Community Events

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Friday, March 24, 2017

After discussing three widespread theories about the purpose of free speech—as a marketplace of ideas, as facilitating democratic self-government, and as essential for developing individual autonomy—Boone will explore how some hate speech oppresses its targets and argue that, according to each of these theories, oppressive speech does not merit First Amendment protection.

Part of the Daniel N. Boone Speaker Series.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exhibit: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum (Sutton Hall) and the Kipp & Annex Galleries (Sprowls Hall)

The Lively Arts

These concurrent exhibitions showcase works by the Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates and celebrate the final stages of their graduate degree work.

This exhibit runs from March 25 to April 27.

Free admission.

University Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Mondays

More information about this event.

Softball vs Shippensburg

Podbielski Field

Hawk’s Nest

Women's Lacrosse vs Millersville

Frank Cignetti Field & George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest

Baseball vs Mercyhurst

Owen Dougherty Field

Hawk’s Nest

Opening Reception: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum, Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

Free admission.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Softball vs Edinboro

Podbielski Field

Hawk’s Nest

Guest Artist Recital: Ann Labounsky, organ

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

The Lively Arts

A solo organ recital by Ann Labounsky featuring the world premiere of Christopher Adler’s "Construct: for organ," the 2017 winning composition for the second annual Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Competition sponsored by the American Guild of Organists (AGO).


There will also be a reception following the performance, to which all are invited to attend.

This event is co-hosted by the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee and the Indiana, Pennsylvania, Chapter of the AGO.

Free admission.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Talk: “Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India”

Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 225

Women’s and Gender Studies

Come and enjoy a talk by Nico Slate on his book Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India which focuses on sustainability efforts/issues and female empowerment. The talk should last for just under an hour, with time for Q and A. Light refreshments to follow in the lobby area outside HSS 225.

Nico Slate (PhD, Harvard, 2009) is Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director of the Bajaj Rural Development Lab and the Social Change Semester.

His first book is Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India (Harvard University Press, 2012).

His second book is The Prism of Race: W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson and the Colored World of Cedric Dover (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

He also edited Black Power Beyond Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Recital: Saxophone Studio

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

The Lively Arts

Students in the IUP saxophone studio will perform.

Free admission.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exhibit: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum (Sutton Hall) and the Kipp & Annex Galleries (Sprowls Hall)

The Lively Arts

These concurrent exhibitions showcase works by the Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates and celebrate the final stages of their graduate degree work.

This exhibit runs from March 25 to April 27.

Free admission.

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

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

More information about this event.

Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CNSD, is a regitsered sports dietitian who works for the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. McDowell has also worked with professional, collegeiate, and Olympic athletes for many years. She will be speaking about her experiences on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 126.

Faculty Recital: Joseph Baunoch, baritone; Sun Min Kim, piano.

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Faculty Recital featuring Joseph Baunoch, baritone; Sun Min Kim, piano.

Free admission.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sales Boot Camp

201 Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, 664 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705

Center for Family Business

Learn "How to Grow Your Business to $1 Million" using a PowerLink advisory board. Learn about the stages of small business growth on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Women's Tennis vs. Edinboro

Maple Street Courts

Hawk’s Nest

Women's Lacrosse vs. Tiffin

Frank Cignetti Field & George P. Miller Stadium

Hawk’s Nest

Directed by anti-racism educator Tim Wise, this film explores race and racism in the United States through the lens of whiteness and white privilege.


Free Planetarium Show: Dwarf Planets

IUP Planetarium, first floor Weyandt Hall

Geoscience Department


Title of Show:  The New Horizons: Dwarf Planets

Recent space missions have seen Pluto, Ceres and Vesta up close for the first time. These objects may not be “planets,” but they have a lot to tell us.


Shows are at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania planetarium, located on the first floor of Weyandt  Hall. Weyandt Hall is on the east side of the Oak Grove next to Oakland Avenue. Weather permitting,  after the show telescope observing of the night sky (evening shows) or of the Sun (daytime shows) will  be available. Seating is limited; doors will open 15 minutes before each show. Groups that wish to
attend are asked to call in advance. For more information call 724-357-5626 or 724-357-2379.


Full Spring 2017 Schedule



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Concert: Celtic Woman

Kovalchick Complex: Ed Fry Arena

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents VOICES OF ANGELS a captivating new show for 2017. VOICES OF ANGELS showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Featuring many songs from the forthcoming Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award-winning signature style. A true celebration of an incredible journey that has captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert!


Fort More Information and Tickets http://www.kovalchickcomplex.com/upcoming-events/event/?id=430

Ovations!: “42nd Street”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

It’s 1933 and Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the bus from Allentown, Pennsylvania, arrives in New York City with valise in hand, ready to conquer Broadway.

Tickets are available beginning February 28, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $44; Seniors (60+): $39; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $20. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

More information about this event.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Guest Artist Recital: Barkada Quartet

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The Barkada Saxophone quartet, including IUP Alum Justin Polyblank, won international acclaim as Gold Winners of the 2013 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Free admission.

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