Past Series

  • Six O'Clock Series: Spring 2016

    Pathways to Local, National, and International Service
    February 8: Change lives, including your own, through community service. Our world faces immense challenges— 5.6 million young Americans are neither in school nor working, 1 million students are dropping out of school each year, and 20% of children are living in poverty. Learn about local, national, and international service opportunities that empower you to pursue your passion for making a difference.
    How to Rock a Career Fair
    February 15: It's the season for searching for summer internships and jobs! Jamie Timms is a recruitment industry expert from Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company, which employs more than 8,000 college graduates each year. The session will address practical steps for approaching employers, articulating your strengths, and making a positive impression.
    The ADA at 25: Still Moving Forward—How to be an Ally
    February 22: Join us in celebrating the 25th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as we explore with Dr. Karen Myers what it is like to be a person and a professional with a disability and how to be an ally for persons with disabilities. Dr. Myers will explore how to avoid labels, use respectful communication, and promote comfort and awareness towards ensuring inclusiveness for all people.
    ZUZU African Acrobats
    February 29: The ZUZU African Acrobats are a high-energy African acrobatics show from Mombasa, Kenya—as seen on America’s Got Talent—who use a traditional African art form set to high-energy African beats to bring joy and learning to students across America.
    3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy
    March 14: Through exclusive interviews with detectives, crime scene investigators, journalists, victims, and Dr. Gosnell himself, 3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy tells a story of violence, greed, and a cover-up that shook the nation. After the film, its director and IUP alumnus, David Altrogge, will participate in a Q&A session.
    Moving Beyond the Barriers that Divide Us
    March 21: Each of the world’s religions has some version of the “Golden Rule.” How do we begin to have conversations between our different religions, races, and cultural realities? What role does "white privilege" have in moving these discussions forward?
    Germany Then and Now: 25 Years After Reunification
    March 28: After a short overview of major events in German cultural and political history between 1949 to 1990, a panel of speakers will share their personal perceptions of the divided Germany, reunification, and the economic and political powerhouse that Germany is today. Questions and comments from the audience are welcome.
    Holocaust Survivor Reflects on His Experiences
    April 4: Holocaust survivor Moshe Baran will tell about his experiences from being a forced laborer to partisan fighter, as well as 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.
    An Inside Look at the Real World After Graduation: IUP Alumni Panel Discussion
    April 11: So you graduate in a few weeks, what are you doing next? Join a panel of IUP Alumni to discuss what to expect after graduation and how to stay engaged as an IUP alumnus/a! Interact with IUP alumni from a variety of professions as they share their insight on how they landed their positions and provide tips for your future. You will leave being #IUPproud for sure!
    Debunking the Myths About Refugee Resettlement
    April 18: Join a panel of discussants, including former refugees living in the area, for a timely conversation about refugee resettlement. Learn about the history of refugee resettlement and the experiences of refugees from several different countries.
  • Six O'Clock Series: Fall 2015

    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” (bannedbooksweek.org). 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,” (www.demibrae.com). 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.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Spring 2015

    Shakespeare, Pimps, Hollywood, and Reality TV: An Evening with Robert Townsend and Blessing Offor
    February 9: Acclaimed director, writer, and actor Robert Townsend will join musician and reality TV star Blessing Offor to provide the audience with a unique and inspirational journey of the road to success.
    Death with Dignity: Barbara Mancini’s Pennsylvania Story
    February 16: The movement toward legalizing compassionate Aid-in-Dying is growing across the United States. Join noted Death with Dignity activist Barbara Mancini, who was arrested in Pennsylvania in 2013 on a charge of aiding an attempted suicide.
    “Anonymous People” Documentary
    February 23: The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigmas have kept recovery voices silent and their faces hidden for decades.
    Keep it Global!
    March 2: Dr. Aaron Bruce is a thought-provoking motivational speaker, educator, researcher, and international traveler. His passion for exploring the globe and connecting cultures opens doors to a world of possibilities.
    Women Inspiring Change in the Middle East
    March 23: In honor of International Women’s Day, the IUP Office of International Education will host a panel of speakers to share their inspiring stories and research explaining how women in the Middle East have inspired change. IUP student posters featuring research or papers about international women will be on display before and after the panel.
    The Impact of Suicide
    March 30: 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.
    Ritual and Rebirth
    April 6: Did you know that there is a spring festival of colors/festival of love? Have you ever considered why specific foods are eaten during celebrations? Ever wonder why an egg is associated with Easter? This is a presentation of world religion rites, rituals, and practices embracing the ideas of rebirth, reincarnation, and resurrection.
    Holocaust Survivor and Researcher Discuss Implications
    April 13: Moshe Baran will tell his life story during the Holocaust from being a forced laborer to partisan fighter. It is an inspirational story of survival and resistance, with a focus on what people can do to create a more peaceful world. Also, Martin Dean, a researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss his current Holocaust research.
    Back Roads and Big Dreams: An Evening with Author Tawni O’Dell
    April 20: Join New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and Indiana native Tawni O’Dell for an informal talk about her journey from small-town girl to internationally acclaimed novelist. Tawni will discuss the highs and lows of a writing career that includes years of rejection letters, a fateful phone call from Oprah Winfrey, and the thrill when Hollywood came knocking.
    Until Tuesday
    April 27: Captain Luis Carlos Montalván is the New York Times bestselling author of Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalván, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq, honorably departed the military in 2007, and “Tuesday” is Montalván’s beloved service dog.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Fall 2014

    Making Your Mark on IUP and Around the World
    September 8: 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 alumna, will uncover the misperceptions that serve as perceived barriers to success.
    A Casual Conversation With the Framers of the U.S. Constitution
    September 15: Sit in on a casual conversation with four authors of the U.S. Constitution: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton. Just what did they originally intend?
    Should Books that Plagiarize be Banned from the IUP Library?
    September 22: Plagiarism is a serious crime, particularly in a university setting. But what do we do with books owned by the IUP Libraries that have plagiarized material in them? Should they be removed from the shelves, or should they receive the same protection as other books that contain problematic content?
    Business Attire Fashion Show
    September 29: Job fair season is just around the corner! Brush up on your professional attire by attending the Business Attire Fashion Show, hosted by the IUP Career and Professional Development Center.
    Active Bystanders Step Up!
    October 6: Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help . . . but didn’t? You’re not alone! As an IUP Crimson Hawk, you can be a leader and make a difference by stepping up!
    LGBTQIA Pride Celebration
    October 13: 2014 has included advancements for LGBTQIA equality, including overturning the ban on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and several other states. Nationally and internationally, there’s still a need for further improvements.
    The Impact of Studying Abroad on Your Future
    October 20: Have you ever considered studying abroad? The experiences you gain while studying abroad can have a major impact on your life.
    Lives Worth Living: The Fight for Disability Rights
    October 27: People with disabilities are one of the largest minority groups in the United States. However, they weren't formally recognized with federal civil rights legislation until fairly recent in American history.
    The Power of Leadership: Discover the Leader Within You!
    November 3: We are all born as originals and should not die as copies. There is a leader within each of us. The Power of Leadership will guide you through the fundamental qualities of becoming a leader so you can fulfill your own unique purpose.
    Stories from Abroad: Living, Learning, and Working With the Peace Corps
    November 10: 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.
    Until Tuesday
    Rescheduled for April 27, 2015: Captain Luis Carlos Montalván is the New York Times bestselling author of Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalván, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq, honorably departed the military in 2007, and “Tuesday” is Montalván’s beloved service dog who changed his life.
    World AIDS Day Movie Screening
    December 1: Would you leave everything behind to devote your life to helping others? Ask yourself this question on December 1, better known as World AIDS Day, a time for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • Six O'Clock Series: Spring 2014

    Be a Leader, Not a Follower: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Fall 2013

    True Life: Dress for the Future
    September 9: Ever have a hard time picking out clothes for class? Ever wonder what your professional wardrobe might look like? What does business casual really mean anyway? This event will address all these questions.
    Just What Did They Originally Intend? A Casual Conversation with the Framers of the U.S. Constitution
    September 16: Sit in on a casual conversation with four authors of the U.S. Constitution: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton.
    Censorship vs. Freedom of Information
    September 23: The Internet has empowered the individual by providing instantaneous access to vast information and greater opportunities to publicly share thoughts, ideas, and information with the world. Still, even in the information age, challenges to freedom of information persist and new threats emerge.
    “My Friend Has a Problem...How Can I Help?”
    September 30: This event, in collaboration with the Lively Arts, features former MTV Real World Chicago personality Christopher Beckman, catapulted into the national spotlight when he was only 24 years old.
    The Story of Matthew Shepard
    October 7: This program uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. In 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, beaten, and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming.
    Men’s Friendships: No Man Can Make The Journey Alone
    October 14: In the age of “bromance” with films like I Love You, Man, what does genuine male intimacy look like and mean?
    Cultural Adjustment through Study Abroad Experiences
    October 21: IUP returned study abroad students will discuss the idea of Cultural Adjustment focusing on the areas of Academics, Food, Social Life and Returning Home. There will be time for questions at the end. Moderated by Jessica Halchak, assistant director of Study Abroad.
    Inclusive Diversity: Presented by Veronica Villalobos
    October 28: In this session, participants with and without disabilities will develop a greater understanding of the steps the Federal Government is taking to become a model employer for people with disabilities.
    RED Talks
    November 4: Nationwide, there is a period of time known as The Red Zone, which falls between the start of the fall semester and Thanksgiving break in November. It is believed that there are more sexual assaults on United States college campuses during this time than any other time during the school year.
    Honoring Veteran’s Day
    November 11: Leslie Miller Purser is one of only 10 two-star generals in the U.S. Army Reserve. An IUP alumna from the class of 1980, MG Purser has over 31 years of military service that includes tours in Baghdad, Iraq, and serving as the director of Intelligence, Plans, and Policy for the U.S. Army in the Pentagon. MG Purser will discuss leadership as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated career field.
    Underrepresented but NOT Underqualified
    November 18: This panel presentation will discuss how under-represented populations (e.g., veterans, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ) can navigate the job search and interview process effectively.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Spring 2013

    The Art of Resistance: A Dialogue between the Civil Rights and Hip Hop Generations
    February 11, 2013: A Black History Month program dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that will feature a panel of speakers from two generations of African American artists and performers.
    In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh
    February 18, 2013: Four local panelists who shared their contributions with the In Sisterhood presentation discuss their contributions to the Pittsburgh feminism movement.
    Leaving Your Legacy
    February 25, 2013: IUP alumnus Tom Baker of Baker Leadership discusses the value of student engagement within the college community.
    Making Your Summer Work for You
    April 15, 2013: A panel of career experts and employers discuss the impact summer employment can have on future career status.
    Science or Religion: Must We Choose?
    March 11, 2013: Must there be a choice between science and religion? A panel made up of scholars from a variety of backgrounds will explain why they each answer this question “NO ” and will then open the floor to questions.
    A Young Atheist’s Survival Guide
    March 25, 2013: National atheist leader Hemant Mehta shares stories of students standing up for their U.S. Constitutional right to freedom from religion.
    Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
    April 1, 2013: Dr. Timothy Mitchell, a professor of history at Columbia University, discusses the links among democracy, coal, and oil in the past, present, and future.
    Apples To Apples: Evaluating and Comparing First Time Job Offers
    April 8, 2013: Eric Nelson discusses employment benefits, salary negotiation, and answers questions about how to evaluate multiple employment opportunities.
    An Inaugural Celebration
    April 22, 2013: IUP celebrates the inauguration of Dr. Michael Driscoll as university president.
    Social Media: What it does 4 ur career
    What you post online can affect your ability to obtain an internship or job. Social media is a double-edged sword.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Spring 2015

    Shakespeare, Pimps, Hollywood, and Reality TV: An Evening with Robert Townsend and Blessing Offor
    February 9: Acclaimed director, writer, and actor Robert Townsend will join musician and reality TV star Blessing Offor to provide the audience with a unique and inspirational journey of the road to success.
    Death with Dignity: Barbara Mancini’s Pennsylvania Story
    February 16: The movement toward legalizing compassionate Aid-in-Dying is growing across the United States. Join noted Death with Dignity activist Barbara Mancini, who was arrested in Pennsylvania in 2013 on a charge of aiding an attempted suicide.
    “Anonymous People” Documentary
    February 23: The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigmas have kept recovery voices silent and their faces hidden for decades.
    Keep it Global!
    March 2: Dr. Aaron Bruce is a thought-provoking motivational speaker, educator, researcher, and international traveler. His passion for exploring the globe and connecting cultures opens doors to a world of possibilities.
    Women Inspiring Change in the Middle East
    March 23: In honor of International Women’s Day, the IUP Office of International Education will host a panel of speakers to share their inspiring stories and research explaining how women in the Middle East have inspired change. IUP student posters featuring research or papers about international women will be on display before and after the panel.
    The Impact of Suicide
    March 30: 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.
    Ritual and Rebirth
    April 6: Did you know that there is a spring festival of colors/festival of love? Have you ever considered why specific foods are eaten during celebrations? Ever wonder why an egg is associated with Easter? This is a presentation of world religion rites, rituals, and practices embracing the ideas of rebirth, reincarnation, and resurrection.
    Holocaust Survivor and Researcher Discuss Implications
    April 13: Moshe Baran will tell his life story during the Holocaust from being a forced laborer to partisan fighter. It is an inspirational story of survival and resistance, with a focus on what people can do to create a more peaceful world. Also, Martin Dean, a researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss his current Holocaust research.
    Back Roads and Big Dreams: An Evening with Author Tawni O’Dell
    April 20: Join New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and Indiana native Tawni O’Dell for an informal talk about her journey from small-town girl to internationally acclaimed novelist. Tawni will discuss the highs and lows of a writing career that includes years of rejection letters, a fateful phone call from Oprah Winfrey, and the thrill when Hollywood came knocking.
    Until Tuesday
    April 27: Captain Luis Carlos Montalván is the New York Times bestselling author of Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalván, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq, honorably departed the military in 2007, and “Tuesday” is Montalván’s beloved service dog.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Fall 2012

    Just What Did They Originally Intend? A Casual Conversation With the Framers of the U.S. Constitution
    Sept. 17, 2012: Sit in on a chat with Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton in honor of Constitution Day.
    The Sandusky Case: Implications and Lessons for Higher Education and IUP
    Sept. 24, 2012: Special location in Fisher Auditorium — What lessons are learned from the Sandusky case, and how does Title IX and IUP policy protect students?
    How to Rock a Career Fair
    Oct. 1, 2012: The Center for Career Development has assembled a panel of corporate experts to discuss practices that maximize career fair involvement.
    Inside Out Faith
    Oct. 8, 2012: Contemporary Christian musician Jennifer Knapp discusses the challenges of being “out” in certain religious communities and the healing that comes from being open.
    Fiftieth Commemoration of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons Learned and Implications Today
    Oct. 15, 2012: Guest speakers Dr. Peter Kornbluh and Dr. Phil Williams discuss the significance of the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later and what we may still learn from this event.
    Inclusive Diversity: CANCELED
    CANCELED: Oct. 29, 2012: Ms. Veronica Villalobos discusses the benefits of a diverse workforce including persons with different physical abilities.
    Cultural Adjustment through Study Abroad Experiences
    Oct. 22, 2012: IUP students with study abroad experience discuss issues of cultural adjustment.
    Broadening Your Horizons Through Service and Study Abroad
    Nov. 5, 2012: Dr. Caleb Finegan and other IUP faculty members discuss options for 2013 Alternative Spring Break and study/travel courses.
    Honoring Veterans Day
    Nov. 12, 2012: The IUP Veteran’s Outreach Group and Veteran’s Student Organization present a panel of IUP students who have served the United States as veterans.
    Celebration of Holiday Light
    Dec. 3, 2012: Light is discussed from various religious perspectives as a central theme to holiday celebrations.
  • Six O'Clock Series: Spring 2012

    MLK Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kick-off 2012
    January 30, 2012: Living the Dream and Black History Relevance, Reflections, and Challenges with Dr. Burrell Brown. This program is designed to kick off Black History Month 2012 with a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    A Women’s History of IUP
    February 6, 2012: Dr. Theresa McDevitt will explain how women helped shape Indiana University of Pennsylvania and how the experience has changed for women at the university.
    Navajo Nation
    February 13, 2012: Dr. Melanie Hildebrandt and students share cultural information on the Navajo Nation via video, photograph, and personal experience.
    You Are Living in Appalachia
    February 20, 2012: Dr. Jim Dougherty will discuss the cultural contribution of Northern Appalachia from the U.S. labor movement to high-tech medicine.
    Financial Literacy
    February 27, 2012: Ms. Patricia McCarthy discusses financial issues relevant to young adults.
    College Scams and Identity Theft: Educate and Protect Yourself
    March 5, 2012: Mr. Eric Rayko will discuss identity theft and strategies to minimize its risk.
    Bullying: Making a Difference for All
    April 2, 2012: Dr. Kelly Champion will present on the effects of bullying, including issues and strategies surrounding prevention.
    Autism: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Assessment, Treatment, and Education
    April 9, 2012: A panel of expert faculty discuss Autism Spectrum Disorders from perspectives of development, assessment, education, and treatment.
    Healing in Native American Culture
    April 16, 2012: Pat Star Dancer Selinger of Thunder Mountain Lenepe Nation will discuss traditional healing techniques and life in Native American society.
    Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story
    April 23, 2012: Kathy Zuckerman discusses her life as the real Gidget and inspiration for novels, television, and films.
    Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
    Information on the March 26, 2012 Six O'clock Series: Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
  • Six O'Clock Series: Fall 2011

    DrinkThink: A Personal Approach to Alcohol
    September 12, 2011 - Special Location: Fisher Aud.  Mr. Rick Barnes conducts a fun, interactive, yet serious discussion about alcohol use on campus.
    Got Consent?
    September 19, 2011: Student and alumni share experiences and attitudes about sexual relationships, consent, and prevention of sexual violence.
    Rules for the New Workplace
    September 26, 2011: Senior consultant for LMA Consulting Group Barry Davis discusses current changes within the workplace.
    All the Reasons You Need for Any Excuse to Study Abroad
    October 3, 2011: Students share experiences from studying abroad.
    Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims
    October 10, 2011. This program highlights the many struggles and challenges facing sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and examines the complex intersection of religion, sexuality, and gender. The speaker, Faisal Alam, is a queer identified Muslim activist,
    Operation Beautiful
    October 17, 2011: Operation Beautiful editor Caitlyn Boyle discusses body image and the effect of advertising on values, expectations, appearance, self-worth, and gender roles.
    Mystical Arts of Tibet
    October 24, 2011: Ten Tibetan Buddhist monks begin a week-long residency at IUP.
    Vampires vs. Zombies: The Debate
    October 31, 2011 - Join an academic debate about two legendary monsters.
    Ethical Leadership
    November 7, 2011: A holocaust survivor uses personal experiences as insights on the topic of ethical leadership.
    Roe v. Wade: Past, Present, and Future
    November 14, 2011: Dr. Sarah Weddington discusses her experiences successfully arguing the Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Celebration of Holiday Light
    December 5, 2011: Members of the IUP Interfaith Council discuss the significance of "light" as a central feature in holiday celebrations.
    Diversity: Leaders, Not Labels
    November 28, 2011 - Special Location: Eberly Auditorium - Stedman Graham lecturs on the new style of leadership for business in the twenty-first-century
  • Six O'Clock Series: Spring 2011

    FUEL
    January 31, 2011—Special Location: Fisher Auditorium. Following a showing of the film Fuel, director Josh Tickell speaks to the audience and answers questions.
    Tales from Abroad: Students Who Have Lived to Tell
    February 7, 2011: Stories and adventures from students who have studied abroad.
    Power on Earth
    February 14, 2011: In honor of African American History Month, award-winning actor Darryl Van Leer presents his one-man show "Power on Earth."
    College Scams and Identity Theft
    February 21, 2011: Eric Rayko, PNC branch manager for the IUP branch, presents on minimizing risk for identity theft.
    Losing Faith in Faith
    February 28, 2011: Dan Barker, copresident of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, shares how people can lead moral and meangingful lives without religion.
    Slavery, States’ Rights, and Secession: A Conversation on the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the U.S. Civil War
    March 14, 2011: IUP faculty and students will portray different participants in the sectional debate between North and South on the issues that lead to the Crisis of the Union from 1861 to 1865.
    That Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady
    March 21, 2011: A performance by Nancy Hulse that raises issues about violence and women's issues
    Ritual and Rebirth
    March 28, 2011: IUP Interfaith Council presents on world religion rites, rituals, and practices embracing the ideas of rebirth, reincarnation, and resurrection.
    Generational Differences and How to Work with Someone Much Older than You
    April 4, 2011: Kelly McDonald discusses workplace expectations with regard to generational differences.
    Reshaping the Housing Market in the Wake of the Foreclosure Crisis
    April 11, 2011: Liz Hersch of the Pennsylvania Housing Alliance presents on the interconnected relationship of the housing market and the local economy.
    IUP Sexfest: Talk Sex with Sue Johanson
    April 18, 2011: Special Location in Fisher Auditorium. Sue Johanson returns to IUP to talk sex.
    The Business of Being Born
    April 25, 2011: The Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana screens the film "The Business of Being Born" and hosts a discussion with the audience.
  • Six O'Clock Series: Fall 2010

    Just What Did They Originally Intend?
    September 13: An interactive discussion among audience members and U.S. Constitution framers: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pickney, Alexander Hamilton, John Dickenson, and George Clinton.
    Financial Literacy
    September 20: An AES/PHEAA representative discusses student budget issues such as borrowing, repaying debt, and healthy credit.
    Make a Difference, Not Just a Paycheck
    September 27: Alumni and employers discuss how involvement in campus life and community service helped their marketability in the job market.
    Responding to Violence
    October 4: A panel of local and university professionals discuss issues of violence and ways to build a safe community.
    Out in Rural America
    October 11: Stephen Skinner, Esq. discusses personal and professional insights on gay life in rural America and how his struggle for fairness and equity for all lead to the creation of Fairness West Virginia.
    “Nickel and Dimed”
    October 18: Special Location: Fisher Auditorium. Common Freshman Reader “Nickel and Dimed” author Barbara Ehrenreich shares her experiences “not getting by in America.”
    Building Your Community
    October 25: Dr. Al Condeluci, CEO UPC/CLass and national leader in community issues, discusses community building and shares the mission of “working toward community where each belongs.”
    Social Networking and Advancing Your Career
    November 1: Barry Davis, social networking expert and director of Career Services at LMA Consulting Group, discusses using LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for professional networking.
    Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan
    November 8: This discussion centers on the challenge of counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan, with respect to the challenges provided by Pakistan’s close interaction. IUP alumnus Haider Mullick (’04, M ’07) speaks as guest of the Military Science Department.
    Experiential Learning: National Student Exchange and Alternative Spring Break
    November 15: National Student Exchange and Alternative Spring Break are discussed as opportunities for experiential learning.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Spring 2010

    How to Beat 1000:1 Odds and Land Your Dream Job
    January 25, 2010: Don Asher returns by popular demand to discuss strategies for career preparation.
    Sex Signals
    February 1, 2010: Sex Signals examines dating rituals and practices to promote healthy, intimate behavior.
    Question America: The Legacy of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer
    February 8, 2010: The life of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, member of the National Women's Hall of Fame
    New Muslim Cool: A Conversation with Hamza Perez
    February 15, 2010: Hamza Perez discusses and shares his documentary New Muslim Cool.
    Table Talks about the Common Freshman Reader
    February 22, 2010: IUP Faculty and staff members will host "table talks" about issues featured in the Common Freshman Reader.
    College Scams and Identity Theft: Educate and Protect Yourself
    March 1, 2010: Eric Rayko from PNC Bank discusses identity theft and ways to protect yourself.
    Rethinking Afghanistan
    March 15, 2010: A presentation examining the U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan.
    Revelation of a Redneck
    March 22, 2010: Quay Hanna discusses racism as a former believer in white racial superiority.
    ADVANCE Women in Science
    March 29, 2010: Dr. Kelly Mack from the National Science Foundation presents the program ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers.
    Sex Trafficking as Violence Against Women and Girls
    April 5, 2010: Dr. Mary Burke, founder and executive director for the Project to End Human Trafficking, discusses sex trafficking across the world and in western Pennsylvania.
    The Paradox of Women in Islam
    April 12, 2010: Asra Nomani discusses her experiences as a journalist reporting from Afghanistan and her role as an activist/advocate for women's rights.
    Social Networking and Information Security Risks
    April 19, 2010: The Murtha Institute presents two experts in internet security who will discuss on-line social networking sites and the risks associated with them.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Fall 2009

    One Night Consequences
    September 14, 2009 — Mike Green discusses the colorful and humorous journey of “one nighters” and the serious consequences they can have.
    Leveraging Your Leadership
    September 28, 2009 — Kristin Skarie brings 18 years of community building experience to discuss the “social power” you have as a student and a leader.
    Victim Blaming Sexual Assault
    September 21, 2009 — Haven Project Peer Educators discuss victim blaming and ways people can work to challenge unhealthy views of sexual assault.
    Out on the Gridiron
    October 5, 2009 — Brian Sims discusses his experience as a college football star "coming out" to his team members.
    Financial Literacy
    October 19, 2009 — Smart and realistic college financial decisions are discussed.
    Don't Abuse It
    October 26, 2009 — A victim's father discusses prescription drug abuse.
    RoadTrip Nation
    November 2, 2009 — RoadTrip Nation demonstrates how students construct their own roadto success by interviewing world leaders.
    Special Forces: Serving in the War on Terrorism
    November 9, 2009 — 1974 IUP Alumnus MG Csrnko discusses his role with the US Speical Forces.
    Studied Abroad and Lived to Tell About It
    November 16, 2009 — Students who studied abroad discuss their experiences and offer encouragement.
    Holiday Lights
    December 7, 2009 — InterFaith discusses Light as a key theme in holiday celebrations.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Spring 2009

    PostSecret
    February 2, 2009: Frank Warren’s dream about writing messages on postcards spurred him to write his own creative postcards.
    African American History Month
    February 9, 2009: honoring the achievements and celebrating the heritage of African Americans
    The Death Penalty: A Voice of Experience
    The Rev. Walter Everett, father of a murder victim, discusses his decision not to support execution of the murderer.
    Fourteen Threats to Academic Freedom
    February 23, 2009: Dr. Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, will discuss the state of academic freedom in universities today.
    College Scams and Identity Theft: Educate and Protect Yourself
    March 16, 2008: Learn about the fastest-growing scams on college campuses and what you can do to minimize your risk.
    Race-Relations Climate Study at IUP: A Documentary and Panel Discussion
    March 23, 2009: Facilitated by Dr. Melanie Hildebrandt, the Faculty Student Activist Network (FSAN) presents an original documentary on the race-relations climate at IUP main and Punxsutawney campuses.
    Marriage on Trial: A Minister's Journey
    March 30, 2009: The Rev. Janet McCune Edwards will discuss her trial by her Presbytery for performing a same-sex union in Pittsburgh.
    Add Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years!
    April 6, 2009: Dr. Tara Johnson discusses the latest research in longevity.
    Jane Austen and Dance
    April 13, 2009: Dr. Cheryl Wilson will discuss the multifaceted use of dance in Jane Austen’s novels.
    Escaping the Drudgery of Life
    April 20, 2009: Join the IUP Interfaith Council as it discusses how to find your balance in work and rest after college.
  • Six O’Clock Series: Fall 2008

    Decide to End Sexual Violence
    Presented by students and staff from the IUP Haven Project and the Alice Paul House
    Making Your Mark: Leadership Principles to Meet the Challenge
    Presented by Ed Gerety 
    Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law
    Presented by attorney C.L. Lindsay III 
    Gas Prices: How High Will They Go? Will They Ever Go Down?
    Presented by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat 
    Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
    Presented by the Rev. Mel White 
    Who’s Positive?
    Presented by Tom Donohue 
    Women, Pop Music, and Pornography
    Presented by Meredith Levande 
    All the Reasons You Need for Any Excuse to Study Abroad
    Presented by a panel of international study students 
    How to Beat 1000-to-1 Odds to Land Your Dream Job
    Presented by Dr. Donald Asher 
    One of the Original Members of the Band of Brothers
    Presented by Col. Edward D. Shames