Retiring Dean, Next Kopchick Fellow, “Traffic Island Oasis”
Retiring Dean, Next Kopchick Fellow, “Traffic Island Oasis”
Dean caps 38 years in higher ed; biology/biochem double major to do summer research in Texas; art installation transforms traffic island; and more
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Share Black Student Experience

The newly formed Black Experience Alumni Committee aims to improve the IUP experience for Black students but first needs to hear from you. Talk with members tonight at 6:00 via Zoom.
two students drawing a colorful scene on the sidewalk

Chalk the Walk Today

Have something to say? Make a statement in sidewalk art during the Chalk-on-the-Walk contest today, starting at 9:00 a.m., in the Oak Grove. Chalk is provided. First prize is $100.
After 11 years as dean of what is now the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Deanne Snavely will retire June 4. She has worked in higher education for 38 years.
Selected as IUP’s 2021 Kopchick Summer Fellow, biology and biochemistry double major Sarah Grandinette will spend 10 weeks conducting research at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Department of Art and Design faculty members and students will transform the traffic island across Oakland Avenue from the Oak Grove into an island oasis with art made from post-consumer cardboard. Tour the island Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
What Would You Tell a Survivor? a video with messages of hope and support from IUP community members to survivors of sexual assault, will be released on the Haven Project website today. Note: This is a highly sensitive topic for some. Use caution when viewing.
Join Health and Wellness Promotion, Haven, and more tonight at 8:30 in the HUB Susquehanna Room to see and discuss what movies and television portray about sex, alcohol, consent, and sexual violence.
From working at the community garden and farmers’ market to learning from the pros, the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics—profiled this week in the Find Your People series—gives its members a healthy dose of experience.
With finals around the corner, join Student Affairs on Friday to celebrate the end of spring classes with a festival, cookout, and meetup. Events are free and open to all.
Featuring the IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble, this annual festival takes place Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. A live audience, limited to the IUP community, is welcome. The concert will also be livestreamed.
Marking its 100th anniversary this year, the IUP Marching Band has decided to delay the celebration until fall 2022, so more alumni can safely attend and make music together.
Faculty members and students will work with Indiana Borough officials to monitor wastewater for the virus that causes COVID-19. The project’s goal is to make advances in modeling, forecasting, and public health interpretations.
University Planning Council cochairs Paula Stossel and Scott Moore discuss IUP’s 2020–25 strategic plan and its implementation process.
During a virtual ceremony Thursday, the College of Health and Human Services inducted nine alumni from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s into its Hall of Distinction.
This annual sale is going on now through May 10. All IUP-imprinted gifts and apparel are 25 to 50 percent off, both in the Co-op Store and on its website.
This issue covers the recent student conversation about the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, the Student Leadership Awards, and other past and upcoming events.
From Thursday through May 7, students can sell their textbooks—even those purchased elsewhere—to the Co-op Store and get back up to 50 percent of the purchase price for titles being reused on campus.
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