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Menorah Lighting, Winter Celebration, Holiday Concerts
Menorah Lighting, Winter Celebration, Holiday Concerts
Outdoor menorah lighting and refreshments at the HUB; winter celebration with Kwanzaa festivities honors graduates; holiday concerts kick off the season; and more
Dancers in various styles and colors of ballet costumes pose with oversized candy-cane props along a pathway outdoors with another dancer dressed in a costume for the rat king and a few musicians.

“A Journey to the Land of Sweets”

Leap into the holidays with some of the most popular dances from The Nutcracker as IUP Dance Theater, the IUP Symphony Orchestra, the Mahoning Valley Ballet, and guests bring the magic of the “Land of Sweets” to the stage tonight at 7:00 in Fisher Auditorium.
Thursday, December 2
7:00 p.m., Outside the HUB and in the Ohio Room. Gather outside for a menorah lighting and then head inside for children’s crafts, latkes, donuts, and more. Admission is free.
3:30 p.m.
Coffee, Cocoa, and Conversation
Center for Teaching Excellence
5:00 p.m.
Tote Bag Painting
Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement
6:30 p.m.
Into the Archives: Speculative Science Fiction
IUP Libraries, Department of English
6:30 p.m.
Mental Health and Stress Management Techniques
Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement
7:00 p.m.
Spa Night/Bro Out
Friday, December 3
6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room. Honor our diverse graduates and share the seven principles of Kwanzaa during this fun-filled event.
9:30 a.m.
Punxsutawney Food Pantry
IUP Punxsutawney
8:00 p.m.
The Meetup
Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement
9:30 p.m.
Student Wellness and Engagement
Saturday, December 4
7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium. This year’s Holiday High School Festival of Bands features Huntingdon Area High School and United Junior/Senior High School. The IUP Wind Ensemble joins the two bands for the final number.
7:30 p.m.
Crimson Chords Fall Showcase
Department of Music
Sunday, December 5
7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium. “Sing-in the season” at the annual choral holiday concert featuring three choral groups, a traditional procession, sing-alongs, and a unique “12 Days of Christmas.”
1:00 p.m.
Freshman Brass Quintet Recital
Department of Music
3:00 p.m.
Legacy Brass Quintet Recital
Department of Music
Monday, December 6
6:00–7:30 p.m., Folger Student Center. Celebrate the last day of classes with some four-footed friends and de-stressing activities. 
All Day
Incomplete Grade Changes for Spring Due
Office of the Registrar
All Day
Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Office of the Registrar
6:00 p.m.
Clarinet Studio Recital
Lively Arts
7:00 p.m.
Flute Studio Recital
Lively Arts
Tuesday, December 7
1:00–4:00 p.m., Folger Student Center. Stressed because of finals? Stop in for a chair massage, time with the therapy dogs, crafts, snacks, and more.
All Day
Final Exams Begin
Office of the Registrar
8:00 a.m.
Faculty Begin Entering Final Grades
Office of the Registrar
Wednesday, December 8
7:00 p.m., Sutton East Lawn. Enjoy the holiday brass sounds of this outdoor concert that brings together tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone players.
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