As many of you are aware, we lost a member of our IUP family this
Caleb Zweig, 20, a junior English major from Rockville, Maryland,
passed away Saturday, February 4.
Funeral services will be held at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510
Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland, on Wednesday, February 8, at 11:00
Interment will follow at the Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park,
1431 Comus Road, Clarksburg, Maryland, immediately following the
funeral. Condolences and memories can
be posted online through Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg
Funeral Care, Inc.
While I did not have the opportunity to get to know Caleb, I have
learned that he was a vibrant, charming, and funny young man who was
well liked and who cared deeply for his family and friends.
The death of
someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope
is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted
teachers. There are people among us who have experienced similar
events, and they are often more than willing to help others going
through difficult circumstances.
Faculty, staff, and and students who would like to speak with a
counselor should call 724-357-2621 or visit the Counseling Center
the Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East.
Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center are Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Counselors will be available for crisis
appointments and consultation and to offer guidance and support
during difficult times.
Members of the IUP Interfaith Council also are available. Please
call 724-357-4040 to have a campus minister provide support.
university has a bereavement-related
class absence policy designed to support students during
times of loss.
As you join me in keeping Caleb’s family and friends in your
thoughts and prayers, please also take care of yourselves and seek
appropriate support. We are here for you.
Michael A. Driscoll