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Suite Celebration

Moments before a ribbon-cutting ceremony in late September for the Suites on Grant, President Tony Atwater recounted the Residential Revival project’s remarkable history. The Suites on Grant represent Phase I of the project; Phase II is set for opening next fall. Among those in the platform party with the president was Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Judy Hample.

Photo: Keith Boyer

Student Service

One of several amenity spaces in the Suites on Grant, IUP’s Office of International Affairs is located along Pratt Drive, opposite the S.W. Jack Cogeneration Plant. Students Richard Yong, Tiffani Ballard (center), and Danielle Johnson worked at the reception desk one day last fall.

Photo: Keith Boyer

Star Words

People staff writer Monica Rizzo ’87 visited the Dancing with the Stars set in late 2006 to write about Jerry Springer and his dance partner, Kym Johnson, right. This past October, she spoke to two sections of IUP Journalism faculty member Patrick Farabaugh’s Magazine Principles class in what was her first visit to campus since graduation. “She was great,” Farabaugh said, “and provided a lot of valuable information for our students.”

Photo courtesy of Monica Rizzo

Celebrating Constitution Day

Literary theorist and legal scholar Stanley Fish lectured at IUP last fall on “Why the Constitution Means What Its Authors Intended It to Mean.” The Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International University, Fish has also taught at several other universities, has written ten books and hundreds of articles, and is a regular blogger for the New York Times. His lecture was part of IUP’s Citizenship and Civic Engagement Initiative.

Photo: Keith Boyer


Six alumnae were honored last fall as alumni ambassadors, meeting with students in each college and participating in Homecoming festivities. Standing, left to right: Tessa Polenik Anodide ’03, Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Alison Pate ’03, M’07, Fine Arts; April Meredick Rudat ’00, Health and Human Services; Chrystina Black Steffy ’03, Humanities and Social Sciencess. Seated: Jolene Anticoli ’01, Education and Educational Technology; and Jessica Kalivoda Bruccoliere ’01, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Photo: Keith Boyer

Two Become One

Although its most dramatic face is toward the Oak Grove, the addition uniting Waller Hall, left, with Fisher Auditorium is more easily seen in its entirety from this bird’s-eye view. Also undergoing a face-lift is Oakland and Eleventh’s northeast corner, across the street. The two houses along Washington Street on the extreme left are due for demolition, as is the MAATI building at the bottom of the image. The gravel parking lot will be paved.

Photo: Ken Ciroli

Authentic Awareness

Opening a celebration of Native American culture in November, dancers made their way onto campus. The first event sponsored by IUP’s Native American Awareness Council included drumming and dancing by the Muddy Creek Singers, authentic food, and exhibits that illustrated Native American life. The event is expected to become part of an annual tradition.

Photo courtesy of Bob Donaldson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — Copyright Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2007, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

Golden Anniversary Marshals

Ernest Papinchak, left, Judith Hostetler Zettle, and Bill Culp represented the Class of 1957 in last fall’s Homecoming Parade.

Photo: Keith Boyer