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Events Calendar Information

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The Lively Arts maintains the only official events calendar for the College of Fine Arts. It includes all performances and exhibits that are presented by the departments and programs within the College that are open to the general public.

Note/August 2013: The new system for managing the webpages has created considerable challenges to entering calendar events. We have been and will continue to work with the Web Team and IT Services in solving these problems to the best of the system's ability. Your patience and understanding are appreciated, and please let us know what problems or questions you may have.

Initial Calendar Entries

Over the summer months, we take calendars provided by the departments and enter those items by the beginning of August. Once those are on the calendar, we will e-mail all Fine Arts faculty and staff members asking them to make sure their event is listed and is accurate. After that process is complete, it will be the responsibility of the faculty and staff leading an event to make sure that new events are sent to us along with any corrections or changes throughout the year. Those can be sent to Karen Mathe at

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Submitting Calendar Items and Updates

It is critical that this calendar remains current and accurate, as it is the primary source for the must recent information for literally thousands of people. Therefore, we ask that you submit calendar items, changes, and updates in a timely manner, preferably a minimum of one month in advance.

It is simple. Just e-mail Karen Mathe at immediately after confirming the information and include who, what, when, and where. A short description is also very helpful. Your event will be included on the Central Calendar as well as on your department’s calendar in addition to the Lively Arts calendar. If, at anytime, you see any mistakes with your event, please e-mail us right away. This calendar is also sent monthly to about 75 media sources and local offices.

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Student Exhibits and Performances

We will include graduate thesis exhibits that are presented in Kipp Gallery as well as Acorn Project Honors productions on the Lively Arts’ calendar. For these events, and to ensure accuracy and proper communication, the request for these events to be included should come from a faculty member and not the student. However, undergraduate events such as regular Acorn Project Productions, student exhibits, and student music recitals will not be included. At the department’s discretion, they can be entered by the department for their calendar or a listing on their webpage. However, due to the history of these to change often, they should not be included on the Central Calendar at any time.

Departmental Calendars

Departments do often maintain calendars for internal use. These are not official event calendars and may or may not be accurate. Do not use these for event purposes or share them them with the public. Always refer to the official online calendar, as that is the one that is seen by literally thousands of people.

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Who Sees Your Event Item?

The Media and Other Sources

We send a printed version of the calendar to over 75 media and information sources on or around the 10th of every month. This is one of the many reasons it is important to make sure your event is included and is accurately listed.


  • The Central Calendar: The online calendar is seen by thousands, and it’s difficult to give an exact number. But the link to this, generally referred to as the “Central Calendar,” is on IUP’s home page and numerous other pages, as well as on every page within the College of Fine Arts.
  • Facebook: We often feature stories on our Facebook page, which is followed by over 1,800 fans and growing regularly. It is often also featured on the IUP Facebook page, which has over 25,000 followers. There are also other pages that often share our information. We work to make sure that people looking at the postings are then driven to the college webpages and to our calendar entries.
  • Twitter: Every event on the calendar is posted on the Lively Arts’ Twitter account at least one time on the day of or the day before the event. There are over 600 followers. The IUP Twitter account also posts each event at least once, and has over 5,000 followers. Many of our followers then re-tweet the postings that can extend into hundreds and thousands more.
  • IUP Daily: All calendar items are also posted every day in the IUP Daily e-mail to all employees (over 1,600). This usually starts seven days before the event.
  • The Beak: All events are posted in each issue of the Beak e-mail, which goes to all students and those that would like to subscribe to it. Over 17,000 receive each issue.

Direct Calendar Links

  • The Lively Arts
  • Performing Arts Center, Room 202
    Fisher Auditorium
    403 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1008
  • Phone: 724-357-2787
  • Fax: 724-357-7899
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Summer Hours
  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.