IUP, WCCC, ICTC to Share Indiana Educational Tri-County WIB Seat

The Indiana County Board of Commissioners today appointed Jennifer Eckels, director, Indiana-Westmoreland County Community College Center, to fill the “education seat” on the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. This action reflects a renewed partnership between Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County Community College, and the Indiana County Technology Center.

Sylvia Gaiko Selected to Serve as Dean of IUP College of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Gaiko, a professor in the Applied Human Services Department at Western Kentucky University with extensive experience in academic administration, has been selected to serve as the dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Health and Human Services.

New IUP Science Facility to be Named in Honor of Alumni Couple

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved the naming of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the future facility for the sciences in honor of alumni Dr. John and Char Kopchick.

Political Science Faculty Developing Book on Department of Homeland Security in Partnership with First DHS Secretary

Aleea Perry, Department of Political Science, is working with former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge on a book about the development of the Department of Homeland Security. The book, Creation in Crisis: The Development of the Department of Homeland Security, will address the issue of how the disparate agencies, departments, and components of what would soon become the third largest federal agency were considered, discussed, combined, and reorganized.

IUP to Hold Winter Commencement Ceremony December 15

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate and undergraduate winter commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, December 15. Two graduating students will provide remarks at each event, and Distinguished University Professor Jeffery Larkin will serve as keynote speaker.

Accolades Continue for IUP Criminology Online Program

Editors of recognized IUP’s program as having an “in-depth curriculum” that “delivers invaluable education thanks to an expert faculty with professional experience.” Programs were selected for the rankings based on academic quality, student success, and affordability.

IUP Student Wins Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

Jedediah Pancoast, a junior international business major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Indiana County, has been selected for a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship will enable Pancoast to study at Nagoya Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan for the spring 2019 term.


IUP Student Group Unveils Monument on Veteran’s Day to Honor Veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom

Close to 100 persons attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Rho Tau Chi (PTX) military honor fraternity’s unveiling of a student-designed monument to honor veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Donna and Terry Griffith Establish Endowed Scholarship at IUP

The Terry K. and Donna M. Griffith Endowed Scholarship will provide scholarship support to students who are enrolled full-time and who are pursuing a degree offered by either the Department of Counseling or the Department of Communications Media. For Communications Media students, preference will be given to those involved with the Center for Media Production and Research.

IUP Eberly College of Business Recognized as Fourth in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report's Best Business Schools Ranking

Innovative and accredited programs, international experiences around the world, and top-of-the-line facilities have allowed the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology to continue to be ranked among the best business schools in the nation.

IUP Department of Safety Sciences Earns ISHM Approval

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate degree in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences has become a board approved program by the Institute for Safety and Health Management.


IUP Funding for Grant to Train, Retain More Teachers Increased, Scope of Project to Increase

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been notified that the funding has been increased in a recent grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education designed to reverse the decline in new teacher graduation rates and to retain new teachers in the field.

Wooten Appointed as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at North Carolina Central University

Following a national search, Vice President for Administration and Finance Cornelius Wooten has been selected as vice chancellor of Administration and Finance for North Carolina Central University. Wooten will begin his duties at NCCU on December 3. His last day at IUP will be November 30.

Biology Major to be Honored with Outstanding Research Award

Anna Manges, a junior biology major and geology minor, will be honored by the Pennsylvania Vector Control Association with the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Award.

IUP Hosting Chancellor Greenstein October 26, Open Forum Scheduled

Dan Greenstein, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will visit campus on Friday, October 26. He will host an open forum, free to all, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the PNC Room of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

IUP Cyber Security Day Set for October 30

IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Information Technology Support Center, will present a number of speakers for the 11th annual Cyber Security/Information Assurance Day.

Senate Confirms Four Appointments to IUP Council of Trustees

The Senate confirmed four appointments to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees on Wednesday (October 17), according to Senator Don White, who strongly supported the nominees. Current Trustees Susan Delaney and Mark Holman were reappointed

IUP Anthropology Offering Annual Open House

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department Anthropology Department will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 20 from noon to 3:00 p.m. It is free and open to the community.

IUP Hosting Program with Holocaust Survivors and Scholars

IUP will present programs by two Holocaust scholars and two Holocaust survivors on October 16 at IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology auditorium. The theme of the programs is “Police During the Nazi Era: Why Is It Relevant to Study This Today?”

IUP Office of International Education to Host 2018 International Education Week

International Education Week at IUP will feature several events to introduce and educate students about cultures around the world and study abroad opportunities. The event will also welcome people from around the world to the IUP community.

Total IUP Fall 2018 Enrollment Shows Continued Increase in Military-Affiliated Student Enrollment, Continued Strong Academic Quality of Students

“I am very impressed with our new students,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said. “Not only are they academically strong, they bring an incredible enthusiasm and energy to the university, experiences in many extracurricular activities, and have already become involved in events and organizations at IUP.”

IUP Homecoming 2018 to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, Reunions, and Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration October 5 through October 7 is expected to draw thousands “home” to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Wolf Administration Official Meets Educators, Highlights Innovative Program to Address Teacher Shortage

Earlier this year, the Wolf Administration awarded $2 million in grants to eight universities across the state to develop and implement year-long residency programs for teachers and principals. IUP received $578,038 to increase the number of qualified instructors and school leaders serving the commonwealth’s public schools.


Confections for a Cause Exceeds $10,000 Fundraising Total

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communications Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services broke fundraising records again this year during its eighth annual “Confections for a Cause” bake sale, and surpassed the $10,000 fundraising mark.

Foundation for IUP Selects Volunteer Service Award Scholarship Recipient

Amanda Jeziorski, of Pittsburgh, a criminology major with minors in French, forensic bioscience, and homeland security, has been selected for the 2018 Foundation of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Service Award.

One of the Top Collegiate Singers in the Nation is an IUP Student

Ben Strong, a junior music major with a focus on musical performance, recently took second place in the Lower College/Independent Men category at the 55th National Association of Teachers of Singing national convention in Las Vegas.

IUP Names New Directors of Frederick Douglass Institute

Malaika Turner, director of Residential Living, and Sibyl West, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, have been named to take on leadership of IUP’s Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research, succeeding Veronica Watson, the Institute’s founding director, starting in the fall 2018 semester.

Psychology Faculty Receive Grant to Study Biases in Forensic Experts

Jennifer and Anthony Perillo, assistant professors in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study biases in opinions relating to the testimony of experts in forensic psychology cases.

Eighth Annual Fund-Raising Event for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

The Communications Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department will hold its eighth annual Confections for a Cause on September 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of Davis Hall. The event raises funds for ovarian cancer education and research.

IUP Recognized by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking

IUP ranked in the top 20 percent of all institutions for engagement, which includes a measurement of student engagement, student recommendations, student interaction, and breadth of opportunities for involvement. IUP also ranked highly in the environment category, which measured international students, student diversity, faculty diversity, and student inclusion.

IUP Year of Free Speech Begins with Six O'Clock Series Program on September 10

“Words: Use Responsibly” will discuss the issue of how college campuses should balance the values of free speech while fostering an inclusive learning atmosphere. The program will include a short video produced for the IUP Free Speech Project, followed by a panel discussion about the tension that can exist between inclusion and free speech.

Foundation for IUP Gifts Three Buildings in Downtown Punxsutawney to IUP

The buildings include the Fairman Centre and two other adjoining properties on West Mahoning Street. As funding becomes available, the two buildings beside the Fairman Centre will be razed to permit construction of a new home for the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts.

IUP to Hold Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program September 11 at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The program will be held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

IUP Athletic Director Named to Position at Texas A&M-Kingsville

Steve Roach, who has served as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s athletic director since December 2015, will be leaving IUP to serve as Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Roach will complete his tenure at IUP on September 21.


IUP Welcomes Students and Faculty Back to Campus for 2018-19 Academic Year

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to welcome new students into the community.

IUP Welcomes Students and Faculty Back to Campus for 2018–19 Academic Year

A host of programming is planned to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to welcome new students into the community.

IUP Ranked Among Best Colleges for Your Money

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for Money magazine’s “Best College for Your Money 2018” listing.

IUP Names Janet Guyden as Interim Dean of Libraries

Janet Guyden, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries. She will begin her work at IUP on August 22.

IUP Offering Variety of Programming for Family Weekend

With family-friendly movies, art exhibits, academic events, and a home football game, there are tons of things to do on campus during the weekend. Or, you can venture into the Indiana and surrounding communities for local festivals and markets.

IUP Selected for Princeton Review “Best 384” Guidebook

IUP has been selected for the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook for the 18th consecutive year.


Spring 2018 Graduates

Congratulations to our May 2018 graduates.

Council of Trustees Approves Reduced Meal, Residential Rates for Students at IUP Punxsutawney Center

Students who choose to live and dine at the IUP Punxsutawney Living-Learning Center can save up to $1,000 per semester, effective fall 2018.

IUP Receives $578,038 as Part of PDE Grant to Retain More Teachers, School Leaders

IUP is one of three universities receiving the Implementation-Expansion Grant Awards. This funding received at IUP will be used to develop and implement year-long residency programs for teachers and support new teachers in the first three years in the field.

Two Students Win Prestigious Gilman Scholarships Bringing IUP's Total to Sixteen

Austin Bey, of Pittsburgh, and Frank Manzano, of Milton, become IUP’s 15th and 16th recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will pay for their education abroad as they spend the fall 2018 semester studying in Australia.


IUP MBA Program Ranked as One of Top Programs in the Nation by Best Master's Degrees

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Executive Master of Business Administration program has been named as one of the top 20 programs in the nation by the editors of Best Master’s Degrees. Editors looked at a number of criteria to select the top programs, including affordability, national rankings, and accreditation.

IUP North Dining Facility Wins Best of Education Design Award

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s North Dining facility won the 2018 Best of Education design award from the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware International Interior Design Association.

IUP Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health Offering Conference on Addictions, Violence, and Crime

This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on the opiate and opioid addiction crisis and how to help populations of all ages affected by addictions and issues like violence and crime due to addictions. The conference will be will be held July 9–13, 2018, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Retirement Party for Nancy Taylor, June 29

A retirement party for Nancy Taylor, administrative assistant in the Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations, will be held Friday, June 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 120 of Sutton Hall (President’s Suite).

President Driscoll Honored with Distinguished Citizen Award

Michael Driscoll, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award at the 2018 William Penn Luncheon on Friday, June 8, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

IUP Student Selected for Fellowship to Study US-China Relations Abroad

Dan Wethli, an IUP student majoring in Asian Studies and philosophy, has been selected from a nationwide pool to represent the United States in a three-week program this summer in China.


Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference Coming to IUP

The conference, titled “Disrupting the Politics of Place: Building Inclusive Communities for the Future,” will engage local organizations and the international PTO community in a larger dialogue and action centered on bridging existing divides based on geography, allocation of resources, population identity, ideology, and politics in the western Pennsylvania region—as well as in our global communities.

Fall 2017 Provost Scholars

Students named to the fall 2017 list of Provost’s Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking.

IUP Names Planetarium, Atrium of Science Building in Honor of Alumni Couple

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees honored Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka, 1973 graduates of IUP, with a resolution to name the IUP planetarium and its atrium as the Cejka Planetarium. The resolution was approved by the Council at its May 10 meeting.

Jeffery Larkin Selected as 2018-19 Distinguished University Professor

Jeffery Larkin, professor of biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2018–19 Distinguished University Professor at IUP, based on his demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service since he joined the IUP faculty in 2005.

Jeffery Larkin Selected as 2018–19 Distinguished University Professor

Jeffery Larkin, professor of biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2018–19 Distinguished University Professor at IUP, based on his demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service since he joined the IUP faculty in 2005.

May Commencement 2018 Overview

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold commencement ceremonies for 2,335 graduates at ceremonies May 11 and 12 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students graduating in May and August are eligible to participate in the ceremonies.


Winter 2017 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in winter 2017.

IUP Student Takes Honor at Statewide Research Competition

Aaron Seidel, a senior geoscience/applied mathematics major, recently made history by becoming the first IUP student to win at the annual Undergraduate at the Capitol Pennsylvania poster competition.

Geoscience Student Wins Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Aaron Seidel, a senior geoscience major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been named a winner of the Goldwater Scholarship, becoming the eighth IUP student to win the award.


Business Students Among Finalists for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Business Plan Competition

After beginning with almost 200 competitors, the seventh annual Business Plan Competition held by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is down to 14 finalists—and two of them are from IUP. The competition provides student entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their original business plans and to win funds to assist in the start-up or expansion of their businesses. 

Former White House Photographer Returns to IUP to Meet with Students

Communications Media alumna Amanda Lucidon will return to campus this month to share her experience working in the White House and to discuss her best-selling book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Lucidon will speak in IUP’s Stouffer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 with a reception and book signing to follow.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to be held March 7

Join IUP faculty and students on March 7 for drop-in or stay-the-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on interdisciplinary subjects related to gender, art and feminism.


IUP Students and Faculty Part of Advocacy Event at Capitol

Students, faculty, alumni, and other supporters of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education visited the offices of all 253 state legislators today to share their personal success stories and encourage increased investment in the 14 state-owned universities. The delegation then gathered in the capitol’s main rotunda to formally kick off the State System’s annual advocacy efforts.

IUP Ranked as One of Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked as one of the “Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Pennsylvania” by Affordable Colleges Online.

Harrisburg Internship Semester Takes Political Science Major to State Department

Garrett Haffner, of Beaver, is working for the state Department of Labor and Industry as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Strategic Initiative Funding Recruitment-Retention Grant Recipients Selected

The Strategic Initiative Funding project was announced to the university community in March 2017, with proposals due September 2017 to the University Budget Advisory Committee. Funding for the initiative comes from $300,000 in performance funding set aside by the President’s cabinet.


EVENT POSTPONED: Celebrate the Athletic Successes of IUP Crimson Hawks

IUP will host a special celebration recognizing the successes of our IUP varsity athletic teams and coaches at the KCAC on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The celebration, free and open to the community, will precede the IUP basketball doubleheader against Pitt-Johnstown.

Submit Your Ad Here

Did you lose your dog or cat? Are you trying to sell your house or tickets to a performance? Members of the IUP community can now post these types of notices on the Bulletin Board.

IUP to Reduce Tuition for Regional Campus Undergraduates and Undergraduate Out-of-State Students

In-state freshman and sophomore undergraduates at Northpointe and Punxsutawney regional campuses will be charged 80 percent of the tuition rate of students on the Indiana campus. Domestic out-of-state students will pay tuition on a per-credit system at a lower percentage rate than they are currently being charged. The plan will go into effect for the fall 2018 semester.