Friday, September 18, 2020

Virtual IUP Day


Students will be encouraged to visit Crimson Connect and explore student organization videos on Flipgrid.  

MCSLE Meet Up Program

Folger Hall Student Center

Vote, Vote, Vote!!! MCSLE is inviting students to get registered for the presidential election in November.  Have some fun and get registered.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Check out the flipgrid videos created by our Black and Brown student led organizations!

For more than 230 years, new generations have tested the framework of government outlined in the US Constitution. But this year’s events have presented constitutional challenges so great that some question whether the Constitution can continue to effectively serve the needs of our society. Come ask the authors of the 1787 Constitution what they think. What did they hope to accomplish with the Constitution? Do they think that it’s time to draft a new governing document? Why did they allow the Constitution to cast a blind eye toward racial inequality? To commemorate National Constitution Day, we’ll have four of the authors of the Constitution to discuss the work they did in writing the Constitution, and to talk to you directly.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Voter Registration Day!

Oak Grove

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day.  IUP will be promoting voter registration across campus.  Volunteers will be available in the Oak Grove all day to help answer any questions about voter registration.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

MCSLE Lunch & Learn-Elise Glenn presents Choosing Anti-Racism

Great Room - Elkin Hall

Anti-Racism is an imperative.  What does it mean for America, and what does it mean for IUP?  How can each of us be anti-racist and make change?

Sitting is limited.  RSVP to Julie at kxkcc by 4pm, on 9/18/20 to reserve lunch and seat.

Join us via Zoom.

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

  • Provide evidence of knowledge, skills, and accomplishments resulting from this workshop
  • Seek and value the involvement of others
  • Affirm and value the worth of individuals and communities
  • Articulate future goals based on assessment of skills, values, and abilities

Presenter: Kelsey Thompson, Assistant Director Career and Professional Development Center

Monday, September 28, 2020

Whether it’s grab-and-go from the dining hall, delicious microwaved fare, or a home-cooked feast, what are you eating? Post a picture on Instagram and tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge, and in the caption, tell us how this plays into your culture.

IUP Forum for Building Social Understanding-An Exploration of the Hip Hop of Jasiri X with Kyesha Jennings

Zoom. Please contact Peggy Kane at for meeting and participant ID numbers.

Kyesha Jennings is an instructor at North Carolina State University, IUP doctoral candidate, and hip hop scholar who has been an invited speaker at major universities and conferences, and published in the inaugural issue of Global Hip Hop Studies Journal.  

Jasiri X is a Pittsburgh artist whose work addresses critical issues in music and video. Recommended music videos from Jasiri X are “Checkpoint,” “The Whitest House,” “Three Little Girls,” and “Song for Trayvon,” which can be found on YouTube.

The Suicide Task Force of Indiana County will have a panel discussion on suicide and suicide prevention. This includes individuals from mental health agencies in Indiana County, as well as survivors and survivors of suicide loss. They will feature a number of resources available in Indiana County and information on the free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training they offer.

Join us via Zoom!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Everything in your routine exists for a reason. Think about the things you do every day—saying prayers, your makeup routine, your study schedule, the shows you watch, the music you listen to, your Starbucks order, the clubs you participate in. Show us something in your routine you believe to

be related to your culture. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

Come meet and mingle as we create and celebrate the community representing those of color at IUP. Join us with your favorite snack and beverage in hand.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Home can be your house, your state, your country, your dorm, your favorite place, your favorite person, or wherever your heart is. Show us what home means to you in a picture and tell us why in the caption. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

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

  • Develop critical group-related skills
  • Deepen personal commitments to social issues
  • Educate and facilitate the civic engagement of others

Presenter: Angela Martinelli, Career and Professional Development Center and Brianna Drylie, MCSLE

Justin Brown, an IUP alumnus, will host “Ugh!?! Not Another Diversity Presentation” via Zoom for undergraduate and graduate student leaders. As an IUP alumnus, Justin has a unique perspective on what life as an IUP student is like, what has changed since he has been on campus, and the work we still have left to do.

Justin has over 10 years of experience leading diversity trainings and is well-versed in virtual trainings—which works perfectly for times of social distancing. According to Justin, this training will shift your paradigms regarding racism, prejudices, stereotypes, women’s issues, differences in gender, inequity, intersectionality, and media. This fully engaging and interactive session is facilitated using games, activities, role-plays, and social experiments that will help challenge and develop the participant’s mind and soul. Nothing is taboo. It pulls no punches and puts anything and everything on the table. Finally, this session will address anyone who desires to experience life through the eyes of others.

The Zoom link and login details will be sent out to participants the week of the training. Fill out the RSVP form to register for the event.

These trainings are sponsored by the President's Commission on Inclusion and Diversity.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Find a photo from a cultural event you’ve participated in: holidays, bar/bat mitzvahs, festivals, parades, your favorite event at IUP. Embarrassing childhood photos are encouraged! Tell us why this resonates with your culture. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

Flu Vaccine Clinic-for the IUP Community

Folger Hall Student Center

Rite Aid Pharmacy will be on campus to administer flu vaccinations to the IUP community on October 1 and October 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Folger Hall. A higher flu shot dose is available for those over age 65. For further information, contact Lorrie Vehovic at 724-357-2431, or email at

Guest speaker:  Dr. Brenda Dede, Former PBCOHE President and Retired Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clarion University.

Join via Zoom.

Friday, October 2, 2020

What is part of your culture that’s fun? Whether that’s gaming, dancing, drag shows, religious services, club meetings, or holidays, show us how people in your culture have fun Tag. @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.

Saturday, October 3, 2020



IUP Homecoming is going virtual!

Homecoming is for all members of the IUP community and we need you to make it a memorable experience. While we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are excited that alumni, students, and friends from both near and far will be able to participate in our virtual Homecoming festivities from the comfort of their living rooms around the globe!  

Homecoming activities (for both students and alumni) will be hosted the week of October 4 through October 10, with a variety of virtual experiences both live and previously taped, including a few nostalgic videos!  

Learn more about Homecoming 2020.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Voting 101: Six O’Clock Series

Zoom (Virtual)

Learn what you need to know to vote in November 2020 and beyond! You will learn how to register or check your registration, vote by mail or in person, the best places to research candidates, and find out who and what’s on the ballot. Democracy only works when we participate!

Join us via Zoom!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Lunch & Learn: H2C and Hilario Molina presents La Tempestad

Virtual Only via Zoom

H2C and Hilario Molina presents La Tempestad: How COVID 19 Exposed The Gov'ts Indifference towards South Texas

The Rio Grande Valley has been the epicenter of COVID19 in Texas, for the past two month.  An area that is 80%of its population being of Mexican descent. We will explore the history of this impoverished area, the role of the "essential worker" in an area challenged by high rates of health issues, and limited health resources.

Join us via Zoom.

Emerging Leaders Series: Citizenship 101


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

  • Understand one’s own identity and culture
  • Identify systematic barriers to equality and inclusiveness
  • Engage with people different from one's self
  • Exhibit respect and preservation of the dignity of others

Presenter: Dr. Malaika Turner, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Friday, October 9, 2020

Kahoot Trivia


Check back for event link.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Where in the World Is... — Six O’Clock Series

Zoom (Virtual)

Join us as we kick off International Education Week with a fun, interactive, virtual game show to test your
knowledge on all things international. This program will be hosted by the Office of International Education.

Join us via Zoom!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Flu Vaccine Clinic-for the IUP Community

Folger Hall Student Center

Rite Aid Pharmacy will be on campus to administer flu vaccinations to the IUP community on October 1 and October 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Folger Hall. A higher flu shot dose is available for those over age 65.  For further information contact Lorrie Vehovic at 724-357-2431 or

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

  • Use experiences and other sources of information to create new insights
  • Recognize one’s capacity to create new understandings from learning activities and dialogue with others
  • Apply previously understood information, concepts, and experiences to a new situation or setting
  • Articulate individual values

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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Building Bridges is a program series that opens the door for Black and Brown populations to have the opportunity to discuss and voice their concerns to the university and have meaningful dialogue about solutions.

Join us via Zoom.