2020

December

President Driscoll Offers Good Wishes for Finals, Reminder of Pass-Fail Grading Deadline to Students

A message to students on the close of the fall semester and looking ahead to spring.

Council of Trustees Online Public Meeting, December 10

The public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. There will be no physical location for this meeting in accordance with the current COVID-19 safety precautions and social distancing requirements. You may participate via Zoom.

October

Memorial for Jaedyn Wright

The family of Jaedyn Wright, a third-year communications media major from Rankin who died on October 17, shares information with the IUP community about Jaedyn’s memorial arrangements.

Student Death: Jaedyn Wright

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Jaedyn Wright, a  third-year communications media major with a concentration in media production from Rankin, Pa.

Learn About the Student Trustee Position

Join us on Zoom on Friday, October 16, to learn all about the open student seat on the IUP Council of Trustees. Applications are now being accepted.

Applicants Sought for Student Trustee Seat, 2021-23

Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the Council of Trustees. Completed applications must be returned to the President’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 26, 2020.

Applicants Sought for Student Trustee Seat, 2021–23

Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the Council of Trustees. Completed applications must be returned to the President’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 26, 2020.

September

IUP Talks Sustainability in Town Hall

During a town hall via Zoom on September 15, 2020, more than 300 IUP faculty and staff members joined president Michael Driscoll and members of his cabinet to discuss the university’s updated financial sustainability plan.

Invitation to 9-11 Memorial Program

Please join us Friday, September 11, 2020, as we gather to mark the 19th anniversary of the life-changing events of September 11, 2001. The program will take place at 8:35 a.m. in front of the 9/11 memorial in the Oak Grove. If you are unable to attend in person, a live stream of the event will be available.

Council of Trustees Online Public Meeting, September 10

The public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. There will be no physical location for this meeting in accordance with the current COVID-19 safety precautions and social distancing requirements. You may participate via Zoom.

August

President Driscoll Welcomes Students to the 2020-21 Academic Year

IUP President Michael Driscoll reminds students of the support available to them, including the Hawks Q&A Center, and a $300 grant to help students continue to move forward with their academic goals.

President Driscoll Welcomes Students to the 2020–21 Academic Year

IUP President Michael Driscoll reminds students of the support available to them, including the Hawks Q&A Center, and a $300 grant to help students continue to move forward with their academic goals.

July

September 12 Commencement Ceremony Changed to Virtual Format

Because of continued concerns about transmission of COVID-19 and more restrictive guidelines for large indoor gatherings, commencement ceremonies for May and August graduates, planned to take place on campus September 12, will be offered in a virtual format.

June

Updates about Green Status and On-campus Work Arrangements

President Driscoll provides an update to employees as Governor Wolf’s amended stay-at-home order expires and Indiana County moves into the green phase.

May

Today We Grieve, Tomorrow We Must Act

We join together in heartbreak over the racism we continue to see in our nation. We mourn with the family and loved ones of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and so many others who have been the victims of violence and injustice.

IUP's New Reality: President Driscoll Wraps Up Series with Town Hall

On May 14, 2020, President Michael Driscoll wrapped up the New Reality series by holding a town hall via Zoom for faculty and staff members.

2019 President's Report Now Available

The 2019 President’s Report, called Making an Impact in Changing Times, is available in digital format. The report covers major highlights from 2019 and a presentation of the university in numbers.

IUP's New Reality: Creating an Environment of Student Success

In the fifth installment of the New Reality Series, Tom Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, describes how the Student Affairs Division has been focusing on helping students develop a sense of belonging while building diversity awareness, and inclusive community—before the COVID-19 pandemic and in a digital format since the pandemic’s arrival.

Council of Trustees Online Public Meeting, May 7

The public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. There will be no physical location for this meeting in accordance with the current COVID-19 safety precautions and social distancing requirements. You may participate via Zoom.

April

Caring for the Present and for the Future

Times are tough and sometimes frightening, and the IUP family has stepped up in every possible way to help. That assistance and support remains incredibly important, but we cannot allow ourselves to become stuck in response mode. We must continue to plan for our future.

IUP's New Reality: A New Strategic Plan

In the fourth installment of the New Reality series, Scott Moore and Paula Stossel, who chair the University Planning Council, discuss the UPC’s restructuring and the development of a new strategic plan for the university.

Send a Message to the Class of 2020

Members of the Class of 2020 have had their last few months at IUP taken from them and have been asked to keep pressing forward. As they graduate from IUP, we would like to compile a video from faculty and staff members and coaches that wishes them well, offers them advice, or recognizes their resilience in this challenging time.

March

Congratulations to Employees Who Marked Service Milestones

President MIchael Driscoll offers congratulations to employees who would have been honored at this week’s Service Awards Luncheon.

February

IUP's New Reality: Inspire Initiative Update

In the third installment of the New Reality series, Karen Rose Cercone and John Lewis, who chair the Inspire initiative—the examination of programs to ensure that the best possible academic experiences are in place for students while ensuring IUP’s sustainability—have provided an update.

January

Student Death: Sara Lynn Austin

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Sara Lynn Austin, a first-year graduate student from Sharon who was pursuing a master of education degree in literacy.

President Driscoll, Council of Trustees Chair Smith Offer Comments on Passing of Trustee Glenn Cannon

IUP President Michael Driscoll and IUP Council of Trustees Chair Sam Smith offer comments on the passing of Trustee Glenn Cannon, who died on Monday, January 20.

Student Death: Béla Jobb

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Béla Jobb, a senior music major from Strattanville, Pa.