National Ernie Pyle Day
Sens. Todd Young, R-Indiana, and Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, announced a resolution Monday to designate Aug. 3, 2018 National Ernie Pyle Day. Young said in a statement that the designated day will ensure Pyle's contributions to the state and nation will be honored. Read more here.
#IUBB defeats Iowa
Big runs in the first and second half helped IU men’s basketball defeat Iowa 77-64 Monday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The win was IU’s first Big Ten Conference win of the season, and the first conference win for new IU Coach Archie Miller. Read more here.
Latinx Thematic Community opens
Sunday’s ribbon cutting for the new Luis Davila Latinx Thematic Community invited floor residents, Latinx leaders and the Davila family to help honor the life of the former IU professor. Davila, who died two years ago, was a leader who created the Chicano-Riqueño Studies Program that is dedicated to the study of Puerto Rican, Chicano and other Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. Read more here.
“The Last Night of Ballyhoo”
“The Last Night of Ballyhoo” begins with a main character, Lala, setting a star atop a Christmas tree while singing the Christmas hymn, “The First Noel.” A minor conflict ensues between members of the Freitag family in reference to the star.
Some desire to keep up appearances in their Christian neighborhood while others find it unnecessary. No clear decision is reached, and the star persists. Jewish Theatre of Bloomington’s production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” runs at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center from Dec. 2 to 10. Read more here.