2017

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On October 26th, Pennsylvania's chief executive Tom Wolf presented the 2017 Pennsylvania Governor's Awards in the Arts at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

WoodEzine, October 01, 2017

Mount Aloysius financial aid director earns honor

Stacy Schenk, director of financial aid at Mount Aloysius College, was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators with the Presidential Award. She received a bachelor's degree from Mount Aloysius and a master's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, December 23, 2017

Dry cleaner opens in Ellwood City

Country Club Cleaners opened in late October at 311 Fifth St. in Ellwood City. Owners Jamal Soubra and his wife, Janine, say they are happy to be part of the business community. “I am the first member of my family born in this country,” he said. “My mother is Italian and my father is Lebanese.” Born and raised in New Castle, Soubra graduated in 1994 from New Castle High School, where he played football. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Soubra received a masters degree in accounting from Geneva College.

Ellwood City Ledger, December 22, 2017

New Kensington's new police chief: Det. Bob Deringer

Detective Bob Deringer, a 28-year veteran of the department, will serve as acting police chief starting Friday, while Chief Jim Klein, who is retiring, uses the last of his vacation days. A graduate of Valley High School's class of 1984, he started with the department after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania's police academy in 1989.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 21, 2017

Band director brings harmony to music program

...the music program there is settling into a more comfortable place under the leadership of Abigayle Weaver, an experienced teacher with a master's degree from San Diego State University. Weaver completed her undergraduate work at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where her major instrument was French horn and her minor instrument was piano. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2012.

San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, December 20, 2017

York's opioid problem 'resides inside our churches' too

For example, we have invested financially in our counselors to receive training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, through the American Association of Christian Counselors, and learn from local professionals who daily work with people who are plagued with substance use. I appreciate the openness and friendship from these agencies.

York Daily Record, December 20, 2017

Local IUP student honored at commencement

A local student graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania was honored at the university's December commencement ceremony for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her academic career. Angel Steinkirchner, from Listie, an art studio major with a minor in art history, was honored during the Dec. 16 ceremony. Steinkirchner, daughter of Ed Steinkirchner and Cheryl Steinkirchner, is a 2013 graduate of Somerset Area High School. While at IUP, she was a member of the Jewelry and Metals Society, Student Art Association, received the Robert Alico Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Jean Slenker Scholarship, the Dean's Merit Award and the Ralph Reynolds Art Emphasis Award.

Somerset Daily American, December 19, 2017

Local woman receives scholarship

Samantha Bowman of Lehighton, a double major in family and consumer science education and art studio, has been selected for the Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Alumni Scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Bowman, daughter of Craig and Dawn Bowman, is a 2011 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. She is a dean's list student and maintained perfect attendance at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and the Baking and Pastry Program.

Times-News (Lehighton, Pa.), December 15, 2017

Editorial Laurels and Barbs

Laurel: Indiana University of Pennsylvania was awarded a $220,000 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to create a 33-acre multi-use park the college. Confluence Park will be transformed from wetlands and former industrial property into a park to complement the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, December 16, 2017

AROUND TOWN: lyoob tracking down more than fly balls

Easy? Not in lyoob's vocabulary. Her degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania was followed by her stint at Drexel... has been hired by the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, police department as a crime scene technician/investigator.

Scranton Times-Tribune, December 17, 2017

IUP faculty members develop special education curriculum for university

INDIANA, Pa. — A trio of faculty members from Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services are creating a curriculum to be used in special education classes at a university in Suriname.

Courier-Express, December 13, 2017

Second public art installation in Aldershot to be installed in Spring of 2018

Xiaojing Yan's design has been chosen as the public artwork that will be installed on a median on Plains Road near the Francis Road intersection.The artwork, Dwelling, is expected to be installed in spring 2018. She earned a MFA for Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from Nanjing Arts Institution in China.

Burlington (Oregon) Gazette, December 05, 2017

IUP student selected for scholarship

Joseph Gallo of East Stroudsburg, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for the international Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship.

Pocono Record, December 14, 2017

Mega university to be set up in Amaravati soon

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced that a new mega university would be set up in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati very soon. This decision was taken when Naidu met with Dr. Peter Garland, Vice Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) at the Secretariat in Hyderabad today. A high-level delegation, led by Envoy Kanika Choudhary, including Dr. Timothy S. Moerland, Provost, Vice President, State Official and Education Secretary of Academic Affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Suhas Pednekar, Principal of Ramnarain Ruia College also met the Chief Minister as well.

ANI (South Asia), December 14, 2017

IUP inks agreement with Milton Hershey School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is making a bid to enroll more graduates of the Milton Hershey School and solidifying its commitment to first-generation college students. IUP officials said President Michael Driscoll inked an agreement with the residential co-educational Hershey School this month. The agreement formalizes a partnership with the Hershey-based school that provides a tuition-free education to some 2,000 students in grades pre-K-12.

Greesnburg Tribune-Review, December 13, 2017

Saint Vincent professor shares drug study findings with state lawmakers

For two years, he compiled the results of surveys with 158 drug users and people in recovery in the county and, with the help of Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor John Lewis, analyzed the data. he study examined what drugs participants used, at what age they started using them and how treatment options worked .

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 13, 2017

Local Man Honored by Tourist Bureau

A Christmas celebration luncheon was given at the Belmont Complex in honor of a man who has led the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau for the past 13 years. Jack Bennett has served the Armstrong County Tourist Bureau on its Board since 2004. He is a graduate of Kittanning High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Kittanning Paper, December 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Ranks High On List Of Best College Towns & Cities

WalletHub just came out with a survey of schools and their hometowns to come up with their 2018 “Best College Towns & Cities in America” ranking. Indiana, Pennsylvania, home to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was No. 241.

KDKA-TV (CBS) Pittsburgh, December 12, 2017

Student throws 'Star Wars'-themed 1st birthday party for his dog

Deuce, the beloved bulldog of Charles Wilson-Adams, a senior communications media major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, received a "Star Wars"-themed birthday party for first birthday.

ABCNews, December 11, 2017

CodeClan Appoints New CEO

Melinda Matthews Clarkson, who has more than 25 years experience in the technology sector, has been appointed the new CEO of CodeClan. Ms Matthews Clarkson has an education degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is certified in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.

DIGIT, December 08, 2017

Kittanning Native Becomes Newest Police Officer

Michael Bartosiewicz starts his first day today as a Kittanning Borough police officer. "... I ended up enrolling into the police academy at IUP and I fell in love with it from there. I worked hard in the academy, kept my grades up, and did everything I needed to do."

The Kittanning Paper, December 11, 2017

Man Throws Adorable Star Wars-Themed Party for His Service Dog's 1st Birthday

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania man Charles Wilson-Adams threw a very special party to celebrate his pooch's first birthday, going all out to make sure his best pal Deuce had everything a dog could ever want. Wilson-Adams — whose sister is a writer/reporter at PEOPLE — bought Deuce a “Happy Birthday” banner, plates, napkins and a cake, all Star Wars-themed. Wilson-Adams, 24, is a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

People.com, December 10, 2017

100 years of Finnish independence celebrated in the U.P.

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was the guest speaker of the evening. She serves on the board of FinnFest USA and the on the Finlandia University Finnish Council.

, December 06, 2017

IUP receives $220K grant for multi-use park

A $220,000 state grant will launch the process of creating a 33-acre multi-use park at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the grant to Allegheny Arboretum at IUP to create a conceptual master plan for Confluence Park, beginning the process of transforming wetlands and former industrial property into a multi-use park to complement the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP. The grant proposal was developed by a team representing the university, the IUP Research Institute and Allegheny Arboretum.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, December 06, 2017

How to keep students in science

Over the last nine years, more than 8,800 bacteria-infecting viruses have been discovered by students exploring scientific research for the first time—most during their first year of college. More than 100 colleges and universities now participate in SEA-PHAGES, which launched at a small cohort of schools in 2008. To assess SEA-PHAGES' impacts, David Hanauer, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, developed an assessment instrument that focuses on five aspects of student attitudes that influence their intent to persist in science.

Physics.org, December 04, 2017

Hellbender or ‘snot-otter' may turn out to be Pa.'s first official state amphibian

I was fortunate to assist Dr. Art Hulse, a renowned herpetologist from Indiana University of Pennsylvania on several of his eastern hellbender research projects and, during that time had learned a significant amount of information regarding this incredible, yet vulnerable species.

Pocono Record, December 03, 2017

Woman devoted to improving Moxham, city

Rita Redden says growing up in the 1960s helped shape her life with an outward view toward improving the world. She moved here in 1973, shortly after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and getting a teaching job with North Star School District in Somerset County.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, December 01, 2017

Stuffed in the stacks no more? IUP's library needs to purge

Campus officials said the review will be careful and respectful of the library and the university's mission. Even though 48 percent of the library system's books — 178,082 to be exact — haven't been checked out in two decades and thus are part of the review, that does not mean all or even close to that total will be removed.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 02, 2017

Inside the classroom: Apollo-Ridge's artist in residence program

The project is a collaboration between Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Artspath program and the Apollo-Ridge Education Foundation to bring an artist in residence to the district.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 29, 2017

Walker selected for scholarship

Sara Walker, a sociology/human services major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for the 2017-18 Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Walker, daughter of Shawn and Amber Walker, of Somerset, is a 2017 graduate of Somerset Area High School. She is a recipient of the Sutton Scholarship and participated in IUP's Overdose Awareness Day.

Somerset Daily American, November 27, 2017

Sykesville police officer enjoying her job

SYKESVILLE — Sykesville Borough Police Officer Brittany Gray began her law enforcement career on a day with special significance for emergency responders and the nation as a whole. This year, she started working as a police officer for Sykesville Borough on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nearly three months into her job, she is enjoying her work. In May, she graduated from the Municipal Training program at the Criminal Justice Training Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Courier-Express, November 28, 2017

Marcellus shale drilling company pitches fracking to A-K Valley business leaders

A Monroeville-based Marcellus shale well developer has plans to drill more natural gas wells in the Alle-Kiski Valley next year. Testing of samples since 2011 by Indiana University of Pennsylvania students and faculty have not detected a threat related to the wells to reservoir water, although they observed silt from construction activities, according to a June 2016 IUP report.

Valley News Dispatch, November 15, 2017

New Middletown school board member: Gomboc-Turyan replaces John

Middletown Area School Board will have one new face as a result of the Nov. 7 general election. Julie L. Gomboc-Turyan, of the 900 block of Adelia Street in Middletown, was elected to a two-year seat on the nine-member board. She will be sworn into office during the board's reorganization meeting on Dec. 4.She holds a doctorate degree in communications media and instructional technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds master's degrees in art education and American studies, both from Penn State. She also holds a bachelor's degree in interior design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Press and Journal, November 16, 2017

Apollo-Ridge students' mosaic artwork will enhance downtown Apollo

Apollo-Ridge students are getting a chance to mix a history lesson with an art project as they prepare mosaic murals that will be displayed in downtown Apollo. The project is a collaboration between Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Artspath program and the Apollo-Ridge Education Foundation to bring an artist in residence to the district.

Valley News Dispatch, November 13, 2017

Children's author Colleen Driscoll to be featured at Festival of Trees

After earning a bachelor of science degree in medical technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she worked in a clinical laboratory. (Colleen) Driscoll later worked in a hospital and taught in Stafford, Virginia, for a while, before she and her husband, Paul, and their four children — Kevin, Ashley, Brian, and Brooke — moved to Bridgeport, West Virginia.

The Garrett County Republican, November 09, 2017

IUP brass quintet to perform as part of city concert series

Johnstown is in for a brassy good time. HoodleBug Brass, the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will perform as part of the Johnstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St. downtown. The group is comprised of the four full-time and one part-time brass faculty members within the music department.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, November 11, 2017

IUP offers Career Fair

INDIANA, Pa. — Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host its second annual Community College Career Fair on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the IUP Hadley Union Building. The event is designed to assist graduate students at both the master's and doctoral level in learning more about teaching and administrative work at two-year colleges, as well as to assist two-year colleges in recruiting high-quality faculty and staff.

DuBois Courier Express, October 30, 2017

Penn Township group schedules fracking-related noise monitoring workshop

Protect PT, a Penn Township environmental group, will hold a noise monitoring workshop...Cynthia Richburg, a professor of audiology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her study of the noise pollution and health impacts from shale gas development in Washington, Pa.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 02, 2017

State College's Dirsmith Named Pennsylvania School​ ​Psychologist​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year

State College Area School District schoolpsychologist Dr. Jessica Dirsmith has received the School Psychologist of the Year Award for Pennsylvania, given by the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania at its annual conference. She is now eligible for the national award from the National Association of School Psychologists. Dirsmith graduated from Penn State and earned her doctoral degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

StateCollege.com, November 03, 2017

In School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania student Kate Twilley, a theatre major from Marriottsville, represented the College of Fine Arts in IUP's 2017 Homecoming Crimson Court. Crimson Court members are invited to participate in all homecoming activities and are featured at appropriate academic department and college events.

Carroll County Times (Maryland), November 03, 2017

AWS appoints new Executive Director and CEO

The American Welding Society's (AWS) Board of Directors have appointed the organisation's current Chief Operating Officer, Matt Miller, to succeed Ray Shook as Executive Director and CEO upon Shook's retirement at the end of 2017. Miller is a decorated veteran who served in the US Army Infantry during Operation Desert Storm. Matt also graduated Summa cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Elementary Education.

Gasworld, November 01, 2017

AWS appoints executive director/CEO

The Miami-based American Welding Society's board of directors has appointed its current COO, Matt Miller, to succeed Ray Shook as executive director/CEO upon Shook's retirement at the end of 2017.Miller holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from Robert Morris University, a master's degree in instructional technology from Duquesne University, and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Canadian Metalworking, November 01, 2017

New vision, from not-so-new local names, powers these fast-growing firms

“We'd like to be at $18 million in three years” and up to about 130 people from the current 75 on staff, said Terry Williams, 61, born and raised in Chester County and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “I'm a serial entrepreneur. I also have a venture fund, NextStage Capital, so I'm an angel investor, and [former 76ers owner] Pat Croce and I do a lot of investments together. I'm a local guy and I've been in this market for a long time.”

Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News, October 25, 2017

A taste of FinnFest: Yhdessä/Together theme of Finland 100

Professor Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen of Indiana University of Pennsylvania spoke about the development of the Finnish Lutheran Church, the cooperative movement, the destructive civil war in Finland in 1918, and the reforms that led to a moderate approach to government.

Hometown Focus (Minnesota), October 27, 2017

People and places

Chrystina Black Steffy, a 2003 economics graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, formerly of Sandy Lake, has been elected to serve on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association Board of Directors. The IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors is the governing board for the IUP Alumni Association, which includes all graduates of IUP.

Sharon Herald, October 27, 2017

Wheeling Heritage Hosts Clay Sculpture Exhibit

WHEELING –Wheeling Heritage will welcome Pennsylvania artist Susan Phillips to display her clay works for a November exhibit in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery of the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. Phillips received a Bachelor of Science degree in art education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she studied ceramics under Frank Ross.

Wheeling News Register, October 31, 2017

Campus achievements

When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presents the 2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts on Oct. 26 in Lancaster, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be part of all six presentations. Students in IUP's Wood Center, including Nicholas Gemberling, of Mifflinburg, collaboratively designed and crafted the award objects, under the supervision of fall 2017 Windgate Artist-in-Residence John Hallett and center director and assistant professor of woodworking, BA Harrington. This is the first time in the history of the awards program that students have both developed and created the design for the awards.

The Daily Item, October 30, 2017

NCC professor performing 1-man show to help Puerto Rican hurricane victims

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Javier Avila said he was considered by locals to be a white person. It was only when he moved to Pennsylvania when he was 31 years old that he realized he was a minority in the U.S. Avila started teaching when he was 23 years old in Puerto Rico. He attended graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and officially moved the region in 2006 to begin teaching at NCC. Avila is a published author and was named the 2015 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement Support of Education.

Lehigh Valley Live, October 28, 2017

Senate confirms four to State System Board of Governors

   HARRISBURG — The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of four new members to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The Senate also confirmed two current members to new four-year terms. The new members to the board that oversees the State System and its 14 member universities are Marian D. Moskowitz of Malvern, Samuel H. Smith of Punxsutawney, Neil R. Weaver of York and Kutztown University student Molly Gallagher of Toughkenamon. Donald E. Houser Jr. of Coraopolis and David M. Maser of Philadelphia will each serve an additional term.

DuBois Courier Express, October 30, 2017

People and places

Chrystina Black Steffy, a 2003 economics graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, formerly of Sandy Lake, has been elected to serve on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association Board of Directors. The IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors is the governing board for the IUP Alumni Association, which includes all graduates of IUP. Directors are nominated by the Governance committee and elected by a majority vote of the board membership. The mission of the IUP Alumni Association is to create and enrich relationships to engage current and future alumni in the advancement of IUP. IUP has more than 130,000 graduates living and working all over the world.

Allied News (Grove City, Pa.) , October 29, 2017

Union County IUP Student and Class Design, Create 2017 Governors Awards for the Arts Objects

INDIANA, PA -- When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presented the 2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts on Oct. 26 in Lancaster, Indiana University Students were part of all six presentations. Students in IUP's Wood Center collaboratively designed and crafted the award objects, under the supervision of fall 2017 Windgate Artist-in-Residence John Hallett and center director and assistant professor of woodworking, BA Harrington. This is the first time in the history of the awards program that students have both developed and created the design for the awards.

Northcentral PA.com, October 29, 2017

IUP professor selected for faculty scholar award

INDIANA, Pa. — Dr. Lorraine Guth, professor in Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Department of Counseling, is the inaugural recipient of the 2017 Faculty Scholar Award from the College of Education and Communications.

DuBois Courier Express, October 30, 2017

Coal country is finding little relief in Trump's climate actions

Coal broker David Osikowicz applauds the Trump administration's enthusiasm for his industry, but even he questions what the demise of the Clean Power Plan will do to save it. “When President Obama said five years ago that you can keep burning coal but you will go broke doing it, my instinct was to liquidate,” said Osikowicz, standing in his eerily quiet coal yard in Punxsutawney, where most of the staff has been laid off. “Unfortunately, I didn't do that. Now reality has triumphed over wishful thinking.”

Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2017

Lantern Theater Company Presents the World Premiere of ‘The Craftsman' by Bruce Graham

Lantern Theater Company continues its 24th season with a world premiere production of ‘The Craftsman' by celebrated Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Graham teaches film and theater courses at Drexel University and divides his time between South Philadelphia and Elkton, Maryland with his wife Stephanie.

Broadway World Pennsylvania, October 18, 2017

IUP team wins cybersecurity grant, will train Western PA workers

Cybersecurity education in Southwest Pennsylvania is getting a boost from the National Security Agency. A team of faculty from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was awarded a $212,000 grant from the National Security Agency for a project that will develop a skilled cybersecurity workforce in the region.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 18, 2017

Assistant Principal at Erie School Honored by Pennsylvania Principals Association

The assistant principal at McKinley Elementary School in Erie has been named the 2017 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Principals Association. (Amy Coleman) obtained a master's degree in literacy as a reading specialist from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Coleman received her principal and supervisor of curriculum and instruction certification from Gannon University.

WSEE-TV (Erie, Pa.), October 16, 2017

Robinson manager Jeffrey Silka to take reins in North Huntingdon

As the new manager of North Huntingdon, Jeffrey Silka of Monroeville anticipates addressing a full range of economic, development and municipal management issues in his new job.Mr. Silka ... earned a master's (degree) in public affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 13, 2017

Pro to emcee awards ceremony

Johnna A. Pro, regional director of community affairs for the state Department of Community and Economic Development, will serve as emcee for the event, to be held at Georgetown Centre, 526 East Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. A longtime resident of the Mid-Mon Valley, Pro is an alumna of Charleroi Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Washington Observer-Reporter, October 12, 2017

Consider Living Learning Communities as a Prospective International Student

Through LLCs, "international students will have more opportunities to interact with domestic students, faculty and staff members outside classrooms," says Shijuan Laurel Liu, assistant professor of Chinese and a partner with the Global Awareness LLC at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In a Chinese New Year celebration associated with the LLC, for instance, students from her language and culture courses worked with Chinese students to introduce Chinese culture to the community.

U.S. News & World Repot , October 17, 2017

Bottle Works to honor five for artistic excellence

Bottle Works will celebrate its 17th annual Artists' Hall of Fame by honoring five individuals who have made an impact on the region's art scene. The 2017 inductees represent two families who not only played a key role in the arts but significantly contributed to the growth of Bottle Works. ... Christine Antemann, a Johnstown native known internationally as a porcelain artist, who will share the spotlight with her mother, Anna Antemann, a generous patron and participant in the musical arts, as well as with her late father, Dr. Richard Antemann, a physician and accomplished pianist. (Christine) She is a star on the worldwide visual arts stage and credits her parents and teachers for the opportunities in Johnstown as well as art classes at the Chautauqua Institution. After high school, she earned a bachelor's degree in ceramics and painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, October 08, 2017

CMU near top of Wall Street Journal's college rankings

Several area institutions of higher learning are among more than 1,000 U.S. universities included in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2017 ranking. IUP ranked in the top 20 percent of all institutions for engagement, which included a measurement of student engagement, student recommendations and opportunities for student involvement. It also ranked highly in the environment category, which measured international students and student and faculty diversity.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 02, 2017

Restoration of PA stream to be acid test for trout

Also taking part in the study are fishery specialists from Trout Unlimited, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and other institutions. Generally speaking, according to Jennifer Graves, a graduate student from Indiana University of Pennsylvania who has been surveying and tagging the trout since July, the brown trout tend to drive the natives away. “When brooks and browns live in the same stream,” she said, “[the browns] will push the brooks up to the upstream limits.”

Chesapeake Bay Journal, October 03, 2017

IUP recognized by Wall Street Journal/Times higher education college ranking

INDIANA, Pa. — Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked as one of the top universities in the nation in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2017 Ranking.

DuBois Courier-Express, October 04, 2017

North Huntingdon commissioners choose Jeff Silka as township manager

North Huntingdon's new township manager, hired Thursday, said he wanted the job because of the challenges it offers in overseeing a diverse municipality. Silka earned a master of public affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has a bachelor's degree in political science from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 05, 2017

he Women in Media: Paula Reed Ward

It's not every day a local newspaper's reporting results in the national shaming and subsequent resignation of a congressman. But that is exactly what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette accomplished last week after publishing a story revealing that now-former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., an outspoken anti-abortion advocate, asked a Pittsburgh woman with whom he had an extramarital affair to abort their potential unborn child during a pregnancy scare. That is the sort of hard-hitting, community-impacting work Post-Gazette reporter Paula Reed Ward has been doing throughout her long career covering courts and crime.Ward grew up in Pleasant Hills, a Pittsburgh suburb. She went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree, majoring in journalism with minors in Spanish and political science.

MediaFile, October 08, 2017

Pittsburgh Promise partners with 19 colleges to provide grants

The Pittsburgh Promise will partner with 19 Pennsylvania colleges to provide further academic and financial support to participants. The Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship program for Pittsburgh Public Schools students, will work with the following as Preferred College Partners: Allegheny College, Carlow University, Community College of Allegheny County, Chatham University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Geneva College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, La Roche College, select campuses of Penn State University, Pittsburgh Technical College, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, Slippery Rock University, Susquehanna University, Thiel College and Westminster College.

Pittsburgh Business Times, September 27, 2017

Pittsburgh Promise Expanding, Partners With 19 Pa. Colleges & Universities

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Promise has been going strong for a decade now, giving public school children in the city a chance to attend college. (video interview with Dr. Patricia McCarthy)

KDKA-TV (CBS Pittsburgh), September 27, 2017

Yaw Announces “State of Addiction” Public Hearing

Joining Senator Yaw at the hearing will be fellow Center Board Members Vice Chairman Representative Garth Everett, Board Secretary Dr. Nancy Falvo from Clarion University, President of Indiana University of PA Dr. Michael Driscoll and Penn State Professor Dr. Timothy Kelsey.

Northcentral Pa.Com, September 27, 2017

Colleges to Pittsburgh Promise students: Room and board? We have you covered.

Nineteen Pennsylvania colleges and universities have signed a formal agreement to help Pittsburgh Promise recipients attending those schools with the cost of lodging or books and the transition to campus life, the scholarship program announced Wednesday. Participating schools are Allegheny College, Carlow University, Community College of Allegheny County, Chatham University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Geneva College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, La Roche College, Penn State University, Pittsburgh Technical College, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, Slippery Rock University, Susquehanna University, Thiel College and Westminster College.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 27, 2017

The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh Welcomes New President & CEO

Board of Directors of The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh hosted a community reception at The Pittsburgh Golf Club to introduce new President & CEO Wendy Pardee to community leaders and stakeholders. Previously, she was president and CEO of Skills of Central Pennsylvania, which serves people with intellectual disabilities. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting and management of information systems, an MBA and a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Quarterly, September 14, 2017

Seeing behind the symphony Oboist in middle of action with JSO

Stephanie Caulder began playing oboe via the clarinet.In college, she did a lot of freelance playing, substituting with regional orchestras. In 2002, Caulder joined the music department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. "Almost immediately, I started substituting with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra," she said.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, September 16, 2017

Students can now graduate with health care degree directly from local site

As college students are settling into their first semester of the year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania's (IUP) Northpointe campus has provided enrollees with a Respiratory Care program. The program enables students to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in the health care field directly from the Armstrong County campus.

Kittanning Leader Times, September 25, 2017

Teen counseling workshop

INDIANA, PA — The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Creativity and Change will feature the topic of innovative strategies in counseling teens for its fall 2017 workshop. The one-day seminar, “Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: Innovative Strategies that Lead to Change,” will be presented by John Sommers-Flanagan, professor in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Montana.

Dubois Courier Express, September 16, 2017

IUP hosting fundraiser for ovarian cancer research

INDIANA, PA – Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Communications Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services Department will offer its seventh annual “Confections for a Cause” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, on the second floor of IUP's Davis Hall.

DuBois Courier Express, September 17, 2017

Websites feature maps Berks produce

A new digital map with the locations of every market, farm stand, grocery store and community farm is available on the front page of the Berks County Planning Commission website, and will soon be available through the Berks County Department of Agriculture's website. ...Cody Kleffel, who is a senior this year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania .... created a Google Map for the farm market guide, which can be easily updated by agriculture department staff by simply adding new information to a spreadsheet that's linked with the map.

Reading Eagle, September 16, 2017

Westmoreland water authority nets $1M more from gas wells but rate hike stands

The authority hired researchers with Indiana University of Pennsylvania to test water quality at the Beaver Run Reservoir four times a year. According to the last analysis in June, the continued drilling and deeper wells have had no negative impact on drinking water, Ashton said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 13, 2017

Movers 9-10-17

Diamond Madison of McClellandtown was part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics fourth annual Research Experience for Summer Scholars Program. A biochemistry major, Madison conducted research with Dr. Daniel Widzowski on the neurobehavioral pharmacodynamics test in mice for blocking activity and induced head twitch responses. Madison, a daughter of Martha Madison and Mark Madison Sr., is a 2014 graduate of Albert Gallatin High School. She is a dean's list student; a Chemistry Academic Achievement Award recipient; a member of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, the American Chemical Society and CURE IUP; president of the Forensic Science and Investigations Club; and captain of the IUP intramural women's basketball team.

, September 10, 2017

'Selfless spirit' of 9-11 victim endures

Because of the generosity of so many people in this community, the Bill Sugra Memorial Fund will distribute $85,750 in Bill's memory by donating to more than three dozen community organizations. In 16 years, we have been able to grant a total of $675,902 to many worthwhile organizations and individuals in need. We also continue a matching scholarship with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where Bill went to college. There is a memorial to three students who graduated from IUP who were tragically killed at the World Trade Center.

Allentown Morning Call, September 11, 2017

State of Addiction: Finding early indicators of heroin addiction

Criminology professors John Lewis, of IUP, and Eric Kocian, of Saint Vincent College, believe that simply blaming the opioid epidemic on painkillers is missing the point.

WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh ABC), September 05, 2017

Seeing behind the symphony Percussionist plays key role for orchestra

As a second percussionist for Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Mike Vatavuk of Hooversville continues to hit his mark ... and usually his mark is a drum. Vatavuk ... earned a bachelor's degree in music education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, September 07, 2017

Study backs role of faith in drug addiction recovery

Faith-based drug treatment could be a path more people with addiction are directed to in light of the results of a study conducted by a St. Vincent College professor. With the help of Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor John Lewis, the pair this spring analyzed two years' worth of data about the pathways 158 drug users in Westmoreland County reported taking, many of which ended with heroin.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 06, 2017

Campus Notes

Harley Burgis, Mohnton, and Joseph Teson, Sinking Spring, were part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics fourth annual Research Experiences for Summer Scholars Program. Burgis, a archaeology major, conducted research with Dr. Sarah Neusius on zooarchaeological analysis from the 2012 excavation at the Johnston Site. Teson, a physics and pre-engineering major, conducted research with Dr. Greg Kenning on the resistance over time of cobalt-antimony materials and the potential use as a time-temperature sensor. Students worked in either IUP research laboratories or in the field for a 10-week period with one or more IUP faculty mentors.

Reading Eagle, September 03, 2017

St. Vincent professor's drug study turns up surprising data

For the last two years, Kocian has been compiling the results of surveys with 158 drug users and people in recovery in Westmoreland County to learn more about how they got hooked. With the help of Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor John Lewis, the pair this spring analyzed the data that could affect how local officials attack the ongoing drug epidemic that has claimed hundreds of lives. The study's findings will be discussed at a forum on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 03, 2017

Fern Glen student visits Belize

A local student attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Cook Honors College spent part of her summer abroad, taking part in a two-week trip to Belize sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Kylie Smith, daughter of Robert and Tracey Smith, Tomhicken Road, Fern Glen, visited Belize from May 29 to June 12 and learned about culture, economy, history and politics.

Standard-Speaker, September 05, 2017

Jellyfish in Ohio? Phenomenon has come to Lake Erie

Terry L. Peard, a retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor who is fascinated by the tiny creatures, said they've been around the Great Lakes region, and most of North America, for ages. Their presence has been documented in all but a handful of states. The earliest documented Lake Erie presence came from Lackawanna, New York, in 1934. According to New York Sea Grant, freshwater jellyfish have been regularly documented around the Bass Islands in the Western Basin and in Pennsylvania waters since the 1970s.

Outdoor News, September 05, 2017

IUP Honors Student from Clinton County Spends Time in Belize

INDIANA, PA — Adam Wasser, son of Todd and Alicia Wasser of Beech Creek, spent two weeks of his summer abroad in Belize as part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Cook Honors College. Adam Wasser, a 2014 graduate of Central Mountain High School, visited Belize from May 29 to June 12 and learned about culture, economy, history, and politics.

Northcentral PA.com, September 01, 2017

Nutting Gallery Features First Exhibit of Season

West Liberty University's Nutting Gallery's first exhibition of the 2017-18 season opened Wednesday with “Investigations and Interactions” by Tom Estlack. A resident of Bethel Park, Pa., he has a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Intelligencer, September 01, 2017

Art Blast on the Mon returns for one-day festival

Teaching artist Leah Lavrinc from Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will lead an all-day workshop making embossed aluminum pendants using foil, tape, markers and embossing tools. Lavrinc, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been working with PF/PCA since 2013 and is passionate about showing students of all ages how to bring their own creativity to life.

Washington Observer Reporter, August 31, 2017

Dinner with a Purpose: Mars Grad Cooks Up Event with Three-fold Goal

MARS — The Artisan Dinner on Mars mixed a lot of ingredients, including food, friendship and fundraising. Joshua Zimmerman, a 2013 Mars High School graduate who was born and raised in the district, organized Thursday's event for several reasons. Zimmerman, who earned a culinary arts degree in 2015 and is currently studying hospitality management and accounting at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mars Mayor Gregg Hartung ... praised Zimmerman for organizing the event, especially at the age of 22.

Butler Eagle, August 28, 2017

Stories to Tell: County Authors Release New Works

Four books recently released by county authors include a first novel, the second in a series, an inspirational book, and a story of addiction. Kimberly Miller of Butler has published her first book, “Picking Daisy,” a novel about a rock musician and a sweet, soft-spoken woman. She also received her doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and now teaches writing and film studies courses in the communication and visual arts department at Grove City College.

Butler Eagle, August 24, 2017

Fire Chief Carries on Legacy of Service

East Taylor Township fire Chief Tom Buchan has spent 37 years in the fire service. He carries on a legacy spanning many decades. Stepdaughter Cassidie Shultz, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is training to be part of the dive team, Buchan ‘She wanted to be part of the fire ' he ‘She's training to be an open-water diver. The family continuity continues.'

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, August 28, 2017

New TJ Principal Awed by Students' Thirst for Knowledge

Ann Bonitatibus, the new principal at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, arrived in mid-July and was impressed by the students' enthusiasm at the school's Summer Institute program. Bonitatibus holds a bachelor's degree in communications education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master's in administration and supervision from McDaniel College and an education doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

InsideNOVA (Northern Virginia), August 25, 2017

Movie Produced by West Finley Man Premieres in Dormont

Directed, written and produced by Jack Davis, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate who has worked alongside James Franco and Julianne Moore, “The Chop” also is the latest foray into independent filmmaking by (Tredd) Barton, the 50-year-old proprietor of Tredd Productions, a constable and the owner of Washington County Machine Guns and Tactical Range in West Alexander.

Observer Reporter, August 25, 2017

Apollo Council Approves Measure to Brighten Town

Council on Thursday approved an Apollo-Ridge School District initiative to build mosaics on buildings in the downtown area near the Leonard C. Miller Bridge and the intersection of First Avenue and Astronaut Way. The mosaics will depict the past, present and future of the 201-year-old municipality. Next spring, a huge mural would tie together the subject matter of the mosaic portals. An Indiana University of Pennsylvania resident-artist would spend 20 days at Apollo-Ridge to advise the students on what the artwork would look like.

Valley News Dispatch, August 27, 2017

Cutting Costs with Software-Driven Networking

Jake Williams, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, StateScoop Williams focuses on IT initiatives and policies coming out of state governments and plays an active role developing relationships with state and local IT departments, associations and their officials. Williams graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a focus in political science.

State Scoop, August 22, 2017

IUP plans events for this week as students arrive on campus

INDIANA, Pa.—A host of programming is planned to celebrate the new academic year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to welcome new students into the community. Activity on campus is ongoing in preparation for the move-in of new students Aug. 24-26, and for continuing students on Aug. 27. The first day of class for the fall semester is Aug. 28. At 9 a.m. Friday, IUP president Michael Driscoll will preside over the “Opening of the Academic Year: 2017-18,” in the IUP Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium. The program is open to the community. Driscoll's speech will be broadcast on Facebook Live, on IUP's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/iupedu).

DuBois Courier Express, August 22, 2017

'Familiar Spaces' exhibit open at Sweetwater in Sewickley

Lauren Scavo has seen one or two of her artworks framed here or there when they were hanging in an exhibition with pieces by other artists, but it is different to see a lot of her charcoal drawings in frames at once. Scavo said she just finished her first year of study toward a master's of fine arts with a major in drawing and a minor in painting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 23, 2017

Answering the Big Questions of Higher Education

“We try to reach out to all of them and explain the options available to help them finance their college career,” says Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Michael Driscoll. “We do more and more of that now than we ever have before, and we'll continue to increase that educational component before anyone actually walks in the door as a student here.”

Pittsburgh Magazine, August 23, 2017

The Clarks rocking along the Allegheny

Regardless of what national name happens to be booked in a particular year, The Clarks annually are among the biggest draws in the Arts on the Allegheny concert series. “The band formed not far away in Indiana at IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Maybe there's something in all of the miles driven through the green countryside along Route 422 that resonates in our music and, in turn, resonates with the people of the region,” he says. “I love that drive, and it brings back such vivid memories of our early days being in that area.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 23, 2017

Chincoteague's Pico Taqueria packs family and flavor

For the owners of Pico Taqueria, business is about two things: family and flavor. Owned and operated by Rosie Moot, her husband, Dylan, his twin brother, Nathan, and Nathan's wife, Kate, the four are bringing gourmet tacos to Chincoteague Island. After meeting in culinary school at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the two traveled across the U.S. for internships and jobs in states including Florida, Montana and Maryland.

DelMarva Now/USA Today, August 21, 2017

‘Wax Man of Blair County' and more: Baker Mansion hosts first art exhibit

For 36 years, John Skrabalak taught art at Altoona Area High School, staying on top of trends, but too spent to pursue his own art in depth. That changed when he retired in 2008, and just five years ago, he changed his preferred media from acrylics and watercolors to encaustics. For years, Skrabalak studied acrylics and watercolors, especially during his undergraduate and graduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University. Then he taught watercolor painting for 35 years, while staying abreast of new trends and media in the art world.

Altoona Mirror, August 22, 2017

Floral Park principal tapped as Sewanhaka curriculum head

Kathleen Sottile, the Floral Park Memorial High School principal, will take over as the Sewanhaka Central High School District's head of curriculum on Oct. 1, the district said. Sottile has a doctorate of education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and master's and bachelor's degrees from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The Island Now (NY), August 11, 2017

Penn Highlands College promotes, grants tenure to faculty

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has promoted and granted tenure to faculty members who have, over time, demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, professional development and service to the college and the community. (Robert)Clark earned a doctorate in administration and leadership studies, a master's degree in the sociology of human services, and a bachelors in applied sociology, all from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jill Mitchell received a bachelor's degree in biology from IUP, a bachelor's degree in biology education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in science education from Western Governor's University. (Tammy Calpin) earned a master's degree in nursing education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and nursing and paramedic diplomas from Conemaugh School of Nursing. (Michelle) Myers-Claypole received a bachelor's degree in pre-veterinary biology from Juniata College and a master's degree in secondary biology education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Earning tenure are: (Dennis) Miller received a bachelor's degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, August 19, 2017

Cultivating an interest in the environment

Twenty-two-year-old Anais Martinez of Allentown has concluded a 12-week environmental fellow internship with the Lehigh Gap Nature Center through the Alliance for Watershed Education. Martinez is a student of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she majors in criminology, but she says she will continue at Wilkes University to pursue a master's degree in environmental science. After that, she wants to stick with environmental work.

Times News, August 19, 2017

Central PA's Kyle Friend, Ethan Cooper taking it 'day-by-day' with Pittsburgh Steelers

Aug. 19--LATROBE -- There's a lot of things Ethan Cooper and Kyle Friend have in common. They're both from the Harrisburg area -- Cooper graduated from CD East and Friend went to Cumberland Valley -- and they're both in their first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cooper is a rookie, an undrafted free agent out of IUP. Friend, who played at Temple, is in his second season in the NFL.

Penn Live , August 19, 2017

Ellwood City native takes chiropractic care around the world

GROVE CITY -- Ellwood City native Benna Click has always had a heart for helping people, and her profession and commitment has taken her to such places as the Dominican Republic and Kenya. She is a 1998 graduate of Lincoln High School, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a 2006 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C.

Ellwood City Ledger, August 16, 2017

It's Your Turn

Dinosaur researcher Dr. Jonathon Warnock, a paleoclimatologist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, speaks to radio host Dave Malarkey.

WISR Radio, Butler, Pa., August 18, 2017

Chef-outdoorsman to show how to avoid 'gamey' taste in meat

Whereas some people hunt for the sport and the experience and a trophy on their wall, Albert Wutsch hunts with an otherwise different result in mind — usually something along the lines of venison sloppy Joes, deeply satisfying pepper pot stews or something much more refined like tender venison au poivre. Wutsch is the retired chairman of the Academy of Culinary Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He now runs Montana-based Cache Creek Enterprises and spends his time traveling the country teaching people to make the most of their hunting trips.

Richmond Times-Dispatch , August 08, 2017

Roller derby builds bonds for area women

SUNBURY — “We do something that is really interesting and different, and it's something that people in the Valley are not aware of,” said Jessica “Harley Slam Her” Charles, talking about the Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens. Alix Seidel, Northumberland, joined the Vixens to keep in shape for her ice hockey team at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She doesn't shy away from the sport's fierceness.

The Daily Item, August 09, 2017

Sports Sales Manager the Newest Addition to Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board

The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board has hired Kristin Eichengreen as Sports Sales Manager.Eichengreen earned her bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors.

MontCoToday , August 10, 2017

AmeriCorps member connects students, St. Francis residents

OSWEGO — This has been a busy summer for Oswego resident Claire Richardson. In addition to working as a day camp counselor at Camp Hollis and coaching ULA lacrosse, she has also served as an AmeriCorps member. Richardson recently completed a community service project entitled Cards Across Oswego. Richardson will be a sophomore majoring in health and physical education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania this fall, where she plays lacrosse for the Lady Crimson Hawks.

Oswego County News, August 10, 2017

Twin Valley Grad, YouTube Co-Founder Part of NBA's Most Tech-Savvy Ownership Group

The Golden State Warriors are not only the most dominant team in the NBA. They're also arguably the most forward-thinking franchise in all of professional sports, writes Zac Glover for Forbes magazine. Since 2010, the reigning NBA champions have been led by an ownership group of venture capitalists, technologists, and businessmen that includes Chad Hurley, a 1995 Twin Valley High School graduate and co-founder of YouTube. Hurley, who earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a former PayPal employee, co-founded YouTube, the video-sharing company, with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. A year later, the trio sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in stock.

Vista Today (Chester County, Pa.), August 13, 2017

Steve Jackson appointed OGH Foundation president

OLEAN, N.Y. — Steven Jackson, regional executive director for YMCA of the Twin Tiers, has been appointed president of the Olean General Hospital Foundation, effective Oct. 13.Jackson holds a master's degree in sports management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was named branch manager of the Bradford Family YMCA in 2011. With the recent merger of Bradford, Olean and Wellsville into the YMCA of the Twin Tiers, he was promoted to regional executive director in 2014.

Bradford Era, August 10, 2017

Java treatment: Artist uses coffee to pre-stain canvas

BELLEFONTE — Craig Peterson admits he's not a big fan of coffee. He drinks only one of the many cups he brews a day. The rest is turned into an art medium, used to stain the backgrounds of his outdoors-inspired watercolor paintings and ink drawings. He finished it off by writing “Live, Laugh, Love” in Sharpie over the stain. It originally was a one-time project. Peterson was finishing up school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and didn't see being a full-time artist as a possibility, but his love of art had been rekindled.

Centre County Gazette, August 10, 2017

Spicy scents of craft beers waft from these candles

For years, Michelle Dangelo Arnoni made candles as a diversion to relieve stress after workdays spent helping to manage her family's West Mifflin beer distribution business. Then she found a way to combine her hobby with the business she grew up in: creating candles that have scents inspired by spicy and fruity craft beer flavors. Ms. Arnoni came on board at age 25 after earning a degree in urban planning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a couple of years in the real estate industry.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 14, 2017

College, hearing loss and self-advocacy

The month of August is here, which can only mean one thing – it's almost time to go back to college and begin a brand-new semester! Whether you are an incoming freshman or a seasoned upperclassman, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate college when you have a hearing loss. Here are some of my tips for starting the semester off strong as a deaf or hard of hearing college student. -- Jessica Wertz is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying Disability Services and Deaf Studies. She serves on the executive board of her university's Sign Language Club and is a strong advocate for people with hearing loss and other disabilities. She hopes that sharing her experiences of having a genetic progressive hearing loss as a young adult will help other deaf and hard of hearing young adults. Jessica is a regular contributor to The Mighty, a website about living with disabilities.

Healthy Hearing, August 15, 2017

Students recognized for woodturning talent

The American Association of Woodturners announced the winners of the “Turning to the Future” student competition and juried exhibit, which promotes opportunities in woodturning and showcases student woodturning talent, at the 2017 AWFS fair. Functional Category First — Tyler Gaston, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Woodshop News, August 16, 2017

Forest Hill pottery maker doesn't let lack of vision slow her craft

FOREST HILL — As you walk through the door at Wake-Robin Gallery in small-town Forest Hill, you're instantly greeted by the bark of a suspicious German shepherd and the chime of a recognizable doorbell melody, humming at a higher volume than typical doorbells.But when she attended college at the University of Akron, she studied special education and afterward became a rehabilitation counselor for the Bureau of Rehabilitation in Ohio, where she worked with newly blind adults. Missing the wheel, she went back to school and studied art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She then started creating her own pieces and opened her shop.

Charleston (WVa) Gazette-Mail, August 17, 2017

Children's Institute names Wendy Ann Pardee as new president and CEO

The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh on Tuesday named Wendy Ann Pardee its new president and CEO, effective Aug. 7; she succeeds long-time president and CEO David Miles, who is retiring. Ms. Pardee has an MBA and a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 20, 2017

Sr. Mary Pellegrino leads in a time that's 'not business as usual'

A learner, a visionary, a strategic thinker, a source of energy — those close to St. Joseph Sr. Mary Pellegrino have no shortage of buoyant words to say about the outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Pellegrino will become the past president Aug. 11.Pellegrino's struggle with faith continued through her first years in college, resulting in minimal church participation while studying journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Gloval Sisters Report, August 03, 2017

12 Iconoclastic People and Places To See in Mid-Western Pennsylvania

The best place to stay in Indiana PA is at the new Hilton Garden Inn on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP: alma mater of Chad Hurley – co-founder of YouTube).

HuffPost, August 03, 2017

Why doctors who fat shame are hurting their patients

Doctors who deliberately shame their patients over their weight, believing they will help to motivate them to lose weight, are doing their patients more harm than good, say psychologists. Presenting at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association this week, several psychologists discussed sizeism in medicine. Psychologist Maureen McHugh from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania told the conference that studies have found that fat shaming is not effective at reducing obesity or improving health, and instead injures a patients psychological health.

CTV News (Canada), August 03, 2017

Kane students awarded scholarships

ST. MARYS — Recently, the McKean County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of North Central Pennsylvania, awarded 13 scholarships to students from Kane Area High School. Camryn Cummings, daughter of Sam and Barbara Cummings, received the $1,000 Chuck Daly Memorial Scholarship, established to award a Kane senior pursuing post-secondary school who participated in at least two sports during their junior and senior years. Athlete/scholar Chuck Daly was head basketball coach for the Detroit Pistons and the U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team. Cummings will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania to major in pre-med with the goal of becoming a pediatrician. In school, she was a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, K.A.R.E for Kane and the basketball, volleyball and track-and-field teams.

The Bradford Era, August 02, 2017

IUP names Diane Shinberg to lead public health program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has tagged Diane Shinberg, a sociology professor at the school since 2009, to head the school's new public health program.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 03, 2017

Pittsburgh's 50 Finest 2017

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest, an elite group of the area's most accomplished and eligible men and women. Each year, 25 men and 25 women who best represent the now and the future of Pittsburgh are recognized for their professional accomplishments and their commitment to giving back. Benjamin O'Leary is a native Pittsburgher who grew up in Turtle Creek. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting at Slippery Rock University and went on to complete his Master of Business Administration at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an audit manager at Schneider Downs. Benjamin believes he was selected for Pittsburgh's 50 Finest based on his passion for, and commitment to being involved in the community he grew up in. He loves to spend time on the North Shore, more specifically at PNC Park. Top Supporters: Schneider Downs, Family, Friends Kevin Saftner is the general manager and booking agent at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, as well as the owner of Sound Beacon Productions. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in business management and entrepreneurship. A Northside resident, Kevin is proud to be a member of Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Northside/Northshore Chamber of Commerce, and Northside Rotary Club. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, participating in physical activities, and listening to live music, specifically at the Rex Theatre in South Side. Top Supporters: Ben Penigar (Grey Area Productions), Claudia Winn, Ben Soltesz

Whirl Magazine, July 26, 2017

'Heathers: The Musical' tackles teen topics with black humor

Director Miranda Secula said nearly every theatrically inclined teenager she's met has been drawn to the show, but most don't have the opportunity to perform it in its original form. This is the second show for the Small Town company, after last year's production of "Grease." Secula, an incoming junior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, started the theater company herself, after she realized there weren't many directing opportunities for those still in college.

The Baltimore Sun, July 27, 2017

New majors approved at IUP

INDIANA, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved two new majors for Indiana University of Pennsylvania: a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering and a Ph.D. in business.

DuBois Courier Express, July 28, 2017

State College police welcome new officer

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Police Department welcomed a new officer to its ranks Tuesday when Kevin Orndorff, 26, was sworn in at the State College Municipal Building. Orndorff, a DuBois native, received his police academy training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Centre Daily Times, August 01, 2017

Jellyfish in Lake Erie? That stings

The freshwater jellyfish could be Lake Erie's longest surviving invasive species that you've never heard of. Until now.“I wouldn't be surprised if you got a report from someone near Buffalo,” said Terry L. Peard, a retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania science professor who specializes in studying the species biologists call “craspedacusta sowerbyi.” Peard has logged thousands of reports of freshwater jellies from across the world, including in 44 of the lower 48 states, and five Canadian provinces.

Buffalo News, August 01, 2017

Drum Corps reunites Mt. Lebanon friends at Baldwin competition

At Mt. Lebanon High School, Will King and Brandon Tambellini spent a lot of time together as members of the school's marching band. After graduation in 2015, they took separate but similar paths. Both will be juniors in college this fall and both are majoring in music education. Mr. King, 20, attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Mr. Tambellini, also 20, attends Duquesne University. This Wednesday, both will be performing on the field once again, but this time as competitors.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 30, 2017

Annual festival will offer four headlining acts for the first time

The Clarks are set to play at 10 p.m. on the main stage. The Clarks became a rock ‘n' roll band in the fall of 1986 at IUP. The members played their favorite songs by their musical heroes in the basements of houses and the corners of bars, sometimes for a hundred dollars, but usually just for free beer, according to the band's website.The Clarks made records, toured the country and played on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” They started families, wrote more songs about love and loss, and were honored by their alma mater.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, July 30, 2017

Precautions needed to avoid disease-spreading parasites

Recent reports suggest tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this summer, leading to an increased risk of Lyme disease in the state. Tom Simmons, a professor of biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a specialist in the ecology of disease, conducted a population study of ticks in Indiana County in 2015. “Butler County would be about the same as Indiana County,” Simmons said. What he found was one adult tick in every two square yards and three nymph stage ticks in every two square yards.

Butler Eagle, July 29, 2017

Courts Hold Colleges & Universities Must Balance Due Process in Sex Assault Cases With Need to Protect Campus

Given the recent national debate about the amount of due process in college and university sexual assault disciplinary proceedings spurred by the U.S. Department of Education's enforcement of Title IX it is worth noting that courts have consistently weighed in on these cases since the 1960's providing an instructive framework. While numerous cases have been brought in recent years again colleges and universities by students accused of violating sexual misconduct policies, the vast majority of those cases have not proceeded past the trial court level,” said John Wesley Lowery, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “

Huffington Post, July 27, 2017

North Huntingdon preschool surprises dad a day before Iraq deployment

While on active duty service, (Staff Sgt. Tom Porter) was in military intelligence and was assigned to Alaska for three years, where he experienced temperatures as low as minus-65 degrees in the bitter winter just below the Arctic Circle. He took a break from military service in 2006 to enroll at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in criminology and computer science.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 26, 2017

Area universities land on Money magazine 'Best College' list

Several area universities were named among Money magazine's best colleges for the cost in the annual rankings released this month. In order of ranking: Waynesburg University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh main campus, Washington & Jefferson College, Westminster College, Carlow University, St. Vincent College, Robert Morris University, Geneva College, Chatham University, Seton Hill University, California University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and La Roche College.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Milliones students, staff seek to 'change the narrative'

Amir Hutchins had plenty to look forward to after graduation from Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12. When he's not working his summer job as a junior counselor at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, he's poring over college guides in preparation for his freshman year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he'll study fashion merchandising and human resources. “I wish I had another year,” he said. “I want this school to be better for everybody. I still wanna help.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2017

Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship adds 2 board members

Two educators from the Pittsburgh region were recently approved to serve three-year terms on the board of trustees of the Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship. Tricia Shelton, of Monroeville, is a former elementary teacher and principal in the Gateway School District. She now teaches undergraduate and graduate education courses at Indiana University at Pennsylvania and serves as a program coordinator for the Community College of Allegheny County. She is the author of several publications.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 14, 2017

Not Forgotten: He strummed many hearts in classrooms

For 32 years, William (Hamilton), a Reading native, taught music, including piano and chorus, at Nazareth High School in Bethlehem and served as music director for school plays. He received a bachelor's degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in music history from Temple.

Reading Eagle, July 15, 2017

Graduates

Angelina Rosamina Jenkins, daughter of Edward and Chong Jenkins, of Valencia, graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in Asian studies. She was a dean's list student and was selected for Phi Eta Sigma honor society. She was president of the Asian Studies Club at IUP. Jenkins was a member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority and served as a board member, chair for new member education and public relations, and alumni chairman for her sorority. She was an Alpha Omega recruitment counselor for IUP Greek Life helping students through the sorority recruitment process. She also was an orientation peer adviser through the office of new student orientation. Jenkins was accepted into the Student Affairs in Higher Education master's degree program at IUP and works as a graduate assistant in the IUP Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in Greek Life, serving as an adviser to IUP's Greek organizations.

Butler Eagle, July 15, 2017

Shakespeare troupe prepares for combat

Recently, actress Emily R. Ehlinger, Pottsville, has been helping the actors who make up Schuylkill Free Shakespeare to develop such skills. Ehlinger is a 2001 graduate of Minersville Area High School. In 2005, she earned a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. From 2008 to 2009, she was part of a theater group based in New York called Bare Shakespeare. From 2009 to 2012, Ehlinger worked as an education artist and an actress at Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Massachusetts.

Republican Herald, July 18, 2017

State trooper Michael P. Stewart is laid to rest

Funeral services for Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael P. Stewart III will be begin at 10 a.m. today at Holy Family Church in Latrobe. Stewart, 26, of Unity died Friday when his patrol vehicle collided with a garbage truck in Ligonier Township. The crash remains under investigation. Stewart joined the state police in January 2014. He served in Chambersburg before transferring to the Greensburg troop in 2015. He graduated from Greater Latrobe High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 18, 2017

Nicoya Peninsula Moves 11 Millimeters A Year

Q COSTA RICA – The Nicoya Peninsula moves 11 millimeters, the equivalent to more than one centimeter (.43 inches), going northwest, according to a test made by the Universidad of Costa Rica (UCR) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), a public research university in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States.

QCostaRica.com, July 14, 2017

Respiratory therapist joins Somerset Med Services

Somerset Med Services has announced the hiring of Linda Gerhart, who brings years of experience with sleep apnea therapy to the company's CPAP Clinic. Gerhart, of Donegal, has a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Somerset Daily American, July 13, 2017

NAVIF's Kohler receives promotion

Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, commander of Naval Information Forces in Suffolk, was promoted to the rank of vice admiral July 6. Kohler is a 1983 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He received his commission to ensign in 1984 through the Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Fla., as a naval intelligence officer.

Suffolk News-Herald, July 13, 2017

Jury in homicide case hears of a song called ‘Murder'

Deputy District Attorney Jason Walsh qualified Dr. R. Paul McCauley, emeritus professor of criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as an expert who told the jury a citizen has a duty to avoid confrontation.

Washington Observer-Reporter, July 13, 2017

New recovery app could help those suffering from addiction

INDIANA- Indiana University of Pennsylvania is holding a conference this week in hopes to help fight against the opioid epidemic. The Mid Atlantic Training and Research Institute for Community and Behavioral Health is bringing the community together to hear and discuss new ideas. "We brought in teachers, workers and community members so we can work together on these problems and help stem this crisis in order to make our families and communities better," said Christian Vaccaro, associate professor of sociology.

WJAC-TV (NBC), July 12, 2017

Navy Mentors Get Middle School Students Excited about STEM and Internship Programs

KING GEORGE, Va. – Jennifer Testa is inspiring students to follow her lead – pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and a Department of Defense internship – to secure a fascinating and challenging real-world career. Testa, who is working toward bachelor of science degrees in applied mathematics and secondary education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “It's a great for hands-on experiences where you can see the real world applications, and it eliminates searching for a job after graduation.” Testa – who mentored students in various STEM challenges – is applying her mathematics knowledge to a “cool project” in sensor fusion technology at the NSWCDD Warfare Systems Engineering and Integration Department this summer. The rising senior looks forward to a challenging job at Dahlgren after graduation.

Defense Video Imagery Distribution System, July 05, 2017

Penn State to host academy for blind, visually impaired high school students

India Scott was 5 years old when a benign brain tumor resulted in her becoming blind in both eyes. As a high school student, she twice participated in Pennsylvania's Summer Academy for visually impaired students to help her become more independent as she prepared for college. This year, she will return to the academy as a resident assistant. Scott, who recently completed her sophomore year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was an academy participant in both 2012 and 2014.

Penn State News, July 06, 2017

New pastor

(The Rev. Ben) Zimmerman previously served as associate pastor in charge of youth at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Greensburg. He earned a degree in secondary social studies education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and earned his master of divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2012

Bradford Era, July 06, 2017

Opioid conference at IUP still accepting preregistration

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health Conference next week on its campus, and is still accepting registrations for the event. The cross-disciplinary conference will focus on the opioid epidemic and suicide prevention. Comedian and reality television star Gary Owen will speak at the conference to share his personal tragedy of losing his brother to heroin during a free session open to the public on July 12 at 4:45 p.m. in the IUP Humanities and Social Sciences building, room 225.

Pittsburgh Business Times, July 06, 2017

Top golfers to compete in U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier at Windber Country Club

Brady Moran, a Richland High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate is one of the participants hoping to secure a berth in the U.S. Amateur Championship. “It is a fantastic opportunity,” Moran said. “Playing in the Sunnehanna Amateur was the most competitive event I've been a part of. I played with the number one amateur in the world (Ollie Schniederjans) for the first two rounds, which was super cool. (It) definitely improved my game.”

Somerset Daily American, July 04, 2017

Homestead battle still resonates

Some Pinkertons were seasoned fighters, others were young men recruited from rural Ohio, according to Charles McCollester, a retired professor of industrial and labor relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. But to the workers, they represented the oppressive power of Frick and Andrew Carnegie, the behemoths of the steel industry.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 07, 2017

Theatre Exile is Announces the Return Engagement of TOMMY & ME

Theatre Exile is proud to remount, Tommy & Me, by Ray Didinger. Didinger describes Theatre Exile as Tommy & Me's Franklin Field. It's home. "The folks at Theatre Exile -- I'm talking about Joe Canuso, Deb Block and Bruce Graham -- were the ones who believed in this story from the beginning. He (Graham) is the first American playwright to be invited two years in a row to the Galway Arts Festival, which produced The Outgoing Tide and Stella and Lou. Graham is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Broadway World Pennsylvania, June 29, 2017

This Grown Man Was The Flower Girl In His Friend's Wedding & It's The Purest Thing You'll See All Day

A 2011 New York Times article looked at the emergence of flower men, and the increasing subversion of gender roles in weddings. “We continue to have the marriage ceremony, but we're slowly changing it to represent the greater balance of the genders,” Robert Heasley, a sociology professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the president of the American Men's Studies Association told the Times, “It's a significant shift to have the male be the flower girl because it introduces a male who represents gentility, flowers, and femininity. It's just another step toward the dismantling of the patriarchal formation of the marriage.”

Bustle, June 22, 2017

Yoder Named ACM Outstanding Faculty Member

Sharon Yoder, associate professor of English, has been recognized as Allegany College of Maryland's outstanding faculty member for 2017. Since joining ACM's full-time faculty in 2011 Yoder has taken additional graduate studies in both composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

WCBC Radio (Cumberland, MD), June 26, 2017

Ravens make changes in personnel department

The Ravens today announced two changes in their personnel department with Brandon Berning moving to Midwest/Southwest area scout and Kevin Weidl being hired as the team's Southeast/Southwest area scout.Prior to ESPN, Weidl was a three-year starting quarterback for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2004-06). His older brother, Andy, worked in the Ravens' scouting department from 2005-16 and is the Philadelphia Eagles' assistant director of player personnel.

Baltmore Sun, June 27, 2017

Ravens Make Two Changes in Personnel Department

Baltimore hired ESPN's Scouts Inc. draft analyst Kevin Weidl and promoted Brandon Berning. Ian Cunningham has left for a promotion with the Philadelphia Eagles.Weidl joins the Ravens after spending the last 11 years (2007-17) as a draft analyst for ESPN's Scouts Inc., where he evaluated and wrote scouting reports on prospects. With Baltimore, he will primarily focus on players from the SEC, ACC and Big 12. Prior to Weidl's tenure with ESPN, he was a three-year starting quarterback for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2004-06). After graduating, he earned a training camp internship with the New York Jets' pro personnel department (2007).

Ravens.Com, June 27, 2017

The Courier's 2017 Celebrating The Graduates Special Section

New Pittsburgh Courier celebrates the 2017 Graduates! Alexis D. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2014. She graduated from Temple University in May 2017 with a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Production. She is a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Alexis has accepted a position as a reporter at WVVA-TV News in Bluefield, West Virginia. Alexis is the daughter of proud parents Samantha Chavers and Donnie Johnson. Alanys McEnheimer, Steel Valley High School was a member of the Steel Valley Varsity Marching Band for four years, in the chorus for three years, Students Against Destructive Decisions for three years, Future Is Mine for two years and a member of the Spanish Club. She attends Rodman Street Missionary Baptist and has served on the Jr. Usher Board for five years. Alanys had a GPA of 3.2 overall. She will be attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the fall and plans to major in Nursing. Kayaira Sledge, Pittsburgh CAPA High School, but everyone knows her by “Kiss.” She was a voice major at CAPA, and attended Visionary Performing Arts Academy for many years for dance. Also loves doing hair and makeup. Kayaira will attend IUP in August, majoring in Business and hopes to open her own business one day.

New Pittsburgh Courier, June 29, 2017

Jodi Cordes receives 2017 DOVE award

Jodi Cordes, Franklin Community Health Network director of provider recruitment and volunteer services, has been awarded the 2017 Director of Volunteer Excellence Award for her outstanding contributions and her continued excellence in the volunteer administration field and beyond. She has been involved with volunteer management for over five years. Cordes received her master's degree in instructional technology from Towson University and bachelor's degree in business education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is certified as a human resources administrator.

Franklin (PA) Daily Bulldog, June 28, 2017

Dana King's gritty police procedurals set in Alle-Kiski Valley

Dana King says he grew up in Penn's River, but a quick check of Google maps reveals no such place in Western Pennsylvania. The locale, however metaphorical, is very real to the author who graduated from Lower Burrell High School in 1973 and sets his police procedural books in the Alle-Kiski Valley area. One of the elements King explores is the durability of the region, how small towns survive despite daunting odds. “When I became of age, there was nothing left for me to do there at all,” says King, who attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania to study music education.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 10, 2017

STUDENT DIRECTORY

Luke Walker of Butler and Jacob King of East Brady were selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana (Pa.) University. They were chosen following an on-campus competitive interview process. The scholarship can be renewed for four years of study.

Butler Eagle, June 17, 2017

STUDENT DIRECTORY

INDIANA — Caleb King, an applied mathematics and economics double major at Indiana (Pa.) University in the Cook Honors College, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees.

Butler Eagle, June 17, 2017

Kelley's path from T-ball to IUP hall

From his initial tryout for Washington Youth Baseball's T-ball League in 1976 through his Hall of Fame career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marvin Kelley Jr., has been impressive on the baseball field. Kelley, 48, is a 1986 graduate of Trinity High School. He played baseball and football for the Hillers before enrolling at IUP, where he walked on as a baseball player and ended up with an integral role in lifting the program to championships and postseason appearances. For his efforts, it was announced last month that he is part of IUP's 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame class that will be inducted Sept. 9. Kelley is one of 12 individuals to be inducted.

Washington Observer-Reporter, June 19, 2017

Clarion seniors display hand-made jewelry

CLARION – Seniors at the Main Street Center in Clarion recently displayed their jewelry creations at the end of a 10-week Arts Path program, an artist-residency program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Dubois Courier-Express, June 15, 2017

The Making of an Allosaurus Graveyard

That's what led geoscientists Joe Peterson, John Warnock, Steven Clawson, and their colleagues to move literal tons of rock and excavate Cleveland-Lloyd anew. Not for new bones, but for the geological clues that might let the researchers more accurately envision what happened there in the days of the Late Jurassic. What they've found doesn't conclusively solve the Mesozoic murder mystery, but it refines the setting where the inscrutable events took place.

Scientific American, June 12, 2017

IIT, Kharagpur, Indiana University to study city's wetlands

The wetlands of Kolkata, a Ramsar site, which are gradually shrinking in size, have come under the focus of a study by a joint team of the IIT, Kharagpur and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The study will look into the increasing presence of non bio degradable chemicals in the water of the wetlands, an IIT-KGP spokesperson said today.

Daily News & Analysis (Kolkata, India), June 13, 2017

IIT-KGP, Pennsylvania University to study about climate effect on Darjeeling tea

A team from IIT Kharagpur and Indiana University of Pennsylvania is jointly conducting a study to find whether climate change is having any effect on the quality of Darjeeling tea and its production process. The Department of Architecture and Regional Planning of IIT-KGP and the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of IUP have come together to collaborate on the topic for the Summer Study Abroad Programme in India, 2017.

The Statesman (Kolkata, India), June 07, 2017

Mystery of Cleveland Dinosaur Graveyard Finally Solved by Scientists

Study author Jonathan Warnock, from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, tells Newsweek that before they began their research they did not know which result—evidence of single or multiple death events—to expect. Their findings showed the dinosaurs accumulated at the site over several different periods, with carcasses being transported there during flooding events. When floods came, the dinosaurs would have washed in and rotted in what was then a pond.

Newsweek, June 06, 2017

IIT and US University's 'Climate Change' study will revisit Darjeeling tea estates' legacy

As part of a 'Summer Study Abroad Programme' in India, IIT-Kharagpur and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are conducting a study into the effects of climate change on tea production and wetlands in Darjeeling. Students from both institutes will visit Makaibari Tea Estate and Darjeeling Tea Research & Development Centre at Kurseong this month as part of their field study.

Business Insider India, June 06, 2017

Joint IIT Kharagpur And University Of Pennsylvania Team To Study Climate Effect On Darjeeling Tea

A team from IIT Kharagpur and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is jointly conducting a study to find whether climate change is having any effect on the quality of Darjeeling tea and its production process. The Department of Architecture and Regional Planning of IIT-KGP and the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of IUP have come together to collaborate on the topic for the Summer Study Abroad Programme in India, 2017.

NDTV (Press Trust of India), June 06, 2017

IIT, US varsity to study climate change impact

IIT-Kharagpur will team up with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to conduct a study into the effects of climate change on tea production and wetlands in the state, said a statement issued by the institute on Monday. The Department of Architecture and Regional Planning (DARP) in IIT-Kgp and the Department of Geography and Regional Planning in IUP are collaborating as part of the ‘Summer Study Abroad Programme' in India.

The Indian Express (Kolkata, India), June 06, 2017

IUP alum Ethan Cooper living in the moment with Steelers

Steelers guard Ethan Cooper said it's not uncommon for some of his former Indiana University of Pennsylvania coaches to show up at the Steelers practice facility. Usually, he said, they come to pick up a few tips and bring them back to IUP. But when a handful of staffers appeared at the Steelers' OTA Wednesday afternoon, there was a familiar face on the field. It was Cooper, signed as an undrafted free agent this season, making his case to earn a roster spot.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 02, 2017

IUP offering cybersecurity camps

INDIANA, Pa. – Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer two free cybersecurity camps this summer for students and teachers. The camp is part of a national initiative supported by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. IUP is the only school in western Pennsylvania that is part of this initiative for 2017.

Sharon Herald, May 20, 2017

IUP: Muslim oasis in Trump Country

Sahar Al-Shoubaki was engrossed in graduate studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when her frantic mother called from Jordan. The retired principal of an English-speaking school feared for her daughter's safety after the Nov. 8 election of President Trump. "She was worried," Al-Shoubaki said. "She told me to take off my hijab. She didn't want me to stand out. And I said, 'No, Mom. Don't worry.' "

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 20, 2017

Danville Woman Receives Award at IUP in Memory of Pittsburgh Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty

A student from Danville at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was selected for an award in memory of a Pittsburgh police officer killed in the line of duty in 2009. Skylar Archer, of Mahoning Street, Danville, was chosen as the recipient of the Stephen J. Mayhle Memorial Award.

Northcentral, May 20, 2017

AIHA awards more Than $131,800 in scholarships to 51 outstanding students

The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has selected 51 outstanding students to receive more than $131,800 in scholarships this year. The recipients have distinguished themselves through their commitment to their studies, their communities, and the profession of industrial hygiene. The 2017 scholarship recipients include: Dana M. Piper, Indiana University of Pennsylvania •Board of Certified Safety Professional Scholarship Philadelphia Local Section Scholarship and Pittsburgh Local Section Scholarship

Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, May 15, 2017

From IUP to the NFL

Indiana University of Pennsylvania offensive tackle Ethan Cooper initially wasn't supposed to attend the NFL Scouting Combine, but he eventually made the most of his opportunity upon receiving an invitation. “I thought he had a phenomenal workout in the field,” NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah maintained. “I thought he really helped himself.”

Steelers.Com, May 14, 2017

W. Pa. colleges aim for accuracy with names amid commencements

What's in a name? Plenty on commencement day, according to John Kilmarx. Kilmarx, associate vice president for academic administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, had the most important job in the house at IUP commencement Saturday. Before the day was over, Kilmarx — he of the booming baritone — would read off the names of more than 1,500 graduates who gathered at the Kovalchick Complex. Getting each name right was of paramount importance.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 13, 2017

Four SUNY Canton faculty and staff selected to receive 2017 Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Assistant Professor Melissa E. Lee was selected as a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching for creating an inclusive learning environment in her classroom and on campus. She has developed new curricula about understanding gender and sexuality through literature and has been a co-advisor for SUNY Canton's LGBT+ club for seven years. Her research has been published in a number of academic journals. She is earning her Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

North Country Now (Potsdam, NY), May 12, 2017

Student ambassadors play hospitality role at IRMC

First impressions are important — not only in personal relationships, but professional ones, as well. First impressions are such a big deal that IRMC has introduced an internship program to ensure each patient that enters the door starts off on the right foot. This internship, the Ambassador Program, has tapped into the strength of members of the International Hospitality Management Honor Society at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Patient Access Supervisor at IRMC Darla Heider, who oversees the program, says the students become part of the hospital's first line of communication with patients. They assist patients entering the building by serving as “way-finders.”

Olean Times Herald (NY), May 12, 2017

David Mastovich Avoiding missing LinkedIn chances

Students in a class I teach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania send me LinkedIn connection requests, and they have no photo on their profile and barely any information describing themselves. I tell them the first day of class I will not connect with anyone who doesn't have a profile picture even if I know them. If you can't take the time to update your LinkedIn profile, I don't want to waste the time connecting with you.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, May 06, 2017

Tribute to Women YWCA Greater Johnstown will honor nine for community contributions

YWCA Greater Johnstown will honor nine area women during an awards ceremony on May 18 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St. in downtown Johnstown. (including Allison) Moser is an Apaché pilot with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. She is the first and only female AH-64D Apaché pilot in command in the state, acted as pilot in command in the first all-female flight in an Apaché helicopter in Pennsylvania and qualified as a maintenance test pilot in the Apaché helicopter. Moser enlisted as a flight operations specialist in January 2000. While serving with the Army National Guard, she earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, May 07, 2017

Fatal Student Opioid Overdoses Prompt Colleges to Action

Tina Hooker, right, a nurse with the Open Door, gives a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Naloxone after a training session on how to use the overdose-reversal drug. The session was open to students, faculty and staff last month.

Wall Street Journal, May 07, 2017

Joining the women's movement in their 60s: ‘We're done being quiet'

Maureen McHugh, a professor of psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who's written extensively on women's issues, said their visibility is a testament to how much women's lives have changed in the past several decades. “There is a larger group of educated, previously employed women — who might also have organizational skills around protest — than there ever has been in our whole history,” McHugh said.

TNS/Star Tribune (Minneapolis), York Dispatch, May 04, 2017

Shipwreck Identified as Rare Canal Boat

Six years ago, a team of divers went to the bottom of Oneida Lake—a body of water known to contain the wreckage of plenty of old boats. There, they found something exciting: a wreck they though was a rare boat. But was the wreck really all that it seemed?In 2013, Ben Ford, an underwater archaeologist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, worked with the divers to uncover and analyze the boat. But it's taken until now for the team to feel secure that their find is in fact a Durham boat.

Smithsonian Magazine, May 04, 2017

IUP online criminology program named a best value

INDIANA, Pa. -- College Values online has identified Indiana University of Pennsylvania's online master's degree program in criminology as a top best value program. The 2017 rankings reviewed programs across the nation that have “flexible, convenient, quality solutions” for professionals seeking to advance their career through education, editors said. Programs considered for the recognition were also required to be completed at a faster than average pace.

Daily Courier, May 04, 2017

Oswego County divers discover rare 19th century boat in Oneida Lake

The divers and Ben Ford, a maritime archaeologist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, excavated and recorded the shipwreck in 2013 and 2014.

Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard, May 02, 2017

Beaver Falls native Ruth Podbielski started women's sports at IUP before Title IX

Try and separate Ruth Podbielski from the present state of Indiana University of Pennsylvania women's athletics. You can't. The Beaver Falls native died in early April at 90, and she retired in 1987 from athletic administration after more than three decades devoted to providing young women with athletic opportunity. But her legacy is evident. “She's responsible for the whole foundation of the women's program here,” said then-IUP athletic director Frank Cignetti in 2002. “What's really impressive is the number of sports she started here almost all at once. A lot of schools have gone step by step, and a lot of schools don't even have that many women's programs.”

Beaver County Times, May 01, 2017

102-year-old Oakmont woman remembered for indelible spirit

Mildred Weber Brown's warm smile could light up a room, but it was her indelible spirit that endeared her to so many. Mildred Weber Brown of Oakmont died on April 24, 2017. She was 102. Born in Palmerton, Pa., Brown enrolled in what is now Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the Great Depression and worked her way through college as a waitress. After earning an education degree in 1936, she moved to Allison Park and began teaching first through third grades at the two-room Wyland School.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 28, 2017

Holocaust survivor will speak at Garrett College

MCHENRY — Edith Mayer Cord will present “A Hidden Child of the Holocaust Speaks” as part of the Joan Crawford Lecture Series. In the U.S., she taught French and German language and literature at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Cumberland (MD) Times-News, May 01, 2017

Farm-to-table restaurant at Laurel View Village open to public

Fresh Harvest, a new farm-to-table restaurant located on the campus of Laurel View Village in Davidsville, opened to the public Friday morning.Head chef Jaime Jones, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's culinary arts program, said she plans to focus on a “farm-to-table” concept – preparing menu items using seasonal ingredients harvested from area farms and producers.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, April 29, 2017

Beacon Ridge names Meenan to post

Cody Meenan, of Richland Township, has been named administrator at Beacon Ridge, A Choice Community. Meenan will provide day-to-day leadership and oversight of the 118-bed nursing facility, where its mission is focusing on health, helping and caring for the residents whom they provide care and services to daily. He has been licensed as a nursing home administrator in the state of Pennsylvania since 2011. Prior to joining Beacon Ridge, Meenan served as executive director in the for-profit post-acute care sector. Meenan earned a master of business administration degree from West Virginia University and a bachelor's degree in sports administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, April 29, 2017

Former CD East, IUP standout Ethan Cooper headed to Pittsburgh Steelers

Ethan Cooper filled the upper floor of Harrisburg's Rookies Sports Bar and Grille with family and friends Saturday for the NFL Draft's final rounds.But it wasn't a draft party. "I called it an 'opportunity party,'" Cooper said with a smile when all was said and done. For more than six hours, the group watched as Cooper, a former CD East and Indiana University of Pennsylvania star offensive lineman, was passed over by NFL teams. When the final pick was announced, Cooper's name was not among the 253 players picked. Minutes later though, the Pittsburgh Steelers made sure the "opportunity party," wasn't ruined, bringing Cooper in as a priority, undrafted free agent.

Penn Live (Harrsiburg), April 30, 2017

‘HMS Pinafore' docking at IUP in May

A New York City repertory company is bringing its Gilbert and Sullivan expertise to an Indiana state with its production of the funny "HMS Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor."

Altoona Mirror, April 25, 2017

Mount Gallitzin's first female student to debut ballet inspired by Catholic school days

In 1967, Mount Gallitzin Academy in Baden became co-educational, allowing females to attend classes. Joan Van Dyke was the sole girl in a class of 10 boys, and the first female to attend the school, but that didn't stop the aspiring dancer. Van Dyke is an associate professor of dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Beaver County Times, April 21, 2017

Minnesotans joining the women's movement in their 60s: ‘We're done being quiet'

Maureen McHugh, a professor of psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who's written extensively on women's issues, said their visibility is a testament to how much women's lives have changed in the past several decades. “There is a larger group of educated, previously employed women – who might also have organizational skills around protest – than there ever has been in our whole history,” McHugh said. “Some of issues they're mobilizing about now really are the same old issues, which is discouraging. But at the same time, we understand them.”

Minnesota Star-Journal, April 23, 2017

Clinton County Student Receives Biology Award at IUP

Adam Wasser, son of Todd and Alicia Wasser, of Beverly Drive, Beech Creek, was honored at the third annual Biology Department Student Recognition Award Ceremony at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The ceremony was held to recognize outstanding students in biology for scholarship and service activities. Wasser received the Biology Undergraduate Research Experience (BURE) Award. Wasser, a biochemistry major, is a 2014 graduate of Central Mountain High School. He is a provost scholar and received the Sutton Scholarship. Wasser is a member of Cook Honors College, IUP marching band, university choir, and Phi Mu Alpha.

Northcentral PA.com, April 23, 2017

Area colleges announce commencement speakers, ceremonies

Indiana University of Pennsylvania The university will hold three commencement ceremonies for its graduating class. A commencement speaker was not scheduled for this year's ceremonies. The master's and doctoral ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. May 12 in the Performing Arts Center at Fisher Auditorium. Undergraduate ceremonies will be held on May 13 in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and College of Health and Human Services diplomas will be presented at 9 a.m. College of Education and Educational Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Eberly College of Business degrees will be presented at 2 p.m.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, April 24, 2017

New scholarship meant to help women develop key leadership skills

Rosamaria Cristello was handling a crisis at the Latino Family Center in Hazelwood when the phone rang one day last August.The call was to inform Ms. Cristello that she had won the Barbara McNees Spirit of Athena Scholarship. The award includes full tuition to Carnegie Mellon University's Leadership and Negotiation Academy, a six-month intensive program for women that immerses them in skills like coping with conflict, decision-making and effective communications.A native of Guatemala, Ms. Cristello came to the U.S. with her family as a baby and grew up in suburban Washington, D.C. Her career track has always been connected to immigrants and refugees. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she joined an AmeriCorps program in which she helped resettle refugees for Catholic Charities.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 25, 2017

Packers 2017 Draft: Interview with IUP OG Ethan Cooper

Q: And it's remarkable that you stayed at IUP all the way through. Did you ever consider transferring at any point? A: I never thought about transferring. I was just so loyal to the program and the program was so loyal to me that there was never any thought of transferring at all. I just loved it there.

Fansided, April 17, 2017

Smethport grad returns home to direct IU9 Senior Band Festival

Abbie Weaver, a 2008 honors graduate of Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School, returns home to direct the IU9 Senior High Band Festival today at her alma mater. A French horn specialist, Weaver participated in the IU9 band festivals while she was in grades seven through 12. She then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with Drs. Jack Stamp and Jack Scandrett and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education.

The Bradford Era, March 30, 2017

IUP policy shift allows official use of preferred names

Students, staff, faculty and alumni at Indiana University of Pennsylvania can now petition to have a preferred first name or nickname used in university communications. The new policy, finalized earlier this month, has been adopted as colleges and universities across the nation take steps to recognize the LGBTQ community's call for gender-neutral policies.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 25, 2017

Alexander VanWoert, Mercer, has been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at IUP

MERCER – Alexander VanWoert, Mercer, has been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alexander, son of Steven and Kerry VanWoert, Mercer, is a senior at Mercer Junior/Senior High School. VanWoert is the president of National Honor Society, VFW Student of the Year, and varsity letter winner in basketball and soccer. He is a Camp Invention Leadership intern, United Methodist Church volunteer, and a Middle School mentor. He plans to major in engineering at IUP. Started in 2012, the Sutton Scholarship is funded by the Foundation for IUP, along with gifts received from alumni, friends and employees. The scholarship is available to qualified Pennsylvania students and can be renewed for four years of study.

Sharon Herald, March 11, 2017

Local students selected for IUP scholarships

INDIANA, Pa. -- Local students have been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Sutton Scholars are an elite group,” Dr. Patricia McCarthy, Interim IUP Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications, said. “This program recognizes the very best of our freshman applicants, students who have very strong academics and outstanding promise."

Ellwood City Ledger, March 13, 2017

Local IUP students selected for foundation scholarship program

"Sutton Scholars are an elite group," Dr. Patricia McCarthy, interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Communications, said. "This program recognizes the very best of our freshman applicants, students who have very strong academics and outstanding promise."

Somerset Daily American, March 13, 2017

Campus achievement

Several local students have been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Daily Item, March 20, 2017

U.S. high schools should teach creative problem-solving: John McCarthy (Opinion)

INDIANA, Pennsylvania -- I admit it. My usual after-school question to my teens has been far from creative. "Have any homework?" Imagine this answer from a high school student in the United States: "Yeah, I'm really excited about these CPS class projects where we're learning about brain research and ideation techniques and talking about convergent thinking..."

Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 03, 2017

S&T Bank Chief Banking Officer Receives Statewide Award

Becky Stapleton, senior executive vice president and chief banking officer was honored with the inaugural Champion For Women Award at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association's fourth annual Women in Banking Conference on March 6, 2017. Becky has also held various leadership roles in community and civic organizations throughout her career, including the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Business Advisory Council, Indiana Area School District, ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, United Way, YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, and the Red Cross. Becky earned her master's degree in public affairs from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in government and public service from IUP.

PR Newswire, March 08, 2017

Altoona Mirror

The five band members promise to transport you to their roots in southern Ireland with music and song that reflect centuries of tradition with a contemporary flair. Caladh Nua, which is Gaelic for “new harbor,” will appear in concert at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Gorell Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on March 5. It is the band's fifth annual tour in the United States, which it takes every March, band member Derek Morrissey said last week from his Ireland home.

Very charismatic and very authentic': Irish band Caladh Nua coming to IUP in March, February 27, 2017

Local IUP culinary arts students receive academic honors

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Area students have been named to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Academy of Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for academic excellence for the fall 2016 semester.

Clearfield Progress, February 10, 2017

IUP dean's list

INDIANA, Pa. — The following local students have been named to the fall 2016 dean's list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean's list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Carnegie News Item, February 11, 2017

IUP Dean's List for Berks County

Berks County students have been named to the fall 2016 dean's list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean's list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. The full list of fall 2016 dean's list students is available at www.iup.edu/deanslist/2016-fall.

Berks-Montgomery News, February 11, 2017

Combining thrill of the hunt, cooking

When Albert Wutsch sets his sights on a deer, he sees pepper pot stew, venison Marsala or venison medallions in a Kahlua rum sauce. Now living in Missoula, Mont., Wutsch retired last year as department chairman of the Academy of Culinary Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and now spends much of his time traveling the country wearing his chef's toque while talking turkey with sportsmen.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 14, 2017

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to seek consultant to deal with deficit

Sam Smith, who retired from the General Assembly as speaker of the House two years ago, chairs the council of trustees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Most everyone agrees the universities are facing significant challenges. It makes everybody a little nervous, but somebody needed to do this,” Smith said. “You can't grow yourself out of these financial difficulties. It's hard to talk about it because it sounds like you're against your institutions, but it's good that they're doing it.”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 03, 2017

Planting the seed: IUP program aims to get kids invested in science at an early age

Lawrence Kupchella threw a rubber ball against a wall inside Freeport Area Middle School's auditorium on Friday. It bounced back into his hands. Then he dipped it into a container filled with liquid nitrogen and threw it again. It shattered into several little pieces. More than 100 sixth-grade students burst into applause and excited chatter. “It was unexpected, wasn't it?” said Kupchella, an assistant chemistry professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Kupchella's presentation on “The Amazing Properties of Liquid Nitrogen” didn't stop there. His presentation is part of IUP's Visiting Scientist Program, which aims to generate an interest in science for K-12 students and encourage communication between schools and colleges.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 03, 2017

A touch of Indian culture: IUP brings Bollywood to Pennsylvania stage

Experience a Bollywood show and get up close to Indian culture as the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) brings “Taj Express: The Bolly wood Musical Review” to campus on Valentine's Day.

Altoona Mirror, February 02, 2017

Bats in the Bronx

But they (green roofs) are a way of expanding habitats without taking up additional real estate, notes Joseph Duchamp, an associate professor of ecology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, who was not involved with the project. Not to mention that bats lured by rooftop buffets may help keep pest numbers down at ground level -- some can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes an hour.

Scientific American, January 06, 2021

Lake-Lehman graduate Clayton Vasey accepted to medical school

Clayton Vasey, valedictorian of the Lake-Lehman High School Class of 2016, has been given provisional acceptance to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Vasey is attending Indiana university of Pennsylvania where he was named to the dean's list for the fall semester with a 4.0 gpa. He is in the IUP/LECOM 3 + 4 program where he will attend IUP for his first three years of undergrad, then start medical school at LECOM. He will receive his bachelor's degree in Biology from IUP after his first year in medical school. His goal is to become an oncologist.

The Dallas (Pa.) Post, January 24, 2017

IUP professors remember Trooper Weaver as criminology student

INDIANA -- Professors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania spoke out Wednesday, remembering Trooper Landon Weaver, a former criminology student. Weaver was responding to a protection-of-abuse order when he was shot and killed by 32-year-old Jason Robison Friday. Dr. Dennis Giever talked about the dangers of the job, as violence against those in blue continues to rise.At IUP, he began to learn his core values to become a trooper. "He was a great kid, great student, so young," said Chivon Fitch, IUP criminology professor. Chivon said becoming a state trooper was Weaver's calling.

WJAC-TV (NBC, Johnstown/State College), January 04, 2017

Harrisburg City Islanders Introduce Three New Staff Members to the Club

The Harrisburg City Islanders have announced today three new additions to the professional soccer club. Madeline Williams, Erica Maxwell, and Jessica Charlton are expected to execute marketing initiatives, boost fan engagement, and oversee the organizations creative direction, respectively.Madeline is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Communications Media.

Penn Live, January 03, 2017

Newsmaker: Carla Conrad

Noteworthy: Conrad has been promoted to the role of executive director of Breathe Pennsylvania, a Cranberry-based nonprofit that provides educational services and financial assistance to lung disease patients. She received a bachelor of science in respiratory care, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; master of science in health services leadership, St. Vincent College; current doctoral student, administrative and leadership studies program, IUP.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 01, 2017