2017

December

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

Save the date! President Driscoll and Rhonda Luckey, vice president for Student Affairs, invite you to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement on Friday, January 26, 2018.

Council of Trustees Public Meeting, December 14

The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the PNC Room, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Commission Invites Comments on Preliminary Diversity Action Plan

The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion has developed its preliminary Diversity Action Plan and invites comments from the IUP community.

Share Your Thoughts on the Selection of the Next State System Chancellor

All members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education community—faculty, staff and students—are invited to offer thoughts regarding the skills, traits, and characteristics the next chancellor will need to successfully lead the State System into the future.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, December 8

President Driscoll’s next Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty, staff, and students on issues of their choosing will be on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

November

Student Death: Sarah Soff

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Sarah Soff, 19, a freshman nursing major from McMurray, Pa.

Student Death: Rachel Sheehan

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Rachel Sheehan, 22, a junior psychology  major from Cresson, Pennsylvania.

President's Mid-Semester Briefing, November 15

President Driscoll will offer a mid-semester briefing on important university matters on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 225 of the Humanities Building.

Glenn Named Interim Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Specialist

Elise Glenn, temporary faculty member in the IUP Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, joined the Office of Social Equity as interim Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Specialist on November 4, 2017.

October

Senate Confirms IUP Trustee Samuel H. Smith to State System's Board of Governors

The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of four new members to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, including IUP Trustee Chair Samuel H. Smith, of Punxsutawney. The Senate also confirmed two current members to new four-year terms.

Soliciting of Private Gifts for Indiana University of Pennsylvania

All efforts to solicit private gifts must be cleared and coordinated through the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement or his/her designee.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, October 20

President Driscoll’s next Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty, staff, and students on issues of their choosing will be on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Title IX Communication

Although there have been reports that the Department of Education may change the current guidance surrounding sexual misconduct on college campuses under Title IX, IUP continues to follow its existing policy in accordance with current state and federal law.

September

Leadership Change Continues Alumni Relations and Fundraising Momentum

With the September 1 retirement of Bill Speidel, who had served as vice president of University Advancement since 2012, I am pleased to welcome Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna, a veteran advancement professional, to move the division’s efforts forward while a national search for a permanent vice president takes place.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, September 18

President Driscoll’s next Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty, staff, and students on issues of their choosing will be on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Working Together to Eradicate Racism

In the wake of a racial incident, President Michael Driscoll praises student leaders, calls for more involvement.

Council of Trustees Public Meeting, September 7

The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the PNC Room, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

July

Student Death: Aaron Whited

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Aaron Whited, 23, a senior art major from Fallentimber, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 22.

Changes in University Advancement Division

The president comments on the retirement of Bill Speidel, vice president for University Advancement, and explains upcoming organizational changes in the division.

June

Death of Nancy Newkerk

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Nancy Newkerk, former dean of Women and former associate dean of Admissions at IUP.

May

Council of Trustees Public Meeting, May 11

The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms 6/7, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Faculty Death: Robert Witchel

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Robert Witchel, a faculty member in the Department of Counseling.

Faculty Death: Joann Janosko

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Joann Janosko, Electronic Resources/Collection Development librarian, on Monday, May 1.

April

State System Review Process Continues, Comments and Opinions Welcome

As part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s strategic review process, consultants will visit all 14 State System campuses and will come to IUP to meet with select groups on Friday, April 28, 2017. Feedback is welcome by all IUP employees and students through the Strategic System Review website.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, April 24

President Driscoll will take questions from IUP faculty, staff, and students on issues of their choosing at his next Open Forum on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Staff Member Death: Mary Hicks

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Mary Hicks, a staff member in Facilities Management, on Friday, April 7.

Student Death: Chance Williams

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Chance Williams, 20, a senior nursing major from Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, April 4. 

Strategic Review of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

President Driscoll discusses the upcoming strategic review of the overall operations of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, including a new a website through which the public can track the progress of the review and offer thoughts on the future of the State System.

March

Invest for Impact During the University Family Drive

President Michael Driscoll discusses why the University Family Drive is important and why he hopes that all will participate, including two compelling reasons.

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, March 29

President Driscoll will take questions from IUP faculty, staff, and students on issues of their choosing at his next Open Forum on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Council of Trustees Public Meeting, March 23

The IUP community is invited to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 122, IUP Punxsutawney Campus, 1012 Winslow Street, Punxsutawney, PA.

Student Death: Brian Garcia

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Brian Garcia, 23, a senior economics major from Buckingham, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, March 8.

President's Mid-Semester Briefing, March 8

President Driscoll will offer a mid-semester briefing on important university matters on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Topics will include updates on work related to diversity and inclusion; progress on the strategic plan goals, including budget and enrollment; and the review of the State System.

February

President Driscoll's Next Open Forum, February 8

President Driscoll’s next Open Forum to take questions from IUP faculty, staff, and students on issues of their choosing will be on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Student Death: Caleb Zweig

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Caleb Zweig, 20, a junior English major from Rockville, Maryland, on Saturday, February 4.

January

You Belong Here: IUP President Comments on Executive Order on Entry to the United States

President Driscoll comments on the recent executive order limiting entry to the United States, asking the IUP community to “stay the course we have set for ourselves—the course of inclusion and diversity and of mutual respect and civility.”

IUP Community Encouraged to Participate in Subcommittees of the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

All IUP students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to express their interest in serving on a subcommittee of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. The commission’s approach in this, its first year, is to lead subcommittees that will discuss, analyze, and develop recommendations that address six identified areas of focus.