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Summer 2017 Campus Construction and Maintenance Projects

Starting today, fencing will be going up in three different locations for the university’s steam line-condensate replacement project. This work will create a more efficient—including cost-efficient—steam heating delivery system to campus buildings. Many other projects will also be going on during the summer of 2017 at IUP.

Posted on 5/14/2017 8:01:01 PM

IUP Offering Two Free Cybersecurity Camps for Students and Teachers

Afteran initial and extremely successful Cybersecurity Camp for middle and highschool students and teachers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016, IUPis expanding the program to offer two free cybersecurity camps this summer atthe university.Thecamps are part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agencyand the National Science Foundation.

Posted on 5/14/2017 7:51:56 PM

Shellenbarger Selected for Distinguished University Professor Honor

Teresa Shellenbarger, professor in theDepartment of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as IUP’s2017–18 Distinguished University Professor.

Posted on 5/11/2017 2:21:10 PM

Four Honored with University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards

Since 1969, the University Senate has honored faculty members who makesignificant contributions to the university by presenting them withDistinguished Faculty Awards in the areas of creative arts, research, service,and teaching. Recipients of the awards are recognized during May commencement.

Posted on 5/10/2017 3:28:50 PM

IUP Commencements May 12, 13 to Feature Student Speakers, 4.0 Graduates, and IUP Class of 1967

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies for 2,426graduates at ceremonies May 12 and 13 at the Kovalchick Convention and AthleticComplex. Students graduating in both May and August are eligible to participatein the ceremonies.

Posted on 5/6/2017 9:50:31 AM

Seedling Project and Hunger Awareness Week Provides Local Better Food Security

As part of Hunger Awareness Week, students from the SeedlingProject and Department of Sociology collected nonperishable food items andtoiletries and “stuffed the van” with 10 large boxes of donations for localIndiana County food pantries.

Posted on 5/5/2017 3:34:56 PM

Another Successful Year of Build and Bust Raises Funds for Local Charities

Six student groups participated in the “Build and Bust” on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, sponsored by the Interior Design program in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design. In conjunction with Earth Week 2017, each group had to create a shelter out of recycled and reused products.

Posted on 5/4/2017 3:52:46 PM

Online Master's in Criminology Program Ranked in Top 15 by College Values Online

IUP's online master's degree in criminology program has been chosen by College Values Online as a top best value program. The 2017 rankings reviewed programs across the nation that have “flexible, convenient, quality solutions” for professionals seeking to advance their career through education.

Posted on 5/3/2017 3:49:24 PM

Graduate Opportunities Conference Inspires IUP Students

Eight IUP students participated in the 2017 Graduate Opportunities Conference on April 21–23, accompanied by two graduate students who represented IUP at the college fair held during the event. Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes created the conference almost 30 years ago, and it continues to inspire minoritycollege students to pursue their dreams.

Posted on 5/2/2017 11:53:29 AM

IUP Group Gets Funding to Help Reforest Flight 93 Memorial

Thanks to a recent grant from two organizations, agroup from IUP is continuing to reforest and monitor the Flight 93 NationalMemorial in Somerset County. Themoney will be used to pay three students who will work to monitor the plantingsnear the memorial crash site that have already been reforested.

Posted on 4/27/2017 4:11:02 PM

IUP Classes Holding Fourth Annual Hunger Awareness Week Events

Forthe fourth year in a row, IUP faculty andstudents, working with a number of community agencies, will present HungerAwareness Week events and the Seedling Project, April 24 to 28, 2017.

Posted on 4/24/2017 4:33:40 PM

IUP Students Recognized by Indiana Borough

Indiana Borough Council recognized and thanked two Indiana University of Pennsylvania students who essentially have worked as borough staff members more than three years while in the Community Federal Work Study Program.

Posted on 4/20/2017 9:02:37 AM

Research Week Scholars Forums Showcase IUP Student Research

Learn about research presented by graduate and undergraduate students at the 2017 Undergraduate Scholars Forum and Graduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/9/2017 10:47:52 AM

Close to 300 IUP Students to Take Part in Day of Service April 8

IUP’s Office of Service Learning organizes the biannual event, Into the Streets, which ispart of a national program to encourage university members to be active intheir local communities. Each fall and spring, the office invites localnonprofit organizations to apply for help from students.

Posted on 4/4/2017 3:56:06 PM

IUP Student Selected for Board of Governors Membership

Brian Swatt, a political science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has beenselected for membership on thePennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.

Posted on 4/4/2017 2:28:47 PM

IUP Fraternity Plans Events for Third Annual Autism Awareness Week

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania’s national co-ed honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, hasplanned several events for the third annual Autism Awareness Week at IUP, which is held as part of April’s National Autism Awareness Month campaign. This year,all funds raised during the week will benefit the Special Needs ActivityProgram at IUP. SNAP is a program for community children and adults withdisabilities, offering them supervised physical activities.

Posted on 4/3/2017 4:26:04 PM

Disability Awareness Resources Room to Open in Davis Hall

A group of students at Indiana University ofPennsylvania has created a place where fellow classmates with disabilities canfind assistance.The Disability Awareness Resources Room will openMonday, April 3, in 115A Davis Hall.

Posted on 3/30/2017 8:39:54 PM

IUP Students Presenting Original Research During Research Appreciation Week 2017

Several events areopen to the community, including the 12th annual Women inMathematics, Science, and Technology program on April 3 on the first floor ofWeyandt Hall; the 12th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum (April 4),and the seventh annual Graduate Scholars Forum (April 5). Both forums are inthe Hadley Union Building.

Posted on 3/29/2017 6:18:07 PM

Papakie Selected for Love of Learning Award

Michele Papakie, chair and associateprofessor of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, received a Love of Learning award worth $500 from the HonorSociety of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiatehonor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 80recipients nationwide to receive the award.

Posted on 3/29/2017 1:13:36 PM

Holocaust Survivor To Speak at Six O'Clock Series Event

Holocaust survivor Judah Samet will speak on April 3 at 6:00p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. As a child, Samet was imprisonedfor 10 months with his family in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Following his presentation, there will be a reception with Sametand other Holocaust survivors in the HUB Monongahela Room.

Posted on 3/29/2017 1:07:47 PM

International Unity Day 2017

The IUP and Indiana communities are invited to attend International Unity Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the HUB Upper Level. Admission is free.

Posted on 3/27/2017 2:56:46 PM

IUP Nursing Program Ranked One of Best RN Programs in Pennsylvania

Indiana University ofPennsylvania’s bachelor of science degree was ranked in the top 30 nursingprograms in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org. IUP’s program wasranked 13th in the listing, which looked at how well a programsupports students towards licensure and beyond,

Posted on 3/24/2017 3:20:43 PM

Annual Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Initiation to be held April 2

IUP’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi–the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines–will host its annual initiation of new members at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Gorell Recital Hall, on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Posted on 3/21/2017 4:32:39 PM

Labyrinth Center Discussed on State System Public Affairs Show “Infinite Opportunities”

Faculty members and a graduate student involved with the Labyrinth Center will be among the featured guests on an upcoming episode of the Sunday morning public affairs show “Infinite Opportunities” on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. on PCN.

Posted on 3/8/2017 2:40:59 PM

Full Audio from President's Spring 2017 Mid-Semester Briefing

Full audio of IUP President Michael A. Driscoll's update to the university on a wide range of topics at his mid-semester spring briefing on March 8, 2017.

Posted on 3/8/2017 1:56:52 PM

IUP and Salus University Announce Articulation Agreement

The “3+4” Doctor of Audiology degree program articulationagreement will allow select undergraduate students who successfully completethe 90-semester hour pre-audiology curriculum at IUP to apply for the four-yearprogram at Salus.

Posted on 2/26/2017 10:27:09 AM

IUP Receives Funding for Green Dot Program, Volunteers Welcome

IUP has received $30,000through Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” campaign to addresscampus sexual assault. IUP is one of 36 colleges anduniversities in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding, which will be used toimplement strategies to address goals of the program.

Posted on 2/22/2017 2:23:35 PM

IUP Science Inspires Program Hosting Internationally Recognized Biologist and IUP Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Indiana University of Pennsylvaniagraduate John Kopchick, a world-renowned molecular endocrinologist in the fieldof human growth hormones, will be the keynote presenter for the College ofNatural Sciences and Mathematics and IUP’s Sigma Xi Science Inspires Series onMarch 9, 2017.

Posted on 2/21/2017 2:59:10 PM

December 2016 Graduates

Congratulations to our students who graduated from IUP in December 2016.

Posted on 2/21/2017 11:43:27 AM

Fall 2016 Provost Scholars

Students named to the Fall 2016 list of Provost’s Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking. A Courtlyn Marie Adams, BS in Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Johnstown, PA

Posted on 2/14/2017 3:43:05 PM

IUP Undergraduates Will Be Part of National Research Project

IUP students in twobiology courses in fall 2017 and spring 2018 will do hands-on research to helpto find phages (viruses that infect bacteria) in soil through the Howard HughesMedical Institute’s Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomicsand Evolutions Science (SEA-PHAGES). IUP is one of 142universities in the world to be part of SEA-PHAGES.

Posted on 2/10/2017 12:19:42 PM

Political Science Student Attends Harrisburg Internship Semester

Craig Bonds, of Cresco, is working for state House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 2/1/2017 3:54:16 PM

Duchamp Featured in “Scientific American” Offering Expert Commentary on Bat Habitats

January’s ScientificAmerican magazine features Joseph Duchamp, associate professor and assistantchair of IUP’s Biology Department, offering expert commentary about bathabitats. The article, “Bats in the Bronx,” discusses a study in NewYork City examining if roofs with vegetation (green roofs) attract more batsthan barren rooftops.

Posted on 1/27/2017 3:46:58 PM

Eberly College of Business Celebrates 13 Years of Inclusion in Princeton Review “Best Business Schools” Guidebook

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools.” The year’s 2017 edition features 294 schools in the guidebook. Eberly’s program was praised by guidebook editors as “offering a great return on investment,” and its curriculum was recognized as “staying current with business trends” and that “practical business applications are constantly incorporated into class work,” editors wrote.

Posted on 1/23/2017 2:39:18 PM

IUP Music Alumna Involved in Grammy-Nominated Performance

Malavika(Mika) Godbole, a graduate of the IUP Department of Music and the Cook Honors College, an instrumentalist with the choral ensemble the Crossing, was included with the group’s nomination for Best Choral Performance for this year’s Grammy Award nominations.

Posted on 1/19/2017 9:26:32 AM

IUP Criminology Program Ranked in Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs for Third Consecutive Year

IUP’s selection as number eight inthe rankings is based on factors that include admissions selectivity, facultycredentials, selectivity, student engagement, and academic and career supportservices offered to students.

Posted on 1/10/2017 10:08:32 AM

IUP Graduate Student Selected for William Penn Fellow Position

Elizabeth Shotwell ofMifflinville, a student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Curriculum andInstruction doctoral program, has been selected for the inaugural class ofWilliam Penn Fellows created by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The program provides aspiring professionalswith advanced degrees the opportunity to serve and learn with the state’s topexecutive leaders.

Posted on 1/10/2017 9:55:50 AM

IUP STEM Academy Offers High School Students Dual Enrollment

A newdual-enrollment program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will give highschool students the opportunity to get a jump on earning college credits in theSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields—and atsignificant savings.

Posted on 12/20/2016 3:03:17 PM

IUP Students, Faculty, and Staff Give Back to Local Community during Holiday Season

Offices and organizations at Indiana University ofPennsylvania have come together to raise funds, food, and gifts for localresidents in need this holiday season.

Posted on 12/19/2016 6:49:54 PM

Ruby Leading Research Study on Alcohol and Circadian Rhythms

Christina Ruby, amember of the biology faculty, is the first author of a study, “DifferentialSensitivity to Ethanol-Induced Circadian Rhythm disruption in Adolescent andAdult Mice.” The study was published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinicaland Experimental Research. Four IUPundergraduate students worked closely with Ruby on the project and areco-authors on the study.

Posted on 12/19/2016 11:17:49 AM

Governor Appoints Nathan Spade as New Trustee for IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate Nathan (Nate) Spade,of Mechanicsburg, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf andconfirmed as a member of IUP’s Council of Trustees. His term will extendthrough December 2022.

Posted on 12/16/2016 1:56:08 PM

Winter Commencement Ceremonies to be Held December 17

Students completing degrees in December andJanuary are invited to participate in the December commencement ceremonies. Studentsreceiving a total of 752 degrees are eligible for the ceremony. Of this number,533 are bachelor’s degrees, 173 are master’s degrees, and 46 are doctoraldegrees.

Posted on 12/13/2016 10:01:13 AM

Funds Renewed for International Leaders in Education Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received a second yearof funding from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairsin the amount of $185,000 to continue the International Leaders in Education Program. As a recipient of the funds, IUP will, again this year, serveas a host institution for 16 international secondary teachers (Fellows) for animmersive professional development experience.

Posted on 12/6/2016 2:52:41 PM

IUP Students Win Prize to Add Art to Arboretum

A team of art students—JenniferBlalock, Anthony Bookhammer, and Bill Brown—were recently chosen as thewinners of a contest to place art in IUP’s Allegheny Arboretum. Their project,titled “Legacy Marker,” was the result of a Request for Proposal (RFP)sponsored by the arboretum. The $1,000 prize for the winning team, plus $500for materials, was sponsored by Ray Kinter, an IUP alumni.

Posted on 11/30/2016 3:16:23 PM

Greek Organizations at IUP Raise Over $4,000 for Indiana County Salvation Army Treasures for Children

Through collection efforts in the community, Greek organizations at IUP collected $4,095.37 for the Indiana County Salvation Army Treasures for Children program. This fundraising effort, in its 11th year, has resulted in more than $28,000 collected for this local program that benefits needy families in Indiana County.

Posted on 11/15/2016 4:25:46 PM

Rap Video Showcases IUP Recycling Program Growth Across Campus

As part of the promotion of work done at IUP and to bring awareness to the issue of recycling, the university has created “Facts of the Matter,” a rap music video about recycling. The lyrics are written by Michael Mann, the university’s Facilities Operations coordinator. The video was released by the university in conjunction with national America Recycles Day.

Posted on 11/14/2016 2:22:43 PM

Reilly Selected to Direct IUP Liberal Studies Program

Following a search, Edel Reilly, professor ofmathematics and assistant chair of the Department of Mathematics at IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as the director of IUP’sLiberal Studies program. The Liberal Studies program is designed to meet the goals ofthe university and to provide a comprehensive curriculum that will provide allIUP students the opportunity to meet the Expected Undergraduate StudentLearning Outcomes.

Posted on 11/8/2016 2:26:08 PM

James H. Maple Scholarship Awarded, Cybersecurity Lab Dedicated

Four IUP students have been awarded a scholarship that honors a former IUPmathematics professor and co-founder of the IUP Computer Science Department, James H. Maple. A cybersecurity lab in the department has also been named in Maple’s honor.

Posted on 11/4/2016 2:45:43 PM

IUP Experts Part of International Conference on Safety and Security

IUP will again send a team of experts to the Health, Safety,Security and Environment Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by theAmerican Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago. Now in its 20th year,this year’s conference theme is “Innovative HSSE Strategies for Today’sChallenges.”

Posted on 11/4/2016 12:38:25 PM

Science Inspires Series: Kenning to Present on Nanotechnology, Time, and Temperature

Gregory Kenning, Department of Physics, will end this semester’s SIS lectures on November 10 with a presentation on two sets of studies: understanding memory effects in materials, and the discovery of nanomagnetic electronics and an array of possible applications.

Posted on 11/4/2016 11:48:38 AM

IUP Humanities and Social Sciences Building Earns LEED Certification

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities and Social Sciencesbuilding has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.LEED recognition provides independent verification of a building orneighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction,operations, and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy,cost-effective buildings.

Posted on 10/17/2016 3:20:24 PM

IUP Group Secures NSF Research Grant to Start Minor in Teamwork

A group of IUP faculty, led by Justin Fair and AnneKondo, both from the Department of Chemistry, recently received $663,835 from the NSF for their project,“Better Preparing STEM Graduates for Employment: An Interdisciplinary,Problem-based Approach for Teaching and Assessing Teamwork and InterpersonalSkills.” The award is one of the largest research grants ever receivedby IUP.

Posted on 10/11/2016 3:17:54 PM

IUP Homecoming to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, Reunions, and Football Game

Dozens of events are planned over the Homecoming weekend of October 14 through October 16 at IUP.

Posted on 10/10/2016 9:47:37 PM

IUP Students to Take Part in Day of Service, October 8

More than 200 Indiana University of Pennsylvania studentswill provide community service at six sites on October 8, 2016, for the fall Into theStreets event.

Posted on 10/6/2016 3:59:00 PM

Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Added to IUP Offerings

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is actively enrolling students for its new Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and new PhD program in Counselor Education and Supervision following today’s formal approval of the programs by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. Students may begin work in these courses of study in fall 2017.

Posted on 10/6/2016 3:28:39 PM

IUP Ranked as Top College for University-Provided Part-Time Employment

IUP is ranked as 32 in the listing of 250 top universities, recognizedfor providing 1,522 non-federal work-study part-time jobs for students.

Posted on 10/5/2016 3:32:25 PM

Total Fall 2016 Enrollment is 13,114; Reflects Increase in Military-Affiliated Student Enrollment

The totalfall headcount enrollment includes 819 military-affiliated students, anincrease of 13 percent from fall 2015 enrollment and an increase of 38 percentfrom fall 2013 enrollment of military-affiliated students.

Posted on 10/5/2016 3:26:52 PM

IUP Department Bake Sale Raises $6,000 for Ovarian Cancer Education and Research

The Department of Communications Disorders, Special Education andDisability Services at IUP will offer its sixth annual “Confections for aCause” on September 21, 2016, on the second floor of IUP’s DavisHall to raise funds for ovarian cancer education and research. Almost$6,000 has been raised during the last five years of the event.

Posted on 9/18/2016 7:09:28 PM

Delaney Family to Receive IUP Distinguished Family Business Award

Delaney Automotive Group will be honored with the Distinguished Family Business Award by the IUP Center for Family Business at the annual awards ceremony on September 26, 2016. The ceremony, open to the public, will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium, inside the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Posted on 9/15/2016 9:50:27 AM

IUP Continues National Recognition in “U.S. News and World Report”

Indiana University of Pennsylvaniais ranked, for the 23rd consecutive year, as one of the “BestNational Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The National Universitiescategory, where IUP is placed, includes 310 institutions in the nation thathave a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, emphasize research,offer doctoral programs, and were ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching as a “doctoral research university.”

Posted on 9/12/2016 4:17:55 PM

IUP Student Interns with Pennsylvania House Speaker for Harrisburg Internship Semester

Nicole Fidler of Orwigsburg is working in the office of Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Fidler is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in international studies and political science and minoring in French.

Posted on 9/7/2016 1:11:56 PM

IUP Phi Kappa Phi President Serves as Delegate for Biennial Convention

Michele Papakie, chairwoman and associate professor ofJournalism and Public Relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, represented the institution’s chapter of theHonor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selectivecollegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—at the 44th BiennialConvention held July 28 to 30, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted on 8/31/2016 1:40:10 PM

Museum’s 40th Season Opens With Bancroft Works

Celebrating its 40-year anniversary, the University Museumopens the 2016–17 season on September 10 with “Gilded Age to Great War: MiltonBancroft and His Art.”

Posted on 8/31/2016 12:16:05 PM

Center for Creativity and Change Offers Workshop on Solution-Focused Counseling

The IUP Center for Creativity and Change will host its fall 2016 workshop, “BriefSolution-Focused Counseling with Children, Adolescents, and Families: A Toolboxof Practical Strategies,” on Friday,October 7, in Greensburg.

Posted on 8/31/2016 7:30:06 AM

Events Planned for Opening of 2016–17 Academic Year

A host of programming isplanned to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University ofPennsylvania, and to welcome new students into the community. IUP faculty and staff, as well as community members, are invited to participate in many of the upcoming events.

Posted on 8/18/2016 2:15:39 PM

IUP Continues National Recognition in Forbes’s “Top Colleges” and Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges”

Indiana University of Pennsylvaniahas been included in Forbes’ 2016 “America’s Top Colleges: The 600+ SchoolsWell Worth the Investment,” as well as MONEY Magazine’s “Best Colleges2016-2017.”

Posted on 8/8/2016 2:06:02 PM

IUP Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education

IUP has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Middle StatesCommission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is aninstitutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Educationand the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Institutions areevaluated based on 14 standards of accreditation and a three-year, universitywideself-review (self-study).

Posted on 7/22/2016 10:45:09 AM

Provost Scholars Named for Fall 2015

The following students have been named Provost Scholars for Fall 2015. 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.

Posted on 7/20/2016 3:17:49 PM

IUP Office of Extended Studies, Infragard Pittsburgh, and S&T Bank Presenting Cyber Security Seminar

IUP's Office of Extended Studies, InfraGard Pittsburgh and S&T Bank will present “Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar” on July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive. David J. Hickton, United States Attorney for the Western District ofPennsylvania, is the keynote speaker for the program.

Posted on 7/7/2016 1:34:43 PM

Spring 2016 Graduates

Listed are the May 2016 IUP graduates.

Posted on 7/5/2016 11:06:12 AM

IUP One of Four Universities in Pennsylvania Selected for Federal Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of four universities in Pennsylvania and one of 67 in the nation selected for a national program designed to offer federal Pell grants to incarcerated students. The initiative, the Second Chance Pell pilot program, allows eligible and qualified incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants to pursue postsecondary education.

Posted on 6/26/2016 4:56:59 PM

IUP Safety Sciences Faculty Selected for Outstanding Safety Educator Award

Tracey Cekada, Associate Professor, Department of Safety Sciences, was selected for the 2016 Dr. William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator Award, given annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The national award “recognizes exceptional educators who show the highest level of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and professional service, as part of ASSE.”

Posted on 6/24/2016 3:23:18 PM

First Cybersecurity Camp at IUP a Success

Thirty students and 15 teachers completed a week-long Cybersecurity Camp (GenCyber Camp) at IUP. The camp, part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, was directed by Waleed Farag, Department of Computer Science, and Dighton (Mac) Fiddner, Department of Political Science, and was funded by a grant of $50,000 from the National Security Agency.

Posted on 6/19/2016 11:24:59 AM

IUP, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County Enter Sixth Year of Water Testing Contract

Indiana University of Pennsylvaniafaculty members and students will move into year six of testing water from theBeaver Run Reservoir as a result of an $85,000 contract with the MunicipalAuthority of Westmoreland County. With thismost recent contract, IUP has received a total of $390,000 since 2011 to testand monitor the reservoir’s water quality.

Posted on 6/14/2016 3:30:42 PM

Simmons Presents at Integrated Tick Management Symposium in D.C. and Visits Capitol Hill

BiologyProfessor Tom Simmons presented a poster on “Forest fragmentation, deerdensity, and Lyme disease risk in the Allegheny National Forest: A small mammalperspective” at the Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne DiseaseProblem, held from May 16 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 5/19/2016 5:36:30 PM

IUP Day at Kennywood is Almost Here!

The IUP Alumni Association welcomes all members of the university family—employees, students, and alumni—to be a part of the ninth annual IUP Day at Kennywood on Sunday, July 17. Register today!

Posted on 5/19/2016 3:14:05 PM

IUP Offering Free Cybersecurity Camp for Students, Teachers

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is offering a free Cybersecurity Camp for middle and high school students and teachers from June 13 to June 17, 2016, on the IUP campus. The camp is part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

Posted on 5/13/2016 12:56:52 PM

IUP Trustee Honored by National Trial Lawyers Association

Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack, a member and vice chair of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees and audit committee chair and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, has been selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvaniaby the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Posted on 5/13/2016 11:57:07 AM

Downing Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

A professor of English, Dr. David Downing is known for his work on important topical issues such as academic freedom, intellectual property, affirmative action, the privatization of public higher education, the history of criticism and theory, critical pedagogy, integrating the liberal arts and professional education, the academic labor movement, and the role of the humanities.

Posted on 5/5/2016 2:41:59 PM

Groundbreaking Set for North Dining Facility

The North Dining Commons is scheduled for opening in fall 2017. It will be located adjacent to Wallwork Hall in the footprint of what is now Keith Hall. It will have 500 seats and an “all you care to eat” format. It also will house the main bakery and the central commissary for the campus dining program.

Posted on 5/4/2016 2:02:48 PM

State System Chancellor Invites Participation in Systemwide Strategic Planning Process

The Board of Governors has asked the State System institutions to examine the organization and operation of its 14 institutions in order tostrategically position the universities for continued success on behalf of students, their families, and the entire Commonwealth.

Posted on 5/3/2016 11:52:55 AM

IUP Debate Teams Take Second and Third Place at Frederick Douglass Debate Society Tournament

The IUP Douglass Debate Team members trained weeklythroughout the fall and spring semesters to prepare for the tournament, whichfeatured 14 teams from six universities in Pennsylvania’s State System ofHigher Education.

Posted on 5/2/2016 3:42:43 PM

IUP May Commencement 2016 Overview

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies for 2,002 newgraduates May 7 at 9:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. at Kovalchick Convention andAthletic Complex. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduatestudents.

Posted on 5/2/2016 3:28:35 PM

IUP Faculty and Staff Members Honored with University Senate Awards

FourIndiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for the UniversitySenate Distinguished Faculty Awards, and two staff members have received the UniversitySenate Staff Service Awards.

Posted on 4/29/2016 2:11:47 PM

IUP CIO Bill Balint Honored with Pittsburgh Chief Information Officer Award

Bill Balint, Indiana University ofPennsylvania’s Chief Technology Officer with more than a quarter-century ofservice to his alma mater, has been named the winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh ChiefInformation Officer of the Year Award (education division). Balint was one of threefinalists in the education division, which is given jointly by the PittsburghTechnology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group.

Posted on 4/22/2016 2:48:29 PM

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John E. Wetzel to Receive Honorary Degree from IUP at May Commencement

IUP willhonor John E. Wetzel, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, withan honorary doctor of laws degree at commencement ceremonies on May 7, 2016. “IUPis very proud to be part of Secretary Wetzel’s ‘Time To Lead’ initiative and hison-going efforts to help disadvantaged students find success through highereducation,” IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll said.

Posted on 4/21/2016 3:22:03 PM

IUP Business School Holds Successful 38th Annual Business Day

As part of Eberly’s 38th annual Business Day, studentshad the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and to network with nearly60 alumni and other business leaders at the Kovalchick Convention and AthleticComplex. The April 7, 2016, event included four sessions, with more than 700students, business leaders, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Posted on 4/20/2016 11:34:46 AM

VanEmburg Selected for 2015–16 Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award

The recipient of the sixth annual Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award will be William VanEmburg, an undergraduate student majoring in both early childhood/special education and disability services.

Posted on 4/20/2016 10:26:51 AM

IUP Online Master’s Program in Nutrition Ranked in Top 20 by Affordable Colleges Online

Affordable Colleges Online, an education andindustry resource for online education information, has ranked IUP’s Online Master’s program in Nutrition the 15th-best in thenation.

Posted on 4/20/2016 9:28:21 AM

2016 Undergraduate/Graduate Scholars Forums Award Winners

The full lists of award winners from the 2016 Undergraduate Scholars Forum and 2016 Graduate Scholars Forum are now available, plus videos of all the finalists, including a special video from President Driscoll.

Posted on 4/19/2016 4:08:26 PM

IUP Tick Team Presents Seminar for Evergreen Conservancy

Biology students Austin Edwards, Rebecca Kruise, VictoriaStone, Shannon Tepe, and Emily Welch, and faculty members Anne and Tom Simmons, presented ablacklegged tick and Lyme disease seminar for the Evergreen Conservancy at BlueSpruce County Park on April 15, 2016.

Posted on 4/19/2016 2:55:42 PM

Cohen, Steinway Artist, to Perform in Gorell

As a finale to the 2015–16 Ovations! series, the Lively Arts welcomes Arnaldo Cohen, who will perform on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 4/19/2016 12:55:39 PM

Visiting Scholar Studies Stress in War Veterans, Participants Being Sought

Siobhan Howard, a visiting scholarfrom Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, has spent part of a six-monthsabbatical at IUP working on a study about howthe human body reacts to stress. The research she has been doing atIUP revolves around having veterans—preferably ones that have been deployedto war—undergo a series of tests to see how they are affected by some commonstressors.

Posted on 4/18/2016 4:00:23 PM

Six Return to IUP to Accept 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

See the videos used to introduce the alumni who returned to campus to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Among them are the publisher of Dow Jones Media Group, the president and CEO of the World Environment Center, a celebrated safety engineer, a world-renowned sculptor, and Pennsylvania's House Majority Leader.

Posted on 4/18/2016 12:12:35 PM

Poole Receives Grant from Association of Middle East and Africa to Conduct Research in Ethiopia

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, received a grant from the Association of Middle East and Africa for her project "An Ethnographic Investigation of Refugee Policy and the Care of Eritrean Youth in Ethiopia."

Posted on 4/15/2016 12:59:40 PM

IUP Business School Hosts CEO Jeffrey Gaus ’81

On March 23 and 24, the IUPEberly College of Business and Information Technology hosted Jeffrey Gaus’81 as the executive/entrepreneur-in-residence. Gaus serves as chief executive officer at ProlifiqSoftware Inc.

Posted on 4/15/2016 11:45:38 AM

Students Gear Up for 42nd Annual Geoscience Day

The 42nd annual Geoscience Day will be April 29, 2016. Nineteen senior Geoscience students will present their independent research during the Geoscience Day Symposium. This will be followed by a talk by alumnus John Taylor (’75).

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:45:27 AM

IUP Business Students Go Abroad, Virtually

Students in John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class regularly link up with classmates more than 4,000 miles away. Along with Kia Golesorkhi, from the University of Pecs, in Pecs, Hungary, the two professors link their classes to deliver joint lectures, share guest speakers, and encourage studentinteraction.

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:07:55 AM

University Family Drive Crushes Goal for Third Consecutive Year

The 2016 University Family Drive exceeded its goal of 800 participants. To those who gave, thank you, and please plan to attend the April 18 victory celebration!

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:50:48 PM

IUP Crimson Hawks Basketball Announces Perfect Attendance Contest Winners

During the 2015–16 season, the IUP Crimson Hawks basketball teams extended a challenge to their season ticket holders and to the IUP student community in the form of Perfect Attendance Contests for each group.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:35:02 PM

2016 IUP Jazz Festival To be Held April 30

TheDepartment of Music of Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents the 16thannual IUP Jazz Festival in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m., featuring the IUP JazzBand and the IUP Jazz Ensemble.

Posted on 4/14/2016 1:31:00 PM

IUP Sociology Holds Third Annual Hunger Awareness Week and Seedling Project

Hunger Awareness Week and the Seedling Project, April 25–29, 2016, together offer students opportunities to learn about real-life community issues, connect what they learn in the classroom to real people, and correct their misperceptions.

Posted on 4/14/2016 12:06:34 PM

Culinary Faculty Advance Expertise at Ice Carving Seminar

Chef instructors Martha Jo Rupert andThomas Barnes participated in a seminar on advanced ice carving techniques held at ElegantIce Creations in Ohio.

Posted on 4/14/2016 11:54:40 AM

Passion for Helping Others on Display During Autism Awareness Week

Robert Matchett’s passion for the Autism Awareness Week project is so deep that he’s making sure it lives on after he graduates this spring. He’s working with a close friend and brother in his honor fraternity, Oktober Appleby, and he plans to hand over the project’s reins to her after the conclusion of this year’s event, which runs from April 18 to 22.

Posted on 4/14/2016 10:41:10 AM

IUP Nursing Professor Shellenbarger Selected for National Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Teresa Shellenbarger, professor in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’sDepartment of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, has been selected by SigmaTheta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing, and theElsevier Foundation, for the 2016–17 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Posted on 4/12/2016 2:58:19 PM

IUP to Host the 2016 State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Save the Date: The State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education will be hosted by IUP on November 2-4, 2016. Proposals are now being accepted.

Posted on 4/8/2016 11:51:26 AM

IUP Nursing Student Named Goldwater Scholar

KaraMcClain, a nursing major in the Cook Honors College from Grove City, hasbeen named a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Thisnational award recognizes outstanding students in the science, mathematics, andengineering fields across the nation.

Posted on 4/8/2016 9:47:12 AM

IUP Groups Co-Sponsor Annual Autism Awareness Week Events

A number of eventsare planned on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus to raise awarenessabout autism during Autism Awareness Week 2016. The theme is “Shine a Light onAutism; Light it Up Blue.” All events are free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/7/2016 2:20:44 PM

Two IUP Students Take the Lead for Take Back the Night

Amy Kinneer and Katharine McKinney have turnedtheir passion for raising awareness about sexual assault and support forsurvivors of violence to a new level, including raising more than $5,100 insupport of the Take Back the Night program. The annual march and speak out will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Posted on 4/7/2016 2:03:37 PM

Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania

Four students represented Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event on April 5, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The IUP students presented their award-winning projects from the 2015 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/7/2016 10:28:23 AM

Chemistry Student Wins Prestigious Award

Amber Harding made a presentation recently at the Pittsburgh Diffraction Society’s 74th annual conference, in Huntsville, Ala., and she came home the winner of the Chung Soo Yoo Award.

Posted on 4/7/2016 10:14:30 AM

Artists Hand Hosting University Museum Landscapes

A wide variety of landscapes from the University Museum’s permanent collection are now on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana through May 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/5/2016 6:22:58 PM

Invitation to Sixth Annual Noche Latina Celebration

The Hispanic Heritage Council invites all IUP community members to the sixth annual Noche Latina celebration on Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The evening will include Hispanic food, music, and entertainment.

Posted on 4/5/2016 11:03:46 AM

“Spelling Bee” Is Quirky Musical

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove andMusic Theater will present its season finale, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” on April 14–17and 20–23 at 8:00 p.m. and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. The hit musical will bepresented on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/4/2016 11:24:22 PM

Beeken Leads Pennsylvania All-State Choir

Director of Choral Studies Dr. Ryan Beeken conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Honor Choir in Hershey, Pa., on March 30 through April 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/4/2016 2:23:06 PM

Harrington to Speak on Sustainability Harvest-to-Use in the Wood Center at IUP

BA Harrington, co-director of the Wood Center at IUP, and assistant professor of Woodworking in the Department of Art, will discuss “Sustainability Harvest-to-Use in the Wood Center at IUP” in Sprowls Hall 118A on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Posted on 4/4/2016 12:44:55 PM

2016 Women’s Leadership Award Winners

This year, Health Awareness, the Office of International Education, the African American Cultural Center, and the Commission for the Status of Women worked collaboratively to broaden the award structure for Women’s Leadership.

Posted on 4/1/2016 3:51:36 PM

Seventh Annual Laurel Highlands Conference, April 29

Theannual Laurel Highlands Communications Conference will take place at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Sponsored by the Department of Communications Media, this conference is a communication- and media-based symposium for regional scholars todiscuss contemporary academic breakthroughs and developments in the field.

Posted on 4/1/2016 2:53:27 PM

2016 ASSE Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to seven members of the Safety Sciences Department on winning over $44,000 in scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

Posted on 4/1/2016 10:28:52 AM

Safety Sciences’ First PhD Graduate

The first Safety Sciences doctoral candidate, Nicholas “Cody” Schaal, successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Effect of Heavy Metal Exposures on Hearing Loss Among Shipyard Personnel,” on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2016.

Posted on 3/31/2016 9:37:10 AM

Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center, as a part of the Center for Health and Well-Being, is promoting Sexual Assault Awareness Month with weekly events leading up to Take Back the Night on April 13.

Posted on 3/31/2016 8:49:51 AM

Indiana’s Cookin’ to Feature Academy of Culinary Arts Chefs, Food and Nutrition Faculty

Students join forces with Idamarie Laquatra and Diane Wagoner, and Chefs John Kapusta and Anthony Battaglia, for a night of demonstrations and entertainment at Indiana’s Cookin’, which benefits the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank, on April 5 at the KCAC.

Posted on 3/30/2016 3:10:14 PM

English Department Holds Publication Celebration

On February 25, 2016, the English Department held its annual Publication Celebration to mark a number of faculty successes in publishing books, articles, and monographs. The period covered for this event was August 2014 to August 2015.

Posted on 3/30/2016 1:43:15 PM

IUP Criminology Graduate Selected for 2016 Distinguished Lecture

Shaun Gabbidon, who earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from IUP in 1996, will speak on April 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the OhioRoom of the Hadley Union Building. His presentation is “Shopping WhileBlack: Understanding and Combating Racial Profiling in Retail Settings.”The lecture is free and open to the community.

Posted on 3/30/2016 8:58:18 AM

Art Department Open House, April 2

TheDepartment of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites you to our 2016Open House. Drop by Sprowls Hall and Robertshawthis Saturday, April 2, from 12:00–4:00 p.m. to see what we’ve beencreating.

Posted on 3/29/2016 5:25:11 PM

Collins Conducts Junior High District Band

On March 22, 2016, Zach Collins conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 5 ninth grade band at Mars Area High School. Collins worked with 85 students throughout the day in rehearsals and in a concert of works for wind band.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:02:52 PM

Professional Women’s Music Fraternity to Host Instrument Petting Zoo

Sigma Alpha Iota professional women’s music fraternity will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” in Cogswell Hall on April 30, 2016, to give children ages eightand above (third grade and older) a chance to try out any and all of the basic bandinstruments that might be available to them in school.

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:42:45 PM

International Unity Day 2016

The IUP and Indiana communities are invited to attend International Unity Day on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the HUB Upper Level. Admission is free.

Posted on 3/28/2016 3:08:34 PM

Autism Awareness Week 2016

Phi Sigma Pi will be hosting Autism Awareness Week starting on Monday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. throughout campus.

Posted on 3/28/2016 3:07:12 PM

Baunoch and Kim Give Recital at Bowling Green

Joseph Baunoch and Sun Min Kim, Department of Music, were invited to give a recital at Bowling Green State University on March 19, 2016. The concert featured works by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, and Cole Porter.

Posted on 3/28/2016 11:07:38 AM

Siegel Finer Publishes Article on Writing About Breast Cancer Gene

“The Rhetoric of Previving: Blogging the Breast Cancer Gene” by Bryna Siegel Finer of the Department of English was published in the March 2016 volume of the peer-reviewed journal, Rhetoric Review.

Posted on 3/28/2016 10:57:59 AM

Lavender Graduation Scheduled for April 29

The sixth annual LavenderGraduation, celebrating IUP’s LGBTQIA community and ally graduates, will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Posted on 3/28/2016 8:43:28 AM

IUP Engages in EducationUSA Sub-Saharan Regional Forum

Michele Petrucci, associate vice president for International Education and Global Engagement, and Yaw Asamoah, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, participated in the U.S. Department of State’s conference dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa and U.S. Higher Education held in Accra, Ghana.

Posted on 3/25/2016 4:20:42 PM

Pipkin-Hutchinson Presents on Sustainability in Costume Design

Professor Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson was a member of the Sustainable Costume Design Round Table at the 2016 United States Institute of Theatre Technology annual conference in Salt Lake City on March 16–19.

Posted on 3/25/2016 3:24:22 PM

IUP to Pilot New Per-Credit Tuition Pricing Program

IUP will launch a per-credit tuition pricing program for the fall 2016 semester for undergraduate students who live in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 3/25/2016 3:19:53 PM

IUP Business School Hosts Junior Achievement Competition

Junior Achievement’s 2016 Regional TitanCompetition was held on March 10 at the EberlyCollege of Business andInformation Technology on IUP’s main campus.

Posted on 3/25/2016 2:23:25 PM

Filmmaker To Screen His Film on Pioneering South African Woman

On Monday, April 11, IUP will host filmmaker ChérifKeita as he screens and discusses his film “RememberingNokutela.” The film brings to lightthe once-forgotten contributions of Nokutela Mdima Dube inearly-20th-century efforts to empower black South Africans.

Posted on 3/24/2016 3:04:50 PM

IUP Middle States Site Visit Schedule Announced

The schedule for our upcoming April 10–13 Middle States Site Team visit is now available for download from the Middle States Accreditation website. The schedule was developed by our visiting team, and it has requested various meetings with many constituents during its visit.

Posted on 3/24/2016 3:02:37 PM

Water Donations Still Being Accepted for Service-Learning Trip to Flint, Michigan

More than 25 students from IUP will travel to Flint, Mich., on March 31 to donatewater to the city’s residents. So far, the IUP group has collected morethan 400 bottles of water to date and received nearly $300 in funds forpurchase of water.

Posted on 3/23/2016 2:44:17 PM

IUP Secures $185,000 Grant for International High School Teachers

As a recipient of thefunds, IUP will serve as a host institution for 16 international secondary teachers(Fellows) for an immersive professional development experience. The ILEP Fellows alsowill be on site to learn from teachers at Indiana Area High School and BrashearHigh School in Pittsburgh to gain different contexts and perspectives on theAmerican educational system.

Posted on 3/16/2016 2:44:05 PM

IUP to Honor Rupert with President’s Medal of Distinction

ThePresident’s Medal of Distinction is the highest nondegree award the universitypresents. It was established in 1985 to honor citizens of the state and regionwhose professional achievement or public service is of national significance orspecial significance to the university.

Posted on 3/16/2016 11:20:40 AM

IUP Women's and Gender Studies Showcasing Faculty Authors at Launch and Conversation on March 28

A double book launch and conversationwith the authors event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2016 at the IUPUniversity Museum to celebrate the works of three IUP faculty members. Drs.Christian Vaccaro and Melissa Swauger, two faculty members in the department ofsociology, have authored “Unleashing Manhood in the Cage: Masculinity and MixedMartial Arts.” Dr. Aimee Wilson, a faculty member in the Department ofEnglish, is the author of “Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politicsof Birth Control.”

Posted on 3/15/2016 1:44:08 PM

IUP Spanish Education Program Gains National Recognition

IUP's SpanishEducation K-12 program has been recognized for the third review cycle in a row by its nationalaccrediting body—a first for any language education program in the country.

Posted on 3/15/2016 1:25:49 PM

Fall 2015 List of Graduates

Here is an alphabetical list of students who graduated from IUP in fall 2015.

Posted on 2/19/2016 4:24:57 PM

IUP Cuts Ribbon for Humanities and Social Sciences Building

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania formally cut the ribbon on Friday, January 22, 2016, for its new$30-million academic building, which houses seven departments in the College ofHumanities and Social Sciences.

Posted on 2/16/2016 1:18:03 PM

IUP Clinical Psychology Program Ranked Fifth in Top 50 Best Programs by 'Best Counseling Degrees'

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s doctoral program inclinical psychology (the PsyD program) has been recognized as one of the topfive programs in the nation by “Best Counseling Degrees.” The website evaluated programs from 69 differentinstitutions and selected the top 50 programs for students.

Posted on 2/3/2016 3:11:37 PM

IUP, CCAC Announce New Articulation Program for Middle School Education, Math and Science Specialization

Thearticulation program, which will begin in the 2016 spring semester, will betaught entirely at CCAC. Students will begin studies with CCAC courses and thenspend their last two years taking IUP courses taught by IUP faculty on CCAC AlleghenyCampus. Students will transition to IUP while remaining in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 1/12/2016 10:41:27 AM

IUP Office of Human Resources Organize Donation to Pathways Shelter

The Office of Human Resources organized a donation to the Pathways homeless shelter, resulting in 620 items being donated.

Posted on 12/21/2015 3:41:41 PM

IUP to Hold Commencement Ceremonies December 12

Graduate andundergraduate winter Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 12, 2015. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 9:30a.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The undergraduateceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 12/10/2015 2:42:22 PM

Bouchat's Piece Accepted to Mathematical Art Gallery

Dr. Rachelle Bouchat, assistant professor in the math department, had an art piece accepted into a juried art exhibit at the Mathematical Art Gallery that is held in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings this January in Seattle.

Posted on 11/17/2015 10:16:29 AM

Student Firefighters Receive Scholarship Established by Local Fire Departments

Marcus Sheehan, amember of the Indiana Fire Association, and Kelsey Trunzo, a member of the Creekside Volunteer Fire Department, are the first recipients of the scholarship that was established through a grant received bythe Cherry Tree, Creekside, Indiana, Marion Center and Plumville FireDepartments.

Posted on 11/16/2015 3:19:33 PM

IUP Seeds Club Planning Second Annual Seed Swap Project, Open to Community

The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity andSustainability (SEEDS) Club of IUP, a student-organized group, will host the secondannual Community Seed Swap on November 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event, free and open to the community, will beheld in the Zink Hall gymnasium A.

Posted on 11/12/2015 3:28:23 PM

IUP Police Academy Program Coordinator Releases His Latest Book

Dennis Marsili, Program Coordinator of IUP's Police Academy and retired detective sergeant of the New Kensington Police Department, has released his second book, "Little Chicago: A History of Organized Crime in New Kensington, Pa."

Posted on 11/12/2015 10:01:48 AM

IUP Recognized for Contributions to Society, Named a 'Best Bang for the Buck' College by National Guide Book

Indiana University ofPennsylvania has been selected, for the seventh consecutive year, by WashingtonMonthly for its national ranking of schools based on contributions to society.Only 11 universitiesin Pennsylvania were selected for the recognition in 2015. The three main criteria for the ranking were social mobility, research, and service.

Posted on 11/11/2015 3:52:51 PM

IUP Faculty Member Recognized with Octavius V. Catto Award

Dr. Michele Papakie, chair of the IUP Department of Journalism and Public Relations and alieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, was recognized withthe Octavius V. Catto Award for outstanding public service. Papakie received the award from Pennsylvania deputy adjutant general-Air, Brig.Gen. Tony Carrelli.

Posted on 11/10/2015 3:14:10 PM

IUP Selected For “Military Friendly Schools” Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Victory Media,publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse magazines, for its 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools. This is the fifth year IUPhas been selected for the list, which honors institutions the magazine’s editorsdescribe as delivering “the best experience for military students.”

Posted on 11/9/2015 3:17:35 PM

Allegheny Arboretum at IUP Recognized by Best College Reviews as a “Most Beautiful College Arboretum”

Indiana University ofPennsylvania’s Allegheny Arboretum was named to the listing of “most beautifulcollege arboretums” by Best College Reviews. The ranking was determined inpart by the North American Plant Collections Consortium.

Posted on 11/5/2015 4:28:50 PM

IUP Dean Part of NSF Grant to Promote Gender Equity in STEM Faculty Positions

Deanne Snavely, dean of the College of NaturalSciences and Mathematics, is part of a consortium of western Pennsylvania andnorthern Ohio universities to promote gender equity for faculty in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.Snavelywill work with two faculty from Case Western Reserve on the three-yeargrant from the National Science Foundation’s Advance Program.

Posted on 11/3/2015 3:26:33 PM

IUP Named National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Indiana Universityof Pennsylvania is one of only six institutions in Pennsylvania and oneof just 102 universities in the nation selected as a national Center for Academic Excellencein Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Departmentof Homeland Security.

Posted on 10/21/2015 2:42:59 PM

Information on the Recent Power Outage at IUP

Early this morning, the campus experienced a power outage due to an electrical problem near Wilson Hall.

Posted on 10/15/2015 1:22:47 PM

IUP Theater and Dance Project Helping Nurses at IRMC

A new course developed by an Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Theater and Dance professor could help play a role in creating more positive interactions between patients and nurses at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Posted on 10/9/2015 3:01:40 PM

IUP Offering Experts, Expertise to International Conference

A team of expertsfrom Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the annual Health, Safety,Security, and Environment Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the AmericanChamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago. The conference,“Managing Risk in Economic Uncertainty,” is expected to draw more than 300professionals from the business community, public sector, regulatory agencies,and nongovernmental organizations.

Posted on 10/8/2015 9:06:17 AM

Health and Human Services Opens New Office for Research and Scholarly Excellence

Directed by Teresa Shellenbarger, the office is part of the college’s continued efforts to strengthen the infrastructure, deepen the commitment to the teacher-scholar model, and provide support and mentorship to faculty as they pursue opportunities.

Posted on 10/1/2015 9:11:47 AM

Annual Security Report for IUP is Now Available

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual security report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school.

Posted on 9/30/2015 3:14:54 PM

IUP Plans Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Folger Dining Hall During Homecoming Weekend

It wasoriginally dedicated on a homecoming weekend in 1972. Forty-threeyears later, “Ma Folger” would undoubtedly be proud of the “new” dining hallnamed in her honor. IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania will officially “cut the ribbon” to celebrate the newlyrenovated Folger Dining Hall on October 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Posted on 9/28/2015 2:07:08 PM

IUP Homecoming to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, The Clarks Concert, Folger Hall Ribbon Cutting, Reunions, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’sannual Homecoming celebration October 2–4, 2015, is expected to draw thousandsto Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, includingthe annual parade and football game.

Posted on 9/25/2015 4:15:49 PM

IUP Hosting 12th Annual LGBT Film Festival

The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) will kickoff its 12th annual LGBT Film Festival with a special “MusicUpstairs at the Coney” on September 26, 2015, with a performance by Grist for the Millfrom 7:00–9:00 p.m. The festival will be held on five Sunday evenings in Octoberin Stouffer Hall’s Beard Auditorium at IUP.

Posted on 9/22/2015 3:34:11 PM

Sociology Graduate Student Selected for Volunteer Service Award

Lisa McCann, a sociology graduatestudent, has been selectedfor the 2015 Foundation for IUP CommunityVolunteer Service Award.

Posted on 9/16/2015 2:32:48 PM

IUP to Offer Memorial Program on 14th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

The memorial program willbe held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, betweenSutton Hall and Stapleton Library. The event willinclude a remembrance of the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Centerattacks: William Moskal, a 1979 graduate; Donald Jones, a 1980 graduate; andWilliam Sugra, a 1993 graduate. In addition to the service, other events to honor the memory of those lost will be held around campus.

Posted on 9/8/2015 3:12:54 PM

IUP Biology Students Working at Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biologymajors Ian Forte and Cassandra Krul, under the direction of biology faculty members Jeff Larkin and Mike Tyree, are evaluating the success of the reforestation project efforts at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. Theproject to evaluate the health and growth of the trees is funded through a$5,000 grant from the National Park Foundation.

Posted on 9/8/2015 3:04:05 PM

IUP Joins National Research Study Testing Best Ways to Learn CPR

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania is one of nine schools of nursing chosen toparticipate in a national research study about cardiopulmonary resuscitationtraining. Thestudy, “Adaptive BLS Training: Optimizing Individual BLS Maintenance ofCompetence Training,” will involve 800 nursing students.

Posted on 9/4/2015 3:46:04 PM

IUP President to be Featured on “Infinite Opportunities” Cable Show

IUP President Michael Driscoll will be featured on the August 2 episode of “Infinite Opportunities,” a half-hour, public affairs program featuring Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities. The show airs at 2:00 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network, the statewide public affairs network.

Posted on 7/31/2015 2:38:35 PM

IUP Administrator Named to Global Dialogue Program by International Organization

Michele Petrucci, assistant vice president for International Education and Global Engagement in the Office of International Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as one of six U.S. Global Dialogue Partners for the inaugural cohort of Global Dialogue Fellows.

Posted on 7/31/2015 2:35:32 PM

IUP Receives Grant Funding from PLCB to Reduce Underage, Dangerous Drinking

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $39,992 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to help to fund strategies to reduce underage and dangerous drinking. IUP’s grant is part of funding from PLCB of almost $2.3 million to 65 municipalities, community groups, schools, colleges and universities and law

Posted on 6/18/2015 2:31:14 PM

Academy of Culinary Arts Dean’s List, Spring 2015

Students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List for academic excellence at the Academy of Culinary Arts when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission

Posted on 6/2/2015 11:59:26 AM

IUP Dean Honored as American Theatre Fellow

Michael Hood, dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Fine Arts, has been honored by the College of Fellows of the American Theatre as an American Theatre Fellow. He will hold this recognition for a lifetime. He was inducted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 19, 2015. Th

Posted on 5/12/2015 3:20:25 PM

McHugh Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

Maureen McHugh has been selected as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2015–16 Distinguished University Professor. A professor of psychology, McHugh is known nationally for her work in gender and diversity and in the field of violence against women. “Dr. McHugh excels in research, teaching, and service, an

Posted on 5/6/2015 2:48:40 PM

Four IUP Faculty Members Honored with University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards

Four Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for the 2015 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards. Since 1969, IUP has presented these awards to honor faculty members who make significant contributions to the university. The 2015 winners are Dr. W. Zachary Collins, Department

Posted on 5/4/2015 3:08:53 PM

IUP Spring 2015 Commencement Overview

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies May 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.and at 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for morethan 1,889 graduates. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduatestudents. The9:00 a.m. ceremony will be for students from the

Posted on 5/3/2015 9:08:01 AM

Partnership the Principal Theme of Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony

Partnership was the principal theme highlighted during groundbreaking ceremonies Wednesday, April 29, 2015, for the Hilton Garden Inn hotel adjacent to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Michael Fiore, from Fiore Brothers Management, LLC, of Altoona, and and Mark Morath, preside

Posted on 4/29/2015 9:58:13 PM

IUP Delays Per-Credit Tuition Pilot in Face of Governor’s Proposed Budget and State System Board of Governors’ Action

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has opted to defer for one year its previously announced per-credit tuition pilot.

Posted on 4/17/2015 11:09:04 AM

Hilton Garden Inn at IUP Moving Forward

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and IUP Hospitality, LLC, announced today that construction of a Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will begin this spring. The ceremonial groundbreaking for this six-story upscale lodging facility will take place April 29, 2015.

Posted on 4/14/2015 11:10:39 AM

IUP, WCCC Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County Community College signed an agreement to help students earn an associate degree from WCCC while studying at IUP. The reverse transfer agreement is designed to support students who earned college-level credits toward an associate degree

Posted on 3/31/2015 3:19:13 PM

IUP Sorority to Raise Autism Awareness with Three Upcoming Events

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania sorority will have several events to raise funds and awareness about autism during April. April is national Autism Awareness Month. Alpha Xi Delta sorority is currently selling blue light bulbs as a kick off for this month’s events. Members will be selling

Posted on 3/31/2015 1:45:22 PM

IUP Honor Fraternity Sponsoring Autism Awareness Week Events

Phi Sigma Pi national co-edhonor fraternity has organized six different events for its first Autism AwarenessWeek, planned for March 30 through April 4, 2015.All of the events are designed to raise awareness aboutautism. Donations also will be welcomed at events throughout the week tobenefit the international autism awareness project, “Light It Up Blue.”

Posted on 3/26/2015 3:42:43 PM

IUP to Honor Nell Jack with President’s Medal of Distinction

Nell G. Jack will receive the 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania President’s Medal of Distinction for dedication and support. Michael Driscoll, IUP president, will present the award to Jack at the annual Leader’s Circle of Indiana County awards event on April 22 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic

Posted on 3/25/2015 11:15:04 AM

IUP Trustee Honored with “Nation’s Top Attorneys” Recognition

Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack, a member and vice chair of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, has been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for its “Nation’s Top

Posted on 3/25/2015 10:50:35 AM

IUP Provost Names Randy Martin Dean of IUP Graduate Studies and Research

Timothy Moerland, Indiana University of Pennsylvania provost, has named Randy Martin as the dean of IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research. Martin will begin this role March 9, 2015. “Dr. Martin has almost 30 years of experience at IUP, both in the classroom as a member of the

Posted on 2/17/2015 1:57:56 PM

IUP Criminology Program Ranked in Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News and World Report

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Arts in Criminology: Online program has been selected among the top 10 online graduate criminal justice programs by U.S. News & World Report . The selection is based on factors that include admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and academic and career support

Posted on 2/15/2015 9:07:38 AM

Semester in Harrisburg Provides IUP Students State Government Experience

Two IUP students are participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Tiffany Fox, a criminology/pre-law major from Irwin and Julia McBride, a political science major from McKeesport are two of 13 students part

Posted on 2/2/2015 3:40:25 PM

IUP Student Groups Take Part in Treasures for Children Program

Two student groups at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and 10 departments participated in the Indiana County Salvation Army Treasures for Children program.

Posted on 12/15/2014 1:27:21 PM

IUP Winter Commencement Features Student Speakers, Distinguished University Professor

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencementceremonies will take place Saturday, December 13, with nearly 800 students eligibleto receive degrees. Theceremony for graduate students will be at 9:30 a.m. in the IUP Performing ArtsCenter’s Fisher Auditorium. The undergrad

Posted on 12/11/2014 4:03:17 PM

Provost Scholars Named for Fall 2014

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.

Posted on 12/9/2014 2:49:21 PM

IUP Student Organizes Cards for Troops Drive

Samuel Dunning,a criminology major from Duncansville, spearheaded the initiative through hismilitary service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi.

Posted on 12/8/2014 4:13:26 PM

IUP Honored By National Publication for Military, Veteran Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been honoredonce again by a national publication for outstanding military and veteraneducation. The publication Military Advanced Education recognized IUP as an “MAE 2015 Top School” for exhibiting best practices in militaryand veteran education. Schools were evalu

Posted on 12/5/2014 4:25:19 PM

IUP Staff and Students Organizations Give Back to Indiana Community

The spirit of giving is being felt across campus as a food drive and a clothing drive were sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania staff and student organizations.

Posted on 11/25/2014 9:55:17 AM

IUP Distinguished Alumnus, CEO of Warner Music Nashville, Returning to IUP for Presentations

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni Award recipient John Esposito, president and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, will be at IUP on October 31, 2014. In addition to meeting with students and faculty, he will be offering two presentations, both free and open to the community: one at 10:15

Posted on 10/28/2014 10:25:23 AM

IUP Distinguished Alumnus Presenting Program on Ebola Outbreak and Vaccine Research

Dr. John Gilly, senior vice president for Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. and program director for the Vaccine Clinical Materials Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, will present a program titled “Responding to the Ebola Outbreak - Development of a New Ebolavirus Vaccine” at Indiana Unive

Posted on 10/20/2014 9:15:51 PM

IUP Student Group Hosting Zumbathon to Raise Funds for United Service Organization (USO)

Gamma Sigma Sigma national service sorority at IUP is hosting a Zumbathon, “Dance for the Troops,” to raise funds for the United Service Organization (USO). The Zumbathon will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2014 at IUP’s Zink Gymnasium. The USO helps wounded soldiers, provides

Posted on 10/15/2014 12:01:50 PM

IUP Homecoming to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, 50th Anniversary Folkmen Concert, Reunions, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Homecoming celebration, Friday through Sunday, is expected to drawthousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community,including the annual parade and football game.

Posted on 10/8/2014 2:29:40 PM

Award-Winning Folk Music Group Subject of New Book, 50th Reunion Concert Part of IUP Homecoming Celebration

It’s been 50 years, but the memories are still very much alive in the minds and hearts of an Indiana University of Pennsylvania award-winning musical group, the Folkmen, and their fans. Thanks to Folkmen member Alan W. Luckey, of Indiana, the memories are collected in his book, Changing Times: The

Posted on 10/8/2014 10:48:07 AM

Local Students Selected for Volunteer Service Award by Foundation for IUP Board

Two area women studying at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected for the 2014 Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Service Award. The Recipients of this year’s award are Shannon Kovalchick, Freeport Road, Butler, and Brandy Rummel, Willow

Posted on 10/6/2014 9:50:41 AM

IUP Fall 2014 Enrollment Tops 14,300

The university has maintained itsacademic quality in new student admissions. The freshman class has an averagehigh school grade point average of 3.3, and 25 members of the class arevaledictorians or salutatorians.

Posted on 10/1/2014 3:05:31 PM

Summer 2014 List of Graduates Announced

The following students graduated from IUP in August 2014. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registra r. Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Iman Abubaker, MA in Criminology, Pittsburgh, PA Jayme Leigh Ackerman, BS in Hospitality Management, Mi

Posted on 9/29/2014 10:56:59 AM

IUP Students Head ‘Into the Streets’ to Help Local Organizations

Approximately 150 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) students have volunteered to give their time to 15 different organizations in Indiana, PA on the morning of Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Office of Service Learning at IUP organizes this biannual event, which is part of a national program to encourage

Posted on 9/25/2014 11:26:23 AM

Dean's List for Summer 2014 Announced

The Dean’s List for the summer 2014 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail)

Posted on 9/17/2014 3:56:56 PM

New Historical Marker on Campus Highlights Intersection for Native American Trails

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 an unveilingceremony was held to celebrate a new plaque that marks the spot where theCatawba and Kittanning Native American trails intersect on the IUP campus.

Posted on 9/10/2014 10:56:36 AM

IUP to Offer Memorial Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

The program will include a remembranceof the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks and remarks from local community member Joe Reschini, who was in one of the towers during the attack.

Posted on 9/5/2014 11:48:04 AM

IUP to Host Events in Celebration of Constitution Day

Indiana University of Pennsylvaniawill celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 15, with several events freeand open to the community. Constitution Day commemorates theSeptember 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution, which is 227 years old thisyear. Sponsored by the College of

Posted on 9/5/2014 10:54:32 AM

IUP Honor Society Recognized For Fifth Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The university’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is one of only28 in the nation and one of three in the northeast region receiving this honorfor recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of highereducation and engaging the community of scholars in service.

Posted on 9/5/2014 10:47:34 AM

IUP Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Erin Serre, a junior Political Science major at IUP, is working for the state Department of Public Welfare as part of a 15-week THIS internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 9/5/2014 10:34:38 AM

Opening of 2014–15 Academic Year: Move-In Dates and Events

A host of programming isplanned to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome new students into the IUP community. The first day of class for the fall semester is Monday, August 25.  August 22: Opening of the Academic Year for Faculty, Staff, and Community On Friday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m., Pre

Posted on 8/11/2014 3:10:07 PM

IUP, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County Enter Fourth Year of Water Testing Contract

IUP faculty members and students will move into year four of testing water from the Beaver Run Reservoir as a result of a contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Posted on 7/30/2014 2:30:07 PM

IUP Hosts Corridors of Opportunity Series for Indiana County

http://youtu.be/CVuEvSc1VHw 412 262 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was proud to host the first Corridors of Opportunity networking event for Indiana County at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on July 10, 2014. More than 200 people attended the event, which was designed to sho

Posted on 7/29/2014 12:24:10 PM

Kovalchick Complex Named Third-Best Mid-Atlantic Venue

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, a Global Spectrum-managed facility located on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was ranked number three in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Top Stops for venues with a capacity of 2,001–5,000 by Venues Today magazine. Global Spectrum’s general

Posted on 7/15/2014 10:33:56 AM

IUP Allegheny Arboretum Awarded Level I Accreditation by ArbNet Aboretum Accreditation Program

The recognition means that the Allegheny Arboretum meets standards of professionalpractices important for arboreta and botanic gardens, and that the AlleghenyArboretum is recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta.

Posted on 7/14/2014 3:41:58 PM

Spring 2014 List of Graduates Announced

Following is an alphabetical list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2014. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Turky Abdulrahman Abonayan, BS in Human Resource Management, Indiana, PA Casandra Elizabeth Ace, BS in Human R

Posted on 7/10/2014 2:21:06 PM

New IUP Students and Parents Participate in Time to Lead Orientation Program

A total of 68 students from the Philadelphia area came to campus Sunday, July 6, 2014 for a two-day orientation program. The students were part of a first-time initiative, funded through the Office of the President and organized by the Division of Enrollment Management and Communications, called “T

Posted on 7/7/2014 3:44:27 PM

Due to Water Line Breakage, Non-Essential Employees Permitted to Leave Early

All non-essential employees will be permitted to leave work after 2:30 p.m. today with the approval of their supervisor.

Posted on 7/3/2014 2:42:42 PM

IUP Selected for Military Friendly Schools Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has beenselected by G.I.Jobs Magazine for its 2015 list of “MilitaryFriendly Schools.” This is the fourth year IUPhas been selected for the list, which honors institutions the magazine’s editorsdescribe as delivering “the best experience for military students.”

Posted on 7/3/2014 9:27:14 AM

Dean’s List for Spring 2014 Announced

The Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail)

Posted on 6/6/2014 3:39:19 PM

Day Camps at IUP for Junior and Senior High School Students Beginning Soon

Keep your kids busy this summer with day camps at IUP. With a variety of offerings and dates, there is something to fit every interest and schedule.   Robotics Robotics camps will run June 16 through June 19 for grades 7–9 and June 23 through June 26 for grades 10–12. Students will build their

Posted on 5/30/2014 1:47:49 PM

Plaque Dedicated at Wilson Hall for Jimmy Stewart

On Friday, May 30, 2014, members of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation will present a marker to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to commemorate the relationship between actor James Stewart and the university. The plaque will be placed in front of Wilson Hall, the second building—after John Sut

Posted on 5/29/2014 10:52:49 AM

Inaugural REACH Conference at IUP a Success

Last week, IUP, in cooperation with the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and the Center for Applied Psychology, hosted the Inaugural REACH Conference .  “The conference was an amazing experience,” said Christian Vaccaro, who played a big role in making the conference happen. “Our

Posted on 5/27/2014 9:51:30 AM

IUP Community Cares Benefits Indiana County Community

A new program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has collected almost 20,000 pounds of clothing, household items, and nonperishable food items to benefit persons in need.

Posted on 5/15/2014 10:54:36 AM

Kaniasty Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

Dr. Krzysztof (Krys) Kaniasty has been selected as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014-15 Distinguished University Professor. A professor in the Psychology Department , Kaniasty is perhaps the foremost authority on post-disaster social support, having written or co-written numerous empi

Posted on 5/8/2014 11:15:09 AM

Nearly 500 Years of Service to IUP: New Emeritus Faculty for 2014

This year, 18 former IUP faculty members were granted emeritus status. Emeritus status is an honor conferred by the university toshow respect for a distinguished career.

Posted on 5/6/2014 3:20:13 PM

IUP Spring Commencement 2014

Indiana University ofPennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies May 10 at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) for more than 1,950graduates. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students. Allstudents participating in the ceremonies will be

Posted on 5/6/2014 1:33:36 PM

IUP Selects Director of Military Resource Center

Cory Shay, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with experiencein helping veterans transition from military to academic life, has beenselected as director of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Military ResourceCenter.

Posted on 5/1/2014 9:30:38 PM

2014 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award Winners Announced

Four faculty members have been selected for the 2014University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Shundong Bi, Biology; A.J.Haija, Physics; Kevin Eisensmith, Music; and Sue Rieg, Professional Studies inEducation.

Posted on 4/29/2014 11:39:24 AM

Honors College Student Receives Runner-Up in 2014 Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence

Gretchen Heine, a dual major in Spanish and history, received$500 as a runner-up for the 2014 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for AcademicExcellence.

Posted on 4/17/2014 11:38:03 AM

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Return To Campus, Share Experiences with Current Students

This weekend, 10 alumni return to campus to be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Each award recipient will spend time Friday with IUP students, speaking to classrooms and meeting with student groups.

Posted on 4/10/2014 12:10:50 PM

IUP to Host Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit

IndianaUniversity of Pennsylvania will host a benefit for the nonprofit organization BroadwayCares/Equity Fights AIDS at 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2014, in Waller Hall.

Posted on 4/8/2014 3:13:32 PM

PEMA To Conduct After Action Review of Response to Campus Disturbances at St. Patrick’s Day Event Near Indiana University of Pennsylvania

At the request of university and county officials, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will conduct an After Action Review of events before, during, and after the events of March 8, also known as “IUPatty’s.”

Posted on 3/28/2014 3:35:43 PM

Diverse Research at IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum Has Something For Everyone

With diverse and unexpected research topics like the health risks of high-heeled shoes, the relationship between music and crime, the prevalence of microbreweries, and how the Civil War affected art, the 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 1 has research relevant to every student in every field.

Posted on 3/28/2014 3:03:42 PM

Indiana to Host 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts, September 28

President Michael Driscoll, First Lady Susan Corbett, Governor Tom Corbett, and Becky Driscoll at a Lively Arts performance in March 2013 . First Lady Susan Corbett has announced that the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts will be held September 28 at Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing

Posted on 2/26/2014 1:06:22 PM

Fall 2013 List of Graduates Announced

Following is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2013. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Ryan Christopher Abbott, MA in Criminology, Hanover, PA Mousaab A. Abdalla, BS in Hospitality Manag

Posted on 2/19/2014 11:46:09 AM

Representative Samuel Smith to Receive 2014 President’s Medal of Distinction from IUP

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Samuel H. Smith has been selected to receive the 2014 Indiana University of Pennsylvania President’s Medal of Distinction for public service. IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll will present the award to Smith at the annual Leader’s Circle of Indiana County awards

Posted on 2/6/2014 4:01:08 PM

Finegan Selected as Director of Robert E. Cook Honors College at IUP

Caleb Finegan, associate professor of History, began his term as director on January 21. He replaces Janet Goebel, who retired in 2013.

Posted on 1/23/2014 2:38:46 PM

IUP Students Give Back This Holiday Season

As if studying for finals on top of already busy studentschedules wasn’t enough, these IUP students took some extra time to makesomeone else’s holiday special. Cards for Kids Kerry Rice, a nutrition major from Cooperstown, organizedthe first “Cards for Kids” project at IUP for children in hospitals durin

Posted on 12/20/2013 12:02:58 PM

Provost Scholars, Fall 2013

A list of students who have been recognized as Provost Scholars.

Posted on 12/19/2013 8:49:12 AM

IUP AFSCME Local 763 Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Drive

Members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’sAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 763recently sponsored a food drive that brought in more than 400 pounds of nonperishableitems to support the Chevy Chase Community Center’s food bank.

Posted on 12/11/2013 12:21:24 PM

High Performance Computing: New Resources Let Faculty and Students Think Big in Computational Research

Faculty and students can now perform, teach, and learn about computational research on a colossal scale, via high-throughput, parallel-processing computers that run trillions of calculations per second.

Posted on 11/26/2013 1:48:00 PM

IUP Honor Society Recognized for Third Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

Theuniversity’s chapter is one of only 19 in the nation receiving this honor forrecognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher educationand engaging the community of scholars in service.

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:42:38 PM

IUP Selected for “Washington Monthly” National Ranking of Schools Based on Contributions to Society

The editors used three criteria: social mobility, or how committed the college isto enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees; researchproduction and success at sending undergraduates on to doctoral programs; andservice.

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:38:32 PM

IUP Recognized by Two Publications for Support of Veterans

Military AdvancedEducation named IUP a top military-friendly school, and U.S. News and WorldReport ranked IUP among the top 50 national universities on its “Best Collegesfor Veterans” list. For its annual ranking, MilitaryAdvanced Education chooses schools based on the support and financial service

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:34:48 PM

I, Robot: Almeida Gives TEDxPhoenixville Talk on How Humans Become Robotic with Intense Computer Use

Communications media professor Luis Almeida presenteddata showing how humans become robotic as they spend more time on computers at “ToBe Determined,” the TEDxPhoenixville 2013 event held October 5 at the ColonialTheatre outside Philadelphia.

Posted on 11/13/2013 4:42:06 PM

IUP Presents Ray Coppler Award to Disability Advocates

Faculty member Annah Hill and student John Grant received the Ray Coppler Award on Monday, October 28, 2013, as part of the Six O’Clock Series program.

Posted on 10/30/2013 4:18:50 PM

Dean's List for Summer 2013 Announced

Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 10/16/2013 10:47:00 AM

Governor Appoints Fairman as New Trustee for IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumna Joyce Ritenour Fairman, of DuBois, president of the Fairman Family Foundation of DuBois, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett and confirmed as a member of IUP’s Council of Trustees. Her term will extend through October 1, 2019. She replaces Carolyn Snyder, wh

Posted on 10/11/2013 10:59:29 AM

Spring 2013 List of Graduates Announced

The following students graduated from IUP in May 2013. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A AntonetteAcosta, Physical Education & Sport/Sport Administration, Newark, NJ TysonJames Acquaviva, Management/General, Cranberr

Posted on 10/10/2013 4:15:45 PM

IUP Trustees Approve Resolution to Name Football Field in Honor of Frank Cignetti

In the resolution, the trustees recognized thatCignetti’s successes have brought national recognition to IUP and that he “providedoutstanding service to IUP by serving as a positive force in the lives of manystudent-athletes.”

Posted on 9/29/2013 9:14:24 PM

IUP English Professor Makes Top 10 on Rate My Professors

Claude Mark Hurlbert is currently ranked eighth in the nation on the popular website where students rank their professors and provide feedback on their classroom experiences.

Posted on 9/22/2013 11:07:15 PM

IUP Continues National Ranking in U.S. News and World Report

IUP is included in the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2014 editionand is one of the top national doctoral universities recognized in therankings.

Posted on 9/13/2013 11:35:48 AM

Family Weekend Canceled

The annual event, held the first weekend of November each year, will not be held this year or in the future.

Posted on 8/29/2013 4:14:28 PM

IUP’s 2015 Self-Study and Accreditation Process for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Gets Underway

Thelaunch of the new Middle States Accreditation website on Monday, August 19, 2013, marks the official publicstart of IUP’s 2015 Accreditation and Self-Study with the Middle StatesCommission on Higher Education (MSCHE). IUPhas earned consecutive MSCHE accreditation since

Posted on 8/16/2013 4:12:27 PM

Dean’s List for Spring 2013 Announced

The Dean’s List for Spring 2013 is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 6/20/2013 10:40:24 AM

Mendoza Named Assistant to the President for Social Equity

Pablo Bueno Mendoza has been selected to serve as assistant to the president for Social Equity. In his role, Mendoza will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the design and implementation of plans, policies and services to enhance the campus climate for diversity, equity and inclusiveness. “Dr. Mendoza

Posted on 6/17/2013 1:44:19 PM

Academic Calendar Changes for 2013–2014

The PASSHE Council of Presidents has voted to change the Common Academic Calendar for the state system. The Spring 2014 semester will now conclude with Commencement taking place Saturday, May 10, 2014. Other academic milestones have shifted as well.

Posted on 6/16/2013 8:58:17 PM

Provision Supporting IUP Program Included in Federal Defense Authorization Legislation

The National Guard Civil Support Team’s (CST) information management system, created by IUP and deployed to all 50 states and territories by the National Guard, provides a common operating picture, promotes information sharing and real-time collaboration in an emergency situation, and supports the CST mission of assisting and advising first responders and facilitating communications with other federal resources across the nation.

Posted on 6/6/2013 9:32:11 PM

Douthit to Serve as Student Trustee

Aaron Douhit, Stump Creek, a sophomore Nursing major, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees. Douthit will serve in the role of student trustee until his graduation in 2015. “IUP has been very fortunate to have a tradition of outstanding student tr

Posted on 6/6/2013 2:12:04 PM

Glenn Cannon Appointed and Confirmed as Newest Member of IUP Council of Trustees

Nationally respected for his work in disaster preparedness and emergency response, Glenn Cannon, alumnus of IUP's College of Education and Educational Technology, will bring his decades of professional leadership expertise to the IUP Council of Trustees.

Posted on 6/4/2013 4:41:46 PM

A True Teacher-Scholar: Garcia Named Distinguished University Professor

Victor Garcia, professor of anthropology, has been selected as the Distinguished University Professor, formerly known as the University Professor, for the 2013-14 academic year.

Posted on 5/12/2013 10:02:41 PM

Distinguished Faculty Awardees Named, but the Real Winners Are Their Students

Three faculty members have been selected for the 2013 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Fredalene Bowers, Human Development and Environmental Studies; Mike Sell, English; and Edel Reilly, Mathematics. Beyond the Pencil and Paper Tests: Bowers Wins Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching Students

Posted on 5/1/2013 4:47:57 PM

IUP Selects Dean for College of Education and Educational Technology

Lara Luetkehans has been selected as dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Education and Educational Technology. She will begin her work at IUP on July 1.

Posted on 4/12/2013 3:20:32 PM

IUP Selects Dean for College of Health and Human Services

Mark E. Correia has been selected as dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Correia will arrive at IUP on June 1 from San José State University, where he chairs the department of justice studies, leads social media and technology efforts in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, and recently served as the executive director of the Center for Justice Research, Policy and Training.

Posted on 4/4/2013 2:11:39 PM

Heroic: IUP Team Takes Top Prize at International Education Conference for Their “HERO 1” Game Project

Communications Media students led by Professor Luis Almeida won a top prize for their video game proposal at the Education Without Borders conference in Dubai, March 26–28. The IUP proposal—for an educational video game called “HERO 1” to teach the English language and American culture to Arab students—was one of only 32 papers the EWB organizers selected for conference presentation out of approximately 3,600 submissions worldwide. Their paper went on to win first place in the “New Media and Mobile Learning” category.

Posted on 4/3/2013 10:09:15 AM

Scope of IUP Innovation Seen in Research Appreciation Week, April 1–5

Research Appreciation Week takes place April 1–5, showcasing in one of the most exciting academic events of the year the innovation and scope of research that IUP faculty and students conduct universitywide. The week offers student research presentations at the Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology P

Posted on 3/28/2013 3:12:09 PM

Eberly College Named a ‘Best for Vets’ Business School

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology ranks 20th out of 100 schools and earns four out of four stars for academic support in a survey by Military Times.

Posted on 3/25/2013 4:54:41 PM

Student Invitations to Join Phi Kappa Phi Sent, Response Due April 14

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students who have received invitations to join the IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi to take advantage of this opportunity before the deadline of April 14. Invitations were mailed to students’ home addresses and e-mailed to them earlier this month.  Phi Kappa Phi is

Posted on 3/25/2013 3:28:06 PM

Famed FBI Whistle-Blower to Speak on Integrity in Business, March 27

Mark Edward Whitacre, the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistle-blower, will present “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way,” a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 27, at 11:10 a.m. in Eberly Auditorium.

Posted on 3/21/2013 5:02:37 PM

IUP Ambassadors Student Organization Wins Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District Awards

The IUP Ambassadors won three CASE district awards, with the Leadership Dinner program earning Outstanding External Program; the Buddy Program earning Outstanding Internal Program; and Kidz Karnival, a family-friendly Homecoming event, earning the Tried & True Program award.

Posted on 3/19/2013 2:51:30 PM

Podbielski, Leader in Gender Equity in Athletics, to Receive 2013 IUP President’s Medal of Distinction

Ruth Podbielski came to IUP in 1955 and served in many roles, leading up to director of athletics for the women’s intercollegiate program, a position she retired from in 1987. She was instrumental in the university’s adding 10 varsity sports, enabling thousands of women to take advantage of opportunities to compete in a varsity athletic program.

Posted on 3/15/2013 12:11:01 PM

IUP Launches Mobile App for iPhone, Android

The IUP website has gone mobile. IUP launched a mobile application for iPhone and Android phones on February 23. As of March 13, the app had been downloaded by 2,645 users. Known as “IUP Mobile,” the app is available as a free download through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. “It’s really about h

Posted on 3/15/2013 11:00:00 AM

Dean's List for Fall 2012 Announced

The  Dean’s List for Fall 2012 is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 3/15/2013 10:31:17 AM

IUP Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The honor roll, which recognizes achievements  during the 2011–12 academic year, the  is produced by the Corporation for National Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Posted on 3/14/2013 2:50:54 PM

Alumna, U.S. Steel Executive, Returns as Executive in Residence to Share Experiences with Students

Alumna Malisa J. Sommers, managing director of transportation of United States Steel Corporation and president, Transtar, Inc., a  subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corporation, returned to IUP on February 26 and 27 to speak to business students through Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Executive in Residence program. Several hundred students participated.

Posted on 3/13/2013 3:13:41 PM

High School History Students to Take over HUB in National History Day Competition, March 8

The History Department will host this year’s National History Day regional competition on Friday, March 8, in the Hadley Union Building. About 200 high school and middle school students from the Indiana area will display their research for IUP faculty and student judges. Winners of the daylong competition will compete at the state level in Mechanicsburg.

Posted on 3/7/2013 2:24:11 PM

Provost Scholars, Fall 2012

The following students have been recognized as Provost Scholars. This list includes additional students from the original Provost Scholar listing announced in January.

Posted on 2/14/2013 8:45:38 AM

IUP Hosts Reunion of 420th Engineers Company and Families, February 6

IUP will help welcome home the 420th Engineers Company by hosting a reunion of company members and their families at Memorial Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 6. The troops are returning from Afghanistan after a one-year deployment.

Posted on 2/5/2013 3:32:47 PM

IUP Launches Emergency Information Page

IUP has launched a new web page to keep the university community informed in the case of a weather-related or other emergency.

Posted on 1/24/2013 2:27:05 PM

Kovalchick Complex Ranked Fourth in University Venues Its Size in United States

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex has been named a “2012 University Top Stop” and ranked fourth in university venues its size in the United States by the trade journal Venues Today .   Kovalchick Complex employees (left to right) Gregg Kalemba, director of finance; Josh Kropf, operations man

Posted on 1/24/2013 12:33:48 PM

University Museum to Host Sisterhood, Bridge Builders Exhibit

The University Museum will host two exhibitions from February 2 through March 15: “In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh” and “Bridge Builders." The exhibitions are sponsored by Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary minor at IUP. A public reception will open the exhibitions on February 2 from 6:00 to 8:30

Posted on 1/18/2013 1:29:58 PM

Computer Science Department Awarded $231,000 from National Science Foundation for Scholarships in Information Assurance

The Cyber Catch Scholarship Program will award 40 scholarships to IUP students who haven't decided on a major but show an interest in computer science with a concentration in information assurance. It also will award funds to 16 students transferring from area community colleges into the Information Assurance Program.

Posted on 1/11/2013 2:38:17 PM

2012 Provost Scholars Announced

Here is the list of undergraduate students recognized as Provost Scholars for 2012.

Posted on 1/9/2013 11:40:11 AM

Holiday Tree Lighting 2012: Performance by IUP Chorale and Chorus

The Chorale and Chorus sang "Ding Dong Merrily on High" at the annual holiday tree lighting on the east porch of Sutton Hall, November 29, 2012. Local school groups also performed, adding to the festive holiday atmosphere enjoyed by the IUP and Indiana communities.

Posted on 12/18/2012 3:14:58 PM

IUP to Graduate 1,099 Students in Fall Commencement, December 15

IUP will graduate 1,099 students and celebrate their success at fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Undergraduate student ceremony: 1:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex; 604 students will graduate. Graduate student ceremony: 9:30 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP

Posted on 12/5/2012 10:10:12 AM

IUP Recognized as “Best for Vets” by Military Times

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the nation’s “Best for Vets” colleges and universities following a national survey of more than 650 institutions. IUP is one of only 68 four year schools chosen for the recognition.

Posted on 11/28/2012 3:51:12 PM

IUP to Celebrate the Season with Annual Holiday Tree Events

Everyone's invited to celebrate the holidays with music and refreshments at the annual tree lighting and decorated tree event on Thursday, November 29, at John Sutton Hall. The celebration begins at 4 45 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony on the East Porch.

Posted on 11/27/2012 11:17:46 AM

High-Performance Computing Will Teach Students How State-of-the-Art Numerical Simulations Are Conducted

Mathematics professors John Chrispell and Ed Donley are bringing classes in high-performance computing to IUP this spring that will allow students to learn how numerical simulations involving hundreds of thousands of equations are conducted. Chrispell and Donley participated in the International Confer

Posted on 11/21/2012 3:36:41 PM

Rebel in the Garden: Student Peter Russell Works from the Ground Up to Donate Food to the Community

Late into the fall, long after the first frost has whitened the ground, student Peter Russell is still harvesting fresh vegetables at the Indiana Community Garden, where he volunteers two to three hours a week. Student Peter Russell (right) and Kay Snyder (left), professor emeritus of sociology, volun

Posted on 11/19/2012 3:49:50 PM

Beadling, Undergraduate, Wins Award for Outstanding Graduate-Level Research Presentation in Diffraction and Crystallography

Rebecca Beadling, a junior majoring in  chemistry and  biology , won the 2012 Chung Soo Yoo Award for outstanding graduate-level research presentation at the annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, held at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif. This year’s

Posted on 11/14/2012 2:37:09 PM

Friday Is Crimson Hawks Day!

President Michael Driscoll has declared this Friday, November 16, Crimson Hawks Day! Everyone is encouraged to wear their IUP gear in a show of team spirit for the Hawks as they head into the NCAA Division II Super Region 1 Football Championships on Saturday. The Hawks host the Shepherd University Rams here

Posted on 11/13/2012 11:35:43 AM

Students Mobilize for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Members of the Red Cross Club, a new student organization, in conjunction with the IUP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, have organized a week of events to raise funds for the hurricane relief efforts.

Posted on 11/6/2012 2:56:15 PM

IUP Hotel Project Moves Forward with Developer Negotiations

IUP has entered into negotiations with DHD Hospitality, LLC, of Massachusetts, to be the developer of a hotel next to the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The hotel would be a Hilton Garden Inn franchise. Under this proposal, the hotel will be owned by DHD Hospitality, LLC, and opera

Posted on 11/1/2012 10:13:29 AM

Six O’Clock Series Canceled, Business Etiquette Dinners Postponed

Tonight’s Six O’Clock Series, “Inclusive Diversity,” is canceled. The Career Development Center’s Business Etiquette Dinners have been postponed.

Posted on 10/29/2012 12:23:32 PM

McNair Scholars Program Receives $228,000 in Continued Funding

The IUP Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has received continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Total funding for the program over the next five years is expected to be more than $1.14 million. IUP is one of two institutions in Pennsylvania and 151 nationally to have been awarded funding.

Posted on 10/25/2012 2:18:04 PM

Honor Society Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is one of only 19 in the nation to receive this honor from the national Phi Kappa Phi organization for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:43:07 PM

Summer 2012 Graduates List

The following students graduated from IUP in August 2012. Pennsylvania graduates—organized alphabetically by county and city—are listed first, followed by U.S. residents from outside Pennsylvania, then international students. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar .  Adams Bigl

Posted on 10/9/2012 1:53:06 PM

Homecoming 2012: Weekend Activities, October 5–7

IUP Homecoming is this Friday–Sunday, October 5–7. Thousands are expected to gather for reunions, the parade, football and soccer games, the Crimson Huddle pregame event, and many other activities for the entire community. Here's an overview of events; for more details, see the Alumni Relations Homecoming sched

Posted on 10/3/2012 9:51:49 AM

Master Plan and Physical Plant Projects Update to Be Presented October 8

Everyone is invited to a presentation on the IUP facilities master plan and upcoming physical plant projects to be given at noon and again at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8. The presentation is offered by the  Division of Administration and Finance  and is free and open to the community.  The fir

Posted on 9/27/2012 4:11:08 PM

Upward Bound Math and Science Receives $248,000 in Funding

The IUP Upward Bound Math and Science program has received $248,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, with projected funding over five years of $1.24 million. Since the IUP program opened its doors in 2008, 99 students from Indiana County have participated; 65 percent have enrolled in an institution of higher education, and 40 percent have been accepted for study at IUP.

Posted on 9/25/2012 10:42:56 AM

IUP Sets Enrollment Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, IUP has broken all previous total student enrollment records, with a fall 2012 enrollment of 15,379 students. Total enrollment, which comprises undergraduate and graduate students, increased by 1.6 percent, or 247 students, over the record set last fall of 15,132.

Posted on 9/21/2012 2:59:58 PM

Student Designs Mobile Game App for Department of Energy

Student Katharine Uvick, a computer science major in the Robert E. Cook Honors College , is working as part of a team of interns across the country to design a mobile game app for the U.S. Department of Energy. Uvick worked 20 hours a week during the summer on a team of about 20 students. They were charge

Posted on 9/20/2012 12:54:26 PM

Taking the LEED: Residential Revival Buildings Earn U.S. Green Building Certification

The eight newest student residential facilities—buildings from the recent $245 million Residential Revival—have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute. President Michael Driscoll (left) and Tim Rupert, president of

Posted on 9/19/2012 2:57:44 PM

How Rainy IS Indiana?

Rain. It's the stuff of legend at IUP. It seems like we get more than our fair share. In fact, when people say Seattle, Wash., is the rainiest city in the country, we say, Nah!! Indiana has Seattle beat. Do we? Professor Joe Bencloski (far right) and students check the weather station atop Leona

Posted on 9/17/2012 3:54:56 PM

IUP Experts on the Issues: Professor Tom Simmons on West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania, 2012

Pennsylvania has been fortunate in having no deaths related to West Nile virus in 2012, but don’t throw away the insect repellent just yet.

Posted on 9/12/2012 12:43:01 PM

University Museum to Host Lecture Series about IUP History

Four lectures are offered this fall in conjunction with the exhibit “Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.” Lectures will be presented from September 19 through October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the University Museum.

Posted on 9/7/2012 4:21:58 PM

September 11 Memorial Program to Be Held Tuesday: Campus and Community Invited

A September 11 Memorial Program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the World Trade Center monument on campus to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to take this opportunity for reflection. The event will inc

Posted on 9/5/2012 11:37:05 AM

Bruno Receives Grant to Run Girls Empowerment Program at Local Schools

Counseling professor Michelle Bruno has received a $45,000 grant from the FISA Foundation to continue the Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) empowerment program for adolescent girls in local schools. Bruno, working with school counselors, has conducted the 22-week ROX program with seventh-graders in Connellsville Area

Posted on 8/29/2012 10:17:01 AM

Healthy Appetites: Dining Services Dishes up More Healthy Options This Fall

From a hydration station to a “Free” Zone, some Dining Services changes this fall add to the healthy eating options on campus. Drink to Your Health! A new "hydration station" in the lobby of Foster Hall allows students to fill a water bottle for free with chilled or room temperature water. “We've had a lot

Posted on 8/23/2012 3:43:59 PM

Start of the 2012-13 Academic Year: What's Happening, What's New?

With the start of the new academic year, we welcome over 3,000 new students to IUP. Here's a rundown of the main events and a few nice changes you'll see on campus. First Day of Classes: Monday, Aug. 27 The whole of campus life, on schedule: academic calendar and central calendar . C

Posted on 8/14/2012 4:17:37 PM

Object of Our Affection: IUP History to Be Shared in University Museum Exhibit

Memorabilia, photos, paintings, and scrapbooks dating from 1875—the year IUP was founded as Indiana Normal School—offer a look at IUP through time in “ Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania ,” an exhibit at the University Museum opening on Saturday, September 1.

Posted on 8/8/2012 1:09:19 PM

Salad Days: Food and Nutrition Interns Provide Week of Wonderful Lunches to Campus Community

Food and Nutrition professor Diane Wagoner and a team of students in the Dietetic Internship Program provided savory salads and other light lunch fare to members of the campus community during their Lunches-to-Go Week, July 17–24. Wagoner and her crew prepare pork loin for a salad with romaine, sugar

Posted on 7/24/2012 12:28:53 PM

May 2012 Graduates List

A list of all students who graduated from IUP, provided by the Office of the Registrar.

Posted on 7/19/2012 1:23:16 PM

Welcome Reception for the Driscolls Draws Town and Gown

A great showing of university and Indiana community members attended a welcome reception for new IUP president Mike Driscoll and his wife, Becky Driscoll, on Monday, July 16, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., hundreds of people—current and retired faculty, staff, elected off

Posted on 7/16/2012 11:44:44 PM

The Lone Dissenter: Famous Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht to Lecture, July 20

The prominent, controversial forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht will speak at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, in Eberly Auditorium. The public lecture is part of the “CSI: IUP” course in the Cook Honors College Summer Honors Program for high school students.

Posted on 7/12/2012 2:47:06 PM

Coffey ’12 Awarded Fulbright Assistantship to Teach in South Korea

Megan Coffey ’12 has been awarded a one-year Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach English to students in South Korea. Her assistantship begins in July 2012. Coffey is a magna cum laude graduate of Robert E. Cook Honors College and the Business Honors Program of the Eberly College of Business and Informatio

Posted on 6/27/2012 4:23:39 PM

IUP Promise Plus Awarded $150,000 from Heinz Endowments to Continue Work with High School Students

IUP Promise Plus aims to expand on the Pittsburgh Promise, which is designed to help students in Pittsburgh public schools plan, prepare, and pay for education at an accredited postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth year that IUP Promise Plus has been awarded funding by The Heinz Endowments; the new grant brings total Heinz funding to $610,000 for this successful program.

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:41:34 PM

Beaver Run Water Quality Project Renewed for Second Year

The  Beaver Run Reservoir Water Quality Testing Project will sample and monitor drinking water quality near Marcellus shale well pad sites for a second year, thanks to a $77,100 contract renewal with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County in June. The project taps the expertise of faculty and student re

Posted on 6/20/2012 1:40:20 PM

Spring 2012 Dean’s List

The Spring 2012 Dean’s List is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Posted on 6/19/2012 4:03:18 PM

Student Elyse Shirley Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Elyse Shirley, an undergraduate student majoring in English, journalism, and Spanish, has been awarded an international Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship. The scholarship allows Shirley to study in Chile for the 2012–13 academic year. “Going to Chile feels like a dream to

Posted on 6/14/2012 4:31:26 PM

Boser Awarded Fulbright Grant for Teaching and Research in Nepal

Sociology professor Susan Boser will work from August to December at Tribhuven University in Kirtipur, Nepal, teaching a graduate course in qualitative research methods for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and collaborating with the department on curriculum development.

Posted on 6/13/2012 2:03:42 PM

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