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IUP News: October 2009

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Presidential Scholarship for 2009 Awarded to Art Major Kelley

Freshman Shelby Kelley, a studio art major from Silver Spring, Md., was selected as the 2009 recipient of the Dr. Tony Atwater and Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship was presented during the Homecoming Ball in October.

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”

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, by Dr. Jim Dougherty, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Center for Northern Appalachian Studies.

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 IUP’s December undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Zahorchak 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 food drive to benefit the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank. Students will collect items on November 4, 5, and 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Indiana Giant Eagle.

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

Family Weekend 2009 Offers Fireworks Display and More

Hundreds of families are expected for IUP’s annual Family Weekend on October 31, 2009. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a continental brunch in the HUB. A fireworks display, sponsored by the Student Cooperative Association, will start at 7:30 p.m.

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

Native American Festival Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

The Native American Awareness Council and the Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement will sponsor the third annual Native American Festival on November 7, 2009, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the HUB Delaware Room.

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

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

“I Sold My Soul to the Company Town: Company Control in the Coal Patches of Western Pennsylvania, 1910–1930,” will be presented Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the University Museum by Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts, an assistant professor of history at IUP.

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

The state Senate has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Mary Esther Van Shura to the IUP Council of Trustees. Her term began October 19, 2009, and will extend through January 20, 2015.

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

Child and Family Studies Program Offered Part Time in Monroeville

IUP will offer a part-time bachelor’s degree program in Child and Family Studies in Monroeville starting January 25, 2010. One course will be offered on line, and one course will be offered Monday evenings at IUP at Monroeville.

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

“Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police: Patch Town Law Enforcement,” will be presented October 21, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the University Museum by Spencer Sadler, a local freelance writer and educator. It is being offered in conjunction with the exhibit “A Walk through Time: Western Pennsylvania Coal Culture.”

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

Nursing and Allied Health Programs Accredited

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.

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

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

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools,” 2010 edition, marking the college’s sixth consecutive year of selection for this guidebook.

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. The event is November 4, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

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

Pratt Drive Section to Be Converted to Pedestrian Walkway

Pratt Drive between Grant and Locust streets will be converted to a pedestrian walkway to enhance safety around the Sutton Suites. Garman Avenue, which runs parallel to Pratt in this area, has been widened and otherwise improved to accommodate traffic.

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

Homecoming 2009: Events Overview

IUP’s annual Homecoming celebration takes place October 9–11, 2009. Find information about this year’s events and activities, from the Homecoming Ball on Friday to Saturday’s parade and children’s carnival to the Homecoming concert on Sunday.

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

Department of Education Grant to Assist Math Teachers

As a result of a $166,058 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, IUP education faculty will work with regional school districts to provide distance-learning opportunities to math teachers.

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

Federal Grant to Aid Efforts to Reduce Violence against Women

The Department of Justice has awarded nearly $275,000 in federal funding to IUP for programs that work to reduce violent crimes against women.

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.

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 IUP ROTC cadet has been selected as the top ROTC cadet in the nation. Erik Lloyd was selected for the distinction from 4,700 other cadets following the Leader Development and Assessment Course.

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