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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The exhibition “Brita d’Agostino: Reconstructing Desires” focuses on the act of cultural consumption by transforming print media targeted towards women into dynamic and semi-abstract collages as installations. Informed by historical art movements and contemporary practice, Brita d’Agostino reimagines the visual language of glamour magazines into hybridized collaged forms created both intentionally and intuitively. This online exhibition is a virtual installation designed specifically for the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Through her process d’Agostino explores the visual design and patterns embedded in a social system of images carefully constructed to elicit desire in consumers. She is deconstructing and recombining surfaces, subverting the original meaning of the images through her own aesthetic investigations. Her playful synthesis of her source material into new forms and presented in a different context offers a fresh perspective of the content for the audience. The end result is a combination of shapes and color that borders on abstraction, yet incorporates elements of contemporary American consumer culture.

Exhibit Dates: September 15th-October 31st

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Exhibit: University Museum Collection

University Museum

The Lively Arts

This exhibit has work representing the Museum’s extensive collection.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Words with Friends Tournament (Virtual)

IMLeagues.com and Words with Friends App

Student Cooperative

WWF TourneySTATIC joins IUP Campus Recreation and Intramurals as we present an e-sports tournament featuring a classic, Words with Friends!

Interested students must register by Friday, October 2, at 11:55 p.m. via IMLeagues. The tournament will begin the week of October 5th and run until the bracket ends.

Join in on the action with your own personal smartphone or tablet for a chance to win great prizes, including an Intramurals champion shirt, a feature on the Intramurals Wall of Fame, and tickets to future STATIC events!

For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Join staff from the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, who will talk about life, career goals, and how we can help you achieve them!

H2C and Hilario Molina presents La Tempestad: How COVID 19 Exposed The Gov'ts Indifference towards South Texas

The Rio Grande Valley has been the epicenter of COVID19 in Texas, for the past two month.  An area that is 80%of its population being of Mexican descent. We will explore the history of this impoverished area, the role of the "essential worker" in an area challenged by high rates of health issues, and limited health resources.

Join us via Zoom.

Upon completion of this workshop, the participants shall improve their leadership skills by being able to:

  • Understand one’s own identity and culture
  • Identify systematic barriers to equality and inclusiveness
  • Engage with people different from one's self
  • Exhibit respect and preservation of the dignity of others

Presenter: Dr. Malaika Turner, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Three members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology will address the definition of race with a panel presentation and discussion.

The panelists will include Abigail Adams, a medical anthropologist; Ben Ford, an archaeologist; and Andrea Palmiotto, a forensic anthropologist. The panelists will be live in Elkin Hall with limited seating for students and a Zoom link for additional attendees.

“In this panel discussion, we will attempt to briefly disentangle the role of race in our physical and cultural lives and then lead a discussion with the audience,” Ford said. “Anthropology studies the whole human, physical and cultural, present and past, and provides a unique way to consider if race is real.

“Race is such a difficult concept that even its reality is debated,” Ford said. “While scientists have shown that race is not detectable in our genes, race is very much present in the daily lives of millions of Americans. The culturally engrained practices of our society can result in health outcomes that make race not only culturally real, but physically real as well.”

Elise Glenn, IUP’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer, Title IX coordinator, and director of the Office of Social Equity/Title IX, will introduce the event. “This event is part of our ongoing work to continue this important discussion, and to put words into action,” she said.

Netflix Watch Party: Hasan Minhaj’s “Homecoming King” (Virtual)

Netflix Watch Party Chrome Extension

Student Cooperative

NWP Hasan MinhajOn Wednesday, October 7, join STATIC for a Netflix Watch Party featuring Hasan Minhaj in his 2017 smash comedy special, Homecoming King! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.

In Homecoming King, which is his first stand-up special, “Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying, and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.”

Watch via Google Chrome's Netflix Watch Party extension, available here! Must have a Netflix account, but you can sign-up for a free 30-day trial!

STATIC will ask some funny Hasan Minhaj trivia, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.