2013

December

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held December 13

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Friday, December 13, from 9:00–10:00 a.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

Campus and Community Invited to Council of Trustees Public Meeting, December 5

The trustees 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.

November

Final Draft of the Vision for IUP's Future

After careful consideration of campuswide input, President Michael Driscoll has revised the draft Strategic Visioning statement, which will go to the University Senate and Council of Trustees in December for endorsement.

Faculty Death: Campus Mourns Passing of Lynda Federoff

President Driscoll comments on the death of Lynda Federoff.

2013–2014 IUP Operating Budget Is Balanced

Since my last update to you on August 5, we have adjusted the current fiscal year’s operating budget and are actively engaged in addressing budget challenges for future years.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held November 18

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Monday, November 18, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

Student Death: Joseph Lutz

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Joseph Lutz of Plum, Pa., a junior majoring in Management Information Systems, on November 9, 2013.

Thank You to All Who Served

With over 600 student-veterans at IUP, President Driscoll thanks them for their service and invites the IUP community to attend a special Six O'Clock Series presentation this Veterans Day.

A Reflection on the Strategic Visioning Summit

On Monday, October 28, 2013, more than 400 IUP faculty, staff, and students gathered to dream about IUP's future and refine the draft strategic vision. President Driscoll shares his reflections on the day.

October

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held October 31

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Thursday, October 31, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

Student Death: Andrew Michael Vernau

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Andrew Michael Vernau, of Houston, Pa., a freshman Criminology major, on October 17, 2013.

Groundbreaking Ceremony: Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Michael Driscoll, president of IUP, and Yaw Asamoah, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, invite you and a guest to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Humanities and Social Sciences building on November 1.

Strategic Visioning Summit Sign-up

President Driscoll asks that you participate in IUP’s strategic visioning summit on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for a day-long summit.

PASSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan Open Forum, October 11

President Driscoll welcomes the new chancellor, Frank Brogan, who will hold an open forum at IUP this Friday, October 11.

September

October 28: IUP Community Invited to Strategic Visioning Summit

Everyone in the university community is encouraged to attend some or all of a day-long summit with an expert keynote speaker who will help us to map our future. More than 400 IUP stakeholders participated in the Strategic Visioning Project last spring and summer. We are now ready to unveil the findings and collaborate on where we go from here.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held September 26

The IUP community is invited to attend President Driscoll's open forum on Thursday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gorell Recital Hall.

Campus and Community Invited to Council of Trustees Public Meeting, September 12

The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall.

August

President Driscoll's Welcome Message

As Welcome Weekend 2013 brings the IUP community back together for another academic year, President Driscoll reminds students to be safe and stay informed.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held August 30

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Friday, August 30, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

Academic Opening Event Brings IUP Community Together to Kick-Off the Academic Year

The annual Opening of the Academic Year event will take place Friday, August 23, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium. After remarks, refreshments will be served in the Oak Grove.

Florida Higher Education Leader Selected as Next PASSHE Chancellor

The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has selected Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the State University System of Florida, to serve as PASSHE’s next chancellor.

Community Open Forum Hosted by President Driscoll and Mayor Hood

The forum will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Museum at 845 Philadelphia Street. The forum is intended as an opportunity for community members to hear an update about IUP and to ask questions and share concerns with President Driscoll and Mayor Hood. 

President Updates 2013–14 Budget Information

Since my message of May 29, 2013, about IUP’s 2013–14 budget, we have information about our budget assumptions and a plan to move forward.

June

We Want Your Views on IUP, Say Students on Strategic Visioning Project Team

Eleven journalism interns are conducting interviews with campus and community stakeholders for the IUP Strategic Visioning project team this summer. They’d like your input: Look for them at Picnics in the Grove or sign up for a group interview session.

May

Budget Reductions for Fiscal Year 2013–14

To meet a $5.786 million projected shortfall for fiscal year 2013–14, central budget reductions were made, new revenue identified, and each vice president and the Office of the President have worked to identify $3.987 million in budget reductions. These cuts do not include any active employee reductions and will not change our primary mission of service to our students.

Campus and Community Invited to Council of Trustees Public Meeting, May 16

The meeting will be held May 16, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held May 8

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Wednesday, May 8, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

April

Seeing Possibilities: Strategic Visioning Project Interviews in Full Swing

Interviews for the Strategic Visioning Project are in full swing. Check in on the project status, and sign up for one of several informal group interviews scheduled in April and May.

Winners of the #Letters2Driscoll Video Contest

We are pleased to announce the three winners of the Open (Video) Letters to President Driscoll contest.

General Guidelines Related to Budget Reduction Efforts for Fiscal Year 2013–14

Budget reductions totaling $3.97 million must be identified within the next 45 days. President Michael Driscoll is relying on the leadership and expertise of vice presidents in determining budget reductions, and has provided them with a set of general strategic criteria to guide their choices.

Former Provost Samuels Dies

President Driscoll comments on the death of Cheryl Samuels.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held April 8

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Monday, April 8, from 2:30 to 3:40 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

March

Campus and Community Invited to Council of Trustees Public Meeting, March 14

President Michael Driscoll invites all members of the campus and Indiana community to attend the public meeting of the Council of Trustees on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held March 8

President Michael Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Friday, March 8, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

February

Papakie Named President's Associate for Strategic Visioning

President Michael Driscoll has appointed Michele Papakie, associate professor of journalism, his associate in the IUP strategic visioning project. Papakie will lead a team of 30 students who will spend the rest of the calendar year facilitating the next steps of the project.

Student Death: Dallas Lee Miller

Dallas Lee Miller, of New Holland, passed away. He was a senior majoring in Physical Education and Sport, and was well-known for his internship work at the KCAC and for his leadership on the Spirit Team. In his memory and honor, there will be a moment of silence during the men's basketball game on February 20, 2013.

Student Death: Joseph Balaban

Joseph Balaban, of Waynesburg passed away. He was a Vocational-Technical Education major in the College of Education and Educational Technology. A teacher at Western Area Career and Technology Center in Canonsburg, Joseph was named Pennsylvania Vocational Teacher of the Year in 2010.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum to Be Held February 5

President Mike Driscoll’s next monthly Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty and staff on issues of their choosing will be Tuesday, February 5, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall.

January

Faculty Death: Campus Mourns Passing of John Woolcock

President Driscoll comments on the death of John Woolcock.

President Driscoll Welcomes Students Back to Campus

President Driscoll welcomes students back to campus for spring semester with information on staying healthy during flu season and on the status faculty union negotiations.