Thursday, August 8, 2013 President Driscoll and Indiana
Mayor, George Hood, will host a community open forum at the Jimmy Stewart
Museum, located at 845 Philadelphia Street. The
forum is intended as an opportunity for community members to hear an update about
IUP and to ask questions and share concerns with President Driscoll and Mayor
The open forum
will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is open to all community members.
There is no charge for admission. William Sutton, Indiana Borough chief of police
and interim Indiana Borough manager, will moderate the discussion.
One of President Driscoll’s key goals for 2013 is to
strengthen IUP’s collaboration with Indiana Borough and the rest of the county.
“I’ve learned a
great deal through ongoing meetings with Indiana Borough, White Township and
Indiana County leadership, as well as the citizens of my new hometown, and I
look forward to hearing from members of the community through this open forum,”
“IUP takes its
responsibility of being a good citizen of the community very seriously. I’m
pleased to join with Mayor Hood for this community open forum, and I look
forward to hearing ideas and suggestions. IUP’s future success is linked to the
community’s success. We are all in this together and Mayor Hood and I are
committed to keeping an open line of communication between the university and
community, and this open forum is a great vehicle to help us to meet this
Mayor Hood shares similar sediments.
Driscoll and I continue to meet, and these meetings have provided good
information and ideas, and we want citizens to be involved in our discussions
and plans to bring the university and community closer,” Hood said.
have always shared a great relationship with IUP presidents, professors, staff
and especially the students. I am delighted that this community open forum is
taking place, and my hope is that these open forums will continue on a regular
elevator access to the museum is available from the Philadelphia Street
entrance, next to the Indiana Free Library front entrance. The event will be
held in the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s 55-seat theater. See the museum's website for parking information.
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