Fall 2013

  • True Life: Dress for the Future
    September 9: Ever have a hard time picking out clothes for class? Ever wonder what your professional wardrobe might look like? What does business casual really mean anyway? This event will address all these questions.
    Just What Did They Originally Intend? A Casual Conversation with the Framers of the U.S. Constitution
    September 16: Sit in on a casual conversation with four authors of the U.S. Constitution: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton.
    Censorship vs. Freedom of Information
    September 23: The Internet has empowered the individual by providing instantaneous access to vast information and greater opportunities to publicly share thoughts, ideas, and information with the world. Still, even in the information age, challenges to freedom of information persist and new threats emerge.
    “My Friend Has a Problem...How Can I Help?”
    September 30: This event, in collaboration with the Lively Arts, features former MTV Real World Chicago personality Christopher Beckman, catapulted into the national spotlight when he was only 24 years old.
    The Story of Matthew Shepard
    October 7: This program uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. In 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, beaten, and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming.
    Men’s Friendships: No Man Can Make The Journey Alone
    October 14: In the age of “bromance” with films like I Love You, Man, what does genuine male intimacy look like and mean?
    Cultural Adjustment through Study Abroad Experiences
    October 21: IUP returned study abroad students will discuss the idea of Cultural Adjustment focusing on the areas of Academics, Food, Social Life and Returning Home. There will be time for questions at the end. Moderated by Jessica Halchak, assistant director of Study Abroad.
    Inclusive Diversity: Presented by Veronica Villalobos
    October 28: In this session, participants with and without disabilities will develop a greater understanding of the steps the Federal Government is taking to become a model employer for people with disabilities.
    RED Talks
    November 4: Nationwide, there is a period of time known as The Red Zone, which falls between the start of the fall semester and Thanksgiving break in November. It is believed that there are more sexual assaults on United States college campuses during this time than any other time during the school year.
    Honoring Veteran’s Day
    November 11: Leslie Miller Purser is one of only 10 two-star generals in the U.S. Army Reserve. An IUP alumna from the class of 1980, MG Purser has over 31 years of military service that includes tours in Baghdad, Iraq, and serving as the director of Intelligence, Plans, and Policy for the U.S. Army in the Pentagon. MG Purser will discuss leadership as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated career field.