- In April, Joe Paterno lectured on campus as the first Schafer Distinguished Speaker.
- The Clarks, the legendary Pittsburgh band made up of IUP alumni, performed a concert on campus in April to raise funds for the Cogswell Hall recording studio.
- Three-time Super Bowl veteran William Roberts served as the guest speaker at the All-American Dinner held in April in honor of athletes. In addition to his time with the New York Giants, Roberts also played for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
A FEW WORDS FOR LIBRARIES: Penn State football coach Joe Paterno spoke in Fisher Auditorium in the spring as the first Schafer Distinguished Speaker in a new series sponsored by the IUP Libraries. President Tony Atwater, second from left, welcomed Paterno, left, Jack Pidgeon, and Barbara Hafer to Sutton Hall on the evening of the event. Paterno’s appearance, in which Pidgeon was instrumental, raised more than $30,000 for the IUP Libraries. The speaker series is underwritten by a bequest from the late Mary Jane McMurray Schafer ’31.