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IUP to Begin New Academic Year with Welcome Week for All New Students; Opening of Academic Year Program Planned for Aug. 19

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will welcome the majority of new students to campus for the fall semester on August 13 and 14 with a week-long schedule of events, including a new one-stop check-in process.

IUP Receives Funding from PLCB to Address Underage and Dangerous Drinking, Retention of Black and Brown Students

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $40,000 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking Grant program, with a focus on both reducing underage and dangerous drinking and increasing retention of Black and Brown students, while welcoming all students to participate in grant project related events and activities.

IUP Students Part of IRMC Internship Program

David Fyock and Tommy Letso, biology pre-medicine majors at IUP from Indiana County, are completing Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Pre-Med Undergraduate Summer Internship, shadowing physicians from eight different medical specialties, one each week of the eight-week internship.

Update on Fall Semester Operations and COVID-19 Precautions – A Message from President Driscoll

IUP will return to fully face-to-face instruction and in-person events and activities for fall 2022. In most circumstances, meetings and gatherings will transition to in-person formats, and employees will return to working at their university locations.

Students’ Summer Research—In Their Words (U-SOAR 2022)

Want a preview of the research you can hear about Friday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m. in the HUB Monongahela Room during the Undergraduate Summer Opportunities for Applying Research (U-SOAR) program symposium? Watch as four students explain their projects.

IUP Graduate Selected for Fulbright Scholarship to Taiwan

Teresa Kuo of Cabot, a May graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s early childhood and special education program with a concentration in urban education, has been selected for a 2022–23 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Taiwan.

Mathematics Faculty Selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Yu-ju Kuo, professor of mathematics in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Mathematical and Computer Science, has been selected for a 2022–23 Fulbright US Scholar fellowship to Bhutan.

U-SOAR Program Celebrates Student Researchers With Final Research Symposium Aug. 5

Students participating in IUP’s Undergraduate Summer Opportunities for Applying Research (U-SOAR) program will present their research projects at the program’s final research symposium on Aug. 5.

Commonwealth Budget Includes Increased Investment in Public Higher Education

President Driscoll discusses the 2022–23 commonwealth budget approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Wolf on July 8, which reflects the largest single-year increase Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has received from the state.

Students, Faculty to Conduct Second Forensic Archaeology Field School in Germany at Site of World War II Airplane Crash

For the second year, IUP’s Department of Anthropology has been selected by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. through the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to conduct a field study in Germany at the site of a crash of a World War II airplane.

Spring 2022 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2022.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Announces Appointments During Transitional Period

With the retirement of Yaw Asamoah, dean of the University College and IUP Libraries after 38 years of service and leadership at IUP, on June 30, IUP Provost and Vice President Lara Luetkehans has announced leadership changes for the University College and for the IUP Libraries.

Education Secretary: Today’s Higher Education Investments Benefit Tomorrow’s Workforce

Pennsylvania Department of Education Acting Secretary Eric Hagarty visited Indiana University of Pennsylvania to discuss the importance of continued funding for higher education in the commonwealth.

IUP Receives Funding To Host International Fulbright Recipients For Seventh Year

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $300,000 to continue to host the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers.

English Professor Expands International Teaching Experience During Semester at Sea

It’s not a traditional classroom, but for IUP professor of English Timothy Hibsman, it was smooth sailing, combining his love of teaching with first-hand opportunities to explore nautical history and literature. Hibsman was a member of the faculty for a spring 2022 Semester at Sea voyage on the ship World Odyssey.

A Welcoming Walkway

See a bird’s-eye view of the new rainbow sidewalk, suggested by students from the LGBTQIA+ community. It is one of the most visible symbols of IUP’s commitment to making all people feel welcome and supported on campus.

LGBTQIA+ and Supported at IUP

In its efforts to be truly student centered, IUP aims to support every student. Key to that are services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Hear about the experiences of a gender-fluid student and about the support IUP provides.

IUP Student Confirmed as Student Member of PASSHE Board of Governors

Abigail Hancox, of Albion, a political science major with a pre-law concentration and minor in homeland security in the Cook Honors College at IUP, has been confirmed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors. She currently serves as president of the IUP Student Government Association.

Potts Selected for Director of Financial Aid Position

Following a national search, a professional with extensive and progressive financial aid experience has been selected to serve as director of Financial Aid at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tiffany Potts, who most recently served as associate director of Financial Aid at IUP, was chosen for the position. Potts has been a staff member of the Office of Financial Aid since April 2010.

IUP Ranked Second in State for Affordability, in Top 20 Universities by Academic Influence

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been recognized as second in the state for affordability, third in the state as a “best public college,” and in the top 20 in the state as a “Pennsylvania’s Best Overall” university by AcademicInfluence.com.

Student from North Huntingdon Selected for Fulbright Award

Grace Skarzynski of North Huntingdon, a May graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program, has been selected for a 2022–23 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award to Greece.

Dean’s List for Spring 2022

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

IUP Vice President for Enrollment Management Selected for Advisory Board

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Vice President for Enrollment Management, Patricia Curran McCarthy, has been selected by Ruffalo Noel Levitz to serve on its Undergraduate Enrollment Advisory Board.

IUP Student from Philadelphia Selected for Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

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

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

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