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IUP Sees Increase in New Students for Fall 2022

Students continue to show strong academic credentials, diversity; international student numbers show increase.

IUP In Top Four Public Universities in Pa. Selected for “Best For Vets” Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the top four public universities in Pennsylvania by Military Times magazine for its 2022 Best for Vets: Colleges list.

IUP Hosting Algerian Freedom Advocate Rahmani and Poet and Comedian Avila

Two internationally known civil rights and diversity advocates will present programs at IUP in October 2022. Anouar Rahmani, a journalist, author, and law expert from Algeria, will be at IUP on October 12; and professor, author, and comedian Javier Ávila will present his one-man show on October 18. Both programs are free and open to the community.

Addressing Last Week’s Rumored Threat of Violence—A message from Vice President Fitzsimons and Vice President Segar

Additional information to help understand what occurred last week, the actions we took to protect you, and what to expect for future communications with regards to potential dangers and imminent dangers on and around our campuses.

Designing a Business: Dan Rugh ’95

Dan Rugh ’95 took what he calls his “broad and weird foundation” from IUP and formed a printing company that handles many kinds of projects. He approaches them with a creative eye and work ethic that solve problems for clients.

Applicants Sought for Student Trustee Seat

Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the IUP Council of Trustees.

Farag Secures Largest Grant in University History to Enhance Cybersecurity Education 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $4.98 million from the Department of Defense for the first three years of a novel project to enhance Cybersecurity and STEM education in Pennsylvania (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

IUP Homecoming Expected to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, Reunions, Crimson Huddle, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration, September 30 through October 2, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

COVID-19 Omicron BA.4- and BA.5-Specific Booster Now Available, Free of Charge, at IUP Health Service

The most current COVID-19 bivalent Omicron BA.4 and BA.5-specific booster has been received at IUP Health Service and is available for free to students and employees. IUP Health Service is located in the Center for Health and Well-Being in the Suites on Maple East.

Institute for Cyber Security Hosts International Cybersecurity Experts

IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security hosted cybersecurity experts from 17 countries on September 23. The experts were invited to the US under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Are you ready for IUP Homecoming 2022?

It's time to come home! Homecoming will take place October 1, 2022 with festivities planned for the entire week.

Frank Cignetti: A Force beyond Football

Former head coach Frank Cignetti may be best known for his football success. But many knew him for something more. Hear from a former player, student coach, and Penn reporter how Cignetti’s impact extends far beyond the football field.

COVID-19 Update – Change in CDC Community Level Status for Allegheny, Armstrong, and Indiana Counties

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated the Community Level COVID-19 status for Allegheny, Armstrong and Indiana counties to low. Jefferson County continues to be classified as low.

IUP Students to Be Part of Initiative to Help Struggling Students in Cambria County

IUP’s Department of Counseling has been invited to join the Cambria County Drug and Alcohol Program and REACH (Reaching Educational Achievements with Clinical Mental Health), a school-based mental health agency, to provide interns for supervised counseling and support for students in Cambria County schools.

IUP Family Weekend Offering Variety of Events to Welcome Families

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Indiana community will welcome hundreds of families for the 2022 Family Weekend celebration on September 23 and 24. The weekend’s programming is designed to appeal to all ages.

IUP Hosting Internationally Known Composer, Conductor for Residency Sept. 26–29

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host two internationally known music artists for a four-day residency September 26–29. Composer Cindy McTee and conductor Leonard Slatkin will offer lectures, masterclasses, and leading rehearsals during the residency as Edward R. Sims Distinguished Artists.

Learning Commons Brings Student Resources Together under One Roof—Inside IUP

President Michael Driscoll tours the new Learning Commons in the IUP Libraries during its open house.

IUP, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Sign Dual Admissions Agreement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Michael Driscoll and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College President Steve Nunez signed a dual admissions program agreement on September 16, 2022, designed to streamline the process for students who earn an associate degree at Penn Highlands to complete a bachelor’s degree program at IUP.

Indoor Masking Now Highly Recommended on IUP Indiana and Northpointe Campuses

We highly recommend that you follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask when you’re indoors at any of our buildings at the Indiana or Northpointe campuses, since Armstrong and Indiana counties have been elevated from a medium to a high COVID-19 community level. Free masks are available at all buildings and facilities.

IUP Online Master’s Program in Food and Nutrition Ranked in Top Five Programs in the Nation for Salary of Graduates

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s online master’s degree in food and nutrition is ranked fifth in the nation by OnlineU for the high level of salaries earned by its graduates.

Additional Funding Released for IUP Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

Academic success for students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are parents of young children may become a little easier, thanks to additional funding for IUP’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program.

IUP Continues National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked, for the twenty-ninth consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

IUP Mourns Passing of Hall of Fame Coach Frank Cignetti Sr.

Frank Cignetti Sr., who won 182 games as IUP football coach and served for more than a decade as the university's director of athletics, died Saturday morning in the Pittsburgh area after an extended illness. He was 84.

Second IUP Student Selected for Full-Tuition Scholarship by Statler Foundation

Josephine Vance, a senior hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event planning major from Natrona Heights at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the prestigious Statler Foundation’s Scholarship of Excellence.

IUP to Offer Annual Memorial Program to Mark September 11 Attacks

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Sept. 12 starting at 11:40 a.m. in front of the 9/11 memorial in the IUP Oak Grove.