IUP in the News

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IUP to help with teacher shortage

IUP's recent grant to help with teacher retention is featured.

Posted on 9/21/2018 4:29:16 PM

GAI Consultants Appoints Bob Hurley Business Development Lead -- GAI Consultants Inc

An IUP graduate and member of the inaugural College of Humanities and Social Sciences Hall of Distinction, is named Development Lead with a national consulting firm.

Posted on 9/21/2018 4:27:09 PM

Indiana County Entertainment Center

IUP's Triennial Faculty Art exhibition is profiled.

Posted on 9/21/2018 2:35:12 PM

These artists can do -- and teach

IUP is well represented in a new exhibition at the Westmoreland County Museum of Art, including by Dr. Sue Palmisano.

Posted on 9/21/2018 2:12:10 PM

Glendale alumnus donates school supply boxes to school district

An IUP graduate, who started a business while a junior at IUP. made a donation to a local educational foundation to benefit needy families.

Posted on 8/17/2018 9:07:51 AM

Seneca Valley High School Gets New Assistant Principal

A graduate from IUP's program for principals is named assistant principal at Seneca Valley High School.

Posted on 8/15/2018 5:25:21 PM

Healthy Eating: Making Recipes Healthier

Lisa Balestrino, RD, a registered dietitian at Cone Health Nutrition and Diabetes Education Services in Burlington and a master's degree graduate in food and nutrition, who completed a dietetic internship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, offers tips on eating healthy.

Posted on 8/15/2018 5:22:45 PM

August 15: “State of Addiction” Public Hearing Set In Ebensburg

IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll will be part of a Center for Rural Pennsylvania public hearing on issues related to opioid addiction.

Posted on 8/15/2018 10:25:34 AM

Garden club presents scholarships at picnic

A local student is the recipient of a community scholarship to study at IUP.

Posted on 8/15/2018 10:22:28 AM

Gateway Cafe showing support to troops with donation drive

An IUP students is part of a community effort to benefit American troops.

Posted on 8/15/2018 10:07:08 AM

Newton Hamilton woman named to dean’s list

A local student is recognized for achieving dean's list status.

Posted on 8/15/2018 10:03:10 AM

Police shooting raises questions about use of force training

Dennis Marsili, director of IUP's Criminal Justice Training Academy, offers comments about training of police recruits and the use of force.

Posted on 8/15/2018 10:00:29 AM

A Time of War and Treachery

An IUP doctoral graduate is the author of a post about writers in Tennessee.

Posted on 8/15/2018 9:57:18 AM

Foresters' Use of Management Tool Focus of Study

An IUP graduate is part of a research team working on forest conservation.

Posted on 8/15/2018 9:54:42 AM

MEMIC Hires Brennan as New Jersey Safety Management Consultant

IUP safety science graduate Thomas Brennan is named as a New Jersey Safety Management Consultant.

Posted on 8/15/2018 9:52:08 AM

School board hires armed guard for junior high

Dr. Timothy Runge is named to the Indiana Area School District's School Climate and Preparedness Committee ad hoc panel.

Posted on 8/15/2018 9:17:47 AM

Where One Hears Free Speech, Another Hears Hate Speech

Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, communications media, offers comments about free speech.

Posted on 8/15/2018 9:13:34 AM

Scholarship recipient: Mary Posgay

A local woman is the recipient of a community scholarship to study at IUP.

Posted on 8/9/2018 2:16:12 PM

Food Co-op members thank supporters

IUP's Academy of Culinary Arts is recognized for help with a local food pantry fundraising project.

Posted on 8/9/2018 2:13:44 PM

IUP names interim VP for student affairs

Dr. Charles Fey has been named as interim vice president for student affairs at IUP.

Posted on 8/9/2018 2:05:20 PM

New appointee hopes to be 'unifier' for troubled Monessen council

An IUP graduate is named to a seat on Monessen Borough Council.

Posted on 8/9/2018 2:02:12 PM

Woman restoring storied Middletown mansion will now lead community foundation

An IUP master's graduate is named to lead a Maryland community foundation.

Posted on 8/8/2018 6:33:17 PM

'Miss Melanie' Stuns Audiences with her Smooth, Rangy Voice

IUP graduate and professional singer "Miss Melanie" (Melanie Morrison) is reviewed.

Posted on 8/8/2018 11:29:33 AM

MARTI videos detail personal stories of addiction

IUP's MARTI-CBH has produced a series of videos designed to aid in prevention and anti-stigma about opioid addiction.

Posted on 8/7/2018 1:41:28 PM

SAMA museum system announces first female director

An IUP journalism and public relations graduate is named as the first female director of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

Posted on 8/7/2018 1:38:52 PM

Volosky inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

An IUP student is recognized for induction into Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Posted on 8/7/2018 1:35:22 PM

Lourdes grads establish scholarship at IUP

A scholarship established by a retired IUP professor, Dr. Joseph Kovaleski, and his wife, Susan, is highlighted.

Posted on 8/7/2018 1:32:46 PM

The view from Table 45 at HOF Fashion Show

IUP's Chris Higbee is praised in an article about a regional fundraising event, written by an IUP graduate.

Posted on 8/6/2018 1:08:05 PM

New reporter joins Cranberry Eagle staff

An IUP graduate is named to the staff of the Cranberry Eagle.

Posted on 8/6/2018 1:02:18 PM

South Whitehall police shooting raises questions about officer training that focuses on force

IUP's director of the Municipal Police Academy offers comment about force and policing.

Posted on 8/6/2018 12:58:50 PM

Hazard mitigation plan OK'd by IUP

IUP's Council of Trustees approved the Indiana County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Posted on 8/6/2018 12:41:09 PM

AmeriCorps Member Makes, Donates Blankets For Human Concerns

An IUP student-athlete is completing her second year of working with Americorps in her hometown of Oswego.

Posted on 8/2/2018 6:44:11 PM

West Chester gets two new female police officers

An IUP graduate is one of two new female officers in West Chester.

Posted on 8/2/2018 6:40:53 PM

Anthony Marletta Receives ASTM Scholarship

An IUP doctoral student is the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship from American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Posted on 8/1/2018 8:42:22 AM

On song - the CD that launched some classic NZ music careers

Music professor Dr. Henry Wong Doe is profiled by a New Zealand reviewer.

Posted on 8/1/2018 8:37:24 AM

Scott’s stories: Audiences get to know The Clarks' real Blasey

IUP graduate and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Scott Blasey solo career is profiled.

Posted on 8/1/2018 8:32:13 AM

Family’s fight with driller illustrates legal loophole that exposes Native American, historical sites

IUP professor Dr. Ben Ford talks about measures that could help to preserve the nation's historical archeological sites that are being targeted for oil and gas drilling.

Posted on 7/31/2018 9:26:51 AM

Bucking the trend: Multi-pronged approach fights opioids in Armstrong County

IUP journalism and public relations professor Dr. Erick Lauber is working with state officials to gather information related to the opioid crisis.

Posted on 7/31/2018 9:23:03 AM

Folk festival to focus on education, arts, music

IUP will host an exhibition during the fall Appalachian Folk Festival.

Posted on 7/30/2018 3:10:39 PM

Former Valley residents set up scholarship for Indiana University of Pennsylvania

A retired faculty member and his wife have established a scholarship for students from Northumberland County entering the College of Education and Communications.

Posted on 7/30/2018 3:05:52 PM

Sparrow News: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Names Nurse of the Year

An IUP nursing graduate is named "Nurse of the Year" at his Iowa hospital.

Posted on 7/30/2018 3:02:37 PM

Water Mites Discovered Parasitizing Two Mosquito Species in Pennsylvania

IUP biology professor Dr. Tom Simmons and student researcher Anna Manges are co-authors of a study on if certain species of mosquitoes are parasitized by water mites.

Posted on 7/30/2018 2:58:16 PM

Legal Loophole Exposes Native American, Historical Sites to Drilling

IUP's Dr. Ben Ford offers expertise on drill sites and the potential to destroy artifacts.

Posted on 7/30/2018 2:54:06 PM

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art executive director set to retire

An IUP MBA graduate is retiring from his position with the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

Posted on 7/27/2018 8:46:04 AM

New Steckel principal says she’s proud to be school’s leader

An IUP graduate is named to serve as principal of a Lehigh Valley school.

Posted on 7/25/2018 4:27:09 PM

ASTM International awards $10,000 scholarships to students at Alabama, McGill, Vanderbilt, IUP

Graduate student Anthony Marletta was chosen for a $10,000 competitive ASTM (safety sciences) scholarship.

Posted on 7/25/2018 4:17:38 PM

Leveraging Workers' Compensation Programs as a Competitive Advantage

An IUP graduate authors an article about workers' compensation programs as a competitive advantage.

Posted on 7/25/2018 4:12:47 PM

Pa. hopes residency model boosts teacher training

IUP is one of three universities to receive a grant to help retain teachers.

Posted on 7/25/2018 4:04:29 PM

Thiel hires band director

An IUP music graduate is selected to serve as band director at a regional college.

Posted on 7/25/2018 4:02:11 PM

Students in the news(4)

Two local students have received scholarships for study at IUP.

Posted on 7/25/2018 3:59:51 PM

Student Co-op adds two to staff

Two new employees are added to the Co-op staff.

Posted on 7/25/2018 10:37:35 AM

MiddleEastEye.net: Who stands to gain and lose from peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea?

IUP professor Dr. Amanda Poole is a co-author of an article about Eritrea.

Posted on 7/25/2018 10:35:04 AM

Kiwanis presents scholarship

A student from DuBois is selected for a scholarship to study psychology at IUP.

Posted on 7/25/2018 10:26:30 AM

IUP online fine arts program named one of best in nation

IUP's online fine arts program is recognized for excellence by an online guide.

Posted on 7/25/2018 10:24:29 AM

Headed to Australia—IUP students earn scholarships, will study abroad

Two IUP students selected for Gilman Scholarships are profiled.

Posted on 7/25/2018 10:22:06 AM

Student receives scholarship to study abroad

IUP student Frank Manzano is the recipient of a Gilman study abroad scholarship.

Posted on 7/20/2018 3:28:45 PM

Towanda Woman Honored, Earns Distinguished Alumni Award

IUP's Distinguished Alumni Award winner Leslie Purser is honored.

Posted on 7/20/2018 3:25:01 PM

Review: The Inner Urge’s debut delivers big sound for a tight group

A band that got its start at IUP gets a very positive review.

Posted on 7/20/2018 3:22:24 PM

Trustees lower rates at IUP Punxsutawney

IUP's Council of Trustees approved a reduction in rates for students living and dining at the IUP Punxsutawney campus.

Posted on 7/20/2018 3:18:16 PM

Skelly and Loy welcomes new environmental technician

Geology graduate Amy Clegg, who did research work at the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur site, is hired by Skelly and Loy Geo-Environmental Services Group.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:41:51 AM

Julie Hemp named general manager of Catch 54

An IUP graduate is named to a leadership position at a Maryland restaurant.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:32:18 AM

Newsmakers: Pennsylvania Bar Association names new committee chairs

An IUP master's graduate has been selected to serve as an architectural historian with the Cultural Resources Service group.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:22:26 AM

Robertsdale man awarded scholarship

An incoming student recipient of the Experience IUP Day scholarship, Dakota Newbury, is recognized.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:20:23 AM

Named Provost Scholars at IUP

Local students who have been honored as Provost Scholars are recognized.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:16:21 AM

CarFit event to be held in White Township

IUP's Center for Rural Health and Safety is part of an automobile safety program.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:14:31 AM

Clarksburg student completes STEM Academy Program

A local student is the first graduate of IUP's STEM Academy, taking 10 courses at IUP while still in high school.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:12:22 AM

IUP to receive $578,038 in PDE grant funding

IUP will receive more than $570,000 for teacher training and retention efforts.

Posted on 7/16/2018 9:10:23 AM

PA Department of Education awards $2 million to universities

IUP is one of three universities to receive a grant to develop retention initiatives for teachers.

Posted on 7/13/2018 5:56:56 PM

Grant to support teacher training residencies

IUP is receiving $578,000 from the state for teacher training and retention initiatives.

Posted on 7/13/2018 5:54:43 PM

Armstrong County class offers pipeline training for free

IUP's Northpointe campus is hosting a pipeline training program.

Posted on 7/13/2018 5:51:43 PM

With the teacher supply plummeting, Pa. spending $2M to stem the tide

IUP received a $578,038 grant for teacher retention.

Posted on 7/13/2018 5:50:01 PM

Longtime IUP executive announces retirement(1)

Dr. Rhonda Luckey, vice president for student affairs, will retire as the fall semester begins.

Posted on 7/13/2018 5:47:02 PM

Longtime IUP executive announces retirement

Dr. Rhonda Luckey's retirement is announced.

Posted on 7/13/2018 5:30:53 PM

IUP Making A Difference In Fight Against Opioid Edition

IUP professor of journalism and public relations Dr. Erick Lauber is interviewed on KDKA's Sunday Business Page about efforts to curtail opioid addiction.

Posted on 7/11/2018 2:19:14 PM

Former federal prosecutor keeps up fight against scourge of opioids

IUP MARTI conference kicks off with David Hickton as the keynote speaker.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:56:40 PM

Students in the News(3)

A local student is selected for two IUP scholarships.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:51:20 PM

NATALIE CADILE: Homer City trendsetter enjoying success

IUP graduate Natalie Cadile is profiled as an outstanding local business woman.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:49:25 PM

MEGAN SYSTER: Third-generation operator of Manor Motors

IUP graduate Megan Syster is profiled as a outstanding woman in business.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:47:34 PM

Former Cordova resident earns doctorate

An IUP doctoral student earns her Ph.D.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:45:38 PM

IUP MBA program ranked as one of top programs in nation

IUP's Executive MBA program is ranked as a top program in the nation.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:41:36 PM

Mars Area hires new director of special education

An IUP graduate is named director of special education at an Allegheny County school district.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:40:08 PM

Addictions, violence and crime are focus of MARTI conference

IUP's MARTI summer school conference is highlighted.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:38:04 PM

Council mulls effort to welcome students

Indiana Borough Council discusses efforts to make IUP students feel welcome.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:36:24 PM

Important finds at Politiko-Troullia and Pyla-Koutsopetria excavations on Cyprus island

Research in Cyprus by Dr. Scott Moore (history) is highlighted.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:34:44 PM

Woodland Hills School District hires new high school principal

An IUP graduate is named to serve as principal of Woodland Hills High School.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:32:53 PM

Woodland Hills hires new high school principal

An IUP graduate is named principal of a Westmoreland County school.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:30:48 PM

Local students to complete externships at IUP

Two local students from the Academy of Culinary Arts who are completing externships are highlighted.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:27:42 PM

Progress made in restoring Aultman Run watershed

IUP faculty are part of a watershed restoration project in Indiana County.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:25:29 PM

Turahn Jenkins to challenge District Attorney Stephen Zappala in 2019

An IUP graduate is running for district attorney in Allegheny County.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:23:44 PM

People on the Move

An IUP graduate completes his master's degree at Harvard.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:21:55 PM

Drop in fatal overdoses locally 'a very big deal'

IUP professor Dr. Erick Lauber is quoted in an article about a decline in opioid deaths.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:20:07 PM

Area student graduates from IUP culinary program

A local student has completed academic requirements at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:17:51 PM

Opioids have replaced flooding atop list of hazards

IUP was part of the community organizations who updated the Indiana County emergency plan.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:16:18 PM

IUP professor earns award from conservancy

IUP geoscience professor Dr. Katie Farnsworth is recognized with an award from the Evergreen Conservancy.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:13:40 PM

MARTI conference to focus on opioid epidemic

IUP's annual MARTI-CBH conference is highlighted.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:11:12 PM

Consequent Capital Management Announces new CEO

An IUP business graduate is named CEO of a national financial company.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:09:30 PM

IUP student with local ties headed to China

IUP student Dan Wethli was selected to study in China.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:07:12 PM

Increasing electronic health literacy: A three-pronged approach

IUP nursing and allied health faculty author an article on electronic health literacy.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:04:15 PM

NRCS, landowners give home for ‘at-risk’ warblers (Keeping the Farm)

IUP researchers are working with landowners on a project to provide habitats for the golden-winged and cerulean warblers.

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:02:10 PM

OD death rate drops in one region: Why, and will it last?

IUP professor Dr. Erick Lauber was part of a presentation about opioid deaths and addiction issues.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:59:20 PM

Local Student Named to IUP Deans List

A 2018 graduate is recognized for academic excellence.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:55:26 PM

Marcia Ballinger

IUP journalism graduate Marcia Ballinger is named president of Lorain County Community College.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:53:38 PM

Doug Greene: A survivor

IUP graduate Doug Green, a theater major and Honors College graduate, is profiled.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:49:52 PM

Jenkins announces candidacy for Allegheny County District Attorney

An IUP criminology degree is seeking a judicial position in Allegheny County.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:46:54 PM

Important Finds at Politiko-Troullia And Pyla-Koutsopetria xcavations on Cyprus Island

Work by Dr. Scott Moore (history) on Cyprus Island is chronicled.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:41:48 PM

The 10 Coolest CEOs in Data Integration Tools

An IUP graduate is named to the top 10 "coolest CEOs" in data management.

Posted on 6/28/2018 6:09:52 PM


IUP's Vice President for University Advancement is announced.

Posted on 6/28/2018 6:05:29 PM


Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna is named vice president of university advancement.

Posted on 6/28/2018 6:01:37 PM

Hyatt named bariatric program coordinator for Nanticoke Physician Network(1)

An IUP graduate is named as head of a program at a medical center.

Posted on 6/28/2018 5:57:03 PM

Centennial events planned for Nanty Glo

IUP history professor Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts Marcus will be part of the Nanty Glo centennial celebration.

Posted on 6/28/2018 5:53:43 PM

IUP professor selected for excellence award

IUP professor Dr. Prashanth Bharadwaj is honored with an Award for Excellence in Education by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin.

Posted on 6/28/2018 5:50:18 PM

Campaign aims to offer drug crisis education, tackle addiction stigma

Dr. Erick Lauber and student researchers are working with a local community to educate about opioid and other drug addiction.

Posted on 6/27/2018 3:54:43 PM

Research region: Amazing work is done here outside tech and meds

IUP is recognized for its excellence in research and student opportunities, including the work of Dr. Shundong Bi and 2018 graduate Natalie Cignetti.

Posted on 6/27/2018 3:52:23 PM

Pennsylvania nurse calls for better self-care among those in an overworked population

An IUP nursing faculty member talks about the need for self-care by nurses and the "Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation" program.

Posted on 6/26/2018 8:06:32 PM

New Game Commissioners welcomed

IUP graduate Scott Faradora is named to the state board of Game Commissioners.

Posted on 6/26/2018 8:04:01 PM

State universities launch new programs tailored to workforce needs

Two new programs at IUP are approved by the Chancellor of the State System.

Posted on 6/26/2018 8:00:51 PM

Hyatt Named Bariatric Program Coordinator for Nanticoke Physician Network

IUP graduate Kimberly Hyatt is named to lead a bariatric program at a Delaware health system.

Posted on 6/26/2018 7:57:49 PM

New superintendent at OC

An IUP graduate is named superintendent of the Oil City school district.

Posted on 6/26/2018 7:55:39 PM

School districts get bump in state funding

With the new state budget, IUP and the other PaSSHE universities are in line for more funding.

Posted on 6/26/2018 7:52:20 PM

PASSHE announces new degree programs

Two new programs at IUP receive state system approval.

Posted on 6/26/2018 7:49:46 PM

Pennsylvania: New Game Commissioners Welcomed

An IUP graduate is named to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

Posted on 6/26/2018 8:38:37 AM

Youth News

A local student wins a scholarship to attend IUP.

Posted on 6/26/2018 8:34:28 AM

Pa. State System of Higher Education announces new degree programs

IUP joins several other universities in announcing two new programs.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:53:26 PM

Homer City company expands to assist oil, gas industries

The president of a local company dealing with oil and gas is an IUP graduate.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:51:01 PM

Murdock stepping away from Trinity job

An IUP alumni looks back on his career in health care and looks forward to a new role in the community.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:48:48 PM

IUP student publicists win statewide acclaim

IUP's PRSSA group won a state award for public relations work on organ donation.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:45:55 PM

Women Who Lead Conference at IUP

IUP alumni will be part of a Supply Chain Management program designed to inspire leadership and women leaders.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:42:45 PM

HU receives $660,000 state grant to continue mine mapping

IUP is part of a group to receive grants to continue mine mapping.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:38:23 PM

Frontier court weekend brings the Revolutionary War era to life at Hanna's Town

IUP plays a part in unearthing the history of Hanna's Town.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:36:16 PM

Grange presents scholarships

A local student received a scholarship to attend IUP.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:33:04 PM

New Mars special ed director brings experience

An IUP master's graduate is named special education director at a Pittsburgh area school district.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:30:01 PM

West Chester police swears in second female officer

A 2016 criminology graduate is sworn into a local police force.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:27:01 PM

Montessori school in Plum closing after four decades

An IUP graduate is retiring after more than 50 years of teaching and directing a Montessori school in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:24:47 PM

Cheat Lake Elementary School hosts Chinese immersion camp

IUP professor Dr. Wayne Chen is part of a Virginia Chinese immersion camp for children.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:22:00 PM

On Campus: Delco students earn degrees, dean's list status coast to coast

Local students are recognized as Provost Scholars.

Posted on 6/25/2018 5:18:05 PM

Cancer Genetics Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Michael McCartney as Chief Commercial Officer

An IUP graduate is working with an international company that produces medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics.

Posted on 6/20/2018 9:50:54 AM

Pittsburgh-Area Scientists Help Discover New Mammal From The Age Of The Dinosaurs

Dr. Shundong Bi, professor of biology, led a team that discovered a new prehistoric mammal.

Posted on 6/20/2018 9:46:34 AM

Fighting the spread of invasive plants in Murrysville, Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania

IUP biology faculty Dr. Ellen Yerger is working with an environmental group on healthy park ecosystems.

Posted on 6/20/2018 9:42:05 AM

IUP's student-run newspaper to end print edition

IUP's student-run newspaper, The Penn, will move to an on-line publication.

Posted on 6/20/2018 9:05:43 AM

Area Upward Bound students recognized

Two students in IUP's Upward Bound program have won national scholarships.

Posted on 6/20/2018 9:03:27 AM

Erie County Democrats pick new party leader

An IUP doctoral graduate has been elected head of Erie County Democrat party.

Posted on 6/20/2018 8:32:35 AM

Directors approve tax increase, select acting superintendent

A finance graduate is named acting superintendent of an area school district.

Posted on 6/20/2018 8:28:03 AM

IUP professor to receive award

An IUP geosciences professor has been selected for a conservation award.

Posted on 6/20/2018 8:24:41 AM

More than Ever Infants Diets Fall Short of Iron

An IUP food and nutrition master's program graduate is sourced in a national article about infant nutrition.

Posted on 6/14/2018 6:32:31 PM

Sushi Served With a Secret Ingredient: Microplastic

IUP geoscience professor Dr. Katie Farnsworth offers comment on ocean pollution and its impact on the food we eat.

Posted on 6/14/2018 6:26:15 PM

IUP students to continue testing air, water at Beaver Run Reservoir

IUP will continue work to monitor water and air quality at Beaver Run Reservoir.

Posted on 6/14/2018 6:22:55 PM

'Oh my God this is amazing': Pittsburgh scientists on team that discovered new ancient mammal

Dr. Shundong Bi, IUP biology professor, is lead author of a study about a newly discovered ancient placental mammal.

Posted on 6/14/2018 6:20:28 PM

Hayfield approved as Johnstown city manager

A master's degree graduate is named to the Johnstown City Manager position.

Posted on 6/14/2018 6:17:13 PM

Mother-and-son musical duo will perform at Penn Area Library

An IUP Honors Jazz Band member was selected to play at a regional concert.

Posted on 6/14/2018 6:14:38 PM

Everyday Hunter: Fishers no threat to our turkey population

A study by Dr. Jeff Larkin (biology) is used for a story about fishers.

Posted on 6/12/2018 8:17:25 AM

The Art League Presents Michael McSorley Collections of Perceptions

IUP art graduate Michael McSorely has a one-man exhibition at a Virginia gallery.

Posted on 6/12/2018 7:58:20 AM

Mange spreading among Pennsylvania black bears

A dissertation by an IUP student is used in a report about mange and black bears.

Posted on 6/12/2018 7:54:36 AM

90-year-old Holocaust survivor stresses importance of education to Catonsville Middle students

Holocaust survivor and former faculty member at IUP continues to speak to students about her experiences.

Posted on 6/12/2018 7:51:49 AM

A-B Tech 2018 Commencement Honors Graduates, Faculty, and Employees

A Ph.D. graduate is named professor emeritus as a North Carolina high school.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:59:56 AM

From the community: Zachary Holston Named Executive Chef at Cantigny

An IUP Academy of Culinary Arts graduate is named executive chef at a Chicago-area restaurant.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:55:36 AM

Vonnie Fiore, state's Pupil Personnel Worker of the Year, has dedicated life to helping others

An IUP graduate is honored by her state association as the Pupil Personnel Worker of the Year for Maryland.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:40:21 AM

IUP recognizes work of Apollo- Ridge School District alumna

IUP graduate and the director of Career and Professional Development Center, Dr. Tammy Manko, is profiled as the recipient of the Ronald Lunardini Award.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:35:25 AM

Indiana teachers award scholarship

A local student receives a scholarship to study at IUP.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:25:48 AM

College news(1)

An IUP student is recognized for academic honors.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:21:37 AM

IUP announces Provost Scholars(1)

Local students at IUP who achieved Provost Scholar status are recognized.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:17:55 AM

IUP professor wins national award

English faculty member Dr. Chauna Craig has won a national award for her book, "The Widows Guide to Edible Mushrooms."

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:14:45 AM

IUP announces Provost Scholars

Students from the region who were named Provost Scholars are recognized.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:12:55 AM

IUP selects chief marketing officer

IUP has selected Chris Noah as the Chief Marketing Officer.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:10:31 AM

Pine-Richland hires new principal, assistant principal

An IUP graduate is tapped to serve as principal for a school district.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:08:53 AM

Sound designer returns to Post Playhouse for second summer

An IUP graduate is working as a sound designer at a Nebraska community theater.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:05:45 AM

Toomey, Casey back Trump choice for U.S. marshal for Western Pa.

An IUP criminology graduate is the president's choice for U.S. marshal.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:02:11 AM

Three area students graduate with perfect attendance

An area student with perfect attendance throughout grades one through 12 has selected IUP to continue her studies.

Posted on 6/11/2018 8:00:03 AM

Dean's List for June 9

Local students are recognized for achieving dean's list status.

Posted on 6/11/2018 7:57:56 AM

Educators group awards scholarship

A local student is selected for a scholarship to study at IUP.

Posted on 6/11/2018 7:56:05 AM

Manko named recipient of alumni award at IUP

IUP's Dr. Tammy Manko is recognized with the Ronald Lunardini Award for career excellence.

Posted on 6/8/2018 1:04:22 PM

In the Schools

Local students who achieved Provost Scholar honors are recognized.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:57:50 PM

Holly King named provost scholar at IUP

A local student is honored with Provost Scholar recognition.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:55:00 PM

Local coaches, players to be honored

An IUP graduate will be honored with induction into a sports hall of fame.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:52:56 PM

Who’s Next: Food & Drink; Meet 23 people elevating Pittsburgh’s dining scene

An IUP graduate, Day Bracey, is recognized for his weekly podcast, Drinking Partners, that is "hot" in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:47:17 PM

Chamber and jazz concerts at Technopolis

An IUP music graduate is part of the schedule for an international music event.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:44:07 PM

Former IUP quarterback included on hall of fame ballot

An IUP student-athlete, now alumni, is on the ballet for the 2019 College Hall of Fame.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:41:56 PM

Registration open for conference at IUP

IUP is hosting a national conference, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:39:54 PM

AmeriServ hires Blairsville man

An IUP graduate has been selected for a leadership role with AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:38:04 PM

‘This is a big deal,’ Wolf says of Showcase for Commerce

IUP professor and political candidate Dr. Susan Boser talks about her impressions of the Showcase for Commerce.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:35:54 PM

Inside Business

An IUP graduate is named to a position at a Virginia library.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:33:04 PM

VFW honors students

Three local students received scholarships to attend IUP from the local VFW.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:30:31 PM

Chamber of Commerce inducts four into business hall of fame

An IUP Trustee, being honored by the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, talks about the recent major gifts to IUP's Imagine Unlimited campaign.

Posted on 6/8/2018 12:28:30 PM

For Marion Center valedictorians, school success runs in the family

Two area families have a tradition of academic excellence, and they are bringing that tradition to IUP.

Posted on 5/31/2018 2:04:38 PM

BOY OF THE MONTH: Mohamed Sissoko

An incoming freshman is honored by a local community group as "boy of the month."

Posted on 5/31/2018 1:20:50 PM

GIRL OF THE MONTH: Rebecca M. Shellenbarger

An incoming freshman is honored by a community group.

Posted on 5/31/2018 1:18:58 PM

Press Club of Western PA Announces 2018 Golden Quill Winners

A student writer for the HawkEye, Septima Simpkins, won a Golden Quill award for best opinion piece at the 2018 awards ceremony in Pittburgh.

Posted on 5/25/2018 1:07:24 PM

Airport High School has a new principal

An IUP graduate has been named principal at a South Carolina school district.

Posted on 5/25/2018 1:00:59 PM

Seneca has new football coach

A graduate has been named to lead a high school football program.

Posted on 5/25/2018 12:58:29 PM

IUP schedules free cybersecurity camp

IUP will offer a free cybersecurity camp as part of a national grant funded program.

Posted on 5/25/2018 12:56:34 PM

State Rep. Eric Nelson to speak at Memorial Day event in Hempfield

IUP graduate and state representative Eric Nelson will speak at a Memorial Day ceremony.

Posted on 5/25/2018 12:54:55 PM

Eriez appoints director of global marketing and communications

An IUP graduate is named as director of global marketing and strategy at an international company.

Posted on 5/25/2018 12:52:54 PM

Federal grant program for teachers likened to bait-and-switch scam(1)

IUP is one of the universities that did not participated in the TEACH grants program. IUP Director of Financial Aid Ragan Griffin offered comment on the program.

Posted on 5/21/2018 3:59:03 PM

Federal grant program for teachers likened to bait-and-switch scam

IUP Director of Financial Aid Ragan Griffin offers comments about the recent TEACH grants.

Posted on 5/21/2018 3:54:54 PM

Recent Private Gifts to Higher Education: Support for Research on Healthy Aging and Other Biomedical Issues

A recent gift of $23 million from Dr. John and Charlene Kopchick is ranked as sixth by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its listing of recent private gifts to support healthy aging and other biomedical issues.

Posted on 5/21/2018 3:50:07 PM

These 7 Women Could Help Democrats Win Congress. (And Here’s How the Republicans Plan to Stop Them.)

IUP's Dr. Susan Boser is part of a contingent of women in politics that could change the face of Congress.

Posted on 5/21/2018 3:46:23 PM

Ticks and Lyme disease: The problem 'no one's really doing anything about'

IUP's "tick team," led by Dr. Thomas Simmons, continue to work on the issue of ticks and Lyme disease.

Posted on 5/21/2018 3:43:21 PM

IUP offers free cyber security camp

IUP will host a free cybersecurity camp for students and teachers.

Posted on 5/18/2018 5:20:59 PM

Pennsylvania fields historic slate of women congressional candidates(1)

IUP's Dr. Susan Boser is part of a history-making delegation of women who will run for seats for Pennsylvania's legislature.

Posted on 5/18/2018 5:18:03 PM

Two commissioned in recent ceremony

Two local students who graduated and were commissioned into the U.S. Army at the IUP commencement ceremony are recognized.

Posted on 5/18/2018 5:14:52 PM

Pennsylvania fields historic slate of women congressional candidates

IUP sociology professor Dr. Susan Boser will be part of the field of women candidates for Pennsylvania's congressional seats.

Posted on 5/18/2018 2:53:15 PM

Things get a little intense in the Sheetz vs. Wawa turf war

IUP graduate Matthew Fridg is doing a movie on Sheetz vs. Wawa.

Posted on 5/18/2018 2:49:54 PM

IUP will name new planetarium for Latrobe couple

IUP alumni Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka will be honored for their generosity and service with the naming of the new planetarium and atrium in IUP's new science building.

Posted on 5/18/2018 2:46:36 PM

Krasnoyarsk to host 2018 FISU Forum as build-up to 2019 Winter Universiade continues

IUP faculty member Dr. Richard Hsiao will be part of the panel of speaker for the 2019 Winter Universaide games.

Posted on 5/18/2018 2:43:13 PM

Boser wins Democratic primary in new 15th

IUP professor Dr. Susan Boser won the 15th district democratic nomination.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:30:25 PM

Pennsylvania Primary Wins Mean Women Are About to Break Up the Congressional Boys' Club

IUP professor Dr. Susan Boser is one of seven women who won democratic nominations for state Congress.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:28:35 PM

Irvin to Face Rogers in 81st District Rematch

An IUP graduate won his party's nomination for the 81th legislative district election.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:24:22 PM

Voters pick Dellafiora, Struzzi

IUP graduate Logan Dellafiora won the democratic nomination for the 62nd legislative district election.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:20:59 PM

Boser earns nod from Dems

IUP professor of sociology Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic nod for the 15th congressional district election.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:16:44 PM

Progressive woman defeats pro-Trump ‘Democrat’ in Pennsylvania primary

IUP sociology professor Dr. Susan Boser joins seven women in Pennsylvania who won a Democratic nomination for Congress.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:07:08 PM

IUP professor secures Democratic nomination for 15th Congressional District

IUP sociology professor Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic nomination for the 15th congressional district.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:03:16 PM

Boser easily wins Democratic nomination in 15th District

Sociology professor Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic nomination for the 15th congressional district.

Posted on 5/16/2018 1:00:16 PM

Boser appears to defeat Jodun for Dem nod

IUP professor Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic nomination for the 15th Congressional district.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:57:59 PM

IUP professor Boser pulls away for Democratic nod in 15th, will face incumbent Thompson

IUP professor Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic nomination for the 15th congressional district.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:55:02 PM

IUP professor Susan Boser wins 15th District Democratic nod, to challenge Glenn Thompson

IUP professor Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic primary for the 15th congressional district contest.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:52:51 PM

Boser to Challenge Thompson in New 15th District

IUP sociology professor Dr. Susan Boser won the democratic nomination for the 15th congressional district.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:49:46 PM

Questions raised on how Hilbert College handled campus safety incidents

IUP criminology faculty emeritus Dr. Paul McCauley offers commentary on policing at a New York university.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:46:56 PM

Burning The Forest To Protect One Of Its Most Threatened Visitors

Distinguished University Professor Dr. Jeff Larkin offers comments about wildlife habitat, including for the Golden Winged Warbler.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:42:48 PM

Local Sax Player Tony Lombardo Appearing at Lefty’s May 23

An IUP music education graduate has made a career out of performing jazz.

Posted on 5/16/2018 12:39:44 PM

IUP names distinguished faculty

IUP's Senate Distinguished Faculty and Staff award recipients have been announced.

Posted on 5/15/2018 10:22:08 AM

Iranian Dissidents Criticize Tehran’s Response to Israeli-Palestinian Turmoil

A doctoral student offers comments to Voice of America about Iran's leadership.

Posted on 5/15/2018 10:15:53 AM

College news

A local student who won the Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology poster competition is recognized.

Posted on 5/15/2018 10:13:34 AM

Buffington project to address acid mine drainage

IUP is part of a long-term partnership with county agencies addressing acid mine drainage.

Posted on 5/15/2018 10:09:31 AM

IUP, Seton Hill Hold Commencements

IUP's commencement ceremonies are recognized.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:37:30 PM

Students receive scholarships(1)

Three local students were selected for scholarships.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:35:02 PM

New to politics, Quick wants to give voters option

An IUP graduate is running for local office.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:33:29 PM

A closer look at UMass Boston chancellor finalists

A finalist for a chancellor position at UMass Boston includes an IUP doctoral graduate.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:30:41 PM

IUP students to see benefit of new software

IUP has received a gift of software valued at $2.8 million, to benefit students in geography and regional planning.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:28:28 PM

Vo-tech students have their ‘signing day’

A local student is ready to attend IUP's Academy of Culinary Arts.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:20:16 PM

Dean's List, May 13, 2018

Local IUP students who achieved dean's list status are recognized.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:18:09 PM

Penns Manor student on pace to graduate a year early

A local student is graduating high school a year early and already well established in her IUP academic career through dual enrollment coursework.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:15:59 PM

Students in the news(2)

A local student is recognized for his induction into a national honor society.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:13:43 PM

SCI Pine Grove employees awarded

An IUP graduate was honored by the Department of Corrections for her work at a local prison.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:09:55 PM

Editorial-Laurels and barbs

McAneny Bros. is recognized as the 2018 recipient of the IUP Distinguished Family Business Award.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:06:15 PM

IUP commencement to honor local 4.0 student

A local IUP graduate with a 4.0 perfect grade point average will be honored during May commencement ceremonies.

Posted on 5/14/2018 12:04:07 PM

Report Calls for Reforming Juvenile Probation

IUP criminology faculty member John Cookus discusses the effectiveness of probation and issues on juvenile justice.

Posted on 5/11/2018 3:29:20 PM

Claysburg-Kimmel to raise real estate tax

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board will offer a course with IUP to encourage participation in STEM.

Posted on 5/11/2018 3:26:48 PM

Journal to publish special online issue

IUP's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will publish a special issue of the Criminal Justice Policy Review journal on misdemeanor justice.

Posted on 5/11/2018 3:13:27 PM

2,300 students to graduate from IUP this weekend

More than 2,300 students are eligible to participate in May commencement ceremonies.

Posted on 5/11/2018 3:10:18 PM

Trustees approve host of program changes

At its May meeting, IUP's Council of Trustees ratified academic program changes approved by the University Senate.

Posted on 5/11/2018 3:05:04 PM

New DEP Initiative To Help Educate Homeowners About Mine Subsidence Damage Risks

IUP is a recipient of a grant to scan, georeference and vectorize maps of closed and abandoned underground coal mines in Pennsylvania.

Posted on 5/11/2018 3:02:17 PM

Council of trustees honor donors, athletes

IUP's Council of Trustees honored several student-athletes and alumni Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka with resolutions at the May meeting.

Posted on 5/11/2018 2:59:26 PM

Students receive scholarships

Local IUP students are honored with scholarships.

Posted on 5/11/2018 2:55:30 PM

No place for hate at IUP, Driscoll says

IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll offers comments during the May IUP Council of Trustees meeting.

Posted on 5/11/2018 2:53:31 PM

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visits Armstrong County for roundtable regarding drug epidemic

IUP MARTI researcher Dr. Erick Lauber participated in a community seminar about the opioid epidemic.

Posted on 5/9/2018 2:32:56 PM

Roger Duvall named general manager of WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ

IUP graduate Roger Duvall has been named to head a Virginia public radio station.

Posted on 5/9/2018 2:08:57 PM

Students Take Part in Spirit Day

IUP football team members helped out at a local Spirit Day for high school students with disabilities.

Posted on 5/9/2018 2:06:08 PM

Reinard receives Educator of the Year award

An IUP master's graduate receives an educator of the year award.

Posted on 5/8/2018 7:06:01 PM

Journal to publish special issue

IUP's Criminal Justice Policy Review Journal will have a special issue on misdemeanors.

Posted on 5/8/2018 7:00:52 PM

Who’s Next: Tourism; Meet 16 people who are showing off the Pittsburgh region

A local graduate is named to a list of "who's next" in tourism.

Posted on 5/8/2018 6:58:00 PM

Gleixner To Retire From RADIO IQ, Duvall Named To GM Post

IUP graduate Roger Duvall is named to lead a Virginia public radio network.

Posted on 5/8/2018 6:54:46 PM

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