Events

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Student will get to hear from faculty and staff as they address the state of social justice in the 21st century looking at challenges and opportunities now and in the future.

Zoom Link

Participants will gain perspective on disabilities that can help with creating an inclusive environment in their organization or community. 

Student can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.

IUP Soul Food Night

North Dining Hall

In Celebration of Black History Month, MCSLE and OHRLD will be featuring Soul Food Night at North Dining Hall.  Come out and enjoy a homecooked southern style meal.  

Thursday, February 25, 2021

MCSLE Black History Month Movie Night: “BlacKkKlansman” (Online)

Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal

Watch BlacKkKlansman (2019) anytime between February 25 and 26 via Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal. If you are physically on campus or living in IUP housing, all you need to do is visit the Swank Motion Pictures’ Online Portal, also advertised on MCSLE’s social media pages.

If your device is not connected to the IUP network (IUP wireless or connected to an on-campus network jack), you will be redirected to the Keystone Library Network username/password page. Click on the IUP Crimson Hawk to be prompted to enter your IUP Web Single Sign-on login credentials. Once completed, the film will launch.

Pick up a free MCSLE Movie snack pack in Elkin Hall, available beginning Monday, February 22, through Friday, February 26, while supplies last.

Join MCSLE for a discussion from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, by signing up online.

Questions? Email kxkcc@iup.edu.

MCSLE hosts Diversity Game Night

Elkin Hall Great Room

This program will be an opportunity for African American students to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences on diversity, equality, equity, and fairness in our society today.  Social distancing protocols will be in effect and a mask is mandatory to attend this event.


Friday, February 26, 2021

The Meet Up

Folger Hall

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

LGBTQIA Support-Grad Group

Zoom (to be established)

For all graduate students (and those senior undergraduate students) to meet and support one another.

Monday, March 1, 2021

#MCSLEWomensHistoryMonth

Instagram

In honor of Women's History Month, MCSLE invites you to tell us about a woman who inspires you. Whether she's a favorite celebrity, historical figure, relative, friend, or professor, tell us who she is and how she's impacted your life!

From now until the end of March, write a post about her on your public instagram and tag @IUP_MCSLE and #MCSLEWomensHistoryMonth, and we'll share it on our Instagram story!

You can also send us your post on this Google form and we'll post on our Instagram!

All are welcome to contribute!

Questions? Email kxkcc@iup.edu

This workshop, featuring Dr. Bentley Gibson, CEO of The Bias Adjuster, will present the latest research on implicit bias and foster positive intergroup behaviors.

The training will also focus on how implicit biases impact the cultural climate of colleges and universities and the best strategies to mitigate biases in order to create diverse, inclusive, and equitable institutions.

Join us via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Queer Conversations: Feminism and Queer

Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom

Join LGBTQIA Support for the Queer Conversations Series every Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting code for all sessions is 913 2363 1243.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Elise Glenn presents on Lucretia Mott and the history of abolition and universal suffrage and how her work applies today.

Join us on Zoom.

This workshop will help students unpack the different components of power and name components of privilege.

Student can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.

Greek President Council

Zoom (Virtual)

Monthly meeting of fraternity and sorority chapter leaders.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

J.E.D.I - Stomping Out the Patriarchy

Zoom

Join Sarah Shupp, Shippensburg’s director of student conduct and IUP doctoral student, for a discussion on smashing the patriarchy. We’ll discuss how to challenge the social, political, and cultural thoughts that value masculinity over everything else. Also, how does the idea of masculinity and the patriarchy intersect with being a woman of color, and how can we overcome these oppressions?

Zoom link

Latin Dance Workshop

Elkin and Zoom

Come dance with us and learn the origin of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata.

Zoom ID: 987 2902 0126

Friday, March 5, 2021

Greek 101: New Member Summit day 1 of 2

Zoom (Virtual)

Educational workshops with campus partners for spring fraternity and sorority new members.

The Meet Up

Folger Hall

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

This conference is focused on helping students develop an understanding of their leadership abilities, how their role as a leader impacts campus, and the impact of societal structures.  Registration for the conference will open February 1 on Crimson Connect.

Monday, March 8, 2021

This event is in celebration of International Women’s Day, occurring March 8 every year, to celebrate achievements of women worldwide and advocate for gender parity.

Our panel of accomplished international women will join us from abroad to share unique successes and challenges for women in their countries.

Join us via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Queer Conversations: The Lavender Scare

Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom

Join LGBTQIA Support for the Queer Conversations Series every Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting code for all sessions is 913 2363 1243.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Empathy is the ability to identify and understand other people’s emotions and it is a central part of being human. When we experience fear, the physiological response to the unknown, we become incapable of practicing empathy. This workshop, with medical anthropologist Abigail Adams, explores the ways in which knowledge bridges the gap between fear to empathy and can move us toward a more just and connected world.  

Student can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.

D2L Rescue (Online)

Zoom

MCSLE is hosting this session intended to assist any student experiencing difficulty with basic D2L navigation.

Join Nancy Evans from the College of Education and Jeremy Risinger from the University College in this informative and engaging Zoom session. We recommend that you join us on your phone or tablet and use your laptop or desktop to work “hands on, if possible. 

For questions, please contact Leslie Coates at coates@iup.edu.

Join us on Zoom.

BSL & SGA host Women in the Workplace

Susquehanna Room (HUB)

Join the Black Student League and Student Government Association for an open discussion on Women in the Workplace. The goal is to discuss the challenges women encounter and the progress being made around the world.  The discussion will include balancing school and work and changes being made to keep employees safe during COVID-19.  Most importantly, this is an opportunity to build a line of communication between females at IUP in a positive manner.

To join by Zoom

Meeting ID: 993 6946 1359


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Kenya Dworkin’s presentation will highlight how all Spanish speakers and their descendants were and are natives to the United States. Dworkin will share documentary evidence in the form of print culture, which can serve to help us acknowledge this country’s complex history and celebrate it in all it ethnic and linguistic richness.  Join via Zoom.

What are the elements of essential leadership in today’s time? As a woman, leadership is defined in different ways and is unfortunately viewed differently than men’s leadership. Crystal McCormick will address being a woman leader in Pittsburgh, Higher Education and in the Pittsburgh Region. She will discuss what tools and characteristics are needed to be a leader in today’s world.

Join us via Zoom.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Greek 101: New Member Summit day 2 of 2

Zoom (Virtual)

Educational workshops with campus partners for spring fraternity and sorority new members.

The Meet Up

Folger Hall

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

LGBTQIA Support: Grad Group

Zoom

For all graduate students (and those senior undergraduate students) to meet and support one another. Email nmscc@iup.edu with any questions.

Zoom ID: 944 2990 9950

Monday, March 15, 2021

Professional Chicago dancer, Donnetta “LilBit” Jackson will tell her story of how she started, being a kid from the hood that “made it,” and how important it is to network and make connections.

Ms. Jackson performed with a dance group on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and was a featured dancer for Chance the Rapper.

Join us via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Queer Conversations: Green Dot

Zoom

Join the Queer Conversations Workshop Series as they partner with the IUP Green Dot Program, which trains students by equipping them with information about barriers to action and realistic solutions to prevent violence.

Zoom ID: 913 2363 1243

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Tammy Manko will assist participants in learning about body language and effective communication as applied to interpersonal relationships to ensure productivity and success in work and life.

Join us on Zoom.

Systems and structures exist all around us. As leaders it is important to understand how these structures impact you, those you lead and the world around us.

Students can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

J.E.D.I - White Fragility (Online)

Zoom

Gwen Torges of the IUP Political Science Department will lead this week’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) discussion that focuses on the concept of white fragility. It will be an opportunity to look into barriers encountered when talking about racism.

Join us via Zoom.

This panel discussion will highlight women in the STEM fields and discuss the adversity Hispanic/LatinX women face as students and professionals in the STEM field. The panelist will share their experiences and provide advise on how to overcome obstacles and thrive in a male dominate field.  Join us via Zoom.

Camillya Taylor is the proud owner of Camille's House of Styles. On top of this, she is a businesswoman, a hairstylist, and an esteemed fashion designer. In this very special Women's History Month event, come ride along with us as Ms. Camillya shares her story of how hard word and consistency can transform your dreams into reality.

Zoom Meeting ID: 982 8340 8240

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Meet Up

Folger Hall

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Join MCSLE to participate in a fun game of Kahoot Trivia in celebration of International Women's History Month. All are invited.

Join us via Zoom.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Lawrence Willis will discuss business and conditions prior to COVID, how he sustained and survived during the pandemic to keep his business afloat as others ceased operations, and his view of a world forever changed post COVID. How do we need to pivot and plot our next moves?

Join us via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Join LGBTQIA Support for a discussion on body and gender dysmorphia as it relates to the LGBTQIA Community.

Join us via Zoom.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Systems and structures exist all around us. As leaders it is important to understand how these structures impact you, those you lead and the world around us.

Students can register to participate on Crimson Connect. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link.

Addressing America's -Isms

Zoom

Join the Diversity Peer Educators for a panel discussion on ableism, racism, and transgender oppression in the United States. Zoom ID: 941 7567 8810

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Voter Registration Drive

Oak Grove and North Dining

MCLSE and IUPVotes will be supporting voter registration.  Stop by our table to get more information on how you can register to vote.

Vitalant Blood Drive

Folger Hall

JEDI posterDo you want to get more active and skilled at making social and political change?

Join us for an interactive workshop with Nikki Lu, political professional and strategic thinker, to explore what makes an action or movement effective and best practices for successful nonviolent action.

Join us via Zoom.

This discussion will highlight the perspectives of three women from the IUP SAHE program who are about to transition into the Higher Education workforce. These future professionals will give valuable insight on adapting to the changes of higher Education (COVID-19). What jobs are available to me in a pandemic? How to brand myself/network in a virtual space.

Join us via Zoom.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Stop Asian Hate

Zoom

MCSLE invites our Asian/Asian American students, faculty, and staff and their allies to this platform to speak, support, and be in community.

Join us on Zoom.

The Meet Up

Folger Hall

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

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