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Student Death: Mohammed Mujahid Khan

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Mohammed Mujahid Khan, an MBA student from Bangalore, India, who was in the PES-IUP cohort. He died December 23.

COVID Safety, In-Person Classes, Diversity Survey, New Deans, MLK Day—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll discusses COVID-19 safety plans, a new It’s on Us PA grant, and an upcoming survey on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. He also congratulates two new deans and gives a Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel preview.

Council of Trustees' Public Meeting Dec. 9

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

Take Time to De-stress, Good Luck during Finals Week—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll encourages students to take advantage of programs to help them de-stress during finals. He also thanks IUP community members for their generosity on Giving Tuesday and wishes everyone a restful and enjoyable winter break.

Student Death: Hunter Smith

President Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Hunter Smith, a first-year music education major from Connellsville, on November 23.

Staff Member Death: Wilfred McCombie

President Michael Driscoll offers condolences on the death of Wilfred J. McCombie, a member of the Administration and Finance Division, on November 24.

Extended COVID-19 Testing Hours, Thanksgiving Recess Reminders and Good Wishes—Driscoll's Update

President Michael Driscoll encourages students to take advantage of expanded COVID-19 testing hours and gives a reminder of continued face-to-face classes after the break. He also offers good wishes for a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving recess.

Self-Care Day, Campus Community Building, and Presidential Goals—Driscoll’s Update

President Michael Driscoll encourages participation in IUP Self-Care Day and the final campus-community-building event of the semester. He also continues the discussion about IUP’s strategic plan by announcing his presidential goals.

Participate in Our Strategic Plan Implementation—Driscoll’s Update

President Driscoll provides an update on the strategic plan’s implementation and reinforces the need for everyone to participate. He also addresses a recent issue on campus and expresses his pride in our students and employees for their responses.

Committee Appointed to Oversee Provost Search

President Michael Driscoll announced the appointment of a committee to oversee the national search that will lead to the selection of IUP’s next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Event Brings Employees Together to Reconnect and Build Community

The Oak Grove has traditionally been a place where IUP comes together, so it is a natural choice for the first in a series of three community-building events planned for IUP faculty, staff, and administrators this fall during the Common Hour.

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.