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June 2009

Volume V, No. 6
IUP Joins Yellow Ribbon Program For Veterans Assistance
IUP has been accepted into the national yellow ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Cook Inspires Graduates At May Commencement
A total of 1,603 students received degrees at IUP’s commencement ceremonies on May 3. Robert E. Cook, the benefactor of IUP’s Cook Honors College, served as the commencement keynote speaker.
IUP Selected as National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance
IUP has been selected by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a national Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
McCombie Recognized as National Teacher Educator of the Year
Sally McCombie has been recognized as the 2009 Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator of the Year by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Convocation to Feature University Professor, Student Congress President
Gian Pagnucci, University Professor, will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2009 Freshman Convocation, planned for August 30. Samuel Heastie, a member of the educational leadership faculty at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, will present the Convocation keynote address.
Atwater Creates University Budget Advisory Committee
In efforts to make budget discussions more participatory and open to the university community, IUP President Tony Atwater has created the University Budget Advisory Committee.
Celebrating Longtime Service
IUP President Tony Atwater presided over the dedication of the Donna D. Putt Residence Hall (formerly the Suites on Grant-Upper) on May 15.
Professors Selected for Annual Academic Excellence and Innovation Awards
Eight faculty members have been selected for IUP’s Academic Excellence and Innovation Awards.
Myers to Lead IUP Research Institute
Phillip Myers has been selected to serve as executive director of the IUP Research Institute. He will begin his position July 1.
New Associate Provost Named
After a national search, Innocent (Inno) Onwueme has been selected as associate provost for academic programs and planning. Onwueme will assume his duties before September 1.
Faculty and Staff Stars
Trumpet Week, Macbeth, the Basel Problem, and more...
First Individual Champion
Junior Gavin Smith, of Stirling, Scotland, is the first IUP golfer to win an NCAA individual national title.
Teaching Excellence Honors
Three professors have been recognized by the IUP Center for Teaching Excellence.
Government in Action
IUP hosted Senator Don White’s fourth annual Student Government Seminar event on May 22 at Eberly Auditorium.
Outstanding in the Field
IUP sophomore Nafee Harris from Lancaster claimed the national title in the long jump at the May 21 NCAA outdoor track and field championships at San Angelo, Tex.
In Transition
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