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Events at Indiana University

Botánica: A Pharmacy for the Soul
Now- July 2, various times, Mathers Museum, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- The exhibition "Pharmacy for the Soul" centers on traditions of spirit healing and the practitioners and places associated with these beliefs. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, visit

The Kinsey Institute Exhibit -- "Sex and Presidential Politics"
Now-Jan. 23, 2-4 p.m., Morrison Hall, Third Floor, Bloomington -- The Kinsey Institute offers a glimpse of presidential politics viewed by adult and underground media sources from its unique and rich collections. Featuring magazines, tabloids, newspapers and newsletters from the latter half of the 20th century, this exhibit reveals a different perspective on the elections -- sometime humorous, and often out of sight from that of the mainstream media. "Sex and Presidential Politics" is part of the Indiana University Libraries' "Politics and Presidents: A Month-Long Celebration of Archives and Special Collections." The Kinsey Institute was founded in 1947 as a private research institute affiliated with Indiana University. Its mission is to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. For further information, visit

'No Danger' on display
Jan. 13-24, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at IU is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition "No Danger" with an opening reception on Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. "No Danger," an exhibition that expands on the notion of printmaking, re-interprets and elaborates on the idea of the paper airplane. More than 60 examples of paper airplanes created by international artists are included. The exhibition is the result of collaboration by artist Edward Bernstein of IU and printmaker Franco Vecchiet of Venice, Italy. "No Danger" features works created by artists from the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Slovenia and will be shown in the 2010 renovation re-opening of the Graz Airport in Austria. "No Danger" emphasizes the positive aspects of cultural interchange, relationships and travel instead of the negative connotations many now associate with flying objects in this era of violence and war. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490, send an e-mail to or visit The SoFA Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12 to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

IPFW Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Various dates and times, IPFW, Ft. Wayne -- IPFW will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the following events that are free and open to the public:

  • Jan. 14: "Presidential Powers!" presented by IPFW Affirmative Action Officer Mariah Butler from noon to 1:15 p.m. in IPFW's Walb Student Union, rooms 222-226
  • Jan. 20: "Presidential Inauguration at IPFW" from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in IPFW's Walb Student Union Ballroom (the inauguration will be shown on a big screen)
  • Jan. 21: "Does the Election of Barack Obama Equate to a Post-racial America?" from noon to 1:15 p.m. in IPFW's Walb Student Union, rooms 222-226
  • Jan. 22: "Women in Governmental Leadership" from noon to 1:15 p.m. in IPFW's Walb Student Union, rooms 114-116

All events are sponsored by the IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact Christopher W. Riley, coordinator of student success and multicultural programs, at 260-481-6847 or

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

'The Community of Modern Dance' performance at IU Bloomington
Jan. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., Ruth N. Halls Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington -- Indiana University Dance Theatre presents "The Community of Modern Dance." The performance will feature works by guest artists from the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; IU faculty in modern dance, music and African American and African Diaspora Studies; and master teacher, choreographer and artist Bill Evans. The event is produced by the IU Departments of Kinesiology and Theatre and Drama. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the IU Auditorium Box Office or by calling 812-855-1103. For more information, visit:

IU Northwest MLK celebration
Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Savannah Auditorium, IU Northwest, Gary --On Friday, Jan. 16, in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, IU Northwest will welcome acclaimed speaker Joe Rogers, the former lieutenant governor of Colorado, who will present his "Dream Alive Program" in honor of King. Doors open at 5 p.m., and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The "Dream Alive Program" is Rogers' live commentary in dedication to the memory and legacy of King and leaders of the civil rights movement. This positive and uplifting program is an effort to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that King and the movement's other leaders imparted to the nation. It will also serve as a reminder that their wisdom and vision are timeless. In 2003, Rogers completed his history-making term as Colorado's lieutenant governor. Rogers was at that time America's youngest lieutenant governor and only the fourth African American in U.S. history to be elected as a state's No. 2 executive. Rogers is now a national speaker, lecturer and attorney in Colorado. He has served as a member of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act, and is a recipient of the prestigious Trumpet Award from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System. The MLK Celebration is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity. For more information about the program, call 219-980-6705. For more information on Rogers, visit The Savannah Center is located in the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway.

Elaine Brown Lecture
Jan. 18, 5 p.m., Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- Activist and former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown regularly lectures at colleges and universities across the U.S. in an effort to empower students to think about the impact of "New Age Racism in America." She will give one lecture at IU Bloomington, which is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the MLK Celebration Committee at

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Day On! Not A Day Off!
Jan. 19, various locations and times, Bloomington -- Volunteers make the King Holiday a Day of Service at multiple locations in the community and on campus. Details are available at For further information contact the MLK Celebration Committee at

Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Day
Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Indiana University School of Education, Bloomington -- Elementary school children are invited to spend the day at the IU School of Education to participate in engaging activities and learn about King's life. For registration information, e-mail

Interfaith Prayer Service
Jan. 19, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- The interfaith prayer service is a gathering that celebrates and increases awareness of various faith traditions through reflective prayers, music and the spoken word. For further information contact Rochelle Tinsley at

Fair of Fun/Dr. King Read-Out
Jan. 19, noon, Bloomington High School South -- This mini-fair for elementary and middle school students will feature activities focused on education, friendship, diversity and the teachings of King. Tables will be hosted by student organizations from IU Bloomington and Bloomington High School South. For further information, call 812-855-8290.

Unity Summit to promote civil dialogue
Jan. 19, noon to 3 p.m., Willkie Auditorium, Bloomington -- This annual interactive diversity education program promotes civil dialogue and explores ways to improve the campus climate for all IU students. Open to everyone. For further information, contact Eric Love at or call 812-855-2139.

Indiana University School of Optometry providing free eye exams
Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Community Eye Care Center, 803 N. Monroe St., Bloomington -- In collaboration with the Salvation Army, IU School of Optometry faculty, staff and students will provide free eye exams and eye glasses to members of the Bloomington community who do not have access to vision care. Eligible patients are required to sign-up with the Salvation Army prior to Jan. 19. For further information, e-mail Michelle DePeau at

Art Gallery to Feature "Paintings and Photographs from Different Continents"
Jan. 21, 4-6 p.m., IU Kokomo Art Gallery, 2300 S. Washington St. -- The IU Kokomo Art Gallery will feature "Paintings and Photographs from Different Continents" beginning Jan. 20, through Feb. 5. The opening reception will take place on Jan. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be paintings, prints, and video art by artists from Europe, Canada, and Australia. The works were chosen by the Karel Stoop, the show organizer in Spain. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays until 8 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Those without campus parking permits should follow signs to visitor parking. For further information, call 765-455-9220 or email

Indiana University School of Medicine celebrates Diversity Week
Jan. 20-23, 12 p.m., Emerson Hall auditorium, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis -- Four noon speakers are scheduled as part of the seventh annual observance of Diversity Week at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The public is invited to attend.

Speakers and their topics:

  • Jan. 20 -- Joye Maureen Carter, M.D., chief forensic pathologist, Marion County Coroner's Office and director of the forensic pathology fellowship program at IUSM, "Death, The Ultimate Test of Diversity." Dr. Carter was the first black female chief medical examiner in the nation, serving as chief medical examiner in two major American cities, Washington, D.C., and Houston, Texas, before starting her own forensic consulting firm.
  • Jan. 21 -- Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine and health policy, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities, "Addressing Health Disparities: Are We On Track?"
  • Jan. 22 -- Melissa C. Green, Ph.D., director of the division of science and technology, United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, Fairfax, Va., "A Neglected Responsibility: Diversity in STEM Education."
  • Jan. 23 -- Alexa Canady, M.D., a pediatric neurosurgeon, Sacred Health Medical Group, Pensacola, Fl., and educator. Title to be announced.

Werner Sollors to present Patten Lectures
Jan. 20 and 22, 7:30 p.m., Chemistry room 122, IU Bloomington --One of the foremost Americanists today, Werner Sollors, the Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English and Professor of African and African American Studies from Harvard University, will present two lectures: "African American Intellectuals and Europe between the Two World Wars" on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and "'Heil, Johnny': Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair: or, The Denazification of Erika von Schlütow" on Thursday, Jan. 22. Sollors will discuss in his first lecture the period that witnessed the rise of communism and its transformation into Stalinism, the emergence of fascism, two momentous "interwar wars," and numerous African American intellectuals that met their counterparts in Europe. In his second lecture, he'll discuss how on Aug. 16, 1945, film director Billy Wilder proposed "propaganda through entertainment" to the Information Control Division of the American Military Government in Germany, offering to make an "entertainment film," "a very special love story, cleverly devised to help us sell a few ideological items." Working with a comedy that was a Paramount Studios property, Wilder transformed it into the film A Foreign Affair (1948), starring Jean Arthur and Marlene Dietrich. Set against the background of ruined Berlin, the film deals with denazification and fraternization. Sollors will discuss how the Production Code Administration intervened and how reviewers responded to a movie that poked fun at what were undoubtedly serious issues.

Department of Music and Arts Technology Presents: University of Cincinnati Guitar Ensemble
Jan. 22, 7:30 to 9 p. m., 535 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis -- The University of Cincinnati Guitar Ensemble will give a guest performance for free. Visitor parking available at the North Street parking garage located at 819 W. North St. For further information, visit

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Jan. 22, 11 a.m., Vivian Auditorium, IU East, Richmond -- Phyllis Boanes, a professor of history and the director of the African American Studies department at Earlham College, will give a presentation titled, "Beyond the Iconic King; The Inconvenient Martin and the African American Jeremiad." For further information, e-mail

Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metals, Sculpture and Textiles Show
Jan. 27-Feb. 7, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students in the Graphic Design, Ceramics, Metals, Sculpture and Textiles area will present their artworks to the public. Artworks on display will include handcrafted textiles, jewelry, hollowware, small metals objects, ceramics, posters, product designs, books and artworks utilizing non-traditional styles and techniques. An opening reception for the exhibits will be Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812- 855-8490 or send an e-mail to or visit

The Time Jumpers

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The Time Jumpers to perform
Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Ogle Center, IU Southeast, New Albany -- The Time Jumpers is a Western Swing Band with two awards from the Association of Western Artists, one from the Western Music Association and two Grammy nominations. This group of Nashville's studio elite has evolved from casual jam sessions at the Grand Ole Opry to performing on the main stage, and becoming the Monday night destination at the Station Inn in Nashville. As a band, they've been sought out to record with artists such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant and John Anderson. For tickets to the show, contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. The Ticket Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder

See Bob The Builder Live!
Jan. 29, 7 p.m. IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Join the constructive crowd at IU Auditorium as the preschool set's stop-animation hero comes to life on stage. Bob the Builder and his can-do crew, including partner Wendy, Scoop the digger, Muck the dumper, Lofty the crane and Dizzy the cement mixer, join forces in a fun-filled adventure that's brimming with sunny songs. But it's not all lyrics and laughter in Sunflower Valley. This time, Bob and his gang must strap on their tool belts and do some serious work to clean up "Spud's Big Mess." In the process, the friends pull together to build the first-ever Sunflower Valley Recycling Plant and Wind Farm. The popular PBS Kids program "Bob the Builder" began in England in 1999 and has since become an international sensation. It's shown in more than 30 countries, is presented in more than a dozen different languages, and has spawned a line of toys, clothing, and other accessories that are all the rage among preschoolers across the globe. And now, with Bob the Builder Live! young fans can see their heroes up close. For further information, visit

Stop Kiss explores contemporary urban life
Feb. 6-7 and 10-14, Wells-Metz Theatre, Bloomington -- Simultaneously a valentine and a warning, Diana Son's sweetly arresting Stop Kiss explores the highs and lows of contemporary urban life. Swinging back and forth in time, the play revolves around a brutal beating that occurs when two young women are seen kissing on a park bench in Greenwich Village. While deftly addressing issues of sexuality and the devastating impact of a simple, hesitating moment of intimacy, the play retains a pervasive sense of humor, melding light and dark into a single work that eloquently captures the complexity and humanity of daily existence. For further information, visit

Cendrillon brings a fairy tale classic to stage
Feb. 6-7 and 13-14, various times, Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Unlike the Rossini version, the carriage and the glass slipper are back in this famous romantic fantasy based on the Cinderella fairy tale. After much beautiful music, magical developments and all the elements that make up such tales, the lovers are reunited and all live happily ever after. The opera is sung in French with English supertitles. For further information, visit

Photography and DART Area Show
Feb. 10-21, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts students in photography and DART will present their artworks to the public. Students will present contemporary photographs, digital art and works that explore the uses of new media. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Feb. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or send an e-mail to More information can also be found online at

Hungarian pianist Ern Fehér to play at the Ogle Center
Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Ogle Center, IU Southeast, New Albany -- Hungarian pianist Ern Fehér's virtuosity and musical sensitivity have attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. In recent seasons, Fehér has appeared as a soloist with the Marosvasarhely Symphony Orchestra, Kecskemet Symphony Orchestra, BM Duna Symphony Orchestra, Bombay Symphony Orchestra, Szeged Symphony Orchestra and the Gyõr Symphony Orchestra. For tickets to Ogle Center performances contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. More information can be found at

The Taming of the Shrew to appear at IPFW
Feb. 20-21, 26-28, 8 p.m., Feb. 22 and March 1, 2 p.m., Fort Wayne -- Kate and Petruchio embody the classic battle of the sexes. He would love to marry her for a variety of financial and strategic reasons, and she hates everything about him. Kate's lovely and unquenchable younger sister Bianca cannot marry until she does, but Kate will have none of it -- especially in the marriage her father has arranged for her with the arrogant, self-serving and boisterous Petruchio. Sparks fly as Petruchio tries The Taming of the Shrew, only to find that he has been her captive all along. For further information, visit

Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit
Feb. 21, 8 p.m., Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall, IU South Bend, South Bend -- The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend will celebrate black history month with a concert titled, "Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit." The concert will bring together the traditions of Western classical music and African American music. "Lift Every Voice" is welcoming six African American guest artists to the stage, including: Meisha Adderley, piano; James E. Laws Jr., baritone; Bernard Phillips, flute; Antonio Rincón, violin; Stanley H. Waldon, piano; and Frank Ward Jr., bass-baritone. The South Bend Symphonic Choir, conducted by Marvin V. Curtis -- dean of The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts -- will also perform choral works by African American composers. This free concert will be the first of its kind produced by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. This event is open to the public. For further information, call 574-520-4203.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot photo exhibit comes to IU
Feb. 24, 6 p.m., Radio/TV Room 251, IU Bloomington -- The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a photography exhibition by Ashley Gilbertson, in conjunction with Arts Week 2009. Gilbertson will give a lecture on his work. All events are free and open to the public. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will feature 10 of Gilbertson's photographs, chronicling America's early battles in Iraq, the initial occupation of Baghdad, the insurgency that erupted shortly afterward, the dramatic battle to overtake Fallujia, and, ultimately, the country's first national elections. This wide-ranging chronicle of the war from the view point of the photographer is the first of its kind. Gilbertson's narratives convey the exhilaration and terror of photographing war, as well as the challenges of photojournalism in our age of embedded reporting. The photographs of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot depict the full range of human experience called up by the war in Iraq. A photographer for the New York Times, Newsweek and Time, among others, Gilbertson will discuss his recent exhibit and book, Whiskey, Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Iraq War . Described as "harrowing snapshots of the American Soul," Gilbertson's book of photographs was chosen as a "Best Book of 2007" by Amazon. A book signing with the author and an opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the SoFA Gallery following the lecture. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or email

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