Netflix Watch Party Chrome Extension
On Wednesday, September 23, STATIC hosts a Netflix Watch Party featuring The Social Network! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In The Social Network, “based on the book The Accidental Billionaires, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept in 2003 that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield)."
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 various pieces of Facebook trivia, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes.
For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.
Join STATIC as we present actress, comedian, author, and YouTube personality, Issa Rae, live via Zoom, on Thursday, September 24. The Zoom waiting room will open at 7:30 p.m., with the event beginning promptly at 8:00 p.m.!
This event is completely free and only open to the IUP community. No preregistration is required. To join, follow this Zoom link, or enter the Zoom Webinar ID (946 0142 9609) and passcode (static).
If you would like to submit a question for Issa to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
From the artist’s bio, “With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 23 million views and over 200,000 YouTube subscribers (and counting). In addition to making Glamour Magazine's "35 Under 35,” Forbes' "30 Under 30," and Entertainment Weekly's "Breaking Big" lists, Issa's hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl was the recipient of the coveted Shorty Award for Best Web Show. Issa's first book, a collection of essays, is a New York Times Best Seller and her latest project, Insecure, a half-hour comedy show for HBO, premiered in the fall to rave reviews and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Issa has received national attention with major media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, ELLE, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Fast Company, MSNBC, Essence, Fader, Variety, and more.”
Attendees will be able to register for electronic attendance vouchers for those instructors offering extra credit.
Swank Online Portal
On Friday, September 25, STATIC hosts a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring The Photograph! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
In The Photograph, featuring Issa Rae, who joins STATIC on Thursday, September 24, as well, "when famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae (Issa Rae), hurt, angry, and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist."
Watch via Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal:
If you are physically on campus or living in IUP housing, all you need to do is follow this link, also advertised on STATIC's social media pages. This link will be live for 48 hours, from September 25 to September 26.
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.
“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” Unleash your inner Carl Sagan with STATIC.
Explore our Solar System, our Milky Way Galaxy, and our visible and largely invisible universe with STATIC on Tuesday, September 29, via Zoom, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. No preregistration is required!
Zoom link forthcoming.
For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.
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!
IMLeagues.com and Words with Friends App
STATIC joins IUP Campus Recreation and Intramurals as we present an e-sports tournament featuring a classic, Words with Friends!
Interested students must register by Friday, October 2, at 11:55 p.m. via IMLeagues. The tournament will begin the week of October 5th and run until the bracket ends.
Join in on the action with your own personal smartphone or tablet for a chance to win great prizes, including an Intramurals champion shirt, a feature on the Intramurals Wall of Fame, and tickets to future STATIC events!
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.”
STATIC will ask some funny Hasan Minhaj trivia, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!
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.”
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.”
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
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
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.