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IUP News: September 2009

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OnStage...Arts and Entertainment Presents “UpTown” Concert Series

IUP’s OnStage…Arts and Entertainment will offer four concerts at The Coney on Philadelphia Street’s VIP Lounge as part of its “OnStage UpTown” series starting October 2, 2009.

Posted on 9/30/2009 3:55:54 PM

Homecoming 2009 King and Queen Announced

See which students were named 2009 Homecoming king and queen for IUP’s Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses.

Posted on 9/30/2009 11:34:09 AM

Christian-Atheist Dialogue Planned for October 6

IUP will host a program with coauthors Carl Peraino and James W. Sire based on their book Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue on October 6, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology auditorium.

Posted on 9/29/2009 1:26:27 PM

Global Spectrum Officials Provide Updates on KCAC Arena Management

IUP hosted members of the Global Spectrum leadership team Monday, September 28, 2009, for a briefing about Global Spectrum’s management of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s Ed Fry Arena.

Posted on 9/28/2009 4:17:57 PM

University Professor Pagnucci to Offer Open Office Hours on Facebook

Join Gian Pagnucci, IUP’s 2009–2010 University Professor, for a series of “Open Office Hours” offered via Facebook, the popular social-networking site. The event starts on October 5, 2009.

Posted on 9/28/2009 3:35:40 PM

Sutton Suites to Be Named for Trustee Wallwork

Gealy W. Wallwork, a member of the Council of Trustees, has been recognized with the naming of a residence hall in his honor. The Sutton Suites, completed in Phase III of the Residential Revival, will be named the Gealy W. Wallwork Residence Hall.

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:03:39 PM

Pidgeon Honored with Naming of Natatorium

The Memorial Field House swimming pool will be named in honor of the late John A. Pidgeon, formerly of Saltsburg and Indiana. Pidgeon established a scholarship for IUP men and women swimmers in 2004 and served as a volunteer swimming coach.

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:01:22 PM

IUP Fairman Centre Gifts Acknowledged with Namings

Gifts to the IUP Fairman Centre in Punxsutawney are being acknowledged with the naming of areas within the building after four donors: the Borough of Punxsutawney, Punxsutawney Area College Trust, Linda D. and C. David Deabenderfer, and KTH Architects Inc.

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:00:11 PM

KCAC Athletic Suites to Be Named for Brattons

Athletic suites in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will be named in honor of Edward K. and Joan R. Bratton, of Indiana. The Brattons made a $1-million gift for the KCAC in the spring.

Posted on 9/25/2009 12:54:52 PM

Residential Revival Phase III Ribbon Cutting

The Foundation for IUP and IUP cut the ribbon September 24, 2009, for Phase III of the Residential Revival. The ceremony was held in the Sutton Suites courtyard, along Pratt Drive. Read an account of the ceremony and see photos from the event.

Posted on 9/24/2009 4:37:56 PM

International Education Week Events Planned for 2009

The Office of International Education is sponsoring several activities October 5–8, 2009, in celebration of International Education Week, which prepares Americans for a global environment and brings students from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

Posted on 9/23/2009 2:41:51 PM

Homecoming Ball 2009: Tickets Available

IUP will host its third annual Homecoming Ball, featuring dance music by the IUP Jazz Ensemble, on October 9, 2009, at the Indiana Country Club. The event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/23/2009 2:31:51 PM

Kovalchick Complex’s Fry Arena to Be Subject of Press Event

Global Spectrum will present information about its management of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s Ed Fry Arena on Monday, September 28, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at the Crimson Events Center.

Posted on 9/22/2009 2:58:48 PM

Coal Culture Lectures Offered in Conjunction with Museum Exhibition

A series of lectures and programs will be offered  from September 26 through November 18, 2009, in conjunction with the exhibit “A Walk Through Time: Western Pennsylvania Coal Culture” at the University Museum.

Posted on 9/22/2009 2:31:09 PM

Student Enrollment for 2009 at All-Time High

IUP’s total student enrollment for Fall 2009 is 14,638, an all-time high for the university. The previous enrollment record was 14,620 in Fall 1991. IUP officials also said that average SAT scores of new students are continuing to rise.

Posted on 9/22/2009 2:08:02 PM

Residential Revival Phase III Ribbon Cutting Planned

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase III of the Residential Revival will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009, in the Sutton Suites courtyard, along Pratt Drive. Phase III involved the completion of the Sutton Suites, opposite the east lawn of Sutton Hall, and the Suites on Pratt, at the corner of Maple Street and Pratt Drive.

Posted on 9/21/2009 1:53:50 PM

Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Music Featured in Program

A program on Tibetan Buddhist ritual music will be held October 1, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall.

Posted on 9/17/2009 3:18:40 PM

IUP Fairman Centre Renovation Complete

Completion of a $6-million renovation of the IUP Fairman Centre was celebrated September 18, 2009, with formal ribbon-cutting ceremonies. The center is a multiuse, 24,308-square-foot building with opportunities for students of IUP at Punxsutawney and the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Posted on 9/17/2009 11:43:26 AM

Communications Conference Schedule of Events

The Department of Communications Media will host the first Laurel Highlands Communications Conference on September 24 and 25, 2009. See a full schedule of presentations.

Posted on 9/16/2009 2:03:57 PM

Hospitality Management Holds Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Homeless

Students and staff of the Hospitality Management Department, under the direction of faculty member Linda Sullivan, will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Pathway Homeless Shelter and the Alice Paul House.

Posted on 9/16/2009 1:50:59 PM

Supplier Diversity Fair 2009 Set for September 22

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present its second annual Supplier Diversity Fair on September 22, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The program is free and open to the community.

Posted on 9/16/2009 1:46:01 PM

IUP Plays Pittsburgh 2009 Event Planned

Tickets are now available for IUP Plays Pittsburgh, a concert featuring five of IUP’s musical groups, on November 2, 2009. The concert will take place at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a dessert reception, open to all ticket holders, at 6:30 p.m., also at Heinz Hall. The Department of Music has chartered a bus for the community.

Posted on 9/16/2009 1:09:10 PM

IUP Fairman Centre Ribbon Cutting on September 18

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the IUP Fairman Centre in downtown Punxsutawney will be held Friday, September 18, at 11:00 a.m. The Fairman Centre, in the former J.B. Eberhart Building, is at 101 West Mahoning Street, at the corner of West Mahoning and South Findley.

Posted on 9/14/2009 3:29:07 PM

Culinary Arts Dean’s Recognition List for Summer 2009

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Summer 2009 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Posted on 9/9/2009 11:00:46 AM

DiCicco Memorial Concert Set for September 27

The Department of Music will host a benefit memorial concert celebrating the legacy of Dr. Daniel DiCicco, former Music faculty member, on September 27, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 9/9/2009 10:48:07 AM

Environmental Health Seminar Offered for Students, Health-Care Professionals

IUP will host a seminar, “Best Practices: Environmental Health in the Home, Work, and Community,” on September 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall. Registration is requested by September 14.

Posted on 9/4/2009 12:05:15 PM

Basic Vehicle Rescue Course Offered

Emergency Services Training will offer its basic vehicle rescue course from September 15 through October 21, 2009. The course prepares fire, rescue, and emergency medical personnel to perform safe and efficient vehicle rescue.

Posted on 9/3/2009 1:03:15 PM

Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training Still Has Openings

Registrations are still being accepted for the Emergency Medical Technician—Basic (EMT—B) Training Program, being held September 1 through December 5, 2009.

Posted on 9/3/2009 12:53:25 PM

September 11 Memorial Ceremony Planned for 2009

IUP’s September 11 anniversary remembrance program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2009, at the university’s World Trade Center monument in the Oak Grove between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

Posted on 9/3/2009 12:47:56 PM

Ambassadors Student Group Receives International Recognition

For the thirteenth year, the IUP Ambassadors, a student group that helps the Alumni Association with events, was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE-ASAP).

Posted on 9/2/2009 2:33:19 PM

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Workshop Offered by MARTI

The Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI) will host a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders training event and community presentation on September 9, 2009.

Posted on 9/2/2009 2:02:13 PM

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