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The Black Experience at IUP: Improve It with Your Voice

Black students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a discussion with an IUP alumni committee that aims to improve the academic success and social experience of Black students at IUP. Kicking off Homecoming weekend, this Fireside Chat with the Black Experience Alumni Committee will be Thursday, September 30, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Elkin Hall Great Room.

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked, for the twenty-eighth consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by “U.S. News & World Report.”

Math is Freedom: A Journey from Prison to PhD

If you dive deep into it, you'll discover that math is more than numbers and symbols. For IUP graduate Vincent Thompson, math is freedom. It's helped him grow, communicate, and even turn his life around.

IUP a Top 14 University in Pennsylvania in Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide and Rankings

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the top 14 universities in Pennsylvania by Washington Monthly for its 2021 College Guide and Rankings, based on “what universities do for the country.” IUP is also the only public university in Pennsylvania selected for the publication’s “Best Bang for the Buck” (northeast) rankings.

Trustees Approve Naming Resolutions in Honor of Long-Time Music Faculty

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved naming spaces in IUP’s Cogswell Hall, home to the Department of Music, in honor of two long-time faculty members.

Council of Trustees Approve Naming of Dining Room in Allenwood in Recognition of Gift Honoring Isabella Wilkinson Green

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved the naming of the dining room in the Allenwood, a teaching restaurant in IUP’s Ackerman Hall, as the Isabella Wilkinson Green Dining Room in her honor and memory.

Council of Trustees Approve Naming of Breezedale Terrace in Honor and Memory of Late Mary Jo Banks Lyttle

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved the naming of the terrace at Breezedale Alumni Center in honor of the late Mary Jo Banks Lyttle.

Council of Trustees Approve Resolution of Appreciation for Retired Provost Moerland

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved a resolution of appreciation for Timothy Moerland, who retired from the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs at IUP in August.

IUP Celebrating Constitution Day with Public Reading, Program on the Framers of the Constitution

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Constitution Day on September 13 with two events free and open to the community. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the US Constitution, which is 232 years old this year.

IUP Family Weekend Registration is Open

IUP invites families of students to Family Weekend 2021 on September 17-19.

9/11 Crash Site: Transformed by Tragedy—Now by Trees

Reforesting the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville—a site damaged by mining long before the 9/11 crash—has involved IUP faculty and students for nearly a decade. In honor of the tragedy’s 20th anniversary, they shared some of their experiences.

IUP Selected for Princeton Review “Best Colleges” Guidebook

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook for the twenty-first consecutive year.

IUP to Offer Annual Memorial Program to Mark September 11 Attacks with Program on Sept. 10, Featuring Shanksville Landowner, Sugra Scholarship Recipient

IUP to Offer Annual Memorial Program to Mark September 11 Attacks with Program on Sept. 10, Featuring Shanksville Landowner, Sugra Scholarship Recipient

Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism and Event Management Student Selected for Full-Tuition Scholarship by Statler Foundation

Kyle Kubicko, a senior hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event management major at IUP, has been awarded the prestigious Statler Foundation’s Scholarship of Excellence. The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, character, and commitment to the industry.

University Community Invited to Be Part of Ongoing Strategic Plan Update, Implementation

All members of the IUP community are invited to hear an update on IUP’s 2020–25 Strategic Plan implementation at a program on Thursday, September 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (during the Common Hour) and to be part of an interactive afternoon session designed to get input from students, faculty, and staff about next steps for IUP.

Crimson Scholars Circle Kicks Off with Early Immersion Week

In the second week of August, IUP kicked off the Crimson Scholars Circle, a new program designed to reduce the retention and persistence gap for Black and Brown students.

Welcome Back to IUP—Driscoll’s Update

IUP President Michael Driscoll welcomes students and employees to campus for the start of the fall semester, offers updates on COVID-19 mitigation measures, and talks about some important upcoming events.

Eberly College of Business MBA Program Ranked Number One in Pennsylvania

IUP’s Master of Business Administration program has been ranked first in Pennsylvania by Best Value Schools. Rankings were determined on the basis of cost and which programs provide “a more personalized education, and thus a better education,” editors said.

Emergency Notification System Test

IUP will test its emergency notification system on Thursday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m. The test will include text messaging, voice calls, and email and desktop alerts.

Graduate Gifts IUP with Funding for Scholarships

Richard D. Caruso, a 1983 accounting graduate of IUP, has gifted $50,000 to IUP for scholarships for freshman students. This gift has been added to the Richard F. and Margaret C. Caruso Scholarship, established in 2017.

Digging Up a Passion

What if one class made you change your mind about the rest of your life? That's what happened to Susie Adams. While in the field for a geology class, she discovered a passion she never knew existed inside her.

Creating New Hands-on Experiences in Speech Language Pathology

While speech-language pathology programs typically focus on working with school children, IUP's program blends this emphasis with hands-on training for the healthcare side of the profession, thanks to a new lab.

University Testing Center to Close Permanently

Due to decreasing demand and a shift to more online exams by the majority of testing companies, the IUP University Testing Center will not be reopened. Persons needing to take a standardized test for admission to graduate or professional schools, or for professional certifications, should contact the agency requiring the testing, or the testing agency, for recommendations and information on completing required testing.

Academic Coordinator Helps Hawks Win in the Classroom

The average GPA for IUP student-athletes has risen every semester since 2018, when IUP became one of the few State System schools to designate an academic support staff member for athletics. Learn more about IUP Athletics’ playbook for academic success, led by Dan Braun.

COVID-19 Face Coverings, Masks Policy Update

Effective Tuesday, August 17, at 8:00 a.m., IUP will require face coverings/masks to be worn indoors in public spaces at all campuses and centers. This is required of all people, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.