Six O'Clock Series

The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

Programs occur on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Elkin Hall Great Room (with the exception of the first program on September 12, which will be in the HUB Ohio Room). Programs end at 7:30 p.m. All of the programs will also be available to view live via Zoom. A listing of Six O’Clock Series events is also available as a poster (PDF file).

All lectures are free and available to the public as well as the campus community. The lectures are targeted to an audience of college students and employees so all topics may not be appropriate for children.

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Mark Clayton Southers: Perseverance of a Steelworker/Playwright

  • February 20: The founding artistic director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre tells his humorous and very human story about moments in life when he had to say "yes" and persevere.

Black Mental Health Matters

  • February 27: This workshop, presented by Dr. Channing Moreland, is designed to increase mental health awareness, knowledge, and skills to eliminate the stigma of acknowledging mental illness and seeking help.

Who Are You? Is What You Think of Yourself Affecting Your Mental Health?

  • March 6: This program has been designed to help you figure out your own identity and work through a toolkit that allows you to continue this process throughout your life.

Film: "Behind the Post"

  • March 20: Join the Haven Project to view OneLove's Behind the Post and examine unhealthy relationship behaviors and the role social media can play.

Company Culture: Why It's Important and How to Determine if it Is the Right Culture For You and if You Are Right For It

  • March 27: IUP alumna and trustee Laurie Kuzneski will discuss how culture-focused companies evaluate potential new hires as well as what job seekers should consider before accepting any job offer.

Stay Unstuck

  • April 3: Join IUP alumna Quinshayah Nocho as she gives strategies to help you get mentally unstuck and stay unstuck as you navigate through challenges in life.

Into the Archives: Define the Divine

  • April 10: Panelists including IUP doctoral students and faculty from diverse backgrounds will discuss how cultures can define the divine through spiritual and secular perspectives from around the world.

The Value of Protecting Speech We Hate

  • April 17: Join us for a conversation about the tension between the values of diversity, inclusion, and freedom of expression, and why universities can—and must—create campuses in which these values co-exist and are mutually reinforcing.