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Six O’Clock Series: 2015 Spring Schedule

A listing of Six O’Clock Series events is also available as a poster (PDF file).

Until Tuesday
April 27: Captain Luis Carlos Montalván is the New York Times bestselling author of Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalván, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq, honorably departed the military in 2007, and “Tuesday” is Montalván’s beloved service dog.
Back Roads and Big Dreams: An Evening with Author Tawni O’Dell
April 20: Join New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and Indiana native Tawni O’Dell for an informal talk about her journey from small-town girl to internationally acclaimed novelist. Tawni will discuss the highs and lows of a writing career that includes years of rejection letters, a fateful phone call from Oprah Winfrey, and the thrill when Hollywood came knocking.
Holocaust Survivor and Researcher Discuss Implications
April 13: Moshe Baran will tell his life story during the Holocaust from being a forced laborer to partisan fighter. It is an inspirational story of survival and resistance, with a focus on what people can do to create a more peaceful world. Also, Martin Dean, a researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss his current Holocaust research.
Ritual and Rebirth
April 6: Did you know that there is a spring festival of colors/festival of love? Have you ever considered why specific foods are eaten during celebrations? Ever wonder why an egg is associated with Easter? This is a presentation of world religion rites, rituals, and practices embracing the ideas of rebirth, reincarnation, and resurrection.
The Impact of Suicide
March 30: Suicide impacts us all. Every year, millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones.
Women Inspiring Change in the Middle East
March 23: In honor of International Women’s Day, the IUP Office of International Education will host a panel of speakers to share their inspiring stories and research explaining how women in the Middle East have inspired change. IUP student posters featuring research or papers about international women will be on display before and after the panel.
Keep it Global!
March 2: Dr. Aaron Bruce is a thought-provoking motivational speaker, educator, researcher, and international traveler. His passion for exploring the globe and connecting cultures opens doors to a world of possibilities.
“Anonymous People” Documentary
February 23: The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigmas have kept recovery voices silent and their faces hidden for decades.
Death with Dignity: Barbara Mancini’s Pennsylvania Story
February 16: The movement toward legalizing compassionate Aid-in-Dying is growing across the United States. Join noted Death with Dignity activist Barbara Mancini, who was arrested in Pennsylvania in 2013 on a charge of aiding an attempted suicide.
Shakespeare, Pimps, Hollywood, and Reality TV: An Evening with Robert Townsend and Blessing Offor
February 9: Acclaimed director, writer, and actor Robert Townsend will join musician and reality TV star Blessing Offor to provide the audience with a unique and inspirational journey of the road to success.