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Ideas and Issues: First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series

First Commonwealth Bank is proud to partner with IUP for the First Commonwealth Bank Endowed Lecture program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Built on a rich tradition of community involvement, First Commonwealth Bank is a strong advocate for its clients, building lasting relationships while providing a full array of financial products and guidance to individuals and businesses, both small and large, throughout its communities.

Together, First Commonwealth Bank and IUP share a core value based on a commitment to providing educational opportunities and making our communities better places to live and work.

J.R. Martinez
Sharing his story of resilience and optimism, J.R. Martinez has made his mark on the world from being a high school football star to Iraqi War hero to daytime television actor to recent champion on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.
2011 Lecture: Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson
A Conversation with Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson: The Politics of Truth, First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture on Monday, November 14, 2011, at 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center; Free admission, tickets required.
2010 Lecture: Captain James Lovell, Jr.
Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission, will be the speaker at the third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP.
2009 Lecture: Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward is regarded as one of America’s preeminent investigative reporters and nonfiction authors.
2008 Lecture: Mary Matalin and James Carville
The inaugural presentation in the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series featured political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin.

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