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.

Constitution Day: What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?

September 12: We’ll have four of the authors of the Constitution on hand to speak with you directly about whether it’s time that the Constitution be updated.

Graduate School Panel: Is It the Right Step for Me?

September 19: Is graduate school in your future? Join us for a discussion where panelists will review all things grad school, how it could help your career goals, and if it's right for you.

Vote! Our Democracy Depends on YOU!

September 26: This session will discuss ways to register to vote, why it's important, and how to use your vote to petition government to act in your interests. This is a non-partisan, informational session.

21st Century Conflict, Global Consequences

October 3: This program will include a panel discussion on the actions of major world powers, the rise of new weapons, and the impact on everyday people.

Celebrating Coming Out Day: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

October 10: This documentary is an honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him. See the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines.

What to Say, How to Say It: Reestablishing the Art of Spoken Communication

October 17: Knowing the art of spoken communication goes a long way in ensuring we are effective in our life's roles. Explore tips and tricks that will allow you to become a more effective communicator.

Languages to Exclude or Include? That is the Question.

October 31: This presentation will explore the connections between cultural identity, communication, and languages and how they are used to include or exclude people.

Bounce Back

November 7: Presented by IUP alumna Quinshayah Nocho, this session will give you tools that will provide you a sense of empowerment to help you bounce back from challenges you may face.

Celebrating Veterans Day

November 14: Join us for this program to recognize those who have served and are currently serving our nation.