Six O’Clock Series

  • The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

    Programs occur on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building, unless noted otherwise. Programs end at 7:30 p.m. Check the schedule for the exact location. A listing of Six O’Clock Series events is also available as a poster (PDF file).

    All lectures are free and available to the public as well as the campus community. The lectures are targeted to an audience of college students and employees so all topics may not be appropriate for children.

  • Business Attire Fashion Show
    February 10: Whatever the occasion or event might be, understanding professional attire and how to present yourself is key to making a great first impression! Join us and JCPenney as we demonstrate what to wear and what not to wear in professional settings.
    Respect: Aretha Franklin’s Musical Civil Rights Journey
    February 17: This program takes a captivating journey through Franklin’s life, highlighting her commitment to fairness and equality. From her upbringing in the church with her father, a Baptist minister and a civil-rights activist, to her tour with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a teenager and beyond.
    Documentary Screening: “Quarter Life Crisis”
    February 24: Plagued with anxiety, depression, and suicide, young people today are growing up in a constantly changing world that’s becoming increasingly unadaptable. “Quarter Life Crisis” searches to discover the causes and dispel the myths of modern society’s hardships.
    You Count! The Importance of the 2020 Decennial Census
    March 2: A panel of local official and Census representatives will discuss how the 2020 Census will impact students and the community.
    “Escalation” Film by OneLove Foundation
    March 16: Love is sweet… until it isn’t. “Escalation” is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of an abusive relationship—from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end.
    Medicare for All
    March 23: This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the idea of “Medicare for all” and its potential benefits.
    Designing Tomorrow: Crafting a Life, Career, and Purpose
    March 30: Let’s actually plan to live joyfully and purposefully! Join us and guest Dr. John Rindy to get a head start on designing your dream life and career.
    Exploring Excellence Beyond the Academics: Stand Out from Your Peers!
    April 6: This program will bring together current applicants, past applicants, and representatives to discuss opportunities beyond the classroom, including Fullbright, Freeman Asia, Gilman, and the Critical Language Scholarship.
    The Long Road to Immigration
    April 13: This panel presentation will feature speakers from many different paths to immigration who have different types of visa permits and how that has affected their immigration process.
    Labor and Immigration
    April 20: Get educated about one of the key issues for the November 2020 presidential elections by coming to this program to learn about the current labor and immigration policy and its history.
    Bridges to Peace, Presented by Rana Sodhi
    April 27: Rana Singh Sodhi, whose brother was murdered right after 9/11, will present at this program about Sikh culture and religion, along with his family’s story about his brother’s murder, and his campaign for peace and forgiveness.