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Spring Six O’Clock Series to Cover Topics from Autism to Appalachian Culture

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The Spring 2012 Six O’Clock Series will offer 11 lectures on topics ranging from the assessment and treatment of autism to the cultural contributions of Northern Appalachia.

The series begins with an exploration of the contemporary relevance of Martin Luther King Jr. by attorney and professor Burrell Brown at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30.

Brown will also reflect on African-American history, discuss the culture of African-Americans, and offer inspiration for the future. His presentation, the evening keynote in the daylong Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kickoff, is co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center and the Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement.

The Six O’Clock Series focuses on current issues and promotes approaching familiar topics from new perspectives. Coordinated by the Center for Student Life, the series features programs sponsored by a variety of campus organizations.

All programs are held in the Ohio Room, Hadley Union Building, and are free and open to the community. Parking on campus is free after 5:00 p.m.

Other topics in the Series:

  • February 6: A Woman's History of IUP
  • February 13: Navajo Nation
  • February 20: You Are Living in Appalachia
  • February 27: Financial Literacy
  • March 5: College Scams and Identity Theft: Protect Yourself
  • March 26: Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
  • April 2: Bullying: Making a Difference for All
  • April 9: Autism: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Assessment, Treatment, and Education
  • April 16: Healing in Native American Culture
  • April 23: Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story

Find information about all programs in this semester’s Six O’Clock Series.