IUP, in recent months, was named to the following national listings:
- Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges, 2012 edition
- U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” 2012 edition
- Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges”
- Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools, 2012 edition (Eberly College of Business and Information Technology)
- Washington Monthly magazine’s national rankings of schools based on contributions to society
Marc Colatrino, an Asian Studies major, was one of eighty-five students in the nation and one of three in Pennsylvania to be awarded a scholarship from the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation for study abroad in Japan. He is doing his yearlong study at Nagoya Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan.
College Sports Media Awards
IUP-TV Sports Productions was honored in the 2011 College Sports Media Awards competition with nominations in the Live Game and Event Production category and an honorable mention in the Outstanding Promotional Video, PSA, Program, Open, or Campaign category for the video The Road to the Elite Eight. The competition is sponsored by the Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. All recognized entries involved coverage of IUP men’s basketball.
The American Chemical Society recognized IUP’s student affiliate as an “Outstanding Student Chapter” based on its activities during the 2010–11 academic year. Winning chapters will be honored during the society’s national meeting in San Diego in March. Meantime, chapter members provided chemistry demonstrations at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh as part of a National Chemistry Week celebration in October. The students simulated fluoride’s effects on tooth enamel by applying it to eggshells and demonstrated how cereals are fortified with iron. Pictured giving demonstrations are, from left, Lindsay Matolyak, Min-Hee Kang, and Victoria Hammer. Overseeing the project were two Chemistry faculty members who are also IUP alumni: Nathan McElroy ’94 serves as chapter advisor, and Justin Fair M’04 accompanied the students to the science center. Incidentally, both are married to IUP alumnae as well: McElroy to Dana Phillips McElroy ’94, and Fair to Kara Griffith ’04. (Photo: Keith Boyer)