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: October 2009

Presidential Scholarship for 2009 Awarded to Art Major Kelley

Freshman Shelby Kelley, of Silver Spring, Md., was selected as the 2009 recipient of the Dr. Tony Atwater and Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater Presidential Scholarship. Kelley, a studio art major, is the daughter of Colette Lancaster, Silver Spring, and Theodore Kelley, Jr., of Germantown. She is a 2009 graduate of Nor

Posted on 10/30/2009 1:11:33 PM

Tickets Available for First Commonwealth Lecture Featuring Woodward

Free tickets are available at the HUB ticket window for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture featuring journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward will present “From Nixon to Bush: What Can President Obama Learn from Presidents Past?” on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/30/2009 11:11:59 AM

Coal Lectures Continue with “Strike! Lessons Learned from the 1927-1928 Coal Strike at Rossiter”

Note: The location of this program has been changed since its original posting. The program “Strike! Lessons Learned from the 1927–1928 Coal Strike at Rossiter,” will be offered Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The presentation, which is free and open to the communit

Posted on 10/30/2009 10:41:26 AM

Education Secretary Zahorchak to Receive Honorary Degree, Speak at December Commencement

Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, Pennsylvania secretary of education, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will present remarks during Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s December undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Zahorchak, formerly of Johnstown, received a Master of Education degree from IUP in 1988.

Posted on 10/29/2009 2:45:14 PM

Service Learning to Hold Food Drive

The Office of Service Learning will hold a three-day food drive to benefit the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank. Students will collect items and hand out informational fliers about ICCAP on November 4, 5, and 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Indiana Giant Eagle along Seventh Street. IUP

Posted on 10/26/2009 2:54:44 PM

Family Weekend 2009 Offers Fireworks Display and More

Hundreds of families are expected for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Family Weekend celebration on October 31, 2009. The IUP Student Cooperative Association will continue its presentation of a special fireworks display October 31 starting at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks were first offered in 2008 in conjuncti

Posted on 10/26/2009 2:49:18 PM

Native American Festival Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, the IUP Native American Awareness Council and the  Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement  are sponsoring a free event, open to the community, on November 7, 2009. The third annual Native American Festival will be held from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the IU

Posted on 10/23/2009 1:43:11 PM

Coal Lectures Continue with “I Sold My Soul to the Company Town”

The program “I Sold My Soul to the Company Town: Company Control in the Coal Patches of Western Pennsylvania, 1910–1930,” will be offered Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the University Museum . The presentation, which is free and open to the community, is by Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts, an assistant profes

Posted on 10/23/2009 1:26:41 PM

Workshops on Self-Injurious Behaviors and Clinical Suicidology to Be Offered in November

The Center for Counselor Training and Services will offer workshops on self-injurious behaviors and clinical suicidology during its Fall 2009 professional development series in November.

Posted on 10/22/2009 2:39:58 PM

Van Shura Confirmed as New Trustee

Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell have announced that the state Senate on October 19, 2009, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Mary Esther Van Shura, of Pittsburgh, to the IUP Council of Trustees . Her term began October 19 and will extend to January 20, 2015. “I am plea

Posted on 10/22/2009 11:31:49 AM

Child and Family Studies Program Offered Part Time in Monroeville

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a part-time bachelor’s degree program in Child and Family Studies at its center in Monroeville starting January 25, 2010. IUP at Monroeville is at 400 Penn Center Boulevard, Building Four, Suite 900, Wilkins Township. Two courses will be offered each semester for

Posted on 10/21/2009 1:51:59 PM

Children’s Fair to Be Hosted by Council for Exceptional Children

The student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children will host its eighth annual Children’s Fair from noon to 3:00 p.m. October 24, 2009, at the College Lodge in the IUP Recreation Park.

Posted on 10/19/2009 12:31:50 PM

Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police Are Subject of October 21 Lecture

The program “Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police: Patch Town Law Enforcement,” will be offered October 21, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  University Museum . The presentation, which is free and open to the community, is by Spencer Sadler, a local freelance writer and educator. Sadler

Posted on 10/19/2009 11:20:30 AM

Nursing and Allied Health Programs Accredited

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in the  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions  have been approved for unconditional ten-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). “This positive news again confirms the exceptional academi

Posted on 10/15/2009 2:13:34 PM

Eberly College of Business Included in Princeton Review’s 2010 “Best 301 Business Schools”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools,” 2010 edition. This is the sixth consecutive year that Eberly College has been selected for this annual guidebook. “This sixth consecutive honor for the

Posted on 10/14/2009 3:38:21 PM

Free Tickets Available October 21 for First Commonwealth Lecture Featuring Woodward

Free tickets are available starting October 21 for the second annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward. Woodward will present “From Nixon to Bush: What Can President Obama Learn from Presidents Pa

Posted on 10/14/2009 3:32:27 PM

Pratt Drive Section to Be Converted to Pedestrian Walkway

In continued efforts to improve the safety of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community, IUP will convert Pratt Drive between Grant and Locust streets to a pedestrian walkway. This is the section of Pratt Drive in front of the Sutton Suites—to be named Gealy W. Wallwork Residence Hall. In order to safely

Posted on 10/11/2009 11:59:19 PM

Homecoming 2009: Events Overview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer its annual Homecoming celebration on October 9–11, 2009, with alumni, friends, and community members in mind. This year’s Homecoming Ball will be held at the Indiana Country Club on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, and his wife, Dr. Be

Posted on 10/7/2009 11:01:32 AM

Department of Education Grant to Assist Math Teachers

IUP has received $166,058 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help math teachers become more highly qualified. IUP is one of five Pennsylvania universities sharing a $2.6-million federal grant for the project, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Gerald L. Zahorchak said. The Title II grants will be use

Posted on 10/6/2009 10:25:28 AM

Federal Grant to Aid Efforts to Reduce Violence against Women

U.S. Senator Bob Casey has announced that $274,886 in federal funding has been awarded to Indiana University of Pennsylvania by the Department of Justice. This grant is for programs that reduce violent crimes against women. “With this funding, IUP will have more resources to fight violence against women,” Casey sai

Posted on 10/6/2009 9:48:40 AM

Center for Family Business Offers MBA Certificate for Small Business

Nineteen individuals will graduate November 3, 2009, from the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s MBA Certificate Program for Small Businesses. The group was organized by Ellen Ruddock, director of IUP’s Center for Family Business . The MBA certificate program is coordinated for the coll

Posted on 10/5/2009 11:45:31 AM

Satan’s Camaro Exhibition “Imminent and Delicious” Opens October 13

IUP’s Kipp Gallery will host an exhibition, Imminent and Delicious, by Satan’s Camaro, the artist collaborative team of Lenore Thomas and Justin Strom, October 13 through November 13, 2009.

Posted on 10/5/2009 11:33:59 AM

Lloyd Named Top ROTC Cadet in Nation

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania ROTC cadet has been selected as the top ROTC cadet in the nation. Erik Lloyd, an IUP graduate and current graduate student, was selected for the distinction from 4,700 other cadets following the Leader Development and Assessment Course held this summer for senior R

Posted on 10/2/2009 4:16:34 PM

IUP-TV Students Win Silver Telly for Short Film

Some students working with IUP-TV have won a 2009 Silver Telly Award for their short film Fish Eyes. The film was produced and written by Communications Media student Sam Hakes, of Wellsville.

Posted on 10/2/2009 3:53:58 PM

Whiffen Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Brook Whiffen, professor of Military Science and chair of the department, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Posted on 10/2/2009 3:47:44 PM

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