Musical Theatre Track, Dance Minor to Continue; Updated Decisions Part of Ongoing NextGen Planning Process

IUP’s Musical Theatre track in the Bachelor of Arts Theatre program will continue and will be open for enrollment by new and continuing students for and beyond the 2021–22 academic year. This change is the result of ongoing discussions related to IUP’s NextGen academic restructuring plans as well as shifts in faculty retrenchments.

Buttz Named to IUP Associate Vice President for Finance Role

Following a search, William Buttz, an experienced controller with more than 35 years of work in accounting, finance, and audit, has been selected to serve as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s associate vice president for Finance.

IUP Graduate Establishes Scholarship for Students in IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

A donation from J. Victor ’87 and Debra Conrad will establish the James Victor and Debra Conrad Business Scholarship to help students studying in the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

IUP Students Chosen for 2020 Art in Arboretum Awards

Two senior studio art majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were chosen as the recipients of the 2020 Art in the Arboretum competition, designed to provide student artists with an opportunity to create art for IUP’s Allegheny Arboretum.

Homeless Heroes Stocking Project Continuing to Serve Veterans

For the fourth year in a row, volunteers in Indiana County—including students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Rho Tau Chi military service fraternity and a number of IUP employees—will be making the holiday a bit brighter for homeless veterans in Indiana County and western Pennsylvania.

Forging Ahead in Fall 2020

Students and professors spent the better part of 2020 adjusting to virtual education. Constant change and new demands (hello, reluctant Wi Fi) haven’t hindered the passion and hard work that define IUP faculty and staff members, students, and alumni. A

Council of Trustees Approve Next Step in IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Master Plan

At its quarterly meeting on December 10, 2020, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved university leadership moving forward to acquire a building in Punxsutawney to advance the IUP Culinary Arts Master Plan. 

Trustees Endorse IUP Strategic Plan 2020-25

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees endorsed the university’s 2020–25 Strategic Plan at its December 10 meeting.

Trustees Endorse IUP Strategic Plan 2020–25

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees endorsed the university’s 2020–25 Strategic Plan at its December 10 meeting.

December 2020, January 2021 Graduates to be Honored Virtually

During virtual commencement ceremonies Saturday, December 12, IUP will honor nearly 650 December 2020 and January 2021 graduates who have completed requirements for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology's MBA Program Recognized by Princeton Review

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s on-campus Master of Business Administration has been selected by the Princeton Review for its “Best Business Schools for 2021: On-Campus MBA Programs.”

Fall 2020 Provost Scholars

Students named to the fall 2020 list of Provost's Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking.

Honoring Faculty Members Promoted in Academic Rank

The Office of the Provost has announced the promotion of several faculty members to full professor effective the fall 2020 semester.

Doing More with Less

IUP speech-language pathology faculty members had a problem. How could they provide necessary clinical hours for their students in a simulation laboratory they didn’t have? Add to the problem that a typical lab costs close to $150,000 to create. Their solution was rooted in collaboration, innovation, and a lot of hard work.

Eberly Hall of Distinction Member and Wife Establish Scholarship for IUP Students in Eberly College of Business

Eugene O’Sullivan, a 1971 accounting graduate, and his wife, Saundra, have donated $100,000 to IUP to establish a scholarship to benefit students in IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Harrington in Live Zoom Conversation Dec. 3 With Smithsonian Art Museum Curator

BA Harrington, assistant professor of art and director of the Wood Center at IUP, will be part of a live Zoom conversation on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. with Mary Savig, the curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Harrington will discuss her upcoming solo exhibition, Suite Americaine.

IUP Giving Tuesday Shatters Goal, Raising More Than $46,500 to Help IUP Students in Need; Included $17,000 in Matching Funds

Indiana University of Pennsylvania more than doubled its fundraising goal during this year’s Giving Tuesday event, raising $46,528 from 223 donors—alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and students—to support IUP students.


IUP Graduate's “Nate - A One Man Show” Premiering on Netflix December 1

IUP graduate Natalie Palamides’s Nate – A One Man Show will premiere globally on Netflix on December 1. Palamides is a 2012 theater and communications media graduate of IUP and a 2018 recipient of the university’s Young Alumni Award.

IUP Graduate's “Nate – A One Man Show” Premiering on Netflix December 1

IUP graduate Natalie Palamides’s Nate – A One Man Show will premiere globally on Netflix on December 1. Palamides is a 2012 theater and communications media graduate of IUP and a 2018 recipient of the university’s Young Alumni Award.

Diversity Panel Preview: Debra Evans-Smith '81

To FBI retiree Debra Evans-Smith ’81, diversity, equity, and inclusion—together—mean that everyone has the opportunity to succeed based solely on knowledge, talent, and ability. If that’s not the situation you’re in, it may be up to you to speak up and make a difference. Evans-Smith will talk more on this topic during an IUP panel discussion in the spring. This Q&A offers a preview.

A Time-out for Athletics

For the first time since World War II, intercollegiate athletics have come to a halt—this time because of a global pandemic and not a global conflict. The absence of competition, after countless hours of preparation, has left many student-athletes feeling lost. In response, administrators and coaches are trying new approaches to help athletes adjust and be successful off the field.

President Driscoll Announces Temporary Modification to the Pass-Fail Grading Policy for Fall 2020 Semester

Effective November 18, President Driscoll approved the recommendations for a temporary modification to the pass-fail grading policy for the fall 2020 semester. These recommendations were made by the Academic Affairs Committee of the University Senate and approved by the Senate at its meeting on November 18.

IUP, Westmoreland Sign Dual Admissions Agreement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Michael Driscoll and Westmoreland County Community College President Tuesday Stanley signed a dual admissions program agreement, designed to streamline the process for students who earn an associate degree at Westmoreland to complete a bachelor’s degree program at IUP.

College-Level Commencement Ceremony Update

In early November, the Commencement Committee announced plans to hold winter Commencement virtually. The ceremony, honoring December 2020 and January 2021 graduates, will be posted on the Commencement website Saturday, December 12.

IUP Graduate and Spouse Donating $2.4 Million to IUP

Dolores Spinelli Gigliotti, a 1970 elementary education graduate, and her husband, Vincent Gigliotti, have made a $2.4-million gift to IUP for scholarships and to support the IUP Department of Counseling.

IUP Giving Tuesday Focusing on Student Assistance Fund, Providing Continued Support for Students During the Pandemic

Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global movement in which communities rally toward a common cause. On December 1, IUP will mark the event by seeking support through social media platforms and its Giving Tuesday website for the Student Assistance Fund, established last March (as the Emergency Response Fund) to help students cover pandemic-related expenses.

Pop-up Store Featuring Student 3-D Paper Art Raising Funds to Help IUP Students Affected by Pandemic

Common Goods is a pop-up store featuring laser-cut paper packages of items we need but cannot buy, like empathy, security and rainbows. The packages were designed by students in Sharon Massey and Sean Derry’s 3D Design classes. Each package is for sale, and all proceeds go toward the IUP Student Assistance Fund.

Protecting Lungs from Nanoparticles

As the world continues to buy electronics and get rid of them, recycling their parts could potentially create 1.5 million jobs. An IUP student and her research is uncovering an unseen health hazard lurking inside electronics recycling facilities.

IUP Wins PittsburghTechnology Council Tech 50 Top COVID Pivot Award

Indiana University of Pennsylvania was selected for the “Top COVID Pivot” award from the Pittsburgh Technology Council during the Nov. 12 Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2020 Tech 50 Awards event.

Update on Spring Academic Calendar from the IUP COVID-19 Response Committee

The IUP COVID-19 Response Committee provides updates on the upcoming spring semester, the remainder of fall, and resources for students.

Kopchick Hall: Where Scientists Meet

Opening in 2023, this new science complex is designed to bring improved collaboration, communication, and visibility to student and faculty work.

Human Resources and Employment Relations Program Approved for Alignment With Human Resources National Organization

IUP’s Master of Arts in Human Resources and Employment Relations program is now aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.” IUP is one of only two universities in the State System and one of nine universities in Pennsylvania with a program officially recognized by SHRM certification.

IUP Offering Free, Virtual Cybersecurity Camp for Middle and High School Students in February

For the fifth consecutive year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has secured funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency to offer its free cybersecurity camp, GenCyber, for middle and high school students.

IUP Graduate from Butler Chosen for International Women's Award

Brittany Scott, a 2011 hospitality management graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania originally from Butler, has been selected as a Silver Winner by Women World Awards in its thirteenth annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards.


Four Questions with Veronica Watson

Editor of the recently published Short Stories of Frank Yerby, English professor Veronica Watson explains why the world should get to know the work of this little-known but groundbreaking African American writer.

IUP Announces Details of IUP NextGen Planning

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has released additional details about the restructuring of its six academic colleges and academic programs, part of the IUP NextGen plan.

IUP a Finalist for Two Pittsburgh Technology Council Tech 50 Awards

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is the sole higher education finalist for the “Top COVID Pivot” award from the Pittsburgh Technology Council and is the sole higher education finalist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2020 Tech 50 Awards in the Non-Profit-Education-Community category.

STATIC Shows It Cares through Its Entertainment

“There’s nothing to doooo!” This cry, heard from millions of teens and college students around the globe, is not true at IUP. Programming that entertains and relieves stress is abundant. And, the group of hardworking students that puts it all together takes it to heart if few participate. 

IUP Secures Funding for Cyber Scholarship Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received more than $630,000 from the Department of Defense for scholarships for nine IUP students who are enrolled in concentrated studies in the cybersecurity field. This is the third consecutive year that IUP students have been selected for this competitive funding.

Our Fight for Civil Rights in Indiana

From protests demanding integration of the community pool to memorial marches on Philadelphia Street to the start of a speakers’ bureau and an elementary tutoring program—the fight for civil rights in Indiana took many forms. It also had faculty champions. IUP retiree Edith Cord shares her memories from the ’60s and ’70s of faculty efforts “to give everyone a better chance at the American dream.”

IUP Graduates Honor Their Parents While Helping Future IUP Students

Dan Simoni, a 1994 IUP accounting graduate and managing partner with Price Waterhouse, and Michelle Costanza Simoni, a 1995 sociology graduate, of Bixby, Oklahoma, have added funds to the Wayne Norman Simoni Scholarship and have provided funding to establish the Mary Louise Costanza scholarship.

Food Drive Exceeds Last Year's Donations

More than 1,200 items and almost $300 in gift cards for local grocery stores were donated for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Food Pantry and Help Center through an Oct. 16 drive coordinated by IUP’s College of Health and Human Services Service Committee. Donations jumped 13% compared to last year’s drive.

“Much Ado” Is Truly Something

Adapting creatively is at the heart of theater, so it’s only natural that students in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance would find a way to put on a show and stay safe doing it. While the production is called Much Ado about Nothing, the way these theater students brought it together is truly something. 

IUP Faculty Secures Funding for Two Programs for Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative

Veronica Watson, professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and convener of the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, has secured funding from the 400 Years of African American History National Commission to offer two high-impact programs to students throughout the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Former Director of IUP Libraries Gifts $135,000 for Library Support and Student Scholarship at IUP

William Lafranchi, who retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania after 33 years of leadership of the IUP Libraries, has gifted $135,000 to IUP for library support and for student scholarships.

IUP Announces Steps toward Creating IUP for the Future

Today, Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced a restructuring of its six academic colleges and academic programs and creating areas of focus, part of an ongoing plan designed to create a stronger, more student-centered university.

Cyber Security Day Set for Oct. 20, Virtual Events to Feature National Experts, Including IUP Alumni

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Cyber Security, in collaboration with the Information Technology Support Center, will host the thirteenth annual Cyber Security Day on October 20, 2020. This annual event features nationally recognized security experts as well as

IUP Announces Crimson Court Representatives

As part of its annual Homecoming celebration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania continued its tradition of selecting students for the Crimson Court, chosen as representatives of their academic colleges through a university-wide student vote. Because of the pandemic, Homecoming events were virtual this year, but each Crimson Court member was honored with a medal, sash, and flowers.

Biologist Helps “Keep Pulse of International Education Going”

IUP students and professors have spent the better part of 2020 adjusting to virtual education. As the fall semester approached, biology faculty member Josiah Townsend found himself in a unique position.

Punxsutawney Area College Trust Pledges $200,000 to Support IUP Culinary Arts Program

The Punxsutawney Area College Trust has continued its long-time support of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a pledge of a $200,000 donation for the expansion of facilities in downtown Punxsutawney for the Academy of Culinary Arts.

IUP Fall 2020 Enrollment Reflects Strong Academic Credentials, Diversity, Strong Veteran Enrollment

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s fall 2020 enrollment includes new students with strong academic achievement, a diverse student body, and a strong percentage of returning students.

Update on Remainder of Fall Semester, Changes for Spring Academic Calendar

Information for students about Thanksgiving recess, the remainder of the fall semester, and changes to the spring academic calendar.

Office of International Education to Celebrate International Education Week With Virtual Events

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education will offer a number of virtual events, all open to the community, in celebration of International Education Week from October 12 through October 21.

Anthropologists to Discuss “Is Race Real?”

Three members of the Department of Anthropology will address the definition of race with a panel presentation and discussion on October 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.


IUP Graduate and Wife Establish Scholarship to Benefit IUP Students

A 1971 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his wife, in appreciation of his outstanding experience at IUP, has established a scholarship for students who qualify for the IUP’s Sutton Scholarship program, with preference for students studying in IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

IUP Announces Emeriti Honors

Seventeen recently retired faculty members and a recently retired dean at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been honored with emeritus status.

Pennsylvania State System Chancellor Making Virtual Visit to IUP on Oct. 2; Open Forum Planned

Mark your calendars for a virtual open forum with Dan Greenstein, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, on October 2 at 2:30 p.m. Get the Zoom link and learn how to submit questions ahead of the event.

IUP Breaks Ground for $90 Million John J. and Char Kopchick Hall

Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrated “a milestone moment” Wednesday with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for John J. and Char Kopchick Hall, a $90 million, 142,536 square foot science and mathematics facility.

IUP Anthropologists Presenting Panel Discussion on Race

Three members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology will address the definition of race with a panel presentation and discussion on October 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

John J. and Char Kopchick Hall Groundbreaking Event Today

IUP will formally break ground today at 4:30 p.m. for John J. and Char Kopchick Hall, a $90 million, 142,536 square foot science and mathematics facility. The ceremony will be available via livestream starting at 4:30.

IUP Celebrating Family Weekend, Homecoming with Virtual Events

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, two upcoming university-community events hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania—Family Weekend and Homecoming—will be celebrated through technology, with several events free and open to the community.

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked as one of the top universities in the nation in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2021 Rankings.

Kopchick Fellow and Goldwater Winner Talks Research at IUP

The list of accomplishments for senior biochemistry major Arie Van Wieren keeps growing, even as lockdowns canceled opportunities and shuttered research labs. Listen to how his interest in science wasn’t always what it is today.

Storti Selected to Serve as Director of IUP Public Health Program

Kristi Storti, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science and dean’s associate for Administration in the College of Health and Human Services, will serve as director of IUP’s Public Health Program. Scott Decker, Department of Employment and Labor Relations and graduate coordinator, Health Services Administration, will serve as assistant director of the program.

IUP Student Receives International Association Scholarship

Damilola Odusanya, a student in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania criminology master’s program, has received a grant from the Institute of International Education designed to help international students continue their studies through the coronavirus pandemic.

IUP, IRMC Collaboration Continuing in Fight Against COVID-19 With New Testing Pilot Program

Since May 1, the IUP and Indiana Regional Medical Center collaboration to provide local and same-day COVID-19 testing at IRMC has resulted in 4,500 completed COVID-19 tests, three new staff at IRMC trained by Narayanaswamy Bharathan on the testing process, and a new testing procedure being piloted by Bharathan that significantly reduces testing time and costs, while maintaining testing accuracy.

Thomas L. Harris

Thomas L. Harris, father of Karen Mathe (Social Equity and Title IX Office) and grandfather of Kevin Mathe (Foundation for IUP) and Mark Mathe (formerly KCAC), passed away on September 13, 2020.

IUP Continues National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report, Ranked Highly for Social Mobility

IUP is ranked, for the 27th consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility.”

The Innovators: Measuring Freshness a Better Way

If you judge the freshness of milk by the sell-by date, a better measure may be coming soon. Gregory Kenning, IUP professor of physics, has developed a sensor that can mimic the decay of milk and other products. Simply scanning the sensor, if applied to the product’s packaging, one day could provide ultimate insight into a product’s remaining usable life.

Council of Trustees Approve Naming of Rotunda in Kopchick Hall

The IUP Council of Trustees approved a naming resolution on Thursday in honor of Bonnie Harbison Anderson, a 1980 graduate and 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, and her husband, Steve Anderson, by naming the Anderson Rotunda in Kopchick Hall. It will also be named in memory of Bonnie’s parents, Edward J. and Donna M. Harbison, who were lifelong residents of Indiana.

IUP'S 2020 Graduates to be Honored Virtually

1,800 IUP graduates will be honored in a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 12, after traditional observances set for May were postponed.

Student Receives International Association Scholarship

Farzaneh Jahangiri, a student in the Administration and Leadership Studies doctoral program, has received a grant from the Institute of International Education designed to help international students continue their studies through the coronavirus pandemic.

IUP to Hold Program to Mark Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

IUP will mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks this Friday starting at 8:35 a.m. in front of the 9/11 memorial in the Oak Grove. Guests may attend this event but must wear masks and adhere to social-distancing guidelines. A live stream of the event will be available and a recording of the event also will be made available.

Alumnae Study Targets Gender Bias at Work

As the national conversation about social inequity grows, a study led by two IUP Administration and Leadership Studies PhD graduates about measuring gender bias in the workplace has come at just the right time.

IUP Nursing Program Ranked in Top 20 in the Nation for LPN to BSN Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked in the top 20 nursing programs in the nation by the website Best Nursing Programs. The website specifically recognizes IUP’s work to help licensed practical nurses achieve a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Update, Answers to Frequent Questions from Fall 2020 Planning Committee

The Fall Planning Committee provides information and answers to questions, and thanks everyone for their continued hard work and patience during the start of the fall semester.

IUP Launches Employee Mediation Program

Are you involved in an unresolved conflict or interpersonal disagreement that is negatively affecting your work and/or your relationships with co-workers? IUP’s Employee Mediation Program is an informal and confidential way for employees to resolve disputes with the assistance of a neutral mediator, who is trained to help people discuss their differences. 


IUP Ranked in Money Magazine's “Best Colleges”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected for Money Magazine’s “Best College for Your Money 2020” listing, recognized for “successfully combining quality and affordability.”

A Winning Recipe

Culinary Arts alumna Kristin Butterworth is blazing a trail for female chefs in fine dining.

Botelho Secures “Big Ideas in the Humanities and the Professions” Grant

Lynn Botelho, professor of history and 2011 Distinguished University Professor, is the recipient of a grant from the Teagle Foundation to lead a “Big Ideas: The Humanities and the Professions” program at IUP.

A Healthier Workforce Through Science

An IUP Safety Sciences professor is researching how to minimize hazards in industrial jobs. Her goal: impact society by creating a healthier workforce.

Psychology Faculty Member Co-Presents Workshop on Trauma of Racism: Talking to Children and Teens

Pearl Berman, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, was the organizer and co-presenter for an August 19 workshop on “The Trauma of Racism: Talking to Children and Teens.”

Fall 2020 Operations Update for Students

The Fall 2020 Planning Committee shares resources and important information with students ahead of the start of the semester.

IUP Selected for Princeton Review “Best Colleges” Guidebook

IUP has been selected for the Princeton Review’s 2021 Best Colleges guidebook for the 20th consecutive year, and students have ranked IUP in the top 20 of colleges and universities in the nation for health services in the publication.

ICYMI: IUP Embraced the Summer of 2020

In case you missed it, read a roundup of some of the great things that took place at IUP. Learning took center stage as our students, faculty, and staff stared down the coronavirus and soldiered on.

IUP to Continue Water Testing Project at Beaver Run Reservoir

Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members and students will continue another year of water testing at the Beaver Run Reservoir through a contract with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.

What to Expect When You Return to IUP When You Return to IUP

It’s almost time for another semester to begin at IUP. For those coming back to campus, we want to highlight some of the safety precautions that will be in place.

Just Ask, Keep Moving: VP Tom Segar Answers Questions about Student Success

Tom Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, answers a few questions about how students can be successful this year.

A Message from Student Affairs Vice President Segar About the Fall Semester

Vice President Segar offers information about resources and facilities available for the fall semester. 

Communications Media Students Nominated for Prestigious Award

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently nominated the IUP students for a College Production Award in the category of student production, live sports.

List of Fall 2020 Programs that Require Face-to-Face Instruction or a Student to be on Campus

The most up-to-date list of programs that require face-to-face instruction or that may otherwise require a student to be on campus for this fall semester is available.

Update on Fall Rebalance Plan from Fall 2020 Planning Committee

IUP’s Fall 2020 Planning Committee offers additional details about the fall semester and what students can expect, including facilities and resources available.

Spring 2020 Dean's List

Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer session cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 credits of graded (not P/F) undergraduate coursework, or a combination of graded graduate and undergraduate coursework.

Fall Planning Rebalance Announcement from President Driscoll

President Driscoll announces a rebalance of IUP’s fall plan to reduce the number of students returning to campus for face-to-face instruction.


Local Campers Benefit from IUP Students' Knowledge and Care

This summer, four IUP students have taken their coursework to the field, applying what they’ve learned in a summer camp and providing an important experience that benefits the Indiana community during a time of crisis. 

IUP Credited During National Science Foundation Symposium

IUP has been recognized by the National Science Foundation for its participation in a program designed to bring a more diverse work force to ocean sciences. The Frontiers of Ocean Science Symposium features IUP’s ongoing work, which is led by geoscience professor Jon Lewis.

Spring 2020 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in May 2020.

IUP, Point Park University Partnering on Human Resources Degree Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Point Park University are partnering to provide students an opportunity to receive a BS in Human Resources Management and an MA in Human Resources and Employee Relations in five years. 

IUP Students Continue Research Despite Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders

Academic rigor at IUP wasn’t put on hold as the pandemic and its impact set in around the world. As most students adapted to learning online in the spring semester, another set of students kicked into high gear to supplement their learning with a research experience, fully virtual.

IUP Alumni Continue Family Tradition of Support for Fine Arts With Scholarship, First Recipient Named

Two IUP music education graduates—Joshua Hillard ’01 and his wife, Jamie Anna Hillard ’00—have made a gift to create the John and Delores Hillard Scholarship for Diversity in Fine Arts. An additional personal gift from the Hillards has allowed the scholarship to be awarded in 2020 to Nia Golden, a theater major from Lansdale.

Director of IUP Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program Receives Grant for Campaign to Educate Graduate, Military Students

Ann Sesti, director of student wellness and engagement at IUP, is the recipient of a two-year grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to develop and implement a program on alcohol education targeted to graduate students and veteran and military-affiliated students at IUP.

IUP Ranked in Top 10 Colleges in Pennsylvania in College Magazine

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the top 10 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania by College Magazine, a national publication for students wishing to know more about college and university life.

The Cost of Convenience

Waleed Farag, a professor of Computer Science and the director of the IUP’s Institute for Cyber Security, offers tips on how to keep yourself safe online.

Student Selected for Gilman and Freeman-Asia Scholarships for Study in South Korea

Khala Vines, a sophomore international studies and Asian Studies major who recently won a 2020 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study, has been selected for two additional international competitive study abroad scholarships: the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and a Freeman Award for Study in Asia Scholarship.

Helping K-12 Students to Catch Up This Fall

When the coronavirus pandemic closed schools and forced learning online last spring, it left parents wondering how their kids would catch up academically. IUP school psychologists Timothy Runge and Joseph Kovaleski offer their advice.

Helping K–12 Students to Catch Up This Fall

When the coronavirus pandemic closed schools and forced learning online last spring, it left parents wondering how their kids would catch up academically. IUP school psychologists Timothy Runge and Joseph Kovaleski offer their advice.

Fairman Family Foundation Provides Support to IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Building Project

The Fairman Family Foundation of DuBois is continuing its support of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts with a $100,000 gift to to support the expansion of facilities in downtown Punxsutawney for the Academy.

IUP Student Spending Summer Break Helping In Fight Against COVID-19

Sophomore pre-med psychology major Isabelle Molina is a soldier in the fight against the pandemic at her hometown MedExpress, a COVID-19 testing site. 

Responding to Incidents of Bias

IUP is today making public our newly revised response protocol for incidents of bias, outlining the steps IUP will take when an incident of bias or hate arises on our campus.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IUP and Beyond

IUP Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Elise Glenn sees hope for racial justice in the protests and conversations that have risen up across the country. She answered questions about progress and challenges at IUP and elsewhere.


Education Abroad Experiences Suspended for Fall 2020

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of State, and best practices in the field of international education, IUP has made the decision to suspend all student Fall Education Abroad experiences, both credit and noncredit.

English Professor Publishes Book of Short Stories by Popular African American Writer

Veronica Watson, director of the Literature and Criticism program at IUP, is the editor of “The Short Stories of Frank Yerby,” a recently published collection of short stories of a little-known, but groundbreaking, African American writer.

Mills to Serve as Interim Dean of Eberly College

Geofrey Mills, an experienced university administrator and faculty member with expertise in economics and finance, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He will begin work at IUP on July 1.

Life and Breath in the 'Burgh

Respiratory therapist Zach Isenberg ’11 talks about the breathing issues COVID-19 patients experience and his work in the cardiothoracic unit of one of the nation’s largest hospital systems.

Mathematics Education Graduate Program Ranked as “Best Online Master's in Education Program”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Education in Mathematics Education online program has been ranked as a top online graduate program by U.S. News & World Report for 2020. 

Update on Fall 2020 Plans

While the work of the Fall 2020 Planning Committee is ongoing, there are some key decisions that have been finalized by university leadership, covering the Academic Calendar, Hybrid Style Class Delivery, Living and Dining Reminders, Helping Students with Financial Hardships, and Preparing Our Campus.

Alumni Provide Funding for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at IUP

Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka, 1973 graduates, have gifted $350,000 to IUP to promote the university’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Recognizing Juneteenth National Freedom Day

Governor Wolf has designated Friday, June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth National Freedom Day, a special holiday for all employees in agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction. In recognition of this day, all classes and work are canceled for that day.

Academy of Culinary Arts Dean's List, Spring 2020

Students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List for academic excellence at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Engaging Community Through Police Training

Through a partnership with Indiana Borough Police Chief Justin Schawl, Abigail Adams has given multiple trainings and engaged with officers on topics ranging from implicit bias to equality and race to local police forces. She answered questions about how her research interests are relevant to the current state of race relations in America.

The Rattled Supply Chain: COVID-19's Whiplash Effect

Prashanth Bharadwaj, dean’s associate in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and a professor in the Department of Management, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic’s “whiplash” effect on the supply chain.


IUP Offers Seminars and Experiences for Fulbright Educators Throughout Stay-at-Home Order

Being in a foreign country when a pandemic sweeps across the globe would be enough for any one person to seek the shelter of home. For one IUP Fulbright educator, her decision to stay in Indiana has been a lesson in resilience and family.

IUP-TV to Broadcast Indiana Area Senior High School Graduation

Millions of students across the country are experiencing education milestones at their homes while the coronavirus has closed buildings. An IUP resource is stepping in to bring a time-honored tradition into living rooms all around Indiana County.

Council of Trustees Approve Changes to On-Campus Residency Policy

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved changes to the residency requirements for commuters and transfer and international students, effective for the 2020–21 academic year.

Remembering Them

On a stroll around IUP’s campus, you’ll come across stones, plaques, and other tributes that honor members of the IUP community lost in service to their country.  IUP’s multimedia producer, Brian Henry, recently took that stroll and captured photos of two to help us mark Memorial Day, recognize all military veterans in our community, and remind us of the ultimate sacrifice.

Four Questions with Ellen Yerger

The next time you are on a nature trail or an urban sidewalk and are tempted to squash a bug on your path, consider the cost. Are you helping? Are you hurting? Assistant biology professor, ecologist, and entomologist Ellen Yerger shows her students the scientific value of insects, how they help humans, and the ecosystem’s interconnectivity.

IUP Trustee Appointment Confirmed

Joyce Ritenour Fairman, of DuBois, has been reappointed to a new term of service on Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees.

IUP Selects Powell for Registrar Position

Following a comprehensive search, Michael Powell has been selected to serve as registrar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He will begin work in this role on May 23, 2020.

Gift from Indiana Family to Support IUP Students With Sutton Scholarship

James and Darlene Shea of Indiana have made a gift to IUP’s Sutton Scholarship. The Sutton Scholarship is for students who show strong academic qualifications (high school grade point average and SAT scores) and is funded by the Foundation for IUP and gifts from alumni, friends, and employees of IUP.

Student Receives Summer Scholarship to Help With Costs Associated With Pandemic

Princewill Nnadozie, a Nigerian graduate international student studying criminology at IUP, has received $2,500 from the Institute of International Education to help supplement his financial needs during the summer.

Indiana Evening Rotary Club Makes $5,000 Donation to IUP Emergency Response Fund

Indiana Evening Rotary has donated $5,000 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Emergency Response Fund, established to help current IUP students who have experienced financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IUP Faculty in Communication Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services Getting “Ready to Print”

Annah Hill and Mariha Shields are thinking in new ways about how 3-D printing technology can help current students with learning and how to be more prepared for their careers.

We Made It! Message to Students from President Driscoll

Message from President Driscoll to students at the close of the spring 2020 semester.

From Kenya to IUP: The Journey of a Mother Wanting to Help Her Family and Her World

Mercy Wairimu Muguimi came to IUP from her native Kenya for its Speech-Language Pathology program. When she leaves here, she feels she will be well equipped to help children around the world. Get her story, and find out how IUP’s reach expands around the globe

Rounding the Final Stretch

While health and safety precautions prevent us from being together for the events that traditionally mark the end of the academic year, the celebrations--perhaps more appreciated and necessary this year than ever before--are continuing.

Merlo Selected as 2020-21 IUP Distinguished University Professor

Alida Merlo, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2020–21 IUP Distinguished University Professor. The Office of the President recognizes one faculty member each year with the Distinguished University

Merlo Selected as 2020–21 IUP Distinguished University Professor

Alida Merlo, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as the 2020–21 IUP Distinguished University Professor. The Office of the President recognizes one faculty member each year with the Distinguished University

University Senate Distinguished Faculty, Staff Award Recipients Named for 2020

Four faculty members have been selected for University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards, and a staff member has received a University Senate Staff Service Award.

Local Woman Selected for IUP Respiratory Care Award

Nadine Brown, of Indiana, a senior student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Respiratory Care program, has been selected by the program faculty as the class of 2020 recipient of the Ann and Daniel McCauley Memorial Award for Respiratory Care.

Nursing Doctoral Student Donates Research Prize to Emergency Response Fund

Donald Grimes, the recipient of a 2020 IUP Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award, has chosen to “give back” to students affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by donating his monetary prize to the IUP Emergency Response Fund.

Student Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

An experience for every certified K-12 teacher in Pennsylvania is the student teaching semester. It’s the time when coursework ends and in-the-classroom, hands-on teaching begins. Their cooperating teacher gives assignments and mentors IUP’s students as they learn the ins and outs of managing a classroom. As the pandemic took hold of almost every aspect of life, many student teachers were left wondering if they would get to do a student-teaching experience as Pennsylvania’s governor closed all public and private schools. For IUP’s 118 student teachers spread across 35 school districts, requirements were eased and experiences continued in the virtual environment.

Local Student at IUP Elected Student Government President for 2020-21 Academic Year

Alexander Fefolt, of Indiana, a history pre-law and political science major in the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been re-elected to serve as the president of IUP’s Student Government Association for the 2020–21 academic year.

Local Student at IUP Elected Student Government President for 2020–21 Academic Year

Alexander Fefolt, of Indiana, a history pre-law and political science major in the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been re-elected to serve as the president of IUP’s Student Government Association for the 2020–21 academic year.

IUP Provides Donations to Indiana Regional Medical Center, Punxsutawney Area Hospital

In response to needs at two regional medical centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has donated a variety of personal protective equipment to health care workers in the region.


Teaching Dance Online

Holly Boda-Sutton, co-director of the IUP Dance Program and director of IUP Dance Theater, compares teaching dance by distance education to “running the Kentucky Derby while riding Mr. Ed.” Boda-Sutton was interviewed recently by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about teaching dance online.

Enjoying the Sweet

In his weekly email message, President Driscoll urges students  not dwell on negative feelings but instead to celebrate their accomplishments.

State System of Higher Education Votes to Freeze Tuition for Consecutive Year

The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, for the first time in its 38-year history, froze basic in-state tuition for a second consecutive year, even while confronting financial challenges brought on in part by the coronavirus pandemic.

English Professor to Study Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Undergraduate Research

IUP English professor David Hanauer received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is affecting undergraduate research, through studying the changes made by STEM faculty teaching research labs and the ramifications of these on students.

Spend Your Summer Digging Into Research

IUP’s newly renamed Undergraduate Summer Opportunities for Applying Research program (U-SOAR) is accepting applications from students until May 1. The program financially supports students as they continue their academic pursuits in a variety of research fields during the summer.

IUP Student Selected for Boren Scholarship for Study in Korea

Khala Vines, a sophomore international studies and Asian Studies major, has been selected for a 2020 National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship to study in South Korea. She is the third IUP student selected for a Boren scholarship.

Postponed Commencement Ceremonies Rescheduled for September

The postponed spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled for the weekend of September 12 and 13. A finalized schedule of events for the ceremonies is expected to be available by mid-May.

Organic Chemistry, Anyone?

Justin Fair, a professor in the Madia Department of Chemistry in the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, had previous experience teaching a graduate course online. Now that he’s delivering all of his courses remotely, including chemistry labs, his perspective on face-to-face learning hasn’t changed.

Counseling Programs Maintain Accreditation, Win Award for Outstanding Programming

IUP’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program and the IUP School Counseling MEd degree program have been awarded accreditation through October 2024 from the National Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Doctoral Students Selected for National Council of Teachers of English Awards

Two students in IUP’s Composition and Applied Linguistics doctoral program, Havva Zorluel Özer and Wenqi Cui, have been selected for a 2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication Scholars for the Dream Travel Award.

Food and Nutrition Faculty Member Teaches Online by Day, Combats the Pandemic by Night

Nicole Dann-Payne, Department of Food and Nutrition, has spent the past four weeks helping the staff at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She has been screening people who come there seeking treatment, looking for signs and symptoms showing they could have the coronavirus. She has also spent time going to larger companies in the county and screening workers there, hoping to cut off any spreading of the virus.

IUP Virtual Orientation Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of New Student Orientation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will move their summer orientation programs to an online format. Students will complete the initial transition experience by completing various HAWKS 100 and 101 courses as well as participating in an online Zoom meeting experience.

A Student-Centered University

President Driscoll shares a few examples of how faculty and staff members are taking “a student-centered IUP” to heart, and how students are responding by caring even more deeply for one another and for the IUP family.

Teaching News Production Online

Aya Muchtar, an associate professor in the Department of Communications Media, is providing students in her Multimedia News Production course a rich learning experience—despite not being in the TV production studio in the basement of Davis Hall. She took time to respond to a few questions about how the transition is going.

IUP Students Selected for 2020 Goldwater Scholarship

Two Indiana County students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Goldwater Scholarship recipients. Vincent Thompson, a junior dual major in physics and mathematics, and Arie Van Wieren, a junior biochemistry major, are IUP’s tenth and eleventh Goldwater Scholarship recipients.

Doctoral Student Wins 2020 Three-Minute Thesis Competition, Donates Winnings to IUP Emergency Response Fund

Brian Sateriale, a student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s literature and criticism doctoral program, is the winner of the 2020 IUP 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition—and is using his win to help other IUP students.

IUP Day of Caring Focusing on Giving Back While Helping Students

More than 25 alumni, experts in their fields, offer tips on coping with the pandemic and its effects on daily life on the IUP’s Day of Caring web page—ranging from how to set up your home workspace to tips for helping children continue to learn while at home. The page also offers information about IUP’s Emergency Response Fund to support students who are experiencing financial challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Geoscience Professor's Atlas of Mars Wins National Book Award

The Atlas of Mars: Mapping its Geography and Geology, co-written by IUP’s Kenneth Coles, has won the national PROSE award in the cosmology and astronomy category from the Association of American Publishers.

A Family of Heroes

Please join alumni, friends, and students in IUP’s Day of Caring. Here, you’ll find a variety of resources shared from alumni to help transition to this “new normal.” In honor of IUP Day of Caring, consider making a gift to support students facing undue financial hardship because of COVID-19 by giving to the IUP Emergency Response Fund.

Temporary Modification to Grading, Withdrawal Deadlines, Related Issues

President Driscoll has approved temporary modifications to grading, withdrawal deadlines, and related issues for the spring 2020 semester.

Zoom Backgrounds Available to University Community

IUP has made available a series of beautiful campus and town images that let you show that you’re #IUPproud, wherever you may be right now.

Student Refund Details

Message from Thomas Segar, vice president of Student Affairs, to students concerning refunds for housing, dining, and fees.

IUP Following Governor Wolf's Stay-at-Home Order

Continuing our work to meet the critical need of mitigating the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), effective at 8:00 p.m. today, IUP is following Governor Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order for the commonwealth.

IUP Family Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

President Driscoll addresses the IUP community, sharing updates and examples of the amazing ways in which the IUP family has come together to create our “new normal.”


Professors and Students Create “The Quarantine Companion” for Students to Use While They Practice Social Distancing at Home

Sharon Massey and Sean Derry, faculty members in IUP’s Department of Art and Design, along with some of their students have created a participatory art project called “The Quarantine Companion,” a lighthearted approach to dealing with the complex emotions we are all feeling, the final product which can then be shared in a virtual exhibition.

Extension of No In-Person Instruction Directive

IUP will follow Chancellor Greenstein’s recent directive of no in-person instruction for all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Driscoll Announces Commencement Postponed; Polling Students for Alternative Date

May 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed. Graduates and their families will receive a survey about an alternative date for on-campus ceremonies.

IUP Library and Other Building Closures

As part of IUP’s ongoing work to limit the opportunity for spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the library building on the Indiana campus has been closed as of Friday, March 27. Access to academic buildings that are currently open will be restricted as of noon, Monday, March 30.

Update to COVID-19 Response Plan from President Driscoll

Just a month ago, members of our community were excited for Spring Break and for all of the events that traditionally occur in March, April, and May. What a difference three weeks have made.

A New Reality in Teaching Music

Henry Wong Doe, a professor in IUP’s Department of Music and a native of New Zealand, is adjusting to teaching all his classes online by setting up cameras and microphones in his home to connect with his students. In between classes, we recently caught up with him for a progress report.

Update to Students from Segar, Action Required

Student Affairs vice president Segar shares an update with students following the March 19 order from Governor Wolf.

Message to Employees from President Driscoll, March 20

President Driscoll thanks IUP employees and discusses current operation status and plans moving forward.

Vital Campus Services and Information for Students

Message from Thomas Segar to students with updates on vital campus services, move out details, and resources.

IUP Transitioning to All Online Course Delivery Starting March 23

IUP will suspend all face-to-face classroom instruction for the remainder of the semester and transition to offering all instruction online. Online courses scheduled to begin today, March 16, will resume as planned and will continue as scheduled. All remaining classes will transition to online delivery and should start on March 23.

No In-Person Instruction at IUP through March 29

IUP will have no in-person instruction from March 16 through March 29.

IUP to Postpone Face-to-Face Classes and Return to Campus Due to Coronavirus Concerns

IUP will hold no face-to-face classes until Monday, March 23. Students should not to return to campus or return to the residence halls until March 21 or 22. Those classes already delivered online will resume as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

Fall 2019 Provost Scholars

Students named to the fall 2019 list of Provost’s Scholars are listed alphabetically with the degree and major they are seeking. 

IUP Showed Me Opportunities: Lamont Craven ’11

Before he came to IUP, Lamont Craven ’11 was unsure about what he wanted to do after he left IUP. But as a natural science major, he met some faculty members who helped show him what opportunities he would have by earning his bachelor’s degree. They also provided him a network of people who wanted to see him succeed, and after graduating, he landed a full-time job at the Carnegie Science Center, in Pittsburgh.

IUP Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative Spring Workshop on Myth and the Postmodern, March 18

Programs sponsored by IUP’s Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative continue with “Myth and the Postmodern” on March 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 219 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. The program is free and open to the community.

IUP Trustee Appointments Confirmed

Jennifer Baker was confirmed January 27 by the Pennsylvania Senate to begin a six-year term on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees. Tim Cejka and Sam Smith were reappointed by the Senate to continue service as members of the Council of Trustees in January and February, respectively.

Update to Students About the Coronavirus

IUP does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the virus at this time. The university’s Health Service is monitoring the emerging facts about the disease and working with the Indiana County Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to understand and enact best practices for screening and treating any student that may report symptoms.


Four Questions with Cuong Diep

Cuong Diep’s research on the zebrafish’s ability to regenerate kidneys has been published in several journal articles. Diep took a few minutes to talk about how his work might solve a growing worldwide problem for humans and how he puts students in the IUP Department of Biology on the case.

IUP Hosting Panel on March 18 to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion Issues

Real-world experiences, best practices and frank discussion about diversity issues and initiatives in the workplace will be part of “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in a Professional Workplace” offered March 18 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Winter 2019-20 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2019 and January 2020.

Winter 2019–20 Graduates

Here is an alphabetic list of students who graduated from IUP in December 2019 and January 2020.

Dean's List for Fall 2019 Announced

The Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester is now available from the Office of the Registrar.

Glimpse Inside the Circadian Rhythms Lab

Christina Ruby, Gerneleh Paye and Katie Smith prepare to do an anxiety study with a C57 black 6 laboratory mouse inside Ruby’s circadian rhythms lab in Weyandt Hall.

Planetarium Shows Continue With “Astronomy And Calendars”

IUP’s next planetarium show is at 7:00 p.m. on February 28 in the IUP planetarium, located on the east side of Weyandt Hall. Held the day before “leap day,” this program will address the connections between astronomy and calendars.

Women in Science at IUP: Video

Worldwide, less than 30 percent of women at colleges and universities are enrolled in science and mathematics. At IUP, things are different. 59 percent of students majoring in math and science are female. We asked a handful of students and faculty members about their love of science and math in this video produced for International Day of Women in STEM.

IUP Six O'Clock Series Topics Range from Aretha Franklin to Labor and Immigration

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2020 Six O’Clock Series offers several programs on timely topics, including a program in observance of Black History Month.

IUP Champions Enrolling Women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math

February 11, 2020, is the fifth International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In honor of that day, Deanne Snavely, dean of the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, explains how IUP spends 365 days a year focusing on students.

New Season of “Hometown High Q” Begins

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

IUP Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative Planning Spring Workshops

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative has scheduled four workshops for the spring semester. All are free and open to the community. Topics include: Hagiography and Mythic Sainthood; Exploring the Myths of the Past in a Postmodern Future; The Myth in Epic Narratives; and Anthropology of the Mythic, Marvelous, and Monstrous.

IUP Following US Department of State Guidelines for Travel to China

Understanding that you may have heard news reports about a new virus, Coronavirus 2019-nCov, we want you to know that IUP does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time.

IUP Hosting Hero Athlete Kyle Richard on Bystander Intervention February 27

Kyle Richard, award winning sexual violence prevention and positive manhood activist, will present a program on bystander intervention, leadership and healthy masculinity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on February 27 at 7:00 p.m.


Elephant in the Room Begins with Program by Vice President Segar

“The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond” begins for the spring semester on January 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Thomas Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, leading a workshop, “When Saying the Wrong Thing is Okay.”

POSTPONED: Kopchick Hall Groundbreaking: Save the Date

Please mark your calendars for the Kopchick Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Kopchick Hall will be the new home of the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

IUP Nutrition and Dietetics Program Ranked in Top 10 for Affordability and Quality by Great Value Colleges

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s bachelor’s degree program in nutrition and dietetics has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation by Great Value Colleges. IUP is the only Pennsylvania university selected for the top 10.

IUP Receives Third Year Of “It's On Us PA” Funding

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received a $30,000 grant through Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” initiative to combat campus sexual assault through a Community Bystander Intervention program.

Gift from Latrobe Family to Support Westmoreland County High School Students

Brothers Gerald “Jeep” Quinn Jr. ’91 and Brian Quinn ’96 and their spouses, Jennifer Thomas Quinn ’94 and Rebecca Ruffner Quinn ’95, have established the Jerry Quinn, Sr. Family Scholarship at IUP for students at IUP from Greater Latrobe High School or from Westmoreland County.

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientist to Speak at IUP February 6

Senior Biospheric Scientist Dr. Compton James Tucker will present a program at IUP on February 6 illustrating the use of satellite technologies in understanding climate change from the late 1970s to now. The program is free and open to the community.

Chancellor Greenstein's State of System Address, Board of Governors Meeting, to be Livestreamed PCN-TV

Chancellor Dan Greenstein’s state of the system address will take place on January 15 at noon prior to the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors on January 15 and 16.

IUP Only Pennsylvania University Selected for Intelligent.Com National Ranking of Nutrition Graduate Programs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s master’s program in food and nutrition has been ranked as one of the top graduate programs in the nation by, an independent national higher education planning company.

Office of Residence Life Presenting STEM Olympic Challenge at Indiana Free Library

Preschool and elementary school children will have the chance to “go for the gold” while doing hands-on science experiments on January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Free Library in downtown Indiana.

IUP Receives Funding from Wolf Administration for Opioid Prevention

On January 8, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is awarding nearly $1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants, including $100,000 to IUP, to prevent and reduce the use of opioids by college students and to create naloxone training opportunities for post-secondary institutions.

Study by IUP Researchers Reveals Key Recommendations to Fighting Opioid Epidemic

Narcan parties don’t exist. That’s according to IUP faculty and students conducting research on opioid addiction.  Their findings, published recently, have generated recommendations relevant to an entire region.

From IUP to NSF, Hovan Begins a New Chapter

Distinguished University Professor Steve Hovan begins a new chapter this week in the field of geology. While he will be missed in Indiana, he will continue his work for the research community at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. Hovan begins his new position Jan. 6 and hopes to use the experience to help IUP faculty bring more grants to the university.