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IUP News: October 2011

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Kipp Annex to Feature Work of Contemporary Clay Artists

Kipp Gallery Annex will host the work of seven contemporary clay artists in the exhibition The Lowdown: Tales from the Margin, which will run from November 8 through December 9, 2011.

Posted on 10/28/2011 4:27:24 PM

McCombie Receives Second National Award for Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership

Sally McCombie, a faculty member in the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department, has been recognized as the 2011 National Honorary Member by the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.

Posted on 10/28/2011 3:29:22 PM

Run-Walk to Benefit Hawk Rock Fund-Raiser

The Hawk Rock Committee will host a two-mile run-walk on Sunday, November 13, 2011, to benefit the Hawk Rock project, a March 2012 fund-raising event for three Indiana County charities addressing homelessness and hunger.

Posted on 10/28/2011 2:41:23 PM

American Indian Heritage Month 2011 Celebration to Feature Performances

The Native American Awareness Council will present the annual celebration of American Indian Heritage Month on Saturday, November 12, from noon to 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room.

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:01:21 AM

Information Assurance Day 2011 to Feature Speakers from FBI, NSA, More

Information Assurance Day will feature several speakers, including representatives from the FBI and the National Security Agency, on November 10 in the HUB Delaware Room. The event is free and open to the community.

Posted on 10/26/2011 11:21:11 AM

Limited Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson, Joseph Wilson Lecture Still Available

A limited number of tickets are still available for the November 14, 2011, First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson. Admission is free, but tickets are required. They are available at the Hadley Union Building Box Office or by calling 724-357-1313.

Posted on 10/26/2011 10:55:08 AM

Speaker to Discuss Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

Lynnea Smith, a member of the Navajo nation from Crownpoint, N.M., will speak November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Pratt Auditorium about uranium mining on the Navajo Indian reservation.

Posted on 10/25/2011 3:11:18 PM

Family Weekend 2011 Offers Host of Activities

A number of activities will be offered in celebration of Family Weekend, October 28-30, 2011.

Posted on 10/24/2011 4:32:21 PM

Student Group Apologizes for Graffiti Incident; “STAND Against Racism” Event Planned for Tuesday

IUP student group STAND—Students Taking Action Now Darfur, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network—apologized Thursday evening for images placed on trees around IUP’s Oak Grove.

Posted on 10/13/2011 7:28:31 PM

Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson Lecture Available

Tickets are now available for the November 14, 2011, First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Posted on 10/10/2011 1:42:13 PM

SECA Fund-Raising Luncheon Set for October 27

A turkey-and-stuffing luncheon to raise funds for the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) will be held October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Oak Room, on the ground floor of Foster Dining Hall.

Posted on 10/7/2011 1:13:54 PM

Biology Professor Selected for National Science Teachers Association Board

Thomas Lord, a professor in the Biology Department, is the first IUP faculty member to be selected for the board of directors of the National Science Teachers Association.

Posted on 10/7/2011 1:01:36 PM

“Cardboard City” Event to Aid Flood Victims

Gamma Sigma Sigma will conduct a “cardboard city” project in the Oak Grove on October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to raise funds for the American Red Cross to help with relief for flooded areas in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 10/7/2011 12:50:56 PM

Safety Sciences Doctoral Program to Begin at IUP in 2013

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approved IUP’s Doctor of Philosophy in Safety Sciences program on October 6, 2011. The program will be the first of its kind in the nation.

Posted on 10/6/2011 3:59:14 PM

First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture to Feature Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson

Former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson will be the speakers at the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP on November 14, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/4/2011 11:58:00 AM

International Education Week Events to Include Naturalization Ceremony

The Office of International Education is sponsoring several activities in celebration of International Education Week, October 10–14, 2011, including a naturalization ceremony October 14.

Posted on 10/4/2011 11:42:19 AM

Students to “Rock the Grove” for the Alice Paul House

Fraternity and sorority members will be “Rocking the Grove” October 4 and 5, 2011, to benefit the Alice Paul House, Indiana County’s shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Posted on 10/3/2011 4:09:49 PM

Sororities, Fraternities Partner with Service Learning for Food Drive

IUP fraternity and sorority members, in conjunction with the Office of Service Learning, will hold a food drive October 7 and 8 at BiLo along North Fourth Street to benefit the Community Kitchen of Indiana County.

Posted on 10/3/2011 1:23:37 PM

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