On December 14, 2009, the Writing Center at IUP at Punxsutawney held its third annual Celebration of Student Writing. More than a hundred students and faculty attended the event.
Basic Writing and College Writing displayed creative projects representing their work in their writing courses. Forty different projects were displayed at this year's event, and prizes were awarded to the best ones. The judges were English Department faculty members Ben Rafoth, Sue Welsh, and Nan Sitler. All three commented on the fine work of the students and the difficulty in choosing winners.
Lynn Shelly, the director of the Writing Center at the campus, organized the event with the help of Jess Haggerty, the center's assistant director.