the full-time IUP Police Academy on Wednesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 27, and one additional testing date for the part-time Police Academy at California University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 13.
Hsiao Publishes on “Dietary Patterns and Weight Change in Rural Older Adults”
Pao Ying Hsiao, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, published “The Association of Dietary Patterns and Weight Change in Rural Older Adults 75 Years and Older” in the November 2014 online edition of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 
Palamone Receives Funding Award from PA Small Business Development Center
Anthony Palamone, director of the Small Business Development Center, received a funding award from the PA Small Business Development Center for his project, “SW Prep 14-15.”
Larkin Receives Funding from the American Bird Conservancy
Jeffery Larkin received a funding award from the American Bird Conservancy for his project, “Monitoring Golden Winged Warblers Response to Habitat Management.”
Geoscience Students Win Research Awards
Geoscience students presented their research during Research Appreciation Week 2015 at IUP as well as at the Pittsburgh Geological Society student night.
ECO's Annual Earth Day Event, April 22
The Environmentally Conscious Organization will hold its annual Earth Day event in the Oak Grove next Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
“Build or Bust” With Interior Design Program
In conjunction with Earth Week, the Interior Design program encourages you to recycle and reuse while participating in a fun, philanthropic event on April 21, 2015, in the green space outside of Ackerman Hall.
Join the Tabletop Gaming Club
Looking for a new hobby? Come to our meetings every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30–11:00 p.m. in Walsh 101. No experience required. We are happy to teach you games. See you there!
Dinner Church, April 21
All IUP students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend a dinner church event sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministries and Christ Episcopal Church this Tuesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Benefactors, Students Celebrate Endowed Scholarships
Recipients of endowed scholarships at IUP and their benefactors recently celebrated philanthropy at IUP at the annual Celebration of Endowed Scholarships. Logan Feronti and Shawn Mosley represented student scholarship recipients by providing remarks.
IUP to Host Maestro Honeck for Q&A Session
The Lively Arts and IUP Music Department will host the world-renowned music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, in a “Meet the Composer” interview and Q&A session on Monday, April 20.
Women Working for Less: What’s the Problem?
Attend this pay equity presentation on Tuesday, April 21, to learn more about the gender pay gap and what we can do to close the gap.
Outdoor Screening of “American Outrage”
In honor of Earth Day, the Native American Awareness Council will host a free outdoor showing of the film “American Outrage” on Wednesday, April 22. The film presentation is open to all members of the campus and Indiana community. 
Relay for Life Luncheon for a Cure, April 23
Please plan to attend the Relay for Life Luncheon for a Cure on Thursday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Oak Room. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
IUP Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Spring 2015 Recital
The HoodleBug Brass will present their recital on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located in John Sutton Hall. This program is free and open to the general public.
Students Gear Up for 41st Annual Geoscience Day
The 41st annual Geoscience Day will be April 24, 2015. Seventeen senior Geoscience students will present their independent research during the Geoscience Day Symposium, followed by a talk by alumnus Rich Parrish on his career in the oil and gas industry.
“The Women of Ciudad Juarez” Theater Production Coming to Campus
“The Women of Ciudad Juarez” uses the theater as a space to examine, reflect on, and speak about the femicides taking place in Juarez, Mexico. This free performance will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. on the Waller Theater Main Stage.
Center for Creativity and Change to Offer May Seminar on Counseling
The IUP Center for Creativity and Change will host a “Spring Seminar on Counseling” on Friday, May 15, at the IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center. IUP Counseling professors will present on a range of topics, including Gestalt counseling, wellness for counselors, and creative thinking and problem-solving.
Geoscience Major King Awarded NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellowship
Jon King, a junior in the BS in Geology program at IUP, has been accepted into a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program titled “Multidisciplinary Training for Students in Environmental and Social Sciences through Archaeological Research.”
Molina and Colleague Publish Reports for University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems
Hilario Molina and a colleague completed two major research reports pertaining to systemic inequality for subordinate groups.
Counseling Students and Alumna Present at Statewide Conference
Two IUP Counseling Department students and an alumna were among the presenters at the fifth annual Chi Sigma Iota Pennsylvania Statewide Conference, held in State College in early April 2015.
Hilton Garden Inn at IUP Moving Forward
Construction of a Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will begin this spring. The ceremonial groundbreaking for this six-story upscale lodging facility will take place April 29, 2015.
Presentation on “The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript”
The Voynich Manuscript is composed of several hundred pages of text in a script or language that remains unidentified and undeciphered. This lecture by Reed Johnson will take place on Monday, April 20.
IUP Community Music School Announces Spring Recitals
The IUP Community Music School will present two spring recitals featuring students enrolled in the school. Both recitals will be in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, with the first taking place on Saturday, April 18, and the second on Saturday, April 25.
Northpointe Information Session for MBA Executive Program, April 20
Let IUP at Northpointe show you how you can work full-time and earn your MBA while attending class only one night per week. We are currently accepting applications for our next cohort, scheduled to start in August 2015.
Colossal Choral-Orchestral Collaboration
The IUP Vocal Arts Area combined forces with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the Blair Concert Chorale to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble Tours and Performs at Conference
The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, comprised of members of the tuba and euphonium studio, performed concerts at area high schools on April 9 and were invited to perform a concert at the Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference on April 11.
Donations for Tree in Memory of Christina Arroyo
The IUP Office of International Education is coordinating donations to purchase and dedicate a tree in the Oak Grove in celebration of the life of our friend and colleague, Christina Arroyo, who passed away in late March.
Matchett Receives Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award
On April 8, 2015, the fifth annual Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award was presented to undergraduate student Robert Matchett for exemplary contributions to disability education, awareness, and/or inclusiveness at IUP.
IUP Pair Help Indiana Masters Swim Team Take Second Place at Championship
The Indiana Masters Swim Team, including Gian Pagnucci, chair of IUP English, and Richard Norris, IUP grounds crew, finished in second place at the 2015 Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Association Championship.
Hovan Speaks About Marcellus Shale Gas Development to University of Northern Colorado
Geoscience faculty member Steve Hovan presented “Responding to the Marcellus Oil and Gas Boom: Developing Research and Academic Programs at IUP” to faculty, staff and community members at the University of Northern Colorado on April 13, 2015.
Apply Now for a Recognized Student Organization Award!
SGA is now accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Leadership Awards Reception to be held Friday, May 1 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall.
Katsiadas’s Article to Appear in Studies in Comics
Nick Katsiadas’s article, "Mytho-Auto-Bio: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, the Romantics, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest," was accepted for publication by Studies in Comics (SiC) for their upcoming issue.
Awards Presented During Research Appreciation Week 2015
Award winners chosen for Research Appreciation Week 2015.
Biology Student Lands Summer Internship at Doylestown Hospital
Sara Binter will be starting her internship at Doylestown Hospital this summer.
PHYS 131 General Physics with Calculus Offered Summer Session One
PHYS 131 General Physics 1 is being offered during the summer in session 1. Non-IUP students are more than welcome to attend.
Grocery Dash Raffle: by Theta Phi Alpha
Theta Phi Alpha will be selling tickets for their Grocery Dash Raffle this week in the Stapleton Library.