SURVEY SAYS… IT’S TIME FOR THE FAMILY FEUD!
Join STATIC as we host our IUP virtual version of the hit game show, Family Feud, on Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom! You and your IUP friend or actual family could get a chance to compete against other families for CASH PRIZES!
Want your IUP family to compete? Register here with your name (captain's name), your IUP email, your Banner ID, your cell phone, your "family" name, and the names of your family members.
Please note that only active, Icard-holding students can win any prizes at IUP Family Feud, and they may only be 18 years of age or older.
Extra credit: Want to help STATIC build new responses? Take the STATIC Family Feud Survey here!
To join the event, use this Zoom link (Meeting ID is 965 5228 8493 and password is harvey).
Rules are as follows:
Participants must use video.
Participants must edit Zoom name to be their Family name and include the 4/5 letter IUP email.
Participants may not use vulgar or disparaging language or images.
In order to win a prize, participant must be an Icard-holding student and 18 years of age or older.
STATIC staff will serve as moderators. Anyone not abiding by rules will not be permitted to join the event or participate in the event; they will also be removed from the event and referred to the IUP Office of Student Support and Community Standards for conduct proceedings.
Because we’re hosting this event virtually, we’ll need to rely on each family to listen to the rules carefully – this is very much based on the honor system! So…
For this virtual iteration of our popular campus game show, we’ll compete in four different games, which means eight different families will get to play tonight! Each game will feature four rounds, including three regular rounds and the ever-popular Fast Money round! The winning family will receive tickets to one event of their choice before May 2024. If they also win the Fast Money round by exceeding 200 points, they’ll win cold, hard cash!
For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.
Netflix Watch Party Chrome Extension
On Wednesday, October 7, join STATIC for a Netflix Watch Party featuring Hasan Minhaj in his 2017 smash comedy special, Homecoming King! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In Homecoming King, which is his first stand-up special, “Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying, and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.”
Watch via Google Chrome's Netflix Watch Party extension, available here! Must have a Netflix account, but you can sign-up for a free 30-day trial!
STATIC will ask some funny Hasan Minhaj trivia, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!
For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.
STATIC presents D Smoke and Flawless Real Talk, live in virtual concert, to kick-off IUP's Homecoming celebrations on Thursday, October 8, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE and ONLY OPEN TO THE IUP COMMUNITY. No preregistration is required. Zoom link forthcoming!
If you would like to submit a question for D Smoke or Flawless Real Talk to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
According to the artists’ biographies:
“Daniel “D Smoke” Farris is a refreshing embodiment of raw Los Angeles. Hailing from Inglewood, California, Smoke personifies the city’s potent cultural duality: nurtured by the boulevards, and natured by a family’s legacy in Gospel music. Smoke dove fingers-first into classical piano at the age of six, honing his talents in the church, and eventually lending vocals to the late Michael Jackson. Focusing on the creative arts helped him to circumvent the throes of violence present on his doorstep, and propel himself into the classrooms of UCLA. During his matriculation, D Smoke was a beacon of light for his city, becoming a voice for the voiceless, using language, culture, and music as tools to bridge institutionalized gaps and spread the gospel of a united, Los Angeles culture. During the same years he spent in Westwood, D Smoke gained a unique and immersive industry experience by collaborating across genres with everyone from Usher, Babyface, Mary J Blige, and Jahiem, to Missy Elliot, Timbaland, and The Pussycat Dolls. His hard work garnered an ASCAP Song Of The Year award. Throughout the time he spent sharing space with chart-defying legends, D Smoke was simultaneously documenting the challenges his neighborhood faced through his own music. After college, he taught Spanish at Inglewood High, applying his personal experiences as an alumna and life-long city resident to create a safe space for students to truly express themselves openly. As of 2019, D Smoke gained global notoriety as champion and undisputed breakout star of Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow. Smoke showcased himself as a raw lyricist, classically-trained musician, and social activist with “something to say” — and nothing left to prove. His Inglewood High EP, landed on the Top 10 Billboard Rap & Hip Hop Charts when it was released in October 2019. It reveals the beauty and frustration of today’s Inglewood through the eyes of his former students, while capturing the essence of the city that raised him. On February 7, 2020, D Smoke released his first full-length album, Black Habits, boasting features from SiR, Snoop Dogg, Ari Lennox, and Jill Scott to critical acclaim.”
“New England rapper Flawless Real Talk boasted a flow that was both streetwise and polished, carrying him from the Rhode Island underground to the streets of Atlanta within a decade. In addition to his self-released efforts, he broke into the mainstream in 2019 as a finalist on the Netflix reality competition Rhythm + Flow. Born Alberto Martinez in Providence, Rhode Island, he developed an early taste for the music business that proved beneficial when his own budding talents began to take shape. Flawless' stepfather worked for a company that provided transportation for touring musicians, and Flawless grew up with a taste for the romance of life on the road as well as the hard work and dedication it took to make it big. He began recording tracks with local producers when he was 16, but soon realized that the Providence music scene provided limited opportunities. He left Rhode Island for Atlanta, Georgia, in 2010 and, only a few months after arriving, won a competition staged by an Atlanta radio station, with his prize being an opening slot at a show headlined by Ludacris and Rick Ross. Victories in more performing competitions followed -- the Collipark/Interscope 64 artist tournament and the SESAC Myrtle Beach Music Conference contest in 2012, and the Don't Fu[n]k Up Our Beats 6 competition in 2014. Flawless found a valuable ally in independent horrorcore rapper Tech N9ne, who saw him perform an opening set at one of his shows and promptly took him on the road for a 48-date tour in 2011. Flawless also shared stages with the likes of Joell Ortiz, Waka Flocka Flame, Joe Budden, French Montana, and the Wu-Tang Clan as word spread about him in the hip-hop community. In October 2016, he scored a hit with the single "Doctor," which was a preview of his debut album, It's Different, released two months later. The following year, he released the EP Against It All, featuring a pair of appearances by Breana Marin. Second full-length, 20Flaw7, landed in 2018 and included guest Jadakiss on "Bodies.” In 2019, Flawless caught a big break after he was cast on the Netflix reality competition Rhythm + Flow. Rising to the top of the pack, he made it to the final stages of the series, propelled by his songs "Trouble" and "On My Way.”
Swank Online Portal
On Thursday, October 15, STATIC hosts a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring Good Boys! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In Good Boys, “invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened.”
Watch via Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal:
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Calling all brainiacs, Einsteins, pop culturists, and Wikipedia-lovers! It’s a TRIVIA NIGHT at IUP!
STATIC proudly presents its second monthly Trivia Night of the Fall 2020 semester! We'll provide the professional host and sleek trivia platform (by TriviaHub Live), cash prizes, and everything else you need to have a blast. All you have to bring is yourself and your teammates!
Join in on the fun on Tuesday, October 20, via Zoom, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Register here!
Space is limited to 75 people max.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY. ONCE ALL 75 SPOTS ARE FILLED, NO OTHER SPOTS WILL OPEN.
Next up in the STATIC line-up of IUP versions of game shows… MASKED SINGER!
Join STATIC as we host our IUP virtual version of the hit game show, Masked Singer, on Thursday, October 22, at 8:00 p.m., via Zoom! Try to figure out which local IUP ‘celebrities’ are behind the mask and performing just for you!
No preregistration required! Zoom link forthcoming.
Trees are changing colors and dropping their leaves. The wind has a chilly bite. Halloween is just around the corner. IUP students have donned their sweaters, Ugg boots, and pumpkin-spice lattes. Yep, it’s that time of year: Fall!
Join STATIC on Sunday, October 25, to celebrate the season at its annual Fall Fest! The event will virtually take place between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. No preregistration is required. Zoom link forthcoming.
STATIC will offer fall-themed craft tutorials and an awesome pumpkin carving contest. You can pick up pre-assembled craft kits and pumpkins for carving from the STATIC office (HUB 215-216) prior to the event during the week of October 19. Please pay attention to STATIC's social media for available dates and times.
On Monday, October 26, STATIC kicks off its Halloween week of events by hosting a Netflix Watch Party featuring Insidious! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In Insidious, "a family searches for help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal and rediscover the past, which is the key to getting their son back once and for all."
STATIC will ask some spoopy Insidious trivia, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!
STATIC continues its Halloween Week of programming on Tuesday, October 27, as we host a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring Invisible Man! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In Invisible Man, “after staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss). When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.”
If you are physically on campus or living in IUP housing, all you need to do is follow [the forthcoming link], also advertised on STATIC's social media pages.
If your device is not connected to the IUP network (IUP wireless or connected to an on-campus network jack), you will be redirected to the Keystone Library Network username/password page. You will click on the IUP Crimson Hawk to be prompted to enter your IUP Web Single Sign-on login credentials. Once completed, the film will successfully launch.
STATIC continues its Halloween Week of programming on Wednesday, October 28, as we host a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring It (2017)! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In It (2017), “seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.”
STATIC continues its Halloween Week of programming on Thursday, October 29, as we host a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring It 2 (2019)! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In It 2 (2019), “defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise -- now more powerful than ever.”
It’s a MONSTER MASH!
STATIC closes out its Halloween Week of programming on Friday, October 30, as we host a virtual Halloween DJ Dance Party via Zoom! The fun begins at 8:00 p.m.
Hang out with some friends (virtually or in-person, as long as you’re acting safely and responsibly), wear your favorite costume, and turn up the volume for a high-energy performance from one of STATIC’s favorite DJs playing a non-stop string of new and classic bops all night long!