2011

December

Bizzaro Selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Patrick Bizzaro , a faculty member in the Department of English , has been selected for a Fulbright Scholarship. Bizzaro won a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to work at the University of the Free State in South Africa, assisting in the development of its writing program. He is IUP’s 61st Fulb

IUP to Host Kennedy Center Theater Festival for Second Time

Up to 1,000 faculty members and students are expected at IUP for the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 11–14, 2012. In addition to plays, workshops, and seminars, the festival will feature actor and playwright John Cariani as the keynote speaker. His presentation will be Ja

Student Firefighters Recognized for Heroism

Three IUP students and two other community members were honored by the Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, for the rescue of a fire victim in Indiana in October. The trustees’ resolution of commendation honored W. Travis Burket, of McMurray; Simeon Logan, of Indiana; and Matthew Reynolds,

Movember Project Raises $1,500 for Men's Health

Fraternity members raised $1,500 for the 2011 Movember project, a national men’s health awareness event. “Movember” refers both to the month of November, when events are traditionally held, and to the slang term for mustache, “mo.” During November, men are encouraged to “grow their mos” to raise awareness about men

Three Presidential Candidates Selected, Forwarded to State System Board

The Council of Trustees on December 15, 2011, approved forwarding three candidates for the position of university president to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors for its consideration. The three continuing candidates are as follows: Michael Driscoll, current provost

Campus Dining Master Plan Approved

The Council of Trustees approved the $37-million Campus Dining Master Plan, a financing plan for the project, and the integration of the dining master plan into the Long-Range Campus Facilities Master Plan at its December 15, 2011, quarterly meeting. The Campus Dining Master Plan includes the con

Program Aims to Increase African-American Men Studying Education

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh has awarded IUP a grant of $361,500 for a program designed to increase the number of African-American men in teacher preparation programs in colleges and universities. California University of Pennsylvania, the Community College of Allegheny County, Point Park University, and IUP

Service Learning Leads Campus Efforts in Toys for Tots, Treasures for Children Programs

The Office of Service Learning sponsored several opportunities for members of the IUP community to give to disadvantaged children and families in the Indiana area. The office coordinated donations for the Treasures for Children program, sponsored by the Salvation Army, and the Toys for Tots program, coordin

Faculty Members Aid Local Hunger Fight

Faculty members contributed $1,250 to expand the Power Pack Program, a countywide food program that targets needy children.

Commencement Ceremonies for December 2011 Detailed

Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 17, 2011, honoring 1,009 students. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 10:00 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium , part of the IUP Performing Arts Center. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1:00 p.m. in the

Dancer, Activist Mwano to Speak at Kwanzaa Program

Deo Mwano, choreographer, dancer, and activist, will be the featured speaker at IUP’s annual Kwanzaa program December 10, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. The event is free and open to the community. The program includes a celebration of family, friends, community, and culture. It i

Legislative Fellow, Friend of Higher Education Named for 2011

IUP honored Jim Wansacz, Lackawanna County commissioner-elect and former state representative, with the Friend of Higher Education Award and named Representative Frank Dermody its fourteenth Legislative Fellow at a luncheon December 1, 2011. The Friend of Higher Education Award is given in recognition of an indi

World Premiere of September 11 Commemorative Piece Planned

The Department of Music will present a special concert December 8, 2011, featuring the world premiere of Jack Stamp’s “Canticle: Voces Candentes,” which he wrote in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The concert, free and open to the community, will be he

November

New Nursing Simulation Lab to Be Introduced during Open House

The  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions will host an open house December 9, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to showcase its new simulation laboratory in Putt Hall. The facility is on the first floor of Putt Hall, at Grant and Eleventh streets. The open house is free and open to the commun

Tree-Lighting Ceremony Planned for 2011

IUP will celebrate the holidays with its annual tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 4:45 p.m. on the East Porch of John Sutton Hall. The ceremony is free and open to the community. The event will include music by the IUP  Chorale and Chorus , directed by Heather Zosel, director of choral

Kovalchick Complex Hotel Project a Step Closer after Land Transfer

IUP is now the owner of 3.35 acres of land in White Township adjacent to Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The conveyance of the land from the Pennsylvania Department of General Services to IUP became final November 10, 2011. The land is intended to be the site of a hotel. The agreement became co

AIDS Awareness Events Planned

In observance of November as AIDS Awareness Month and December 1 as World AIDS Day, an IUP English class has developed several public awareness events. The class, under the direction of faculty member Veronica Watson, has developed events with the theme “HIV/AIDS: Then, Now, and the Battle for Tomorrow.” From

Presidential Search Committee to Host Candidates Starting November 28

The Presidential Search Committee will host five candidates starting November 28 for the position of IUP president. Several open forums for students, faculty and staff members, and members of the Indiana community will offer opportunities to meet and hear from the candidates.

Fashion Show to Benefit Cleft Lip, Palate Repair

A Fashion Merchandising class will present a fashion show December 7 to benefit Operation Smile, which provides free cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for children in more than sixty countries.

Honor Society Recognized as Chapter of Excellence

IUP’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society has been recognized as a Chapter of Excellence by the national organization. The chapter is the only one in Pennsylvania and one of only eleven in the nation receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher educati

Indi Kids Receives Continued Accreditation

The Indiana County Child Day Care Program, known as Indi Kids, has received continued accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a national group of early childhood professionals. Indi Kids serves as a laboratory for students in the Child Development and Family Relations

Professor Discovering “Real” David Livingstone

The travels of missionary, physician, and explorer David Livingstone are “officially” documented in The Last Journals of David Livingstone, published after his 1873 death, but an IUP professor is part of a team that has uncovered the uncensored version. In 2009, Adrian Wisnicki , assistant pro

Nutrition Program's Dietetics Track Accredited

The Dietetics Track in the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition program has been recognized with full, continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Branthoover Receives State Counselor Association President's Award

Holly Branthoover, an associate professor in the Counseling Department , was selected for the 2011 Pennsylvania Counselor Association President’s Award. The Pennsylvania association is affiliated with the American Counseling Association, a six-hundred-member national organization that promotes the growth

October

Kipp Annex to Feature Work of Contemporary Clay Artists

Kipp Gallery Annex, on the first floor of Sprowls Hall, will host work from seven contemporary clay artists. The exhibition, titled The Lowdown: Tales from the Margin, will run from November 8 through December 9, 2011. Co-curator Jill Foote-Hutton, from Red Lodge Clay Center, will give a short presentation

McCombie Receives Second National Award for Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership

Sally McCombie, a faculty member in the Human Development and Environmental Studies Department , has been recognized as the 2011 National Honorary Member by the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. Each year, the FCCLA honors one person whose professional responsibilities are not directly rel

Run-Walk to Benefit Hawk Rock Fund-Raiser

The Hawk Rock Committee will host a two-mile run-walk on Sunday, November 13, 2011, to benefit the Hawk Rock project, a fund-raising event for three Indiana County charities addressing homelessness and hunger. The Hawk Rock Trot will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on University Drive. Th

American Indian Heritage Month 2011 Celebration to Feature Performances

The Native American Awareness Council will present the fifth annual celebration of American Indian Heritage Month on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from noon to 5:00 p.m. The event, free and open to the community, will be held in the Hadley Union Building Delaware Room. Parking on campus, including at the

Information Assurance Day 2011 to Feature Speakers from FBI, NSA, More

IUP will present several speakers, including representatives from the FBI and the National Security Agency and cybersecurity specialists, during Information Assurance Day on November 10, 2011. This fourth annual event is free and open to the community. All presentations will take place in the Hadley Union Building

Limited Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson, Joseph Wilson Lecture Still Available

A limited number of tickets are still available for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson . Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Hadley Union Building Box Office or by calling 724-357-1313.

Speaker to Discuss Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

IUP will host Lynnea Smith, a member of the Navajo nation from Crownpoint, N.M., to discuss uranium mining on the Navajo Indian reservation. Smith’s presentation, free and open to the community, will take place November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Pratt Auditorium. Smith is a community educator on the issue of ura

Family Weekend 2011 Offers Host of Activities

A number of activities will be offered in celebration of Family Weekend, October 28-30, 2011.

Student Group Apologizes for Graffiti Incident; “STAND Against Racism” Event Planned for Tuesday

IUP student group STAND—Students Taking Action Now Darfur, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network—apologized Thursday evening for images placed on trees around IUP’s Oak Grove.

Tickets for Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson Lecture Available

Tickets are now available for the First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture with former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson . Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Hadley Union Building Box Office or by calling 724-357-1313. The lecture, “The

SECA Fund-Raising Luncheon Set for October 27

IUP’s State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Committee will hold a fund-raising luncheon featuring roasted turkey and stuffing October 27, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Oak Room, on the ground floor of Foster Dining Hall along Grant Street (across from the IUP parking garage). The luncheon is sponsored

Biology Professor Selected for National Science Teachers Association Board

Thomas Lord, a professor in the Biology Department, is the first IUP faculty member to be selected for the board of directors of the National Science Teachers Association.

“Cardboard City” Event to Aid Flood Victims

An IUP sorority is inviting people to be part of a “cardboard city” project in the Oak Grove on October 12, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The project is designed to raise funds for the American Red Cross to help with relief for flooded areas in Pennsylvania. Gamma Sigma Sigma members are providing material

Safety Sciences Doctoral Program to Begin at IUP in 2013

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approved IUP’s Doctor of Philosophy in Safety Sciences program. IUP’s program will be the first of its kind in the nation. “IUP’s program is unique in that it is designed to be a very comprehensive offering, not just focused on one or two aspec

First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture to Feature Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson

Former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson and U.S. diplomat Joseph Wilson will be the speakers at this year’s First Commonwealth Endowed Lecture at IUP. The couple will present “ The Politics of Truth: Inside the Valerie Plame Wilson CIA Leak Controversy .” The lecture, presented as part of the Lively Ar

International Education Week Events to Include Naturalization Ceremony

The Office of International Education is sponsoring several activities in celebration of International Education Week, October 10–14, 2011, including a naturalization ceremony October 14. International Education Week, a joint national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education

Students to “Rock the Grove” for the Alice Paul House

Fraternity and sorority members will be “Rocking the Grove” October 4 and 5, 2011, to benefit the Alice Paul House, Indiana County’s shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children. The students will be in rocking chairs in the Oak Grove on October 4 from 4:00 to 11:30 p.m. and October 5 from 9:00 a.m.

Sororities, Fraternities Partner with Service Learning for Food Drive

IUP fraternity and sorority members , in conjunction with the Office of Service Learning , will hold a food drive to benefit the Community Kitchen of Indiana County. Students will collect canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and baby food at the BiLo along North Fourth Street on October 7

September

Study Abroad to Be Next Topic in Six O'Clock Series

The Six O’Clock Series continues with “ All the Reasons You Need for Any Excuse to Study Abroad ” at 6:00 p.m. October 3, 2011, in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. In this program, students will learn about study abroad from students who have lived it. A panel of returning study abroad students will discuss d

Homecoming Activities Set for 2011

IUP’s annual Homecoming celebration, September 30–October 2, 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 football game. Homecoming Parade The Homecoming parade , with a theme of “Classic Vid

LGBT Film Festival 2011 to Begin with “What Happens Next”

IUP will host the eighth annual Indiana Cares Campaign (ICC) to End Homophobia LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Film Festival in October. The festival begins October 2, 2011, with What Happens Next. All films will be shown Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall, 175 Maple Str

Criminology Speaker Series to Feature Retired Navy Captain Bowdish

The Department of Criminology Speaker Series will feature Randall Bowdish, retired U.S. Navy captain, on September 28, 2011, for two presentations. Bowdish will present “The Criminal Justice System and Terrorism” at 10:10 a.m. in the Hadley Union Building, Susquehanna Room, and “Terrorism, the Media and Social Ne

Award-Winning American Chemical Society Student Chapter to Donate to High School Chemistry Program

The IUP student chapter of the American Chemical Society, recently named an Outstanding Student Chapter by the national organization, is donating $1,000 to United High School for use in its chemistry program.

Hospitality Management Scholarship Established in Honor of IUP Retirees

A former Indiana man has established a scholarship at IUP in honor of two local couples. Michael Mark Scanlan, of Rumson, N.J., has created the John J. and Mary Louise Scanlan and Dr. James B. and Madelyn Reilly Scholarship for Hospitality Management. The scholarship will provide support for Hospitality

Summer 2011 Dean's List

See who made the Summer 2011 Dean’s List. Undergraduates 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.

“Only Love” Second Annual Photography Project Planned

IUP will host its second annual Only Love photography project September 23, 2011. The project features volunteers who are photographed as a show of support for the acceptance of all people. Photographs will be taken from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. outside of Wallwork Hall, at Pratt and Grant streets. The photos will

IUP Breaks Enrollment Records for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has broken all previous total student enrollment records with a fall 2011 enrollment of 15,132.

Makoni, Gender Activist and CNN “Top Ten Hero,” to Speak at IUP

IUP will host gender activist Betty Makoni on September 23, 2011. She will present two lectures, both free and open to the community, during her visit to IUP. Makoni was named a CNN 2009 “Top Ten Hero” for her work in defending and empowering young rape victims in her native Zimbabwe. She is the founder and direct

Olmstead to Be Honored with Naming of Percussion Rehearsal Hall

The Council of Trustees on September 15, 2011, formally approved the naming of a rehearsal hall for a professor emeritus of the Department of Music . The space in Cogswell Hall, home to the Music Department, honors Gary James Olmstead, a forty-five-year member of the department’s faculty. In approving the reso

Kaniasty Honored with Stress and Anxiety Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award

A Psychology professor has been honored with an international award for professional excellence. Krzysztof Kaniasty received the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Lifetime Career Award during the thirty-second STAR Conference in Münster, Germany. This award is presented annually to ho

Blocktoberfest 2011 to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Military Science service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi, will hold its “Blocktoberfest” on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Stephenson Hall courtyard.

Six O'Clock Series Continues with “Got Consent?”

The fall 2011 Six O’Clock Series will continue with its second program, “ Got Consent? ,” at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room. In this program, students and alumni share experiences and attitudes about sexual relationships, consent, and prevention of sexual violence. The

U.S. News and World Report Includes IUP in “Best Colleges” 2012 Edition

For the eighteenth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has selected IUP as one of the nation’s top universities. IUP is included in the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2012 edition and is one of the top national doctoral universities recognized in the rankings. This recognition follows IUP’s inclusion in

Washington Monthly Recognizes IUP's Contributions to Society for Third Straight Year in 2011

IUP has been selected, for the third consecutive year, for Washington Monthly magazine’s 2011 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 rankings. When co

Constitution Day 2011 Celebration to Feature Free Events

IUP will celebrate Constitution Day on September 20, 2011, with several events free and open to the community.

Six O'Clock Series for Fall 2011 Begins

The fall 2011 Six O’Clock Series will offer programs on topics ranging from preventing sexual violence to the mystical arts of Tibet to the holocaust through the eyes of a survivor. The series begins with a presentation on taking a personal approach to alcohol. “DrinkThink” will be presented September 12 at 6:00

Hawk Walk Planned for September 2011

The second annual Hawk Walk, a door-to-door effort to welcome IUP students to be active members of the community, will take place September 14, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

September 11 Tenth-Anniversary Remembrance Program Planned

IUP will host an anniversary remembrance program September 11, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on the 2001 attacks on the United States. A tent will be set up in the Oak Grove with a display honoring the three IUP alumni lost in the fall of the World Trade Center. A representative of the Interfaith Council will be i

Arpaia Part of Peace Delegation at Work in Kabul

Paul Arpaia, a faculty member in the Department of History, is traveling to Kabul as part of his work with an international peace organization.

Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for Summer 2011

Culinary Arts students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The Academy of Culinary Arts , located in Punxsutawney, Pa., is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation—the maximum accreditation pos

August

End-of-Life Care to Be Focus of Nursing Workshop

The  Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions is partnering with Indiana Regional Medical Center and Windber Medical Center to present a workshop on end-of-life care. The workshop is October 21, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . It is $35 for members

Colatrino Receives Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan

Marc Colatrino, a senior Asian Studies major from Leechburg, is one of only eighty-five students in the nation selected for a Bridging Scholarship for study abroad in Japan.

Biology Research Project on Effects of Nitrites on Zebrafish Earns Students a Society of Toxicology Award

Two Indiana Area Senior High School students are getting a head start on their academic careers. Ida Karimi and Alison Simmons, students at IUP during the summer, won the 2011 Mary Anne Stock Student Research Award from the Allegheny-Erie chapter of the Society of Toxicology for their research project “Effects of

West Nile Virus Control Program to Spray on Campus

Spraying for mosquitoes will take place on the IUP campus between the Robertshaw Building and the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in a trap in that area. The Indiana County West Nile Virus Control Program plans to spray between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.

Snavely Starts as Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Deanne Snavely, who was appointed dean of the  College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the spring, began work at IUP on August 1, 2011. She brings to IUP twenty-five years of experience from Bowling Green State University. Most recently, she served as interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Scien

IUP Feels Earthquake Effects, Campus Safe

An earthquake in the Richmond, Va., area, magnitude of 5.9, shook campus buildings shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Campus safety officials have said that, unless occupants are notified to evacuate, campus buildings are safe. Campus emergency officials may be reached at 724-357-2141.

Faculty Promotions for Fall 2011 Announced

The  Office of the Provost has announced the promotion of several faculty members, effective the Fall 2011 semester. Professor Those promoted to the rank of professor are as follows: Hussam Al-Shammari, Management Kathryn Bonach, Sociology Laura Delbrugge, Spanish Susan Fello, Professional

Computer Science Languages and Systems Track Accredited

The Computer Science Department’s degree program in Computer Science/Languages and Systems Track has been recognized with accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

Move-In, Other Events Mark Start of 2011–2012 Academic Year

As the start of the Fall 2011 semester approaches, IUP is gearing up for student move-in and other events that celebrate the new academic year and welcome new students into the community. The move-in process will begin with smaller groups of students in mid-August and reach its highest volume August 26–28. Movi

Forbes Magazine “Top Colleges” List Includes IUP Again in 2011

IUP has been recognized, for the second year in a row, as one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes magazine. IUP is one of only twenty-three Pennsylvania colleges and universities chosen for this fourth annual listing. There are 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S. “America’s Top Colleges”

July

May 2011 Graduate List

Following is a list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2011. Pennsylvania graduates—organized alphabetically by county and city—are listed first, followed by U.S. residents from outside Pennsylvania, then international students. Information for this list was provided by the  Office of the Registrar . A

June

Spring 2011 Dean's List

The Spring 2011 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 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fa

Larkin Recognized for Migratory Bird Stewardship

Biology professor Jeffery Larkin is part of a forest-restoration team that recently received the first Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award.

IUP-TV Sports Productions Honored during College Sports Media Awards

IUP-TV Sports Productions was honored for excellence in the 2011 College Sports Media Awards competition for its game coverage and video The Road to the Elite Eight.

Promise Plus Initiative to Benefit from Third Heinz Endowments Grant

The Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh awarded IUP a grant for the third consecutive year for continued support of IUP’s Promise Plus initiative . With this most recent grant of $150,000, IUP has received $460,000 total from the Heinz Endowments for this program. Promise Plus—now in its third year—aims to expand on

Picnics in the Grove Continue June 8

IUP will continue its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove on June 8, 2011. Picnics will be held each Wednesday through August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. “We had an excellent turnout for the first picnic on June 1,” John Veilleux, picnics co-chairman and associate vice president for Com

IUP to Host Carnegie Mellon Program for Elementary Students

IUP will host a program June 20–24 for children who have completed fifth or sixth grade titled “Why Aren’t Manhole Covers Square?” It is part of C-MITES, the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students.

Longacre Appointed Student Trustee for 2011–2013

Andrew S. Longacre, of Danielsville, a Safety Sciences and Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Health Science, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as the student member of the IUP Council of Trustees . Longacre’s appointment was finalized May 31, 2011. Currently a junior

May

Energy Team to Test Water near Marcellus Drilling Site in Westmoreland County

A team of faculty members has been awarded a contract to conduct water sampling around the 1,300-acre Beaver Run Reservoir and plans to place test results on a website available to the public.

Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for Spring 2011

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2011 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

Picnics in the Grove 2011 to Start June 1

IUP will present its weekly picnics in the Oak Grove on Wednesdays from June 1 through August 3. For the first picnic, contemporary music will be played and special guest will be St. Thomas More University Parish.

Seventh-Inning Rallies Push IUP Softball Past Bloomsburg and into College World Series

The softball team will make its first appearance at the College World Series, May 26–30, 2011, in Salem, Va., after defeating Bloomsburg, 2-1, in game two of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Super Regional, Saturday, May 21.

IUP Named to National Community Service Honor Roll for Third Straight Year

IUP has been selected, for the third consecutive year, for inclusion on 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 Department of Educatio

Heritage Garden Dedicated; Garden Club's Work Recognized

IUP and the Foundation for IUP formally dedicated the Heritage Garden on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The garden is in front of the Northern Suites residence hall. Speakers for the dedication ceremony included Dr. Cornelius Wooten, vice president for Administration and Finance , and Dr. Ruth Riesenman, representing

Women's Conference to Feature Workshops, Antkowiak as Keynote Speaker

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women will present its fourth annual conference, “Tough Women in Tough Times ,” May 25, 2011, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The conference will begin with morning registration at 8:00. The IUP commission is working with Indiana Regional Medical C

Stein Earns State Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Highest Honor

Dr. David Stein, professor and director of the Speech-Language Pathology program, received the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s highest honor for his dedication to the speech-language pathology field.

Health and Human Services Names Blood Outstanding Teacher

The College of Health and Human Services has selected Dr. Janet Blood, assistant professor of fashion merchandising ( Human Development and Environmental Studies Department ), to receive its 2011 Outstanding Teacher Award. Blood was recognized as a “learning facilitator” who “inspires students to be creative w

Trustees Recognize Student Member

Raymond G. Edwards, Jr., of Wernersville, was recognized by the Council of Trustees on May 5, 2011, for his work as student trustee. Edwards, son of Raymond and Janice Edwards, was appointed a trustee June 11, 2009, by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. His tenure will end with his May 7 graduation from IUP with b

Jennings Earns Service Learning Volunteer of the Year Award

The Office of Service Learning honored Dr. Linda Jennings, Music Department faculty member, with the 2010–2011 Volunteer of the Year Award. Jennings was honored as a result of her service beyond the requirements of being a member of the faculty. She has created music programs in Haiti, and, following the recen

2011 May Commencement Details Provided

May Commencement ceremonies will take place, for the first time, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Complete details about the ceremony are available on the Commencement website . Commencement is May 7, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Eligible to attend the May ceremony are 2,124 students who have either compl

April

Botelho Named University Professor for 2011–2012

Dr. Lynn Botelho, a professor in the Department of History , has been selected as IUP’s 2011–2012 University Professor. This award is presented to an IUP faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly activity and service. The award is presented on an annual basis, a

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Memorial Scholarships

The  Veterans Organization student group will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. April 30, 2011, at the Indiana VFW Post 1989 to raise money for three scholarships. The VFW is at 824 Indian Springs Road in White Township. The event benefits memorial scholarships in honor of Brent Adams, Beverly Sue

Food and Nutrition Food Drive Marks Seventeenth Year

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor the annual “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive April 30, 2011, with several collection sites around Indiana County.

Cardboard-Village Event Raises Funds, Builds Awareness of Homelessness

IUP’s National Residence Hall Honorary raised $339 for the Indiana County Community Action Program through its first “cardboard village” April 19, 2011, in the Oak Grove.

Student Group to Recycle Old Electronics

The  Association for Management Information Systems student group will host an “e-cycling” event to recycle old electronics April 30, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology parking lot. The lot is located just off Eleventh Street next to the Memorial Field

Record Number of Applicants Closes Freshman Application Process for Fall 2011

IUP is no longer accepting applications for  general admission for freshman students for the Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses for Fall 2011. “For the second year in a row, we received a record number of applicants for our Fall freshman class, and applicants are very strong academically,” James Begany, associate v

Arpaia to Join Leadership of September 11 Peace Organization

Paul Arpaia, History Department, will serve on the steering committee of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a peace organization founded by family members of those killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Blood Wins Top Award in Sewing Association's Design Challenge

Dr. Janet Blood, assistant professor of fashion merchandising, Human Development and Environmental Studies Department , won top prize, Best Overall, in the 2010 Association of Sewing and Design Professionals “Suit Your Style” design challenge. The challenge, sponsored by Threads Magazine , involved trans

Management Services Group to Host Chamber “Business after Hours” Event

The Management Services Group will begin its twentieth anniversary celebration by hosting the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours event April 26, 2011. The event will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . Chamber members and guests should make r

Memorial Scholarship Established for Pittsburgh Police Officer Stephen Mayhle

IUP marked the establishment of a memorial scholarship in honor of Stephen J. Mayhle, a 2002  Criminology graduate and Pittsburgh police officer, April 6, 2011, at KPMG in Pittsburgh. Mayhle, an Indiana native, was one of three Pittsburgh officers killed while responding to a disturbance April 4, 2009. He was twen

Eberly College of Business Earns Continued Accreditation from AACSB International

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International following an AACSB review, required every five years, in which the program must demonstrate it meets the agency’s standards of quality. The college achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s a

Safety Sciences Project Receives Alcoa Grant

IUP has received $99,000 from the Alcoa Foundation for research designed to help reduce human error in the workplace. Safety Sciences professor Dr. Jan Wachter will direct this research, which will investigate current worker-engagement tools and develop models for improving human performance in the workplace.

2011 Distinguished Faculty Awards Presented

Four faculty members were honored during IUP’s 2011 Honors Day on April 3, 2011, with the university’s Distinguished Faculty Awards. Since 1969, IUP has presented these awards to honor faculty members who make significant contributions to the university. The 2011 winners: Lynne Alvine, English , Dist

“Into the Streets” Project in Need of Nonprofit Agencies to Serve

Because of the record-breaking response from IUP students for the spring “ Into the Streets ” day of service Saturday, April 9, 2011, the  Office of Service Learning is looking for nonprofit agencies that need volunteer assistance. Agencies interested in hosting volunteers should send a representative to a meeting

Nursing Department Partners for Seventh Annual Health Fair, Walk

The Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions , Department of Health and Physical Education , and Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership are working with St. Thomas More University Parish to present the “Step into Spring” Walk and sixth annual health fair April 9, 2011. The fair is planned f

March

LaRoche Named Art Educator of the Year by NICHE Magazine

Lynda LaRoche, Art Department, was named Art Educator of the Year by NICHE magazine, and two Art students were finalists in the student division of the NICHE magazine awards competition.

Project Encourages Pittsburgh Students to Become Teachers

IUP had a key role in the recent formation of Future Educators Association student chapters at three Pittsburgh schools. Thirty students have joined the new chapters at Langley Teachers Academy High School, Westinghouse High School, and Barack Obama Academy of International Studies High School, and two of those stu

2011 Business Opportunities Fair to Feature Networking Opportunities, Speakers

Close to one hundred businesses and agencies will be represented at IUP’s Business Opportunities Fair, “Expanding the Mainstream ,” at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on April 28, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by IUP’s Supplier Diversity Council. It is the first of its ki

Price Selected for International Reading Association Award

Lisa Hammett Price, Special Education and Clinical Services, received the 2011 International Reading Association’s Dina Feitelson Research Award for an article she co-wrote about book sharing between parents and children.

Service Learning to Hold Food Drive for ICCAP

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 Friday, April 1, 2011, from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, from 10:00 a.m. to

Webb Named Division II Player of the Year

Darryl Webb, of Elkridge, Md., a senior forward on the men’s basketball team, has been named 2011 Division II Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

December 2010 Graduate List

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

Comeback Falls Just Short for Men's Basketball Team in NCAA Atlantic Region Finals

The men’s basketball team’s season ended March 15, 2011, in the NCAA Atlantic Region championship game with an 89-86 loss to tournament host and top seed West Liberty.

Men's Basketball Team Advances to 2011 NCAA Atlantic Region Finals

The men’s basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region championship game after defeating Bowie State on Sunday, March 13, 2011. IUP will face top-seeded West Liberty in the finals Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Harris Wins Fourth National Title in Long Jump; Other Athletes Place at Nationals

Nafee Harris won his fourth long jump national championship at the NCAA indoor track and field meet Friday, March 11, 2011. Track and field athletes Leander Toney and Brianna Liebold and swimmer Jackie Hynson also placed at nationals.

Men's Basketball Team Advances to NCAA Atlantic Region Semifinals

The men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region semifinals after defeating West Virginia Wesleyan 66-59 in the tournament’s opening round Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Crimson Hawks will face Bowie State on Sunday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m.

Academy of Culinary Arts Fall 2010 Dean's Recognition List

See which students at the Academy of Culinary Arts made the Fall 2010 Dean’s Recognition List after achieving a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Men's Basketball Team Wins 2011 PSAC Tournament Championship, Earns Second Seed in NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament

The men’s basketball team won its second straight PSAC tournament championship after defeating Slippery Rock on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The Crimson Hawks earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Atlantic Region tournament, which will start Saturday, March 12.

Men's Basketball Team Advances to 2011 PSAC Championship Game

The men’s basketball team has advanced to the PSAC championship game after defeating East Stroudsburg 81-72 on March 4, 2011. IUP will face Slippery Rock in the finals at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Memorial Field House.

Kovalchick Complex Opening Event Photos Available

An  online gallery featuring photos from the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s opening events  March 3 and 4, 2011, is now available. A pre-opening event recognizing published faculty scholars and donors to the complex was held March 3, and a public grand opening—featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, t

Fall 2010 Dean's List

The  Fall 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.

Students Set for Alternative Spring Break 2011

Nearly 120 students will spend Spring Break at sites throughout the country doing service work through the Alternative Spring Break program. Projects range from trail building to animal rescue to meditation instruction.

Kovalchick Complex Grand Opening Friday

Community members will get a first look at the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex during its free, public grand opening Friday, March 4, 2011. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Ed Fry Arena. Following the ceremony, those in attendance will be able

February

IUP Ambassadors Group Wins 2011 CASE Awards

For the fourteenth year, IUP’s student alumni association, the IUP Ambassadors , was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE-ASAP). CASE is a national organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, fund-

Panel to Discuss Revolution in the Middle East

A panel discussion, “Revolution in the Middle East: Political and Religious Implications,” will be held Monday, February 28, 2011, at 8:15 p.m. in Sally Johnson Auditorium (Room 247), Johnson Hall.

“Hidden in America” Screening Part of Common Reader Activities

The  College of Health and Human Services will show the film Hidden in America on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in Wallwork Hall, Pratt Drive and Grant Street. The screening is free and open to the community. The film addresses themes similar to those in this year’s Common Freshman Reader, Nickel an

National Science Foundation (NSF) to Fund Biology Lab Renovations

IUP has received $951,578 from the National Science Foundation to renovate  biology laboratories in Carl S. Weyandt Hall, home to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics . The funds will be used to renovate and upgrade twelve spaces in Weyandt Hall that are used for student biology research and student re

Business Opportunities Fair Set for April at Kovalchick Complex

IUP’s  Supplier Diversity Council will present the Business Opportunities Fair: “Expanding the Mainstream” at the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on April 28, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be the first of its kind in the Kovalchick Complex, which is set to open in March along Wayne

Classes Canceled until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 22

Due to the inclement weather, classes at all IUP campuses and all sites are canceled until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. To ensure clarity, that means that classes scheduled before 11:00 a.m. will not be held. Classes scheduled at 11:00 a.m. or later will be in session, unless it is communicated otherwise.

Bratton to Receive President's Medal of Distinction

Edward K. Bratton, of Indiana, will receive the 2011 President’s Medal of Distinction from David Werner , interim president , at the 2011 Leader’s Circle event March 24, 2011. Bratton will be recognized for public service. The President’s Medal of Distinction is the highest non-degree award presented by IUP.

Kovalchick Complex Grand Opening Set for March 4

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will hold a grand opening March 4, 2011. The event is free and open to the community. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Ed Fry Arena. Following the ceremony, those in attendance will be able to tour the facility.

School Psychology Programs Earn Full National Accreditation

IUP’s  Post-Master’s Certification in School Psychology  and  Doctor of Education in School Psychology  programs have both earned continuing, full national accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists. “I am pleased that IUP’s excellence in program and student outcome assessment was recognize

2011 Foreign Film and Music Series Continues with “Town Called Panic”

The Spring 2011 Foreign Film and Music Series will continue February 13, 2011, with Belgian film A Town Called Panic . Musical guests will be Kate Duncan on vocals and Terry Barnett on guitar. A Town Called Panic, in French with English subtitles, tells the story of three plastic toys, Cowboy, Indian, and H

Student Collecting Blankets for Baltimore's Homeless

The Cover the Cold initiative, a used blanket drive for Baltimore’s homeless, is taking place on campus through March 7, 2011. Designated collection boxes are located in the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security and the Political Science Department.

Webb Breaks All-Time Men's Basketball Scoring Record in Win over Gannon

Darryl Webb of the men’s basketball team broke IUP’s all-time scoring record Saturday, February 5, 2011, against Gannon. Webb finished the game, which IUP won 73-58, with a career total of 1,729 points.

Child and Family Studies Grant Offers Student-Parents Support for Child Care

Child and Family Studies at IUP is the recipient of a competitive grant from the United States Department of Education to provide financial assistance for child care to IUP undergraduate students who are parents.

Emergency Services Training to Offer Educational Methodology Course in February 2011

Emergency Services Training will offer an educational methodology course starting February 25, 2011. This course is intended to prepare participants to teach emergency medical technician instructors, emergency medical first responder instructors, and rescue instructors.

Energy Team to Serve Growing Regional Energy Industry

Faculty experts at IUP have begun to explore opportunities to serve the growing energy industry in Western Pennsylvania through the development of the IUP Energy Team. The IUP Energy Team is an interdisciplinary faculty team that is undertaking research and formulating new projects that address the various aspects

January

Black History Month Events Planned for February 2011

IUP will hold several events throughout February 2011 in celebration of Black History Month. Following is a roundup of these events: Through Monday, February 28 Library Exhibit: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos, books, placards, and more focusing on the work of King will be featur

Finegan to Participate in Inaugural Pilgrimage Studies Workshop

Caleb P.S. Finegan, a faculty member in the History Department and director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership, is one of seventy-five scholars worldwide invited to participate in the inaugural Pilgrimage Studies Workshop.

Civil Rights Project in Second Life Immerses Visitors in Historic Events

Communications Media students in the Simulation of Games doctoral class have brought the American civil rights movement to life in Second Life, an online, virtual world.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Program to Kick Off Black History Month 2011

The African American Cultural Center will present a variety of activities free and open to the public as part of its twenty-first annual Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorative program and Black History Month kickoff on January 27, 2011. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with a 7:00 p.m. keynote panel prese

Six O'Clock Series for Spring 2011 Kicks Off January 31 with “FUEL”

The Six O’Clock Series will launch its Spring 2011 season with a program on award-winning film FUEL on January 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Cosponsored by the Entertainment Network, the program will feature film director Josh Tickell and producer Rebecca Tickell. FUEL is the 2008 Sundance Film Fest

Curt Cignetti Named Eleventh Head Coach in IUP Football History

Curt Cignetti, a twenty-eight-year veteran assistant coach, most recently at the University of Alabama, has been appointed the eleventh head coach in the modern era of IUP football. He is the eldest son of former head coach Frank Cignetti, who retired following the 2005 season.

Foreign Film and Music Series for Spring 2011 to Kick Off with “Afghan Star”

The  Spring 2011 Foreign Film and Music Series  will begin Sunday, January 30, offering a selection of internationally produced films and local musicians. Sponsored and organized by the  Office of International Education , the programs will be held Sunday evenings at McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall from January 

Martin Luther King, Jr., to Be Honored with January 2011 Events

IUP will hold several events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout January, the month of the civil rights leader’s birthday. In addition, events celebrating black heritage and culture will be held throughout February, which is Black History Month. Following is a roundup of these events: Saturday,

University Museum Exhibition to Celebrate African-American Heritage

The University Museum will host a free public reception Friday, January 21, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the exhibition Extra! The Art of Harris, Williams Brewer, and Shahn. Light refreshments will be served. Extra explores African-American heritage and celebrates landmarks in civil rights history through