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Thursday rundown: Cook agreement, IUMG unable to capitalize, IU retracts payroll change plan, “Spring Awakening”



City council approves agreement with Cook Group Inc.

Mayor John Hamilton speaks at the city council meeting Oct. 4 evening to endorse Ordinance 17-39, which authorized an agreement between the City of Bloomington and Cook Medical. The Bloomington City Council voted Wednesday night to approve a deal made with Cook Group Inc. which would allow the Bloomington-based company to pay the city fees in exchange for not being annexed into the city limits. Emily Eckelbarger Buy Photos


An agreement announced last month between Cook Group Inc. and the City of Bloomington, which would require the company to pay fees instead of being annexed within the city limits, was approved by the city council Wednesday night. Read more here.


Men's golf unable to capitalize on momentum at in-state tournament

Senior golfer Jake Brown practices at the IU Golf Course in April 2017. Brown finishing tied for 41st at the Ka’anapali Classic, the final fall tournament for the IU men's golf team. Josh Eastern Buy Photos


The IU men’s golf team had momentum entering this week’s Crooked Stick Invitational in Carmel, Indiana, but a poor first-round performance was something IU could not recover from. Read more here.


IU retracts plan to change payroll schedule

IU will not change its payroll schedule at the end of 2018 as previously planned. Employee complaints led to a reevaluation of the plan, and the payroll department decided there was too much.  Read more here.


Rock musical “Spring Awakening” coming to Waldron Arts Center


Scott Van Wye, Josh Carter, Kyle Mason, Justin Smusz, Garrett Thompson and Ben Dow perform "The Bitch of Living" in "Spring Awakening." The musical will be performed at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Oct. 20-28 at 7:30pm. Marlie Bruns Buy Photos


Combine rock music and 19th century adolescents and the result is Ivy Tech Student Production’s production of “Spring Awakening.” The show will be performed Oct. 20 to Oct. 28 at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. 

Tickets starts at $5 for students with ID. “Spring Awakening,” set in late 19th century Germany, follows a group of adolescent kids as they go through puberty and struggle with emotional and physical hardships. However, concepts like depression and sexual, physical and mental health were not commonly discussed, creating problems for the characters. Read more here.

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