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Indiana to Host Arts Awards

The 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s Awards for the Arts will be held September 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center, marking the first time the state arts event will take place on a university campus. The event was held in Harrisburg from 1980, its first year, until 1996 and has since moved to a different city across the state each year. The awards program is administered by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Past recipients of the Distinguished Arts Award include James Stewart, Marian Anderson, Andrew Wyeth, James Michener, Fred Rogers, M. Night Shyamalan, and Marilyn Horne. Find more information about the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

Stephen Abel, Rhonda Luckey, and Michael Oquendo at the Military Resource Center open house

From left, Stephen Abel ’73; Rhonda Luckey, IUP vice president for Student Affairs; and Michael Oquendo, president of the IUP Veterans Organization, at the Military Resource Center open house in April. Photo: Keith Boyer

Help for Military Members

IUP opened its Military Resource Center in Pratt Hall in January to help veterans and members of the military transition to college life and succeed academically. Cory Shay, who previously worked with student veterans at the Community College of Allegheny County, started as director in May. Dave Sabulsky ’04, Army captain and IUP ROTC instructor, was the interim director until Shay’s arrival.

Severinsen Joins 25-Year Celebration

Doc Severinsen, trumpeter and 30-year music director for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, will return to IUP as the headliner and season opener for the 2014–2015 Ovations! series. He will perform September 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Lively Arts at IUP, the Ovations! series will welcome a number of popular acts back to IUP. Severinsen performed on campus as the 1985 Helwig Distinguished Artist.

Service Makes Job Matches

Following the May commencement ceremonies, many of the nearly 2,000 new IUP graduates have entered or are seeking entry into the work force. IUP officials want to make sure alumni are aware of JobGateway, a free job-matching system provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. JobGateway allows job seekers to upload résumés, find job recommendations, record job-search activities, and take part in video mock interviews they can play back and even share with friends for advice. Employers are able to post jobs and receive detailed information about potential candidates. Learn more at JobGateway.

More from the Summer 2014 Issue of IUP Magazine

Reining In the Party

Reining In the Party

Members of the campus community, including President Michael Driscoll, talk about the challenges IUP and other universities face with excessive partying and what they’re doing to combat it.

Exploring the Cold, Creating a Spark

Exploring the Cold, Creating a Spark

For more than 20 years, alumnus Rick McMaster has shared his passion for science with hundreds of thousands of children in central Texas.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The IUP Alumni Association presented its highest honor to 10 alumni in fields ranging from the arts and culinary arts to the military and television and film production.

A True Underdog Story

The women’s rugby club lacked a coach, visibility, and the funds to go to the national tournament, but its title run was the stuff Hollywood movies are made of.

Citizens’ Ambulance Marks 50 Years

When Jerry Esposito ’66 took over what would become Citizens’ Ambulance Service, he relied on the students of Indiana State College to answer calls.