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April 2010

Volume VI No. 4
Celebratory parade

Community Recognition—The IUP’s men’s basketball team and community student-athletes were honored on April 6 with a celebratory parade (they were also honored by Governor Ed Rendell with a special luncheon in Harrisburg on April 8). The parade also recognized the Indiana High School girls basketball team, which advanced to the PIAA state championship game, and two Indiana High School swimmers.

Photo by Curly Bear Productions

Champions in Our Hearts
IUP’s Crimson Hawks made school history when the team made it to the championship game of the NCAA Division II tournament following a stellar 33-3 season.
Basketball Team’s Rocco Receives NCAA Academic Award
IUP junior Joe Rocco has been named the recipient of the NCAA Elite 88 Academic Award for Division II men’s basketball and was recognized at a banquet Monday, before the start of the Elite Eight tournament, which gets under way Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Springfield, Mass.
Faculty Grantsmanship Gets Support from New Initiative
A new initiative has been developed to encourage and support faculty grantsmanship.
Eberly Graduate Program Ranked Top in Nation
The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is one of fifteen graduate schools of business in the nation named to the Princeton Review’s second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.”
Legacy Gala Honors Cannon, Russell
Glenn Cannon, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster operations and a 1971 graduate of IUP, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will serve as the keynote speaker for the May 9 university commencement ceremony.
IUP Student Chosen as Ali-Zaidi Award Finalist
Melissa Rodgers, a Spanish and English major from Long Island, N.Y., has been chosen as a finalist for the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.
Four Honored with Distinguished Faculty Awards
Four faculty members were honored during IUP’s 2010 Honors Day on March 28, 2010, with the university’s Distinguished Faculty Awards.
Forum Highlights Undergraduate Scholarship
More than 250 undergraduate students participated in IUP’s fifth annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum held April 1, 2010.
IUP Cares Program “Successful Aging”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania will continue its tradition of IUP Cares programming with “Successful Aging: Preparing for Life’s Transitions” on April 30, 2010, in the Hadley Union Building.
Four Thousand Years Plus
A total of 220 employees were honored March 16 with the annual Years of Service luncheon event, representing 4,225 total years of service.
Multicultural Discussion
Hundreds of educators from the region attended the twelfth annual conference of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education.
Faculty and Staff Stars
Our people in the news
In Transition
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