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Recycled Percussion brings funk back to Havens
Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Havens Auditorium, IU Kokomo -- Drumsticks and drummers will be in non-stop motion when Recycled Percussion performs at IU Kokomo. The band delivers a "high-intensity, adrenaline-packed show," of rock and hip-hop, according to Holly Hill of Alexandria. She saw the group perform on campus last January. Beating out complex rhythms on drums, cymbals, 50-gallon steel containers and power tools, the performers "never lost my attention," Hill said. "Even little kids were having fun with it." For more information, visit: http://www.iuk.edu/~koocm/sep06/recycled.shtml

Lotus Festival - International DJ Tent
Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, Bloomington -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board will sponsor an international DJ tent at this year's Lotus Festival. Admission to the tent is free and performers include IU Hip-Hop Congress, Ali ONe, Curumin, and DJ members of Balkan Beat Box. Lotus Festival is the nation's largest international music festival. For more information see http://www.lotusfest.org

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies faculty to give talks
Oct. 6 and 13, Nov. 10, 6 p.m., on radio stations 91.3 FM and 98.1 FM, Bloomington -- The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is coordinating and sponsoring three radio interviews of CLACS IU professors. They will occur during the interview segment of the Hola Bloomington program. The interviews are at 6 p.m. on each day. On Oct. 6, Professor Dan Suslak, an anthropologist who has done most of his research in Oaxaca, Mexico focusing on indigenous youth, will give a talk entitled, "La Situacion Politica en Oaxaca." Professor Bradley Levinson, from the School of Education, will discuss "La educacion de los latinos recien migrados al estado de Indiana" on Oct. 13. Professors Rebecca Martinez and Brad Pontius, from the School of Education, will give a talk on their recent trip to Agua Viva, a children's home and school in Chimaltenango, on Nov. 10.

"Clearly Non-Campos': Alvaro de Campos' Song of Non-Self"
Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union, Faculty Club, Bloomington -- Professor K. David Jackson, from Yale University, will discuss "Clearly Non-Campos': Alvaro de Campos' Song of Non-Self" during this Horizons of Knowledge lecture. This event is free and open to the public. The lecture is presented by the IU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, IU Department of Western European Studies, IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and IU Department of Comparative Literature. For more information, e-mail mtilton@indiana.edu.

Michele Norris

NPR's Michele Norris to give speak
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington -- Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's program All Things Considered, will speak at IU as part of a lecture series sponsored by the IU School of Journalism. The lecture is free and open to the public. Norris, an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience, has co-hosted All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program, since 2002. Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 to 2002. As a contributing correspondent for Closer Look segments on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, she reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. She also has reported for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. She received a Livingston Award in 1990 and both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award for her contribution to ABC News's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For more information, e-mail sojevent@indiana.edu.

"Nuestras Voces: A conversation about being Latina/o and Queer"
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- This presentation will be given by Jeannette Johnson-Licon who was born on the U.S./Mexico Border. Currently, she coordinates LGBT Services in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at DePauw University. This event is sponsored by Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Student Support Services, La Casa/Latino Cultural Center and Latino Studies. For more information, contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or lacasa@indiana.edu.

Martha Graham Dance Company

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Martha Graham Dance Company
Oct. 10, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The IU Auditorium welcomes the most celebrated dance ensemble in America. With poise and grace, the Martha Graham Dance Company brings emotion to life with dance. See for yourself why The Washington Post referred to the company as "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe." The company was founded in 1926 by Martha Graham, who choreographed 181 works in her lifetime, all involving beautiful movement and evocative emotional pull. Since its inception, the company has received international acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, performing in venues from the Metropolitan Opera, to the base of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. For more information, visit http://www.iuauditorium.com.

Dangers of Posting Private Info to Facebook
Oct. 11, 7 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Employers are increasingly using sites such as Facebook for background checking of potential employees. Information you post may also cause a safety risk. Join us for discussion facilitated by Daniel Soto (Amnesty International and Leo R. Dowling International Center) on some of the issues and/or dangers when posting private information on Facebook. For more information, please contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or lacasa@indiana.edu.

Luís de Camões and the First Edition of The Lusiads, 1572: A Workshop
Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m., Ballantine Hall 215 at Indiana University, Bloomington -- This lecture by K. David Jackson of Yale University, a 2006 Scholar-in-Residence with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is also sponsored by West European Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, East Asian Studies Center, Comparative Literature and Horizons of Knowledge. The workshop will include work with a CD-ROM.

Maria Elena Fernandez

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"Confessions of a Cha Cha Feminist" with Maria Elena Hernandez
Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall, Bloomington -- Confessions of a Cha Cha Feminist is an autobiographical coming-of-age theatrical solo show, written and performed by María Elena Fernández. From Catholic school girl to cha cha feminist, Fernández chronicles her hilarious and poignant rebellion against her traditional Mexican upbringing, armed with feminist fervor and the hyper-feminine aesthetic of the cha cha's she grew up with: those L.A. disco girls known for their big hair, red lips and spiked heels. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or lacasa@indiana.edu. Or go to: http://events.iu.edu/webevent.cgi?cmd=opencal&cal=cal99

Portuguese in Japan, from João Rodrigues, Tçuzzu to Wenceslau de Moraes
Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., Ballantine Hall 215 at Indiana University, Bloomington -- This lecture by K. David Jackson of Yale University, a 2006 Scholar-in-Residence with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is also sponsored by West European Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, East Asian Studies Center, Comparative Literature and Horizons of Knowledge.

Professor Marjorie Agosin to give lecture
Oct. 13, 4 p.m., Faculty Club (Indiana Memorial Union), Bloomington -- Professor Marjorie Agosin from Wellesley College will give a lecture entitled, "Writing Towards Hope." As an Indiana University alumna, Agosin was nominated as the Merle E. Simmons Distinguished Alumni (MESDA) in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for her professional achievements. Her topic addresses issues of poetry in various regions of the Spanish-speaking world, but in particular she will highlight different literary aspects of Chilean poetry. The talk will be given in English and will be open to the public. For more information, call 812-855-9097.

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Brad Tassell

The Chase Children's Series features Brad Tassell
Oct. 16-20, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Ogle Center, IU Southeast, New Albany -- What is funnier than Harry Potter, less hairy than Clifford, and better dressed than Captain Underpants? Brad Tassell's Kids Comedy show. Do not let your students miss the fun when there are songs about pickles in ears, teachers with warts, stuff coming out of noses, plus a whole lot more. This program is captivating to young audiences and uses music and fun to bring across a variety of issues important to elementary students. Among them: bullying, appropriate humor, choosing a career, using your imagination, the importance of education, succeeding at any age -- something new and fun always comes up during every show. Music and fun stresses a variety of important issues pertinent to our elementary students. This show is appropriate for children in the third grade through middle school. Although the show is free, reservations are required. Teachers, administrators and parents of home-schooled children may call 812-941-2525 or visit the Ogle Center on the Web at http://oglecenter.ius.edu/ to learn more.

Brad Tassell's Mime Workshop
Oct. 16-20, 2 p.m., Ogle Center, IU Southeast, New Albany -- Join Brad Tassell as he demonstrates the magic of mime. This 60-minute participatory workshop is designed for high school and college theater students who want to learn more about the art form. This is appropriate for grades nine through college. Call 812-941-2525 or visit the Ogle Center on the Web at http://oglecenter.ius.edu/ to learn more.

Latino immigration and civil rights panel discussion
Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., the Indiana Memorial Union State Room East, Bloomington -- The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies and La Casa will host a panel forum to discuss current immigration issues. The panel will include individuals from the Indiana Statewide Latino/Hispanic Association, the Governor's Adviser for Hispanic/Latino Affairs, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs and Immigration Law. For more information, e-mail mlcasill@indiana.edu.

"Popular Theater in El Bajo Region of El Salvador"
Oct. 19, noon to 1 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Juan Gabriel Berumen, a doctoral student in the IU School of Education, will give a talk about "Popular Theater in El Bajo Region of El Salvador." This lecture is part of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies and La Casa Brown Bag Series. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs.

Alexis Rockman, "Manifest Destiny," 2003-04, oil and acrylic on four wood panels, 8' x 24'

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"Human Nature I: The Natural World"
Oct. 20-Nov. 1, Indiana University School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery, 1201 E. 7th St., Rm 123, Bloomington -- Like painter Alexis Rockman, whose dim, eerie and apocalyptic Manifest Destiny confronts the consequences of human advancement, the visual artists chosen for this SoFA Gallery exhibition are using their creative abilities to enhance contemporary discourse about the life sciences. With each new discovery in the field -- including those in the areas of stem cell research, the human genome, cloning and genetic engineering -- they have brought to the forefront ethical and moral issues related to scientific developments. Their works address ideas of the landscape, our shared humanity, environmental issues, health care and population, while incorporating cultural ideas about nature and our place within it. SoFA Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon-4 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.indiana.edu/~sofa/2005/index.php

"Identity, gender, and liberation in early Chicana Poetry"
Oct. 25, 7 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- This short presentation by Sonia Gonzalez (Purdue University) explores issues of sexuality, feminism and identity formation in the work of Lorna Dee Cervantes, Bernice Zamora, Dorinda Moreno and Angela de Hoyos, who represent the first generation of Chicana writers. Through their poems, they denounced the sexism and oppression they encountered in private (home) and public (society at large) spheres. Together, they raised their voices to urge other mujeres to fight for their liberation and equal rights. For more information, contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or lacasa@indiana.edu.

Homecoming 2006

Homecoming 2006

IU Bloomington Homecoming: Glory Days
Oct. 26-28, Bloomington -- This year's homecoming theme is "Glory Days: Hoosiers Past and Present." The 48th Annual Homecoming Parade gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, moving west down Third Street and turning north on Indiana to finish at Sample Gates. There IU Head Football Coach Terry Hoeppner, football players, members of the IU Marching Hundred, IU cheerleaders and the RedSteppers host a pep rally complete with fireworks. And on Saturday, it's Indiana's Hoosiers versus the Michigan State Spartans for football, with the time still to be announced. "Be True to Your School" by ending the day with The Beach Boys at the IU Auditorium. Learn more about this year's events and how to relive the fun, memories, sights, sounds and feelings associated with your IU experience. Visit: http://alumni.indiana.edu/events/homecoming/index.shtml

Technology of Meaning
Oct. 27-Nov. 26, Public opening Friday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m., Herron Galleries, IUPUI -- This exhibit examines the work of five contemporary artists -- Ruth Adams, Frank Burton, Alison Carey, Tarrah Krajnak and T. A. Trombley. Each uses photographic technologies to produce some degree of meaning in their work. All of the artists included push the bounds of technology, and share a belief that photography's meaning is both hidden within and revealed by the technologies they employ to create their art. For more information on exhibits at Herron, go to http://www.herron.iupui.edu/new_web/news/calendar.html

Writer and best-selling author Anna Quindlen to speak at IU
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Willkie Auditorium, 150 N. Rose Ave., Bloomington -- The Indiana University School of Journalism presents Anna Quindlen, whose column "Public and Private" in The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. The lecture is free and open to the public. Every other week, millions of readers turn to the back page of Newsweek for Anna Quindlen's column "The Last Word," which presents perspectives on events of the day and issues of family, work, education and social justice. Quindlen also is the author of several books, including A Short Guide to a Happy Life which sold more than one million copies. Her first novel, the critically-acclaimed Object Lessons, was followed by the best-selling One True Thing, which was made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Rene Zellweger. Black and Blue, her third novel, also was a best seller and a selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. Quindlen's newest book, Rise and Shine, was just released in August. For more information, e-mail sojevent@indiana.edu.

"Syrian Jewish Community in Mexico City"
Nov. 2, noon -1 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Evelyn Maria Dean, a doctoral student in anthropology at IU Bloomington, will talk about "Syrian Jewish Community in Mexico City." This lecture is part of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies and La Casa Brown Bag Series. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs

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Ben Folds

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Live in concert: Ben Folds
Nov. 9, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board presents Ben Folds in concert. Ben Folds is best known as the lead of the Ben Folds Trio which released Ben Folds Five (1995) and one of 1997's best albums with Whatever and Ever Amen. Folds went out on his own in 1998, with Fear of Pop: Volume I and followed it up with Rockin' Suburbs and Ben Folds Live (2002). Folds is set to release supersunnyspeedgraphic, the lp, a comprehensive collection of original songs culled from his rare EPs, b-sides, covers and film soundtrack appearances. The album is due in stores Oct. 24. Tickets are on sale now and are available at all Ticketmaster locations and the IU Auditorium box office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.iuauditorium.com. Tickets are $25 for students with an IU Bloomington ID and $35 for non-students. Students may charge their tickets to their bursar account at the IU Auditorium box-office. For more information about Union Board, call -812-855-4682 or e-mail ubpr@indiana.edu

"It's Not a Pretty Sight! Art Forgery, Fraud and Theft"
Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., IU School of Law, 530 West New York Street, IUPUI -- A discussion of art crime issues by Special Agent Robert Wittman, senior investigator with the FBI's rapid deployment national Art Crime Team (ACT), and Martin Radecki, chief conservator of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This presentation made possible by The Jordan H. & Joan R. Leibman Annual Forum on the Legal and Business Environment of Art. For more information, call 278.4789 or email slingram@iupui.edu.

"Reggae Music in Japan: Jamaica Perspectives"
Nov. 16, noon-1 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Marvin Sterling, a professor of anthropology at IU Bloomington, will give a talk about "Reggae Music in Japan: Jamaica Perspectives." This lecture is part of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies and La Casa Brown Bag Series. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs

A quilt on exhibit at IU East.

QuiltArt exhibit travels to IU East
Now through Nov. 3, Meijer Artway, IU East, Richmond -- A unique look at society and the habits of those living in today's world has taken the form of quilt art. Indiana University East is hosting an art exhibit featuring what sewing artists ask: "What is the 8th Deadly Sin?" Ask people and they will be able to tell you at least one of the original seven deadly sins -- sloth, greed, envy, lust, gluttony, anger and pride. Sharon L. Bowman of Muncie, curated the exhibit. Inspiration for the project came from listening to an interview on National Public Radio in the fall of 2004. "A guest on a news show commented that she thought speed was the eighth deadly sin in relation to Americans' incessant rushing about for no reason," Bowman said. The idea of an eighth sin stuck with her and instigated a challenge to other members of QuiltArt, which is an online organization for contemporary art quilters. Bowman challenged other members of the organization to define their own eighth deadly sin and to create a quilt to define it. The show has traveled from Pennsylvania to California. For more information about the exhibit, call IU East gallery curator Ed Thornburg at 765-973-8605 or visit the Web site at www.iue.edu. For more information on QuiltArt or "What is the 8th Deadly Sin?" visit the organizations Web site at www.quiltart.com/challenges/ds/index.html

The Colors of Rust
Now through Oct. 16, gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Ronald L. Barr Gallery on the IU Southeast campus, New Albany -- The Ronald L. Barr Gallery will exhibit paintings by Bruce Linn. For more information on the gallery, contact 812-941-2358.

Youthful Mothers art

Youthful Mothers art

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"Japan-in-America: The Turn of the Twentieth Century"
Ongoing, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington -- An exhibit at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures examines the growing American interest in and apprehension of Japan during the 23 years preceding World War I. "Japan-In-America: The Turn of the Twentieth Century," samples the vast number of images, stories, performances and accounts of Japan that circulated in the United States during that time. The exhibit displays a wide array of images and artifacts from the popular culture of the period, including paintings, poetry and travel literature, as well as postcards, illustrated books, sheet music, magic lantern slides, editorial cartoons, motion pictures, missionary tracts, children's literature, advertisements and a range of other forms. A companion Web site at http://www.indiana.edu/~jia1915/ provides even more examples of these images, as well as downloadable texts of children's books from the time period, such as the work Japanese Fairy Tales, published in 1904 by Teresa Pierce Williston. For more information, or to schedule a guided group tour, please call 812-855-6873 or e-mail mathers@indiana.edu

"Talking Shoes"
Ongoing, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington -- This Children's Gallery exhibit features shoes from around the world. "Talking Shoes" explores how shoes can reveal much about their makers and wearers. Native American beaded moccasins, sandals from the Republic of Congo, felt shoes from Tibet and wooden shoes from the Netherlands and Surinam are just a few highlighted artifacts in the exhibit, which features hands-on activities for younger visitors. The exhibit was developed by students in IU's Anthropology A403: Introduction to Museum Studies class during the 2004-05 spring semester. The students worked with staff at the Mathers Museum to select shoes from the museum's collections, research and write the exhibit labels, prepare the artifacts for display, design the case layouts and install the exhibit. For more information, or to schedule a guided group tour, call 812-855-6873 or e-mail mathers@indiana.edu.

Inaugural Opening of the Frank and Katrina Basile Gallery: Harry A. Davis -- A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement
Now through Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Fridays until 8 p.m., Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis -- A Prix de Rome winner and emeritus professor, Harry A. Davis taught painting and drawing at the Herron School of Art and Design for 38 years. He created more than 500 paintings of buildings and urban landscapes, and exhibited in scores of national and international shows. Davis received numerous awards of distinction and touched the lives of hundreds of Herron students. The dozen paintings on exhibit will reveal the artist's development from 1936 to 2004. This selection emphasizes his interests in cityscapes while including some of his figurative work as well. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the IUPUI garage, west of Herron. For more information, visit: http://www.herron.iupui.edu.

To view more events from around the state, visit: http://events.iu.edu/.