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Above the Caption: Summer 2010



A Karmann Ghia laden with sorority sisters made its way along Church Street in the 1969 Homecoming Parade. Harrison Wick, IUP Special Collections librarian and university archivist, supplied the image and would welcome information about the women, the driver, and the car. His e-mail address is hwick@iup.edu. Wick is also interested in hearing from alumni who have IUP memorabilia, photographs, or scrapbooks they are interested in donating. More information about IUP collections. Photo: University Archives

Barbara Russell ’54 and Glenn Cannon ’71

Legacy Gala

Presidential Legacy Award winners Barbara Russell ’54 and Glenn Cannon ’71 share a light moment at the IUP Legacy Gala in April. Cannon was also the May Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.

IUP Legacy Gala

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer was the setting again this year for the IUP Legacy Gala. In the foreground at right are items for the silent auction, conducted both on line and on the night of the event. Proceeds from the gala and auction benefit the University Fund for Academic Excellence. Photos: Keith Boyer

Research Appreciation

Research Appreciation

Aleksandra Kaniasty (background), assistant dean of the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, inspects a poster about white-tailed deer with Laura Wheatall, a master’s candidate in Biology. The Weyandt Hall display recognized women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in conjunction with IUP Research Appreciation Week. Photo: Keith Boyer

Ruddock Hall

On the Map

MG Rodney D. Ruddock Hall was added to the campus map in May, as the former Suites on Maple West building was renamed. Ruddock ’65, M’75 served thirty-seven years in the military and spent thirty-five years in public education as a teacher and a principal. He currently chairs the Indiana County Board of Commissioners. Photo: Keith Boyer

Taking the plunge

Taking the Plunge

The swimming pool on the ground floor of Waller Hall served many uses, including training for Military Science students in the seventies. Waller is today part of the College of Fine Arts, but vestiges of the pool’s mosaic remain in one of the theater spaces. Photo: University Archives

book cover

Just Published

A painting by retired IUP Art professor Ned Wert ’58 is the cover image of a recently published autobiography by retired IUP president Lawrence Pettit.



A few of the members of the Class of 2010 commissioned as U.S. Army second lieutenants. Left to right: Alex Smith, Mitch Iavarone, Ben Custer, Valerie Trudel, and Megan Edinger. Photo: Keith Boyer

More from the Summer 2010 Issue of IUP Magazine

Magic in a Bottle

Magic in a Bottle

The 2009–2010 men’s basketball team won more games than any other and competed on nationwide television for the Division II crown.


Leaders Made Here

In six decades, the ROTC program at IUP has produced nearly two thousand U.S. Army second lieutenants, not to mention eight generals.

Above the Caption

Legacy Gala, Ruddock Hall, who’s in that photo, and more


Highlights about IUP faculty members, past and present


The latest IUP player to be picked in the NFL draft, plus other newsworthy IUP athletes

IUP Magazine Web Exclusives

Professor Shari Robertson and her daughter Brianna Robertson ’09 

Diphthongs and Dahntahn 

June 30, 2010
What distinguishes our Western Pennsylvania dialect?

We Have Survived

“We Have Survived”

May 12, 2010
Promoting Native American awareness at IUP.

Green Acres

Green Acres

April 21, 2010
Explore the 270 acres of the Co-op Recreational Park and the IUP Sailing Base at Yellow Creek State Park.