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 third program on September 25, which will be in Fisher Auditorium). 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.

Picture Leadership Presented by Daniel Caron

  • September 11: Photography is an art that can craft individual moments while helping you refine your leadership role. In this program, we will identify important aspects of leadership and also develop better photography skills. Picture the possibilities.

Constitution Day: What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?

  • September 18: Is the US Constitution still relevant in its current state? The Constitution is over 230 years old, and the events of the last few years make many people wonder whether the Constitution can continue to serve the needs of society effectively.

Documentary Screening: Hazing by Byron Hurt

  • September 25: Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abusive lengths college students will go to fit in.

Suicide Task Force & QPR Training

  • October 2: The Suicide Task Force of Indiana County deals in awareness, prevention, intervention, and postvention with each committee working towards the one goal of ending suicide. This program will train attendees to help them learn how to prevent suicide.

Celebrating Coming Out Day: A Conversation & Book Signing with Lenny Pinna, Co-Author of A Face From Uranus and Director of Letters to Uranus

  • October 9: Join author and director Lenny Pinna for a discussion about his works, including his book, film, and proposed TV series. After the presentation, Pinna will be doing a book signing.

Things You Should Know Before Your First Post-College Job

  • October 16: After four or so years in college, navigating the real world can be confusing and stressful, but with the right information, tools, and some tips from those of us who have done it before, you can make the transition as seamless and successful as possible. Join us for a fun and helpful conversation about all the things you need to know before you start your first job.

Into the Archives: Shakespeare Unbound

  • October 30: Please join us for a special presentation about the works of William Shakespeare, featuring rare books from the IUP Special Collections and University Archives.

Meaningful Conversations

  • November 6: During this session, individuals will focus on dissecting the art, power, and skill of networking. Attendees will be equipped with high-level communication skills and strategies to grow a brand. This program will be presented by IUP alumnus Lou Mobley and his colleague Dre Moore, hosts of the More Than a Dad podcast.

Honoring Veterans Day

  • November 13: Join us as we honor those who have served and are currently serving our nation in the military. Current IUP members who are serving and have served will discuss their career in the armed forces and how it relates to their experiences at IUP.