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Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement
In honor of Women's History Month, MCSLE invites you to tell us about a woman who inspires you. Whether she's a favorite celebrity, historical figure, relative, friend, or professor, tell us who she is and how she's impacted your life!
From now until the end of March, write a post about her on your public instagram and tag @IUP_MCSLE and #MCSLEWomensHistoryMonth, and we'll share it on our Instagram story!
You can also send us your post on this Google form and we'll post on our Instagram!
All are welcome to contribute!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lively Arts
This exhibition is an opportunity for the Art faculty at IUP to share their work that is on the forefront of Contemporary Art.
Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
The Individual Course Withdrawal deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.
Instructional Design Events
This workshop will present and overview and use of the New Assignment Tool Experience. Join us on Zoom.
This workshop will explore the concept of emotional intelligence. Students participating will get to complete an E.Q. assessment and learn about their own emotional intelligence. In order to participate, please register on Crimson Connect or here.
Alumni Relations Office
Join your alumni and student host committee members for a night of virtual networking. Alumni, undergraduate and graduate students, along with representatives from various companies are invited to this career-building event. Professional dress is encouraged. This event is complimentary for all participants.
Registration is required - deadline is March 30, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. noon.
All participants will be pre-assigned to breakout rooms according to career cluster. See registration for more information.
IUP Night for Networking is brought to you by the Office of Alumni and Friends, the Career and Professional Development Center, and Graduate Admissions.
IUP Campus and Downtown Indiana
This great event will take place on Wednesday, April 28, in the Oak Grove.
Members of theater simple will also be at the first-ever Arts Walk, 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in beautiful downtown Indiana. Look for them and many other artists at the IRMC Park.
Caravan Chronicles: ReUnion is an interactive public art event set in and around a 1962 Airstream Safari. Audience members become part of the “family” at a semi-traditional (and highly idiosyncratic) reunion, contributing to the family lore with stories, memories, and haiku of their own.
An expansive and inclusive collection of both analog and digital events, culminating in this gleeful faux-family reunion, Caravan Chronicles will kick off with a documentary podcast series in winter 2021, encouraging connection in distancing times. Crafted in collaboration with the Lively Arts program, theater simple, IUP students, and Indiana participants, Caravan Chronicles will amuse and inspire “family” of all ages, shapes, and sizes, whether in person or online. So, come play a game, write haiku, and hang out—it’s time to add more stories to the family mythology.
Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.
Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.
We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!
Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!
Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.
Join MCSLE for a discussion on microaggressions and how they affect students' experiences. Sometimes we say things that we don't intend to be negative, or don't even know to be negative, but others can take it that way.
Join us via Zoom.
Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining
Enjoy a selection of favorite ballpark food at North Dining for dinner!
Join keynote speaker Lauren Markham for a presentation on social justice issues in Latin America. Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.
Contemporary migration is rife with toxicity mythologies about who migrants are and why they are coming to the US. This talk by author Lauren Markham will dispel these myths and provide insight into the root causes of contemporary migration to the United States from Central America.
Join us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m.
University College Events
We will be talking about Hire a Hawk
STATIC presents Hippo Campus live in a virtual concert for IUP on Thursday, April 1, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 7:45 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. That’s no April Fool’s joke!
THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE and ONLY OPEN TO THE IUP COMMUNITY. No preregistration is required. Join here!
If you would like to submit a question for Hippo Campus to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
According to the artist bio:“When Hippo Campus formed in 2013, their intentions were pure and simple. “We were in high school and the main idea was, ‘Let’s start a band and make our friends dance,’” Sutton recalls. “There was no real context to what we were doing—it was just total creative joy.” But over the past five years, that context has shifted dramatically. The world around them warped into something bleak and unsteady, and reckoning with mental health issues became more and more crucial. On their sophomore album Bambi, the St. Paul, Minnesota-bred band navigate that upheaval with deliberate self-reflection. The result is a selection of songs that drift into much darker terrain, but unfold with a frenetic yet fragile beauty that makes even the most painful moments feel glorious. Not only driven by exacting introspection, Bambi was also shaped by cultural shifts, including the #MeToo Movement. “That really made us take a look at how toxic masculinity has influenced the way we see ourselves and the world overall,” says Luppen. “In the past we might have been apprehensive about being super-vulnerable, but now we’re more aware of how important it is to come forward about dealing with depression or anxiety. Because if more men are able to do that, they might be less likely to express those feelings as anger or violence.” Hippo Campus approached the making of Bambi with an eye toward the undoing of any distorted, social-media-fueled perceptions of the band. “Social media promotes this weird non-reality when it comes to artists and bands, where they get put up on a pedestal and treated like some kind of upgraded human,” says Stocker. “We’d much rather make community happen with our fans, which is the whole reason we started this in the first place." Partly recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago, Bambi finds Hippo Campus working again with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Low, Francis and the Lights), who handled production on their 2017 full-length debut Landmark. And in sculpting Bambi’s distinctly inventive arrangements, Hippo Campus significantly expanded their use of drum machines and synth.”
For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.
University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall
This ever-popular exhibition is an opportunity for the Art and Design faculty at IUP to share their work that showcases the forefront of contemporary art.
IUP faculty, students, alumni, and friends join together to perform the music of Los Angeles-based jazz musician David Angel.
All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.
Student Wellness and Engagement Office
Play Bingo and you may win an e-gift card! Get your Bingo card and Zoom address by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the bingo game by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. The game starts at 9:30 p.m.
Gorell Recital Hall
Lexi Bixler performs a masters clarinet recital.
A limited audience will be permitted
Instead of a traditional weeklong spring break this year semester, there will be seven non-class days incorporated into the spring semester to allow for several short breaks. The full list of dates is:
Get more information about the spring semester changes and check the academic calendar for other important dates.
School of Graduate Studies
Research Appreciation Week spotlights the spirit of innovation and collaboration shared by all disciplines and recognizes the contributions that IUP original research and scholarship make to the region and world.
Research Appreciation Week promises a busy week of events showcasing the outstanding research done throughout the year by our faculty and students. Among the highlighted events is the IUP Scholars Forum, which offers our undergraduate and graduate students the chance to present their research or performances.
Folger Student Center
Health and Wellness Promotion
Did you know that therapy dogs actually absorb the stress of humans? Come join HWP to learn ways to reduce stress and anxiety! All are welcome. The Therapy Dogs and various activities, as well, will be spread out throughout the space to ensure social distancing.
The Artists Hand, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana
For the seventh time, the University Museum will present an exhibition at the Artists Hand Gallery, located at 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, beginning April 6. The exhibition, “The University Museum at IUP Goes Downtown: From Our Walls to Your Home,”
presents art works from the museum’s collection which will be for sale.
The art on display includes a variety of media:
prints, paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media in various styles ranging from abstract to classic representational. The subject matter of the works on sale ranges from architecture, landscapes, and still life, to figurative, and more.
The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from April 6 through April 24, Monday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Friday, April 9, until 8:00 p.m. for an opening reception beginning at 6:00 p.m.
For more information on this exhibition, please visit the University Museum website or the Artists Hand Gallery website or email email@example.com.
This workshop will present and overview and use of the D2L Grades Tool. Join us on Zoom.
bags of popcorn as you leave North Dining.
Student Affairs Division
All are invited to join us via Zoom to take part in games and win prizes! We will learn about safe and healthy relationships. Register for the event.
Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom
Join LGBTQIA Support on Tuesday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m. In this discussion, we will delve into the Olympics, Paralypmics, out athletes, and other sorts of games, like video games.
The Scholars Forum is a unique event that allows undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and creative projects. Formats that students can select to showcase their research include poster presentations, oral presentations, musical/theater/dance performances, and juried art. Submissions will be reviewed by faculty judges and are eligible for prizes.
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, April 7, and will take place in a virtual environment. Find more information about participating in or attending the event by visiting the Scholars Forum website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Upscale to a steak dinner for a $5.00 upcharge.
Also enjoy the Chocolate
Dipped Cookie Bar at dinner!
Layne Fargo, IUP alumna and author of the thrillers Temper and They Never Learn, will join the IUP Libraries for a virtual meet-the-author event.
We hope you’ll join us on Zoom!
Career and Professional Development Center
Nicole Bukosky from the IUP Office of Alumni and Friends will present on the importance of having a mentor. An opportunity to network will follow the presentation. Zoom link.
IUP! Deal? Or no deal? Join STATIC as we host our virtual IUP version of the hit game show, Deal or No Deal, on Wednesday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m., via Zoom! You and your friends could get a chance to compete against other IUP students for TONS of cash prizes! JUST PICK THE RIGHT BRIEFCASE and KNOW HOW TO HAGGLE!
Want to be a contestant? Register here!
Please note that only active, Icard-holding students can participate in Deal or No Deal, and that all participants must be 18 years old or older.
To join the event without playing, use this link.
For more information, visit the STATIC website and STATIC Twitter and Instagram pages.