College is not all about academics, as some may believe. Being a part of a community and making friends is also important.
Especially with the coronavirus rising anxiety levels, participating in virtual STATIC (Student Activity Committee) events is a great way to feel more connected at IUP.
Wednesday, Sept 23
Netflix Watch Party:
“The Social Network”
(8 to 10 p.m.)
Ever wonder how Facebook was created? Using Google Chrome’s Netflix Watch Party extension, you can watch “The Social Network” with the IUP community. “The Social Network” explains how Mark Zucherbug went from designing Facebook in his Harvard dorm room to being one of the youngest billionaires ever.
STATIC will also ask Facebook trivia questions with prizes for the winners. Download the Chrome Extension and learn more about how to use Watch Party today at
www.netflixparty.com/. Be sure to tune in for this event.
Thursday, Sept 24
Live at IUP:
An Evening with Issa Rae
(8 to 9:30 p.m.)
Issa Rae, actress known for “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” “The Hate You Give,” and “Insecure,” will be speaking to IUP on Zoom. She is also a New York Times Best Seller, appears on Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and is Golden Globe nominated.
To submit a question for Issa Rae to answer live during the event, you can email STATICatIUP@gmail.com or send a direct message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the username STATICatIUP. The Zoom link is yet to be released, but the waiting room will open at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept 25
Netflix & Chill:
(8 to 10 p.m.)
Using Swank Online Portal (link will be advertised on STATIC’s social media pages), join your friends and watch “Knives Out,” a mystery/comedy movie investigating the mysterious death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey and who in his family is responsible for the death.
Tuesday, Sept 29
Stargazing with STATIC
(9 to 11 p.m.)
Do you love stargazing, but don’t have a great view from your window or backyard? Join Zoom (link forthcoming on social media pages) to explore the beautiful galaxy.
For more information on STATIC events, visit their full event calendar at their website www.staticatiup.com.
Stay tuned for more events to come in October.