Johnstown Symphony Orchestra board adds three new trustees

IUP professor of music named to board of Johnstown Symphony.

Daily American, December 22, 2020

IUP names provosts scholars

Provost scholar status is achieved when student complte a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The Standard-Journal, December 22, 2020

School News: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The News-Item, December 21, 2020

SVC professor explores police response to mental health calls in book

I was originally interested in juvenile justice and delinquency,” Dr. Kayla Jachimowski an IUP alumna said. “In my dissertation, I looked at three variables of how police respond to these types of calls for service around mental health issues.

Latrobe Bulletin , December 21, 2020

Cordero Barkley and Corey King named Black Power 2020: Wisconsin's 51 Most Influential Black Leaders

Corey King is the vice chancellor for Inclusivity & Student Affairs UW-Green Bay and holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration & Leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Inside University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News, December 22, 2020

IUP student from Clarion County named provost scholar

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Courier Express , December 22, 2020

IUP names Provost Scholars from Indiana County

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

The Indiana Gazette, December 22, 2020

Students in the News

A total of 644 graduates completing studies in December and January were honored virtually in commencement ceremonies.

The Indiana Gazette, December 23, 2020

IUP students chosen for 2020 Art in Arboretum competition

The two IUP students from Zelienople and Pittsburgh proposed the art for the competition called "Birds of a Tree" to be sited on the northeast grassy corner of a parking lot off Wayne Avenue.

Courier Express , December 24, 2020

Area Students Named Provost Scholars at IUP

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Morrison Cove Herald, December 24, 2020

Campus news from Dec. 24, 2020

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The Herald, December 24, 2020

Former Kiski Area teacher, Leechburg restaurateur Ricky Albert remembered for dedication to community

Raised in Apollo, Ricky Albert graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in education in 1969 and taught in both middle and elementary school grades for 35 years in the Kiski Area School District.

Trib Live, December 29, 2020

Area students named Provost Scholars at IUP

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Latrobe Bulletin , December 29, 2020

Interns help library connect with children through virtual programming

IUP student from Northumberland uses her creativity to produce over a 100 videos for Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library during shutdown to help patrons connect to library programming.

The Daily Item, December 31, 2020

Volunteers collect donations for Homeless Heroes

Normally, we'd have about 200 volunteers working together to create the stockings over the course of several evenings; this year, we had 32 volunteers complete 1,600 stockings in just four hours,” IUP's Kristin Squires said. “We were determined not to let the pandemic keep us from helping our veterans, especially in a year when the needs are even greater because of COVID-19.

Indiana Gazette, December 17, 2020

Local student at IUP part of innovative mural project

As a way of expressing the values of the Office of Student Support and Community Standards, an original permanent installation was created and then supervised by IUP Department of Art and Design faculty.

The Progress, December 17, 2020

IUP graduate donates $25,000 for business scholarship

Costs of a college education continue to climb,” J. Victor Conrad said. “We wanted to help to bridge the gap for students. It really feels good to us to know that we are making a difference in the lives of others through our gift of scholarship support.

Indiana Gazette, December 17, 2020

Community college students in the IUP dorms? It could happen

A dual admissions agreement inked in November between the community college and Indiana University of Pennsylvania differs from many cost-cutting articulation pacts in that it opens not just classrooms but dorms. Students can live at IUP while as they pursue an associate's degree at Westmoreland, paying community college tuition.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 14, 2020

Allegheny Township teen finds Alle-Kiski Valley towns, the outdoors compelling photographic subjects

I've always liked taking pictures, and my mom put me in photography lessons when I was little,” Tyler McCandless said. “But I'm really self-taught. I like to challenge myself creatively and randomly — just by going outside anytime of the day and trying to get something good out of it.

Trib Live, December 13, 2020

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, KCAC reports strong first quarter

Despite restrictions placed on KCAC operations because of the pandemic, Sam Phillips, IUP associate vice president for administration and finance, said the complex finished the quarter ending Sept. 30 $27,000 ahead of the same period last year.

Indiana Gazette, December 12, 2020

TV Talk: IUP grad explores toxic masculinity in ‘Nate' on Netflix

He (professor Rick Kemp) brought in the Pig Iron Theatre to do a residency and they further introduced me to their way of creating theater,” Palamides said. “What I learned at IUP informs how I work now and initiated my interest in clowning and the way of creating plays from improvisation, which is how I make my shows now.

Trib Live, December 11, 2020

IUP raises $46,500 on Giving Tuesday

Time after time our alumni, friends, and everyone in the IUP family continue to amaze us through their passion, care, and outpouring of support,” IUP Vice President for University Advancement Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna said. “In a single day we made a big impact — shattering our $20,000 goal by raising more than $46,500 for our students! On this global day of giving, there are many great organizations from which to choose. We are grateful to the donors who made the decision to support the Foundation for IUP.

Indiana Gazette, December 07, 2020

Couple donates $100K for scholarship

I've enjoyed being involved with IUP's leadership groups, and, I'm honored, at this time in my life, to be able to help students finance their education," Eugene O'Sullivan said. "It's especially gratifying to be able to provide this educational opportunity to students from modest backgrounds.

Indiana Gazette, December 06, 2020


In a statement, the university said that on Giving Tuesday, the IUP community more than doubled the event's fundraising goal of $20,000 by raising $46,528. Alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students all contributed to the Giving Tuesday campaign., December 05, 2020

IUP Eberly Hall of Distinction member and wife establish scholarship for IUP students in Eberly College of Business

I benefitted from a great education at IUP that led to a great career,” Eugene O'Sullivan said. “I'm really a big fan of the Eberly College. It does a wonderful job helping students and provides so many different options for students interested in business. Business is a wonderful career opportunity.

Courier Express, December 04, 2020

IUP Giving Tuesday shatters goal, raising more than $46,500 to help students in need, included $17,000 in matching funds

Time after time our alumni, friends, and everyone in the IUP family continue to amaze us through their passion, care, and outpouring of support,” IUP vice president for university advancement Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna said. “In a single day we made a big impact—shattering our $20,000 goal by raising more than $46,500 for our students! On this global day of giving, there are many great organizations from which to choose. We are grateful to the donors who made the decision to support the Foundation for IUP.

Courier Express, December 04, 2020

College fundraising endures — even in a pandemic

The donation from Dolores Spinelli Gigliotti, a 1970 elementary education graduate, and her husband, Vincent Gigliotti, will benefit the Gregory Spinelli Memorial Criminology Fund and the George L. Spinelli Memorial Scholarship and will establish the George L. Spinelli Enhancement Fund for the Department of Counseling.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 04, 2020

IUP's Giving Tuesday raised funds to help students

When times are challenging and uncertain, support from our alumni, employees and friends becomes even more important in our efforts to provide stability and growth for our promising students,” vice president of university advancement Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna said. “The love and passion that they have for IUP and our students is inspiring.

The Penn, December 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday efforts focus on IUP student fund

This year, IUP will focus its Giving Tuesday efforts on the Student Assistance Fund. For the last three years, funds raised during IUP's Giving Tuesday have been directed to providing assistance to students in emergency situations,” vice president for university advancement, Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna said. "Focusing on the Student Assistance Fund for Giving Tuesday donations is the right fit.

Indiana Gazette, November 25, 2020

Food Network's 'Holiday Wars' let New Orleans baker show off her skills in artsy cakes

Baindu Squire doesn't come from a family of bakers — certainly not pastry chefs. Her father moved to the United States from Sierra Leone to attend medical school, then decided to stay. After two years of culinary school and an externship at a resort in Florida, Squire graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Academy of Culinary Arts, outside of Pittsburgh.

New Orleans Advocate, December 02, 2020

Peters Township Native's ‘Nate – A One Man Show' Hits Netflix On Tuesday

“Nate – A One Man Show” is hitting Netflix around the world this Tuesday, December 1.

KDKA Pittsburgh TV, November 28, 2020

TV Talk: Filmed-in-Pittsburgh ‘Happiest Season' debuts; Kaley Cuoco impresses in ‘The Flight Attendant'

Natalie Palamides, who grew up in Peters Township and is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, stars in “Nate — A One Man Show,” a one-hour comedy special debuting on Netflix on Dec. 1.

Trib Live, November 26, 2020

Region's international student enrollment declined with global pandemic

International students are essential for the commonwealth and for American students. I'd love to send all of our students to study abroad, but the reality is very few go abroad. In a global marketplace, when they join the workforce, our students are going to be sitting next to someone from another country or negotiating with them and, if they haven't had that exposure, they will be at a loss,” Michele Petrucci, IUP's associate vice president for international education said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 27, 2020

Peters Township native, IUP grad stars in new Netflix comedy special

It's an incredible accomplishment by Natalie to have achieved this kind of recognition this early in her career,” Brian Jones, chair of IUP's Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance, said. “This speaks to her perseverance, her creativity, her talent, and her ability to take what she learned at IUP and turn it into an amazing piece of art.

WPXI-TV, November 27, 2020

IUP alumna's 'Nate - A One Man Show' to premiere

It's an incredible accomplishment by Natalie to have achieved this kind of recognition this early in her career,” Brian Jones, chairman of IUP's Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance, said. “This speaks to her perseverance, her creativity, her talent and her ability to take what she learned at IUP and turn it into an amazing piece of art.

Indiana Gazette, November 28, 2020

6 hidden risks of IT automation

We have seen a number of unintended organizational challenges resulting from automation of business processes,” says Bill Balint, CIO at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “Sometimes, manual controls are simply better than automation despite existing trends.

CIO Magazine online, November 10, 2020

IUP, WCCC sign agreement for dual admissions

This is an excellent next step in the ongoing partnership between our two institutions, and we look forward to continuing to welcome strong Westmoreland students to IUP and helping them to meet their educational goals." -IUP President Dr. Driscoll

Indiana Gazette, November 19, 2020

Westmoreland County Community College and IUP ink dual admissions deal

This initiative is about student success and being student-centered. We want to eliminate potential barriers and help students from Westmoreland to feel that they are a valued member of the IUP family, even before they begin their formal coursework here,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said, announcing the program.

Trib Live, November 18, 2020


The agreement signed Tuesday by IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll and WCCC President Dr. Tuesday Stanley grants automatic acceptance to IUP for qualified WCCC students who intend to pursue their bachelor's degree, without an additional application., November 19, 2020

Westmoreland County Community College And IUP Agree To Dual Admissions Program

Westmoreland County Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania have teamed up to help students. The schools agreed to a new “dual admissions program” to help students that want to transfer from WCCC to IUP.

KDKA Pittsburgh TV, November 19, 2020

Necessary cuts at IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, one of the 14 members of the State System of Higher Education, announced the elimination of five low-enrollment degree programs in the arts and the consolidation from six colleges to five. Students currently enrolled in the programs will be able to complete them.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 12, 2020

How I Landed 9 Interviews at Netflix in 2 Months

When I stopped looking only inside my country and started applying for international jobs, magic happened & birds began singing. When I changed the location of my search to become international, I had to change my approach as well. I couldn't just dump my C.V. to any opening out there.

The Startup, Medium, September 11, 2020

Whirlpool Corporation Names Dani Brown Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

"Dani brings the right skills and experience to work across our business and lead our Global Information Systems teams at an especially critical juncture in the digital space," said Joe Liotine. "She has the perfect mix of demonstrated experience, capabilities, and results, and I look forward to her success in this role."

Yahoo!finance, October 21, 2020

Allow Natalie Palamides to Dominate You With her genre- and gender-bending comedy special, Nate.

Palamides' college experience, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, couldn't have been more wholesome. (When you cross a road in the town, the voice of the walk signal is an impression of Jimmy Stewart.) But Palamides's theater professor Rick Kemp introduced her to the study of European clown, which goes beyond mere entertainment, turning foolery into a quasi-spiritual pursuit.

New York: Vulture, September 03, 2020

Shutterstock Names Sara Birmingham as Chief Human Resources Officer

As Shutterstock's Chief Human Resources officer, Sara Birminham will be responsible for delivering a transformational people strategy, focused on supporting the company's accelerated growth, building a culture of performance, and creating an outstanding employee experience that reflects Shutterstock's core Principles.

Business Insider, October 01, 2020

Mind Cure Welcomes Dr. Jason Wallach to Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Jason Wallach has a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of the Sciences and a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has always been fascinated by how drugs could alter a person's reality and have a lasting impact.

Business Insider, October 07, 2020

Apollo-Ridge teacher wins state award for teaching real-world applications of geography

The IUP alumna recently approached IUP to develop a relationship with the university and her AP geography students at Apollo-Ridge. She brought in professors to lecture on “big ideas” within the study of Human Geography, which examines how the world population has understood, used and changed the surface of Earth and subsequent patterns of human population, migration and land use.

Trib Live, September 09, 2020

Tech Data Names Bonnie Smith as Chief Information Officer

Tech Data today announced Bonnie Smith has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Smith brings to Tech Data more than 30 years of experience running global shared-services operations and leading large-scale transformation initiatives.

Morningstar, October 26, 2020

Fulbright scholar refuses to let a pandemic end her fellowship in Western Pennsylvania

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching program, now in its fifth year at IUP, is one of three programs in the U.S. designed to increase international understanding by offering primary and secondary teachers a window on another world.

Trib Live, June 05, 2020

Las Vegas is hardest hit city in US unemployment as a result of COVID-19

David M. Piper, chair and professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, stressed that "kindness comes to the forefront" and cited state response teams at the ready.

Tech Republic, June 05, 2020

70 Pennsylvania Colleges Make Money's 2020-21 'Best' List

Pennsylvania was well-represented on a new list of the best values in higher education in the United States.

Yahoo!finance, August 28, 2020

29 PA Colleges Make Princeton Review's 'Best' List For 2021

The Princeton Review has released its annual list of the country's best colleges. The 2021 list, which features 386 schools, includes 29 in Pennsylvania. IUP is the only PASSHE school listed.

Yahoo!finance, August 19, 2020

Riverview high school teacher selected as Secondary Teacher of the Year

Ken Kubistek, a 1997 Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, said administrators have supported all of his projects throughout his career at Riverview, and he has no plans on retiring any time soon.

Trib Live, November 13, 2020

Teacher raises $30K, finds 2,000 mentors for graduates through ‘Adopt A Senior' initiative

One of his adopters was Philadelphia-native Brian Oglesby, who decided to adopt after discovering Schell will be attending his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

ABC News, June 08, 2020

Appointment Within the Carrefour Group

Christophe Rabatel's responsibilities will include carrying on with the implementation of Carrefour Italy's transformation and ensuring its recovery on a particularly competitive market. Christophe Rabatel holds an MBA from IUP's Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Yahoo!finance, July 15, 2020

iPipeline Appoints Kevin Baer Chief People Officer to Focus on Employee Experience

"I'm a huge believer in transforming the employee experience from ordinary to extraordinary to fuel growth and create a breakaway culture. I look forward to leading iPipeline's people strategy throughout the next chapter of its growth." Kevin Baer holds a degree from IUP in Education and Communications.

Yahoo!finance, July 07, 2020

Science's English dominance hinders diversity—but the community can work toward change

Surveys of Mexican, Spanish-speaking scientists and Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese-speaking researchers revealed that these authors found it significantly more difficult to write scientific articles in English than in their native tongues. Writing in English also increased their dissatisfaction and anxiety. “The results are quite clear,” says David Hanauer, a linguist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and co-author of the studies: English posed the same burden for both groups.

Science Magazine, October 28, 2020

Award-winning IUP chef talks cuisine during COVID

Andrew Nutter, a world-class chef and an assistant professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Culinary Academy, said the restaurant business and chef training programs have fought hard for survival through the COVID-19 outbreak and are emerging fully prepared for flourishing days ahead.

Indiana Gazette, October 24, 2020

Mentorship During a Pandemic: Transitions from Lab and Sea to Virtual

“Going to sea is really quite life changing the first time one goes, I think regardless of your stage in life,” said Jon Lewis, a professor of geoscience at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and co–principal investigator of STEMSEAS. “It is very powerful.”

American Geophysical Union News (AGU), October 13, 2020

IUP's Criminal Justice Academy Launches ‘Police Legitimacy' Course

Incidents of police brutality have caused contention between the public and police over the past several months. Now Indiana University of Pennsylvania is working to repair that relationship.

KDKA Pittsburgh TV, October 13, 2020

NAVSUP BSC Recognized for HR/EEO Community Support Excellence

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center's (BSC) Workforce Management (WFM) team received the Department of the Navy (DON) Human Resources (HR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Community Support - Team/Group award, April 24.

Naval Sea Systems Command, May 15, 2020

Delco resident honored for service at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David Laughead, of the Holmes section of Ridley Township, was awarded the inaugural Crimson Service Merit award at the final Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Student Government Association meeting on April 28 for his years of extraordinary service to the students of IUP.

Delaware County Daily Times, May 14, 2020

Grove City resident to become new director of BC3 campus

Lauren Buchanan, of Grove City, on July 1 will become director of Butler County Community College's additional location in Mercer County, succeeding John Suesser, who will retire after 11 years as BC3 @ LindenPointe's leader.

Allied News, May 13, 2020

Rep. Stan Saylor - PA State House District 94

Republican Stan Saylor is currently running unopposed for reelection to the PA House, representing the 94th District in York County. He first won the seat in 1992.

FOX 43-TV, Harrisburg, May 12, 2020

Sowerby to Lead New Penn State Police Criminal Investigation Unit

Deputy Chief Stephanie Delaney has been appointed district commander for University Park.

State, May 12, 2020

Campus Corner

Three Westmoreland County students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) completed studies in May for their bachelor's degree with a 4.0 grade-point averag

Latrobe Bulletin, May 12, 2020

Four from county earn 4.0 at IUP

Four Indiana County students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania completed studies in May for their bachelor's degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Indiana Gazette, May 12, 2020

Fefolt re-elected as IUP SGA 2020-21 president

Alexander Fefolt, of Indiana, a history pre-law and political science major in the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been re-elected to serve as the president of IUP's Student Government Association for the 2020-21 academic year.

Indiana Gazette, May 10, 2020

IUP nearing fundraising goal of $75 million

At Thursday's virtual meeting of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees, two Distinguished Alumni received additional honor in what will be the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Indiana Gazette, May 10, 2020

IUP faculty, staff receive University Senate awards

Four Indiana University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been selected for University Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards, and a staff member has received a University Senate Staff Service Award.

Indiana Gazette, May 10, 2020

On Campus

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has recognized five area residents as provost scholars.

Go, May 09, 2020

Cherell Butler: Creating a legacy of giving

Before Cherell Butler got to high school, she knew what she wanted to do with her life. Although her family steered her toward traditional careers in teaching or nursing, Butler had a different vision for her future: criminal justice.

Aiken Standard, Aiken South Carolina, May 09, 2020

In quarantine? Make memories: Altoona family dresses up for themed family dinners

Suzie and Butch Zavalanski, owners of Image Signs of Altoona, were in a quandary. Like so many other small businesses in Pennsylvania, the statewide shutdown of “nonessential businesses” left owners wondering what the future held.

Altoona Mirror, May 09, 2020

Drive-by graduation parade held for IUP grad

Rachel Boyer's family and friends, as well as her co-workers from Knoebel's Amusement Resort, all came out today to wish her well in Northumberland County.

WNEP-TV, May 09, 2020

Food service director school district's 'superhero'

Jeremy Bergman is a godsend to the New Castle Area School District, as far as its superintendent is concerned.

New Castle News, May 07, 2020

Power moves: Conor Murphy is Reading Terminal Market's new GM

Thomas Young, who was formerly the chief of staff for PA State Representative Donna Bullock, has joined Bellevue Strategies as an associate.

Generocity, May 07, 2020

NSWCDD Department Head Leads Contracts Team's Acquisition Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Michael Busansky – who assumed duties as the command's new Contracts Department head in January – resolved a myriad of challenges to acquiring products and services for his customers throughout his federal civil service career.

Nave Sea Systems Command, May 06, 2020


For the first time, the IUP Council of Trustees met virtually to round out the academic year., May 07, 2020

IUP provides donations to IRMC, Punxsutawney Area Hospital

In response to needs at two regional medical centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has donated a variety of personal protective equipment to health care workers in the region.

Indiana Gazette, May 05, 2020

​Clancy & Theys Adds David Maggio

Clancy & Theys Construction Co. Inc. has welcomed David Maggio as its new corporate environmental health and safety director, according to a news release.

Wilmington Biz, DE, May 05, 2020

IUP instructor helps on front lines as hospital screener

Indiana University of Pennsylvania adjunct faculty member Nicole Dann-Payne works as a dietitian and nutritionist with the Institute of Healthy Living at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The Tribune-Democrat, May 04, 2020

Pennsylvania state universities freeze tuition, plan for uncertain fall

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities can count on tuition remaining the same next year, but just what their fall semester looks like is uncertain.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 2020


Joseph B. Bower, Jr., President and CEO of CNB Bank, recently announced the promotion of Gregory M. Dixon to Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer.

Market Screener, April 28, 2020

IUP prof to study pandemic's impact on undergraduate research

Indiana University of Pennsylvania English professor Dr. David I. Hanauer has received a $20,952 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting undergraduate research.

Indiana Gazette, May 03, 2020

IIUP Professor Receives Grant to Study COVID-19 Effect on Undergraduate Research

An IUP English professor received a grant to study how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting undergraduate research., May 01, 2020

IUP counseling programs maintain accreditation, win award for outstanding programming

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's clinical mental health counseling master's degree program and the IUP school counseling Master of Education degree program have been awarded accreditation through October 2024 from the National Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Courier Express, May 01, 2020

Townsend author publishes 1st children's book

Townsend author Beth Ann Scullin-Oliphant recently published her first children's book, “Briton's Beach Adventures — Dolphins Surprise,” the first in a series, on March 3 on Amazon.

Middletown Transcript, March 03, 2020

The Zoom Where It Happens

Academic theatre programs quickly adjust to remote learning in the age of COVID-19.

American Theatre, March 23, 2020

Within The Chaos Special Guest Ronald Murphy

Ronald Murphy has been interested in the paranormal from a very young age in the Chestnut Ridge of Western Pennsylvania.

Paranormal, April 30, 2020

SSHE to freeze tuition for second consecutive year

Pennsylvania residents attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the 13 other State System of Higher Education institutions again will have a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 academic year.

Indiana Gazette, April 30, 2020

How to harness the promise of ‘citizen developers'

With talent in short supply, IT is turning to end users to fulfill app dev needs. But turning these ‘citizen developers' into business assets takes foresight and strategy.

CIO East Africa, February 24, 2020

IUP faculty member moonlights as virus screener

Just like nearly everyone else, the COVID-19 pandemic has tossed Nicole Dann-Payne's life on its ear.

Indiana Gazette, April 24, 2020

Students in the news

Tyler Houck, a criminology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Clymer, was selected for the 2020 John J. Prandy Memorial Award.

Indiana Gazette, April 25, 2020

Mount professor named fellow of Rockefeller Institute

Jenifer Lee-Gonyea, associate professor of Criminology at Mount Saint Mary College, was recently selected as a Rockefeller Institute Fellow for 2020-2021.

Hudson Valley 360, April 20, 2020

IUP recognizes area students as 2020 Provost Scholars

A number of area students have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Altoona Mirror, April 16, 2020

COVID-19 testing at Indiana Regional Medical Center

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Indiana Regional Medical Center announced a collaboration to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

WPXI-TV, April 17, 2020


IUP and the Indiana Regional Medical Center are teaming up in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak by providing testing facilities at the hospital that will produce results in the same day., April 17, 2020

IUP, Indiana hospital team up to analyze COVID-19 test results

Indiana Regional Medical Center is collaborating with Indiana University of Pennsylvania to provide COVID-19 testing while promising same-day results.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 17, 2020

IRMC, IUP team up on virus test

Indiana Regional Medical Center on Monday will begin on-site, same-day COVID-19 virus testing in a partnership with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Indiana Gazette, April 19, 2020

Fox Chapel Area hires new superintendent from Franklin Regional

Fox Chapel Area School Board on Monday unanimously elected Mary Catherine Reljac to be its new superintendent.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 29, 2020

Us: How to unclutter your house and mind during house arrest

To this day I file (actually pile) everything atop my desk because drawers are bunny holes, black holes, twilight zones that make documents, like socks, disappear without a trace.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 27, 2020

COVID Avengers making face shields for medical workers

Working with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, high school students from across Indiana County are combining remote learning with community service.

The Tribune-Democrat, April 27, 2020

Local criminology student awarded Jacqueline Alexis Watson Memorial Scholarship

Trinity Miller of Lock Haven, a criminology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Cook Honors College, has been awarded the 2020 Jacqueline Alexis Watson Memorial Scholarship from the IUP Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Northcentral, April 24, 2020

A Philistine Ponders the Symphony

Live symphonic music is remarkable and something I recommend folks, especially those not accustomed to the arts, experience for themselves

Medium, April 23, 2020

Editorial: Nursing home data key to covid-19 response

Testing and tracking. Those are the two things that will make it possible to get out of the black hole of coronavirus lockdowns.

Trib Live, April 22, 2020

IUP, career centers to connect students, employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many college students with uncertainty about summer plans and the job market. Employers are also concerned about how the pandemic may impact their hiring procedures.

Indiana Gazette, April 19, 2020

IAHS grad creates COVID-19 dashboard

As a community, we are now incredibly fortunate to have rapid, accessible COVID-19 testing for residents of Indiana County and surrounding area.

Indiana Gazette, April 21, 2020

IUP, Indiana hospital team up to analyze COVID-19 test results

Indiana Regional Medical Center is collaborating with Indiana University of Pennsylvania to provide COVID-19 testing while promising same-day results.

News Break, April 17, 2020

Colleges move dance classes online in response to COVID-19

Other instructors are emphasizing asynchronous class formats. That's when instructors prepare videos, readings and other materials for students to complete by a deadline. This allows students to tackle assignments at their own pace.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 17, 2020

Coronavirus testing begins in Indiana County today

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Indiana Regional Medical Center have joined forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, April 20, 2020

IUP partners with Indiana hospital to provide same-day testing for covid-19

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is joining Indiana Regional Medical Center to bring same-day testing for covid-19 to the rural hospital.

Trib Live, April 17, 2020

IUP educator named head of state professors union

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor and department chair has been chosen to lead the statewide union representing faculty at the14 state-owned universities.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 17, 2020

The Indiana Gazette working for you: Beth Wood

People who work in the business of producing a daily newspaper sometimes refer to the finished product that rolls off the printing press as a daily miracle.

Indiana Gazette, April 17, 2020

Martinsburg Food Pantry is 'Mission' for Founder Smith

Linda Smith, the manager of the Martinsburg Food Pantry, said she never thought retirement would look like this.

Morrisons Cove Herald, April 16, 2020

Two IUP students earn Goldwater Scholarships

Two Indiana County students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Goldwater Scholarship recipients.

Indiana Gazette, April 16, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact financial health of colleges, universities

Less than a month into a shutdown that forced colleges and universities across the country to transition to online classes, covid-19 is exposing new fractures in higher education.

Trib Live, April 15, 2020

High-Vis Clothing Only Matters if Drivers Pay Attention

Increasing my visibility profile on the bike seems like a great way to improve safety. But does it matter?

Outside, April 07, 2020

Yamaha Names Larrimore Senior Director of Combo Channel Sales

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) today announced that Reed Larrimore has been promoted to Senior Director of Combo Channel Sales. He continues to report directly to Garth Gilman, corporate vice president.

100.7 The Score, Lubbock, Texas, April 24, 2020

PHH nurse shares her story after recovering from COVID-19

After nearly a month-long quarantine, Cara LaBrasca, a Penn Highlands DuBois registered nurse who tested positive for the coronavirus, said she is feeling much better now and is on the road to a full recovery.

The Courier Express, April 15, 2020

P-O's Samantha Bainey knows value of working hard

Philipsburg-Osceola's Samantha Bainey is no stranger to hard work. It's a trait she has learned from her mom.

The Progress, April 14, 2020

Mother, daughter make some noise for essential workers

Standing in front of their Cambria Place home on Tuesday, Paige Hockycko and her mother, Marian Hockycko, waited until they heard a nearby Cambria City church bell chiming for 8 p.m.

The Tribune-Democrat, April 15, 2020

College Consensus Publishes Rankings of the Best Online Nursing Degrees for 2020

College Consensus (, a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published three new rankings of online nursing degree programs:, April 14, 2020

State System partnership creates opportunities for students, employers

The PASSHE-West Virtual Recruitment Campaign is a pilot initiated by the career center teams at Edinboro, Slippery Rock, California, Clarion and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Edinboro University, April 13, 2020

Haven Project takes alternate approach as Take Back the Night gets canceled

It is hard to believe that there is a little less than a month left of the semester. Students and professors have experienced major change this semester as school and classes transitioned to online work only.

The Penn, April 14, 2020

Faulkner optimistic as ROTC tackles hurdles during pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has raised many questions for students at IUP.

The Penn, April 14, 2020

IUP Day of Caring focusing on giving back while helping students

Indiana University of Pennsylvania won't let the coronavirus pandemic stop its commitment to caring.

Courier Express, April 14, 2020

IUP employee makes masks for university staff

Kym Laret is pivoting her expertise to help staff on the IUP campus stay safe with dozens of hand-crafted face masks.

Indiana Gazette, April 14, 2020

Students named provost scholars at IUP

Students from Monroe County have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher

Pocono Record, April 14, 2020


IUP's office of student affairs has created a new group dedicated to engaging students during the Covid-19 pandemic., April 13, 2020

IUP Day of Caring focusing on giving back

Indiana University of Pennsylvania won't let the coronavirus pandemic stop its commitment to caring.

Indiana Gazette, April 13, 2020

IUP to issue housing, dining refunds to students

Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced that it will begin issuing refunds to eligible students next week, the week of April 6.

WJAC-TV6 Johnstown, April 02, 2020

Emergency responders deliver message of gratitude to IRMC

The wail of sirens pierced the calm early Sunday evening air of the Indiana area and although emergency vehicles by the dozens converged on the area, no real emergency had commanded their response.

Indiana Gazette, April 13, 2020

You can get a pineapple plant from Home Depot and they'll deliver it to your door

As it turns out, you don't have to live in the tropics to grow a pineapple. Home Depot sells a plant for $24 that sprouts a mini pineapple and that can fare well indoors no matter where you live — as long as you provide it with some sunshine throughout the day.

KSHB-Kansas City, April 14, 2020

COVID-19 demands response different from past pandemics

Illinois also did not cancel in-person classes during the last SARS pandemic. However, the University did recall four students who were studying abroad in Hong Kong at the time.

The Daily Illini, April 10, 2020

Greater Johnstown students prepare for statewide history competition

Six Greater Johnstown High School students earned awards March 27 at the Region 4 National History Day competition, sponsored by the National History Day organization and the department of history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Region 4 includes students from school districts in Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties.

Our Town Johnstown, April 06, 2020

AB professor co-authors research

Climate change is altering freshwater provisioning throughout central Appalachia, posing considerable challenges for water resource management and water security, an Alderson Broaddus (AB) University professor's research has found.

The Inter-Mountain, April 06, 2020

Students, instructors rise to meet demand by making medical masks

Homer-Center High School science teacher Brad Adams chuckled Friday at a suggestion that his story of a volunteer personal-protective equipment fabricating project by his students would quickly be outdated.

Indiana Gazette, April 05, 2020

Jojo Gause eager to follow brother's footsteps into the NFL

Bishop Keaney alum Jojo Gause has had NFL aspirations his entire life. But it wasn't until his senior season at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when those dreams became a little more realistic.

Rochester First, April 03, 2020

What Causes Modern Obesity? Sugar, Sitting, and Social Eating Patterns

Do you find yourself eating less when you're surrounded by friends? Or perhaps you eat more. Researchers have identified a lot of factors that might be responsible for our modern obesity epidemic. One factor that hasn't been fully explored, though, is social eating patterns.

The Great Courses Daily, April 03, 2020

Social Good Customers Share Stories of Resilience During COVID-19

Nonprofits, foundations, healthcare organizations, education institutions, corporate social responsibility teams share how cloud technology has been instrumental in helping them quickly pivot amid pandemic

WFMZ-TV, April 03, 2020

The forgotten history of Westsylvania

David Ferguson and the other members of Dad Band – a jazz group he formed with some other guys whose kids went to the same daycare – held the first Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival in 2015.

Observer-Reporter , April 03, 2020

IUP professor's book wins national award

“The Atlas of Mars: Mapping its Geography and Geology,” co-written by Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Kenneth Coles with Dr. Kenneth L. Tanaka (United States Geological Survey's Astrogeology team) and Dr. Philip R. Christensen (Arizona State University), has won a national book award from the Association of American Publishers.

Indiana Gazette, April 11, 2020

IUP President Thanks Workers for Taking Care of Students Still on Campus

IUP President Michael Driscoll addressed the IUP community in his weekly message on Friday over YouTube., April 06, 2020

IUP dean's list

Name of students earning dean's list honors for fall 2019.

Altoona Mirror, April 05, 2020

IUP student live-streams dance class to get people moving at home

When first-year student Nia Taylor had an unexpected extension of her spring break from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she was unsure what she would do to fill the time.

The Tribune-Democrat, April 04, 2020

Area Students Named to Fall Dean s List at IUP

The following students from Blair County have been named to the fall 2019 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.

Morrisons Cove Herald, April 02, 2020

Is coronavirus the catalyst higher ed needed for transformation?

In higher education, the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced a technology transformation unlike any in recent memory.

edscoop, April 02, 2020

IUP creates ‘Quarantine Companion' for students during pandemic

Sharon Massey and Sean Derry, faculty members of the IUP Department of Art and Design, have created a participatory art project called “The Quarantine Companion” with some of their students.

Leader Times, Kittanning, PA, May 02, 2020

IUP Announces Extension of “No In-Person” Classes Order, Postponement of May Commencement

IUP has announced that distance learning for university students will extend into the summer months and May commencement has been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic., March 31, 2020

Western Pa. colleges donate protective gear for first responders, health care workers

A number of colleges and universities across Western Pennsylvania are donating supplies to first responders, hospital workers and others on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trib Live, March 27, 2020

Emily Krisko named a Coca-Cola Academic Gold Scholar

Emily Krisko of Portage has been named as a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, for which she receives a $1,500 scholarship and a commemorative medallion.

Our Town , March 25, 2020

Litz named executive director of BCPAC

Darren B. Litz has been named the executive director of the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center (BCPAC).

The Bradford Era, March 25, 2020

Sejla Repetti Promoted to Vice President of Commercial Development, Formulated Solutions

Formulate Solutions announces the promotion of Sejla Repetti to the position of Vice President of Commercial Development at Formulated Solutions.

Healthcare Packaging, March 24, 2020

Tom Dennison Joins UM Charles Regional Board of Directors

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) is pleased to announce that Tom Dennison has been appointed to the hospital's board of directors.

The Bay Net, March 24, 2020

Bay City awards John Gettman Award to Gary and Carla Albright

The City of Bay City awarded Gary and Carla Albright the John Gettman Award at a city council meeting Tuesday, March 10. The Albrights had been at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (TCPM) for 10 years.

North Coast Citizen, March 22, 2020

Warren, Watchung, Long Hill students earn college degrees, honors

The following news was received of local students on college and university campuses:

Echoes-Sentinel, March 20, 2020

Cancellations, postponements continue to mount

Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Michael A. Driscoll announced Thursday that a groundbreaking ceremony has been postponed for IUP's new John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics building.

Indiana Gazette, March 20, 2020

Best Online Nursing Degrees for 2020

College Consensus, a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published three new rankings of online nursing degree programs:, March 18, 2020

Census bureau adjusting count of college students

As colleges and universities adjust their operations from person-to-person instruction to online classes in response to the coronavirus situation, the U.S. Bureau of the Census said it is adjusting operations to make sure their students are counted.

Indiana Gazette, March 18, 2020

IUP trustees postpone meeting

Thursday's scheduled quarterly meeting of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Council of Trustees has been postponed.

Indiana Gazette, March 18, 2020

Arlington Schools

A student from Arlington, VA has attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been inducted into an honor society.

Inside NOVA, March 18, 2020

Local businesses ponder impact of closing their doors

When Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that “we will be extending our (coronavirus) mitigation efforts across the entire commonwealth,” he also urged all “non-essential” businesses across the state to close.

Indiana Gazette, March 18, 2020

Pennsylvania State System universities suspend off-site internships

College students working on off-site internships are among the latest group facing an interruption in their semester due to coronavirus precautions.

Trib Live, March 16, 2020

IUP Suspending Face-To-Face Instruction For Rest Of Semester Due To Coronavirus

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will have no more face-to-face instruction during the 2020 Spring semester.

KDKA Pittsburgh TV, March 16, 2020

4th Generation Now Working at Century-Old Funeral Home

Kreamer Funeral Home, a cornerstone of life in Annville, PA for the last century, is now being passed down to the fourth generation.

US News and World Report, February 22, 2020

Six Local Students Named Provost Scholars at IUP

Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Explore Clarion, March 14, 2020

In full bloom | Allied Artists of Johnstown spring exhibition features colorful, diverse pieces

Colorful works of art are in full bloom for the spring. The 2020 Spring Juried Exhibition of the Allied Artists of Johnstown is on display during regular banking hours through April 4 in the lobby of AmeriServ Financial, Main and Franklin streets, in downtown Johnstown.

The Tribune-Democrat, March 14, 2020

Looking At W.Va.'s Elk Herd Four Years In

The West Virginia elk reintroduction program is four years in, and the project is not growing as fast as expected; however, there is a herd in the Southern Coalfields that is slowly getting bigger.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting, March 13, 2020

Have you met Sister Sue?

Sister Sue Fazzini grins at me from across the table. It's some minutes after 3 p.m., she's just gotten off work at SCI-Greene, and we're munching fries at Arbys on State Rt. 21 just east of Waynesburg. Between us is the form I have to fill out to gain access to the world behind the razor wire and electronically locked doors where this Benedictine nun is doing the work some might say she was called to do, for the last 15 – going on 16 – years.

Observer-Reporter , March 13, 2020

Session to talk history, cemeteries and ghosts planned in Connellsville

Terry Tonzio II recalls majoring in history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and feeling enthralled by what he was discovering.

Herald-Standard, March 12, 2020

IUP campus closed to students next week

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has joined other institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in altering its class schedule in light of the threat from COVID-19, or novel coronavirus.

Indiana Gazette, March 12, 2020

Director named for River Ridge Learning Center

Della Miller Micco has been hired as the inaugural director of the River Ridge Learning Center.

News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, IN, March 09, 2020

Club at IUP backs organ donation

Knowing the importance of organ donation has been a staple in Jared Swansboro's life from a young age. Swansboro, a junior English and vocal performance double major from Somerset, is now the president and founder of the Organ Donation Awareness group at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Indiana Gazette, March 10, 2020

West Liberty presidential candidates to visit

West Liberty University's Presidential Search Committee announced Thursday the names of candidates advancing to the next step in its search for the university's 37th president.

The Steubenville Herald-Star, March 07, 2020

New Member, Two Reappointments to IUP Council of Trustees

The State Senate has confirmed a new member and reappointed two current members to the IUP Council of Trustees., March 05, 2020

Ron Shafer's newly released “The Pittsburgh Hamlet” is a rip-roaring tale of wit and deadly connivances among scheming geniuses

“The Pittsburgh Hamlet”: a mesmerizing account of Jude and Cory in a winding trail that tests their acumen against the calculating Abe and his malevolent plans against them. “The Pittsburgh Hamlet” is the creation of published author Dr. Shafer, an accomplished and recognized retired professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Christian Faith Publishing, March 06, 2020

Biden's revived campaign puts Pennsylvania primary in play

Super Tuesday's Democratic primary results and the continued whittling of the party's presidential hopefuls mean Pennsylvania's primary could matter for the first time in years.

Trib Live, March 05, 2020

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members

The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Courier Express, February 28, 2020

DuBois Central Catholic Faculty Members Continue Learning

DuBois Central Catholic faculty members enjoyed their recent in-service programs, which were held on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21.

Gant News, January 29, 2020

Happy Leap Day 2020! Google doodle celebrates Earth's extra day, but why?

Happy Leap Day, world! Today (Feb. 29) marks a rare event in the calendar — an extra day that occurs each "Leap Year" to keep our calendar in check. Google is celebrating with a cute Google doodle., March 01, 2020

Everything you need to know about Leap Day

Like the Summer Olympics and presidential elections, Feb. 29 happens just once every four years. Here's everything you need to know about the science and history of Leap Day.

Trib Live, February 27, 2020

Mayor Names Chief Revenue Officer

In an effort to step up the city's collection of unpaid taxes, permit fees and other debts, McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko has hired a chief revenue officer.

The Tube City Almanac, February 27, 2020

Our police deserve an appreciative community

You come home to find your front door ajar. When you peek inside, the house looks disheveled and it appears someone may have broken in. Concerned the burglar may still be inside, you get out of there, call 911 and wait for police arrive.

Union Herald Standard, February 27, 2020

Diane Scott uses her many talents to perform with area theater companies

Some individuals are comfortable when acting a role, while others are adept at playing their instrument at a concert or musical production. Few are equally “at home” whether performing up on a stage or playing a score down in the pit. But then, few can duplicate the talents of Diane Scott.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 04, 2020

Archaeological excavation at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve open to public

The public is invited to join the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Archaeology team as they conduct excavations at Pockoy Island, located on Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve.

Walterboro Live, February 26, 2020

Nellie Bly to join Franco, George Washington at airport

Investigative journalist and world traveler Nellie Bly will join Steelers legend Franco Harris and founding father George Washington in greeting travelers at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 04, 2020

Vytex Windows Expands Sales and Marketing Team

Melanie Thomas will take on a new role with Vytex. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the door and window industry. She earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She will work on Vytex's corporate marketing efforts.

Door and Window Market Magazine, March 04, 2020

Pysanky Egg workshop celebrates upcoming Easter

Jeanne Curtis developed a passion for pysanky egg decorating after taking a class on the art at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. That experience inspired her to hold her own yearly workshops on the fine art of egg dyeing around the Easter holiday.

The Courier Express, March 03, 2020


The State Senate has confirmed a new member and reappointed two current members to the IUP Council of Trustees.

WCCS radio 1160 AM, March 05, 2020

7-Year-Old Spends Day Off From School Leading Cadets At IUP Through Morning Workout

While most students are taking Presidents' Day off, a 7-year-old girl was up and at 'em, leading a workout session with more than two dozen cadets in IUP's Criminal Justice Training Academy.

KDKA, February 17, 2020

RMC announces 7 new leadership additions

The Regional Medical Center recently announced seven new leadership additions.

The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, SC, February 20, 2020

Police agencies combat diminishing number of applicants

Local police departments, including Washington and Canonsburg, are struggling with a dwindling number of civil service test applicants.

Observer Reporter, February 20, 2020

Connellsville man a ‘staunch volunteer' who loved local history

If it was about Connellsville, Tom Rusnack was interested. Mr. Rusnack was a life member of the Connellsville VFW and AMVETS, a regular member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus, part of the Fayette County Cultural Trust and a board member at the Wesley Health Center.

TribLIVE, February 19, 2020

'Project Hope' aims to help district

There are many great things happening in our district through our partnerships with critical friends that play a role in the collective vision for Project Hope. For example, IASD is working with Dr. Mark McGowan and Dr. Tim Runge from Indiana University of Pennsylvania on building a variety of interventions for our students, both academically and behaviorally, that align to our multi-tiered systems of support efforts.

Indiana Gazette, February 19, 2020

Dean of School of Communication to start in June 2020

Point Park University hired a dean for the School of Communication that will begin this summer.

The Globe - Point Park University Student-Run Newspaper, February 05, 2020

Activist scheduled to speak on IUP campus

Kyle Richard, award-winning sexual violence prevention and positive manhood activist, will present a program on bystander intervention, leadership and healthy masculinity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

Indiana Gazette, February 06, 2020

She didn't want to be a nurse. Now she's director of a Frazer school that teaches nurses

Lynne Rugh never thought nursing was for her. But a nudge from a friend's mother led her to a rewarding career she has been working in for close to five decades.

Trib Live, February 02, 2020

Novice drivers face dwindling options to learn crucial skills

Joe Socol has had countless close calls while teaching novice drivers at the wheel, but it's often other, licensed drivers who are at fault, he said. Fortunately Socol, now in his 24th year as a driver's ed instructor at Indiana Area School District, has never had an accident with a student driver, but “we have close calls every day,” he said.

Indiana Gazette, February 02, 2020

Maines Promoted from Associate to Membership-Owner of The Cummings Law Firm

Attorney Joshua S. Maines Esq. was recently promoted from associate to a membership-owner of The Cummings Law Firm LLC. According to information provided by the firm, Maines is a “highly-accomplished attorney with broad legal knowledge and a proven record of success in litigation.

Gant News, February 02, 2020

Philly artist Distortedd releases her first sneaker: A spin on Reebok's Instapump Fury

The Krimpets were long gone. It was around 2013 when the artist Distortedd was making her way through the abandoned Tastykake factory in North Philadelphia. She said she snuck in with her then-boyfriend to do what graffiti kids like them did: Tag the place.

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 01, 2020

Long-time NCC Monroe dean set to retire

This fall, Northampton Community College's Monroe Campus will bid a fond farewell to its dean, culminating a long and illustrious career in education.

Pocono Record, January 29, 2020

CAMPAIGN 2020: DeLoreto announces run for state Senate seat

Indiana businessman Tony DeLoreto has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Senate in the 41st District.

Indiana Gazette, January 31, 2020

Directors hear presentation on Evergreen After School Club

Residents in Marion Center questioned the school board about cost of joining the Evergreen After school club.

Indiana Gazette, January 28, 2020

'Pulling Prints' to showcase printmaking in all its artistic forms

The exhibition, curated by Judith Bodman of Blooming Grove, Pa., will showcase printmaking in all its artistic forms, including woodcuts, mono prints, etching, aquatint, silkscreen/serigraphs, lithography, linocuts, and even solar based prints.

Pike County Courier, January 28, 2020

AAUW to hold 'Start Smart' workshop

The Indiana branch of American Association of University Women, in partnership with Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Commission on Women and the IUP Women's and Gender Studies program, will host an advocacy and equity training “Start Smart” workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 in room 104 of the IUP Humanities and Social Science building.

Indiana Gazette, January 28, 2020

IUP Musuem to present professor's art collection

The University Museum of Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to begin 2020 with “Dr. Kabala's Cabinet of Wonders: Highlights from a Collection.” This exhibit showcases the personal art collection of Irene Kabala, a professor in IUP's Art and Design Department.

Indiana Gazette, January 28, 2020

Shaler native's goal of making the world a better place inspired business

As Kristy Weidner dealt with her marriage ending, she wanted to make a change. She considered volunteering for the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders. Instead, she and her former supervisor co-founded the Village Center for Holistic Therapy because she saw a local need for services aimed at improving one's overall well-being.

Trib Live, January 27, 2020

Marcia Ballinger embraces LCCC's role as an economic driver for the region

As Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., strolls the campus of Lorain County Community College, it's hard to miss her smile.

Smart Business Cleveland, January 24, 2020

Census, voting are crucial, activist says

A community activist, empowerment advocate and teacher brought words of celebration and reflection to an audience of about 150 people at a Martin Luther King Day observance Saturday in Indiana.

Indiana Gazette, January 19, 2020

War on alcohol: An experiment that was a ‘catastrophic failure'

The United States was a battleground before World War I — with armies of people opposed to liquor and saloons lobbying politicians and marching on Washington, D.C., in their mission to outlaw what they considered a scourge on nation's morality — alcohol.

Trib Live, January 19, 2020

Shields receives Inclusive Professor Award after students' nomination

Inclusion is an important part of IUP, and some professors receive attention for their dedication to its focus in their classrooms.

The Penn, January 20, 2020

6 IT functies ideaal voor her- en bijscholing

It should not be surprising, given the furious pace of change in the technology field, that some IT roles are undergoing something of a metamorphosis so that they can adapt to shifting requirements.

CXO, January 21, 2020

Bennis M. Blue served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in 1976, and was part of the first group of female officers to begin integrating various Army units before the WAC was disbanded in 1978. Blue was the first female minority officer of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1978, and one of the first five females officers of the 82nd Airborne.

Medium, NC Stories of Service, January 21, 2020

Kortz Announces Retirement from Legislature

State Rep. Bill Kortz confirmed Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in November.

The Tube City Almanac, January 21, 2020

State Police's first black woman troop commander: 'You lead where you are, no matter what station of life'

In a talk on leadership during Elizabethtown College's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., Kristal Turner-Childs shared two stories Wednesday that helped lead her to a career in police work.

Lancaster Online, January 23, 2020

Former PEMA director, IUP trustee Cannon dies at 71

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Trustee and former Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn M. Cannon, 71, died Monday.

Indiana Gazette, January 21, 2020

Glenn M. Cannon, Esq., First Leader of Pittsburgh's EMS Department, Passes Away

It was with great sadness today that Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich and the entire City of Pittsburgh Public Safety family learned of the passing of former Director and IUP Trustee Glenn M. Cannon, Esq.

Journal of Emergency Medical Services, January 20, 2020

IUP English professor receives $1 million grant for research

Indiana University of Pennsylvania English professor Dr. David I. Hanauer has received a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the continuing development of measurement tools and educational models for course-based research experiences in the sciences. The funding will be released over the next five years.

Indiana Gazette, January 25, 2020

Latrobe family establishes IUP scholarship fund in honor of Jerry Quinn

A pair of Latrobe area brothers established a new scholarship fund at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in honor of local entrepreneur Jerry Quinn Sr.

Trib Live, January 24, 2020

NASA scientist to discuss climate change

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Sigma Xi scientific research honor society and the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Senior Biospheric Scientist Dr. Compton James Tucker for a program on the satellite record of Earth's climate: The late 1970s to now, on Feb. 6.

Indiana Gazette, January 19, 2020

Red Kettle drive reaches 73% of goal

The Salvation Army in Indiana County collected $55,218 in its Red Kettles during the holiday season.

, January 18, 2020

IUP receives $30,000 grant to combat sex assault

For a third consecutive year, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will get funding from the state's It's On Us PA program aimed at combating sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities.

Indiana Gazette, January 18, 2020

The Values Of A King: ‘No Battle Was Too Big For Him'

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pepco's Region President Donna Cooper (DC) sits down with Edna Kane Williams (EKW), AARP's senior vice president of Multicultural Leadership, to talk about an American hero

AFRO The Black Media Authority, January 17, 2020

IUP: Only Pa. university selected for national ranking of nutrition grad programs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's master's program in food and nutrition has been ranked as one of the top graduate programs in the nation by, an independent national higher education planning company.

Courier Express, January 17, 2020

New Anatomy course draws Parrott students

Seeking a new “body” of knowledge, 25 Parrott Academy students are enrolled in the school's first Anatomy and Sports Medicine course. The demanding class is taught by Jera Scott, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania who holds a B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Athletic Training.

Sun Journal New Bern NC, January 22, 2020

Area Students Graduate from Indiana, Pa.

The following students from Bedford County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2019 and December 2019.

Morisons Cove Herald, January 16, 2020

Area students receive Keystone Degree

Twelve area FFA students were awarded the Keystone Award during the annual Pennsylvania FFA Convention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Bedford Gazette, January 16, 2020

Blue Knights Announce 2020 Drum Majors

The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps is excited to announce the Drum Major Team for the 2020 Drum Corps International season!

Colorado Business Organization, January 15, 2020

VITAS names new general manager for hospice services

VITAS Healthcare named Peter Frenchak, a healthcare administrator and former helicopter paramedic and U.S. Air Force veteran, as general manager of its hospice services throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach Florida Weekly, January 16, 2020

ANE Adds Two New Hires in 2020 with Sights on New York Expansion

ANE, Agency Network Exchange LLC, announced the addition of Kevin Grove as Regional Director and Frank Vetrano as Director of Membership.

Morningstar, January 15, 2020

3 new officers join Monroeville police department

Monroeville welcomed three new, full-time police officers to its force Tuesday.

TribLIVE, January 15, 2020

Eight selected for Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame

Three former Indiana High School standouts and two from Blairsville, a major college baseball coach, the area's premier runner and a innovative coach from decades ago make up the 2020 Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame induction class.

Indiana Gazette, January 15, 2020

IUP food, nutrition program earns high marks

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's master's program in food and nutrition has been ranked as one of the top graduate programs in the nation by, an independent national higher education planning company.

Indiana Gazette, January 15, 2020

Campus Notes

The following students from Monroe County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2019 and December 2019.

Pocono Record, January 13, 2020

Comedy fundraiser to benefit Westmoreland Heritage Trail, nearing 5th phase

As Westmoreland Heritage Trail officials begin prep work for the trail's fifth phase, they are also gearing up for an annual fundraiser to offset the cost of trail maintenance. In the spring of 2019, members of the Delmont Visionary Committee worked with a group of Indiana University of Pennsylvania students to evaluate potential routes the fifth phase may follow.

Greensburg Tribune-Review, January 14, 2020

Clinical SCORE Names Samantha Daugherty as Vice President, Director of Operations

Clinical SCORE, a consulting and market research company for the biopharmaceutical industry, today announced the appointment of Samantha Daugherty to the position of Vice President, Director of Operations. Daugherty worked in research call centers while earning a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Morning News, January 14, 2020

Penn State Brandywine welcomes new chancellor

Marilyn Wells has been appointed chancellor of Penn State Brandywine effective Jan. 13. Wells holds a doctoral degree in health education from Southern Illinois University, two master's degrees in public health and health education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in home economics education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Delaware County Times, January 14, 2020

WCU Grad Earns Doctorate, Credits Mother for Success in Life

Debonair Oates-Primus, a West Chester University graduate and Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia, recently earned her doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, writes Kristen Graham for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Vista.Today, January 12, 2020

IUP to hold STEM event at library

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Office of Residence Life will present a free children's event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Free Library at the corner of Ninth and Philadelphia streets in Indiana. The 2020 STEM Olympic Challenge offers elementary school children the chance to “go for the gold” while doing hands-on science experiments. The STEM Olympic Challenge will be hosted by about 50 resident assistants from IUP's Office of Residence Life.

Indiana Gazette, January 12, 2020

Latest Hoyt exhibition showcases landscapes by Pittsburgh artist

Arts & Education at the Hoyt presents a new exhibition of work titled “Locality” by Pittsburgh artist Lauren Scavo-Fulk, beginning Tuesday. A member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Scavo-Fulk recently received her MFA in Drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

New Castle News, January 10, 2020

The Confluence: A new atlas gives Earthlings a better picture of Mars

NASA is set to launch its next rover to the surface of Mars in July, building on information gathered by its predecessors. Ken Coles, a geoscientist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was part of a team that published an Atlas of Mars, which updates the last atlas published by NASA in the 1970s.

WESA-FM (NPR, Pittsburgh), January 09, 2020

Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner appoints Keziah Cameron to head Victim Witness Services Unit

District Attorney Larry Krasner announced January 7 that he is promoting victims' services coordinator Keziah Cameron to the role of director of the Victim Witness Services Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Cameron started at the DAO in 2003 as an outreach coordinator with the Victim Witness Services Unit. She holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Generocity, January 09, 2020

Kuhns to head middle school

Dr. Lori Kuhns has been named acting principal of Northampton Area Middle School. Kuhns succeeds NAMS Principal Patrice Turner. An Emmaus High School, Class of 1991, graduate, Kuhns received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from West Chester University in 1995; a master's degree in reading education from Bloomsburg University in 1997; a master's in educational leadership for kindergarten through 12th grade and a principal's certificate from Wilkes University in 2003; and a doctorate in educational leadership and administrative studies and a superintendent's letter from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Northampton Press, January 09, 2020

Eastern Michigan's New Marching Band Director Aims To Create Tradition

It was the “Pride of the Peninsula”, the Eastern Michigan University Marching Band. Whether EMU held the lead or trailed behind, their marching band kept the student section energetic, bobbing their heads, and dancing on their feet. For that, you can thank Dr. Chandler Wilson, the newly appointed director of the Eastern Michigan University Marching Band. Recently, Wilson obtained his Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in conducting from Florida State University. Prior to that, he received his Master of Arts in Wind Band Conducting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Black News Portal/Michigan Chronicle, January 02, 2020

Patty's Breads and Pastries rises again with new owner

Despite receiving calls about the property and business, Patty's Breads and Pastries was still for sale when Brittney Huber contacted Reagle in December. The sale closed at the end of the year, with the two working and planning to reopen the bakery in early January. Huber had attended a one-year culinary program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania at Punxsutawney, gaining more experience through an externship.

Titusville Herald, January 08, 2020

Opioids on campus: new funding targets colleges to help end the opioid crisis

Twelve other schools around the state are also receiving a portion of the grant, including Delaware County Community College, Duquesne University, Immaculata University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute, Lackawanna College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Muhlenberg College, Penn State Berks, Robert Morris University, Temple University, and West Chester University.

Fox 43 (Harrisburg), January 08, 2020

Mankato writer pens book about the movie industry; goes on sale in March

Cody Benjamin was the kind of kid who spent his childhood acting out his favorite movie scenes in the backyard, his head lost in the fantasy world he was discovering on the big screen. Benjamin along with college buddy and literary collaborator Chris Hayes have a new book coming out in a few weeks, “What About the Movies,” that analyzes and dissects various aspects of the film industry. Currently a writer for CBS Sports, Benjamin lives in Mankato with his wife, a physician assistant for Mayo Clinic Health System (and is ) A journalism graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Mankato Free Press, January 07, 2020

Council hires police officer

Council hired Kyle Lewis, of Kittanning, as a part-time police officer. Hruska and police Officer-in-Charge Don Isherwood said Lewis is in his early 30s; grew up in Kittanning and worked in police departments in Armstrong County; served eight years in the U.S. Army and four in the U.S. Air Force, including three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan; and studied criminology and political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Indiana Gazette, January 08, 2020

Library to hold STEM day

STEM Day will return to the Indiana Free Library in partnership with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Housing Department on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. Activities will be held on all three floors of the library.

Indiana Gazette, January 08, 2020

State backs #ProtectYourBrain campaign and other campus anti-opioid efforts

Students at a campus in a county pounded by the opioid epidemic will soon start seeing, over and over again, a social-media-friendly message: #ProtectYourBrain. Sometimes used in reference to sports-related concussions, the hashtag will now be an important part of an anti-drug-abuse push at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recipient Wednesday of one of 13 state grants for opioid prevention programs at post-secondary institutions.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 08, 2020

New leader seeks to reform Philly D.A.'s Victim Services Unit

Keziah Cameron has a big job ahead of her this year. The 39-year old North Philadelphia native has been tasked with reforming the Victim Services Unit of Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. She joined the unit as a victim services coordinator after she graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Philadelphia Tribune, January 04, 2020

Hampton grad makes Forbes' 30 Under 30

Zachary Smith, a 2009 Hampton graduate, was named in Forbes Magazine's annual 30 Under 30 in its Energy category for 2020. But starting a business that specializes in green building design wasn't anything he set out to do at Hampton or at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 02, 2020

William Kerr: Remembering Apollo Patrolman Leonard C. Miller

Jan. 3 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Apollo Patrolman Leonard C. Miller, who sacrificed his life for the community. ... (graduate) of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 01, 2020

MARTI to receive $100,000 to fight opioid epidemic

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of 13 institutions receiving shares of nearly $1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants to prevent and reduce the use of opioids by college students and to create naloxone training opportunities for post-secondary institutions. IUP's Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health is getting nearly $100,000 of that money, funneled through the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Indiana Gazette, January 09, 2020

Business briefs

FORMER YSU STAFFER TAPPED: Following a national search, Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons, originally from Hermitage, Pa., has been selected vice president for administration and finance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She began work at IUP on Dec. 16.

Warren Tribune Chronicle (Ohio), January 07, 2020

Business Briefs

FORMER YSU STAFFER TAPPED: Following a national search, Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons, originally from Hermitage, Pa., has been selected vice president for administration and finance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She begun work at IUP on Dec. 16.

Youngstown Vindicator , January 08, 2020

Armstrong County Students Named to 2019 IUP Dean's List

INDIANA, Pa. – The following students from Armstrong County have been named to the Summer 2019 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 summer 2019 dean's list students is available at

The Kittanning Paper, January 06, 2020

IUP Graduates Students from Armstrong County

The following students from Armstrong County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2019 and December 2019. Graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are: Elderton: Seth J. Davis, B.S. in Communications Media

The Kittanning Paper, January 06, 2020