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IUP News: December 2011

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Bizzaro Selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Patrick Bizzaro, Department of English, has won a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to assist in the development of a writing program at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He is IUP’s 61st Fulbright Scholarship recipient.

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

IUP to Host Kennedy Center Theater Festival for Second Time

IUP will welcome up to 1,000 visitors for the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 11–14, 2012, which will feature plays, workshops, seminars, and actor John Cariani as keynote speaker.

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.

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.

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.

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 meeting.

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.

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 coordinated efforts on campus that led to providing 180 gifts for 45 area children through the Treasures for Children program and collecting 75 toys and $100 for Toys for Tots.

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.

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.

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 on December 1.

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

World Premiere of September 11 Commemorative Piece Planned

A Department of Music concert on December 8 will feature the world premiere of Jack Stamp’s “Canticle: Voces Candentes,” which he wrote in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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

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