Wednesday Picnics in the Oak Grove begin June 6 and run through August 8. All picnics are open to the campus and community and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Picnickers may bring a lunch or may purchase food from Aramark food stations. Aramark will offer two one-price buffet lines. One line will feature traditional picnic foods, and another will have a weekly chef’s choice. Cost is $6.50 for a plate, including beverage.
The season’s first picnic, June 6, will be a fond farewell to David Werner, IUP interim president of nearly two years, and his wife, Kay. Werner will leave the position June 30.
The July 11 picnic will welcome new president Michael Driscoll and his wife, Becky. Driscoll’s begins his term as president on July 1. He comes to IUP from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he serves as provost and executive vice chancellor.
In the event of inclement weather, the June 6 and July 11 picnics will move to the Blue Room, first floor, Sutton Hall. These are the only picnics with alternate locations.
Others may be canceled because of inclement weather; cancellations will be announced on local radio stations and posted on the IUP home page.
On June 27, Children's Day, the picnic will feature a performance by members of the Footlight Players theater-for-youth program.
The music schedule includes classic rock on June 6 and July 11; music from the ’90s on June 13; contemporary music on June 20, July 25, and August 8; hits from movies and musicals on June 27; music from the ’80s on July 18; and music from the ’50s and ’60s on August 1.