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Applicants Sought for Student Trustee Seat

Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the IUP Council of Trustees.

Learning Commons Brings Student Resources Together under One Roof—Inside IUP

President Michael Driscoll tours the new Learning Commons in the IUP Libraries during its open house.

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting, Sept. 8

President Driscoll invites the IUP community to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6/7 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Starting a New Academic Year – Driscoll's Update

President Michael Driscoll welcomes members of the IUP community, including new students, to a new academic year and lets students know where they can find help and information.

Update on Fall Semester Operations and COVID-19 Precautions – A Message from President Driscoll

IUP will return to fully face-to-face instruction and in-person events and activities for fall 2022. In most circumstances, meetings and gatherings will transition to in-person formats, and employees will return to working at their university locations.

Commonwealth Budget Includes Increased Investment in Public Higher Education

President Driscoll discusses the 2022–23 commonwealth budget approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Wolf on July 8, which reflects the largest single-year increase Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has received from the state.

Student Death: Christopher Pugh

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Christopher Pugh, a junior in the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department.

June 2, 2022, COVID-19 Update

Changes to the COVID-19 Community Level classification of Allegheny County by the Centers for Disease Control are announced, along with reminders about respecting the use of masks and face coverings for IUP employees, students, and visitors.

President Offers Condolences on Death of David LaPorte

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of David LaPorte, of Pittsburgh, on May 13. LaPorte was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology.

Nearing the Finish Line—Driscoll’s Update

President Driscoll talks about the Hawks Helping Hawks campaign, the newest hawk on campus, next steps outlined in his “The Future of IUP” speech, and good news about IUP’s membership in the American Passport Project program.

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting May 5

President Driscoll invites the IUP community to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 6/7 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Lara Luetkehans Selected for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Position

Following a national search, Lara Luetkehans has been selected by IUP President Michael Driscoll to serve in the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Student Death: Norman Bova

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Norman Bova, a student from Wilmerding who was completing his teaching certification.

IUP Town Hall for Students to be Held Monday, April 18

IUP President Michael Driscoll, members of IUP leadership, IUP professors, and student leaders will lead an open discussion on the topics that matter most to our students on April 18, 2022. The event will take place during the Crimson Common Hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Folger Student Center.

State of the University Address, April 19

President Michael A. Driscoll invites the IUP community to a State of the University Address on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Congratulations to Student-Athletes, Thanks to Donors, Upcoming Events—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll talks about the successes of IUP student-athletes and Day of Giving and offers reminders about important upcoming university events, including Research Appreciation Week.

Pennsylvania State System Chancellor Hosts Virtual Open Forum at IUP on April 4

Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will offer a virtual open forum for faculty, staff, students, and the community during his virtual visit to Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 4.

Employee Town Halls to Present Updates on New Tuition Affordability Plan, Finances, Enrollment, and Operationalizing the Strategic Plan

Two town halls will be held on Tuesday, March 29, and Tuesday, April 12, in Fisher Auditorium to present updates on the new tuition affordability plan, finances, enrollment, and operationalizing the strategic plan. 

IUP Trustees Approve Reductions in Installment Plan Fee, Late Payment Fee and Review Out-Of-State, International Student Fee Change

At its meeting on March 17, 2022, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved reductions in two fees, standardized the installment payment plan fee, and reviewed a recommendation to keep tuition flat for out-of-state and international students.

IUP Council of Trustees Approve Resolution of Appreciation for Glenn Cannon

At its meeting on March 17, 2022, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees approved a Resolution of Appreciation for the late Glenn Cannon.

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting March 17

President Driscoll invites the IUP community to attend the public meeting of the IUP Council of Trustees on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the PNC Room at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Tuition, Basketball, Commission on Diversity and Inclusion Cochairs—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll talks about good news for the university, including the success of the women’s and men’s basketball teams, and he announces the new cochairs of the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

Tuition Affordability Plan Approved by Board of Governors

President Michael Driscoll updates the community on the State System Board of Governors approval of IUP's Tuition Affordability Plan.

Update to COVID-19 Masking Mitigation for IUP Buildings, Facilities

Following consultation with IUP’s leadership team and based on the advice of IUP’s COVID Planning Group, IUP will follow the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. That means that effective at noon on March 2, masks/face coverings will no longer be required in IUP’s indoor facilities and buildings, except for IUP Health Service and the IUP Counseling Center, and Punxsutawney Regional Campus facilities.

IUP Trustees Approve Proposal to Reduce Pennsylvania Student Undergraduate Annual Tuition for Majority of its Students at almost 20 Percent; Authorize Presenting Plan to State System Board of Governors

IUP’s Council of Trustees approved a proposal to reduce annual tuition for undergraduate in-state students, effective for the fall 2022 semester—resulting in an almost 20 percent savings for students who take 15 credits each semester.