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Frequently Asked Questions about the Hawk’s Nest

Why is the mascot’s name Norm?

Norm is short for Normal. At its founding in 1875, IUP was actually known as Indiana State Normal School. There were roughly a dozen normal schools in Pennsylvania at the time, and they provided teacher training.

How can I schedule Norm for my event?

Please e-mail the hawk at hawk-mascot@iup.edu.

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