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Nominations Sought for Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award
The Ray Coppler Award honors and gives recognition to a student, faculty, staff, or administrative member of IUP for exemplary contributions toward disability awareness, education, and/or inclusiveness. If you are aware of an IUP community member who you believe is deserving of this year’s award, please nominate him or her.
Science Inspires Series Continues With McElroy and the Water In Southwestern Pa.
This semester’s Science Inspires Series continues with an examination of the many complexities that impact water quality in the area. Nathan McElroy, Chemistry, will present “Water Quality Issues in Southwestern Pennsylvania” on Thursday, March 5.
Pre-Spring Break Sale at the Co-op Store
The Co-Op Store will be running a sale from Saturday, February 28, to Friday, March 6. Take 30 percent off all sweatpants, sweatshirts, and shorts and an additional 30 percent off all yellow-ticketed clearance items.
Register Now for “Culture, Customs, and Etiquette in the Middle East”
Learn about cultures, customs, and etiquette in the middle east in this noncredit course beginning Wednesday, March 18.
Pearlman Visits Campus to Discuss How We Teach Thinking
Steven Pearlman, director of Interdisciplinary Writing and Reasoning at the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut, will come to the IUP campus and give a talk on how we teach thinking on March 26 in the HUB Monogahela Room.
Reminder: IUP Library Open 24/5
A reminder to the IUP community that the IUP Stapleton Library is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Counseling Center Walk-In Hours Revised for Friday, February 27
Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27.
Downing Publishes Essay in 100th-Anniversary Issue of Radical Teacher
David Downing, director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism, had his 2009 essay, “What Does Neoliberalism Have to Do with Research Writing?” re-published in the 100th-anniversary celebration issue of Radical Teacher.
Branscum Publishes Two New Stories
Two fiction pieces by John Branscum, “Signs” and “Detective Story,” were accepted for publication in the fall 2015 issue of the Pushcart Prize-winning literary journal, the Chiron Review.
Papakie Participates in Philanthropy Day
On IUP Philanthropy Day 2015, Michele Papakie spoke from her experiences as a student, an alumna, a faculty member, a chairwoman, and a parent as she participated in thanking those who support IUP students through philanthropy.
Call for Posters in Celebration of International Women’s Day
To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Office of International Education at IUP is sponsoring the first International Women’s Day Symposium on Monday, March 23, 2015, in the HUB’s Ohio Room. 
Scholarship Opportunities for Junior Chemistry and Chemistry Education Majors
The Chemistry Department announces the following two scholarships for junior chemistry and chemistry education majors: The William I. Heard Memorial Scholarship and the Edward N. Brown Memorial Scholarship.
Write Your Cover Letter at the Writing Center
This workshop on Wednesday, March 4, will help you practice picking out key words from a job posting, decide what to include in your cover letter, and start writing a cover letter, or revise one you already have.
Summer Education Abroad Programs
Are you tired of winter in western Pennsylvania? Checking out some of the summer education abroad opportunities may help warm your spirit. A few of the many programs from across the globe are highlighted in this post.
IUP Crimson Hawks to Host PSAC Tournament Games
The IUP men’s basketball team will host the PSAC first round game at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex this Saturday night, February 28. IUP women’s basketball will host the PSAC quarterfinal game on Tuesday, March 3.
Global Citizen: My Lessons From Abroad
The Office of International Education is proud to invite Aaron Bruce to campus on Monday, March 2, for a full day of workshops and programs highlighting globalization and diversity, including the Six O’Clock Series event “Keep it Global!”
White Walls Art Auction at University Museum
The University Museum at IUP will host the IUP Graduate Art Association’s inaugural White Walls Art Auction on Saturday, March 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Baumler to Discuss “Nationalist Fliers and Mass Propaganda” on March 24
Alan Baumler will deliver a History Department talk, “Nationalist Fliers and Mass Propaganda During the War of Resistance,” on March 24. This talk, part of the departmental lecture series, is open to the public.
Register and Submit Program Proposals for Upcoming LGBTQIA Conference at IUP
“True Colors of Leadership: Positively Impacting the Queer Community” will be held on Friday, April 10, at IUP, featuring keynote speaker J’Lissabeth Faughn, director of the Multicultural Center and the Pride and Women’s Resource Center at Sacramento State University.
Summer Archaeological Field School
Undergraduate and graduate archaeological field schools are planned this summer at the site of Historic Hanna’s Town from July 13–August 14, 2015.
Allegheny Arboretum at IUP 2013–14 Annual Report
Read about the arboretum-community activities as well as the impressive list of arboretum supporters.
Martin Inspires Student Success at Every Level
Nationally acclaimed author and lecturer Joe Martin made his sixth consecutive annual appearance at the IUP Punxsutawney campus on February 17, 2015. His message of student achievement is relevant to both students and educators alike.
Pittsburgh Symphony Rescheduling Update
The Lively Arts is working non-stop with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to try to reschedule the concert originally scheduled for February 21, 2015, which was cancelled due to weather.
Chemistry Department Members Recognized for Years of Service
The Chemistry Department recognizes Lourdes Herold, Charles Lake, Ronald See, and Becky Hart for their years of service at IUP.  
Hong From Korea University–Sejong Visits IUP
Sukkyung Hong from Korea University–Sejong (KU) visited the IUP campus on February 11, 2015, presenting programs to faculty and students from the Eberly College and the Cook Honors College about the many opportunities that exist for both graduate and undergraduate students to study at KU.
IUP Alumnus Wins iPad by Completing Graduate Survey
Paul Bosle, a 2014 graduate of IUP with a degree in Criminology and a certificate from the Criminal Justice Training Center, recently won an iPad after responding to the graduate survey conducted each year by the Career and Professional Development Center.
Learn How to Party Smart
The Center for Student Life will be hosting two Party Smart workshops on Tuesday, March 3 and Monday, March 16. The first will be from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room and the second from 7:15–8:15 p.m. in G-98 Wallwork.
Don't Forget to Submit Your Design for the St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt Contest!
The Center for Student Life is hosting a 2015 St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt Contest to promote positive representations of IUP and IUP students. Submit your t-shirt design and one physical t-shirt. As long as it abides by the T-Shirt Contest Expectations, the design will be promoted and entered in the Facebook 2015 St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt Contest. All shirts will be eligible to win the President’s Grand Prize and the sponsors of other categories will select the other winners.
Call for Artwork for Charitable Art Gallery, March 4
The Office of International Education will be hosting a Charitable Art Gallery on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. in The Monongahela Room.
Barefoot Joins IUP Libraries Faculty as Information Literacy Librarian
Maria Barefoot joined the IUP Libraries faculty on February 23, 2015, as information literacy librarian and library instruction coordinator. Barefoot will lead our information literacy efforts, promoting information literacy instruction and the value of library research skills.
Theater Professor Goes to The Mountaintop
Rob Gretta, assistant professor in the Department of Theater and Dance, will direct an Equity-staged reading of the Katori Halls Broadway hit The Mountaintop as part of the Red Moon Theatre Festival in Jacksonville, Fla. on February 27, 2015.
Poole Presents on Eritrean Politics at International Studies Association Annual Conference
Amanda Poole, Anthropology, presented “The Missing and the Martyred: Political Violence and State Survival in Eritrea,” discussing outmigration and state violence in Eritrea, at the International Studies Association annual conference in New Orleans on February 18, 2015.
Grade Appeal Deadline: March 18
The deadline to submit documentation appealing a grade from fall 2014 is Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Black History Month Closing Movie #2: “Think Like a Man Too”
Join the African American Cultural Center as we close out the celebration of Black History Month by showing the Movie: “Think Like a Man Too” in the HUB Susquehanna Room on Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. 
Colleges Against Cancer Meeting, March 1
Colleges Against Cancer will have a meeting on Sunday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in 204 Pratt.
Sociology Club Presents a Graduate School Workshop, March 2
The IUP Sociology Club presents a graduate school workshop on Monday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. in 101 McElhaney Hall!
Choral Program Presents “And the Time Is”
The IUP Choral Program will present a concert on March 1, 2015 in Gorell Recital Hall. The program centers upon a new composition for percussion, cello, piano, and choir composed by IUP Director of Bands Jack Stamp and written by Samuel Hazo, Pennsylvania’s inaugural poet laureate.
Testing Date Set for Cal U Part-Time Police Academy
The IUP Criminal Justice Training Center has scheduled the first test date for its part-time police academy at California University of Pennsylvania for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet Tickets Available
Pablo Ziegler, a Latin Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger, and his quartet will bring Argentinian musical tradition to IUP with this chamber music engagement on March 26.
“An Evening of Dance and Percussion” Tickets Available
This music and dance exploration, a joint performance by IUP Dance Theater and IUP Percussion Ensemble, will be held on March 28, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium.
February Middle States Update
IUP’s Middle States Reaccreditation process continues to make excellent progress. The seven IUP Middle States subcommittees submitted first drafts of their chapters for the self-study on February 19, 2015.
Research Sheds Light on Toxin in Seeds Eaten by McCandless
A recent study, following up research by alumna Wendy Gruber under the direction of Jonathan Southard, Chemistry Department, confirms and quantifies the presence of a toxic amino acid in the seeds that likely contributed to the death of Chris McCandless in the backcountry of Alaska. McCandless is the subject of the book Into the Wild.
Farewell to Professor Emerita Ruth I. Shirey
Dr. Ruth Shirey was killed tragically on Friday, February 20, 2015. She will be sorely missed by her friends and colleagues in Geography and Regional Planning, and across the IUP and Indiana communities. Here is a brief summary of her stellar contributions to geography education, the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, and IUP.
Wong Doe Gives Piano Masterclass at Duquesne University
IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe gave a masterclass to piano majors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
Stories from IUP Student Scholars: Chiaothong Yong, Clinical Psychology, Shares Her Research on International Students
Most college students feel stressed when leaving home for college, but a research study conducted by Yong indicates that international students may be feeling increased pressures. Yong’s research was presented last year at the IUP Graduate Scholars Forum, and she is continuing her research this year.
Student Proposals for Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums Due February 27
The deadline for submitting a proposal to the 2015 IUP Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums is this Friday, February 27, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
Group Psychic Reading, February 28
The Paranormal Society of IUP will be hosting a group psychic reading on Saturday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Keith 130.
Register Now for Parliamo Italiano!
Community University Studies is offering a noncredit course, Parliamo Italiano! beginning Thursday, February 26, 2015.
Anthropology Graduate Student Featured in Panel on Issues of Diversity: Voices from the Field
Casey Campetti will discuss her paper “Out in the Field? Queer Archaeologists, Queer Archaeology, and CRM” at the February 25, 2015, Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research Issues of Diversity: Voices from the Field panel.
Students Conces and Vickers Present Religious Studies Research at Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Conference
Alexandra Conces and Jessica Vickers will share their research at the third annual Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference, to be held at University of Pittsburgh on February 21, 2015.
Autism Speaks U - IUP Announces Upcoming Meetings
Autism Speaks U - IUP has announced meetings on upcoming Thursdays, February 26 and March 19.
113 Developmental Studies Students Earn Dean’s List
Congratulations to the 113 Developmental Studies students who earned the academic honor of Dean’s List in the fall 2014 semester