Magazine’s New Edition Shares the “Real IUP Story”

Posted on 9/27/2019 3:42:16 PM

IUP Magazine Summer-Fall 2019 CoverA professor who connected with students as she guided and lived alongside them. A pole vaulter who gave college a second try and left a lasting legacy. An IUP researcher who led students on an experience of a lifetime identifying new species in Honduras.

These are just a few of the great things that happened recently at IUP. They’re also stories from the Summer/Fall 2019 edition of IUP Magazine, arriving in mailboxes soon and available online now.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • The Professor Next Door
    After more than 25 years away from residence hall living, Journalism and Public Relations chair Michele Papakie ’93 gave it a second go last spring.

  • Paths to the Pulitzer
    From IUP to journalism’s top prize—four alumnae share their journeys.

  • ‘Old’ Hawk Soars to New Heights
    At 29, DJ Horton finished his collegiate pole-vaulting career as one of the most decorated IUP athletes of all time.

  • Stepping In, Stopping Violence
    Student leader Adrianna Branin spoke up and prevented sexual assault.

  • Head in the Cloud Forests
    Students fuel faculty Fulbright recipient Josiah Townsend’s search for new species in Honduras.

  • The Real IUP Story
    Challenging times in higher education call for a communications strategy that sets IUP apart—by being itself. Themes of that strategy are evident in each of the stories listed above. IUP President Michael Driscoll also addresses qualities that distinguish IUP from its competition in his message, “Brand New Day.”

  • Financial Intelligence
    The family of Ed and Cecelia Mackey most recently lent its support to Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s financial trading room.

In addition to the stories above, the magazine offers features exclusive to its online edition:

  • Time Travelers
    Last spring, three great-great-granddaughters of Andrew Wilkins Wilson, for whom IUP’s Wilson Hall is named, visited Indiana County to connect with their family history.