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Social Equity and Civic Engagement Office News: September 2010

Disability Awareness Month Event 2010: Expanding the Mainstream

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The month of October has been set aside as Disability Awareness Month at IUP.

To advance our commitment to increase awareness and promote independence, integration, and inclusion of all people with disabilities at our university, we are planning a special program, “Expanding the Mainstream,” on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Hadley Union Building, Ohio Room.

We are inviting representatives from campus, as well as from local agencies, to be available at resource tables to disseminate information about their departments and programs, and to answer any questions students may have about the services they provide.

Our keynote presentation will feature Mr. David Carson, a motivational speaker who had overcome his own learning disability. Not only will he share his personal story with us, but he will provide encouragement to others to never let their problems stand in the way of success.

Mr. Carson is the author of Survival Guide for College-Bound L.D. Students, a book used by twenty-four colleges and universities across the country, which details his struggles and eventual triumph over his learning disability and issues with low self-esteem.

If your program or department is interested in sponsoring a resource table, please contact Patti Krausslach in the Social Equity Office at 724-357-3402, or email at

We hope you will join us on October 13 for this special event. Everyone is welcome.

2010 Supplier Diversity Fair Postponed

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As a result of continued efforts to enhance opportunities offered through the annual Supplier Diversity Fair, the event has been postponed from the September 20, 2010, scheduled date to a date to be announced in the Spring 2011 academic semester.

The Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement will announce information on planned enhancements, including a possible change of venue for the event, shortly. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this change has caused. We will be in touch as soon as more details are finalized.

  • Social Equity Office
  • B17 Susan S. Delaney Hall
    920 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3402
  • Fax: 724-357-3404
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.