Six O’Clock Series for Fall 2011 Begins

Posted on 9/9/2011 9:57:39 AM

The fall 2011 Six O’Clock Series will offer programs on topics ranging from preventing sexual violence to the mystical arts of Tibet to the holocaust through the eyes of a survivor.

The series begins with a presentation on taking a personal approach to alcohol. “DrinkThink” will be presented September 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the IUP Performing Arts Center’s Fisher Auditorium.

Cosponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Greek Life, “DrinkThink” goes beyond the rules and regulations and addresses personal choice concerning alcohol use. It is intended to be an interactive, fun yet serious discussion about alcohol use.

The Six O’Clock Series, free and open to the community, offers programs on current issues and promotes approaching familiar topics from new perspectives. Coordinated by the Center for Student Life, the series features programs sponsored by a variety of campus organizations.

All programs will take place in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room, except for the September 12 program in Fisher and the October 31 program in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Parking on campus is free after 5:00 p.m.

Following “DrinkThink,” the remaining ten programs in the fall series are

  • September 19, “Got Consent?”: Students and alumni share experiences and attitudes about sexual relationships, consent, and prevention of sexual violence.
  • September 26, “Rules for the Workplace”: Barry Davis, senior consultant for LMA Consulting Group, discusses current changes within the workplace.
  • October 3, “All the Reasons You Need for Any Excuse to Study Abroad”: Students share experiences from studying abroad.
  • October 10, “Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims”: This program examines the struggles and challenges facing sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and the intersection of religion, sexuality, and gender.
  • October 17, “Operation Beautiful”: Caitlyn Boyle, Operation Beautiful editor, discusses body image and the effect of advertising on values, expectations, appearance, self-worth, and gender roles.
  • October 24, “Mystical Arts of Tibet”: Ten Tibetan Buddhist monks will present a program as part of a weeklong residency at IUP.
  • October 31, “Vampires vs. Zombies: The Debate”: These two legendary monsters will be the subject of an academic debate, presented in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
  • November 7, “Ethical Leadership”: A holocaust survivor uses personal experiences as insights on the topic of ethical leadership.
  • November 14, “Roe v. Wade: Past, Present, and Future”: Dr. Sarah Weddington discusses her experiences successfully arguing the Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • December 5, “Holiday Lights”: Members of the IUP Interfaith Council discuss the significance of light as a central feature of holiday celebrations.