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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Established 1875
Type Public, Coed
Endowment US$38.6 million
President Tony Atwater, Ph.D.
Provost Cheryl Samuels, Ph.D.p
Faculty 700
Undergraduates 11,976
Postgraduates 2,034
Location Indiana, PA, USA
Campus small town, 350 acres
Nickname Crimson Hawks
Mascot Hawk
Website www.iup.edu

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP) is a public university located in the borough of Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, sixty miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is the largest university in the PA State System of Higher Education and is the commonwealth's fifth largest university. It is governed by a local Council of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). IUP has branch campuses in Punxsutawney and Northpointe. [1] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Tony Atwater Tony K. Atwater Ph. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Indiana is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States, part of the Pittsburgh DMA. The population was 14,895 at the 2000 census. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Genera Accipiter Micronisus Melierax Urotriorchis Erythrotriorchis The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the bird sub-family Accipitrinae in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Indiana is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States, part of the Pittsburgh DMA. The population was 14,895 at the 2000 census. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the 11th largest public university system in the United States. ... Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney. ...



IUP was founded in 1875 as a normal school by investors in Indiana County. It followed the mold of the French Ecole Normale. When it opened its doors it enrolled just 225 students. All normal school events were held within a single building which also contained a laboratory school for model teaching. A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ...

In 1927 it became Indiana State Teachers College. In 1965, the institution achieved university status and became Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP. [2] Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...

With a total enrollment of over 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, IUP is the largest school in the system and the only one elevated to doctoral granting status in PASSHE's enabling legislation Pennsylvania Act 188 of 1982. Today IUP is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive university and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, NCATE, and AACSB. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ... The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Scotts site can be found at Degree programmes delivered by Management Schools. ...


IUP offers over 100 undergraduate degree programs and 40 graduate degree programs. The university is organized into 7 colleges/schools. They are: Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, College of Education and Educational Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Health and Human Services, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, School of Continuing Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Also, IUP offers the Robert E. Cook Honors College [3] for advanced students. This college replaces regular liberal studies classes with discourse-based "Honors Core" classes. This college was made possible through donations of Robert E. Cook, an IUP mathematics alumnus. The Robert E. Cook Honors College is an honors college housed within Whitmyre Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. ...

The university awards the: A.A., B.A., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.F.A., M.A., M.S., M.Ed., M.F.A., Ed.D., Psy.D., and Ph.D. The highest non-degree award presented by IUP is the President's Medal of Distinction.

Main Campus

Postcard depicting Sutton Hall.
Postcard depicting Sutton Hall.

IUP's main campus is a mix of old and new red brick structures. Its original building, a Victorian structure named John Sutton Hall once housed the entire school (see postcard image). Today Sutton Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It stands at the heart of campus--there was a fight to preserve it in 1974 when the administration scheduled it for demolition. [4] Ironically, today it houses many administrative offices and reception areas. Breezedale Alumni Center is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Victorian mansion was once home to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice. Image File history File links Suttonhall. ... Image File history File links Suttonhall. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

The campus boasts a planetarium, University Museum, black box theater, recently renovated Hadley Union Building (HUB), extensive music library, and a newly remodeled Cogswell Hall for the university's music community. Stapleton Library boasts 900,000-plus bound volumes and over 2 million microform units. [5] At the heart of campus is the Oak Grove. Many alumni recall this spot because of its centrality and the many events that occur there. In January 2000 former President Lawrence K. Pettit established a board to create the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP. This group works to furnish the Oak Grove with flora native to the region. For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ...

The university's Student Cooperative Association also owns College Lodge several miles from campus. It provides skiing, biking, hiking, and disc golfing opportunities. Boat access is also made available through the Cooperative Association. A player putting at Cass Benton Disc Golf Course; Northville, Michigan. ...

Current president Tony Atwater announced an initiative to demolish many of the 1970 era dormitories on campus. Demolition began during summer 2006 and facilities will be replaced with residence halls that are more modern. These suite style rooms are similar to those being built at other universites in PaSSHE.

Main Campus Facilities

Academic Buildings: John A.H. Keith Hall (history, political science), Joseph Uhler Hall (psychology, criminology), Zink Hall (health, physical education), Davis Hall (journalism/education), Edna Sprowls Hall (art), Hamlin E. and Dorothy Cogswell Hall (music), Andrew W. Wilson Hall (philosophy), Jane Leonard Hall (English, geography), Jean R. McElhaney Hall (economics, sociology, anthropology), Reschini House (technology education), Patrick J. Stapleton Jr Library (main library), Rhodes R. Stabley Library (media, children's library), Jeannie Ackerman Hall (fashion, family/consumer science, interior design), Eicher Hall (writing center), Eberly College of Business, Stright Hall (mathematics, computer sciences, graduate dean), Sally B. Johnson Hall (safety sciences, nursing), Weyandt Hall (science), Matthew J. Walsh Hall (science), Pierce Hall (ROTC), George A. Stouffer Hall (counseling, communications, education), Walter M. Whitmyre Hall (honors college) The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...

Administrative Buildings: Willis Pratt Hall (student activities), Albert Pechan Health Center, Campus Towers (university police, visitor center), President's Residence, Silas M. Clark Hall (bursar, registrar), McClellan Gordon Hall, Samuel W. Jack Cogeneration Plant (power plant), Robertshaw Building, R&P Office Building, John Sutton Hall ("Old Main") A Bursar is a senior professional financial administrator in a school or university. ... Registrar may refer to: In education, a registrar or registry is an official in an academic institution (a college, university, or secondary school) who handles student records. ...

Public Venues: Olive K. Folger Hall (food court, Crimson Events Center), Hadley Union Building (HUB), John S. Fisher Auditorium, David J. Waller Hall, George P. Miler Stadium, Memorial Field House, Foster Hall (dining), Daugherty Field, Oak Grove, Flagstone Ampitheater, Breezedale Alumni Center An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...

Residential Buildings: Florence Wallace Hall, Esch Hall, Whitmyre Hall (honors college), David L. Lawrence Hall (Governor's Quad), William W. Scranton Hall (Governor's Quad), Raymond P. Shafer Hall (Governor's Quad), Campus Towers, University Towers, McCarthy Hall, Elkin Hall, Suites on Grant Street David Leo Lawrence (June 18, 1889–November 21, 1966), served as the Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963. ... William Warren Scranton (born July 19, 1917) is a former U.S. Republican Party politician. ... Raymond Philip Shafer (b. ...

Former Facilities: Thomas Sutton Hall (dining/residence), Corrine Menk Wahr Hall (men's residence), Administrative Annex/Military Hall, Memorial Athletic Field, Stanley House, Catawba House, McGregor Hall, Mabel Mack Hall (Tri-Halls), Hope Stewart Hall (Tri-Halls), Agnes Turnbull Hall (Tri-Halls), and J. Nicholas Langham Hall.

Planned Facilities: Kovalchick Convocation Center

Campus Issues

Similar to many universities of comparable size, IUP has been featured in local news stories regarding several students' actions. The university lost one student in Spring 2005; his death was due to a drug overdose [6]. The spring 2005 death caused the university to rework its drug and alcohol policy, creating harsher sanctions. Later that year, at the start of the fall term, another student took his life because of personal problems that led to depression [7]. Several weeks later, the university suspended the entire cheerleading squad over violations of university policy with regards to hazing. This suspension was in reference to an intoxicated female cheerleader caught returning to her dormitory after an initiation party [8].

Current president Dr. Tony Atwater's new policies include a year's suspension for a student caught providing alcohol to minors. This punishment is imposed if the student is found 'in violation' by internal student conduct procedures . [9]

Former President Lawrence Pettit and Provost Mark Statskiewicz experienced an overwhelming vote of no confidence from the faculty in December 2001.[10] Much of the debate centered around safety, curricular irregularities, and shared governenace. Closing of the University School, a laboratory school modeled after John Dewey's, helped fuel the debate. The school had existed since the university's inception, actor Jimmy Stewart was among its list of graduates. John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thoughts and ideas have been greatly influential in the United States and around the world. ... Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own...

Tensions have also existed between the university's Student Government Association, faculty union, and PASSHE Chancellor Judy Hample. [11][12] Much of this tension seems to have dissipated since Dr. Atwater assumed the presidency.



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Adventist Fellowship, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Campus Crusade, Catholic Assoc., Christian Outreach Coalition, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Grip, International Worship, IUP Alive, Jewish Union, Latter Day Saints Assoc., Lutheran Mvmnt., Muslim Assoc., Nurses' Christian Fellowship, Orthodox Fellowship, Spirit of the Oak, IUP Unitarian Universalists


How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State School began the parade of accolades nearly two decades ago for this "Public Ivy" nestled in the western Pennsylvania hometown of Jimmy Stewart. Since then, Money, Barron’s Best Buys, Time and U.S. News and World Report have identified IUP as a place of distinction. Read on below for recent examples of external recognition from media, professional organizations or accrediting bodies. With 20 prestigious accreditations, IUP has more accredited programs that any other University in the State System of Higher Education. Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own... Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... Barrons Educational Series, Inc. ... A pocket watch, a device used to tell time Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s record of accolades from the nation’s most prestigious guidebooks continues with the University’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s Best 366 Colleges, as well as the 222 Best Northeastern Colleges, 2007-2008 edition. This is the seventh consecutive year that IUP was selected for the guidebook.
  • Consumers Digest ranks IUP as number four in the magazine’s June 2007 rankings of the “Best Values in Public Colleges and Universities.” IUP is the highest ranked university in Pennsylvania. A total of 100 colleges and universities out of some 3,800 schools in the United States have been ranked as the top values by Consumers Digest Magazine. The rankings are based on attributes that validate or define the institutions' academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition and room-and-board.
  • IUP is ranked at 40 out of 100 colleges and universities selected for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s February 2007 “Best Values in Public Colleges” listing. “The Kiplinger 100” is a listing of schools that combine outstanding value with a first-class education. The magazine rankings focus on traditional four-year schools with broad-based curriculums. The editors use national data from more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, and the rankings place an emphasis on strong academics, as well as great value. IUP is one of only five Pennsylvania colleges and universities selected for the listing, and is the top in Pennsylvania in the "out of state" tuition and value ranking (23).
  • The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology was named to the “Top 100 Businesses – 2006” by Pennsylvania Business Central. From the biggest banks to the smallest retailers, each of the top 100 has done plenty to improve the quality of life and economic success of central Pennsylvania. PBC congratulated the Top 100 Businesses for helping to keep the wheels of industry turning in central Pennsylvania and for helping to reshape the economic landscape of the commonwealth well into the future.
  • IUP has been included in the all editions of The Unofficial, UnBiased Insider's Guide to the [331] Most Interesting Colleges, by Trent Anderson and Seppy Basili. The guidebook, published by Kaplan, uses surveys from current students, recent graduates and college officials to determine which colleges and universities merited inclusion.
  • IUP has been named one of “The Top 25 Most Connected Campuses” by Forbes.com. The list, released in October 2003, was designed to illustrate the depth and breadth of technology on today’s campus, Princeton Review officials said. To identify the colleges on the list, The Princeton Review collated responses from more than 100,000 college students, as well as data from campus administrators. Criteria included the student-computer ratio, wireless access on campus, the breadth of the computer science curriculum and comments from campus students. IUP is in the company of many “technology colleges” and universities with outstanding reputations for academic excellence and use of technology, including the University of Wisconsin; James Madison University; Seton Hall University; Dartmouth College; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Texas at Austin and Clemson University.
  • IUP is one of only 98 schools included in the Princeton Review's 2003 Best in the Mid-Atlantic, a new publication from the Princeton Review that recognizes outstanding schools in the region.
  • Careers and Colleges magazine has included IUP in the article "Great Schools at a Great Price," praising the University as "a gem of a school." The "Great Schools at a Great Price" includes only 15 colleges in the nation, and IUP is the only school from Pennsylvania in the listing. IUP is listed with schools like the University of Massachusetts (Amherst); Hiram College in Ohio; the University of Washington (Seattle) and the University of California (Los Angeles). The article describes IUP "as a gem of a school just outside of Pittsburgh that offers solid academics and a cultural smorgasbord—lecture series, concerts, and speakers. Of special note are the school’s Robert Cook Honors College, geared toward honing the writing and analytical skills of advanced students."

IUP faculty has won nearly 60 Fulbright Exchange Awards since 1959, enabling them to study and conduct research in 27 countries. In 2007, a member of the history faculty captured the Rome Prize. In addition, the university's John P. Murtha Institute of Homeland Security has garnered numerous grants. It facilitates research and trains first responders and members of the military to prevent potential terrorist acts. The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... Consumers Digest is an American for-profit magazine publication which accepts advertisements and allows companies to use its reviews for marketing purposes. ... The Fulbright Program aka Fulbright-Hays Program [1] is a program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships and Fulbright Scholarships), founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright, and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, governments in other countries, and the... The Rome Prize is a prestigious American award made annually, through a national competition, to 15 emerging artists (working in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, or Visual Arts) and to 15 scholars (working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and early Modern, or Modern Italian Studies). ... John Patrick Jack Murtha, Jr. ...

Arts are a big part of IUP culture as evidenced by continual theatrical appearances at venues such as the Kennedy Center and Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. IUP's "Legend" Marching Band is known as "The Pride of Pennsylvania" and "The Beast of the East" and is well-known throughout the region. The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ...

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IUP's athletic department (The Crimson Hawks) sponsors 19 varsity sports, including 8 for men and 11 for women. IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) of NCAA Division II. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) is a College Athletic Conference which is made up exclusively of public schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

Men's Sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Outdoor Track and Field

Club Sports (not sponsored by the University)

  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Equestrian
  • Men's Rugby
  • Women's Rugby
  • Water Polo
  • Paintball

IUP annually produces teams and individuals that compete for championships on the conference, regional and national levels. The 2004-05 school year saw 12 sports either send their teams or individuals to NCAA postseason competition.

The IUP football team is considered one of the best year-to-year teams in NCAA Division II. IUP has been to the NCAA Division II National Title game twice (1990 and 1993). In both cases, IUP came up short, finishing the season as runner-up. While Division II teams rarely appear on TV, IUP has appeared on regional telecasts in 1968 at the Boardwalk Bowl and 2006 against California University of PA. The team has also been on national TV while playing in the Division II National Title games in 1990 and 1993. On November 2, 2006, a game against Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was nationally televised on the TV channel, CSTV. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (also known as The Rock or SRU) is a public, masters-level university that offers some doctoral programs in cooperation with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. ... CSTV Networks, Inc. ...



Clearfield County native Jane E. Leonard, the normal school's first preceptress, played a pivotal role in overseeing students in the early years. She maintained an apartment in John Sutton Hall until her death in 1924; she devoted nearly 50 years to the institution. Her funeral was held in the school chapel, now Gorrell Recital Hall. [14] Clearfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

Roll of Presidents

IUP's executive has changed names and roles with the evolving institution. The original title for the chief executive was principal whilst president was reserved for Mr. John Sutton as presiding officer of Indiana Normal School's Board of Trustees. [15]

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1965-)

  • Dr. Tony Atwater; President, 2005-Present
  • Dr. Diane Reinhard, Interim President, 2004
  • Dr. Derek Hodgson; President, 2003-2004
  • Dr. Lawrence K. Pettit; President, 1992-2003
  • Dr. Charles Fuget; President, 1991-1992
  • Dr. John D. Welty; President, 1984-1991
  • Dr. John D. Welty; Interim President, 1984
  • Dr. John C. Worthen; President, 1979-1984
  • Dr. Bernard J. Ganley; Interim President, 1979
  • Dr. Robert C. Wilburn; President, 1975-1979
  • Dr. William W. Hassler; President, 1969-1975

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  • Dr. Willis E. Pratt; President of the College/University, 1948-1968
  • Dr. John Davis; Acting President, 1962
  • Dr. Ralph E. Heiges; Acting President, 1948
  • Dr. Joseph M. Uhler; President of the College, 1942-1947
  • Dr. Leroy A. King; President of the College, 1939-1942
  • Dr. Samuel Fausold; President of the College, 1937-1939
  • Mr. Charles R. Foster; President of the College, 1927-1936

Indiana Normal School (1875-1927)

  • Dr. John A.H. Keith; Principal/President of the College, 1917-1927
  • Dr. James E. Ament; Principal, 1907-1917
  • Dr. David Jewtt Waller; Principal, 1893-1907
  • Dr. Charles Deane; Principal, 1891-1893
  • Mr. Z.X. Snyder; Principal, 1888-1891
  • Mr. Leonard H. Durling; Principal, 1881-1888
  • Mr. John H. French; Principal, 1878-1881
  • Mr. David M. Sensenig; Principal, 1876-1878
  • Dr. Edmund B. Fairfield; Principal, 1875-1876

Notable alumni

There are more than 80,000 people around the world who call IUP their alma mater. Notable alumni include:


  • Marla Sabo (1979); former president and chief operating officer of Christian Dior
  • Albert T. (Tim) Cejka (1973); Executive VP of Exxon Mobil Exploration
  • Raymond Parker (1972); President, Pitney Bowes Management Services, International
  • Kim Lyttle (1972, M1974); VP National City Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Lorraine E. Hricik (1973); VP JP Morgan Treasury Services
  • Robert E. Cook (1969); computer industry
  • Terry Dunlap (1981); president of Allegheny Ludlum
  • Gregory Booth (1971); president and chief executive officer of Zippo Manufacturing Company
  • Michael Shuey (2006); Iraq War Veteran



  • Hon. Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak (1986); Pennsylvania Secretary of Education
  • Nancy Suttenfield (1971); VP at Wake Forest University (2006-)
  • Hon. Sally Stroup (1978); Asst. Sec. US Dept of Education
  • Donald Mash, Ed.D.; Univ. of Wisconsin Vice President (2005-)
  • Charles Kupchella, Ph.D. (1964); University of North Dakota President (1999-)

Entertainment and Media


  • Jim Haslett (1979); NFL player, coach
  • Chris Villarrial (1996); retired National Football League player
  • LeRon McCoy (2005); current National Football League wide receiver
  • Kris Griffin (2005); current National Football League linebacker
  • Mike Jemison (2005); current National Football League running back
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Alma Mater

Alma mater written by Mrs. H.G. Cogswell, 1905

To our noble Alma Mater's name, we, her children sing a joyful lay, and to her a new allegiance pledge, that lives beyond a day.


Sing, oh sing! Our Alma Mater's praise. Hail, oh hail! Her color's gleaming hue. Give to her our homage and our love, and to her name be true.

A pray'r for her who sheltr'd us, a hope no child her name will stain, a cheer thrice giv'n with hearty voice, and now the sweet refrain.


Of loyalty are symbols twain, her colors crimson and the gray, "Dear Indiana Mother Fair," the burden of our lay.


Further reading

  • Juliette, Ron and Dale E. Landon. Our Homage and Our Love, 1991.
  • Stewart, Grace. A History of the Indiana State Normal School.

External links

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • The Penn Student Newspaper
  • Yahoo! Education Profile: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • The IUP Student Managed Investment Portfolio

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania is recognized for its combination of academic excellence with affordable prices.
IUP provides an intellectually challenging experience to more than 14,000 students at the university's three campuses, all easily accessible from Pittsburgh and the Middle Atlantic region.
IUP’s primary campus is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, a safe, friendly community in easy reach of a wide range of outdoor activities.
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