Monday, October 21, 2019

Open Access is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.” International Open Access Week, now in its 10th year, is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research to turn discoveries into better lives.

This year’s theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” In observance of Open Access Month, join us for a presentation by IUP faculty.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

Adulting 101 Queer Conversations: Out in the Workplace

Folger Hall Private Dining Room

Monday, October 28, 2019

Intrusion is a solo play with eight characters played by Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Twenty years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated until one woman comes forward about her rape.

Audiences of all backgrounds and ages can see how we all contribute to the perpetuation of rape culture by understanding how this event affects different sectors of our society. The Narrator is a college student who motivates the audience to speak up and finds her voice. Other characters include Journalist, Prosecutor, Daytrader, Politician, Psychologist, 3rd Grader, and Professor who help the audience learn about sexual violence statistics, Title IX history, self-defense moves, and the complexity of sexual violence against women.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Executive Leaders Series: Week 3 - Communication vs. Confrontation

Elkin Hall Great Room

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. David Piper, Professor and Chair, Employment and Labor Relations

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Breaking the Barrier: Hawk-o-ween Celebration

Elkin Hall Great Room

Stop by Elkin Hall on Halloween from 6-8:30 for a spooktacular time! We have a variety of activities and competitions planned, like Painting Pumpkins, Witch Hat Toss, Making a Mummy, and more! MASS, Office of International Education, SkillZone, Queer Colors, LGBTQIA Support, and Pride Alliance are excited to present this evening of tricks and treats for the campus community! We’re sure this is an evening that will lift your spirits!  

Monday, November 4, 2019

What do you think it takes to be a good leader? Join the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement as we discuss leadership and ways in which to develop your leadership skills.

Sometimes, being a leader means having to choose to do the unpopular or “unsafe” option, even when you know it’s the right one.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MASS Lunch & Learn with Military & Veterans Resource Center

Elkin Hall Great Room

Topic:  Diversity and the United States Military

Dr. Cory Shay, Director of the Military and Veterans Resource Center at IUP, along with IUP students will discuss diversity within the U.S. military.  Speakers will expand upon diversity in regard to social, gender, ethnicity, and religion in relation to the military and how proper utilization of diversity can effectively impact teamwork and leadership.  Minority groups within the military will be spotlighted. 

Executive Leaders Series: Week 4 - Meetings and Delegation

Elkin Hall Great Room

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

Adulting 101 Queer Conversations: Out Here But Not At Home

Folger Hall Private Dining Room

Thursday, November 7, 2019

MASS Breaking the Barriers: Social Justice Game Night

Elkin Hall Great Room

Join United Against Islamophobia and MASS for a night of Board Games and Good Company! Meet representatives from social justice organizations across campus, like

  • College Democrats
  • Anthropology Club
  • Sociology Club
  • History Club
  • Queer Colors
  • Muslim Student Association
  • English Graduate Organization
  • Office of International Education
  • Political Leadership Society

Learn what their goals are and how you can join the discussion around inequality. 

Snacks Provided.

Monday, November 11, 2019

6:00 Series: Honoring Veterans Day

HUB Ohio Room

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

MASS Lunch & Learn with The Native American Awareness Council

Elkin Hall Great Room

Sustaining Balance in the Fast-Changing World of Nádleehí-Carrie House, a Two-Spirit Navajo (Diné) and Oneida filmmaker has a diverse background from firefighting to teaching and implementing riparian restoration projects on her ancestral homeland on the Navajo Nation.  House is a writer and contributor in several publications, including Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. House studied at the University of Montana, the University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. House is a presenter of social justice issues, LGBTQ2, and cultural and environmental issues. House is a co-founder of the Gallup Film Foundation and has screened films at Boston LGBT Film Festival, Queer Woman of Color Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, and the Native American Indigenous Studies Association Symposium.

 Attendance Vouchers and Lunch Provided

Executive Leaders Series: Week 5 - Citizenship and Diversity

Elkin Hall Great Room

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

  • Articulate the advantages and impact of a diverse society
  • Identify systematic barriers to equality and inclusiveness, then advocate and justify means for dismantling them
  • Understand one’s own identity and culture  

Presenter: Diversity Peer Educators

Adulting 101 Queer Conversations: Behind the Uniform, Military & Veterans

Folger Hall Private Dining Room

Monday, November 18, 2019

Known for her representation as Brendan Dassey’s lawyer in the Netflix series Making a Murderer and Damien Echols of the notorious West Memphis Three case, Laura Nirider is the co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions. Nearly a quarter of all wrongful convictions involve individuals who falsely confessed to crimes they didn’t commit.

Nirider introduces her audience to this fascinating psychological phenomenon and uses stories of real-life murder interrogations to explain how commonly used interrogation tactics can cause not only the guilty, but also the  innocent, to confess. She blows up common myths about the justice system and explains why children are particularly likely to falsely confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Along the way, she will share her inspirational personal story of professional dream-chasing.

Community Discussion: Building Bridges

Elkin Hall, Great Room

Building Bridges ImageJoin us for a biweekly discussion open to all members of the IUP community.

Our goal is to address hate and strengthen our campus community.