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Summer Operations, Student Fulbright, Spring Commencement
Summer Operations, Student Fulbright, Spring Commencement
See what’s happening with classes and events this summer; business major becomes 17th IUP student Fulbright recipient; find spring commencement dates, times, and ticket details; and more
array of six headshots of Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients

On the Rise: Outstanding Young Alumni Honored

An artist, a scientist, a professor, and more. Learn about the six IUP graduates of the last 15 years who were honored this week with 2021 Young Alumni Achievement Awards for outstanding work in their professions. 
Find details of IUP’s operations plan for summer 2021, covering class delivery, field courses, conferences, camps, meetings, and more. The plan is based on current knowledge and may need adjusting as COVID-19 information and guidelines change.
Zane Billy, a Cook Honors College student double majoring in finance and MIS, is IUP’s 17th and latest student Fulbright recipient. He’ll do a virtual summer internship focused on e-commerce research with a professor at Lakehead University, Ontario.
Plans for in-person spring commencement include a graduate ceremony Friday, May 7, and three undergraduate ceremonies May 8. Find ceremony times and instructions for getting tickets.
What does intersectionality mean, and how is it applied? Find answers at a free mini-conference, “Intersectionality Works: Allyship, Coalition, Solidarity,” featuring guest speaker Melinda Quinn Brennan, Friday, April 9, starting at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.
Learn about human trafficking, who is most vulnerable, how to stay safe, and more at a Haven Project and Theta Phi Alpha presentation Monday at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Learn to identify signs of sexual assault, to support survivors, and to find resources for help at a Haven Project presentation Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Attendees may volunteer to assist with Sexual Violence Awareness Month activities in April.
Those who missed last week’s panel can see a video of the main session and read excerpts from each breakout. The event was sponsored by University Advancement and the Office of Social Equity and Title IX.
The website’s move to a new content management system is scheduled to begin in May and conclude in June. Find more details important to web maintainers.
Last week, Dave Bluemling ’85, tax partner at BKD CPAs and Advisors, Pittsburgh office, and Brittany Jellison, campus recruiter, spoke to IUP’s Student Accounting Association about their firm, its internship program, and networking in the “new normal.”
Registration for fall and summer classes will begin Monday, with windows opening for different groups (e.g., veterans, grad students, freshmen) throughout March and April. Students should contact their advisors, who can help them stay on track for graduation. 
Get in the Game: Having a game night is a great way to sharpen your memory and concentration. Memory games exercise the brain, making it more alert. So, invite friends and family to a game of trivia. Student Affairs has lots of suggestions for virtual games and activities. Take a look.

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