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Front Page News - Friday, January 19, 2007

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1. IU's basketball's 'Mighty Mite' Suhr making it big
2. 61st annual IU Business Conference will focus on energy and the environment
3. Artist Shakor to take center stage at 'Side Man'
4. Let your hair down and dance the night away at 'Hairspray'

IU's basketball's 'Mighty Mite' Suhr making it big -- For senior Errek Suhr, there is no better time than the present. The son of former Indiana football assistant coach Buck Suhr, the feisty 5-9 guard grew up in the shadows of Assembly Hall, and as he embarks on his final campaign in the Cream and Crimson, Suhr's childhood dream has become a reality. As a result of his unmatchable work ethic, heart and solid play off the bench, Suhr went from being a walk-on his first two seasons to earning a scholarship at the start of the 2005-06 season. Full Story

61st annual IU Business Conference will focus on energy and the environment -- lvin Toffler, whose studies of change and its impact on business and culture have influenced decision makers for more than five decades, will join five top executives at a major conference Feb. 28 in Indianapolis on energy and the environment. The 61st annual Indiana University Business Conference, presented by the IU Kelley School of Business, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. Full Story

Artist Shakor to take center stage at "Side Man" -- The upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning Side Man at the Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama, which opens Feb. 2, will feature the unique involvement of professional artist Shakor, whose studio was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Two of his three surviving works have been incorporated into the set design for Side Man, a meditation on jazz music and the American family. The following story, written by Tom Robson, tells how Shakor came to the attention of IU's theatre department. Full Story

Let your hair down and dance the night away at 'Hairspray'-- Hairspray, Broadway's musical comedy phenomenon, is coming to the IU Auditorium. After its acclaimed world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in June 2002, the fantastically fun musical opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. And now, it will sweep away its Bloomington audience to 1960s Baltimore in this mega-hit, piled bouffant-high with laughter and romance -- and enough deliriously tuneful songs to fill a nonstop platter party. Full Story

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Indiana University Scoreboard: Friday, January 19, 2007 Thursday's results: No IU teams in action

This weekend's sports schedule:

Friday, January 19, IU wrestling vs. Purdue, 7 p.m., University Gymnasium, Bloomington
Saturday, January 20, IU men's basketball vs. University of Connecticut, 3:45 p.m. ET, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Conn. (Game to be shown on CBS.)
Saturday, January 20, IU men's and women's swimming vs. Missouri, 10 a.m., Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center, Bloomington
Saturday, January 20, IU men's tennis vs. Toledo and Murray State, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., IU Tennis Center, Bloomington
Saturday, January 20, IU women's tennis vs. Kansas, 10:30 a.m., Lawrence, Kan
Saturday, January 20, IU men's and women's track and field, Indiana Team Classic, Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse, Bloomington
Sunday, January 21, IU women's basketball vs. Purdue, 2 p.m., Assembly Hall, Bloomington
Sunday, January 21, IU wrestling vs. Illinois, 2 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Sunday, January 21, IU women's diving, World Championship Selection Camp II, IU Natatorium, Indianapolis

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IU in the News:

Committee pleased with candidates for next IU president; Trustee: First round of interviews have been a success

Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 19 -- After being impressed by presidential candidates during the first round of interviews, the Presidential Search Committee is confident they will find the University's next leader in a reasonable timetable. Still, the committee continues to reach out to certain individuals who they have not yet considered for the position but who might serve as strong candidates as the inquiry continues, said IU trustee Sue Talbot. Full Story

Sampson wants meeting with AD to talk student seating; IU one of few schools that lacks student section

Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 19 -- Rifts between students and alumni have the campus talking about "old people" and whether they are seated or standing. Tensions have run high at Assembly Hall. The house that fiery former men's basketball coach Bob Knight built features scattered student seating, maybe the only of its kind at major programs without large dedicated student cheering blocs. Full Story

Baker's new work echoes experiences

Indianapolis Star, Jan. 19 -- Hoosier composer David Baker drew on two related experiences -- memories of growing up in Indianapolis and observations of young local drummers -- for the piece that his hometown orchestra will unveil tonight. "Dancing Shadows," which the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will premiere at Hilbert Circle Theatre, features saxophonist Otis Murphy, Baker's colleague at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Full Story

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