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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
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.
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.
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.
IUP Giving Day is an opportunity to come together to raise support
for IUP students. When we do, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.
Join us for 24 hours of celebrating students. Show your IUP pride and give back! #IUPGivingDay
Alumni Relations Office
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.
Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Gather with fellow alumni of the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to celebrate the professional successes of IUP’s women in the STEM fields. This is an opportunity to network and support IUP students as they aspire to obtain professions in the sciences.
Registration is free but required. Register online.
Keynote speaker Linda K. Willett, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, will discuss “From Classroom to Board Room: The Evolution of a Career.” The keynote address will be followed by breakout sessions on the following topics:
View the complete agenda.
Linda Sidor Willett is executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest health insurance company in New Jersey with almost $12 billion in revenue in 2020. She works with the company’s CEO and management team to set strategy and drive business outcomes, including transforming businesses to prosper in the face of health care and tax reform. Willett has led the teams responsible for communications, public affairs, government affairs, legal and regulatory matters, enterprise risk management, and, compliance. The Horizon BCBSNJ Foundation reports to her and focuses on charitable giving in the State of New Jersey. Willett works directly with the company’s board of directors and board committees on all aspects of corporate governance.
Research at IUP
As part of Research Appreciation Week, please join the Jones White Writing Center for this virtual workshop! Common types of plagiarism will be discussed to help attendees understand the steps they can take to avoid plagiarism. Areas of focus will include self-plagiarism, paraphrasing versus quoting, and proper in-text references/citations. Attendees will learn about copyright laws and how they relate to theses, dissertations, and other academic publications following an overview of a plagiarism detection product, iThenticate. Zoom link.
Sponsored by the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center.
HUB Ohio Room
Haven Project Events
Haven Project and Phi Sigma Kappa invite everyone to an It’s On Us
It’s On Us movement is centered around raising awareness and fighting against
sexual assault on college campuses. The campaign urges everyone to step
away from the sidelines and be an active part of the solution.
Join us to learn more about the National
Campaign that encourages us to be better bystanders and teaches us about power-based
violence, sexual violence prevention, and more.
Statistic: One in 5 female-identifying and one in 14 male-identifying
students across the US will be sexually assaulted during their time in college. Rates are higher for students of color, LGBTQIAA students, low-income
students, and students with disabilities. —itsonus.org
It’s On Us, IUP to make
campus safer for everyone.
Follow us on social media:
Email email@example.com for more information
University College Events
How to make the most of your summer.
Gorell Recital Hall
Graduate student, Madeline Hoover, will present a solo piano recital.
A limited audience will be permitted.
Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement
For many students, searching for a job (or an internship) has been a bit daunting. A year later during the pandemic it has transformed the landscape of the job market for graduating IUP students.
Join MCSLE and Tammy Manko, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, for a discussion about navigating through these challenging times to find your dream career. What does the future hold within the next four years?
Join us via Zoom.
The deadline for Total Semester Withdrawal is Friday, April 9, 2021. Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.
Fall 2021 Open Registration Begins Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.
Social Equity and Title IX Office
What does the term “intersectionality” mean to you? Guest speaker Melinda Quinn Brennan will address this topic during this mini-conference.
Brennan asserts that, “Intersectionality is a critical lens—a mode of thinking that requires action and encourages supportive work across differences. This talk hopes to inspire a broad conversation about working together as community members with a shared
is free and open to the entire IUP community and offered via Zoom.
For further information, please contact Austin Marsico at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tedd Cogar at email@example.com, or Jonathan
Warnock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarly endeavors are more productive and satisfying when you collaborate with partners. Drop by this Zoom event to chat and connect with others interested in research and scholarship, as part of Research Appreciation Week. Opportunities to learn more about copyright, authors’ rights, open access, how to get started in grant writing, and financial support from IUP for scholarly publishing will also be available at this informal networking event. Zoom link.
Sponsored by IUP Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Research Institute.
Google Chrome's Teleparty Extension
On Friday, April 9, STATIC hosts a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring your favorite blockbuster action movie! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
For this semester, STATIC lets you choose which movie we watch together! Each Netflix & Chill movie night has a genre theme, and this one is ACTION!
Your choices are: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Sharkboy and Lava Girl, Extraction, or Point Blank.
Vote via STATIC’s Instagram stories the week of the event. Watch with STATIC via Google Chrome's Teleparty extension, available here! You must have a Netflix account, but it doesn’t matter whose account you use. Invite your roommate, your long-lost friend, your family, or whomever else!
STATIC will also host interactive trivia on Instagram during the event, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!
For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.
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
email@example.com. The game starts at 9:30 p.m.
IUP Main Campus
STATIC is hiding goodies all over campus on four different Saturdays during the Spring 2021 semester, and it's YOUR job to hunt them down!
Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, and continuing to 5 p.m., STATIC will release various clues on a different one of its social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok), leading you to different locations on campus to track down some awesome prizes.
Possible prizes include: IUP gear, STATIC gear, Co-op Store gift cards, local Indiana restaurant gift cards, UberEats gift cards, vouchers for future STATIC event tickets, and... something else pretty big!
To play, follow STATIC on all of our social media accounts, and be the first one to track down the clues! Then, take a picture or a selfie and send it to STATIC or tag STATIC on a post noting that you found the prize!
Please adhere to all COVID-related precautions required at STATIC events, including mandatory mask usage, careful hand washing and hygiene, and minimum 6-ft social distancing from others.
For more information, check out the STATIC website and the social media pages above.
The deadline to confirm your attendance for the university commencement ceremony is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
More commencement information for graduate students and for undergraduate students.
Crimson Brass, a quintet composed of IUP freshmen music majors, will perform a recital of brass chamber music.
Attendance is limited to the IUP community.
Legacy Brass Quintet, IUP's scholarship brass chamber ensemble, performs a recital of brass chamber music.
For all graduate students (and those senior undergraduate students) to meet and support one another.
Kyle Chastulik will perform a recital for solo voice accompanied by pianist, Jennie Jones.
Fraternity/Sorority Life CAP spring/final submission deadline
Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining
Enjoy a gourmet
grilled cheese to order at lunch with Chef Kirstin!
Career and Professional Development Center
Students can submit their résumés to our career coaches to be
reviewed during our Roving Résumé Review session. Zoom link.
Stapleton Library near Java City
The Haven Project and the Fashion Merchandising Program are partnering together to set up the What Were You Wearing Exhibit. Anonymous survivor stories from
the IUP community will be on display all week in the Stapleton Library.
“What were you wearing?” is an all-too-common question asked of survivors of sexual assault. This question is rooted in victim-blaming. This exhibit aims to dispel the myth that survivors provoke their assault due to how they were dressed. Stop
by to experience this powerful and emotional display.
Content Warning: Stories include descriptions of gender-based personal violence, which may be upsetting to some.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, there are resources available to offer support. You are not alone.
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.
Leadership is integral to professional success no matter the position we hold within an organization. Regardless of what you believe about how leaders evolve—they are born, or they learn to be leaders, or some combination of these—we all have the capacity to lead.
Part of being a leader, however, is being seen and being respected as a leader. How do we make this happen, especially if it doesn't come to us naturally? We establish leadership presence using tips, tricks, and tools based on best practices and research.
This presentation by Tammy Manko, director of the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, will provide you with tactics for standing out as a respected leader in your organization and in life.
Join us via Zoom.
HUB Ohio Room-Hybrid
recognition of fraternity/sorority chapters and members for fall 2020 achievements.
tacos at lunch!
Are you ready to graduate? How much will you earn in your first job? Are you concerned about student loan repayment? What does credit have to do with a cow? (If you know, you’ll know.)
Join us for a discussion about realistic earnings, student
loan repayment options, and real talk about credit.
Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom
Join LGBTQIA Support for the Queer Conversations Series every Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting code for all sessions is 913 2363 1243.
Zoom ID: 97300754218
This program will help LatinX students create their journey for prosperity after graduation. Elaine Johnson will provide a foundation for attendees to design a consistent practice of habits that lead to a culmination of success in multiple areas of their life.
Many people continue to wrestle with the stigma that they cannot have it all and remain successful, but this presentation will show you how it can all be done.
This poetry workshop is facilitated by noted poet and activist Aja Monet. We will spend time with work by women writers and artists of the diaspora who raise necessary questions about the role of self in society and our many methods of survival, to include the governing of feelings and the politics of emotional labor.
Join this Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 973 4909 9157
Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall
alumnus, James Iman, will present a solo piano recital.
**A live audience will
Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID
This event will NOT be live streamed.
city’s sandwich you like better at lunch!
Elkin Hall Great Room and Online
Melissa Swauger discusses how to get fair compensation during this interactive salary-negotiation workshop. Limited space is available in Elkin Hall’s Great
Email email@example.com to reserve your space and free lunch! Or enjoy lunch at home and join us on Zoom.
Presented by MCSLE and the American Association of University Women.
Haven Project social media and website, YouTube Channel
Although the annual Take Back The Night march and Survivor Speak Out has been canceled, a Virtual Speak Out will be held so we can continue to support one another.
Join us via Haven Project’s social media and website as well as IUP’s YouTube channel to hear the survivor stories, in their own words, read by Haven peers and volunteers. This is an opportunity to give a voice to their experiences.
If you have any questions regarding upcoming events, resources, or services, please visit the Haven Project website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual assault is a difficult topic to discuss, so we want to provide resources if anyone would need to reach out.
We see you. We hear you. We believe you. We support you!
Join the IUP Office of Alumni and Friends and the IUP Career and Professional Development Center for an informative discussion, led by a panel of successful IUP alumni, who have launched not only one career but have also grown thriving side businesses as well.
Register to Attend
Please use passcode 464779.
In today’s world, it seems like just about everyone has some sort of side business in addition to their full-time gig. Some have even gone so far as to turn that side business into their full-time job. But how did they get started? Or maybe you don’t even know what a side business is? Join the panel discussion to learn more!
Names of panelists coming soon.
RHA and STATIC present Drag Queen BINGO featuring Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul’s Drag Race on Wednesday, April 14, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 6:45 p.m., and BINGO will begin at 7:00 p.m.
THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE and ONLY OPEN TO THE IUP COMMUNITY. YOU MUST PREREGISTER HERE!
If you would like to submit a question for Alyssa to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
According to Alyssa's official bio: “Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, known by his stage name Alyssa Edwards, is an American entertainer, choreographer, drag performer, and television personality. Prior to his television debut, Johnson was a gifted dance instructor and accomplished performer in the drag pageantry scene before rising to international prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he quickly became a fan favorite. In 2012, Johnson was chosen as one of the 14 drag queens to compete on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he immediately catapulted to fame for his candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops and quirky personality. In 2016, Johnson returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, where he stole the hearts of the audience, ultimately finishing as fourth runner-up. With personal appearances and tours spanning the globe, the Alyssa Edwards persona has quickly become a household name in many countries. Performing to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, Johnson balances his time between international bookings and teaching dance in his hometown. Johnson currently resides in Mesquite, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas, where he owns and runs an award-winning dance studio, Beyond Belief Dance Company. Johnson and his dance studio are the centerpieces of the Netflix Original docuseries Dancing Queen, produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder, currently in its first season.”
In this two-hour workshop, Writing Center Director Dana Driscoll will
walk you through the basics of finding and submitting a successful grant
proposal. We’ll discuss major grant databases and finding grants,
knowing how you are a “good fit” for a grant,
sections of the grant, timelines, and tips for writing.
Try a selection of BBQ
sauces from around the USA for dinner!
Join MCSLE for a discussion on transgender and non-binary identities. What are they, what are the differences, and what can we do to support those who identify as such?
HUB- Ohio Room
Join the IUP Foster Care Support Team to learn about the experiences foster care students have at IUP by listening to their stories of perseverance and resilience. Learn about ways IUP can help with the transition to college.
Preparing for Finals:
Study skills and exam preparation tips
Graduate Admissions Events
Studies invites you to join us for our Virtual Open House. Individuals will have the
opportunity to learn about the admissions process, meet with department
coordinators to discuss programs, and engage with other prospective
students in Zoom breakout rooms.
Registration is required by April 13. After you register, you will receive an email with your specific Zoom link. Register here!