IUP Center Focuses on Family Businesses

‘The mission for the center is to support those family business owners in the region through educational forums,' according to center director Ellen Ruddock, an IUP graduate and a retired entrepreneur. In addition to succession planning, forum topics may include evaluation, communication, leadership, and conflict—‘all of those areas that are certainly unique to families and the family business, but on occasion, areas that are of interest to all business owners,' Ruddock said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 28, 2013

The Rift: A Family Dynasty Fights over the Future of Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns is the third most-visited cave in the United States, trailing only Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Those are national parks. Luray Caverns is what is called a show cave, defined by the National Caves Association as ‘developed for public visitation.' In other words, show caves are there to make money. ‘The names reflect the popular culture of the day,' said Kevin Patrick, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who has written about the development of show ‘It used to be Pluto. Now, it's Jabba the Hutt.'

Washington Post, March 14, 2013

IUP to Host Financial Crimes Seminar

For those who work to understand or unmask fraud and its impact: Indiana University of Pennsylvania is hosting a speaker you'll want to catch. Professionals involved with financial institutions, insurance and accounting agencies, law enforcement and cybercrime analysis can sit in ‘Financial Crimes: The Seminar,' which will be held at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on March 6.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, March 25, 2013