Central Calendar


Monday, September 26, 2016

Did you know that over the past recent decade, 5,099 book challenges were reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, according to the American Library Association?

The ALA “promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.” Join us for a discussion in celebration of Banned Books Week 2016.

Co-Sponsored by the IUP Libraries and the English Department.

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

More information about this event.

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

IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair 2016

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex Arena and Concourse

Career Development Center

The IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair attracts employers from a variety of industries, as well as graduate school representatives around the United States.

Participating also provides students with an opportunity for face-to-face contact with recruiters and a chance to polish their networking skills, no matter how brief the contact. Although the Career Expo and Graduate School Fair is primarily intended for IUP juniors and seniors of all majors, freshmen and sophomores may also attend to get a general idea of what a career fair entails, as long as they are dressed appropriately.

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.

For more info: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org or contact heflin@iup.edu.

Undergraduate Peer to Peer Information Sessions

College of Education & Educational Technology 4:30 - 6:00 AND College of Fine Arts 6:30 - 8:00

Student Success Center

Considering a different major and want to talk to someone about it ?  Consider attending a Peer to Peer Information Session

Narcan Training

Room G60 Suites on Maple-East

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Office

No one should die of an opioid overdose, especially when it can be prevented. Get information about treatment options and life-saving interventions Receive a FREE Narcan Kit - the medication that reverses opioid overdoses.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Need to de-stress?  Take a minute and interact with therapy dogs.  

Rain location:  Lobby of Center for Health and Well-Being (ground floor entrance into Suites on Maple-East)

Friday, September 30, 2016

The deadline to withdraw from courses ending by mid-semester is Friday, September 30, 2016. 

Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.

Fall 2016 Speech and Hearing Screenings for Education Majors

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Davis Hall, Room 263

No Appointment is Necessary

Don't forget your I-Card

Know your Advisor's Name

Counter Blast 2016

HUB Delaware Room and Parking Lot Area

Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

Counter Blast 2016 is a get-acquainted social event hosted by Multicultural Affairs and Student Success.  Admission is free and open to everyone.  There will be student organizations, entertainment, games, free food, and much more!  Join us on Friday, September 30th, 4pm-7pm, in the HUB Delaware Room and Parking Lot Area.

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

Monday, October 03, 2016

Open access is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.”

International Open Access Week, now in its ninth year, is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research to turn discoveries into better lives. This year’s theme is “Open in Action.” In keeping with this theme, this panel of IUP faculty and administrators will discuss what open access is and why they are committed to it, what steps researchers should take to share their discoveries, and why it matters.

Co-sponsored by the IUP Libraries.