Monday, March 19, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Issues of Diversity: “Literature as Social Activism”

Stabley Library, Rm. 210 (Stapleton Library)

Frederick Douglass Institute

Join IUP faculty and student presenters in a discussion of their research. Explore topics related to diversity, social equity, and inclusion from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Join the conversation!

Nedrick Patrick, Department of English, “White Racism and Black Rebellion in Matt Johnson’s Incognegro

Matt Johnson’s Incognegro is a graphic novel about racism, interracial love, and identity construction in the South. Using multifaceted characters, graphic imagery, and realistic events to limn the duality of being biracial after the collapse of chattel slavery, Johnson’s twist on the traditional American novel traces the complexity surrounding the horrors of Southern lynching and the use of “passing” as a mode of survival in racially hostile environments. Patrick will consider Johnson’s use of visual sequences in the novel to disclose the history and continuing realities of institutional racism in America and the horrors of heteronormative violence in the American South.

Lee Salem, Department of English, “Coexisting with Charlotte Delbo’s Auschwitz and After

Charlotte Delbo’s frightening witnessing of the arrival of victims to Auschwitz in her memoir, Auschwitz and After, establishes the tone of her accounts of her time during and after her imprisonment at Auschwitz. Accordingly, her reflective words also provide readers with an approach for encountering her testimony: to expect “the unthinkable.” Delbo encourages the reader to witness her memories through what she calls “seeing.” She pleads, “Try to look. Just try and see” into another world of experiences. Delbo’s discourse demonstrates her ability to coexist with her experiences through the act of “separation of self.” Holocaust Scholar Robert Langer has identified a division of memories of Holocaust survivors, but are readers, too, are encouraged to “see” and separate from the self? Salem will evaluate Delbo’s use of memory to permit readers to “see,” to identify, and to coexist with their testimonies.

Rod Taylor, Department of English, “Henry Bibb: The Professional Fugitive and Famed Colonizer”

Published in 1849, The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb is not a well-known book in African American and American literature. Its author, Henry Bibb, is also little known, especially when compared to famous writers and orators who were formerly enslaved like William Wells Brown and Frederick Douglass. Yet Henry Bibb’s slave narrative is worthy of literary and historical attention as it presents a unique perspective and critique of the institution of slavery. Bibb subverts the slave as commodity through his astute awareness of the economics of free labor and the importance of labor/work for the emancipation of the enslaved and the reclamation of identity. Taylor will argue for Bibb’s importance as a “professional fugitive” by examining his autobiography and selections from his self-published newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive, for the ways he re-created/reclaimed himself to begin settling land in Canada.

Business Seminar: The First Step

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, Suite 108

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The cost is $15, but the fee is waived for veterans and the unemployed. For more information call 724-357-7915 or e-mail iup-sbdc@iup.edu. To register, visit the IUP Small Business Development Center Seminars online store.

Ovations!: Lise de la Salle, Pianist

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

One of today's most exciting young artists, and a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity.

Tickets are available after August 29, 2017, by ordering online, by visiting the Lively Arts Ticket Office, or by calling 724-357-1313. Regular: $22; Senior (60+): $18; I-Card* holders, students, and children: $12. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at724-357-2787.

*A Banner ID # must be provided when ordering with an I-Card.

More information about this event.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Nicole Simon, Federal Immigration Lawyer, will present a discussion on understanding DACA. This is event is hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Council and attendance vouchers will be available. For further information, contact Marjorie Zambrano-Paff at Marjorie.Zambrano-Paff@iup.edu.

Former White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon

Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall

Communications Media Department

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Communications Media 2001 graduate Amanda Lucidon will return to campus this month to share her experience working in the White House and to discuss her best-selling book, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer.

Lucidon will speak in IUP’s Stouffer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 with a reception and book signing to follow. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the event or can be purchased in advance at the IUP Co-op Store.  The IUP College of Education and Communications and the Department of Communications Media are sponsoring this free event.

Read more about Lucidon in IUP Magazine.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tubaphonium Concert

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble will perform classic literature as well as new compositions and arrangements by IUP students and faculty. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Women's Tennis vs. Goldey-Beacom

Maple Street Courts

Hawk’s Nest

Get Down @ The Brown Journo-palooza

The Brown Hotel, 103 N. Sixth Street, Indiana, PA 15701

Journalism and Public Relations Department

A bash to benefit the IUP Society of Professional Journalists. Featuring: Alyssa Hankey, Black Ridge and Grist for the Mill. Contact SPJ President, Cody Minich at C.S.Minich@iup.edu

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Baseball vs. Pitt-Johnstown

Owen Dougherty Field

Hawk’s Nest

Free Cybersecurity Workshop

Commissioners Hall (2303 and 2304), 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697

Cyber Security Institute

You are invited to attend a series of free Cybersecurity Skill Improvement Weekend Workshops sponsored by IUP and the NSA. The next workshop is being held at Westmoreland County Community College on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

This workshop is open to all interested middle school, high school, and college students and teachers. These workshops are designed to offer engaging sessions on the various aspects of cybersecurity. We encourage you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to improve your cybersecurity skills! If you are interested, please see the flyer below for additional details. Register by emailing CyberReg@westmoreland.edu. An auto-reply will have further information about the event, as well as a Google Form to register. Space is limited, so registration will be first come first served.

Cybersecurity Workshop Flyer

Women's Tennis vs. West Chester

Maple Street Courts

Hawk’s Nest

Baseball vs. Pitt-Johnstown

Owen Dougherty Field

Hawk’s Nest

Women's Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)

Frank Cignetti Field @ George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest

Shannon Quinn, Junior Voice Recital

Gorell Recital Hall. Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Recital featuring vocal selections from Schubert to Debussy.

Magic Show: Mike Super

Toretti Auditorium, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a live magic show completion on prime-time US network television.

He has astonished millions of people with his craft, including the Hollywood elite. Mike has earned many prestigious awards including Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, and was voted America’s Favorite Mystifier and the winner of NBC’s hit TV show Phenomenon. His show is sure to appeal to both young and old.

Tickets go on sale March 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. For groups of 10+, call Kristen at 724-357-5205

This is the ninth show in the Live on Pratt Series presented by Indiana First Bank.

Monday, March 26, 2018

WWE Live!

Ed Fry Arena, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

WWE will return to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex with WWE Live!

Here is your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars live in action! WWE offers the best value in entertainment, with tickets starting at $15.*

Tickets on sale Friday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. For groups of 10+ call Kristen at 724-357-5205. I-Card discount valid at the KCAC Box Office only.

*Additional fees may apply.

Chamber Music Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts