Free Hugs Project

According to his official biography, “Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is a peace activist, video journalist, and YouTube personality best known as the Free Hugs Guy online. Nwadike is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which produces motivational videos to spread love, inspire change, and raise awareness of social issues. His ‘Free Hugs’ videos have reached hundreds of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. As a former homeless student athlete, Nwadike overcame many challenges to now owning Superhero Events – an event production company that raises funds and awareness for homeless teens.”

The event will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018, in the HUB Ohio Room. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the event will begin at 7:30 PM. This is a FREE event, and is open to the entire IUP campus community.

STATIC will provide attendance vouchers to all individuals at the event.

Free Cybersecurity Skill Improvement Weekend Workshops

There’s an interesting free and public event that IUP will hold on Saturday, February 17, 2018. As one of the activities of a federally-funded project, they offer a series of FREE Cybersecurity Skill Improvement Weekend Workshops. These workshops offer very engaging sessions on various aspects of Cybersecurity. The upcoming workshop on Feb. 17th will be similar to the one they offered last December. See the details below. .
If you have any questions, please email Please also visit the project Web Site at for additional information about this workshop that will be posted soon.

•Workshop Date/time: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9: 00 AM – 2:30 PM.
•Registration: Email the following info: Applicant’s Full Name, Email, Postal Address, Phone Number, DOB and Grade level (for non-IUP students) and School to by Feb 12 to register. Space is limited and registration will be first come, first served.
•Workshop Location: 112A Stright Hall (210 South 10th Street, Indiana, PA 15705).
•Sponsored by the NSA and IUP.

•Open to all interested students (middle school, high school and college students) and teachers.
•Free Pizza lunch will be offered.

•Workshop Schedule: ◦9:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Farag, IUP
◦9:15-10:45: Guest Speaker, “Cybersecurity 101: A Hands-On Session”, Dr. Isaac Porche, RAND Corporation
◦11-12:30: “Greetings” from The Void: Communicating While Under Cyber Attack, Dr. Rafoth, IUP
◦12:30-1: Free Pizza Lunch
◦1-2:30: Global Cyber-Crises Simulation: WWIII?, Dr. Fiddner, IUP