Central Calendar

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Exhibit: Department of Art and Design Faculty Triennial Exhibition

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

This ever-popular exhibition is an opportunity for the Art and Design faculty at IUP to share their work that showcases the forefront of contemporary art.

  • Tuesday–Friday, April 2–30
  • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Exhibit: IUP Museum Goes Downtown, From Our Walls to Your Home

The Artists Hand, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana

The Lively Arts

painting: Four-ApplesFor the seventh time, the University Museum will present an exhibition at the Artists Hand Gallery, located at 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, beginning April 6. The exhibition, “The University Museum at IUP Goes Downtown: From Our Walls to Your Home,” presents art works from the museum’s collection which will be for sale.

The art on display includes a variety of media: prints, paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media in various styles ranging from abstract to classic representational. The subject matter of the works on sale ranges from architecture, landscapes, and still life, to figurative, and more.

Painting: Untitled cityscapeThe exhibition will be on view at the gallery from April 6 through April 24, Monday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Friday, April 9, until 8:00 p.m. for an opening reception beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit the University Museum website or the Artists Hand Gallery website or email museum-info@iup.edu

Friday, April 23, 2021

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

Play Bingo and you may win an e-gift card! Get your Bingo card and Zoom address by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the bingo game by emailing atod-oasis@iup.edu. The game starts at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

Campus Scavenger Hunt - Day 4

IUP Main Campus

Student Cooperative

Scavenger Hunt 4 Spring 2021STATIC is hiding goodies all over campus on four different Saturdays during the Spring 2021 semester, and it's YOUR job to hunt them down!

Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, and continuing to 5 p.m., STATIC will release various clues on a different one of its social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok), leading you to different locations on campus to track down some awesome prizes.

Possible prizes include: IUP gear, STATIC gear, Co-op Store gift cards, local Indiana restaurant gift cards, UberEats gift cards, vouchers for future STATIC event tickets, and... something else pretty big!

To play, follow STATIC on all of our social media accounts, and be the first one to track down the clues! Then, take a picture or a selfie and send it to STATIC or tag STATIC on a post noting that you found the prize!

Please adhere to all COVID-related precautions required at STATIC events, including mandatory mask usage, careful hand washing and hygiene, and minimum 6-ft social distancing from others.

For more information, check out the STATIC website and the social media pages above.

IUP Trumpet Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

A performance by members of the IUP Trumpet Studio. This event is part of the annual TrumpetFest.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

The Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines. 

Chelsea Labar and Chelsea Schroeder perform a shared junior trumpet recital.

A limited audience will be permitted. 

Music Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Virtual Performance

The Lively Arts

Please note that this production will run for one week only:

7:30 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, April 22-24; and
2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25.

Written by Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. It is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

This evening's performers will be from the RED CAST.

Viewing Codes:

  • Family / Group: $20
  • Individual: $10
  • IUP Student: $7.50


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Please note that this production will run for one week only:

7:30 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, April 22–24; and
2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25

Written by Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. It is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

This evening's performers will be from the BLUE CAST.

Viewing Codes:

  • Family / Group: $20
  • Individual: $10
  • IUP Student: $7.50

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After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

Concert: IUP Trombone Studio Reunion

DiCicco Hall, Rm 121 Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Department of Music will hold the Trombone Studio Reunion Concert today. 

This event is free admission. 

For all graduate students (and those senior undergraduate students) to meet and support one another.

Join us via Zoom.

Drive-in Netflix & Chill Movie Night: “Soul”

Miller Stadium Practice Fields

Student Cooperative

Updated Drive-in Netflix & Chill SP21Join STATIC and MCSLE as we ease back into live events with an in-person film screening of Disney’s Soul on the big screen situated on Miller Stadium's adjacent practice field! Event begins at 8:00 p.m. and movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Free individually-packaged snacks and drinks will also be available!

In Disney-Pixar’s Soul, “Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a middle school band teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to The Great Before, the place where all souls go before being either reincarnated as newborn babies, or transported to the Great Beyond. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22 (Tina Fey), a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to the Land of the Living before he dies, while also avoiding a soul-counter named Terry (Rachel House), who tries to bring Joe back to the Great Before.”

Please adhere to all COVID-related precautions required at STATIC events, including maximum capacity of 250, I-Card scanning, mandatory mask usage, enhanced disinfection and cleaning, enforced six-foot social distancing from others, and more as indicated on event signage and announcements.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.

Monday, April 26, 2021

After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Rescheduled from April 26 and now in Fisher Auditorium, the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra celebrates the arrival of spring with as they take you on a symphonic voyage with music from around the world. We’ll parade and dance through the streets of Mexico, marvel at the grandeur of Finland, and sail the high seas of the Caribbean.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. the wind ensemble, led by Tim Paul, director of Bands, will perform an Evening of Chamber Winds and Flex-Band music for this concert followed by the orchestra, conducted by Alexandra Dee, at 3:00 p.m. The orchestra will be joined by IUP horn professor Heidi Lucas to perform Hovhaness’s Artik concerto for horn, an ode to the composer’s ancestral homeland of Armenia.

Our music will have something for everyone and be an aural representation of our human condition. Works will include:

  1. Canon Fanfare Flexible Instrumentation by Steve Danyew
  2. Remember Me by David Maslanka
    1. Cello and Wind Ensemble; Linda Jennings, guest soloist;
  3. Biomimicry for wind octet by Roger Zare
    1. La Sagrada Familia
    2. Cetacean Energy
    3. Bullet Train
  4. Point Break (Chamber Winds) by Paul Dooley

A live, public audience will be permitted. The event will also be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

Come to North Dining for lunch and enjoy a delicious treat with Chef Kirstin!

Just Paws with the Therapy Dogs

Folger Student Center

Health and Wellness Promotion

Did you know that therapy dogs actually absorb the stress of humans?  Come join HWP to learn ways to reduce stress and anxiety! All are welcome.  The Therapy Dogs and various activities, as well, will be spread out throughout the space to ensure social distancing.

The IUP Choral Studies area proudly presents "Vivaldi Gloria & Awakenings". This concert will feature the IUP Chorale & IUP Baroque Ensemble conducted by Dr. Gerrit Scheepers, and the IUP Chamber Singers conducted by Dr. Craig Denison. Works by Vivaldi, Harris, Howells, and Esenvalds will be performed. Don't miss this wonderful concert. The concert has no admission fee and will be streamed on Monday, April 26 at 7:00pm.

No live audience as this is a pre-recorded performance. The concert will be streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube channel

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

North Dining will feature sushi for lunch!

The IUP Community will have an opportunity to come together for a time of expression. Two large canvases will be set up for students to write/paint to demonstrate their thoughts and/or feelings after the Chauvin Trial verdict.

During the program, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., special readings will take place on the steps of Waller Hall.

Join professor Rachel DeSoto-Jackson and the student SPATE ensemble virtually as they lead our IUP Community in dialogue surrounding the verdict of the Chauvin trial. Using Forum Theatre as a rehearsal for action, they will explore where we go from here. Is this the first step to “Justice”? Does the outcome of the trial change the system of inequity? How do we create systemic change? 

Join via Zoom.

Join LGBTQIA Support for the Queer Conversations Series every Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting code for all sessions is 913 2363 1243.

Cam Brown WebCam Brown, a graduate of Western Illinois University, started his career in the real estate and finance industry in Chicago. His motto is educating, motivating, and inspiring while helping people create ownership and generational wealth.

Brown has spoken to dozens of graduating classes about taking charge and running yourself like a business to reach success. He also preaches the importance of monetizing your degree in the corporate world and how to get your foot in the door while creating your own brand.

Join us via Zoom.

Clarinet Studio Recital

Cogswell Hall Courtyard

The Lively Arts

This is the spring concert for the IUP Clarinet Studio. The program will feature works for solo clarinet, small ensemble, and the Crimson Squawk Clarinet Ensemble.

**A live audience will be permitted consisting of public and IUP community members.**

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the courtyard outside of Cogswell Hall. Bring a picnic dinner or snack!

Rain Location: Gorell Recital Hall.

Concert: Keystone Chamber Winds

YouTube Live Stream: IUP Department of Music YouTube Channel

The Lively Arts

The Keystone Chamber Players will perform a diverse program, featuring works by Cheetham, Arnold, Zare, Stamp, and Broughton. This program will be live-streamed only and broadcast on the IUP Department of Music YouTube Channel

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Current events, finals, Zoom fatigue, or anxiety stressing you out? Come to MCSLE in Elkin Hall and express yourself as part of the MCSLE Collage. We bring the paper and art supplies, you bring the creativity.

Fill our your piece of the collage from Wednesday, April 28, to Friday, April 30, 8:00–noon and 1:00–8:00 p.m. in Elkin Hall. The finished product will be displayed in Elkin and posted on our Instagram, @iup_mcsle.

Chalk on the Walk

Oak Grove

College of Fine Arts

Do you have something to say? Something you want to express, or just share with other people? Join us in the Oak Grove for the annual Chalk-on-the-Walk Sidewalk Chalk contest. We’ll provide the chalk (and prizes!), and you can make any social, political, or other comment that you want.

Start creating comments at 9:00 a.m. and judging begins at 4:00 p.m. This year, the first prize is $100. Awards are given for communicating an idea, and all registered IUP students are eligible. Free t-shirts from IUP MarCom for all participants!

“What have you missed? What do you look forward to?” We want to ask you this question, and everyone can join in around the giant chalk IUP logo and help us with the answer. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, and we hope you’ll take the time to come out and express yourself.

Event is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, National Art Education Association, STATIC, and IUP MarCom.

Come to North Dining and enjoy the annual pig roast party on the patio!

Join us fora delve into comic books and graphic novels. Featuring comic books and source materials found in the IUP Special Collections and University Archives and presentations from Gian Pagnucci, Marquel Sherry, and Jamie Polnau of the IUP English Department, this is sure to be a fascinating event! 

Contact University Archivist Harrison Wick (hwick@iup.edu) for Zoom information.

Meet faculty, students, and admissions counselors during this virtual visit. Learn about the culinary and baking degree options, job placement, student life, and more! Register at Register for a Culinary Visit.

Meet BEACJoin this online session with the Black Experience Alumni Committee and share your Black student experience at IUP.

The Black Experience Alumni Committee is a new alumni committee that advocates for improvements IUP can make to improve Black students’ academic success and social experience. Help them understand the needs of Black IUP students and how they can best communicate with them.

This event will be hosted by members of the Black Experience Alumni Committee and IUP students Davis Kazako, Annika Philippe-Auguste, Rachel Pettiford, and Theodore (Malik) Turner. It is open to all IUP students.

Join via Zoom. There is no need to preregister. You will be in a waiting room prior to the start of the event.

Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, will present a virtual session on Samuel Bayard and his work collecting fiddle tunes of Southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Join us on Zoom for this fascinating presentation!

Recital: IUP Saxophone Studio (Online)

YouTube Live Stream

The Lively Arts

Join the saxophone studio for their spring recital! You’ll hear a mix of saxophone quartets, large ensembles, and a solo work or two.

There will be no live audience permitted. This event will be livestreamed only on the Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

DIY Spa Tutorials 2 (Virtual)

Instagram

Student Cooperative

DIY Spa Tutorials Spring 2021Listen. We get it. This semester has completely stressed out every single one of us. Don’t you deserve to treat yo self? We think you do. Thats why STATIC is bringing the spa to you with DIY Spa Tutorials.

Join STATIC to unplug and relax with DIY spa kits and relaxation tips and tricks pre-finals! The event will virtually take place via Facebook and Instagram Live and stories. No preregistration is required to join.

Want a pre-assembled DIY spa kit? Register here. You can pick up your kit from the STATIC office (HUB 215-216) prior to the event beginning on Monday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you can’t stop by to pick up a kit or if all kits are distributed, feel free to check out the official DIY Spa Tutorials Recipes and Ingredients List instead.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.

Location Change: Sex on the Big Screen

HUB Susquehanna Room

Haven Project Events

Health and Wellness Promotion, the Haven Project, and ATOD invite you to their event: Sex on the Big Screen.lets talk sex

The location has been changed from the Miller Practice Field to the HUB due to expected rain. 

Watch movie and television clips. Join in on a discussion about what we see in movies and television about sex, alcohol, consent, and sexual violence.

T-shirts and free stuff will be available for attendees.  

Questions? Email haven-project@iup.edu

Thursday, April 29, 2021

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Graduate Recital: Michael Bruno, conducting

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell 121

Music Department

Graduate student Michael Bruno will present a masters conducting recital.

A limited audience will be permitted.

Transitioning home for summer:

Summer Survival Kit

You don't want to miss this event! A one-hour session including breakout sessions with the chefs, student life breakdown, and details on what's next for an incoming IUP student. If there's one event you don't want to miss—it's this one. This event is only for students who have been admitted or paid their fall deposit. Pre-registration is required. Register at Register for a Culinary Visit!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Health and wellness are at the forefront for most of us! All members of the IUP family are invited to join us in the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge, April 1–30, 2021.

Everyone who completes the IUP Wellness Challenge will receive a Completion Certificate and the chance to win additional IUP prizes.

  1. Register, and download the Wellness Challenge Calendar.
  2. Start the wellness challenge on Thursday, April 1, completing the activity checklist each day.
  3. Finish the wellness challenge on Friday, April 30.
  4. Share your wellness challenge photos to your favorite social media platforms using #iupwellnesschallenge or email photos to alumni-relations@iup.edu for additional chances to win exciting IUP prizes along the way and to be highlighted on the IUP Alumni Association channels.
  5. Email alumni-relations@iup.edu by May 15, 2021, with a copy of your IUP Wellness Challenge Tracker confirming your challenge completion.

IUP Wellness Challenge Calendar

We encourage you to follow a sound nutritional plan, practice mediation, yoga, or other mental wellness activities too!

Visit: www.alumni.iup.edu/iupcares for an on-demand library of additional resources!

Note: You should consult your physician before beginning any exercise routine. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during the IUP Wellness Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni-relations@iup.edu.

#IUPproud #IUPWellnessChallenge

Learn all about the 2021 IUP Wellness Challenge.

After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Graduate students apply for graduation through MyIUP. Graduate students are required to apply for graduation by the established deadlines.

More information on how to apply for graduation.

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Join the Student Government Association and the Residence Hall Association as we come together for the third annual Multicultural Festival. This end-of-the-year program is an opportunity to celebrate our diverse students and organizations. 

Stop by the Wallwork Courtyard between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to enjoy music, snacks, and celebration.

A celebration for those within the LGBTQIA community who are graduating.

updated Cookout 2021Join STATIC as we continue to ease back into live events and present the 33rd annual End-of-the-Year Cookout on Friday, April 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the HUB Front Patio and via Zoom. The event is completely free.

In person, come enjoy:

  • food (various food trucks, featuring some free and some paid options)
  • games (including cornhole, ladder golf, and bear pong) & activities (caricatures)
  • tie-dyed t-shirts (everything included)
  • music
  • and more!

Online, come enjoy via Zoom:

  • games via JackBox and other platforms
  • and prizes for game winners!

Please note that all offerings are first-come, first-served, and no preregistrations will occur.

Please adhere to all COVID-related precautions required at STATIC events, including maximum capacity of 250, I-Card scanning, mandatory mask usage, enhanced disinfection and cleaning, enforced six-foot social distancing from others, and more as indicated on event signage and announcements.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.

Alumni Recital: Greg Chenoweth, trombone

DiCicco Hall - Cogswell 121

Music Department

IUP Trombone Studio Alumnus Greg Chenoweth presents a recital of music for trombone and piano.

A live, public audience will be permitted and the event will be live streamed.

Current events, finals, Zoom fatigue, or anxiety stressing you out? Come to the Meet-Up in Folger and express yourself as part of the MCSLE Mosaic. We bring the paper and art supplies, you bring the creativity. The finished product will be displayed in Elkin and posted on our social media, @iup_mcsle

The Meet Up

Folger Hall Student Center

Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

The Meet Up – End of Year Celebration

Come celebrate the last Meet Up of the semester.  Students will enjoy games, bingo, food, a milk shake station, music, and much more in a safe COVID-friendly environment.



Play Bingo and you may win an e-gift card! Get your Bingo card and Zoom address by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the bingo game by emailing atod-oasis@iup.edu. The game starts at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “We Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.

Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.


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Student Recital: IUP String Project

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP String Project Student Recital will feature the students of the String Project playing solo and ensemble works. 

This event is free admission. 

Heidi Lucas, Faculty Horn Recital

YouTube Live Stream

The Lively Arts

Heidi Lucas, horn and Henry Wong Doe, piano present a program of works for horn and piano.

**No audience will be permitted.**

This event will be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel

The IUP campus will serve as your outdoor stage for this dance and music collaboration of Shana Simmons Dance with members of the IUP Dance Theater Company, IUP student musicians, Amanda Morrison (clarinet), and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater grad students with music submission from Mumph (hip-hop artist).

Take the Air is a collection of performances at five different locations on the IUP campus, all within walkable distance from the other. Locations include the staircase between Ruddock Hall and Suites on Maple, the stone bench in the Oak Grove, and just outside Sprowls Hall, Cogswell Hall, and Fisher Auditorium.


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Sound Choices: 20th Annual IUP Jazz Festival

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

A tradition spanning two decades, the annual IUP Jazz Festival showcases IUP’s very own jazz band and ensemble. The IUP Jazz band, led by James Flowers, and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Eisensmith, will perform all-time favorite and innovated jazz pieces. James Flowers, professor of saxophone, will be the featured soloist for the event. 

A live audience of IUP community members only will be permitted.

The number of seats available will be based on the current COVID guidelines. 

This event will be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

For more information about this and other Music Department events, call 724-357-2390 or visit the Music Department’s website.

Bill Nye Spring 2021Join STATIC as we present science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author, inventor, and everyone’s favorite school-aged memory, Bill Nye the Science Guy, live via Zoom, on Saturday, May 1. The Zoom waiting room will open at 7:45 p.m., with the event beginning promptly at 8:00 p.m.!

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE and OPEN TO THE ENTIRE IUP COMMUNITY. No preregistration is required. Join here!

If you would like to submit a question for Bill to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

According to his official bio: Bill Nye is an American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author, and inventor, with a mission to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been passionate about his entire life. “My family is funny,” he says, “I mean funny in the sense that we make people laugh, not just funny looking.” Bill discovered that he had a talent for tutoring in high school. While growing up in Washington, DC, in the 1970’s, he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his fellow students. When he wasn’t hitting the books, Bill was hitting the road on his bicycle. He spent hours taking it apart to “see how it worked.” Now, he commutes by bike in both Los Angeles and New York. Bill’s fascination with how bicycles, airplanes, and other things work led him to Cornell University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1977. Soon after, Boeing recruited him as an engineer, so he went to Seattle. “I’ve always loved airplanes and flight. There’s a hydraulic resonance suppressor ‘Quinke’ tube on the 747-horizontal stabilizer drive system that I like to think of as my tube,” he says. The U.S. Department of Justice also recruited Bill for his unique technical expertise and pedagogical skills. It was in Seattle that Bill began to combine his love of science with his flair for comedy, when he won the Steve Martin look-alike contest and developed dual careers as an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill quit his engineering day job and made the transition to a night job as a comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s homegrown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live” in 1986. This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central, originating at KING–TV, Seattle’s NBC affiliate. With fellow KING–TV alumni Jim McKenna and Erren Gottlieb, Bill made a number of award–winning shows, including the show he became so well known for, Bill Nye the Science Guy. While working on the Science Guy show from 1992-1998, Bill won seven national Emmy Awards for writing, performing, and producing. The show won 18 Emmy’s in five years. To commemorate the series, the Bill Nye The Science Guy original lab coat is on display at the “T is for Television” exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. He fights to raise awareness of climate change and the value of critical thinking, science, and reason. Through all his work, Bill hopes to inspire people everywhere to change the world.”

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.

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