Over the next few Saturdays, IUP students and Vice President for Student Affairs Thomas Segar will be part of a regional academic quiz bowl program.

IUP is the collegiate sponsor for Hometown High Q, an academic quiz show on KDKA-TV (CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh) that features high school teams from all over Indiana, Armstrong, Allegheny, and Westmoreland counties. The show is broadcast Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (new), and the show from the previous week is broadcast at 11:30 a.m.

As sponsor, members of the IUP community have the opportunity to ask the IUP Video Question of the Day.

This year, in addition to members of the Crimson Guides, students who had been on the show as part of their high school quiz bowl teams and members of the IUP Ambassadors will be representing IUP by asking a question.

The new season of the show begins this weekend, on Saturday, February 8. Tune in and play along. You'll also see some of the new IUP television commercials reflecting the new brand.

Here's a listing of the IUP representatives who will be on the shows during the 2020 spring season:

  • February 8 and 15 – IUP Ambassador Mikayla Dokos, a sophomore mathematics education major from Homer City

  • February 22 and 29 – IUP Ambassador Casandra Marrero-Rodiguez, a sophomore nursing major from Harrisburg

  • March 7 and 14 – IUP Vice President for Student Affairs Thomas Segar

  • March 21 and 28 – IUP Ambassador Morgan Bailey, a sophomore Spanish education major in the Cook Honors College from Johnstown

  • April 4 and 11 – Ivy Cole, a freshman sophomore engineering major in the Cook Honors College from Prosperity, a former Hometown High Q contestant

  • April 18 and 25 – Gram Drumgoole, a junior communications media/media production major from Manchester, Maryland

  • May 2 and 23 – Crimson Guide Kayla Mikesell, a junior marketing major from Clymer

  • May 9 and 16 – IUP Ambassador Jake Braddick, a senior marketing major from Pittsburgh

  • May 30 and June 6 – Crimson Guide Davey Beyer, a junior art education major from Ebensburg

  • June 13 and 20 – Crimson Guide Meg Ryder, a senior English literature major from Holbrook, New York