This Week With STATIC: September 6-12

Posted on 9/8/20 7:41 PM

Check out these awesome STATIC events for the week of September 6!

Collaborative Creativity Board Fall 2020Semester-long Collaborative Creativity Board (Virtual)

Are you passionate about writing, drawing, poetry, and other creative outlets? Need a way to blow off some steam and express yourself? Have some great ideas for different prompts throughout the fall 2020 semester? Don't think anyone's listening to you?

Share them with STATIC on its semester-long Collaborative Creativity Board, hosted on Google Slides!

The board officially launches at noon on Tuesday, September 8, and will remain active until the end of the fall 2020 semester on Friday, December 11.

To submit your pieces of poetry, creative writing, artwork, or responses to various prompts, send them via email to Then, STATIC staff will moderate and anonymize each submission (based on your preferences) and then publish to the Google Drive document.

Please keep all comments appropriate and respectful. STATIC, the Student Co-op, and IUP embrace diverse identities and lifestyles, include and welcome everyone at our events, and fight tirelessly for equality and justice. We condemn hatred, bigotry, and ignorance.

Prompt 1: What advice do you have for our new, first-year students?

Masterpieces & Mocktails (Virtual)Masterpieces & Mocktails (Virtual)

What's the best way to spend a socially-distanced evening in September and have fun? By painting and sipping mocktails with STATIC, of course! We'll provide the mocktail recipes, supplies, canvases, and expert artists. All you have to bring is yourself and some friends.

In order to join in on the fun on Thursday, September 10, via Zoom, fill out the registration form here. Enter your name, IUP email (with four- or five-letter username), Banner ID, and cell phone (so that we can contact you if you don't show up on time). Also, select a preferred time to paint and sip, either the 5:00 p.m. session or the 8:00 p.m. session.

Space is limited to 50 people max per session; STATIC will contact you with your final confirmation of participation and time. Event open to IUP students only.

On Wednesday, September 9, or Thursday, September 10, you'll need to pick up your individually-wrapped painting kit from the STATIC office (HUB 215-216) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you don't retrieve your kit, you won't be able to paint!

Additionally, throughout the week leading up to the event, STATIC will post mocktail recipes on its social media pages, including on Twitter and Instagram.

Important: You must arrive 15 minutes early. If you are not on time, your seat will be given to someone else on the event waitlist.

NWP Patriots DayNetflix Watch Party: Patriots Day (Virtual)

On Friday, September 11, STATIC hosts a Netflix Watch Party featuring Patriots Day! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.

In Patriots Day, “tragedy strikes on April 15, 2013, when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon. In the aftermath of the attack, police Sgt. Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg), FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), and Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman) join courageous survivors, first responders, and other investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the suspects and bring them to justice.”

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.

Content warning: This film and associated trivia recalls the tragic incidents of September 11, 2001, and April 15, 2013, and may trigger intense feelings of loss and anger. Any views contained within the cinematic portrayal of those incidents belong to the film company and no one else. STATIC, the Student Co-op, and IUP embrace diverse identities and lifestyles, include and welcome everyone at our events, and fight tirelessly for equality and justice. We condemn hatred, bigotry, and ignorance.

STATIC will ask various pieces of September 11th and April 15th trivia, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes.

Campus Scavenger Hunt 2020Continued from last week: Campus Scavenger Hunt

STATIC is hiding goodies all over campus, and it's your job to hunt them down!

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, and continuing each day at 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, September 12, STATIC will release various clues on a different one of its social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok), leading you to a different location on campus to track down some awesome prizes.

Possible prizes include: IUP gear, STATIC gear, Co-op Store gift cards, local Indiana restaurant gift cards, UberEats gift cards, vouchers for future STATIC event tickets, and… something else pretty big!

To play, follow STATIC on all of our social media accounts, and be the first one to track down the prizes above. Then, take a picture or a selfie and send it to STATIC or tag STATIC on a post noting that you found the prize.

Please adhere to all COVID-related precautions required at STATIC events, including mandatory mask usage, careful hand washing and hygiene, and minimum six-foot social distancing from others.

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.