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IUP Student from Philadelphia Selected for Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Sfen Kadirifu, a junior international studies major with a focus in fashion at IUP, has been selected for a 2022 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. The scholarship will help to fund her study at Yonsei University in South Korea for the fall 2022 semester of her senior year at IUP. She is IUP’s twenty-first Gilman scholarship recipient.

Sculptural Lighting Fixtures Designed and Produced by IUP Students in IUP STEAMshop, Installed in Sprowls Hall

Students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Art and Design’s three-dimensional art and design course used IUP’s STEAMshop—IUP’s digital fabrication makerspace—to light the way in IUP’s Sprowls Hall. Students in Sharon Massey and Sean Derry’s Art 113 course used Rhino 3D and Fusion Slicer software to design hanging light fixtures for the building, which is home to IUP’s Department of Art and Design.

A Life-Changing Experience

The University College’s Luke Faust makes sure students have the support they need to succeed. Recent graduate Imani Jefferson attests to the life-changing experience she had at IUP with Faust’s help.

Giving New Life to Oak Grove’s Fallen Trees

Fallen trees from the Oak Grove are sawed into boards and used in student art projects in the Wood Center. Students experience the complete process, from logs to finished art, thanks to IUP’s innovative woodworking program.

IUP Recognizes Faculty Achievements

On May 5, 2022, IUP recognized faculty members who had recent achievements in scholarship and University Senate Distinguished Faculty recipients.

IUP Receives $125,000 in Funding from Statler Foundation to Create Check-In Desk for Students in Travel and Hospitality Industry

A $125,000 gift to Indiana University of Pennsylvania from the Statler Foundation will be used to construct a hotel desk simulation lab for students in IUP’s Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management program.

Hawks Helping Hawks Campaign Results in More Than $84,000 to Impact Student Success

Employees and students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrated raising more than $84,000 through the 2022 Hawks Helping Hawks campaign at a donor and volunteer appreciation event on April 25.

Xi Wang Selected as IUP Distinguished University Professor for 2022–23 Academic Year

Xi Wang, professor of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as IUP’s 2022–23 Distinguished University Professor.

IUP Recognizes University Senate Award Winners, Faculty Emeriti

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has announced recipients of the University Senate Awards and the list of new faculty, dean, and associate dean emeriti.

IUP to Celebrate Graduates with Ceremonies on May 6 and 7

IUP will hold commencement ceremonies for 1,722 graduates on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students graduating in May and August are eligible to participate in the ceremonies.

IUP Squad Community Art Studio Program Presenting First Exhibition With Keys Montessori School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Squad Art Studio, an alternative, community-based, multi-site Saturday school for young children facilitated by IUP preservice art educators and art education faculty, will join with Indiana’s Keys Montessori School for a joint art exhibition.

Local Father-Son, Mother-Daughter to Graduate from IUP May 7

At IUP’s May 2022 commencement, two Indiana County families who are longtime friends will celebrate parent and child graduating together.

Nearing the Finish Line—Driscoll’s Update

President Driscoll talks about the Hawks Helping Hawks campaign, the newest hawk on campus, next steps outlined in his “The Future of IUP” speech, and good news about IUP’s membership in the American Passport Project program.

Mulvihill Selected for Fulbright Administrator Grant

Jessica Mulvihill, director of education abroad and national student exchange in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education, will be traveling to Japan in June as the recipient of a Fulbright International Education Administrator Award.

Lara Luetkehans Selected for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Position

Following a national search, Lara Luetkehans has been selected by IUP President Michael Driscoll to serve in the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs.

IUP Selected for American Passport Program to Encourage Study, Travel Abroad Experiences

IUP is one of 40 universities in the nation selected for the Institute of International Education American Passport Project grant. This grant funds up to 25 IUP students who are first-year enrolled students who meet financial eligibility requirements to obtain a US passport to support their study abroad journeys.

Biology Major Selected for Kopchick Summer Internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Scott Semelsberger, a junior biology pre-medicine major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Northern Cambria, has been selected for IUP’s 2022 Kopchick Summer Fellowship. As the fellowship recipient, he will spend 10 weeks during the summer (from June 6 to August 12) engaged in research at the internationally known MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Spring 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’ve brought together the Finals Week hours for study spaces like the library and Folger, tutoring schedules, dining schedules, and de-stressing activities. Take advantage of these resources to help make Finals Week go smoothly as you work your way through your schedule of final exams.

Hawk Statue Lands in Oak Grove

The Oak Grove has a new resident. Thanks to the generosity of Ray Kinter ’67, M’68, it is now home to a bronze hawk statue, created by artist Raymond Gibby. Kinter presented this new addition as a gift to the university, its current students, its future students, and the alumni who are proud to call IUP home.

Additional $1 Million in RACP Funds Released for Academy of Culinary Arts Building Project

On April 22, Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) confirmed Indiana University of Pennsylvania will receive a second $1-million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for IUP’s Academy of Culinary Arts building project.

International Student at IUP Selected for Institute of International Education Scholarship

Oksana Moroz, a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Ukraine, has been selected for the Emergency Student Fund Award from the Institute of International Education (IIE) Emergency Fund.

IUP Cook Honors College Director, Students Honored by National Collegiate Honors Council

A faculty member and students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Cook Honor College have been honored by the Northeast Regional Honors Council, an affiliate of the National Collegiate Honors Council, at the organization’s conference on April 10 in Philadelphia.

Take Back the Night Event Supports Survivors of Sexual Assault

Last week, the Haven Project held Take Back the Night, its annual event to raise awareness of sexual assault and to show support for survivors. The day included the release of a virtual speak-out, a video in which Haven Project peer educators gave a voice to survivors by sharing their anonymously submitted stories.

$500,000 in Federal Funding Announced for Culinary Academy Renovations

On Friday, April 15, US Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson announced $500,000 in federal funding for IUP to rebuild and renovate its Academy of Culinary Arts building located in downtown Punxsutawney.

Taking Time to Celebrate and Enjoy Our Successes—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll talks about the success of recent events, a major gift to advance the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts building project, and the Unity Ball, a reinvented initiative focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.