Central Calendar

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 27, 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.


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.


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