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A trumpeter in the IUP marching band performed in uniform

Homecoming 2020: You’ll Be Virtually Here

An online event for students and alumni, Homecoming 2020 will take place October 4 through 10. This “Spirit Week” will feature a variety of virtual experiences, some live and some taped. One of the early highlights will be a marching band performance in Miller Stadium streamed live on Facebook at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Get all the details on IUP Homecoming.
Thursday, October 1
On Instagram, share a photo from a cultural event you’ve participated in: holidays, bar/bat mitzvahs, festivals, parades, your favorite IUP event. Embarrassing childhood photos are encouraged! Say why it resonates with your culture. Tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.
Implement quick, low-stakes writing into any classroom without increasing your workload. Registration is required for this 11:00 a.m. Zoom session.
Rite Aid Pharmacy will give flu shots today and October 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Folger Hall.
Offered by the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, this online session from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. will cover installing and using R and RStudio for descriptive statistics.
Explore the college’s majors from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom.
One of a series of workshops held Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom to help students be successful throughout college. 
Family Feud survey-says board
At 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, STATIC hosts its virtual version of the hit game show. You and your IUP friends or actual families could compete for cash prizes.
Brenda Dede, former president of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education and retired associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Clarion, will discuss addressing the ongoing needs of Black and Brown students on primarily white campuses. This Zoom session is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, October 2
Chancellor Dan Greenstein speaking at IUP

Chancellor’s Open Forum: “Future of System Redesign”

Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, will discuss the State System redesign and answer questions sent in advance by the IUP community. No RSVP is required for this 2:30 p.m. Zoom session.
What’s part of your culture that’s fun? Whether it’s gaming, dancing, drag shows, religious services, club meetings, or holidays, share on Instagram and tag @IUP_MCSLE with the hashtag #MCSLECultureChallenge.
Students and faculty members with an interest in math get together for fun and relaxation from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contact Tim Flowers, professor, at, for the Zoom link.  
Saturday, October 3
An IUP Marching Band performance at Miller Stadium will be live streamed on the IUP Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., part of Homecoming 2020 festivities. 
Sunday, October 4
Taking place October 4 through 10, Homecoming week will offer a variety of virtual experiences, including nostalgic videos.
Monday, October 5
Voting promotional button that says every vote counts
Learn about voting this November and beyond: how to register or check your registration, voting by mail or in person, the best places to research candidates, and who and what are on the ballot. Democracy works only when we participate. Program is from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Deadline is 9:00 a.m. View other important dates on the Academic Calendar.
View all important dates on the Academic Calendar.
Grades will be available on MyIUP starting at 10:00 a.m. 
Check out majors in the College of Fine Arts from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Zoom.
STATIC, Campus Recreation, and Intramurals present an e-sports tournament from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. featuring this classic online word game. Register by Friday at 11:55 p.m. via IMLeagues. The tournament will run until the bracket ends.
Join via Zoom between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. to see majors the College of Education and Communications offers.
Join LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and Queer Colors, and let your creativity flow. The event is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Elkin Hall’s Great Room.
Tuesday, October 6
Conservative? Liberal? In the middle? How do you express the issues you’re concerned about in the election? This is one of a series of workshops offered Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Elkin Hall.
This film tells the story of an abusive relationship. Do you know how to determine if you or a friend is in a potentially unhealthy or unsafe relationship? Find more information through the Haven Project.
Wednesday, October 7
Woman's hand raised
Anthropology Department faculty members Abigail Adams, Ben Ford, and Andrea Palmiotto will discuss the role of race in our physical and cultural lives. The event, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., is available via Zoom and in person, with limited seating, in Elkin Hall.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom, the staff of the Career and Professional Development Center will discuss life and career goals and how to achieve them. 
This discussion, offered via Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m., will focus on how COVID-19 exposed the government’s indifference toward South Texas, an area in which 80 percent of the population is of Mexican descent.
Presented by Malaika Turner via Zoom from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., this workshop helps with understanding one’s identity and culture, identifying barriers to equality and inclusiveness, engaging with and respecting people who are different from you, and more.
This celebration of identity and of being yourself will be held in the Oak Grove from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Rain location is Elkin Hall, room 111.
Queer Colors, Pride Alliance, Student Government Association, and LGBTQIA Support unite to discuss the student experience on campus and in the classroom, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Folger Hall.
STATIC presents this 2017 comedy special from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. through the Netflix Party Chrome extension. Minhaj’s topics include racism, bullying, and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents. Prizes for Minhaj trivia will be awarded.
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