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. virtually via Zoom. Programs end at 7:30 p.m. Check the schedule for the program links. 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.

Is it Time for a New US Constitution?

September 13: 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.


September 20: Join Donovan Daniel, IUP alumnus and CEO of Grizzled Teddy Co. as he shares life lessons gained from the barbershop.

I Chased the Dream, Not the Titles: Becoming a CEO After Graduation

September 27: Learn how to monetize your degree in the corporate world, make your money back, and how to get your foot in the door with Cam Brown, an entrepreneur and graduate of Western Illinois University.

The Powerful Effects of Body Language

October 4: Whether you’re reading a prospective employee in an interview or dealing with a challenging team member under challenging circumstances, understanding body language will allow you to operate with ease and effectiveness.

The Lavender Scare Documentary Screening

October 11: The Lavender Scare is the first documentary film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual.

Careers in Diplomacy

October 18: Curious about diplomacy? Join Diplomat in Residence Danielle Harms to learn about career and student opportunities with the US Department of State. Harms, a Pennsylvania native, has been a career member of the US Foreign Service for more than 18 years.

Civility in Politics: An Evening with Former U.S. Representatives James Renacci and Mark Criz

October 25: Two former United States Representatives, one Republican and one Democrat, will discuss perspectives of civility in politics, how it is possible in these divisive times, and how we, as Americans, can understand that compromise and bipartisanship is how American government serves all the people.

Black Miracles and Identity

November 1: This workshop will focus on the beauty of being Black and showcase how people of color have stepped outside the societal box and achieved greatness with risk. Armani Davis will discuss Black inventors and scientists and how some of their patents have inspired or set the foundation for things we use today.

Mentorship Matters: Developing Mentoring Relationships in the Black Community

November 8: During this presentation, Jeffery Lindsey, Jr. will discuss challenges within the Black community and how mentorship plays a vital role in the success of Black Americans.

Honoring Veterans Day

November 15: In honor of Veterans Day, join us for this program to recognize those who have served and are currently serving our nation.