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Six O’Clock Series: 2017 Spring Schedule

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

    You can also look at past series.

  • Abafasi Wimmins African Drumming Ensemble
    February 6: Abafasi, meaning many women, was founded in 2006 by Kelly E. Parker and is a collective group of wimmin devoted to breaking through barriers, raising consciousness, and making joyful noise.
    An Evening with “Greeny”
    February 13: 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.
    Have the Courage to be Fearless: Unlock Your Power!
    February 20: IUP alumnus Sean McCaskill is one of America’s latest emerging voices in the early years of the 21st Century, focused on motivating people to believe that dreams come true. Join him as he talks about the journey to success and how to handle anything that comes your way.
    Business Attire Fashion Show
    February 27: Are you getting ready to interview for an internship or full-time job? Or maybe you are thinking about attending a networking event. Professional attire is crucial in all of these settings for making a great first impression.
    Issues of Diversity: Voices from the Field—Research on Diversity at IUP
    March 6: Each spring semester, the Frederick Douglas Institute organizes a research discussion series that features IUP faculty and students sharing research that they are conducting on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Be Bold for Change: Reshaping the World Through Education
    March 20: Even though the past decades have witnessed remarkable progress in terms of learning opportunities offered to women around the globe, gender equality in education has not been fully achieved, as women still face many challenges in their way towards intellectual growth.
    The Impact of Suicide
    March 27: The Suicide Task Force of Indiana County will have a panel discussion on suicide and suicide prevention. They will feature a number of resources available in Indiana County and different trainings that they offer, as well as a list of their upcoming events for 2017.
    Judah Samet: Holocaust Survivor
    April 3: Judah Samet was a child during the Holocaust. He turned eight in Bergen-Belsen, one of the most horrific concentration camps, where he and his family were imprisoned for ten months. Learn first-hand about Judah’s inspirational story during this program.
    An Evening with Piper Kerman, Author of Orange is the New Black
    April 11: Piper Kerman is a social justice advocate and the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison. This memoir recounts the year that Piper spent in a correctional facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior. Join Piper as she speaks about learning from mistakes, the power of women’s communities, prison reform, the Netflix series, and her life and experiences.
    Undocumented in America
    April 17: Border crossing, undocumented immigrants, sanctuary cities, and related topics are frequently contested in past, present, and, undoubtedly, future social and political climates. Our speakers will provide information and narratives to enhance understanding of the challenging concepts of immigration and the challenges refugees face.