Central Calendar


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Art Exhibition by Shayla Marsh

Annex Gallery, 1st Flr Sprowls Hall

The Lively Arts

This exhibit runs from September 8th through October 2nd 

This event is free admission. 

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, September 24, 2020

Students can submit their résumés to our career coaches to be reviewed during our Roving Résumé Review session. Zoom

Join Health and Wellness Promotion Peer Educators and test your knowledge during Kahoot Trivia.

Zoom ID: 920 4031 6527

issa rae onlineJoin STATIC as we present actress, comedian, author, and YouTube personality, Issa Rae, live via Zoom, on Thursday, September 24. The Zoom waiting room will open at 7:30 p.m., with the event beginning promptly at 8:00 p.m.!

This event is completely free and only open to the IUP community. No preregistration is required. To join, follow this Zoom link, or enter the Zoom Webinar ID (946 0142 9609) and passcode (static).

If you would like to submit a question for Issa to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

From the artist’s bio, “With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 23 million views and over 200,000 YouTube subscribers (and counting). In addition to making Glamour Magazine's "35 Under 35,” Forbes' "30 Under 30," and Entertainment Weekly's "Breaking Big" lists, Issa's hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl was the recipient of the coveted Shorty Award for Best Web Show. Issa's first book, a collection of essays, is a New York Times Best Seller and her latest project, Insecure, a half-hour comedy show for HBO, premiered in the fall to rave reviews and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Issa has received national attention with major media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, ELLE, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Fast Company, MSNBC, Essence, Fader, Variety, and more.”

Attendees will be able to register for electronic attendance vouchers for those instructors offering extra credit.

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

Friday, September 25, 2020

The deadline to withdraw from courses ending by mid-semester is Friday, September 25, 2020. Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.

Join Sierra DeMarsh, a health and wellness promotion peer educator, as she makes quick, healthy, and delicious dinner meals. Join her on Instagram: @IUPAWARE & @IUPRANGER1

On Friday, September 25, STATIC hosts a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring The Photograph! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.

NC The PhotographIn The Photograph, featuring Issa Rae, who joins STATIC on Thursday, September 24, as well, "when famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae (Issa Rae), hurt, angry, and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist."

Watch via Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal:

If you are physically on campus or living in IUP housing, all you need to do is follow this link, also advertised on STATIC's social media pages. This link will be live for 48 hours, from September 25 to September 26.

If your device is not connected to the IUP network (IUP wireless or connected to an on-campus network jack), you will be redirected to the Keystone Library Network username/password page. You will click on the IUP Crimson Hawk to be prompted to enter your IUP Web Single Sign-on login credentials. Once completed, the film will successfully launch.

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

The game starts at 10:00 p.m., but you must get your card and the Zoom address before 6:00 p.m. by emailing atod-oasis@iup.edu.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

While we wish we could welcome you on campus this fall, our 2020 Virtual Family Weekend still offers plenty of opportunities to be a part of our community. From a gift pack to fun and informative sessions, join the IUP family this September!

Visit the Family Weekend website to register and for details on the different events and activities. 

Monday, September 28, 2020

Whether it’s grab-and-go from the dining hall, delicious microwaved fare, or a home-cooked feast, what are you eating? Post a picture on Instagram and tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge, and in the caption, tell us how this plays into your culture.

Charles Coleman, Health and Wellness peer educator, will offer inspiration to help you make the best of your week.

Join him on Instagram: @IUPAWARE & @IUPRANGER1

Red Zone - Green Dot Information Table #4

Outside Stephenson Hall

Haven Project Events

What Can you do to Turn the Red Zone to Green?

The Red Zone is the time from the beginning of the Fall semester until Thanksgiving break.  It's believed that there are more sexual assaults on U.S. campuses during this time than any other time during the school year (RAINN.org).

Stop by and talk to a member of the Haven Project and learn...

  • How you can end sexual violence
  • How to step up and be an active bystander
  • How to support survivors of violence

Follow Haven Project on social media and enter to win a gift card from a local retailer.

  • Facebook:  IUP Haven Project 
  • Twitter:  @IUPHaven
  • Instagram:  @IUPHaven

For more information, visit Haven Project or email haven-project@iup.edu


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!

Zoom ID: 980 6363 9075

IUP Forum for Building Social Understanding-An Exploration of the Hip Hop of Jasiri X with Kyesha Jennings

Zoom. Please contact Peggy Kane at pkane@iup.edu for meeting and participant ID numbers.

Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

Kyesha Jennings is an instructor at North Carolina State University, IUP doctoral candidate, and hip hop scholar who has been an invited speaker at major universities and conferences, and published in the inaugural issue of Global Hip Hop Studies Journal.  

Jasiri X is a Pittsburgh artist whose work addresses critical issues in music and video. Recommended music videos from Jasiri X are “Checkpoint,” “The Whitest House,” “Three Little Girls,” and “Song for Trayvon,” which can be found on YouTube.

Come to explore the majors offered in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Join us on Zoom.

The Suicide Task Force of Indiana County will have a panel discussion on suicide and suicide prevention. This includes individuals from mental health agencies in Indiana County, as well as survivors and survivors of suicide loss. They will feature a number of resources available in Indiana County and information on the free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training they offer.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Everything in your routine exists for a reason. Think about the things you do every day—saying prayers, your makeup routine, your study schedule, the shows you watch, the music you listen to, your Starbucks order, the clubs you participate in. Show us something in your routine you believe to

be related to your culture. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

Come meet and mingle as we create and celebrate the community representing those of color at IUP. Join us with your favorite snack and beverage in hand.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/94396192747

stargazing with static“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” Unleash your inner Carl Sagan with STATIC.

Explore our Solar System, our Milky Way Galaxy, and our visible and largely invisible universe with STATIC on Tuesday, September 29, via Zoom, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. No preregistration is required!

Zoom link forthcoming.

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Home can be your house, your state, your country, your dorm, your favorite place, your favorite person, or wherever your heart is. Show us what home means to you in a picture and tell us why in the caption. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

The IUP Small Business Development Center is convening and hosting a series of Community Dialogues designed to discuss and confront the problems businesses are experiencing. These monthly dialogues utilize business owners, managers, and specialists to deal with a broad topic using actual experience, testimonials and case studies.

Join us and learn what has worked as well as emerging trends featuring businesses that have made some successful adjustments. Levity Brewing Company and others will be featured.

There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. For more information, contact Tony Palamone, IUP SBDC director, at 724-357-5729 or email iup-sbdc@iup.edu.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet representatives from local and national companies and organizations.Please note: The Career Expo and Graduate School Fair will be held this year as a virtual event. Additional details will be announced once final plans have been made.

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

  • Develop critical group-related skills
  • Deepen personal commitments to social issues
  • Educate and facilitate the civic engagement of others

Presenter: Angela Martinelli, Career and Professional Development Center and Brianna Drylie, MCSLE

Come to see the majors we offer in the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Join us on Zoom.

Domestic Violence Volunteer Training

Suites on Maple East, room G-60 or via Zoom (link provided)

Haven Project Events

The Haven Project will host Domestic Violence Volunteer Training.  

The training will cover signs and prevalence of domestic violence and what to do if you or someone close to you is affected by this issue.

Come to the training to be able to volunteer at tables and events in October which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Listen, believe, support ribbon

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Email haven-project@iup.edu to register for in person (limit 12)

Attend via Zoom:  iupvideo.zoom.us/j/99455840819

For more information, visit Haven Project. Follow us on social media.

  • Facebook - IUP  Haven Project
  • Instagram - @IUPHaven
  • Twitter - @IUPHaven

Justin Brown, an IUP alumnus, will host “Ugh!?! Not Another Diversity Presentation” via Zoom for undergraduate and graduate student leaders. As an IUP alumnus, Justin has a unique perspective on what life as an IUP student is like, what has changed since he has been on campus, and the work we still have left to do.

Justin has over 10 years of experience leading diversity trainings and is well-versed in virtual trainings—which works perfectly for times of social distancing. According to Justin, this training will shift your paradigms regarding racism, prejudices, stereotypes, women’s issues, differences in gender, inequity, intersectionality, and media. This fully engaging and interactive session is facilitated using games, activities, role-plays, and social experiments that will help challenge and develop the participant’s mind and soul. Nothing is taboo. It pulls no punches and puts anything and everything on the table. Finally, this session will address anyone who desires to experience life through the eyes of others.

The Zoom link and login details will be sent out to participants the week of the training. Fill out the RSVP form to register for the event.

These trainings are sponsored by the President's Commission on Inclusion and Diversity.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Find a photo from a cultural event you’ve participated in: holidays, bar/bat mitzvahs, festivals, parades, your favorite event at IUP. Embarrassing childhood photos are encouraged! Tell us why this resonates with your culture. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

Exhibit: University Museum Collection

University Museum

The Lively Arts

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

Implement quick, low-stakes writing into any classroom to help students improve their writing without increasing your workload. Register Here: Introduction to Writing to Learn

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Folger Hall

Human Resources Office

Flu Vaccine Clinics for the IUP Community Administered  by  Rite Aid Pharmacy   October 1 & October 14:  11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Folger Hall

Rite Aid Pharmacy will be on campus to administer flu vaccinations to the IUP Community on October 1 & October 14 from 11:30am-3:30pm in Folger Hall.  A higher flu shot dose is available for those over age 65.  


Faculty, Managers, Coaches, OPEIU, and SPFPA employees and their covered dependents ages 9 and older enrolled in the Highmark PPO can receive a free flu vaccine by presenting their health insurance ID card at the clinic.

For UPMC HMO members, free flu shots are available at the clinic from Rite Aid or at a Giant Eagle pharmacy by submitting your health insurance ID card. If you choose another pharmacy, you may be required to pay at the time the shot is given and then submit a receipt for reimbursement form to UPMC. The claim form is attached. Other pharmacies can be found at https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Documents/Highmark_Flu.pdf#search=flu%20shots.

AFSCME, SCUPA, and SEIU employees and their covered dependents ages 9 and older enrolled in a PEBTF health plan, both PPO's and all HMO's, can receive a free flu vaccine by presenting their CVS/Caremark prescription drug card (preferred) or their health insurance ID card at the clinic or at any Acme, Giant, Giant Eagle, Target, Weis, Rite Aid or CVS pharmacy. ***Those not covered by a PASSHE or PEBTF health plan could possibly receive a flu shot at the clinic for a vaccination fee***

In an effort to minimize your wait time, you are encouraged to attend the clinic according to the following schedule:  

First Letter of Last Name Recommended Time to Attend the Flu Shot Clinic A - G 11:30am- 12:30pm H- M 12:30noon – 1:30pm N- R 1:30pm – 2:30pm S- Z 2:30pm -3:30pm



Other Opportunities for Receiving Flu Shots  All Highmark members (who are age 9 and older) can obtain a no-cost flu shot at any Rite Aid, CVS, Giant, or Giant Eagle pharmacy in Pennsylvania. No appointment is needed – the member must present their Highmark member ID card or if a PEBTF member, their CVS/Caremark Rx ID Card. UPMC HMO members can also obtain a flu shot at any other pharmacy or clinic but then may submit a claim form with a receipt to UPMC to get reimbursed. The claim form is attached and receipts are available upon request from the pharmacy.   Highmark and UPMC members of all ages can obtain a free flu shot from their physician, however, an office visit co-payment may apply.

Rite Aid Pharmacy will be on campus to administer flu vaccinations to the IUP community on October 1 and October 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Folger Hall. A higher flu shot dose is available for those over age 65. For further information, contact Lorrie Vehovic at 724-357-2431, or email at lvehovic@iup.edu

Come to explore the majors we offer in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Join us on Zoom.


Join STATIC as we host our IUP virtual version of the hit game show, Family Feud, on Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom! You and your IUP friend or actual family could get a chance to compete against other families for CASH PRIZES!

Want your IUP family to compete? Register here with your name (captain's name), your IUP email, your Banner ID, your cell phone, your "family" name, and the names of your family members.

Please note that only active, Icard-holding students can win any prizes at IUP Family Feud, and they may only be 18 years of age or older.

Zoom link forthcoming.

Extra credit: Want to help STATIC build new responses? Take the STATIC Family Feud Survey here!

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

Guest speaker:  Dr. Brenda Dede, Former PBCOHE President and Retired Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clarion University.

Join via Zoom.