Central Calendar

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Monday, October 14, 2019

National Day on Writing: Writing Tips Tree

Eicher Hall Second Floor

Writing Center

The Writing Tips Tree will be live starting on October 14 and will be located on the second floor of Eicher Hall in front of the Jones White Writing Center. Our Writing Tips Tree offers the campus community a chance to share your best “writing tip” with the IUP community and larger National Day on Writing Community. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to come, submit a tip, take a selfie with the tree, and tag themselves on social media with #WhyIwrite and #IUPWriting. Submissions will be entered into raffles for prizes at our celebration on October 21.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Did you miss us yesterday in the Humanities building? Get answers to your questions about your bill or financial aid without having to walk to Clark Hall. Between 11am and 1pm, student workers from the Financial Aid and Bursar’s offices will staff a table in North Dining.

Orientation Student Success Leader Information Session

103K Stabley Library

Orientation

Learn more about becoming an Orientation Student Success Leader by attending our information session.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, an exhibit titled, "No Limits: A Photographic Cartography of Writers Along the U.S.-Mexico Border" will be held at 4:00 p.m. in HSS, room 126. Visiting artist, Alejandro Meter, is a professor of Latin American literature at the University of San Diego and his work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, and Argentina.This series is co-sponsored by the Social Equity and Title IX Office. For further information on any of these events, please contact any member of the Hispanic Heritage Council, or Marjorie Zambrano-Paff, chair, at mzambran@iup.edu

BACCHUS Bingo

HUB Ohio Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Come and play bingo and win some great prizes.  Sponsored by BACCHUS.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Culinary Admissions Open House

Fairman Centre

Academy of Culinary Arts

Open House is our most in-depth visit program. Enjoy demonstrations, food tastings, ice carving, and more while you talk with students and chef instructors in both the culinary and baking and pastry programs.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a multi-session culminating event for all students, staff, and faculty will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the HUB. The discussion sessions will be: Immigrants' Voices and Identity, Migrant Workers' Rights, Internal Militarization, Inside the Courtroom, and Foreigner vs. Invader. This series is co-sponsored by the Social Equity and Title IX Office. For further information on any of these events, please contact any member of the Hispanic Heritage Council, or Marjorie Zambrano-Paff, chair, at mzambran@iup.edu

Field Hockey vs. West Chester (Senior Day)

George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest

Women's Soccer vs. Salem

South Campus Field

Hawk’s Nest

Disco Inferno: Saturday Night Fever at the Museum

University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

University Museum

This year, the annual museum gala takes you back to the 70s with a Disco beat! Enjoy outstanding dining and entertainment as well as a silent and live auction. The museum's current exhibit features the work of IUP art alumni from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and much of that work is also for sale.  Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite 70s attire. The event begins at 6:00 PM and benefits the activities of the University Museum. For more information, contact 724-357-2530.

Disco Inferno: Saturday Night Fever at the Museum

University Museum & The Blue Room, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Dust off your platform shoes and polyester suits. It's a Celebration of an era. It's the University Museum's annual benefit celebration featuring visual art, live entertainment, and culinary artistry. Reservations are required and period dress is encouraged with more details to come.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fall Fest 2019

HUB Ohio Room

Student Cooperative

fall fest 2019Trees are changing colors and dropping their leaves. The wind has a chilly bite. Halloween is just around the corner. IUP students have donned their sweaters, Ugg boots, and pumpkin-spice lattes. Yep, it’s that time of year: Fall!

Instead of going to the pumpkin patch, STATIC is bringing the pumpkin patch to you!

Join STATIC on Sunday, October 20, to celebrate the season at its annual Fall Fest! The event will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. All of the IUP campus community is invited to take part in this free event.

STATIC will offer pumpkin carving, gourd decorating, seasonal crafts, pumpkin bowling, fall photo booth, jack o’ lantern darts, hayrides, traditional fall desserts and beverages, like pumpkin and apple rolls, cakes, cookies, and pies with hot apple cider, pumpkin coffees, and chai teas, and more!

Did we mention that this is all completely free?

For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.

OcTUBAfest: Student Showcase

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

Students from the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio perform solo repertoire as part of 2019 OcTUBAfest.

Free admission.

Monday, October 21, 2019

International Lunch Hour

Sutton Hall : Blue Room

International Education Office

The IUP Office of International Education is inviting you to celebrate International Education Week with us!  Join us for events all week long, beginning with International Lunch Hour on Monday from 11:30-1:15 p.m. in the Blue Room, Sutton Hall.  While there is no official program during lunch, we will be highlighting some of the awesome staff, faculty and student stars that make International Education work at IUP! So come join us, bring a colleague and some students and let’s celebrate! Open to all.


Learn more about becoming an Orientation Student Success Leader by attending our information session.

Open Access is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.” International Open Access Week, now in its 10th year, is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research to turn discoveries into better lives.

This year’s theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” In observance of Open Access Month, join us for a presentation by IUP faculty.

Open Mic Night

HUB Susquehanna Room

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

Open Mic Night presented by BACCHUS.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

It's On Us, IUP- Volunteer Training

Suites on Maple East, Room G-60

Haven Project Events

November's theme is It's On Us to end Sexual Assault.  Join the Haven Project for the It's On Us IUP Volunteer Training.  Through this training, attendees will learn about the national campaign that encourages all of us to be better bystanders, teaches about power-based personal violence, sexual violence prevention, and more.

*Attendance vouchers are available upon request.

International Poetry Night

Elkin Hall: Great Room

International Education Office

Join us for an evening of international poetry!  Poetry offers a unique look into different cultures and is a great way to share your culture and interests with the campus community!  As participants read poetry, the poems will be projected in the original language and in English, so the audience can better understand the poem.  This event is hosted by Office of International Education as part of International Education Week.

Concert: Niyaz, featuring Azam Ali

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

With all the mysticism and allure of their native lands, Niyaz seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. This immersive multi-media experience is a natural evolution for a group who is always aiming to redefine the boundaries of tradition in order to unite people from different cultural and spiritual backgrounds through our shared humanity. Led by front woman Azam Ali whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have formed a bewitching singer of richly textured proportions, Niyaz is not limited by tradition. With four best-selling and critically acclaimed albums, their music has been featured in several major Hollywood film and television scores, including “The Matrix,” “Prince of Persia,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “True Blood,” and “Bones,” to name only a few.

Get tickets here.

More information about this event.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Come learn about the wide range of opportunities to study overseas. Students can obtain information and talk to representatives and alumni about IUP reciprocal exchanges, affiliated programs, faculty-led programs, and overseas volunteer and service-learning opportunities. You can also meet IUP international students and scholars while sampling a variety of teas, coffees, and snacks from various countries.  Tea Time ends at 2:00 p.m.  This event is hosted by Office of International Education as part of International Education Week.

Presented by the Office of International Education.

Get your "passport" stamped and present to the Women's and Gender Studies Office in Stabley 103 as proof of attendance

Come and learn about HIV and HIV prevention and adopt your own stuffed therapy dog!

The Just Paws Therapy Dogs will be on campus in Room G60 Suites on Maple East today.  

Be sure to get your Pup Bucks when you attend this event. Earn Pup Bucks every time you attend a Health and Wellness Promotion event. 

Pup Bucks add up and you can select a gift for certain amounts: $150 Pup Bucks = Keurig, $125 Pup Bucks = Ear Buds/Speaker, $100 Pup Bucks = Thick Blanket, $75 Pup Bucks = Fleece Blanket, Lesser amounts of Pup Bucks = T-shirts, Pens, Cups, etc.

Pup Bucks must be cashed in before December 6, 2019.

In this workshop we will investigate the mathematics of 3D printing.  See the news item for details and how to sign up.

This workshop introduces the MLA documentation style (8th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It’s a hands-on workshop in which students see examples and do exercises. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the Works Cited page, and documenting online sources.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Memorial for Brian Henry Swatt

Toretti Auditorium, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

President’s Office

Join friends, family, and brothers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity to honor and celebrate the life of Brian Henry Swatt. A reception will follow in the DeChurch Lobby.

Brian, who passed away in an automobile accident on June 7, was a senior majoring in political science. A native of Jermyn, Pennsylvania, he was a first-generation college student who was active in many areas of campus, including serving as the president of the IUP Student Government Association and as an active member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was selected by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe as a student member on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, and was a staff member in state senator Joe Pittman’s office.

Parking for the event is available in the Wayne Avenue Parking Lot.

Create your own vision boards that focus on your 2019-2020 goals.

OcTUBAfest: Tubaphonium Ensemble Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble performs its annual OcTUBAfest concert of ensemble works for tuba and euphonium.

Free admission.

Netflix & Chill: Us

HUB Ohio Room

Student Cooperative

netflix & chill: usWe are our own worst enemy.

Live on the big screen in the HUB Ohio Room, join STATIC as we present a Netflix & Chill Movie Night with Us, on Thursday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. We’ll supply the movie, popcorn, candy, and drinks, as well as a sweet haunted house and some other spooky activities beforehand. You just bring your PJs, blankets, and some pillows.

In Us, which is director Jordan Peele’s next hit horror flick, “Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o), accompanied by her husband, son, and daughter, returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.”

This event is completely free!

For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.

Field Hockey vs. Lindenwood

George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest

Friday, October 25, 2019

Make your admissions visit a Weekday Buffet Tour. Culinary and baking students will serve up sweet and savory foods made in class while you tour our kitchens and get the information you need.

U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex: Toretti Auditorium

International Education Office

For the eighth year, IUP has been asked to host a U.S. Citizenship Ceremony for those in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the OIE.  Open to the public. This event is part of International Education Week.

Geoscience Seminar: Byron King

Weyandt Hall Room 006

Geoscience Department

This is part of our regular Geoscience Seminar Series

Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein

Great Room of Elkin Hall

President’s Office

Chancellor Daniel Greenstein of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education invites you to an Open Forum.

There is no RSVP required for this session, which will include an update on the system redesign and a chance to ask questions and offer comments.

kennywood fright nights trip 2019As the leaves turn and the days shorten, a darkness begins to fall over Kennywood. The forces that power one of the world’s fiercest coasters, The Phantom’s Revenge, grow stronger. As Halloween nears, he cannot be denied: Phantom Fright Nights returns for its 18th year of frights.

Join STATIC as we present our annual Trip to Kennywood's Phantom Fright Nights on Friday, October 25! The buses will depart from the HUB Parking Lot at 5:00 p.m. sharp, and will leave the park at 12:00 a.m.

Tickets are $20, and limited to one per person and may only be purchased by an individual with an active I-Card who paid the activity fee. Students must purchase their tickets in person at the KCAC Box Office. The ticket includes busing to and from the park and one full park admission.

Ticket purchasers must ride the bus to and from the park - no exceptions! Tickets are not transferable or refundable.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or Twitter page.

Women's Volleyball vs. Seton Hill

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Hawk’s Nest

Guest Artist Recital: Elisabeth Shafer, Trombone

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

IUP welcomes Dr. Elisabeth Shafer, visiting professor of trombone at University of Akron. She will be performing a recital of music for trombone and piano.

Free admission.

Theater: The Awakening of Spring

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

A new adaptation of Wedekind's classic, The Awakening of Spring is the coming of age story of a group of teenagers navigating sexual self-discovery, gender identity, and the casualties that result from the pressure of parents, professors, and peers.

Get tickets here.

More information about this event.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Theater: The Awakening of Spring

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

A new adaptation of Wedekind's classic, The Awakening of Spring is the coming of age story of a group of teenagers navigating sexual self-discovery, gender identity, and the casualties that result from the pressure of parents, professors, and peers.

Get tickets here.

More information about this event.

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