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Springing Forward, 2021

See great examples from spring 2021 of the passion, resilience, and innovation that are emblematic of IUP faculty and staff members, students, and alumni.

Campus Accessibility and Construction Maps, Summer 2021

Updated maps for the IUP main campus are available for download.

    National Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day

    Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. IUP’s Police Department will host a memorial service on Wednesday, May 12, at noon in Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Center. The public is welcome to attend.

    Annual Service Awards Honor IUP Employees for Years of Service

    The annual Service Awards event was held differently this year. IUP celebrated employees who completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to the university in a virtual Employee Service Awards celebration.

    IUP Meal Plan Costs Remain at 2020 Rates; Council of Trustees Approve Additional Meal Plan Options to Provide Additional Value to Students

    On May 6, 2021, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved new meal plan options for students, reducing the cost of one meal plan and holding the line on costs for all meal plans. Prices have remained static since fall 2020.

    “Dr.” Kevin Lhota: 50 Years in the Making

    After an industrial career spanning several decades, 71-year-old Kevin Lhota is nearing his completion of IUP’s PhD in Business program. Prashanth Bharadwaj, dean’s associate in the Eberly College of Business and professor of management, shares Lhota’s story of perseverance and of passion for his work, his family, and learning.

    Labrador Named IUP Punxsutawney Person of Purpose

    Monique Feliciano Labrador has been selected as the IUP Punxsutawney Person of Purpose for January/February 2021. This award recognizes a student who has shown academic excellence and good work ethic and who actively participates in the classroom.

    Jones White Writing Center Summer Hours and Services

    The Jones White Writing Center will be open for online tutoring during all three summer sessions: Pre-Session, Summer I, and Summer II. 

    Haven Project/Green Dot Peer Educator and Biden Courage Award Winner Accepts Position With It's On Us

    The Haven Project and Green Dot would like to congratulate Adrianna Branin on accepting a position with It’s On Us as their new assistant director of training in Washington, DC. 

    ArtsPath Welcomes New Theater Artist

    ArtsPath, one of the 14 Arts-in-Education partners in the state of Pennsylvania, is pleased to welcome an extraordinary new theater artist, Leigh Hendrix, to its list of talented professional artists who provide artist residencies to schools and communities throughout the ArtsPath region of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties.

    Lee Receives HHS Outstanding Research Award

    Daniel Lee, professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.

    Scarton Receives HHS Outstanding Teacher Award

    Karen Scarton, associate professor in the Interior Design program within the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.

    Haven Project Thanks Those Who Supported “What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit

    The IUP Haven Project wishes to extend thanks to Janet Blood, Fashion Merchandising program coordinator; Theresa McDevitt, IUP Libraries; and the many survivors of sexual assault who trusted us with their stories, for their help in making the “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit possible. Our partnerships with the IUP community are crucial to Haven Project’s mission.

    Shiring Receives HHS Outstanding Advising Award

    Stephen Shiring, professor in the Department of Hospitality Management, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 

    Economics Majors Present Research and Earn Recognition at Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference

    The Department of Economics is pleased to recognize three economics majors who shared the results of their research completed as part of the honors track in economics at the 2021 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held virtually on Friday, April 23.

    Brown Receives HHS Outstanding Service Award

    Sarah Brown, associate professor in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 

    STATIC Recaps 2020-21: Responding to the Impossible (and Finding Success There)

    The Student Activity Committee, known by the IUP campus community as STATIC, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and morphed an impossible situation into an extraordinary success. These hardworking undergraduate and graduate students, joined by their staff advisor, deserve nothing but recognition and appreciation from the university for a job well done.

    Trimble Completes Reynoldsville Senior Center Residency

    Longtime ArtsPath Teaching Artist Sandy Trimble recently completed her third residency at the Foundry in Reynoldsville, one of four senior centers in the county under the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.

    IUP Council of Trustees Honor Alumni with Naming of Tutoring Room in John J. and Char Kopchick Hall

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved a resolution to honor and recognize the contributions of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient retired Rear Admiral CJ Jaynes with the naming of a room in John J. and Char Kopchick Hall. The tutoring room will be named “The Admiral’s Study” in her honor.

    Resolutions Passed at May Council of Trustees Meeting

    During the May Council of Trustees Public Meeting on Thursday, May 6, several athletic teams and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments and support of IUP.

    We Made It! Thank You for Your Hard Work...Driscoll's Update

    President Michael Driscoll talks about accomplishments of the past year and resolutions being considered by the IUP Council of Trustees.

    Orientation 2021: A Remote Experience

    The Office of New Student Orientation is in the process of delivering transitional information and experiences to the incoming class of 2025.  The programs are being facilitated in a similar fashion as in the summer of 2020, online via Zoom, with additional content being shared through the HAWKS 100 and HAWKS 101 courses.

    FCC Announces New Program Offering Internet Discount to Struggling Students and Families

    On May 4, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced its new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The program will offer internet discounts to students and families who have been struggling to get online throughout the pandemic. Students who received Federal Pell Grants have been identified as an eligible population.

    CPDC Planning Fall 2021 Events

    The IUP Career and Professional Development Center is planning a robust list of events for the fall 2021 semester.

    Summer 2021 Reference Services at IUP Libraries

    Librarians at the IUP Libraries will provide live chat research support from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during all summer sessions.

    Speech-Language Pathology Program Maintains Accreditation

    The IUP Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree program has been awarded continued accreditation through 2028 by the Council on Academic Accreditation  in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

    IUP Nutrition Program Ranked as a Top Program by Study.Com

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s bachelor of science degree in nutrition has been ranked in the top 16 programs in the nation as a “Best Bachelor’s Degree” by

    Members of IUP Brass Area Meet with Alumnus Composer O'Toole

    On May 3, 2021, brass students from the IUP Department of Music met with composer Anthony O’Toole ’11, who was commissioned to write a new work for brass quintet. This work will be premiered by the department’s scholarship brass quintet as part of their fall 2021 recital.

    Check Out the Culinary Summer Event Series

    Register now for first-ever Culinary Academy Summer Event Series, including cooking demonstrations, cook-alongs, learning about financial aid, and chef and student meet and greets. There is something for everyone! 

    Habitat for Humanity Builds Firm Foundation

    By Elizabeth Laughlin IUP students help this international nonprofit build “home sweet home” for local families in need. Learn about the IUP chapter of Habitat for Humanity, profiled in the Find Your People series.

    “IUP Now” Break, Website Migration

    The IUP Now newsletter will have a post-semester break, corresponding with the Ektron content management system “freeze” and content migration. The newsletter’s last issue before the break will be Wednesday, May 12. It will resume publication Wednesday, May 26, on a reduced summer schedule.