Study Abroad to Be Next Topic in Six O’Clock Series

Posted on 9/30/2011 11:06:18 AM

The Six O’Clock Series continues with “All the Reasons You Need for Any Excuse to Study Abroad” at 6:00 p.m. October 3, 2011, in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room.

In this program, students will learn about study abroad from students who have lived it. A panel of returning study abroad students will discuss different aspects of going abroad for a summer, semester, or year. The study abroad advisor will moderate the discussion.

The lecture is cosponsored by the Office of International Education in celebration of International Education Week at IUP, October 10–14.

Parking at the HUB and on campus in non-reserved spots is free after 5:00 p.m. All Six O’Clock Series programs are free and open to the community.

Other lectures in the series are as follows:

  • 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 at 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.