Central Calendar

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Did you miss us yesterday in Weyandt Hall? Get answers to your questions about your bill or financial aid without having to walk to Clark Hall. Between 11am and 2pm, student workers from the Financial Aid and Bursar’s offices will staff a table in the lobby of the Stapleton Library.

Smiles for Seniors

G60 Suites on Maple East

Health Education and Advocacy

The Just Paws Therapy Dogs want to make sure that Indiana County's senior citizens are smiling this year and they need your help. Join the Health and Wellness Promotion peer educators in preparing cards and messages to be delivered to local nursing homes.

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.

Just Paws Therapy Dogs

G60 Suites on Maple East

Health Education and Advocacy

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

Michael MannMichael Mann, distinguished professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, will give a talk titled “A Return to the Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump.”  

This talk is sponsored by the Sustainability Studies Program and minor, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Science Inspires Speaker Series, and the departments of Economics and Geoscience.

In Mann’s words, the abstract of the talk is as follows:

“In fall 2016, I co-authored the book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying our Politics, and Driving us Crazy with Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. At that time, many felt that climate change denial had been rendered irrelevant—that we were past it, and ready to tackle the problem head on. With the election as President of Donald J. Trump—an individual who rejects the overwhelming consensus of the world’s scientists that climate change is real and human-caused—denialism, however, has now officially infected the very highest level of our government. The official policy of the US government is distraction, denial, and delay, and doubling down on our headlong exploitation of dirty fossil fuel energy. I update the story told by The Madhouse Effect using humor, satire, and, where appropriate, ridicule, built around Tom Toles’ famously insightful, edgy, and provocative climate-themed cartoons in the Washington Post.

“I will review the scientific evidence of climate change, the reasons we should care, and the often absurd efforts by special interests and partisan political figures to confuse the public, attack the science and scientists, and deny that a problem even exists. Despite the monumental nature of the challenge we face, particularly in the era of Trump, I will explain why I’m cautiously optimistic we will prevail in the greatest battle human civilization has ever faced—the battle to avert catastrophic and irreversible climate change impacts.”

With over 34,000 citations to his 200+ peer-reviewed and edited publications, op-eds, commentaries, and four books, Mann’s primary research focus involves using theoretical models and observational data to form a better understanding of Earth’s climate system.

Mann was a lead author on the “Observed Climate Variability and Change” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Scientific Assessment Report (2001). Together with the other co-authors, Mann contributed to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC and Al Gore.

Mann has received numerous honors and awards including, but not limited to, the NOAA’s outstanding publication award (2002), the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union (2012), the national Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation (2013), and the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union (2018).

Mann is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is also a co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.

Please join us for this exciting talk, followed by a guided question-and-answer session and/or open forum from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Huddle up in your best IUP football gear to hear IRMC Orthopedic and Sports Medicine physicians discuss the play by play actions of healthy joints. You might even get the chance to score some free tickets to an upcoming IUP Football Game!

For more information, or to reserve your seat, call our box office at:  (724) 357-8088!

We will be providing an overview of the many support programs available on campus.  

Live at IUP: Karamo BrownWhat do toxic masculinity, anxiety, differences of beliefs and opinions, racism, intersectionality, gun violence, substance abuse, and Queer Eye have in common? They’re all topics that will be explored with a very special guest on Thursday, September 19!

Join STATIC as we present Live from Netflix’s Queer Eye: An Evening with Karamo Brown, live in Fisher Auditorium, on Thursday, September 19th.

This is a free event, but you must obtain a ticket for the event from the KCAC Box Office, from the STATIC office, or from STATIC staff upon entry to Fisher. Doors for the event will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Karamo will stay for a meet-and-greet with the audience after the event concludes.

According to his official bio, “three-time Emmy Winner and Culture Expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown is a ‘sympathetic talk therapist wrapped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket…” according to The New Yorker. Lauded for his ease and natural comfort in relating to different types of people, Karamo is tasked with making-over the hearts and minds of the individuals they help on the show; by helping them to confront and grow beyond the internal and external issues holding them back.  Onstage, Karamo draws from his work as a social worker to show how he both discovered and learned to explore his many different “identities.” Whether as a black man, openly gay man, a son of immigrant parents, a Christian, a single father, or former social worker; Karamo strategically utilizes the strengths of his numerous identities to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same. Beyond Queer Eye, Karamo has launched and published a number of works, including his memoir, “Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope,” a forthcoming children’s book, “I Am Perfectly Designed,” and his podcast, “Karamo.” Karamo was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. He was also invited by the Obama Administration to work with the White House to create policy and legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies after school hours. Since then he has personally worked with President Barack Obama to support the president Obama Foundation and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.  Karamo is an active member of the Never Again MSD gun-control movement after his Florida high school, Stoneman Douglas, suffered a fatal shooting in 2018. A graduate of Florida A&M University, Karamo worked as a licensed social worker for over a decade before transitioning into media.”

This event is completely free, but you must obtain a ticket for the event from the KCAC Box Office, from the STATIC office, or from STATIC staff upon entry to Fisher.

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Did you miss us yesterday in the library? Get answers to your questions about your bill or financial aid without having to walk to Clark Hall. Between 11am and 2pm, student workers from the Financial Aid and Bursar’s offices will staff a table in North Dining.

GEOS Seminar: Student Summer Reports Pt. 2

Weyandt Hall Room 006

Geoscience Department

This is part of our regular Geoscience Seminar Series

Explore the opportunity to meet with IUP's more diverse student organizations and groups.  All are welcome for fun, food and entertainment.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Live at IUP: Tucker BeathardSTATIC and the IUP Athletic Department are pleased to announce that rising country music star Tucker Beathard will play a free concert prior to the Hall of Fame football game against Lock Haven on Saturday, September 21, at George P. Miller Stadium on the IUP campus.

The concert, which is free and open to all, is part of IUP Family Weekend and is sponsored by STATIC and IUP Athletics. "We're very excited to announce this Tucker Beathard concert and have him be part of our new IUP gameday experience," said IUP Director of Athletics Todd Garzarelli. "We invite our fans, alumni and student body to enjoy this free concert as we strive to provide a vibrant gameday atmosphere for our home football games. We are also excited about our partnership with STATIC as we focus on experiences for our student population."

In March 2016 Beathard's first single titled "Rock On" peaked at No. 2 on the US Country Airplay charts. That summer, Beathard opened for Dierks Bentley during his Somewhere on a Beach Tour. Beathard is currently touring the US with his Ride On Tour promoting his album titled Nobody's Everything. The album includes singles "Better Than Me" and "Ride On."

The 75-minute concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Stadium Lot South between the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex and Miller Stadium. The Crimson Hawks' Hall of Fame Game kick-off against Lock Haven is set for 4 p.m.

It is recommended for all fans to arrive early.

"This is another great way to make our gameday experience a community and university event, not just a football game," Garzarelli continued. "We cannot wait for everyone to come out and enjoy a free concert and an IUP football win."

Single game tickets are on sale. For purchase information, visit iuptix.com or click HERE.

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

Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis

Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Enjoy a night of live jazz as members of the IUP Department of Music perform the music from the critically acclaimed compilation album of American jazz great Miles Davis.

Released in 1957, Birth of the Cool compiles eleven tracks recorded by Davis’s nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950. Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz.

As the title suggests, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all approximately three minutes long.

Get tickets here.

More information about this event.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Keep Hope & Keep Moving Forward

Indiana County Fairgrounds

Health Education and Advocacy

Join us in walking at Indiana County's Walk for a Wonderful Life to support suicide awareness.  

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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Faculty interested in applying for promotion won't want to miss Promotion night.  

  • Are you considering going up for promotion in the future?
  • Would you like to see what an electronic IUP promotion application looks like?
  • Have you ever wondered how your colleagues across the university organize and present their accomplishments in a promotional application?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, please plan to attend Promotion Night.

The United States incarcerates more people, in both absolute numbers and per capita, than any other nation in the world and continues to expand our criminal justice system. The ACLU campaign for Smart Justice is an unprecedented, multi-year effort to reduce the US jail and prison population by 50 percent and to combat racial disparities

ACLU employee and IUP alumnus Terrell Thomas is the Senior Field Organizer for this campaign and the executive director of the Isiah Project and My Brother's Keeper. Terrell works on fixing the racial disparities inherent in the criminal justice system and will be talking about his work with the ACLU.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

CHWB's Got Talent

HUB Ohio Room

Health Education and Advocacy

Sign up to complete for money or simply come to watch your peers and learn about what the Center for Health and Well-Being can do for you.

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.

Concert: “Intensity” - The IUP Chamber Percussion Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Under the direction of Michael Kingan, Intensity will feature chamber compositions for percussion instruments.

Free admission.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Biometric Health Screening

Zink Gym A

Human Resources Office

Please join us for a preventive biometric screening to include height, weight, blood pressure, body mass index, and multiphasic blood draw. *Please fast for 8 to 10 hours prior to the screening.

To schedule your appointment, please call the Corporate Wellness office at IRMC at: 
724.357.8171

Free to first 25 participants!

- Blood draw (finger prick) that tests for cholesterol and blood glucose (sugar) levels (includes A1C test)
- Height, weight and blood pressure measurements 

- Requires preregistration at https://www.pebtf.org/ or by calling Quest Diagnostics at at 1-855-623-9355 (855-6-BEWELL), Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. EST and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST. 

Career Expo and Graduate School Fair

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Career and Professional Development Center

Employers will be looking for individuals for full-time and part-time positions, as well as internships and co-ops. The Career Expo and Graduate School Fair also provides you an opportunity to explore employers and career opportunities that you may have never thought about, and to speak with representatives from graduate programs.

Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Zink Gym B

Human Resources Office

FACULTY, MANAGERS, NURSES, COACHES AND POLICE CAN EARN HEALTHY U POINTS FOR ATTENDING.

Come learn about a topic not covered in the classroom and enjoy free lunch with us.

Koru Mindfulness Class

G18 Suites on Maple East

Health and Well-Being Center

This course, consisting of four classes, is designed to teach mindfulness and meditation skills. This is class number one. Prior registration required.

Just Paws Therapy Dogs

Atrium in Elkin Hall

Health Education and Advocacy

The Just Paws Therapy Dogs will be on campus in the atrium in Elkin Hall today.  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.

Safer Sex Olympics

Room 116 Northern Hall

Health Education and Advocacy

Test your knowledge on safer sex practices.  Have fun and learn some very interesting facts on safer sex with the peer educators from Health and Wellness Promotion.

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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

MASS trip to Lion King

Bus departs MCSLE at Elkin Hall

Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

Students who have purchased tickets to see Lion King, the musical, the bus will leave Elkin Hall at 4:30pm.

We will be providing ways to balance your academic and personal lives, financial literacy and teach basic skills (like folding a fitted sheet).

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