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  • 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.
    “Dr.” Kevin Lhota: 50 Years in the Making
    After an industrial career spanning several decades, 71-year-old Kevin Lhota is nearing his completion of IUP’s PhD in Business program. Prashanth Bharadwaj, dean’s associate in the Eberly College of Business and professor of management, shares Lhota’s story of perseverance and of passion for his work, his family, and learning.
    Labrador Named IUP Punxsutawney Person of Purpose
    Monique Feliciano Labrador has been selected as the IUP Punxsutawney Person of Purpose for January/February 2021. This award recognizes a student who has shown academic excellence and good work ethic and who actively participates in the classroom.
    Jones White Writing Center Summer Hours and Services
    The Jones White Writing Center will be open for online tutoring during all three summer sessions: Pre-Session, Summer I, and Summer II. 
    Haven Project/Green Dot Peer Educator and Biden Courage Award Winner Accepts Position With It’s On Us
    The Haven Project and Green Dot would like to congratulate Adrianna Branin on accepting a position with It’s On Us as their new assistant director of training in Washington, DC. 
    ArtsPath Welcomes New Theater Artist
    ArtsPath, one of the 14 Arts-in-Education partners in the state of Pennsylvania, is pleased to welcome an extraordinary new theater artist, Leigh Hendrix, to its list of talented professional artists who provide artist residencies to schools and communities throughout the ArtsPath region of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties.
    Lee Receives HHS Outstanding Research Award
    Daniel Lee, professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.
    Scarton Receives HHS Outstanding Teacher Award
    Karen Scarton, associate professor in the Interior Design program within the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.
    Haven Project Thanks Those Who Supported “What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit
    The IUP Haven Project wishes to extend thanks to Janet Blood, Fashion Merchandising program coordinator; Theresa McDevitt, IUP Libraries; and the many survivors of sexual assault who trusted us with their stories, for their help in making the “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit possible. Our partnerships with the IUP community are crucial to Haven Project’s mission.
    Shiring Receives HHS Outstanding Advising Award
    Stephen Shiring, professor in the Department of Hospitality Management, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 
    Economics Majors Present Research and Earn Recognition at Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference
    The Department of Economics is pleased to recognize three economics majors who shared the results of their research completed as part of the honors track in economics at the 2021 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held virtually on Friday, April 23.
    Clark Celebrated as Service to National Organization Concludes
    Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment for the Student Cooperative Association, has been honored as his service to the National Association for Campus Activities concludes after six years of dedicated service and leadership.
    Brown Receives HHS Outstanding Service Award
    Sarah Brown, associate professor in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 
    Clark Invited to Serve as Faculty at Inaugural Hershey Entertainment Leadership Development Internship Program
    Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment for the Student Cooperative Association, was invited to serve as a guest faculty member and lead educational sessions pertaining to generational studies and effective communication and conflict resolution skills at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts' inaugural Leadership Development Internship at Hersheypark on June 22 and 23, 2021.
    STATIC Recaps 2020–21: Responding to the Impossible (and Finding Success There)
    The Student Activity Committee, known by the IUP campus community as STATIC, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and morphed an impossible situation into an extraordinary success. These hardworking undergraduate and graduate students, joined by their staff advisor, deserve nothing but recognition and appreciation from the university for a job well done.
    Trimble Completes Reynoldsville Senior Center Residency
    Longtime ArtsPath Teaching Artist Sandy Trimble recently completed her third residency at the Foundry in Reynoldsville, one of four senior centers in the county under the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.
    IUP Council of Trustees Honor Alumni with Naming of Tutoring Room in John J. and Char Kopchick Hall
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees today approved a resolution to honor and recognize the contributions of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient retired Rear Admiral CJ Jaynes with the naming of a room in John J. and Char Kopchick Hall. The tutoring room will be named “The Admiral’s Study” in her honor.
    Resolutions Passed at May Council of Trustees Meeting
    During the May Council of Trustees Public Meeting on Thursday, May 6, several athletic teams and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments and support of IUP.
    We Made It! Thank You for Your Hard Work...Driscoll's Update
    President Michael Driscoll talks about accomplishments of the past year and resolutions being considered by the IUP Council of Trustees.
    Orientation 2021: A Remote Experience
    The Office of New Student Orientation is in the process of delivering transitional information and experiences to the incoming class of 2025.  The programs are being facilitated in a similar fashion as in the summer of 2020, online via Zoom, with additional content being shared through the HAWKS 100 and HAWKS 101 courses.
    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.
    CPDC Planning Fall 2021 Events
    The IUP Career and Professional Development Center is planning a robust list of events for the fall 2021 semester.
    Summer 2021 Reference Services at IUP Libraries
    Librarians at the IUP Libraries will provide live chat research support from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during all summer sessions.
    Speech-Language Pathology Program Maintains Accreditation
    The IUP Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree program has been awarded continued accreditation through 2028 by the Council on Academic Accreditation  in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    IUP Nutrition Program Ranked as a Top Program by Study.Com
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s bachelor of science degree in nutrition has been ranked in the top 16 programs in the nation as a “Best Bachelor’s Degree” by Study.com.
    Members of IUP Brass Area Meet with Alumnus Composer O’Toole
    On May 3, 2021, brass students from the IUP Department of Music met with composer Anthony O’Toole ’11, who was commissioned to write a new work for brass quintet. This work will be premiered by the department’s scholarship brass quintet as part of their fall 2021 recital.
    Check Out the Culinary Summer Event Series
    Register now for first-ever Culinary Academy Summer Event Series, including cooking demonstrations, cook-alongs, learning about financial aid, and chef and student meet and greets. There is something for everyone! 
    Habitat for Humanity Builds Firm Foundation
    By Elizabeth Laughlin IUP students help this international nonprofit build “home sweet home” for local families in need. Learn about the IUP chapter of Habitat for Humanity, profiled in the Find Your People series.
    “IUP Now” Break, Website Migration
    The IUP Now newsletter will have a post-semester break, corresponding with the Ektron content management system “freeze” and content migration. The newsletter’s last issue before the break will be Wednesday, May 12. It will resume publication Wednesday, May 26, on a reduced summer schedule.
    IUP Recognizes University Senate Award Winners
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania has announced recipients of the University Senate Awards and the list of new faculty and dean emeriti.
    IUP Staging In-person Commencement Ceremonies on May 7, 8
    IUP will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for 1,720 students at ceremonies May 7 and 8 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students graduating in May and August are eligible to participate in the ceremonies.
    Making Lightbulb Moments
    Justin Brown went from a diverse home community to a university setting in which the other Black faces were few. As a sophomore, he created a diversity awareness program on his campus, and soon, he was presenting it at other schools, including IUP. Now, more than a thousand trainings on 40 national stages later, Brown, a 2013 graduate of IUP’s Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program, discusses his journey in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Guth, Pepper, and Garrow Publish Tips for Facilitation of Virtual Groups
    The world has been facing some major challenges that impact the ways in which groups come together and operate. Group workers have become innovative during these unprecedented times. The Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Special Initiatives Committee created a document offering 10 tips for the facilitation of virtual groups.
    Jozefowiczes Recognized with IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership
    Department of Economics faculty members James Jozefowicz and Stephanie Jozefowicz are the recipients of the 2020 IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership for Advancement Support, which recognizes volunteers who continually inspire others to give their time and treasures to advance IUP.
    Hospitality Management Recognizes 2021 Awards Recipients
    The Department of Hospitality Management’s annual Recognition Awards Dinner was held virtually on April 19, 2021. The department recognized student achievement, service, academic scholarship, and leadership, and hospitality industry professionals and alumni were recognized for their dedicated support to the department and students.
    Parking Garage Temporarily Closed May 9–27
    The IUP Parking Garage will be temporarily closed for necessary annual cleaning and maintenance beginning on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The garage is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 28.
    Haven Project Grateful for IUP Support
    The Haven Project would like to thank all of our partners (administration, faculty, staff, students, and organizations) for collaborating with us in the 2020–21 academic year to aid in our mission to make our campus safer.
    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.
    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.