Skip to Content - Skip to Navigation

Video Contest: Open (Video) Letters to President Driscoll

Inaugural Seal

In celebration of the inauguration of Michael Driscoll, IUP’s 26th president, we invited students, faculty, and alumni of IUP to record and post short webcam videos that tell Dr. Driscoll why IUP is so special.

The prize: lunch with Dr. Driscoll to continue the conversation you started in your video.

View the Video Contest Winners 

Start Date and Deadline

The contest ran from April 8–19, 2013.

Selection of Winners

The winning entries were chosen by a panel of judges using a predetermined rubric. Winners were announced via the IUP website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

Contest Rules

To be eligible for the contest, all videos must be:

  1. On topic, addressing one of the four inaugural themes
  2. About 60 seconds long (and no longer than 90 seconds)
  3. Original
  4. Uploaded to YouTube, with a title that includes the #Letters2Driscoll hashtag
  5. Not in violation of copyright law or the IUP Student Code of Conduct
  6. Entered into the contest by filling out the entry form

The Themes

What you tell Dr. Driscoll needs to focus on one of the inaugural themes. Here are some ideas:


  • Describe something at IUP that is excellent. This could be:
    • a department
    • a program
    • a particular person


  • Describe an opportunity IUP provided to you or to someone you know
  • Describe an opportunity that IUP is poised to take advantage of


  • Describe a success that IUP made possible for you, for someone you know, or for the region.


  • What is the IUP tradition, in your opinion?
  • What is a particular IUP tradition that you love?

The Prize: Lunch with President Driscoll

This will be an on-campus lunch.

  • President’s Office
  • Sutton Hall, Room 201
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2232
  • Office of University Events: 724-357-2145
  • Fax: 724-357-3060
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.