2014

December

IUP Student Groups Take Part in Treasures for Children Program

Two student groups and 10 departments participated in the Indiana County Salvation Army Treasures for Children program. 

IUP Winter Commencement Features Student Speakers, Distinguished University Professor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, December 13, with nearly 800 students eligible to receive degrees. The ceremony for graduate students will be at 9:30 a.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium. The undergrad

Provost Scholars Named for Fall 2014

To be named a Provost Scholar, students must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

IUP Student Organizes Cards for Troops Drive

Samuel Dunning, a criminology major from Duncansville, spearheaded the initiative through his military service fraternity, Rho Tau Chi.

IUP Honored By National Publication for Military, Veteran Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been honored once again by a national publication for outstanding military and veteran education. The publication Military Advanced Education recognized IUP as an “MAE 2015 Top School” for exhibiting best practices in military and veteran education. Schools were evalu

November

IUP Staff and Students Organizations Give Back to Indiana Community

The spirit of giving is being felt across campus as a food drive and a clothing drive were sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania staff and student organizations.

October

IUP Distinguished Alumnus, CEO of Warner Music Nashville, Returning to IUP for Presentations

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni Award recipient John Esposito, president and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, will be at IUP on October 31, 2014. In addition to meeting with students and faculty, he will be offering two presentations, both free and open to the community: one at 10:15

IUP Distinguished Alumnus Presenting Program on Ebola Outbreak and Vaccine Research

Dr. John Gilly, senior vice president for Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. and program director for the Vaccine Clinical Materials Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, will present a program titled “Responding to the Ebola Outbreak - Development of a New Ebolavirus Vaccine” at Indiana Unive

IUP Student Group Hosting Zumbathon to Raise Funds for United Service Organization (USO)

Gamma Sigma Sigma national service sorority at IUP is hosting a Zumbathon, “Dance for the Troops,” to raise funds for the United Service Organization (USO). The Zumbathon will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2014 at IUP’s Zink Gymnasium. The USO helps wounded soldiers, provides

IUP Homecoming to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, 50th Anniversary Folkmen Concert, Reunions, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Homecoming celebration, Friday through Sunday, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Award-Winning Folk Music Group Subject of New Book, 50th Reunion Concert Part of IUP Homecoming Celebration

It’s been 50 years, but the memories are still very much alive in the minds and hearts of an Indiana University of Pennsylvania award-winning musical group, the Folkmen, and their fans. Thanks to Folkmen member Alan W. Luckey, of Indiana, the memories are collected in his book, Changing Times: The

Local Students Selected for Volunteer Service Award by Foundation for IUP Board

Two area women studying at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected for the 2014 Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Service Award. The Recipients of this year’s award are Shannon Kovalchick, Freeport Road, Butler, and Brandy Rummel, Willow

IUP Fall 2014 Enrollment Tops 14,300

The university has maintained its academic quality in new student admissions. The freshman class has an average high school grade point average of 3.3, and 25 members of the class are valedictorians or salutatorians.

September

Summer 2014 List of Graduates Announced

The following students graduated from IUP in August 2014. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registra r. Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Iman Abubaker, MA in Criminology, Pittsburgh, PA Jayme Leigh Ackerman, BS in Hospitality Management, Mi

IUP Students Head ‘Into the Streets' to Help Local Organizations

Approximately 150 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) students have volunteered to give their time to 15 different organizations in Indiana, PA on the morning of Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Office of Service Learning at IUP organizes this biannual event, which is part of a national program to encourage

Dean's List for Summer 2014 Announced

The Dean’s List for the summer 2014 semester 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)

New Historical Marker on Campus Highlights Intersection for Native American Trails

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 an unveiling ceremony was held to celebrate a new plaque that marks the spot where the Catawba and Kittanning Native American trails intersect on the IUP campus.

IUP Memorial Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

The program will include a remembrance of the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks and remarks from local community member Joe Reschini, who was in one of the towers during the attack.

IUP to Host Events in Celebration of Constitution Day

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 15, with several events free and open to the community. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution, which is 227 years old this year. Sponsored by the College of

IUP Honor Society Recognized For Fifth Consecutive Year as National Chapter of Excellence

The university’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is one of only 28 in the nation and one of three in the northeast region receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service.

IUP Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Erin Serre, a junior Political Science major at IUP, is working for the state Department of Public Welfare as part of a 15-week THIS internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

August

Opening of 2014–15 Academic Year: Move-In Dates and Events

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome new students into the IUP community. The first day of class for the fall semester is Monday, August 25.  August 22: Opening of the Academic Year for Faculty, Staff, and Community On Friday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m., Pre

July

IUP, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County Enter Fourth Year of Water Testing Contract

IUP faculty members and students will move into year four of testing water from the Beaver Run Reservoir as a result of a contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

Kovalchick Complex Named Third-Best Mid-Atlantic Venue

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, a Global Spectrum-managed facility located on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was ranked number three in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Top Stops for venues with a capacity of 2,001–5,000 by Venues Today magazine. Global Spectrum’s general

IUP Allegheny Arboretum Awarded Level I Accreditation by ArbNet Aboretum Accreditation Program

The recognition means that the Allegheny Arboretum meets standards of professional practices important for arboreta and botanic gardens, and that the Allegheny Arboretum is recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta.

Spring 2014 List of Graduates Announced

Following is an alphabetical list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2014. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Turky Abdulrahman Abonayan, BS in Human Resource Management, Indiana, PA Casandra Elizabeth Ace, BS in Human R

New IUP Students and Parents Participate in Time to Lead Orientation Program

A total of 68 students from the Philadelphia area came to campus Sunday, July 6, 2014 for a two-day orientation program. The students were part of a first-time initiative, funded through the Office of the President and organized by the Division of Enrollment Management and Communications, called “T

Due to Water Line Breakage, Non-Essential Employees Permitted to Leave Early

All non-essential employees will be permitted to leave work after 2:30 p.m. today with the approval of their supervisor.

IUP Selected for Military Friendly Schools Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine for its 2015 list of “Military Friendly Schools.” This is the fourth year IUP has been selected for the list, which honors institutions the magazine’s editors describe as delivering “the best experience for military students.”

June

Dean's List for Spring 2014 Announced

The Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester 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)

May

Day Camps at IUP for Junior and Senior High School Students Beginning Soon

Keep your kids busy this summer with day camps at IUP. With a variety of offerings and dates, there is something to fit every interest and schedule.   Robotics Robotics camps will run June 16 through June 19 for grades 7–9 and June 23 through June 26 for grades 10–12. Students will build their

Plaque Dedicated at Wilson Hall for Jimmy Stewart

On Friday, May 30, 2014, members of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation will present a marker to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to commemorate the relationship between actor James Stewart and the university. The plaque will be placed in front of Wilson Hall, the second building—after John Sut

Inaugural REACH Conference at IUP a Success

Last week, IUP, in cooperation with the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and the Center for Applied Psychology, hosted the Inaugural REACH Conference .  “The conference was an amazing experience,” said Christian Vaccaro, who played a big role in making the conference happen. “Our

IUP Community Cares Benefits Indiana County Community

A new program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has collected almost 20,000 pounds of clothing, household items, and nonperishable food items to benefit persons in need.

Kaniasty Selected for IUP's Distinguished University Professor Honor

Dr. Krzysztof (Krys) Kaniasty has been selected as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 2014-15 Distinguished University Professor. A professor in the Psychology Department , Kaniasty is perhaps the foremost authority on post-disaster social support, having written or co-written numerous empi

Nearly 500 Years of Service to IUP: New Emeritus Faculty for 2014

This year, 18 former IUP faculty members were granted emeritus status. Emeritus status is an honor conferred by the university to show respect for a distinguished career.

IUP Spring Commencement 2014

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies May 10 at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) for more than 1,950 graduates. The ceremonies will combine undergraduate and graduate students. All students participating in the ceremonies will be

IUP Selects Director of Military Resource Center

Cory Shay, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with experience in helping veterans transition from military to academic life, has been selected as director of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Military Resource Center.

April

2014 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award Winners Announced

Four faculty members have been selected for the 2014 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Shundong Bi, Biology; A.J. Haija, Physics; Kevin Eisensmith, Music; and Sue Rieg, Professional Studies in Education.

Honors College Student Receives Runner-Up in 2014 Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence

Gretchen Heine, a dual major in Spanish and history, received $500 as a runner-up for the 2014 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Return To Campus, Share Experiences with Current Students

This weekend, 10 alumni return to campus to be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Each award recipient will spend time Friday with IUP students, speaking to classrooms and meeting with student groups.

IUP to Host Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host a benefit for the nonprofit organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2014, in Waller Hall.

March

PEMA To Conduct After Action Review of Response to Campus Disturbances at St. Patrick's Day Event Near Indiana University of Pennsylvania

At the request of university and county officials, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will conduct an After Action Review of events before, during, and after the events of March 8, also known as “IUPatty’s.”

Diverse Research at IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum Has Something For Everyone

With diverse and unexpected research topics like the health risks of high-heeled shoes, the relationship between music and crime, the prevalence of microbreweries, and how the Civil War affected art, the 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 1 has research relevant to every student in every field.

February

Indiana to Host 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts, September 28

President Michael Driscoll, First Lady Susan Corbett, Governor Tom Corbett, and Becky Driscoll at a Lively Arts performance in March 2013 . First Lady Susan Corbett has announced that the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts will be held September 28 at Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing

Fall 2013 List of Graduates Announced

Following is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2013. Information for this list was provided by the Office of the Registrar . Congratulations to all of our graduates! A Ryan Christopher Abbott, MA in Criminology, Hanover, PA Mousaab A. Abdalla, BS in Hospitality Manag

Representative Samuel Smith to Receive 2014 President's Medal of Distinction from IUP

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Samuel H. Smith has been selected to receive the 2014 Indiana University of Pennsylvania President’s Medal of Distinction for public service. IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll will present the award to Smith at the annual Leader’s Circle of Indiana County awards