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Second Annual Folk Festival Coming to Indiana
The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is coming back to downtown Indiana on September 4, 5, and 6, 2014, with venders, artists, workshops, theater, film, and 17 bands performing on Philadelphia Street, at the Brown Hotel, and at the Artists Hand Gallery, including Joe Gruschecky and the Houserockers.
Convertibles Needed for Homecoming Parade!
The Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Student Life are looking for members of the IUP family or Indiana community who can provide their convertible, as well as a driver, for the October 11 Homecoming parade.
Chef Wutsch Is Guest on Gateway Oudoors Radio
Chef Albert Wutsch, chair of the Academy of Culinary Arts, will share his expertise on game butchering and cookery on the Gateway Outdoors radio series on preparing venison from the field to the table.
Poole Publishes on Agrarian History in Eritrea
Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, published a chapter titled “Negotiating Territoriality in Eritrean Refugee Resettlement: Agrarian History, Mobile Livelihoods, and State Making” in the edited volume Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogue between State and Tradition.
Music Department Announces Auditions for IUP Concert Band
The IUP Department of Music will hold auditions for the Concert Band on Tuesday, September 2. Any university student may audition for this ensemble!
Physics Alumnus Lehaman is New Faculty Member at Indiana Area High School
Michael Lehamann, a recent graduate from the IUP graduate Physics program, is a new member of the Indiana Area High School faculty.
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship: Spring Deadlines
Students applying to education abroad programs for the spring 2015 term should also apply for the Gilman Scholarship for a chance to earn up to $5,000 towards your education abroad program.
Society of Professional Journalists Meeting, September 2
The IUP chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will hold its first meeting of the academic year on Tuesday, September 2 from 5:30–6:15 p.m. in the library.
Environmentally Conscious Organization Meeting, September 2
Come join the Environmentally Conscious Organization for our first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. in Keith 232!
Student ACS Club to Hold First Meeting of Semester
The first IUP American Chemical Society Student Chapter meeting of the fall semester will be held on September 2 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Weyandt Hall, room 128. We will discuss and plan this semester’s upcoming activities and events.
Join the Entertainment Network, September 3
The Entertainment Network will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Conemaugh Room.
IUP Martial Arts Club Open to New Members, September 4
The IUP Martial Arts Club will have a general meeting on Thursday, September 4 at 4 00 p.m. in Zink Hall Gym B. The Martial Arts club is open to all members of the IUP community no experience required. The
Ultimate Frisbee Informational Meeting, September 2
Ultimate Frisbee will hold an informational meeting Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the HUB, outside the Ohio room.
Amplify, September 2
Amplify will meet on Tuesday, September 2 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. at the Indiana Theater.
Fashion Association Meeting, September 2
The Fashion Association will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 2 from 7:00–8:00 p.m. in Ackerman 212.
Spaghetti and SpadeZ, September 2
Are you the next SpadeZ champion? Want some tasty spaghetti? Need a place to spend your Tuesday night with cool people? Join the lovely ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for our game night and spades tournament on Tuesday, September 2 from 7:00–9:30 p.m. in Delaney 325!
Chemistry Welcomes Majumdar to Faculty
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome Sudipta Majumdar, our newest faculty member. His research specializes in applied biochemistry.
Grierson Named Punxsutawney Person of Purpose for PACE
Siana Grierson was named the Punxsutawney Person of Purpose for PACE (Punxsutawney Advance College Experience). This award recognizes the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities.
Wachob Publishes on Starting a University-Based K–12 Educational Program
David Wachob, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Starting A University-Based K-12 Educational Program for Homeschooling Families” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.
Chemistry Department Faculty Members Granted Tenure/Promotion over Summer 2014
One faculty member was awarded tenure. Two faculty members were awarded promotion. Congratulations to all of you.
Join Us At the Community Involvement Fair on September 3
Are you looking for a way to make a positive impact in the community? Are you in need of community service hours? Does your Greek organization or service organization need philanthropy hours?
P.O.I.Z. Modeling Group Auditions, September 3
P.O.I.Z Modeling Group will be holding auditions on Wednesday, September 3 in the Memorial Field House at 5:00 p.m.
Need a Job? Love Music and Comedy? Join TEN!
Join The Entertainment Network (TEN) to help us promote events on campus and work shows! We are having a meeting on Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Conemaugh Room.
Women's Ice Hockey Interest Meeting, September 4
Anyone interested in being a part of the Women's Ice Hockey Team can attend a meeting Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hub Knowlton Room.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Invite You!
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet Thursdays at 8 00 p.m. in Pierce Hall Room F 2.  All are welcome You do not have to be an athlete to join us We hope to meet you there
Reserve Your Free Tickets to the Governor’s Arts Awards, September 28
Get a seat at one of the most special arts events of the year in Pennsylvania: Reserve your free tickets to the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Sunday, September 28, at the IUP Performing Arts Center.
Student Affairs Division Sets 2014–15 Agenda
Faculty and staff in the Student Affairs Division have identified the focused initiatives that are a priority for this academic year.
Chrispell Working to Grow More Strawberries in California
John Chrispell from the Mathematics Department is helping to grow strawberries in California as part of a group of mathematicians working on optimal strategies for agricultural groundwater use.
Benjamin Reviews Book on Higher Education Administration
Mimi Benjamin, assistant professor in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, has a book review in the most recent issue of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Runge and Staszkiewicz Awarded PaTTAN Funding
Timothy Runge and Mark Staskiewicz, Department of Educational and School Psychology, received a funding award from PaTTAN for their project, “School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.”
Graduate Student Assembly Welcome Soiree, August 29
Start Labor Day Weekend at the GSA Welcome Soiree this Friday, August 29 at the College Lodge from 6:00–11:00 p.m.
Diversity Peer Educators Needed
The Office of Social Equity is looking for ambitious, energetic, social justice advocates to become members of the Diversity Peer Educator Program.
Talking with College Students about Alcohol: Conversations That Work
The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program will offer free BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) training to faculty, staff, and graduate students who wish to assist students in reducing high-risk behaviors.
Try It, You’ll Like It Week: It’s FREE
For the first week of the semester, these water and fitness classes are free: Zumba, Yoga, and R.I.P.P.E.D.
Great Gatsby Dance Refund
If you bought tickets to The Great Gatsby Dance that was canceled last Spring semester and did not pick up your refund yet, you have until September 4 to claim it or forfeit the money.
Fun Photo Scavenger Hunt, August 30
Freshmen, want to get to know your campus better and meet other students? Come out this Saturday night, August 30, from 8:00–9:30 p.m. outside of Stapleton Library, for a fun photo scavenger hunt all around campus!
First SEEDS Meeting, September 4
Come join members of the IUP SEEDS Club (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability) for their first meeting of the Fall 2014 semester on Thursday, September 4 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in 127 Weyandt. This meeting is open to all who are interested in joining the SEEDS Club or want more information on what we do!
IUP Offers Community Leadership Training
The new Leadership Indiana County program will introduce the skills required of leadership and provide a meet-and-greet with a variety of community leaders.
Become a Teacher of English as an International Language in Two Semesters
The IUP English Department is now accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort for the TESOL Graduate Certificate of Recognition program: 18 credits in two semesters.
Circus Is Setting for Theater Season Opener
Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP will open its 2014–15 season with “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents The Tempest” on August 28–31 and September 4–7.
IUP Punxsutawney Congratulates PACE Dean’s List Scholars
Congratulations to the 63 students earning Dean’s List recognition for the 2014 Punxsutawney Advance College Experience program.
Beware of Job Scams
Don’t fall victim to a job scam! Be wary of employers asking for a fee to apply/work for their organizations. Also, watch for scams in which employers send checks to potential employees before any work is performed.
352 New Members of the Haven Project Green Light Campaign
The Haven Project is proud to announce that 352 people joined the Green Light Campaign on Friday, August 22, during move-in weekend. 
Mathematics Department Welcomes Bouchat and Cao to Faculty
The Mathematics Department welcomes Rachelle Bouchat and Yongtao Cao to the faculty.
Weinstein and Park Publish on Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection
Professors Daniel Weinstein and Gloria Park’s article, “Helping Students Connect: Architecting Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection,” will be published in the Journal of Pedagogic Development in November 2014.
Lauber Does Radio Interview About Parenting Article
Erick Lauber, applied psychologist and Journalism faculty member, was recently interviewed on the Lon Woodbury Reports radio show.
Park to Serve on National Screening Committee for English Language Teaching Assistantships in South Korea
Gloria Park, Department of English, has been invited to serve on the National Screening Committee for U.S. graduate students wishing to pursue study, research, or professional training abroad under the Fulbright-Hays Program.
Park Co-Edits TESOL Journal Issue On World English Perspectives From Teacher-Scholars
The September 2014 special issue of TESOL Journal focuses on providing critical perspectives on World Englishes from teacher-scholars in order to further understand the role of English in various communities and in relation to individual’s identities as owners of English.
Aramark Scholarship Winners for 2014–15
Here are the 2014–15 Aramark Scholarship award winners.
Come to IUP Day to Check Out Student Organizations and Local Businesses
IUP Day 2014 will be on Saturday, September 13, from 12:00–4:00 p.m. in the courtyard between Delaney, Putt, Ruddock, and Maple East. The rain location is in the Memorial Field House.
Second Annual Walk for a Wonderful Life, September 7
The Suicide Task Force of Indiana County is having a 5K Walk for a Wonderful Life on Sunday, September 7 at Mack Park at 12:00 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Informational Meeting, August 26 & September 2
Ultimate Frisbee will hold informational meetings on Tuesday, August 26 and Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the HUB outside of the Ohio Room.
First Autism Speaks U Meeting, September 4
Check out Autism Speaks U! The first meeting of the semester is at 5:15 p.m. in Uhler 111 on Thursday, September 4.
Car Wash for Veterans, August 30
Rho Tau Chi will be hosting a car wash to benefit veterans in the Indiana area on Saturday, August 30 from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at Venice Pizza (504 S. 13th Street).
Driscoll Covers Past Success, Cultural Attributes in Opening Speech
See a recap or the full text of President Michael Driscoll’s 2014 Opening of the Academic Year speech.
IUP Announces New Approach to Developmental Math Experience
Beginning in fall 2014, the departments of Developmental Studies and Mathematics will implement adaptive computer software called Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces in all developmental math courses.
Summer Curriculum Action Team Examines Curricular Approval Process
The Summer Curriculum Action Team has proposed significant changes to the curricular approval process with the goal of promoting curricular flexibility and curricular innovation.
Hanauer Receives Funding Award From Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David Hanauer, Department of English, received a funding award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his project, “HHMI Program Evaluator and Assessment Coordinator.”
Conversation Partners Seeks American Students for On-Campus Language and Cultural Exchange Program
Conversation Partners pairs American and International students for language/cultural exchange. Make international friends! Globalize your resume! Share your culture!