2018 Researchers’ Reception Results

Posted on 10/24/2018 3:21:03 PM

The Research Institute team wants to generously thank all 143 people who supported the research endeavors at IUP by attending the 2018 Researchers’ Reception at the Hilton Garden Inn. We think it went very well and hope you all took the opportunity to make new friends and discuss collaborations on a scholarly activity. If you were not able to join us, we will give you another opportunity next year.

And, of course, we want to announce the winner and runner-up of the Crimson Cup Challenge! As you are all aware, the Cup Challenge is a competition among the academic colleges to earn ownership (for the year) of the Crimson Cup, up to $2,000 in research support funds, and, most importantly—Bragging Rights. 

First place is based on percent of attendance (weighted 50 percent), and the percent increase (or decrease) in the number of proposals and awards (weighted 25 percent each). Base employee numbers in each college were obtained from the Office of Human Resources and verified by each college dean.

Second place goes to the college with highest number of attendees (no math involved). 

And the winners of the 2018 Researchers' Reception Crimson Cup Challenge are (insert your own drum roll here)...

First Place

The College of Fine Arts

Congratulations to Dean Dave Ferguson and his team for their collective efforts with proposals, awards, and attendance. Fine Arts will re-take ownership (for the year) of the Cup and receive up to $2,000 in research/scholarship support. The Cup will be engraved for 2018 and presented to Dean Ferguson at an upcoming Council of Deans’ meeting.

Second Place

The College of Education and Communications

Congratulations to Dean Lara Luetkehans and her team for their collective efforts and winning up to $1,000 in research/scholarship support. COEC had a commanding presence with 36 attendees. Lara, too, will be recognized at an upcoming Council of Deans’ meeting.

Thank you to all who support the research initiatives at IUP!