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COVID Safety, In-Person Classes, Diversity Survey, New Deans, MLK Day—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll discusses COVID-19 safety plans, a new It’s on Us PA grant, and an upcoming survey on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. He also congratulates two new deans and gives a Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel preview.

IUP Plans to Begin Spring Semester with In-Person Instruction on January 18

IUP plans to begin the spring 2022 semester as planned, with in-person classes starting Jan. 18. We will continue to monitor conditions and adjust as necessary based on potential changes in the situation and/or in the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Bharadwaj Selected as Interim Dean of IUP’s Eberly College of Business

Prashanth Bharadwaj, an experienced faculty member with more than 25 years of teaching to his credit, has been chosen to lead the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business as its interim dean.

IUP Receives Fifth Year of “It’s On Us Pa” Funding

For the fifth year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received a $30,000 grant through Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s It’s On Us PA initiative to combat campus sexual assault.

Engaging Young Writers with Digital Story Games

Young writers explore coding, storytelling, and decision making as they create stories with multiple pathways through the Digital Story Game Project. This project assists teachers with curriculum planning and promotes collaboration in the classroom.

Researchers Awarded MEMIC Grant to Help Reduce Workplace Slips, Trips, Falls

The MEMIC Group, specialists in workers’ compensation insurance, has awarded $30,000 to a faculty research team in IUP’s Department of Safety Sciences to investigate ways to limit workplace slips, trips, and falls.

“The IUP Story,” Tells the History of IUP, Available for Purchase

A book chronicling the history of Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been published and is available for purchase. “The IUP Story: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from Normal School to University” by IUP professor emeritus of history Charles Cashdollar, tells the university’s story from its 1875 beginning to the present.

IUP Punxsutawney’s Academy of Culinary Arts Receives $1-Million State Grant to Construct New Educational Facility

Sen. Joe Pittman and Rep. Brian Smith announced Indiana University of Pennsylvania and its Academy of Culinary Arts received a $1-million state grant for a major Jefferson County project to replace a 32-year-old learning facility and improve the educational offerings of IUP Punxsutawney’s acclaimed Culinary Arts program.

IUP to Celebrate Graduates with Ceremonies on Dec. 11

IUP will hold commencement ceremonies on December 11 for 642 graduates, including honoring 12 undergraduates who completed their studies with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

“IUP Story: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from Normal School to University” Available for Purchase

Just in time for the holidays, the first IUP history in 30 years, by professor emeritus of history Charles Cashdollar ’65, is available for purchase.

Take Time to De-stress, Good Luck during Finals Week—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll encourages students to take advantage of programs to help them de-stress during finals. He also thanks IUP community members for their generosity on Giving Tuesday and wishes everyone a restful and enjoyable winter break.

IUP 2021 Giving Tuesday Shatters Goal, Focus is on Student Scholarships

Indiana University of Pennsylvania nearly tripled its fundraising goal for Giving Tuesday 2021, raising more than $29,000 with gifts from 152 donors. The majority of these funds will be used for student scholarships.

Fall 2021 Provost Scholars

To be named a Provost Scholar, students must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student's time of study at IUP.

Fall Finals Week Hours for Library, Tutoring, Folger, De-Stressing Activities, and More

You're heading into Finals Week and doing your best—to complete those last homework assignments, study for finals, and finish semester projects. We believe in you and want to support you, so we've brought together the Finals Week hours for study spaces like the library and Folger, tutoring schedules, dining schedules, and /de-stressing activities.

They Walked, They Spoke, and IUP Listened

In fall 2020, university officials joined diverse groups of students to walk the campus and see it through their eyes—including an eye for change. A year later, key participants are taking a look at how well IUP listened.

Extended COVID-19 Testing Hours, Thanksgiving Recess Reminders and Good Wishes—Driscoll's Update

President Michael Driscoll encourages students to take advantage of expanded COVID-19 testing hours and gives a reminder of continued face-to-face classes after the break. He also offers good wishes for a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving recess.

Interim Director of Public Safety and University Police to Retire; Campbell to Serve as Interim Director

Anthony Clement, who has served as interim director of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Safety and University Police since February 2020, has announced his retirement, effective November 24. Douglas Campbell, lieutenant of criminal investigations in the department, has been selected to serve as interim director until a national search is completed.

Make Your Thanksgiving More Meaningful with History You Never Knew

“Decolonizing” Thanksgiving keeps the positive traditions while turning away from hurtful stereotypes of Native Americans. Thanksgiving dinner, family, gratitude, community, and generosity are emphasized while acknowledging Native American history and the contributions indigenous people have made in developing today’s foods.

Post-Thanksgiving Recess Class Format Reminder, Extended COVID-19 Testing Hours

Additional free student COVID-19 testing hours will be offered on November 15, 16 and 17 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) at IUP Health Services, and free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters and flu vaccines continue to be available through IUP Health Services for both students and employees.

New IUP Commercials Invite Prospects to “Get in the Grove”

IUP has three new commercials airing on TV and cable, as well as online, in various markets across Pennsylvania.

Student Giving: An IUP Tradition

From the Class of 1888’s “Rock of Ages” to raising funds for Grant Street Park a few years ago—student giving is an IUP tradition. A 1973 grad’s matching funds for the next Student Giving Challenge will keep that momentum going.

Self-Care Day, Campus Community Building, and Presidential Goals—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll encourages participation in IUP Self-Care Day and the final campus-community-building event of the semester. He also continues the discussion about IUP’s strategic plan by announcing his presidential goals.

IUP One of Six Public Universities in Pennsylvania Selected for Forbes “America’s Top Colleges 2021”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of only six public universities in Pennsylvania selected as one of “America’s Top Colleges 2021” by Forbes Magazine.

Pennsylvania OSHA Consultation Program Benefits Businesses, Workers, Students

For almost 40 years, a program administered by Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Safety Sciences has been helping to protect the lives and health of millions of Pennsylvania workers, saving Pennsylvania small businesses millions of dollars each year—while also benefiting its host university.

IUP Vice President Makes $25,000 Gift to Establish Scholarship for International Students Studying at IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Vice President for University Advancement Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna has gifted IUP with $25,000 to establish the Osseiran-Hanna Endowed Scholarship for international students at IUP.