2015

Vincent Lowerre

(Vincent Lowerre joins the KWWL-TV news team) ... studied at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a major in Communications Media and a double minor in Economics and Journalism. My roots go back to the Midwest, I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and moved to the Pittsburgh area when I was in grade school.

KWWL TV (Iowa), January 04, 2015

New Avonmore Mayor Raj Murthy on a Mission to Improve Pennsylvania Town

Raj Murthy was thrust into the mayoral seat in a small Pennsylvania town, and he is taking his responsibility seriously. The 53-year-old Indian American assistant dean for systems and information technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Eberly College of Business took over the mayoral seat Aug. 20 following the July resignation of Barbara Ann DeSimone-Novosel.

IndiaWest, December 28, 2015

Don't Make San Bernardino a Victory for ISIS

Washington — I am an American Muslim. I have spent my adult life teaching and advising senior military leaders in the fight against terror. On Wednesday night, as I watched representatives of the American Muslim community in San Bernardino, Calif., denounce the shooters who had just killed 14 people in their city, I recognized in their bearing and words their feelings of humiliation, horror and loyalty to the United States — alongside a great fear that a new round of Islamophobia will now follow. -- Haider Ali Hussein Mullick, a United States Naval Reserve officer with the Fifth Fleet, teaches graduate seminars on combating terrorism at the Naval War College. He is a 2004 graduate of IUP's Robert E. Cook Honors College

New York Times, December 03, 2015

Pa. House swears in David Reddecliff as its chief clerk

Longtime state House of Representatives staffer David Reddecliff has been sworn in as the chamber's chief clerk. Reddecliff has held a variety of staff positions in the House during his 33-year career but most recently served as director of administration to the majority leader. An Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, Reddecliff was born in Johnstown and is married to Carole. They have three children: Andrew, Maggie and Hannah.

Penn Live, December 10, 2015

Soon-to-be IUP Grad Cherishes Armstrong Internship

Rebecca “Becky” Hart has been a non-traditional student for about a decade, but the Indiana (Pa.) woman will finally be able to catch her breath this weekend after graduation. Hart achieved her bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2010, but knew she needed the more-advanced degree if she wanted to continue to excel. “I had the opportunity – my children had grown up and didn't choose to go to college,” Hart said. “They were grown up and I had the time.” Before studying for her sociology degree, Hart worked as a custodian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania – which granted her free tuition. She was a custodian for six years.

The Kittanning Paper, December 10, 2015

IUP grad, longtime legislative administrator named Pa. House chief clerk

HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania's House of Representatives has approved the appointment of a new chief clerk. The House on Wednesday unanimously approved David Reddecliff, a 33-year veteran of legislative administration. He succeeds Anthony Barbush, who resigned after six years in the post. In remarks on the House floor, Turzai, Republican leader David Reed and Democratic leader Frank Dermody attested to Reddecliff's strong management skills and his reputation for fairness and honesty. Reddecliff is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Associated Press, December 09, 2015

Holiday organ recital slated at Pitt-Bradford

Organist Dr. Christine Clewell, assistant professor of organ at the IUP, along with her students, will perform an organ recital on Saturday. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Clewell earned her master's degree at IUP and her doctoral degree in sacred and liturgical studies at the University of Michigan. At IUP, she teaches applied organ, applied keyboard theory and piano. In addition to her university teaching, she serves as organist at the Zion Lutheran church in Indiana, Pa., and has appeared as a guest soloist at the Washington National Cathedral and other venues.

Bradford Era, December 02, 2015

ABC of Eastern Pa. Signs Five-Year OSHA Partnership

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter signed a five-year partnership agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Scranton, Allentown and Philadelphia area offices. In addition, the chapter is partnering with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's (IUP) OSHA Program for the first time ever.

Construction Equipment Guide.com, December 04, 2015

NJAFP announces new hires

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP), the largest primary care medical specialty society in the state, has announced the appointment of three new employees to enhance its existing healthcare transformation and quality improvement (QI) services. Angie Halaja-Henriques, Suzanne Hockenberry and Kris Samara will support NJAFP in the organization's expansion to a regional healthcare transformation organization, working to improve healthcare quality and patient care while reducing costs. Angie Halaja-Henriques will serve as a program director, responsible for overseeing the NJAFP's quality improvement, public health and continuing education programs. Prior to joining the NJAFP, she worked for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) for more than 15 years. Halaja-Henriques has extensive experience in a variety of roles, including communications and grant writing. She works with various stakeholders that are key to family medicine, including government, community organizations, medical professional societies and pharmaceutical companies. She is a member of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions and has been published in the Almanac. Halaja-Henriques earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

NJ.com, December 02, 2015

Northampton Community College educator named Pa.'s professor of the year

Once the youngest educator at the University of Puerto Rico, a Northampton Community College professor's journey has led him to be named the 2015 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement Support of Education named English professor Javier Avila as its top pick of college professors in the state. After meeting his future wife in graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Avila moved to the United States in 2006 and began teaching at NCC.

Lehigh Valley Live, November 19, 2015

7 out of 10 women in Pa's prisons are mentally ill; why?

Rosemary Gido, professor emerita of criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, said that disparity between rates of mental illness in Pennsylvania's state prison system doesn't surprise her. "If you look at the last 20 years of research on women in prison, particularly in states like California, you will find high rates of mental illness among incarcerated women," she said. So the question remains, why are so many mentally ill women imprisoned across the country? Gido said she believes the answer can be traced back to the 1980s when the nation introduced 'tough on crime' policies, including mandatory minimum prison sentences and harsh prison sentences for use of illicit substances like crack cocaine.

PennLive, November 18, 2015

Best College Reviews names the 50 most beautiful college arboretums

Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the top 50 College Arboretums. Information was gathered from school websites, the internet, and North American Plant Collections Consortium. The list of 50 schools includes Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

WDAM-TV, Woodburn, Oregon, November 03, 2015

IUP students complete educational trek along Spanish pilgrimage route

Two local Indiana University of Pennsylvania students recently took advantage of an overseas opportunity to study, but not within the walls of a foreign school. Angelica “Jelly” Cera of Tunnelton and Rebecca Hilditch of Indiana traveled 500 miles across Spain via the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route taken by thousands of people each year.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 17, 2015

Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

WENDY WILLIAMS, MS, PHA, LPN, has been appointed to a new position at Phoebe Ministries. Williams was appointed administrator of the Personal Care Community at Phoebe Wyncote. She is responsible for the overall health, safety and well-being of the personal-care residents as both administrator and licensed nurse. She also assists in managing Phoebe Wyncote's independent living program.She received a master's of science degree in organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Allentown Morning Call, October 15, 2015

Mt. Lebanon to allow sharpshooting to cull deer

“Deer are an important host for ticks that carry Lyme disease. In Allegheny County there were 850 cases last year, and [about 200] cases the year before,” said Michalina Pendzich of Longuevue Drive, citing research conducted in part by Tom Simmons, a biology professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Archery alone will not adequately reduce the size of the deer herd. I urge [commissioners] to vote to include sharpshooting as part of our deer management program.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2015

Alloy Pittsburgh is bringing group art exhibition to Rankin's Carrie Furnace

“We're partnering with Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp.,” says Pittsburgh-based artist Sean Derry, co-organizer of Alloy Pittsburgh. “They gained control of the site to offer interpretive programming. There's been a spike in interest in the community. I have lived in Pittsburgh for eight years now and was lucky enough to go to the furnaces on one of the first formal Rivers of Steel tours and was totally blown away,” says Derry, an assistant professor of sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The 15 artists selected for the Alloy project, which began in September, had extremely different approaches to the site. “There are serious projects and whimsical, playful projects,” says Chris McGinnis, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor and artist who's helping organize Alloy Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 13, 2015

Versatility paying off for IUP's Walt Pegues

It's always nice to have a player who can help his team at more than one position. Walt Pegues is doing exactly that for Indiana University of Pennsylvania's football team. Pegues, a Central High product, has helped the Crimson Hawks (4-1 overall, 3-0 PSAC) get off to a good start this season.Pegues has not only done well on the football field, but also in the classroom. “I'm majoring in communications,” he said. “I had a pretty good first year up here. I had a 3.42 GPA. I'm just loving it up here. I like the communications program. I'm starting to concentrate on journalism this year. I'm looking into public relations. I was on sports talk radio up here last spring. It was a lot of fun.”

Philadelphia Tribune, October 13, 2015

Tick Check: Why Lyme Disease Is On The Rise in Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Tom Simmons tracked down some of the ticks in that study himself. Simmons and his students have been studying ticks since 2001. From his office window in Indiana County, you can see the hillside where the university's tick study plots are located. By November, it will be covered in adult ticks as they molt from their nymph stage. In his office, where there's a cartoonish, inflatable tick hanging from the ceiling, Simmons pulls out vials of ticks he's collected. He looks at ticks in three stages of development under a microscope—an adult, a nymph and a larva.

National Public Radio (WESA 90.5 Pittsburgh), October 06, 2015

East Boros to enshrine Class of 2015 at annual banquet

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, East Boros Chapter, will induct the Class of 2015 on Oct. 8 at Edgewood Country Club. John Johnston Born and raised in North Versailles, Johnston attended Westinghouse Memorial High School and was a three-year letterman in baseball. He helped East McKeesport-North Versailles win an American Legion league title in 1968, and the squad was one of eight teams to advance to states. He also experienced multiple regular-season and playoff titles in the McKeesport Daily News League. Johnston was a three-year baseball letterman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in education in 1973 and a master's at IUP two years later. With his help, IUP won the 1971 NAIA District 18 and Area 8 championships and placed third at the NAIA World Series. In 1973, IUP won the PSAC title. Johnston was the club baseball coach at Walsh College from 1975 to 1977 and helped upgrade the program to an NAIA intercollegiate program. He returned to IUP as head baseball coach from 1983 to 1986, and the team took part in the PSAC championship tournament in 1983 and 1986.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 30, 2015

Western Pennsylvania county website hacked

A county website in western Pennsylvania was allegedly hacked early Monday by intruders who set up an auto-redirect on the county's main page. Bill Balint, the chief information officer for the county's own Indiana University of Pennsylvania, told the Indiana Gazette it looked like the site had been comprised by a vulnerability in the software used to manage the site. Balint manages the information technology systems for the university but not for the county. “No site is free from such risk,” Balint said. “There are a series of best practices that can help limit risk, but any system that is accessible at all is, by definition, vulnerable to unwanted access at least to some extent.”

statescoop, September 28, 2015

Penn Hills garden center opens space for community activities, fall fest

Jayme Visnesky is never short on gratitude for a community that's helped her business literally grow. Visnesky took over the Penn Hills Lawn and Garden Center just off Rodi Road in 2001, after her parents retired from the business. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with an Associate's Degree in Horticulture.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 26, 2015

Red Cross celebrates the 'heroes' of Western Pennsylvania

This year's Community Leadership Award honored Glenn Cannon, a former Pittsburgh public safety director, emergency management coordinator, county manager, county emergency management director, state fire marshal, FEMA administrator and PEMA director. Cannon said his first brush with disaster was as an 18-year-old student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A car slammed into a tree, and as the first on the scene as a volunteer firefighter, Cannon found the driver not breathing. He said he knew as a former Red Cross lifeguard how to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. “Every day there are men and women in our country who put themselves in harm's way — people in uniform, people not in uniform — who go out and do what they do to save lives and end suffering,” he said. “This is on behalf of them.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 24, 2015

Man files complaint against Swissvale police after recording aggressive behavior

You have to understand the frustration that police have. Police are under a lot of scrutiny, said Dr. Dennis Giever, professor of criminology at IUP.

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, Pa., September 14, 2015

IUP grant to combat underage drinking

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received $39,992 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to help to fund strategies to reduce underage and dangerous drinking.

Erie Times News, September 13, 2015

Harmonsburg resident awarded scholarship

Lisa Fletcher of Harmonsburg has been awarded a renewable $5,000 scholarship by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Fletcher is a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Fletcher has made dean's list three semesters in a row, and was awarded the Abraham Business Scholarship. She has been a Big Four Student Ambassador as well as a Women in Business Leadership Student Ambassador. She is currently an Eberly Ambassador for IUP's College of Business.

Meadville Tribune, September 09, 2015

Researchers: Ticks, lyme disease abundant in western Pa.

INDIANA, Pa. — The abundance and seasonality of black-legged ticks (deer ticks) in mid-western Pennsylvania are now comparable to southeastern New York State, where ticks and lyme disease are highly endemic, according to researchers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). A study resultant of the research was published in the Journal of Medical Entomology on Sept. 3. It was co-authored by IUP professor of biology Dr. Tom Simmons, graduate student Michelle Myers-Claypole, undergraduate students James Shea and Rebecca Kruise, and PADEP Vector Management Entomologist Mike Hutchinson.

Titusville Herald, September 10, 2015

Bones found during road project may be Spanish flu victims

Hannah Harvey, an intern with PennDOT and graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, foreground, uses GPS equipment Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, for detailed points while surveying the area where human bones where found last month during state Department of Transportation road construction on Rt. 61 in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. (Photo caption)

WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh), September 05, 2015

Radar used to find more bones at Route 61 excavation site

A team of three people from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, individuals from the state Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Mark Shaffer, from the Bureau of Historic Preservation with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, were at the scene Friday morning near the Army Reserve Center.

Republican Herald, September 05, 2015

Bones found during road project may be Spanish flu victims

Dr. William Chadwick, Department of anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, right, and Emily Masters, intern with PennDOT, left, use ground-penetrating radar to collect data, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, while searching for human remains on a lot off Rt. 61 in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. Remains were found on the lot last month during state Department of Transportation road construction on Rt. 61 in Schuylkill Haven. (Photo cutline)

Tri-City Herald, September 05, 2015

Bones found during road project may be Spanish flu victims

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was a morbid discovery along a Schuylkill County highway — a scattering of human bones, including a leg, ribs, skull fragments and a piece of jawbone. Experts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania will aid in that task this week by using ground-penetrating radar to survey the property.

San Antonio (Texas) News, September 06, 2015

Hacker stuns Dayton family with computer takeover

Computer experts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania say there are measures to thwart hackers like the one who invaded the Smith home. “It's really about what you do as a user,” said Bill Balint, chief information officer at IUP. One of the key things to do is to keep programs and software up to date. Such updates — sometimes called patches — are often released to fix breaches found in the program's security and stay ahead of hackers. “Hackers find ways to exploit,” Balint said. “They keep scanning ports and different IP addresses looking for that vulnerable one that hasn't been patched. Then they can go to town. “Whether it's an operating system or a web browser, you have to really pay attention to keep your systems patched.” Paul Grieggs, IUP's IT security manager, said he has heard of cases similar to Smith's. Hackers now can steal Wi-Fi passwords and also use programs remotely to take over computers.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 02, 2015

Bone unearthed during road project may be Spanish flu victims

Experts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania will aid in that task this week by using ground-penetrating radar to survey the property.

Allentown Morning Call, August 29, 2015

What Killed the Dinosaurs in Utah's Giant Jurassic Death Pit?

All the effort is starting to clear up the complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory signals about what happened at Cleveland-Lloyd. So far, the new results “support previous hypotheses regarding bloat and float as well as a toxic water source for the quarry,” says Indiana University of Pennsylvania geologist Jonathan Warnock. The full details are awaiting scientific publication, but the researchers are zeroing in on how poisoned water could have killed the dinosaurs and the way those bodies fell apart to make the pick-up-sticks accumulation embedded in Jurassic stone.

Smithsonian Magazine, July 06, 2021

William Grant, Behind the Business

The reputation Hildebrandt Learning Centers earned in the industry opened doors to some of the best schools in the country. Bill Grant, who found the company in 1991, said clients came to them. Q: Where did you go to college? A: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BS). Wilkes University (MBA) Q: What was your major? A: Accounting/Economics – Masters in Business Administration

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, August 16, 2015

McDonald's awards local scholarships

Graduates of Wallenpaupack Area High School and Western Wayne High School, Bryne Cunningham and Timothy Shaffer, both received $1,000 to assist them with their college expenses. Both students will begin the next chapters of their lives in coming weeks, with Cunningham attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Cunningham along with her family and friends decided to show their appreciation for the support they received, during their time of need. Since 2006, the family has collected approximately 1,500 pounds of soda tabs, which totals over two million tabs, as well as toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House. 
 In her essay, Cunningham wrote that the battles her family faced, have led her to plan a career in medicine and soon, she will study pre-med with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician.

Butler Eagle, August 13, 2015

I'm A Man, And I've Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body

David LaPorte, a psychology professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recalled a doctoral student he had a decade ago who studied the image perceptions of guys at the gym, and discovered that 1/5 of men considered to be in shape were uncomfortable taking their shirts off. "And things have not gotten better since then," LaPorte said. What made the study all the more interesting was that it only looked at guys who were confident enough to go to the gym in the first place, he continued, many of whom were walking around wearing those muscle-man shirts to show off they had just worked out. I responded with a memory of the athletic guys wearing hoodies and sweats to class when I was in college, while I always felt I needed to dress up for class to compensate for my lack of an impressive body. "Compensating in different ways, I guess," LaPorte told me.

The Huffington Post, August 14, 2015

Bemidji Area Community Band wraps up summer concert series

The band will be under the direction of Fulton Gallagher, professor emeritus in the Music Department at BSU. He received his undergraduate training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his doctoral degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was a leading baritone with the Indiana University Opera Theatre. He also completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University.

The Bemidji Pioneer (Minnesota), August 05, 2015

Pittsburgh careers, promotions and more

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape announced its 2015-16 incoming members: Susan Corbesco, head of history department and global initiatives coordinator, The Ellis School; Sue Jamison, adjunct faculty in the school of education and social science, Robert Morris University; Doug McGill, manager of clinical analytics, UPMC Wolff Center; and Maureen McHugh, professor of psychology and distinguished university professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 09, 2015

Paranoia, Effective Networking, Archaeology of Misbehavior

"There are lots of threats to our sense of security and safety... this is eroding our sense of trust and our sense of safety.... Paranoia is found in so many kinds of disorders, but it kind of gets lost in the shuffle. Paranoia itself doesn't get studied."

BYU Radio, August 11, 2015

What the Jade Helm 15 Conspiracy Theory Reveals About Americans

Terrorism, while rare on our shores, is a concern for most Americans. Media coverage, which includes reports of prevented terrorist attacks, has become more and more prevalent. While reassuring us that we are thwarting terrorist plots, it also tells us that we live in an unsafe world. All of these threaten our sense of safety. But is there scientific evidence that these factors have resulted in increased rates of paranoia? Admittedly, no. But there is precedent for environmental factors contributing to increased rates of mental illness.

Time, July 23, 2015

Is the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory a sign that Americans are becoming more paranoid?

But are those who believe in governmental conspiracies really paranoid, in the clinical sense of the word? And if Jade Helm-like conspiracy theories are on the rise, is this an indication that, as a culture, we're becoming more paranoid? As I detail in my upcoming book Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion From the Dubious to the Delusional, I believe the answer very well might be “yes.”

The Conversation, July 15, 2015

What Texas brouhaha over military training tells us about the brain

Americans of all stripes have always loved a good conspiracy theory. And while conservatives are in the spotlight over Jade Helm 15 at the moment, it's a bipartisan affliction. Some people still believe that George W. Bush was behind the 9-11 attacks. But those are the low-hanging fruit when it comes to considering the social impact of paranoia. Psychology professor David LaPorte at Indiana University of Pennsylvania worries that the world is becoming an increasingly scary place for all of our brains. And that is increasingly fertile ground for paranoia. In his forthcoming book, “Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion from the Dubious to the Delusional,” LaPorte warns there's a danger of a full-blown epidemic. (But he's not paranoid about it.)

The Boston Globe, May 14, 2015

Krenn back home on air on Pittsburgh radiowaves

Indeed, Jim Krenn is as Pittsburgh as pierogies. For years, he's been filling his fans with carb-loaded comedy with an impishly non-nutritious style that is heavy on local goofiness. Often, his comedy comes from being a lifelong local, fluent in Pittsburghese. Raised in the Strip District, he attended North Catholic High School, then wandered away to Indiana University of Pennsylvania before launching his comedy career in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 22, 2015

Upward Bound program, scholarship boost prospects of two local students

Two local woman who had their minds set on a college education have been able to realize that goal through the combination of a preparatory program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a national scholarship program. Christina Bryner of Blairsville and Tabitha Yates of Clymer each has received a Mike and Susan Dell Foundation Scholarship, which offers a $20,000 grant over the course of up to six years along with a free laptop and printer, paper, ink cartridges, tech support and money for textbooks. Bryner, who is pursuing a double major of accounting and finance with a minor in economics at IUP. was the first student from the area to win a Dell scholarship, in 2012. This year, Purchase Line graduate Yates earned the grant.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 20, 2015

Franklin Regional grad ready to battle at national soccer tourney

Franklin Regional 2014 graduate Cassidy LeDonne will return to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships that will be in Tulsa, Okla., from next Tuesday to July 26. LeDonne is a rising sophomore on the women's soccer team at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She started 19 games as a true freshman in 2014 and tallied one goal from her defender position. LeDonne and IUP finished the 2014 campaign 9-7-3 overall and 8-6-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 15, 2015

Business Coming On Board

Eighty Four native Matthew Reese has joined 84 Lumber Co. as a manager trainee at the Bridgeville store, 8400 Preston-Sygan Road. He is a 2015 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Washington Observer-Reporter, July 13, 2015

IUP team will monitor air near Mamont natural gas compressor station

A team from Indiana University of Pennsylvania will monitor air quality around a natural gas compressor station near Beaver Run Reservoir under an agreement approved Wednesday by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. The authority board approved the agreement to pay IUP $24,366 for one year of testing and monitoring at the Mamont compressor station, along the northwestern edge of the reservoir between the Aikens and Gaut well pads.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 13, 2015

2 Butler County courses to host World Disc Golf Championships

J. Gary Dropcho, soon-to-be professional Disc Golf Hall of Famer, has his own term for the type of golf played at Augusta, Ga., and Pebble Beach, Calif. Dropcho, 57, of Wexford, a retired Carrick High School English teacher, took up the sport in the 1980s and helped build the Schenley Park Disc Golf Course, Western Pennsylvania's first. He'd played Ultimate, a Frisbee game, since his days as a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 11, 2015

Senior professor Jesick having time of his life at IUP

When it comes to longevity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Randy Laird Jesick is in a class by himself. That point was emphasized as IUP recognized the Belle Vernon native for his 45 years of service to the university and for being No. 1 in seniority among the nearly 800 professors there. “Maybe it's true what they say about time flying when you're having fun,” said Jesick, a 1960 graduate of Bellmar High School. “I am honored by and deeply humbled by the recognition. I have had the pleasure of working with so many outstanding students and professors at Indiana and being part of a faculty and university that has always provided quality education and life experiences for the thousands of students that have studied and graduated here.” Jesick, former chairman of the Department of Journalism at IUP, teaches in the school's expanded Department of Journalism and Public Relations.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 10, 2015

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Military personnel can be assigned to serve around the globe, but when veterans come to Pennsylvania, out-of-state tuition and fees in higher education can be a financial burden. That won't be the case anymore, thanks to a new state law that took effect Wednesday. Pennsylvania was required by a new federal law — called the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 — to provide such access to certain veterans, but the state version goes further than required. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Tiffanie Fordyce, veterans affairs coordinator, said 433 students in the spring term were using veterans benefits, 20 of them from out-of-state. Some veterans' educational benefits cover in-state tuition, but the veterans have had to pay the additional amount for out-of-state students on their own. Ms. Fordyce said that amounts to about $5,700 additional per term or about $3,000 additional per term if the student is a resident of certain states, including Ohio, New York and West Virginia.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 06, 2015

State-owned universities spend millions in race to snare students

Shawn Jones, Assistant Director of Admissions for Multi Cultural Recruitment at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, greets incoming potential students from the Philadelphia area on the IUP Campus on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 04, 2015

Health Department Issues Warning As Lyme Disease Cases Double

“Five, certainly 10 years ago, you just didn't find ticks,” said Dr. Thomas Simmons. The infection comes from certain ticks, commonly known as Deer Ticks, carrying the bacteria. The spiral-shaped microbes flow out of their bodies and into yours when they bite and feed. “There's a tremendous increase in the abundance of ticks in southwestern Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Simmons.

KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh, CBS) , June 26, 2015

Enterprise Mobility Management Tools Hit Campus

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania began using AirWatch by VMware about three years ago for basic mobile device management functions to support bring-your-own-device initiatives for 14,500 students. “The AirWatch tool lets us remotely wipe lost or stolen devices and push VPN settings to the devices, it was very straightforward to set up and met our needs,” says Ben Dadson, IT coordinator of desktop services for the university. IUP took AirWatch to the next level over the past few years by pushing academic applications out to tablets that were loaded onto carts in the classroom. “Students can walk into a history class and load up an app, and for the next class literature students could load up a different app, all on the same device,” Dadson says. In the future, Dadson hopes to extend this capability so students can load academic applications onto their personal devices. IUP also uses AirWatch's Secure Content Locker feature, which protects local data and user content stored on mobile devices.

Ed Tech Magazine, August 02, 2015

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Tiffanie Fordyce, veterans affairs coordinator, said 433 students in the spring term were using veterans benefits, 20 of them from out-of-state. Some veterans' educational benefits cover in-state tuition, but the veterans have had to pay the additional amount for out-of-state students on their own. Ms. Fordyce said that amounts to about $5,700 additional per term or about $3,000 additional per term if the student is a resident of certain states, including Ohio, New York and West Virginia.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 06, 2015

Neighborhood News

INDIANA, Pa. -- Gbenga Esuroso of Clifton Heights, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was selected for a Greek Distinguished Service Award. Esuroso, the son of Vivian Mills-Robertson, is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He is an international business major at IUP.

Delaware County Daily Times, July 04, 2015

New symphony director enthused by orchestra, Springfield

The arts have always been part of (Lou) Ross's life. Raised around music, his family owned a record store in his hometown Beaver Falls, Pa. His parents attended shows in nearby Pittsburgh, and Ross tagged along when his dad would DJ events. Although he was an education major as an undergrad at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he became immersed in committees, taking a special interest in bringing entertainment to campus.

Springfield News-Sun (Ohio), July 03, 2015

Jim Haslett to serve as consultant for Penn State football

Penn State announced via a press release late Wednesday morning that (Jim) Haslett, a native of Pittsburgh, has been hired by James Franklin to serve as a consultant to the Nittany Lions football program. Haslett served as a the head coach of the New Orleans Saints from 2000-05, and as interim head coach of the St. Louis Rams in 2008. The past five seasons (2010-14), he was the defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins; Haslett's son is a quarterback at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), which just so happens to be where his father played his college football.

NBC Sports, June 24, 2015

Volusia's former school superintendent named state BPW Glass Ceiling award winner

The Florida Federation of Business & Professional Women's Clubs presented its prestigious 2015 Glass Ceiling Award to former Volusia County School District superintendent, Margaret A. Smith of Port Orange at its annual state conference June 13 in Marathon. Smith served as Secretary of Education for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and served in the governor's cabinet. Smith, a first generation college student from a very large family, worked diligently to achieve her degrees which include a master's in counselor education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1971.

Daytona Beach News-Journal (Florida), June 23, 2015

Gateway grad Mandella ready for challenges in and out of pool at IUP

In January, Gateway's Sydney Mandella was recognized by the U.S. Army for her efforts both in the swimming pool and in the classroom. The honor emphasized her strengths through the U.S. Army's seven core values of loyalty, duty (fulfilling obligations), respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. She will continue both at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. “IUP was the right fit for me,” said Mandella, who is busy preparing for her first collegiate swim season with a workout regimen given to her by the Crimson Hawks coaching staff. “I am going into education, and PA schools are the best for teaching programs.” The swimming part of the equation fell into place at IUP, in part, Mandella said, on the strength of a fall clinic at the school. “The way (head coach Chris Villa) emphasized athletics and academic was really important,” she said. “He stayed in contact with me and helped me go to the next level. That's what I needed. He always checked on my times. It made an impression on me.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 17, 2015

Then and Now: Graduating OJR triplets help recreate kindergarten photos

NORTH COVENTRY >> Mercury photographer Kevin Hoffman photographed triplets Madison, Miranda and Marissa Nosia on their first day of kindergarten on Sept. 3, 2002. This week, he recreated his photos as they prepare to graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School. The girls will be attending college, but not together, heading to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne and Temple.

The Mercury (Pottstown), June 10, 2015

Orbital Tracking Corp. Names Theresa Carlise as CFO

Orbital Tracking Corp., (OTCQB: TRKK) (the "Company"), announced today that it has named Theresa Carlise as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Carlise joins Orbital Tracking Corp. from FTE Networks, a leading provider of infrastructure services for the telecommunications and wireless sector where she served as CFO and director. Carlise brings over 20 years of experience in strategic and tactical financial management with strong qualifications in all areas of accounting, financial analysis, reporting and planning gained at both publically traded and private companies. Ms. Carlise holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Power Engineering, June 11, 2015

Shaler Area hires interim superintendent

Being hired as Shaler Area's acting superintendent is something of a homecoming for Victor Morrone. Morrone got his bachelor's from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and completed his graduate and doctoral studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 11, 2015

Collins Hill grad Box excited to play pro football in Serbia

Former Collins Hill and Duluth quarterback Michael Box has played football all over the country since graduating high school. The next stop of his football journey will be playing overseas for the Kragujevac Wild Boars in Serbia. Box committed to the University of Connecticut out of high school and transferred to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania during his sophomore year at UConn. Following graduation from IUP, Box was invited to rookie camp with the Washington Redskins and was cut before the season started. #After not making an NFL roster, Box made the transition to indoor football.

Gwinnett Daily Post, July 11, 2015

Voting now open to aid Sideline Cancer team

The Sideline Cancer team, with Billy Clapper as general manager, will play in honor of the Hollidaysburg-based Griffith Family Foundation to help fund a cure for pancreatic cancer research. The Northeast Regional will be held July 17-19 in Philadelphia. The Sideline Cancer team includes Akida McLain and Darryl Webb, who played at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Altoona Mirror, June 12, 2015

Recently retired Edgeworth teacher's impact spans generations of 1 family

The Theises of Sewickley were two of 28 students in Dianne Rotz's first class. Rotz was a Quaker Valley High School graduate herself and after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she sent resumes to the nearby school districts. She always wanted to come back to her home district.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 10, 2015

Snacks'N At: White Rabbit Cafe & Patisserie, Greensburg

More than a little serendipity went into the November 2013 opening of the White Rabbit Cafe & Patisserie in downtown Greensburg. Amber Kunselman, who does all the baking, including custom cakes for special events, is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania culinary program. The two met while working at Sugar Cafe in Dormont, where Medley says, “we both realized we were tired of working for other people. We decided to try this while we were young enough to get other jobs if it didn't work out, but old enough to be responsible.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 10, 2015

Preview: The Clarks salute their idols on 'Rewind'

Before The Clarks assumed the role of most popular band in Pittsburgh, they were students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania playing in a cover band. "We would play three or four hours straight at the Coney Island in Indiana and love it," says bassist Greg Joseph.

Beijing Bulletin (China), June 11, 2015

Preview: The Clarks salute their idols on 'Rewind'

Before The Clarks assumed the role of most popular band in Pittsburgh, they were students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania playing in a cover band.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 11, 2015

Lyme disease on the rise, Allegheny County health department records show

In addition, an April study by the State Department of Environmental Protection and Indiana University of Pennsylvania had found black-legged (deer) ticks carrying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which causes Lyme disease, to be present in all 67 counties statewide.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2015

Success always followed Taylor

Wherever Yancey Taylor played basketball, success followed. From the time he started playing in fifth grade in Donora until his professional playing days ended overseas, Taylor and his teams usually left a mark. Taylor's stellar career made him part of the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Versatile and capable of playing all five positions at IUP, Taylor earned all-conference first-team honors in 1993, 1994 and 1995. He was also honored as a second-team National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American in 1994 and 1995.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 11, 2015

Come and get it: Chef's 117 eatery slated to open in downtown Bradford next month

So says Chef's 117 restaurant owner Justin Work of Bradford, who said on Monday afternoon that he plans to offer breakfast and lunch beginning in early July. Off and on for 20 years, Work has dabbled in catering, going to places such as State College and Morgantown, W.Va. “It's just the natural progression of things,” Work said. He attended Ridgway Area High School and graduated with a degree in culinary arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Many University of Pittsburgh at Bradford alumni and current students and faculty likely remember seeing Work as an executive chief at the campus. He served in that role for 10 1/2 years.

Bradford Era, June 09, 2015

Spotlight Shines on No-Cost Kindle Offer For Thriller Novel Pulse June 12-16

Robert Cook is a shooter, soldier, entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, vintner at cult wine producer Dancing Hares Vineyard and now author. A United States Army Vietnam veteran, he attained the rank of Major and holds the parachutists badge, Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Mr. Cook is an active philanthropist. He endowed the Robert E. Cook Honors College of Indiana University of Pennsylvania that was recently covered in Donald Asher's book, "Cool Colleges for the Hyper Intelligent, Late Blooming and Just Plain Different." IUP Honors College. He is currently active in its support, particularly for Achievement Funds used for assistance in study abroad and supporting low-paying, but valuable, internships.

benzinga, June 12, 2015

DEP study reveals Lyme disease risk in all 67 Pa. counties

DEP's Vector Management Program, in collaboration with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, published the findings on the risk of tick-borne disease in Pennsylvania in the Journal of Medical Entomology on April 14. The study was authored by the DEP Vector Management team of Mike Hutchinson, Maria Strohecker, Andy Kyle, and Matt Helwig and Indiana University of Pennsylvania Professor of Biology Dr. Tom Simmons.

Shippensburg News-Chronicle, June 12, 2015

Pittsburgh police seek help to solve shooting death of 14-year-old

“Lots of the police departments are trying to get the community involved. It's been emphasized by the Department of Justice because of the police shootings in Baltimore and Ferguson,” said John Lewis, a professor of criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Police in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia started emphasizing community policing earlier than many others, Lewis said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 04, 2015

Pa. boy's unsolved drive-by shooting death gnaws at cops

"Lots of the police departments are trying to get the community involved. It's been emphasized by the Department of Justice because of the police shootings in Baltimore and Ferguson," said John Lewis, a professor of criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, said of the unusual police efforts here.

Harrisburg Patriot-News, June 05, 2015

Students in the News

Estefania Alba-Rodriquez: a biochemistry major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Avondale, is the recipient of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Outstanding Student from the Department of Biology. Alba-Rodriquez, daughter of Jose Alba-Beltran and Marina Alba, of Mexico, is a 2011 graduate of Kennett High School. In addition to this award, she won the outstanding presentation at the 2015 Undergraduate Scholars Forum, the Patricia Hilliard Robertson Memorial Award and received a Board of Governors Scholarship. She is a member of the Hispanic-Latino Student Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary, raising more than $300 for the homeless community of Indiana through the “cardboard village” project in 2015.

Daily Local News, June 05, 2015

CEI Names Chris Villella Director of Account Management for Special Marke

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of automotive and truck fleet accident, safety and risk management services, announced today the promotion of Chris Villella to director of account management for special markets. Mr. Villella holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of multiple fleet management, insurance industry and risk management professional groups – including AFLA, NAFA and RIMS.

SteamFeed, Digital Hub for Startups, June 08, 2015

She makes art of the grotesque and her followers eat it up

Wearing a blue-and-purple tie-dye crop top that exposes her hot-pink bra paired with rolled-up jeans shorts and massive platform work boots, Anhia Santana doesn't seem . . . well, even as young as she is, she doesn't like to reveal her age. "I feel like it ruins my brand," said Santana, better known as the visual artist Distortedd. Art has taken Santana, a self-proclaimed 'hood girl from Reading, around the country to star in exhibits, most recently in Miami, D.C., and New York, and to brush shoulders with rap performers such as OJ the Juice Man and Trinidad James. She hopes one day to run her own creative company. For now, she splits her time between creating her own art and working at G.W. Childs Elementary School in South Philly with children who have ADHD and other disorders, which gives her a chance to use her degree in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Inquirer, June 09, 2015

IUP's offshore studies supply graduates with world-view

Nellie Soudah spends her weekends studying to finish her MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. But Soudah is far removed from the campus' leafy, iconic Oak Grove and its Eberly College of Business. She's some 5,900 miles away in one of the most dangerous and politically contentious regions of the world. Soudah is one of 43 students who will earn a master's degree in business administration in August as part of IUP's first graduating class at its offshore campus in the West Bank. IUP is the only university in the state system to offer offshore programs.IUP has a long history as a leader in international education among the 14 state-owned universities, said Michele Petrucci, director of its Office of International Education. IUP, with 892 international students, accounts for more than 46 percent of the 1,922 international students systemwide. “The reality is whether you're going to leave Pennsylvania or not, you're going to be working with people from around the world,” Petrucci said. “Exposure to people from around the world ... will help prepare you to be a better citizen of the commonwealth and a better employee for prospective companies and school systems. You'll go much further in your career.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 08, 2015

Hey HR, What Do Employees Really Want?

HR needs a wakeup call. And not a gentle, soft-voiced, smells-like-bacon wakeup call. The human resources profession needs to get thrown out of bed onto the cold, hard floor by that drill sergeant from “Full Metal Jacket.” That truth, says Ed Krow, principal at Lititz, Pennsylvania-based management consulting firm TurboExecs, is that the way HR professionals are doing things is broken, outdated, and, worst of all, out of touch with employees.In 1995 Krow earned his master's in safety science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He laughs when he realizes, “I'm formally educated in industrial safety, and I've never worked one day in it.” In 2012 Krow co-founded TurboExecs, which he says started as “a walking C-suite” loosely tied to two other companies.

U.S. 1 Newspaper, June 03, 2015

Rekindle the Spirit announces summer workshops

Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. has announced the 2015 Children's Summer Workshops at the Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm in East Canton. The free workshops are provided by United Way of Bradford County and Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. Instructor Courtney Grieve is the Canton Elementary Art Teacher. She graduated with a B.S. in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she also studied interior design. Through a study abroad program, she had the opportunity to travel to London, England. She holds a Master's degree in Education from Wilkes University and is certified to teach English as a Second Language. Grieve has had a passion for teaching and for art since high school when she participated in the adopt-a-class program for an elementary art class. She is thrilled to be part of a community that supports the arts.

Troy Pennysaver, June 02, 2015

Pine Grove graduates inspired by peer

PINE GROVE — Surviving high school is hard enough, but surviving cancer along side high school is a whole different battle. Michelle Lengel, 18, was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma during her senior year. The class salutatorian, she fought cancer through her senior year while juggling marching band, concert band, jazz band, theater and quiz bowl while acting as yearbook editor, student representative to the school board and national honors society. She was declared cancer free on March 16. “None of us would have made it to this point without the help of everyone here supporting us, and for that encouragement, we will be forever grateful ... The word of wisdom that I have thought about for the last six months is, that if our life is not worth living, then why are we living it?” Lengel said during her graduation speech Tuesday night in the Pine Grove middle school auditorium. In the fall, she is attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Robert E. Cook honors college program to major in political science.

The Republican Herald, June 03, 2015

Mentoring Helps Shape Our Profession's Future

Often, the benefits to the mentee are crystal clear: By connecting with a mentor, the mentee will receive work and career guidance, make new professional contacts and gain insight based on the mentor's experience. But what are the mentor's rewards from the relationship? Wanda Minnick and a group of students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania talk about some of these benefits in “Onboarding OSH Professionals: The Role of Mentoring” (PS, Dec. 2014, pp. 27-33). They cite studies that report a significant difference in the promotion rate, salary and self-reported career success of those who had served as mentors compared to those who had not. They also suggest that mentors may gain a rewarding sense of satisfaction, an improved reputation throughout the organization and a new outlook on their profession. In other words, the most effective mentoring relationships are a two-way street. As Sheryl Sandberg explains in Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead:

The American Society of Safety Engineers, June 01, 2015

North Hills High School principal to take same post at North Allegheny

The North Allegheny School Board has hired John Kreider, principal of North Hills High School, as principal of North Allegheny Senior High School, effective July 1. The district's executive council, a group of North Allegheny administrators, recommended Kreider, and the school board unanimously voted to hire him at its May 27 meeting.Kreider has a bachelor's degree in math education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He is working toward a doctorate at Pitt.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 28, 2015

Johnsonburg police chief retiring

JOHNSONBURG — Today is the last day on the job for Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana, who will retire after serving 21 years in the position. “It's been a life journey,” Parana says of his 30 years of service as a full-time police officer for Johnsonburg Borough. Starting as a junior fireman at Central Hose Co. when he was 16 years old, Parana knew when he graduated from high school he wanted to be a professional fireman or policeman. After studying criminal justice at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and attending its police academy, Parana was hired in 1984 as a part-time police officer in Johnsonburg. Nearly a year later he became full time and would continue to rise through the ranks to become the department's chief in 1994. During his career, Parana has received six letters of commendation - two from the court system, one from the regional director of the FBI, and three to recognize acts of the valor in the line of duty.

Courier-Express, May 29, 2015

Walker to speak at Smethport graduation ceremony

SMETHPORT — Mark Walker, a 1990 graduate of Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School, will return to his alma mater on June 5 to deliver the commencement address. He is currently the director of sales for Merchants Information Solutions, a company that provides risk management services. Walker earned a bachelor's degree in applied psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master of business administration degree from Dowling College in Oakdale, N.Y. During his undergraduate years at IUP, he was selected as one of 12 students who were granted an opportunity to study in graduate level courses while completing his baccalaureate degree. It was then that he began to concentrate on hiring practices and the impact on both employees and employers. His study focused on sexual harassment and the workplace. In 1994, these results were used as part of the initial policy creation for Pennsylvania and victim advocacy.

The Bradford Era, May 29, 2015

Waynesboro native receives high honor for playing tuba

Former Waynesboro resident Zack Grass just learned he has been selected to perform at the Yamaha's Young Performing Artist Celebration at the Music For All Summer Symposium next month.Grass, a 2014 summa cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in music performance, is a teaching assistant at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, where he is studying for his master's degree in music performance.

The Record Herald, May 29, 2015

Forsyth to speak at Kane High graduation

KANE — Gaining perspective and expanding one's world are the key points which U.S. Army Col. Lisa Forsyth of Converse, Texas, will speak about during the commencement address she will be giving at Kane Area High School on June 5. Forsyth, a 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, entered the Pennsylvania National Guard during her senior year of high school as means to go to college. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biology. In 1991, Forsyth went active duty in the Army and attended officer candidate school at Fort Indiantown Gap northeast of Harrisburg.

The Bradford Era, May 30, 2015

Gryphon House releases Literacy for All Young Learners

As classrooms become increasingly diverse, teachers are challenged to instruct children with varying literacy levels, many of whom are English language learners (ELLs). “Literacy for All Young Learners” by Mary Renck Jalongo, PhD, offers 65 research-based strategies to support literacy learning with children from preschool through third grade. All strategies are tied to the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through third grade and offer solutions based on Jalongo's research and personal experience.Mary Renck Jalongo, PhD, is an internationally respected educator, author, presenter, editor and consultant. She recently retired as a professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she coordinated the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction. She is the author of more than 25 books and is the editor-in-chief of Early Childhood Education Journal.

District Administrator, May 31, 2015

Personally Speaking – Dr. Shawn Holliday

Dr. Shawn Holliday grew up in West Virginia. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Marshall University. He earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, who works at the NWOSU Foundation, moved here from a teaching position in Kentucky. “I grew up in the mountains, so I was looking for a change,” he said. “I really like it here.” He admitted when they came to interview for his current position, they faced a little bit of culture change.

Alva Review-Courier (Oklahoma), June 01, 2015

Seminar on US Education Held in City

BENGALURU: Hundreds of students attended the United States Education Seminar organized jointly by People's Education Society (PES) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania here on Sunday. Dr Prashanth Bharadwaj of Eberly School of Business said, “The seminar gave insights to students about the programme combining the cost/value advantages of India with global exposure and opportunities of studying and working in the US.” Divyashree Ravishankar, Associate Director, PES-IUP (PES-Indiana University of Pennsylvania) Management said the degrees provide an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their careers.

The New Indian Express, Bengaluru, India, June 01, 2015

IUP honors Valley native

During George Braunegg's freshman year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his father George sat him down to talk about career plans. “My father was a steelworker and he made it clear he did not want me working with my hands and my back,” Braunegg said. Braunegg chose accounting, which he called the language of business. The 1975 Charleroi Area High School graduate was recently inducted into the Hall of Distinction by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Eberly College of Business. The Hall of Distinction recognizes professional success and good citizenship of graduates of the college and others associated with its advancement.

The Valley Independent, May 27, 2015

Campus news

Two Lebanon County students have been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. • Jeannie Showers, daughter of Richard and Dianne Showers, Hathaway Park, Lebanon, is a senior at Lebanon High School. A superior honor roll student, Showers was the Rotary Student of the Month and on the Lancaster-Lebanon all-academic field hockey team. She participates in her school's varsity track and field hockey teams and Envirothon, and is president of the Chinese club. She will attend IUP in the fall as a biology major. • Laura P. Umberger, daughter of John and Denise Umberger, Ruth Drive, Myerstown, a senior at Cedar Crest High School. Umberger is a member of National Honor Society, Tri-M musical honor society, concert band, wind ensemble, marching band section leader, blue chorus, concert choir, show choir, pit orchestra, full orchestra, drama club, art club and praise band. She is on a volleyball team at Friedens Lutheran Church. She will attend IUP in the fall as an interior design major.

Lebanon Daily News, May 28, 2015

Ligonier Valley chamber names new executive director

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce introduced Anna Weltz as the new executive director during a chamber member gathering at Ligonier Country Inn last week. She worked at Laurel Valley Golf Club for six seasons before graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and worked at the Greensburg Country Club before taking a position as communications manager at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 20, 2015

High notes

Two area natives graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with perfect grade point averages.

Scranton Times-Tribune, May 14, 2015

IUP students to test, analyze water supply in Westmoreland

The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will pay Indiana University of Pennsylvania $80,000 this year to test and analyze water samples at and around its Beaver Run Reservoir. It will be the fourth year the school's chemistry and science department has worked to review water quality issues near the 11-billion-gallon reservoir and surrounding property.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 13, 2015

Penn State Tech Expo Shows Off Future of Education

Tom Hoover, an IT services specialist with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, says technology like this has become an integral part of modern education. "I remember when I was in school it was just the blackboard and paper, but it's not like that anymore," Hoover says. "Now, without classroom technology, the classes simply wouldn't function anymore."

StateCollege.com, May 11, 2015

Newsmaker: Linus Morales

Noteworthy: (Linus) Morales, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, won second place in the final contest of the fifth Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for University Students in New England in Boston on April 12. The Confucius Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston hosted the contest.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 10, 2015

Speaker's research exonerates Confederate leader Ewell

As he campaigned for the presidency in 1880, Gen. Winfield Hancock seized the opportunity to heap criticism on Confederate Gen. Richard S. Ewell, noted Mick Bednarski, featured speaker at the Thursday's edition of the California University of Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable. Bednarski's presentation, and subject of his doctoral dissertation, which he received from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will be “Exposing General Richard S. Ewell's Critics.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 08, 2015

Lyme Disease Continues To Spread With Hotter Weather And More Ticks

Researchers from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) conducted a research on the spread of Lyme disease in the state. They discovered that the population of blacklegged tick has significantly grown since the mid-1960s and has even reached areas that did not have deer ticks before.

Tech Times, May 04, 2015

DEP study: Lyme disease risk in all 67 Pennsylvania counties

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the first time, blacklegged (deer) ticks have now been observed in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, according to researchers at The Department of Environmental Protection. The range expansion took place in just decades, as similar studies conducted in the mid-1960s found no specimens. The study was authored by the DEP Vector Management team and Indiana University of Pennsylvania Professor of Biology Dr. Tom Simmons.

Farm and Dairy, April 29, 2015

Campus notes

Nicole Robinson, Bern Township, received the Patricia Hilliard-Robertson Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Female Science Student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School.Robinson is president of the Biology Club and is a tutor. She also is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma honor society.

Reading Eagle, April 26, 2015

Campus notes

Miguel Reyes, Reading, was among the members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Sigma Kappa fraternity who recently raised $2,000 for veterans and their families through the fifth annual chili cookoff competition.Reyes, a human resources management major, is a member of the fraternity's executive board and is a graduate of Reading High School.

Reading Eagle, April 26, 2015

Campus News

Linus Morales placed second in the 14th Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition for College Students recently at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Pictured are, Morales, center, with his parents Joe and Stacey Morales. Morales presented a speech, took questions from jurors, and then sang a traditional Chinese song while playing the guitar and harmonica. He is a freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Robert E. Cook Honors College and a 2014 graduate of Lebanon High School.

Lebanon Daily News, April 27, 2015

Oil Makes a Comeback in Pennsylvania

“Kier discovered so much oil, he didn't know what to do with it,” said Charles McCollester, retired professor of industrial labor relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “The Delaware Indians in northwest Pennsylvania, where oil would bubble to the surface, considered it the blood of the Evil One oozing out of the Earth.”

New York Times, April 22, 2015

Western Pa. residents at risk for Lyme disease

Outdoor lovers and pet owners are asked to remain vigilant in light of recent news that deer ticks have migrated to Western Pennsylvania. For the first time, the disease-carrying parasites were observed in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, according to researchers at the state Department of Environmental Protection and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter, April 22, 2015

Lyme disease cases from deer ticks are plummeting in Lancaster County. Why?

In a new study by the state Department of Environmental Protection and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, deer ticks were found in all 67 counties for the first time. Deer ticks have become firmly established in western Pennsylvania for the first time.

Lancaster Online, April 22, 2015

Counties issue Lyme disease warnings in Pennsylvania

The small ticks that carry the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria now are embedded in Western Pennsylvania, which was the last holdout, states a study published last week in the Journal of Medical Entomology and prepared by the state Department of Environmental Resources' Vector Management Program and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 22, 2015

Cover up! Lyme disease causing deer ticks found in every Pennsylvania county; study says

The risk of contracting tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, has spread across Pennsylvania after a new study has found blacklegged ticks present in all 67 counties. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Indiana University of Pennsylvania published a report that found blacklegged ticks, referred to as "deer ticks", in every county. Similar studies performed in the mid-1960s found no ticks in certain areas of the state but there has been an expansion, according to the study.

Harrisburg Patriot-News, April 21, 2015

Newsmaker: Gretchen McCormick

Noteworthy: (Gretchen) McCormick received the 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Women's Senior Leadership Award on April 1. Background: A dean's list student, McCormick is president of the IUP SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) Club. She volunteers with the Indiana Community Garden. In April 2014, McCormick received the Emerging Student Leader Grant Award. McCormick will intern at a 12-acre organic farm, Cure Organic Farm, in Boulder, Colo., from mid-May to roughly the end of October. She hopes to earn a full-time job with the farm.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 20, 2015

Newsmaker: Pao Ying Hsiao

Noteworthy: Pao Ying Hsiao was named a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition's Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition last month. The program recognizes the highest quality research presented by young investigators and students. More than 1,000 abstracts were submitted.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 16, 2015

Shaler Area superintendent to take top job with Mars Area district

The Mars Area school board will vote Tuesday to hire Shaler Area Superintendent Wesley W. Shipley as the district's next superintendent. He received a doctorate in educational leadership from Duquesne University, a master's degree in education from Youngstown State University, and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 10, 2015

Special Olympics Equestrian Team of Indiana and Armstrong counties prepares for horse show

The Special Olympics Equestrian Team of Indiana and Armstrong counties has been training since October for its second annual horse show competition this month. We teach typical horseback skills and expect athletes to groom the horses, tack the horse and ride,” said Kristen Kalanavich, therapeutic instructor and team head coach. “Riders ride the same horse each time and develop a bond. They have their own unique friendship — with the horse and with the volunteers. We're like a big family.” Kalanavich, 24, gives one-on-one lessons to athletes in an indoor arena at her family farm in White Township, Indiana County. The free therapeutic riding lessons are funded through grants and donations. When she is notgiving lessons, Kalanavich works as a student teacher at Shannock Valley Elementary School in Rural Valley, while pursuing a bachelor's degree in early childhood and special education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She expects to graduate in 2016.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 04, 2015

Program aims to spark grass-roots revival of New Ken

Sean Bridgen wants to improve New Kensington one block at a time. Bridgen has lived there all of his life, except when he left for college. Today, the Penn State New Kensington advising program coordinator chooses to live in the city. John Turack, a Penn State Extension educator who is part of the group, said numerous things are planned before Better Block Day in May. One occurred last Tuesday when an Indiana University of Pennsylvania geography and regional planning class looked at the block. The class will come up with development ideas. Professor D. Whit Watts said two of the students are city residents. Evan Tobin is a graduate student who is active in regional planning, the Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth (WEDIG), and Better Block. Undergraduate student Cody Nolen is helping the city with a graphic information system inventory.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 29, 2015

Basile named new Bishop McCort head football coach

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop McCort Catholic High School announced on Friday the hiring of Brian Basile as the next Crusher head football coach.Basile holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Special Education certification from California University of Pennsylvania.

Somerset Daily American, March 27, 2015

IUP, WCCC ink reverse transfer agreement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County Community College have signed a reverse articulation agreement that will allow students to earn an associate degree from WCCC while studying at IUP, the schools announced Tuesday. The agreement is designed to support student who have earned college-level credits toward an associate degree while enrolled at WCCC, but did not complete sufficient credits to earn their community college certificate, diploma or degree.

Pittsburgh Business Times, April 01, 2015

STEAM Academy of Warren teacher selected for US Navy Oceanography Officer Program

WARREN, Ohio – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Academy of Warren School Teacher Nicole Mountain, from Clarksburg, Pennsylvania, was the only person selected this year nationwide to become an Oceanography Officer (OCEANO) in the United States Navy. Mountain, who currently lives in Niles, Ohio, graduated Saltsburg High School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, in 2008. She then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Earth and Space Science Education and a degree in Geology.

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, March 31, 2015

Elite Eight Players Giving Back

As the day went on, players from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Tarleton State University stopped by the Evansville Boys and Girls Club to shoot some hoops. "We get to touch a lot of kids hearts and it's just a really big deal for us to give back for us to be so fortunate in the position that we are to give back to the community," Indiana University of Pennsylvania player Jeremy Jeffers. "It's an honor to be able to show kids what the right things to do on and off the court of course,"said Tarleton State University player Michael Hardge. Evansville Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Richard Johnson says the opportunity for elite eight players to return is an honor. "It's great for the players to come and see our members where they once were as kids and for our members to have a goal to accomplish that they don't need to go to the big universities to get an athletic scholarship to play sports to better their lives," said Evansville Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Richard Johnson.

Tristate/Nexstar Broadcasting, March 24, 2015

Reforestation Continuing At Flight 93 National Memorial

On April 17-18 the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in 150,000 new trees at Flight 93 National Memorial, the nation's permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, and all of those lost on September 11, 2001. Additional National Park Service partners include Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

National Parks Traveler, March 24, 2015

Military magazine names IUP on list

INDIANA - Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Military Times for its 2015 listing of "Best for Vets: Business Schools." Military Times comprises four newspapers, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. The ranking is an editorially independent news project that evaluates factors that make an institution a good fit for veterans. The listing focuses on culture and curriculum that cater to military veterans. It is also based on scores from the third annual "Best for Vets: Business Schools" survey, an 80-question analysis of a graduate business school's complete offerings for veterans.

The Progress, March 24, 2015

Spring break on the horizon, students ready to … volunteer

With another long, cold winter refusing to release its icy grip, college students across Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education are ready for spring break and a week away from classes. Many of them, however, won't be heading to the beach to kick back and relax in the sunshine. They'll be volunteering instead, taking part in service-learning projects at dozens of locations; some, close to home; others far away. More than a dozen students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania will travel to Barnet, Vermont, to participate in a variety of maintenance projects at the nation's oldest Buddhist meditation center. This will be the fifth trip to the location. About 50 members of Rho Tau Chi, the military science honor fraternity at IUP, won't really be traveling during spring break, but, instead, will host a 24-hour sleep out in front of a local shopping center to raise funds for homeless veterans in Pennsylvania.

Berks-Montgomery News, March 05, 2015

Four other PASSHE schools face per credit programs

IUP created a program to help lower the costs for some students. The Academic Success Initiative is expected to give students with a 3.0 GPA the coverage for one credit. Students with a 3.5 GPA can qualify for the cost of two credits. Financial need-based grants will also be put into place at IUP. The program at IUP has a three-year phase-in, but the true cost will not come into full effect until the 2019-20 school year.

The Slate, March 03, 2015

Local High School Students Attend Leadership Conference

Secondary students from Kittanning and West Shamokin High Schools, as well as Lenape Technical School, attended the Youth Leadership Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wednesday.“In the very beginning, we talked about ‘What is a leader?' and ‘What are the characteristics of a leader?' We had some breakout sessions in the afternoon, and the ROTC from IUP did some team-building skills,” Bence said.

The Kittannning Paper, February 27, 2015

Corey King named vice president of Student Affairs after interim term

Corey King is the new vice president of Student Affairs, according to Florida Atlantic President John Kelly via email announcement sent on Friday, Feb. 20. King obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Florida State University in curriculum and instruction and higher education administration, respectively. His doctoral degree was from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in education administration and leadership.

Florida University Press, February 23, 2015

Pittsburgh marathon inducts three into its Hall of Fame

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) has announced its seventh class of inductees to the Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame. The 2015 award recipients with local ties include accomplished marathoners Mary Alico, Terry Stanley and Eric Wilkins and former Richard S. Caliguri City of Pittsburgh Great Race race director Mike Radley. The inductees will be honored during the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.● Accomplished marathoner Mary Alico, who graduated from Indiana High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, competed in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. In 1997, she placed third at the USA Marathon Championship to earn a spot in the World Championships held in Athens, Greece.

South Pittsburgh Reporter, February 24, 2015

Caldwell University Announces New Vice President for Academic Affairs

CALDWELL, NJ - Caldwell University has announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara A. Chesler as its new vice president for academic affairs effective June 15, 2015. Dr. Chesler has a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, a master's from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and an Ed.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

TAPintoWest Essex, February 24, 2015

Regional sites inspire settings for Dilltown native's murder mysteries

Author Donna (Ramage) Cummins, who was born and raised in Dilltown, has placed her fictional characters and the sinister situations they encounter in a familiar landscape that includes sites in the county and surrounding areas. Though some names of places and towns may have been changed, they are based on real locations in Western Pennsylvania. After graduating from United High School in 1963, Cummins studied business education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, aided by a partial academic scholarship through the local Mack Foundation.“My Waverly College is based exclusively on IUP,” she said. “Anyone familiar with those settings will instantly recognize many references, from Philadelphia Avenue to South Sixth Street, the Oak Grove — lots of things happen in Oak Grove.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 19, 2015

Meteor (hardly anyone saw) lights up Pennsylvania early morning sky

Plenty have heard about a fireball that streaked through the sky over Kittanning Tuesday, but few saw it for themselves. NASA says meteorite fragments may be scattered on the ground east of Kittanning. There is a chance the black, slightly smooth rocks could be found, Trees said. But Ken Coles of the Geoscience Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania — also among those who didn't see the fireball — doubts it. “It is quite possible some material survived all the way to the ground as small fragments, but it would be a matter of luck — or a very determined search — to find any,” Coles said in an email. “They would have buried themselves in the snow and would be difficult to distinguish from plain old rocks.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 18, 2015

The revolution wasn't televised: The early days of YouTube

Before YouTube's 10th anniversary, Mashable talked with some of the people involved in YouTube's formation. The picture that emerges is of a smart startup that came along at the right time but also had the right connections, philosophy of design and, above all, the superb execution that allowed it to come from nowhere and dominate the online video market. (Chad) Hurley, who is from Birdsboro, Penn., a Philadelphia suburb, took a more offbeat path, attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received a fine arts degree.

Mashable, February 14, 2015

Kennett's WIN program inspires students to succeed

This is the story for many Latino students attending Kennett High School. Fortunately they can get assistance from teachers, guidance counselors, and the Walk In kNnowledge (WIN) program. According to Superintendent Barry Tomasetti, “Ms. Loretta Perna facilitates our very successful WIN program that provides hope and direction for students who need extra guidance to secure a successful future." .. Jaqueline Castano is currently attending the Robert E. Cook Honors College at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Chester County News, February 16, 2015

In Pennsylvania and beyond, higher education costs can be confusing

Some costs can be reduced, such as textbooks. “There are so many ways to be creative with textbook purchases,” said Stacy Hopkins, director of financial aid at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “You can rent your textbooks. You can check them out of the library. You can sometimes borrow materials from the academic faculty member who is teaching the course. The days of going to the campus bookstore, purchasing a textbook and having that be your only option is definitely not the way it is now.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 12, 2015

Names in the News

Randel Massafra: a 1999 graduate of IUP with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, was selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2014 Young Alumni Achievement Award. He is the son of Michael and Sheryl Massafra of Downingtown. The Young Alumni Achievement Awards are sponsored by the IUP Office of Alumni Relations and IUP Ambassadors. It is presented to IUP graduates of the last 15 years who have recorded notable achievements in their professions. Each IUP college selects a recipient who is a graduate of their college for the award. Randel Massafra: a 1999 graduate of IUP with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, was selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2014 Young Alumni Achievement Award. He is the son of Michael and Sheryl Massafra of Downingtown.The Young Alumni Achievement Awards are sponsored by the IUP Office of Alumni Relations and IUP Ambassadors. It is presented to IUP graduates of the last 15 years who have recorded notable achievements in their professions. Each IUP college selects a recipient who is a graduate of their college for the award.

Daily Local News, February 12, 2015

Monday Rundown: Finding a Concrete Way to Address Underage Drinking

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is working with four universities to combat underage drinking. One of the schools taking part is Indiana University of Pennsylvania. We'll find out what the university is doing to address this problem with Ann Sesti, Assistant director for IUP's alcohol, tobacco and other drugs program in the Center for Health and Well-Being. Also taking part in the conversation is Ken Healy, alcohol education specialist with the PA Liquor Control Board Education Office.

WESA (Pittsburgh's NPR news station), February 09, 2015

Reality check

Blessing Offor of NBC's “The Voice” will be part of a “Diversity Counts” program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Mr. Offor, who lost his vision as a child, will be joined by comedian/writer/producer Robert Townsend (“The Parent 'Hood”). The show begins at 6 p.m. with Mr. Townsend, followed by Mr. Offor, around 7:30. The event will be held in the Toretti Auditorium. Mr. Offor was a member of Team Adam Levine on “The Voice.” He was eliminated in a knockout round by Ross' Chris Jamison, who went on to become a finalist.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 07, 2015

McGarry to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Brad McGarry never considered himself an outdoorsman until after he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Soon afterward, though, the Cathedral Preparatory School graduate found himself fly fishing on a regular basis. McGarry then started going on camping trips. Then hiking. Then mountain hiking. McGarry, 40, will leave Thursday for Africa, where he'll be part of a 20-person expedition that plans to hike the fabled Mount Kilimanjaro. Their trek is scheduled to begin Feb. 14 and last for eight days.

Erie-Times News, February 02, 2015

Charging per credit is a fairer tuition system

Under the current flat tuition system it costs students who are able to take only 24 or fewer credits a year 42 percent more to get a bachelor's degree than students who are able to carry 36 credits a year. It penalizes students who received a substandard secondary education, have to work to help pay for college or have family obligations that limit the number of credits they can take. Under the charge per credit, the cost of a degree is the same for everyone. What could be fairer than that?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 27, 2015

MLK Day Donations to Aid Armstrong Community Action

More than two dozen volunteers collected money and non-perishable food donations yesterday rather than taking a “day off.” ... volunteers including local Girl Scouts (under the direction of Indiana/Armstrong Membership Manager Michele Whitman) and students of at least two Indiana University of Pennsylvania groups – worked in shifts but OSM/VISTA Cassy Allen and other Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps members volunteered the entire eight hours. Allen, from Crookside (Indiana County) has been AmeriCorps OSM/VISTA for the Crooked Creek Watershed Association and Evergreen Conservancy since November after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Ecology, Conservation and Environment in 2013.

The Kittanning Paper, January 20, 2015

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation service

It's tax season, which can mean a lot of frustration and head scratching. But help is available for qualifying families and individuals in Armstrong and Butler counties. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is a free tax preparation service offered to moderate to low income household earners with a gross annual income less than $50,000,” said Jean Bowen, VITA coordinator and program specialist. Training is being held at the IUP Northpointe campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The training sessions are open to students and nonstudents. Having the training and tax preparation program available on campus has a twofold benefit, said Richard Muth, director of IUP Northpointe. Not only is the facility an ideal place for clients to get assistance, Muth said. But students who decide to enroll in the training sessions will also have an opportunity to build up skills while offering a valuable service to the community.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 09, 2015

PA governors' signatures on display in Allison-Antrim Museum through Jan. 26

The Dr. Thomas Brumbaugh Collection of Pennsylvania Governors' Signatures will be displayed in the South Exhibit Bay of the upper level of the German bank barn on site at the museum. The complete collection of all 50 signatures, on primary documents, is made public just once every four years, upon the occasion of electing and inaugurating Pennsylvania's governors.The total collection consists of about 80 different documents with signatures. The core group of 41 signatures in the collection was given to the museum by the late Thomas Brumbaugh when the museum opened in August 1998. A collection he began in his youth, it is believed to be the largest collection of state governors' signatures outside those in possession by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Brumbaugh was raised in Greencastle and graduated in 1939 from Greencastle High School. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the 63rd Division, 7th Army, in Germany. Also a graduate of Indiana University of PA and University of Iowa, he received his doctorate in art history in 1955 from Ohio State University.

FlipSidePA, January 07, 2015

Regs designed to help first responders better locate rigs

It goes without saying that drilling a natural gas well is an inherently risky proposition. Crews are working with heavy equipment, sometimes around the clock and often under tight deadlines. And they're drilling for a flammable, volatile substance that's naturally under high pressure. What's more, the work is occurring out in the elements, where sudden bad weather can quickly create unforeseen problems. "Inside, you can control the environment. Outside, the very work area is continually changing," said Jeremy Slagley, a safety sciences professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Business Times, January 02, 2015

Rep. Dave Reed prepares for role as majority leader

INDIANA, Pa. — He's young, from Indiana County and has just been elevated to one of the most prominent positions in Pennsylvania politics. State Rep. Dave Reed, 36, a six-term incumbent, is the newly elected majority leader of the House Republican caucus, a group that holds a 119-member majority in the 203-seat chamber. He'll take the oath of office for a new term on Tuesday. Mr. Reed is a Homer City native who attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a master's of governmental administration from the University of Pennsylvania. “It's definitely not the norm” to attain the post at that age, “but he's proven himself capable, and people believe in him,” said Steve Miskin, a spokesman for the House Republican Caucus.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 05, 2015

Former Indian Haven staffer takes on new role overseeing Indiana County's human services programs

The Indiana County Department of Human Services' new director, Lisa Spencer, came into the job familiar with many of the programs and services offered through the department after spending 11 years at the Communities at Indian Haven as social services director. Spencer graduated from Indiana Area High School and attended Carnegie Mellon University for her undergraduate studies, then earned a master's degree in adult education and communication technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 01, 2015