Events

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Meet Up: All Black and Brown Students are Invited

Folger Hall

Join MCSLE every Friday night to hang out, play games, and relax with friends!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Voter Registration: Deadline to Register

Oak Grove

Monday, October 19 is the last day to register in Pennsylvania before the General Election on November 3.  Volunteers will be available in the Oak Grove from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to answer any questions you may have about registering to vote.

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to relocate and launch your career in a large, metropolitan region? Join us for our Metropolitan Careers Alumni Panel, as we bring in some of our most successful alumni to talk about their careers, life in the city, and so much more. This program is sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Alumni and Friends.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series

111 Elkin Hall

Join us on Tuesdays for our Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series. Topics are as follows:

  • September 29: Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues
  • October 6: Politics and Why Voting Matters
  • October 13: Dating's Dirty Laundry
  • October 20: Healthy Choices
  • October 27: More than Letters
  • November 3: Go Greek, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • November 10: Behind the Uniform: Military and Veterans
  • November 17: Out on Campus, Not at Home
  • December 1: Stress Relief, End of Semester Celebration

Contact lgbtqia-support@iup.edu for Zoom links. All events sponsored by LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and Queer Colors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lunch & Learn: Voting Around the World

Virtual Only via Zoom

Join us and the Office of International Education for an engaging conversation about this year's election in the U.S. and how it compares with elections and voting in several other countries around the world.  Guest speakers include Dr. Chambers, Chair of IUP's Political Science Department and international students. 

Join us via Zoom.

Executive Leaderships Series: Individual Development - Leadership Practice Inventory

Zoom - Register to Receive the Link

Upon completion of this workshop, the participants shall improve their leadership skills by being able to:

  • Articulate a rationale for personal behavior
  • Integrate multiple aspects of identity into a coherent whole
  • Develop and articulate personal belief system
  • Understand the use of personal traits in a leadership role 

Presenter: Kevin Foster, Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

Student Against Racism Film Showing: The Hate U Give

Elkin Hall Great Room

Join Students Against Racism for a film showing of The Hate U Give in the Elkin Hall Great Room at 7:00 PM. If you prefer to join virtually, you can do so via Zoom.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

MCSLE Presents: Breaking the Barrier

Zoom

Join MCSLE and some of IUP's multicultural student organizations on Thursday afternoons for discussions on various topics related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Thursday, October 8, 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Racism/Anti-Racism
  • Thursday, October 22, 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Intersectionality, Identity Awareness, and Development
  • Thursday, November 5, 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Systems and Structures of Oppression
  • Thursday, November 19, 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Sexual Orientation
  • Thursday, December 3, 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Power and Privilege
You can join us via Zoom.

Part of the Fall 2020 series The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond. Register via Zoom.

Completion of 4 events over the academic year earns a Certificate of Training in Diversity and Inclusion

Organized by IUP’s Women’s and Gender Studies & The Social Equity and Title IX Office.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Workshop: Creating Inclusive Spaces

Zoom

Guest speaker, Justin Brown, will be hosting a workshop on Creating Inclusive Spaces for IUP faculty and programming staff from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. As an IUP alum and a current PASSHE employee, Justin has a unique perspective on what life as an IUP student is like and he is well-versed in virtual DEI trainings – which works perfectly for times of social distancing. Justin has done some great trainings for our students, but we wanted to make sure that faculty and programming staff also had opportunities to engage in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom and at campus events. This will include classroom dynamics, course/event content, and curriculum. Justin is a dynamic presenter and while this session may seem like a long time to carve out of your schedule, it will be worth it! As Justin likes to say, "We can no longer be the change we want to see, we have to teach the change we want to see." The Zoom link and log-in details will be sent the day before the training. Please RSVP for the training.  Sponsored by the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.  Further information:  mduncan@iup.edu

On October 23 from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Justin Brown, an IUP alum, will be hosting a workshop on Creating Inclusive Spaces via Zoom for faculty and programming staff.

Meet Up: All Black and Brown Students are Invited

Folger Hall

Join MCSLE every Friday night to hang out, play games, and relax with friends!

Monday, October 26, 2020

We all know people who complain about their jobs or who don’t like their work and career. It’s not supposed o be like that, and it’s partially in your hands. What if you learned more about yourself and then used that knowledge to design adaptable plans for a life of impact and meaning? Let’s actually plan to live joyfully and purposefully! Join us and guest John Rindy to get a head start on designing your dream life and career.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series

111 Elkin Hall

Join us on Tuesdays for our Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series. Topics are as follows:

  • September 29: Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues
  • October 6: Politics and Why Voting Matters
  • October 13: Dating's Dirty Laundry
  • October 20: Healthy Choices
  • October 27: More than Letters
  • November 3: Go Greek, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • November 10: Behind the Uniform: Military and Veterans
  • November 17: Out on Campus, Not at Home
  • December 1: Stress Relief, End of Semester Celebration

Contact lgbtqia-support@iup.edu for Zoom links. All events sponsored by LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and Queer Colors.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Executive Leadership Series: Communication vs. Confrontation

Zoom - Register to Receive the Link

Upon completion of this workshop, the participants shall improve their leadership skills by being able to:

  • Use multiple sources of information and their synthesis to solve problems
  • Seek new information to solve problems
  • Write and speak after reflection
  • Listen attentively to others and respond appropriately

Presenter: Dr. Erick Lauber, Professor, Journalism and Public Relations

Thursday, October 29, 2020

This event will spark a dialogue about voting and politics and how they impact minority communities in America. This session will provide students a chance to engage in meaningful dialogues regarding political parties, racial tensions, policies, and society.

Join us via Zoom.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Meet Up: All Black and Brown Students are Invited

Folger Hall

Join MCSLE every Friday night to hang out, play games, and relax with friends!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Get Out the Vote

Outside of North Dining

Students and Staff will be tabling in front of North Dining with information to help students make a plan to vote on November 3.

The Long Road to US Immigration: Six O’Clock Series

Zoom (Virtual)

Panelists will address the long, complicated, and expensive journey that is immigrating to the US legally. They will speak of their experiences in migrating to the US via different forms of immigration: green card through a family member, becoming a US citizen, or one of the numerous types of visas. The panel will address some of these types of visas, and how each panelist migrated to the US. Our speakers will include an immigration lawyer and immigrants from Canada, Iraq, Nepal, and other countries.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Get Out the Vote

Outside of North Dining

Students and staff will be tabling outside of North Dining to remind students to go out and vote.

Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series

111 Elkin Hall

Join us on Tuesdays for our Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series. Topics are as follows:

  • September 29: Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues
  • October 6: Politics and Why Voting Matters
  • October 13: Dating's Dirty Laundry
  • October 20: Healthy Choices
  • October 27: More than Letters
  • November 3: Go Greek, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • November 10: Behind the Uniform: Military and Veterans
  • November 17: Out on Campus, Not at Home
  • December 1: Stress Relief, End of Semester Celebration

Contact lgbtqia-support@iup.edu for Zoom links. All events sponsored by LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and Queer Colors.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Lunch & Learn: The MVRC Presents From Veteran to Politician

Elkin Hall Great Room

Learn about the connection and the long history of those that served in the military and then entered political careers. The program will finish with a look at four current prominent veterans who have served the country in both the military and political arenas. 

Seating is limited.  RSVP with Julie at kxkcc@iup.edu by 4pm, on 10/30/20 to reserve a seat and lunch.

Join us via Zoom.

Executive Leadership Series: Meetings and Delegation

Zoom - Register to Receive the Link

Upon completion of this workshop, the participants shall improve their leadership skills by being able to:

  • Assess assumptions and consider alternative perspectives and solution
  • Exhibit democratic principles as a leader or group member
  • Assess, critique, and then improve the quality of one’s work and one’s work environment

Presenter: Julene Pinto-Dyczewski, Training and Leadership Development Specialist - OHRLD

Part of the Fall 2020 series The Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond. Register via Zoom.

Completion of 4 events over the academic year earns a Certificate of Training in Diversity and Inclusion.

Organized by IUP’s Women’s and Gender Studies & The Social Equity and Title IX Office.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

MCSLE Presents: Breaking the Barrier

Zoom

Join MCSLE and some of IUP's multicultural student organizations on Thursday afternoons for discussions on various topics related to diversity and inclusion.

  • Thursday, October 8, 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Racism/Anti-Racism
  • Thursday, October 22, 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Intersectionality, Identity Awareness, and Development
  • Thursday, November 5, 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Systems and Structures of Oppression
  • Thursday, November 19, 3:00–4:30 p.m.: Sexual Orientation
  • Thursday, December 3, 3:30–5:00 p.m.: Power and Privilege
You can join us via Zoom.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Student Self-Care Day

On Campus, Virtual

close up shot of a woman holding an IUP mug

Take Time To Rest, Recharge, and Relax

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyone’s lives, causing anxiety, stress, and even academic struggles. After listening to our students and following the example of other universities in the region, IUP is designating Friday, November 6 as a Student Self-Care Day.

Free Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate

Enjoy free apple cider and hot chocolate from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in from of North Dining and HSS.

Social Media Contest

This Friday, our Division of Student Affairs will host a self-care focused social media contest and will give away 5 $50 Co-Op Store gift cards. Below are the 4 easy steps to enter:

  1. Follow IUP Student Affairs on Instagram @IUPStudentAffairs
  2. Post a picture of you taking advantage of Self-Care Day
  3. Use #IUPSelfCare
  4. Tag @IUPStudentAffairs

All IUP students are welcome to participate and winners will be randomly selected.

During this day, take some time to relieve stress, build self-confidence, and lay a foundation for your wellness through the rest of the semester and beyond. That might include making sleep a priority, eating well, exercising, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake, or doing what you need to do to concentrate on you. The activities and resources on this page can help you achieve just that.

Self-Care Resources for the IUP Community

Videos

Online Resources

Calendar of Events for November 6, 2020

Care for Yourself, Care for Others this Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is typically a time of excitement, of taking a breather from a busy semester and going home to see family and old friends. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many questions and uncertainties on how to behave. Staying safe means taking a few simple steps to protect yourself and others:

  • For the 14 days before you travel home this Thanksgiving break, try to limit your close contacts with others in the campus community.
  • You may still continue to participate in campus-sponsored events, of course. But when you do, take care to follow our coronavirus guidelines on social distancing, face coverings, and more.
  • Our Coronavirus website has the CDC definition of ‘close contact’, helping you understand what to avoid.
  • You can always participate in virtual activities, pick up your food, or hold study groups remotely.

So far this semester, you have proven that COVID-19 will not beat us. Your efforts have shown that you are willing to do what is necessary to keep each other safe. Let’s continue that effort so you can safely enjoy your Thanksgiving break.

Meet Up: All Black and Brown Students are Invited

Folger Hall

Join MCSLE every Friday night to hang out, play games, and relax with friends!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Honoring Veterans Day: Six O’Clock Series

Zoom (Virtual)

“The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve recognition for their commitment.”
—Judd Gregg

In honor of Veterans Day, join us for this program to honor those who have served and are currently serving our nation.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series

111 Elkin Hall

Join us on Tuesdays for our Adulting 101: Queer Conversations Workshop Series. Topics are as follows:

  • September 29: Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues
  • October 6: Politics and Why Voting Matters
  • October 13: Dating's Dirty Laundry
  • October 20: Healthy Choices
  • October 27: More than Letters
  • November 3: Go Greek, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • November 10: Behind the Uniform: Military and Veterans
  • November 17: Out on Campus, Not at Home
  • December 1: Stress Relief, End of Semester Celebration

Contact lgbtqia-support@iup.edu for Zoom links. All events sponsored by LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and Queer Colors.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Executive Leadership Series: TBD

Zoom - Register to Receive the Link

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Building Bridges

Join MCSLE via Zoom

This program series opens the door for Black and Brown populations to have an opportunity to discuss and voice their concerns to the university and have meaningful dialogue about solutions.

Join us via Zoom.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Meet Up: All Black and Brown Students are Invited

Folger Hall

Join MCSLE every Friday night to hang out, play games, and relax with friends!

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