2009

December

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

November

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

October

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

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.

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 community.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lloyd Named Top ROTC Cadet in Nation

Erik Lloyd, an IUP graduate and current graduate student and ROTC cadet, has been selected as the top ROTC cadet in the nation.

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.

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.

September

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

August

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

June

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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

May

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

April

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

March

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

February

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

January

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.

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

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

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

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.”

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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,”