Firefighter Fitness, Antarctic Ice, Punxsutawney Scholarship
Firefighter Fitness, Antarctic Ice, Punxsutawney Scholarship
Departments collaborate on fitness and nutrition program for firefighters; Jonathan Warnock and colleagues publish on Antarctic ice loss; an IUP Academy of Culinary Arts baking student wins scholarship; and more
This image is a collage showing four black-and-white photos of Black student groups from IUP scrapbooks. The top, left photo shows three female students in a dance performance. The top, right photo is a group of 7 students posing for a group photo in two rows. The bottom, left photo is a group of male students, most wearing tuxedos, casually grouped together and holding a trophy. The bottom right image is a close-up of the faces of three singers wearing choir robes and standing with a choir.
Black students in the ’70s and ’80s formed groups around their like interests—from the arts to political action to service through fraternities and sororities. See how these groups built community at IUP, paving the way for future Black students.

See President Michael Driscoll’s response to a racist social media post from last week and a follow-up video about next steps that will be taken.

Leslie Stenger and Stephanie Taylor-Davis were awarded an IUP Strategic Plan Mini-Grant for the IUP F3 (FireFighter Fit) Program to provide fitness and nutritional opportunities to volunteer firefighters in Indiana County in collaboration with the Indiana Fire Association.
Mike Sell and Literature and Criticism doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique are authors of “Decision Literacy, Multimodal Storytelling, and the Digital Storygame Project.”
Silas Gesser, an IUP Academy of Culinary Arts second-year baking student, is the recipient of the IUP Punxsutawney Essay Scholarship for his essay titled, “Respect, Effect, and Grace: Influence.”
Jonathan Warnock and colleagues published a recent paper describing a geologically recent period of ice loss in west Antarctica.
IUP interior design majors toured and measured the first floor of the Shadow Hotel and spoke with the building owners. The students also developed a concept-based design solution for the restaurant, bar, and host area that included furniture layout, lighting, and other elements.
The book “Systemic Dramaturgy,” co-authored by Mike Sell (Department of English) and Michael M. Chemers (University of California, Santa Cruz), offers an invigorating, practical look at the daunting challenges posed to live performance by new technologies.
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