Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin


Consider attending a joint production between IUP Music & Theater, Penn State Altoona, and the Defiant Requiem Foundation on Saturday February 23, 7:30 PM in Fisher Auditorium. Link to ticket information is below.

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is the signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. This performance features the full Verdi Requiem with the chorus and soloists accompanied by a single piano, as it was in Terezín. The prisoners’ story is told between the movements with video and narration.

The music, media, and story are powerful. The message of solidarity, collaboration, and perseverance is also quite timely.

Freedom from Speech and Disempowering a Generation

On Monday, February 18th, Greg Lukianoff will present as part of the Six O’Clock series in the HUB Ohio Room at 6:00 p.m. His presentation is entitled Freedom from Speech and Disempowering a Generation. Greg, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights on Education (FIRE), will discuss his book, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Intentions Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.
Greg Lukianoff is an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He is also the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, Freedom From Speech, and FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Greg is also an Executive Producer of Can We Take a Joke?, a feature-length documentary that explores the collision between comedy, censorship, and outrage culture, both on and off campus.
Greg has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. He frequently appears on TV shows and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News, The Today Show, and NPR’s Morning Edition. In 2008, he became the first-ever recipient of the Playboy Foundation’s Freedom of Expression Award, and he has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives about free speech issues on America’s college campuses.
This presentation is sponsored by The Free Speech Project as part of IUP’s Year of Free Speech.

Drug Facts Week!

Drug Facts Week is February 11-16. Please join in and help advertise the Entertain and Learn Movie Series. It is open to the IUP campus and surrounding community.
Beautiful Boy- 2 showings:
Friday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. Christ Church (across from 9th Street Deli). A panel discussion will follow the movie.
Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m. Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall
Beautiful Boy is based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff.
*DISCLAMER: Rated R for drug content, language, and brief sexual material. Some scenes may not be suitable for a person in early recovery.
Sponsored by BACCHUS, ATOD, The MARTI Institute, and The Armstrong, Indiana, Clarion, Drug and Alcohol Commission

The Haven Project

The Haven Project is hosting two events next week focused on promoting healthy relationships for IUP students. Both events will have attendance vouchers available. We would greatly appreciate it if you could please disseminate this information to the other faculty members and students in your department. The events are as follows:

Escalation Workshop: Wednesday, February 20th from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the HUB Ohio Room. They will be showing the short film “Escalation,” which depicts the warning signs and possible consequences of dating violence. Escalation was produced by One Love, the organization founded in memory of Yeardley Love, a college student murdered in the context of dating violence. The film will follow with a discussion about warning signs, how such signs may be easy to miss, and how to effectively intervene in similar situations.

Healthy Relationships Program: Thursday, February 21st from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the HUB Susquehanna Room. This presentation will educate students about the building blocks of healthy relationships (both romantic and non-romantic), how to foster healthy relationships for themselves and their loved ones, and how to recognize signs of an unhealthy relationship.


Upcoming Events!

  • The CPDC, along with The Six O’Clock Series, will be hosting a Business Attire Fashion Show on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. Find out more about how to present yourself in the best way in order to make a great first impression!
  • On Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at JCPenney’s in the Indiana Mall, please join us for this semester’s Suit-Up Event, where the doors will be open to IUP students, faculty, and staff only.

Members of the IUP community will have the chance to shop for professional attire at a 40 percent discount, which will include all business and business casual clothing, shoes, and accessories. There will also be coupons for shoppers to come back at a later date and receive 20 percent off their order, as well as coupons for the salon and for a Sephora mini-makeover. IUP faculty and staff volunteers, as well  to assist students in identifying professional clothing options.  The JCPenney’s team will be there as well to assist all shoppers.

A shuttle bus will be running outside of Pratt Hall to JCPenney’s every 15–20 minutes, from 4:45-7:30 p.m., for students needing transportation. Although pre-registration is not required to attend, students are encouraged to let the CPDC know they plan on attending the event by filling out the Student Registration form (please indicate “Suit-Up” in the Event You Plan to Attend space).


For more information about the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, please call 724-357-2235 or e-mail

Lunch and Learn

MASS is sponsoring two Lunch and Learn events for Black History Month. Lunch and Learns provide a free meal and an opportunity to explore a topics not typically found in the classroom.

The first is on Thursday, February 14 in the MCSLE Great Room in Elkin Hall at Noon.  The presentation is titled: “The Civil Rights Movement:  Detangling Its Strands”.  Discover how hair styles impacted the Movement.  The presenter is Ms. Veta Talton.

The second is on Tuesday, February 26th in the MCSLE Great Room in Elkin Hall at Noon.  It is titled:  “A Love Deeper Than Water:  A Sex-ploration of Black Women Writers”.   Explore the ways in which the black female body has managed to shape and reshape the America’s discourses of nationalism, helping to redefine what it means to be human, black, and woman respectively in a postcolonial society.  The presenter is Mr. Nedrick Patrick.

They will be providing attendance vouchers.

Study Abroad Opportunity

A study abroad opportunity is available for the Summer 2019 semester.  This is open to all majors.  For details, attend one of the upcoming informational meetings, or contact Dr. Ishoy.

When: Tuesday, February 12, at 3:30pm

           Wednesday, February 13, at 4:30pm and

            Thursday, February 14, at 3:30pm

Where: Wilson Hall, Room 101