Events

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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.

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

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.

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.

Sunday, March 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 29, 2021

Six O'Clock Series: Student Poetry Slam

Zoom

Are you a poet? Interested in performing spoken word? Join us for a poetry slam! You’ll get a chance to practice and perform over Zoom if you’ve ever been hesitant to perform on stage.

Prizes will be available for winners!

Join us via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Queer Conversations: History and the Harvey Milk Movement

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.

Topics for the spring 2021 semester are as follows:

January

  • 19 – LGBTQIA Among Us (welcome back)
  • 26 – Winter Blues/Disability Awareness (mental, physical, spiritual identity and impact beyond seasonal affective disorder)

February

  • 2 – Black/Brown Identity and Queer Identity
  • 9 – Self-Love, Self-Acceptance
  • 16 – Relationships (healthy relationships and the pandemic)
  • 23 – Fun Home (musical, memoir, mystery)

March

  • 2 – Feminism and Queer (Women/Womyn and what does feminism mean in a queer context)
  • 9 – The Lavender Scare (a documentary about US government oppression over decades to identify and fire gays and lesbians)
  • 16 – Green Dot Training (how you can positively impact campus)
  • 23 – Body and Gender Dysmorphia (conversation around how we perceive ourselves)
  • 30 – History and the Harvey Milk Movement (first openly gay elected politician—involvement in politics and strategies for change)

April

  • 6 Gaymes (board games, card games, other interactive games
  • 13 Take Back The Night (history and support for Haven Programming)
  • 20 Queer Arts Showcase (share your talent and display pieces, performances, and interact with artists)
  • 27 Celebration (end of semester)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

This workshop will explore the concept of emotional intelligence.  Students participating will get to complete an E.Q. assessment and learn about their own  emotional intelligence.  In order to participate, please register on Crimson Connect or here.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

J.E.D.I.: Microaggressions

Zoom

Join MCSLE for a discussion on microaggressions and how they affect students' experiences. Sometimes we say things that we don't intend to be negative, or don't even know to be negative, but others can take it that way.

Join us via Zoom.

Join keynote speaker Lauren Markham for a presentation on social justice issues in Latin America. Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.

Contemporary migration is rife with toxicity mythologies about who migrants are and why they are coming to the US. This talk by author Lauren Markham will dispel these myths and provide insight into the root causes of contemporary migration to the United States from Central America.

Join us via Zoom at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 2, 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.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Queer Conversations: Gaymes (Not Just the Tokyo Olympics)

Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom

Join LGBTQIA Support on Tuesday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m. In this discussion, we will delve into the Olympics, Paralypmics, out athletes, and other sorts of games, like video games.  

Join us via Zoom.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Layne Fargo is the author of the thrillers Temper and They Never Learn. She's a Pitch Wars mentor, vice president of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime, and the cocreator of the podcast Unlikable Female Characters. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets.

Join us via Zoom.

Greek Presidents Council

Zoom (Virtual)

Monthly meeting of fraternity and sorority chapter leaders.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

For many students, searching for a job (or an internship) has been a bit daunting. A year later during the pandemic it has transformed the landscape of the job market for graduating IUP students.

Join MCSLE and Tammy Manko, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, for a discussion about navigating through these challenging times to find your dream career. What does the future hold within the next four years?

Join us via Zoom.

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