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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PRSSA General Meeting

Room 101 Stabley

Meetings are occasionally held at a client's business. Follow Twitter for updates. Contact Kathryn DiBiase, gvgv@iup.edu for additional information.

Drug User Health: Promoting Health and Reducing Harm in Medical Settings

Magovern Conference Center, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

This exciting one day conference will focus on engaging and retaining persons who use
drugs and other substances in health care from primary care to the emergency department
to the inpatient units in our hospitals. Substance users and persons with substance use
disorders are often stigmatized and poorly understood by many health care providers. This
leads to missed opportunities for not only better management of substance related harms
but also better management of other chronic diseases and health promotion activities. This
stigma and misunderstanding often leads to increased health spending and poor outcomes
for substance users that could be avoided. The conference will feature not only new ways
of engaging drug users in health care but also new ways for health care providers and
substance use treatment providers to think about addiction so they are better prepared to
provide high quality health care in a humane and compassionate way.


The current opioid epidemic and the astounding growth in the numbers of person dying
from opiate overdose present an urgent and compelling reason to better understand and
care for persons who use drugs and alcohol, regardless of whether it is in the context of
abuse or social and recreational use. This conference is intended for medical providers,
primary care physicians, emergency department clinicians, social works, nurses, drug
treatment providers, and EMS/first responders. This is a knowledge-based activity.

Film: “A Man Called Ove”

HSS 225

Join Popular Culture Methodologies and The Center for Film Studies for a screening of Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove.

This screening features a film selected by IUP's Office of International Experience. Based on Fredrik Bachman's 2012 novel, this 2015 Swedish comedy-drama is one of the top three most-watched Swedish films in Sweden, of all time.

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.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

English Department Happy Hour

506 HSS

Whether you are an English major, and English minor, a friend of the English program, or just curious, join us in the English Department for coffee, donuts, and community!

Friday, October 20, 2017

National Day on Writing Carnival

HSS First Floor Lobby

On Friday, October 20, 2017, IUP Writing Across the Curriculum and the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center will host the National Day on Writing Carnival. The carnival will take place in the first floor lobby of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The carnival is free to attend. There, students, faculty, and staff can engage with various campus organizations in writing-themed carnival activities.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

International Archaeology Day

McElhaney Hall, Ground Floor

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 21 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Activities will take place on the ground floor of McElhaney Hall, as well as outside on the “South Lawn” adjacent to the building (weather permitting).

Parking on campus on Saturdays is free. “No matter what your level of archaeological knowledge, there will be something for everybody,” Lara Homsey-Messer, anthropology faculty member, said. Planned events, all free and open to the community, include prehistoric and historic artifact displays from local archaeological sites, stone tool-making demonstrations, spear throwing outdoors, and 3-D laser scanning and printing artifact replicas. There will also be a room for children (and the young at heart), with activities such as prehistoric hand-painting, wampum beading, and pottery refitting.

All of the IUP archaeology laboratories, including the faunal, botanical, and geophysical labs, will open their doors to the public during the event. Complimentary archaeology-themed snacks also will be provided. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Applied Anthropologist Dr. Anastasia Hudgins will discuss a recent research project for UNICEF Viet Nam where she was tasked with getting the “lay of the land” about children who use drugs, the laws and policies that guide treatment, and the treatment itself. Besides learning about these, the interviews, observations and participant observation she conducted helped understand the social meanings of drugs, the impact of compulsory detention and criminalization in the Vietnamese context, the enduring consequences of stigma, and how health practices are steeped in history and political economy.

WGS Club Meeting

Stabley Library

Join the WGS Club and learn about women and gender issues on campus and around the world.

Time: 6:30
Location: Stabley Library, basement near the elevator


All Welcome!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

PRSSA General Meeting

Room 101 Stabley

Meetings are occasionally held at a client's business. Follow Twitter for updates. Contact Kathryn DiBiase, gvgv@iup.edu for additional information.

MLA Style Wednesday Workshop at the Writing Center

Eicher Hall 218

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Economics Club Meeting: Graduate School Night!

206 McElhaney Hall

Master’s or J.D. or Ph.D.? Have you ever considered pursuing a graduate degree? Did you know that studying economics provides a strong foundation for graduate study in a wide variety of disciplines? That’s right. In fact, many IUP economics alumni have earned graduate degrees outside of economics. Dr. James Jozefowicz will provide an overview of graduate school options pursued by IUP economics graduates with a particular emphasis on how to best distinguish yourself while you’re at IUP from other applicants. Key strategic considerations of the application process also will be discussed. Attend this meeting in order to make a better informed decision regarding your future endeavors. PLEASE JOIN US!

Questions? Please contact Dr. James Jozefowicz at James.Jozefowicz@iup.edu.      

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WGS Club Meeting

Stabley Library

Join the WGS Club and learn about women and gender issues on campus and around the world.

Time: 6:30
Location: Stabley Library, basement near the elevator


All Welcome!!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Latin American Studies (LAS) will be celebrating Day of the Dead with its annual face painting event. The event is free and open to all. Please join us for a fun and artistic calavera, sugar skull, face. 

Time is still to be arranged, it will be determined soon.

PRSSA General Meeting

Room 101 Stabley

Meetings are occasionally held at a client's business. Follow Twitter for updates. Contact Kathryn DiBiase, gvgv@iup.edu for additional information.

APA Style Wednesday Workshop at the Writing Center

Eicher Hall 218

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the APA documentation style (6th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It's a hands-on workshop in which you will see examples and do exercises on your computer. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the References page, and documenting online sources.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mini-Conference: Preparing New Teachers for Today's Classrooms

B03 Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Renowned teacher-educator Dr. Janet Alsup, from Purdue University, will deliver the keynote address for “Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today's Classrooms Mini-Conference,” hosted by the English Department and English Education Program. The keynote will be followed by round-table discussions led by English Education faculty and program graduates.

The conference coincides with publication of Thinking Like a Teacher: Preparing New Teachers for Today's Classroom, a collection of novice teacher narratives co-edited by Dr. Jo-Anne Kerr and Dr. Linda Norris, featuring stories written by IUP English Education Program graduates about the challenges that new teachers face and who to successfully meet these challenges.

All education majors and program coordinators are invited to attend the conference, which will be followed by a reception and refreshments.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

WGS Club Meeting

Stabley Library

Join the WGS Club and learn about women and gender issues on campus and around the world.

Time: 6:30
Location: Stabley Library, basement near the elevator


All Welcome!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

PRSSA General Meeting

Room 101 Stabley

Meetings are occasionally held at a client's business. Follow Twitter for updates. Contact Kathryn DiBiase, gvgv@iup.edu for additional information.

Most students will need a resume at some point during or after their college years. In this workshop you will learn new features in MS Word that will make your resume distinctive. You can get started on one during this workshop, or polish up one you've already written.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WGS Club Meeting

Stabley Library

Join the WGS Club and learn about women and gender issues on campus and around the world.

Time: 6:30
Location: Stabley Library, basement near the elevator


All Welcome!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PRSSA General Meeting

Room 101 Stabley

Meetings are occasionally held at a client's business. Follow Twitter for updates. Contact Kathryn DiBiase, gvgv@iup.edu for additional information.

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

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