2021

October

Crimson Scholars Circle Students Brainstorm Organization Ideas

Every Thursday, you can find the Crimson Scholars Circle students in Elkin Hall’s Great Room, connecting with their peers and mentors, learning about new information, and working together to creatively problem solve. 

September

Student Affairs VP Facilitates Leadership Workshop for UMI Speaker Series

On Tuesday, September 28, UBORA Men of IUP (UMI) welcomes Thomas Segar, vice president for Student Affairs at IUP, as a guest speaker. Segar will present, “Learning to Lead Today for Tomorrow,” a part of the UMI Speaker Series.  All Black and Brown students who identify as male are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. 

#IUPLeads is Back for Homecoming 2021

As it has done in recent years, the Division for Student Affairs is promoting #IUPLeads during the upcoming, high-celebratory Homecoming weekend. But this time, the division is focusing on individual students to make a difference via their personal social media accounts.

Student Team Managers Wanted!

The Women's Basketball Team is looking for student managers.

August

Graham Selected as Clinical Case Manager

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of Susan Graham as the university’s clinical case manager.

Newest Issue of Student Affairs Digest, Aug. 13–25

We invite all faculty and staff to view the Digest to see important updates from within the Division for Student Affairs. This month, we recognize one of our IUP Athletics' donors and our CoSIDA Academic All-American athletes. Also, you can check out updates from the IUP Co-op, as well as student employment opportunities.

Newest Issue of Student Affairs Digest, Aug. 13–25

This month's issue of the Student Affairs Digest is now available. This will be the last issue for the summer.

May

Student Affairs Digest, May–June, 2021

Check out this week’s edition of the Student Affairs Digest! We will be publishing the Digest once a month this summer, so read along to find out more about the great events we are planning from within the Division for Student Affairs for May and June, 2021.

FCC Announces New Program Offering Internet Discount to Struggling Students and Families

On May 4, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced its new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The program will offer internet discounts to students and families who have been struggling to get online throughout the pandemic. Students who received Federal Pell Grants have been identified as an eligible population.

April

Student Affairs Digest, May 3-7

We invite all IUP employees to check out the amazing events we have planned for finals week. Also, we have a lot to be thankful for, so check out the “Accomplishments and Recognition” section of the Digest, where we recognize some of the achievements from our students, staff, and faculty.

The Year is Almost Over, but the IUP Guides Will be Back!

The 2020–21 school year is quickly ending. With all of its challenges, we have lots of bright spots at IUP.  One such accomplishment is the IUP Guide Program. If you haven’t had a chance to read about the program, we encourage you to do so.

Healing Garden Memorial Service

The Healing Garden Memorial Service will take place on Monday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wallwork Hall Courtyard. Join us as we remember and honor those lost from our IUP family this year.

First Fun! (Then, Finals)

We’re almost there! With finals right around the corner, the Division of Student Affairs is celebrating the end of spring classes with “First Fun! Then, Finals” on Friday, April 30. The day will feature three free events that are open for anyone to attend. We invite the entire campus to join in on a fun day of relaxation before finals begin.

Student Affairs Digest, April 26-30

Check out this week’s Student Affairs Digest for updates on past events; accomplishments from our students, staff, and faculty; and events for the coming week.

Spring Finals Week Hours for the Library, Tutoring, Folger, and De-stressing Activities, and More

You’re heading into Finals Week and doing your best—to complete those last homework assignments, study for finals, and finish semester projects. We believe in you and want to support you, so we’ve brought together the Finals Week hours for study spaces like the library and Folger, tutoring schedules, dining schedules, and de-stressing activities.

Student Affairs Digest, April 19-23, Now Available

Check out this week’s issue of the Student Affairs Digest to see all of the wonderful opportunities the Division for Student Affairs is offering for our students. From job opportunities to awards and exciting programs, we have something for everyone!

#IUPLeads Pivots to COVID-19 Safety and Mental Health Messaging from Student Groups

For the past several years, the #IUPLeads campaign has provided an outlet for IUP student groups to share alternatives to attending large, unofficial campus gatherings during high-celebratory events.  This year, considering COVID-19 and the difficulties IUP students face regarding increased mental health issues, the campaign pivoted its function by encouraging student groups to share messages about these challenges via social media.

Sharing Governor Wolf's Recommendation on Student Vaccinations

In this message to students, Tom Segar shares Governor Wolf's recommendations on student vaccinations and information about testing at IUP.

Student Affairs Digest, April 12-16, Now Available

This week, we honor our PsyD graduate students in the Counseling Center for getting their internship placements with “Match Day.” Additionally, we invite you to check out this week’s feature, “Drag Queen BINGO with Alyssa Edwards,” and many other highlighted updates and events.

Student Affairs Digest, April 5-9, Now Available

Some items of note:  the IUP field hockey team has earned a national academic award; nominations are now open for the 2021 Coppler Disability Awareness Award; and the Haven Project continues programming to recognize Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

March

Student Affairs Digest, March 29-April 2, Now Available

Find out about recommending a student for STATIC’s Executive Board, information about events related to April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as well as interesting multicultural events from MCSLE.

Student Affairs Digest, March 22-26, Now Available

We invite you to check out this week’s edition of the Student Affairs Digest. From events like the Masked Singer to Building Bridges, we have something for all students.

Student Affairs Digest, March 15-19, Now Available

This week is packed full of programs from the Division of Student Affairs. We also would like to recognize the amazing contributions of our student athletes, as well as IUP’s recognition as being a military-friendly school for spouses.

“Sweet Connections Games,” Hosted by MVRC and Adagio Health

IUP students are invited to join the Military and Veterans Resource Center and Adagio Health for a series of games and discussions on healthy relationships on Tuesday, April 6, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Student Affairs Digest, March 8-12, Now Available

Check out this week’s Student Affairs Digest. There’s a lot going on within the Division. We hope that you will help us promote these events by inviting your students—you can even attend yourself!

February

Student Affairs Digest, Volume 2, Issue 16

In this week’s issue of the Student Affairs Digest, we highlight a variety of programs, including Women’s History Month, continuing our focus on bettering our students’ mental health and well-being, and fun and exiting events from STATIC.

SAHE Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce Kristin Eicholtz as the 2021 recipient of the Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award.

Check Out This Week's Student Affairs Digest!

We invite you to check out this week’s Digest and share interesting events with your students.

Student Affairs Digest, Volume 2, Issue 14

This week’s edition of the Student Affairs Digest has updates for faculty and staff about areas within the Division, as well as a huge list of events for students to participate.

SAHE Students Host Panel Discussing Race in Higher Education

SAHE student Rachel Pettiford worked with the Multicultural Center for Student Leadership and Engagement to present “IUP Celebrates: The Power of Education,” a panel discussion featuring Veronica Watson, Mel Jenkins, and fellow SAHE student Chandler Stafford discussing race at predominantly white institutions and black activism in higher education. 

#IUPLeads is Up and Running

Starting February 8, participating student organizations will begin their social media blitz, posting under #IUPLeads. The entire campus is invited to follow the hashtag and engage with those posts so that their reach goes further and speaks to as many students as possible.

Read the Latest Issue of Student Affairs Digest

This week, the Student Affairs Digest offers a ton of programming! From Black History Month to health and wellness events, we’ve got something for everyone.

The Food Pantry is Back!

The IUP Food Pantry and Help Center is open and ready to serve on- and off-campus students.  Located in G-12 Suites on Pratt, students are able to stop down, grab a cart, and shop. 

January

Check Out This Week's Student Affairs Digest

Please read this week's edition of the Student Affairs Digest to see some of the great events and updates going on within the division.

DeSoto-Jackson, Benjamin, and Alumni Co-Author Book Chapter on Teamwork

Rachel DeSoto-Jackson, Paige Matzerath ’20, Emily Ostrowski ’20, and Mimi Benjamin coauthored the chapter “Teaching Teamwork through Theater: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in a General Education Course,” included in Integrating Professional Skills into Undergraduate Chemistry Curricula.

The Digest is Back!

Check out the latest edition of the Student Affairs Digest to find out what’s happening in the division.

Benjamin Publishes on Learning Community Peer Mentors

Mimi Benjamin published a study on learning community peer mentors in Learning Communities Research and Practice. The article highlights findings from a study about how peer mentors prepared and provided transition assistance to new undergraduate students in a science-based learning community, with a focus on how they address concerning behaviors.