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September 2008

Volume IV, No. 9
Board of Governors Appointee
Jessica Carson, a senior from Quarryville, Pa., has been named to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.
Convocation Celebration
Pan Hellenic Council served as the host organization for Freshman Convocation last month.
Counseling Programs Earn Accreditation
IUP’s Community Counseling and School Counseling master’s degree programs have received two-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
First Commonwealth Lecture Features Political Talk
The public is invited to enjoy an evening of serious talk and humor with Mary Matalin and James Carville in the inaugural program of the First Commonwealth Lecture Series.
Homecoming: Parade, Ball, and More
While there are many departmental events planned for Homecoming, most events take place Saturday, October 4. This is a list of those open to all alumni or the larger community.
In Transition
Employees on the move
New Funding Enlarges Act 101 Scope
IUP will continue its Act 101 Higher Education Equal Opportunity Program initiatives at the Indiana campus and add programming at IUP at Punxsutawney to assist qualified first-year students.
Nursing Majors Receive Scholarship Opportunity
IUP’s nursing program received a boost from PHEAA’s Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation with $111,000 in funding for student scholarships.
Pinch Hitter, Home Run
When the scheduled keynote speaker cancelled, Melvin Jenkins, a faculty member in Developmental Studies, gave the keynote address at the Freshman Convocation.
State of the University
President Tony Atwater opened the academic year with his annual State of the University Address last month.
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