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Holiday Season Events for 2010

Those attending the annual tree-lighting ceremony December 2, 2010, looked at decorated trees in Blue Room.

Following is a list of holiday season events at IUP for 2010. Find a complete list of IUP events on the Central Calendar.

Thursday, December 2

Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Sale

The Geoscience Club will hold its annual Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Sale from noon to 5:00 p.m. in the Weyandt Hall Planetarium lobby. For more information, contact Dan O'Hara at D.J.OHara2@iup.edu.

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The annual holiday tree lighting will begin at 4:45 p.m. on the East Porch of Sutton Hall. Performing will be the IUP Brass Ensemble, IUP Chorale, and East Pike Elementary School Vocal Ensemble. Remarks will be provided by David Werner, interim president, and Terry Carter, vice president for University Relations.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s classic family musical White Christmas will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Tickets are available in the HUB ticket office (724-357-1313) and online through IUPtickets.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets are $15 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens and groups of fifteen or more, and $9 for children and students. Find more information: Holiday Classic “White Christmas” on Fisher Stage.

Friday, December 3

IUP Ceramics Sale

Ceramic wares by faculty members, students, and local potters will be for sale during the day in the Ceramics Studio in the Robertshaw Building. Proceeds will benefit the Ceramics Studio. For more information, contact Kevin Turner at klturner@iup.edu or call 724-357-1398.

Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Sale

The Geoscience Club will hold its annual Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Sale from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Weyandt Hall Planetarium lobby. For more information, contact Dan O'Hara at D.J.OHara2@iup.edu.

Holiday Open House for Employees

All IUP employees are invited to a holiday open house from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s classic family musical White Christmas will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Find more information: Holiday Classic “White Christmas” on Fisher Stage.

Saturday, December 4

IUP Ceramics Sale

Ceramic wares by faculty members, students, and local potters will be for sale during the day in the Ceramics Studio in the Robertshaw Building. Proceeds will benefit the Ceramics Studio. For more information, contact Kevin Turner at klturner@iup.edu or call 724-357-1398.

Holiday Choral Festival

The IUP choral ensembles will present their annual holiday program at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Seventh and Church streets. Performances will include John Rutter’s “Gloria” by the IUP Chorus and Chorale. Tickets, available at the HUB, are $7 for regular admission, $6 for discounts, and $4 with an I-Card. The IUP choral ensembles were under the longtime direction of James Dearing, who died Friday, November 26, 2010.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s classic family musical White Christmas will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Find more information: Holiday Classic “White Christmas” on Fisher Stage.

Sunday, December 5

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s classic family musical White Christmas will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Find more information: Holiday Classic “White Christmas” on Fisher Stage.

Monday, December 6

Tubaphonium Ensemble Concert

Students will perform on the lower brasses, under the direction of Zach Collins, at 8:00 p.m. in DiCicco Rehearsal Hall (Cogswell Hall, Room 121). Admission is free.

A crowd gathered around Sutton Hall's east porch during the annual tree-lighting ceremony December 2, 2010.

Tuesday, December 7

Religious Studies Annual Holiday Party

The Religious Studies Department will hold its annual holiday party from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Sutton Hall, Room 437. All are welcome.

Film Screening: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

This Kwanzaa Week activity will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. For more information, call the African American Cultural Center at 724-357-2455.

The HoodleBug Brass Recital

The HoodleBug Brass, a quintet of IUP faculty brass musicians, will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission is free. Find more information: HoodleBug Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Recital.

Thursday, December 9

Film Screening: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

This Kwanzaa Week activity will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. Those attending are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to a local food bank. For more information, call the African American Cultural Center at 724-357-2455.

IUP Symphony Orchestra Concert

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stanley Chepaitis and David Martynuik, will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Tickets, available at the HUB, are $7 for regular admission, $6 for discounts, and $4 with an I-Card.

Saturday, December 11

IUP String Project Recital

Area school students perform in a special recital under the direction of Linda Jennings at 10:30 a.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Kwanzaa 2010 Celebration

This African American holiday celebration of family, friends, community, and culture will be at 4:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. Keynote speaker Tina Williams Brewer will present “An Inspiration for Success: The Story of African/African American History through Quilt Making and Much More.” Also featured will be the Nazu Dance Ensemble and Punxsutawney Divine Gospel Choir. Admission is free. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call the African American Cultural Center at 724-357-2455 or see Annual Kwanzaa Celebration 2010.

IUP Bands: A Holiday Concert

IUP bands including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Concert Band will give a holiday concert at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. They will perform a variety of holiday music and other selections under the direction of Jack Stamp, Jason Worzbyt, and Stephanie Caulder. Admission is free.

Sunday, December 12

IUP High School Honors Band Concert

An ensemble composed of top area high school music students, under the direction of Jack Stamp, will perform at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Admission will be charged at the door.

Highlights from The Messiah: IUP Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra

This performance at 7:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall will feature highlights from the Christmas section and the popular “Hallelujah Chorus,” under the direction of Joseph Baunoch and Jason Worzbyt. Tickets, available in the HUB, are $5 for regular admission, $4 for discounts, and $3 with an I-Card.

Wednesday, December 15

African American Cultural Center Annual Holiday Celebration

All are invited to join in the holiday cheer at the African American Cultural Center during its annual holiday celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Delaney Hall, Room B23. Those attending are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to a local food bank. For more information, call the African American Cultural Center at 724-357-2455.

Tuba Christmas

The Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, will give a free concert at 7:00 p.m. at the Indiana Mall.

Free Planetarium Show on Lunar Eclipses

The upcoming lunar eclipse will be the topic of a free planetarium show at 7:00 p.m. in the IUP Planetarium in Weyandt Hall. For more information, see Free Planetarium Show about Lunar Eclipse.

To have an event added to this list, IUP departments and offices should place the event on the Central Calendar or send information to the Web Team via e-mail at web-team@iup.edu.

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