2013

December

IUP Students Give Back This Holiday Season

As if studying for finals on top of already busy student schedules wasn’t enough, these IUP students took some extra time to make someone else’s holiday special. Cards for Kids Kerry Rice, a nutrition major from Cooperstown, organized the first “Cards for Kids” project at IUP for children in hospitals durin

Provost Scholars, Fall 2013

A list of students who have been recognized as Provost Scholars.

IUP AFSCME Local 763 Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Drive

Members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 763 recently sponsored a food drive that brought in more than 400 pounds of nonperishable items to support the Chevy Chase Community Center’s food bank.

November

High Performance Computing: New Resources Let Faculty and Students Think Big in Computational Research

Faculty and students can now perform, teach, and learn about computational research on a colossal scale, via high-throughput, parallel-processing computers that run trillions of calculations per second. 

IUP Honor Society Recognized for Third Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The university’s chapter is one of only 19 in the nation receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

IUP Selected for “Washington Monthly” National Ranking of Schools Based on Contributions to Society

The editors used three criteria: social mobility, or how committed the college is to enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees; research production and success at sending undergraduates on to doctoral programs; and service.

IUP Recognized by Two Publications for Support of Veterans

Military Advanced Education named IUP a top military-friendly school, and U.S. News and World Report ranked IUP among the top 50 national universities on its “Best Colleges for Veterans” list. For its annual ranking, Military Advanced Education chooses schools based on the support and financial service

October

IUP Presents Ray Coppler Award to Disability Advocates

Faculty member Annah Hill and student John Grant received the Ray Coppler Award on Monday, October 28, 2013, as part of the Six O’Clock Series program.

Dean's List for Summer 2013 Announced

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.

Governor Appoints Fairman as New Trustee for IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumna Joyce Ritenour Fairman, of DuBois, president of the Fairman Family Foundation of DuBois, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett and confirmed as a member of IUP’s Council of Trustees. Her term will extend through October 1, 2019. She replaces Carolyn Snyder, wh

Spring 2013 List of Graduates Announced

The following students graduated from IUP in May 2013. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Antonette Acosta, Physical Education & Sport/Sport Administration, Newark, NJ Tyson James Acquaviva, Management/General, Cranberr

September

IUP Trustees Approve Resolution to Name Football Field in Honor of Frank Cignetti

In the resolution, the trustees recognized that Cignetti’s successes have brought national recognition to IUP and that he “provided outstanding service to IUP by serving as a positive force in the lives of many student-athletes.”

IUP English Professor Makes Top 10 on Rate My Professors

Claude Mark Hurlbert is currently ranked eighth in the nation on the popular website where students rank their professors and provide feedback on their classroom experiences.

IUP Continues National Ranking in U.S. News and World Report

IUP is included in the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2014 edition and is one of the top national doctoral universities recognized in the rankings.

August

IUP's 2015 Self-Study and Accreditation Process for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Gets Underway

The launch of the new Middle States Accreditation website on Monday, August 19, 2013, marks the official public start of IUP’s 2015 Accreditation and Self-Study with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). IUP has earned consecutive MSCHE accreditation since

June

Dean's List for Spring 2013 Announced

The Dean’s List for Spring 2013 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.

Mendoza Named Assistant to the President for Social Equity

Pablo Bueno Mendoza has been selected to serve as assistant to the president for Social Equity. In his role, Mendoza will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the design and implementation of plans, policies and services to enhance the campus climate for diversity, equity and inclusiveness. “Dr. Mendoza

Academic Calendar Changes for 2013–2014

The PASSHE Council of Presidents has voted to change the Common Academic Calendar for the state system. The Spring 2014 semester will now conclude with Commencement taking place Saturday, May 10, 2014. Other academic milestones have shifted as well.

Provision Supporting IUP Program Included in Federal Defense Authorization Legislation

The National Guard Civil Support Team’s (CST) information management system, created by IUP and deployed to all 50 states and territories by the National Guard, provides a common operating picture, promotes information sharing and real-time collaboration in an emergency situation, and supports the CST mission of assisting and advising first responders and facilitating communications with other federal resources across the nation.

Douthit to Serve as Student Trustee

Aaron Douhit, Stump Creek, a sophomore Nursing major, has been appointed by Governor Tom Corbett as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees. Douthit will serve in the role of student trustee until his graduation in 2015. “IUP has been very fortunate to have a tradition of outstanding student tr

Glenn Cannon Appointed and Confirmed as Newest Member of IUP Council of Trustees

Nationally respected for his work in disaster preparedness and emergency response, Glenn Cannon, alumnus of IUP's College of Education and Educational Technology, will bring his decades of professional leadership expertise to the IUP Council of Trustees.

May

A True Teacher-Scholar: Garcia Named Distinguished University Professor

Victor Garcia has been selected as the Distinguished University Professor, formerly known as the University Professor, for the 2013-14 academic year.

Distinguished Faculty Awardees Named, but the Real Winners Are Their Students

Three faculty members have been selected for the 2013 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Fredalene Bowers, Human Development and Environmental Studies; Mike Sell, English; and Edel Reilly, Mathematics. Beyond the Pencil and Paper Tests: Bowers Wins Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching Students

April

IUP Selects Dean for College of Education and Educational Technology

Lara Luetkehans has been selected as dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Education and Educational Technology. She will begin her work at IUP on July 1.

IUP Selects Dean for College of Health and Human Services

Mark E. Correia has been selected as dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Correia will arrive at IUP on June 1 from San José State University, where he chairs the department of justice studies, leads social media and technology efforts in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, and recently served as the executive director of the Center for Justice Research, Policy and Training.

Heroic: IUP Team Takes Top Prize at International Education Conference for Their “HERO 1” Game Project

Communications Media students led by Professor Luis Almeida won a top prize for their video game proposal at the Education Without Borders conference in Dubai, March 26–28. The IUP proposal—for an educational video game called “HERO 1” to teach the English language and American culture to Arab students—was one of only 32 papers the EWB organizers selected for conference presentation out of approximately 3,600 submissions worldwide. Their paper went on to win first place in the “New Media and Mobile Learning” category.

March

Scope of IUP Innovation Seen in Research Appreciation Week, April 1–5

Research Appreciation Week takes place April 1–5, showcasing in one of the most exciting academic events of the year the innovation and scope of research that IUP faculty and students conduct universitywide. The week offers student research presentations at the Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology P

Eberly College Named a ‘Best for Vets' Business School

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology ranks 20th out of 100 schools and earns four out of four stars for academic support in a survey by Military Times.

Student Invitations to Join Phi Kappa Phi Sent, Response Due April 14

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students who have received invitations to join the IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi to take advantage of this opportunity before the deadline of April 14. Invitations were mailed to students’ home addresses and e-mailed to them earlier this month.  Phi Kappa Phi is

Famed FBI Whistle-Blower to Speak on Integrity in Business, March 27

Mark Edward Whitacre, the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistle-blower, will present “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way,” a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 27, at 11:10 a.m. in Eberly Auditorium.

IUP Ambassadors Student Organization Wins Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District Awards

The IUP Ambassadors won three CASE district awards, with the Leadership Dinner program earning Outstanding External Program; the Buddy Program earning Outstanding Internal Program; and Kidz Karnival, a family-friendly Homecoming event, earning the Tried & True Program award.

Podbielski, Leader in Gender Equity in Athletics, to Receive 2013 IUP President's Medal of Distinction

Ruth Podbielski came to IUP in 1955 and served in many roles, leading up to director of athletics for the women’s intercollegiate program, a position she retired from in 1987. She was instrumental in the university’s adding 10 varsity sports, enabling thousands of women to take advantage of opportunities to compete in a varsity athletic program.

IUP Launches Mobile App for iPhone, Android

The IUP website has gone mobile. IUP launched a mobile application for iPhone and Android phones on February 23. As of March 13, the app had been downloaded by 2,645 users. Known as “IUP Mobile,” the app is available as a free download through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. “It’s really about h

Dean's List for Fall 2012 Announced

The  Dean’s List for Fall 2012 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.

IUP Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The honor roll, which recognizes achievements  during the 2011–12 academic year, the  is produced by the Corporation for National Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Alumna, U.S. Steel Executive, Returns as Executive in Residence to Share Experiences with Students

Alumna Malisa J. Sommers, managing director of transportation of United States Steel Corporation and president, Transtar, Inc., a  subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corporation, returned to IUP on February 26 and 27 to speak to business students through Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Executive in Residence program. Several hundred students participated.  

High School History Students to Take over HUB in National History Day Competition, March 8

The History Department will host this year’s National History Day regional competition on Friday, March 8, in the Hadley Union Building. About 200 high school and middle school students from the Indiana area will display their research for IUP faculty and student judges. Winners of the daylong competition will compete at the state level in Mechanicsburg.

February

Provost Scholars, Fall 2012

The following students have been recognized as Provost Scholars. This list includes additional students from the original Provost Scholar listing announced in January.

IUP Hosts Reunion of 420th Engineers Company and Families, February 6

IUP will help welcome home the 420th Engineers Company by hosting a reunion of company members and their families at Memorial Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 6. The troops are returning from Afghanistan after a one-year deployment.

January

IUP Launches Emergency Information Page

IUP has launched a new web page to keep the university community informed in the case of a weather-related or other emergency.

Kovalchick Complex Ranked Fourth in University Venues Its Size in United States

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex has been named a “2012 University Top Stop” and ranked fourth in university venues its size in the United States by the trade journal Venues Today .   Kovalchick Complex employees (left to right) Gregg Kalemba, director of finance; Josh Kropf, operations man

University Museum to Host Sisterhood, Bridge Builders Exhibit

The University Museum will host two exhibitions from February 2 through March 15: “In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh” and “Bridge Builders." The exhibitions are sponsored by Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary minor at IUP. A public reception will open the exhibitions on February 2 from 6:00 to 8:30

Computer Science Department Awarded $231,000 from National Science Foundation for Scholarships in Information Assurance

The Cyber Catch Scholarship Program will award 40 scholarships to IUP students who haven't decided on a major but show an interest in computer science with a concentration in information assurance. It also will award funds to 16 students transferring from area community colleges into the Information Assurance Program.

2012 Provost Scholars Announced

Here is the list of undergraduate students recognized as Provost Scholars for 2012.