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Six O’Clock Series: 2014 Spring Schedule

A listing of Six O’Clock Series events is also available as a large poster or a small poster (PDF files).

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Be a Leader, Not a Follower: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
February 3: How do your online posts represent you and affect your personal relationships and job prospects? A panel of highly engaged student, alumni, and faculty social media users will examine ways IUP students can create a positive online presence, the construction of a digital identity that represents personal and professional lives, and how statements made on social media sites can affect the culture and morale of the IUP community.
He Has a Name: Trayvon Martin and the Fight to End Criminalization and Profiling of Black Youth
February 10: This inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaker and Cultural Arts Series and annual Black History Month keynote program showcases an interactive panel discussion with Sybrina Fulton and Michael Skolnik, who will provide first-hand accounts of issues surrounding violence, children, and safety in our communities.
Traveling While Black: My Experiences as an African-American Woman Researching in China
February 17: Speaker Keisha Brown will discuss her research into China’s media depictions of and diplomatic exchanges with African-Americans during their struggle for freedom and equality from 1949–1972. She will also describe how many Chinese people responded to her in light of this history of Sino-black relations.
The Impact of Suicide
February 24: Suicide impacts us all. Every year, millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones.
The Mindful Way to Study: Dancing with Your Books
March 3: Studying is often considered to be unpleasant or even painful. The approach that most of us have learned is forced concentration, where we apply vein-popping, brain-smoking effort to focus on what we are supposed to learn. An alternative, the mindful way to study, is more effective and less aggressive than forced concentration.
Shaving the Yak
March 10: Sometimes, our leaders and our groups get stuck on things that simply aren’t important. A particular campus tradition, campus expectation, or habit might feel critical, but it’s actually holding us back from reaching our potential.
Moshe Baran: His Story of Struggle, Resistance, and Survival During the Holocaust
March 24: Moshe Baran will tell his life story during the Holocaust, from being a forced laborer to partisan fighter, and show his documentary film, A Look into the Eyes of Resistance. His inspirational story of survival and resistance focuses on how people can create a more peaceful world.
Careers in Sports Administration: The Right Fit For You?
April 7: Did you know that the athletic industry offers many career opportunities that cover a broad range of fields and experiences? Join us for an impressive panel of experts discussing the areas of sports management, marketing, coaching, public relations, communications media, and more!
3801 Lancaster: The Kermit Gosnell Story
April 14: On February 18, 2010, police raided the Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia based on reports that its owner, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, was running a prescription “pill mill.” “What they discovered, it’s almost out of one of the worst movies or horror novels that you can imagine,” said Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams.
Speed Faithing
April 21: Presented by the Interfaith Council and Better Together, this program consists of multiple speakers who will each share a brief, 10-minute description of their personal religion. Attendees will then have 10 minutes to ask the speakers questions about their faith tradition before having the opportunity to rotate and attend three sessions of their choosing to hear the respective speaker’s views and opinions on their religion of choice.
Live Intentionally, Presented by Molly Shattuck
April 28: Live intentionally with Vibrant Living. This program will help you identify your health habits and create your own personal roadmap for life. Learn strategies to increase your energy, lose weight, and lead your life with a higher purpose.

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