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Recent Features

Withstanding the Winds of Change

IUP aims not just to survive enrollment drop but to grow stronger.

‘Dead-On’: Artist Recalls Role in Manhunt

An artist for more than 40 years, Pat McBride ’81 found that her most meaningful depiction was not made to be hung and admired, but to protect human lives.

Autumn Reverie of Indiana

Michael Lambert ’68, M’69 shares his memories of the sights, sounds, and smells of IUP and Indiana in the 1960s.

A New Era of Science

IUP’s long-awaited science building, Kopchick Hall, opened for classes at the start of the spring semester in January.

On Assignment: Coaching Goes ‘Far beyond Football’ for Green

Donta Green won’t rest. How could he when there is so much to do?

Phi Mu Alpha’s New Brother

When Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity needed an advisor in 1979, marching band director Charles Casavant stepped up. But first, he had to pledge the fraternity.

‘A Bright, Shining Star’

Explore the history of Weyandt Hall, a state-of-the-art science facility that transformed IUP's campus in 1966, providing ample space for research and instruction in various scientific fields. Discover how this building, considered a "bright, shining star" in its time, paved the way for advancements in teaching, research, and technology at the university, and learn about the exciting prospects of the upcoming Kopchick Hall, set to open in 2024, as a new era for science at IUP unfolds.

Remedy for Rural Health

Rich Caruso's generous million-dollar gift led to the inception of IUP's College of Osteopathic Medicine, a crucial initiative addressing the scarcity of physicians in rural Pennsylvania, with the aim of enhancing healthcare accessibility for underserved areas and fostering economic growth.

Changing Fashions, Changing Times

A professor in IUP’s Fashion Studies program, Janet Blood gave a presentation last spring on changes in style from the late 1800s at Indiana State Normal School to the 1940s at Indiana State Teachers College. Following are some of her observations from yearbooks.

Check-in at Eberly

Students headed for the hotel industry can practice in class, behind a real-life front desk.

A Passion for Scholarship—Rosemary Gido

Rosemary Gido, professor emerita of criminology, is still an active researcher, often focusing on how poverty affects the incarceration rate.

The Math You Eat

Math can be intimidating. It’s sophisticated, and it comes in algorithms and logarithms. But longtime Virginia educator Gwendolyn Tolbert Best ’93, M’95 shook off math’s pretensions and made it a regular kid’s friend. For her students, Best’s math comes in roast beef subs, chili, cappuccino, and tiramisu.

2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards were honored in April at a gala sponsored by the IUP Alumni Association.

“Almost like a Miracle”: Title IX Transforms IUP Women’s Sports

Title IX transformed women’s sports at IUP—from low-budget programs that sold baked goods to survive to the championship-caliber teams and athletes of today. Read about the evolution of sports in the half-century since this groundbreaking law was passed.

Voices of Experience: Black Alumni Helping Black Students

Black alumni spanning several decades at IUP are working with the university to help current Black students succeed. See what the Black Experience Alumni Committee, known as BEAC, has planned.

From Hoops to Healing: Scholar-Athlete Lends Skills to Fauci’s Team

Joe Rocco ’11 played for a record-breaking IUP basketball team. Now he excels on an even more celebrated squad—the one Anthony Fauci led in the battle against COVID-19.