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IUP Punxsutawney News: April 2014

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Transition of IUP Punxsutawney Students Nearly Complete

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Fall Registration at the IUP Punxsutawney campusIUP students studying at the Punxsutawney campus participated in the annual Indiana campus Advising and Fall Registration Day on April 17, 2014. The day represented the culminating experience in a series of academic transition events taking place throughout the Spring semester.

The morning itinerary included a welcome by President Mike Driscoll and other campus officials, plus department-based academic advising and course schedule fine-tuning. In addition to the afternoon registration for Fall classes, students attended activities designed to raise their awareness of Indiana campus resources and services. Students also had opportunities to meet Indiana campus advisers and mentors well in advance of their Fall transition.

A total of 121 students, or 91 percent of those eligible and available for registration, successfully enrolled for Indiana campus Fall semester courses.

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Wise Named March Punxsutawney Person of Purpose

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Shanna Wise was named as the March Punxsutawney Person of Purpose. The monthly award recognizes the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities. The recognition reinforces the critical value of passion, persistence, and purpose in achieving meaningful success. 

Award recipients are chosen from faculty nominations and activity and event participation records. 

Wise attended five cocurricular opportunities and was nominated by Rosalee Stilwell as being among the most outstanding in the classroom. She also has a previous honorable mention from February.

Honorable mention for March goes to Shydiyah Gardner, Rose Ozkum, Brittany Schaeffer, and Dayona Whittaker.

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Shepherd Named February Punxsutawney Person of Purpose

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Dominique Shepherd was named as the February Punxsutawney Person of Purpose. The monthly award recognizes the student who is most actively involved in classroom participation and out-of-classroom opportunities. The recognition reinforces the critical value of passion, persistence, and purpose in achieving meaningful success.

Award recipients are chosen from faculty nominations and activity and event participation records. 

Shepherd attended four cocurricular opportunities and was nominated by faculty members Lynn Shelly and Raymond Beisel as being among the most outstanding in the classrooms. She also had three previous honorable mentions from PACE in September, December, and January.

Honorable mention for February goes to Malia Brisbine, Shydiyah Gardner, Rose Ozkum, and Shanna Wise.

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Lopez Earns Top College Honors at April 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

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Vincent LopezIUP Punxsutawney student Vincent Lopez participated in the ninth annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum at the IUP main campus on April 1, 2014. Mentored by Lynn Shelly of the English Department, Vince presented “How Important Is Grit to the Success of Minority College Students?”

Grit is considered those personal attributes, both natural and learned, that enables a student to successfully persist through challenge and difficulty. The concept is most recently being championed by Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania.

Vince’s presentation earned him top honors representing the IUP College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was awarded a $250 Dean’s Innovation Scholarship for his efforts. Vince was the only freshman student among the 380 undergraduate forum participants.

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