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Spring 2011: Photo Gallery

Back from Space

Apollo 13 commander James Lovell

Apollo 13 commander James Lovell spoke at IUP in November as part of the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series. His 1970 space mission bordered on tragedy and etched itself into the public consciousness. It was Lovell, played by Tom Hanks in the 1995 film named for the mission, who reported, “Houston, we have a problem.” In Fisher Auditorium, he asked, “What’s the moral of the story?” The answer, he said, was “I shouldn’t be here to talk with you. I’m here because of a dedicated group of people in that control center. [They turned] almost certain catastrophe into a successful recovery.” [Keith Boyer. Insets courtesy of SPACEFACTS]


Pennslvania Auditor Jack Wagner ’74

Pennsylvania Auditor Jack Wagner ’74 was keynote speaker at December’s Commencement ceremony in Fisher Auditorium for those receiving master’s degrees and doctorates. University Professor Ben Rafoth delivered remarks at the undergraduate ceremony in Memorial Field House. [Keith Boyer]

Close Collaboration

Who are these students?

The 1954 Oak reported that these students were preparing for the annual Swing Out production. If you know their identities, Harrison Wick, IUP Special Collections librarian and university archivist, would like to hear from you. He’s also interested in acquiring IUP memorabilia, photographs or scrapbooks. His e-mail is hwick@iup.edu. Find more information about Special Collections. [University Archives]

Professor Rafoth’s remarks at the December 2010 Commencement, along with those of Pastor Joseph Boomhower and student Amy Raabe, may be viewed on IUP’s YouTube channel.

Young Achievers

Mark Selinger ’07, left, makes a point with Elizabeth Judge and Matthew Swackhammer

Young Alumni Achievement Award winner Mark Selinger ’07, left, makes a point with Elizabeth Judge and Matthew Swackhammer, both student members of the IUP Ambassadors. [Frank Olma]

Room With a View

High up in Stephenson Hall

High up in Stephenson Hall, windows in the Hawk’s Nest look northward toward Maple Street. [Keith Boyer]

Change is Constant

Thomas and John Sutton halls at mid-century

IUP’s recently adopted facilities master plan calls for construction of a building between Clark and Sutton halls. At midcentury, that area contained Thomas Sutton Hall and an extra wing on John Sutton Hall; there was no library building. Change, it seems, may be the only constant. [University Archives]