There’s Still Time to Say Farewell to Leonard

Posted on 11/24/2015 9:16:50 AM

While we’re thrilled to move into our shiny new building, many of us are feeling some nostalgia for our longtime home in Jane Leonard Hall—so we’re throwing a goodbye party!

As you may have heard . . . we’re moving! Beginning in January, the Department of English classrooms and most faculty offices will be housed in the new Humanities and Social Sciences building, and, soon after, our current home will be torn down. Many of us are feeling nostalgic about Jane Leonard Hall, and we’re hoping you might like to get involved in two ways. First, join us for a party; and second, send us a vignette about your memories of Leonard Hall.

Join us for the last-ever event to be held in the halls of Leonard!

Farewell to Leonard Hall Party Postcard

Friday, December 11

  • 5:30–7:00 p.m.
  • Jane Leonard Hall


  • Fabulous food
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Live music by the Dad Band
  • Dr. Charles Cashdollar speaking on the history of Jane Leonard and Leonard Hall
  • Presentation of the inaugural Jane Leonard Women’s Leadership Award
  • Your stories about your memories in the halls of Leonard
  • A “Grab Bag” Room in Nicholson Library. Students can fill an IUP English tote with faculty members’ gently used books and office items

Students, alumni, staff, faculty, retirees—join us! Families and friends are very welcome. RSVP is not required to attend.

And please help us to remember our past: Write a memory of your time in Leonard Hall for display in our new building. To get involved, e-mail your 250-word vignette to

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