FINE ARTS EVENT!!
Consider attending a joint production between IUP Music & Theater, Penn State Altoona, and the Defiant Requiem Foundation on Saturday February 23, 7:30 PM in Fisher Auditorium. Link to ticket information is below.
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is the signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. This performance features the full Verdi Requiem with the chorus and soloists accompanied by a single piano, as it was in Terezín. The prisoners’ story is told between the movements with video and narration.
The music, media, and story are powerful. The message of solidarity, collaboration, and perseverance is also quite timely.
Wondering about the PASSHE Summer Honor Trip to Poland?
Here’s a trip video from an almost identical excursion from December 26, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
MASS is sponsoring two Lunch and Learn events for Black History Month. Lunch and Learns provide a free meal and an opportunity to explore a topics not typically found in the classroom.
The first is on Thursday, February 14 in the MCSLE Great Room in Elkin Hall at Noon. The presentation is titled: “The Civil Rights Movement: Detangling Its Strands”. Discover how hair styles impacted the Movement. The presenter is Ms. Veta Talton.
The second is on Tuesday, February 26th in the MCSLE Great Room in Elkin Hall at Noon. It is titled: “A Love Deeper Than Water: A Sex-ploration of Black Women Writers”. Explore the ways in which the black female body has managed to shape and reshape the America’s discourses of nationalism, helping to redefine what it means to be human, black, and woman respectively in a postcolonial society. The presenter is Mr. Nedrick Patrick.
They will be providing attendance vouchers.
A study abroad opportunity is available for the Summer 2019 semester. This is open to all majors. For details, attend one of the upcoming informational meetings, or contact Dr. Ishoy.
When: Tuesday, February 12, at 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 13, at 4:30pm and
Thursday, February 14, at 3:30pm
Where: Wilson Hall, Room 101