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The Company We Keep

  • Actor Blair Underwood visited IUP in recognition the campus’s observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Judy Shepard, mother of hate crime victim Matthew Shepard, addressed students as part of the Six O’Clock Series in February.
  • The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed on campus, with guest narration by actor Danny Glover.
  • The Ideas and Issues lecture series presented A Conversation About African Americans in the U.S. Labor Movement with Danny Glover and Felix Justice.
  • Through the Six O’Clock Series, Donald Asher, author of From College to Career and The Foolproof Job Search Workbook, presented a workshop called "Cracking the Hidden Job Market: How to Beat Thousand-to-One Odds to Land Your Dream Job."
  • Seussical the Musical, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Three Dog Night, and Fame came to campus as part of Onstage, the entertainment series.
  • Juan Williams, journalist, historian, and authority on American civil rights history, was keynote speaker at the twenty-seventh Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania, hosted by IUP in April. The event is sponsored at sites around the commonwealth by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
  • Sally Stroup ’78, assistant secretary of post-secondary education in the U.S. Department of Education, served as the university’s featured speaker at May commencement ceremonies. She also received a Distinguished Alumni Award during her visit to campus in May.