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IUP Secures Funding for Cyber Scholarship Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received more than $630,000 from the Department of Defense for scholarships for nine IUP students who are enrolled in concentrated studies in the cybersecurity field. This is the third consecutive year that IUP students have been selected for this competitive funding.

Posted on 10/23/2020 3:48:51 PM

Our Fight for Civil Rights in Indiana

From protests demanding integration of the communitypool to memorial marches on Philadelphia Street to the start of a speakers’bureau and an elementary tutoring program—the fight for civil rights in Indianatook many forms. It also had faculty champions. IUP retiree Edith Cord sharesher memories from the ’60s and ’70s of faculty efforts “to give everyone abetter chance at the American dream.”

Posted on 10/23/2020 10:06:14 AM

IUP Graduates Honor Their Parents While Helping Future IUP Students

Dan Simoni, a 1994 IUP accounting graduate and managing partner with Price Waterhouse, and Michelle Costanza Simoni, a 1995 sociology graduate, of Bixby, Oklahoma, have added funds to the Wayne Norman Simoni Scholarship and have provided funding to establish the Mary Louise Costanza scholarship.

Posted on 10/22/2020 10:10:54 AM

Food Drive Exceeds Last Year's Donations

More than 1,200 items and almost $300 in gift cards for local grocery stores were donated for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Food Pantry and Help Center through an Oct. 16 drive coordinated by IUP’s College of Health and Human Services Service Committee. Donations jumped 13% compared to last year’s drive.

Posted on 10/21/2020 4:07:25 PM

“Much Ado” Is Truly Something

Adapting creatively is at the heart of theater, so it’s only natural that students in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance would find a way to put on a show and stay safe doing it. While the production is called Much Ado about Nothing, the way these theater students brought it together is truly something.

Posted on 10/21/2020 3:44:46 PM

IUP Faculty Secures Funding for Two Programs for Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative

Veronica Watson, professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and convener of the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, has secured funding from the 400 Years of African American History National Commission to offer two high-impact programs to students throughout the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 10/19/2020 3:50:36 PM

IUP to Harvard: One Student’s Path

Morgan Glasser’s path from IUP to Harvard went through Houston, Texas. Her opportunity as IUP’s second Kopchick Summer Fellow gave this small-town student a chance to show that science is the “ultimate path to creativity.”

Posted on 10/16/2020 10:17:40 AM

Former Director of IUP Libraries Gifts $135,000 for Library Support and Student Scholarship at IUP

William Lafranchi, who retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania after 33 years of leadership of the IUP Libraries, has gifted $135,000 to IUP for library support and for student scholarships.

Posted on 10/15/2020 9:21:17 AM

IUP Announces Steps toward Creating IUP for the Future

Today, Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced a restructuring of its six academic colleges and academic programs and creating areas of focus, part of an ongoing plan designed to create a stronger, more student-centered university.

Posted on 10/14/2020 2:39:39 PM

Cyber Security Day Set for Oct. 20, Virtual Events to Feature National Experts, Including IUP Alumni

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Information Technology Support Center, will host the thirteenth annual Cyber Security Day on October 20, 2020. This annual event features nationally recognized security experts as well as

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:30:39 AM

IUP Announces Crimson Court Representatives

As part of its annual Homecoming celebration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania continued its tradition of selecting students for the Crimson Court, chosen as representatives of their academic colleges through a university-wide student vote. Because of the pandemic, Homecoming events were virtual this year, but each Crimson Court member was honored with a medal, sash, and flowers.

Posted on 10/12/2020 9:39:16 AM

Biologist Helps “Keep Pulse of International Education Going”

IUP students and professors have spent the better part of 2020 adjusting to virtual education. As the fall semester approached, biology faculty member Josiah Townsend found himself in a unique position.

Posted on 10/9/2020 9:03:33 AM

Punxsutawney Area College Trust Pledges $200,000 to Support IUP Culinary Arts Program

The Punxsutawney Area College Trust has continued its long-time support of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a pledge of a $200,000 donation for the expansion of facilities in downtown Punxsutawney for the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Posted on 10/8/2020 10:18:06 AM

IUP Fall 2020 Enrollment Reflects Strong Academic Credentials, Diversity, Strong Veteran Enrollment

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s fall 2020 enrollment includes new students with strong academic achievement, a diverse student body, and a strong percentage of returning students.

Posted on 10/8/2020 9:54:41 AM

Update on Remainder of Fall Semester, Changes for Spring Academic Calendar

Information for students about Thanksgiving recess, the remainder of the fall semester, and changes to the spring academic calendar.

Posted on 10/6/2020 5:08:41 PM

Office of International Education to Celebrate International Education Week With Virtual Events

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education will offer a number of virtual events, all open to the community, in celebration of International Education Week from October 12 through October 21.

Posted on 10/6/2020 2:01:40 PM

The Legend, 2020: Carrying On the Legacy

When the coronavirus pandemic threw the world off rhythm, members of the IUP Marching Band knew their 2020 season was in jeopardy. Able to move forward, with limitations, they’re proud and excited to carry on the tradition of “the Legend,” which marks a century next year.

Posted on 10/4/2020 10:16:46 AM

Anthropologists to Discuss “Is Race Real?”

Three members of the Department of Anthropology will address the definition of race with a panel presentation and discussion on October 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 10/1/2020 1:43:20 PM

IUP Graduate and Wife Establish Scholarship to Benefit IUP Students

A 1971 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his wife, in appreciation of his outstanding experience at IUP, has established a scholarship for students who qualify for the IUP’s Sutton Scholarship program, with preference for students studying in IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Posted on 9/30/2020 2:13:24 PM

IUP Announces Emeriti Honors

Seventeen recently retired faculty members and a recently retired dean at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been honored with emeritus status.

Posted on 9/30/2020 1:53:07 PM

September 24—Kopchick Hall, Homecoming, Diversity and Equity… Driscoll’s Update

In this September 24, 2020 recording, President Michael Driscoll encourages the IUP community to continue its pandemic safety efforts, reflects on the groundbreaking for John J. and Char Kopchick Hall, discusses virtual Family Weekend and Homecoming, and updates the campus community on IUP’s continuing efforts on diversity and inclusion.

Posted on 9/25/2020 11:50:39 AM

Pennsylvania State System Chancellor Making Virtual Visit to IUP on Oct. 2; Open Forum Planned

Mark your calendars for a virtual open forum with Dan Greenstein, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, on October 2 at 2:30 p.m. Get the Zoom link and learn how to submit questions ahead of the event.

Posted on 9/24/2020 1:08:22 PM

IUP Breaks Ground for $90 Million John J. and Char Kopchick Hall

Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrated “a milestone moment” Wednesday with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for John J. and Char Kopchick Hall, a $90 million, 142,536 square foot science and mathematics facility.

Posted on 9/23/2020 7:40:49 PM

IUP Anthropologists Presenting Panel Discussion on Race

Three members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology will address the definition of race with a panel presentation and discussion on October 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/22/2020 4:24:16 PM

John J. and Char Kopchick Hall Groundbreaking Event Today

IUP will formally break ground today at 4:30 p.m. for John J. and Char Kopchick Hall, a $90 million, 142,536 square foot science and mathematics facility. The ceremony will be available via livestream starting at 4:30.

Posted on 9/22/2020 2:23:58 PM

IUP Celebrating Family Weekend, Homecoming with Virtual Events

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, two upcoming university-community events hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania—Family Weekend and Homecoming—will be celebrated through technology, with several events free and open to the community.

Posted on 9/22/2020 1:35:22 PM

IUP Recognized by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking, Recognized for Engagement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked as one of the top universities in the nation in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2021 Rankings.

Posted on 9/18/2020 4:17:31 PM

Kopchick Fellow and Goldwater Winner Talks Research at IUP

The list of accomplishments for senior biochemistry major Arie Van Wieren keeps growing, even as lockdowns canceled opportunities and shuttered research labs. Listen to how his interest in science wasn’t always what it is today.

Posted on 9/18/2020 9:36:54 AM

Storti Selected to Serve as Director of IUP Public Health Program

Kristi Storti, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science and dean’s associate for Administration in the College of Health and Human Services, will serve as director of IUP’s Public Health Program. Scott Decker, Department of Employment and Labor Relations and graduate coordinator, Health Services Administration, will serve as assistant director of the program.

Posted on 9/17/2020 3:37:57 PM

IUP Student Receives International Association Scholarship

Damilola Odusanya, a student in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania criminology master’s program, has received a grant from the Institute of International Education designed to help international students continue their studies through the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 9/17/2020 2:08:19 PM

IUP, IRMC Collaboration Continuing in Fight Against COVID-19 With New Testing Pilot Program

Since May 1, the IUP and Indiana Regional Medical Center collaboration to provide local and same-day COVID-19 testing at IRMC has resulted in 4,500 completed COVID-19 tests, three new staff at IRMC trained by Narayanaswamy Bharathan on the testing process, and a new testing procedure being piloted by Bharathan that significantly reduces testing time and costs, while maintaining testing accuracy.

Posted on 9/16/2020 9:47:23 AM

IUP Continues National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report, Ranked Highly for Social Mobility

IUP is ranked, for the 27th consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility.”

Posted on 9/14/2020 11:25:04 AM

The Innovators: Measuring Freshness a Better Way

If you judge the freshness of milk by the sell-by date, a better measure may be coming soon. Gregory Kenning, IUP professor of physics, has developed a sensor that can mimic the decay of milk and other products. Simply scanning the sensor, if applied to the product’s packaging, one day could provide ultimate insight into a product’s remaining usable life.

Posted on 9/11/2020 11:49:47 AM

Council of Trustees Approve Naming of Rotunda in Kopchick Hall

The IUP Council of Trustees approved a naming resolution on Thursday in honor of Bonnie Harbison Anderson, a 1980 graduate and 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, and her husband, Steve Anderson, by naming the Anderson Rotunda in Kopchick Hall. It will also be named in memory of Bonnie’s parents, Edward J. and Donna M. Harbison, who were lifelong residents of Indiana.

Posted on 9/10/2020 8:38:50 PM

IUP’S 2020 Graduates to be Honored Virtually

1,800 IUP graduates will be honored in a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 12, after traditional observances set for May were postponed.

Posted on 9/10/2020 1:22:36 PM

Student Receives International Association Scholarship

Farzaneh Jahangiri, a student in the Administration and Leadership Studies doctoral program, has received a grant from the Institute of International Education designed to help international students continue their studies through the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 9/9/2020 9:46:32 AM

IUP to Hold Program to Mark Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

IUP will mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks this Friday starting at 8:35 a.m. in front of the 9/11 memorial in the Oak Grove. Guests may attend this event but must wear masks and adhere to social-distancing guidelines. A live stream of the event will be available and a recording of the event also will be made available.

Posted on 9/8/2020 12:42:43 PM

Alumnae Study Targets Gender Bias at Work

As the national conversation about social inequity grows, a study led by two IUP Administration and Leadership Studies PhD graduates about measuring gender bias in the workplace has come at just the right time.

Posted on 9/4/2020 10:52:51 AM

IUP Nursing Program Ranked in Top 20 in the Nation for LPN to BSN Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked in the top 20 nursing programs in the nation by the website Best Nursing Programs. The website specifically recognizes IUP’s work to help licensed practical nurses achieve a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Posted on 9/4/2020 10:12:15 AM

Update, Answers to Frequent Questions from Fall 2020 Planning Committee

The Fall Planning Committee provides information and answers to questions, and thanks everyone for their continued hard work and patience during the start of the fall semester.

Posted on 9/3/2020 12:03:04 PM

IUP Launches Employee Mediation Program

Are you involved in an unresolved conflict or interpersonal disagreement that is negatively affecting your work and/or your relationships with co-workers? IUP’s Employee Mediation Program is an informal and confidential way for employees to resolve disputes with the assistance of a neutral mediator, who is trained to help people discuss their differences.

Posted on 9/1/2020 10:41:09 AM

Students Add Book Author/Contributor to Résumé with Help of IUP Faculty

Department of Journalism and Public Relations faculty member Erick Lauber co-authored Your Kid’s World Today, Parenting One Step Ahead with May 2020 journalism and public relations graduate Katie Mest.

Posted on 8/31/2020 11:47:19 AM

IUP Ranked in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for Money Magazine’s “Best College for Your Money 2020” listing, recognized for “successfully combining quality and affordability.”

Posted on 8/27/2020 1:56:48 PM

A Winning Recipe

Culinary Arts alumna Kristin Butterworth is blazing a trail for female chefs in fine dining.

Posted on 8/26/2020 8:45:00 AM

Botelho Secures “Big Ideas in the Humanities and the Professions” Grant

Lynn Botelho, professor of history and 2011 Distinguished University Professor, is the recipient of a grant from the Teagle Foundation to lead a “Big Ideas: The Humanities and the Professions” program at IUP.

Posted on 8/24/2020 2:54:15 PM

President Driscoll Welcomes Students to the 2020–21 Academic Year

IUP President Michael Driscoll reminds students of the support available to them, including the Hawks Q&A Center, and a $300 grant to help students continue to move forward with their academic goals.

Posted on 8/21/2020 1:13:47 PM

A Healthier Workforce Through Science

An IUP Safety Sciences professor is researching how to minimize hazards in industrial jobs. Her goal: impact society by creating a healthier workforce.

Posted on 8/21/2020 10:05:43 AM

Psychology Faculty Member Co-Presents Workshop on Trauma of Racism: Talking to Children and Teens

Pearl Berman, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, was the organizer and co-presenter for an August 19 workshop on “The Trauma of Racism: Talking to Children and Teens.”

Posted on 8/20/2020 8:43:30 AM

Fall 2020 Operations Update for Students

The Fall 2020 Planning Committee shares resources and important information with students ahead of the start of the semester.

Posted on 8/19/2020 6:02:01 PM

IUP Selected for Princeton Review “Best Colleges” Guidebook

IUP has been selected for the Princeton Review’s 2021 Best Colleges guidebook for the 20th consecutive year, and students have ranked IUP in the top 20 of colleges and universities in the nation for health services in the publication.

Posted on 8/18/2020 2:21:37 PM

ICYMI: IUP Embraced the Summer of 2020

In case you missed it, read a roundup of some of the great things that took place at IUP. Learning took center stage as our students, faculty, and staff stared down the coronavirus and soldiered on.

Posted on 8/14/2020 3:24:29 PM

IUP to Continue Water Testing Project at Beaver Run Reservoir

Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members and students will continue another year of water testing at the Beaver Run Reservoir through a contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Posted on 8/14/2020 12:06:42 PM

What to Expect When You Return to IUP

It’s almost time for another semester to begin at IUP. For those coming back to campus, we want to highlight some of the safety precautions that will be in place.

Posted on 8/13/2020 11:32:35 AM

Just Ask, Keep Moving: VP Tom Segar Answers Questions about Student Success

Tom Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, answers a few questions about how students can be successful this year.

Posted on 8/12/2020 4:31:16 PM

A Message from Student Affairs Vice President Segar About the Fall Semester

Vice President Segar offers information about resources and facilities available for the fall semester.

Posted on 8/7/2020 9:00:07 PM

Communications Media Students Nominated for Prestigious Award

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently nominated the IUP students for a College Production Award in the category of student production, live sports.

Posted on 8/7/2020 1:34:04 PM

List of Fall 2020 Programs that Require Face-to-Face Instruction or a Student to be on Campus

The most up-to-date list of programs that require face-to-face instruction or that may otherwise require a student to be on campus for this fall semester is available.

Posted on 8/7/2020 11:39:09 AM

Update on Fall Rebalance Plan from Fall 2020 Planning Committee

IUP’s Fall 2020 PlanningCommittee offers additional details about the fall semester and what studentscan expect, including facilities and resources available.

Posted on 8/5/2020 5:33:28 PM

Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer session cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 credits of graded (not P/F) undergraduate coursework, or a combination of graded graduate and undergraduate coursework.

Posted on 8/5/2020 10:41:49 AM

Fall Planning Rebalance Announcement from President Driscoll

President Driscoll announces a rebalance of IUP’s fall plan to reduce the number of students returning to campus for face-to-face instruction.

Posted on 8/2/2020 7:35:47 PM

Local Campers Benefit from IUP Students’ Knowledge and Care

This summer, four IUP students have taken their coursework to the field, applying what they’ve learned in a summer camp and providing an important experience that benefits the Indiana community during a time of crisis.

Posted on 7/31/2020 3:33:20 PM

September 12 Commencement Ceremony Changed to Virtual Format

Because of continued concerns about transmission of COVID-19 and more restrictive guidelines for large indoor gatherings, commencement ceremonies for May and August graduates, planned to take place on campus September 12, will be offered in a virtual format.

Posted on 7/31/2020 1:06:37 PM

IUP Credited During National Science Foundation Symposium

IUP has been recognized by the National Science Foundation for its participation in a program designed to bring a more diverse work force to ocean sciences. The Frontiers of Ocean Science Symposium features IUP’s ongoing work, which is led by geoscience professor Jon Lewis.

Posted on 7/29/2020 12:46:59 PM

Spring 2020 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2020.

Posted on 7/28/2020 1:54:05 PM

IUP, Point Park University Partnering on Human Resources Degree Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Point Park University are partnering to provide students an opportunity to receive a BS in Human Resources Management and an MA in Human Resources and Employee Relations in five years.

Posted on 7/28/2020 1:34:47 PM

Let’s Help Each Other Stay Safe

At IUP, we look out for each other. It’s something we have always done and we will always do. When classes begin August 24, we’re all going to lean on each other to keep ourselves safe, and wearing a mask is a great start.

Posted on 7/28/2020 10:08:04 AM

IUP Students Continue Research Despite Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders

Academic rigor at IUP wasn’t put on hold as the pandemic and its impact set in around the world. As most students adapted to learning online in the spring semester, another set of students kicked into high gear to supplement their learning with a research experience, fully virtual.

Posted on 7/24/2020 9:36:31 AM

IUP Alumni Continue Family Tradition of Support for Fine Arts With Scholarship, First Recipient Named

Two IUP music education graduates—Joshua Hillard ’01 and his wife, Jamie Anna Hillard ’00—have made a gift to create the John and Delores Hillard Scholarship for Diversity in Fine Arts. An additional personal gift from the Hillards has allowed the scholarship to be awarded in 2020 to Nia Golden, a theater major from Lansdale.

Posted on 7/22/2020 4:01:56 PM

Director of IUP Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program Receives Grant for Campaign to Educate Graduate, Military Students

Ann Sesti, director of student wellness and engagement at IUP, is the recipient of a two-year grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to develop and implement a program on alcohol education targeted to graduate students and veteran and military-affiliated students at IUP.

Posted on 7/22/2020 1:44:30 PM

IUP Ranked in Top 10 Colleges in Pennsylvania in College Magazine

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the top 10 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania by College Magazine, a national publication for students wishing to know more about college and university life.

Posted on 7/20/2020 12:25:17 PM

The Cost of Convenience

Waleed Farag, a professor of Computer Science and the director of the IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security, offers tips on how to keep yourself safe online.

Posted on 7/17/2020 9:47:37 AM

President Driscoll Explains Reasons for Fall 2020 Plan

In his messages to the campus community on July 15, IUP President Michael Driscoll shared highlights of the university’s plans for the fall semester and explained how all of us—students and faculty and staff members—must follow the plan’s framework to stay healthy and safe.

Posted on 7/15/2020 11:55:22 AM

Student Selected for Gilman and Freeman-Asia Scholarships for Study in South Korea

Khala Vines, a sophomore international studies and Asian Studies major who recently won a 2020 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study, has been selected for two additional international competitive study abroad scholarships: the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and a Freeman Award for Study in Asia Scholarship.

Posted on 7/10/2020 2:06:34 PM

Helping K–12 Students to Catch Up This Fall

When the coronavirus pandemic closed schools and forced learning online last spring, it left parents wondering how their kids would catch up academically. IUP school psychologists Timothy Runge and Joseph Kovaleski offer their advice.

Posted on 7/10/2020 8:41:44 AM

Fairman Family Foundation Provides Support to IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Building Project

The Fairman Family Foundation of DuBois is continuing its support of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts with a $100,000 gift to to support the expansion of facilities in downtown Punxsutawney for the Academy.

Posted on 7/8/2020 3:23:43 PM

IUP Student Spending Summer Break Helping In Fight Against COVID-19

Sophomore pre-med psychology major Isabelle Molina is a soldier in the fight against the pandemic at her hometown MedExpress, a COVID-19 testing site.

Posted on 7/2/2020 10:49:56 AM

Responding to Incidents of Bias

IUP is today making public our newly revised response protocol for incidents of bias, outlining the steps IUP will take when an incident of bias or hate arises on our campus.

Posted on 7/1/2020 2:19:44 PM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IUP and Beyond

IUP Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Elise Glenn sees hope for racial justice in the protests and conversations that have risen up across the country. She answered questions about progress and challenges at IUP and elsewhere.

Posted on 7/1/2020 11:35:45 AM

Education Abroad Experiences Suspended for Fall 2020

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of State, and best practices in the field of international education, IUP has made the decision to suspend all student Fall Education Abroad experiences, both credit and noncredit.

Posted on 6/30/2020 12:02:15 PM

English Professor Publishes Book of Short Stories by Popular African American Writer

Veronica Watson, director of the Literature and Criticism program at IUP, is the editor of “The Short Stories of Frank Yerby,” a recently published collection of short stories of a little-known, but groundbreaking, African American writer.

Posted on 6/29/2020 1:54:20 PM

Mills to Serve as Interim Dean of Eberly College

Geofrey Mills, an experienced university administrator and faculty member with expertise in economics and finance, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He will begin work at IUP on July 1.

Posted on 6/26/2020 3:47:25 PM

Life and Breath in the ’Burgh

Respiratory therapist Zach Isenberg ’11 talks about the breathing issues COVID-19 patients experience and his work in the cardiothoracic unit of one of the nation’s largest hospital systems.

Posted on 6/26/2020 3:45:18 PM

Mathematics Education Graduate Program Ranked as “Best Online Master’s in Education Program”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Education in Mathematics Education online program has been ranked as a top online graduate program by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

Posted on 6/26/2020 3:28:50 PM

Update on Fall 2020 Plans

While the work of the Fall 2020 Planning Committee is ongoing, there are some key decisions that have been finalized by university leadership, covering the Academic Calendar, Hybrid Style Class Delivery, Living and Dining Reminders, Helping Students with Financial Hardships, and Preparing Our Campus.

Posted on 6/26/2020 3:05:36 PM

Alumni Provide Funding for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at IUP

Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka, 1973 graduates, have gifted $350,000 to IUP to promote the university’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Posted on 6/24/2020 3:42:01 PM

Recognizing Juneteenth National Freedom Day

Governor Wolf has designated Friday, June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth National Freedom Day, a special holiday for all employees in agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction. In recognition of this day, all classes and work are canceled for that day.

Posted on 6/18/2020 3:44:05 PM

Academy of Culinary Arts Dean’s List, Spring 2020

Students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List for academic excellence at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Posted on 6/15/2020 8:50:11 AM

Engaging Community Through Police Training

Through a partnership with Indiana Borough Police Chief Justin Schawl, Abigail Adams has given multiple trainings and engaged with officers on topics ranging from implicit bias to equality and race to local police forces. She answered questions about how her research interests are relevant to the current state of race relations in America.

Posted on 6/12/2020 3:58:18 PM

IUP Virtual Orientation: A True Experience

Even though visiting campus this summer isn’t possible, IUP is still marching on with its program, using a virtual orientation to show new students what they need to know and how they can get the help they need. Hear firsthand from students what it has been like.

Posted on 6/12/2020 11:08:57 AM

The Rattled Supply Chain: COVID-19’s Whiplash Effect

Prashanth Bharadwaj, dean’s associate in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and a professor in the Department of Management, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic’s “whiplash” effect on the supply chain.

Posted on 6/5/2020 10:04:31 AM

Today We Grieve, Tomorrow We Must Act

We join together in heartbreak over the racism we continue to see in our nation. We mourn with the family and loved ones of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and so many others who have been the victims of violence and injustice.

Posted on 5/31/2020 2:16:31 PM

IUP Offers Seminars and Experiences for Fulbright Educators Throughout Stay-at-Home Order

Being in a foreign country when a pandemic sweeps across the globe would be enough for any one person to seek the shelter of home. For one IUP Fulbright educator, her decision to stay in Indiana has been a lesson in resilience and family.

Posted on 5/29/2020 10:16:24 AM

IUP-TV to Broadcast Indiana Area Senior High School Graduation

Millions of students across the country are experiencing education milestones at their homes while the coronavirus has closed buildings. An IUP resource is stepping in to bring a time-honored tradition into living rooms all around Indiana County.

Posted on 5/27/2020 12:15:18 PM

Council of Trustees Approve Changes to On-Campus Residency Policy

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved changes to the residency requirements for commuters and transfer and international students, effective for the 2020–21 academic year.

Posted on 5/26/2020 4:24:05 PM

Remembering Them

On a stroll around IUP’s campus, you’ll come across stones, plaques, and other tributes that honor members of the IUP community lost in service to their country.  IUP’s multimedia producer, Brian Henry, recently took that stroll and captured photos of two to help us mark Memorial Day, recognize all military veterans in our community, and remind us of the ultimate sacrifice.

Posted on 5/22/2020 2:52:00 PM

Four Questions with Ellen Yerger

The next time you are on a nature trail or an urban sidewalk and are tempted to squash a bug on your path, consider the cost. Are you helping? Are you hurting? Assistant biology professor, ecologist, and entomologist Ellen Yerger shows her students the scientific value of insects, how they help humans, and the ecosystem’s interconnectivity.

Posted on 5/22/2020 9:47:49 AM

IUP Trustee Appointment Confirmed

Joyce Ritenour Fairman, of DuBois, has been reappointed to a new term of service on Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees.

Posted on 5/21/2020 2:24:28 PM

IUP Selects Powell for Registrar Position

Following a comprehensive search, Michael Powell has been selected to serve as registrar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He will begin work in this role on May 23, 2020.

Posted on 5/21/2020 2:18:52 PM

Gift from Indiana Family to Support IUP Students With Sutton Scholarship

James and Darlene Shea of Indiana have made a gift to IUP’s Sutton Scholarship. The Sutton Scholarship is for students who show strong academic qualifications (high school grade point average and SAT scores) and is funded by the Foundation for IUP and gifts from alumni, friends, and employees of IUP.

Posted on 5/21/2020 11:23:23 AM

President Driscoll Announces Plans for Fall 2020

IUP President Driscoll offers information about plans for fall 2020, including work being done to welcome students back for face-to-face instruction. But, it will not be business as usual.

Posted on 5/20/2020 3:20:27 PM

Student Receives Summer Scholarship to Help With Costs Associated With Pandemic

Princewill Nnadozie, a Nigerian graduate international student studying criminology at IUP, has received $2,500 from the Institute of International Education to help supplement his financial needs during the summer.

Posted on 5/19/2020 2:49:36 PM

Indiana Evening Rotary Club Makes $5,000 Donation to IUP Emergency Response Fund

Indiana Evening Rotary has donated $5,000 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Emergency Response Fund, established to help current IUP students who have experienced financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 5/18/2020 12:08:09 PM

IUP Faculty in Communication Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services Getting “Ready to Print”

Annah Hill and Mariha Shields are thinking in new ways about how 3-D printing technology can help current students with learning and how to be more prepared for their careers.

Posted on 5/14/2020 11:17:09 AM

We Made It! Message to Students from President Driscoll

Message from President Driscoll to students at the close of the spring 2020 semester.

Posted on 5/14/2020 10:28:41 AM

From Kenya to IUP: The Journey of a Mother Wanting to Help Her Family and Her World

Mercy Wairimu Muguimi came to IUP from her native Kenya for its Speech-Language Pathology program. When she leaves here, she feels she will be well equipped to help children around the world. Get her story, and find out how IUP’s reach expands around the globe

Posted on 5/11/2020 3:13:20 PM

May 8—Heartfelt Commencement Greetings, Summer Work… Driscoll’s Weekly Update

In his weekly recording (May 8, 2020), IUP President Michael Driscoll bids farewell and congratulates IUP’s latest graduates, talks about the federal CARES Act and IUP’s Emergency Response Fund, the U-SOAR program, the Summer Academy. He also noted that he is taking a brief break from weekly video messages but will return soon to provide updates on what’s happening at IUP over the summer and plans for the fall.

Posted on 5/8/2020 12:09:02 PM

Rounding the Final Stretch

While health and safety precautions prevent us from being together for the events that traditionally mark the end of the academic year, the celebrations--perhaps more appreciated and necessary this year than ever before--are continuing.

Posted on 5/7/2020 9:03:14 PM

Merlo Selected as 2020–21 IUP Distinguished University Professor

Alida Merlo, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2020–21 IUP Distinguished University Professor. The Office of the President recognizes one faculty member each year with the Distinguished University

Posted on 5/7/2020 1:17:54 PM

University Senate Distinguished Faculty, Staff Award Recipients Named for 2020

Four faculty members have been selected for University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards, and a staff member has received a University Senate Staff Service Award.

Posted on 5/6/2020 10:45:36 AM

IUP Salutes Nurses Everywhere

To the thousands of alumni who work in hospitals, home health, nursing homes, agencies, public health, and schools, IUP salutes you for your dedication and hard work.

Posted on 5/5/2020 4:39:41 PM

Local Woman Selected for IUP Respiratory Care Award

Nadine Brown, of Indiana, a senior student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Respiratory Care program, has been selected by the program faculty as the class of 2020 recipient of the Ann and Daniel McCauley Memorial Award for Respiratory Care.

Posted on 5/5/2020 2:07:54 PM

Nursing Doctoral Student Donates Research Prize to Emergency Response Fund

Donald Grimes, the recipient of a 2020 IUP Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award, has chosen to “give back” to students affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by donating his monetary prize to the IUP Emergency Response Fund.

Posted on 5/5/2020 11:45:05 AM

Student Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

An experience for every certified K-12 teacher in Pennsylvania is the student teaching semester. It’s the time when coursework ends and in-the-classroom, hands-on teaching begins. Their cooperating teacher gives assignments and mentors IUP’s students as they learn the ins and outs of managing a classroom. As the pandemic took hold of almost every aspect of life, many student teachers were left wondering if they would get to do a student-teaching experience as Pennsylvania’s governor closed all public and private schools. For IUP’s 118 student teachers spread across 35 school districts, requirements were eased and experiences continued in the virtual environment.

Posted on 5/4/2020 2:10:34 PM

Local Student at IUP Elected Student Government President for 2020–21 Academic Year

Alexander Fefolt, of Indiana, a history pre-law and political science major in the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been re-elected to serve as the president of IUP’s Student Government Association for the 2020–21 academic year.

Posted on 5/4/2020 11:10:14 AM

May 1—No Tuition Increase, Making PPE… Driscoll’s Weekly Update

In his weekly recording (May 1, 2020), IUP President Michael Driscoll described a collaborative effort between IUP and community members to manufacture vital equipment with 3D printing, announced that the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has opted not to raise tuition for the coming year, urged graduating students to watch for a recognition video of their accomplishments, and described an expanded format for welcoming new students to campus in August.

Posted on 5/1/2020 2:36:33 PM

IUP Provides Donations to Indiana Regional Medical Center, Punxsutawney Area Hospital

In response to needs at two regional medical centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has donated a variety of personal protective equipment to health care workers in the region.

Posted on 5/1/2020 2:09:50 PM

Teaching Dance Online

Holly Boda-Sutton, co-director of the IUP Dance Program and director of IUP Dance Theater, compares teaching dance by distance education to “running the Kentucky Derby while riding Mr. Ed.” Boda-Sutton was interviewed recently by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about teaching dance online.

Posted on 4/30/2020 2:26:36 PM

Student Organizations Press On

With in-person instruction at IUP suspended since mid-March, most students have been working from home—miles away from campus and miles away from each other. Still, many have stayed connected through student organizations and found creative ways to continue their business—albeit not business as usual.

Posted on 4/30/2020 12:38:52 PM

Enjoying the Sweet

In his weekly email message, President Driscoll urges students  not dwell on negative feelings but instead to celebrate their accomplishments.

Posted on 4/29/2020 6:18:25 PM

State System of Higher Education Votes to Freeze Tuition for Consecutive Year

The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, for the first time in its 38-year history, froze basic in-state tuition for a second consecutive year, even while confronting financial challenges brought on in part by the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 4/29/2020 2:57:15 PM

English Professor to Study Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Undergraduate Research

IUP English professor David Hanauerreceived a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is affecting undergraduate research, through studying the changes made by STEM faculty teaching research labs and the ramifications of these on students.

Posted on 4/29/2020 10:33:05 AM

Spend Your Summer Digging Into Research

IUP’s newly renamed Undergraduate Summer Opportunities for Applying Research program (U-SOAR) is accepting applications from students until May 1. The program financially supports students as they continue their academic pursuits in a variety of research fields during the summer.

Posted on 4/28/2020 3:13:06 PM

IUP Student Selected for Boren Scholarship for Study in Korea

Khala Vines, a sophomore international studies and Asian Studies major, has been selected for a 2020 National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship to study in South Korea. She is the third IUP student selected for a Boren scholarship.

Posted on 4/27/2020 1:21:48 PM

Postponed Commencement Ceremonies Rescheduled for September

The postponed spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled for the weekend of September 12 and 13. A finalized schedule of events for the ceremonies is expected to be available by mid-May.

Posted on 4/27/2020 1:14:04 PM

Organic Chemistry, Anyone?

Justin Fair, a professor in the Madia Department of Chemistry in the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, had previous experience teaching a graduate course online. Now that he’s delivering all of his courses remotely, including chemistry labs, his perspective on face-to-face learning hasn’t changed.

Posted on 4/24/2020 2:53:24 PM

April 24—Looking Toward Fall, U-SOAR, Meet Bert… Driscoll’s Weekly Update

In his weekly recording (April 24, 2020), IUP President Michael Driscoll introduced a special guest, then talked about how IUP is planning for the fall semester. He also provided an update about the student Emergency Response Fund and encouraged students to see Jessica Miller’s stress tips video and to apply for this summer’s Undergraduate Summer Opportunities for Applying Research (U-SOAR) program.

Posted on 4/24/2020 12:01:18 PM

IUP Leverages Community Partnerships to Print Facemasks

Indiana community members are working together to provide much-needed personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. The effort is being spearheaded by IUP staff and alumni.

Posted on 4/22/2020 10:09:39 AM

Counseling Programs Maintain Accreditation, Win Award for Outstanding Programming

IUP’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program and the IUP School Counseling MEd degree program have been awarded accreditation through October 2024 from the National Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Posted on 4/22/2020 9:01:25 AM

Keep Your Stress in Check: Tips from IUP’s Counseling Center

Jessica Miller of IUP’s Counseling Center has supplied a series of tips to let the stress go during the coronavirus pandemic. Contact the Counseling Center if you want to talk.

Posted on 4/20/2020 3:51:49 PM

Doctoral Students Selected for National Council of Teachers of English Awards

Two students in IUP’s Composition and Applied Linguistics doctoral program, Havva Zorluel Özer and Wenqi Cui, have been selected for a 2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication Scholars for the Dream Travel Award.

Posted on 4/20/2020 2:08:31 PM

Food and Nutrition Faculty Member Teaches Online by Day, Combats the Pandemic by Night

Nicole Dann-Payne, Department of Food and Nutrition, has spent the past four weeks helping the staff at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She has been screening people who come there seeking treatment, looking for signs and symptoms showing they could have the coronavirus. She has also spent time going to larger companies in the county and screening workers there, hoping to cut off any spreading of the virus.

Posted on 4/17/2020 3:45:08 PM

IUP, IRMC Collaborate to Provide COVID-19 Testing

Starting April 20, Dr. Narayanaswamy Bharathan, chair of the IUP Department of Biology in IUP’s John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will be working at IRMC to conduct testing to identify the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Dr. Bharathan is using equipment from his IUP laboratory for the testing, which will allow same-day results.

Posted on 4/17/2020 3:20:02 PM

April 17—COVID-19 Partnership with IRMC, Stress Tips Video … Driscoll’s Weekly Update

In his weekly video, President Michael Driscoll announced a new partnership with Indiana Regional Medical Center, plus other exciting news and important updates for the entire community.

Posted on 4/17/2020 11:17:23 AM

Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Campus Community Collaboration, Pass/Fail Option Aproved, Thanks Given to IT Services, and More

In his weekly message recorded on April 10, 2020, President Michael Driscoll expressed his pride in how the campus community continues to work in a vibrant and collaborative manner, even though activity is occurring remotely. He suggested viewers visit ThePenn.org, the independent student newspaper, for an example of how activities are moving forward, and also discussed the University Senate’s vote of recommendation and the final decision to offer students a pass/fail grade option.

Posted on 4/16/2020 3:14:26 PM

IUP Virtual Orientation Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of New Student Orientation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will move their summer orientation programs to an online format. Students will complete the initial transition experience by completing various HAWKS 100 and 101 courses as well as participating in an online Zoom meeting experience.

Posted on 4/15/2020 4:27:57 PM

A Student-Centered University

President Driscoll shares a few examples of how faculty and staff members are taking “a student-centered IUP” to heart, and how students are responding by caring even more deeply for one another and for the IUP family.

Posted on 4/15/2020 3:13:06 PM

Teaching News Production Online

Aya Muchtar, an associate professor in the Department of Communications Media, is providing students in her Multimedia News Production course a rich learning experience—despite not being in the TV production studio in the basement of Davis Hall. She took time to respond to a few questions about how the transition is going.

Posted on 4/15/2020 2:18:05 PM

IUP Students Selected for 2020 Goldwater Scholarship

Two Indiana County students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Goldwater Scholarship recipients. Vincent Thompson, a junior dual major in physics and mathematics, and Arie Van Wieren, a junior biochemistry major, are IUP’s tenth and eleventh Goldwater Scholarship recipients.

Posted on 4/13/2020 11:30:40 AM

Update from the Vice President of Student Affairs

A message from Tom Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, about howthe Student Affairs Division has adapted tothe recent challenges presented to us because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on 4/10/2020 4:28:28 PM

Doctoral Student Wins 2020 Three-Minute Thesis Competition, Donates Winnings to IUP Emergency Response Fund

Brian Sateriale, a student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s literature and criticism doctoral program, is the winner of the 2020 IUP 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition—and is using his win to help other IUP students.

Posted on 4/10/2020 1:42:16 PM

IUP Day of Caring Focusing on Giving Back While Helping Students

More than 25 alumni, experts in their fields, offer tips on coping with the pandemic and its effects on daily life on the IUP’s Day of Caring web page—ranging from how to set up your home workspace to tips for helping children continue to learn while at home. The page also offers information about IUP’s Emergency Response Fund to support students who are experiencing financial challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 4/10/2020 1:34:51 PM

PASSHE-West Virtual Recruitment Campaign in April

The PASSHE-West Virtual Recruitment Campaign creates opportunities for students and employers toconnect, network, and share information. More than 50 employers and graduate schools will be holding sessions throughout the month of April.

Posted on 4/10/2020 11:30:48 AM

Geoscience Professor’s Atlas of Mars Wins National Book Award

The Atlas of Mars: Mapping its Geography and Geology, co-written by IUP’s Kenneth Coles, has won the national PROSE award in the cosmology and astronomy category from the Association of American Publishers.

Posted on 4/8/2020 2:09:41 PM

A Family of Heroes

Please join alumni, friends, and students in IUP’s Day of Caring. Here, you’ll find a variety of resources shared from alumni to help transition to this “new normal.” In honor of IUP Day of Caring, consider making a gift to support students facing undue financial hardship because of COVID-19 by giving to the IUP Emergency Response Fund.

Posted on 4/8/2020 1:50:31 PM

Temporary Modification to Grading, Withdrawal Deadlines, Related Issues

President Driscoll has approved temporary modifications to grading, withdrawal deadlines, and related issues for the spring 2020 semester.

Posted on 4/8/2020 8:04:47 AM

Zoom Backgrounds Available to University Community

IUP has made available a series of beautiful campus and town images that let you show that you’re #IUPproud, wherever you may be right now.

Posted on 4/7/2020 10:48:59 AM

Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Get Help via Technology, Credible Sources, Refunds, Commencement, and More

In his weekly message recorded on April 3, 2020, President Michael Driscoll urged students to stay connected—to their friends, via technology, and to continue to get help and support with all the things associated with being a college student. He also suggested that rumors are a poor source of information and that credible sources like the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are the best ways to find out information about COVID-19 and how the illness is spreading.

Posted on 4/3/2020 3:45:05 PM

Student Refund Details

Message from Thomas Segar, vice president of Student Affairs, to students concerning refunds for housing, dining, and fees.

Posted on 4/2/2020 12:31:12 PM

IUP Following Governor Wolf’s Stay-at-Home Order

Continuing our work to meet the critical need of mitigating the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), effective at 8:00 p.m. on April 1, 2020, IUP is following Governor Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order for the commonwealth.

Posted on 4/1/2020 4:21:44 PM

IUP Family Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

President Driscoll addresses the IUP community, sharing updates and examples of the amazing ways in which the IUP family has come together to create our “new normal.”

Posted on 4/1/2020 10:59:36 AM

Professors and Students Create “The Quarantine Companion” for Students to Use While They Practice Social Distancing at Home

Sharon Massey and Sean Derry, faculty members in IUP’s Department of Art and Design, along with some of their students have created a participatory art project called “The Quarantine Companion,” a lighthearted approach to dealing with the complex emotions we are all feeling, the final product which can then be shared in a virtual exhibition.

Posted on 3/31/2020 3:44:49 PM

Extension of No In-Person Instruction Directive

IUP will follow Chancellor Greenstein’s recent directive of no in-person instruction for all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Posted on 3/31/2020 9:19:26 AM

Driscoll Announces Commencement Postponed; Polling Students for Alternative Date

May 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed. Graduates and their families will receive a survey about an alternative date for on-campus ceremonies.

Posted on 3/30/2020 2:10:38 PM

IUP Library and Other Building Closures

As part of IUP’s ongoing work to limit the opportunity for spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the library building on the Indiana campus has been closed as of Friday, March 27. Access to academic buildings that are currently open will be restricted as of noon, Monday, March 30.

Posted on 3/27/2020 5:10:50 PM

Driscoll’s Weekly Update: IUP Classes On, Thanks to Staffs, Student Emergency Fund…

Recorded on March 27, 2020, IUP President Michael Driscoll reports that the transition to online coursework has gone well; provides a word of thanks to the police, custodial, and maintenance staffs who are still reporting to campus to work; announces that admissions visitations are transitioning to an online format; and calls attention to the new Emergency Response Fund, which has been established to assist students who are facing unexpected expenses.

Posted on 3/27/2020 12:50:32 PM

Update to COVID-19 Response Plan from President Driscoll

Just a month ago, members of our community were excited for Spring Break and for all of the events that traditionally occur in March, April, and May. What a difference three weeks have made.

Posted on 3/25/2020 4:28:46 PM

A New Reality in Teaching Music

Henry Wong Doe, a professor in IUP’s Department of Music and a native of New Zealand, is adjusting to teaching all his classes online by setting up cameras and microphones in his home to connect with his students. In between classes, we recently caught up with him for a progress report.

Posted on 3/24/2020 12:59:04 PM

Update to Students from Segar, Action Required

Student Affairs vice president Segar shares an update with students following the March 19 order from Governor Wolf.

Posted on 3/20/2020 11:05:07 PM

Message to Employees from President Driscoll, March 20

President Driscoll thanks IUP employees and discusses current operation status and plans moving forward.

Posted on 3/20/2020 10:56:50 PM

Vital Campus Services and Information for Students

Message from Thomas Segar to students with updates on vital campus services, move out details, and resources.

Posted on 3/16/2020 4:19:04 PM

IUP Transitioning to All Online Course Delivery Starting March 23

IUP will suspend all face-to-face classroom instruction for the remainder of the semester and transition to offering all instruction online. Online courses scheduled to begin today, March 16, will resume as planned and will continue as scheduled. All remaining classes will transition to online delivery and should start on March 23.

Posted on 3/16/2020 8:44:15 AM

No In-Person Instruction at IUP through March 29

IUP will have no in-person instruction from March 16 through March 29.

Posted on 3/13/2020 7:45:56 PM

IUP to Postpone Face-to-Face Classes and Return to Campus Due to Coronavirus Concerns

IUP will hold no face-to-face classes until Monday, March 23. Students should not to return to campus or return to the residence halls until March 21 or 22. Those classes already delivered online will resume as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

Posted on 3/12/2020 1:19:52 PM

Fall 2019 Provost Scholars

Students named to the fall 2019 list of Provost’s Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking.

Posted on 3/10/2020 10:27:15 AM

IUP Showed Me Opportunities: Lamont Craven ’11

Before he came to IUP, Lamont Craven ’11 was unsure about what he wanted to do after he left IUP. But as a natural science major, he met some faculty members who helped show him what opportunities he would have by earning his bachelor’s degree. They also provided him a network of people who wanted to see him succeed, and after graduating, he landed a full-time job at the Carnegie Science Center, in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 3/8/2020 11:18:25 PM

IUP Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative Spring Workshop on Myth and the Postmodern, March 18

Programs sponsored by IUP’s Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative continue with “Myth and the Postmodern” on March 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 219 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. The program is free and open to the community.

Posted on 3/5/2020 11:19:32 AM

IUP Trustee Appointments Confirmed

Jennifer Baker was confirmed January 27 by the Pennsylvania Senate to begin a six-year term on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees. Tim Cejka and Sam Smith were reappointed by the Senate to continue service as members of the Council of Trustees in January and February, respectively.

Posted on 3/4/2020 11:27:49 AM

Update to Students About the Coronavirus

IUP does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the virus at this time. The university’s Health Service is monitoring the emerging facts about the disease and working with the Indiana County Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to understand and enact best practices for screening and treating any student that may report symptoms.

Posted on 3/2/2020 3:04:20 PM

Four Questions with Cuong Diep

Cuong Diep’s research on the zebrafish’s ability to regenerate kidneys has been published in several journal articles. Diep took a few minutes to talk about how his work might solve a growing worldwide problem for humans and how he puts students in the IUP Department of Biology on the case.

Posted on 2/28/2020 9:21:24 AM

IUP Hosting Panel on March 18 to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion Issues

Real-world experiences, best practices and frank discussion about diversity issues and initiatives in the workplace will be part of “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in a Professional Workplace” offered March 18 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 2/26/2020 3:32:16 PM

Glimpse Inside the Circadian Rhythms Lab

Christina Ruby, Gerneleh Paye and Katie Smith prepare to do an anxiety study with a C57 black 6 laboratory mouse inside Ruby’s circadian rhythms lab in Weyandt Hall.

Posted on 2/24/2020 4:50:49 PM

Winter 2019–20 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2019 and January 2020.

Posted on 2/24/2020 1:44:02 PM

Dean’s List for Fall 2019 Announced

The Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar.

Posted on 2/24/2020 1:33:01 PM

Making a Better Wikipedia (The Innovators)

Matthew Vetter is an assistant professor of English who studies Wikipedia and uses it in his classroom. He’s found that asking students to write for Wikipedia increases their motivation and changes their attitudes about writing. And by teaching students how to edit Wikipedia, he empowers them to make Wikipedia better and more representative for everyone.

Posted on 2/22/2020 10:40:27 PM

Planetarium Shows Continue With “Astronomy And Calendars”

IUP’s next planetarium show is at 7:00 p.m. on February 28 in the IUP planetarium, located on the east side of Weyandt Hall. Held the day before “leap day,” this program will address the connections between astronomy and calendars.

Posted on 2/21/2020 11:23:16 AM

Women in Science at IUP: Video

Worldwide, less than 30 percent of women at colleges and universities are enrolled in science and mathematics. At IUP, things are different. 59 percent of students majoring in math and science are female. We asked a handful of students and faculty members about their love of science and math in this video produced for International Day of Women in STEM.

Posted on 2/17/2020 12:43:29 PM

Clement Named Interim Director of Public Safety and University Police

IUP Vice President for Administration and Finance Debra Fitzsimons has named Anthony Clement as interim director of IUP’s Department of Public Safety and University Police. Clement will begin his work at IUP on February 17. A national search for the permanent director of the department will begin during the spring semester.

Posted on 2/13/2020 4:17:51 PM

IUP Six O’Clock Series Topics Range from Aretha Franklin to Labor and Immigration

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2020 Six O’Clock Series offers several programs on timely topics, including a program in observance of Black History Month.

Posted on 2/11/2020 10:17:21 PM

IUP Transformed Me: Jonneé Tonsel ’09

Jonneé Tonsel came to IUP with big dreams but didn’t know if she had the ability to make those dreams come true. She found out quickly that she had the ability, and her close relationships with faculty members brought it out. She earned a degree in communications media and moved to New York City, where she now is an executive at Comedy Central.

Posted on 2/10/2020 5:08:10 PM

IUP Champions Enrolling Women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math

February 11, 2020, is the fifth International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In honor of that day, Deanne Snavely, dean of the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, explains how IUP spends 365 days a year focusing on students.

Posted on 2/7/2020 4:26:21 PM

IUP Showed Me That I Could: Maria Newton ’18

Maria Newton grew up far from the bright lights of New York City, but she knew she wanted to get there someday. Her journey began when she came to IUP, and by immersing herself in the university and its people, she gained the confidence to take the leap and land the job that took her to NYC right after graduation.

Posted on 2/7/2020 9:51:35 AM

The Innovators: Creating Positive Experiences for Patients with Autism

Joann Migyanka, a member of the Special Education faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has taken her groundbreaking program that assists emergency first responders to have successful encounters with people with autism spectrum disorder to a new community. She and colleagues have adapted what they know to provide training for the medical community

Posted on 2/6/2020 10:09:50 AM

New Season of “Hometown High Q” Begins

IUP is the collegiate sponsor for Hometown High Q, an academic quiz show on KDKA-TV (CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh) that features high school teams from all over Indiana, Armstrong, Allegheny, and Westmoreland counties. Over the next few Saturdays, IUP students and Vice President for Student Affairs Thomas Segar will be part of the program.

Posted on 2/5/2020 5:09:48 PM

IUP Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative Planning Spring Workshops

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative has scheduled four workshops for the spring semester. All are free and open to the community. Topics include: Hagiography and Mythic Sainthood; Exploring the Myths of the Past in a Postmodern Future; The Myth in Epic Narratives; and Anthropology of the Mythic, Marvelous, and Monstrous.

Posted on 2/4/2020 12:04:29 PM

IUP Following US Department of State Guidelines for Travel to China

Understanding that you may have heard news reports about a new virus, Coronavirus 2019-nCov, we want you to know that IUP does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time.

Posted on 2/3/2020 4:20:20 PM

IUP Hosting Hero Athlete Kyle Richard on Bystander Intervention February 27

Kyle Richard, award winning sexual violence prevention and positive manhood activist, will present a program on bystander intervention, leadership and healthy masculinity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on February 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/3/2020 2:53:37 PM

Elephant in the Room Begins with Program by Vice President Segar

“The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond” begins for the spring semester on January 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Thomas Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, leading a workshop, “When Saying the Wrong Thing is Okay.”

Posted on 1/30/2020 2:51:03 PM

POSTPONED: Kopchick Hall Groundbreaking: Save the Date

Please mark your calendars for the Kopchick Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Kopchick Hall will be the new home of the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Posted on 1/29/2020 11:51:24 AM

IUP Nutrition and Dietetics Program Ranked in Top 10 for Affordability and Quality by Great Value Colleges

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s bachelor’s degree program in nutrition and dietetics has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation by Great Value Colleges. IUP is the only Pennsylvania university selected for the top 10.

Posted on 1/22/2020 3:33:33 PM

IUP Receives Third Year Of “It’s On Us PA” Funding

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received a $30,000 grant through Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” initiative to combat campus sexual assault through a Community Bystander Intervention program.

Posted on 1/17/2020 2:35:08 PM

Gift from Latrobe Family to Support Westmoreland County High School Students

Brothers Gerald “Jeep” Quinn Jr. ’91 and Brian Quinn ’96 and their spouses, Jennifer Thomas Quinn ’94 and Rebecca Ruffner Quinn ’95, have established the Jerry Quinn, Sr. Family Scholarship at IUP for students at IUP from Greater Latrobe High School or from Westmoreland County.

Posted on 1/17/2020 11:48:15 AM

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientist to Speak at IUP February 6

Senior Biospheric Scientist Dr. Compton James Tucker will present a program at IUP on February 6 illustrating the use of satellite technologies in understanding climate change from the late 1970s to now. The program is free and open to the community.

Posted on 1/17/2020 9:59:17 AM

IUP Students Invited to Attend Regional Theater Competition

National and regional accolades are on the line this week asIUP theater students and faculty are presenting work at a regional theaterfestival in Maryland. Next year’s Region II festival will happen at IUP.

Posted on 1/15/2020 3:59:42 PM

Chancellor Greenstein’s State of System Address, Board of Governors Meeting, to be Livestreamed PCN-TV

Chancellor Dan Greenstein’s state of the system address will take place on January 15 at noon prior to the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors on January 15 and 16.

Posted on 1/14/2020 3:55:32 PM

IUP Only Pennsylvania University Selected for Intelligent.Com National Ranking of Nutrition Graduate Programs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s master’s program in food and nutrition has been ranked as one of the top graduate programs in the nation by Intelligent.com, an independent national higher education planning company.

Posted on 1/13/2020 1:30:40 PM

Office of Residence Life Presenting STEM Olympic Challenge at Indiana Free Library

Preschool and elementary school children will have the chance to “go for the gold” while doing hands-on science experiments on January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Free Library in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 1/9/2020 4:35:48 PM

IUP Receives Funding from Wolf Administration for Opioid Prevention

On January 8, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is awarding nearly $1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants, including $100,000 to IUP, to prevent and reduce the use of opioids by college students and to create naloxone training opportunities for post-secondary institutions.

Posted on 1/8/2020 4:29:16 PM

Study by IUP Researchers Reveals Key Recommendations to Fighting Opioid Epidemic

Narcan parties don’t exist. That’s according to IUP faculty and students conducting research on opioid addiction.  Their findings, published recently, have generated recommendations relevant to an entire region.

Posted on 1/7/2020 1:35:29 PM

From IUP to NSF, Hovan Begins a New Chapter

Distinguished University Professor Steve Hovan begins a new chapter this week in the field of geology. While he will be missed in Indiana, he will continue his work for the research community at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. Hovan begins his new position Jan. 6 and hopes to use the experience to help IUP faculty bring more grants to the university.

Posted on 1/3/2020 9:26:29 AM

IUP Council of Trustees Approve No Increase in Student Fees for Next Academic Year

There will be no increases in eight fees required of undergraduate students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the 2020–21 academic year, and no increase in costs for most room styles in university-owned residence halls.

Posted on 12/13/2019 2:31:40 PM

IUP Trustees Honor Graduate, Faculty Emerita With Naming of Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative

On December 12, 2019, IUP’s Council of Trustees honored Blane Dessy, a 1973 graduate, and IUP Professor Emerita of English Rosaly DeMaios Roffman with the naming of the Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative.

Posted on 12/12/2019 3:26:17 PM

IUP Trustees Recognize Culinary Gifts With Naming Resolutions

IUP’s Council of Trustees approved two resolutions on December 12, 2019, to name spaces in the new Academy of Culinary Arts facility in recognition of gifts from the Hardy Family Trust/Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and the Frank and Sharon Roberts family, of Punxsutawney.

Posted on 12/12/2019 3:18:04 PM

Graduate Commencement Speaker Passing On Love of Education to Her Students

A college education has been life changing to graduate commencement student speaker Debonair Oates-Primus. Now, she’s working to change the lives of her students and her college.

Posted on 12/11/2019 1:54:24 PM

IUP Council of Trustees Give Resolutions of Appreciation to Gorman, Sink

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved resolutions on December 12, 2019, of appreciation for two long-time IUP administrators who are leaving the university: Robin Gorman, executive assistant to the president for government and community relations, and Susanna Sink, interim vice president for administration and finance.

Posted on 12/11/2019 11:49:02 AM

IUP Graduate Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy Listing

Zachary Smith, a 2013 business management and entrepreneurship graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by Forbes Magazine for its 2019 “30 Under 30 In Energy.”

Posted on 12/10/2019 1:22:34 PM

Undergraduate Commencement Speaker Directs Passion for Video into a Career Path

Undergraduate commencement speaker Braeden Appleman,  a December summa cum laude communication media production track graduate, not only found his place at IUP, he turned those experiences into a full-time job as director of creative services for the Altoona Curve.

Posted on 12/9/2019 6:22:39 PM

Wyandt Selected by Respiratory Care Faculty as Outstanding Student of the Year

Alexsae Wyandt, a senior respiratory care major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by the program faculty as the IUP “2019 Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care Outstanding Student of the Year.”

Posted on 12/9/2019 12:01:32 PM

IUP to Hold Commencement Ceremonies December 14

A total of 656 students are eligible to participate in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 14.

Posted on 12/6/2019 11:08:37 AM

IUP Community Part of Angels’ Wings Program for Needy Individuals and Families

Members of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community participated in the 2019 Angels’ Wings program, a community program created to provide Christmas gifts for needy families and children, elderly individuals, and physically or mentally challenged people in the Indiana area.

Posted on 12/6/2019 9:06:00 AM

$50,000 Gift by Former Punxsutawney Area Resident to Benefit Students at Culinary Academy

After years of involvement with IUP’s Academy of Culinary Arts, Linda Deabenderfer with her husband Dave has committed resources to help students at IUP’s Academy of Culinary Arts.

Posted on 12/5/2019 3:42:43 PM

IUP’s Zimmerman to Support Systemwide Library Consortium

With the approval of IUP President Michael Driscoll, Ed Zimmerman, assistant dean of Libraries, will assist the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Chancellor’s Office as a loaned employee to serve as the interim coordinator of the Keystone Library Network.

Posted on 12/2/2019 3:21:32 PM

Debra Fitzsimons Selected as IUP Vice President for Administration and Finance

Following a national search, Debra L. Fitzsimons has been selected to serve as vice president for Administration and Finance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She will begin work at IUP on Dec. 16.

Posted on 11/26/2019 12:52:23 PM

IUP College of Health and Human Services Coordinates Food Drive, Partners with Local Business for Clothing Drive

A food drive competition coordinated by the College of Health and Human Services Service Committee resulted in a donation of 1,058 items for the IUP Food Pantry and Help Center. The center, free for students, is located in the Suites on Pratt and addresses the issues of food insecurity and insufficiency.

Posted on 11/22/2019 11:43:22 AM

IUP Geoscience Professor Part of Team Creating Atlas of Mars

IUP planetary scientist Kenneth Coles (geoscience) is one of three scientists to create an updated atlas of our next-door “neighbor” in the recently published The Atlas of Mars: Mapping its Geography and Geology.

Posted on 11/20/2019 2:16:56 PM

Fraternities, Sororities Raise $4,249 for Salvation Army; IUP Continuing Angels’ Wings Donation Project

For the 14th year, IUP’s fraternities and sororities worked together to raise funds for the local Salvation Army. The students presented the funds to the Salvation Army at its annual Red Kettle breakfast on November 19.

Posted on 11/19/2019 2:20:47 PM

Tearin’ It Up — A day with “The Legend”

On October 5, 2019, the IUP marching band—known as the “Legend”—made its way through what is arguably the most grueling day on its schedule. IUP photographer Brian Henry tagged along with his camera.

Posted on 11/15/2019 1:18:22 PM

The Innovators: Making Art While Serving

Tyler Stanton is a maker. He's an MFA candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Carpentry Masonry Specialist in the 377th Army Corp of Engineers. Recently, he has blended these two aspects of his life by creating the Load-carrying Band-saw Tool Kit, “L.B.T.K.,” a backpack tool kit for soldiers, complete with a band-saw and other tools to create artwork from materials found on location.

Posted on 11/12/2019 9:49:06 AM

IUP Part of State Grant Targeting Early Childhood Education Professionals

IUP’s College of Education and Communications and the College of Health and Human Services received funding of $71,569, part of a $1.5-million grant from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, to improve the quality of early childcare education.

Posted on 11/12/2019 9:08:48 AM

IUP Selected as National Guard Friendly School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for the inaugural Pennsylvania National Guard Associations Guard Friendly School designation. More than 480 educational institutions in Pennsylvania were eligible for therecognition; IUP is one of only 30 chosen for the designation.

Posted on 11/11/2019 7:39:26 PM

IUP Sorority Raises $4,000 for Breast Cancer Education During October

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at IUP raised $4,000 for breast cancer education and support for survivors in October. The 36-member sorority sponsored or volunteered for 11 different fundraising and awareness events during the month at IUP and in the region. The sorority’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness.

Posted on 11/11/2019 8:18:37 AM

IUP Presenting Discussion, Concert in Honor of Veterans Day

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host two events on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day, including a concert with a world premiere musical composition dedicated to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Events are free and open to the community.

Posted on 11/7/2019 12:15:08 PM

IUP to Host “Making Of A Murderer” Laura Nirider for Six O’Clock Series

IUP’s Six O’Clock Series will host Laura Nirider, the co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions and attorney for Brendan Dassey, featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer, on November 18. “True Crime, False Confessions, and the Fight for Justice: An Evening with Laura Nirider” is free and open to the community.

Posted on 11/7/2019 11:10:30 AM

IUP Honors Six Alumni With Young Alumni Achievement Awards

Six graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania were honored with the 2019 Young Alumni Achievement Awards, which recognize recent IUP graduates identified as being outstanding in their professions.

Posted on 11/4/2019 12:48:54 PM

Local Partnership With IUP Institute Pays Dividends for Students and Community Members

Citizens’ Ambulance Service, based in Indiana, has provided simulation equipment to Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Rural Health and Safety. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics who train for the professions at the institute are using the equipment, valued at $25,000, to help them prepare for real-life scenarios.

Posted on 10/30/2019 8:53:30 AM

Chancellor’s Open Forum Posted on IUP YouTube Channel

Over 100 members of the community attended an open forum on Friday, October 25 with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein.  The Chancellor provided an update on the system redesign and answered questions from those in attendance.

Posted on 10/26/2019 8:19:31 AM

IUP, InfraGard Pittsburgh, S&T Bank Presenting Cyber Security Seminar

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, InfraGard Pittsburgh Members Alliance and S&T Bank will present the fourth annual cyber security seminar on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive.

Posted on 10/24/2019 11:30:15 AM

Cyber Security Day Set for October 29

IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Information Technology Support Center, will host the 12th annual Cyber Security Day on October 29, featuring nationally recognized security experts as well as speakers from regional law enforcement, government, security industry, and academia. It is free and open to the community.

Posted on 10/22/2019 2:19:31 PM

Bilingual Forum at IUP Offered to Community

Continuing a commitment to creating opportunities for diversity and inclusion, Shijuan (Laurel) Liu, a faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages, has created a year-long bilingual forum for students, faculty, and the Indiana community where eight dual-language speakers will discuss their experiences in China and America.

Posted on 10/22/2019 1:56:40 PM

Office of International Education to Host International Education Week, Includes Naturalization Ceremony

IUP’s Office of International Education will present several events celebrating International Education Week at IUP October 21 through October 25, including IUP hosting a naturalization ceremony on October 25.

Posted on 10/16/2019 9:18:11 AM

IUP Student Participating in State System Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Alex Edmundson of Williamsburg, a senior political science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is one of 11 students from universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education selected to participate in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS), a program that offers hands-on experience in state government.

Posted on 10/15/2019 10:52:06 AM

Livestream Available for October 16–17 Board of Governors Meeting

A live video stream of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors meeting on October 16 and 17 will be available online through the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

Posted on 10/14/2019 4:02:20 PM

IUP Students to Take Part in Day of Service October 12

Some 100 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students will provide community service for five nonprofit agencies and organizations for the Into the Streets event, part of a national program to encourage university members to be active in their local communities.

Posted on 10/10/2019 1:17:56 PM

Pennsylvania State System Chancellor Visiting IUP, Open Forum Set

Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will host an open forum at IUP on October 25 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Great Room of Elkin Hall. There is no RSVP required for this session, which is open to the community. The forum will include an update on the system redesign and a chance to ask questions and offer comments.

Posted on 10/10/2019 1:02:11 PM

All Invited to Brian Swatt Memorial Event October 24

All are invited to honor and celebrate the life of Brian Henry Swatt at a service on Thursday, October 24, at 3:00 p.m. in Toretti Auditorium inside the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. A reception will follow in the building’s DeChurch Lobby.

Posted on 10/9/2019 8:43:34 AM

SEEDS Club Seed Swap, October 12

The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability (SEEDS) Club of IUP, a student-organized group, will host the sixth annual Community Seed Swap in the HUB Ohio Room. The event is free and open to the community.

Posted on 10/8/2019 2:28:18 PM

Turner Named to Leadership Role in Division of Student Affairs

Malaika Turner, a student affairs professional with 20 years of experience at IUP, has been selected to serve in the position of assistant vice president for Student Affairs.

Posted on 10/8/2019 10:10:25 AM

Renovation Celebration of Whitmyre Hall Features Dave Reed ’00, Current Student Matthew Hiles; 2019 Marks 20th Anniversary of First Graduating Class

More than 150 people—students, faculty, alumni, and community guests—attended Friday’s renovation celebration of Whitmyre Hall, home to the Cook Honors College.

Posted on 10/6/2019 7:14:27 PM

Fall 2018 Provost Scholars

Students named to the fall 2018 list of Provost’s Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking.

Posted on 10/4/2019 3:04:56 PM

Fall 2019 Enrollment Reflects Strong Academic Credentials, Diversity, Commitment to Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students

IUP’s fall 2019 enrollment includes strong academic achievement of new students, an improved retention rate, strong diversity in the student body, a higher percentage of veteran and military-affiliated student enrollment, and an increase in the number of students in IUP (non-degree) career preparation programs.

Posted on 10/3/2019 3:02:08 PM

Psychology Faculty Member Honored With Award From International Group

Pearl Berman, professor and chair of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychology, was honored recently with an elder abuse award by the International Society on Violence Abuse and Trauma.

Posted on 10/3/2019 2:49:24 PM

Renovation Celebration of Whitmyre Hall to Feature Dave Reed ’00, Current Student Matthew Hiles

Members of the IUP community are invited to be part of the renovation celebration of Whitmyre Hall, home to the Cook Honors College, on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The program will feature David Reed ’00, a member of the first graduating class of the Cook Honors College and a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, and sophomore Cook Honors College student Matthew Hiles, an accounting and finance major from Kittanning.

Posted on 9/30/2019 2:55:14 PM

Chambersburg Transfer Student Explores His Legacy at IUP

IUP’s Office of Alumni and Friends hosted a Legacy Breakfast during Family Weekend events, September 21–22.  Music education major Austin Widmann and his parents, who are alumni, talked about the connection to IUP and the family’s love of music.

Posted on 9/30/2019 10:27:47 AM

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration October 3 through October 6 is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Posted on 9/27/2019 4:42:06 PM

Local Student Confirmed as Student Member of State System of Higher Education Board of Governors

Alexander Fefolt, of Indiana, a history pre-law and political science major in the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been confirmed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors.

Posted on 9/26/2019 1:24:49 PM

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony Speakers on IUP YouTube Channel

Videos of the speakers for IUP’s 2019 September 11 Remembrance Ceremony are now available on the IUP YouTube channel.

Posted on 9/25/2019 12:11:14 PM

IUP, Institute for Supply Management-Pittsburgh Partnering on Second Annual Women Who Lead Conference

The one-day event will be held at the Rivers Club in Pittsburgh. Keynote speaker Becky Stapleton, senior executive vice president, chief banking officer, S&T Bank, will be joined by five additional women business leaders as presenters and panel facilitators.

Posted on 9/25/2019 11:52:43 AM

Art Student Steals IUP Doorstops for Project

In March, IUP master of fine arts student Tyler Stanton set off from his woodworking studio with a milk crate full of his branded doorstops. “Stealing” doorstops wasn’t his intent. Instead, the purpose was to gather original doorstops in university buildings across campus and replace them with his own…

Posted on 9/25/2019 11:15:22 AM

IUP Hosting Holocaust Survivors, October 7

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Holocaust Remembrance Committee will welcome Holocaust scholars and survivors for programming at IUP and in the community on October 7.

Posted on 9/24/2019 10:41:14 AM

IUP Department Raises $1,300 for Cancer Education and Research With “Confections For a Cause”

“Confections for a Cause,” organized by three student groups at Indiana University of Pennsylvania—the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and Best Buddies—raised $1,300 for ovarian cancer education and research during the 2019 event.

Posted on 9/23/2019 3:10:44 PM

IUP Ranked as Top National University in “Wall Street Journal”/Times Higher Education College Rankings

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked as a top national university in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2020 Rankings.

Posted on 9/20/2019 1:16:05 PM

IUP Student Group Planning Ninth Annual Fundraising Event for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Students have stepped up to hold “Confections for a Cause,” a bake sale event to raise funds for ovarian cancer education and research, on September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of IUP’s Davis Hall. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Posted on 9/17/2019 4:32:46 PM

IUP Continues National Recognition in “U.S. News & World Report,” Ranked Highly for Social Mobility

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked, for the 26th consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and third in national universities in Pennsylvania for “Top Performers in Social Mobility.”

Posted on 9/17/2019 2:06:37 PM

Atmospheric Scientist Mann to Speak at IUP

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, will present “A Return to the Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump” on September 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 9/13/2019 5:07:41 PM

IUP Family Weekend Offering Variety of Events to Welcome Families

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Indiana community will welcome hundreds of families for the 2019 Family Weekend celebration on September 20 and 21.

Posted on 9/13/2019 2:11:18 PM

Council of Trustees Approve Naming Resolution to Honor Wingards

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees approved on September 12 a resolution to name the administrative office in the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts in honor of Harold (Hal) and Elizabeth (Betty) Wingard.

Posted on 9/12/2019 4:23:23 PM

IUP Honors Alumni William and Audrey Madia with Naming Resolution for Service and Generosity

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees honored IUP alumni Bill and Audrey DeLaquil Madia September 12 with the naming of the IUP Department of Chemistry as the Madia Department of Chemistry.

Posted on 9/12/2019 4:22:51 PM

Buzz In When You Have the Answer! IUP Students, Faculty on “Hometown High Q”

IUP is the collegiate sponsor for Hometown High Q, an academic quiz show on KDKA-TV (CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh) that features high school teams from all over Indiana, Armstrong, Allegheny, and Westmoreland counties. The new season of the show begins this weekend, on Saturday, September 14.

Posted on 9/12/2019 12:19:50 PM

Two Events to Commemorate Constitution Day

IUP will commemorate national Constitution Day with two events free and open to the community on Monday, September 16, 2019:  a public reading of the US Constitution, noon to 1:00 p.m. on the steps of library, facing the Oak Grove; and a “Chat with the Founding Fathers,” 6:00–7:30 p.m., HUB Ohio Room.

Posted on 9/9/2019 3:46:28 PM

Noah, Thelen to Speak at September 11 Memorial Program

Chief Marketing Officer Chris Noah, who was present in New York City at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and IUP’s director of Public Safety and Police Kevin Thelen will join IUP President Michael Driscoll as speakers for the university’s annual September 11 remembrance event.

Posted on 9/4/2019 3:56:35 PM

IUP Libraries Showcases Rare Books and Artifacts on September 5

Experience some of the nation's earliest printed works in this deep dive into the IUP Special Collections and Archives on September 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Stapleton Library 305.

Posted on 9/4/2019 1:33:09 PM

IUP Selected for Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Guide and Rankings

To be selected for the list, editors rate universities “based on what they do for the country.” IUP is ranked in the National University category, and is recognized for its scores in social mobility, research, and service.

Posted on 8/28/2019 3:39:13 PM

IUP’s North Star Leading Explorers On A Path To Success

More than 200 people attended today’s ribbon cutting event for IUP’s University College. From left, University College Support Specialists Chartice Watt and Jeremy Risinger Luke Faust, developmental instructor and advisor

Posted on 8/27/2019 3:52:08 PM

Student Selected for Student-Trustee Position at IUP

Abigaelle Vertil, a junior psychology major and philosophy minor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Philadelphia, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to serve as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees.

Posted on 8/27/2019 3:36:32 PM

Gift Gives IUP Safety Sciences’ Students Hands-On Experience With Industry Equipment

Students coming back this week for classes in safety sciences laboratories at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be using new sampling and monitoring equipment donated by MSA Safety, Inc. to help support the Department of Safety Sciences’ industrial hygiene and construction labs.

Posted on 8/26/2019 3:54:09 PM

French City Gives Gold Medal to IUP Professor

Charles McCreary, associate professor of French in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Foreign Languages and chair of the department, was honored by Nancy, France, with the Gold Medal of the City.

Posted on 8/23/2019 8:48:10 AM

University College Student to Offer Remarks During University College Ribbon Cutting Event

When Angaziya Malenge delivers her remarks at the ribbon cutting for IUP’s University College on August 27 at 9:00 a.m., she’ll be speaking from experience. Malenge, a sophomore sociology human services major from Pittsburgh, part of the first class of University College explorers in fall 2018, is the student speaker for the ribbon cutting event, which is free and open to all.

Posted on 8/22/2019 2:15:40 PM

IUP Selected for Forbes' “America’s Top Colleges 2019”

IUP has been selected as one of “America’s Top Colleges 2019” by Forbes.

Posted on 8/19/2019 12:56:32 PM

IUP New Student Move-In Planned

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will welcome the majority of new, transfer and continuing students to the residence halls for the fall semester August 22 through August 25. The first day of classes for the fall semester is August 26.

Posted on 8/16/2019 10:30:56 AM

“Thousands of Years Of History” — IUP Students Uncovering History in Westmoreland-Indiana Counties

This summer, IUP Department of Anthropology faculty members Ben Ford and Bill Chadwick are overseeing 17 IUP students for six weeks while they dig, map, and explore Newport Village, which existed from 1790 through 1820 along the banks of the Conemaugh River.

Posted on 8/13/2019 9:12:56 AM

Two IUP Students Selected for National Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

Two students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania—Adama Kouyate, an IUP fashion merchandising major from Reading and Kailyn Provitt, an IUP Asian Studies major—have been selected for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

Posted on 8/13/2019 8:54:47 AM

IUP Receives Expansion Grant to Continue Teacher Training and Retention Project

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received a $200,000 Expansion Grant Award to continue its work designed to reverse the decline in new teacher graduation rates and to retain new teachers in the field.

Posted on 8/6/2019 2:07:48 PM

IUP Named to Top Ten Most Affordable Accredited Online Colleges

EduRef.net, a nationally recognized provider of college planning resources, has named Indiana University of Pennsylvania to its “10 Most Affordable Accredited Online Colleges” ranking for 2020.

Posted on 8/6/2019 11:22:18 AM

IUP Distinguished Alumni, State EMS Medical Director, to Present Keynote Address for 2019 Research Experiences for Summer Scholars

Douglas Kupas, a 1986 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania who serves as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Emergency Medical Services medical director and has positions at Geisinger Health System, will present the keynote address for IUP’s Research Experiences in Summer Scholars (RESS) program.

Posted on 8/5/2019 3:51:31 PM

IUP Allegheny Arboretum Continues with Level 1 Accreditation

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum has renewed Level 1 Accreditation for the Allegheny Arboretum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 8/5/2019 3:04:54 PM

Internship Experience Helps Indiana County Residents Visualize Rainfall

IUP student Emilee Howells spent her summer internship with the Borough of Indiana designing a county rainfall dashboard to share current data, including monthly rainfall charts, annual precipitation, and average monthly precipitation.

Posted on 8/2/2019 12:40:49 PM

IUP Culinary Academy in Punxsutawney to Benefit from Donation from Wingards

A former dean of the College of Health and Human Services and his wife have continued their commitment to Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts with a donation to benefit its students.

Posted on 7/25/2019 3:04:06 PM

IUP Accolades Continue with Ranking in Top 8 for Best Value Online Schools in Pennsylvania

The accolades continue for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP has been ranked eighth in Pennsylvania by Best Value Schools in the 2019 ranking of Best Value Online Schools in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 7/25/2019 11:53:43 AM

NSF Grant Brings New Technology to IUP Students and Faculty

IUP geosciences faculty member Nick Deardorff is certain that IUP’s latest science equipment, a scanning electron microscope, will enhance the research structure not just at IUP, but for the region.

Posted on 7/19/2019 2:57:38 PM

IUP Ranked in Top 20 Best Online Colleges and Universities

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked in the top 20 “Best Online Colleges and Universities” for 2019–20 in the nation by EdSmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings.

Posted on 7/16/2019 10:01:24 AM

Spring 2019 Graduates

IUP offers congratulations to our May 2019 graduates, listed here alphabetically.

Posted on 7/1/2019 1:26:12 PM

IUP Students Keep Ark of Learning, Summer Program, Sailing on Smooth Seas

Close to 30 students volunteered for the IUP Ark of Learning after-school tutoring program during the 2018–19 academic year and are continuing to work with the Salvation Army’s summer camp program. Several of the students are part of the Community Service Learning Federal Work Study Program, coordinated by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Posted on 6/28/2019 8:24:51 AM

IUP Continues Water and Air Quality Testing Contracts with Westmoreland County Municipal Authority

Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members and students have started the ninth year of water testing and the fifth year of air quality testing at the Beaver Run Reservoir through contracts with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Posted on 6/24/2019 3:58:36 PM

IUP Recognized by College Factual for Education Provided to Veterans

IUP’s Criminology and English literature programs have been recognized by College Factual as top in the nation for veterans.

Posted on 6/11/2019 10:41:18 AM

Educator Preparation Programs Recognized with Accreditation by National Organization

Educator preparation programs offered by IUP have received national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Fewer than 240 universities in the nation hold CAEP accreditation for its teacher education programs, and IUP is the first institution in Pennsylvania to receive CAEP accreditation.

Posted on 5/31/2019 1:24:23 PM

Biology Students Present Their Research at National University of Honduras

Four students from IUP will be in Honduras in June as presenters at an international symposium on biodiversity in Honduras. The seminar is organized by their IUP faculty advisor, Josiah Townsend, and will focus on topics related to Townsend’s and the student’s research on biodiversity in Honduras.

Posted on 5/24/2019 9:20:35 AM

Four Business Leaders Honored at Eberly College 2019 Business Day

Alumni Tami Dotter, Susan Oh, Wendy Pardee, and Greg Steve were honored with induction into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Business Hall of Distinction.

Posted on 5/16/2019 2:42:18 PM

Student Trustee Honored for Service by IUP Trustees

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today presented a resolution of appreciation to Caleb King, who has served as a member of the Council since May 29, 2017.

Posted on 5/13/2019 3:17:53 PM

Student Honored by IUP Council of Trustees with Resolution of Commendation

Adrianna Branin, of Philadelphia, a junior political science and religious studies double major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was recognized by IUP’s Council of Trustees at its May 9 meeting with a resolution of commendation in recognition of her selection as a 2019 Biden Courage Award recipient.

Posted on 5/13/2019 3:12:17 PM

Biology Major Selected for Kopchick Summer Fellowship

Morgan Glasser, a junior biology major and chemistry minor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Marion Center, is spending her summer doing research at an internationally known cancer center in Houston.

Posted on 5/13/2019 2:12:38 PM

IUP Represented in National Science Foundation's 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is represented in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase as two IUP faculty members and one student will join the National Science Foundation’s push to bring exposure to grant funded projects all over the world. The online video event will be held May 13 to 20.

Posted on 5/10/2019 3:23:42 PM

IUP Trustees Recognize Longtime Supporters of Eberly College of Business

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved the naming of the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology financial trading room in recognition of the generosity and service of the Mackey Family.

Posted on 5/9/2019 11:10:56 AM

IUP Trustees Recognize Retired College of Fine Arts Dean With Naming Resolution

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved the naming of a space in the IUP College of Fine Arts in honor of “the incredible dedication” of recently retired dean Michael Hood.

Posted on 5/9/2019 11:09:08 AM

Student Commencement Speaker Raby-Reeger Finds Her Passion

Stephanie Raby-Reeger, of Blacklick, who will receive her bachelor’s degree in anthropology on May 11, 2019, at the 2:00 p.m. Commencement ceremony, was selected as the student commencement speaker.

Posted on 5/8/2019 1:09:31 PM

Kriebel Chosen as Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Speaker

Tegan Kriebel, of Elysburg, who will receive her bachelor of science degree in education, family and consumer science education, has been selected as the student speaker for the morning undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 11.

Posted on 5/7/2019 11:17:20 AM

Schiera Chosen as Graduate Commencement Ceremony Speaker

The student speaker for IUP’s graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, is Rachel Schiera, a resident of Indiana originally from Hayes, Virginia, who will receive her doctor of education, curriculum and instruction degree at the ceremony.

Posted on 5/6/2019 1:34:50 PM

University Senate Distinguished Faculty, Staff Award Recipients Named for 2019

Three Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards and a staff member has received a University Senate Staff Service Award.

Posted on 5/3/2019 2:53:23 PM

IUP Biology Faculty Member Selected for Fulbright US Scholar Grant

Josiah Townsend, associate professor in IUP’s Department of Biology, has been selected for a 2019–20 Fulbright US Scholar grant. He will spend the 2019–20 academic year in Honduras working at Zamorano Agricultural University and the National Autonomous University of Honduras–Valle de Sula

Posted on 5/3/2019 2:39:02 PM

IUP Biology Major Selected for Goldwater Scholarship

Anna Manges, a senior biology major and geology minor from Indiana, has been selected for a Goldwater Scholarship. Manges is IUP’s ninth Goldwater Scholarship recipient.

Posted on 5/3/2019 2:30:04 PM

IUP Commencements May 10, 11 to Feature Student Speakers, 4.0 Graduates

A total of 2,086 graduates are invited to attend commencement ceremonies May 10 and 11 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. There are three ceremonies: the graduate ceremony (for students receiving master’s and doctoral degrees) on May 10; and two undergraduate degree ceremonies on May 11.

Posted on 5/3/2019 2:12:57 PM

Thomas Segar Selected as IUP Student Affairs Vice President

Following a national search, Thomas Segar, a student affairs professional with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, has been selected to serve as vice president for Student Affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 5/2/2019 10:31:23 AM

Gift from Freeport Native to Support Armstrong County Football Players at IUP

As a “thank you” to the IUP community and to recognize football talent in Armstrong County, George “Butch” Aggen’s family is adding $25,000 to the university’s Imagine Unlimited campaign. Aggen, a 1976 graduate, and his family recently established the Aggen Family Football Scholarship at IUP.

Posted on 4/29/2019 3:29:00 PM

Annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest Planned for May 1; My IUP Video Project Part of Event

The annual Indiana University of Pennsylvania Sidewalk Commentary Contest, also known as “Chalk the Walk,” will be held Wednesday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the IUP Oak Grove.

Posted on 4/26/2019 3:43:34 PM

Another IUP Alumna Scores a Pulitzer Prize

Paula Reed Ward ’96 is part of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette team that won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, bringing to four the number of Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni for the IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department.

Posted on 4/25/2019 12:46:10 PM

Concert, Presentation by the Slants to Close IUP Free Speech Project Year of Free Speech Programming

Members of the Slants—Simon “Young” Tam and Joe X. Jiang—will be in concert and will offer a presentation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on May 3 as the final event in the university’s Year of Free Speech programming.

Posted on 4/23/2019 10:38:55 AM

Office of International Education Coordinating Student Forum at International Conference in Cuba

For the second year in a row, Jessica Mulvihill, from IUP’s Office of International Education, will collaborate with the Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba, to offer a Student Forum at Cuba TIES V, an international conference planned for October 2019.

Posted on 4/23/2019 10:15:39 AM

Sophomore from New Oxford Selected for Overseas Summer Study

Mirian Lua, a sophomore nursing major, will travel to Spain this summer after being the first IUP student to be selected for a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship.

Posted on 4/23/2019 10:04:15 AM

IUP Students Curating Solo Show in Pittsburgh Featuring IUP Art Graduate Student

A collection of 13 pieces by Tyler Stanton will be featured at Artists Image Resource from April 23 to 26. Fine Arts graduate students Heather Kaiser, Justin Pope, and Maddie Quinn are curating Stanton’s show, which focuses on reclaiming discarded objects that contain value beyond their current use.

Posted on 4/18/2019 10:15:02 AM

IUP Student to be First Tesla Video Production Intern During Summer 2019

Katie Campbell, a communications media major graduating in August 2019, was selected for a three-month video production paid internship with Tesla Automotive company. Campbell is the first person to be offered an opportunity for an internship with the four-person video production team.

Posted on 4/18/2019 8:51:27 AM

Moore Selected as 2019–20 IUP Distinguished University Professor

R. Scott Moore, professor of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2019–20 Distinguished University Professor at IUP.

Posted on 4/15/2019 11:15:14 AM

National Constitution Director to Speak at IUP

Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will discuss “Free Speech, the Constitution, and the Public University” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 17.

Posted on 4/10/2019 12:55:56 PM

Salus University, IUP Sign Second Articulation Agreement

Salus University and IUP have signed an articulation agreement to help qualified students complete studies to become a physician assistant.

Posted on 4/10/2019 12:34:33 PM

IUP Selects Todd Garzarelli to Serve as Director of Athletics

Following a national search, Todd Garzarelli, who has more than 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and higher education, has been selected to serve as IUP’s director of athletics.

Posted on 4/9/2019 2:37:37 PM

IUP Student Selected for Fulbright Research Award, Language Enhancement Award

Daniel Wethli, a senior philosophy and Honors Asian Studies double major at IUP, has been selected for a Fulbright Research Grant for study and research in the Hubei Province of Wuhan, China, and a Critical Language Enhancement Award from the Fulbright Program.

Posted on 4/8/2019 1:23:22 PM

IUP Celebrates Volunteers, Progress of Comprehensive Campaign

During its annual Celebration of Philanthropy on the evening of April 5, Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrated the volunteers and donors behind the ongoing success of its Imagine Unlimited comprehensive fundraising campaign. The event included the presentation of the university’s inaugural Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership to Tim and Deb Phillips Cejka.

Posted on 4/5/2019 1:39:47 PM

Criminology Graduate Students to Train Local Families on Digital Safety

The IUP Criminology Graduate Student Organization will host more than 60 Indiana area parents and children for the first Digital Families Community Workshop on April 5. Sessions are designed to educate and engage families on topics that include digital wellness, security, access, equity, and literacy.

Posted on 4/4/2019 4:09:35 PM

Second City Works Keynote Event Features Seasoned Comedians and Improvisational Actors, Free Tickets Still Available

A limited number of free tickets for the Chicago’s Second City Works Keynote program, “Leading the Change by Being Others Focused” on Tuesday, April 9, are still available. The keynote address is from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s Toretti Auditorium.

Posted on 4/4/2019 1:55:53 PM

IUP Offering Free Cybersecurity Camp for Middle and High School Students

Thanks to a fourth year of funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a free, one-week GenCyber cybersecurity camp for middle and high school students.

Posted on 4/4/2019 11:16:16 AM

IUP Six O’Clock Program Featuring Holocaust Survivors, Scholars

The Holocaust Remembrance Committee will present a program including four Holocaust survivors and three nationally known Holocaust scholars for the Six O’Clock Series on April 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the HUB Ohio Room.

Posted on 4/3/2019 8:54:29 AM

Sinan Selected for Scholarship Established in Honor of IUP Graduate from Homer City

Mariah Sinan, a physics and pre-engineering major from Home, Pennsylvania, received the 2019 Dr. Patricia Hilliard Robertson Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Female Science Student.

Posted on 4/1/2019 3:29:44 PM

Keppich Named Assistant Director of Media Relations

Stephanie Keppich M’09, a former temporary faculty member in the Department of Communications Media, began her new position as IUP’s assistant director of Media Relations on March 18.

Posted on 3/29/2019 3:01:11 PM

Free Tickets Now Available for Second City Works Keynote Event on April 9

Free tickets for the Chicago’s Second City Works Keynote program, “Leading the Change by Being Others Focused” on Tuesday, April 9, are available now. The keynote address has been specially developed for IUP. All employees are encouraged to attend with supervisor approval.

Posted on 3/28/2019 1:36:53 PM

IUP Students Presenting Original Research During Research Appreciation Week 2019

More than 250 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students at the undergraduate and graduate level will present original research, art, and music during the university’s annual Research Appreciation Week, April 1 to 5.

Posted on 3/27/2019 11:58:09 AM

Branin 2019 Biden Courage Award Recipient

Adrianna Branin, a junior political science and religious studies double major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a 2019 Biden Courage Award, celebrating student heroes who are working to stop sexual assault. Branin, of Philadelphia, was recognized for stopping a sexual assault by actively confronting six to eight men and physically removing the potential victim from the situation.

Posted on 3/26/2019 4:11:57 PM

Women’s Basketball Team Giving Back to Community at Elite Eight

In the midst of its preparation for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, the IUP women’s basketball team took a break for a community service project on Monday in Columbus, Ohio.

Posted on 3/25/2019 10:34:24 PM

IUP Cuts Ribbon for Bill and Judy Scheeren Literacy Center

Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrated the Bill and Judy Scheeren Literacy Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 22. It was announced in March 2018 that the Scheerens, of Greensburg, committed $1.4 million in support of initiatives in the College of Education and Communications at IUP, which is home for the IUP Literacy Center.

Posted on 3/25/2019 4:59:34 PM

Research Experiences for Summer Scholars Program: Application Deadline Extended

All members of the IUP community are asked to “spread the word” and actively encourage promising students to participate in the annual Research Experiences for Summer Scholars Program.

Posted on 3/25/2019 2:53:45 PM

IUP Trustees Recognize Larry Sobotka for Support of Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center

IUP’s Council of Trustees approved the naming of the IUP Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center as the Larry F. Sobotka Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center. Sobotka, a 1963 education graduate of IUP, made a $150,000 gift in support of the Center. In addition, Mr. Sobotka has designated these funds to receive a portion of his estate through an irrevocable testamentary pledge valued at upwards of $1 million.

Posted on 3/21/2019 1:45:14 PM

Second City Works Coming April 9–10

Second City Works, the professional services arm of the world-renowned Second City comedy theater (think Tina Fey, Jordan Peele, Steve Carell, and Keegan-Michael Key) will be at IUP on April 9 and 10 for a keynote presentation and workshops designed to address the issues of diversity and inclusion.

Posted on 3/19/2019 9:30:57 AM

Indiana Area Collaborative Team Hosting All-Stakeholders Meeting March 18

Members of the Indiana Area Collaborative Team (I-ACT) will host an all-stakeholders meeting on March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex PNC room. The meeting is open to the community.

Posted on 3/12/2019 10:17:24 AM

Second City Works Coming April 9, 10

Second City Works, the professional services arm of the world-renowned Second City comedy theater (think Tina Fey, Jordan Peele, Steve Carell, and Keegan-Michael Key) will be at IUP on April 9 and 10 for a keynote presentation and workshops designed to address the issues of diversity and inclusion.

Posted on 3/7/2019 3:04:28 PM

IUP Health Service Achieves Accreditation from National Association

IUP’s Health Service office is one of only 10 college health services in Pennsylvania to achieve accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation is determined after an independent, external process of evaluation.

Posted on 3/7/2019 11:35:26 AM

Indiana Area School District Collaborating With IUP, Representative Struzzi, Indiana County Tourist Bureau, for Safety and Security Symposium

The Indiana Area School District, in collaboration with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Representative Jim Struzzi, and the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, will present a safety and security symposium on March 15 at IUP’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 3/7/2019 11:18:10 AM

IUP Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Programs Accredited by US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

IUP's Geospatial Intelligence Certificate program has been recognized with accreditation by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

Posted on 3/5/2019 4:28:11 PM

IUP Faculty, Staff, and Students Participate in Read Across America at Local Schools

IUP staff, faculty, and students helped local fourth and fifth graders celebrate literacy at the annual Read Across America event at Eisenhower Elementary school Friday, March 1, 2019.

Posted on 3/4/2019 12:53:03 PM

Nordberg Selected to Serve as Dean of IUP Libraries

Following a national search, Erik Nordberg, interim assistant dean of the University Library System at Wayne State University, has been selected to serve as the dean of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Posted on 2/26/2019 11:58:51 AM

Grieggs Is Finalist for Pittsburgh Technology Council Award

Paul Grieggs, IUP's executive director of information technology security, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Pittsburgh Chief IT Security Officer of the Year award.

Posted on 2/25/2019 1:57:23 PM

Internationally Known Organist to Present Benefit Concert

Organist Katelyn Emerson will be the guest performer for a March 3 concert benefitting the Carol Teti Memorial Scholarship. The program begins at 3:00 p.m. with a pre-concert talk in Cogswell Hall’s DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, room 121. The concert will follow at 4:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/22/2019 8:49:52 AM

IUP Interior Design Students Helping to Create Coworkspaces in Downtown Punxsutawney

Students from the Interior Design program are helping Punxsutawney businesses to “Connect” to success.

Posted on 2/12/2019 3:46:08 PM

IUP to Host Parents of Timothy Piazza, Part of Anti-Hazing Coalition

Jim and Evelyn Piazza will be at the Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium on Feb.18 at 7:30 p.m. The Piazza's son, Timothy, was a sophomore at Penn State in 2017 when he died after a night of pledging a fraternity there. The Piazzas will speak to the community about the death of their son and their hope for change on college campuses.

Posted on 2/12/2019 2:44:32 PM

IUP Year of Free Speech Continues with Program with Greg Lukianoff

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Year of Free Speech programming continues with an April 15 program with attorney and author Greg Lukianoff, “Freedom from Speech and Disempowering a Generation.”

Posted on 2/12/2019 2:42:42 PM

IUP Hosting Program Celebrating Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 31, and “Josh Gibson’s Negro League Tour” Program February 4

IUP’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and Student Success begins the celebration of Black History Month with “King’s Dream,” a multimedia program about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 31, in Fisher Auditorium. On February 4, “Josh Gibson’s Negro League Tour” will be presented in the HUB.

Posted on 1/22/2019 10:28:56 AM

IUP Receives Second Year of “It’s On Us PA” Funding

IUP has received a second $30,000 grant through Governor Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” initiative to combat campus sexual assault. This grant follows an initial $30,000 in funds received in 2016, used to launch the Green Dot bystander intervention program in 2017.

Posted on 1/15/2019 2:01:42 PM

Active Shooter and Bomb Response Training on Campus Wednesday, January 9

Members of the IUP Police and Pennsylvania State Police will conduct active shooter and bomb response training scenarios on campus on Wednesday, January 9, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Officers will be in uniform, and the weapons for the simulation will look and sound like actual gunfire, but no live munitions will be used.

Posted on 1/7/2019 3:32:04 PM

IUP Alumnus Named to International Literacy Association 30-Under-30 List

Daniel Reichard, a fifth-grade teacher at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School in Stafford, Va., and 2012 elementary education-urban education concentration alumnus, has been selected as one of the nation’s literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list.

Posted on 1/7/2019 1:14:00 PM

Curt Scheib Selected as Dean of the College of Fine Arts

Curt Scheib, a 1977 graduate of IUP, has been selected to serve as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Scheib will begin work at the university on July 1.

Posted on 1/4/2019 11:35:21 AM

IUP, WCCC, ICTC to Share Indiana Educational Tri-County WIB Seat

The Indiana County Board of Commissioners today appointed Jennifer Eckels, director, Indiana-Westmoreland County Community College Center, to fill the “education seat” on the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. This action reflects a renewed partnership between Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County Community College, and the Indiana County Technology Center.

Posted on 12/19/2018 3:03:58 PM

Sylvia Gaiko Selected to Serve as Dean of IUP College of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Gaiko, a professor in the Applied Human Services Department at Western Kentucky University with extensive experience in academic administration, has been selected to serve as the dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Health and Human Services.

Posted on 12/17/2018 2:42:45 PM

New IUP Science Facility to be Named in Honor of Alumni Couple

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved the naming of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the future facility for the sciences in honor of alumni Dr. John and Char Kopchick.

Posted on 12/13/2018 8:39:52 PM

Political Science Faculty Developing Book on Department of Homeland Security in Partnership with First DHS Secretary

Aleea Perry, Department of Political Science, is working with former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge on a book about the development of the Department of Homeland Security. The book, Creation in Crisis: The Development of the Department of Homeland Security, will address the issue of how the disparate agencies, departments, and components of what would soon become the third largest federal agency were considered, discussed, combined, and reorganized.

Posted on 12/11/2018 6:12:22 PM

IUP to Hold Winter Commencement Ceremony December 15

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, December 15. Two graduating students will provide remarks at each event, and Distinguished University Professor Jeffery Larkin will serve as keynote speaker.

Posted on 12/7/2018 3:47:18 PM

Accolades Continue for IUP Criminology Online Program

Editors of OnlineMasters.com recognized IUP’s program as having an “in-depth curriculum” that “delivers invaluable education thanks to an expert faculty with professional experience.” Programs were selected for the rankings based on academic quality, student success, and affordability.

Posted on 12/7/2018 3:36:51 PM

IUP Student Wins Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

Jedediah Pancoast, a junior international business major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Indiana County, has been selected for a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship will enable Pancoast to study at Nagoya Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan for the spring 2019 term.

Posted on 12/6/2018 2:05:52 PM

Student Leading the Charge to Establish Food Pantry for IUP Students in Need

Dani Wade is looking for big ideas to help grow the IUP Food Pantry project and, thanks to a donation from a generous alumnus, she thinks she’s found what she’s looking for.

Posted on 11/19/2018 11:27:32 AM

Donna and Terry Griffith Establish Endowed Scholarship at IUP

The Terry K. and Donna M. Griffith Endowed Scholarship will provide scholarship support to students who are enrolled full-time and who are pursuing a degree offered by either the Department of Counseling or the Department of Communications Media. For Communications Media students, preference will be given to those involved with the Center for Media Production and Research.

Posted on 11/13/2018 4:30:59 PM

New Monument Honoring Veterans at IUP Unveiled on Veterans Day

Close to 100 persons attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Rho Tau Chi (PTX) military honor fraternity’s unveiling of a student-designed monument to honor veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Posted on 11/11/2018 8:42:04 PM

IUP Student Group to Unveil Monument on Veteran’s Day to Honor Veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom

Rho Tau Chi (PTX) military honor fraternity will unveil a student-designed monument to honor veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. The monument, “Answering the Call,” is sited outside of IUP’s Humanities and Social Sciences Building and adjacent to the university’s American, Pennsylvanian, and IUP flags.

Posted on 11/8/2018 2:50:57 PM

IUP Eberly College of Business Recognized as Fourth in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report's Best Business Schools Ranking

Innovative and accredited programs, international experiences around the world, and top-of-the-line facilities have allowed the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology to continue to be ranked among the best business schools in the nation.

Posted on 11/6/2018 9:43:59 AM

IUP Department of Safety Sciences Earns ISHM Approval

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate degree in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences has become a board approved program by the Institute for Safety and Health Management.

Posted on 11/2/2018 12:07:38 AM

IUP Funding for Grant to Train, Retain More Teachers Increased, Scope of Project to Increase

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been notified that the funding has been increased in a recent grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education designed to reverse the decline in new teacher graduation rates and to retain new teachers in the field.

Posted on 10/31/2018 3:45:17 PM

Wooten Appointed as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at North Carolina Central University

Following a national search, Vice President for Administration and Finance Cornelius Wooten has been selected as vice chancellor of Administration and Finance for North Carolina Central University. Wooten will begin his duties at NCCU on December 3. His last day at IUP will be November 30.

Posted on 10/29/2018 3:49:13 PM

Biology Major to be Honored with Outstanding Research Award

Anna Manges, a junior biology major and geology minor, will be honored by the Pennsylvania Vector Control Association with the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Award.

Posted on 10/24/2018 2:28:55 PM

IUP Hosting Chancellor Greenstein October 26, Open Forum Scheduled

Dan Greenstein, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will visit campus on Friday, October 26. He will host an open forum, free to all, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the PNC Room of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 10/18/2018 4:20:10 PM

IUP Cyber Security Day Set for October 30

IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Information Technology Support Center, will present a number of speakers for the 11th annual Cyber Security/Information Assurance Day.

Posted on 10/18/2018 3:26:26 PM

Senate Confirms Four Appointments to IUP Council of Trustees

The Senate confirmed four appointments to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees on Wednesday (October 17), according to Senator Don White, who strongly supported the nominees. Current Trustees Susan Delaney and Mark Holman were reappointed

Posted on 10/18/2018 10:28:29 AM

IUP Anthropology Offering Annual Open House

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department Anthropology Department will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 20 from noon to 3:00 p.m. It is free and open to the community.

Posted on 10/14/2018 9:39:43 PM

IUP Hosting Program with Holocaust Survivors and Scholars

IUP will present programs by two Holocaust scholars and two Holocaust survivors on October 16 at IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology auditorium. The theme of the programs is “Police During the Nazi Era: Why Is It Relevant to Study This Today?”

Posted on 10/14/2018 9:29:53 PM

IUP Office of International Education to Host 2018 International Education Week

International EducationWeek at IUP will feature several events to introduce and educate students about cultures around the world and study abroad opportunities. The event will also welcome people from around the world to the IUP community.

Posted on 10/14/2018 9:16:53 PM

Total IUP Fall 2018 Enrollment Shows Continued Increase in Military-Affiliated Student Enrollment, Continued Strong Academic Quality of Students

“I am very impressed with our new students,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said. “Not only are they academically strong, they bring an incredible enthusiasm and energy to the university, experiences in many extracurricular activities, and have already become involved in events and organizations at IUP.”

Posted on 10/1/2018 9:00:02 PM

IUP Homecoming 2018 to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, Reunions, and Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration October 5 through October 7 is expected to draw thousands “home” to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Posted on 9/30/2018 8:35:43 PM

Wolf Administration Official Meets Educators, Highlights Innovative Program to Address Teacher Shortage

Earlier this year, the Wolf Administration awarded $2 million in grants to eight universities across the state to develop and implement year-long residency programs for teachers and principals. IUP received $578,038 to increase the number of qualified instructors and school leaders serving the commonwealth’s public schools.

Posted on 9/30/2018 8:16:45 PM

Confections for a Cause Exceeds $10,000 Fundraising Total

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communications Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services broke fundraising records again this year during its eighth annual “Confections for a Cause” bake sale, and surpassed the $10,000 fundraising mark.

Posted on 9/21/2018 1:04:45 PM

Foundation for IUP Selects Volunteer Service Award Scholarship Recipient

Amanda Jeziorski, of Pittsburgh, a criminology major with minors in French, forensic bioscience, and homeland security, has been selected for the 2018 Foundation of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Service Award.

Posted on 9/21/2018 12:41:46 PM

One of the Top Collegiate Singers in the Nation is an IUP Student

Ben Strong, a junior music major with a focus on musical performance, recently took second place in the Lower College/Independent Men category at the 55th National Association of Teachers of Singing national convention in Las Vegas.

Posted on 9/20/2018 1:45:13 PM

IUP Names New Directors of Frederick Douglass Institute

Malaika Turner, director of Residential Living, and Sibyl West, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, have been named to take on leadership of IUP’s Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research, succeeding Veronica Watson, the Institute’s founding director, starting in the fall 2018 semester.

Posted on 9/18/2018 3:31:13 PM

Psychology Faculty Receive Grant to Study Biases in Forensic Experts

Jenniferand Anthony Perillo, assistant professors in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study biases in opinions relating to the testimony of experts in forensic psychology cases.

Posted on 9/18/2018 2:21:15 PM

Eighth Annual Fund-Raising Event for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

The Communications Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department will hold its eighth annual Confections for a Cause on September 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of Davis Hall. The event raises funds for ovarian cancer education and research.

Posted on 9/7/2018 2:13:06 PM

IUP Recognized by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking

IUP ranked in the top 20 percent of all institutions for engagement, which includes a measurement of student engagement, student recommendations, student interaction, and breadth of opportunities for involvement. IUP also ranked highly in the environment category, which measured international students, student diversity, faculty diversity, and student inclusion.

Posted on 9/7/2018 12:56:25 PM

IUP Year of Free Speech Begins with Six O’Clock Series Program on September 10

“Words: Use Responsibly” will discuss the issue of how college campuses should balance the values of free speech while fostering an inclusive learning atmosphere. The program will include a short video produced for the IUP Free Speech Project, followed by a panel discussion about the tension that can exist between inclusion and free speech.

Posted on 9/5/2018 2:41:50 PM

Foundation for IUP Gifts Three Buildings in Downtown Punxsutawney to IUP

The buildings include the Fairman Centre and two other adjoining properties on West Mahoning Street. As funding becomes available, the two buildings beside the Fairman Centre will be razed to permit construction of a new home for the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts.

Posted on 9/4/2018 5:57:40 PM

IUP to Hold Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program September 11 at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The program will be held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

Posted on 9/4/2018 5:51:06 PM

IUP Athletic Director Named to Position at Texas A&M-Kingsville

Steve Roach, who has served as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s athletic director since December 2015, will be leaving IUP to serve as Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Roach will complete his tenure at IUP on September 21.

Posted on 9/4/2018 1:32:28 PM

Scholarship Established for IUP Students from Northumberland County

Both formerly of Northumberland County, Joseph and Susan Kovaleski have established a scholarship to benefit Northumberland County students who are pursuing a degree in education or an education-related field and who are enrolled in the College of Education and Communications.

Posted on 8/26/2018 12:45:34 PM

IUP Welcomes Students and Faculty Back to Campus for 2018–19 Academic Year

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to welcome new students into the community.

Posted on 8/19/2018 10:09:55 PM

IUP Ranked Among Best Colleges for Your Money

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for Money magazine’s “Best College for Your Money 2018” listing.

Posted on 8/17/2018 9:47:30 AM

IUP Names Janet Guyden as Interim Dean of Libraries

Janet Guyden, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries. She will begin her work at IUP on August 22.

Posted on 8/16/2018 3:59:48 PM

IUP Offering Variety of Programming for Family Weekend

With family-friendly movies, art exhibits, academic events, and a home football game, there are tons of things to do on campus during the weekend. Or, you can venture into the Indiana and surrounding communities for local festivals and markets.

Posted on 8/14/2018 2:43:42 PM

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Selected

Charles Fey has been selected to serve as the interim vice president for Student Affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fey will begin work at IUP on August 15.

Posted on 8/7/2018 1:44:26 PM

IUP Selected for Princeton Review “Best 384” Guidebook

IUP has been selected for the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook for the 18th consecutive year.

Posted on 8/7/2018 10:10:40 AM

Spring 2018 Graduates

Congratulations to our May 2018 graduates.

Posted on 7/25/2018 1:15:05 PM

Council of Trustees Approves Reduced Meal, Residential Rates for Students at IUP Punxsutawney Center

Students who choose to live and dine at the IUP Punxsutawney Living-Learning Center can save up to $1,000 per semester, effective fall 2018.

Posted on 7/17/2018 2:43:56 PM

IUP Receives $578,038 as Part of PDE Grant to Retain More Teachers, School Leaders

IUP is one of three universities receivingthe Implementation-Expansion Grant Awards. This funding received at IUP will beused to develop and implement year-long residency programs for teachers andsupport new teachers in the first three years in the field.

Posted on 7/12/2018 3:53:57 PM

Retirement of Vice President for Student Affairs Rhonda Luckey Announced

Rhonda Luckey, vice president for Student Affairs, will be retiring as the fall 2018 semester begins. Luckey has served the university and its students during the last 30 years.

Posted on 7/11/2018 2:22:55 PM

Two Students Win Prestigious Gilman Scholarships Bringing IUP's Total to Sixteen

Austin Bey, of Pittsburgh, and Frank Manzano, of Milton, become IUP’s 15th and 16th recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will pay for their education abroad as they spend the fall 2018 semester studying in Australia.

Posted on 7/3/2018 1:51:29 PM

IUP MBA Program Ranked as One of Top Programs in the Nation by Best Master’s Degrees

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Executive Master of Business Administration program has been named as one of the top 20 programs in the nation by the editors of Best Master’s Degrees. Editors looked at a number of criteria to select the top programs, including affordability, national rankings, and accreditation.

Posted on 6/29/2018 12:18:37 PM

IUP North Dining Facility Wins Best of Education Design Award

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s North Dining facility won the 2018 Best of Education design award from the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware International Interior Design Association.

Posted on 6/29/2018 11:43:22 AM

IUP Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health Offering Conference on Addictions, Violence, and Crime

This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on the opiate and opioid addiction crisis and how to help populations of all ages affected by addictions and issues like violence and crime due to addictions. The conference will be will be held July 9–13, 2018, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 6/26/2018 3:14:16 PM

Retirement Party for Nancy Taylor, June 29

A retirement party for Nancy Taylor, administrative assistant in the Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations, will be held Friday, June 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 120 of Sutton Hall (President’s Suite).

Posted on 6/20/2018 2:15:01 PM

President Driscoll Honored with Distinguished Citizen Award

Michael Driscoll, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award at the 2018 William Penn Luncheon on Friday, June 8, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 6/11/2018 3:56:46 PM

Chris Noah Selected for IUP Chief Marketing Officer

Following a national search, Chris Noah, an award-winning marketing, communications, and branding professional with more than 20 years of experience, has been selected as the chief marketing officer at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Noah will begin his work at IUP on July 23.

Posted on 6/7/2018 1:42:18 PM

IUP Student Selected for Fellowship to Study US-China Relations Abroad

Dan Wethli, an IUP student majoring in Asian Studies and philosophy, has been selected from a nationwide pool to represent the United States in a three-week program this summer in China.

Posted on 6/4/2018 3:24:46 PM

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference Coming to IUP

The conference, titled “Disrupting the Politics of Place: Building Inclusive Communities for the Future,” will engage local organizations and the international PTO community in a larger dialogue and action centered on bridging existing divides based on geography, allocation of resources, population identity, ideology, and politics in the western Pennsylvania region—as well as in our global communities.

Posted on 5/24/2018 1:11:13 PM

Fall 2017 Provost Scholars

Students named to the fall 2017 list of Provost’s Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking.

Posted on 5/17/2018 11:28:14 AM

IUP Names Planetarium, Atrium of Science Building in Honor of Alumni Couple

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees honored Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka, 1973 graduates of IUP, with a resolution to name the IUP planetarium and its atrium as the Cejka Planetarium. The resolution was approved by the Council at its May 10 meeting.

Posted on 5/15/2018 11:32:51 AM

Jeffery Larkin Selected as 2018–19 Distinguished University Professor

Jeffery Larkin, professor of biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2018–19 Distinguished University Professor at IUP, based on his demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service since he joined the IUP faculty in 2005.

Posted on 5/10/2018 10:53:58 PM

LMKR’s $2.8-Million Software Grant Gives Future Geologists at IUP True Industry Experience

Students in the IUP Geoscience Department will have access to specialized software, thanks to a $2.8-million grant from petroleum technology company LMKR.

Posted on 5/9/2018 2:22:39 PM

May Commencement 2018 Overview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies for 2,335 graduates at ceremonies May 11 and 12 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students graduating in May and August are eligible to participate in the ceremonies.

Posted on 5/8/2018 10:27:31 PM

Faculty and Staff Recognized by University Senate for Contributions to IUP

Four Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty and staff members are being recognized by the University Senate for their contributions to the IUP community.

Posted on 5/6/2018 9:10:02 PM

$2.8 Million Software Gift Gives Future Geologists True Industry Experience at IUP

Students at IUP are now the only students in the northeastern United States who have the opportunity to usespecialized software, thanks to the generosity of LMKR, an international petroleumtechnology company.

Posted on 5/4/2018 12:10:23 PM

Vice President for University Advancement Selected

Following a national search, Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Michael Driscoll has selected Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna as the vice president for University Advancement at IUP.

Posted on 4/26/2018 2:11:53 PM

Winter 2017 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in winter 2017.

Posted on 4/19/2018 3:07:56 PM

IUP Student Takes Honor at Statewide Research Competition

Aaron Seidel, a senior geoscience/applied mathematics major, recently made history by becoming the first IUP student to win at the annual Undergraduate at the Capitol Pennsylvania poster competition.

Posted on 4/19/2018 2:26:03 PM

Geoscience Student Wins Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Aaron Seidel, a senior geoscience major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been named a winner of the Goldwater Scholarship, becoming the eighth IUP student to win the award.

Posted on 4/18/2018 5:21:04 PM

IUP Announces Imagine Unlimited Campaign; Major Commitments Announced at Celebration

During its annual Celebration of Philanthropy on Friday night, Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced it has increased its comprehensive fundraising campaign goal to $75 million at the same time it announced two multimillion-dollar gifts from alumni with local ties. Called Imagine Unlimited, the campaign originally was expected to reach $40 million, but according to campaign cochair William Madia, an IUP alumnus from Montara, Calif., the generosity of alumni and friends has exceeded expectations.

Posted on 4/13/2018 9:54:32 AM

TOUR Task Force Offers Recommendations for Retention, Persistence

The Task Force on Undergraduate Retention/Persistence (TOUR) has completed its work to develop a set of specific recommendations designed to increase undergraduate retention and persistence rates at IUP to 80 percent by 2022.

Posted on 4/12/2018 4:58:14 PM

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students Recognized at 24th Annual Research Awards Luncheon

Research Appreciation Week 2018 began with the annual luncheon dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievement in faculty, staff, and graduate student research.

Posted on 4/2/2018 5:00:12 PM

Biology Major Studying the Role Genes Play in Autophagy Wins Scholarship

Rebekah Mikeasky has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Patricia Hilliard Robertson Memorial Scholarship for Women in the Sciences. Mikeasky, who has a 3.9 cumulative grade-point average, has spent the school year working closely with her advisor, Robert Major, Department of Biology, on a research project relating to the role genes play in autophagy.

Posted on 4/1/2018 8:54:27 PM

Business Students Among Finalists for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Business Plan Competition

After beginning with almost 200competitors, the seventh annual Business Plan Competition held byPennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is down to 14 finalists—andtwo of them are from IUP. The competition provides studententrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their original business plans and to winfunds to assist in the start-up or expansion of their businesses.

Posted on 3/29/2018 4:56:27 PM

Research Week Preview: Formulating a Plan to Help Cure Blindness

Victoria Jakicic, of Bethel Park, is one of the students who will be presenting her research. A senior with a double major in psychology and mathematics, Jakicic will be presenting “A Theoretical Foundation for the Application of Basic Research in Perception to Prosthetic Vision” at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum on Tuesday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 3/28/2018 7:58:56 PM

IUP Students Take the Lead Promoting Safety and Respect

Student organizations are coming together to lead an initiative to spread messages throughout the Indiana community this weekend. The messages focus on smart choices, respect, and safe intervention. Hear more about the initiative from participating staff and students in this video.

Posted on 3/22/2018 8:58:04 PM

Former White House Photographer Returns to IUP to Meet with Students

Communications Media alumna Amanda Lucidon will return to campus this month to share her experience working in the White House and to discuss her best-selling book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Lucidon will speak in IUP’s Stouffer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 with a reception and book signing to follow.

Posted on 3/7/2018 1:47:49 PM

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to be held March 7

Join IUP faculty and students on March 7 for drop-in or stay-the-day communal updating of Wikipediaentries on interdisciplinary subjects related to gender, art and feminism.

Posted on 3/5/2018 3:44:51 PM

IUP Students and Faculty Part of Advocacy Event at Capitol

Students, faculty, alumni, and other supporters of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education visited the offices of all 253 state legislators today to share their personal success stories and encourage increased investment in the 14 state-owned universities. The delegation then gathered in the capitol’s main rotunda to formally kick off the State System’s annual advocacy efforts.

Posted on 2/22/2018 2:28:42 PM

Wood Center Hosting Furniture Designer/Maker Beer

The Wood Center at IUP will host Vivian Beer, a furniture designer andmaker and winner of the 2016 HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge, as anartist-in-residence on February 21–22. Beer will present a free presentation, open to the community, on February21 at 7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall.

Posted on 2/13/2018 3:05:34 PM

IUP Ranked as One of Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked as one of the “Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Pennsylvania” by Affordable Colleges Online.

Posted on 2/13/2018 2:10:21 PM

Harrisburg Internship Semester Takes Political Science Major to State Department

Garrett Haffner, of Beaver, is working for the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Posted on 2/8/2018 12:46:18 PM

Strategic Initiative Funding Recruitment-Retention Grant Recipients Selected

The Strategic Initiative Funding project was announced to the university community in March 2017, with proposals due September 2017 to the University Budget Advisory Committee. Funding for the initiative comes from $300,000 in performance funding set aside by the President’s cabinet.

Posted on 2/7/2018 11:36:27 PM

Nursing Program Ranked as One of Best in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org

IUP’s program was ranked 17th in the listing, which looked at how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond, including past and present National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) “pass rates.”

Posted on 2/6/2018 2:42:28 PM

EVENT POSTPONED: Celebrate the Athletic Successes of IUP Crimson Hawks

IUP will host a special celebration recognizing the successes of our IUP varsity athletic teams and coaches at the KCAC on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The celebration, free and open to the community, will precede the IUP basketball doubleheader against Pitt-Johnstown.

Posted on 1/31/2018 3:00:02 PM

Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement Opens with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The center, located on the first floor of Elkin Hall, opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the new facility, and a reception. The center was created to offer one location on campus where students can access services to address multiple aspects of culture, identity, and diversity.

Posted on 1/26/2018 3:35:33 PM

AVP for International Education and Global Engagement Petrucci Selected for International Program

Michele Petrucci, IUP associate vice president for International Education and Global Engagement in the Office of International Education, was selected for the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Program. In this role, Petrucci will spend two weeks in India in March.

Posted on 1/26/2018 3:08:00 PM

IUP Adds Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communication

The Master of Science in Strategic Communication is a 36-credit program designed to serve current and aspiring communication professionals. The program prepares students to effectively communicate goal-driven messages through writing, research, production, and oral presentation.

Posted on 1/25/2018 3:39:06 PM

IUP to Reduce Tuition for Regional Campus Undergraduates and Undergraduate Out-of-State Students

In-state freshman and sophomore undergraduates at Northpointe and Punxsutawney regional campuses will be charged 80 percent of the tuition rate of students on the Indiana campus. Domestic out-of-state students will pay tuition on a per-credit system at a lower percentage rate than they are currently being charged. The plan will go into effect for the fall 2018 semester.

Posted on 1/25/2018 2:42:06 PM

Funding Renewed for International Leaders in Education Program

IUP has received a third year of funding from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to continue the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP). This year’s funding is for $185,000.

Posted on 1/18/2018 8:21:40 AM

Clinical Psychology Program Ranked Second in Nation

IUP's doctoral program in clinical psychology has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation by “Best Counseling Degrees.”

Posted on 1/18/2018 8:10:08 AM

IUP Theater and Dance to Host Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

IUP will host more than 1,000 participants from more than 50 colleges and universities who will celebrate the “best of the best” in Region 2, comprising Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and parts of New York and Virginia, on January 16-20.

Posted on 1/11/2018 12:42:06 PM

Criminology Program Ranked as a Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program by U.S. News & World Report

IUP’s selection marks the fourth consecutive year the online graduate criminal justice program was recognized as one of the top programs in the United States.

Posted on 1/10/2018 2:38:26 PM

Two $1-Million Gifts from Alumni Boost Programs in Mathematics, Science, and Business At IUP

Gifts from Terry Serafini and Bill Madia and Audrey DeLaquil Madia will assist with creating transformative change at IUP.

Posted on 1/2/2018 5:14:34 PM

Operation Homeless Hero Gives Back to Homeless Veterans

Operation Homeless Hero was organized by IUP campus security officer Kristin Squires. During the event to fill the stockings at IUP on December 5, volunteers stuffed 477 stockings for homeless veterans in western Pennsylvania.

Posted on 12/19/2017 3:37:18 PM

IUP Housing Staff and Indiana Library Sponsor STEM Program

Preschool and elementary school children will have thechance to “go for the gold” while doing hands-on science experiments on January 20from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Free Library in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 12/19/2017 8:31:59 AM

IUP Plans Ribbon Cutting for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement Center

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Friday, January 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the first floor Atrium of Elkin Hall. The Center allows IUP to respect contemporary students’ self-identification by offering one location on campus where students can access services to address multiple aspects of culture, identity, and the increasing diverse populations.

Posted on 12/18/2017 3:25:30 PM

IUP Signs Formal Partnership Agreement with Milton Hershey School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Milton Hershey School signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 7. The agreement will provide MHS students with more tools and resources to set them up for success at IUP as well as individualized academic coaching to enhance the MHS student experience and graduation outcomes.

Posted on 12/13/2017 2:48:39 PM

IUP Students Selected for Gilman, Freeman Asia Academic Study Abroad Scholarships

Ryan Caldwell, a dual Spanish and Spanish education major from Greensburg; Joseph Gallo, an Asian Studies major from East Stroudsburg; and Alexandra Roach, a Spanish major and Latin American Studies minor from Aliquippa, all received international Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad scholarships. In addition, Gallo received a Freeman-Asia international study abroad grant.

Posted on 12/12/2017 3:47:02 PM

IUP December 2017 Commencement Ceremonies to be Held Saturday, December 16

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 16. The ceremony for graduate students (receiving master’s and doctoral degrees) will be at 9:30 a.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 12/11/2017 3:20:04 PM

IUP Receives $220,000 Grant to Create Confluence Park Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP $220,000 to start the work of creating a conceptual master plan for Confluence Park. The grant will allow the process of turning land that had been some parts wetland, other parts industrial use, into a multi-use park to complement the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP.

Posted on 12/5/2017 4:39:24 PM

IUP Faculty Members Develop Special Education Curriculum for University in Suriname

A trio offaculty members from the Department ofCommunication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services iscreating a curriculum to be used inspecial education classes at a university in Suriname.

Posted on 11/21/2017 10:35:57 AM

Cybersecurity Weekend Workshop on December 2

You are invited to attend a series of free Cybersecurity Skill Improvement Weekend Workshops sponsored by IUP and the NSA. The first workshop will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Posted on 11/17/2017 12:04:11 PM

IUP Offering Experts, Expertise to International Conference for Third Year

A team of experts from IUP is part of the 21st annual Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago. The conference, “People, Systems, Sustainability,” is expected to draw more than 400 professionals from the business community, public sector, regulatory agencies, non-governmental organizations, and 40 corporate booths. It will be held November 14 and 15, 2017.

Posted on 11/13/2017 2:35:19 PM

IUP Celebrates Veterans Day November 13

Veterans Day events at IUP include the Veterans Resource Fair, Veterans Day lunch, and the Six O’Clock Series speaker CJ Jaynes, a retired Navy rear admiral and an IUP Distinguished Alumna.

Posted on 11/6/2017 1:51:24 PM

University Retiree Furgiuele Passes Away

Sam Furgiuele, a longtime and long-retired IUP faculty member and administrator, died November 1, 2017. He was to celebrate his 100th birthday on November 18.

Posted on 11/3/2017 4:02:26 PM

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to Host Speaker on Pathways to STEM Leadership

Susan Hinze, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Case Western Reserve University will present “Pathways to STEM Leadership” on November 2. This presentation is part of the Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership-National (IDEAL-N) NSF grant at IUP, a multi-university project focused on analyzing and addressing gender inequities in academic leadership.

Posted on 10/31/2017 2:29:45 PM

Cross-Curricular Discussion: “Racism in the United States: The Aftermath of Charlottesville”

The Office of Social Equity will host thisdiscussion on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, beginningat 6:00 p.m. in room 225 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. The program will feature breakout sessions led by a variety of IUP faculty members, as well as a student panel discussion.

Posted on 10/27/2017 8:51:53 AM

IUP SEEDS Club Planning Fourth Annual Seed Swap Project

The Strategies forEcology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) Club of IUP, astudent-organized group, will host the fourth annual Community Seed Swap on October28 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The event, free andopen to the community, will be held in the HUB Ohio Room.

Posted on 10/25/2017 3:48:39 PM

IUP Offering Second Annual Community College Career Fair

The Community College Career Fair will be held November10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The eventis designed to assist graduate students at both the master’s and doctoral levelin learning more about teaching and administrative work at two-year colleges,as well as to assist two-year colleges in recruiting high-quality faculty andstaff.

Posted on 10/25/2017 3:44:10 PM

McCarthy Creates TOUR Group Focusing on Retention and Persistence

The Task Force on Undergraduate Retention and Persistence (TOUR) has been created as an initial step to address President Driscoll’s goal of increasing undergraduate retention and persistence rates at IUP to 80 percent by 2022.

Posted on 10/25/2017 3:36:13 PM

IUP Students Design and Create Governor's Award for the Arts

When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presents the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts on October 26 in Lancaster, IUP will be part of all six presentations. Students in IUP’s Wood Center collaboratively designed and crafted the award objects, under the supervision of fall 2017 Windgate Artist-in-Residence John Hallett and center director and assistant professor of woodworking, BA Harrington.

Posted on 10/25/2017 2:33:08 PM

Total IUP Fall Enrollment Shows Increase in New Student and Military-Affiliated Student Enrollment

The number of new freshmen at Indiana Universityof Pennsylvania is up for fall 2017. There are a total of 2,481 new freshmen enrolledfor the fall semester, an increase of 146 students, or a 6.3percent difference, from fall 2016 new freshmen. Total fall headcount enrollment also includes 913 military-affiliated students, an increase of 94 studentsfrom 2016 enrollment.

Posted on 10/4/2017 11:42:05 PM

IUP Homecoming 2017 Brings Past and Present Students and Families to Campus

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’sannual Homecoming celebration October 7 and 8 is expected to draw thousands“home” to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community,including the annual parade and football game.

Posted on 10/3/2017 9:51:36 PM

IUP Recognized by “Wall Street Journal”/“Times Higher Education” College Rankings

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked as one of the top universities in the nation in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2017 Ranking. The ranking is based on four categories: resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment. Editors selected these categories to address the “questions that matter the most when choosing a university.”

Posted on 10/2/2017 4:38:39 PM

Student Creates Philanthropy to Serve Veterans and Their Families

Dillon Hagy, of Allentown, an entrepreneurship and smallbusiness major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for the2017 Foundation of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community VolunteerService Award.

Posted on 9/28/2017 4:26:40 PM

Dean’s List for Summer 2017 Announced

The Dean’s List for the summer 2017 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar.

Posted on 9/27/2017 3:57:33 PM

Summer 2017 Graduates

Congratulations to our summer 2017 graduates.

Posted on 9/27/2017 3:27:12 PM

IUP Joins Pittsburgh Promise Preferred College Partners Initiative

The Pittsburgh Promise and a group of 19 Pennsylvania colleges and universities established the Preferred College Partners initiative on September 27, 2017. IUP is a part of the inaugural class of post-secondary institutions.

Posted on 9/27/2017 3:07:19 PM

IUP Continues National Recognition in US News and World Report, Forbes America's Top Colleges, and Money Magazine Best Colleges

The national accolades continue for Indiana University of Pennsylvania as the institution is ranked, for the 24th consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by US News and World Report; selected as one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes magazine; and highlighted in the “Best Colleges for Your Money 2017-2018” by Money magazine.

Posted on 9/21/2017 3:16:38 PM

Marcus Inducted Into Walk of Fame

Dr. Irwin Marcus, emeritus professor of history at IUP, was recently part of the first class of inductees to the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival Walk of Fame in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 9/19/2017 3:59:51 PM

Spring 2017 Graduates

Congratulations to our May 2017 graduates.

Posted on 9/8/2017 3:19:26 PM

Professional Center at Penn Center East Renamed IUP Pittsburgh East

The Graduate and Professional Center at Penn Center East has been renamed IUP Pittsburgh East. IUP’s Council of Trustees approved the change during its quarterly meeting on September 7.

Posted on 9/8/2017 9:37:06 AM

IUP Offers Memorial Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program September 11 at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The program will be held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

Posted on 9/7/2017 4:45:15 PM

IUP Cuts Ribbon on North Dining Facility

IUP “cut the ribbon” to open North Dining on Friday, August 25, 2017. This new facility is phase three of IUP’s $37-million dining master plan, IUP Dining Innovations.

Posted on 8/28/2017 3:47:42 PM

Interim Vice President for University Advancement Selected

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna has been selected to serve as the interim vice president for University Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Osseiran-Hanna will begin work at IUP on September 11.

Posted on 8/25/2017 4:10:03 PM

IUP Punxsutawney Offering Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program

Starting this fall, IUP Punxsutawney is offering training for persons wishing to become clinical medical assistants. The 18-month program is divided into six three-month sessions, five classes per session, with classes offered Monday through Thursday. The first class will begin on October 2, 2017.

Posted on 8/24/2017 1:08:56 PM

Psychology Professor's Co-Authored Study on Fat Shaming Draws Overwhelming Media Response

A recent presentation to the American Psychological Association by Maureen McHugh, Distinguished University Professor and professor of Psychology, with a colleague from Connecticut College resulted in overwhelming media response.

Posted on 8/17/2017 1:59:08 PM

IUP Selected for Princeton Review “Best 382 Colleges” Guidebook

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook for the 17th consecutive year. Editors based selection of universities for the guidebook on surveys and interviews with students. Schools in the guidebook are ranked in eight categories, including academics, admissions selectivity and financial aid.

Posted on 8/2/2017 3:39:13 PM

IUP Ranked in “Money” Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for “Money” magazine’s 2017 “Best College for Your Money” listing. Editors considered 27 factors in selecting universities for the rankings, centered around three measures: quality of education, including graduation rate and peer quality (academic preparation of students accepted by the university); affordability, including debt of graduates; and outcomes, which includes graduates’ earnings and socio-economic mobility index.

Posted on 7/24/2017 3:27:34 PM

IUP Ranked as a Top Ten College in Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked as a “top ten” Pennsylvania university by Schools.com. List editors considered factors that included in-state tuition and fees, estimated cost of books and supplies, debt load of graduates, and the numberof degree and certificate programs offered.

Posted on 7/16/2017 11:50:20 AM

IUP Adds New Major in Environmental Engineering and New PhD in Business

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved today two new majors for Indiana University of Pennsylvania: a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Business.

Posted on 7/13/2017 2:47:04 PM

Summary of State System Strategic Review Available

Learn more about the strategic review of the State System’s 14 universities and the Office of the Chancellor from Board of Governors Chair Shapira and Chancellor Brogan.

Posted on 7/12/2017 3:32:24 PM

Consultant to Share Strategic System Review at Board of Governors Meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors will begin at noon today, July 12, 2017. The consultant assisting with the Strategic System Review will share its recommendations after regular committee business is completed. The Board of Governors will then review the findings and determine next steps in the months ahead.

Posted on 7/11/2017 10:13:18 PM

Emerging Leaders Series Now Accepting Applications

The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement is now accepting applications for the Emerging Leader Series, a free, six-week series for students interested in leadership development.

Posted on 7/10/2017 10:55:11 AM

Closing In On the Mystery of the Dinosaur Graveyard IUP Geoscience Professor Co-Authors New Study About Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

For the past six years, Jonathan Warnock, Department of Geoscience, has done research at the Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur quarry in conjunction with colleague Joseph Peterson from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Scientists consider the area as having one of the densest concentrations of bones ever found, but do not completely understand why or how this group of carnivorous dinosaurs came together.

Posted on 6/27/2017 3:50:45 PM

Delbrugge Selected for Emerging Leaders Program

Laura Delbrugge, professor of Spanish and chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages, has been selected for the American Association of State Colleges and University’s Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program Association is limited to 27 persons who have “shown leadership potential and desire advancement to mid-level administrative positions.”

Posted on 6/19/2017 3:52:51 PM

IUP Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health Offering Conference on Opioid Epidemic and Suicide Prevention

The Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health (MARTI-CBH) Conference, “Promoting Recovery and Wellness: For Individuals, Families and Communities,” will be held July 10–14 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on the opioid epidemic and suicide prevention.

Posted on 6/16/2017 3:48:19 PM

Campus Construction Creates Detour for Summer Visitors

Visiting IUP this summer? Two major intersections on campus are closed for maintenance, and your GPS might not know about it. If you are directed to Wayne Avenue on your journey to IUP, make sure to turn on Rose Street and follow Rose Street until it reaches Oakland Avenue.

Posted on 6/9/2017 2:02:53 PM

IUP Student Selected for Student Trustee Position

Caleb King, an applied mathematics and economics double major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Cook Honors College, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to serve as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees. He wassworn in to serve as a member of the Council of Trustees on May 29. He will serve in the role of student trustee until his graduation.

Posted on 6/2/2017 11:40:36 AM

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Extended Studies, InfraGard Pittsburgh, and S&T Bank will present “Securing Our Region: A Cyber Security Seminar” on June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 6/1/2017 3:36:06 PM

Project Welcome Mat to Welcome IUP Parents to Indiana County

The Welcome Mat project will bring families who are at IUP for new student orientation to downtown Indiana’s IRMC Park, located at North Seventh and Philadelphia streets, for a welcome reception with community members. In addition to an opportunity tomeet members of the community, families will get tote bags with informational materials about Indiana County and will have a chance to visit informational tables set up in IRMC Park.

Posted on 6/1/2017 2:35:23 PM

IUP Offering Two Free Cybersecurity Camps for Students and Teachers

After an initial and extremely successful Cybersecurity Camp for middle and high school students and teachers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016, IUP is expanding the program to offer two free cybersecurity camps this summer at the university. The camps are part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

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

Shellenbarger Selected for Distinguished University Professor Honor

Teresa Shellenbarger, professor in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as IUP’s 2017–18 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 make significant contributions to the university by presenting them with Distinguished 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 2,426 graduates at ceremonies May 12 and 13 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students graduating in both May and August are eligible to participate in 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 Seedling Project and Department of Sociology collected nonperishable food items and toiletries and “stuffed the van” with 10 large boxes of donations for local Indiana 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

IUP Group Gets Funding to Help Reforest Flight 93 Memorial

Thanks to a recent grant from two organizations, a group from IUP is continuing to reforest and monitor the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County. The money will be used to pay three students who will work to monitor the plantings near 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

For the fourth year in a row, IUP faculty and students, working with a number of community agencies, will present Hunger Awareness 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 is part of a national program to encourage university members to be active in their local communities. Each fall and spring, the office invites local nonprofit organizationsto 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 been selected for membership on the Pennsylvania 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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s national co-ed honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, has planned 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, allfunds raised during the week will benefit the Special Needs Activity Program at IUP. SNAP is a program for community children and adults with disabilities, 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 of Pennsylvania has created a place where fellow classmates with disabilities can find assistance. The Disability Awareness Resources Room will open Monday, 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 are open to the community, including the 12th annual Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology program on April 3 on the first floor of Weyandt Hall; the 12th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum (April 4), and the seventh annual Graduate Scholars Forum (April 5). Both forums are in the Hadley Union Building.

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

Papakie Selected for Love of Learning Award

Michele Papakie, chair and associate professor of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, received a Love of Learning award worth $500 from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor societyfor all academic disciplines. She is one of 80 recipients 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 6:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. As a child, Samet was imprisoned for 10 months with his family in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Following his presentation, there will be a reception with Samet and 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 of Pennsylvania’s bachelor of science degree was ranked in the top 30 nursing programs in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org. IUP’s program was ranked 13th in the listing, which looked at how well a program supports 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 articulation agreement will allow select undergraduate students who successfully complete the 90-semester hour pre-audiology curriculum at IUP to apply for the four-year program at Salus.

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

IUP Receives Funding for Green Dot Program, Volunteers Welcome

IUP has received $30,000 through Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” campaign to address campus sexual assault. IUP is one of 36 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding, which will be used to implement 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 Pennsylvania graduate John Kopchick, a world-renowned molecular endocrinologist in the field of human growth hormones, will be the keynote presenter for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and IUP’s Sigma Xi Science InspiresSeries on March 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.

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

IUP Undergraduates Will Be Part of National Research Project

IUP students in two biology courses in fall 2017 and spring 2018 will do hands-on research to help find phages (viruses that infect bacteria) in soil through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutions Science. IUP is one of 142 universities 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 “Scientific American” magazine features Joseph Duchamp, associate professor and assistant chair of IUP’s Biology Department, offering expert commentary about bat habitats. The article, “Bats in the Bronx,” discusses a study in New York City examining if roofs with vegetation (green roofs) attract more bats than 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 Awardnominations.

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 in the rankings is based on factors that include admissions selectivity, faculty credentials, selectivity, student engagement, and academic and career support services offered to students.

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

IUP Graduate Student Selected for William Penn Fellow Position

Elizabeth Shotwell of Mifflinville, a student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program, has been selected for the inaugural class of William Penn Fellows created by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The programprovides aspiring professionals with advanced degrees the opportunity to serve and learn with the state’s top executive leaders.

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

IUP STEM Academy Offers High School Students Dual Enrollment

A new dual-enrollment program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will give high school students the opportunity to get a jump on earning college credits in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields—and at significant 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 of Pennsylvania have come together to raise funds, food, and gifts for local residents 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, a member of the biology faculty, is the first author of a study, “Differential Sensitivity to Ethanol-Induced Circadian Rhythm disruption in Adolescent and Adult Mice.” The study was published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinicaland Experimental Research. Four IUP undergraduate students worked closely with Ruby on the project and are co-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 and confirmed as a member of IUP’s Council of Trustees. His term will extend through December 2022.

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

Winter Commencement Ceremonies to be Held December 17

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

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 year of funding from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the amount of $185,000 to continue the International Leaders in Education Program. As a recipient of the funds, IUP will, again this year, serve as a host institution for 16 international secondary teachers (Fellows) for an immersive 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 of mathematics and assistant chair of the Department of Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as the director of IUP’s Liberal Studies program. The Liberal Studies program is designed to meet the goals of the university and to provide a comprehensive curriculum that will provide all IUP students the opportunity to meet the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning 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 the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago. Now in its 20th year, this year’s conference theme is “Innovative HSSE Strategies for Today’s Challenges.”

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 Sciences building has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. LEED recognition provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowingfor 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 of Pennsylvania, 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 of Pennsylvania, 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

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 of Pennsylvania’s Chief Technology Officer with more than a quarter-century of service to his alma mater, has been named the winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Chief Information Officer of the Year Award (education division). Balint was one of three finalists in the education division, which is given jointly by the Pittsburgh Technology 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, students had 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 IUP Eberly 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 student interaction.

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 IUP students presented their award-winning projects from the 2015 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum in Harrisburg April 5.

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

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

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

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 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 the American educational system.

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

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, a member 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 of Pennsylvania 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 of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Arboretum was named to the listing of “most beautiful college arboretums” by “Best College Reviews.” The ranking was determined in part 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

Indiana University 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 more than 1,889 graduates. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students.

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 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 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 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 of Pennsylvania 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

Congratulations to Caleb Finegan, who has been selected to serve as director of the Robert E. Cooks Honors College!

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

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 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

University Museum Shows as Vibrant as the Summer Season, June 9–August 4

Two shows as vibrant as the summer season come to the University Museum June 9–August 4. A kick-off reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the museum. The south galleries present the 76th annual Indiana Art Association Spring Show, presenting rece

Posted on 6/4/2012 12:38:19 PM

Wednesday Picnics in the Oak Grove Begin June 6

Weekly picnics run through August 8. All are open to the community and held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. The June 6 picnic will be a fond farewell to President David Werner and his wife, Kay Werner.

Posted on 6/1/2012 3:40:07 PM

Culinary Arts Dean’s List for Spring 2012

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2012 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a GPA of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the Ameri

Posted on 5/30/2012 5:08:49 PM

College of Education and Educational Technology Earns Full Reaccreditation from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The accreditation evaluation takes many months of work and is a comprehensive, multistep process that involves an in-depth qualitative and quantitative examination of all the programs within the college.

Posted on 5/24/2012 2:20:29 PM

Driving in Pennsylvania? Better Know the New Texting Law, Says IUP Highway Safety Project

With Pennsylvania’s new texting-while-driving law in effect and PennDOT's “Just Drive, PA" campaign underway, the IUP Regional Highway Safety Project has partnered with PennDOT, local law enforcement, AAA, and several safety organizations to raise public awareness of the need to eliminate distractions while driving.

Posted on 5/22/2012 6:25:02 PM

Bryner, Upward Bound Math and Science Student, Receives Dell Scholarship to Pursue Bachelor's Degree at IUP

Christina Bryner, a senior at Blairsville High School, has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the  Michael and Susan Dell Foundation  to support education-related expenses in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at IUP. Dell Scholars receive the monetary award to continue their higher education over the

Posted on 5/21/2012 4:55:11 PM

Speidel Appointed Vice President for University Advancement

William D. Speidel III has been appointed vice president for University Advancement. In his new role, Speidel is responsible for directing a comprehensive fundraising program, including annual giving, major gifts, prospect research, donor relations, and athletics giving. Private gifts to the university have

Posted on 5/15/2012 1:04:59 PM

Lee '12 Presented the First Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship

Criminology graduate Patrick Allen Lee '12 was awarded the first Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship at the department's graduation ceremony during Commencement, May 12.

Posted on 5/14/2012 3:56:25 PM

Ralph F. Roberts Heritage Learning Commons Named at IUP Punxsutawney

A special-use learning area at  IUP Punxsutawney has been named in honor of the late Ralph F. Roberts, Punxsutawney businessman and IUP trustee. Left to right: Trustee Sam Smith; Ann (Roberts) Jesick; Bob Roberts; trustee chair David Osikowicz; Jean (Roberts) Brown; Randy Jesick; Kerrin Roberts

Posted on 5/11/2012 1:11:03 PM

Commencement to Graduate 2,250 and Feature McGeary '54, Anthony, and Stahl as Speakers

Commencement 2012  takes place on Saturday, May 12, in ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The 9:00 a.m. ceremony is for undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Fine Arts, College of Health and Human Services, and College of Natural Sc

Posted on 5/9/2012 2:11:42 PM

Eight Honored with 2011-2012 Teaching Excellence Awards

Eight faculty have been recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence for innovative work in linking courses, creating exemplary online courses, restructuring courses around interaction, integrating service learning in new areas, and more. From top left: Meigan Robb, Lydia Rodriguez, John Taylor, F

Posted on 5/1/2012 12:19:45 PM

Sharing Fallen Brothers’ Stories: Vietnam Veterans James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67 Honored with Portrait Unveilings

James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67, who were killed while serving in the Vietnam War, were honored with the dedication of portraits and a bench on April 21, 2012, in an event organized by fellow alumni and attended by family members and about 100 guests. Carl Amenhauser ’67 and tribute portrait o

Posted on 4/27/2012 3:22:28 PM

A Star on the Map: Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Earns National Accreditation

The Regional Planning undergraduate program has earned national accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board, joining only 13 other undergraduate programs in the United States to be nationally accredited. Of the 85 planning programs in the country that are PAB accredited, 71 are graduate program

Posted on 4/27/2012 10:19:16 AM

Interior Design Students Take on Borough Council Chamber Project

The Indiana Borough Council enlisted teams of students in Professor Julia Gomboc-Turyan's Human Factors in Design Class to create and present plans for redesign of the council chamber during Spring semester 2012. Left to right: Sharae Gilhousen, student; Kevin Kravetsky, Indiana Borough Council member

Posted on 4/24/2012 6:00:53 PM

Larkin and Biology Students Participate in Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biology professor Jeff Larkin took four students to participate in a volunteer project to plant 15,000 trees and shrubs at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on April 21. Team IUP, left to right: Mack Frantz, Wendy Leuenberger, Professor Jeff Larkin, Julie Scott, and Rich Gatesman

Posted on 4/20/2012 2:20:42 PM

Piper, Van Dyke, and Pavloski Honored with 2012 Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three faculty have been honored with University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: David Piper, for service; Joan Van Dyke, for creative arts; and Raymond Pavloski, for research. Professor David Piper, Employment and Labor Relations; Professor Joan Van Dyke, Theater and Dance; Professor Raymond Pavl

Posted on 4/20/2012 2:08:31 PM

Correction: Community Invited to “Stand Against Racism” in Unity Chain

Student organizers invite the campus and community to a Stand Against Racism event at 2:30 p.m. and a personal-narrative presentation by the Native American activist Jean Whitehorse at 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2012.

Posted on 4/19/2012 5:54:24 PM

18th Annual Community Nutrition Food Drive, April 28

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor its annual food drive—“Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors”—on April 28 to benefit local families through the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food pantries.

Posted on 4/17/2012 3:36:39 PM

Ali Awarded 2012-2013 University Professorship

Abbas Ali, professor of Management and director of the School of International Management in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, has been awarded the 2012–2013 University Professorship.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:32:13 AM

Jimmy Stewart's Role in Opposing Nazism and Political Censorship before World War II to Be Topic of Presentation, April 18

The role that Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and other Hollywood actors played in opposing Nazism and censorship of political commentary on Europe between 1938 and 1941 will be the topic of a multimedia presentation and discussion on Wednesday, April 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The program is free and open to the community.

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:13:15 AM

Student Ambassadors Group Wins Council for Advancement and Support of Education Awards

The IUP Ambassadors, a student group that promotes interaction between all members of the university community, has earned three 2012 CASE District 2 awards: Outstanding External Program; Tried & True Program; and Outstanding Adviser award, presented to Sara Lawer.

Posted on 4/10/2012 5:24:58 PM

Pathbreakers Recognized in Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program, April 2

Maria Markovich '74, a pharmaceuticals consultant; Sue McMurdy '78, an executive at First Commonwealth Financial Corp.; and Anne Simmons, a longtime school superintendent, presented a panel discussion. Students Elyse Kleist and Rebecca Beadling were awarded the first Chemistry Alumni Research Fund Award and the annual Patricia Hilliard Robertson '85 Memorial Scholarship.

Posted on 4/9/2012 1:43:16 PM

McGeary '54, Arts Innovator, to Receive Honorary Doctorate, Give Commencement Keynote Address

Clyde Mills McGeary '54 has dedicated a lifetime to arts education leadership, including a role as chief of the Division of Arts and Sciences in the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction in the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1975 to 1991. He will address both Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2012.

Posted on 4/9/2012 12:36:44 PM

Third Annual Sex and Gender Conference, April 12-13

The third annual Sex and Gender Conference at IUP will be held on April 12 and 13 at the Hadley Union Building and other locations on campus. The conference schedule includes  16 panels, presentations, and workshops featuring more than 30 student, staff and faculty presenters. The conference is free a

Posted on 4/6/2012 6:08:31 PM

Autism Awareness Events Continue, April 9–11

Alpha Xi Delta and the Six O’Clock Series are holding several events in April 2012 as part of national Autism Awareness Month.  Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impairing development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Alpha

Posted on 4/5/2012 5:47:27 PM

Holmes and Wendekier Chosen to Participate in Elite Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Janice Holmes, professor of nursing and allied health, and Camille Wendekier, IUP nursing doctoral candidate and professor of nursing at St. Francis University, have been selected by Sigma Theta Tau International to participate as one of 16 mentor–student pairs in its 2012 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Posted on 4/4/2012 4:43:33 PM

Hurlbert, Jenkins, Jozefowicz, and Kostelnik Named to Princeton Review's “300 Best Professors”

Professors Claude Mark Hurlbert, Melvin Jenkins, James Jozefowicz, and Robert Kostelnik have been named to the Princeton Review's Best 300 Professors , a new guide recognizing top professors in the nation according to ratings on RateMyProfessors.com. Professors from 122 colleges and universities are included. R

Posted on 4/4/2012 10:27:04 AM

Early Innovators: The 2012 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, taking place Tuesday, April 3, as part of Research Appreciation Week 2012, showcases the research and scholarship of more than 100 students. Music education major Jonathan Donath and Spanish major Jocelyn Amevuvor discuss how their projects broadened their expertise.

Posted on 4/2/2012 5:16:04 PM

Gathers ’77, Senior Vice President of Darden Restaurant Group, to Give Hospitality Management Distinguished Lecture

Tom Gathers ’77, senior vice president in the Darden Restaurant Group, will present “A Letter to Kate: Lessons for a New Leader” on April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Taking the form of a letter to his daughter, his presentation will address leadership qualities needed by young people entering the workforce

Posted on 4/1/2012 7:46:11 PM

Rock with the Hawks: Dance-a-Thon and Other Activities Schedule, March 30-31

Students invite the campus and community to join them in dancing and many other activities anytime from 9:00 p.m., Friday, to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. All proceeds benefit agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in Indiana.

Posted on 3/27/2012 3:44:33 PM

Safety Sciences National Forum on Prevention of Workplace Fatality Receives $100,000 in Support from Alcoa

A Department of Safety Sciences national forum on fatality prevention in the workplace has received $100,000 in support from the Alcoa Foundation through a grant to the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Fatality Prevention Forum is scheduled for October 29–30 at the Embassy Suites in Pittsburgh

Posted on 3/26/2012 6:39:26 PM

Student Hawk Rock Project Rolls on, with Service Events Leading to Dance-a-Thon Finale, March 30–31

The Hawk Rock 2012 Project , the student community service campaign to benefit agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in Indiana, is rolling out more awareness- and fund-raising events, leading to a  dance-a-thon finale , March 30–31. Members of the Hawk Rock student committee and so

Posted on 3/20/2012 12:22:48 PM

IUP Named to National Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Fourth Consecutive Year

IUP has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts in the 2010–2011 academic year. It's the fourth consecutive year that IUP has earned this distinction. Institutions are chosen on the basis of the scope and innovation of their service projects, pe

Posted on 3/20/2012 10:49:06 AM

Wong Doe to Give Solo Piano Recital at Carnegie Hall

Music professor Henry Wong Doe will give a solo piano recital at Carnegie Hall on March 26. The concert will feature selections from his recent recording of the complete works of internationally renowned New Zealand composer Gareth Farr.

Posted on 3/19/2012 6:59:24 PM

IUP Well Represented at Leader’s Circle Awards

IUP was well represented at the Leader’s Circle Awards event on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Interim President David Werner honored state senator Don White with the 2012 President’s Medal of Distinction, and several members of the university community were recognized for their community service and leadership.

Posted on 3/16/2012 2:42:45 PM

IUP Trailblazing in Northern Appalachian Studies Spotlighted in Conference

As host of the Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23-25, IUP positions itself as a trailblazer in northern Appalachian studies, with benefits for faculty, students, and alumni.

Posted on 3/9/2012 5:32:49 PM

Four Free Lectures Open to Public as Part of Appalachian Studies Conference, March 23–25

Talks by guest speakers on Pennsylvania's contributions to Appalachian culture, how powwows create community among Native Americans in Appalachian Pennsylvania, regional impacts of global warming, and the history of racist towns in Pennsylvania will be open to students and the Indiana community free of charge as part of the 35th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference hosted at IUP.

Posted on 3/2/2012 3:57:14 PM

Top Students Invited to Join IUP Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society in the nation, has sent IUP chapter membership invitations to junior, senior, and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes.

Posted on 2/29/2012 12:09:53 PM

Eighth Annual Student Blood Drive to Honor Veteran Matt Homa '02, February 29

The blood drive in honor of Army second lieutenant Matt Homa ’02, who was wounded in Iraq in 2003, will be held on Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Crimson Event Center.

Posted on 2/24/2012 12:10:03 PM

Fall 2011 Dean’s List

The Fall 2011 Dean’s List is now available on the Office of the Registrar website . Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail

Posted on 2/21/2012 10:45:12 AM

Senator White to Receive 2012 President’s Medal of Distinction from IUP

State senator Don White, R-41st Dist., will receive the 2012 President’s Medal of Distinction from IUP at the Leader’s Circle of Indiana County annual awards dinner on March 15. The President’s Medal of Distinction is the highest nondegree award IUP presents. The university established the award in 1985 to honor

Posted on 2/21/2012 9:32:17 AM

IUP-TV Wins National Broadcasting Society Regional First Place Awards

Two IUP-TV programs earned Region One first place awards in 2011. “The Week in Review” won first place in Best News/Documentary/Public Affairs Program, and “Indie Rocker’s Ball” took first place in Best Music/Entertainment Program.

Posted on 2/20/2012 3:31:12 PM

Kahn Folk Concert Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now available for the March 24 concert by acclaimed folk singer and songwriter Si Kahn. The concert will be at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center. It is open to the public. Tickets, $15 for adults and $8 for students, are available at the Hadley Union Building or

Posted on 2/17/2012 12:38:22 PM

Artist Lecture Series to Accompany “Multiversity” Exhibit

A “Meet the Artist” lecture series will start February 22 in conjunction with the Multiversity exhibition at the University Museum. Faculty members from the Art Department will give the lectures, which are free and open to the community.

Posted on 2/15/2012 12:11:55 PM

Chili Cookoff to Benefit Military Families; Community Entries Welcomed

The Kappa Sigma fraternity (Kappa Theta chapter) will hold its second annual chili cookoff February 25, 2012, in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room to benefit a program that serves American military families. The event is from noon to 4:00 p.m., with judging beginning at 1:00 p.m. Members of the community can at

Posted on 2/15/2012 11:48:17 AM

December 2011 Graduate List

See the full list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2011.

Posted on 2/15/2012 8:18:29 AM

Livingstone Diary Recovery to Be Topic of Panel Presentation

The travels of David Livingstone, the celebrated doctor, missionary, and explorer of Africa, are “officially” documented in The Last Journals of David Livingstone (1874), published after the explorer’s death in 1873. But, Adrian Wisnicki , assistant professor of English at IUP, recently led an i

Posted on 2/14/2012 12:49:23 PM

Museum Exhibition to Feature Faculty Work

The University Museum will host an exhibit starting February 11, 2012, featuring the work of faculty artists. The exhibition, Multiversity: IUP Faculty Artists, will be available through March 24. A public opening and reception will take place February 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit will feat

Posted on 2/8/2012 3:19:27 PM

Si Kahn to Give Public Concert during Appalachian Studies Conference in March

Nationally known folk singer and songwriter Si Kahn will give a concert March 24, 2012, at IUP as part of the 35th annual Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23–25, on the IUP campus. The concert, open to the public, is at 8:00 p.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. Co

Posted on 2/3/2012 2:10:10 PM

IUP to Host Appalachian Studies Association National Conference

IUP will host the 35th annual Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23–25, 2012, featuring more than 500 presenters from across the country and beyond. This will be the association’s first national conference north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The conference theme, “The Wide Reach of Appalachia,

Posted on 2/2/2012 12:29:15 PM

Nursing Honor Society Chapter Honored for Excellence

IUP’s honor society for nursing students was recognized for excellence at the international honor society’s convention in Grapevine, Texas. The Zeta Lambda chapter of Sigma Theta Tau was one of seven Pennsylvania chapters honored at the organization’s biennial convention in November. Sigma Theta Tau has

Posted on 1/31/2012 2:54:54 PM

Two Students Selected for PASSHE Harrisburg Internship Program

Two IUP students have been selected for the 2012 Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program. Fourteen students total are participating in this year’s program, which provides students the opportunity to work in state government while earning a semester’s worth of credits. The program is open to students from each

Posted on 1/27/2012 10:02:55 AM

Spring Six O’Clock Series to Cover Topics from Autism to Appalachian Culture

The Spring 2012 Six O’Clock Series will offer 11 lectures on topics ranging from the assessment and treatment of autism to the cultural contributions of Northern Appalachia. The series begins with an exploration of the contemporary relevance of Martin Luther King Jr. by attorney and pro

Posted on 1/26/2012 3:04:04 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program to Kick Off 2012 Black History Month

The African American Cultural Center will host the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kickoff on January 30, 2012. All activities, taking place in the Hadley Union Building, are free and open to the community. Events begin with a series of films:

Posted on 1/24/2012 3:44:59 PM

2011 Provost Scholars Announced

These students have been recognized as Provost Scholars for the Fall 2011 semester based on semester hours earned and cumulative grade-point average.

Posted on 1/20/2012 11:01:54 AM

Driscoll Named Indiana University of Pennsylvania President

Dr. Michael A. Driscoll, provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, was selected today by the PASSHE Board of Governors. He will assume duties on July 1.

Posted on 1/19/2012 10:12:52 AM

Career Counseling Pioneer Krumboltz to Give Workshop

John Krumboltz, a pioneer and leading figure in career counseling, will offer a one-day workshop, “Helping to Create a Meaningful Life in a Difficult Economy,” April 20, 2012, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The workshop, sponsored by IUP’s Center for Counselor Training and Serv

Posted on 1/18/2012 10:25:54 AM

Culinary Arts Dean’s Recognition List for Fall 2011

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Fall 2011 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredite

Posted on 1/17/2012 2:34:44 PM

Bizzaro Selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Patrick Bizzaro , a faculty member in the Department of English , has been selected for a Fulbright Scholarship. Bizzaro won a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to work at the University of the Free State in South Africa, assisting in the development of its writing program. He is IUP’s 61st Fulb

Posted on 12/19/2011 1:30:09 PM

IUP to Host Kennedy Center Theater Festival for Second Time

Up to 1,000 faculty members and students are expected at IUP for the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 11–14, 2012. In addition to plays, workshops, and seminars, the festival will feature actor and playwright John Cariani as the keynote speaker. His presentation will be Ja

Posted on 12/19/2011 11:57:25 AM

Student Firefighters Recognized for Heroism

Three IUP students and two other community members were honored by the Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, for the rescue of a fire victim in Indiana in October. The trustees’ resolution of commendation honored W. Travis Burket, of McMurray; Simeon Logan, of Indiana; and Matthew Reynolds,

Posted on 12/16/2011 3:48:19 PM

Movember Project Raises $1,500 for Men’s Health

Fraternity members raised $1,500 for the 2011 Movember project, a national men’s health awareness event. “Movember” refers both to the month of November, when events are traditionally held, and to the slang term for mustache, “mo.” During November, men are encouraged to “grow their mos” to raise awareness about men

Posted on 12/16/2011 3:35:44 PM

Three Presidential Candidates Selected, Forwarded to State System Board

The Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, approved forwarding three candidates for the position of university president to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors for its consideration. The three continuing candidates are as follows: Michael Driscoll, current provost

Posted on 12/15/2011 4:38:17 PM

Campus Dining Master Plan Approved

The Council of Trustees approved the $37-million Campus Dining Master Plan, a financing plan for the project, and the integration of the dining master plan into the Long-Range Campus Facilities Master Plan at its December 15, 2011, quarterly meeting. The Campus Dining Master Plan includes the con

Posted on 12/15/2011 12:18:23 PM

Program Aims to Increase African-American Men Studying Education

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh has awarded IUP a grant of $361,500 for a program designed to increase the number of African-American men in teacher preparation programs in colleges and universities. California University of Pennsylvania, the Community College of Allegheny County, Point Park University, and IUP

Posted on 12/13/2011 5:10:19 PM

Service Learning Leads Campus Efforts in Toys for Tots, Treasures for Children Programs

The Office of Service Learning sponsored several opportunities for members of the IUP community to give to disadvantaged children and families in the Indiana area. The office coordinated donations for the Treasures for Children program, sponsored by the Salvation Army, and the Toys for Tots program, coordin

Posted on 12/13/2011 4:51:37 PM

Faculty Members Aid Local Hunger Fight

Faculty members contributed $1,250 to expand the Power Pack Program, a countywide food program that targets needy children.

Posted on 12/13/2011 11:56:42 AM

Commencement Ceremonies for December 2011 Detailed

Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 17, 2011, honoring 1,009 students. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 10:00 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium , part of the IUP Performing Arts Center. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. in the

Posted on 12/13/2011 10:39:11 AM

Dancer, Activist Mwano to Speak at Kwanzaa Program

Deo Mwano, choreographer, dancer, and activist, will be the featured speaker at IUP’s annual Kwanzaa program December 10, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. The event is free and open to the community. The program includes a celebration of family, friends, community, and culture. It i

Posted on 12/8/2011 3:12:20 PM

Legislative Fellow, Friend of Higher Education Named for 2011

IUP honored Jim Wansacz, Lackawanna County commissioner-elect and former state representative, with the Friend of Higher Education Award and named Representative Frank Dermody its fourteenth Legislative Fellow at a luncheon December 1, 2011. The Friend of Higher Education Award is given in recognition of an indi

Posted on 12/2/2011 4:23:01 PM

World Premiere of September 11 Commemorative Piece Planned

The Department of Music will present a special concert December 8, 2011, featuring the world premiere of Jack Stamp’s “Canticle: Voces Candentes,” which he wrote in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The concert, free and open to the community, will be he

Posted on 12/2/2011 2:04:26 PM

New Nursing Simulation Lab to Be Introduced during Open House

The  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions will host an open house December 9, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to showcase its new simulation laboratory in Putt Hall. The facility is on the first floor of Putt Hall, at Grant and Eleventh streets. The open house is free and open to the commun

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:29:05 PM

Tree-Lighting Ceremony Planned for 2011

IUP will celebrate the holidays with its annual tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 4:45 p.m. on the East Porch of John Sutton Hall. The ceremony is free and open to the community. The event will include music by the IUP  Chorale and Chorus , directed by Heather Zosel, director of choral

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:27:58 PM

Kovalchick Complex Hotel Project a Step Closer after Land Transfer

IUP is now the owner of 3.35 acres of land in White Township adjacent to Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The conveyance of the land from the Pennsylvania Department of General Services to IUP became final November 10, 2011. The land is intended to be the site of a hotel. The agreement became co

Posted on 11/23/2011 2:31:48 PM

AIDS Awareness Events Planned

In observance of November as AIDS Awareness Month and December 1 as World AIDS Day, an IUP English class has developed several public awareness events. The class, under the direction of faculty member Veronica Watson, has developed events with the theme “HIV/AIDS: Then, Now, and the Battle for Tomorrow.” From

Posted on 11/23/2011 2:00:27 PM

Presidential Search Committee to Host Candidates Starting November 28

The Presidential Search Committee will host five candidates starting November 28 for the position of IUP president. Several open forums for students, faculty and staff members, and members of the Indiana community will offer opportunities to meet and hear from the candidates.

Posted on 11/22/2011 3:53:50 PM

Fashion Show to Benefit Cleft Lip, Palate Repair

A Fashion Merchandising class will present a fashion show December 7 to benefit Operation Smile, which provides free cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for children in more than sixty countries.

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:46:33 PM

Honor Society Recognized as Chapter of Excellence

IUP’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society has been recognized as a Chapter of Excellence by the national organization. The chapter is the only one in Pennsylvania and one of only eleven in the nation receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher educati

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:31:15 PM

Indi Kids Receives Continued Accreditation

The Indiana County Child Day Care Program, known as Indi Kids, has received continued accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a national group of early childhood professionals. Indi Kids serves as a laboratory for students in the Child Development and Family Relations

Posted on 11/14/2011 9:43:54 AM

Professor Discovering “Real” David Livingstone

The travels of missionary, physician, and explorer David Livingstone are “officially” documented in The Last Journals of David Livingstone, published after his 1873 death, but an IUP professor is part of a team that has uncovered the uncensored version. In 2009, Adrian Wisnicki , assistant pro

Posted on 11/11/2011 11:16:14 AM

Nutrition Program’s Dietetics Track Accredited

The Dietetics Track in the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition program has been recognized with full, continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Posted on 11/2/2011 4:27:26 PM

Branthoover Receives State Counselor Association President’s Award

Holly Branthoover, an associate professor in the Counseling Department , was selected for the 2011 Pennsylvania Counselor Association President’s Award. The Pennsylvania association is affiliated with the American Counseling Association, a six-hundred-member national organization that promotes the growth

Posted on 11/1/2011 3:00:34 PM

Kipp Annex to Feature Work of Contemporary Clay Artists

Kipp Gallery Annex, on the first floor of Sprowls Hall, will host work from seven contemporary clay artists. The exhibition, titled The Lowdown: Tales from the Margin, will run from November 8 through December 9, 2011. Co-curator Jill Foote-Hutton, from Red Lodge Clay Center, will give a short presentation

Posted on 10/28/2011 4:27:24 PM

McCombie Receives Second National Award for Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership

Sally McCombie, a faculty member in the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department , has been recognized as the 2011 National Honorary Member by the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. Each year, the FCCLA honors one person whose professional responsibilities are not directly rel

Posted on 10/28/2011 3:29:22 PM

Run-Walk to Benefit Hawk Rock Fund-Raiser

The Hawk Rock Committee will host a two-mile run-walk on Sunday, November 13, 2011, to benefit the Hawk Rock project, a fund-raising event for three Indiana County charities addressing homelessness and hunger. The Hawk Rock Trot will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on University Drive. Th

Posted on 10/28/2011 2:41:23 PM

American Indian Heritage Month 2011 Celebration to Feature Performances

The Native American Awareness Council will present the fifth annual celebration of American Indian Heritage Month on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from noon to 5:00 p.m. The event, free and open to the community, will be held in the Hadley Union Building Delaware Room. Parking on campus, including at the

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:01:21 AM

Information Assurance Day 2011 to Feature Speakers from FBI, NSA, More

IUP will present several speakers, including representatives from the FBI and the National Security Agency and cybersecurity specialists, during Information Assurance Day on November 10, 2011. This fourth annual event is free and open to the community. All presentations will take place in the Hadley Union Building

Posted on 10/26/2011 11:21:11 AM

Limited Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson, Joseph Wilson Lecture Still Available

A limited number of tickets are still available for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson . Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Hadley Union Building Box Office or by calling 724-357-1313.

Posted on 10/26/2011 10:55:08 AM

Speaker to Discuss Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

IUP will host Lynnea Smith, a member of the Navajo nation from Crownpoint, N.M., to discuss uranium mining on the Navajo Indian reservation. Smith’s presentation, free and open to the community, will take place November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Pratt Auditorium. Smith is a community educator on the issue of ura

Posted on 10/25/2011 3:11:18 PM

Family Weekend 2011 Offers Host of Activities

A number of activities will be offered in celebration of Family Weekend, October 28-30, 2011.

Posted on 10/24/2011 4:32:21 PM

Student Group Apologizes for Graffiti Incident; “STAND Against Racism” Event Planned for Tuesday

IUP student group STAND—Students Taking Action Now Darfur, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network—apologized Thursday evening for images placed on trees around IUP’s Oak Grove.

Posted on 10/13/2011 7:28:31 PM

Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson Lecture Available

Tickets are now available for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson . Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Hadley Union Building Box Office or by calling 724-357-1313. The lecture, “The

Posted on 10/10/2011 1:42:13 PM

SECA Fund-Raising Luncheon Set for October 27

IUP’s State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Committee will hold a fund-raising luncheon featuring roasted turkey and stuffing October 27, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Oak Room, on the ground floor of Foster Dining Hall along Grant Street (across from the IUP parking garage). The luncheon is sponsored

Posted on 10/7/2011 1:13:54 PM

Biology Professor Selected for National Science Teachers Association Board

Thomas Lord, a professor in the Biology Department, is the first IUP faculty member to be selected for the board of directors of the National Science Teachers Association.

Posted on 10/7/2011 1:01:36 PM

“Cardboard City” Event to Aid Flood Victims

An IUP sorority is inviting people to be part of a “cardboard city” project in the Oak Grove on October 12, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The project is designed to raise funds for the American Red Cross to help with relief for flooded areas in Pennsylvania. Gamma Sigma Sigma members are providing material

Posted on 10/7/2011 12:50:56 PM

Safety Sciences Doctoral Program to Begin at IUP in 2013

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approved IUP’s Doctor of Philosophy in Safety Sciences program. IUP’s program will be the first of its kind in the nation. “IUP’s program is unique in that it is designed to be a very comprehensive offering, not just focused on one or two aspec

Posted on 10/6/2011 3:59:14 PM

First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture to Feature Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson

Former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson will be the speakers at this year’s First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP. The couple will present “ The Politics of Truth: Inside the Valerie Plame Wilson CIA Leak Controversy .” The lecture, presented as part of the Lively Ar

Posted on 10/4/2011 11:58:00 AM

International Education Week Events to Include Naturalization Ceremony

The Office of International Education is sponsoring several activities in celebration of International Education Week, October 10–14, 2011, including a naturalization ceremony October 14. International Education Week, a joint national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education

Posted on 10/4/2011 11:42:19 AM

Students to “Rock the Grove” for the Alice Paul House

Fraternity and sorority members will be “Rocking the Grove” October 4 and 5, 2011, to benefit the Alice Paul House, Indiana County’s shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children. The students will be in rocking chairs in the Oak Grove on October 4 from 4:00 to 11:30 p.m. and October 5 from 9:00 a.m.

Posted on 10/3/2011 4:09:49 PM

Sororities, Fraternities Partner with Service Learning for Food Drive

IUP fraternity and sorority members , in conjunction with the Office of Service Learning , will hold a food drive to benefit the Community Kitchen of Indiana County. Students will collect canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and baby food at the BiLo along North Fourth Street on October 7

Posted on 10/3/2011 1:23:37 PM

Study Abroad to Be Next Topic in Six O’Clock Series

The Six O’Clock Series continues with “ All the Reasons You Need for Any Excuse to Study Abroad ” at 6:00 p.m. October 3, 2011, in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. In this program, students will learn about study abroad from students who have lived it. A panel of returning study abroad students will discuss d

Posted on 9/30/2011 11:06:18 AM

Homecoming Activities Set for 2011

IUP’s annual Homecoming celebration, September 30–October 2, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the Pregame in the Oak Grove festival, the parade, and football game. Homecoming Parade The Homecoming parade , with a theme of “Classic Vid

Posted on 9/27/2011 3:46:00 PM

LGBT Film Festival 2011 to Begin with “What Happens Next”

IUP will host the eighth annual Indiana Cares Campaign (ICC) to End Homophobia LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Film Festival in October. The festival begins October 2, 2011, with What Happens Next. All films will be shown Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall, 175 Maple Str

Posted on 9/27/2011 2:59:30 PM

Criminology Speaker Series to Feature Retired Navy Captain Bowdish

The Department of Criminology Speaker Series will feature Randall Bowdish, retired U.S. Navy captain, on September 28, 2011, for two presentations. Bowdish will present “The Criminal Justice System and Terrorism” at 10:10 a.m. in the Hadley Union Building, Susquehanna Room, and “Terrorism, the Media and Social Ne

Posted on 9/23/2011 3:07:03 PM

Award-Winning American Chemical Society Student Chapter to Donate to High School Chemistry Program

The IUP student chapter of the American Chemical Society, recently named an Outstanding Student Chapter by the national organization, is donating $1,000 to United High School for use in its chemistry program.

Posted on 9/22/2011 3:11:01 PM

Hospitality Management Scholarship Established in Honor of IUP Retirees

A former Indiana man has established a scholarship at IUP in honor of two local couples. Michael Mark Scanlan, of Rumson, N.J., has created the John J. and Mary Louise Scanlan and Dr. James B. and Madelyn Reilly Scholarship for Hospitality Management. The scholarship will provide support for Hospitality

Posted on 9/22/2011 2:46:47 PM

Summer 2011 Dean’s List

See who made the Summer 2011 Dean’s List. Undergraduates receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average.

Posted on 9/22/2011 1:45:44 PM

“Only Love” Second Annual Photography Project Planned

IUP will host its second annual Only Love photography project September 23, 2011. The project features volunteers who are photographed as a show of support for the acceptance of all people. Photographs will be taken from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. outside of Wallwork Hall, at Pratt and Grant streets. The photos will

Posted on 9/20/2011 1:43:25 PM

IUP Breaks Enrollment Records for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has broken all previous total student enrollment records with a fall 2011 enrollment of 15,132.

Posted on 9/19/2011 4:57:05 PM

Makoni, Gender Activist and CNN “Top Ten Hero,” to Speak at IUP

IUP will host gender activist Betty Makoni on September 23, 2011. She will present two lectures, both free and open to the community, during her visit to IUP. Makoni was named a CNN 2009 “Top Ten Hero” for her work in defending and empowering young rape victims in her native Zimbabwe. She is the founder and direct

Posted on 9/16/2011 3:52:24 PM

Olmstead to Be Honored with Naming of Percussion Rehearsal Hall

The Council of Trustees on September 15, 2011, formally approved the naming of a rehearsal hall for a professor emeritus of the Department of Music . The space in Cogswell Hall, home to the Music Department, honors Gary James Olmstead, a forty-five-year member of the department’s faculty. In approving the reso

Posted on 9/16/2011 2:19:11 PM

Kaniasty Honored with Stress and Anxiety Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award

A Psychology professor has been honored with an international award for professional excellence. Krzysztof Kaniasty received the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Lifetime Career Award during the thirty-second STAR Conference in Münster, Germany. This award is presented annually to ho

Posted on 9/15/2011 1:52:10 PM

Blocktoberfest 2011 to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Military Science service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi, will hold its “Blocktoberfest” on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Stephenson Hall courtyard.

Posted on 9/15/2011 1:12:12 PM

Six O’Clock Series Continues with “Got Consent?”

The fall 2011 Six O’Clock Series will continue with its second program, “ Got Consent? ,” at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room. In this program, students and alumni share experiences and attitudes about sexual relationships, consent, and prevention of sexual violence. The

Posted on 9/15/2011 12:44:55 PM

U.S. News and World Report Includes IUP in “Best Colleges” 2012 Edition

For the eighteenth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has selected IUP as one of the nation’s top universities. IUP is included in the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2012 edition and is one of the top national doctoral universities recognized in the rankings. This recognition follows IUP’s inclusion in

Posted on 9/12/2011 1:29:58 PM

Washington Monthly Recognizes IUP’s Contributions to Society for Third Straight Year in 2011

IUP has been selected, for the third consecutive year, for Washington Monthly magazine’s 2011 national rankings of schools based on their contributions to society . IUP is one of only eleven Pennsylvania universities and the only public doctoral university in the state to be selected for the rankings. When co

Posted on 9/9/2011 10:21:48 AM

Constitution Day 2011 Celebration to Feature Free Events

IUP will celebrate Constitution Day on September 20, 2011, with several events free and open to the community.

Posted on 9/9/2011 10:10:40 AM

Six O’Clock Series for Fall 2011 Begins

The fall 2011 Six O’Clock Series will offer programs on topics ranging from preventing sexual violence to the mystical arts of Tibet to the holocaust through the eyes of a survivor. The series begins with a presentation on taking a personal approach to alcohol. “DrinkThink” will be presented September 12 at 6:00

Posted on 9/9/2011 9:57:39 AM

Hawk Walk Planned for September 2011

The second annual Hawk Walk, a door-to-door effort to welcome IUP students to be active members of the community, will take place September 14, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 9/7/2011 3:47:32 PM

September 11 Tenth-Anniversary Remembrance Program Planned

IUP will host an anniversary remembrance program September 11, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on the 2001 attacks on the United States. A tent will be set up in the Oak Grove with a display honoring the three IUP alumni lost in the fall of the World Trade Center. A representative of the Interfaith Council will be i

Posted on 9/2/2011 2:43:18 PM

Arpaia Part of Peace Delegation at Work in Kabul

Paul Arpaia, a faculty member in the Department of History, is traveling to Kabul as part of his work with an international peace organization.

Posted on 9/2/2011 2:34:01 PM

Culinary Arts Dean’s Recognition List for Summer 2011

Culinary Arts students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The Academy of Culinary Arts , located in Punxsutawney, Pa., is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation—the maximum accreditation pos

Posted on 9/2/2011 12:15:12 PM

End-of-Life Care to Be Focus of Nursing Workshop

The  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions is partnering with Indiana Regional Medical Center and Windber Medical Center to present a workshop on end-of-life care. The workshop is October 21, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . It is $35 for members

Posted on 8/30/2011 2:48:23 PM

Colatrino Receives Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan

Marc Colatrino, a senior Asian Studies major from Leechburg, is one of only eighty-five students in the nation selected for a Bridging Scholarship for study abroad in Japan.

Posted on 8/29/2011 12:11:45 PM

Biology Research Project on Effects of Nitrites on Zebrafish Earns Students a Society of Toxicology Award

Two Indiana Area Senior High School students are getting a head start on their academic careers. Ida Karimi and Alison Simmons, students at IUP during the summer, won the 2011 Mary Anne Stock Student Research Award from the Allegheny-Erie chapter of the Society of Toxicology for their research project “Effects of

Posted on 8/26/2011 11:16:33 AM

West Nile Virus Control Program to Spray on Campus

Spraying for mosquitoes will take place on the IUP campus between the Robertshaw Building and the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in a trap in that area. The Indiana County West Nile Virus Control Program plans to spray between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.

Posted on 8/24/2011 4:28:38 PM

Snavely Starts as Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Deanne Snavely, who was appointed dean of the  College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the spring, began work at IUP on August 1, 2011. She brings to IUP twenty-five years of experience from Bowling Green State University. Most recently, she served as interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Scien

Posted on 8/24/2011 1:44:31 PM

IUP Feels Earthquake Effects, Campus Safe

An earthquake in the Richmond, Va., area, magnitude of 5.9, shook campus buildings shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Campus safety officials have said that, unless occupants are notified to evacuate, campus buildings are safe. Campus emergency officials may be reached at 724-357-2141.

Posted on 8/23/2011 2:20:21 PM

Faculty Promotions for Fall 2011 Announced

The  Office of the Provost has announced the promotion of several faculty members, effective the Fall 2011 semester. Professor Those promoted to the rank of professor are as follows: Hussam Al-Shammari, Management Kathryn Bonach, Sociology Laura Delbrugge, Spanish Susan Fello, Professional

Posted on 8/22/2011 5:04:32 PM

Computer Science Languages and Systems Track Accredited

The Computer Science Department’s degree program in Computer Science/Languages and Systems Track has been recognized with accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

Posted on 8/22/2011 4:38:11 PM

Move-In, Other Events Mark Start of 2011–2012 Academic Year

As the start of the Fall 2011 semester approaches, IUP is gearing up for student move-in and other events that celebrate the new academic year and welcome new students into the community. The move-in process will begin with smaller groups of students in mid-August and reach its highest volume August 26–28. Movi

Posted on 8/5/2011 1:30:02 PM

Forbes Magazine “Top Colleges” List Includes IUP Again in 2011

IUP has been recognized, for the second year in a row, as one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes magazine. IUP is one of only twenty-three Pennsylvania colleges and universities chosen for this fourth annual listing. There are 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S. “America’s Top Colleges”

Posted on 8/5/2011 11:28:38 AM

May 2011 Graduate List

Following is a list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2011. 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 . A

Posted on 7/12/2011 5:11:10 PM

Spring 2011 Dean’s List

The Spring 2011 Dean’s List is now available on the Office of the Registrar website . Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fa

Posted on 6/27/2011 3:12:31 PM

Larkin Recognized for Migratory Bird Stewardship

Biology professor Jeffery Larkin is part of a forest-restoration team that recently received the first Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award.

Posted on 6/17/2011 2:43:52 PM

IUP-TV Sports Productions Honored during College Sports Media Awards

IUP-TV Sports Productions was honored for excellence in the 2011 College Sports Media Awards competition for its game coverage and video The Road to the Elite Eight.

Posted on 6/17/2011 2:32:48 PM

Promise Plus Initiative to Benefit from Third Heinz Endowments Grant

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh awarded IUP a grant for the third consecutive year for continued support of IUP’s Promise Plus initiative . With this most recent grant of $150,000, IUP has received $460,000 total from the Heinz Endowments for this program. Promise Plus—now in its third year—aims to expand on

Posted on 6/3/2011 3:58:03 PM

Picnics in the Grove Continue June 8

IUP will continue its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove on June 8, 2011. Picnics will be held each Wednesday through August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. “We had an excellent turnout for the first picnic on June 1,” John Veilleux, picnics co-chairman and associate vice president for Com

Posted on 6/3/2011 3:29:02 PM

IUP to Host Carnegie Mellon Program for Elementary Students

IUP will host a program June 20–24 for children who have completed fifth or sixth grade titled “Why Aren’t Manhole Covers Square?” It is part of C-MITES, the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students.

Posted on 6/1/2011 3:12:51 PM

Longacre Appointed Student Trustee for 2011–2013

Andrew S. Longacre, of Danielsville, a Safety Sciences and Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Health Science, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as the student member of the IUP Council of Trustees . Longacre’s appointment was finalized May 31, 2011. Currently a junior

Posted on 6/1/2011 2:48:28 PM

Energy Team to Test Water near Marcellus Drilling Site in Westmoreland County

A team of faculty members has been awarded a contract to conduct water sampling around the 1,300-acre Beaver Run Reservoir and plans to place test results on a website available to the public.

Posted on 5/31/2011 1:39:29 PM

Culinary Arts Dean’s Recognition List for Spring 2011

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2011 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredi

Posted on 5/31/2011 8:42:59 AM

Picnics in the Grove 2011 to Start June 1

IUP will present its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove on Wednesdays from June 1 through August 3. For the first picnic, contemporary music will be played and special guest will be St. Thomas More University Parish.

Posted on 5/26/2011 5:23:09 PM

Seventh-Inning Rallies Push IUP Softball Past Bloomsburg and into College World Series

The softball team will make its first appearance at the College World Series, May 26–30, 2011, in Salem, Va., after defeating Bloomsburg, 2-1, in game two of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Super Regional, Saturday, May 21.

Posted on 5/21/2011 3:06:30 PM

IUP Named to National Community Service Honor Roll for Third Straight Year

IUP has been selected, for the third consecutive year, for inclusion on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts to America’s communities. The honor roll is produced by the Corporation for National Community Service in collaboration with the Department of Educatio

Posted on 5/17/2011 5:10:54 PM

Heritage Garden Dedicated; Garden Club’s Work Recognized

IUP and the Foundation for IUP formally dedicated the Heritage Garden on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The garden is in front of the Northern Suites residence hall. Speakers for the dedication ceremony included Dr. Cornelius Wooten, vice president for Administration and Finance , and Dr. Ruth Riesenman, representing

Posted on 5/17/2011 3:12:04 PM

Women’s Conference to Feature Workshops, Antkowiak as Keynote Speaker

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women will present its fourth annual conference, “Tough Women in Tough Times ,” May 25, 2011, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The conference will begin with morning registration at 8:00. The IUP commission is working with Indiana Regional Medical C

Posted on 5/12/2011 10:25:04 AM

Stein Earns State Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Highest Honor

Dr. David Stein, professor and director of the Speech-Language Pathology program, received the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s highest honor for his dedication to the speech-language pathology field.

Posted on 5/11/2011 3:36:39 PM

Health and Human Services Names Blood Outstanding Teacher

The College of Health and Human Services has selected Dr. Janet Blood, assistant professor of fashion merchandising ( Human Development and Environmental Studies Department ), to receive its 2011 Outstanding Teacher Award. Blood was recognized as a “learning facilitator” who “inspires students to be creative w

Posted on 5/6/2011 2:08:28 PM

Trustees Recognize Student Member

Raymond G. Edwards, Jr., of Wernersville, was recognized by the Council of Trustees on May 5, 2011, for his work as student trustee. Edwards, son of Raymond and Janice Edwards, was appointed a trustee June 11, 2009, by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. His tenure will end with his May 7 graduation from IUP with b

Posted on 5/5/2011 12:34:35 PM

Jennings Earns Service Learning Volunteer of the Year Award

The Office of Service Learning honored Dr. Linda Jennings, Music Department faculty member, with the 2010–2011 Volunteer of the Year Award. Jennings was honored as a result of her service beyond the requirements of being a member of the faculty. She has created music programs in Haiti, and, following the recen

Posted on 5/5/2011 12:12:48 PM

2011 May Commencement Details Provided

May Commencement ceremonies will take place, for the first time, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Complete details about the ceremony are available on the Commencement website . Commencement is May 7, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Eligible to attend the May ceremony are 2,124 students who have either compl

Posted on 5/3/2011 4:26:26 PM

Botelho Named University Professor for 2011–2012

Dr. Lynn Botelho, a professor in the Department of History , has been selected as IUP’s 2011–2012 University Professor. This award is presented to an IUP faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity and service. The award is presented on an annual basis, a

Posted on 4/28/2011 1:37:09 PM

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Memorial Scholarships

The  Veterans Organization student group will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. April 30, 2011, at the Indiana VFW Post 1989 to raise money for three scholarships. The VFW is at 824 Indian Springs Road in White Township. The event benefits memorial scholarships in honor of Brent Adams, Beverly Sue

Posted on 4/26/2011 10:47:48 AM

Food and Nutrition Food Drive Marks Seventeenth Year

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor the annual “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive April 30, 2011, with several collection sites around Indiana County.

Posted on 4/26/2011 10:19:38 AM

Cardboard-Village Event Raises Funds, Builds Awareness of Homelessness

IUP’s National Residence Hall Honorary raised $339 for the Indiana County Community Action Program through its first “cardboard village” April 19, 2011, in the Oak Grove.

Posted on 4/20/2011 5:02:19 PM

Student Group to Recycle Old Electronics

The  Association for Management Information Systems student group will host an “e-cycling” event to recycle old electronics April 30, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology parking lot. The lot is located just off Eleventh Street next to the Memorial Field

Posted on 4/20/2011 4:44:51 PM

Record Number of Applicants Closes Freshman Application Process for Fall 2011

IUP is no longer accepting applications for  general admission for freshman students for the Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses for Fall 2011. “For the second year in a row, we received a record number of applicants for our Fall freshman class, and applicants are very strong academically,” James Begany, associate v

Posted on 4/15/2011 12:31:09 PM

Arpaia to Join Leadership of September 11 Peace Organization

Paul Arpaia, History Department, will serve on the steering committee of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a peace organization founded by family members of those killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Posted on 4/12/2011 1:52:32 PM

Blood Wins Top Award in Sewing Association’s Design Challenge

Dr. Janet Blood, assistant professor of fashion merchandising, Human Development and Environmental Studies Department , won top prize, Best Overall, in the 2010 Association of Sewing and Design Professionals “Suit Your Style” design challenge. The challenge, sponsored by Threads Magazine , involved trans

Posted on 4/11/2011 12:12:54 PM

Management Services Group to Host Chamber “Business after Hours” Event

The Management Services Group will begin its twentieth anniversary celebration by hosting the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours event April 26, 2011. The event will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . Chamber members and guests should make r

Posted on 4/8/2011 10:42:08 AM

Memorial Scholarship Established for Pittsburgh Police Officer Stephen Mayhle

IUP marked the establishment of a memorial scholarship in honor of Stephen J. Mayhle, a 2002  Criminology graduate and Pittsburgh police officer, April 6, 2011, at KPMG in Pittsburgh. Mayhle, an Indiana native, was one of three Pittsburgh officers killed while responding to a disturbance April 4, 2009. He was twen

Posted on 4/6/2011 11:23:09 AM

Eberly College of Business Earns Continued Accreditation from AACSB International

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International following an AACSB review, required every five years, in which the program must demonstrate it meets the agency’s standards of quality. The college achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s a

Posted on 4/6/2011 10:03:44 AM

Safety Sciences Project Receives Alcoa Grant

IUP has received $99,000 from the Alcoa Foundation for research designed to help reduce human error in the workplace. Safety Sciences professor Dr. Jan Wachter will direct this research, which will investigate current worker-engagement tools and develop models for improving human performance in the workplace.

Posted on 4/5/2011 2:35:45 PM

2011 Distinguished Faculty Awards Presented

Four faculty members were honored during IUP’s 2011 Honors Day on April 3, 2011, with the university’s Distinguished Faculty Awards. Since 1969, IUP has presented these awards to honor faculty members who make significant contributions to the university. The 2011 winners: Lynne Alvine, English , Dist

Posted on 4/1/2011 3:04:37 PM

“Into the Streets” Project in Need of Nonprofit Agencies to Serve

Because of the record-breaking response from IUP students for the spring “ Into the Streets ” day of service Saturday, April 9, 2011, the  Office of Service Learning is looking for nonprofit agencies that need volunteer assistance. Agencies interested in hosting volunteers should send a representative to a meeting

Posted on 4/1/2011 2:50:56 PM

Nursing Department Partners for Seventh Annual Health Fair, Walk

The Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions , Department of Health and Physical Education , and Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership are working with St. Thomas More University Parish to present the “Step into Spring” Walk and sixth annual health fair April 9, 2011. The fair is planned f

Posted on 4/1/2011 2:42:59 PM

LaRoche Named Art Educator of the Year by NICHE Magazine

Lynda LaRoche, Art Department, was named Art Educator of the Year by NICHE magazine, and two Art students were finalists in the student division of the NICHE magazine awards competition.

Posted on 3/31/2011 12:26:47 PM

Project Encourages Pittsburgh Students to Become Teachers

IUP had a key role in the recent formation of Future Educators Association student chapters at three Pittsburgh schools. Thirty students have joined the new chapters at Langley Teachers Academy High School, Westinghouse High School, and Barack Obama Academy of International Studies High School, and two of those stu

Posted on 3/31/2011 11:15:34 AM

2011 Business Opportunities Fair to Feature Networking Opportunities, Speakers

Close to one hundred businesses and agencies will be represented at IUP’s Business Opportunities Fair, “Expanding the Mainstream ,” at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on April 28, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by IUP’s Supplier Diversity Council. It is the first of its ki

Posted on 3/30/2011 1:35:02 PM

Price Selected for International Reading Association Award

Lisa Hammett Price, Special Education and Clinical Services, received the 2011 International Reading Association’s Dina Feitelson Research Award for an article she co-wrote about book sharing between parents and children.

Posted on 3/30/2011 12:45:29 PM

Service Learning to Hold Food Drive for ICCAP

The Office of Service Learning will hold a three-day food drive to benefit the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank. Students will collect items and hand out informational fliers about ICCAP on Friday, April 1, 2011, from noo