IUP Updates

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Foster Dining Hall

Foster Dining Hall’s total renovation, a glimpse of which is shown here, is only one exciting food-related campus development. The only Starbucks franchise in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is now installed in Folger Hall, where it shares space with Quiznos, Burger King, Freshëns, the Homezone, and a new brick-oven pizza shop that is open until 2 a.m. Changes have also come to Foster’s Oak Room and the HUB. Java City outlets are still located in Stapleton Library and the Co-op Store, and there is even a food facility in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Salad hostess Tina Clawson has worked at the university seventeen years.
Photo: Keith Boyer

Familiar Face

James Miller

The appointment of James Miller to the IUP Council of Trustees was confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate in June. Miller is chairman and CEO of both S&T Bancorp, Inc., and S&T Bank in Indiana and also has quite a history with IUP, serving in the past as co-chairman of a university capital campaign and as a president of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors. A 2004 recipient of the IUP President’s Medal of Distinction, Miller fills the unexpired trustee’s term of the late Robert Duggan. Council President Susan Snell Delaney ’64 and Mark Holman ’79 were also reappointed to the council.
Photo: Keith Boyer

Temporary Inconvenience

Steam Lines

From Gordon Hall to the HUB, work on steam lines proceeded most of the summer. With Eleventh Street closed for reconstruction of Cogswell Hall and Oakland Avenue closed completely or partially to add a third lane, travel around campus was sometimes challenging.
Photo: Keith Boyer

Hear the Whistle Blow

Governor Ed Rendell and President Tony Atwater

After more than a dozen years of empty tracks, trains are again running through the IUP campus. Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell came to campus in July to join other dignitaries in marking the return. He shook hands with IUP’s president, Tony Atwater, right, who called the train traffic “a true partnership in the Indiana region.” A sign beside the tracks near Zink Hall alerts pedestrians to stay off the tracks.

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting

Scissors-wielding dignitaries officially opened the John P. Murtha Center for Education and Workforce Developemnt at IUP’s Northpointe campus in August. Left to right: Armstrong County Commisioner Patricia Hill Kirkpatrick ’79, M’96, campus Dean Patricia Scott ’81, State Senator Don White, President Tony Atwater, U.S. Representative John Murtha, State Representative Jeff Pyle ’91, State System Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilitites Steven Dupes, and Council of Trustees Chairperson Susan Snell Delaney ’64.