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Town Hall to Discuss Progress toward IUP’s Future—Updates on the Comprehensive Planning Process (CPP) and Enrollment

A town hall meeting to discuss progress towards IUP's future will be held in Gorell Recital Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 18.

IUP Homecoming Returns—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll welcomes alumni back for IUP Homecoming, previews this weekend’s events, and provides an update on challenges IUP Dining is currently facing.

Celebrating Community—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll offers his perspective on recent community events, including IUP Day, the first football game of the season, and the 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting

President Driscoll invites the IUP community to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in the PNC Room at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Welcome Back to IUP—Driscoll’s Update

IUP President Michael Driscoll welcomes students and employees to campus for the start of the fall 2021 semester, offers updates on COVID-19 mitigation measures, and talks about some important upcoming events.

Opening of the Academic Year, August 20

President Michael A. Driscoll invites the IUP community to the Opening of the Academic Year on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Fisher Auditorium. The event will also be livestreamed.

Interim Dean for IUP College of Education and Communications Announced

Sue Rieg, an experienced educator and administrator, has been selected to serve as Interim Dean of IUP’s College of Education and Communications.

Luetkehans Selected for Interim Provost Role

Lara Luetkehans, dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Education and Communications, has been selected by IUP President Michael Driscoll to serve in the role of interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs upon the retirement of Provost Timothy Moerland.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to Retire August 20

Timothy S. Moerland, who has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania since January 2013, has announced his retirement from IUP, effective August 20.

IUP Will Observe Juneteenth National Freedom Day

On June 19, 2019, Governor Wolf signed legislation that designates June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania. This annual holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. In recognition of this day, all IUP classes are canceled for June 18, 2021, and most university offices will be closed.

IUP Meal Plan Costs Remain at 2020 Rates; Council of Trustees Approve Additional Meal Plan Options to Provide Additional Value to Students

On May 6, 2021, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved new meal plan options for students, reducing the cost of one meal plan and holding the line on costs for all meal plans. Prices have remained static since fall 2020.

IUP Council of Trustees Present Resolution of Appreciation to Student Trustee Vertil

On May 6, 2021, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to Abigaelle Vertil for her service as the student member of the Council of Trustees, recognizing her for “making the most of her IUP experience, for her leadership at the university and on the IUP Council of Trustees, and for her service to all students.”

IUP Council of Trustees Present Resolution of Appreciation to Trustee

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today presented a resolution of appreciation to James C. Miller for his “devotion to the university, the IUP Council of Trustees, and the greater Indiana community.”

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting, May 6

The public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. To participate via Zoom, registration must be completed in advance to join this meeting.

President Driscoll Holds Town Hall With Students

President Michael Driscoll held a virtual town hall with IUP students on Thursday, April 22, 2021, to discuss relevant topics for the upcoming fall semester as IUP gets “back to normal.”

Kitas Named Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment; Harkleroad to Serve as Associate Director

IUP President Michael Driscoll has selected Chris Kitas to serve as the executive director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment, effective April 24. Lori Harkleroad will take over the position of associate director formerly held by Kitas.

We Will Be Here for One Another

President Michael Driscoll shared a message about coming together and caring for one another as the jury began deliberations in the case of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd.

Student Virtual Town Hall to Discuss the Fall Semester, IUP NextGen, Scheduling Changes, and More

President Driscoll will host a town hall meeting for students via Zoom on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. Topics will include the fall semester and how we plan on getting “back to normal,” the impact of IUP NextGen, and the scheduling changes we’re putting in place—including additional time between classes and the Common Hour.

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting, March 18

The public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. To participate via Zoom, registration must be completed in advance to join this meeting.

Town Hall Follow-up

A recording and transcript of the February 25 town hall meeting now are available, including the Comprehensive Planning Process documents that were discussed.

Town Hall to Discuss NextGen, Comprehensive Planning, Enrollment, Diversity, and Imagine Unlimited

President Michael Driscoll invites IUP faculty and staff to attend a town hall meeting via Zoom on Thursday, February 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Campus Mourns Passing of Gealy Wallwork

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of longtime IUP trustee Gealy Wallwork.

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.

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.