Humanities and Social Sciences Events

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Constitution Day

Stapleton Library Steps

Join us for a public reading of the Constitution!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

IUP's Safe Zone

114 HSS

Workshop: Beyond the Binary: Supporting a Trans Inclusive Classroom

Cover letters are an important component of applying to jobs, internships, or graduate schools. This workshop will help students plan and write a draft of a cover letter.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Purple & White Day

Stapleton Library

Students are able to receive information about getting registered to vote, and can get signed up to vote!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Yoga-Based Writing Workshop

HSS 114

Please join Loren Stephenson and Dan Weinstein of the IUP English Department for a free yoga-based writing workshop in HSS 114.

Practicing writing and yoga together can ignite your creative fire and liberate your authentic voice and deepest truths.

Combining writing exercises with physical yoga poses and/or meditation poses leads to insights and inspirations that make our writing fierce and original. These insights and inspirations can even improve our lives and relationships in profound and lasting ways, and deepen our relationship to writing.

No prior experience with yoga is required to enjoy this workshop!

Attendance vouchers provided.


This workshop introduces the MLA documentation style (8th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It’s a hands-on workshop in which students see examples and do exercises. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the Works Cited page, and documenting online sources.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Homecoming Float!

Homecoming Parade, Downtown Indiana

Join us with our Float: Suffrage: A World Monumental Achievement!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Most people use only a fraction of the many useful features in MS Word. This workshop focuses on  features that are easily overlooked or hard to find, such as renumbering pages, hanging indents, modifying internal margins, and inserting a table, chart, or table of contents.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This workshop introduces graduate writers of any level in how to avoid plagiarism in their writing, both in graduate coursework and at the dissertation and thesis stage. The workshop will cover cultural expectations, reading and citation strategies, managing large numbers of sources, and self-citation. The workshop will also cover how to understand and work with the iThenticate program, which is used by the graduate school prior to submission of your thesis or dissertation. Finally, this workshop will also introduce the Jones White Writing Center’s graduate editing service.

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