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IUP Department Bake Sale Raises $6,000 for Ovarian Cancer Education and Research

The Department of Communications Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services at IUP will offer its sixth annual “Confections for a Cause” on September 21, 2016, on the second floor of IUP’s Davis Hall to raise funds for ovarian cancer education and research. Almost $6,000 has been raised during the last five years of the event.

Posted on 9/18/2016 7:09:28 PM

Delaney Family to Receive IUP Distinguished Family Business Award

Delaney Automotive Group will be honored with the Distinguished Family Business Award by the IUP Center for Family Business at the annual awards ceremony on September 26, 2016. The ceremony, open to the public, will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium, inside the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Posted on 9/15/2016 9:50:27 AM

IUP Continues National Recognition in “U.S. News and World Report”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked, for the 23rd consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The National Universities category, where IUP is placed, includes 310 institutions in the nation that have a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, emphasize research, offer doctoral programs, and were ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “doctoral research university.”

Posted on 9/12/2016 4:17:55 PM

IUP Student Interns with Pennsylvania House Speaker for Harrisburg Internship Semester

Nicole Fidler of Orwigsburg is working in the office of Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Fidler is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in international studies and political science and minoring in French.

Posted on 9/7/2016 1:11:56 PM

IUP Phi Kappa Phi President Serves as Delegate for Biennial Convention

Michele Papakie, chairwoman and associate professor of Journalism and Public Relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, represented the institution’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28 to 30, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted on 8/31/2016 1:40:10 PM

Museum’s 40th Season Opens With Bancroft Works

Celebrating its 40-year anniversary, the University Museum opens the 2016–17 season on September 10 with “Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Bancroft and His Art.”

Posted on 8/31/2016 12:16:05 PM

Center for Creativity and Change Offers Workshop on Solution-Focused Counseling

The IUP Center for Creativity and Change will host its fall 2016 workshop, “Brief Solution-Focused Counseling with Children, Adolescents, and Families: A Toolbox of Practical Strategies,” on Friday, October 7, in Greensburg.

Posted on 8/31/2016 7:30:06 AM

Events Planned for Opening of 2016–17 Academic Year

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and to welcome new students into the community. IUP faculty and staff, as well as community members, are invited to participate in many of the upcoming events.

Posted on 8/18/2016 2:15:39 PM

IUP Continues National Recognition in Forbes’s “Top Colleges” and Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been included in Forbes’ 2016 “America’s Top Colleges: The 600+ Schools Well Worth the Investment,” as well as MONEY Magazine’s “Best Colleges 2016-2017.”

Posted on 8/8/2016 2:06:02 PM

IUP Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education

IUP has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Institutions are evaluated based on 14 standards of accreditation and a three-year, universitywide self-review (self-study).

Posted on 7/22/2016 10:45:09 AM

Provost Scholars Named for Fall 2015

The following students have been named Provost Scholars for Fall 2015. To be named a Provost Scholar, students must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Posted on 7/20/2016 3:17:49 PM

IUP Office of Extended Studies, Infragard Pittsburgh, and S&T Bank Presenting Cyber Security Seminar

IUP's Office of Extended Studies, InfraGard Pittsburgh and S&T Bank will present “Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar” on July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive. David J. Hickton, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is the keynote speaker for the program.

Posted on 7/7/2016 1:34:43 PM

Spring 2016 Graduates

Listed are the May 2016 IUP graduates.

Posted on 7/5/2016 11:06:12 AM

IUP One of Four Universities in Pennsylvania Selected for Federal Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of four universities in Pennsylvania and one of 67 in the nation selected for a national program designed to offer federal Pell grants to incarcerated students. The initiative, the Second Chance Pell pilot program, allows eligible and qualified incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants to pursue postsecondary education. 

Posted on 6/26/2016 4:56:59 PM

IUP Safety Sciences Faculty Selected for Outstanding Safety Educator Award

Tracey Cekada, Associate Professor, Department of Safety Sciences, was selected for the 2016 Dr. William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator Award, given annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The national award “recognizes exceptional educators who show the highest level of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and professional service, as part of ASSE.”

Posted on 6/24/2016 3:23:18 PM

First Cybersecurity Camp at IUP a Success

Thirty students and 15 teachers completed a week-long Cybersecurity Camp (GenCyber Camp) at IUP. The camp, part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, was directed by Waleed Farag, Department of Computer Science, and Dighton (Mac) Fiddner, Department of Political Science, and was funded by a grant of $50,000 from the National Security Agency.

Posted on 6/19/2016 11:24:59 AM

IUP, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County Enter Sixth Year of Water Testing Contract

Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members and students will move into year six of testing water from the Beaver Run Reservoir as a result of an $85,000 contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. With this most recent contract, IUP has received a total of $390,000 since 2011 to test and monitor the reservoir’s water quality.

Posted on 6/14/2016 3:30:42 PM

Simmons Presents at Integrated Tick Management Symposium in D.C. and Visits Capitol Hill

Biology Professor Tom Simmons presented a poster on “Forest fragmentation, deer density, and Lyme disease risk in the Allegheny National Forest: A small mammal perspective” at the Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem, held from May 16 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 5/19/2016 5:36:30 PM

IUP Day at Kennywood is Almost Here!

The IUP Alumni Association welcomes all members of the university family—employees, students, and alumni—to be a part of the ninth annual IUP Day at Kennywood on Sunday, July 17. Register today!

Posted on 5/19/2016 3:14:05 PM

IUP Offering Free Cybersecurity Camp for Students, Teachers

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is offering a free Cybersecurity Camp for middle and high school students and teachers from June 13 to June 17, 2016, on the IUP campus. The camp is part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

Posted on 5/13/2016 12:56:52 PM

IUP Trustee Honored by National Trial Lawyers Association

Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack, a member and vice chair of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees and audit committee chair and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, has been selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Posted on 5/13/2016 11:57:07 AM

Downing Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

A professor of English, Dr. David Downing is known for his work on important topical issues such as academic freedom, intellectual property, affirmative action, the privatization of public higher education, the history of criticism and theory, critical pedagogy, integrating the liberal arts and professional education, the academic labor movement, and the role of the humanities.

Posted on 5/5/2016 2:41:59 PM

Groundbreaking Set for North Dining Facility

The North Dining Commons is scheduled for opening in fall 2017. It will be located adjacent to Wallwork Hall in the footprint of what is now Keith Hall. It will have 500 seats and an “all you care to eat” format. It also will house the main bakery and the central commissary for the campus dining program.

Posted on 5/4/2016 2:02:48 PM

State System Chancellor Invites Participation in Systemwide Strategic Planning Process

The Board of Governors has asked the State System institutions to examine the organization and operation of its 14 institutions in order to strategically position the universities for continued success on behalf of students, their families, and the entire Commonwealth. 

Posted on 5/3/2016 11:52:55 AM

IUP Debate Teams Take Second and Third Place at Frederick Douglass Debate Society Tournament

The IUP Douglass Debate Team members trained weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters to prepare for the tournament, which featured 14 teams from six universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 5/2/2016 3:42:43 PM

IUP May Commencement 2016 Overview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies for 2,002 new graduates May 7 at 9:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students.

Posted on 5/2/2016 3:28:35 PM

IUP Faculty and Staff Members Honored with University Senate Awards

Four Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for the University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards, and two staff members have received the University Senate Staff Service Awards.

Posted on 4/29/2016 2:11:47 PM

IUP CIO Bill Balint Honored with Pittsburgh Chief Information Officer Award

Bill Balint, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Chief Technology Officer with more than a quarter-century of service to his alma mater, has been named the winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Chief Information Officer of the Year Award (education division). Balint was one of three finalists in the education division, which is given jointly by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group.

Posted on 4/22/2016 2:48:29 PM

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John E. Wetzel to Receive Honorary Degree from IUP at May Commencement

IUP will honor John E. Wetzel, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, with an honorary doctor of laws degree at commencement ceremonies on May 7, 2016. “IUP is very proud to be part of Secretary Wetzel’s ‘Time To Lead’ initiative and his on-going efforts to help disadvantaged students find success through higher education,” IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll said.

Posted on 4/21/2016 3:22:03 PM

IUP Business School Holds Successful 38th Annual Business Day

As part of Eberly’s 38th annual Business Day, students had the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and to network with nearly 60 alumni and other business leaders at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The April 7, 2016, event included four sessions, with more than 700 students, business leaders, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Posted on 4/20/2016 11:34:46 AM

VanEmburg Selected for 2015–16 Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award

The recipient of the sixth annual Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award will be William VanEmburg, an undergraduate student majoring in both early childhood/special education and disability services.

Posted on 4/20/2016 10:26:51 AM

IUP Online Master’s Program in Nutrition Ranked in Top 20 by Affordable Colleges Online

Affordable Colleges Online, an education and industry resource for online education information, has ranked IUP’s Online Master’s program in Nutrition the 15th-best in the nation.

Posted on 4/20/2016 9:28:21 AM

2016 Undergraduate/Graduate Scholars Forums Award Winners

The full lists of award winners from the 2016 Undergraduate Scholars Forum and 2016 Graduate Scholars Forum are now available, plus videos of all the finalists, including a special video from President Driscoll.

Posted on 4/19/2016 4:08:26 PM

IUP Tick Team Presents Seminar for Evergreen Conservancy

Biology students Austin Edwards, Rebecca Kruise, Victoria Stone, Shannon Tepe, and Emily Welch, and faculty members Anne and Tom Simmons, presented a blacklegged tick and Lyme disease seminar for the Evergreen Conservancy at Blue Spruce County Park on April 15, 2016.

Posted on 4/19/2016 2:55:42 PM

Cohen, Steinway Artist, to Perform in Gorell

As a finale to the 2015–16 Ovations! series, the Lively Arts welcomes Arnaldo Cohen, who will perform on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 4/19/2016 12:55:39 PM

Visiting Scholar Studies Stress in War Veterans, Participants Being Sought

Siobhan Howard, a visiting scholar from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, has spent part of a six-month sabbatical at IUP working on a study about how the human body reacts to stress. The research she has been doing at IUP revolves around having veterans—preferably ones that have been deployed to war—undergo a series of tests to see how they are affected by some common stressors.

Posted on 4/18/2016 4:00:23 PM

Six Return to IUP to Accept 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

See the videos used to introduce the alumni who returned to campus to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Among them are the publisher of Dow Jones Media Group, the president and CEO of the World Environment Center, a celebrated safety engineer, a world-renowned sculptor, and Pennsylvania's House Majority Leader.

Posted on 4/18/2016 12:12:35 PM

Poole Receives Grant from Association of Middle East and Africa to Conduct Research in Ethiopia

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, received a grant from the Association of Middle East and Africa for her project "An Ethnographic Investigation of Refugee Policy and the Care of Eritrean Youth in Ethiopia."

Posted on 4/15/2016 12:59:40 PM

IUP Business School Hosts CEO Jeffrey Gaus ’81

On March 23 and 24, the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology hosted Jeffrey Gaus ’81 as the executive/entrepreneur-in-residence. Gaus serves as chief executive officer at Prolifiq Software Inc.

Posted on 4/15/2016 11:45:38 AM

Students Gear Up for 42nd Annual Geoscience Day

The 42nd annual Geoscience Day will be April 29, 2016. Nineteen senior Geoscience students will present their independent research during the Geoscience Day Symposium. This will be followed by a talk by alumnus John Taylor (’75).

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:45:27 AM

IUP Business Students Go Abroad, Virtually

Students in John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class regularly link up with classmates more than 4,000 miles away. Along with Kia Golesorkhi, from the University of Pecs, in Pecs, Hungary, the two professors link their classes to deliver joint lectures, share guest speakers, and encourage student interaction.

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:07:55 AM

University Family Drive Crushes Goal for Third Consecutive Year

The 2016 University Family Drive exceeded its goal of 800 participants. To those who gave, thank you, and please plan to attend the April 18 victory celebration!

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:50:48 PM

IUP Crimson Hawks Basketball Announces Perfect Attendance Contest Winners

During the 2015–16 season, the IUP Crimson Hawks basketball teams extended a challenge to their season ticket holders and to the IUP student community in the form of Perfect Attendance Contests for each group.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:35:02 PM

2016 IUP Jazz Festival To be Held April 30

The Department of Music of Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents the 16th annual IUP Jazz Festival in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m., featuring the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:31:00 PM

IUP Sociology Holds Third Annual Hunger Awareness Week and Seedling Project

Hunger Awareness Week and the Seedling Project, April 25–29, 2016, together offer students opportunities to learn about real-life community issues, connect what they learn in the classroom to real people, and correct their misperceptions.

Posted on 4/14/2016 12:06:34 PM

Culinary Faculty Advance Expertise at Ice Carving Seminar

Chef instructors Martha Jo Rupert and Thomas Barnes participated in a seminar on advanced ice carving techniques held at Elegant Ice Creations in Ohio.

Posted on 4/14/2016 11:54:40 AM

Passion for Helping Others on Display During Autism Awareness Week

Robert Matchett’s passion for the Autism Awareness Week project is so deep that he’s making sure it lives on after he graduates this spring. He’s working with a close friend and brother in his honor fraternity, Oktober Appleby, and he plans to hand over the project’s reins to her after the conclusion of this year’s event, which runs from April 18 to 22.

Posted on 4/14/2016 10:41:10 AM

IUP Nursing Professor Shellenbarger Selected for National Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Teresa Shellenbarger, professor in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, has been selected by Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing, and the Elsevier Foundation, for the 2016–17 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Posted on 4/12/2016 2:58:19 PM

IUP to Host the 2016 State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Save the Date: The State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education will be hosted by IUP on November 2-4, 2016. Proposals are now being accepted.

Posted on 4/8/2016 11:51:26 AM

IUP Nursing Student Named Goldwater Scholar

Kara McClain, a nursing major in the Cook Honors College from Grove City, has been named a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This national award recognizes outstanding students in the science, mathematics, and engineering fields across the nation.

Posted on 4/8/2016 9:47:12 AM

Sigma Sigma Sigma Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority celebrated its 100th anniversary on campus in October 2015.

Posted on 4/7/2016 4:57:27 PM

Writing Center Named for Kathleen Jones White ’56

The IUP Writing Center was renamed in honor of Kathleen Jones White ’56, IUP dean emerita.

Posted on 4/7/2016 3:36:04 PM

IUP Groups Co-Sponsor Annual Autism Awareness Week Events

A number of events are planned on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus to raise awareness about autism during Autism Awareness Week 2016. The theme is “Shine a Light on Autism; Light it Up Blue.” All events are free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/7/2016 2:20:44 PM

Two IUP Students Take the Lead for Take Back the Night

Amy Kinneer and Katharine McKinney have turned their passion for raising awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors of violence to a new level, including raising more than $5,100 in support of the Take Back the Night program. The annual march and speak out will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Posted on 4/7/2016 2:03:37 PM

Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania

Four students represented Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event on April 5, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The IUP students presented their award-winning projects from the 2015 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/7/2016 10:28:23 AM

Chemistry Student Wins Prestigious Award

Amber Harding made a presentation recently at the Pittsburgh Diffraction Society’s 74th annual conference, in Huntsville, Ala., and she came home the winner of the Chung Soo Yoo Award.

Posted on 4/7/2016 10:14:30 AM

Artists Hand Hosting University Museum Landscapes

A wide variety of landscapes from the University Museum’s permanent collection are now on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana through May 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/5/2016 6:22:58 PM

Invitation to Sixth Annual Noche Latina Celebration

The Hispanic Heritage Council invites all IUP community members to the sixth annual Noche Latina celebration on Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The evening will include Hispanic food, music, and entertainment.

Posted on 4/5/2016 11:03:46 AM

“Spelling Bee” Is Quirky Musical

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present its season finale, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” on April 14–17 and 20–23 at 8:00 p.m. and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. The hit musical will be presented on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/4/2016 11:24:22 PM

Beeken Leads Pennsylvania All-State Choir

Director of Choral Studies Dr. Ryan Beeken conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Honor Choir in Hershey, Pa., on March 30 through April 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/4/2016 2:23:06 PM

Harrington to Speak on Sustainability Harvest-to-Use in the Wood Center at IUP

BA Harrington, co-director of the Wood Center at IUP, and assistant professor of Woodworking in the Department of Art, will discuss “Sustainability Harvest-to-Use in the Wood Center at IUP” in Sprowls Hall 118A on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Posted on 4/4/2016 12:44:55 PM

2016 Women’s Leadership Award Winners

This year, Health Awareness, the Office of International Education, the African American Cultural Center, and the Commission for the Status of Women worked collaboratively to broaden the award structure for Women’s Leadership.

Posted on 4/1/2016 3:51:36 PM

Seventh Annual Laurel Highlands Conference, April 29

The annual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference will take place at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Sponsored by the Department of Communications Media, this conference is a communication- and media-based symposium for regional scholars to discuss contemporary academic breakthroughs and developments in the field.

Posted on 4/1/2016 2:53:27 PM

2016 ASSE Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to seven members of the Safety Sciences Department on winning over $44,000 in scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

Posted on 4/1/2016 10:28:52 AM

Safety Sciences’ First PhD Graduate

The first Safety Sciences doctoral candidate, Nicholas “Cody” Schaal, successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Effect of Heavy Metal Exposures on Hearing Loss Among Shipyard Personnel,” on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2016.

Posted on 3/31/2016 9:37:10 AM

Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center, as a part of the Center for Health and Well-Being, is promoting Sexual Assault Awareness Month with weekly events leading up to Take Back the Night on April 13.

Posted on 3/31/2016 8:49:51 AM

Indiana’s Cookin’ to Feature Academy of Culinary Arts Chefs, Food and Nutrition Faculty

Students join forces with Idamarie Laquatra and Diane Wagoner, and Chefs John Kapusta and Anthony Battaglia, for a night of demonstrations and entertainment at Indiana’s Cookin’, which benefits the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank, on April 5 at the KCAC.

Posted on 3/30/2016 3:10:14 PM

English Department Holds Publication Celebration

On February 25, 2016, the English Department held its annual Publication Celebration to mark a number of faculty successes in publishing books, articles, and monographs. The period covered for this event was August 2014 to August 2015.

Posted on 3/30/2016 1:43:15 PM

IUP Criminology Graduate Selected for 2016 Distinguished Lecture

Shaun Gabbidon, who earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from IUP in 1996, will speak on April 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building. His presentation is “Shopping While Black: Understanding and Combating Racial Profiling in Retail Settings.” The lecture is free and open to the community.

Posted on 3/30/2016 8:58:18 AM

Art Department Open House, April 2

The Department of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites you to our 2016 Open House. Drop by Sprowls Hall and Robertshaw this Saturday, April 2, from 12:00–4:00 p.m. to see what we’ve been creating.

Posted on 3/29/2016 5:25:11 PM

Collins Conducts Junior High District Band

On March 22, 2016, Zach Collins conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 5 ninth grade band at Mars Area High School. Collins worked with 85 students throughout the day in rehearsals and in a concert of works for wind band.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:02:52 PM

Professional Women’s Music Fraternity to Host Instrument Petting Zoo

Sigma Alpha Iota professional women’s music fraternity will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” in Cogswell Hall on April 30, 2016, to give children ages eight and above (third grade and older) a chance to try out any and all of the basic band instruments that might be available to them in school.

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:42:45 PM

International Unity Day 2016

The IUP and Indiana communities are invited to attend International Unity Day on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the HUB Upper Level. Admission is free.

Posted on 3/28/2016 3:08:34 PM

Autism Awareness Week 2016

Phi Sigma Pi will be hosting Autism Awareness Week starting on Monday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. throughout campus.

Posted on 3/28/2016 3:07:12 PM

Baunoch and Kim Give Recital at Bowling Green

Joseph Baunoch and Sun Min Kim, Department of Music, were invited to give a recital at Bowling Green State University on March 19, 2016. The concert featured works by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, and Cole Porter.

Posted on 3/28/2016 11:07:38 AM

Siegel Finer Publishes Article on Writing About Breast Cancer Gene

“The Rhetoric of Previving: Blogging the Breast Cancer Gene” by Bryna Siegel Finer of the Department of English was published in the March 2016 volume of the peer-reviewed journal, Rhetoric Review.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:57:59 AM

Lavender Graduation Scheduled for April 29

The sixth annual Lavender Graduation, celebrating IUP’s LGBTQIA community and ally graduates, will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Posted on 3/28/2016 8:43:28 AM

IUP Engages in EducationUSA Sub-Saharan Regional Forum

Michele Petrucci, associate vice president for International Education and Global Engagement, and Yaw Asamoah, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, participated in the U.S. Department of State’s conference dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa and U.S. Higher Education held in Accra, Ghana.

Posted on 3/25/2016 4:20:42 PM

Pipkin-Hutchinson Presents on Sustainability in Costume Design

Professor Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson was a member of the Sustainable Costume Design Round Table at the 2016 United States Institute of Theatre Technology annual conference in Salt Lake City on March 16–19.

Posted on 3/25/2016 3:24:22 PM

IUP to Pilot New Per-Credit Tuition Pricing Program

IUP will launch a per-credit tuition pricing program for the fall 2016 semester for undergraduate students who live in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/25/2016 3:19:53 PM

IUP Business School Hosts Junior Achievement Competition

Junior Achievement’s 2016 Regional Titan Competition was held on March 10 at the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on IUP’s main campus.

Posted on 3/25/2016 2:23:25 PM

Filmmaker To Screen His Film on Pioneering South African Woman

On Monday, April 11, IUP will host filmmaker Chérif Keita as he screens and discusses his film “Remembering Nokutela.” The film brings to light the once-forgotten contributions of Nokutela Mdima Dube in early-20th-century efforts to empower black South Africans.

Posted on 3/24/2016 3:04:50 PM

IUP Middle States Site Visit Schedule Announced

The schedule for our upcoming April 10–13 Middle States Site Team visit is now available for download from the Middle States Accreditation website. The schedule was developed by our visiting team, and it has requested various meetings with many constituents during its visit.

Posted on 3/24/2016 3:02:37 PM

Water Donations Still Being Accepted for Service-Learning Trip to Flint, Michigan

More than 25 students from IUP will travel to Flint, Mich., on March 31 to donate water to the city’s residents. So far, the IUP group has collected more than 400 bottles of water to date and received nearly $300 in funds for purchase of water.

Posted on 3/23/2016 2:44:17 PM

IUP Secures $185,000 Grant for International High School Teachers

As a recipient of the funds, IUP will serve as a host institution for 16 international secondary teachers (Fellows) for an immersive professional development experience. The ILEP Fellows also will be on site to learn from teachers at Indiana Area High School and Brashear High School in Pittsburgh to gain different contexts and perspectives on the American educational system.

Posted on 3/16/2016 2:44:05 PM

IUP to Honor Rupert with President’s Medal of Distinction

The President’s Medal of Distinction is the highest nondegree award the university presents. It was established in 1985 to honor citizens of the state and region whose professional achievement or public service is of national significance or special significance to the university.

Posted on 3/16/2016 11:20:40 AM

IUP Women's and Gender Studies Showcasing Faculty Authors at Launch and Conversation on March 28

A double book launch and conversation with the authors event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2016 at the IUP University Museum to celebrate the works of three IUP faculty members. Drs. Christian Vaccaro and Melissa Swauger, two faculty members in the department of sociology, have authored “Unleashing Manhood in the Cage: Masculinity and Mixed Martial Arts.” Dr. Aimee Wilson, a faculty member in the Department of English, is the author of “Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control.”

Posted on 3/15/2016 1:44:08 PM

IUP Spanish Education Program Gains National Recognition

IUP's Spanish Education K-12 program has been recognized for the third review cycle in a row by its national accrediting body—a first for any language education program in the country.

Posted on 3/15/2016 1:25:49 PM

Fall 2015 List of Graduates

Here is an alphabetical list of students who graduated from IUP in fall 2015.

Posted on 2/19/2016 4:24:57 PM

IUP Cuts Ribbon for Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Indiana University of Pennsylvania formally cut the ribbon on Friday, January 22, 2016, for its new $30-million academic building, which houses seven departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Posted on 2/16/2016 1:18:03 PM

IUP Clinical Psychology Program Ranked Fifth in Top 50 Best Programs by 'Best Counseling Degrees'

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s doctoral program in clinical psychology (the PsyD program) has been recognized as one of the top five programs in the nation by “Best Counseling Degrees.” The website evaluated programs from 69 different institutions and selected the top 50 programs for students. 

Posted on 2/3/2016 3:11:37 PM

IUP, CCAC Announce New Articulation Program for Middle School Education, Math and Science Specialization

The articulation program, which will begin in the 2016 spring semester, will be taught entirely at CCAC. Students will begin studies with CCAC courses and then spend their last two years taking IUP courses taught by IUP faculty on CCAC Allegheny Campus. Students will transition to IUP while remaining in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 1/12/2016 10:41:27 AM

IUP Office of Human Resources Organize Donation to Pathways Shelter

The Office of Human Resources organized a donation to the Pathways homeless shelter, resulting in 620 items being donated.

Posted on 12/21/2015 3:41:41 PM

IUP to Hold Commencement Ceremonies December 12

Graduate and undergraduate winter Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 12, 2015. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 9:30 a.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 12/10/2015 2:42:22 PM

Bouchat's Piece Accepted to Mathematical Art Gallery

Dr. Rachelle Bouchat, assistant professor in the math department, had an art piece accepted into a juried art exhibit at the Mathematical Art Gallery that is held in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings this January in Seattle.

Posted on 11/17/2015 10:16:29 AM

Student Firefighters Receive Scholarship Established by Local Fire Departments

Marcus Sheehan, a member of the Indiana Fire Association, and Kelsey Trunzo, a member of the Creekside Volunteer Fire Department, are the first recipients of the scholarship that was established through a grant received by the Cherry Tree, Creekside, Indiana, Marion Center and Plumville Fire Departments. 

Posted on 11/16/2015 3:19:33 PM

IUP Seeds Club Planning Second Annual Seed Swap Project, Open to Community

The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) Club of IUP, a student-organized group, will host the second annual Community Seed Swap on November 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event, free and open to the community, will be held in the Zink Hall gymnasium A.

Posted on 11/12/2015 3:28:23 PM

IUP Police Academy Program Coordinator Releases His Latest Book

Dennis Marsili, Program Coordinator of IUP's Police Academy and retired detective sergeant of the New Kensington Police Department, has released his second book, "Little Chicago: A History of Organized Crime in New Kensington, Pa." 

Posted on 11/12/2015 10:01:48 AM

IUP Recognized for Contributions to Society, Named a 'Best Bang for the Buck' College by National Guide Book

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected, for the seventh consecutive year, by Washington Monthly for its national ranking of schools based on contributions to society. Only 11 universities in Pennsylvania were selected for the recognition in 2015. The three main criteria for the ranking were social mobility, research, and service.

Posted on 11/11/2015 3:52:51 PM

IUP Faculty Member Recognized with Octavius V. Catto Award

Dr. Michele Papakie, chair of the IUP Department of Journalism and Public Relations and a lieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, was recognized with the Octavius V. Catto Award for outstanding public service. Papakie received the award from Pennsylvania deputy adjutant general-Air, Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli.

Posted on 11/10/2015 3:14:10 PM

IUP Selected For “Military Friendly Schools” Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse magazines, for its 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools. This is the fifth year IUP has been selected for the list, which honors institutions the magazine’s editors describe as delivering “the best experience for military students.”

Posted on 11/9/2015 3:17:35 PM

Allegheny Arboretum at IUP Recognized by Best College Reviews as a “Most Beautiful College Arboretum”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Arboretum was named to the listing of “most beautiful college arboretums” by Best College Reviews. The ranking was determined in part by the North American Plant Collections Consortium.

Posted on 11/5/2015 4:28:50 PM

IUP Dean Part of NSF Grant to Promote Gender Equity in STEM Faculty Positions

Deanne Snavely, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is part of a consortium of western Pennsylvania and northern Ohio universities to promote gender equity for faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. Snavely will work with two faculty from Case Western Reserve on the three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advance Program.

Posted on 11/3/2015 3:26:33 PM

IUP Named National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of only six institutions in Pennsylvania and one of just 102 universities in the nation selected as a national Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted on 10/21/2015 2:42:59 PM

Information on the Recent Power Outage at IUP

Early this morning, the campus experienced a power outage due to an electrical problem near Wilson Hall.

Posted on 10/15/2015 1:22:47 PM

IUP Theater and Dance Project Helping Nurses at IRMC

A new course developed by an Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Theater and Dance professor could help play a role in creating more positive interactions between patients and nurses at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Posted on 10/9/2015 3:01:40 PM

IUP Offering Experts, Expertise to International Conference

A team of experts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the annual Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago. The conference, “Managing Risk in Economic Uncertainty,” is expected to draw more than 300 professionals from the business community, public sector, regulatory agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.

Posted on 10/8/2015 9:06:17 AM

Health and Human Services Opens New Office for Research and Scholarly Excellence

Directed by Teresa Shellenbarger, the office is part of the college’s continued efforts to strengthen the infrastructure, deepen the commitment to the teacher-scholar model, and provide support and mentorship to faculty as they pursue opportunities.

Posted on 10/1/2015 9:11:47 AM

Annual Security Report for IUP is Now Available

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual security report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school.

Posted on 9/30/2015 3:14:54 PM

IUP Plans Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Folger Dining Hall During Homecoming Weekend

It was originally dedicated on a homecoming weekend in 1972. Forty-three years later, “Ma Folger” would undoubtedly be proud of the “new” dining hall named in her honor. Indiana University of Pennsylvania will officially “cut the ribbon” to celebrate the newly renovated Folger Dining Hall on October 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Posted on 9/28/2015 2:07:08 PM

IUP Homecoming to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, The Clarks Concert, Folger Hall Ribbon Cutting, Reunions, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration October 2–4, 2015, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Posted on 9/25/2015 4:15:49 PM

IUP Hosting 12th Annual LGBT Film Festival

The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) will kick off its 12th annual LGBT Film Festival with a special “Music Upstairs at the Coney” on September 26, 2015, with a performance by Grist for the Mill from 7:00–9:00 p.m. The festival will be held on five Sunday evenings in October in Stouffer Hall’s Beard Auditorium at IUP.

Posted on 9/22/2015 3:34:11 PM

Sociology Graduate Student Selected for Volunteer Service Award

Lisa McCann, a sociology graduate student, has been selected for the 2015 Foundation for IUP Community Volunteer Service Award.

Posted on 9/16/2015 2:32:48 PM

IUP to Offer Memorial Program on 14th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

The memorial program will be held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library. The event will include a remembrance of the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks: William Moskal, a 1979 graduate; Donald Jones, a 1980 graduate; and William Sugra, a 1993 graduate. In addition to the service, other events to honor the memory of those lost will be held around campus.

Posted on 9/8/2015 3:12:54 PM

IUP Biology Students Working at Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biology majors Ian Forte and Cassandra Krul, under the direction of biology faculty members Jeff Larkin and Mike Tyree, are evaluating the success of the reforestation project efforts at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. The project to evaluate the health and growth of the trees is funded through a $5,000 grant from the National Park Foundation.

Posted on 9/8/2015 3:04:05 PM

IUP Joins National Research Study Testing Best Ways to Learn CPR

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of nine schools of nursing chosen to participate in a national research study about cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. The study, “Adaptive BLS Training: Optimizing Individual BLS Maintenance of Competence Training,” will involve 800 nursing students.

Posted on 9/4/2015 3:46:04 PM

IUP President to be Featured on “Infinite Opportunities” Cable Show

IUP President Michael Driscoll will be featured on the August 2 episode of “Infinite Opportunities,” a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities. The show airs at 2:00 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network, the statewide public affairs network.

Posted on 7/31/2015 2:38:35 PM

IUP Administrator Named to Global Dialogue Program by International Organization

Michele Petrucci, assistant vice president for International Education and Global Engagement in the Office of International Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as one of six U.S. Global Dialogue Partners for the inaugural cohort of Global Dialogue Fellows.

Posted on 7/31/2015 2:35:32 PM

IUP Receives Grant Funding from PLCB to Reduce Underage, Dangerous Drinking

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $39,992 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to help to fund strategies to reduce underage and dangerous drinking. IUP’s grant is part of funding from PLCB of almost $2.3 million to 65 municipalities, community groups, schools, colleges and universities and law

Posted on 6/18/2015 2:31:14 PM

Academy of Culinary Arts Dean’s List, Spring 2015

Students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List for academic excellence at the Academy of Culinary Arts when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission

Posted on 6/2/2015 11:59:26 AM

IUP Dean Honored as American Theatre Fellow

Michael Hood, dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Fine Arts, has been honored by the College of Fellows of the American Theatre as an American Theatre Fellow. He will hold this recognition for a lifetime. He was inducted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 19, 2015. Th

Posted on 5/12/2015 3:20:25 PM

McHugh Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

Maureen McHugh has been selected as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2015–16 Distinguished University Professor. A professor of psychology, McHugh is known nationally for her work in gender and diversity and in the field of violence against women. “Dr. McHugh excels in research, teaching, and service, an

Posted on 5/6/2015 2:48:40 PM

Four IUP Faculty Members Honored with University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards

Four Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for the 2015 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards. Since 1969, IUP has presented these awards to honor faculty members who make significant contributions to the university. The 2015 winners are Dr. W. Zachary Collins, Department

Posted on 5/4/2015 3:08:53 PM

IUP Spring 2015 Commencement Overview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies May 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for more than 1,889 graduates. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students. The 9:00 a.m. ceremony will be for students from the

Posted on 5/3/2015 9:08:01 AM

Partnership the Principal Theme of Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony

Partnership was the principal theme highlighted during groundbreaking ceremonies Wednesday, April 29, 2015, for the Hilton Garden Inn hotel adjacent to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Michael Fiore, from Fiore Brothers Management, LLC, of Altoona, and and Mark Morath, preside

Posted on 4/29/2015 9:58:13 PM

IUP Delays Per-Credit Tuition Pilot in Face of Governor’s Proposed Budget and State System Board of Governors’ Action

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has opted to defer for one year its previously announced per-credit tuition pilot.

Posted on 4/17/2015 11:09:04 AM

Hilton Garden Inn at IUP Moving Forward

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and IUP Hospitality, LLC, announced today that construction of a Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will begin this spring. The ceremonial groundbreaking for this six-story upscale lodging facility will take place April 29, 2015.

Posted on 4/14/2015 11:10:39 AM

IUP, WCCC Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County Community College signed an agreement to help students earn an associate degree from WCCC while studying at IUP. The reverse transfer agreement is designed to support students who earned college-level credits toward an associate degree

Posted on 3/31/2015 3:19:13 PM

IUP Sorority to Raise Autism Awareness with Three Upcoming Events

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania sorority will have several events to raise funds and awareness about autism during April. April is national Autism Awareness Month. Alpha Xi Delta sorority is currently selling blue light bulbs as a kick off for this month’s events. Members will be selling

Posted on 3/31/2015 1:45:22 PM

IUP Honor Fraternity Sponsoring Autism Awareness Week Events

Phi Sigma Pi national co-ed honor fraternity has organized six different events for its first Autism Awareness Week, planned for March 30 through April 4, 2015. All of the events are designed to raise awareness about autism. Donations also will be welcomed at events throughout the week to benefit the international autism awareness project, “Light It Up Blue.”

Posted on 3/26/2015 3:42:43 PM

IUP to Honor Nell Jack with President’s Medal of Distinction

Nell G. Jack will receive the 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania President’s Medal of Distinction for dedication and support. Michael Driscoll, IUP president, will present the award to Jack at the annual Leader’s Circle of Indiana County awards event on April 22 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic

Posted on 3/25/2015 11:15:04 AM

IUP Trustee Honored with “Nation’s Top Attorneys” Recognition

Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack, a member and vice chair of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, has been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for its “Nation’s Top

Posted on 3/25/2015 10:50:35 AM

IUP Provost Names Randy Martin Dean of IUP Graduate Studies and Research

Timothy Moerland, Indiana University of Pennsylvania provost, has named Randy Martin as the dean of IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research. Martin will begin this role March 9, 2015. “Dr. Martin has almost 30 years of experience at IUP, both in the classroom as a member of the

Posted on 2/17/2015 1:57:56 PM

IUP Criminology Program Ranked in Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News and World Report

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Arts in Criminology: Online program has been selected among the top 10 online graduate criminal justice programs by U.S. News & World Report . The selection is based on factors that include admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and academic and career support

Posted on 2/15/2015 9:07:38 AM

Semester in Harrisburg Provides IUP Students State Government Experience

Two IUP students are participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Tiffany Fox, a criminology/pre-law major from Irwin and Julia McBride, a political science major from McKeesport are two of 13 students part

Posted on 2/2/2015 3:40:25 PM

IUP Student Groups Take Part in Treasures for Children Program

Two student groups at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and 10 departments participated in the Indiana County Salvation Army Treasures for Children program. 

Posted on 12/15/2014 1:27:21 PM

IUP Winter Commencement Features Student Speakers, Distinguished University Professor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 13, with nearly 800 students eligible to receive degrees. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 9:30 a.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The undergrad

Posted on 12/11/2014 4:03:17 PM

Provost Scholars Named for Fall 2014

To be named a Provost Scholar, students must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Posted on 12/9/2014 2:49:21 PM

IUP Student Organizes Cards for Troops Drive

Samuel Dunning, a criminology major from Duncansville, spearheaded the initiative through his military service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi.

Posted on 12/8/2014 4:13:26 PM

IUP Honored By National Publication for Military, Veteran Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been honored once again by a national publication for outstanding military and veteran education. The publication Military Advanced Education recognized IUP as an “MAE 2015 Top School” for exhibiting best practices in military and veteran education. Schools were evalu

Posted on 12/5/2014 4:25:19 PM

IUP Staff and Students Organizations Give Back to Indiana Community

The spirit of giving is being felt across campus as a food drive and a clothing drive were sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania staff and student organizations.

Posted on 11/25/2014 9:55:17 AM

IUP Distinguished Alumnus, CEO of Warner Music Nashville, Returning to IUP for Presentations

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni Award recipient John Esposito, president and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, will be at IUP on October 31, 2014. In addition to meeting with students and faculty, he will be offering two presentations, both free and open to the community: one at 10:15

Posted on 10/28/2014 10:25:23 AM

IUP Distinguished Alumnus Presenting Program on Ebola Outbreak and Vaccine Research

Dr. John Gilly, senior vice president for Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. and program director for the Vaccine Clinical Materials Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, will present a program titled “Responding to the Ebola Outbreak - Development of a New Ebolavirus Vaccine” at Indiana Unive

Posted on 10/20/2014 9:15:51 PM

IUP Student Group Hosting Zumbathon to Raise Funds for United Service Organization (USO)

Gamma Sigma Sigma national service sorority at IUP is hosting a Zumbathon, “Dance for the Troops,” to raise funds for the United Service Organization (USO). The Zumbathon will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2014 at IUP’s Zink Gymnasium. The USO helps wounded soldiers, provides

Posted on 10/15/2014 12:01:50 PM

IUP Homecoming to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, 50th Anniversary Folkmen Concert, Reunions, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Homecoming celebration, Friday through Sunday, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Posted on 10/8/2014 2:29:40 PM

Award-Winning Folk Music Group Subject of New Book, 50th Reunion Concert Part of IUP Homecoming Celebration

It’s been 50 years, but the memories are still very much alive in the minds and hearts of an Indiana University of Pennsylvania award-winning musical group, the Folkmen, and their fans. Thanks to Folkmen member Alan W. Luckey, of Indiana, the memories are collected in his book, Changing Times: The

Posted on 10/8/2014 10:48:07 AM

Local Students Selected for Volunteer Service Award by Foundation for IUP Board

Two area women studying at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected for the 2014 Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Service Award. The Recipients of this year’s award are Shannon Kovalchick, Freeport Road, Butler, and Brandy Rummel, Willow

Posted on 10/6/2014 9:50:41 AM

IUP Fall 2014 Enrollment Tops 14,300

The university has maintained its academic quality in new student admissions. The freshman class has an average high school grade point average of 3.3, and 25 members of the class are valedictorians or salutatorians.

Posted on 10/1/2014 3:05:31 PM

Summer 2014 List of Graduates Announced

The following students graduated from IUP in August 2014. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registra r. Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Iman Abubaker, MA in Criminology, Pittsburgh, PA Jayme Leigh Ackerman, BS in Hospitality Management, Mi

Posted on 9/29/2014 10:56:59 AM

IUP Students Head ‘Into the Streets’ to Help Local Organizations

Approximately 150 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) students have volunteered to give their time to 15 different organizations in Indiana, PA on the morning of Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Office of Service Learning at IUP organizes this biannual event, which is part of a national program to encourage

Posted on 9/25/2014 11:26:23 AM

Dean's List for Summer 2014 Announced

The Dean’s List for the summer 2014 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail)

Posted on 9/17/2014 3:56:56 PM

New Historical Marker on Campus Highlights Intersection for Native American Trails

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 an unveiling ceremony was held to celebrate a new plaque that marks the spot where the Catawba and Kittanning Native American trails intersect on the IUP campus.

Posted on 9/10/2014 10:56:36 AM

IUP to Offer Memorial Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

The program will include a remembrance of the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks and remarks from local community member Joe Reschini, who was in one of the towers during the attack.

Posted on 9/5/2014 11:48:04 AM

IUP to Host Events in Celebration of Constitution Day

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 15, with several events free and open to the community. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution, which is 227 years old this year. Sponsored by the College of

Posted on 9/5/2014 10:54:32 AM

IUP Honor Society Recognized For Fifth Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The university’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is one of only 28 in the nation and one of three in the northeast region receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

Posted on 9/5/2014 10:47:34 AM

IUP Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Erin Serre, a junior Political Science major at IUP, is working for the state Department of Public Welfare as part of a 15-week THIS internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 9/5/2014 10:34:38 AM

Opening of 2014–15 Academic Year: Move-In Dates and Events

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome new students into the IUP community. The first day of class for the fall semester is Monday, August 25.  August 22: Opening of the Academic Year for Faculty, Staff, and Community On Friday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m., Pre

Posted on 8/11/2014 3:10:07 PM

IUP, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County Enter Fourth Year of Water Testing Contract

IUP faculty members and students will move into year four of testing water from the Beaver Run Reservoir as a result of a contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Posted on 7/30/2014 2:30:07 PM

IUP Hosts Corridors of Opportunity Series for Indiana County

http://youtu.be/CVuEvSc1VHw 412 262 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was proud to host the first Corridors of Opportunity networking event for Indiana County at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on July 10, 2014. More than 200 people attended the event, which was designed to sho

Posted on 7/29/2014 12:24:10 PM

Kovalchick Complex Named Third-Best Mid-Atlantic Venue

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, a Global Spectrum-managed facility located on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was ranked number three in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Top Stops for venues with a capacity of 2,001–5,000 by Venues Today magazine. Global Spectrum’s general

Posted on 7/15/2014 10:33:56 AM

IUP Allegheny Arboretum Awarded Level I Accreditation by ArbNet Aboretum Accreditation Program

The recognition means that the Allegheny Arboretum meets standards of professional practices important for arboreta and botanic gardens, and that the Allegheny Arboretum is recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta.

Posted on 7/14/2014 3:41:58 PM

Spring 2014 List of Graduates Announced

Following is an alphabetical list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2014. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Turky Abdulrahman Abonayan, BS in Human Resource Management, Indiana, PA Casandra Elizabeth Ace, BS in Human R

Posted on 7/10/2014 2:21:06 PM

New IUP Students and Parents Participate in Time to Lead Orientation Program

A total of 68 students from the Philadelphia area came to campus Sunday, July 6, 2014 for a two-day orientation program. The students were part of a first-time initiative, funded through the Office of the President and organized by the Division of Enrollment Management and Communications, called “T

Posted on 7/7/2014 3:44:27 PM

Due to Water Line Breakage, Non-Essential Employees Permitted to Leave Early

All non-essential employees will be permitted to leave work after 2:30 p.m. today with the approval of their supervisor.

Posted on 7/3/2014 2:42:42 PM

IUP Selected for Military Friendly Schools Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine for its 2015 list of “Military Friendly Schools.” This is the fourth year IUP has been selected for the list, which honors institutions the magazine’s editors describe as delivering “the best experience for military students.”

Posted on 7/3/2014 9:27:14 AM

Dean’s List for Spring 2014 Announced

The Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail)

Posted on 6/6/2014 3:39:19 PM

Day Camps at IUP for Junior and Senior High School Students Beginning Soon

Keep your kids busy this summer with day camps at IUP. With a variety of offerings and dates, there is something to fit every interest and schedule.   Robotics Robotics camps will run June 16 through June 19 for grades 7–9 and June 23 through June 26 for grades 10–12. Students will build their

Posted on 5/30/2014 1:47:49 PM

Plaque Dedicated at Wilson Hall for Jimmy Stewart

On Friday, May 30, 2014, members of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation will present a marker to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to commemorate the relationship between actor James Stewart and the university. The plaque will be placed in front of Wilson Hall, the second building—after John Sut

Posted on 5/29/2014 10:52:49 AM

Inaugural REACH Conference at IUP a Success

Last week, IUP, in cooperation with the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and the Center for Applied Psychology, hosted the Inaugural REACH Conference .  “The conference was an amazing experience,” said Christian Vaccaro, who played a big role in making the conference happen. “Our

Posted on 5/27/2014 9:51:30 AM

IUP Community Cares Benefits Indiana County Community

A new program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has collected almost 20,000 pounds of clothing, household items, and nonperishable food items to benefit persons in need.

Posted on 5/15/2014 10:54:36 AM

Kaniasty Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

Dr. Krzysztof (Krys) Kaniasty has been selected as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014-15 Distinguished University Professor. A professor in the Psychology Department , Kaniasty is perhaps the foremost authority on post-disaster social support, having written or co-written numerous empi

Posted on 5/8/2014 11:15:09 AM

Nearly 500 Years of Service to IUP: New Emeritus Faculty for 2014

This year, 18 former IUP faculty members were granted emeritus status. Emeritus status is an honor conferred by the university to show respect for a distinguished career.

Posted on 5/6/2014 3:20:13 PM

IUP Spring Commencement 2014

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies May 10 at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) for more than 1,950 graduates. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students. All students participating in the ceremonies will be

Posted on 5/6/2014 1:33:36 PM

IUP Selects Director of Military Resource Center

Cory Shay, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with experience in helping veterans transition from military to academic life, has been selected as director of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Military Resource Center.

Posted on 5/1/2014 9:30:38 PM

2014 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award Winners Announced

Four faculty members have been selected for the 2014 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Shundong Bi, Biology; A.J. Haija, Physics; Kevin Eisensmith, Music; and Sue Rieg, Professional Studies in Education.

Posted on 4/29/2014 11:39:24 AM

Honors College Student Receives Runner-Up in 2014 Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence

Gretchen Heine, a dual major in Spanish and history, received $500 as a runner-up for the 2014 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.

Posted on 4/17/2014 11:38:03 AM

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Return To Campus, Share Experiences with Current Students

This weekend, 10 alumni return to campus to be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Each award recipient will spend time Friday with IUP students, speaking to classrooms and meeting with student groups.

Posted on 4/10/2014 12:10:50 PM

IUP to Host Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a benefit for the nonprofit organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2014, in Waller Hall.

Posted on 4/8/2014 3:13:32 PM

PEMA To Conduct After Action Review of Response to Campus Disturbances at St. Patrick’s Day Event Near Indiana University of Pennsylvania

At the request of university and county officials, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will conduct an After Action Review of events before, during, and after the events of March 8, also known as “IUPatty’s.”

Posted on 3/28/2014 3:35:43 PM

Diverse Research at IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum Has Something For Everyone

With diverse and unexpected research topics like the health risks of high-heeled shoes, the relationship between music and crime, the prevalence of microbreweries, and how the Civil War affected art, the 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 1 has research relevant to every student in every field.

Posted on 3/28/2014 3:03:42 PM

Indiana to Host 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts, September 28

President Michael Driscoll, First Lady Susan Corbett, Governor Tom Corbett, and Becky Driscoll at a Lively Arts performance in March 2013 . First Lady Susan Corbett has announced that the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts will be held September 28 at Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing

Posted on 2/26/2014 1:06:22 PM

Fall 2013 List of Graduates Announced

Following is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2013. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Ryan Christopher Abbott, MA in Criminology, Hanover, PA Mousaab A. Abdalla, BS in Hospitality Manag

Posted on 2/19/2014 11:46:09 AM

Representative Samuel Smith to Receive 2014 President’s Medal of Distinction from IUP

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Samuel H. Smith has been selected to receive the 2014 Indiana University of Pennsylvania President’s Medal of Distinction for public service. IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll will present the award to Smith at the annual Leader’s Circle of Indiana County awards

Posted on 2/6/2014 4:01:08 PM

Finegan Selected as Director of Robert E. Cook Honors College at IUP

Caleb Finegan, associate professor of History, began his term as director on January 21. He replaces Janet Goebel, who retired in 2013.

Posted on 1/23/2014 2:38:46 PM

IUP Students Give Back This Holiday Season

As if studying for finals on top of already busy student schedules wasn’t enough, these IUP students took some extra time to make someone else’s holiday special. Cards for Kids Kerry Rice, a nutrition major from Cooperstown, organized the first “Cards for Kids” project at IUP for children in hospitals durin

Posted on 12/20/2013 12:02:58 PM

Provost Scholars, Fall 2013

A list of students who have been recognized as Provost Scholars.

Posted on 12/19/2013 8:49:12 AM

IUP AFSCME Local 763 Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Drive

Members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 763 recently sponsored a food drive that brought in more than 400 pounds of nonperishable items to support the Chevy Chase Community Center’s food bank.

Posted on 12/11/2013 12:21:24 PM

High Performance Computing: New Resources Let Faculty and Students Think Big in Computational Research

Faculty and students can now perform, teach, and learn about computational research on a colossal scale, via high-throughput, parallel-processing computers that run trillions of calculations per second. 

Posted on 11/26/2013 1:48:00 PM

IUP Honor Society Recognized for Third Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The university’s chapter is one of only 19 in the nation receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:42:38 PM

IUP Selected for “Washington Monthly” National Ranking of Schools Based on Contributions to Society

The editors used three criteria: social mobility, or how committed the college is to enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees; research production and success at sending undergraduates on to doctoral programs; and service.

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:38:32 PM

IUP Recognized by Two Publications for Support of Veterans

Military Advanced Education named IUP a top military-friendly school, and U.S. News and World Report ranked IUP among the top 50 national universities on its “Best Colleges for Veterans” list. For its annual ranking, Military Advanced Education chooses schools based on the support and financial service

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:34:48 PM

I, Robot: Almeida Gives TEDxPhoenixville Talk on How Humans Become Robotic with Intense Computer Use

Communications media professor Luis Almeida presented data showing how humans become robotic as they spend more time on computers at “To Be Determined,” the TEDxPhoenixville 2013 event held October 5 at the Colonial Theatre outside Philadelphia.

Posted on 11/13/2013 4:42:06 PM

IUP Presents Ray Coppler Award to Disability Advocates

Faculty member Annah Hill and student John Grant received the Ray Coppler Award on Monday, October 28, 2013, as part of the Six O’Clock Series program.

Posted on 10/30/2013 4:18:50 PM

Dean's List for Summer 2013 Announced

Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 10/16/2013 10:47:00 AM

Governor Appoints Fairman as New Trustee for IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumna Joyce Ritenour Fairman, of DuBois, president of the Fairman Family Foundation of DuBois, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett and confirmed as a member of IUP’s Council of Trustees. Her term will extend through October 1, 2019. She replaces Carolyn Snyder, wh

Posted on 10/11/2013 10:59:29 AM

Spring 2013 List of Graduates Announced

The following students graduated from IUP in May 2013. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Antonette Acosta, Physical Education & Sport/Sport Administration, Newark, NJ Tyson James Acquaviva, Management/General, Cranberr

Posted on 10/10/2013 4:15:45 PM

IUP Trustees Approve Resolution to Name Football Field in Honor of Frank Cignetti

In the resolution, the trustees recognized that Cignetti’s successes have brought national recognition to IUP and that he “provided outstanding service to IUP by serving as a positive force in the lives of many student-athletes.”

Posted on 9/29/2013 9:14:24 PM

IUP English Professor Makes Top 10 on Rate My Professors

Claude Mark Hurlbert is currently ranked eighth in the nation on the popular website where students rank their professors and provide feedback on their classroom experiences.

Posted on 9/22/2013 11:07:15 PM

IUP Continues National Ranking in U.S. News and World Report

IUP is included in the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2014 edition and is one of the top national doctoral universities recognized in the rankings.

Posted on 9/13/2013 11:35:48 AM

Family Weekend Canceled

The annual event, held the first weekend of November each year, will not be held this year or in the future.

Posted on 8/29/2013 4:14:28 PM

IUP’s 2015 Self-Study and Accreditation Process for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Gets Underway

The launch of the new Middle States Accreditation website on Monday, August 19, 2013, marks the official public start of IUP’s 2015 Accreditation and Self-Study with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). IUP has earned consecutive MSCHE accreditation since

Posted on 8/16/2013 4:12:27 PM

Dean’s List for Spring 2013 Announced

The Dean’s List for Spring 2013 is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 6/20/2013 10:40:24 AM

Mendoza Named Assistant to the President for Social Equity

Pablo Bueno Mendoza has been selected to serve as assistant to the president for Social Equity. In his role, Mendoza will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the design and implementation of plans, policies and services to enhance the campus climate for diversity, equity and inclusiveness. “Dr. Mendoza

Posted on 6/17/2013 1:44:19 PM

Academic Calendar Changes for 2013–2014

The PASSHE Council of Presidents has voted to change the Common Academic Calendar for the state system. The Spring 2014 semester will now conclude with Commencement taking place Saturday, May 10, 2014. Other academic milestones have shifted as well.

Posted on 6/16/2013 8:58:17 PM

Provision Supporting IUP Program Included in Federal Defense Authorization Legislation

The National Guard Civil Support Team’s (CST) information management system, created by IUP and deployed to all 50 states and territories by the National Guard, provides a common operating picture, promotes information sharing and real-time collaboration in an emergency situation, and supports the CST mission of assisting and advising first responders and facilitating communications with other federal resources across the nation.

Posted on 6/6/2013 9:32:11 PM

Douthit to Serve as Student Trustee

Aaron Douhit, Stump Creek, a sophomore Nursing major, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees. Douthit will serve in the role of student trustee until his graduation in 2015. “IUP has been very fortunate to have a tradition of outstanding student tr

Posted on 6/6/2013 2:12:04 PM

Glenn Cannon Appointed and Confirmed as Newest Member of IUP Council of Trustees

Nationally respected for his work in disaster preparedness and emergency response, Glenn Cannon, alumnus of IUP's College of Education and Educational Technology, will bring his decades of professional leadership expertise to the IUP Council of Trustees.

Posted on 6/4/2013 4:41:46 PM

A True Teacher-Scholar: Garcia Named Distinguished University Professor

Victor Garcia, professor of anthropology, has been selected as the Distinguished University Professor, formerly known as the University Professor, for the 2013-14 academic year.

Posted on 5/12/2013 10:02:41 PM

Distinguished Faculty Awardees Named, but the Real Winners Are Their Students

Three faculty members have been selected for the 2013 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Fredalene Bowers, Human Development and Environmental Studies; Mike Sell, English; and Edel Reilly, Mathematics. Beyond the Pencil and Paper Tests: Bowers Wins Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching Students

Posted on 5/1/2013 4:47:57 PM

IUP Selects Dean for College of Education and Educational Technology

Lara Luetkehans has been selected as dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Education and Educational Technology. She will begin her work at IUP on July 1.

Posted on 4/12/2013 3:20:32 PM

IUP Selects Dean for College of Health and Human Services

Mark E. Correia has been selected as dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Correia will arrive at IUP on June 1 from San José State University, where he chairs the department of justice studies, leads social media and technology efforts in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, and recently served as the executive director of the Center for Justice Research, Policy and Training.

Posted on 4/4/2013 2:11:39 PM

Heroic: IUP Team Takes Top Prize at International Education Conference for Their “HERO 1” Game Project

Communications Media students led by Professor Luis Almeida won a top prize for their video game proposal at the Education Without Borders conference in Dubai, March 26–28. The IUP proposal—for an educational video game called “HERO 1” to teach the English language and American culture to Arab students—was one of only 32 papers the EWB organizers selected for conference presentation out of approximately 3,600 submissions worldwide. Their paper went on to win first place in the “New Media and Mobile Learning” category.

Posted on 4/3/2013 10:09:15 AM

Scope of IUP Innovation Seen in Research Appreciation Week, April 1–5

Research Appreciation Week takes place April 1–5, showcasing in one of the most exciting academic events of the year the innovation and scope of research that IUP faculty and students conduct universitywide. The week offers student research presentations at the Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology P

Posted on 3/28/2013 3:12:09 PM

Eberly College Named a ‘Best for Vets’ Business School

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology ranks 20th out of 100 schools and earns four out of four stars for academic support in a survey by Military Times.

Posted on 3/25/2013 4:54:41 PM

Student Invitations to Join Phi Kappa Phi Sent, Response Due April 14

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students who have received invitations to join the IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi to take advantage of this opportunity before the deadline of April 14. Invitations were mailed to students’ home addresses and e-mailed to them earlier this month.  Phi Kappa Phi is

Posted on 3/25/2013 3:28:06 PM

Famed FBI Whistle-Blower to Speak on Integrity in Business, March 27

Mark Edward Whitacre, the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistle-blower, will present “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way,” a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 27, at 11:10 a.m. in Eberly Auditorium.

Posted on 3/21/2013 5:02:37 PM

IUP Ambassadors Student Organization Wins Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District Awards

The IUP Ambassadors won three CASE district awards, with the Leadership Dinner program earning Outstanding External Program; the Buddy Program earning Outstanding Internal Program; and Kidz Karnival, a family-friendly Homecoming event, earning the Tried & True Program award.

Posted on 3/19/2013 2:51:30 PM

Podbielski, Leader in Gender Equity in Athletics, to Receive 2013 IUP President’s Medal of Distinction

Ruth Podbielski came to IUP in 1955 and served in many roles, leading up to director of athletics for the women’s intercollegiate program, a position she retired from in 1987. She was instrumental in the university’s adding 10 varsity sports, enabling thousands of women to take advantage of opportunities to compete in a varsity athletic program.

Posted on 3/15/2013 12:11:01 PM

IUP Launches Mobile App for iPhone, Android

The IUP website has gone mobile. IUP launched a mobile application for iPhone and Android phones on February 23. As of March 13, the app had been downloaded by 2,645 users. Known as “IUP Mobile,” the app is available as a free download through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. “It’s really about h

Posted on 3/15/2013 11:00:00 AM

Dean's List for Fall 2012 Announced

The  Dean’s List for Fall 2012 is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 3/15/2013 10:31:17 AM

IUP Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The honor roll, which recognizes achievements  during the 2011–12 academic year, the  is produced by the Corporation for National Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Posted on 3/14/2013 2:50:54 PM

Alumna, U.S. Steel Executive, Returns as Executive in Residence to Share Experiences with Students

Alumna Malisa J. Sommers, managing director of transportation of United States Steel Corporation and president, Transtar, Inc., a  subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corporation, returned to IUP on February 26 and 27 to speak to business students through Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Executive in Residence program. Several hundred students participated.

 

Posted on 3/13/2013 3:13:41 PM

High School History Students to Take over HUB in National History Day Competition, March 8

The History Department will host this year’s National History Day regional competition on Friday, March 8, in the Hadley Union Building. About 200 high school and middle school students from the Indiana area will display their research for IUP faculty and student judges. Winners of the daylong competition will compete at the state level in Mechanicsburg.

Posted on 3/7/2013 2:24:11 PM

Provost Scholars, Fall 2012

The following students have been recognized as Provost Scholars. This list includes additional students from the original Provost Scholar listing announced in January.

Posted on 2/14/2013 8:45:38 AM

IUP Hosts Reunion of 420th Engineers Company and Families, February 6

IUP will help welcome home the 420th Engineers Company by hosting a reunion of company members and their families at Memorial Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 6. The troops are returning from Afghanistan after a one-year deployment.

Posted on 2/5/2013 3:32:47 PM

IUP Launches Emergency Information Page

IUP has launched a new web page to keep the university community informed in the case of a weather-related or other emergency.

Posted on 1/24/2013 2:27:05 PM

Kovalchick Complex Ranked Fourth in University Venues Its Size in United States

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex has been named a “2012 University Top Stop” and ranked fourth in university venues its size in the United States by the trade journal Venues Today .   Kovalchick Complex employees (left to right) Gregg Kalemba, director of finance; Josh Kropf, operations man

Posted on 1/24/2013 12:33:48 PM

University Museum to Host Sisterhood, Bridge Builders Exhibit

The University Museum will host two exhibitions from February 2 through March 15: “In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh” and “Bridge Builders." The exhibitions are sponsored by Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary minor at IUP. A public reception will open the exhibitions on February 2 from 6:00 to 8:30

Posted on 1/18/2013 1:29:58 PM

Computer Science Department Awarded $231,000 from National Science Foundation for Scholarships in Information Assurance

The Cyber Catch Scholarship Program will award 40 scholarships to IUP students who haven't decided on a major but show an interest in computer science with a concentration in information assurance. It also will award funds to 16 students transferring from area community colleges into the Information Assurance Program.

Posted on 1/11/2013 2:38:17 PM

2012 Provost Scholars Announced

Here is the list of undergraduate students recognized as Provost Scholars for 2012.

Posted on 1/9/2013 11:40:11 AM

Holiday Tree Lighting 2012: Performance by IUP Chorale and Chorus

The Chorale and Chorus sang "Ding Dong Merrily on High" at the annual holiday tree lighting on the east porch of Sutton Hall, November 29, 2012. Local school groups also performed, adding to the festive holiday atmosphere enjoyed by the IUP and Indiana communities.

Posted on 12/18/2012 3:14:58 PM

IUP to Graduate 1,099 Students in Fall Commencement, December 15

IUP will graduate 1,099 students and celebrate their success at fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Undergraduate student ceremony: 1:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex; 604 students will graduate. Graduate student ceremony: 9:30 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP

Posted on 12/5/2012 10:10:12 AM

IUP Recognized as “Best for Vets” by Military Times

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the nation’s “Best for Vets” colleges and universities following a national survey of more than 650 institutions. IUP is one of only 68 four year schools chosen for the recognition.

Posted on 11/28/2012 3:51:12 PM

IUP to Celebrate the Season with Annual Holiday Tree Events

Everyone's invited to celebrate the holidays with music and refreshments at the annual tree lighting and decorated tree event on Thursday, November 29, at John Sutton Hall. The celebration begins at 4 45 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony on the East Porch.

Posted on 11/27/2012 11:17:46 AM

High-Performance Computing Will Teach Students How State-of-the-Art Numerical Simulations Are Conducted

Mathematics professors John Chrispell and Ed Donley are bringing classes in high-performance computing to IUP this spring that will allow students to learn how numerical simulations involving hundreds of thousands of equations are conducted. Chrispell and Donley participated in the International Confer

Posted on 11/21/2012 3:36:41 PM

Rebel in the Garden: Student Peter Russell Works from the Ground Up to Donate Food to the Community

Late into the fall, long after the first frost has whitened the ground, student Peter Russell is still harvesting fresh vegetables at the Indiana Community Garden, where he volunteers two to three hours a week. Student Peter Russell (right) and Kay Snyder (left), professor emeritus of sociology, volun

Posted on 11/19/2012 3:49:50 PM

Beadling, Undergraduate, Wins Award for Outstanding Graduate-Level Research Presentation in Diffraction and Crystallography

Rebecca Beadling, a junior majoring in  chemistry and  biology , won the 2012 Chung Soo Yoo Award for outstanding graduate-level research presentation at the annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, held at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif. This year’s

Posted on 11/14/2012 2:37:09 PM

Friday Is Crimson Hawks Day!

President Michael Driscoll has declared this Friday, November 16, Crimson Hawks Day! Everyone is encouraged to wear their IUP gear in a show of team spirit for the Hawks as they head into the NCAA Division II Super Region 1 Football Championships on Saturday. The Hawks host the Shepherd University Rams here

Posted on 11/13/2012 11:35:43 AM

Students Mobilize for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Members of the Red Cross Club, a new student organization, in conjunction with the IUP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, have organized a week of events to raise funds for the hurricane relief efforts.

Posted on 11/6/2012 2:56:15 PM

IUP Hotel Project Moves Forward with Developer Negotiations

IUP has entered into negotiations with DHD Hospitality, LLC, of Massachusetts, to be the developer of a hotel next to the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The hotel would be a Hilton Garden Inn franchise. Under this proposal, the hotel will be owned by DHD Hospitality, LLC, and opera

Posted on 11/1/2012 10:13:29 AM

Six O’Clock Series Canceled, Business Etiquette Dinners Postponed

Tonight’s Six O’Clock Series, “Inclusive Diversity,” is canceled. The Career Development Center’s Business Etiquette Dinners have been postponed.

Posted on 10/29/2012 12:23:32 PM

McNair Scholars Program Receives $228,000 in Continued Funding

The IUP Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has received continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Total funding for the program over the next five years is expected to be more than $1.14 million. IUP is one of two institutions in Pennsylvania and 151 nationally to have been awarded funding.

Posted on 10/25/2012 2:18:04 PM

Honor Society Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is one of only 19 in the nation to receive this honor from the national Phi Kappa Phi organization for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:43:07 PM

Summer 2012 Graduates List

The following students graduated from IUP in August 2012. Pennsylvania graduates—organized alphabetically by county and city—are listed first, followed by U.S. residents from outside Pennsylvania, then international students. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar .  Adams Bigl

Posted on 10/9/2012 1:53:06 PM

Homecoming 2012: Weekend Activities, October 5–7

IUP Homecoming is this Friday–Sunday, October 5–7. Thousands are expected to gather for reunions, the parade, football and soccer games, the Crimson Huddle pregame event, and many other activities for the entire community. Here's an overview of events; for more details, see the Alumni Relations Homecoming sched

Posted on 10/3/2012 9:51:49 AM

Master Plan and Physical Plant Projects Update to Be Presented October 8

Everyone is invited to a presentation on the IUP facilities master plan and upcoming physical plant projects to be given at noon and again at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8. The presentation is offered by the  Division of Administration and Finance  and is free and open to the community.  The fir

Posted on 9/27/2012 4:11:08 PM

Upward Bound Math and Science Receives $248,000 in Funding

The IUP Upward Bound Math and Science program has received $248,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, with projected funding over five years of $1.24 million. Since the IUP program opened its doors in 2008, 99 students from Indiana County have participated; 65 percent have enrolled in an institution of higher education, and 40 percent have been accepted for study at IUP.

Posted on 9/25/2012 10:42:56 AM

IUP Sets Enrollment Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, IUP has broken all previous total student enrollment records, with a fall 2012 enrollment of 15,379 students. Total enrollment, which comprises undergraduate and graduate students, increased by 1.6 percent, or 247 students, over the record set last fall of 15,132.  

Posted on 9/21/2012 2:59:58 PM

Student Designs Mobile Game App for Department of Energy

Student Katharine Uvick, a computer science major in the Robert E. Cook Honors College , is working as part of a team of interns across the country to design a mobile game app for the U.S. Department of Energy. Uvick worked 20 hours a week during the summer on a team of about 20 students. They were charge

Posted on 9/20/2012 12:54:26 PM

Taking the LEED: Residential Revival Buildings Earn U.S. Green Building Certification

The eight newest student residential facilities—buildings from the recent $245 million Residential Revival—have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute. President Michael Driscoll (left) and Tim Rupert, president of

Posted on 9/19/2012 2:57:44 PM

How Rainy IS Indiana?

Rain. It's the stuff of legend at IUP. It seems like we get more than our fair share. In fact, when people say Seattle, Wash., is the rainiest city in the country, we say, Nah!! Indiana has Seattle beat. Do we? Professor Joe Bencloski (far right) and students check the weather station atop Leona

Posted on 9/17/2012 3:54:56 PM

IUP Experts on the Issues: Professor Tom Simmons on West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania, 2012

Pennsylvania has been fortunate in having no deaths related to West Nile virus in 2012, but don’t throw away the insect repellent just yet.

Posted on 9/12/2012 12:43:01 PM

University Museum to Host Lecture Series about IUP History

Four lectures are offered this fall in conjunction with the exhibit “Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.” Lectures will be presented from September 19 through October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the University Museum.

Posted on 9/7/2012 4:21:58 PM

September 11 Memorial Program to Be Held Tuesday: Campus and Community Invited

A September 11 Memorial Program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the World Trade Center monument on campus to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to take this opportunity for reflection. The event will inc

Posted on 9/5/2012 11:37:05 AM

Bruno Receives Grant to Run Girls Empowerment Program at Local Schools

Counseling professor Michelle Bruno has received a $45,000 grant from the FISA Foundation to continue the Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) empowerment program for adolescent girls in local schools. Bruno, working with school counselors, has conducted the 22-week ROX program with seventh-graders in Connellsville Area

Posted on 8/29/2012 10:17:01 AM

Healthy Appetites: Dining Services Dishes up More Healthy Options This Fall

From a hydration station to a “Free” Zone, some Dining Services changes this fall add to the healthy eating options on campus. Drink to Your Health! A new "hydration station" in the lobby of Foster Hall allows students to fill a water bottle for free with chilled or room temperature water. “We've had a lot

Posted on 8/23/2012 3:43:59 PM

Start of the 2012-13 Academic Year: What's Happening, What's New?

With the start of the new academic year, we welcome over 3,000 new students to IUP. Here's a rundown of the main events and a few nice changes you'll see on campus. First Day of Classes: Monday, Aug. 27 The whole of campus life, on schedule: academic calendar and central calendar . C

Posted on 8/14/2012 4:17:37 PM

Object of Our Affection: IUP History to Be Shared in University Museum Exhibit

Memorabilia, photos, paintings, and scrapbooks dating from 1875—the year IUP was founded as Indiana Normal School—offer a look at IUP through time in “ Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania ,” an exhibit at the University Museum opening on Saturday, September 1. 

Posted on 8/8/2012 1:09:19 PM

Salad Days: Food and Nutrition Interns Provide Week of Wonderful Lunches to Campus Community

Food and Nutrition professor Diane Wagoner and a team of students in the Dietetic Internship Program provided savory salads and other light lunch fare to members of the campus community during their Lunches-to-Go Week, July 17–24. Wagoner and her crew prepare pork loin for a salad with romaine, sugar

Posted on 7/24/2012 12:28:53 PM

May 2012 Graduates List

A list of all students who graduated from IUP, provided by the Office of the Registrar.

Posted on 7/19/2012 1:23:16 PM

Welcome Reception for the Driscolls Draws Town and Gown

A great showing of university and Indiana community members attended a welcome reception for new IUP president Mike Driscoll and his wife, Becky Driscoll, on Monday, July 16, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., hundreds of people—current and retired faculty, staff, elected off

Posted on 7/16/2012 11:44:44 PM

The Lone Dissenter: Famous Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht to Lecture, July 20

The prominent, controversial forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht will speak at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, in Eberly Auditorium. The public lecture is part of the “CSI: IUP” course in the Cook Honors College Summer Honors Program for high school students.

Posted on 7/12/2012 2:47:06 PM

Coffey ’12 Awarded Fulbright Assistantship to Teach in South Korea

Megan Coffey ’12 has been awarded a one-year Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach English to students in South Korea. Her assistantship begins in July 2012. Coffey is a magna cum laude graduate of Robert E. Cook Honors College and the Business Honors Program of the Eberly College of Business and Informatio

Posted on 6/27/2012 4:23:39 PM

IUP Promise Plus Awarded $150,000 from Heinz Endowments to Continue Work with High School Students

IUP Promise Plus aims to expand on the Pittsburgh Promise, which is designed to help students in Pittsburgh public schools plan, prepare, and pay for education at an accredited postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth year that IUP Promise Plus has been awarded funding by The Heinz Endowments; the new grant brings total Heinz funding to $610,000 for this successful program.

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:41:34 PM

Beaver Run Water Quality Project Renewed for Second Year

The  Beaver Run Reservoir Water Quality Testing Project will sample and monitor drinking water quality near Marcellus shale well pad sites for a second year, thanks to a $77,100 contract renewal with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County in June. The project taps the expertise of faculty and student re

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:40:20 PM

Spring 2012 Dean’s List

The Spring 2012 Dean’s List is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 6/19/2012 4:03:18 PM

Student Elyse Shirley Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Elyse Shirley, an undergraduate student majoring in English, journalism, and Spanish, has been awarded an international Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship. The scholarship allows Shirley to study in Chile for the 2012–13 academic year. “Going to Chile feels like a dream to

Posted on 6/14/2012 4:31:26 PM

Boser Awarded Fulbright Grant for Teaching and Research in Nepal

Sociology professor Susan Boser will work from August to December at Tribhuven University in Kirtipur, Nepal, teaching a graduate course in qualitative research methods for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and collaborating with the department on curriculum development.

Posted on 6/13/2012 2:03:42 PM

University Museum Shows as Vibrant as the Summer Season, June 9–August 4

Two shows as vibrant as the summer season come to the University Museum June 9–August 4. A kick-off reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the museum. The south galleries present the 76th annual Indiana Art Association Spring Show, presenting rece

Posted on 6/4/2012 12:38:19 PM

Wednesday Picnics in the Oak Grove Begin June 6

Weekly picnics run through August 8. All are open to the community and held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. The June 6 picnic will be a fond farewell to President David Werner and his wife, Kay Werner.

Posted on 6/1/2012 3:40:07 PM

Culinary Arts Dean’s List for Spring 2012

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2012 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a GPA of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the Ameri

Posted on 5/30/2012 5:08:49 PM

College of Education and Educational Technology Earns Full Reaccreditation from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The accreditation evaluation takes many months of work and is a comprehensive, multistep process that involves an in-depth qualitative and quantitative examination of all the programs within the college.

Posted on 5/24/2012 2:20:29 PM

Driving in Pennsylvania? Better Know the New Texting Law, Says IUP Highway Safety Project

With Pennsylvania’s new texting-while-driving law in effect and PennDOT's “Just Drive, PA" campaign underway, the IUP Regional Highway Safety Project has partnered with PennDOT, local law enforcement, AAA, and several safety organizations to raise public awareness of the need to eliminate distractions while driving.

Posted on 5/22/2012 6:25:02 PM

Bryner, Upward Bound Math and Science Student, Receives Dell Scholarship to Pursue Bachelor's Degree at IUP

Christina Bryner, a senior at Blairsville High School, has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the  Michael and Susan Dell Foundation  to support education-related expenses in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at IUP. Dell Scholars receive the monetary award to continue their higher education over the

Posted on 5/21/2012 4:55:11 PM

Speidel Appointed Vice President for University Advancement

William D. Speidel III has been appointed vice president for University Advancement. In his new role, Speidel is responsible for directing a comprehensive fundraising program, including annual giving, major gifts, prospect research, donor relations, and athletics giving. Private gifts to the university have

Posted on 5/15/2012 1:04:59 PM

Lee '12 Presented the First Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship

Criminology graduate Patrick Allen Lee '12 was awarded the first Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship at the department's graduation ceremony during Commencement, May 12.

Posted on 5/14/2012 3:56:25 PM

Ralph F. Roberts Heritage Learning Commons Named at IUP Punxsutawney

A special-use learning area at  IUP Punxsutawney has been named in honor of the late Ralph F. Roberts, Punxsutawney businessman and IUP trustee. Left to right: Trustee Sam Smith; Ann (Roberts) Jesick; Bob Roberts; trustee chair David Osikowicz; Jean (Roberts) Brown; Randy Jesick; Kerrin Roberts

Posted on 5/11/2012 1:11:03 PM

Commencement to Graduate 2,250 and Feature McGeary '54, Anthony, and Stahl as Speakers

Commencement 2012  takes place on Saturday, May 12, in ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The 9:00 a.m. ceremony is for undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Fine Arts, College of Health and Human Services, and College of Natural Sc

Posted on 5/9/2012 2:11:42 PM

Eight Honored with 2011-2012 Teaching Excellence Awards

Eight faculty have been recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence for innovative work in linking courses, creating exemplary online courses, restructuring courses around interaction, integrating service learning in new areas, and more. From top left: Meigan Robb, Lydia Rodriguez, John Taylor, F

Posted on 5/1/2012 12:19:45 PM

Sharing Fallen Brothers’ Stories: Vietnam Veterans James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67 Honored with Portrait Unveilings

James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67, who were killed while serving in the Vietnam War, were honored with the dedication of portraits and a bench on April 21, 2012, in an event organized by fellow alumni and attended by family members and about 100 guests. Carl Amenhauser ’67 and tribute portrait o

Posted on 4/27/2012 3:22:28 PM

A Star on the Map: Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Earns National Accreditation

The Regional Planning undergraduate program has earned national accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board, joining only 13 other undergraduate programs in the United States to be nationally accredited. Of the 85 planning programs in the country that are PAB accredited, 71 are graduate program

Posted on 4/27/2012 10:19:16 AM

Interior Design Students Take on Borough Council Chamber Project

The Indiana Borough Council enlisted teams of students in Professor Julia Gomboc-Turyan's Human Factors in Design Class to create and present plans for redesign of the council chamber during Spring semester 2012. Left to right: Sharae Gilhousen, student; Kevin Kravetsky, Indiana Borough Council member

Posted on 4/24/2012 6:00:53 PM

Larkin and Biology Students Participate in Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biology professor Jeff Larkin took four students to participate in a volunteer project to plant 15,000 trees and shrubs at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on April 21. Team IUP, left to right: Mack Frantz, Wendy Leuenberger, Professor Jeff Larkin, Julie Scott, and Rich Gatesman

Posted on 4/20/2012 2:20:42 PM

Piper, Van Dyke, and Pavloski Honored with 2012 Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three faculty have been honored with University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: David Piper, for service; Joan Van Dyke, for creative arts; and Raymond Pavloski, for research. Professor David Piper, Employment and Labor Relations; Professor Joan Van Dyke, Theater and Dance; Professor Raymond Pavl

Posted on 4/20/2012 2:08:31 PM

Correction: Community Invited to “Stand Against Racism” in Unity Chain

Student organizers invite the campus and community to a Stand Against Racism event at 2:30 p.m. and a personal-narrative presentation by the Native American activist Jean Whitehorse at 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2012.

Posted on 4/19/2012 5:54:24 PM

18th Annual Community Nutrition Food Drive, April 28

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor its annual food drive—“Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors”—on April 28 to benefit local families through the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food pantries.

Posted on 4/17/2012 3:36:39 PM

Ali Awarded 2012-2013 University Professorship

Abbas Ali, professor of Management and director of the School of International Management in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, has been awarded the 2012–2013 University Professorship.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:32:13 AM

Jimmy Stewart's Role in Opposing Nazism and Political Censorship before World War II to Be Topic of Presentation, April 18

The role that Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and other Hollywood actors played in opposing Nazism and censorship of political commentary on Europe between 1938 and 1941 will be the topic of a multimedia presentation and discussion on Wednesday, April 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The program is free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:13:15 AM

Student Ambassadors Group Wins Council for Advancement and Support of Education Awards

The IUP Ambassadors, a student group that promotes interaction between all members of the university community, has earned three 2012 CASE District 2 awards: Outstanding External Program; Tried & True Program; and Outstanding Adviser award, presented to Sara Lawer.

Posted on 4/10/2012 5:24:58 PM

Pathbreakers Recognized in Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program, April 2

Maria Markovich '74, a pharmaceuticals consultant; Sue McMurdy '78, an executive at First Commonwealth Financial Corp.; and Anne Simmons, a longtime school superintendent, presented a panel discussion. Students Elyse Kleist and Rebecca Beadling were awarded the first Chemistry Alumni Research Fund Award and the annual Patricia Hilliard Robertson '85 Memorial Scholarship.

Posted on 4/9/2012 1:43:16 PM

McGeary '54, Arts Innovator, to Receive Honorary Doctorate, Give Commencement Keynote Address

Clyde Mills McGeary '54 has dedicated a lifetime to arts education leadership, including a role as chief of the Division of Arts and Sciences in the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction in the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1975 to 1991. He will address both Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2012.

Posted on 4/9/2012 12:36:44 PM

Third Annual Sex and Gender Conference, April 12-13

The third annual Sex and Gender Conference at IUP will be held on April 12 and 13 at the Hadley Union Building and other locations on campus. The conference schedule includes  16 panels, presentations, and workshops featuring more than 30 student, staff and faculty presenters. The conference is free a

Posted on 4/6/2012 6:08:31 PM

Autism Awareness Events Continue, April 9–11

Alpha Xi Delta and the Six O’Clock Series are holding several events in April 2012 as part of national Autism Awareness Month.  Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impairing development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Alpha

Posted on 4/5/2012 5:47:27 PM

Holmes and Wendekier Chosen to Participate in Elite Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Janice Holmes, professor of nursing and allied health, and Camille Wendekier, IUP nursing doctoral candidate and professor of nursing at St. Francis University, have been selected by Sigma Theta Tau International to participate as one of 16 mentor–student pairs in its 2012 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Posted on 4/4/2012 4:43:33 PM

Hurlbert, Jenkins, Jozefowicz, and Kostelnik Named to Princeton Review's “300 Best Professors”

Professors Claude Mark Hurlbert, Melvin Jenkins, James Jozefowicz, and Robert Kostelnik have been named to the Princeton Review's Best 300 Professors , a new guide recognizing top professors in the nation according to ratings on RateMyProfessors.com. Professors from 122 colleges and universities are included. R

Posted on 4/4/2012 10:27:04 AM

Early Innovators: The 2012 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, taking place Tuesday, April 3, as part of Research Appreciation Week 2012, showcases the research and scholarship of more than 100 students. Music education major Jonathan Donath and Spanish major Jocelyn Amevuvor discuss how their projects broadened their expertise.

Posted on 4/2/2012 5:16:04 PM

Gathers ’77, Senior Vice President of Darden Restaurant Group, to Give Hospitality Management Distinguished Lecture

Tom Gathers ’77, senior vice president in the Darden Restaurant Group, will present “A Letter to Kate: Lessons for a New Leader” on April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Taking the form of a letter to his daughter, his presentation will address leadership qualities needed by young people entering the workforce

Posted on 4/1/2012 7:46:11 PM

Rock with the Hawks: Dance-a-Thon and Other Activities Schedule, March 30-31

Students invite the campus and community to join them in dancing and many other activities anytime from 9:00 p.m., Friday, to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. All proceeds benefit agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in Indiana.

Posted on 3/27/2012 3:44:33 PM

Safety Sciences National Forum on Prevention of Workplace Fatality Receives $100,000 in Support from Alcoa

A Department of Safety Sciences national forum on fatality prevention in the workplace has received $100,000 in support from the Alcoa Foundation through a grant to the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Fatality Prevention Forum is scheduled for October 29–30 at the Embassy Suites in Pittsburgh

Posted on 3/26/2012 6:39:26 PM

Student Hawk Rock Project Rolls on, with Service Events Leading to Dance-a-Thon Finale, March 30–31

The Hawk Rock 2012 Project , the student community service campaign to benefit agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in Indiana, is rolling out more awareness- and fund-raising events, leading to a  dance-a-thon finale , March 30–31. Members of the Hawk Rock student committee and so

Posted on 3/20/2012 12:22:48 PM

IUP Named to National Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Fourth Consecutive Year

IUP has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts in the 2010–2011 academic year. It's the fourth consecutive year that IUP has earned this distinction. Institutions are chosen on the basis of the scope and innovation of their service projects, pe

Posted on 3/20/2012 10:49:06 AM

Wong Doe to Give Solo Piano Recital at Carnegie Hall

Music professor Henry Wong Doe will give a solo piano recital at Carnegie Hall on March 26. The concert will feature selections from his recent recording of the complete works of internationally renowned New Zealand composer Gareth Farr.

Posted on 3/19/2012 6:59:24 PM

IUP Well Represented at Leader’s Circle Awards

IUP was well represented at the Leader’s Circle Awards event on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Interim President David Werner honored state senator Don White with the 2012 President’s Medal of Distinction, and several members of the university community were recognized for their community service and leadership.

Posted on 3/16/2012 2:42:45 PM

IUP Trailblazing in Northern Appalachian Studies Spotlighted in Conference

As host of the Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23-25, IUP positions itself as a trailblazer in northern Appalachian studies, with benefits for faculty, students, and alumni.

Posted on 3/9/2012 5:32:49 PM

Four Free Lectures Open to Public as Part of Appalachian Studies Conference, March 23–25

Talks by guest speakers on Pennsylvania's contributions to Appalachian culture, how powwows create community among Native Americans in Appalachian Pennsylvania, regional impacts of global warming, and the history of racist towns in Pennsylvania will be open to students and the Indiana community free of charge as part of the 35th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference hosted at IUP.

Posted on 3/2/2012 3:57:14 PM

Top Students Invited to Join IUP Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society in the nation, has sent IUP chapter membership invitations to junior, senior, and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes.

Posted on 2/29/2012 12:09:53 PM

Eighth Annual Student Blood Drive to Honor Veteran Matt Homa '02, February 29

The blood drive in honor of Army second lieutenant Matt Homa ’02, who was wounded in Iraq in 2003, will be held on Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Crimson Event Center.

Posted on 2/24/2012 12:10:03 PM

Fall 2011 Dean’s List

The Fall 2011 Dean’s List is now available on the Office of the Registrar website . Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail

Posted on 2/21/2012 10:45:12 AM

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