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PASSHE universities host a variety of cultural, academic and other events on their campuses, which the public is invited to attend. Below is a listing of currently scheduled events.



Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • William Pannapacker, professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Mich., will speak about digital humanities and its place in the undergraduate curriculum at 7 p.m., Monday, in Bloomsburg University’s McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303. Pannapacker’s talk, Stop Calling it Digital Humanities, Start Calling it Digital Liberal Arts, is the final event in a three-part symposium, Bloomsburg Explores Digital Humanities. Symposium events are free.
    • The film, Play Again, will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Iron and Main streets, Bloomsburg. The free film showing is sponsored by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative and the Moose Exchange. For information, call (570) 317-2596 or visit www.MooseExchange.org.
    • The Women’s Day of Dialogue will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, at Bloomsburg University’s Kehr Union, Multicultural Center. For information, contact Lauren Lewis, coordinator, Women’s Resource Center, at llewis@bloomu.edu or (570) 389-5283.
    • Stephen S. Ilardi, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, will deliver the keynote speech, We Were Never Designed for This: The Psychological Toxicity of Modern Life (And What We Can Do about It), at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. His address will open Bloomsburg University’s 23rd annual Health Sciences Symposium and Wellness Fair. At 9 a.m. Friday, Ilardi will lead a discussion, Depression is a Disease of Civilization, in the Kehr Union Ballroom. Admission to both programs is free. For more information, contact Debra Chamberlain at dchamber@bloomu.edu.  
    • Wearable art will be featured on the runway of the Caldwell Consistory, at 5 p.m. Friday, for Bloomsburg University’s annual Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza. The event is sponsored by BU’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts. PADME will offer free lectures and workshops. Registration is required. Participants may register with Meredith Grimsley, associate professor of art and art history, by Tuesday at (570) 389-4853 or mgrimsle@bloomu.edu.
    • The 36th annual Renaissance Jamboree will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, on Main Street in Bloomsburg. The event, featuring entertainment, crafts and food, will be held rain or shine and is co-sponsored by Bloomsburg University and the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce.
    • Bloomsburg University student Conor Flynn will perform a recital on the euphonium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Janelle Dowkus, soprano, will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m Sunday, in the First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market St., Bloomsburg. Both recitals are free.
    • Two Bloomsburg University musical ensembles will perform Sunday at Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg — the jazz ensemble at 2 p.m. and the concert band at 5 p.m. The programs are free.
    • Bloomsburg University will present the fourth annual Repertory/Ensemble Dance Minor concert, The World Pushes Back! at 3 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m., April 28, in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The event is free.
       

California University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 14-20, 2014

    • The Renegade Wrestling Alliance, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Cal U Office of Veterans Affairs, will present “Salute to the Troops,” a pro wrestling event, at 7 p.m., Saturday, in the Cal U Convocation Center. The box office will open at 10 a.m. on the day of the event. Doors to the Convocation Center will open at 5:45 p.m., and tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket price is $15 for assigned floor seating, $12 for general admission, and $6 for children (ages 12 and younger) or students with proper ID. Veterans and service members who show military identification will be admitted free. A portion of the net proceeds from the event will support the Post-9/11 Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for California University. Members of the U.S. armed services will be recognized between matches.
    • Boys and girls ages 15 and younger can enjoy fishing, games and prizes at the 19th annual Pike Run Fishing Festival, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) near California University. The stream will be stocked with nearly 500 rainbow, brook, brown and golden trout, some as big as 24 inches. Students from the Cal U Parks and Recreation Club organize the event in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the California Rotary Club, the Borough of California and the California Borough Recreation Authority. Admission is free. For more information, search for “Annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival” on Facebook.com.

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • California University of Pennsylvania will host the 2014 Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ Finals, a gladiator-style competition featuring 15-pound robots designed and built by high school students. Competition will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, and 8:45 a.m., Saturday, in the Cal U Convocation Center, where 66 teams representing 47 area schools will guide their remote-controlled robots into battle. Admission is free. In addition to the daylong action in the arena, special sessions will include a discussion of the resurgence of manufacturing in southwestern Pennsylvania, plus a legislative forum; a workshop on starting a BotsIQ program at your school; and a talk for parents on pathways to careers in advanced manufacturing. For a complete contest schedule, plus lists of competing schools, industry partners and awards, visit www.calu.edu.
    • The National Fluid Power Association’s Fluid Power Challenge event will be held Friday from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, in the Cal U Convocation Center’s south wing. Admission is free.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • The Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at Cheyney University will host the ELC Spring 2014 Leadership Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, in the auditorium in Marcus Foster Student Alumni Center. The program will include breakout sessions, a resource room and networking lunch for entrepreneurs.
    • The ELC Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the Duckrey Building Auditorium. Derek Anderson, a motivational speaker and a former player in the National Basketball Association, will be the keynote speaker. Both ELC events are free and open to the public.
       


Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • Clarion University’s Venango College will host Dogs for Dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday,in the Rhoades Center. All proceeds will benefit the Venango County Humane Society.
    • The Clarion University Theatre Department will present “Moving Forward- A Dance Concert” at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, in Marwick-Boyd Auditorium.
    • Lift Every Voice gospel choir will offer a Gospel Fest concert at 5 p.m., Saturday, in Hart Chapel, Clarion.
    • Clarion University and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology will present a variety of events in celebration of Earth Week. Events will include:
      An exotic animal show, at 7 p.m., Monday, in Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room; “EcoJeopardy with Tarzan,” from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, in Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology, room 120; Birds of Prey at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology, room 122; a night hike at 7 p.m., Thursday, beginning in the lobby of the Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology; an art show from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, in the lobby of the Grunenwald Center for Science and Technology; an open mic night, 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, at The Center Closet, 800 Center, Clarion.
        


East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 14-20, 2014

    • The Residence Hall Association at East Stroudsburg University will present an Egg Hunt, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, in Linden Quad. The event will merge the community with the university and allow children and the students participating to have fun. All ages welcome. Participation is free.
    • East Stroudsburg University will present a Color Your Own Eggs event from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sunday, in Dansbury Commons. The egg event is free, but the cost for the brunch is $6.50 for the public.  

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • East Stroudsburg University’s Departments of Music and Theatre will present a talk, The School for Lovers and Why was Opera so Important to Mozart, at 7 p.m., Monday, in the Dale Snow Theatre. Opera enthusiast Eugene Galperin, an assistant professor of mathematics, will discuss Mozart’s dramatic art and emotional reach and his ability to breathe life, depth and humanity into archetypal characters. Admission is free. For more information, please call Galperin at (570) 422-3931.
    • East Stroudsburg University will celebrate the environment with fellow classmates, staff and the community at Earth Day, from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday, on the Quad. There will be an eco-friendly fashion show featuring styles that have been repurposed. Swag and prizes will be given away throughout the day for the Earth Day trivia. Games, tie-dye, and live music will also be featured at this event. Admission is free.
    • East Stroudsburg University will host the seminar, Spirituality and Academia, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Beers Lecture Hall. The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice will host three panelists as part of deceased Professor Emeritus, Peter Roche De Coppens’ Spirituality Fund. Panelists will discuss the connections between spirituality and academia, drawing from their own spiritual and religious perspectives. Admission is free.
    • East Stroudsburg University will present a Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Madelon Powers Gallery. The exhibition will include works that students produced for various clients as part of the art department’s student design agency, New Mind Designs. A reception for the artists will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, in the gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are free.
    • Mike Dawson will visit East Stroudsburg University as a guest speaker to talk about Identity & Authority Through Cartooning, from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, in Stroud Hall, Room 113. Admission is free.
    • East Stroudsburg University will present the University/Community Orchestra Concert, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke will direct the free concert. For more information, call (570)422-3483 or email esuarts@esu.edu.
    • The Political Science Department at East Stroudsburg University will present the 115th State House Debates – Republican Candidates, from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, in Beers Lecture Hall. Admission is free.
    • The Entrepreneurs-on-Entrepreneurship – Leading Edge Technology bootcamps at East Stroudsburg University will offer Visual Studio Integration in ERP Solutions, from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the ESU Innovation Center. Admission is free, however, registration is required. Contact Carter McClure at (570) 422-7953 or email cmcclure2@esu.edu with your name and email address for reservations.
    • East Stroudsburg University will celebrate Chilean Cuisine on International Night, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, in Dansbury Commons. The cost is $8.60 for the meal.
    • Sigma Tau Delta at East Stroudsburg University will present a philanthropic spelling bee where volunteer faculty members will compete to win donations toward their philanthropy of choice, from 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday, in Stroud Hall, Room 117. Admission is free.
    • East Stroudsburg University will present the University Dance Company Spring Performance, at 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $4 for senior citizens and will be available at the door only. For information, call (570) 422-3331 or email esuarts@esu.edu.
    • East Stroudsburg University will present The Wizard of Oz, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday in the Smith-McFarland Theatre. This musical adaptation version includes the memorable songs from the beloved MGM film, which is marking its 75th anniversary. The public is invited at a cost of $12; senior citizens (with ID), $10. Tickets are available in advance online at esu.edu/theatretickets (credit cards only online).
    • East Stroudsburg University’s Student Senate will host local businesses, clubs and organizations at the 14th Annual Community on the Quad event, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, on the quad. This year’s theme of In the Jungle is meant to bring the campus and local communities together for a fun-filled day. Admission is free. Vendors may participate at a cost of $20 for a table and two chairs, which may be decorated to go along with this year’s theme. The participation cost will go toward scholarship funding.
    • The Spring Vocal Jazz Concert at East Stroudsburg University will present the University Singers with guest artist Wolfgang Knittel, pianist, from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. James Maroney, associate professor of music, will direct the concert. Admission is free.
       

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 14-20, 2014

    • The Laugh/Riot, the resident theater company at Edinboro University, will continue its annual New Works Festival of plays by emerging playwrights at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, in Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, 217 Meadville St., Edinboro. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for EU faculty, staff and President’s Pass holders; and free for EU students. Call (814) 323-1147 or email laughrioterie@gmail.com.
    • A senor flute recital by Edinboro University student Dylan Edwards will be presented at 3 p.m., Saturday, in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall, Edinboro University. The performance is free.

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • Edinboro University music students will present an Honors Recognition Recital at 2 p.m., Tuesday, in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. The recital is free.
    • The film “The Abolitionists” will be screened at 6 p.m., Tuesday, in Compton Hall, Room 107A, 210 E. Normal St., Edinboro University. A presentation of both the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series and the Lincoln and the Civil War Lecture Series, the event will begin with a discussion led by EU Professor Umeme Sababu, followed by the film at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call (814) 732-1231 or email sababuu@gmail.com for more information.
    • “Legends of the Night Sky," an Edinboro University Planetarium show, will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in Cooper Science Center, 230 Scotland Road. The colorful show explores the epic battle between Orion and Scorpius and will be followed by Dr. David Hurd’s popular “What’s Up” presentation about the current night sky. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling (814) 732-2493 or using the form at www.edinboro.edu/planetarium.
    • “The Iconic Lincoln” will be debated at 6 p.m., Wednesday, in Compton Hall, Room 107A, 210 E. Normal St., as part of Edinboro University’s Lincoln and the Civil War Lecture Series. A presentation by EU Professor Umeme Sababu questions whether Lincoln was the “Great Emancipator” or was forced by circumstances to act. EU faculty member Dr. Ihor Bemko will provide a response. Admission is free.
    • Edinboro University music students will perform in an Opera Workshop Spring Concert at 5 p.m., Thursday, in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.
    • “A Photographic Examination: Pennsylvania in the Civil War” will be presented at 6 p.m., Thursday, in Compton Hall, Room 107A, 210 E. Normal St., Edinboro University. EU alumnus Michael G. Kraus, curator of collections at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and Museum in Pittsburgh, will examine Pennsylvania’s contribution to the Civil War as seen in the surviving photographic record. Admission to this concluding event of Edinboro University’s Lincoln and the Civil War Lecture Series is free.
    • Edinboro University’s Guitar Ensemble Concert will be presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.
    • The film “The Congress” will be shown at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Scot Cinema at Edinboro University. The Edinboro Film Series presentation will be introduced by filmmaker and EU faculty member Brad Pattullo. Admission is free to EU students, faculty and staff with identification; free to Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania membership card holders; $5 general admission. Call (814) 732-1048, email filmseries@edinboro.edu, or visit http://aux.edinboro.edu/filmseries.
    • The Edinboro University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall. Admission is free.
    • The Alpha Sigma Tau sorority of Edinboro University will hold a Fun for a Change 5K race at 8 a.m., Saturday, beginning at McComb Fieldhouse, 455 Scotland Road. The cost to participate is $10 for individuals age 11 and older, and registration can be made the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pine Mountain Settlement School, which provides early education and cultural enrichment in the Appalachia region of southeastern Kentucky.
    • Edinboro University’s Spring Choral Concert will be presented at 3 p.m., Sunday, in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall, Edinboro University. Admission is free.
    • A metals exhibit by Edinboro University student Lauren Joyce will be on display through Friday in EU’s Bates Gallery, Loveland Hall (first floor). A ceramics thesis show by Jocelyn Howard will go on display in the gallery for one week beginning Saturday. Gallery hours vary but are generally 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • "Speed Faithing," a discussion on various faiths, will be presented at 6 p.m., Monday, in the Ohio Room of IUP’s Hadley Union Building. Admission is free.
    • IUP's Saxophone Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall. The IUP Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium, and the IUP's Piano Ensemble will present a program of piano selections at 8 p.m., Tuesday, in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission to all three concerts is free.
    • IUP's ECO Club (Environmentally Conscious Organization) will celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, in the Oak Grove. There will be many organizations attending. Activities will include a mineral sale, a book sale, free food samples, and music entertainment. Musicians will include Moses and Meg, Logan Wojcik, Gabe Woldford, Painted by Millions, Phill Lien, Alyssa Hankey, Brendan Cope, and Doug Kallin. Admission to all events is free.
    • IUP's Ovations! Series will present Grace Kelly in concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.
    • IUP's Keystone Repertory Theater will stage "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Coney, 642 Philadelphia Street. Admission is free.
    • IUP's Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble will be in concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, in IUP's Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium.
    • IUP voice faculty and guests will present the opera, "Don Giovanni and Rigoletto" at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission is free.
    • IUP's Concert Band and Brass Ensemble will perform in concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, in the Performing Arts Center's Fisher Auditorium.
    • The IUP Community Music School's Symphonic Winds will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, in Fisher Auditorium.
    • IUP's Foreign Film Festival will present "Dooman River" at 5:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday, in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. Admission is free.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • Kutztown University will host a jazz faculty night, featuring spoken word poetry by professor of English Dr. Andrew Vogel and jazz performed by Department of Music faculty  at 6 p.m., Monday, in Schaeffer Auditorium room 14G.
    • Kutztown University's Department of Music will host a student recital, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in Schaeffer Auditorium.
    • A discussion of Dr. Suess' works will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, in McFarland Student Union room 312. Faculty members, students, staff and community members are invited to examine the thought processes behind Dr. Suess' books, with a focus on “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day.”
    • Kutztown University's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance student group will host the “Walk of No Shame,” a march around campus to raise awareness about the perpetuation of rape culture and victim shaming, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, in Old Main room 3.
    • Kutztown University's Social Welfare Club and Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will collaborate to create awareness about human trafficking, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, in the Alumni Plaza. Jordon Kirlin, from Freedom & Restoration for Everyone Enslaved (FREE), will be available all day to discuss the facts, stories and challenges surrounding human trafficking. The Alliance will host the Clothesline Project, a visual display of T-shirts that tells the story of abuse survivors, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, outside in the College Hill Memorial Grove. Participants will have the opportunity to view the shirts that demonstrate the pain and suffering of the survivors, aid in the healing process and celebrate their strength and courage to overcome the past. T-shirts and paint will be available in the Women’s Center Oasis, Old Main, room 3, for those who would like to tell their story on a t-shirt. For more information about the Clothesline Project, stop by the Women’s Center, Old Main 126, or visit http://www.clotheslineproject.org/.
    • Kutztown University's Department of Music will host a single reed concert, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Georgian Room of Old Main (163). Admission is free.
    • Kutztown University will host “Take Back the Night” from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, outdoors in the Alumni Plaza. Survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and sexual abuse will come together to share their stories on this powerful night. KU’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the survivors with performances and poetry. The audience will participate in a silent vigil and march, ending with a gathering in the Women’s Center Oasis, in Old Main, room 3.
    • Kutztown University's Department of Music will host a Chamber Ensemble Recital, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in Schaeffer Auditorium room 14G.
    • The professional women's music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in the Georgian Room of Old Main (163).
    • The Kutztown University Department of Communication Studies and Theatre will present “Lizards” by Megan Mostyn-Brown at 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Rickenbach Learning Center Theatre. “Lizards” follows a group of friends in their twenties helping each other make the leap into adulthood, as they summon the courage to heal the past, confront their fears, and make the changes that they hope will lead to a brighter future. Tickets are $10 for students purchased in advance and $15 for the general public or purchased at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Information Desk in the McFarland Student Union, by calling (610) 683-4092 or by visiting http://www.kutztownpresents.org/lizards.
    • Kutztown University will welcome Broadway's Next Hit Musical to campus, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Broadway's Next Hit Musical is an improvised musical comedy where every song is fresh, every scene is new, every night is different. Master improvisers gather hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, at www.kupresents.org, by mail, or by phone at (610) 683-4092. Box Office hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.
    • KU assistant professor of music, Dan Immel, will perform on the piano, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in the Georgian Room of Old Main, as part of the Faculty Artist Concert Series. Admission is free.
    • Kutztown University's Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center will host antique tractor displays and demonstrations by the Old Time Plowboys Club, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, land from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown. Steam tractors will be in operation all day Saturday, and there will be plowing demonstrations in the field, weather permitting. Saturday’s events will include children's games and crafts from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the tractor parade at 1 p.m., and the antique tractor pull starting at 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be children and adult tractor pulls at noon, and garden tractor pulls at 2 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of antique cars and trucks. Admission is free both days.
    • Kutztown University will host the 36th annual Bearfest, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, on the DMZ (grassy area between residence halls on the South Side of campus). Faculty members, students, alumni, staff and community members are invited to join in the festivities. This year's Bearfest has a 'spy' theme.
    • Kutztown University percussionist Jordan Lieberman will perform for his senior recital at 5 p.m., Saturday, in the Georgian Room (Old Main room 163).
    • The Kutztown University Choir will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Admission is free.

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 14-20, 2014

    • Lock Haven University’s Main Stage Production, Vanya and Masha and Sonia and Spike, will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Saturday. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for high school students and senior citizens is and free for LHU students with ID.  This is a ticketed event so please visit or call the box office for tickets at (570) 484-3983.

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • The new nature trail at Lock Haven University will be dedicated at 5 p.m., Tuesday (Earth Day) in front of Robinson Hall.  The event is free.  For more information, please contact Bob Myers at rmyers3@lhup.edu or (570) 484-2236.
    • A showing of Play Again, a documentary about teen-agers who spend most of their days in front of computer screens, will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the Greenburg Auditorium (Willis Health Professions Building).  The movie “unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure” with no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.  The event is free.  For more information, please contact Bob Myers at rmyers3@lhup.edu or (570) 484-2236.
    • LHU’s Celebration of Scholarship will be held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday.  The Celebration of Scholarship showcases academic research and artistic accomplishments by the university’s students and faculty.  For more information, please contact Ellen P. O’Hara at poharama@lhup.edu or (570) 484-2072.
    • A jazz concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at LHU’s Price Auditorium.  LHU students will perform in the free concert.  For more information, please contact Eddie Severn at (570) 484-2817 or esevern@lhup.edu.
    • Kent’s Fest will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, at the LHU East Campus Gymnasium.  The free event is sponsored by the Department of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children student group. For more information, please contact Dr. Erica Moore at (570) 484-2430 or erm684@lhup.edu.
    • The LHU Hip-Hop Club will hold its annual dance showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, at Price Auditorium.  Admission is free.  For more information, please contact Tarynn Hockenberry at thocken2@lhup.edu.
    • The LHU Spring Dance Concert will be held at 7 p.m., Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m., Saturday, at Sloan Auditorium. The concert will feature approximately 100 LHU dancers presenting a myriad of dance works choreographed by faculty, students, and guest choreographers.  This event is a free but ticked event. Reservations can be made my calling the Sloan box office at (570) 484-3983.   For more information, please contact Jayme Host at (570) 484-2935 or jhost@lhup.edu.
    • LHU will host Crimson & White Weekend beginning Friday. Various activities are planned for the weekend and can be found at www.lhup.edu/calendar.  For more information, please contact Carleigh Johnson at Carleigh.johnson@lhufoundation.org.
    • LHU’s Clearfield Campus will host an open house beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, at Founders’ Hall.  For more information, please contact clearfieldadmissions@lhup.edu, or call (814) 768-3405.
      LHU faculty member Jonathan Neal will perform on the marimba at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at Sloan Fine Arts Center.  The event is free. For more information, please contact Jonathan Neal at jrn928@lhup.edu or (570) 484-2173.



Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 14-20, 2014

    • Professors Alissa Rose and Nancy Boston will give a piano and voice recital at 7 p.m., Sunday, in Steadman Theatre.

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • Graduate student Hanako Henty will give a piano recital at 7 p.m., Monday, in Steadman Theatre.
    • Award-winning poet Andrea Gibson will read from her works at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at The Hut.
    • Lilace Guignard will present “With the Wild Beasts and the Angels: A Poetry Reading” at noon, Wednesday, in Belknap Hall.
    • New Politics, an alternative rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark, will perform in concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, in Decker Gymnasium. Tickets are $5 for MU students, $10 for MU employees and alumni and $15 for the general public.  They are available at the MU Campus Bookstore or on-line at mansfield.tix.com.
    • The Mansfield University Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m., Thursday, in Butler Center, Room 163.
    • Earth Day at Mill Cove (EDMC) will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Mill Cove Environmental Area north of Mansfield. For more information, a downloadable brochure, and directions to the Mill Cove Environmental Area, visit millcovearea.org.
    • Juniors Christine Masucci and James Scaranti will present a voice recital at 3 p.m., Saturday, in Steadman Theatre.
    • The Mansfield University Festival Chorus, under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler, will present Carl Orff’s dynamic cantata “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, in Steadman Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students and children. They can be purchased online at music.mansfield.edu or by calling (570) 662-4710. Tickets also will be available at the door.
    • The Mansfield Guitar Ensemble will perform at 11 a.m., Sunday, in Steadman Theatre.
    • Comedian Aziz Ansari will bring his “Modern Romance” tour to Decker Gymnasium at 8 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $5 for MU students, $15 for MU employees and alumni and $25 for the general public. They are available at the MU Campus Bookstore or on-line at mansfield.tix.com  


Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    • The week of April 21-27, 2014
       
      The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster will present the film "Enemy" at 5  and 7:30 p.m., Monday. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students.
    • The Catalyst Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster. The quartet comprises top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Tickets are $23 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $5 for students.
    • The Millersville University Percussion Ensemble will perform an array of chamber percussion literature in duet, trio and quartet settings at 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and are free for Millersville University students with ID.
    • The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster, will host an evening that celebrates the nation's great jazz bassists at 7:30 p.m., Friday. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $5 for students and $65 for a table of four.
    • The Day of Percussion Gala, featuring internationally acclaimed percussionists and regional percussion artists presenting clinics and performances, will be held throughout the day Saturday. The event will include performances by several high school and college percussion ensembles, culminating in an evening final concert featuring guest artists at 7:30 p.m., at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and are free for Millersville University students with ID.
    • The Millersville University Concert band and Wind Ensemble will team up to perform at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, in the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and Millersville University students are free with ID.
    • NetCo, a professional modern dance company made up of 13 unique and talented artists, will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • Nearly 400 Shippensburg University students will participate in the university’s annual Celebration of Student Research Conference from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, in the Ceddia Union Building. The event highlights the year-long efforts by students who collaborate with faculty to conduct research in various areas. It will feature 124 poster presentations and 120 oral presentations. Kent Meyers, the global director of advanced engineering project management for Volvo Construction Equipment will give the keynote address at 7 p.m., Monday, in Memorial Auditorium. More information about the conference is available at http://www.ship.edu/Student_Research_Conference.
    • The Shippensburg University Jazz Ensemble will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in Old Main Chapel.
    • The Great Beauty, an award-winning Italian film, will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, in Dauphin Humanities Center 051. The film won the Academy Award and Golden Globe award for best foreign language film, and the BAFTA Award for best film not in the English language. Admission is free.
    • The Ten Tenors on Broadway will perform at 8 p.m., Thursday, in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University. Amidst incredible international success, this Australian troupe has become known as one of the hardest working touring acts; performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents. For information and tickets, call (717) 477-SHOW or go to www.luhrscenter.com.
    • The Activities Program Board at Shippensburg University will host RaiderFest 2014 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, in the parking lot across from the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. The event will benefit the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, a public non-profit organization that serves the Shippensburg, Chambersburg and Greencastle areas, and provides educational opportunities and grief and loss support programs for children, teens and their families.
    • The Little Princess Playhouse at Shippensburg University will present a special double feature presentation of Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast at 10 a.m and 11:30 a.m., Saturday and May 3 in Stewart Hall.
    • The Shippensburg University Woodwind Ensembles will perform a free concert at 3 p.m., Saturday, in Old Main Chapel on campus.
    • Jazz pianist and composer Steve Rudolph and saxophonist and composer Jonathan Ragonese will join the Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra to present a concert of music that draws on the American traditions of jazz and film music at 3 p.m., Sunday, in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • Slippery Rock University’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is in full swing with arts and entertainment programs throughout the week and continuing through May 4.
    • Faculty, staff and students will offer “Sixty Second Lectures,” using the words of Frederic Douglass, the former slave, distinguished orator, journalist, author and statesman, at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Maltby Center.
    • Roberto Sanchez Pierola, playwright, poet and performance artist from Lima, Peru, will be in residence throughout the week offering lectures, workshops and master classes about play production and poetry.
    • The SRU Flute Choir, directed by Stacey Steele, associate professor of music, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Swope Music Hall.
    • Artist Nikki Rosato will visit with the campus community while creating her “Connections” artwork in cutouts depicting the various stories and connections between people. She will present a lecture at 5 p.m., Wednesday, in 111 Strain Behavioral Science Building.
    • Art by SRU students will be on display daily in the University Union Lobby, Thursday through May 1, with an opening reception at 5 p.m., Thursday.
    • SRU art instructor Eric Schruers will discuss how art has moved beyond the gallery at 4 p.m., Thursday, in 205 University Union.
    • The SRU Theatre Department will present James McLure’s one-act comedies “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lonestar” at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Sunday through May 1, and at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, in the University Union.
    • “The Music of David Maslanka,” respected American composer, will be offered at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in Swope Music Hall.
    • SRU’s Kaleidoscope and Earth Day will offer a joint celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research.
    • The Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, in Swope Recital Hall.
      The SRU Wind Ensemble and Choirs will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, in Swope.
    • For details and a full schedule of Kaleidoscope events visit: 
      https://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges/chfpa/kaleidoscope/Pages/ScheduleofEvents.aspx.A
    • Black Arts Festival will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, on the Quad.
    • “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.
    • The Patterson Hall addition will be dedicated at 3 p.m., Friday.
    • Slippery Rock University will open its new SRU Student Veterans’ Center with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, in the Smith Student Center.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    The week of April 21-27, 2014

    • An exhibit of upcycled artwork made from discarded library materials including "Unbound" by cartoonist John Kovaleski, made from the pages of withdrawn academic journals, and “Music from the Weeds,” by Denise Petrik of the University’s Francis Harvey Green library, is on display through May 5 in Presser Music Library, Swope Music Building.
    • West Chester University’s School of Music will present Turks Head Knot, a faculty recital directed by Peter Paulson, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in the Ware Family Recital Hall.
    • Award-winning book-cover designer Kimberly Glyder will present a lecture at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Francis Harvey Green Library Special Collections Room on the 6th floor.
    • West Chester University’s School of Music will present the chamber winds directed by Andrew Yozviak at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, in Philips Autograph Library.
    • West Chester University will host the Whistleblower Tour with former NSA senior executives Bill Binney and Thomas Drake speaking about national security and civil liberties at noon, Wednesday, in Sykes Student Union Theater.
    • WCU’s Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center will join the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic to host the second annual WCU Business Idea Pitch. Like ABC’s Shark Tank, semi-finalists will each present a five-minute pitch to angel investors and businesses beginning at 5 p.m. at the WCU Graduate Center, Room 126.
    • The West Chester University Black and Latino Greek Council will host their annual step show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Asplundh Concert Hall. Tickets are $8 and $10.
    • The West Chester University Poetry Center will offer poetry readings by WCU students and alumni along with a planetarium show at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Planetarium.
    • A guitar ensemble directed by Glenn Lyons will perform at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, in the Ware Family Recital Hall.
    • West Chester University’s Department of Art is presenting Diane Cirafesi: Art Ritual during gallery hours Wednesday through May 30 in Knauer Gallery at Swope Music Building. An artist’s reception will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the gallery.
    • The film “Shored Up,” about the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the Jersey shore, will be shown at 8 p.m., Thursday, in Sykes Student Union Theater as part of the Contemporary Issues Film Series. Admission is $2.
    • WCU’s University Dance Company will present its annual spring concert, “Perpetual Motion,” at 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Tickets are $12 and $15.
    • West Chester University’s School of Music will present woodwind chamber ensembles directed by Karen Dannessa and Henry Grabb at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, in the Ware Family Recital Hall.
    • West Chester University will screen “Anyone and Everyone” as part of the LGBTQA Movies That Matter series at 3 p.m., Friday, in Sykes Student Union Room 252.
    • The WCU Gospel Choir’s and gospel ministries’ year-end concert features praise dancing, mime, hip hop ministry, song, prayer, worship, and more will be performed beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, at United Methodist Church 129 S. High Street, West Chester.
      The seventh annual Garlic Mustard Pull will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at the Gordon Natural Area on South Campus.
    • West Chester University’s Tai Chi Arts Club will host a World Tai Chi Day celebration at noon, Saturday, in the Academic Quad.
    • The Loosening Our Minds Queer and Feminist Film Festival will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, in Brandywine Hall, room 031.
    • West Chester University’s School of Music will present a wind ensemble directed by Andrew Yozviak at 3 p.m., Sunday, in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre.
    • The fifth annual Strides for SPARC 5K and community fair benefitting West Chester University’s Southeast Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center (SPARC) will be held Saturday in front of Ehinger Gym at the corner of University Avenue and South Church Street. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the run, at 9:30 a.m.