2010

December

Tepper Not to Return as Head Football Coach in 2011

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

Long-Range Campus Plan Approved; New Classroom Buildings Planned

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

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

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

Provost Scholars Announced for 2010–2011

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

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

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

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

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

Van Dyke, Alumna Tait Receive National Honors in Dance Teaching

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

KidsRead Program Pairs Schoolchildren with IUP Student Tutors

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

IUP to Redefine Lively Arts, Discontinue OnStage

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

Highway Safety Project to Test How Cars Fit

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

November

Students Get Hands-On Experience with Weyandt Hall Green Roof

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

Chemistry Students Help Local Business Develop Energy Calculator

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

Kovalchick Complex Hotel Project Expected to Move Forward Following Legislation Approval

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

Boser Moderates Marcellus Shale Forum in Westmoreland County

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

Kovalchick Complex to Host Globetrotters for First Major Event

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

Nursing Students Achieve High Marks on Licensure Exam

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

Shellenbarger Elected to Leadership Position for National Nursing Group

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

Veterans Day Activities

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

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

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

October

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

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

Reminder: Apollo 13 Commander Lovell to Lecture Monday

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

Telehealth Equipment to Provide New Learning Opportunities for Nursing Students

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

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

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

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

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

Master's in Spanish Approved by PASSHE Board

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

Eberly Makes 2011 “Best Business Schools” Guidebook

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

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

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

Summer 2010 Dean's List

See the Summer 2010 Dean’s List. Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average.

Residential Revival Completion Celebrated; Building Named for Stephenson

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

Tickets for Lovell Lecture Available October 13

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

Nestor Retrospective Exhibit to Celebrate Career, Upcoming Retirement

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

English Doctoral Students Form Partnership with Local Libraries

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

Homecoming 2010 Activities Announced

The annual Homecoming celebration, October 7–10, 2010, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the Pregame in the Oak Grove festival, the parade, and the football game.

SOAR Student Group Recognized for Alcohol-Prevention Efforts

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

September

Common Freshman Reader Author Ehrenreich to Lecture

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

Nursing, Honor Society to Host Retired General Hengeveld as Speaker

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

Lecture Series to Accompany Pittsburgh Artists' Museum Exhibit

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

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

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

Enrollment Records Broken for Second Straight Year

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

Kuehn Looks to Essay Contest to Support India Music Program

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

Residence Hall to Be Named for Stephenson

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

Apollo 13 Commander Lovell to Speak at IUP

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

Six O'Clock Series Kicks Off Fall 2010 Season

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

PASSHE Chancellor Addresses Issues during Open Forum

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

Research Institute Launches First For-Profit Corporation

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

August

Washington Monthly Recognizes IUP on 2010 List for Contributions to Society

IUP  has been selected, for the second consecutive year, for Washington Monthly magazine’s national rankings of schools based on their contributions to society. IUP is one of only eleven Pennsylvania universities and the only public doctoral university in the state to be selected for the 2010 rankings. When com

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

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

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

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

Dean Rafoth to Discuss “Promise Plus” on WPXI

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

May 2010 Graduate List

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

Math, Social Studies Secondary Education Programs Earn National Recognition

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

Spring 2010 Dean's List Available Online

The Spring 2010 Dean’s List is now available on the Office of the Registrar website. Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester, or summer sessions cumulatively, in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least twelve semester hours of graded coursework

Princeton Review Selects IUP for 2011 “Best Colleges” Guidebook

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

July

Alumni Association Names Officers, Board Members for 2010–2011

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

PASSHE Board Recognizes Former President

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

June

Foundation Announces New Officers, Board Members for 2010–2011

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

Graduate List

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

Interim President Selected

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

Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for Spring 2010

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2010 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredi

President Atwater Moving On to Leadership Role with AASCU

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

Promise Plus Initiative Receives $150,000 from Heinz Endowments

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

June 9 Picnic in the Grove to Feature Contemporary Music

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

May

Siemens Endows Fund for Undergraduate Research in Sciences

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

Edwards Selected for National Economics Fellowship

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

Music Senior Recovering from Car Accident Attends Graduation Ceremony

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

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

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

Rafoth Named 2010–11 University Professor

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

April

Summer 2010 Emergency Medical Technician Training Offered

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

Comfort Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Support Research in India

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

Reminder: Chalk on the Walk Marks Nineteenth Year Wednesday

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

Cook Honors College Student Wins Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

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

NASA Terra Project Scientist Imhoff to Speak

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

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

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

Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project Annual Conference Held at IUP

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

Legislative Fellow Haluska Visits Campus

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

Teaching Excellence Awards for 2009–2010 Announced

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

Yellow Ribbon Program Reconfirms IUP for 2010-2011

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

Former National Institute of Justice Criminologist to Lecture on Organized Crime

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

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

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

History Club Dinner Benefits Slebodnik Memorial Scholarship

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

IUP, Ardiem Medical Collaborate on Research Grant Application

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

Food and Nutrition Students Plan Food Drive

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

Biology Student's Goldwater Scholarship Makes Fifth for IUP

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

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

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

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

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

Criminology Professor Gido Receives National Honor as Mentor

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

Business Day 2010 Honors Stevenson, Hall of Distinction Inductees

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

March

Legacy Gala Silent Auction: Bid on Line through April 7

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

First IUP Symposium on Gender, Sexuality Slated for April 9

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

Basketball Team's Rocco Receives NCAA Academic Award

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

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

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

Provost Scholars Announced for 2009–2010

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

IUP Business Graduate Program Ranked among Top in Nation by Students

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

Register Now for Summer 2010 Classes

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

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Workshop Canceled

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

Lunafest Film Festival Raises Awareness of Women's Issues

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

Cherokee Recording Artist Jacobs in Concert March 24

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

Crimson Hawks to Host Atlantic Region Championship Game

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

Census Bus Coming to IUP March 16

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

Spring 2010 Basic Vehicle Rescue Course Offered

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

U.S. Census Tour to Visit Campus

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

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

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

Fall 2009 Dean's List Available On Line

The Fall 2009 Dean’s List is now available on the Office of the Registrar website . Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester, or summer sessions cumulatively, in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least twelve semester hours of graded coursework

February

Community Service Recognized with Second Year on Honor Roll

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected, for the second consecutive year, for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts to America’s communities. The honor roll is produced by the Corporation for National Community Service in collaboration with the Depa

President Atwater Condition Update: February 26

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

IUP to Be Hub Site for PennREN Statewide Broadband Network

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

Pennsylvania Coalition Receives Federal Funding for Statewide Broadband Network

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

Play-Therapy Expert to Offer April Workshop

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

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

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

Dunlap to Be Master of Ceremonies for 2010 Legacy Gala

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

Allen and O'Hara Selected as KCAC Hotel Developer

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

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

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

Bahgat Selected for National Defense University Faculty

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

Spanish Education Program Receives Full Recognition from National Council

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

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

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

Proposals Welcomed for Gender, Sexuality Symposium

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

January

Black History Month Opens with Shelter Benefit

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

Strength Comes from Struggle, Pitts says during King Commemorative Program

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

President Atwater Medical Condition Update

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

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

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

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

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

Reporter Pitts to Speak at King Commemorative Program January 28

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

Native American Perspective the Subject of Film on IUP-TV

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

Pullman Shares Advice, Experience with Theater Festival Participants

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

Reality Therapy Workshop Offered by Center for Counselor Training and Services

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

Actor Pullman to Present Theater Festival Keynote Address

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