2008

December

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October

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

Academy of Culinary Arts Summer 2008 Graduates

The following students are 2008 summer graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney.  

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.

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

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.

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

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

September

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

August

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.

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

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

July

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.

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.

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

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

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

June

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.

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.

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.  

May

Anthropology Student Wins Scholarship

Megan Bond was the nation’s only recipient of the Lambda Alpha Charles Jenkins Scholarship.

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.

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.

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

April

Student Earns National Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award

Robert E. Cook Honors College student Theresa Huber was honored for sound design.

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.  

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.

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.

IUP Names Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Seniors Brittany Pikur and Sean Strauman were honored at the All-American and Athletic Banquet.

President Bill Clinton Visits Campus

Takes place in Memorial Field House on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:15 a.m.

New Ph.D. in Communications Media Set

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has approved IUP's tenth doctoral degree program.

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.

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

Faculty Members Honored at Convocation

Four faculty members received Distinguished Faculty Awards for teaching, research, community service, and creative arts.

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.

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.

March

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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

Honors Convocation Takes Place April 6

This event honors students, Distinguished Alumni Award winners, and Distinguished Faculty Award winners.

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.

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

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.

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.

IUP Claims Second Consecutive PSAC Title

Staci Heberling named tournament MVP.

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.

Living Learning Center Named for Trustee

Suites on Grant--Lower named for Susan Snell Delaney '64, a member of the IUP Council of Trustees.

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.

Women's Basketball Team Advances to PSAC Final Four

IUP downed Shippensburg 55-48 in the quarterfinal round of the PSAC tournament Tuesday.

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.

February

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

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

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.