Also: Why My Vote Matters, Coming to America, from Platoons to Politics
Also: Why My Vote Matters, Coming to America, from Platoons to Politics
The power of the Black and Brown student vote; the long, hard road to legal immigration; stories of service members turned politicians; and more

Restructuring Update

More details about IUP’s restructuring plans, including a list of academic programs affected, are now available on the plan’s website. The site also details IUP NextGen, the university’s plan for the future, in the form of a draft white paper, which President Michael Driscoll describes as a “starting point for broad discussion and refinement with the IUP community.”
Arrangements for Jaedyn Wright
The family of Jaedyn Wright, a communications media student who died October 17, shared that his wake will be today from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Watts Memorial Chapel in Braddock, and his funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m., also at the chapel.
Thursday, October 29
6:00–7:00 p.m., YouTube live stream. The IUP Clarinet Studio will present a diverse program of polka, jazz, and classical music, as well as slapstick comedy and audience sing-alongs.
6:00–7:00 p.m., Zoom. Knowing your personality type and tendencies can help lead you toward personal growth. Workshops tackle a different topic each week. Register.
7:00–8:00 p.m., Zoom. Join Health and Wellness Promotion peer educator Charles Coleman for trivia. Winners will receive prizes. 
7:30–8:30 p.m., Zoom. The power of the Black and Brown student vote is the focus of this Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement discussion. Expect meaningful dialogue about voting and politics and how they affect minority communities in America.
8:00–10:00 p.m., Swank online portal. Join STATIC to watch the return of Pennywise in part two of this Stephen King classic.
Friday, October 30
All day, Instagram, @iupaware. Sierra DeMarsh, Health and Wellness Promotion peer educator, shows how to prepare healthy, quick meals and snacks.
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., outside North Dining. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stop by and talk with a member of the Haven Project.
8:00–11:00 p.m., Twitch. STATIC closes out the holiday week with this Monster Mash featuring IUP’s own DJ QRX. 
8:00–9:00 p.m., Zoom. Students with an interest in math get together to have fun and socialize.
8:00–11:00 p.m., Folger Hall. Hang out, play games, relax with friends—every Friday night.
10:00–11:00 p.m., Zoom. Get your card and Zoom information before 6:00 p.m. by emailing
Saturday, October 31
3:00–4:30 p.m., YouTube live stream. The concert will also feature Henry Wong Doe, Michael Kingan, and Kevin Eisensmith.
Monday, November 2
6:00–7:30 p.m., Zoom. Panelists will discuss the long, complicated, and expensive journey that is immigrating to the US legally. Speakers will include an immigration lawyer and immigrants from Canada, Iraq, Nepal, and more.
Tuesday, November 3
5:00–7:00 p.m., Elkin 111 and Zoom. This week’s workshop is “Go Greek: Fraternity and Sorority Life.” Contact for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, November 4
Noon–1:30 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room and Zoom. Learn about the long history of those who served in the military and then entered political careers. Seating is limited. RSVP with Julie at
12:15–1:15 p.m., Zoom. Julene Pinto-Dyczewski, Training and Leadership Development specialist in the Housing office, will discuss how to improve leadership skills. 
3:30–4:30 p.m., Zoom. Presented by Emily Jackson, this session is part of “Elephant in the Room: Conversation and Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Classroom and Beyond.” Register.
6:00–7:30 p.m., Zoom. Learn about the admissions process, discuss programs with department coordinators, and engage with other prospective students in Zoom breakout rooms. Register.
6:00–7:00 p.m., Zoom. This workshop, on debunking professionalism myths and workplace etiquette, is offered by the Career and Professional Development Center.
7:00–8:00 p.m., Zoom. For undergraduates, this workshop is on writing for publication. Differences between course papers and publications, how to write for an interdisciplinary audience, and considerations of format, genre, and purpose will be discussed.
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