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Recent Features

Imagine Unlimited Impact

Four students help illustrate the impact of IUP’s record-breaking Imagine Unlimited campaign. Hear from scholarship recipients in chemistry and football, a grad assistant promoting fairness in policing, and a food pantry worker who has connected hundreds of students with meals.

When a Change Becomes Essential

Tired of changing his son’s diaper on the men’s room floor, 2009 graduate Donte Palmer made an Instagram post that led to a national campaign pushing for changing tables in all public restrooms. His organization has since expanded to offer other help to parents, but especially to fathers.

“Aunt Jane”: IUP’s George Washington

Considered Indiana Normal School’s guiding spirit, Jane Leonard inspired thousands of students and, perhaps, a U.S. president.

The Story behind “The IUP Story”

Professor emeritus Charles Cashdollar’s “The IUP Story” will be published later this summer. In his more than 10 years of research and writing, Cashdollar found two predominant themes throughout IUP’s history: “consistent commitment to excellence” and “persistence in overcoming obstacles.”

All in the Pool

The Mikesell siblings—Paige, Luke, and Claire—made quite a splash at the swimming national championships in March, spearheaded by Paige’s title win in the 200 freestyle. They walked away as All-Americans (with a family haul of 13 honors) and as key players in IUP swimming’s most successful showing of the millennium.

IUP to Honor 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will honor the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for their career achievements and service in a virtual ceremony on April 17.

Code Cracker

Dorothy Ramale ’43, who will turn 100 in April, was well-known as a math teacher and an IUP Alumni Association president. Until recently, many didn’t know she cracked enemy codes for the US military during World War II. In honor of Women’s History Month, here is her story.

A Time-out for Athletics

For the first time since World War II, intercollegiate athletics have come to a halt—this time because of a global pandemic and not a global conflict. The absence of competition, after countless hours of preparation, has left many student-athletes feeling lost. In response, administrators and coaches are trying new approaches to help athletes adjust and be successful off the field.

Kopchick Hall: Where Scientists Meet

Opening in 2023, this new science complex is designed to bring improved collaboration, communication, and visibility to student and faculty work.

Our Fight for Civil Rights in Indiana

From protests demanding integration of the community pool to memorial marches on Philadelphia Street to the start of a speakers’ bureau and an elementary tutoring program—the fight for civil rights in Indiana took many forms. It also had faculty champions. IUP retiree Edith Cord shares her memories from the ’60s and ’70s of faculty efforts “to give everyone a better chance at the American dream.”

“Much Ado” Is Truly Something

Adapting creatively is at the heart of theater, so it’s only natural that students in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance would find a way to put on a show and stay safe doing it. While the production is called Much Ado about Nothing, the way these theater students brought it together is truly something. 

A Winning Recipe

Culinary Arts alumna Kristin Butterworth is blazing a trail for female chefs in fine dining.