Central Calendar

Monday, November 11, 2019

SPAN Canned Food Drive

Stouffer Hall and Davis Hall

Educational and School Psychology Department

SPAN is hosting a canned food drive with proceeds being donated to a local food bank.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Exhibit: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Spowls Hall

The Lively Arts

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.

The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.

Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, November 15:  Decolonial Cuisine - A culinary movement honoring the heritage of Indigenous America through their foodways and dietary choices. Indigenous America gave the world 3/5 of the crops now in cultivation including corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, peanuts, chili peppers, chocolate, and vanilla. Come to The Allenwood in Ackerman Hall for a special menu each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., November 12-15. Menu and pricing available at Allenwood-Lunch@iup.edu. This event is co-sponsored by NAAC and the Department of Hospitality Management.

November is National Native American Heritage Month! In celebration, the Native American Awareness Council (NAAC) will be hosting events of interest next week, November 12-15. All are open to the entire IUP community. For further information about these events or the Native American Awareness Council, please contact chairperson Abigail Adams at 724-357-3932 or aadams@iup.edu.

Sustaining Balance in the Fast-Changing World of Nádleehí-Carrie House, a Two-Spirit Navajo (Diné) and Oneida filmmaker has a diverse background from firefighting to teaching and implementing riparian restoration projects on her ancestral homeland on the Navajo Nation.  House is a writer and contributor in several publications, including Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. House studied at the University of Montana, the University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. House is a presenter of social justice issues, LGBTQ2, and cultural and environmental issues. House is a co-founder of the Gallup Film Foundation and has screened films at Boston LGBT Film Festival, Queer Woman of Color Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, and the Native American Indigenous Studies Association Symposium.

 Attendance Vouchers and Lunch Provided


Wednesday, November 13:  MASS Lunch and Learn with the Native American Awareness Council - A special edition of the Multicultural Affairs and Student Success Lunch and Learn will feature guest speaker, Carrie House. House is a Two-Spirit Navajo (Dine) and Onieda filmmaker, writer, and presenter of social justice issues, LGBTQ2, and cultural and environmental issues. This event will take place in the Elkin Hall Great Room from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. A free lunch is included for all students who wish to attend.

November is National Native American Heritage Month! In celebration, the Native American Awareness Council (NAAC) will be hosting events of interest next week, November 12-15. All are open to the entire IUP community. For further information about these events or the Native American Awareness Council, please contact chairperson Abigail Adams at 724-357-3932 or aadams@iup.edu

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

  • Articulate the advantages and impact of a diverse society
  • Identify systematic barriers to equality and inclusiveness, then advocate and justify means for dismantling them
  • Understand one’s own identity and culture  

Presenter: Diversity Peer Educators

Koru Mindfulness Class - Class 3

G18 Suites on Maple East

Health and Well-Being Events

Koru Mindfulness Class - Class 3

Charles Cashdollar, Department of History, will give a presentation on Women’s Voting Rights and will discuss the legacy of Jane Leonard and her role at IUP.

Just Paws Therapy Dogs

Room G60 Suites on Maple East

Health Education and Advocacy

Come visit with your canine friends!

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.

This workshop helps students build the kinds of careful reading skills that are needed to proofread their papers, including reading slowly, using A Writer’s Reference, and following rules of thumb.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, November 15:  Decolonial Cuisine - A culinary movement honoring the heritage of Indigenous America through their foodways and dietary choices. Indigenous America gave the world 3/5 of the crops now in cultivation including corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, peanuts, chili peppers, chocolate, and vanilla. Come to The Allenwood in Ackerman Hall for a special menu each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., November 12-15. Menu and pricing available at Allenwood-Lunch@iup.edu. This event is co-sponsored by NAAC and the Department of Hospitality Management.

November is National Native American Heritage Month! In celebration, the Native American Awareness Council (NAAC) will be hosting events of interest next week, November 12-15. All are open to the entire IUP community. For further information about these events or the Native American Awareness Council, please contact chairperson Abigail Adams at 724-357-3932 or aadams@iup.edu.