Office of the President Events


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11 Memorial Program

September 11 Memorial in the Oak Grove

IUP will present a program September 11 at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The program will be held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

In addition to speakers and music, the event will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center. IUP’s memorial includes a 13-foot remnant of the World Trade Center, on long-term loan to the university from the Kovalchick family, of Indiana.

IUP’s memorial, and the 9/11 event, will include a remembrance of the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks: William Moskal, a 1979 graduate; Donald Jones, a 1980 graduate; and William Sugra, a 1993 graduate.

Both Jones and Sugra worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in the north tower of the World Trade Center. Jones was a bond broker from Bucks County. Sugra lived in Manhattan and worked for e-Speed, Cantor Fitzgerald’s electronic trading unit. Sugra’s family, of Allentown, has established a memorial scholarship in his honor for an IUP student from Allentown majoring in finance.

Moskal, a safety sciences graduate and Johnstown native, was a risk consultant for Marsh and McLennan in Cleveland, specializing in heavy construction. He was in New York on September 11, 2001, for a meeting at the World Trade Center.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Council of Trustees Public Meeting

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Conference Room 6-7

This meeting offers an opportunity for all members of the IUP community to learn more about actions taking place that impact all sectors of the university.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Memorial for Brian Henry Swatt

Toretti Auditorium, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

All are invited to honor and celebrate the life of Brian Henry Swatt at this service. A reception will follow in the building’s DeChurch Lobby.

Friends, family, and brothers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity are sponsoring the service.

Brian, who passed away in an automobile accident on June 7, was a senior majoring in political science. A native of Jermyn, Pennsylvania, he was a first-generation college student who was active in many areas of campus, including serving as the president of the IUP Student Government Association and as an active member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

He was selected by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe as a student member on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, and was a staff member in state senator Joe Pittman’s office.

Parking for the event is available in the Wayne Avenue Parking Lot.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein

Great Room of Elkin Hall

Chancellor Daniel Greenstein of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education invites you to an Open Forum.

There is no RSVP required for this session, which will include an update on the system redesign and a chance to ask questions and offer comments.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

50 Minutes with President Driscoll

Blue Room, John Sutton Hall

President Michael Driscoll will discuss enrollment and budget realities and ways the campus community can work together to move forward. All members of the campus community are urged to attend. An open discussion session follows formal remarks, and all questions and comments are welcome.