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IUP News: March 2013

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Scope of IUP Innovation Seen in Research Appreciation Week, April 1–5

The 19th Annual Research Appreciation Week takes place April 1–5, showcasing in one of the most exciting academic events of the year the innovation and scope of research that IUP faculty and students conduct universitywide.

Posted on 3/28/2013 3:12:09 PM

Eberly College Named a ‘Best for Vets’ Business School

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology ranks 20th out of 100 schools and earns four out of four stars for academic support in a survey by Military Times.

Posted on 3/25/2013 4:54:41 PM

Student Invitations to Join Phi Kappa Phi Sent, Response Due April 14

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students who've received invitations to join the IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi to take advantage of this opportunity before the April 14 deadline. Invitations were mailed to students’ home addresses and e-mailed to them earlier this month.

Posted on 3/25/2013 3:28:06 PM

Famed FBI Whistle-Blower to Speak on Integrity in Business, March 27

Mark Edward Whitacre, the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistle-blower, will present “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way,” a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 27, at 11:10 a.m. in Eberly Auditorium.

Posted on 3/21/2013 5:02:37 PM

IUP Ambassadors Student Organization Wins Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District Awards

The IUP Ambassadors won three CASE district awards, with the Leadership Dinner program earning Outstanding External Program; the Buddy Program earning Outstanding Internal Program; and Kidz Karnival, a family-friendly Homecoming event, earning the Tried & True Program award.

Posted on 3/19/2013 2:51:30 PM

Podbielski, Leader in Gender Equity in Athletics, to Receive 2013 IUP President’s Medal of Distinction

Ruth Podbielski came to IUP in 1955 and served in many roles, leading up to director of athletics for the women’s intercollegiate program, a position she retired from in 1987. She was instrumental in the university’s adding 10 varsity sports, enabling thousands of women to take advantage of opportunities to compete in a varsity athletic program.

Posted on 3/15/2013 12:11:01 PM

IUP Launches Mobile App for iPhone, Android

IUP launched a mobile application on February 23. As of March 13, the app had been downloaded by 2,645 users. IUP Mobile is available as a free download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Posted on 3/15/2013 11:00:00 AM

Dean's List for Fall 2012 Announced

Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 3/15/2013 10:31:17 AM

IUP Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The honor roll, which recognizes achievements  during the 2011–12 academic year, the  is produced by the Corporation for National Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Posted on 3/14/2013 2:50:54 PM

Alumna, U.S. Steel Executive, Returns as Executive in Residence to Share Experiences with Students

Alumna Malisa J. Sommers, managing director of transportation of United States Steel Corporation and president, Transtar, Inc., a  subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corporation, returned to IUP on February 26 and 27 to speak to business students through Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Executive in Residence program. Several hundred students participated. 

Posted on 3/13/2013 3:13:41 PM

High School History Students to Take over HUB in National History Day Competition, March 8

The History Department will host this year’s National History Day regional competition on Friday, March 8, in the Hadley Union Building. About 200 high school and middle school students from the Indiana area will display their research for IUP faculty and student judges. Winners of the daylong competition will compete at the state level in Mechanicsburg.

Posted on 3/7/2013 2:24:11 PM

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