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Six O’Clock Series: 2017 Fall Schedule

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

    You can also look at past series.

  • Is Graduate School for Me?
    September 11: Many of us hear that getting a graduate education is a good idea, however we’re not always told why. We will answer your questions and offer insight into the application process. Attendees will also learn about the many graduate programs IUP has to offer and how you can work your way to a graduate degree.
    A Casual Conversation with the Framers of the US Constitution
    September 18: Sit in on a casual conversation with four authors of the US Constitution: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton.
    Banned Books Week Celebration
    September 25: Join us for a panel discussion on political expression in the digital age. Are Facebook pages a public forum? Can users be blocked if they express criticism? These questions and more will be on the table for one of Banned Books Week signature events.
    One Love Foundation’s Escalation Workshop
    October 2: Do you know how to determine if you or a friend of yours is in a potentially unhealthy or unsafe relationship? Come to the Escalation Workshop to learn the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship and what you can do about it.
    LGBTQIA Ally Training
    October 9: Ally Training is for any student, faculty, or staff member interested in social justice and advocacy work. Participants will experience skill-building activities in developing communication and collaboration, as well as practical exercises in community development.
    Coffee...Because Adulting is Hard: Young Professionals Panel
    October 16: Adulting can be challenging, but it helps to hear from those who have recently been there. In this panel presentation we will discuss these topics and others as they relate to embarking on the real world.
    Faith Perspectives on Strangers and Foreigners
    October 23: In a panel discussion, representatives from various faiths will each share their own traditions’ attitudes toward foreigners, strangers, and immigrants, referring to their histories and sacred texts to illustrate their past responses and aspirations for the future.
    QPR Training and Panel
    October 30: QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer: three simple steps that anyone can learn to save a life from suicide. Those trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help.
    Thoreau at 200: 21st-Century Lessons from a 19th-Century Rebel
    November 6: IUP Associate Professor and Thoreau Bicentennial Ambassador Todd Nathan Thompson will detail what Thoreau can still teach us about how “to live deliberately” instead of “lead[ing] lives of quiet desperation.”
    Veterans Day Celebration
    November 13: CJ Jaynes, a retired Navy Rear Admiral and an IUP Distinguished Alumna, will speak about her experiences in the military. Join us for this engaging program to help us celebrate all those who have fought and are fighting for our country.