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Distinguished Alumni Honorees Give Time During 2014 Awards Weekend
Ten alumni returned to campus the weekend of April 11–12 to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition to celebrating at an annual gala, they also took time to visit classrooms.
Grace Kelly Set for Jazz Concert as Season Finale
For its finale to this season’s Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will feature renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly on Thursday, April 24.
Lecture on Indian Mascot Controversy: “Walk a Mile in My Redface”
Sponsored by the IUP Native American Awareness Council and the Office of Social Equity, “Walk a Mile in My Redface: The Indian Mascot Controversy in American Schools, Sports Culture, and Media” will be presented on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Join Us for International Lunch Hour: April 16
The Office of International Education will host an International Lunch Hour on Wednesday, April 16, featuring Hassnaa Hassan’s photography exhibit “Unleashed Eyes,” and Mona Albalawi’s artwork, “Living Abroad: The Adventures of a Saudi Woman.”
USS Business Services Center Colloquium
The third talk in this spring’s Computer Science Colloquium Series will feature Jeff Peters from United States Steel Corporation on Tuesday, April 22.
James G. Mill Fouth Annual 5K Run/Walk
You can donate to the Sports Gear Project of Samaritan’s Purse, even if you don’t plan to run or walk, by entering some tickets into our raffle drawing and enjoying some springtime weather on the Hoodlebug Trail on Saturday, April 26.
Awards Presented at 2014 Research Awards Luncheon
IUP faculty, staff, and graduate students were recognized at the 2014 Research Awards Luncheon, held during Research Appreciation Week.
IUP Libraries Spring 2014 Newsletter is Out
Find out what’s going on at the library in our Spring 2014 Newsletter. See what students think of our new 24/5 hours, National Library Week events, the new I-Search tool, and more.
James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness April Newsletter
Get ready for spring with our 5K, challenges, tips, recipes, and other events found inside the latest edition of our newsletter.
Archaeologist to Collaborate on Deep-Sea Shipwreck Investigation: Watch Live on Wednesday
Ben Ford, Anthropology, will participate via telepresence in a NOAA expedition to investigate three shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, April 16. The expedition will be streamed live through the NOAA Okeanos Explorer website.  
Onyett to Demonstrate DisplayNote and Discuss Supporting Faculty With Technology
Lloyd Onyett, assistant dean for Technology in the College of Education and Educational Technology, will give two presentations at the Educause technology conference in Baltimore on May 1, 2014: “DisplayNote: Class Collaboration System for BYOD” and “Supporting Faculty in the Classroom.”
Fortushniak Exhibit Conveys Universal Plight
Ivan Fortushniak, Department of Art, lectured about his solo show titled “In Christ Alone” at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, on April 3, 2014.
Wise Named March Punxsutawney Person of Purpose
Shanna Wise was named as the March Punxsutawney Person of Purpose, recognizing the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities.
Awards to Outstanding Developmental Studies Students
See photos of Developmental Studies students who achieved academic excellence in the Fall 2013 semester, and of ACT 101 students who made the Dean’s list.
Yerger and Donley Receive Grant to Develop Image Analysis Software to Measure Irregular Leaf Shapes from Insect Feeding
Ellen Yerger, Biology Department, and H. Edward Donley, Mathematics Department, were awarded a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Committee grant for their project, “Development of image analysis software measuring irregular leaf shapes from insect feeding on native and non-native plants.”
Lowery Gives Presentation at Clery Act Training Seminar
John Wesley Lowery, professor and chair of Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, presented at the Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar at Pensacola State University on February 11–12, 2014.
Student Awardees from the 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums
The student award winners from the 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum and Graduate Scholars Forum are announced.
Larkin Awarded Additional Funds for Golden-Wingled Warbler Research
Jeffery Larkin, Department of Biology, received additional funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for his project, “Monitoring and Evaluating Golden-Winged Warbler Response to Breeding Habitat Management.”
Spring Fever Weekend Feedback: Take a Quick Survey!
What did you think about Spring Fever Weekend? Do you have some great ideas for next year? Let us know by taking this quick survey!
IUP Percussion Ensemble, April 22
For the first time in over a decade, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Fisher Auditorium, moving from its normal venue of Gorell Recital Hall, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 8:00-9:30 p.m. This special concert will add visual and acoustic aspects that playing in a hall like Fisher makes possible.
Ask an Atheist Day, April 17
The Secular Student Alliance will be set up in the HUB Atrium at tables 3 and 4 on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 1:30-6:00 p.m. for Ask an Atheist Day.
Bingo on Saturday, April 19
Bingo will be on a Saturday this time, and it's the 2nd to last one of the semester! Come join us for Easter related prizes, as well as normal ones, on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the HUB Ohio Room from 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Autism Awareness Bake Sale, April 16 & 17
Autism Speaks U will be hosting an Autism Awareness Bake Sale on Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m in the Stapleton Library. 
Black and White Affair HUB Party, April 25
The Black Emphasis Committee and TEN presents a Black and White Affair HUB Party on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
Win or Lose Dance Competition on April 26
The Black Emphasis Committee will be hosting the first ever “Win or Lose Dance Competition” on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.
The Cookout Party, April 27
The Black Emphasis Committee will be presenting “The Cookout Party” on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in front of the HUB.
The Militia and College Life Talent Show, April 18
The first annual Militia and College Life Talent Show will be on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Pratt Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Students at IUP will be performing their talents for their peers. There are various acts from singing, rapping, and poetry.
Fishing Club Spaghetti Dinner, April 23
The IUP Fishing Club is hosting a delicious spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the College Lodge at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Game Night, April 21
NPHC will be sponsoring a game night for their Greek Week. Game night will be on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in the HUB Atrium.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Greeks in Service, April 22
Looking for a fun and easy way to give back to the community and make a difference? Plan to participate in NHPC Greek Week's Greeks in Service on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Pool Party, April 23
NPHC Greek Week will be hosting a Pool Party in Zink at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Turn Back the Clocks, April 24
Turn Back the Clocks will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Wallwork Plaza. This event will not disappoint.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Step & Stroll Competition, April 25
NPHC will be hosting a Step & Stroll Competition during their Greek Week on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:15 p.m. in the Toretti Auditorium, Kovalchick Complex.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Week Party, April 25
The NPHC Greek Week Party will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. in the PNC Conference Room, Kovalchick Complex.
The Pulse Presents The Final Countdown, May 2 and 3
Want to end your spring semester with a bang and maybe a new Apple iPad?? On May 2 and 3, 2014, The Pulse will host an ice cream social and scavenger for great prizes in the Oak Grove and Wallwork Plaza as part of its Final Countdown Weekend!
Delta Psi Epsilon Late Night Zumbathon, April 19
Join the ladies of DPsiE as we have a late night Zumbathon on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 10:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in Zink Gym A.
Senior Food and Nutrition Majors Sponsor Nutrition Workshops, April 21
Senior Food and Nutrition majors are sponsoring Nutrition Workshops for students! Join others on April 21, 2014, in G-60 Suites on Maple East for four different workshops.
New Display Honors Distinguished Alumni from Across the Decades
IUP and the IUP Alumni Association have sponsored the Distinguished Alumni Awards program for decades. Now, those who have received this coveted award are listed on a commemorative board, unveiled April 11, 2014.
Fall 2014 Online Student Orientation
Are you a first-time online learner, or new to online learning at IUP? The IT Support Center offers a free online workshop for students to prepare for the online learning experience.
Lavender Graduation: Register
Students wishing to participate in the fourth annual Lavender Graduation must register online by April 18, 2014.
IUP’s Annual Take Back the Night!
Take Back the Night, one of the biggest events at IUP, is finally here!
Percussion Ensemble Takes on Fisher
For the first time in over a decade, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Fisher Auditorium, moving from its normal venue of Gorell Recital Hall. This free concert is on Tuesday, April 22.
Rieg to Work With IUP and Indiana School District Partnership
Sue Rieg, Professional Studies in Education, received an Innovation Grant from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council for her proposal, “Building the BRIDGE: Building University and School District Relationships for Innovation, Development and Growth in Education.”
Lauber Speaks on Leadership to Pittsburgh Association Executives
“How to Heal Relationships at Work” and “Battling Burnout” were the primary topics of Erick Lauber’s (Journalism) recent presentation to the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives.
Psychology Faculty and Students Present Research at Eastern Psychological Association Meeting
Psychology faculty and students presented papers at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association on March 13–16 in Boston, Mass.
Counseling Center Workshop: Health at Every Size
The workshop “Health at Every Size: Accepting and Loving Our Bodies” will be offered on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 5:00–6:00 p.m. at Suites on Maple East, G-60.
We Want Your Feedback on Spring Fever Weekend
What did you think about Spring Fever Weekend? Do you have some great ideas for next year? Let us know by taking this quick survey!
IUP Inaugural REACH Conference, May 20–23
IUP will host the inaugural REACH conference on May 20–23, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a cross-disciplinary research and training conference and is focused on understanding, responding to, and prevention of violence and trauma across the lifespan.
CHEM 105 Forensic Chemistry of CSI is Online for Summer I
The exciting liberal studies course CHEM 105: Forensic Chemistry of CSI is now being offered online during Summer I allowing more access to the popular course. 
15k in a Day Donor Challenge Smashes Expected Goal
With the assistance of two alumni who provided matching gifts, 15k in a Day, a 24-hour online fundraising appeal held in early April, raised more than $50,000 for IUP.
Student Affairs in Higher Education Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
IUP’s SAHE Department announces that Jennifer Ferrell is the recipient of the Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award.
IUP Women’s Basketball Summer Camps: Individual Girls and Elite Players
The IUP Women’s Basketball Individual Day Girl’s Basketball Summer Camp and Elite Player Summer Camp are great ways to spend your day with players and coaches from IUP!
IUP Women’s Basketball: Crimson Hawk Shootout
The Crimson Hawk Shootout is a one-day jamboree for high school and club teams.
Collecting Pajamas for Local Children
The Pajama Program is an organization that collects new books and pajamas for local, underprivileged children and their families. This drive is being conducted in the Indiana community and on the IUP campus.  
Students in College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Start STEM Fields Club
The new IUP Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) organization will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, April 23.
Yang Presents Asian Pacific American Cultural Criticism at MELUS Conference
Lingyan Yang, English Department and Women’s Studies program, presented “A Brief Intellectual History of Asian Pacific American Cultural Criticism,” and reported as vice president and program chair at the 2014 Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States national conference.
Lowery, Benjamin, and Mueller Speak at American College Personnel Association Convention
Mimi Benjamin, assistant professor, and John Wesley Lowery and John Mueller, professors in Student Affairs in Higher Education, each presented multiple sessions at the American College Personnel Association annual convention on March 30–April 2, 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Shepherd Named February Punxsutawney Person of Purpose
Dominique Shepherd was named as the February Punxsutawney Person of Purpose, recognizing the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities.
Eleven Peer Tutors Represent IUP Writing Center at Regional Conference
The IUP Writing Center was one of the best-represented universities at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association conference, held at Salisbury University April 4–5, 2014. The tutors delivered six presentations.
Karimi and LeBlond Publish on Fracturing and Failure of Materials
Majid Karimi (Physics) and Carl LeBlond (Chemistry) published “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Brittle Fracture in fcc Crystalline Materials in the Presence of Defects” in the journal Computational Materials Science. 
LeBlond Publishes New Moodle Question Types for Chemistry
Carl LeBlond of the Department of Chemistry has published four new question types for teaching and assessing students in chemistry. These question types were designed for the open source LMS Moodle and are available for download.
Anthropology Students Make Excellent Showing in IUP Scholars Forums
Twenty Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students participated in the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums, bringing home four prizes.
Anthropology Faculty and Students Present Recent Research at Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference
IUP Anthropology Department members presented six posters and papers at the 44th annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference, held March 13–17, 2014, in Bucks County, Pa.
Cliques' Fashion Show, April 19
P.O.I.Z. Modeling Group's 5th Annual Fashion Show will be held in the Ohio Room on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
Psychology Announces Scholarship Winners
The Department of Psychology announces the winners of the 2014 Stanley Lore Scholarship.
Last History Club Meeting of the Semester, April 21
The History Club will he hosting their last History Club Meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Keith 232. This will be the last history club meeting of the academic year. Come for officer elections
Department of Counseling Students Meet with Paralympic Gold Medalist McCoy
Graduate students enrolled in the Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling class recently had the privilege of meeting with Dan McCoy, a member of the 2014 Paralympic Sled Hockey Team which won the Gold Medal with a 1-0 win over the host team Russia.
Counselors Available
Counselors are available to talk to anyone impacted by the events at Franklin Regional High School.
Guth Discusses “Integrating Wellness Interventions into Counseling Practice”
Lorraine Guth delivered the national presentation, “Integrating Wellness Interventions into Counseling Practice: A Review of Research and Possibilities,” at the American Counseling Association Conference in March 2014.
Guth Presents on Counseling at Malawi Counseling Institute
Lorraine Guth was one of ten counseling professionals from the United States selected to be a part of the Malawi Counseling Institute.
Biology Students Win Multiple Awards During IUP Research Week 2014
Undergraduate and graduate students from the IUP Department of Biology made numerous presentations during IUP’s 2014 Research Week, and many were named as winners in their respective venues.
Great Gatsby Dance Cancelled
Due to low ticket sales, the Great Gatsby Dance has been cancelled. Ticket sales will be refunded. If you have not been contacted regarding your refund, please email annsesti@iup.edu.