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IUP Promise Plus Awarded $150,000 from Heinz Endowments to Continue Work with High School Students

IUP Promise Plus aims to expand on the Pittsburgh Promise, which is designed to help students in Pittsburgh public schools plan, prepare, and pay for education at an accredited postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth year that IUP Promise Plus has been awarded funding by The Heinz Endowments; the new grant brings total Heinz funding to $610,000 for this successful program.

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:41:34 PM

Speidel Appointed Vice President for University Advancement

William D. Speidel III has been appointed vice president for University Advancement. In his new role, Speidel is responsible for directing a comprehensive fundraising program, including annual giving, major gifts, prospect research, donor relations, and athletics giving. Private gifts to the university have

Posted on 5/15/2012 1:04:59 PM

Ralph F. Roberts Heritage Learning Commons Named at IUP Punxsutawney

A special-use learning area at  IUP Punxsutawney has been named in honor of the late Ralph F. Roberts, Punxsutawney businessman and IUP trustee. Left to right: Trustee Sam Smith; Ann (Roberts) Jesick; Bob Roberts; trustee chair David Osikowicz; Jean (Roberts) Brown; Randy Jesick; Kerrin Roberts

Posted on 5/11/2012 1:11:03 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

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

Kovalchick Complex Hotel Project a Step Closer after Land Transfer

IUP is now the owner of 3.35 acres of land in White Township adjacent to Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The conveyance of the land from the Pennsylvania Department of General Services to IUP became final November 10, 2011. The land is intended to be the site of a hotel. The agreement became co

Posted on 11/23/2011 2:31:48 PM

Limited Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson, Joseph Wilson Lecture Still Available

A limited number of tickets are still available for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson . Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Hadley Union Building Box Office or by calling 724-357-1313.

Posted on 10/26/2011 10:55:08 AM

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