Sloffer flips through a wheel of piano base wires. Bass wires are unique to their instrument and must be carefully recorded to ensure they’re correctly matched to a piano when making repairs.
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Phil Sloffer arrives at work each morning around 4 to begin his day’s work maintaining the hundreds of pianos in the Jacobs School of Music. Sloffer not only must tune each piano perfectly, but also ensure that each key plays at the correct volume when struck.
Sloffer avoids calling himself a pianist, noting that the virtuosity of Jacobs School of Music students and faculty sets a high standard for pianists. But he’s learned to play during his 30 years of work and finishes his work on this piano with a flourish of arpeggios.
Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, speaks to a room of people at Hopscotch Coffee Monday evening about her 2016 campaign for re-election. Ritz spoke about what she has accomplished during the past 4 years and what remains to be done in Indiana education.
Yana Weinstein and Nate Kalenny, 11, stand in the Laser dome, an exhibition by Lasers and Chainsaws, at the Light Reactive Art Show on Saturday night. Hosted by Dimensions Gallery, the event showcased artwork and performances revolving around light.
Trey Hollingsworth speaks to the Bloomington Rotary Club in the IMU Frangipani Room Tuesday. Hollingsworth, who lives in Jeffersonville, is running for Indiana’s Ninth District congressional seat.
Associate Dean of Students Carol McCord speaks on the topic of stopping sexual misconduct at IU Tuesday afternoon in the IMU. The discussion session covered the resources available at IU for handling cases of sexual misconduct.
Ruizi Li, a post-doctorate at IU, stands with her horse as her teammates prepare their horses to ride. The IU Western Equestrian Team meets regularly to practice at Big Star Stables.
Callie Carmack and Stephanie Riddell, the coach of IU Western Equestrian Team, work with a horse during team practice.
Katie Conley cleans a horse named Ellie at Big Star Stables. The stables, tucked away south of Bloomington, are where IU’s Western Equestrian Team go to practice.
Callie Carmack, senior, puts a saddle on Ringo the horse. Team members arrive early to the stables to clean and prepare the horses for an evening of practice.
Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters Betsy Adams and Shayna Melemed light a lantern in honor of Adrian Jimenez Sunday night.
Indiana Senator Jim Merritt speaks at the Pathways to Recovery panel discussion Wednesday night at the IMU. Panel members discussed legislative, medical, and volunteer efforts to curtail the opioid epidemic.
Aaron Kochar, a board member of Overdose Lifeline, shows forms of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone to the audience at the Pathways to Recovery panel discussion Wednesday night. The discussion covered different resources available at IU and in the Bloomington community for those struggling with substance abuse.
Associate professor of history and gender studies Amrita Meyers gives a lecture on society’s historical and current portrayal of the black woman Wednesday evening. “What’s happening now cannot be understood without historical context,” Meyers said. “Black women’s history is important because it’s America’s history.”
Dr. Amrita Meyers speaks at a lecture put on by student group Diversity in Action (DIA). The lecture was a first in a series of talks called “Diversity Discussions” according to DIA vice president Lee Eubanks. The group works to spread cultural awareness about social justice topics.
Students attend the lecture “Why We Still Need Black Women’s History” in Ballantine Hall Wednesday evening to hear Dr. Amrita Meyers speak. The lecture covered the history of the stereotypes employed to oppress black women.
Community engagement librarian Alex Galarza helps Hattie Wistler, 8, construct a stop-motion film with Legos and an iPad app as part of Monroe County Public Library’s Radical Fun program. The Radical Fun program combines art and technology to engage kids ages 8-12.
Hattie Wistler, 8, makes a stop-motion film of a tornado using an iPad app, Legos and her imagination. The project was part of Radical Fun, a children’s program put on by Monroe County Public Library each Wednesday from 3-4 p.m.
Dr. Karin Drummond talks about strategies to obtain better mentally and physically. Drummond spoke at the Venue Fine Arts and Gifts Tuesday evening.