Student Role Model Honored, 2016 Grad in Spotlight, Creative Counseling
Student Role Model Honored, 2016 Grad in Spotlight, Creative Counseling
SAHE role model earns scholarship; music magazine highlights recent grad; student builds counselor toolbox; nursing students get 2 of 12 major scholarships; and more
The Legend, 2020: Carrying On the Legacy

The Legend, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic threw the world out of step, members of the IUP Marching Band knew their 2020 season was in jeopardy. Able to move forward, with limitations, they’re proud and excited to carry on the tradition of the Legend, which marks a century next year.
On Saturday, the band kicked off Homecoming 2020, a weeklong virtual event, with a performance streamed live from Miller Stadium. The full performance is now available on YouTube.
Today marks the launch of IUP’s new official newsletter, IUP Now. Sent to both students and employees four days a week, it replaces the Beak and IUP Daily. Share your feedback ( to make this the publication you need for keeping up with what’s happening at IUP.
Tori Campbell, a second-year master’s student who has worked in IUP’s Housing, Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement, and LGBTQIA+ Support areas, has received Student Affairs in Higher Education’s 2020 Nancy Newkerk Scholarship.
Director of bands, orchestra, and general studies at Maryland’s New Town High School, Sadie Spencer ’16 was interviewed in the National Association for Music Education’s magazine.
Karen Hande and Kelly Watson-Huffer, students in IUP’s Doctor of Nursing Practice to PhD program, were among 12 winners of scholarships through the National League for Nursing’s Foundation for Nursing Education.
John McCarthy, Michelle Bruno, and student Emma Shannon recently published an article in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health that offers counselors-in-training ideas for creative questioning.
Culinary Arts faculty members Thomas Barnes and Melinda McIsaac were both published in a Journal for Culinary Education Best Practices special edition focused on challenges culinary educators face during the pandemic.
Kevin Eisensmith and alumni Geoff Durbin and Jason Allison recently performed in a virtual ensemble of “131 All-Star Brass Musicians.”
The university has honored 17 former faculty members and a recently retired dean with emerita/emeritus status. The University Senate’s Academic Committee solicits nominations from departments and makes recommendations for this honor signifying a distinguished career.
Following up her 2019 award-winning article with alumna Julie Decker in Nursing Education Perspectives, Teresa Shellenbarger cowrote an editorial and served as guest editor for the journal’s recent special edition.
Bill Balint and Paul Grieggs presented “Creating and Maintaining a Sustainable IT Security Program” at an American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago event, now in its 24th year.
Devki Talwar recently published his research in the journal Materials Science & Engineering: B.
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