IUP Points of Pride

  • Points of PridePresident Michael Driscoll shares highlights in academics, athletics, scholarships and grant awards, community service, and other areas at each Council of Trustees meeting.

  • Points of Pride: March 2016
    In January, IUP formally cut the ribbon on its $30 million academic building housing seven departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. ... The IUP Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held April 26 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. ... Ten students attended the 15th annual Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium in Washington, D.C. in December. ... IUP’s Planning Student Organization, the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, and the Indiana community won the American Planning Association national Award and IUP’s student group is one of four winners of the 2016 Outstanding PSO Award.
    Veterans Points of Pride: March 2016
    Details about the Military Resource Center (MRC), which opened in January 2014. ... Information about support given by IUP to veterans and military-affiliated families. ... Biography information about the three inductees of the Excellence Division of the IUP ROTC Hall of Fame. ... Accolades earned by IUP students with military backgrounds.
    Points of Pride: December 2015
    The IUP Ambassadors recently honored six alumni for their early career success. ... For the seventh consecutive year, Washington Monthly selected IUP for its national ranking of schools based on contributions to society. ... HP Enterprise Security named IUP to its list of “Best Schools for Cybersecurity,” ranking IUP in the top 25 percent of all schools offering cybersecurity programs. ... Graduates of IUP’s bachelor’s degree program in nursing have a first-time passing rate for the nursing licensure examination that surpasses the state and national averages.
    Points of Pride: Student Focus, December 2015
    Michele Papakie, chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations and a lieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, was recognized with the Octavius V. Catto Award for outstanding public service. ... The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars selected Diane Stipcak, of IUP’s Career and Professional Development Center, as Liaison of the Year. ... Amanda Wright, a senior majoring in culinary dietetics, is the first recipient of the Jones White Student Writing Award, cosponsored by the Writing across the Curriculum program and the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center.
    Points of Pride: September 2015
    Geoscience professor Jonathan Warnock spent the summer unearthing and imaging dinosaur bones from Utah’s Jurassic “Death Pit,” where a puzzling deposit of dinosaur fossils has been found. ... IUP is one of nine schools of nursing chosen to participate in a national research study about cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. ... Archaeology students, led by Anthropology Department professor William Chadwick, used ground penetrating radar to survey a road-construction site in Schuylkill County where human bones were unearthed.
    Points of Pride: May 2015
    IUP and IUP Hospitality, LLC, broke ground for construction of a Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The university community worked together to develop a strategic plan. ... The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program achieved a 100 percent national match for clinical internships. ... IUP and Westmoreland County Community College signed a reverse transfer agreement.  
    Points of Pride: Student Focus, May 2015
    For the second time in school history, the men’s basketball team made it to the national championship game. ... A team of IUP students that designed a web-based application won the $10,000 first-place prize in the Student Business Plan competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. ... The Student Managed Investment Portfolio team won a first-place award at one of the largest student investment conferences in the world. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: February 2015
    IUP’s MA in Criminology online program is ranked among the top 10 online graduate criminal justice programs. ... The draft plan for the Indiana Community University District was unveiled in February. ... The tuition flexibility pilot program will go into effect in Fall 2015. ... Two new programs will provide financial support to qualified undergraduate students who live in Pennsylvania. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: September 2014
    The number of new students in fall 2014 is up more than 80 from last fall and includes a record 300 new international students. ... New academic initiatives include the Research Experience for Summer Scholars and a customized learning experience for developmental math. ... The new Crimson Cafe opened in August. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: February 2014
    Two members of the Class of 1973 have donated a $1.25-million gift toward the new sciences and mathematics building. ... Caleb Finegan has been selected to serve as director of the Robert E. Cook Honors College. ... More than 30 community organizations met with hundreds of students during the semiannual Community Involvement Fair. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: November 2013
    More than 400 members of the IUP community participated in the university’s daylong Strategic Visioning Summit. ... Ground has been broken for a new College of Humanities and Social Sciences building. ... Two national publications recently recognized IUP for its support of veterans. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: Student Focus, November 2013
    A doctoral student has announced her bid for the office of lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. ... Student-athletes raised $6,591 during the 2012-13 academic year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. ... Communications Media and Journalism students organized the second annual PASSHE Collegiate Media Summit at IUP. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: September 2013
    IUP has received a major grant to fund the digitization of 11,000 mine maps for the Department of Environmental Protection. ... A biology faculty member has found evidence that mammals originated at least 215 million years ago, much earlier than previous evidence has indicated. ... Ground has been broken for the new Crimson Café. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: Student Focus, September 2013
    A doctoral nursing student is one of only five in the country selected as a National League of Nursing Jonas Scholar. ... For the third consecutive year, an IUP economics major won the Best Paper award at the 2013 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference. ...IUP students contribute to the success of the IUP Strategic Visioning Project. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: May 2013
    A student majoring in Geoscience and Computer Science won the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. ... A biology faculty member and student discovered a new species of snake in Honduras. ... Students raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: April 2013
    Two theater majors won elite fellowships to attend the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. ... The Crimson Hawks men's basketball team reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 in an outstanding season. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: March 2013
    More than 170 academically promising high school students came to IUP in February for the second round of interviews for the new Sutton Scholarship. ... IUP becomes only the second school to win both the football and men’s basketball PSAC titles in the same academic year. ... IUP has a new leader for the Academic Affairs Division, Provost Timothy Moerland. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: December 2012
    IUP hosted a Fatality Prevention Forum that featured safety professionals from across the nation and Captain Chesley Sullenberger, known for his successful landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. ... The Crimson Hawks went to the NCAA playoffs in football, women's cross country, and field hockey, and they won their sixth PSAC title in golf. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.
    Points of Pride: September 2012
    The teacher education program is the first in Pennsylvania to earn "continuous improvement" accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. ... The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex experienced a successful first year of operation. ... See these and more highlights from around the university.