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Under Construction

Construction projects under way at the university include the Crimson Café, a 400-seat dining facility between Cogswell Hall and Stabley Library, and the new College of Humanities and Social Sciences building, on the lawn between Sutton and Clark halls. The new humanities building is expected to be completed by fall 2015, after which Keith and Leonard halls will be razed. Construction on the Crimson Café, the first phase of the Dining Innovations Plan, should finish by July 2014. At that time, Foster Dining Hall will be razed, and the dining plan will continue with the renovation of Folger Hall in the second phase and construction of the North Dining Hall, in the footprint of Keith, in the final phase.

Attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new humanities building

The university held a groundbreaking ceremony in November for the new humanities building, now under construction on the lawn between Sutton and Clark halls. —Keith Boyer

New to Leadership Team

The university welcomed three new members to its leadership team over the summer.
Mark Correia, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University, California. He also has taught at California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned both his PhD in political science and master’s degree in criminal justice from Washington State University and his bachelor’s degree in justice from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Lara Luetkehans, dean of the College of Education and Educational Technology, had been chair of the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She holds a doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Georgia in Athens, a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Loyola University, Chicago.

Pablo Bueno Mendoza, assistant to the president for Social Equity, leads campus-wide efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. He was previously director of the multicultural center at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He received his PhD in educational leadership policy from the University of Missouri, Columbia, his master’s degree in East Asian and Pacific studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his bachelor’s degree in non-western history from the University of San Diego.

King to Speak

Former tennis great Billie Jean King will be the signature speaker for the Ideas and Issues lecture, presented by the Lively Arts, at 8:00 p.m., March 31, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium. A pioneer for women’s equality and advancement in sports, King won 39 Grand Slam titles and is often remembered for her historic defeat of Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes match in 1973. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and was named one of the 100 most important Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.

Guard System to Expand

An information system developed at IUP for the National Guard’s management of emergency situations has been approved for expansion. Funding from the National Defense Authorization Act includes the employment of several more programming professionals at the IUP Research Institute. Development team members will focus their efforts on the system’s enhancements and expansion. The National Guard uses the system in all states and territories.

More from the Fall-Winter 2013 Issue of IUP Magazine

Surviving the Storm

Surviving the Storm

As shrinking high school class sizes take their toll on student enrollment, IUP must rely on innovation to weather the challenge

Dr. Rock

Dr. Rock

Mike Barnett came to IUP to grow musically. Twenty years later, the CU-Boulder faculty member has enlisted the help of an IUP mentor on his latest project—a fusion of metal, rock, and jazz

Message from the President

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

Namedroppers | Achievements | Mentors

Photo Gallery | Letters to the Editor | In Brief

The Spirit of Us

University athletics benefit more than student-athletes; they build school spirit and a sense of community. Now, the university has a bold new symbol to showcase that pride

Room to Move

Since the start of the Fall semester, students have had access to a new gymnasium adjacent to the Hadley Union Building


Women are no longer outsiders in distance running, even in races beyond 100 miles, due in part to the trailblazing Marcy Schwam