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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

Leonard Hall Demolition Project Underway

Razing of Leonard Hall is part of the university’s long-range campus plan; this work makes way for IUP’s new building for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Construction for this new science facility is set to begin in spring 2020.

Posted on 1/26/2018 3:42:39 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

University and Community Invited to Mini-THON at IUP

Mini-THON at IUP will host its annual 12-hour event on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the HUB on the IUP campus to raise funds for Four Diamonds, a charity for childhood cancer patients and their families. The event will have games of all kinds, food, prizes, and more, and it is all free and open to the public.

Posted on 11/2/2017 3:37:52 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

Summer 2017 Campus Construction and Maintenance Projects

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

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

IUP Offering Two Free Cybersecurity Camps for Students and Teachers

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

Graduate Opportunities Conference Inspires IUP Students

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

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

IUP Group Gets Funding to Help Reforest Flight 93 Memorial

Thanks to a recent grant from two organizations, 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

Seventh Annual Laurel Highlands Conference, April 29

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

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

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 to Offer Memorial Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

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

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

IUP to Host Events in Celebration of Constitution Day

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

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

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

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

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

IUP Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IUP Hosts Corridors of Opportunity Series for Indiana County

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

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

Kovalchick Complex Named Third-Best Mid-Atlantic Venue

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

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

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

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

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

Spring 2014 List of Graduates Announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IUP Selected for Military Friendly Schools Listing

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

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

Dean’s List for Spring 2014 Announced

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

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

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

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

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

Plaque Dedicated at Wilson Hall for Jimmy Stewart

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

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

Inaugural REACH Conference at IUP a Success

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

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

IUP Community Cares Benefits Indiana County Community

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

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

Kaniasty Selected for IUP’s Distinguished University Professor Honor

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

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

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

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

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

IUP Spring Commencement 2014

Indiana University 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 noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, from 10:00 a.m. to

Posted on 3/30/2011 12:29:23 PM

Webb Named Division II Player of the Year

Darryl Webb, of Elkridge, Md., a senior forward on the men’s basketball team, has been named 2011 Division II Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Posted on 3/22/2011 3:25:34 PM

December 2010 Graduate List

Following is a list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2010. Pennsylvania graduates—organized alphabetically by county—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

Posted on 3/17/2011 3:45:12 PM

Comeback Falls Just Short for Men’s Basketball Team in NCAA Atlantic Region Finals

The men’s basketball team’s season ended March 15, 2011, in the NCAA Atlantic Region championship game with an 89-86 loss to tournament host and top seed West Liberty.

Posted on 3/14/2011 2:38:36 PM

Men’s Basketball Team Advances to 2011 NCAA Atlantic Region Finals

The men’s basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region championship game after defeating Bowie State on Sunday, March 13, 2011. IUP will face top-seeded West Liberty in the finals Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/13/2011 11:16:08 PM

Harris Wins Fourth National Title in Long Jump; Other Athletes Place at Nationals

Nafee Harris won his fourth long jump national championship at the NCAA indoor track and field meet Friday, March 11, 2011. Track and field athletes Leander Toney and Brianna Liebold and swimmer Jackie Hynson also placed at nationals.

Posted on 3/13/2011 12:30:41 AM

Men’s Basketball Team Advances to NCAA Atlantic Region Semifinals

The men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region semifinals after defeating West Virginia Wesleyan 66-59 in the tournament’s opening round Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Crimson Hawks will face Bowie State on Sunday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/13/2011 12:05:17 AM

Academy of Culinary Arts Fall 2010 Dean’s Recognition List

See which students at the Academy of Culinary Arts made the Fall 2010 Dean’s Recognition List after achieving a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Posted on 3/10/2011 3:25:13 PM

Men’s Basketball Team Wins 2011 PSAC Tournament Championship, Earns Second Seed in NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament

The men’s basketball team won its second straight PSAC tournament championship after defeating Slippery Rock on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The Crimson Hawks earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Atlantic Region tournament, which will start Saturday, March 12.

Posted on 3/6/2011 12:41:21 AM

Men’s Basketball Team Advances to 2011 PSAC Championship Game

The men’s basketball team has advanced to the PSAC championship game after defeating East Stroudsburg 81-72 on March 4, 2011. IUP will face Slippery Rock in the finals at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Memorial Field House.

Posted on 3/4/2011 4:15:29 PM

Kovalchick Complex Opening Event Photos Available

An  online gallery featuring photos from the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s opening events  March 3 and 4, 2011, is now available. A pre-opening event recognizing published faculty scholars and donors to the complex was held March 3, and a public grand opening—featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, t

Posted on 3/4/2011 11:06:57 AM

Fall 2010 Dean’s List

The  Fall 2010 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.

Posted on 3/3/2011 3:15:17 PM

Students Set for Alternative Spring Break 2011

Nearly 120 students will spend Spring Break at sites throughout the country doing service work through the Alternative Spring Break program. Projects range from trail building to animal rescue to meditation instruction.

Posted on 3/1/2011 2:33:05 PM

Kovalchick Complex Grand Opening Friday

Community members will get a first look at the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex during its free, public grand opening Friday, March 4, 2011. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Ed Fry Arena. Following the ceremony, those in attendance will be able

Posted on 3/1/2011 10:44:39 AM

IUP Ambassadors Group Wins 2011 CASE Awards

For the fourteenth year, IUP’s student alumni association, the IUP Ambassadors , was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE-ASAP). CASE is a national organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, fund-

Posted on 2/25/2011 3:29:12 PM

Panel to Discuss Revolution in the Middle East

A panel discussion, “Revolution in the Middle East: Political and Religious Implications,” will be held Monday, February 28, 2011, at 8:15 p.m. in Sally Johnson Auditorium (Room 247), Johnson Hall.

Posted on 2/25/2011 3:16:26 PM

“Hidden in America” Screening Part of Common Reader Activities

The  College of Health and Human Services will show the film Hidden in America on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in Wallwork Hall, Pratt Drive and Grant Street. The screening is free and open to the community. The film addresses themes similar to those in this year’s Common Freshman Reader, Nickel an

Posted on 2/25/2011 2:59:37 PM

National Science Foundation (NSF) to Fund Biology Lab Renovations

IUP has received $951,578 from the National Science Foundation to renovate  biology laboratories in Carl S. Weyandt Hall, home to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics . The funds will be used to renovate and upgrade twelve spaces in Weyandt Hall that are used for student biology research and student re

Posted on 2/22/2011 10:42:48 AM

Business Opportunities Fair Set for April at Kovalchick Complex

IUP’s  Supplier Diversity Council will present the 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 will be the first of its kind in the Kovalchick Complex, which is set to open in March along Wayne

Posted on 2/22/2011 10:01:38 AM

Classes Canceled until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 22

Due to the inclement weather, classes at all IUP campuses and all sites are canceled until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. To ensure clarity, that means that classes scheduled before 11:00 a.m. will not be held. Classes scheduled at 11:00 a.m. or later will be in session, unless it is communicated othe

Posted on 2/21/2011 8:35:56 PM

Bratton to Receive President’s Medal of Distinction

Edward K. Bratton, of Indiana, will receive the 2011 President’s Medal of Distinction from David Werner , interim president , at the 2011 Leader’s Circle event March 24, 2011. Bratton will be recognized for public service. The President’s Medal of Distinction is the highest non-degree award presented by IUP.

Posted on 2/18/2011 1:33:43 PM

Kovalchick Complex Grand Opening Set for March 4

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will hold a grand opening March 4, 2011. The event is free and open to the community. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Ed Fry Arena. Following the ceremony, those in attendance will be able to tour the facil

Posted on 2/9/2011 4:16:10 PM

School Psychology Programs Earn Full National Accreditation

IUP’s  Post-Master’s Certification in School Psychology  and  Doctor of Education in School Psychology  programs have both earned continuing, full national accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists. “I am pleased that IUP’s excellence in program and student outcome assessment was recognize

Posted on 2/8/2011 1:07:01 PM

2011 Foreign Film and Music Series Continues with “Town Called Panic”

The Spring 2011 Foreign Film and Music Series will continue February 13, 2011, with Belgian film A Town Called Panic . Musical guests will be Kate Duncan on vocals and Terry Barnett on guitar. A Town Called Panic, in French with English subtitles, tells the story of three plastic toys, Cowboy, Indian, and H

Posted on 2/8/2011 12:51:53 PM

Student Collecting Blankets for Baltimore’s Homeless

The Cover the Cold initiative, a used blanket drive for Baltimore’s homeless, is taking place on campus through March 7, 2011. Designated collection boxes are located in the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security and the Political Science Department.

Posted on 2/8/2011 12:25:49 PM

Webb Breaks All-Time Men’s Basketball Scoring Record in Win over Gannon

Darryl Webb of the men’s basketball team broke IUP’s all-time scoring record Saturday, February 5, 2011, against Gannon. Webb finished the game, which IUP won 73-58, with a career total of 1,729 points.

Posted on 2/6/2011 7:58:04 AM

Child and Family Studies Grant Offers Student-Parents Support for Child Care

Child and Family Studies at IUP is the recipient of a competitive grant from the United States Department of Education to provide financial assistance for child care to IUP undergraduate students who are parents.

Posted on 2/4/2011 10:06:12 AM

Emergency Services Training to Offer Educational Methodology Course in February 2011

Emergency Services Training will offer an educational methodology course starting February 25, 2011. This course is intended to prepare participants to teach emergency medical technician instructors, emergency medical first responder instructors, and rescue instructors.

Posted on 2/2/2011 3:19:59 PM

Energy Team to Serve Growing Regional Energy Industry

Faculty experts at IUP have begun to explore opportunities to serve the growing energy industry in Western Pennsylvania through the development of the IUP Energy Team. The IUP Energy Team is an interdisciplinary faculty team that is undertaking research and formulating new projects that address the various aspects

Posted on 2/2/2011 3:05:55 PM

Black History Month Events Planned for February 2011

IUP will hold several events throughout February 2011 in celebration of Black History Month. Following is a roundup of these events: Through Monday, February 28 Library Exhibit: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos, books, placards, and more focusing on the work of King will be featur

Posted on 1/31/2011 10:23:39 AM

Finegan to Participate in Inaugural Pilgrimage Studies Workshop

Caleb P.S. Finegan, a faculty member in the History Department and director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership, is one of seventy-five scholars worldwide invited to participate in the inaugural Pilgrimage Studies Workshop.

Posted on 1/26/2011 3:14:31 PM

Civil Rights Project in Second Life Immerses Visitors in Historic Events

Communications Media students in the Simulation of Games doctoral class have brought the American civil rights movement to life in Second Life, an online, virtual world.

Posted on 1/24/2011 1:27:33 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Program to Kick Off Black History Month 2011

The African American Cultural Center will present a variety of activities free and open to the public as part of its twenty-first annual Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorative program and Black History Month kickoff on January 27, 2011. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with a 7:00 p.m. keynote panel prese

Posted on 1/24/2011 12:27:55 PM

Six O’Clock Series for Spring 2011 Kicks Off January 31 with “FUEL”

The Six O’Clock Series will launch its Spring 2011 season with a program on award-winning film FUEL on January 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Cosponsored by the Entertainment Network, the program will feature film director Josh Tickell and producer Rebecca Tickell. FUEL is the 2008 Sundance Film Fest

Posted on 1/24/2011 12:22:27 PM

Curt Cignetti Named Eleventh Head Coach in IUP Football History

Curt Cignetti, a twenty-eight-year veteran assistant coach, most recently at the University of Alabama, has been appointed the eleventh head coach in the modern era of IUP football. He is the eldest son of former head coach Frank Cignetti, who retired following the 2005 season.

Posted on 1/20/2011 10:13:20 PM

Foreign Film and Music Series for Spring 2011 to Kick Off with “Afghan Star”

The  Spring 2011 Foreign Film and Music Series  will begin Sunday, January 30, offering a selection of internationally produced films and local musicians. Sponsored and organized by the  Office of International Education , the programs will be held Sunday evenings at McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall from January

Posted on 1/20/2011 1:20:50 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr., to Be Honored with January 2011 Events

IUP will hold several events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout January, the month of the civil rights leader’s birthday. In addition, events celebrating black heritage and culture will be held throughout February, which is Black History Month. Following is a roundup of these events: Saturday,

Posted on 1/13/2011 6:05:05 PM

University Museum Exhibition to Celebrate African-American Heritage

The University Museum will host a free public reception Friday, January 21, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the exhibition Extra! The Art of Harris, Williams Brewer, and Shahn. Light refreshments will be served. Extra explores African-American heritage and celebrates landmarks in civil rights history through

Posted on 1/4/2011 9:12:35 AM

Tepper Not to Return as Head Football Coach in 2011

IUP announced December 17, 2010, that head football coach Lou Tepper will not return for the 2011 season. “Our football program needs to move in a new direction,” Athletic Director Frank Condino said. “After a thorough review of the program’s history and this season, I don’t have confidence that the current leaders

Posted on 12/17/2010 1:19:07 PM

Long-Range Campus Plan Approved; New Classroom Buildings Planned

The  Council of Trustees  approved on December 16, 2010, the total concept of a twenty-year, long-range facilities master plan for the university that includes two new classroom buildings. The  IUP Long-Range Campus Facilities Master Plan  was developed by JJR, LLC, of Ann Arbor, Mich. The long-range plan contai

Posted on 12/17/2010 9:31:10 AM

Alumnus Serafini Makes Million-Dollar Gift for Eberly College of Business

An IUP graduate has donated $1 million to the university for use by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology . The gift from Terry A. Serafini, of Pittsburgh, a 1961 education graduate of IUP, will be used to renovate the Eberly College of Business atrium, which will be renamed the Serafini Atrium

Posted on 12/15/2010 10:22:56 AM

Provost Scholars Announced for 2010–2011

These students have been recognized as Provost Scholars for the 2010–2011 academic year based on semester hours earned and cumulative grade-point average.

Posted on 12/14/2010 3:19:23 PM

Commencement Ceremonies to Feature Auditor General Wagner, Professor Rafoth as Keynote Speakers

IUP’s graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies will take place Sunday, December 19, 2010, with 1,073 students eligible to receive degrees. The graduate ceremony will take place in Fisher Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Jack Wagner , Pennsylvania auditor general and a 1974 graduate of IUP, will be the keynote

Posted on 12/13/2010 3:16:02 PM

Kuehn Wins National Essay Contest; Prize to Aid India Band Project

Dr. John Kuehn, a faculty member in the Department of Music , recently won the SmartMusic music education essay contest.

Posted on 12/6/2010 10:59:39 AM

Van Dyke, Alumna Tait Receive National Honors in Dance Teaching

Joan Van Dyke, a faculty member in the Department of Theater and Dance, was named the 2010 University Dance Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Alumna Ashley Tait, of Schnecksville received honors for teaching dance at the secondary education level.

Posted on 12/6/2010 6:31:46 AM

KidsRead Program Pairs Schoolchildren with IUP Student Tutors

IUP students are helping community children with reading skills through the KidsRead literacy program. The local program, which serves more than one hundred elementary school students from the Indiana area, is based at the Indiana Free Library in downtown Indiana. KidsRead is based on the national America Reads

Posted on 12/3/2010 12:48:23 PM

IUP to Redefine Lively Arts, Discontinue OnStage

In order to better serve the arts programming needs of the Indiana community and the academic mission of the IUP community,  IUP’s Lively Arts program  will be redefined for the 2011-2012 season, and, at the end of the current season, the  OnStage Arts and Entertainment  series will be discontinued. The Lively Arts

Posted on 12/3/2010 9:09:24 AM

Highway Safety Project to Test How Cars Fit

The  Highway Safety Project  will present its first “CarFit” event on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Colonial Toyota in Indiana on Route 422, across from the YMCA. The program, especially designed for drivers age sixty-five and older, will evaluate how well motorists and their vehicles work

Posted on 12/1/2010 9:59:57 AM

Students Get Hands-On Experience with Weyandt Hall Green Roof

Students of Dr. Timothy Nuttle, a faculty member in the Biology Department, are creating a green roof—a roof covered in vegetation over a waterproof membrane—on top of Weyandt Hall.

Posted on 11/30/2010 7:27:20 AM

Chemistry Students Help Local Business Develop Energy Calculator

The Department of Chemistry recently assisted Gorell Windows & Doors, Indiana, with the development of an online energy savings calculator to show consumers the impact in energy savings of the company’s windows and doors in homes throughout America.

Posted on 11/29/2010 11:32:26 AM

Kovalchick Complex Hotel Project Expected to Move Forward Following Legislation Approval

The plan to construct an adjoining hotel for the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex is projected to move forward. House Bill 2275, signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on November 23, 2010, allows 3.35 acres of land owned by the Department of General Services to be transferred to IUP to ser

Posted on 11/23/2010 4:32:39 PM

Boser Moderates Marcellus Shale Forum in Westmoreland County

Dr. Susan Boser, Department of Sociology, served as moderator for a public forum November 18, 2010, sponsored by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County on the Marcellus shale drilling being conducted on authority properties.

Posted on 11/22/2010 3:29:40 PM

Kovalchick Complex to Host Globetrotters for First Major Event

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will host longtime basketball-entertainment team the Harlem Globetrotters for its first major event on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. The Kovalchick Complex is a 150,000-square-foot event center under construction along Wayne Avenue, next to campus. Ticket

Posted on 11/17/2010 3:59:12 PM

Nursing Students Achieve High Marks on Licensure Exam

IUP Nursing graduates have achieved, for the third year in a row, a more than 90 percent passing rate for first-time test takers on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). The NCLEX is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. All nursing graduates are requir

Posted on 11/11/2010 10:36:03 AM

Shellenbarger Elected to Leadership Position for National Nursing Group

Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, a professor and doctoral program coordinator in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions , has been elected to the position of governor-at-large for the National League for Nursing. The National League for Nursing, based in New York City, includes more than 30,000 nurse ed

Posted on 11/11/2010 10:34:36 AM

Veterans Day Activities

IUP groups are participating in a number of events surrounding Veterans Day 2010, the national holiday honoring veterans of the armed services. See a list of activities: Thursday, November 11 (Veterans Day) Flag-Raising Ceremony The  IUP Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps  (ROTC) will hold its flag-raisin

Posted on 11/10/2010 3:08:51 PM

Apollo 13’s Lovell Lectures on Turning “Almost Certain Catastrophe into a Successful Recovery”

“The real 13 was not just another space adventure,” Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the Apollo 13, told audiences Monday night, November 1, 2010, in Fisher Auditorium . Lovell appeared at IUP as part of the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series . He spoke mainly of his experience aboard spacecraft in

Posted on 11/1/2010 3:18:47 PM

University Museum to Host Public Reception for Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibit

The  University Museum  will host a public reception November 13, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to highlight the exhibition “ Beyond City Limits: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at IUP .” Admission to the reception is free. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition, which celebrates the one hundredth ann

Posted on 10/29/2010 2:58:56 PM

Reminder: Apollo 13 Commander Lovell to Lecture Monday

The third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP, featuring Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission , will be Monday, November 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. Lovell’s lecture, titled “Apollo 13: A Successful Failure,” is in

Posted on 10/28/2010 3:02:00 PM

Telehealth Equipment to Provide New Learning Opportunities for Nursing Students

Dr. Lisa Palmer and Dr. Julia Greenawalt of the  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions  have received a $299,890 grant for their project “Simulation of Telehealth for Education and Practice (STEP).” The grant will fund IUP’s purchase of simulation equipment for a setting that mirrors the home of a rur

Posted on 10/25/2010 3:38:59 PM

Council for Exceptional Children Chapter to Host 2010 Children’s Fair

The IUP student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children will host its annual children’s fair from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. October 24, 2010, in the Susquehanna Room of the Hadley Union Building. The fair is free, and children are encouraged to come in costume.

Posted on 10/18/2010 3:40:06 PM

Psychology Department to Host “Potluck” Conference for State System Schools

IUP will host a “Psychology Potluck” conference October 23, 2010. The event is open to all faculty and students from universities throughout the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It is being organized by the  Psychology Department  faculty and will include luncheon remarks by  David Werner , interim  p

Posted on 10/15/2010 2:35:27 PM

Master’s in Spanish Approved by PASSHE Board

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board of governors on October 14, 2010, approved a new Master of Arts degree in Spanish to be offered by IUP.

Posted on 10/14/2010 3:34:14 PM

Eberly Makes 2011 “Best Business Schools” Guidebook

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Business Schools,” 2011 edition. This is the seventh consecutive year that Eberly College has been selected for this annual guidebook. The guidebook accepts no advertising dollars and uses independent

Posted on 10/11/2010 10:38:21 AM

Reed, Robbins Receive Friend of Higher Education, Legislative Fellow Distinctions

IUP honored state Representative Dave Reed with its Friend of Higher Education Award and welcomed state Senator Robert “Bob” Robbins as its thirteenth legislative fellow at a luncheon October 7, 2010.

Posted on 10/8/2010 1:21:46 PM

Summer 2010 Dean’s List

See the Summer 2010 Dean’s List. 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.

Posted on 10/8/2010 9:33:30 AM

Residential Revival Completion Celebrated; Building Named for Stephenson

The Foundation for IUP and IUP cut the ribbon October 8, 2010, for the Phase IV buildings of the Residential Revival, celebrating the completion of the $245-million student housing project. In addition, the Foundation and IUP officials honored longtime Foundation board member Andrew W. Stephenson by naming the Ph

Posted on 10/7/2010 4:50:25 PM

Tickets for Lovell Lecture Available October 13

Free tickets are available starting Wednesday, October 13, for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture featuring Capt. James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission. Lovell will present “Apollo 13: A Successful Failure” on November 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/7/2010 10:27:18 AM

Nestor Retrospective Exhibit to Celebrate Career, Upcoming Retirement

The collected works of IUP sculpture professor Dr. James Nestor will be showcased in Kipp Gallery and Gallery C in Sprowls Hall. The show is in celebration of Nestor’s career and in honor of his upcoming retirement. The retrospective exhibition will be up from October 14 to November 19, 2010, with a free public re

Posted on 10/6/2010 3:52:22 PM

English Doctoral Students Form Partnership with Local Libraries

Some IUP doctoral students are partnering with the Homer-Center Public Library and Burrell Township Library in Black Lick to offer a postcolonial studies community-library group called Community Connections. The group’s next meeting will be October 24, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Homer-Center Public Library

Posted on 10/6/2010 10:30:07 AM

Homecoming 2010 Activities Announced

The annual Homecoming celebration, October 7–10, 2010, 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 the football game.

Posted on 10/4/2010 3:17:19 PM

SOAR Student Group Recognized for Alcohol-Prevention Efforts

Pictured, from left: Megan Babel, of Johnstown, SOAR historian; Dave Berberich, of Indiana, residence director and SOAR advisor; Vince Mercuri, executive director of the Open Door and cochair of Collective Action Against Underage Drinking; Amanda Cowan, of Cranberry Township, crimson assistant for the SOAR floor; an

Posted on 10/1/2010 3:24:30 PM

Common Freshman Reader Author Ehrenreich to Lecture

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of this year’s Common Freshman Reader selection, Nickel and Dimed, will lecture Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium as part of the Six O’Clock Series . This is the fifth year for IUP’s Common Freshman Reader program, one of several

Posted on 9/27/2010 3:07:37 PM

Nursing, Honor Society to Host Retired General Hengeveld as Speaker

The  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions  and Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society (Zeta Lambda Chapter at IUP) will host a presentation by retired Brigadier General Peggy J. Hengeveld on “Health Care Issues of Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.” The program will be October 20, 2010, fr

Posted on 9/27/2010 2:53:44 PM

Lecture Series to Accompany Pittsburgh Artists’ Museum Exhibit

A series of free lectures will be presented in conjunction with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibit at the University Museum to help connect viewers with the artists’ work. Lectures begin October 7, 2010.

Posted on 9/24/2010 3:13:45 PM

Author Sarkees to Sign Copies of Women’s Rugby Club Book

Joey Lynn Guarneri Sarkees, author of Earth Angels, a book about IUP’s 2003 Women’s Rugby Club, will sign copies of her book October 9, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the IUP Co-op Store.

Posted on 9/24/2010 2:00:04 PM

Enrollment Records Broken for Second Straight Year

For the second consecutive year, IUP has broken all previous total student enrollment records with a Fall 2010 enrollment of 15,126. This enrollment includes 3,128 freshmen, 680 transfer students, and 2,299 graduate students. Since 2007, enrollment has grown by more than 1,108 students, or 7.9 percent, across all I

Posted on 9/22/2010 3:36:37 PM

Kuehn Looks to Essay Contest to Support India Music Program

Just three clicks of the mouse can help a  Department of Music  professor to establish a music program in India. Dr. John Kuehn, who was named University Professor in 1992, hopes to travel to Kollam, Kerala, India, in the Fall semester of 2012 to establish a wind band program. Kuehn has nearly thirty years of e

Posted on 9/17/2010 11:46:12 AM

Residence Hall to Be Named for Stephenson

The naming of the Crimson Suites, the final building of the Residential Revival student housing project, as Andrew W. Stephenson Hall was approved Friday, September 17, 2010, by the Council of Trustees . Stephenson, a 1972 graduate of IUP, is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a partner with the law firm of Holl

Posted on 9/16/2010 5:17:51 PM

Apollo 13 Commander Lovell to Speak at IUP

Captain James Lovell, Jr., commander of the 1970 Apollo 13 space mission, will be the speaker at the third annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP. The lecture, in conjunction with Ideas and Issues lecture series, will be November 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium . T

Posted on 9/15/2010 5:24:36 PM

Six O’Clock Series Kicks Off Fall 2010 Season

IUP will launch its Fall 2010  Six O’Clock Series  with a presentation celebrating Constitution Day. “Just What Did They Originally Intend?” will take place Monday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room. The Six O’Clock Series, free and open to the community, offers programs on current

Posted on 9/9/2010 12:36:45 PM

PASSHE Chancellor Addresses Issues during Open Forum

John Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, discussed challenges facing the State System and its universities during an open forum Tuesday, September 7, 2010, in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Posted on 9/7/2010 4:14:23 PM

Research Institute Launches First For-Profit Corporation

The Research Institute has established its first for-profit corporation, the IUP Research Institute Business and Technology Group, Inc., which will develop solutions to technical and business challenges for military operations, homeland security, emergency response, and more.

Posted on 9/7/2010 1:53:03 PM

Washington Monthly Recognizes IUP on 2010 List for Contributions to Society

IUP  has been selected, for the second consecutive year, for Washington Monthly magazine’s 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 2010 rankings. When com

Posted on 8/26/2010 1:26:50 PM

Forbes Magazine Recognizes IUP among “America’s Best” for 2011

IUP has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes Magazine. It is one of only twenty-three Pennsylvania colleges and universities chosen for this third annual listing. “America’s Best Colleges” includes 610 institutions. Magazine editors chose colleges and universities for the listing “based o

Posted on 8/25/2010 3:34:02 PM

IUP Makes U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” List for 2011

For the seventeenth consecutive year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the nation’s top doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report. IUP is included in the rankings of the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2011 edition and is one of the top 262 national doctoral universities rec

Posted on 8/23/2010 1:27:35 PM

Dean Rafoth to Discuss “Promise Plus” on WPXI

Dr. Mary Ann Rafoth, dean of IUP’s College of Education and Educational Technology, will be a featured guest on the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Affiliates’s television show “Our Region’s Business” on August 22, 2010.

Posted on 8/18/2010 8:33:07 AM

May 2010 Graduate List

Following is a list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2010. Pennsylvania graduates—organized alphabetically by county—are listed first, followed by U.S. residents from outside Pennsylvania, and then international students. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Adams

Posted on 8/6/2010 4:57:44 PM

Math, Social Studies Secondary Education Programs Earn National Recognition

Two IUP secondary education programs have earned “full national recognition” from specialized professional associations. The Secondary Mathematics and Secondary Social Studies education programs earned the distinction from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Social Studies, r

Posted on 8/4/2010 3:30:39 PM

Spring 2010 Dean’s List Available Online

The Spring 2010 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 twelve semester hours of graded coursework

Posted on 8/4/2010 2:53:46 PM

Princeton Review Selects IUP for 2011 “Best Colleges” Guidebook

For the tenth consecutive year, IUP was selected by the Princeton Review for its annual “Best Colleges” guidebook. Guidebook editors call the selected schools “the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education.” The 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges features only 15 pe

Posted on 8/3/2010 3:42:57 PM

Alumni Association Names Officers, Board Members for 2010–2011

The Alumni Association has named officers and new board members for 2010–2011. Officers are Jim Wansacz, president; Michael Staub, vice president; Matt Konetschni, treasurer; and Sandy Koeppl Barsotti, secretary.

Posted on 7/30/2010 3:42:30 PM

PASSHE Board Recognizes Former President

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors on July 22, 2010, presented Tony Atwater, former president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania , with a resolution of appreciation for his contributions to IUP. The resolution expressed the board’s “sincere appreciation for the many contributi

Posted on 7/23/2010 3:30:29 PM

Foundation Announces New Officers, Board Members for 2010–2011

The Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania , a nonprofit corporation designed to receive and manage private support donated to the university, announced the newly elected officers and members of its board of directors for the 2010–2011 fiscal year. Timothy G. Rupert, of Poland, Ohio, was elected presid

Posted on 6/17/2010 4:31:08 PM

Graduate List

Following is the list of December 2009 graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, compiled by the  Office of the Registrar . Pennsylvania graduates are first, listed by county, followed by out-of-state and out-of-country graduates. Adams County, Pennsylvania Biglerville Whitney Marie Slaybaugh, Quake

Posted on 6/15/2010 12:54:20 PM

Interim President Selected

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors has selected David Werner as interim president for IUP. Werner, a former chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, served as IUP’s interim provost during much of the 2007–2008 academic year.

Posted on 6/10/2010 11:34:21 AM

Culinary Arts Dean’s Recognition List for Spring 2010

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2010 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 6/9/2010 2:32:13 PM

President Atwater Moving On to Leadership Role with AASCU

Dr. Tony Atwater will resign as president of IUP to assume a national leadership role with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the premier national professional association for public universities in the United States. He will leave the Office of the President on June 30, 2010. “I have

Posted on 6/9/2010 1:04:08 PM

Promise Plus Initiative Receives $150,000 from Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh has awarded Indiana University of Pennsylvania a $150,000 grant for continued support of IUP’s Promise Plus initiative. With this recent grant, IUP has received $310,000 from the Heinz Endowments for this program. IUP’s Promise Plus program—now entering its second year—aims to

Posted on 6/7/2010 1:04:15 PM

June 9 Picnic in the Grove to Feature Contemporary Music

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will continue its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Recorded contemporary music will be played during the picnic. The picnics are open to the community and will be held Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. Cancellations due to in

Posted on 6/4/2010 9:42:55 AM

Siemens Endows Fund for Undergraduate Research in Sciences

From left: Gerald Intemann, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs; James Platz, representing Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies; IUP President Tony Atwater; Terry Carter, vice president for University Relations and executive director of the Foundation for IUP. The photo was taken during the IUP L

Posted on 5/26/2010 10:20:48 AM

Edwards Selected for National Economics Fellowship

Raymond G. Edwards, Jr., of Wernersville, a student in the  Robert E. Cook Honors College , has been selected by the American Institute of Economic Research for a summer fellowship in economics. The two-week program will be held in June at the American Institute of Economic Research in Great Barrington, Mass. T

Posted on 5/17/2010 2:57:38 PM

Music Senior Recovering from Car Accident Attends Graduation Ceremony

One month before his graduation from IUP, senior Music Education major Tim Sugrue was involved in an auto accident while on his way to student teach at Apollo Ridge High School. Although he spent weeks in the hospital and faces months of rehabilitation, Sugrue was still able to participate in the Music Department’s g

Posted on 5/13/2010 1:35:38 PM

Fall Applications Closed for IUP Main Campus; Regional Campuses and Transfer Process Still Open

IUP is no longer accepting applications for general admission for freshman students for the Indiana campus. “We received a record number of applicants for our Fall 2010 freshman class at the Indiana campus, and applicants are very strong academically,” James Begany, associate vice president for Enrollment Managemen

Posted on 5/11/2010 11:58:01 AM

Rafoth Named 2010–11 University Professor

Dr. Bennett Rafoth, Department of English , has been selected as IUP’s 2010–2011 University Professor. This award is presented to an IUP faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity and service. It was reinstituted at the university for the 2007–2008 acade

Posted on 5/6/2010 1:16:19 PM

Summer 2010 Emergency Medical Technician Training Offered

The Division of Emergency Services Training will offer its 2010 summer Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training program starting June 10, 2010. Registration is due by May 28.

Posted on 4/29/2010 11:47:47 AM

Comfort Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Support Research in India

Dr. Susan Comfort, associate professor in the  Department of English , has been selected for a Fulbright Scholarship. She is one of only eight hundred faculty in the nation selected for this competitive scholarship and is IUP’s sixtieth Fulbright Scholarship recipient. The award will support Comfort’s research

Posted on 4/28/2010 11:33:22 AM

Reminder: Chalk on the Walk Marks Nineteenth Year Wednesday

Students will have the opportunity to express themselves during the nineteenth annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest, also known as “Chalk on the Walk,” Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in the Oak Grove. The event is presented by the student chapter of the National Art Education Association and the College of Fine Arts .

Posted on 4/26/2010 2:55:38 PM

Cook Honors College Student Wins Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

An IUP senior is one of only fourteen students in the nation selected this year for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Erin O’Brien, a History and Asian Studies double major in the Robert E. Cook Honors College , will teach English in Taiwan for eleven months following her May graduation from IUP.

Posted on 4/23/2010 4:34:25 PM

NASA Terra Project Scientist Imhoff to Speak

In recognition of the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s chapter of Sigma Xi scientific honor society is sponsoring a presentation by a NASA scientist. Dr. Marc Imhoff, a NASA Terra project scientist, will present “Gray Wave of the Great Transformation: A Satellite View of Urban

Posted on 4/23/2010 4:22:47 PM

Showing of “Angels in the Dust” Documentary Part of Student Marketing Campaign

A social cause marketing class will present a documentary to benefit the African Orphan Bracelet Campaign. Angels in the Dust, directed by Academy Award-winning director Louise Hogarth, will be screened April 28, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology auditorium. The

Posted on 4/21/2010 2:30:17 PM

Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project Annual Conference Held at IUP

Teachers from Pennsylvania schools met recently for the Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project’s annual conference, held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The conference, “Coming Together XVI for Best Practices in Literacy Teaching: Conversations about Reading and Writing, K-College,” featured Dr. Barry Lan

Posted on 4/16/2010 2:19:32 PM

Legislative Fellow Haluska Visits Campus

See photos from an April 1, 2010, visit to campus by IUP’s twelfth Legislative Fellow, state Representative Gary Haluska.

Posted on 4/14/2010 3:48:46 PM

Teaching Excellence Awards for 2009–2010 Announced

Four faculty members have been selected as recipients of the 2009–2010 Teaching Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence . Recipients are Dr. Wendy Carse, English ; Dr. Karen Rose Cercone, Geoscience ; Jason Chimonides, Theater and Dance ; and Dr. Susan Fello, Professional Studies in

Posted on 4/14/2010 2:35:33 PM

Yellow Ribbon Program Reconfirms IUP for 2010-2011

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as a participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for 2010–2011. IUP was first selected for the program for 2009–2010. The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It allows United States college

Posted on 4/14/2010 2:26:00 PM

Former National Institute of Justice Criminologist to Lecture on Organized Crime

Former National Institute of Justice criminologist Dr. Jay S. Albanese will give a lecture on organized crime from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. April 22, 2010, in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Recital Hall. The  Criminology Department is sponsoring this event. The lecture, “One Hundred Years of Organized Crime: Old Cons, New Crimi

Posted on 4/14/2010 2:10:22 PM

Cook Honors College Student a Runner-Up for Ali-Zaidi Award

Melissa Rogers, of Hawley, a Spanish and English major, is one of two runners-up for the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. The Ali-Zaidi Award was established by Syed R. Ali-Zaidi, a founding member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors, to recognize and rew

Posted on 4/14/2010 2:02:28 PM

History Club Dinner Benefits Slebodnik Memorial Scholarship

The History Club will hold a dinner in honor of Eric Slebodnik, a former student killed in action in Iraq, Friday, April 16, 2010, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Indiana.

Posted on 4/13/2010 3:54:45 PM

IUP, Ardiem Medical Collaborate on Research Grant Application

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has collaborated with Ardiem Medical, Inc., of Indiana, on a Small Business Innovation Research Grant Phase I application to the National Institutes of Health. Faculty members from the  Physics  and  Biology  departments collaborated on the grant application. This is the first tim

Posted on 4/13/2010 3:46:13 PM

Food and Nutrition Students Plan Food Drive

The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive, a Community Nutrition class project, will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Posted on 4/13/2010 3:36:40 PM

Biology Student’s Goldwater Scholarship Makes Fifth for IUP

Kelsi Lindblad, of Farmington, Mich., a student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College and Biology Honors Program, was one of 278 students nationwide chosen for the Goldwater Scholarship.

Posted on 4/13/2010 10:49:31 AM

Pittsburgh Broadcaster Schano to Speak at IUP Cares Program “Successful Aging”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will continue its tradition of IUP Cares programming with “Successful Aging: Preparing for Life’s Transitions” on April 30, 2010, in the Hadley Union Building. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., and its final sessions will be from 1:40 to 2:55 p.m. Longtime Pitts

Posted on 4/8/2010 3:29:29 PM

Highway Safety Project to Host Safe Driving Competition for High School Students

High schools in Armstrong and Indiana counties are invited to select teams to represent their schools at the Indiana Regional Safe Driving Competition on April 23, 2010, at the IUP Highway Safety Center.

Posted on 4/8/2010 3:04:42 PM

Criminology Professor Gido Receives National Honor as Mentor

Dr. Rosemary Gido, Criminology professor and internship coordinator, has been awarded the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Mentorship Award for her work in guiding and assisting students. Gido was recognized with the award at the February 26, 2010, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences awards ceremony in San

Posted on 4/8/2010 2:43:22 PM

Business Day 2010 Honors Stevenson, Hall of Distinction Inductees

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology honored five alumni with induction into the Hall of Distinction during Lt. Col. Charles B. Stevenson Memorial Business Day on April 6, 2010. This year’s Business Day, the college’s thirty-second annual event, was renamed in honor of Stevenson, a longtime I

Posted on 4/6/2010 3:53:18 PM

Legacy Gala Silent Auction: Bid on Line through April 7

For the second consecutive year, the IUP Legacy Gala will offer alumni and friends from all over the world the opportunity to participate in the event—without leaving their computers. A silent auction , with items ranging from golf trips to artwork, is part of the IUP Legacy Gala, which benefits the  University

Posted on 3/30/2010 11:21:13 AM

First IUP Symposium on Gender, Sexuality Slated for April 9

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its first symposium on gender and sexuality April 9, 2010, in IUP’s Hadley Union Building. Students, faculty, and staff will offer a variety of presentations throughout the day on topics ranging from gender studies, women’s studies, men and masculinities, human sexuality

Posted on 3/29/2010 3:39:26 PM

Basketball Team’s Rocco Receives NCAA Academic Award

IUP junior Joe Rocco has been selected for the NCAA Elite 88 Academic Award for Division II men’s basketball. The Elite 88 Award is presented to one student at each of the eighty-eight national championships sponsored by the NCAA. The recipient must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically and is chos

Posted on 3/24/2010 2:57:34 PM

Health-Care Documentary Featuring Anthropology’s Garcia to Be Shown

The African American Cultural Center will present a seven-part documentary, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? featuring Anthropology professor Victor Garcia. The first three parts of the documentary will be screened at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. T

Posted on 3/24/2010 2:34:40 PM

Provost Scholars Announced for 2009–2010

To be recognized as a Provost Scholar, a student must be a current junior with a minimum of 45 semester hours earned at IUP and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Posted on 3/23/2010 1:28:52 PM

IUP Business Graduate Program Ranked among Top in Nation by Students

The  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  is one of fifteen graduate schools of business in the nation named to the Princeton Review’s second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.” In its debut on the listing, IUP was included in two of the six categories: Marketing and General Oper

Posted on 3/22/2010 2:58:49 PM

Register Now for Summer 2010 Classes

Undergraduate registration for summer classes begins Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Graduate registration begins Monday, March 29. Classes will be held in three sessions: Early Summer Session: May 10-May 28 Summer Session I: June 1-July 2 Summer Session II: July 6-August 6 Offerings for this

Posted on 3/22/2010 10:53:19 AM

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Workshop Canceled

The Center for Counselor Training and Services workshop April 9 and 10, 2010, with Dr. Garry Landreth, play-therapy expert, has been canceled.

Posted on 3/19/2010 1:40:39 PM

Lunafest Film Festival Raises Awareness of Women’s Issues

The Lunafest film festival, an event to raise awareness of women’s issues, will be held March 24, 2010, at Pratt Auditorium. Films will be screened at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. The festival was created to promote women filmmakers and support women’s nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The festival has

Posted on 3/19/2010 1:24:24 PM

Cherokee Recording Artist Jacobs in Concert March 24

A concert by award-winning Cherokee contemporary recording artist Michael Jacobs will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall. The concert, which is free and open to the community, is presented by the Native American Awareness Council and the Office of Social Equity an

Posted on 3/19/2010 12:07:23 PM

Crimson Hawks to Host Atlantic Region Championship Game

The men’s basketball team will host the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region championship game Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Field House.

Posted on 3/15/2010 12:06:31 AM

Census Bus Coming to IUP March 16

“Constitution,” a U.S. Census road-tour bus, will be in front of the Hadley Union Building on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from noon to 5:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved to the HUB Susquehanna Room. The stop is part of the 2010 Census “Portrait of America” Road Tour, designed to

Posted on 3/12/2010 12:23:03 PM

Spring 2010 Basic Vehicle Rescue Course Offered

Registration is available for the spring Basic Vehicle Rescue course, offered by Emergency Services Training. The program begins March 30, 2010.

Posted on 3/9/2010 3:02:16 PM

U.S. Census Tour to Visit Campus

The U.S. Census Road Tour will visit campus Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Hadley Union Building. On March 15, 2010, every household will receive a census form. Everyone is urged to participate, as it will help shape the future of our country and business community. The tour bus will provide

Posted on 3/8/2010 4:13:15 PM

Men’s Basketball Team Earns Top Seed in NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament; IUP to Host

The men’s basketball team has earned the top seed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Atlantic Region tournament. Two of the four opening-round games will be hosted at IUP on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

Posted on 3/7/2010 11:30:19 PM

Fall 2009 Dean’s List Available On Line

The Fall 2009 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 twelve semester hours of graded coursework

Posted on 3/2/2010 2:29:38 PM

Community Service Recognized with Second Year on Honor Roll

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected, for the second consecutive year, for 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 Depa

Posted on 2/26/2010 1:14:19 PM

President Atwater Condition Update: February 26

According to the surgeon for Dr. Tony Atwater , IUP president , Atwater showed no evidence of prostate cancer in recent medical tests. “Dr. Atwater has made an uneventful and rapid recovery from his recent prostate cancer surgery,” Dr. Joel Nelson, Atwater’s surgeon and chairman of the Department of Urology at th

Posted on 2/26/2010 12:09:18 PM

IUP to Be Hub Site for PennREN Statewide Broadband Network

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of thirteen hub sites that will anchor the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network (PennREN) project, a statewide fiber optic network. “This honor demonstrates the quality and strength of IUP’s information technology infrastructure, staff, and leader

Posted on 2/23/2010 2:20:11 PM

Pennsylvania Coalition Receives Federal Funding for Statewide Broadband Network

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, of which IUP is a member, is a lead group in a Pennsylvania coalition that has been awarded nearly $100 million in federal funds to develop a statewide broadband network. This network is expected to expand opportunities for research and education collaboration, di

Posted on 2/18/2010 1:09:45 PM

Play-Therapy Expert to Offer April Workshop

Counselors and counseling students are invited to register for “Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), a Ten-Session Filial Therapy Model” with Dr. Garry Landreth on April 9 and 10, 2010, in Greensburg.

Posted on 2/17/2010 3:53:49 PM

IUP Makes Pennsylvania Business Central’s “Top 100 Organizations”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Pennsylvania Business Central for its annual “Top 100 Organizations” listing. Nominees from a sixteen-county region were considered by the publication’s editorial board. The final honorees were businesses that achieved a high level of excellence and had a po

Posted on 2/16/2010 3:12:59 PM

Dunlap to Be Master of Ceremonies for 2010 Legacy Gala

Allegheny Ludlum’s Terry L. Dunlap, a 1981 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2010 IUP Legacy Gala . Dunlap, a native of Blairsville, received the inaugural Presidential Legacy Award for Alumni Distinction at the 2008 IUP Legacy Gala. The gala will be hos

Posted on 2/16/2010 2:30:50 PM

Allen and O’Hara Selected as KCAC Hotel Developer

The Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania , IUP, and Education Realty Trust announced Tuesday, February 16, 2010, the selection of Allen & O’Hara, the development subsidiary of Education Realty Trust, to develop the recommended 140-room hotel adjacent to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Posted on 2/16/2010 2:26:42 PM

Men’s Basketball Team Featured on “SportsCenter” Top Ten Plays

IUP men’s basketball fans may have noticed a familiar scene on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Thursday, February 11, 2010, as the Crimson Hawks were featured on the show’s Top Ten Plays.

Posted on 2/12/2010 2:36:20 PM

Bahgat Selected for National Defense University Faculty

Political Science professor Gawdat Bahgat has been selected for a faculty position in the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He will be on leave from IUP for two years to serve in this role.

Posted on 2/11/2010 2:23:42 PM

Spanish Education Program Receives Full Recognition from National Council

IUP’s Spanish education program has received full recognition from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and accolades from reviewers for its “exemplary teacher preparation program.” The review process is part of the College of Education and Educational Technology’s commitment to con

Posted on 2/4/2010 3:08:21 PM

Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project Conference to Welcome Author Lane as Keynote Speaker

Educator and author Barry Lane will be the keynote speaker at the Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project Conference, “Coming Together for Best Practices,” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 27, 2010. The SPWP is housed at IUP. The conference will be held in IUP’s Hadley Union Building. Lane’s keyn

Posted on 2/4/2010 1:05:58 PM

Proposals Welcomed for Gender, Sexuality Symposium

IUP will hold its first symposium on gender and sexuality April 9, 2010, in IUP’s Hadley Union Building. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit proposals for presentations by February 15.

Posted on 2/2/2010 2:49:51 PM

Black History Month Opens with Shelter Benefit

In honor of Black History Month, the African American Cultural Center will coordinate a collection Monday, February 1, 2010, to benefit the Eastern Orthodox Foundation. Household items, office supplies, and monetary donations will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center, Su

Posted on 1/29/2010 2:19:24 PM

Strength Comes from Struggle, Pitts says during King Commemorative Program

“If there’s a shortcut to success, it’s through hard work,” CBS correspondent Byron Pitts said Thursday evening in Fisher Auditorium. “Strength only comes from struggle.” The keynote speaker for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorative program, titled “Stepping Out on Nothing: The Future Meets the Presen

Posted on 1/28/2010 3:31:58 PM

President Atwater Medical Condition Update

According to the surgeon for Dr. Tony Atwater , IUP president , “The prognosis is good.” “Dr. Atwater presented with an elevation in the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test, and, based on his understanding that African American men are at increased risk for developing prostate cancer, he was promptly evalu

Posted on 1/25/2010 10:54:44 AM

Martin Luther King, Jr., Program Features Pitts, Films, More

The African American Cultural Center will present a variety of free, public programs, including a keynote address by CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts , on January 28, 2010, as part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Program. A film festival will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Crimson Events Ce

Posted on 1/22/2010 12:03:57 PM

Haiti Earthquake-Relief Efforts Include $1,000 Donation from Theater Festival Participants

More than a thousand students and faculty members from university theater programs across the region, along with dozens of professionals from around the country, donated $1,000 for Haiti’s earthquake-relief efforts during the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival , hosted at Indiana University of

Posted on 1/21/2010 1:36:59 PM

Reporter Pitts to Speak at King Commemorative Program January 28

The African American Cultural Center will present national news correspondent Byron Pitts for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorative program Thursday, January 28, 2010. Pitts will present a keynote address on the theme “Stepping Out on Nothing: The Future Meets the Present” at 7:00 p.m. in the IUP

Posted on 1/20/2010 11:41:12 AM

Native American Perspective the Subject of Film on IUP-TV

A film featuring the perspective of a full-blooded Native American and IUP employee will air on IUP-TV from January 18–24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. We Have Survived: A Native American Perspective of the Twenty-First Century features an interview by Dr. Richard Lamberski, professor of communications media , with Clifto

Posted on 1/15/2010 1:10:09 PM

Pullman Shares Advice, Experience with Theater Festival Participants

“Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.” Bill Pullman referenced the quote by playwright Edward Albee to describe his own experience over more than three decades of acting. It was a lesson he shared Thursday in Fisher Auditorium with hundre

Posted on 1/14/2010 3:52:54 PM

Reality Therapy Workshop Offered by Center for Counselor Training and Services

Robert Wubbolding will present “Group Work in Reality Therapy” Friday, February 12, 2010, at the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus. The Center for Counselor Training and Services is coordinating the workshop.

Posted on 1/12/2010 1:01:10 PM

Actor Pullman to Present Theater Festival Keynote Address

Actor Bill Pullman will speak in Fisher Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010, as part of the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Posted on 1/12/2010 1:00:27 PM

Actor Bill Pullman to Be Keynote Speaker for Theater Festival

Film star, stage actor, director, producer, and teacher Bill Pullman will serve as the keynote presenter for the upcoming Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Pullman’s address will be January 14, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing

Posted on 12/18/2009 1:09:20 PM

Wagner, Haluska Receive Legislative Honors

Auditor General Jack Wagner was honored as an IUP Friend of Higher Education and Representative Gary Haluska as a Legislative Fellow at a luncheon December 17, 2009.

Posted on 12/18/2009 11:53:38 AM

School Counselor Event Offered for Seventh Year

The seventh annual School Counselor Professional Development Day will be held January 8, 2010, sponsored by the College of Education and Educational Technology. Registration is required by January 5.

Posted on 12/18/2009 11:29:52 AM

Kennedy Center Theater Festival’s Public Performances Announced

IUP will host the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 12–16, 2010. Performances of five festival productions will be open to the community January 13–16 in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 12/16/2009 3:44:29 PM

Pennsylvania Business Central Selects Atwater for 2009 “Top 100 People”

Dr. Tony Atwater, president  of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been honored by Pennsylvania Business Central with selection for its annual “Top 100 People” list for 2009. “I am delighted to receive this honor for the second consecutive year,” Atwater said. “It reflects the university’s full commitmen

Posted on 12/16/2009 3:43:08 PM

December 2009 Commencement Ceremonies Detailed

Update added Saturday, December 19: tomorrow's Commencement ceremonies will take place as scheduled. Please use caution when traveling. Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies take place December 20, 2009, with 880 students eligible to receive degrees. The under

Posted on 12/16/2009 3:42:17 PM

Communications Media Students Named Finalists in National Competition

Two Indiana University of Pennsylvania students majoring in Communications Media were recognized for films they produced in the Digital Media Institute at IUP. Brandon Roudebush, of Kittanning, and Erika Knox, of Indiana, are the first IUP finalists in the College Broadcasters National Awards for television prod

Posted on 12/14/2009 2:13:19 PM

IUP to Host Kennedy Center Theater Festival

IUP will host the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 12–16, 2010. An IUP production, A Year with Frog and Toad, has been selected for inclusion in the festival.

Posted on 12/10/2009 1:59:49 PM

President Atwater Re-elected to Economy League Board

Dr. Tony Atwater, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania , has been re-elected by the board of directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development to serve on the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania, LLC, Board of Directors. The Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwester

Posted on 12/9/2009 2:22:28 PM

Center for Family Business Honors Snyder Family, Snyder Associated Companies

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Family Business honored the Snyder family and Snyder Associated Companies Inc. with the 2009 Distinguished Family Business Award. The presentation was made December 2 by Dr. Tony Atwater , IUP president , and Dr. Robert Camp, dean of the Eberly College of Busine

Posted on 12/9/2009 1:39:00 PM

Residence Hall Named for Trustee Wallwork

Trustee Gealy W. Wallwork, of Kittanning, was recognized December 4, 2009, with the naming of a residence hall in his honor. (See a photo gallery from the naming ceremony .) The Sutton Suites building, completed for Fall 2009 occupancy, is now Gealy W. Wallwork Residence Hall. It was part of Phase III of the Re

Posted on 12/8/2009 11:50:07 AM

Coal Lecture Series Concludes with “Researching Family History with Coal Culture Resources”

The University Museum’s series on the region’s coal history will continue Saturday, December 5, 2009, with “Researching Family History with Coal Culture Resources.” The program, which is free and open to the community, will be presented by Rhonda Yeager, assistant archivist in IUP’s  Special Collections and Univer

Posted on 11/30/2009 3:23:48 PM

Portable Hedge Art Exhibit Coming to IUP

IUP’s Kipp Gallery will host artist Justin Shull and his traveling work of art The Porta Hedge: Mobile Observation Lab. This mobile, artificial hedge can be entered by spectators. It will be open for viewing in the Oak Grove on December 2 and 3, 2009.

Posted on 11/19/2009 1:43:38 PM

Coal Lectures Continue with “Unions: Roots of the ‘Democratic Impulse’ in District 2, UMWA, 1919–1943”

The University Museum’s series on the region’s coal history will continue Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in Sprowls Hall’s McVitty Auditorium. “Unions: Roots of the ‘Democratic Impulse’ in District 2, UMWA, 1919–1943” will be presented by Dr. Irwin Marcus, professor emeritus with IUP’s History Department.

Posted on 11/16/2009 3:00:57 PM

Atwater Receives “Men of Excellence” Recognition

Dr. Tony Atwater , IUP president , has been selected for the 2009 New Pittsburgh Courier’s “Men of Excellence” recognition. Atwater is one of fifty people named to the listing. He was selected in the education category. “I am sincerely honored to receive this prestigious award,” Atwater said. “I have been bl

Posted on 11/13/2009 1:07:50 PM

Carter Selected as University Relations Vice President

Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, has selected Terry R. Carter as vice president for University Relations and executive director for the Foundation for IUP . Carter has more than thirty-four years of experience in the fundraising, development, and advancement field. He will begin work at IUP on January 1, 2010

Posted on 11/13/2009 12:41:00 PM

Gender Wage Gap to Be Addressed in Workshop

IUP will host a workshop Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. geared toward students who are entering the job market. The “$tart $mart Campus Workshop” will be held in Room 116 of the Northern Suites, located behind Weyandt Hall. It will include information on how to negotiate better starting sal

Posted on 11/12/2009 9:16:53 AM

Summer 2009 Dean’s List

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) coursework. Students named to the Summer 2009 Dean’s List are listed alphabetically

Posted on 11/10/2009 1:01:26 PM

Norris Named Teacher Educator of the Year

Dr. Linda Norris, a faculty member in the  English Department , has been named the 2009 Teacher Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, a state unit of the Association of Teacher Educators and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Criteria for th

Posted on 11/6/2009 2:10:17 PM

Woodward Cautions against Secret Government

“You can’t take the public out of the equation,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday evening in Fisher Auditorium. “Democracies die in darkness.” Woodward, this year’s speaker for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series , emphasized the need for transparency in government during hi

Posted on 11/5/2009 8:50:37 AM

Shellenbarger Chosen for National Mentoring Program

Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, a member of the  Nursing and Allied Health Professions  faculty, is one of five nursing educators in the nation selected for a competitive mentorship program. Shellenbarger was chosen to serve as a mentor in the Faculty Leadership Mentoring Program of the National League for Nursing and th

Posted on 11/4/2009 2:28:24 PM

Alumna Renyck to Present on Professional Development Strategies for Science Teachers

Heather Renyck, a 1997 IUP graduate, will present a program, “Motivating Your Students and Keeping Yourself Inspired at the Same Time: Professional Development Strategies for Current and Future Science Teachers,” at 4:30 p.m. November 9, 2009, in Walsh Hall, Room 104.

Posted on 11/3/2009 11:57:21 AM

Sociology’s Swauger Selected for Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 under 40”

Dr. Melissa Swauger, an assistant professor of Sociology, has been selected by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project for its “40 under 40” recognition. This list recognizes forty individuals under the age of forty who are making a positive impact on the region’s development.

Posted on 11/3/2009 11:50:58 AM

Presidential Scholarship for 2009 Awarded to Art Major Kelley

Freshman Shelby Kelley, of Silver Spring, Md., was selected as the 2009 recipient of the Dr. Tony Atwater and Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater Presidential Scholarship. Kelley, a studio art major, is the daughter of Colette Lancaster, Silver Spring, and Theodore Kelley, Jr., of Germantown. She is a 2009 graduate of Nor

Posted on 10/30/2009 1:11:33 PM

Tickets Available for First Commonwealth Lecture Featuring Woodward

Free tickets are available at the HUB ticket window for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture featuring journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward will present “From Nixon to Bush: What Can President Obama Learn from Presidents Past?” on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/30/2009 11:11:59 AM

Coal Lectures Continue with “Strike! Lessons Learned from the 1927-1928 Coal Strike at Rossiter”

Note: The location of this program has been changed since its original posting. The program “Strike! Lessons Learned from the 1927–1928 Coal Strike at Rossiter,” will be offered Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The presentation, which is free and open to the communit

Posted on 10/30/2009 10:41:26 AM

Education Secretary Zahorchak to Receive Honorary Degree, Speak at December Commencement

Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, Pennsylvania secretary of education, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will present remarks during Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s December undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Zahorchak, formerly of Johnstown, received a Master of Education degree from IUP in 1988.

Posted on 10/29/2009 2:45:14 PM

Service Learning to Hold Food Drive

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 November 4, 5, and 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Indiana Giant Eagle along Seventh Street. IUP

Posted on 10/26/2009 2:54:44 PM

Family Weekend 2009 Offers Fireworks Display and More

Hundreds of families are expected for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Family Weekend celebration on October 31, 2009. The IUP Student Cooperative Association will continue its presentation of a special fireworks display October 31 starting at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks were first offered in 2008 in conjuncti

Posted on 10/26/2009 2:49:18 PM

Native American Festival Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, the IUP Native American Awareness Council and the  Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement  are sponsoring a free event, open to the community, on November 7, 2009. The third annual Native American Festival will be held from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the IU

Posted on 10/23/2009 1:43:11 PM

Coal Lectures Continue with “I Sold My Soul to the Company Town”

The program “I Sold My Soul to the Company Town: Company Control in the Coal Patches of Western Pennsylvania, 1910–1930,” will be offered Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the University Museum . The presentation, which is free and open to the community, is by Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts, an assistant profes

Posted on 10/23/2009 1:26:41 PM

Workshops on Self-Injurious Behaviors and Clinical Suicidology to Be Offered in November

The Center for Counselor Training and Services will offer workshops on self-injurious behaviors and clinical suicidology during its Fall 2009 professional development series in November.

Posted on 10/22/2009 2:39:58 PM

Van Shura Confirmed as New Trustee

Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell have announced that the state Senate on October 19, 2009, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Mary Esther Van Shura, of Pittsburgh, to the IUP Council of Trustees . Her term began October 19 and will extend to January 20, 2015. “I am plea

Posted on 10/22/2009 11:31:49 AM

Child and Family Studies Program Offered Part Time in Monroeville

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a part-time bachelor’s degree program in Child and Family Studies at its center in Monroeville starting January 25, 2010. IUP at Monroeville is at 400 Penn Center Boulevard, Building Four, Suite 900, Wilkins Township. Two courses will be offered each semester for

Posted on 10/21/2009 1:51:59 PM

Children’s Fair to Be Hosted by Council for Exceptional Children

The student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children will host its eighth annual Children’s Fair from noon to 3:00 p.m. October 24, 2009, at the College Lodge in the IUP Recreation Park.

Posted on 10/19/2009 12:31:50 PM

Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police Are Subject of October 21 Lecture

The program “Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police: Patch Town Law Enforcement,” will be offered October 21, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  University Museum . The presentation, which is free and open to the community, is by Spencer Sadler, a local freelance writer and educator. Sadler

Posted on 10/19/2009 11:20:30 AM

Nursing and Allied Health Programs Accredited

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in the  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions  have been approved for unconditional ten-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). “This positive news again confirms the exceptional academi

Posted on 10/15/2009 2:13:34 PM

Eberly College of Business Included in Princeton Review’s 2010 “Best 301 Business Schools”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools,” 2010 edition. This is the sixth consecutive year that Eberly College has been selected for this annual guidebook. “This sixth consecutive honor for the

Posted on 10/14/2009 3:38:21 PM

Free Tickets Available October 21 for First Commonwealth Lecture Featuring Woodward

Free tickets are available starting October 21 for the second annual First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward. Woodward will present “From Nixon to Bush: What Can President Obama Learn from Presidents Pa

Posted on 10/14/2009 3:32:27 PM

Pratt Drive Section to Be Converted to Pedestrian Walkway

In continued efforts to improve the safety of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community, IUP will convert Pratt Drive between Grant and Locust streets to a pedestrian walkway. This is the section of Pratt Drive in front of the Sutton Suites—to be named Gealy W. Wallwork Residence Hall. In order to safely

Posted on 10/11/2009 11:59:19 PM

Homecoming 2009: Events Overview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer its annual Homecoming celebration on October 9–11, 2009, with alumni, friends, and community members in mind. This year’s Homecoming Ball will be held at the Indiana Country Club on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, and his wife, Dr. Be

Posted on 10/7/2009 11:01:32 AM

Department of Education Grant to Assist Math Teachers

IUP has received $166,058 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help math teachers become more highly qualified. IUP is one of five Pennsylvania universities sharing a $2.6-million federal grant for the project, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Gerald L. Zahorchak said. The Title II grants will be use

Posted on 10/6/2009 10:25:28 AM

Federal Grant to Aid Efforts to Reduce Violence against Women

U.S. Senator Bob Casey has announced that $274,886 in federal funding has been awarded to Indiana University of Pennsylvania by the Department of Justice. This grant is for programs that reduce violent crimes against women. “With this funding, IUP will have more resources to fight violence against women,” Casey sai

Posted on 10/6/2009 9:48:40 AM

Center for Family Business Offers MBA Certificate for Small Business

Nineteen individuals will graduate November 3, 2009, from the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s MBA Certificate Program for Small Businesses. The group was organized by Ellen Ruddock, director of IUP’s Center for Family Business . The MBA certificate program is coordinated for the coll

Posted on 10/5/2009 11:45:31 AM

Satan’s Camaro Exhibition “Imminent and Delicious” Opens October 13

IUP’s Kipp Gallery will host an exhibition, Imminent and Delicious, by Satan’s Camaro, the artist collaborative team of Lenore Thomas and Justin Strom, October 13 through November 13, 2009.

Posted on 10/5/2009 11:33:59 AM

Lloyd Named Top ROTC Cadet in Nation

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania ROTC cadet has been selected as the top ROTC cadet in the nation. Erik Lloyd, an IUP graduate and current graduate student, was selected for the distinction from 4,700 other cadets following the Leader Development and Assessment Course held this summer for senior R

Posted on 10/2/2009 4:16:34 PM

IUP-TV Students Win Silver Telly for Short Film

Some students working with IUP-TV have won a 2009 Silver Telly Award for their short film Fish Eyes. The film was produced and written by Communications Media student Sam Hakes, of Wellsville.

Posted on 10/2/2009 3:53:58 PM

Whiffen Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Brook Whiffen, professor of Military Science and chair of the department, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Posted on 10/2/2009 3:47:44 PM

OnStage...Arts and Entertainment Presents “UpTown” Concert Series

IUP’s OnStage…Arts and Entertainment will offer four concerts at The Coney on Philadelphia Street’s VIP Lounge as part of its “OnStage UpTown” series starting October 2, 2009.

Posted on 9/30/2009 3:55:54 PM

Homecoming 2009 King and Queen Announced

Two 2006 Marion Center Area High School graduates have been selected as the 2009 IUP  Homecoming  queen and king. Nicole Buzzelli and Dan Fleming, both of Creekside, were chosen by members of the IUP student body as the queen and king of the Indiana campus. Jamee Joppy and Billy Harden, both of Harrisburg, were

Posted on 9/30/2009 11:34:09 AM

Christian-Atheist Dialogue Planned for October 6

IUP will host a program with coauthors Carl Peraino and James W. Sire based on their book Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue on October 6, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology auditorium.

Posted on 9/29/2009 1:26:27 PM

Global Spectrum Officials Provide Updates on KCAC Arena Management

Indiana University of Pennsylvania hosted members of the Global Spectrum leadership team Monday, September 28, 2009, for a briefing about Global Spectrum’s management of the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s  Ed Fry Arena. Doug Higgons, regional vice president, provided information about the company, w

Posted on 9/28/2009 4:17:57 PM

University Professor Pagnucci to Offer Open Office Hours on Facebook

Note: Gian Pagnucci’s “Open Office Hours” are now live on the IUP Facebook page:  Open Office Hours with Gian Pagnucci .  You are invited to join Gian Pagnucci, IUP’s 2009–2010 University Professor , for a series of “Open Office Hours” offered via Facebook , the popular social-networking site. The interactive, o

Posted on 9/28/2009 3:35:40 PM

Sutton Suites to Be Named for Trustee Wallwork

Gealy W. Wallwork, a member of the  Council of Trustees , has been recognized with the naming of a residence hall in his honor. The Sutton Suites, completed in Phase III of the  Residential Revival , will be named the Gealy W. Wallwork Residence Hall. The Council of Trustees approved the naming during its publi

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:03:39 PM

Pidgeon Honored with Naming of Natatorium

The Memorial Field House swimming pool will be named in honor of the late John A. Pidgeon, formerly of Saltsburg and Indiana. The  Council of Trustees  approved the naming during its public meeting September 25, 2009. In the resolution, the trustees noted that Pidgeon provided “extraordinary support for and comm

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:01:22 PM

IUP Fairman Centre Gifts Acknowledged with Namings

Gifts to the IUP Fairman Centre in Punxsutawney are being acknowledged with the naming of areas within the building after four donors. Resolutions for the namings were approved by the Council of Trustees during its public meeting September 25, 2009. The entrance vestibule, lobby, and dining area will be named in

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:00:11 PM

KCAC Athletic Suites to Be Named for Brattons

Athletic suites in the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex  will be named in honor of Edward K. and Joan R. Bratton, of Indiana. The  Council of Trustees  approved a resolution for the naming during its public meeting September 25, 2009. In March,  Dr. Tony Atwater , IUP  president , announced that the

Posted on 9/25/2009 12:54:52 PM

Residential Revival Phase III Ribbon Cutting

The Foundation for IUP and IUP cut the ribbon September 24, 2009, for Phase III of the Residential Revival project, a public-private collaboration that is revolutionizing the way students live and learn at IUP. (See photos from the event:  Residential Revival Phase III Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery .) Phase I

Posted on 9/24/2009 4:37:56 PM

International Education Week Events Planned for 2009

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Office of International Education  is sponsoring several activities October 5–8, 2009, in celebration of International Education Week. International Education Week is a joint national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote pro

Posted on 9/23/2009 2:41:51 PM

Homecoming Ball 2009: Tickets Available

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host its third annual  Homecoming Ball  on October 9, 2009, at the Indiana Country Club. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by  Dr. Tony Atwater ,  IUP president , and his wife, Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater, the Homecoming Ball is open to the community as well as returning a

Posted on 9/23/2009 2:31:51 PM

Kovalchick Complex’s Fry Arena to Be Subject of Press Event

Members of Global Spectrum’s leadership team will present information about the firm’s management of the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s  Ed Fry Arena on Monday, September 28, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at the Crimson Events Center. On hand for the event will be Doug Higgons, regional vice president, and Dan

Posted on 9/22/2009 2:58:48 PM

Coal Culture Lectures Offered in Conjunction with Museum Exhibition

A series of lectures and programs will be offered in conjunction with the exhibit “A Walk Through Time: Western Pennsylvania Coal Culture” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s University Museum . Except for the presentations September 26, November 4, and November 18, all programs will be held in the University

Posted on 9/22/2009 2:31:09 PM

Student Enrollment for 2009 at All-Time High

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has broken all previous total student enrollment records with a Fall 2009 enrollment of 14,638. This enrollment reflects an academically strong student body, IUP officials said, with the average SAT scores of new students continuing to rise. The previous enrollment record was s

Posted on 9/22/2009 2:08:02 PM

Residential Revival Phase III Ribbon Cutting Planned

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase III of the  Residential Revival  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009, in the Sutton Suites courtyard, along Pratt Drive. Phase III involved the completion of the Sutton Suites, opposite the east lawn of Sutton Hall, and t

Posted on 9/21/2009 1:53:50 PM

Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Music Featured in Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a program on Buddhist ritual music October 1, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The event is sponsored by the IUP  Department of Music , the  College of Fine Arts , the  Robert E. Cook Honors College , the Asian Studies Committee, and Karma Thegsum

Posted on 9/17/2009 3:18:40 PM

IUP Fairman Centre Renovation Complete

The  Foundation for IUP  and IUP celebrated the completion of a $6-million renovation of the IUP Fairman Centre today with formal ribbon-cutting ceremonies. “The IUP Fairman Centre signals a new era of economic revitalization and growth in Punxsutawney,” Dr. Tony Atwater, president of Indiana University of Pennsylv

Posted on 9/17/2009 11:43:26 AM

Communications Conference Schedule of Events

The Department of Communications Media will host the first Laurel Highlands Communications Conference on September 24 and 25, 2009. See a full schedule of presentations.

Posted on 9/16/2009 2:03:57 PM

Hospitality Management Holds Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Homeless

Students and staff of the Hospitality Management Department, under the direction of faculty member Linda Sullivan, will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Pathway Homeless Shelter and the Alice Paul House.

Posted on 9/16/2009 1:50:59 PM

Supplier Diversity Fair 2009 Set for September 22

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present its second annual Supplier Diversity Fair on September 22, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The program is free and open to the community. The program will be held in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. It is presented by the  Office of Social Equity and Civic Engageme

Posted on 9/16/2009 1:46:01 PM

IUP Plays Pittsburgh 2009 Event Planned

Tickets are now available for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s IUP Plays Pittsburgh event, a concert featuring five of IUP’s musical groups, on November 2, 2009. The concert will take place at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a dessert reception, open to all ticket holders, at 6:

Posted on 9/16/2009 1:09:10 PM

IUP Fairman Centre Ribbon Cutting on September 18

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the IUP Fairman Centre in downtown Punxsutawney will be held Friday, September 18, at 11:00 a.m. The Fairman Centre, in the former J.B. Eberhart Building, is at 101 West Mahoning Street, at the corner of West Mahoning and South Findley. The 106-year-old Eber

Posted on 9/14/2009 3:29:07 PM

Culinary Arts Dean’s Recognition List for Summer 2009

The  Academy of Culinary Arts  has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Summer 2009 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 9/9/2009 11:00:46 AM

DiCicco Memorial Concert Set for September 27

The  Department of Music  will host a benefit memorial concert celebrating the legacy of Dr. Daniel DiCicco on September 27, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, faculty chamber ensembles, an alumni concert band, and jazz band will perform during the event. Th

Posted on 9/9/2009 10:48:07 AM

Environmental Health Seminar Offered for Students, Health-Care Professionals

IUP will host a seminar, “Best Practices: Environmental Health in the Home, Work, and Community,” on September 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall. Registration is requested by September 14.

Posted on 9/4/2009 12:05:15 PM

Basic Vehicle Rescue Course Offered

Emergency Services Training will offer its basic vehicle rescue course from September 15 through October 21, 2009. The course prepares fire, rescue, and emergency medical personnel to perform safe and efficient vehicle rescue.

Posted on 9/3/2009 1:03:15 PM

Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training Still Has Openings

Registrations are still being accepted for the Emergency Medical Technician—Basic (EMT—B) Training Program, being held September 1 through December 5, 2009.

Posted on 9/3/2009 12:53:25 PM

September 11 Memorial Ceremony Planned for 2009

Note: In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Gorell Recital Hall. Also, flags have been lowered to half staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the attacks. Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present an anniversary remembrance program on September 11, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. to ref

Posted on 9/3/2009 12:47:56 PM

Ambassadors Student Group Receives International Recognition

For the thirteenth year, the  IUP Ambassadors , an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student group that helps the Alumni Association with events, was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE-ASAP). CASE is a national professional organization for

Posted on 9/2/2009 2:33:19 PM

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Workshop Offered by MARTI

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute  (MARTI) will host a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders training event and community presentation on September 9, 2009. The program is a partnership with the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Posted on 9/2/2009 2:02:13 PM

Campus Preservation Plan Complete

After two years of work, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus Preservation Plan is complete. Begun in August 2007, the project includes a comprehensive survey and plan for restoration and care of the university’s historic buildings and landscapes. IUP was one of four regional universities to be included

Posted on 8/24/2009 2:57:59 PM

Events Planned to Mark Beginning of 2009–2010 Academic Year

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the new academic year and to welcome new students into the community, including the university’s annual State of the University address, Freshman Convocation, and the Common Freshman Reader program.

Posted on 8/17/2009 4:16:21 PM

President Atwater Selects Williams as Vice President

President Tony Atwater has selected G. Patrick Williams as vice president for University Relations and executive director for the Foundation for IUP. Williams brings thirty-one years of experience in the fundraising, development, and advancement field. He will begin work at IUP on September 21, 2009.

Posted on 8/17/2009 3:41:34 PM

May 2009 Graduate List Corrected

On the list of May 2009 graduates posted August 3, 2009, non-Pennsylvania residents, including international students, were inadvertently left off the list. Please see the corrected list:  May 2009 Graduates . We apologize for the omission. Questions about the list of graduates may be directed to the  Office

Posted on 8/12/2009 1:10:34 PM

Mortar Board Honor Society’s IUP Chapter Wins National Award

IUP’s Sutton Chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society received a Gold Torch Award for overall excellence and a Project Excellence Award from the national organization at its July conference. The IUP chapter president, Lindsey DePra, of Centerville, was elected to serve a two-year term as a nati

Posted on 8/11/2009 2:56:58 PM

Black Diamond Jubilee Fundraising Gala Presented by Museum

The board of directors of the  University Museum  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a special fundraising gala, the Black Diamond Jubilee, in conjunction with the museum exhibition A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture, Featuring the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company Collection. The ga

Posted on 8/11/2009 1:54:41 PM

May 2009 Graduates

Note: After its original posting on August 3, 2009, this list was altered August 12 to include non-Pennsylvania residents, including international students, who were inadvertently left off the original post. We apologize for the omission. Following is a list of May 2009 graduates, with degree information included.

Posted on 8/3/2009 3:45:26 PM

Picnic Season Concludes August 5

IUP will conclude its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove season on August 5, 2009. Picnics are open to the community and are held on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Posted on 8/3/2009 1:35:26 PM

Princeton Review Includes IUP in “Best 371 Colleges”

The Princeton Review has included IUP in the 2010 edition of  The Best 371 Colleges and selected IUP as a “Best Northeastern College.” This is the ninth consecutive year IUP has been selected for the annual guidebook. The “Best Northeastern Colleges” listing identifies “some of the colleges and universities that w

Posted on 7/29/2009 1:47:37 PM

Health Services Administration Program to Receive Grant Funds for Recruitment

IUP will receive $13,859 through the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation’s Highmark Healthcare Academic Program Development for the master’s program in Health Services Administration. The funding proposal was submitted by Dr. Jennie Bullard, from the  Department of Employment and Labor Relation

Posted on 7/27/2009 4:03:11 PM

Kovalchick Complex to Receive Funding for Flood-Control Measures

Indiana University of Pennsylvania received $2.12 million through Pennsylvania’s H20 PA water-related infrastructure renewal program for the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The funds are from the $800 million H2O PA fund that Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed into law in July. The KCAC is one of

Posted on 7/23/2009 4:12:43 PM

Council of Trustees Appointment, Reappointment Announced

Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell have announced the state Senate’s confirmation on July 16, 2009, of a  Council of Trustees  appointment and reappointment. Jonathan B. Mack, of Indiana, was nominated as a new member of the Council of Trustees and the current Trustees chai

Posted on 7/22/2009 4:15:39 PM

Eberly Selects Outstanding Business Professional, Entrepreneur

The  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  recently selected Chuck Leyh, chairman and president of Enterprise Bank, Allison Park, as the 2009 Outstanding Business Professional and David G. Bluemling, CEO of Malin Bergquist, as the 2009 Outstanding Entrepreneur. They were recognized on July 13 at Lo

Posted on 7/15/2009 3:42:28 PM

Spring 2009 Dean’s List

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) coursework. Students named to the Dean’s List are listed alphabetically by county o

Posted on 7/9/2009 2:44:58 PM

Child and Family Studies Program to Be Offered in Monroeville

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a part-time bachelor’s degree program in  Child and Family Studies  at its center in Monroeville. IUP at Monroeville  is at 400 Penn Center Boulevard, Building Four, Suite 900, Wilkins Township. Those interested in the program are asked to attend an orientation and

Posted on 7/9/2009 12:05:11 PM

Global Spectrum to Manage Convention Center’s Ed Fry Arena

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has selected Global Spectrum, a leading firm for managing university arenas and a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, to manage, market, and operate the Ed Fry Arena in the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . “Through the proven talent and expertise of Global Spectrum, the

Posted on 7/7/2009 2:17:43 PM

Residential Revival Phase IV Groundbreaking

The Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania and IUP broke ground July 7, 2009, for the final phase of the  Residential Revival  project, a $270 million public-private collaboration that is the largest of its kind in the nation. (See a  photo gallery from the groundbreaking and demolition  so far.) T

Posted on 7/7/2009 2:05:48 PM

Picnics in the Grove Continue July 8 with Contemporary Music

Weekly picnics in the Oak Grove will continue on July 8, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with contemporary music.

Posted on 7/2/2009 3:00:00 PM

Governors Quad Demolition Photographs

University photographer  Keith Boyer has provided these photographs of the recent demolition of Lawrence, Scranton, and Shafer halls, known as the Governors Quad. The residence halls are being cleared to make way for the Crimson Suites, a 596-bed facility to be completed by Fall 2010. The project marks the star

Posted on 7/1/2009 9:22:11 AM

Luncheon to Benefit Breast Cancer Foundation Planned for July 9

Aramark  will present a “Pink Flamingo Flock Party” fundraising event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on July 9, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The buffet luncheon will be held at the IUP Crimson Event Center, Pratt Drive and Maple Street. The menu includes the following appetizers: f

Posted on 6/29/2009 10:25:31 AM

Residential Revival’s Final Phase Under Way after Financial Negotiations Conclude

Financial negotiations have concluded for the culminating and final phase of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Student Residential Revival . Construction is under way for the fourth phase of the $270 million project, the Crimson Suites, a 596-bed facility along Maple Street between Pratt Drive and Eleventh Stre

Posted on 6/29/2009 10:21:55 AM

Children’s Day Celebrated at July 1 Picnic

The picnic in the Oak Grove on July 1, 2009, designated as Children’s Day, will feature the IUP Footlight Players Theater-for-Youth program and a puppet-making workshop at 11:30 a.m.

Posted on 6/29/2009 10:15:40 AM

Heinz Endowments Awards IUP $160,000 for Promise Plus Initiative

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh has awarded Indiana University of Pennsylvania a $160,000 grant to support IUP’s The Promise Plus initiative. The Promise Plus aims to expand the impact of the Pittsburgh Promise—a program designed to help all students in Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare, and pay for educat

Posted on 6/29/2009 9:56:22 AM

Cook Honors College’s Flewelling Receives National Fellowship

Sarah Flewelling, an International Studies and Asian Studies major from the Robert E. Cook Honors College, was chosen for a national fellowship for students interested in pursuing Foreign Service careers.

Posted on 6/25/2009 12:55:21 PM

Edwards Named Student Trustee

Raymond G. Edwards, a junior  International Business  and  Economics  double major and Music minor in IUP’s  Robert E. Cook Honors College , has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell as a student trustee on the  Council of Trustees . Edwards was appointed June 11, 2009. He will serve in the rol

Posted on 6/24/2009 2:32:36 PM

Civic Engagement and Student Leadership Center Established

Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Tony Atwater has established the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership and selected Dr. Caleb Finegan, associate professor of History , as its founding director. Finegan will begin work in this role on July 1. “Throughout its proud history, IUP has est

Posted on 6/11/2009 1:25:08 PM

Entrepreneur Camp Offered for High School Students

The Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Center will offer an Entrepreneur-in-Training Camp for high school students June 22–26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Posted on 6/10/2009 3:01:32 PM

Summer Writing Camps Offered for Grades Six through Nine

The Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project will present three summer writing camps for students entering grades six through nine.

Posted on 6/10/2009 2:56:03 PM

Art Professor, Students Awarded Heifer University Scholarships

The director of the Center for Turning and Furniture Design and two art students have been awarded competitive scholarships to attend Heifer University for Educators.

Posted on 6/9/2009 3:18:35 PM

Alumni Reunion Weekend Honors “Pioneers”

More than two hundred graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and their guests will return to campus June 5 and 6, 2009, for the university’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Posted on 6/3/2009 4:29:35 PM

Academic Excellence and Innovation Awards Presented

Eight Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for IUP’s Academic Excellence and Innovation Awards. The purpose of these awards, originated by IUP  President  Tony Atwater in 2007 and coordinated by the  Office of the Provost , is to encourage innovative approaches in three categories:

Posted on 6/3/2009 3:31:55 PM

Research Institute Executive Director Named

Dr. Phillip E. Myers has been selected to serve as executive director of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute. He will begin his position July 1, 2009.

Posted on 6/3/2009 3:06:42 PM

McCombie Named Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year

Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Sally McCombie has been recognized as the 2009 Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator of the Year by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. McCombie is a professor in IUP’s  Human Development and Environmental Studies Department  and coordi

Posted on 6/1/2009 1:30:16 PM

Yellow Ribbon Membership Offers Benefits for Veterans

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been accepted into the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It allows United States colleges and universities to enter voluntarily into an agreement with the Department of Veter

Posted on 5/29/2009 1:13:57 PM

Information Assurance Program Recognized by NSA, Department of Homeland Security

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a national Center for Academic Excellence in  Information Assurance  Education. IUP is one of only seven institutions in Pennsylvania and fewer than one hundred universities in the nation

Posted on 5/29/2009 11:17:35 AM

Picnics in the Grove Begin June 3

IUP will present its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 3 through August 5, 2009. Music from different decades is featured each week.

Posted on 5/29/2009 9:49:07 AM

Hawk It for Good Sale on Saturday; Student Donations Appreciated

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the United Way of Indiana County for the second annual Hawk It for Good sale, and members of the community have a chance to participate in the fundraising event. Hawk it for Good is Indiana’s largest indoor yard sale. It will be held May 30 at the Indiana Count

Posted on 5/27/2009 11:07:24 AM

Academy of Culinary Arts Spring 2009 Dean's Recognition List

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 one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Programs

Posted on 5/21/2009 1:24:45 PM

Faculty Members Recognized by Center for Teaching Excellence

Three Indiana University of Pennsylvania professors have been recognized by the IUP  Center for Teaching Excellence . Dr. Fredalene Bowers, a professor of Human Development and Environmental Studies, was recognized for academic advising and mentoring. Dr. Lori Lombard, a Speech-Language Pathology professor, and

Posted on 5/19/2009 4:21:09 PM

President Atwater Receives Army Civilian Service Award

Indiana University of Pennsylvania  President  Dr. Tony Atwater received one of the highest civilian service awards given by the United States Army at IUP’s ROTC spring dining out event. Retired Maj. Gen. Rodney Ruddock and IUP professor of Military Science Lt. Col. Sidney Zemp presented the Commander's Award for

Posted on 5/5/2009 2:45:37 PM

English Department’s Pagnucci Named University Professor

Dr. Gian Pagnucci, interim chair of the  Department of English  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as IUP’s 2009–2010 University Professor. This award is presented to an IUP faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity and service. It

Posted on 5/1/2009 3:34:05 PM

Student Employment Appreciation Week Awards Presented

IUP recently presented the Student of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards as part of Student Employment Appreciation Week, April 12–18, 2009.

Posted on 5/1/2009 9:28:30 AM

Research Awards Presented to Faculty, Students

Faculty and graduate students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, including a local student, were honored for contributions to academic excellence during the 15th annual Outstanding Achievement in Sponsored Programs and Excellence in Graduate Student Research awards program. The program is sponsored by IUP’s  Sc

Posted on 4/28/2009 9:45:55 AM

Trustees to Honor Slain Police Officer

The IUP Council of Trustees will present the family of alumnus Stephen J. Mayhle, one of three Pittsburgh police officers killed in the line of duty April 4, 2009, with a resolution in his memory. The presentation will take place Friday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall's Blue Room.

Posted on 4/28/2009 9:10:18 AM

Commencement Activities Detailed for May

Find out the details of the May 3, 2009, Commencement ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Robert E. Cook, benefactor of IUP's Robert E. Cook Honors College.

Posted on 4/27/2009 3:12:37 PM

Community Organizations Invited to Participate in IUP Day

Nonprofit organizations and service clubs in the Indiana community are invited to attend an event to promote student involvement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP Day, a festival-type event, is Sept. 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. Coordinated by a group of students at IUP, the event offers organizations the opport

Posted on 4/27/2009 10:15:05 AM

IUP Students’ “RoadTrip IUP” Video Featuring Alumni to be Screened April 18 at IUP

Note: The film RoadTrip IUP can now be viewed on YouTube: RoadTrip IUP .  Four Indiana University of Pennsylvania students traveled to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., to film interviews with six IUP alumni about their experiences in college and in their professional and personal lives.  Ro

Posted on 4/16/2009 11:25:25 PM

IUP to Receive $2.5 Million in Support of Cook Honors College

Dr. Tony Atwater, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, announced today that the university has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert E. Cook in support of the Robert E. Cook Honors College.

Posted on 4/9/2009 1:16:57 PM

Lind Appointed to National Sports Video Advisory Board

David Lind, WIUP-TV operations manager, has been appointed to the national Sports Video Group’s advisory board for their Sports Video Group University (SVGU) organization. Lind is also WIUP-TV operations manager and the director for the Center for videoconferencing and executive producer for IUP sports broadcasting.

Posted on 4/8/2009 1:51:31 PM

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Named at IUP

Following a national search, Dr. Timothy P. Mack has been appointed as dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research and professor of Biology with tenure at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mack will assume his duties as graduate dean on July 1. He comes to IUP from Georgia Southern University, States

Posted on 4/3/2009 2:44:42 PM

IUP Selected by “Diverse Issues in Higher Education” for Recognition of Diversity in Faculty, Master’s Degrees

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the top twelve doctoral universities with the largest share of female tenured professors. IUP is the only Pennsylvania institution in the top twelve ranking.

Posted on 4/3/2009 2:01:26 PM

IUP Group Takes First Place in SBI National Competition

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is the first-place winner of the 2009 Small Business Institute National Case of the Year Award. The IUP Small Business Institute is sponsored by IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology . The Small Business Institute provides business services to local busin

Posted on 4/2/2009 3:47:57 PM

IUP Mine Mapping Institute Receives $95,000 in Federal Funding

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety has received $95,000 in federal funding to continue its work of archiving, digitally recording, and geographically referencing historical coal mine maps. U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, ranking member of the Senate Approp

Posted on 3/16/2009 3:04:00 PM

General Contractor for Kovalchick Complex Presents Briefing

The general contractor for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Complex today said that the facility is on schedule for June 6, 2011, completion, 850 days after construction began February 16. Michael Cain, senior project manager, Mascaro Construction Company, LP., made the announcement in a contractor

Posted on 3/16/2009 12:09:39 PM

IUP Receives $1-Million Gift for Kovalchick Complex From Area Businessman

Dr. Tony Atwater, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, announced today that the university has received a $1-million gift from Edward K. Bratton, of Indiana, for the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 3/13/2009 1:48:05 PM

IUP Trustees Approve Naming of Punxsutawney Fairman Centre Library in Honor of Donor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved naming of the culinary library in the Fairman Centre, in Punxsutawney, as the Samuel R. and Elaine K. Light Culinary Library.

Posted on 3/13/2009 12:56:10 PM

IUP to Launch Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will receive $1.1 million in federal funding for its Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program. “IUP’s Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program will develop a comprehensive teaching standard and graduate degree to assist our correctional inst

Posted on 3/12/2009 8:57:12 AM

Fall 2008 Dean’s List

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 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework. Students named to the Fall 2008 Dean’s List are listed alphabetically by county of reside

Posted on 3/3/2009 2:21:25 PM

IUP President Selects Nancy J. Newkerk for 2009 President’s Medal of Distinction

Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Tony Atwater will present the 2009 President’s Medal of Distinction for Professional Achievement to Nancy J. Newkerk of Indiana, a former IUP administrator. The IUP President’s Medal of Distinction is the highest nondegree award presented by IUP. It was established in 19

Posted on 2/26/2009 3:09:07 PM

IUP Offering Scholarships for Overseas Experiences

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has created a new scholarship to assist current IUP students in funding overseas educational experiences planned from summer 2009 through spring 2010. The International Education Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who are participating in IUP-approved ove

Posted on 2/26/2009 3:04:58 PM

Abraham Lincoln Lecture, Play to Mark Series

The  Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries  will present a program on Abraham Lincoln for the 2009 Mary Jane Schafer Distinguished Speaker Series event and will co-present two performances of a play on Lincoln with the IUP  department of theater and dance . The programs have been organized in conjunction with L

Posted on 2/17/2009 4:36:08 PM

Fred Hanna, Teen Expert, to Lecture March 5

The Center for Counselor Training and Services is cosponsoring a free lecture for parents and educators by national expert on adolescence Fred Hanna at 7:00 p.m. March 5, 2009, at the Franklin Regional Middle School auditorium in Murrysville.

Posted on 2/17/2009 4:35:18 PM

Kovalchick Center Construction Under Way

INDIANA, Pa.—Construction officially began Feb. 16 for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s $53.49 million  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The KCAC, a 150,000-square-foot facility to be located along Wayne Avenue adjacent to the university, includes the 5,000-seat Ed Fry Arena, the 650-seat Christine

Posted on 2/17/2009 4:34:06 PM

IUP Selected for National Presidential Community Service Honor Roll

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for the 2008 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 Education, the Depa

Posted on 2/16/2009 10:46:45 AM

Science Education Programs Receive Full National Recognition

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s four science education programs have achieved full national recognition from the National Science Teacher Education Association, a specialized accrediting organization affiliated with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE is a nonprofit, nongovernmen

Posted on 2/11/2009 4:29:58 PM

Congressman Murtha to Lecture by Video in Foreign Policy Class

Congressman John P. Murtha will be a guest lecturer in Dr. Mac Fiddner’s American Foreign Policy class from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2009, in McElhaney Hall, Room 110. He will lecture via video conference from his Washington, D.C., office

Posted on 2/6/2009 2:50:39 PM

Musical “Anything Goes” to Be Presented February 2009

IUP’s Music Theater and Theater-by-the-Grove will present “Anything Goes” in the Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium from February 18–20 at 7:00 p.m. and February 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/6/2009 12:14:35 PM

Music Fraternity, Sorority Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Shelter

Two Indiana University of Pennsylvania professional music fraternities, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota, raised $355 for the Alice Paul House, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. The groups raised the funds by staging a swing dance demonstration in November. Men of Swing, led by student Mark Y

Posted on 2/6/2009 12:06:14 PM

Glisan Elected President of American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages

Dr. Eileen Glisan, professor of Spanish, has been elected president-elect of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and will serve as council president beginning in 2010.

Posted on 1/30/2009 3:43:29 PM

Classes to Begin at 10:10 a.m. Today (January 28)

Due to inclement weather, classes at IUP will begin at 10:10 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Classes beginning earlier than 10:10 a.m will not be held. All essential employees should report for work on time. IUP’s Inclement Weather Policy

Posted on 1/28/2009 5:28:43 AM

Focus on Student Success Sharpens with New Post

As part of a growing focus on advancing retention and graduation rates of undergraduates, Richard Distanislao has been named executive director for Student Success and Retention at IUP. Distanislao returned to IUP in January after a four-year hiatus, working on assignment with the Pennsylvania State System of High

Posted on 1/23/2009 4:05:02 PM

Chinese New Year Celebration Features Dragon Dance, Peking Opera, More

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Allegheny Room of the Hadley Union Building. The program is free and open to the community. Parking in the Hadley Union Building parking lot is free on weekends. Activities planned for the event include a

Posted on 1/23/2009 3:29:29 PM

Planetarium Program Focuses on Gamma-Ray and X-Ray Astronomy

Dr. Ken Coles, Geoscience professor, will present a free program in the IUP planetarium on January 28, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. titled “New Eyes: Gamma-Ray and X-Ray Astronomy.”

Posted on 1/23/2009 3:26:08 PM

Squonk Opera Production Features Indiana County People, History

The  Lively Arts  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Squonk Opera on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The program is part of the Performance Plus season and celebrates the inaugural season in IUP’s Performing Arts Center. This one-time-only performance brin

Posted on 1/23/2009 2:38:59 PM

Spring Noncredit Classes Feature Arts, Crafts, Gardening, Language, More

The Office of Distance Learning and Continuing Education is offering a variety of noncredit classes for Spring 2009.

Posted on 1/23/2009 2:33:20 PM

University Museum Presents “Invisible Threads, Common Ground” Exhibition

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  University Museum  will host “Invisible Threads, Common Ground,” an exhibition curated by Dr. Vicky A. Clark, Feb. 7 through March 21. The exhibit opens Feb. 7 with a free public reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition includes works by Paul Binai, Timothy Hadfield, Ad

Posted on 1/23/2009 2:12:50 PM

Foreign Film, Music Series Begins January 25

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Office of International Education  will offer the 2009 Foreign Film and Music Series, its third annual series, starting Jan. 25. The Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., will house the series, scheduled for Sunday evenings. The series will include six different films and l

Posted on 1/23/2009 11:57:14 AM

Master’s in Criminology to Be Offered On Line

Starting in September, students will have the opportunity to complete Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s master’s degree in  criminology  entirely online. This is IUP’s second online graduate program. “We’ve worked to develop a program that not only meets the academic standards required to prepare students for ad

Posted on 1/23/2009 11:53:29 AM

Great Decisions Program Begins with Discussion of U.S., Rising Powers

IUP’s Office of Distance Learning and Continuing Education is cosponsoring the Great Decisions Lecture Discussion Series, February 3 through March 31, 2009. Sessions will be at the Court at St. Andrew’s Village. Preregistration is required.

Posted on 1/23/2009 9:30:33 AM

Provost Scholars Announced for 2008-2009

List of Provost Scholars for Fall 2009. Requirements are being a current junior with a minimum of 45 semester hours earned at IUP and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Posted on 1/20/2009 8:52:37 AM

Political Commentator Brazile to Speak at King Program

Donna Brazile, political commentator, professor, author and chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute,  will present the keynote address for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative program on Jan. 29. The program, “Dawning of a New Era,”

Posted on 1/16/2009 4:20:39 PM

December Commencement Ceremonies Detailed

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present an honorary doctorate to one of its graduates and feature two student speakers, including an Indiana resident, at  commencement ceremonies  Dec. 14. There will be two separate ceremonies for the graduates and their families and friends. The ceremony for students earni

Posted on 12/9/2008 4:17:12 PM

Theater Production “Violet Sharp” Selected for Kennedy Center Festival

IUP’s production of “Violet Sharp” has been selected for regional competition at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region II, to be held at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia from January 13 to 17, 2009.

Posted on 12/8/2008 3:06:36 PM

Residence Hall to Be Named for Former Foundation Board Member

The IUP Council of Trustees on December 5, 2008, approved the naming of the Suites on Grant residence hall in honor of alumna Donna Putt for her six years of service, ending June 2006, on the  Foundation for IUP  board of directors. A 1969 graduate, Putt served as president of the Foundation board for two years an

Posted on 12/6/2008 3:31:15 AM

Reduced Costs to Enable Start of Kovalchick Events Complex

INDIANA, Pa.—Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary James P. Creedon and Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Tony Atwater today announced that bid proposals have been awarded for the construction of the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . Bids for the project initially came in

Posted on 12/4/2008 1:10:50 PM

Naomi Tutu to Speak at Kwanzaa Celebration

Naomi Tutu, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will be the guest speaker for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room. She will be joined by guest performer Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa, the IUP V

Posted on 12/2/2008 4:24:03 PM

IUP to Host Professional Development Event for School Counselors

Hundreds of professional school counselors in the area will begin the new year with attendance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s sixth annual School Counselor Professional Development Day on Jan. 9, 2009. The free seminar is financially supported by the IUP  College of Education and Educational Technology  an

Posted on 12/2/2008 4:22:59 PM

Workshop on Functional Behavior Assessment Planned

The Center for Counselor Training and Services will host Dr. Laura Riffel, of Lawrence, Kan., for a one-day workshop on functional behavior assessment December 5, 2008, at IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Alumni Auditorium.

Posted on 12/2/2008 4:21:38 PM

Holiday Music Festival Set for December 7

The premiere season of Sound Choices, presented by the  department of music  and  The Lively Arts  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, continues Dec. 7 with the Holiday Music Festival at 3 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall. The concert features the IUP Chorale, IUP Cho

Posted on 12/2/2008 4:20:00 PM

Emergency Services Training Offers EMT Program

IUP’s Division of Emergency Services Training will offer its 2009 spring emergency medical technician-basic training program starting January 13, 2009.

Posted on 12/2/2008 4:18:46 PM

Opera “The Consul” Opens December 3

IUP’s Music Theater will present "The Consul,” December 3-6, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in Waller Hall.

Posted on 12/2/2008 4:16:24 PM

HoodleBug Brass in Concert

This recital has been postponed. More information will be released after the recital is rescheduled. The HoodleBug Brass, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s faculty brass quintet, will present its annual fall recital on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The church is at Fourth and Church stree

Posted on 11/18/2008 4:34:53 PM

IUP Breaks Ground for Kovalchick Complex, Celebrates Donation by Alumnus

INDIANA, Pa.—Indiana University of Pennsylvania broke ground for the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex  and celebrated a $1 million gift to name the 5,000-seat KCAC arena the Ed Fry Arena during ceremonies Thursday, November 13. Chad Hurley, a 1999 IUP graduate, made the gift in honor of Fry, his former

Posted on 11/13/2008 2:00:22 PM

Behavioral Scientist, Social Worker Robert Anderson to Receive Honorary Doctorate

INDIANA, Pa.—Retired Air Force officer Lt. Col. Robert C. Anderson, an internationally recognized behavioral scientist and social worker, will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s December undergraduate  commencement  ceremony. Anderson is a 1967 graduate of IU

Posted on 11/11/2008 2:11:15 PM

IUP to Celebrate Kovalchick Center Groundbreaking, Donation

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the groundbreaking of the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex , as well as a seven-figure donation to the project, during a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 13, at the convention center's site along Wayne Avenue. IUP will honor the donor, 1999 gradu

Posted on 11/10/2008 1:41:14 PM

Center for Family Business Offers Seminar on Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining Employees

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Center for Family Business  will present a seminar, “Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining the Best Employees,” on Nov. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce a

Posted on 11/6/2008 4:28:47 PM

Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Camerata in Lively Arts Concert November 14

The  Lively Arts  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Camerata in a joint concert Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the IUP  Performing Arts Center’s   Fisher Auditorium . The program is part of the 2008–09 Performance Plus season. This special all-Viv

Posted on 11/5/2008 3:11:31 PM

Information Assurance Day Program on November 7

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  department of computer science  will offer Information Assurance  Day, a day of programs on the topic of information assurance, on Nov. 7. The event is free and open to the community. Programs are scheduled for Johnson Hall, Room 247. Information assurance operations protect a

Posted on 11/5/2008 2:58:27 PM

History of Labor Groups Focus of Friends of Library Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Friends of the  IUP Libraries  will present “The Golden Age of Workers’ Education and the Labor Chautauquas in West Central Pennsylvania” on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. The program is free and open to the community. It will be held in Breezedale Alumni Center Library. IUP  history  pro

Posted on 11/5/2008 2:32:57 PM

Six Young Alumni to Be Honored

Six graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, including a graduate from Indiana County and a Cambria County native, will be honored with the 2008  Young Alumni Achievement Award  on Nov. 10. Indiana native Kirk D. Fleming, a 1994  communications media  graduate of IUP’s  College of Education and Educational

Posted on 11/5/2008 2:25:41 PM

IUP Opens Pittsburgh Office

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will formally open its Pittsburgh office with an open house Nov. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. The Pittsburgh office, located in the National City Building, 20 Stanwix St., is staffed by Pittsburgh native Debra Valentine-Gray, who serves a

Posted on 11/3/2008 3:10:45 PM

Second Annual IUP Plays Pittsburgh Offers Musical Extravaganza

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will take over Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. for IUP Plays Pittsburgh, IUP’s second annual event at Heinz Hall. The program will showcase the talents of IUP faculty and students with performances by the IUP Symphony Orchestra and tuba-euphonium ensemble, IUP Percus

Posted on 10/30/2008 10:48:30 AM

Academy of Culinary Arts Summer 2008 Graduates

The following students are 2008 summer graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney.

Posted on 10/29/2008 11:28:25 AM

Summer 2008 Dean's List

See which students made the Dean’s List for Summer 2008 by earning a 3.25 grade-point average or higher based on at least 12 semester hours of graded coursework.

Posted on 10/29/2008 10:48:18 AM

Academy of Culinary Arts Summer 2008 Dean's Recognition List

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 one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Programs

Posted on 10/28/2008 1:39:34 PM

Author Arthur Kelly to Take Part in Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project Conference

Educator and author Arthur Kelly will open IUP’s Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project Fall Conference on November 8 in the Hadley Union Building.

Posted on 10/16/2008 3:57:07 PM

Panel Discussion Focuses on Financial Market Crisis

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a free panel discussion, “Financial Markets in Crisis: What This Means for You,” on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The program will be in the IUP  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  auditorium, on the first floor of the building. Eberly is along Eleventh Street ac

Posted on 10/13/2008 9:17:13 AM

Eberly College of Business Selected for Princeton Review Guidebook

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  has been included for the fifth year in a row in the The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.” The Princeton Review’s guidebooks program accepts no advertising dollars and uses independent surveys from current st

Posted on 10/10/2008 3:46:03 PM

Residential Revival Builds on Living-Learning Philosophy

Call them “suites” or “residential communities,” but don’t call them “dorms.” The Northern Suites and the Suites on Maple East and Suites on Maple West—Phase II of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Residential Revival —opened to 1,112 students this fall. The  Foundation for IUP  and IUP officials formally cele

Posted on 9/25/2008 4:20:24 PM

Foundation, IUP Cut Ribbon for Residential Revival's Phase II

The  Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania  and IUP formally cut the ribbon September 26 for the Phase II buildings of the $270 million  Residential Revival , the largest project of its kind in the nation. The Residential Revival, a public-private collaboration designed to revolutionize the way student

Posted on 9/25/2008 4:17:08 PM

Trustees Approve Naming of KCAC Room for PNC Foundation

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s  Council of Trustees  on Friday approved the naming of a conference room in IUP’s  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex  in honor of the PNC Foundation. The PNC Foundation made a $300,000 gift to the KCAC in July. The donation will be used for construction costs for the

Posted on 9/19/2008 6:47:20 PM

Kovalchick Center Groundbreaking Date Set

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will formally break ground for the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex  at 10 a.m. on Nov. 13 at the site along Wayne Avenue, adjacent to campus. The facility is a 150,000-square-foot building that will offer a 4,000- to 6,000-seat arena, the 500-seat Christine Toretti Aud

Posted on 9/19/2008 4:32:18 PM

Enrollment Increases; New and Graduate Students at All-Time High

Enrollment at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is at 14,310 students for fall 2008, which includes two all-time highs: freshman and other new-student enrollment of 3,204 and graduate enrollment of 2,382. Enrollment in 2007 totaled 14,018, which included 2,673 freshmen and new students and 2,294 graduate students.

Posted on 9/17/2008 4:33:45 PM

IUP Honor Society Wins National Award

IUP's chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society has received its second Silver Torch Award for overall excellence.

Posted on 9/17/2008 1:40:47 PM

Opening of Performing Arts Center Planned

IUP will officially cut the ribbon to open the IUP Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. on September 18, 2008.The PAC, a $12-million project, includes extensive renovations of Fisher Auditorium and Waller Hall and joins these two buildings with a 20,000-square-foot addition and grand atrium lobby.

Posted on 9/12/2008 4:09:20 PM

Groundbreaking for Kovalchick Center Planned

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will formally break ground for the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex  on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. along Wayne Avenue adjacent to campus. The ceremony is open to the community. It will include Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell along with community and university dignitaries.

Posted on 8/22/2008 4:26:07 PM

University Museum Hosting Gala in Conjunction with Exhibition

The  University Museum  at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its annual fundraising gala, “Indiana Bones: An Evening at the Explorers’ Club,” on Sept. 6. The event begins at the  University Museum  on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall with cocktails and the preview of the exhibition, “ The Lost World

Posted on 8/18/2008 2:28:44 PM

IUP Receives $350,000 for Act 101 Educational Support Program

With the receipt of $351,400 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, IUP will continue its Act 101 Higher Education Equal Opportunity Program initiatives at the Indiana campus and add programming at  IUP at Punxsutawney  to assist qualified first-year students in making a successful transition to university lif

Posted on 8/18/2008 2:19:38 PM

IUP Included in National College Guidebook

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is included in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 368 Colleges.” This is the eighth consecutive year IUP has been selected for this annual guidebook.

Posted on 7/30/2008 3:52:04 PM

PNC Foundation Contributes to KCAC

The PNC Foundation has announced a $300,000 contribution to Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Center.

Posted on 7/28/2008 4:31:53 PM

Stonewall Contributor Places Stone on New Wall

IUP recently called on James Watkins, 80, of White Township, a retired stonemason, to lay mortar for the final stone atop a seven-by-50-foot wall in the courtyard of the suite-style student-housing buildings along Grant and Maple streets.  Stones used to build the wall were taken from the landmark retaining wall, com

Posted on 7/10/2008 4:22:55 PM

Developer Chosen for Hotel Property Connected to Kovalchick Complex

Bolstering their public-private partnership and commitment to the development of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex , the Foundation for IUP and Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced today the selection of The Horizon Team to develop the hotel property connected to the KCAC. The Horizon Team, a

Posted on 7/8/2008 1:29:11 PM

Performing Arts Center to Open This Fall

Thousands of patrons have enjoyed performances in  Fisher Auditorium  over the years, and during the renovation and construction of the breezeway that now connects it with Waller Theater, cultural events have taken place in other locations. The new IUP Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open this fall, and the

Posted on 7/3/2008 2:50:45 PM

Students Bike to Alaska to Aid Cancer Fight

IUP students Michael “Fred” Frederick and Dan Esten are bicycling from Indiana, Pa., to Anchorage, Alaska, as part of the Tour for the Cure they established to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Posted on 6/19/2008 1:27:01 PM

Jeff Dow Named IUP Women’s Basketball Head Coach

After a successful three-year stint at Anderson University, Jeff Dow has been named the head coach of the IUP women’s basketball program.

Posted on 6/11/2008 4:10:32 PM

Exercise Science Program Awarded Initial Accreditation

The health and physical education department’s Exercise Science program recently was awarded initial five-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Posted on 6/10/2008 12:51:03 PM

Anthropology Student Wins Scholarship

Megan Bond was the nation’s only recipient of the Lambda Alpha Charles Jenkins Scholarship.

Posted on 5/20/2008 5:00:27 PM

Foundation, IUP to Break Ground for Phase III of Residential Revival

The Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania and IUP will break ground Thursday, May 8, for Phase III of the Residential Revival project.

Posted on 5/6/2008 12:28:31 PM

Endowed Lecture Series to Feature Carville, Matalin

The inaugural presentation in IUP’s First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture Series on Oct. 1 will feature political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin.

Posted on 5/5/2008 4:27:14 PM

Music Department’s Jack Stamp Selected as University Professor

Dr. Jack Stamp, chair of the Department of Music  and director of band studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as IUP’s 2008–2009 University Professor. This award—presented to an IUP faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding record of teaching, research and scholarly activity and ser

Posted on 5/1/2008 1:21:54 PM

Student Earns National Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award

Robert E. Cook Honors College student Theresa Huber was honored for sound design.

Posted on 4/29/2008 11:37:47 AM

Technology CEO Donates Video Education Device

Jerry Salandro M'76 and his wife, Leslie, have donated equipment to the College of Education and Educational Technology that was inspired by research Salandro conducted as an IUP graduate student.

Posted on 4/25/2008 3:28:52 PM

Fulbright Takes Student to Shanghai

Cook Honors College Student Gina Russo is the tenth IUP student to earn this prestigious award in the last twelve years.

Posted on 4/24/2008 4:42:02 PM

Institute Names Fourteen IUP Faculty as Fellows

The John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security at IUP established the program to enhance and promote research and teaching capabilities in the homeland security field.

Posted on 4/22/2008 4:27:51 PM

IUP Names Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Seniors Brittany Pikur and Sean Strauman were honored at the All-American and Athletic Banquet.

Posted on 4/22/2008 2:25:44 PM

President Bill Clinton Visits Campus

Takes place in Memorial Field House on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:15 a.m.

Posted on 4/14/2008 10:04:02 PM

New Ph.D. in Communications Media Set

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has approved IUP's tenth doctoral degree program.

Posted on 4/14/2008 4:25:50 PM

IUP to Offer New Master’s Program in Archaeology

The program will be the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and will be offered beginning in fall 2009.

Posted on 4/11/2008 2:44:04 PM

Internationally Known Scientist to Earn Honorary Degree

John Kopchick ’72, M’75, an internationally recognized leader in the growth hormone field, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree and serve as keynote speaker at next month's university Commencement. The ceremony will take place May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Miller Stadium. More than 1,600 graduates are expect

Posted on 4/11/2008 12:47:23 PM

Faculty Members Honored at Convocation

Four faculty members received Distinguished Faculty Awards for teaching, research, community service, and creative arts.

Posted on 4/7/2008 2:57:47 PM

Bestselling Author to Speak

Jennifer Haigh, author of Baker Towers, a New York Times bestseller, will serve as the Schafer Distinguished Speaker April 15 at 8 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall.

Posted on 4/2/2008 4:21:58 PM

IUP Joins National Accountability Program

As part of an initiative to provide a fair comparison between the institutions, IUP has joined the national Voluntary System of Accountability.

Posted on 4/2/2008 4:00:55 PM

Record-Breaking Season Earns IUP Coach East Region Coach of the Year Award

Women's Basketball Coach Cindy Martin was selected East Region Coach of the Year by her peers in the WBCA.

Posted on 3/29/2008 11:08:53 AM

Event Raises Awareness of Domestic/Sexual Violence

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Women’s Commission with the IUP Center for Student Life , Health AWAREness, and the Haven Project will observe domestic and sexual violence awareness month in April with the annual “Take Back the Night” event April 16. The program will take place starting with an awareness

Posted on 3/26/2008 4:08:18 PM

IUP Festival of Women Composers Offers Free Concerts

In conjunction with Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eighth Festival of Women Composers International , March 27 – 29, seven special concerts will be offered free to the community. “The Festival of Women Composers International’s mission is to provide gender balance in the curriculum through generating info

Posted on 3/24/2008 4:30:59 PM

Librarian Donates Centuries-Old Deed to IUP

Daniel Shively, a librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has donated a deed dated 1808 to the  IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives . The deed was issued to his great-great-great-grandfather Daniel Shively and is signed by President Thomas Jefferson and future President James Mad

Posted on 3/24/2008 4:22:35 PM

Program Addresses Emerging Drug Threats, Depression in Youth

IUP alumnus Steve Pasierb and professor John McCarthy will present the program April 4 at IUP’s Eberly Auditorium.

Posted on 3/21/2008 2:45:12 PM

Distinguished Alumni to Be Honored

Twelve IUP alumni will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner in April, sponsored by the IUP Alumni Association.

Posted on 3/20/2008 1:16:10 PM

Look Inside IUP

While the university’s new website was launched January 31 and departments and offices continue to contribute to it, one page in particular is receiving special attention. “The web team is monitoring the traffic of the new site, and they’ve found one page in particular to be a standout,” said Robert Davies, vice pr

Posted on 3/19/2008 5:30:12 PM

Honors Convocation Takes Place April 6

This event honors students, Distinguished Alumni Award winners, and Distinguished Faculty Award winners.

Posted on 3/17/2008 4:02:26 PM

Undergraduate Forum Showcases Scholarship

This forum, in which undergraduates present original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors, takes place April 1 on the IUP campus.

Posted on 3/17/2008 3:57:53 PM

Living on Campus Takes Full-Circle Approach

While Residential Revival construction rumbles on, it is becoming evident that the project is more than bricks and mortar. The end results afford study lounges, conference rooms, multipurpose rooms, and resource rooms that facilitate out-of-classroom learning experiences. Each suite-style building becomes a focal po

Posted on 3/14/2008 3:47:01 PM

View Women’s Basketball on the Web

IUP’s games in this weekend’s NCAA Division II East Region Women’s Basketball Tournament will be available by webcast.

Posted on 3/12/2008 8:35:26 PM

IUP Hosts NCAA East Regional Tournament

Fresh off its second straight PSAC championship, the IUP women’s basketball team has been selected to host the NCAA Division II East Region tournament beginning Friday.

Posted on 3/10/2008 11:00:42 AM

IUP Claims Second Consecutive PSAC Title

Staci Heberling named tournament MVP.

Posted on 3/9/2008 8:57:54 AM

IUP Handles West Chester to Move into PSAC Championship Game

For the second straight year, IUP's women's basketball team heads into the PSAC championship.

Posted on 3/7/2008 9:50:06 PM

Living Learning Center Named for Trustee

Suites on Grant--Lower named for Susan Snell Delaney '64, a member of the IUP Council of Trustees.

Posted on 3/7/2008 3:55:38 PM

Two Receive PBCOHE Honors

Stacey Hanson was selected to receive the K. Leroy Irvis Undergraduate Scholarship, while graduate student William (Corey) Burnett was selected for the John S. Shropshire Graduate Scholarship.

Posted on 3/5/2008 5:00:01 PM

Women’s Basketball Team Advances to PSAC Final Four

IUP downed Shippensburg 55-48 in the quarterfinal round of the PSAC tournament Tuesday.

Posted on 3/5/2008 12:11:49 PM

IUP Magazine Wins Top Award

IUP Magazine won the Gold Award in the External Publications category of the Twenty-third Annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report.

Posted on 3/4/2008 4:38:19 PM

Four Garner Freeman-ASIA Funding

From IUP Reporter, a monthly newsletter published by the Communications Office.     Four IUP students have been selected for a competitive international scholarship to study abroad during the spring 2008 semester. Recipients of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia are Chad Buckwalter, an international bu

Posted on 2/23/2008 12:27:46 PM

Ruddocks to Receive President’s Medal of Distinction

From IUP Reporter, a monthly newsletter published by the   Communications Office.     Brigadier General Rodney Ruddock ’65, M’75 and Ellen Sylves Ruddock ’65 will receive the 2008 President’s Medal of Distinction at the 2008 Leader’s Circle event on March 13 at Rustic Lodge. The Ruddocks will be recogn

Posted on 2/23/2008 12:22:46 PM

Kovalchick Complex Receives FirstEnergy Boost

FirstEnergy Foundation has made a $20,000 contribution to the Foundation for IUP for the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 2/6/2008 2:08:42 PM

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