Community Events


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hymn and Choral Festival

Calvary Presbyterian Church

The Lively Arts

Festival sponsored by the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee.

Free admission.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Annual Family Business Award Presentation - Delaney Family

Eberly Auditorium, 664 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705

Center for Family Business

Please join us in honoring the Delaney Family, Delaney Automotive Group, as the 2016 Distinguished Family Business. At 5:00 p.m. there will be a presentation by the Delaney family and at 6:00 p.m. there will be a traditional tree dedication in the Allegheny Arboretum. The public is invited to attend. Parking will be available in the stadium lot. Learn more.

Faculty Recital: Stanley Cepaitis, violin; Sun Min, piano; Linda Jennings, cello

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

IUP faculty will perform the Shostakovich Piano Trio and other works for piano and strings.

Free admission.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This exhibit showcases the unique cross-section of Pittsburgh artists selected from the ranks of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, one of America’s oldest and most active artist organizations.

Free admission.

Kipp Gallery and Annex Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays

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This exhibition tells Milton Bancroft’s story, from the beginning of his career in the late 19th century as an artist and teacher through his personal response to World War I.

This exhibit runs from September 10 to October 29.

Free admission. 

University Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Ovations!: Kid Koala's “Nufonia Must Fall”

Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall is an astonishing mesh of media magic guaranteed to intrigue audiences of every age. From its technical genius to tender story to original music, it is a definite must-see.

Consisting of 14 small-scale sets, an electronic array of instruments performed by Kid Koala, a live performance by the Afirara Quartet, and a small army of puppeteers and videographers projecting the performance on a large screen, this innovative show follows a touching love story between a robot growing outdated and a winsome office drone.

Based on the award-winning graphic novel by world-renowned scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala, Nufonia Must Fall includes a post-show, on-stage, close-up look of how this masterpiece was produced.

A true artist in every sense of the word, Kid Koala has released four solo albums and has toured with Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has also worked on the scores for the filmsShaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Looper, and The Great Gatsby.

Nufonia Must Fall is directed by Keith “K.K.” Barret. Barret has worked on music videos by Smashing Pumpkins and Beck and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Production Design for the film Her.

Tickets are available beginning August 23, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $28; Seniors (60+): $24; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $16. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Banned Books Read Out

Atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building

English Department

Book-Lovers are Invited to Read Out from Their Favorite Banned Books

The IUP English Department, in partnership with the English Graduate Organization, IUP Libraries, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will host a Banned Books Read Out in the Atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28. 

The Banned Books Read-Out celebrates the freedom to read while it brings awareness to censorship challenges to favorite books and to the ongoing fight to maintain intellectual freedom in schools and libraries across the nation. 

Students, staff, faculty, and the community are invited to attend. Join us to Read Out your favorite passages from Banned Books—or simply to listen and learn about the censorship issues that affect us all. This year’s national Banned Books theme focuses on celebrating diverse authors, and our team of IUP graduate students is working now to assemble passages that highlight diverse positions quite broadly. Come early to select your passage! 

Refreshments! Prizes! Vouchers! Join us for a lively celebration of our freedom to read.

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Hadley Union Building (HUB), Allegheny Room

Student Organizations

The Ascension Meditation & Yoga Association (AMYA) will meet for yoga and meditation sessions (FREE), every Wednesday from 5 p.m.–6 p.m. at the HUB’s  Allegheny Room during 2016 Fall semester.  

Please join us to improve your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being through a unique combination of yogic exercises:
Laughter Yoga – 10 to 15 minutes 
Physical/Hatha Yoga – 20 minutes
Breathing/Pranayam Yoga - 5 minutes
Meditation/Dhyana Yoga – 20 minutes

Hope to see you there

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Field Hockey vs. West Chester

George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest

Concert: IMTA: Dorothy Sutton Festival Concert

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Indiana Musicale, the Indiana chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teacher's Association (IMTA) will hold their local preliminary audition day in Cogswell Hall, room 120. The auditions will conclude with a performance at 2:30 pm in the Gorell Recital Hall. Qualified students will be given the opportunity to participate in the State PMTA festival.

Free admission.

Football vs. Seton Hill

Frank Cignetti Field & George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest