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IUP and Indiana Community Invited to Attend Community Design Workshop
The public workshop will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in the PNC Room at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
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.
Discussion of Domestic Violence/Ray Rice Assault Case: Location Changed
The location of this program on September 16 has been changed to Keith Hall, Room 130. 
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.
Informational Meeting About Volunteering for RAINN Day
Join the Haven Project peer educators on Wednesday, September 17, to find out how you can volunteer for RAINN Day.
Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop Series Continues: “Do-It-Yourself Resumes”
If you're applying for internships, jobs, or graduate programs, you need a resume. Come to this workshop to learn how to format and write a great one!
Lutheran Campus Ministry Dinner Church, September 16
Lutheran Campus Ministry will be hosting a Dinner Church event on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. at 875 School St. (across the street from Whitmyre Hall)
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.
Alpha Phi Omega, September 16
Alpha Phi Omega will be hosting a series of events throughout the week from 7:00–9:00 p.m. all around campus. 
Catholic Student Association, September 16
Catholic Student Association will be having a meeting on Tuesday, September 16 from 8:15–9:30 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room.
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.
Rush Delta Tau Sigma Service Sorority, September 16
Rush Delta Tau Sigma on Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30–9:00 p.m. outside of the HUB.
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.
Haven Project Peer Educators to Facilitate Discussion on Domestic Violence and the Ray Rice Assault Case
Share your views and hear the opinions of others in a safe and supportive environment on Tuesday, September 16.
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.
Amplify Meeting, September 16
Amplify will be having a meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room.
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.
Reynolds Visits IUP to Present Writing Workshops
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host Julie Reynolds, of Duke University, on September 17–18 as she guides workshops on the incorporation of writing techniques into the science curriculum.
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.
Colen Presents Paper on Math Talk
Yong Colen of the Mathematics Department presented “Elementary School Teachers' Facilitation of Math Talk” at the 27th International Conference of the Jangjeon Mathematical Society in South Korea.
New Historical Marker on Campus Highlights Intersection for Native American Trails
On Saturday, September 6, 2014 an unveiling ceremony was held to celebrate a new plaque that marks the spot where the Catawba and Kittanning Native American trails intersect on the IUP campus.
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.
Center for Student Life Receives DeCoster Excellence in Assessment Award
The Center for Student Life is the 2014 recipient of the David A. DeCoster Excellence in Assessment Award for outstanding assessment project. 
Severinsen Concert Includes All-Star Alumni, Faculty, and Student Musicians
Musicians consisting of some of IUP’s finest music alumni, faculty, and students will be on stage with Doc Severinsen for his concert on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Take a Pledge for Peace: Participate in the #IUPeacePledge
The IUP Interfaith Council invites you to take a pledge for peace in recognition of the United Nations’ International Peace Day, September 22.
Collaboration Brings Community Classes to IUP Punxsutawney Campus
Community Action, Inc. of Jefferson County recently teamed with IUP Punxsutawney to provide workforce and career development classes for the region’s adult learners.
Mannard Awarded a Lord Baltimore Research Fellowship
Joseph Mannard, Department of History, was recently awarded a Lord Baltimore Research Fellowship by the Maryland Historical Society.
Kemp to Discuss Neuroscience, Acting Theory, and Practice at Cambridge University
Professor Rick Kemp, Department of Theater and Dance, will join Professor Vittorio Gallese, the discoverer of mirror neurons in primates, in a chaired discussion on Neuroscience, Acting Theory, and Practice at Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
Ruby Co-authors Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters.
Christina Ruby, Department of Biology, recently co-authored four articles in peer-reviewed neuroscience journals and two book chapters in neuroscience textbooks.
English Community Welcomes New Year With Ice Cream
This year’s English Majors’ Ice Cream Social saw record attendance and a generous helping of English Department community spirit.
Alpha Xi Delta “Jail and Bail,” September 17
Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting a “Jail and Bail” event on Wednesday, September 17 from 12:00–4:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove.
International Business Association, September 18
International Business Association will be holding their first meeting of the semester on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Eberly Room 311.
Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, September 22
Alpha Phi Sigma national Criminal Justice Honor Society will be holding an interest meeting on Monday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall Room 201.
IUP Full-Time and CMU Part-Time Police Academies Announce Additional Test Date
The next test date for Indiana and CMU Police Academies will take place September 30, 2014, at IUP.
Bharathan Receives Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Distinguished Service Award
N. Bharathan, Department of Biology, will be presented with the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Distinguished Service Award at the society’s 2014 national convention.
Military Resource Center Meet and Greet: September 16
The Military Resource Center and the IUP Veterans Organization will sponsor a meet-and-greet on September 16 for all veterans attending or employed at IUP.
Homecoming Concert: Chance the Rapper with Sweater Beats and Young & Sick, October 9
The Homecoming concert this year will be on Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the KCAC. The concert features Chance the Rapper with Sweater Beats and Young & Sick.
Men and Women Bring Strength to the Fight Against Cancer, October 25
The Cancer Crusher Classic will be a completely open contest to all competitors male and female alike. It is our goal to bring our strength to the fight against breast cancer. Big and small, let's save them all!!