Construction on the Way
While the university is two years into its 20-year master plan for facilities, officials in a recent update to the campus and community stressed that the plan is a guide that is fluid and must adapt as the university’s academic and strategic plans change.
They also echoed earlier statements that the university would not move forward with projects before the necessary funding is secured.
Projects that will soon go from planning to production include the new College of Humanities and Social Sciences building on the lawn between Sutton and Clark halls; a food court on the east side of 11th Street between Stabley Library and Cogswell Hall; and a courtyard stretching across the front of Sprowls and Cogswell halls.
Construction on the six-floor, one-acre humanities building is set to begin soon after commencement in May. That building, along with the food court and courtyard, is scheduled for completion by late summer 2014.
The new food court, to be known as the Crimson Café, will be one step toward a triangle of dining spots serving all areas of campus—the other vertices being a replacement for Foster dining hall in the footprint of Keith Hall and Folger Hall to the south.
Other major construction projects on the horizon include a hotel adjacent to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at the south end of campus and a new building for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the location of Leonard Hall.
In more distant plans, IUP is exploring the feasibility of permanently closing portions of Grant and 11th streets to vehicle traffic and creating a direct route from the South Campus to Philadelphia Street, in connection with an extension of the Hoodlebug Trail.
Meantime, construction is under way on a gymnasium and student apartment building along South Seventh Street, adjacent to the Hadley Union Building. This joint project of IUP’s Student Cooperative Association and Philadelphia Square Development Company is scheduled for completion in August 2013.
Fatality Prevention Forum
The Safety Sciences Department conducted a national forum on fatality prevention in the workplace in October in cooperation with the Alcoa Foundation and other sponsors. IUP faculty members Lon Ferguson ’81, M’86, Jan Wachter, and Eric Nelson ’91, M’10 were among the presenters, and alumni Jeff Shockey ’80 and John Mulroy ’94 helped to plan and coordinate events.
More from the Fall-Winter 2012 Issue of IUP Magazine
IUP leads a coalition addressing the national shortage of African American male schoolteachers.
Susan Snyder ’85 on winning the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
Several principles will guide us as we formulate together our vision of the future IUP.
Students are boosting their IUP philanthropy. What gives?
In 1979, the soccer team was sinking. Then came Trevor.
50 years of computing at IUP.
Alumni Association Board Officers, and how they got that way.
Bob Henger ’63 devotes a chapter of his book to his years at Indiana State College.
Some of the more unusual memorabilia that alumni have lovingly donated to IUP.