Committed to Anti-racism, Imagine Unlimited Success, Taking on Anxiety
Committed to Anti-racism, Imagine Unlimited Success, Taking on Anxiety
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront; what raising $81 million means for IUP; #IUPLeads campaign targets mental health, COVID safety; and more
Gabriella Dalverny and Sequoia Stauffer painting at a table

Where Queer Students of Color Can Be Themselves: Queer Colors

This week, the Find Your People series profiles Queer Colors, an educational and advocacy group that gives queer students of color a safe space to express themselves and connect with others.
President Michael Driscoll shared thoughts and updates on IUP’s ongoing work in this area, including the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IUP web page.
President Michael Driscoll and Vice President for University Advancement Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna talk about raising $81.36 million through the Imagine Unlimited comprehensive campaign.
Last week, student groups went through Green Bandana training, aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness. Now, through this campaign, they are taking part in a social media blitz by sharing and following posts under #IUPLeads about mental health and COVID-19 safety.
In seismology, love waves are surface seismic waves that cause horizontal shifting of the Earth during an earthquake. Elsevier will offer a free Zoom webinar Thursday at noon on this phenomenon. Register to attend
The IUP Libraries and Social Equity office are teaming up on a program featuring Dominique Luster, the Charles “Teenie” Harris archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Tune in February 18 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom to learn about this iconic Pittsburgh photographer.
Connect with the IUP Counseling Center on Instagram and Facebook to find self-help tips, along with information about on- and off-campus resources.
This means valid parking permits must be clearly displayed while parking in Commuter, Faculty, Staff, and Long-Term parking areas on campus. In pay-by-space areas, you must pay in advance for the time you will be parked.
Students on the Punxsutawney campus who earned a grade point average of 3.25 or higher in fall 2020 are recognized.
From Black History Month programs to health and wellness events, learn about all the upcoming activities in this week’s newsletter.
Last week’s panel discussion, “IUP Celebrates: The Power of Education,” featured faculty members Veronica Watson and Mel Jenkins and Student Affairs in Higher Education student Chandler Stafford. SAHE student Rachel Pettiford worked with the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement to present the program. 
Dylan Corp of the IUP Counseling Center discussed with the college’s students how to find, maintain, and use motivation. Focuses included prioritizing, finding a routine, taking short breaks, and keeping up with health.
IUP Emergency Management encourages the community to learn more about burn hazards. Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year.
To protect the health and safety of students, the center is offering virtual appointments this spring. Same-day 30-minute sessions are available by contacting the center at 724-357-2621 or
Located in G-12 Suites on Pratt, the pantry serves both on- and off-campus students. Nonperishable items, personal items, and school supplies are available. A valid I-Card is required.
Learn to become an active voice and step in to prevent power-based personal violence. This Haven Project training is Thursday at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Student I-Card holders can throw axes for free at AXperience, Indiana’s indoor range, thanks to a partnership with Campus Recreation Services and the Student Co-op.
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