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Condemning Violence, Signing On, Restructuring Progresses
Condemning Violence, Signing On, Restructuring Progresses
Officials speak out in wake of violence against Asian Americans; club bridges communication gap; transition to new academic structure progresses; and more
side-by-side images of Paige Mikesell swimming and her IUP Athletics portrait

Mikesell’s National Title Highlights Historic Swimming Week

IUP junior Paige Mikesell captured the national title in the 200 yard freestyle at last week’s NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Birmingham. She and her teammates racked up nine individual and three relay All-America honors in the “most successful week in IUP swimming history this millennium.”
Dan Greenstein speaking during an open forum at IUP in 2019

Chancellor to Make Virtual Visit Tuesday

Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will hold an open forum for faculty, staff, students, and the community Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom as part of a daylong virtual visit with IUP.
In the wake of a rise in violence nationally against Asian Americans, IUP officials shared support and resources for anyone experiencing discrimination, acts of hate, or violence.
Everyone is likely to come into contact with at least one person with hearing loss. IUP’s Sign Language Club helps “bridge the gap of communication.” Learn about the club this week in the Find Your People series.
Karen Rose Cercone, provost’s associate and professor of geoscience, provides an update on the transition to IUP’s new academic configuration.
OnlineU ranked IUP’s online MS in Food and Nutrition program sixth in the nation for return on investment, based on median postgraduate salary data.
Last week, the IUP Council of Trustees authorized moving forward with the transfer or sale of the IUP at Northpointe building. The building and grounds will remain in use for classes. 
The IUP Council of Trustees recognized Barbe Moore, who will retire in April as executive director of Institutional Planning and Assessment, with a resolution of appreciation for her 37 years of dedicated service to IUP.
The Haven Project is seeking survivor stories for an April 14 virtual speak-out marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Share your story anonymously by April 5. Local resources for support are listed.
Haven and Fashion Merchandising are partnering on this exhibit (April 12–16) that debunks myths about what a person is wearing leading to sexual violence. Share your story anonymously. Local support services are listed.
More than 100 students from nearly all graduate programs on campus took advantage of workshops, tutorials, and more during the Jones White Writing Center’s second Dissertation and Thesis Writing Boot Camp via Zoom.
The Music Department’s String Area recently hosted students from 12 schools for a day of rehearsals and a livestreamed concert during the IUP Middle School Honors Orchestra Festival.
From events like IUP Masked Singer 2 to Building Bridges, this week’s Digest shows that IUP has something for all students.
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