Six O’Clock Series: 2016 Fall Schedule

  • A listing of Six O’Clock Series events is also available as a poster (PDF file).

    You can also look at past series.

  • Making Your Mark on IUP and Around the World
    September 12: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, and this presentation will be just the motivation you need to lean in to that discomfort. Courtney O’Connell, an IUP alum, will uncover the misperceptions that serve as perceived barriers to success.
    Don't Fear the Fair
    September 19: With the Career Expo and Graduate School Fair approaching in less than nine days, it’s time to “face the fear of the fair!” Recruitment expert Jamie Timms will discuss strategies for approaching employers and tips for making a great first impression.
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    September 26: Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity. Join us for a panel discussion that celebrates a wide diversity of books and celebrates our freedom to read.
    Open Access: What is it, how do we do it, what does it matter?
    October 3: Open Access is "the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment." International Open Access Week, now in its ninth year, is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research to turn discoveries into better lives.
    LGBTQIA Ally Training
    October 10: Ally Training is for any IUP undergraduate student interested in social justice and advocacy work. Students will experience skill-building activities in developing communication and collaboration, as well as practical exercises in community development.
    Dispelling Myths About the Middle East
    October 17: While the media often portrays the Middle East as a place of unrest, this panel discussion will paint a fresh perspective about the rich cultures, education, and current events of this region. Panelists include IUP faculty, Ph.D. students and guest speakers who are experts in the field, or originally from the Middle East themselves.
    An Evening with “Greeny”
    October 24: Mike Green, known as "Greeny," is a recovering alcoholic with 38 years sobriety. Join him as he entertains his audience with amusing stories and anecdotes while sharing his wisdom and knowledge about making healthy lifestyle choices. His presentation contains adult language and humor.
    Don’t be Spooked by Life After College
    October 31: What lies outside of the safe walls of IUP? It’s a scary world! Health insurance, bills, loans, and retirement are all daunting adult things, especially if you are also trying to adapt to a new schedule, workplace, and maybe even a new city.
    Stories of Service: Honoring Veterans Day
    November 7: In observance of Veterans Day on November 11, join us for this Six O'Clock Series to honor those who have served and are currently serving our nation.
    Tips for Marketing Your Education Abroad Experience in Your Career Search
    November 14: This will be a fun, engaging presentation on how to market your international experience in your career search.