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Upcoming Book, Homecoming Concert for IUP’s Folkmen

Book Jacket: Changing Times

The full book jacket for “Changing Times: The Folkmen at IUP, 1963-1969”

The Folkmen, an award-winning folk music group at Indiana State College in the 1960s, will mark the 50th anniversary of the group’s formation with the release of a book and a Homecoming concert.

Changing Times: The Folkmen at IUP, 1963-1969, will be available in August. According to the author, Alan Luckey ’87, M’89, a member of the Folkmen since 1965, the book explores the 1960s through the eyes of the Folkmen, including the group’s experiences, the growth of the college (and later, university), and the cultural changes occurring across the country.

The Folkmen Reunion Concert will take place Saturday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorell Auditorium, Sutton Hall, and will be followed by a book signing in the Kipp Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall. The annex gallery also will house an exhibit of the work of Folkmen member and artist Fred Danziger from October 11 to 24. Fred specializes in large-scale paintings and digital art.

In addition to Alan and Fred, the Folkmen’s other surviving members are founder David Frye ’68, Bruce Bly, Larry Carter, and George “Woody” Woodbury. The group also included the late Mike Dubois ’68, Warren Allen ’69, Jeff Kelley ’69, and D. C. Fitzgerald.

All proceeds from the book will benefit the Folkmen Scholarship for music majors. The book may be ordered, in advance or after release, on the Co-op Store website.

For those wishing to support the Folkmen scholarship, checks should be payable to the Foundation for IUP, with “Folkmen Scholarship 0594” on the memo line, and mailed to the Foundation at Sutton Hall, Room G-1, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705. People may also make their gifts online by visiting the Give a Gift web page and entering the scholarship name and number in the Additional Comments field.

The Foundation for IUP is a 501C3 organization. A portion of the donation may be tax deductible as per IRS regulations. The official registration and financial information of the Foundation for IUP may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. For calls that originate outside the state, the telephone number is 717-783-1720. Registration does not imply endorsement.