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  • State System Board of Governors Votes to Freeze Tuition for Third Consecutive Year
    The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors voted to freeze tuition at its 14 universities for a third consecutive year. IUP’s tuition and fees will remain at current levels.
    All in the Pool
    The Mikesell siblings—Paige, Luke, and Claire—made quite a splash at the swimming national championships in March, spearheaded by Paige’s title win in the 200 freestyle. They walked away as All-Americans (with a family haul of 13 honors) and as key players in IUP swimming’s most successful showing of the millennium.
    Maura King Selected for Student Trustee Position at IUP
    Maura King, an early childhood-special education major with a minor in middle level mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been approved to serve as a student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees by the Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors.
    Take Back The Night: A State System-Wide Virtual Event
    Take Back the Night is an annual event that raises awareness, empowers individuals, and inspires action that will bring an end to sexual violence. The virtual event will include guest speakers Tracey Vitchers from It’s On Us and Denise Pearson, vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
    #IUPLeads Pivots to COVID-19 Safety and Mental Health Messaging from Student Groups
    For the past several years, the #IUPLeads campaign has provided an outlet for IUP student groups to share alternatives to attending large, unofficial campus gatherings during high-celebratory events.  This year, considering COVID-19 and the difficulties IUP students face regarding increased mental health issues, the campaign pivoted its function by encouraging student groups to share messages about these challenges via social media.
    Psychology Day, April 30
    The Psychology Department invites you to the 2021 Psychology Day. Taking place on Zoom, this is our collective expression of enthusiasm for psychological science, featuring invited speakers and psychology students and their mentors presenting their scholarship.
    Sharing Governor Wolf’s Recommendation on Student Vaccinations
    In this message to students, Tom Segar shares Governor Wolf's recommendations on student vaccinations and information about testing at IUP.
    Fueling our Bodies: Mindful Eating for Stress Management, April 22
    The IUP Libraries invites you to join us from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, to hear renowned IUP alumna Chef Joy Parham-Thomas discuss techniques for mindful eating to help manage stress.
    Student Affairs Digest, April 19–23, Now Available
    Check out this week’s issue of the Student Affairs Digest to see all of the wonderful opportunities the Division for Student Affairs is offering for our students. From job opportunities to awards and exciting programs, we have something for everyone!
    Nursing Graduate Honored with Indiana Lions Club Nurse Humanitarian Award
    Brooke Zawalnicki, Allison Park, a 2021 summa cum laude nursing graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was selected for the Indiana Lion’s Club Nurse Humanitarian Award.
    Haven Project Hiring Peer Educators for Fall 2021–Spring 2022
    The Haven Project is hiring undergraduate students for positions as Peer Educators. If you’re interested in creating content to advertise our programs and gaining experience in presenting topics to groups of students, please email us at
    Alumni Gamler ’03 and Bruckner ’06 Speak to SAA
    On April 12, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its final virtual Zoom meeting of the spring semester with guest speakers and CPAs Tia Gamler ’03, vice president of finance at Rotating Machinery Services, Inc. and Steve Bruckner ’06, vice president of finance at CD Industrial, LLC.
    Anthropology Student Scholars Win Awards
    Anthropology students Nikki Wilcox, Marissa Willson, and Gage Huey participated in the 2021 IUP Scholars Forum, taking home three awards.
    Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter Now Available, April 16
    The April 16, 2021 issue of the Social Equity and Title IX  Newsletter highlights information about the Cejka Foundation gift, in support of diversity and inclusion efforts, and notable programming and events offered by many campus partners this semester.
    A Victory Celebration
    Each year, IUP honors its volunteers and donors during the Celebration of Philanthropy. This year’s event has special meaning, as IUP celebrates the success of the Imagine Unlimited comprehensive campaign.
    Garcia and Anthropology Alumna Publish in Practicing Anthropology
    The article makes recommendations for overcoming difficulties that Garcia and Fox encountered while conducting ethnographic research with Latinx populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    Economics Majors Present and Win Awards at 2021 Scholars Forum
    Several undergraduate economics majors shared the results of their scholarly pursuits at the 2021 IUP Scholars Forum, held virtually on Wednesday, April 7, and we are proud of their accomplishments. 
    IUP Libraries Presents “Into the Archives: Comics” on April 28
    Join the IUP Libraries on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, for a fascinating look into the world of comics and graphic novels. The event will feature comic books and source material from the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, and presentations by Gian Pagnucci, Marquel Sherry, and Jamie Polnau from the English Department.
    Trumpet Ensemble to Present Spring 2021 Recital
    The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual spring recital on Tuesday, April 20, in Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall on the IUP campus. The program will begin at 8:00 pm and is free and open to members of the IUP campus and will also be live-streamed on the Music Department’s YouTube channel.
    Sell Explores Films Based on Video Games
    Mike Sell (English) has published “What is a videogame movie?” in a special issue of Arts magazine on adaptation between film and videogames.
    Alumna Fargo Discusses Writing and How IUP Helped to Shape Her Stories
    On April 7, IUP graduate Layne Fargo discussed her writing career, how going to IUP helped to shape her stories, and provided advice for those interested in writing and publication in the future.
    Interfraternity Council: More than Brotherhood
    The governing organization for 10 IUP social fraternities, Interfraternity Council promotes community, leadership, service, networking, and more. Learn about the group this week in the Find Your People series.
    Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater Present Virtual Musical
    IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present the musical Ordinary Days. Directed by Rob Gretta and music directed by Oliver Lo, the recorded performances will be streamed virtually on April 22–25, 2021.
    IUP Student Selected for NSF Scholarship
    Vincent Thompson, a December 2020 Indiana University of Pennsylvania mathematics and physics graduate and current master’s in applied mathematics program student at IUP, has been selected for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program.
    Rahkonen Presents on Local Fiddlers and their Tunes, April 28
    Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, will present a virtual session on Samuel Bayard and fiddle tunes of Southwestern Pennsylvania on April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Rahkonen’s presentation will examine Bayard’s work among local fiddlers, the tunes he collected, and how he documented their origins from old tune books.
    Kerr and Amicucci Publish Book: “Stories from First-Year Composition”
    Jo-Anne Kerr (English Department, emerita) and Ann Amicucci (CAL alumna and assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) have published a new resource book to help teachers of first-year college writing help their students develop their identities as writers.
    Fostering Success: Student Stories of Perseverance and Resilience
    Join representatives from the Connections Team to learn about the experiences foster care students have at IUP by listening to their stories of perseverance and resilience. Learn about ways IUP can help with the transition—mental health support, financial aid, community engagement, case management, mentoring, housing options, and tutoring programs, just to name a few.
    Check Out the Culinary Academy on WTAJ
    The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, along with Chef Lynn Pike and Chef Hilary DeMane, will be featured on Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. on WTAJ.