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: December 2011

Bizzaro Selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Patrick Bizzaro , a faculty member in the Department of English , has been selected for a Fulbright Scholarship. Bizzaro won a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to work at the University of the Free State in South Africa, assisting in the development of its writing program. He is IUP’s 61st Fulb

Posted on 12/19/2011 1:30:09 PM

IUP to Host Kennedy Center Theater Festival for Second Time

Up to 1,000 faculty members and students are expected at IUP for the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 11–14, 2012. In addition to plays, workshops, and seminars, the festival will feature actor and playwright John Cariani as the keynote speaker. His presentation will be Ja

Posted on 12/19/2011 11:57:25 AM

Student Firefighters Recognized for Heroism

Three IUP students and two other community members were honored by the Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, for the rescue of a fire victim in Indiana in October. The trustees’ resolution of commendation honored W. Travis Burket, of McMurray; Simeon Logan, of Indiana; and Matthew Reynolds,

Posted on 12/16/2011 3:48:19 PM

Movember Project Raises $1,500 for Men’s Health

Fraternity members raised $1,500 for the 2011 Movember project, a national men’s health awareness event. “Movember” refers both to the month of November, when events are traditionally held, and to the slang term for mustache, “mo.” During November, men are encouraged to “grow their mos” to raise awareness about men

Posted on 12/16/2011 3:35:44 PM

Three Presidential Candidates Selected, Forwarded to State System Board

The Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, approved forwarding three candidates for the position of university president to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors for its consideration. The three continuing candidates are as follows: Michael Driscoll, current provost

Posted on 12/15/2011 4:38:17 PM

Campus Dining Master Plan Approved

The Council of Trustees approved the $37-million Campus Dining Master Plan, a financing plan for the project, and the integration of the dining master plan into the Long-Range Campus Facilities Master Plan at its December 15, 2011, quarterly meeting. The Campus Dining Master Plan includes the con

Posted on 12/15/2011 12:18:23 PM

Program Aims to Increase African-American Men Studying Education

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh has awarded IUP a grant of $361,500 for a program designed to increase the number of African-American men in teacher preparation programs in colleges and universities. California University of Pennsylvania, the Community College of Allegheny County, Point Park University, and IUP

Posted on 12/13/2011 5:10:19 PM

Service Learning Leads Campus Efforts in Toys for Tots, Treasures for Children Programs

The Office of Service Learning sponsored several opportunities for members of the IUP community to give to disadvantaged children and families in the Indiana area. The office coordinated donations for the Treasures for Children program, sponsored by the Salvation Army, and the Toys for Tots program, coordin

Posted on 12/13/2011 4:51:37 PM

Faculty Members Aid Local Hunger Fight

Faculty members contributed $1,250 to expand the Power Pack Program, a countywide food program that targets needy children.

Posted on 12/13/2011 11:56:42 AM

Commencement Ceremonies for December 2011 Detailed

Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 17, 2011, honoring 1,009 students. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 10:00 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium , part of the IUP Performing Arts Center. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. in the

Posted on 12/13/2011 10:39:11 AM

Dancer, Activist Mwano to Speak at Kwanzaa Program

Deo Mwano, choreographer, dancer, and activist, will be the featured speaker at IUP’s annual Kwanzaa program December 10, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. The event is free and open to the community. The program includes a celebration of family, friends, community, and culture. It i

Posted on 12/8/2011 3:12:20 PM

Legislative Fellow, Friend of Higher Education Named for 2011

IUP honored Jim Wansacz, Lackawanna County commissioner-elect and former state representative, with the Friend of Higher Education Award and named Representative Frank Dermody its fourteenth Legislative Fellow at a luncheon December 1, 2011. The Friend of Higher Education Award is given in recognition of an indi

Posted on 12/2/2011 4:23:01 PM

World Premiere of September 11 Commemorative Piece Planned

The Department of Music will present a special concert December 8, 2011, featuring the world premiere of Jack Stamp’s “Canticle: Voces Candentes,” which he wrote in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The concert, free and open to the community, will be he

Posted on 12/2/2011 2:04:26 PM

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