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News: September 2013

Today is RAINN Day!

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Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted (

RAINN Day is a way to support survivors on our campus and to raise awareness about sexual violence in our society.  Stop by the Oak Grove today from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to view the visual display.

If you or someone you know experiences sexual violence, help is available. You’re not alone. Call the 24/7 Alice Paul House Hotline at 724-349-4444.

For more information  visit RAINN.

RAINN Day is sponsored by the Haven Project. Visit the Haven Project for more information.

*Supporting Survivors – Stopping Violence*

Help Support Survivors: Visit the AWAREness Table

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Sexual Assault is EVERYONE's IssueMissed our table last week? Visit the Haven Project AWAREness table today and find out how you can support survivors of violence!

Peer educators from the Haven Project will be tabling inside Folger Dining Hall to spread awareness about RAINN Day, a day for survivors of sexual violence.

Stop and learn how YOU can support survivors!

  • Wednesday, September 25
  • 12:30–3:00 p.m.
  • Folger Dining Hall

Get Your Flu Shot This Afternoon

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Flu Shots (free) will be given to students on Wednesday, September 25, from 4:30–7:30 p.m. at the Health Service.

Bring your student I-Card for verification.

Free Flu Shots for Students

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This Saturday is the day to get your flu shot. Why? The Health Service will be offering free flu shots to all IUP students (bring your I-Card for student verification) from noon until 4:00 p.m. at IUP Day.

Do you know about RAINN? Visit the Haven Project AWAREness Table to Learn More

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Sexual Assault Awareness MonthPeer educators from the Haven Project will be tabling outside of the IUP library to spread awareness about RAINN Day, a day for survivors of sexual violence. Stop and learn how you can support survivors!

The rain location will be inside the library.

  • Thursday, September 19
  • 12:30–3:00 p.m.
  • Oak Grove: outside of Stapleton Library (rain location: inside Stapleton Library)

Student Flu Shots: Free!

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Beat the flu bug. Get your flu shot

Take advantage of this opportunity! During IUP Day on Saturday, September 21, from noon until 4:00 p.m., Health Service will be giving free flu shots to IUP students.

Bring your I-card for student verification.

IUP Day location will be the residence hall courtyard surrounded by Delaney Hall, Putt Hall, Ruddock Hall, and the Suites on Maple East. (Rain location will be Memorial Field House.)

It’s Almost Time to Find Our Voices in the RAINN

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It's time to talk about it! Talk early, talk often. Prevent sexual violence. Peer educators from the Haven Project will be tabling in the main lobby of the IUP Libraries to spread awareness about RAINN Day, a day for survivors of sexual violence.

Stop by to learn how you can support survivors!

Start Date:

Wednesday, September 18

Start Time:

12:30 p.m.

End Time:

3:00 p.m.


Stapleton Library

The Haven Project

Mindfulness Days: One- or Four-Day Workshops

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Both a one-day and a four-day workshop for IUP faculty, staff, graduate students, and community members will be offered in October, sponsored by the Mindfulness Living Learning Community and the Center for Health and Well-Being.

One-Day Workshop

This workshop is an orientation to mindfulness, instruction, and hands-on experience with meditation practices that include: 

  • ​sitting meditation
  • walking meditation
  • lying down meditation (deep relaxation)
  • eating meditation
  • meditative movement

College LodgeWhen:

  • November 15, 2013
  • January 31, 2014
  • March 7, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (check in 9:00 a.m.)


  • College Lodge, IUP

​Registration Information

(one-day workshops):

  • Cost: $50 (faculty and community members), $25 (staff and graduate student)
  • ​Bring a brown bag lunch
  • Register for workshops
  • The registration deadline is one week before each workshop

Four Days of Mindfulness Cumulative Package

  • ​The October 18 session plus the following three sessions:
  • The in-depth understanding of meditation practice for a personal and interpersonal home practice
  • The mindfulness-based stress reduction curriculum of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D
  • Select teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that help create a nourishing community of practitioners who grow and transform together
  • Discussion on the integration of mindfulness practice in the workplace and on campus
  • Attendance at all four days will earn IUP employees 25 wellness credits through Highmark

Four-Day Package Dates:

  • Friday, October 18, 2013 (prerequisite)
  • Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Friday, March 7, 2014

Each Day:

  • 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (check in 9:00 a.m.)
  • Location: College Lodge, IUP

Registration Information:

Please note: Only the October 18 workshop can be registered for individually.   

Attendance at all four Mindfulness Days are for those interested in building an in-depth personal, interpersonal, and work practice, in addition to building a deeply supportive meditation community at IUP. The four days are cumulative in learning and practice and therefore offered as a package.

  • Package for all four dates: $150 (faculty and community members); $75 (staff and graduate student)
  • Leave slips are not required
  • Register for the workshops
  • The deadline to register for the remaining workshops is one week before each workshop

Led by Katherine Hammond Holtz, Psy.D

Katherine Hammond Holtz, Psy.DKatherine Hammond Holtz graduated from the Doctor of Psychology program at IUP in 1992. She formally began practicing meditation in 1986. In 1991, she became a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2002, she received ordination into his lay order followed by participation in the teacher training-intensive programs taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn, becoming an identified mindfulness instructor. She has organized and led mindfulness practices at retreats since 2000, including national retreats. In 2010, she began leading meditation workshops for health care professionals, graduate students, and the community throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Having integrated meditation practice and psychotherapy for 15 years, she has adapted mindfulness practices to address a wide variety of clinical disorders. She currently resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, where she teaches and sees clients in her private practice. To learn more about Dr. Hammond Holtz, visit her website.

Mindfulness Living Learning Community

  • Center for Health and Well-Being
  • Suites on Maple
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-9355
  • Front Office
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.