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    IUP Dining Hall Wins Design Award

    North Dining is the third and final phase of IUP’s $37 million Dining Innovations program. It opened in August 2017.

    The building was submitted for the competition by Stantec, the building’s design firm. Photos of the building were on display at the Franklin Institute Gallery in Philadelphia in June as part of the competition.

    “It’s extremely gratifying to see the design of this facility recognized by professionals in the field from throughout the region,” IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll said.

    “North Dining is a wonderful addition to our beautiful campus, and has been very well received by students, faculty and staff as a great place to both enjoy diverse food selections and to gather together as a community.”

    The $17 million facility offers seating for about 600 people, and includes gathering space and the IUP Dining central offices. It has a global cuisine station, an open pit grill, deli station, vegan and vegetarian station, bakery and dessert station with homemade gelato and crepes.

    The first two phases of Dining Innovations are a $13.75 million renovated Folger Dining Hall, opened in October 2015, and the $6.5 million Crimson Caf←, opened in August 2014.

    Dining revenues funded the renovation and construction of the three facilities that are part of the Dining Innovations Plan.

    The IUP Council of Trustees approved the $37 million campus dining master plan in December 2011.

    The development of that plan by Desmone & Associates Architects, of Pittsburgh, and Envision Strategies, based in Colorado, was approved in 2010 and included extensive study, focus groups and surveys of students.

    IUP’s long-range campus facilities master plan was approved by the Council of Trustees in December 2010.
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:09:00 -0400

    NIE summer reading program underway

    STUDENTS – Read The Indiana Gazette this summer and earn a commemorative “READ You’ll be Amazed at What You Find” T-shirt.
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    PIAA responds to administrators

    The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association said Friday that actions its board of directors took this week are the latest step in a 15-month effort by its Competition Committee to address concerns such as those being raised by administrators planning to…
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:00:00 -0400

    Arts association awards arts camp scholarship

    The Indiana Art Association recently awarded Jill Black, a recent graduate of Indiana Area High School, with the Ben Loreno Memorial Award. The IAA presents this annual $200 award in memory of the former arts camper.
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:54:00 -0400

    Fundraising car wash scheduled for July 28

    A car wash to benefit the Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund, a major sponsor of the annual holiday parade and festival each November in downtown Indiana, is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 in the parking lot of…
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:49:00 -0400

    Stingers grads of '56 gather

    The Marion Center Joint High School graduation class of 1956 held its 62nd reunion on July 14 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, White Township.
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:49:00 -0400

    'Texting Thru Recovery': The light in me sees the light in you

    I wondered if I could do yoga when I laid down my mat for the first time, but the instructor made it simple.
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:49:00 -0400

    'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Fake news and false hopes

    Scrolling through my Facebook timeline one morning, I came across an interesting video about a new diet plan that was supposed to be biblically inspired.
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:45:00 -0400

    Campers awarded at Summer's Best Two Weeks

    Several campers who participated in this year’s Summer’s Best Two Weeks camp through Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana earned awards during a closing ceremony on Friday.
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:40:00 -0400

    Churches schedule Vacation Bible School

    The following area churches have scheduled Vacation Bible School:
  • Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:40:00 -0400

    CROP walk organizers seek participants

    If your church or organization is looking for an easy event for a great cause, please consider CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 21 on the streets of Indiana. This fundraiser for world and local hunger is in its planning stage…
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:21:21 +0000

    Krispy Kreme to acquire majority stake in Insomnia Cookies

    Doughnut giant Krispy Kreme will acquire a majority stake in Insomnia Cookies. The Winston-Salem, S.C. doughnut company entered into an agreement with the Philadelphia-born Insomnia Cookies, officials of both companies announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it's expected to close in the fourth quarter. The deal values Insomnia Cookies at less than $500 million, according to CNBC. Insomnia Cookies will operate as an independent, stand-alone company. "While our companies will…
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:20:58 +0000

    Exclusive: UPMC Enterprises to expand at Bakery Square

    UPMC Enterprises to take sublease at Bakery Square complex.
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:16:05 +0000

    Airport authority chooses architecture, engineering firms for terminal modernization

    Allegheny County Airport Authority announced the architectural and engineering firms chosen for the terminal modernization plan for Pittsburgh International Airport, with initial design concepts expected early next year. San Francisco-based Gensler and Omaha-based HDR have entered into a joint-venture agreement to design and deliver the project, according to a news release. The team has formed an association with Luis Vidal and Architects, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, for the new terminal, which…
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:00:07 +0000

    One of Pittsburgh's biggest banks entering Cleveland

    S&T planning loan production office in northeastern Ohio, continues Columbus expansion.
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:52:29 +0000

    Smucker closing Ainsworth corporate office in Meadville

    Office part of pet food business consolidation, production facility in Meadville not impacted, spokesman says.
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:30:48 +0000

    Advocates battle over cost of potential DOE bailout of coal, nuclear plants

    Two Beaver County plants — Beaver Valley and Bruce Mansfield — are threatened with closure in the FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy.
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:21:19 +0000

    Unemployment rate in Pa. at lowest level in 11 years

    The state Department of Labor and Industry released job figures for June, reporting that unemployment dropped two-tenths of a percentage point from May. Now at 4.3 percent, the joblessness rate is at its lowest in 11 years, according to a news release. The state's unemployment rate is above the nationwide rate, which rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 4 percent. About 6.3 million Pennsylvanians were looking for work in June, "essentially unchanged," the release said. This is the 15th consecutive…
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:24:28 +0000

    PNC's Demchak among the country's five highest-paid bank CEOs

    The top executive at Pittsburgh’s biggest bank is the fifth highest-paid U.S. bank CEO, according to a report S&P Global Market Intelligence released on Friday. He also draws the largest compensation package among CEOs at banks between $50 billion and $500 billion in assets. William Demchak, chairman, president and CEO at PNC Financial Services Group Inc., made $13.2 million last year, the report said. This included salary, stocks granted and nonequity incentive plan compensation. Jamie Dimon…
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:22:59 +0000

    Triangle Tech brings additive manufacturing, 3-D printing to CADD curriculum

    Triangle Tech, a multilocation technical school in Pennsylvania, recently introduced a new version its Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) curriculum featuring additive manufacturing and 3-D printing technology. The coursework will be part of the Associate in Specialized Technology degree. Timothy McMahon, president of Triangle Tech, said the coursework was prompted by realizing an employer need. McMahon meets with an employer advisory committee three times a year to stay on top of industry…
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:20:54 +0000

    Great Solutions UpPrize semifinalists announced

    Semifinalists have been announced for the Great Solutions Competition: Impactful Technology portion of the UpPrize: BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge. The field of 10 semifinalists will be narrowed down to five finalists on Aug. 22, with three winners named on Oct. 10. The semifinalists are: • AnalyticsRx, a platform that integrates organization data systems into real-time dashboards • Autonomous Safety, a device that monitors physiological data to confirm and communicate if the user…
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