IUP to Graduate 1,099 Students in Fall Commencement, December 15

IUP will graduate 1,099 students and celebrate their success at fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Undergraduate student ceremony: 1:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex; 604 students will graduate. Graduate student ceremony: 9:30 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP


IUP Recognized as “Best for Vets” by Military Times

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the nation’s “Best for Vets” colleges and universities following a national survey of more than 650 institutions. IUP is one of only 68 four year schools chosen for the recognition.

IUP to Celebrate the Season with Annual Holiday Tree Events

Everyone's invited to celebrate the holidays with music and refreshments at the annual tree lighting and decorated tree event on Thursday, November 29, at John Sutton Hall. The celebration begins at 4 45 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony on the East Porch.

High-Performance Computing Will Teach Students How State-of-the-Art Numerical Simulations Are Conducted

Mathematics professors John Chrispell and Ed Donley are bringing classes in high-performance computing to IUP this spring that will allow students to learn how numerical simulations involving hundreds of thousands of equations are conducted. Chrispell and Donley participated in the International Confer

Rebel in the Garden: Student Peter Russell Works from the Ground Up to Donate Food to the Community

Late into the fall, long after the first frost has whitened the ground, student Peter Russell is still harvesting fresh vegetables at the Indiana Community Garden, where he volunteers two to three hours a week. Student Peter Russell (right) and Kay Snyder (left), professor emeritus of sociology, volun

Beadling, Undergraduate, Wins Award for Outstanding Graduate-Level Research Presentation in Diffraction and Crystallography

Rebecca Beadling, a junior majoring in  chemistry and  biology , won the 2012 Chung Soo Yoo Award for outstanding graduate-level research presentation at the annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, held at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif. This year’s

Friday Is Crimson Hawks Day!

President Michael Driscoll has declared this Friday, November 16, Crimson Hawks Day! Everyone is encouraged to wear their IUP gear in a show of team spirit for the Hawks as they head into the NCAA Division II Super Region 1 Football Championships on Saturday. The Hawks host the Shepherd University Rams here

Students Mobilize for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Members of the Red Cross Club, a new student organization, in conjunction with the IUP Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, have organized a week of events to raise funds for the hurricane relief efforts.

IUP Hotel Project Moves Forward with Developer Negotiations

IUP has entered into negotiations with DHD Hospitality, LLC, of Massachusetts, to be the developer of a hotel next to the  Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The hotel would be a Hilton Garden Inn franchise. Under this proposal, the hotel will be owned by DHD Hospitality, LLC, and opera


Six O'Clock Series Canceled, Business Etiquette Dinners Postponed

Tonight’s Six O’Clock Series, “Inclusive Diversity,” is canceled. The Career Development Center’s Business Etiquette Dinners have been postponed.

McNair Scholars Program Receives $228,000 in Continued Funding

The IUP Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has received continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Total funding for the program over the next five years is expected to be more than $1.14 million. IUP is one of two institutions in Pennsylvania and 151 nationally to have been awarded funding.

Honor Society Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is one of only 19 in the nation to receive this honor from the national Phi Kappa Phi organization for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

Summer 2012 Graduates List

The following students graduated from IUP in August 2012. 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 .  Adams Bigl

Homecoming 2012: Weekend Activities, October 5–7

IUP Homecoming is this Friday–Sunday, October 5–7. Thousands are expected to gather for reunions, the parade, football and soccer games, the Crimson Huddle pregame event, and many other activities for the entire community. Here's an overview of events; for more details, see the Alumni Relations Homecoming sched


Master Plan and Physical Plant Projects Update to Be Presented October 8

Everyone is invited to a presentation on the IUP facilities master plan and upcoming physical plant projects to be given at noon and again at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8. The presentation is offered by the  Division of Administration and Finance  and is free and open to the community.  The fir

Upward Bound Math and Science Receives $248,000 in Funding

The IUP Upward Bound Math and Science program has received $248,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, with projected funding over five years of $1.24 million. Since the IUP program opened its doors in 2008, 99 students from Indiana County have participated; 65 percent have enrolled in an institution of higher education, and 40 percent have been accepted for study at IUP.

IUP Sets Enrollment Record for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, IUP has broken all previous total student enrollment records, with a fall 2012 enrollment of 15,379 students. Total enrollment, which comprises undergraduate and graduate students, increased by 1.6 percent, or 247 students, over the record set last fall of 15,132.  

Student Designs Mobile Game App for Department of Energy

Student Katharine Uvick, a computer science major in the Robert E. Cook Honors College , is working as part of a team of interns across the country to design a mobile game app for the U.S. Department of Energy. Uvick worked 20 hours a week during the summer on a team of about 20 students. They were charge

Taking the LEED: Residential Revival Buildings Earn U.S. Green Building Certification

The eight newest student residential facilities—buildings from the recent $245 million Residential Revival—have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute. President Michael Driscoll (left) and Tim Rupert, president of

How Rainy IS Indiana?

Rain. It's the stuff of legend at IUP. It seems like we get more than our fair share. In fact, when people say Seattle, Wash., is the rainiest city in the country, we say, Nah!! Indiana has Seattle beat. Do we? Professor Joe Bencloski (far right) and students check the weather station atop Leona

University Museum to Host Lecture Series about IUP History

Four lectures are offered this fall in conjunction with the exhibit “Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.” Lectures will be presented from September 19 through October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the University Museum.

September 11 Memorial Program to Be Held Tuesday: Campus and Community Invited

A September 11 Memorial Program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the World Trade Center monument on campus to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to take this opportunity for reflection. The event will inc


Bruno Receives Grant to Run Girls Empowerment Program at Local Schools

Counseling professor Michelle Bruno has received a $45,000 grant from the FISA Foundation to continue the Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) empowerment program for adolescent girls in local schools. Bruno, working with school counselors, has conducted the 22-week ROX program with seventh-graders in Connellsville Area

Healthy Appetites: Dining Services Dishes up More Healthy Options This Fall

From a hydration station to a “Free” Zone, some Dining Services changes this fall add to the healthy eating options on campus. Drink to Your Health! A new "hydration station" in the lobby of Foster Hall allows students to fill a water bottle for free with chilled or room temperature water. “We've had a lot

Start of the 2012-13 Academic Year: What's Happening, What's New?

With the start of the new academic year, we welcome over 3,000 new students to IUP.

Object of Our Affection: IUP History to Be Shared in University Museum Exhibit

Memorabilia, photos, paintings, and scrapbooks dating from 1875—the year IUP was founded as Indiana Normal School—offer a look at IUP through time in “ Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania ,” an exhibit at the University Museum opening on Saturday, September 1. 


Salad Days: Food and Nutrition Interns Provide Week of Wonderful Lunches to Campus Community

Food and Nutrition professor Diane Wagoner and a team of students in the Dietetic Internship Program provided savory salads and other light lunch fare to members of the campus community during their Lunches-to-Go Week, July 17–24. Wagoner and her crew prepare pork loin for a salad with romaine, sugar

May 2012 Graduates List

A list of all students who graduated from IUP, provided by the Office of the Registrar.

Welcome Reception for the Driscolls Draws Town and Gown

A great showing of university and Indiana community members attended a welcome reception for new IUP president Mike Driscoll and his wife, Becky Driscoll, on Monday, July 16, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., hundreds of people—current and retired faculty, staff, elected off

The Lone Dissenter: Famous Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht to Lecture, July 20

The prominent, controversial forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht will speak at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, in Eberly Auditorium. The public lecture is part of the “CSI: IUP” course in the Cook Honors College Summer Honors Program for high school students.


Coffey '12 Awarded Fulbright Assistantship to Teach in South Korea

Megan Coffey ’12 has been awarded a one-year Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach English to students in South Korea. Her assistantship begins in July 2012. Coffey is a magna cum laude graduate of Robert E. Cook Honors College and the Business Honors Program of the Eberly College of Business and Informatio

IUP Promise Plus Awarded $150,000 from Heinz Endowments to Continue Work with High School Students

IUP Promise Plus aims to expand on the Pittsburgh Promise, which is designed to help students in Pittsburgh public schools plan, prepare, and pay for education at an accredited postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth year that IUP Promise Plus has been awarded funding by The Heinz Endowments; the new grant brings total Heinz funding to $610,000 for this successful program.

Beaver Run Water Quality Project Renewed for Second Year

The  Beaver Run Reservoir Water Quality Testing Project will sample and monitor drinking water quality near Marcellus shale well pad sites for a second year, thanks to a $77,100 contract renewal with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County in June. The project taps the expertise of faculty and student re

Spring 2012 Dean's List

The Spring 2012 Dean’s List is now available from the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate students earn recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass-fail) coursework.

Student Elyse Shirley Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Elyse Shirley, an undergraduate student majoring in English, journalism, and Spanish, has been awarded an international Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship. The scholarship allows Shirley to study in Chile for the 2012–13 academic year. “Going to Chile feels like a dream to

Boser Awarded Fulbright Grant for Teaching and Research in Nepal

Sociology professor Susan Boser will work from August to December at Tribhuven University in Kirtipur, Nepal, teaching a graduate course in qualitative research methods for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and collaborating with the department on curriculum development.

University Museum Shows as Vibrant as the Summer Season, June 9–August 4

Two shows as vibrant as the summer season come to the University Museum June 9–August 4. A kick-off reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the museum. The south galleries present the 76th annual Indiana Art Association Spring Show, presenting rece

Wednesday Picnics in the Oak Grove Begin June 6

Weekly picnics run through August 8. All are open to the community and held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. The June 6 picnic will be a fond farewell to President David Werner and his wife, Kay Werner.


Culinary Arts Dean's List for Spring 2012

The Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean’s Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Spring 2012 semester. Students are named to the list when they achieve a GPA of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the Ameri

College of Education and Educational Technology Earns Full Reaccreditation from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The accreditation evaluation takes many months of work and is a comprehensive, multistep process that involves an in-depth qualitative and quantitative examination of all the programs within the college.

Driving in Pennsylvania? Better Know the New Texting Law, Says IUP Highway Safety Project

With Pennsylvania’s new texting-while-driving law in effect and PennDOT's “Just Drive, PA" campaign underway, the IUP Regional Highway Safety Project has partnered with PennDOT, local law enforcement, AAA, and several safety organizations to raise public awareness of the need to eliminate distractions while driving.

Bryner, Upward Bound Math and Science Student, Receives Dell Scholarship to Pursue Bachelor's Degree at IUP

Christina Bryner, a senior at Blairsville High School, has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to support education-related expenses in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at IUP.

Speidel Appointed Vice President for University Advancement

William D. Speidel III has been appointed vice president for University Advancement. In his new role, Speidel is responsible for directing a comprehensive fundraising program, including annual giving, major gifts, prospect research, donor relations, and athletics giving. Private gifts to the university have

Lee '12 Presented the First Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship

Criminology graduate Patrick Allen Lee '12 was awarded the first Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship at the department's graduation ceremony during Commencement, May 12.

Ralph F. Roberts Heritage Learning Commons Named at IUP Punxsutawney

A special-use learning area at  IUP Punxsutawney has been named in honor of the late Ralph F. Roberts, Punxsutawney businessman and IUP trustee. Left to right: Trustee Sam Smith; Ann (Roberts) Jesick; Bob Roberts; trustee chair David Osikowicz; Jean (Roberts) Brown; Randy Jesick; Kerrin Roberts

Commencement to Graduate 2,250 and Feature McGeary '54, Anthony, and Stahl as Speakers

Commencement 2012  takes place on Saturday, May 12, in ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The 9:00 a.m. ceremony is for undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Fine Arts, College of Health and Human Services, and College of Natural Sc

Eight Honored with 2011-2012 Teaching Excellence Awards

Eight faculty have been recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence for innovative work in linking courses, creating exemplary online courses, restructuring courses around interaction, integrating service learning in new areas, and more. From top left: Meigan Robb, Lydia Rodriguez, John Taylor, F


Sharing Fallen Brothers' Stories: Vietnam Veterans James Flannery '69 and Robert Young '67 Honored with Portrait Unveilings

James Flannery ’69 and Robert Young ’67, who were killed while serving in the Vietnam War, were honored with the dedication of portraits and a bench on April 21, 2012, in an event organized by fellow alumni and attended by family members and about 100 guests. Carl Amenhauser ’67 and tribute portrait o

A Star on the Map: Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Earns National Accreditation

The Regional Planning undergraduate program has earned national accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board, joining only 13 other undergraduate programs in the United States to be nationally accredited. Of the 85 planning programs in the country that are PAB accredited, 71 are graduate program

Interior Design Students Take on Borough Council Chamber Project

The Indiana Borough Council enlisted teams of students in Professor Julia Gomboc-Turyan's Human Factors in Design Class to create and present plans for redesign of the council chamber during Spring semester 2012. Left to right: Sharae Gilhousen, student; Kevin Kravetsky, Indiana Borough Council member

Larkin and Biology Students Participate in Reforestation Project at Flight 93 National Memorial

Biology professor Jeff Larkin took four students to participate in a volunteer project to plant 15,000 trees and shrubs at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on April 21. Team IUP, left to right: Mack Frantz, Wendy Leuenberger, Professor Jeff Larkin, Julie Scott, and Rich Gatesman

Piper, Van Dyke, and Pavloski Honored with 2012 Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three faculty have been honored with University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: David Piper, for service; Joan Van Dyke, for creative arts; and Raymond Pavloski, for research. Professor David Piper, Employment and Labor Relations; Professor Joan Van Dyke, Theater and Dance; Professor Raymond Pavl

Correction: Community Invited to “Stand Against Racism” in Unity Chain

Student organizers invite the campus and community to a Stand Against Racism event at 2:30 p.m. and a personal-narrative presentation by the Native American activist Jean Whitehorse at 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2012.

18th Annual Community Nutrition Food Drive, April 28

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor its annual food drive—“Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors”—on April 28 to benefit local families through the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food pantries.

Ali Awarded 2012-2013 University Professorship

Abbas Ali, professor of Management and director of the School of International Management in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, has been awarded the 2012–2013 University Professorship.

Jimmy Stewart's Role in Opposing Nazism and Political Censorship before World War II to Be Topic of Presentation, April 18

The role that Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and other Hollywood actors played in opposing Nazism and censorship of political commentary on Europe between 1938 and 1941 will be the topic of a multimedia presentation and discussion on Wednesday, April 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. The program is free and open to the community.

Student Ambassadors Group Wins Council for Advancement and Support of Education Awards

The IUP Ambassadors, a student group that promotes interaction between all members of the university community, has earned three 2012 CASE District 2 awards: Outstanding External Program; Tried & True Program; and Outstanding Adviser award, presented to Sara Lawer.

Pathbreakers Recognized in Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program, April 2

Maria Markovich '74, a pharmaceuticals consultant; Sue McMurdy '78, an executive at First Commonwealth Financial Corp.; and Anne Simmons, a longtime school superintendent, presented a panel discussion. Students Elyse Kleist and Rebecca Beadling were awarded the first Chemistry Alumni Research Fund Award and the annual Patricia Hilliard Robertson '85 Memorial Scholarship.

McGeary '54, Arts Innovator, to Receive Honorary Doctorate, Give Commencement Keynote Address

Clyde Mills McGeary '54 has dedicated a lifetime to arts education leadership, including a role as chief of the Division of Arts and Sciences in the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction in the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1975 to 1991. He will address both Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2012.

Third Annual Sex and Gender Conference, April 12-13

The third annual Sex and Gender Conference at IUP will be held on April 12 and 13 at the Hadley Union Building and other locations on campus. The conference schedule includes  16 panels, presentations, and workshops featuring more than 30 student, staff and faculty presenters. The conference is free a

Autism Awareness Events Continue, April 9–11

Alpha Xi Delta and the Six O’Clock Series are holding several events in April 2012 as part of national Autism Awareness Month.  Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impairing development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Alpha

Holmes and Wendekier Chosen to Participate in Elite Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Janice Holmes, professor of nursing and allied health, and Camille Wendekier, IUP nursing doctoral candidate and professor of nursing at St. Francis University, have been selected by Sigma Theta Tau International to participate as one of 16 mentor–student pairs in its 2012 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Hurlbert, Jenkins, Jozefowicz, and Kostelnik Named to Princeton Review's “300 Best Professors”

Professors Claude Mark Hurlbert, Melvin Jenkins, James Jozefowicz, and Robert Kostelnik have been named to the Princeton Review's Best 300 Professors , a new guide recognizing top professors in the nation according to ratings on Professors from 122 colleges and universities are included. R

Early Innovators: The 2012 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, taking place Tuesday, April 3, as part of Research Appreciation Week 2012, showcases the research and scholarship of more than 100 students. Music education major Jonathan Donath and Spanish major Jocelyn Amevuvor discuss how their projects broadened their expertise.

Gathers '77, Senior Vice President of Darden Restaurant Group, to Give Hospitality Management Distinguished Lecture

Tom Gathers ’77, senior vice president in the Darden Restaurant Group, will present “A Letter to Kate: Lessons for a New Leader” on April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Taking the form of a letter to his daughter, his presentation will address leadership qualities needed by young people entering the workforce


Rock with the Hawks: Dance-a-Thon and Other Activities Schedule, March 30-31

Students invite the campus and community to join them in dancing and many other activities anytime from 9:00 p.m., Friday, to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. All proceeds benefit agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in Indiana.

Safety Sciences National Forum on Prevention of Workplace Fatality Receives $100,000 in Support from Alcoa

A Department of Safety Sciences national forum on fatality prevention in the workplace has received $100,000 in support from the Alcoa Foundation through a grant to the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Fatality Prevention Forum is scheduled for October 29–30 at the Embassy Suites in Pittsburgh

Student Hawk Rock Project Rolls on, with Service Events Leading to Dance-a-Thon Finale, March 30–31

The Hawk Rock 2012 Project , the student community service campaign to benefit agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in Indiana, is rolling out more awareness- and fund-raising events, leading to a  dance-a-thon finale , March 30–31. Members of the Hawk Rock student committee and so

IUP Named to National Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Fourth Consecutive Year

IUP has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts in the 2010–2011 academic year. It's the fourth consecutive year that IUP has earned this distinction. Institutions are chosen on the basis of the scope and innovation of their service projects, pe

Wong Doe to Give Solo Piano Recital at Carnegie Hall

Music professor Henry Wong Doe will give a solo piano recital at Carnegie Hall on March 26. The concert will feature selections from his recent recording of the complete works of internationally renowned New Zealand composer Gareth Farr.

IUP Well Represented at Leader's Circle Awards

IUP was well represented at the Leader’s Circle Awards event on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Interim President David Werner honored state senator Don White with the 2012 President’s Medal of Distinction, and several members of the university community were recognized for their community service and leadership.

IUP Trailblazing in Northern Appalachian Studies Spotlighted in Conference

As host of the Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23-25, IUP positions itself as a trailblazer in northern Appalachian studies, with benefits for faculty, students, and alumni.

Four Free Lectures Open to Public as Part of Appalachian Studies Conference, March 23–25

Talks by guest speakers on Pennsylvania's contributions to Appalachian culture, how powwows create community among Native Americans in Appalachian Pennsylvania, regional impacts of global warming, and the history of racist towns in Pennsylvania will be open to students and the Indiana community free of charge as part of the 35th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference hosted at IUP.


Top Students Invited to Join IUP Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society in the nation, has sent IUP chapter membership invitations to junior, senior, and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes.

Eighth Annual Student Blood Drive to Honor Veteran Matt Homa '02, February 29

The blood drive in honor of Army second lieutenant Matt Homa ’02, who was wounded in Iraq in 2003, will be held on Wednesday from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Crimson Event Center.

Fall 2011 Dean's List

The Fall 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-fail

Senator White to Receive 2012 President's Medal of Distinction from IUP

State senator Don White, R-41st Dist., will receive the 2012 President’s Medal of Distinction from IUP at the Leader’s Circle of Indiana County annual awards dinner on March 15. The President’s Medal of Distinction is the highest nondegree award IUP presents. The university established the award in 1985 to honor

IUP-TV Wins National Broadcasting Society Regional First Place Awards

Two IUP-TV programs earned Region One first place awards in 2011. “The Week in Review” won first place in Best News/Documentary/Public Affairs Program, and “Indie Rocker’s Ball” took first place in Best Music/Entertainment Program.

Kahn Folk Concert Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now available for the March 24 concert by acclaimed folk singer and songwriter Si Kahn. The concert will be at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center. It is open to the public. Tickets, $15 for adults and $8 for students, are available at the Hadley Union Building or

Artist Lecture Series to Accompany “Multiversity” Exhibit

A “Meet the Artist” lecture series will start February 22 in conjunction with the Multiversity exhibition at the University Museum. Faculty members from the Art Department will give the lectures, which are free and open to the community.

Chili Cookoff to Benefit Military Families; Community Entries Welcomed

The Kappa Sigma fraternity (Kappa Theta chapter) will hold its second annual chili cookoff February 25, 2012, in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room to benefit a program that serves American military families. The event is from noon to 4:00 p.m., with judging beginning at 1:00 p.m. Members of the community can at

December 2011 Graduate List

See the full list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2011.

Livingstone Diary Recovery to Be Topic of Panel Presentation

The travels of David Livingstone, the celebrated doctor, missionary, and explorer of Africa, are “officially” documented in The Last Journals of David Livingstone (1874), published after the explorer’s death in 1873. But, Adrian Wisnicki , assistant professor of English at IUP, recently led an i

Museum Exhibition to Feature Faculty Work

The University Museum will host an exhibit starting February 11, 2012, featuring the work of faculty artists. The exhibition, Multiversity: IUP Faculty Artists, will be available through March 24. A public opening and reception will take place February 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit will feat

Si Kahn to Give Public Concert during Appalachian Studies Conference in March

Nationally known folk singer and songwriter Si Kahn will give a concert March 24, 2012, at IUP as part of the 35th annual Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23–25, on the IUP campus. The concert, open to the public, is at 8:00 p.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. Co

IUP to Host Appalachian Studies Association National Conference

IUP will host the 35th annual Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23–25, 2012, featuring more than 500 presenters from across the country and beyond. This will be the association’s first national conference north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The conference theme, “The Wide Reach of Appalachia,


Nursing Honor Society Chapter Honored for Excellence

IUP’s honor society for nursing students was recognized for excellence at the international honor society’s convention in Grapevine, Texas. The Zeta Lambda chapter of Sigma Theta Tau was one of seven Pennsylvania chapters honored at the organization’s biennial convention in November. Sigma Theta Tau has

Two Students Selected for PASSHE Harrisburg Internship Program

Two IUP students have been selected for the 2012 Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program. Fourteen students total are participating in this year’s program, which provides students the opportunity to work in state government while earning a semester’s worth of credits. The program is open to students from each

Spring Six O'Clock Series to Cover Topics from Autism to Appalachian Culture

The Spring 2012 Six O’Clock Series will offer 11 lectures on topics ranging from the assessment and treatment of autism to the cultural contributions of Northern Appalachia. The series begins with an exploration of the contemporary relevance of Martin Luther King Jr. by attorney and pro

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program to Kick Off 2012 Black History Month

The African American Cultural Center will host the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kickoff on January 30, 2012. All activities, taking place in the Hadley Union Building, are free and open to the community. Events begin with a series of films:

2011 Provost Scholars Announced

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

Driscoll Named Indiana University of Pennsylvania President

Dr. Michael A. Driscoll, provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, was selected today by the PASSHE Board of Governors. He will assume duties on July 1.

Career Counseling Pioneer Krumboltz to Give Workshop

John Krumboltz, a pioneer and leading figure in career counseling, will offer a one-day workshop, “Helping to Create a Meaningful Life in a Difficult Economy,” April 20, 2012, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . The workshop, sponsored by IUP’s Center for Counselor Training and Serv

Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for Fall 2011

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