Six O’Clock Series: 2015 Fall Schedule

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  • What Did They Originally Intend?
    September 14: Sit in on a casual conversation with four authors of the U.S. Constitution: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton. The discussion provides insight into the founding Fathers’ thoughts when they wrote the U.S. Constitution, as well as how they might view contemporary constitutional challenges. Audience participation and questions are encouraged.
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    September 21: Did you know that since the launch of Banned Books Week in 1982 more than 11,300 books have been challenged, according to the American Library Association? Banned Books Week is the “national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read” ( In recognition of this week, this program will discuss the issues of censorship and freedom of speech.
    Business Attire Fashion Show
    September 28: Have you looked in your closet lately? Do you have the right professional wardrobe? Members of the College of Business’s Student Advisory Council and Greek life organizations will model appropriate and inappropriate attire for various situations.
    Demi's Story
    October 5: “Just one day after celebrating her sixteenth birthday, Demi Brae Cuccia was brutally stabbed to death by her former boyfriend, the first boy she had ever dated. If Demi, her parents, her friends, or others around her knew how to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship, she might still be alive today,” ( Dr. Gary Cuccia, Demi’s father and founder of the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization, will discuss dating violence and how we all can step up and intervene to help a friend or loved one in an unhealthy or violent relationship.
    Queer Talk: Living Beyond Binaries
    October 12: In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, join us as we engage in an interactive conversation with Jamie Piperato on living beyond binaries! Jamie will engage the audience in a conversation about what it means to live outside of boxes in a heteronormative world. As always, the audience will walk away with tangible action steps to be a better ally!
    Mystical Arts of Tibet
    October 19: Ten Tibetan monks will visit IUP to create a sand mandala (a geometric pattern constructed of millions of grains of colored sand); make a butter sculpture; give several performances of Tibetan music, chanting, and dancing; and present lectures on Tibetan Buddhism.
    The Impact of Education Abroad on Career Development
    October 26: It is increasingly important to set yourself apart from your peers in a career search and Martin Tillman will be on campus to discuss how an education abroad program can help prepare global-ready graduates to enter today's job market.
    Stories from Abroad: Living, Learning, and Working with the Peace Corps
    November 2: No matter where you’re at in life, Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has been sending Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Through their work, Peace Corps volunteers have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge at the grassroots level to implement sustainable change, empowering the people of developing countries.
    Honoring Veterans Day
    November 9: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them,” said former President John F. Kennedy. 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.
    Day of the Dead: The Globalization of a Cultural Practice
    November 16: Learn how Chicano political activism together with developments in the mass media, transportation, immigration, consumer culture, and other facets of our globalizing world transformed and spread Day of the Dead rituals that were once limited to specific Latin American Indigenous populations.